Hi all,

I’m writing this blog cause at this point of time in my life, I’m fulfilling a dream. It’s a dream of happiness, a continuous self growth and most of all self-fulfillment.

Not more than two years ago, i was a different person. A former Outstanding Combat Officer in the IDF, a Computer Science Student with a job at Intel, a relationship with a beautiful, extraordinary young woman, a loving family, good friends and a bright future.  My face was serious, my shoulders set firm, my will “to succeed” (to make a lot of money) was great, and I was ready to work very hard for this success. And despite it all, or perhaps because of it all, questions began popping into my head – questions like “Why am I sometimes sad and sometimes happy?  Why can’t I always be happy?  Could it be, that all my life, my mood will depend on outside things?  And what am I really here for?”

The more I pondered these questions, the more I came to realize that the source of anything holding me back was I myself.  With time, I began to separate certain situations in my life from my thoughts about them, because I understood that the source of all my thoughts was me and not objective reality.  I disconnected thoughts like “I earn a big salary, I’m part of a leading company, I will be rich and successful” from the situations I was in, and what was left was the basic sense of “I’m not really happy here”.  I decided to devote some time to a study of the different slices that made up the cake I called “life”, and simply to cut out what wasn’t good for me.  Soon I was no longer working at Intel, I had ended my relationship (and left my apartement), broken off some of my social connections, and decided to do the very minimum necessary to finish my degree, because it no longer interested me.  Surprisingly, despite the fact that each of these break-offs was quite frightening, it was accompanied by a strong feeling that I was doing the right thing, and each brought a feeling of great relief.

After I completed my degree in Computer Science, I thought it was time to refresh myself a bit before starting my “real life”, and went to India (“real life” meaning, that from that moment and for the rest of my life I would have to work hardtop maintain four walls and a bed to serve me from one unbearable day of work till the next).  I was lucky to meet an amazing, precious individual in India, who managed to change my life in one conversation.  I have never given, and probably never will give, the details of this conversation, but here are its results: Ido, an earnest, practical man, former combat officer, with his serious look and set shoulders – died.  A new person was born in that body, and has been constantly evolving – a writer, a violinist, a meditation teacher, a practitioner of yoga, author of the first Interactive Self Awareness Workshop and the founder of 2BAware – A Growth And Self-Awareness Portal. His shoulders are relaxed, his concerned expression gone.  What is left is a smile that almost never fades – and lots of laughter.

I’m here now, sharing my thoughts with you because I now know, that it is all a manner of a point of view. It’s the way we perceive life that shapes the reality and not the other way around. I’m here now because i know that my job is to share my experiences with you, in order to help you see the true beauty in everything, the one that is hidden only by our thoughts.



*P.S If you’d like to follow what I’m doing, you can do so through 2BAware’s Facebook page, Twitter account or the weekly newsletter in 2BAware portal (Which is worth a visit anyhow). I promise to bring lots of inspiation and good vibrations to your life. (Don’t we all need to see at least some good things on our walls, instead of all the not so good things that are usually there? Just sayin’..)

1,327 comments on “About

  1. Fate says:

    Thanks for dropping by 🙂 I am wishing for a turnaround of my life like what you had. Kudos to you 🙂

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hey man,

      You are very smart.

      It has already happen. You will see it once you stop looking.

      Cheers. 🙂

      • 1stluvwithin says:

        Ido, you’re cool 🙂

      • entropyerin says:

        Stop looking… or train your|self to UN-learn…& DiS-associate… words, are connected to an image or an emotion that only the very patient (notice patient is also means in the hospital)…. it means going through aLL stages of metaMORPHaSis, (meta = beyond) morph = change…. and being able to EVOLVE (hmm… LOVE in there somewhere?) … keep the innocent love of all our “1st”s… & in the F*ace* of that change (thru erosion) combining BOTH to (not too, not two) KEEP both. The CATTERPILLAR is still a very visible part of the BUTTERFLY, is it not? Does anyone see this ‘magic trick’?? Why we do not call it the catterFLY is for the same reason we don’t dare catch one… or keep it too long.

      • I would love to write on your sparkeling new McDreamy-Blog. I work as a Norwegian psychologist, and can contribute in lots of ways to your new project; Most themes in psychology, answer questions from readers and give advice on what people want. I’m also quite updated when it comes to healthy and tasty food, and have started with a collection of this information already. I’m half German, learning Italian, with its unbelievable beauty, and would love the challenge of writing to a multi-cultural audience. Most of all, I love people, and it would be my honor to contribute with the highest quality I can manage for each and every one of them.

    • kjospe says:

      fun to see your blog — and lovely to read your positive energy! Thanks for liking my post on Oldenburg — I’m teaching next week a whole course on writing responding to art — 3 hrs a day with teens! Very excited. Part of your thinking reminds me of Wittgenstein —
      this slippery realm of language — and the well-known example of not knowing the language of lion — even if there were an interpreter — we can only know something by what is does, what is is, not by ascribing words to it.

    • Bill says:

      I like the way that you think. I believe the biblical admonitions to discard the bad and to embrace the good in our thoughts, deeds and purposes. I believe in the power of our thoughts, for good or otherwise. Although I’ve read every word of your “about” & “home page” messages, I find no mention of our creator in your credo. Now, there may just be the precise fork in our respective roads.

    • lizacooke says:

      Wow! That’s some story! Thanks for your encouragement with our blog.

    • thank you for this inspiration, India is magic, it is a coming home, and is waiting for me soon again,,,

    • ksbeth says:

      hi ido – thanks for stopping by and good luck with the next adventure that is your life – beth

  2. Yogable says:

    Very different background, same exact realization. Awesome brother, thanks for reading my post about karma! So much good “work” to do 😀

  3. Mahesh Sharma says:

    Amazing stuff! Your achievements are quite inspiring.

    I’m actually working on an idea for a Yoga app, and think you would contribute an interesting perspective. Would you like to chat?

    Please email me at maheshsharm at gmail dot com


  4. gregorykuhn says:

    Looks like we are on similar paths. Let’s both keep reading and expanding our journey.

  5. Hörgdal says:

    Thank you for liking a post on my blog so that I could find you! I got so inspired by what you wrote! Totally amazing!

  6. hughcurtler says:

    Thanks for “liking” my blog. I think your post above is remarkable. I hope you keep it up!

  7. What a wonderful, uplifting post 🙂

  8. I relate to so much of your post, as I am sure do so many others. Thank you for sharing it. I also left my “big” life behind after checking off all the fancy boxes and am much happier. Keep listening to that voice inside of you — it starts off quietly because at first it is being drowned out by the outside noise we are used to hearing, but becomes louder and powerful the more you listen to it.
    L’shalom, Monique

  9. Hi Ido – Thanks for visiting Politics for Dogs. I visited Israel many years ago. Loved it. Hope to return again. Best Regards, Cap’n Crusty.

  10. Nativegrl77 says:

    Thanks for liking the RAN post … they give good information – i am living a more conscious life … always a work in progress and i like it

  11. Julianna says:

    Oh, goodness…beautiful…

  12. Hi Ido

    What you shared here is exactly the same as what I am going through right now, The only difference is I haven’t reached the full transformation yet and still exploring the world to find the eternal happiness in my life. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hi Sandra,

      I don’t think that anyone can reach the full transformation.
      At this point of now, each and every one of us is exactly where he/she should be, so there is nothing to wait for… It is all just perfect 🙂


    • Its called the law if presence. Living in the now, putting out your best in accordance with you’re higher consciousness in each moment you are in.. Each thought you have in your present moment benefits your next. If you are living in spirit, you are where you should be, our goal is to get back to oneness, and we put forth each moment a more spirit us, to highest consciousness… Presence, action expectation… Live in health, wealth abundance and joy…

  13. seathechange says:

    thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! your blog is very inspiring 🙂

  14. rubzzz says:

    Hey thanks for stopping thru my blog. I think your blog is awesome. The words” for filling my dream” caught my attention. I must say I am excited for your journey! Cheers!=]

  15. Thank you for visiting my space and liking my post about the beautiful magpies. You sound quite amazing to me, to give up all that and now to have found your self and some inner peace. I love that you are always smiling! I’m off to read some more of your blog now. Have a good day 🙂

  16. Paul J. Stam says:

    So glad you liked “Odds and Ends of Paper and Mud.” I was Intrigued by what you wrote in your “about” page and will be following you to read more later.

  17. Vishnu says:

    I can relate myself to what you are saying here. Thanks for visiting my posts. This is one blog I plan to visit regularly!

  18. jinkspots says:

    My life changed when I went to India too! I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂 Oh, and well done for finding the way out!

  19. Hello there! Thanks for alerting me to your existence…I read your about page and loved it, so I’m really looking forward to following your blog. I’m a bit different then you…had my happiness pretty well fulfilled and then it disappeared. It’s a pretty wild time learning to understand it all comes from within; you are your own source. Anyway, pleasure you meet you (digitally).

  20. IslamicChamper says:

    Thank you for stopping by and glad you liked the post ”Weight Loss Support for Sisters”

    I read your story, amazing sounds as me when I was searching for my path in life..I ended up as Muslim Al hamdulilallah…I hope everyone out there find their ways and means for their live’s..

    Great blog keep it up !

  21. zooeyibz says:

    Thank you for checking out my blog and liking ‘Marcus Aurelius’!

  22. kaykayr44 says:

    Thanks for liking my blog so that I could be led here to read this post. All my life I have dreamed of writing for a living instead of doing the 20+ years in factory work that I did. Earlier this year, I took a leap of faith and quit my job on a Friday to pursue my dreams. The following Monday, I received a big opportunity to write freelance full time. I still don’t make as much money as I did in the factory, but my happiness level is much greater! So, I can relate to your story to some degree. I admire you and hope you continue to grow and enourage the rest of us to do the same with your blog. 🙂

  23. luzialight says:

    What a great story! So inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading. I’m glad to have found your site, and appreciate your willingness to change.

    Keep on keeping on.

  25. myblueisblue says:

    Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to reading more from you.

  26. Wise words from a young man. Thanks for visiting my blog post I Will Conquer the Pool. Please visit again. I am subscribing to this blog

  27. Hey, great blog you have here, thanks for sharing your story.

  28. Ian Gardner says:

    Great to hear another such story! Yes, Ido, when the time is right these things happen . . . . . and happen this way. Unless you lose focus you will keep on seeking the true answers and getting them and then happiness will leave you and a deep sense of contentment will take its place. You see, happiness is an emotion – a creation of the “mind”. . . and in reality the “mind” does not exist so happiness does not exist; however, what I tried to describe as “a deep sense of contentment” is an indescribable state of being which can only be experienced.
    May this journey of yours be very successful.

