John O’Leary welcomes Kushal Choksi to the Live Inspired Podcast to share his journey with spirituality and where he ultimately found peace.
After narrowly escaping the devastation of 9/11, Kushal Choksi recognized he had been so consumed in pursuing the “American dream” that he had forgotten to pursue his own.
From being a Wall Street trader immersed in the material world, Kushal embarked on a quest to find answers to life’s biggest questions.
Today, hear Kushal share how he explored his doubts with spirituality, the peace he ultimately found and what it means for you.
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- Kushal grew up in a densely populated small town in India where he could drive a bike from one side to the other in 20 minutes.
- Beautiful balance: He admired his dad’s razor-sharp intellect and refreshing happiness.
- For the first time since being in America, Kushal witnessed fear on 9/11.
- Ecclesiastes 12:8: “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Everything is meaningless!”
- While initially uncertain, Kushal began practicing SKY breathing with spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
- SKY Breathing: Uses the natural rhythms in our breath to harmonize the different functions in our system including perception, cognition, intellect, physical and memory.
- “To move forward in life, one must use the mind. To move inward one must drop the mind.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- “Effort is the key in the relative. Effortlessness is the key to the absolute.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
- “You need not be afraid of losing control because you had none to lose.”
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KUSHAL CHOKSI'S LIVE INSPIRED 7
- Q. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
- Q. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today?
A. Being naturally free.
- Q. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be?
A. My six-string guitar.
- Q. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?
A. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
- Q. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
A. Take life as a game. Enjoy the journey.
- Q. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
A. Enjoy the journey.
- Q. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?
A. He lived a very content and happy life.