Bestselling author, blogger, and “striving yogi” Karan Bajaj grew up in the Himalayas, found his way to NYC, and ultimately felt lost and longing for more meaning after his Mother died. He left it all behind and turned his journey and personal adventure into a bestselling novel, “The Yoga of Max’s Discontent.” His work points to the revolutionary concept that the point of any journey is to eventually become more at home within ourselves.
Travel can often be a catalyst for remembering what really matters and this is what happened to Karan. One of the lessons here is when we forget to take the time to pause and reflect in the midst of our busy lives, we can drift into a state of “sleep-walking” which begins to feel like going through the motions rather than being fully awake.
If you listen you will find an interesting twist to this episode. Karan grew up in a small village in India where people made fun of the kind of people he was becoming by leaving it all behind. He is here to remind us today that if we don’t make an effort every now and then to shake things up, it may take something drastic to awaken us.
We hope you’ll join us to hear how Karan’s story shows us that:
- Our true identity lies beyond our preferences, opinions, economic status, and upbringing
- Stepping outside our comfort zone is often what it takes to see things in a new light
- Practicing silence and meditation can help us become more aware of how our experiences are shaping us
- We will only be at home in ourselves when we’re willing to face ourselves