  29. “Ido, an earnest, practical man, former combat officer, with his serious look and set shoulders – died. A new person was born in that body, and has been constantly evolving – a writer, a violinist, a meditation teacher, a practitioner of yoga and the author of the first interactive self awareness workshop – 2baware (Which will soon be online). His shoulders are relaxed, his concerned expression gone. What is left is a smile that almost never fades – and lots of laughter.”

    I liked this part. It took me much longer to die… and longer to live fully. thank you.

  30. Hi, nice to meet you!
    In fact great to meet you, just read this section to get to know a little more about you and this stood out…
    “Surprisingly, despite the fact that each of these break-offs was quite frightening, it was accompanied by a strong feeling that I was doing the right thing, and each brought a feeling of great relief.”
    Exactly what I am going through. I just lost my job – last Tuesday to be precise, and I am actually feeling this great relief right now. I have actually been smiling, and today I woke up from a blissful (12 hour) sleep completely relaxed. Relaxed in a way I don’t think I have ever felt before. I keep expecting this feeling to go away, but it hasn’t. I just actually got out of a long soak in the tub where I caught myself thinking ‘I have no job, I should be slightly more worried, not lying in the tub quite literally pondering my navel’, It was then that I realised that job was killing me. It was a horrible situation and I am quite prepared to live with less if it means I get to feel like this.

    • Ido Lanuel says:


      I think that this is a great thing.
      Keep following this feeling, and don’t expact less – because you are about to achieve much more.

      PEACE 🙂

  31. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post on Lectio Divina and Jesus Interrupted. I wish you well on your journey.

  32. k4star says:

    Hello. Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve only just started blogging so I really appreciate anyone dropping by. Your writing is very uplifting and a pleasure to read 🙂

  33. Sonne says:

    Ido, thanks for dropping by. I’ve been in search of ultimate truth for decades and I find your ideas very in tune with my own and I hope for the productive exchange.

  34. Happiness is wonderful like a smile it is on the outside, contentment is more on the inside.

  35. This is beautiful. I’m truly happy to know that you figured out a lot of things and your journey has been a fruitful one.
    You’re a badass source of inspiration \,,,/ 🙂

  36. Money can’t buy me love.. Ain’t that the truth 🙂 what happened to the lovely lady?
    Thanks for dropping by.

  37. hillviewroad says:

    You have become the creator of your universe. Peace to you always

  38. Hi …. nice to see you and thanks for following me :), actually I’m not a good writer …. but i find my self like to write about anything that’s popped in my head. Sometimes I had a sleep disorder, its really annoyed. And thanks for sharing your experiences …. and maybe its will help me to see everything. Thanks 😀

  39. Wow! You are an amazing personality.. very rare people go for searching the true meaning of life in spite of getting a comfort every human need with job, relation and career.
    Your words reminded of the book i’d just started to read “monk who sold his ferrari” the character julian too did a similar thing. And hats-off to you for attaining what you actually wished.
    God bless you 🙂

  40. This is a wonderful testimony and a great inspiration to people seeking the truth about life.

  41. stakkharj says:

    I kind of relate. Really, shining to find you here. Keep Flying =)

  42. You’ve grown a wonderful perspective. You will soon find that the same perspective can be carried into any life, regardless of physcial circumstance, if we stay open in our very being to existence. Thanks for dropping by my site.

  43. when someone as graciously humble as you knocks one day at my blog and leaves a star there – it states the worth of my efforts.

    Thanks you so much – and glad to be sharing the “combat” tag with you !!

  44. foroneplease says:

    thanks for stopping by…and wish u love and peace! 🙂

  45. catiestewart says:

    Thanks for liking my blog, you sound like a wave-rider – keep going! Love, Catie x

  46. Patrice says:

    Beautiful thoughts in a beautiful process. Journey where you need to go in mind, body and spirit.
    Thank you for your ‘Like’ of my writing, ‘As We Search And Find Our Destiny’.

  47. sherrylcook says:

    Love your “about” congratulations on finding the real you! It has taken me quite a bit longer but I am in the midst of a major turn around in my life. Ready to begin again. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you will come back to visit again!

  48. Thanks for sharing your story. I’ve been battling with a major decision and leaning dangerously towards doing what’s safe, wanted by everyone and appears right. To know that you were brave enough to leave what some may have thought the perfect life for what’s way better in your own eyes is so… (trying to find the word)… encouraging (couldn’t find a better word 🙂 ).

  49. And thanks so much for stopping by my blog 😀 !

  50. HulyaY says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog site and liking some of my new posts. I very much look forward to reading your work – as soon as I complete a Summer Intensive teaching schedule I have at the moment. Until then. In the meantime happy blogging to you!

  51. Penny says:

    Lucky you. You are a renaissance man.

  52. NS says:

    Glad u found ur direction. Hope all of us do, too !

  53. TanyaSRao says:

    Thank you for dropping by! 🙂
    I look forward to your posts! Keep writing.

  54. goodbearings says:

    Thanks for the ‘like’! I applaud your passion for being present in your life. 🙂 I dig it!

  55. Thank you for visiting. Your story is a true realization. Please, feel free to stop by any time, i try to post as often as possible. At the moment and working on an EFT class and south central Texas workshop for eft and mind release, so am pretty preoccupied…. Contact me any time
    Rhonda Baumgardner
    Inspired Expression,

  56. It sounds as though you were like so many others – walking around instinctively protecting your jugular with your shoulders hunched up close to your ears and now? Wow – beautiful transformation. I look forward to drinking in your energy. Lesley Fletcher

  57. Debbie says:

    The journey to a health–physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually–in life leads down a pathway to a well of contentment and peace. It is more precious than gold. There are no substitutes to freedom. Thanks for taking a look at Shadows.

  58. Ink Pastries says:

    Wow, Ido. I am impressed, and these days, I’m not always so easily impressed. What you did took amazing courage and that makes you a modern knight in shining “amour.” I know I am going to enjoy reading whatever you have to say. Isn’t meditation great?

  59. Ink Pastries says:

    http://postcardsfromeve.blogspot.com/ (just wanted to share my other blog – love yours and your Youtube presence)

  60. srucara says:

    This is super inspiring. Congrats on facing your fears and finding happiness. If you ever write a book on your story, I would love to read it.

  61. rosandbess says:

    Hi Ido – thanks for visiting rosandbess – you’re one of the first so cheers! Love what you’ve written here, definitely relate to it… you remind me of my brother 🙂 bess

  62. Thanks for visiting Onelifethislife! I am do glad you did. I love your about page. I felt the same as you did a few months ago. Shedding the layers of life is necessary, however painful. Welcome to your new life!!! I wish you the best on your journey!

  63. anneihilate says:

    Hey, just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog! You’re story is so inspiring, especially since I feel like I’m in the middle of something very similar right now. Great that you shared this!

  64. Andres says:

    Hey, thanks for checking out my blog the other day. On the process a making a change on my life’s project as well. It’s great to know that such a change worked for you!

  65. Arif Khan says:

    Thanks for Liking my post Ido. Youve got a fantastic life story. Spirituality and rational thought are two concepts i’m trying to get my head around these days…great blog man!

  66. Thanks for sharing your journey and thanks for liking my post. namaste!

  67. gnatseyeview says:

    Simply beautiful! Your story tells the true meaning of being born again.

  68. nettrobbens says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post! All the best to you in your endeavors for happiness and self-fulfillment. There’s nothing better!


  69. Your ‘Third Eye’ is Wide Open. … Very few people have the secret gift, — hidden from most, behind the veil of forgetfulness. (I’ll be sure to link to your blog.) Take Care & May God Bless…

  70. Bushlings says:

    This is beautiful! An inspiration! I am so pleased to have found your blog.

  71. mixedupmeme says:

    Hi Yuri,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I have started reading your the Duck post. I couldn’t find a place to leave a comment. (That doesn’t mean there is no place..) So I chose the next best place. I don’t know the answer to your number sequence riddle. I am trying to draw my own dot to dot of myself a bit better. I would like a few more curves and a less wrinkles in the lines. Maybe you will have some suggestions.

    I read where you were shocked to have so many followers. I think you share something fun and entertaining. But also make us think. Sometimes thinking isn’t always that fun. I vote for more fun.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hey, thanks for your kind reply.

      I will sure try to help with the curves, but fun might not be a part of this help, at least not in the beginning 🙂

      But because youv’e just asked (seriously), I promise to bring some fun in the middle of the Duck session.

      Love and Good Luck.

      Yuri. (Ido.. :-))

  72. mariannegv says:

    Hello Ido! Your words are very inspiring, I’m also in the process to change my life. Thanks for liking my photo post “Piety”.
    Kind greetings,

  73. noamj says:

    Great blog! Stepping over fears is a big challenge that many prefer not to go through and just stay at the same place. I was born and raised in a kibbutz. Served in the IDF as well and now live in the US. Life works in mysterious ways. You never know were it is going to take you 🙂

  74. We share the same job my friend! I know that I am meant to tell others about my insights and experiences. What a beautiful world :-D!


  75. Noor says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed the post Ido! Thanks for stopping by.
    P.S You write extremely well, keep it up!

  76. ingapeterson says:

    Wow, what an inspiring story… I love your perspective on life! So true! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and liking my work.

  77. when i read stuff like this, it fulfills a joy in my heart that i cannot explain in words. thank you for being.

  78. mayipie says:

    Great blog! I’m also an Intel employee/aspiring yogi 🙂

  79. bluivory says:

    aloha! thank you for reading my first blog post.it’s given me confidence to write more. I like the way you think. I’m looking forward to tour the world myself soon.

  80. 360atupper says:

    First, Thanks for visiting my weblog. Second, I truely like yours! I am a strong believer in positive thinking and optimism. I too once was unhappy, in a horrible place in my life with much misfortune but after much thinking and reading about how to change this all I finally got it! It really is all in how you CHOOSE to view things and respond to all lifes challenges. I still experience great challenges, fisfortune, and have not yet made it to where I want to be but I am a much happier person now. I know that I am on my way and no matter what, I will be okay. Have you ever read anything by the late Norman V. Peale? If not I suggest taking a look at some of his writings or websites. It’s a bit faith focused but the core subject matter is the same in his book “The Power of Positive Thinking” and others. It’s what started me thinking about how to change my life and made me realize that I cannot controll what happens in life, what others do or think, but I can change how I deal with what comes my way. Thanks again and I look forward to reading more your writings.

    • Ido Lanuel says:


      I’m happy for you.
      If you feel happier, you are probably on the right track.

      Challenges will never stop coming. They will always be there as they are a part of life. When they do come, you can smile to them. Kinda like dancing in the rain 🙂

      I will check out the book.


  81. Hello Ido, thanks for visiting my blog and for the like! I definitely can relate to you, having struck out on my own little mission for the past few years (my blog being a result). Looking forward to reading more of your blog. Best, Rashelle

  82. sfmosaic says:

    Ido, thanks for stopping by my blog to read and Like the post on fiona apple. relaxed shoulders? i want some. your story is inspiring, thank you and namaste

  83. togetherone says:

    Happy to have you visit TogetherOne blog. The feeling behind your words resonate with me. It is so wonderful to share our knowledge and wisdom with others. Looking forward to your launch of 2baware!

  84. yogawithmaheshwari says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you did because now I’ve found yours!

  85. Ido, what a journey! Your “About” is beautiful – I almost felt the relief of you letting go of things and relationships that were no longer serving you… for I too have gone through some letting go. I look forward to reading more!

  86. M says:

    thank you for stopping by my blog…. you have great content here too…..

  87. nuuuur says:

    Salaam Ido,

    Will you ever share your India story? I would love to read about it.

    fi aman Allah

  88. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have started yoga training in order to become certified to teach and I LOVE it. My number one passion in life is writing. There is nothing like finding one’s passion and following it! Sending good vibes your way 🙂

  89. neelkanth says:

    So nice expression wise. I have decided to ‘follow’ you. Since you have liking for Yoga, I am just sharing one of the posts of mine on the therapy through the link below:

  90. I’m glad you’re listening to your gut; it will lead you in the right direction, even if it’s scary.

    On my birthday I like to break out of the mold and do things that scare me too. This year I decided to 1-write a blog, 2-learn how to shoot a gun, 3-train for a bikini competition at age 38 and size 14 (talk about scary!) Here’s the story: http://sheslosingit.net/2012/06/12/happy-birthday-blog/ and http://sheslosingit.net/about/

    Glad you’re smiling and your shoulders are relaxed now.


  91. bollychees says:

    Congrats on the new you! “What is left is a smile that almost never fades – and lots of laughter.” Amazing!
    Thank you too for stopping by our blog and liking our latest post “I could have danced my way home”.

  92. janoel17 says:

    Hi Ido!

    I should be here to personally thank you for dropping by my blog. But I guess it turned out different. I should thank you now for what you just written in the About Me page..it’s inspiring. Haha. It’s very great to bump myself into your blog. I just love what you just said, “It’s the way we perceive life that shapes the reality and not the other way around.”

    Kudos and greatness to us all!

  93. Rita Bee says:

    Hey, are you familiar with the Flow theory by Csikszentmihalyi? Well, perhaps you are but, if not, I think you will enjoy this work (also, quite a lot of the work on positive psychology, Martin Seligman and so on). Cheers

  94. va02885 says:

    Wonderful! This was the perfect way for me to start my day… I feel as though you just described me, except for the names and a few other changes (to paraphrase Neil Diamond). I’m going to make a conscious effort to move toward a more peaceful existence.

    You’ve been blessed to discover this truth at such an early age.



  95. rfljenksy says:

    I appreciate the insightfulness of your blog. Wish I didn’t have to go to work. HA.. it’s funny what travel will do to a person. Thanks for sharing.

  96. pithyfish says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂 Was glad to read up on yours. Congratulations on your journey, fellow traveler.

  97. Pam Boyd says:

    Great blog…great awakening! Thanks for your comment on my blog. More smiles to ya!

  98. They say that good writing is marked by the reader not noticing the writing, there is nothing in it to critique – you’re transported on a journey without paying attention to how you’re getting there. Maybe life is the same. A good life is one where you don’t spend time agonising over what’s not right in the present, but at the end of it can look back and think ‘wow, that was one hell of a ride’.

  99. segametsi says:

    Thanks for droppin by. I read your “about”, and I can completely relate to it 😦
    Hopefully like you oe day I will get to the right place dor me.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Just listen to your heart and follow it, with all the courage that is needed (only in the beginning. soon enough, no more courage will be needed)


  100. Thank you for reading, “At the beach on a sunny day, what do the old tell the young?” Your story is a very interesting one. You were fortunate to discover such things early in life. Best of luck.
    Regards, Lanny

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hi Lanny,

      Thank you for taking the time and effort to read and leave your comment.

      I think that your post “At the beach on a sunny day, what do the old tell the young” is perfectly written. I love the highly developed imagination, I love the storytelling style, and I really love those advices.


  101. Debbie says:

    I LOVE all of this. YAY you. How amazing when we can let go of societies expectations of us (which often become our own) and just Be. To find our true self is such a blessing. So many go there whole lives and never know WHO they really are. I’m not sure I could ever live in this world the way so many people do (job they hate, mountains of debt, unhappy with their choices). I’ve struggled against that for my whole life and have been met with such disdain from so many people. Ah…but it’s people like you that make me realize I am not alone. And really…I’ve never been a lone. There are so many people out there living life TRUE to themselves. Ah, it’s a beautiful thing. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog (The Loving Path). I look forward to reading more from you.


  102. Lloyd Parlee says:

    Have you ever watched Guy Richie’s movie “Revolver”? I just did a few days ago (I’m slow, it came out in 2005) and it’s made me do some deep thinking along the same lines of what I’m reading here on your about page.

  103. I love hearing things like this! And knowing that there are people out there with my same views and beliefs:) YES! Traveling to India could be next on my list:)

  104. middy64 says:

    Hi, just dropping in to say thanks for liking my post about George. I too am trying to transform my life. After losing my father recently I realised that life is far too short to be held back by unhappiness and indeed unhappy people! Breaking contact with some in my social circle and also some family members, is quite the hardest part of the transformation. The career change starts in earnest in September, leaving the NHS for self employment as a Sports and Remedial massage therapist. I am a caring individual who needs to now spend time caring for myself. Oh and my shoulders are on their way downwards, after being tensly around my ears for years!.. x

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hey that’s great.

      Breaking the social connections is definately the most difficult part.
      But as it is more difficult, it also holds more value.

      Good luck to you, and thanks for commenting 🙂

  105. Hi Ido, I like your quote and on my website I have “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.” Dale Carnegie

    I am glad you found me through my blog and I am glad I get to learn from you.
    Much love to you,

  106. ltownsdin says:

    Thanks for liking my blog today. I’ll definitely be reading your inspirational blog often!

  107. Reverend Mother says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog – because now I have the extraordinary gift of reading yours. You have tremendous courage, and a new life! Blessings to you!

  108. This is one of the most beautiful, about pages I have ever seen. I’m glad to find people who are not afraid to do what they love.

    Thanks for liking my post “Coming Soon: The Goddess Legacy”

  109. Thanks for stopping by and liking “on a serious note….” I have to say your posts and pages are so inspiring and definitely one I’ll be following.

  110. Dave Brisbin says:

    Love the feel of your writing, Ido. As above, wish I had more time…

  111. Just wanted to say that I thought your blogs are really good. So much so that I thought it should win this award!
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  112. Tidaworkout says:

    We are common 🙂 I finished BS.Computer science. I’ve been working related to my degree for a year. My life seems happy but I feel like I’ve missed something. Now I’m quitting my job, I started thinking about “My self and my happiness” and I’m going to make myself happier and always happy.

    Who knows I may see you around at a peace town talking with ‘talking duck’, oops! it’s not a duck..??


  113. bethwarstadt says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and, more important, for introducing me to yours. Once upon a time “thinker” was an occupation, and wisdom was held in high esteem. We can use more thinkers, I believe, and I’m glad you’ve accepted the job. Thanks for the inspiration.

  114. Wow. I am simply amazed at your bio! Very well written and inspirational…Kind of what I really needed to hear today. Thank you…

  115. An inspiring story. Thanks for sharing with us and giving us a little hope.

  116. That was a lovely story!!! The part about how when you broke off all those relationships and you didn’t really feel that bad, that it felt like the right thing to do, really hit home. I recently was in a few situations, and as soon as I ended it and didn’t feel bad, I knew i should have gotten out of it sooner. Not just relationships or anything like that; it’s work too, and other friendships! I’m glad I read your story today! Thanks for sharing!

  117. So true. Our minds are our own worst enemy. The key to happiness is to not want. I don’t want fame, money, power. Sort of sets the bar pretty low, but its all up from here.

  118. I truly enjoyed reading this awakening/dying to the old man….Thanks so much for sharing this. I would love to know what was said to you but i understand that is personal and never has to be shared, afterall it is the results that are important.

  119. Batya says:

    what beautiful motives. you’ve really found the only way to enjoy life to the fullest extent-happiness

  120. Glad you liked my post (http://manikandanpalanippan.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/blind-emotions/) and thanks for sharing about you. It’s inspiring. It needs courage even to be free, Isn’t it?!

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      I honestly think it’s a great post.
      I love 2 read about the new connection of science and emotions/thoughts/behaviors.

      Regarding your question, I think that courage is indeed needed, but it as it arise from the depth, one have no control over it. It will definately win.
      In order to awaken it, one just have to honestly start looking at himself and ask the right questions. Once it is done, the battle is over 🙂

      What do you think?

      • Very true you have to ask yourself the right questions but what if I’m confused about what makes me happy. There is one liking today and tomorrow it changes. I can never take a stand and say what I do is not what I like because I don’t know what I like! Am I confusing being free and being happy? But I think these are very closely related.

  121. aimeerebecca says:

    Very inspiring. It is true that it is all down to how you live your life and the choices you make that determines the outcomes. Im happy for you, I’m happy that you’re happy 🙂 Best Wishes for the future.

  122. D.E.Bishop says:

    Thank you for liking my post. Living life on your terms, in ways that bring you light, is a wonderful thing. Sometimes scary, but worth every moment. Congratulations to you. Best of everything.

  123. Dottaraphels says:

    A good place to be…when the heart is calm and actually living and not existing.

  124. love your story! keep it up 🙂 continue to spread love and happy vibes =)

  125. […] Ido Lanuel’s blog is about awakening, self-awareness and disbelieving your thoughts: http://idolanuel.com/about/ […]

  126. Raynifly says:

    I am touched. Cheers.

  127. elicitz says:

    only one word to say… ie awesome… thse thoughts of urs will gve answers to many people fr same questions… good work keep it up..

  128. ananddamani says:

    Hey buddy have fun 🙂

  129. Thank you ido for visiting my site! Awesome that you now have chosen to do what fulfills you. I believe i do the same as i stay home with my kids and homeschool. God bless you! 🙂

  130. Nice blog content.. really awakening 🙂

  131. Hi mate, remarkable stuff im reading here… not so long ago a friend and i had a transformation of the same nature. I dont ussually keep up to date with my blog but i shall be following intently from now on. Love and light


  132. Miss Sylvee says:

    Wow, not sure you’ll see my comment but thank you for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts!!

    Keep on keeping on! 🙂

  133. Daltonsart says:

    Thanks for liking my rabbit post! Very inspiring ideas you have, good luck with your journey! 🙂

  134. “It’s the way we perceive life that shapes the reality…” Wow, this is an idea that I firmly hold true and one I wish more folks took to heart. The power to create our world lies in our hearts, through out minds, and out of our hands and the three producers of reality. What you have to say here is amazing and I am now looking forward to following along with your insights. Thanks for the like and for pointing me to you blog.

  135. Hey, thanks for the “like”! Best wishes for your own journey . . .

  136. melicusg says:

    Damn dude!! Ive got to gets me one of those prep talks!!!!

  137. Erin says:

    Ive always thought being happy and sad are part of life. How can you know what it feels like to be happy if you are never sad. I think if you were always happy that feeling would cease to be special. I think you should embrace the times when you feel sad and know the feelings won’t last. Just my 2 cents

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hi Erin,

      I think you are right. Eventually, both complete one another. Both are also subjective, changing, unstable.
      Both are two asspects of the same thing.
      Therefore, both can and should be loved in the same way. Once we stop being afraid of the “sadness” and stop craving for “happiness”,
      a much deeper, constant feeling arises from inside. This can be called “the whole”. It is beyond both happiness and sadness. It is a perfect silence that no feeling, no sensation, no experience can affect.

      PEACE 🙂

  138. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a wonderful site here…I’ll be following…

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      I find a well photographed nature sooo touching.
      A documentation of god’s creation.
      This is what is being experienced in your blog.

      Thanks fo coming,

  139. You are incredible , it takes a lot of courage to begin with something u believe from ur heart specially when its an amateur thought. U did it.Proud abt u. Keep going n take care of urself.u r inspiring.

  140. Thank you for stopping by my art blog today(yesterday?) … you have an amazing point of view, one i respect and know quite well. It is always good to read of another’s journey on the path of self-realization as it’s one of great suffering and development of compassion. Thank you for making this offering to the world.

  141. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have made similar discoveries within myself – ongoing journey – and appreciate your intelligent posts on happiness, peace, . . . . I think your interactive on-line workshop is a fantastic idea – would love to check that out when it is ready.

  142. So glad to find someone who has chosen a similar path…thanks for stopping by the LoveMore Studio blog. Your energy is so infectiously positive, I’ll be reading all of your posts :)~ Jason

  143. http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com
    Hi I am happy you stopped by and liked my post having a quiet mind. I so enjoy your blog about becoming and growing into happiness more and more. Its such a great experience. Take care. Betty

  144. I admire your courage to change your life so drastically, and know you did the right thing for yourself.

  145. hopesquires says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I love the way you describe the serious, shoulders-set Ido dying and a new happier, relaxed Ido being born. I look forward to browsing your blog to see where this journey has brought you so far.

  146. Melvin Davis says:

    Good stuff man. Our experiences are similar.

    Not everyone has the courage the make the necessary transitions that brings authentic fulfillment and joy.

    Cheers to you.


  147. Nice article about you!

    Great path to self-discovery. It’s really difficult to keep everything (like a lucrative job, social connections) aside to follow ones’ own dream. A person with courage and strong determination only can take such a step. While writing this i remember “Siddhartha (or Gautam Buddha)” who left everything in this material world at an early age. There is a book on his life named ‘Siddhartha’ by Hermann Hesse. Hope you like that.

    Thank you for Sharing.


  148. Hi
    You visited my site ‘themindmanual’ and liked it so I checked you out and I see a kindred spirit though having been through a similar experience I am wondering whether it is actually necessary to go to the extremes we believe are necessary to discover another side of ourselves and our lives. I see that your military training and commission are important to you. Having a military background I understand my perception of a strong sense of discipline, pride of achievement and brotherhood or fellowship. Of course you may have different perceptions.

    I know we all have a different story also we perceive different solutions, I sold everything left my country and headed for the high mountains. My Guru, mentor and guide was none other than my own deep unconscious intelligence, the beauty and challenges of natures unforgiving lessons. 15 years and hundreds of articles on associated subjects later I am becoming more convinced there is another way to evolve without the massive sacrifices. As a trained life and sports coach, mentor and trainer in MindPower Recognition. I am aware that everyone I come into contact with have much the same issues as you and I. They may dream of running to India or to the mountains or a deserted island but they do not. Why? Because all they see are commitments and responsibilities, so they struggle on with their tight shoulders, divorces, broken families and grim faces that rarely smile or laugh.

    The whole world cannot head for the hills and leave everything behind. I pondered over this for many years. My conclusion is that it may be for those of us who had the courage to take the challenge and who have done so, to understand the vital ingredients of that process so we can share with those who do not feel they can leave their life behind.

    I learnt a great deal during my escape from my reality. I would like to say I have no regrets but that would not be true. I was so focused on breaking a perpetual self destructive cycle that I cut off my chances of having children and a family life. I know that is a big hole in my life and I think about it frequently. Therefore my conclusion is to guide other people to sort out their lives so they achieve their dreams and avoid having regrets and holes in their lives. Guide them into thinking about who they are, what they think, other fields of possibility also how to use the gigantic hidden power of their brain and mind to go far beyond their fears, ghostly phantoms and limitations they perceive to be their only reality. I know this is a massive challenge because the majority of people are fearful of the future and certainly stepping into the unknown or rather what they perceive to be the unknown.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hi Robert,
      Thank for taking the time to post that great comment.

      I totally agree with you.
      Not everyone have to leave everything behind in order to evolve.
      The rainbow has many colors, and each one can chooses his prefered one.
      I think that the only thing that truly matters, is the will to grow and evolve.
      Once someone chooses to do so, full-hearted, the universe itself will guide him to reach his goal.

      I also think that none of us should regret anything in his life.
      As I perceive things, no decision can be ‘wrong’, because it is all a part of the whole. The ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ are both equally contained in our creation, and the distribution itself is the illusion.

      I’d love 2 continue this discussion.

  149. simplycarola says:

    Hi Ido, thanks for popping by and many more thanks for sharing your story. You are right, I for one needed to read what you have written. Please continue!

  150. ilovekriztinah says:

    wow! awesome and inspiring. i just had obtained my degree in computer science too. 🙂

  151. one of the very best life stories i’ve read !

  152. notedinnashville says:

    My shoulders softened just reading about your experiences. My husband and I long to visit India. Until then, we’ll keep visiting your site.

  153. tebbysdiary says:

    Your story is encouraging and yet truthful. I like how you have not cut corners to pretend that it was all wonderful, as we have to go through the pain and heartache before coming out on the other side. Right now, there are a lot of things in my world that are setting me off balance, it is just finding the courage to rid myself of them.

    Thank you for your words, reading things like this makes all the difference and in time, hopefully I will be as happy within myself as you are.


  154. I’m a fan already. I’ve made some big changes in my life, not quite as big as yours perhaps. I’m certainly living my dream. Looking forward to your posts. 🙂

  155. Being is hard enough..you know just when you “are”….when you “is” when you “be” however add “different being” in there and you just opened up a whole new can of worms……our perception changes our being…..so sometimes the slightest change in perception brings about the movement of mountains! Faith is knowing that the journey is worth the destination! I live my life without reservations (and name of my blog) because I want my children to know that existing is not simply enough…..you have to fulfill that existence with yourself…..and you will find other gravitate towards you….it may be hard because some people will leave your life, but new ones always enter! Good Luck!

  156. prewitt1970 says:

    Bravo to you my friend, always be brave.

  157. Summer Grant says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your experiences are certainly inspiring and I will definitely look forward to future blog posts from you 🙂

  158. Ana Bella says:

    Thanks for liking some of my posts 🙂
    What an incredible journey you have been on! It must’ve been tough going through those changes but without tough times we can’t fully appreciate the good times. Perspective really can change a person even without the circumstances changing. Good for you for seeing things in a new way.

  159. Dizzy Donkey says:

    Thank you for liking my post Ido. I’m glad you are spreading words of peace, love and serenity. It just makes the living at this time and on this planet worthwhile. I hope its contagious.. Lots of cyber love! 🙂

  160. You hit the nail on the head. True happiness sets us free. Once a person reaches their own nirvana, life starts to become A LOT better. Even ones health can be changed. Thanks for sharing your path to happiness Ido, and thanks for liking my blog.

  161. Steve Perrin says:

    Ido translates as I Do, which is an extremely positive approach to life–as opposed to I Don’t. Your growth spurt got you to India, where you started making yourself happen in a new way. You had outgrown your former self in spite of its attractions. That takes strength and resolve to open yourself up like that. Sounds like you became independent of the forces that had formerly governed your life, becoming free to be who you are now. I celebrate the discovery that you could let that happen all on your own. Great job. Keep going. It never gets easier, but it gets hugely rewarding. –Y’r friend, –Steve from planet Earth.

  162. Scarlet DeBloyce says:

    Thank you very much for the like and helping me discover your site. I am at a point of life where I am taking a very big jump in all areas and shaking my fears. Can’t wait to delve more! x

  163. isaiah43123 says:

    Thanks for stopping by My Hmmm Collection and clicking the Like button. You have a unique story full of personal adventure.

  164. counselforliving says:

    Awesome revelation and turn around! Thanks for stopping by my blog… I’m looking forward to observing your journey 🙂

  165. Longshot says:

    I needed this optimism right now and I mean RIGHT NOW.

    Got a lot going on to the point of completly overwhelming. I feel like I have lived my entire life in a state of confusion and fear at 55 it will always be as it has been. I pray not.

    I think most have thought how did we all get here and what is the purpose of it all. Looks like you’ve have found your peace and this is what I myself have been seeking and hoping for since birth. A simple peace of mind. Haven’t achieved it yet sadly. One can only hope.

    Thanks for sharing your story. It has actually lightened up my day and given hope to my spirit. Can’t go to India ( financially and I won’t fly lol ) but I’ll be reading your writings.

    You have the absolute right title for your blog.

    Thanks my brother.

    My personal survival tip is: Try to laugh as much as you cry, it’s what will keep you alive.

    We both seem to share that thought.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      I love that sentence of yours.

      Lately, I find crying enjoyable as much as laughter. They both also meet a lot lately. I’m starting to feel that sadness is a great thing. It is an expression of love.

      Kepp in touch Longshot 🙂

  166. HeartBiz says:

    Hi Ido,
    Thanks for liking my post. I love your story & I think deep inside we all yearn for this

  167. Neal Saye says:

    Hi Ido, I’m so, SO encouraged to see others exploring lives of happiness and joy. And I love your emphasis on the importance of our thoughts. I am discovering (through much trial and error) that I have the abilty to think better-feeling, happier thougthts if I choose to do so. Here’s to your (and your followers’) continued growth as people of joy!

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      10x Neal,

      I think that if we have the will 2 become happier in the present (Cause we have never been present in “the future” or in “the past”), things are really starting to change for us.

      Here’s 4 u mate 4 Neal (It’s a good scotch in there, so drink it slowly)

  168. TheBowTieButterFly says:

    Your writing is very inspirational; I want to personally thank you for making me smile 🙂 . My mom actually lived in India until she was about 12 years old so I am half Indian and I’ve always wanted to travel there; but I guess I’m afraid.. I let fear hold me back too often.. I used to be a Psychology major but I felt there were too many labels and found my real passion to be art. I wish I had the strength and courage you possess.. you’re truly an amazing individual.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      I don’t think you are afraid anymore… your’e half way out of it aren’t you? That is usually the case when we know that the only thing that hold us back is our fear.

      Go to India… it is a magic 🙂


  169. P. K. Newby says:

    Enjoy the journey… I certainly relate. Thanks for visiting The Nutrition Doctor is In the Kitchen; I appreciate it! Namaste, PK

  170. NupurJ says:

    Life transforms and how! And personally, I m glad India was the reason behind this change! 😀
    Apt description. Could connect with it so effortlessly!

    And thanks for liking the post on my blog! 🙂

  171. eddiemyers says:

    thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post on Life on a Sunflower. We all go through a point in life where we ask “who am I and why am I here”. I found my answers through my study of the Bible and a relationship with Christ. I learned that happiness last a moment but internal peace and joy lasts a lifetime and is there even in the bad times. I hope you find the answers you are looking for.

  172. VoxRev says:

    Once in a while you run across something that brings you back to reality and reminds you to “Be Here Now”. Your blog is one of those things. Thank you for stopping by my blog and thank you for sharing your story.

  173. dezdonnell says:

    Thanks for stopping by my site because I wouldn’t have found yours otherwise! Excited to follow you….Dez

  174. edithblack says:

    Thank you for the “Like!” I am honored. 🙂

  175. lifeyourwaycoaching says:

    Hello Ido. Peggy from Life Your Way Coaching checking in to first say I love your blog and second to say thanks so much for visiting my blog. I had a similar transformation a few years back but it was a little different in that it took me from a place of boredom in my then job and a lack mentality to a place of incredible truth, excitement, and desire. This truth has changed my life and filled me with the desire to create my coaching business so I can bring that truth to others who are ready for change and who want to create their own extraordinary lives. Thanks again Ido. Peggy

  176. Hi Ido. Thanks for visiting my blog. I do wonder how many people find their way from birth to death without ever discovering life on the way.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      The problem is that our mind always go from birth to death, from past to future, and never stops here, now, in the life as it really is.

      PEACE 🙂

  177. Iamrcc says:

    I do thank you for taking time to visit my site and enjoy my Layers photo. Sometimes, we are influenced by how we think things should be rather than how they are. While there are days when I am sad (things that happen in the world around me make be sad), I am always positive.

  178. teigom says:

    Hi Ido, thanks for ‘liking’ my Sunny Sunday, Happy Friends post and bringing me to your page. What an amazing gathering of like-minded, positive and courageous people you have here! Your own story is inspirational, and it has made me feel that my actions are not mere folly, that the pursuit of happiness for myself and for others, and of a useful and fulfilling life is something achievable. Thank you!

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      And thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment here 🙂

      I think that there is nothing to achieve, it is all already here.
      All we have to do is act by our heart will now. It will all show itself than.


  179. burgessart says:

    I have been waiting for you to drop by the Chateau. You did and I very much appreciate it. Robert

  180. ladylikeideas says:

    Thanks for stopping by and for the like. All the best to you…
    Ephesians 2:8-9

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.

      LOVE It

  181. burgessart says:

    Waiting? good question. Meditate on that and you will know why. Best wishes, Robert

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      No answer came up.. 🙂

      • burgessart says:

        That’s ok. Keep meditating or rather asking. When you went to India you were looking for answers or asking for help to change your life. You found it. It’s simple……ask and you shall receive.
        Let me explain a little. I know what was said to you in India that changed your life forever. We all know, except we do not allow ourselves to access that part of us.
        Your site is amazing and your follows too.
        Best wishes,

  182. mhulanze says:

    Thanks for liking my photo blog.
    I found your post totally inspiring and amazing…
    Great thoughts!, keep goin’… ^^

  183. spacooking41 says:

    Thanks for liking my blog, Spacooking4one. Transformations come in many forms and at all ages! At 59, I changed my eating habits dramatically and am living a more healthy life! Your smile is wonderful!

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hey, your blog is wonderful 🙂
      And the change youv’e made, well I’m just about to try that as well actually.
      I’m trying to teach myself eating slower, as until now I was eating like a hungry pig – finished all of my meals in 5 minutes.

      Have a great day! 🙂

  184. Jeremy says:

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. I went through a similar experience as yours, leaving New York City and a stressful journalism career after 15 years to move to Buenos Aires. The last six years have taken me from Buenos Aires to Australia to Bangkok, where I’m living at the moment. Who knows where this will all lead, but for once, I’m in no great rush to get there.

  185. Ido, thanks for dropping by my blog and reading some posts. It seems we’re both enjoying the newness of life. If we pass each other on a path or across a creek I’ll be sure to say “hi!!”

  186. Hi Ido, thanks for liking my blog post – your journey sounds fascinating and it’s so great to hear that you are getting so much more out of life. Long may it continue! 🙂 Cheers, Chris

  187. lnette says:

    I admire your strength to make these changes. Maybe I’ll get there one day.

  188. Jane says:

    Hi Ido…first, thanks so much for liking my recent post. And a special thanks for bringing me here. I LOVE what you have come to understand and love the fact that India helped you figure it out! I have myself an amazing life journey and part of where I am today also has to do with my yearly sojourns in India , every year for up to 6 months, since my first trip in 2001 (at the age of 54!!). I look forward to exploring your blog further. You might also find something of inspiration or assistance in my blog which may assist you further in your own life’s journey. One post which I especially like dealing with the secret of happiness is this one: http://notinindia2012.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-secret-of-happiness/ 😀 And if you are interested, you might enjoy exploring my India Journal blog….years worth of stories and photos from India. http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com
    with love light and JOY

  189. Dear Ido,

    First, thank you for visiting my blog.
    I have read your posts and I could sense that you’re sharing your thoughts from the heart. You are a sensible person who is in touch with the inner workings of yourself. I am learning many things from your several posts so far. I will be visiting here more often.
    Happy journey!


  190. You’ve been nominated for the Fabulous Blog Award. There is no pressure to pay it forward. I just want to lead people to your blog. http://floatingwiththebreeze.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/my-life-is-in-the-boxes-fabulous/ 🙂

  191. sweetnojutsu says:

    Hey 🙂
    Thanks for the ‘likes’.
    And I sort of understand a part of your journey where you struggled with yourself.
    Btw, I am from Mumbai.

  192. Thanks for your ‘Like’ Ido for my post about Emu Oil. Have you tried it? I also like your site- you are certainly soul searching and changing your mind set. Enjoy your journey!

  193. I relate to this feelings of sadness in the midst of success. I admire your bravery to make changes in your life to find fulfillment within yourself!

  194. Ido, your story is magnificently inspiring! Thank you SO much for sharing it.

    Thanks, also, for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts.


  195. You have grown into awareness with your ability to use a part of your past life in a new set of circumstances that you have created by following a certain path. Often it is not obvious where we are going but I know that every single thing we do is useful at some point in life. However would you have been able to put ‘2baware’ online if you did not have digital platform training?

    • Ido Lanuel says:


      Definately not.

      It is truly amazing, because I always knew that I don’t really like what I was studying, but it also always felt right at some way. And back than, I didn’t have a clue about what was about to happen to me. We just have to follow our heart and never listen to our mind, that’s all, it always ends up as the right thing 2 do 🙂

  196. Thanks for stopping by and “liking” my post about Stretching. You have a great blog here. Keep spreading positivity!

  197. lazaruslabs says:

    This is truly amazing. It is extraordinary how we are all connected in some way. Thank you for liking my post as it brought me here and I have been feeling many of these same thoughts lately and am beginning personal exploration. I got chills when reading this!

  198. mttop72 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You seem to be a very happy guy.

  199. Raunak says:

    Ido, it is always a pleasure to meet someone whose thoughts you can relate to and connect with..your writing is a reflection of what I experience but am unable to express..glad to have come across your work…its a pity that many around us have forgotten the joys of life…but am sure that things will change..they ought to.

  200. aycox79 says:

    Hi, I’m very impress with your story. I can so relate to you. It doesn’t matter how much money we have or how big our house is, Its about the true meaning of life. That spiritualality, Seeing the true meaning in life. I like that you was able to find your selve and feeling much comfortable with you , Feeling much happier. Your story is such an inspiration. I had a tough time in my life in 2011. Even though I had the full time job and my own furnish place, I felt lost and stuck. I had to lose all that to get me closer to god, Showing me what I was missing. I know that things in life happens for a reason. God closes one good door and opens another one thats better. I think so many in the world depends on material things and money to make them happy, But they dont see the real true beauty in things, Like the simple things. I love seeing the smile on someone face from a great converstation. I love waking up in the morning seeing the birds singing, The beautiful sun in the sky. Those are some simple things, To name a few. I love your story, I’m going to follow your blog. God bless, Thanks for sharing your story.

  201. Sebastian Benthall says:

    Right on, bro.

  202. Kajalita says:

    Ido, thanks for stopping by my blog….so glad you did because it gave me chance to check out your blog! I LOVE what you have to say…the world definitely needs more people like you to spread the love and gratitude for each day! THANK YOU!

  203. dedsharp says:

    Good to read you’ve found your way. I found mine through practice of yoga too.
    Now I hope it will lead me to finding a new job too.

  204. aycox79 says:

    Have you see the movie called “Eat’Pray’Love’? There was a book and then it got made into a movie. Julia Roberts started in it. Its base on a true story of a the author. I love that movie and can so relate to it. Your story reminds me like that. Julia Roberts character was very successful in New York but wasn’t happy. She traveled to many places, Like India and Italy and met some amazing people. She learn alot spiritually and how to pray and meditate. She found herself and also found her soul mate on her journey. Its a beautiful movie.

    For me, It’s still an process trying to find my purpose in life. I think each of us is here for a calling, to help the world, Doing gods will. I’m so thankful for all god has done. In 2011 I just came to this weird feeling of feeling stuck and lost, I was so miserable. It was like no one around couldnt understand. My mom told me that to always put god first, He will lead your path.
    I learn that, I learn to also be patient in his holy spirit. I feel much better than before. I go to a great church and I see the things he is doing. I see life in a simple way, I enjoy life more now.

  205. Your story sound familiar. When I turned 35, my view of the world changed. I began seeing meaning in things, which most people consider primitive. I stopped attaching importance to money, but focusing on the joy that I drive from seeing a smile in the eyes of a person receiving something from me.

  206. todadwithlove says:

    I was blown away by your wonderful story, your writing, and your blog. You are truly inspirational. Thank you for sharing. And thank you for dropping by.

  207. Thank you for “liking” the post on my new blog! I love your philosophy and know that it tok a great deal of courage to change your life the way you did. Bravo to you, Ido!

  208. idiolalia says:

    Ido, thanks for the like on my phenomenological movement journal post! 😉 Your journey is a beautiful, delicate thing, may it never stop –> being. so.
    Please laughing, keep sharing. Oh ~ and ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ is my musical vibes request!

  209. Coach Bill says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, good luck in your journey. Life is full of wonder that is for sure. 😉

  210. oceannah says:

    Yay for you bucking the system and following your bliss…Joe Campbell is smiling down on you 🙂 and I’m smiling at you too.

  211. Ido,

    Thank you so much for liking my blog post and I love that it brought me to your page to read about how remarkable of a person you are. I too recently left almost everything I knew and thought I loved in order to change myself for the better and find true happiness. My goal is also to inspire others by writing my blog and sharing all of my experiences. Keep going after the things you love and I’m sure it will lead you to achieving everything you ever hoped for! You have a great head on your shoulders and it was very refreshing for me to read about a person who is extremely similar to me. Stay happy!


  212. Wow! That is quite an “About” page! Good for you for going within and making such deep discoveries about your life! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Looking forward to following!

  213. Pam says:

    I can think of at least 10 sentences to comment on your post but these are all encapsulated by two words: Thank you.

  214. Lovely post, thanks for visiting my blog. Following and looking forward to reading more 🙂

  215. Dude… I salute you 🙂
    Not only quite this struggle folows me as well, but moreover, thx for stopping by at my piece of texts so I could discover you 🙂

  216. Thanks for stopping by and liking my most recent post 😉
    You have a great blog by the way………..
    Just followed and you do have a cute smile!

  217. elleseymour says:

    Thank you for the Like. Congratulations on your embarking upon a journey of self-discovery. We are all here to learn, but some do it better than others. Kudos!

  218. Ido, if this page was meant to interest and intrigue, it is successful! Even your name is wonderfully full of positive meaning! Thanks for connecting. I look forward to reading what your consciousnesses has to say 🙂

  219. fieldsprouts says:

    So inspiring!!! I know a number of people medical school who feel as you did, myself included. None of us have had the courage to take the plunge, but we certainly spend a lot of time daydreaming about what life could be 🙂

    Thanks for dropping by!

  220. BJ says:

    Thanks Ido, this is very inspiring! I loved reading it. We just need to choose to be happy right.

  221. Parvathy says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post. I can understand what you have written here. I was once a software engineer myself in a reputed firm. I resigned because I missed sunsets. I missed weekends. I missed real people. I missed music and books.
    I work in the publishing industry now. I write a lot more. I see more people. I feel a lot more. And yes I am happier than I ever was before. 🙂

  222. fieldsprouts says:

    So inspirational!! Myself and a number of colleagues in medical school feel similarly, but none of us have yet taken the plunge. Thanks for the smile 🙂

  223. miceyletters says:

    I am glad I bumped into this blog. I find it truly inspiring. :3

  224. elliseramos says:

    In two years I am about to embark to India as well. I can only hope to find a rebirth as well as you found yours ❤

  225. Very nice to get to know a bit of you, and very encouraging. Thanks for liking my blog.

  226. drkinarthy says:

    I am Eli, your fellow countryman. Ido, you began a journey to Truth! You found my posting on True Love awesome, Watch the movie to get 100% of it. Keep reading my blog The Peaceful Revolution and speed up your progress to Truth! I wish you Freedom. Life is awesome.

  227. Wow…so inspiring. So glad you found my blog and pressed the “like” button so I could follow you!

  228. Angela says:

    I’m also sort of at the crossroad of my life too. Quit my job & will start a 30 day trip to give myself a break before deciding what to do next. Excited & nervous, wish I’ll be inspired one day like you!

  229. Hi Ido, I wanted to stop by and say thank you for liking my blog; it’s always good to meet a smiling face – and your face has a beautiful smile! I’m glad that you’re in a place now where you feel more fulfilled. Sometimes we have to step out into the unknown before we can truly be free.

    God Bless,

  230. Thank you for your follow, glad my link was of interest to you and others, I love the outdoors and wish i could travel all over the US, I have also liked your blog as you seem to be someone of deep interest. Good luck on your future

  231. markeabell says:

    Hi, Ido.
    I like your extremely well written and quite inspirational story about why you chose to start your blog. Truly honorable intentions! I will be looking forward to reading more of your blog posts as time goes onward.

    There is a question I have for you: how does one “subscribe” to another’s blog?

  232. Like doesn’t really cover it — I love your outlook and give you huge props for making the right changes in your life, for YOU. That’s super important and is something I’m in the process of trying to figure out. Husband, kids, and dog are all keepers, but I’m still not sure what I want to be when I “grow up” – ha ha!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

  233. מזל טוב וכונגרטולצ’ה The social ladder has a lot of rungs (education, job, spouse, kids, schools, and on and on) and I think it’s best to jump off as early as possible. There’s a lot of pressure and a lot of unhappiness while climbing to the top.

  234. fotograffer says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog today. I’ve been looking around yours and find it facisinating and started to follow.

  235. Lapiskamay says:

    it’s so nice to meet you here in WordPress, your life’s story is fascinating. Wish all the best living the most out of it. I’m looking forward reading more from you. Bless you man.

  236. seabiscuits says:

    Hi Ido! thank you so much for visiting and liking my blog post.
    it truly is a blessing to have visited yours… you are an inspiration to many of us who are fighting to find their own inner peace, despite the (once) mainstream thought that success brings happiness. keep writing, and i wish you all the happiness in this world.


  237. Isom Kuade says:

    Nice blog, sir. I will be following. If we ever meet, I think we would have great conversations and a lot of laughs. Cheers…

  238. bilafond says:

    Thank you for liking my post. What a wonderful world is this internet. You connect just like that. I posted the song an hour ago and here you are. Thanks for liking it. I am now listening BOND on youtube played in Royal Albert Hall. Music – I love you.

  239. Hi Idol, thanks for reading my blog, I really appreciate it. This morning I read Duck #1; it was pretty amazing. I hope I can blog some more awesome stuff for you to read. If you’ve got any tips for me let me know. Thanks mate,Brendan

  240. I’m working on the same plan. After years in the corporate world, I realized money doesn’t equal happiness. Now I’m chasing my dream of being a photographer and couldn’t be happier!
    Really love your blog! Thanks for dropping by mine.

  241. luigifun says:

    Hi, thanks for liking my posts. I read with interest your story above. You seem to have worked a few things out about yourself, and that’s damned important considering we have only one shot at life. Good luck.

  242. violetski says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog,liking(^_^)/ I really appreciate。
    You have a nice blog and looking forward to see more your works(^_^)/~

  243. Hello Ido:

    I’m so happy to have come across your blog – it’s inspiring, thought provoking and insightful.

    Looking forward to reading more!

    p.s. thanks for liking my post – appreciated!

  244. Hi Ado,
    Thank you for visitng my blog. I have really enjoyed reading your blog and admire you for being aware and for having the courage to change your life.5 years ago I was in a similar situation where I wasnt happy with how my life was going. I madome major changesd I feel that I am s till evolving. After I had a seizure 3 monhs ago, nother waake up call for me, and I once teppe out omy own way, i was able to move in a diff direction. I feel a sense of relief now. f

  245. writecrites says:

    Couldn’t agree more. In my case it was getting out of a bad marriage and indulging in my two passions: writing and photography. So glad you dropped by my blog and left a “like.” I am definitely following you.

  246. parsesyeux says:

    Thanks so much for the like on my recent post! Reading a bit of your life story is so enlightening and gives me hope. Keep up the work! 🙂

  247. pastorahmed says:

    I love your story it’s very interesting and I look forward to your posts! It’s like you had an experience of dying to yourself so a new life can emerge! Do u practice some sort of eastern mysticism?

  248. omel07 says:

    Thank you for taking the time to like my post. I really appreciate it. 😀

    Your blog is amazing. I would love to read more.

  249. I have experienced that feeling and although I have not traveled to India, I have been able to connect via other means. I live to enjoy life and make a difference in the lives of others.
    Thanks for liking my blog, I look forward to reading more of yours.

  250. Greetings Ido, Thanks so much for liking my post ‘Inner time is limitless’. The story of your transformation is spectacular, and you are inspiring thousands of people. Myself included 🙂
    Peace and much happiness to you. Michele

  251. amoonfull says:

    Ido, thank you for visiting my blog. I truly enjoy yours. I love your testimony, if you will. Truth is, more and more, this is beginning to happen to many of us, and it’s a beautiful thing. What you’re doing here is such a great and needed effort to spread the word about Awakening in a non aggressive and non hocus-pocus way. Thank you.

    Peace, Love & Light,

  252. HI,
    Thanks for liking my post on the sacred iconography workshop. Best wishes to you on your spiritual journey. It is an adventure to meet not only yourself on the way – but the Lord who made the way.

  253. dailyshorts says:

    Ido, thanks for the visit and like to my blog. I have been in thought process of making a change in my life. I’ve many opportunities to do so, but have never stepped out there due to FEAR. And now several people I know from good friends to acquaintances are taking a leap and it has forced me to rethink what I’m doing and/ or not doing in my life to achieve my ultimate happiness.

    I really enjoyed reading this and read has come at an appropriate time, because it is continuing to reinforce that if you let it FEAR can be paralyzing and IT has to be met head on so that you can achieve your ultimate happiness.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      You already know what you should do now 🙂

      This fear exists only in our minds. It cannot be physically touched, seen, smelled, heard or tasted.


  254. Thanks for visiting my blog…I really like the title “Awakening” keep sharing and inspiring others.

  255. ohshineon says:

    Funny how life works like that, huh? The less you search, the more you will gain and the less you get, the more you give back.

  256. lunaskylark says:


    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story.

    You are inspiring.


    LuNa )*

  257. I am pleased to have stumbled across your bio, it was a good read and an interesting story. 🙂

  258. Hi Ido,
    Thanks for taking time and liking my post.
    I find a lot in common with your thoughts and things you write about, although I have a tension I rekon, between the individual and the social scale.
    A lot needs to change in both dimensions, mostly for the dismissed ones, those who are subtly being left out of our societies structures, abandoned to their luck and good/bad fortune.

  259. Photographs by Peter Knight says:

    What a brilliant story!

    I loved reading this because although the circumstances of my ‘old’ life are different to yours, I also chose to strip back and cut away big parts of my life. I felt slightly afraid of making big changes but also felt the same sense of relief you describe.

    Thankfully I can say that I am a far more contented and happy person today!

    Your story is compelling and I’m glad I found your about page! (I have been to Israel many years ago – Rehovot, Tel Aviv, Ashdod – and India a many times recently – back again in North India soon and can’t wait!)

    My Regards to you, Peter.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Thank u Peter,

      Sorry 4 the late reply as I was highly occupied lately and just now found the time to answer more than 200 comments..

      It is a great thing to know that many people are now doing these great changes in your life, I’m happy for you.

      Next time that u’r in Israel, send me a mail and maybe we can go taking some photographes 2gether 🙂

      Enjoy India,


      • Photographs by Peter Knight says:

        No worries Ido, might be Jerusalem some time in the next 12 months! (My uncle does a lot of research work there) I’ll get in touch if so!! 🙂

  260. erica says:

    I really enjoyed reading “About” your awakening….What a gift! Be well and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  261. oghma says:

    Hi Ido,

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I enjoyed reading about your and your story, it is quite amazing. I had a similar change in my life, i think. In fact i;m in it right now. I look forward to reading more of you.

    Keep writing, stay inspired!

    PS: If you’re in India again, ping me

  262. Penny says:

    Ido I have seen you somewhere, on the web, before, I can’t recall where. Thank you for stopping by my blog so I could find yours. Many things for me to catch up reading here. Getting a bit of vacation time soon. Looking forward to it. 😉

  263. Ido, what an amazing story and wonderful journey you are on. Thanks for stopping by and liking my “treehouse” blog. I admire your courage to change what is not working and making your life more peaceful and meaningful. Keep inspiring!

  264. Elizabeth says:

    What a beautiful story. I am progressing on a journey of self-awareness as well. I look forward to following yours.

  265. Kristy says:

    I can completely relate. I very happy that you’ve found your resonant path, it can be hard to change initially, but once you let go of all the misconceptions, the pain, the hurt…it becomes the only option, to embrace the emerging self, the snow-flake patterned expression of soul as I like to say 🙂 I too have had a death of a previous life, which lends to the title of my blog “My Renaissance Life” it’s about renewal and new beginnings. I don’t know how you found my blog, but I’m thankful you did. Sometimes it’s hard sharing our experiences, but then, that’s why I have a blog, to share how I navigated through the years of dramatic change and can sit here, happier than ever and knowing, this is the life I’m meant to live. Be well, Ido.

  266. milkmaidmom says:

    Thank you for sharing your views, I find it very inspiring.

    It must have taken a lot of courage to change your world like that, but it sounds like you have set your feet to a wonderful journey.

    It’s funny that I can find so much encouragement from someone I have never met, and from a simple “like”, but I thank you for that as well.

  267. foroneplease says:

    Hi Ido, I find your work thought provoking (although we should be disbelieving our thoughts ;)) so I’m nominating you for the ‘very inspiring blogger’ award 🙂 (It’s ok if you don’t wanna accept it/ pay it forward) but I just wanted to say thanks for inspiring me to live a better life!
    loads of love!

  268. hello, Ido
    Thanks for the visit to my site. Your about sounds very familiar, actually I did write a blog about success.
    Will read the others slowly.
    The journey you have embarked on, is great.

  269. Samuél says:

    Thanks for stopping by. Your courage is admirable!

  270. Cynthia says:

    This is just to let you know that I have nominated you for the beautiful blogger award. If you chose to participate, (I understand completely if you do not wish to), please pick the award and rules from here: http://wp.me/2ys6I
    Luv ,

  271. Renate Hechenberger says:

    Thanks for stopping by and for the like. Much appreciated. Great blog you have – keep sharing and inspiring!

  272. kanzensakura says:

    Many years ago, I burned my old self and a new self rose up from those ashes. I was a selfish and instant gratification hedonist. Now I’m living my life according to Bushido and the 10 Commandents, especially that greatest one…love others as your love God and yourself. Be blessed. Be cool. Thanks for liking my Everyday Miracles.

  273. Such a comfort… I see in your words a restlessness and general dissatisfaction with your so-called successful life that resonates with me. I have been on a similar journey to find the “real” me – while my path differs, the drive and desire is the same. Thank you for sharing, and for having such an eloquent way with words to evoke the feelings in your readers.

  274. SSR Designs says:

    Hello Ido! I absolutely love what you have said here. I recently went through a similar transformation and the end resultis nothing short of incredible. It is good to see your positive energy here on the web!

  275. Thanks for liking my blog posts! I’m impressed and inspired by your abandonment of everything that you “thought” was essential to making you “you” and embracing a greater, stronger, more intuitive part of yourself! That is true freedom in its purest form, and it is absolutely dogsome!

  276. Provocative post. I’m wishing you well on your journey.



  277. Something similar happened to me a few years ago. Good for you; I am glad you found what you were looking for. You have quite the ambitious message to spread but remember to be cautious in this endeavor; I heard somewhere, that even the wisest man sounds like a fool when speaking wisdom. Good luck!

  278. Hi, Ido. Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me a the chance to meet you. It must have taken a lot of courage to switch the course of your life. I’m happy for you. I think a lot of people wish they could do what you’ve done! Best to you. – Amy

  279. hangryhippo says:

    This is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your journey–it is incredibly wonderful and inspiring.

  280. szoutewelle says:

    Thanks for liking my blog about Milenko and his work.
    I like your blog too. I’m happy you were able to change you rlife around and are inspiring others.

  281. jzrart says:

    For me life is about constant reinvention. Sounds like you’re on the right road. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking it.

  282. crisbaysauli says:

    That was brave…cutting everything you knowand starting anew. Wish i could do that too 🙂

  283. deadmousediaries says:

    I am a huge believer in go-incidences and know you wandered onto my blog and brought me here for a reason, Ido. I have been blogging for about three years simply to share some of my work with a small group of friends BUT, in the last three weeks I have met some amazing people “out here” in the blogging community. I really think each one was sent to me because I have attracted these connections at this moment in time. My challenge now is to allow myself to discover what it is that I am to give or to learn as a result. I am happy to have met you at this point where our journeys have intersected. Mitchell Kyd

  284. Corgonzico Photography says:

    Hi Ido – thank you very much for chucking a like on my new little blog. I wandered over your way upon this happening – and I have to say – reading what you have written has really made my morning. I have been subject to some classes at Uni lately on modernist and post-modernist theory which has left me with a lot of questions – some of which are mighty depressing. Seeing someone embracing happiness and choosing to see great things and use their perception to shape their world is a very encouraging thing. Congratulations.


  285. comments moderated says:

    Yes Ido Lanuel. It is just the thought that plays a major role. Your experience have made me to salute you and be smiling just like you. Rare are once who can even find what they went through or what they are knowing. Your courage and your motivation have will give us a reason to approach life better. Be in touch. Tc.

    And by the way thanks for liking my post.

  286. great blog you have…i’m loving your positive energy and views….personally need this positivity to rub off on me…especially in the season of life i’m in ;-)….keep it coming!

  287. Great blog Ido, thanks for visiting and liking my post on “Come Alive.” Thanks for sharing your transforming experience. It is truly inspiring. Wish you luck and joy.

  288. roxyboots says:

    Your writing oozes with confidence, calm reassurance and knowledge. Wonderful story and blog.

  289. msayers says:

    Thanks for the like the other day on my blog, Ido! Not sure how you found me, but it’s funny. I used to have another blog along the very same lines as this one. I sought for many years, then suddenly, that all stopped. Your comment about laughing a lot reflects my “awakening” (hesitate to call it that – you know what I mean). Anyway, so glad all that’s over with, and now life is it’s own reward. Very nice to “meet” you, Ido!

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Thank you 🙂

      I really know what u mean with the “awakening”. Actually, I really think for a while about changing the name of this blog for the same reasons. I also don’t feel so comfortable with the term, and the Egoistic thing that follows it.

      Great to meet u2,

  290. renee1b says:

    Thank you for sharing yourself ~ I respect that you have taken the time to find yourself..That took alot of courage. what a journey. thank you for your visit.

  291. Hi Ido. I’m delighted you stopped to like a post on thefirstgates, because it brought me to your website. I worked at Intel too, managing to survive there for 24 years, in great part because through that time I was a serious student of eastern philosophy and practice. When I was a teenager, I wanted to travel to India. Instead, circumstances brought some wonderful teachers to our shores. I look forward to following your thoughts and experience

  292. lovely story! i hope to escape the ‘commercial life’ one day 🙂 well done

  293. julespaige says:

    Thank you for your visit. I popped into your ‘about page first’. I enjoy words… And have found a wonderful community that you might also enjoy http://www.writingourwayhome.com
    It is because of that community I was encourage to write small daily observances. I started about a year and a half ago and continue to do so daily.
    Peace to you and blessings on your journey.

  294. Yinkster says:

    Hey, thanks for the like on my post, and wow, what an amazing story about your life! Really interesting, will definitely be checking back to read your thoughts.

  295. Nativegrl77 says:

    Thanks for stopping by … i always say … words matter

  296. Healthy A-Z says:

    Definitely like what I found here!! What you have changed in 2 years took me 15 years. Guess I was holding on a bit tight. 😉 Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

  297. ubiquityyoga says:

    Thanks for reading my blog. I love your writing and I am looking forward to reading more.

    I read once and believe that our internal state determines the experience of our lives; our experiences do not determine our internal state. You wrote about that beautifully.

  298. Adhy Hosen says:

    I am inspired. Keep sharing your most profound thoughts here.

  299. Thanks so much for stopping by and liking my post! I really appreciate it. Just reading this entry was inspiring, I can’t wait to check out the rest of your blog. Best wishes!

  300. carlyyysarah says:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award because I appreciate your writing andstour desire to self actualize. I know you have more than 200 followers (which is a violation to the rules of the award) but I still wanted to recognize you for your gentle soul. Thanks for putting a smile on my face, Check out my blog for deets 🙂

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hi Carly,

      Thank u sooo much 4 that, but I refuse to receive any prizes 🙂

      It is highley appreciated though,
      I’m glad that I could put a smile on your face,
      LOVE 🙂

  301. Hey Ido, Thanks for dropping by the Peninsula Times again, glad you are finding something of interest. Best wishes John

  302. Thank you for reading my shtick 🙂
    I am very moved by your decision to leave it all behind and start fresh and new! I wish I had the strength to do the same.

