February 1, 2015

Studying Hard.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


I am a young man (22) and I come from the Netherlands. I was for 10 years addicted to cocaine, gambling and alcohol. I was always obsessed with everything that kept me away for the reality. My obsessed behavior changed when I started meditate every day. The 21-day meditation journeys gave me so much consciousness, and that is also where my question is about. But I really want to thank you and Oprah because the sessions changed my life, and it’s just in the beginning! My question is about ‘with doing less, you achieve the most’. I experienced that also by myself, but on the moment I study, and I want to finish that study because I want to study in India in 2016 (Bachelor of Science Yoga and Education). So, I really want to start that study in India because spirituality is something that inspires me so much, so I can grow in my process and do a study at the same time. But I want to finish this study otherwise I don’t have the correct requirements for the next study. But I started thinking, maybe it’s better that I stop working hard for this study and trust the universe. I had a discussion with someone and that was making the dilemma more difficult for me. She said: ‘when you are fully conscious, than you don’t need to learn.’ So, this is really difficult to believe for me, and I think that makes that I’m further away from full consciousness. But it’s so hard to believe that, that is possible. What is the best thing to do? Stop my study? Or take my exams without learning and trust the universe completely, which is really difficult I guess? Or go on with my study and work for my dreams and desires?
I’m sorry for my English, I think it’s not totally correct.


It sounds like your addiction problems started very early in life, so I commend your focus and dedication to getting better, as well as your vision of a spiritual path ahead of you. You may also benefit from a book I co-wrote with Dr. David Simon called Freedom From Addiction.
Regarding your question about working hard on your studies, it is important that you apply your full attention and energy to each of your classes. Trusting the universe doesn’t work unless you give the universe your best effort. It is that effort or focus that the universe supports. But this doesn’t mean your studies have to be grueling, exhausting efforts. Approach your studies intelligently, using your time efficiently and effectively.


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  1. David Youngs

    As a recovered addict l study and teach a course in miracles. I have relationships with hardcore junkies and course students who have studied for years. As l teach l learn , and as my life becomes more about service the activities of my business life seem to take care of themselves. The complete turnaround of my life is nothing short of miraculous. Thanks to ACIM AA CA Eckhart tolle, Gary Renard ,Rudolph Steiner.and many others who helped me along the way.

  2. Людмила Близниченко

  3. Maria-Isabel Castela

    Muy bueno consejo al joven du Pays-Bas . Namaste Maestro

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