Hi, my name’s Nate Rifkin. Over a decade ago, I battled suicidal thoughts. My financial life was a mess, I felt alone, and I drank a mix of vodka and an energy drink in the mornings to get me through the day. Worst of all, my mind was my enemy, constantly tearing me down.
This, by the way, was after I dedicated myself to the most common self-help practices you’ll find today. I did the visualizing, made the vision boards, set the goals, and my life still disintegrated into a disgusting dumpster fire.
I’m grateful it happened because my inner pain pushed me into a spiritual path. This path, mostly derived from the Daoist tradition, saved my life. It helped me revive my career. Best of all, it transformed my mind from an enemy into my ally.
I’ve written a book about my journey. It gives step-by-step directions for performing the Daoist meditation that changed my life. My book, titled The Standing Meditation, will be available soon. You can read the first chapter for free, right here.
This blog is dedicated to the lessons I learned and how I applied ancient wisdom – learned through hard experience – to excel in modern life.