  303. Lance Romel says:

    Hi sir, I have just listed you on my list of beautiful bloggers for “beautiful blogger award” cheers and keep up! http://lancepost.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/beautiful-blogger-award/

  304. strigonone says:

    Thanks for taking time to read my short first blog post. I didn’t really expect anyone to give it a like so it means much to me. Have a good day and more happiness to come! 😀

  305. like hundreds of others said above Good for you … you alone are an inspiration….you have a new follower here too… Thank you for stoping by my blog and hitting the like button as well 🙂

  306. Thanks for stopping by my blog and congrats on the positive changes to your life!

  307. Hi! I think your blog is absolutely awesome and that’s why I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award! You can check it out on my page http://practicallyperfectandcompletelydelusional.wordpress.com/2012/08/03/one-lovely-blog-award/

    Keep up the great blogging! x

  308. treenuh.com says:

    Sending you love. Best wishes on your journey!

  309. Your blog is uplifting. I’ve been through similar changes from combat to business, to a more fulfilling life. I think I have further to go, but your insights are inspiring. Someone recently nominated me for the very Inspiring Blogger Award. It’s really just a nice way of saying they appreciate my work. Along those lines, I would like to express my appreciation for some blogs that inspire me. Thank you and keep up the great work. Some others worth checking out:

    ForOnePlease – re-adjusting to single life
    Photo Nature Blog – the photos are incredible!
    Ebb & Flow – loving balance from a fellow vet
    Clotildajamcracker – absolutely hilarious
    NewHeavenOnEarth – some great artwork and positive philosophy
    Talinorfali – a positive, happy outlook
    Kaiamorrigan – finding strength from adversity
    ralphisworld – this 13-year-old photographer is extremely talented!
    Coco J. Ginger – helps me feel like I’m not the only one…
    roger tharpe – the voice I need to hear sometimes.
    The God Debates – interesting discussion
    Pamela Kauffman – who has given me so much encouragement, I wish she would write more
    floatingwiththebreeze – A straight-forward take on life by someone who is happy
    jumpforjoyphotoproject – positive quotes and photos of people jumping with inspiration
    lesleycarter – someone committed to making the most of life
    bornattwentyfive – a measured look at a life of experience

    If you want to pay this forward, here are the general rules to follow when nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:
    Display the award logo on your blog.
    Link back to the person who nominated you.
    State 7 things about yourself.
    Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
    Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

    I’ve never been one to follow rules exactly. The award .jpg and links are above or on my page To the Bloggers!. Seven things about me? If you’re interested you’ve already learned a lot more than that by reading the posts on my blog http://thoughtsalone.wordpress.com/. Life is what you make it and I am trying hard to make it worthwhile. The other blogs listed above are worth checking out too. There are a lot of people out there with plenty worth saying and they are busting at the seam to say it. If you’re like me, sometimes you need to shut the world out, but sometimes you need to stop and listen too. These blogs are great for listening (er, reading). Wish you a wonderful day!

  310. beautifulrisks says:

    Hi Ido, I have tagged you in the game of Blog Tag so your readers can learn a little bit more about you. There is no pressure to participate, here are the rules. Hope you are well. http://beautifulrisks.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/blog-tag/

  311. zoechance says:

    The Blog on the destructive behavior of the memory is so true. I have caught myself many times giving that DESERVING ONE a graphic piece of my mind. What a waste of my precious mental resources. Great blogs, thanks.

  312. tonyahines says:

    I just wanted to start by stopping by and saying thank you for “Liking” some of my posts. I also enjoy reading your blogs and feeling myself recharge with positive energy…Thanx!

  313. cyn1020 says:

    Ido, I came here to thank you for liking my blog, but now I wish to thank you for your post above. I am in precisely the situation you were, and am casting about desperately for a way out so that I can pursue my dream of happiness, but haven’t yet summoned your courage. Reading your post, I feel like the kid standing on the river bank, taking deep breaths to ready himself for jumping while all his friends in the water are laughing and yelling, “Come on. It’s great. Jump!”

  314. I didn’t take the time to read all 450 comments, so if someone has mentioned this, I apologize, but your About Me page reminds me of the book, “The Happiness Project,” by Gretchen Rubin. Congrats on taking control of your life – I hope the happiness continues.

  315. Hey there, Yuri–cheers to you and your getting to know thyself 😉 it is a constant battle and perfect miracle…

  316. Lucia Soqui says:

    Cool! This is a great story. I’m a violinist too!

  317. I love your proactive attitude towards life! This blog is awesome. I’m a designer and I created a project called “Artifacts of Happiness” (seen here: http://danahaddad.net/sp.html) and it is very similar, in that it promotes the notion of happiness and the awareness of one’s self. Great stuff, keep it up!

  318. cortol53 says:

    Appreciate you stopping by my blog and Liking it. Kudos for taking that huge step out of corporate life and into a new world – not easy but no doubt rewarding.

  319. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you for sharing so honestly your battles Ideo, I found myself thinking much the same thoughts in my life, I had a lot of confusion on what was it’s reality, I was aiming for acceptance and recognition, popularity, perhaps even power but I now know without a doubt what Truth is and this is truth, see below….

    Mark 8:35-37 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the Gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

  320. Wow! I had to scroll w…a…y down, to put this comment – to say, “Thank you” for visiting my pages. 🙂 🙂 But more importantly, on reading some of your pages, you seem to inspire and exude good energy. Thanks. 🙂

  321. Nadia says:

    That there was a beautiful post! We’re all on a journey,seeing things positively is what always keeps us going
    I stumbled upon you today,thank’s so much for stopping by!
    Really enjoying your blog and guess what-I’m a fan already! 🙂

  322. You are blessed to have been refreshed. Only a few have the courage to do so.

  323. philosoffer says:

    Well Ido it is one man’s story that will please anyone who sees that you are apparently on the right road. I am now 81 and considering my options!
    I suspect that the one conversation which helped you along the way contained a large spiritual element. An elderly Benedictine monk once said to me “Tony you came into this world on your own and you will go out on your own and it is as a result of what you were between those two points that after death, will make you aware of your place in life everlasting with glaring certainty.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Hey Tony,

      You are totally right, it did consist of a large spiritual element.

      That monk story is quite interesting. I’ve digged in your blog for a while and it seems like youv’e seen a thing or two in life, didn’t you?

      Thanks for visiting,


  324. tbently says:

    Thanks for liking my post on ‘virtual shopping’ Ido. It’s really interesting that the blog seems irrelevant to yours, but it goes to show just how interconnected all people are and how the things that divide us are superficial compared to the things that unite us- I’m fascinated by Zen Buddhism and the kind of thinking you write about here. I believe that everything is what your mind makes it, and as you say, looking for comfort in external things and looking for re-assurance from other people is ultimately meaningless if you can’t learn to be satisfied in this moment right now, and learn to examine life for yourself without being swayed by others. Good work, you are a very strong man to do what you have done, keep up the good work.

  325. Thanks for the follow! This last year and half has been a process of awakening for me as well . . .

  326. baconandfriess says:

    Wow.From a combat officer to a violinist, a meditation teacher and a practitioner of yoga.What a transition! It was a good read,Ido. Such nice words. May you continue to find a reason to always smile and laugh. And thanks for taking the time to read and like my post 🙂

  327. Firstly, Thank you for the follow. As I (we actually, as my lovely wife is an important contributor) am just starting to follow the feeling of sharing my experiences, it is inspiring to see your blog. Secondly, I find the affinity I have with your subjects absolutely fascinating. Great work!

  328. Thanks for liking my post, I love your positive outlook on life and am following u a I believe we can share our happiness and outlook on life 😀

  329. Paul J. Stam says:

    Thanks for following. What I have seen of yours is inspiring. I will be following you.

  330. Lobomonster says:

    Hey Ido thanks for the ”like”. Back at ya. I feel at a crossroads at the moment and your writing and experience tells me it will be fine. Thank you.

  331. Hi, Ido! I first just wanted to you thank you for following athriftyhippie.com. I’m really thankful for that! Second, your journey is totally inspiring. Keep on being you and seeking truth in this life. Your blog is a breath of fresh air. Good job!

  332. Thanks for following my blog.Your blog is very interesting….look forward to seeing more. 🙂

  333. sthewriter says:

    Thanks for liking my poem. I’m happy you have found the path that really makes YOU happy. People lose sight and tend to attach their own self-worth to “things” that aren’t practical or sustainable. A cleansing and rebirth of a soul, however, is everlasting.

  334. Ido, I love your perspective! Im searching for ways to open my mind and soul to the joy that is out there and learn ways to rewire the way I see things as I am under far too much stress right now in my life. Thank you for being a source of inspiration!

  335. Pazlo says:


    Thanks for stopping by Armchair Zen.
    I’m honored that you would choose to follow my simple little blog.
    Wishing you all the success you imagine for yourself and 2bAware!

    Take care, and keep in touch,


  336. David says:

    Hi Ido,

    Thanks for following my blog! I have enjoyed reading yours for a while now, and I will continue to read your inspiring words as long as you write them down.


  337. Jazzverse says:

    Ido, you are inspirational. Thanks for stopping by at my blog.


  338. writecrites says:

    Just read your About section again, and for the second time, it really inspired me. What a wonderful attitude you have. I sincerely hope it spreads, and from the looks of so many replies, you have touched many people. I am happy to have found you and to be affiliated with you through the “follows” on both our blogs.

  339. doofvader says:

    Thanks for liking the posts on my blog. I was just looking through yours too and realised how positive they are. Thank you. 🙂

  340. Julia Kovach says:

    Ido, this is a delightful read! Welcome to your new body and this new magical world that you’re now discovering and enjoying! It is a much brighter and more beautiful place with you in it, my friend. Keep on keeping on. xoxo Julia

  341. Arizona girl says:

    Thanks for the like on my blog! What an interesting story and collection of thoughts you have on this blog. Keep it up!

  342. Thanks for stopping by my post ” Is Love the language of the heart?” I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy your lessons on love. Never a boring second. Take care my friend!

  343. lthibault11 says:

    Really enjoying what you have to say. And thanks for the “Like” on my post 🙂 How we perceive things really is everything.

  344. lolabees says:

    I just noticed your tagline. “It’s all about disbelieving your thoughts.” I love it! It’s so true– my life is perfect when I just don’t think and create problems that really don’t exist 😉

  345. leagpage says:

    Hi Ido,
    Thanks for reading my blog. I think we are speaking the same language in different contexts. Awesome.

  346. Mama_KK says:

    Ido ~

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my latest post.

    By your profile pict, I can tell you have an infectious smile and are a blessing to those you come into contact with.

    “Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.”
    Jude 1:2


  347. I feel as though and you two years ago – this journey of self discovery is one that is treacherous and rewarding in equal parts!

  348. twv2 says:

    What an inspiring blog Ido. It’s wonderful. You have no idea how good it feels to know that other people go through a similar experience and come out the other side. A similar thing happened to me a few months back and although it feels so good to be back in control of my own life and destiny instead of a stepping stone in someone else’s life, this journey is also a tiny bit lonely and frightening. However, the real me has come back again and I am enjoying that so much and determined to make my new life a success.

  349. