I am not against organised religion, per se. I get that religion connects people to their community and ancestral identity. I understand that it provides signposts to help people navigate through life and come to grips with death. I am just personally not going to join any religious organisations. I mean, why should I label myself a Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Taoist, Gnostic or even an Atheist for that matter? The universe is way too vast and mysterious to squeeze inside a box.
Sometimes in life, extraordinary things can happen that leave you breathless at the mystery of the universe. This was one of them for me.
The idea for “enlightenment” or “awakening” has intrigued me since I was young. But for most of my life, I believed that it was reserved only for saints, freaks or hardcore spiritual practitioners.
I did ayahuasca in Peru in 2016 and was totally blown away. It was everything I expected and more. Through visions, I was taught significant life lessons.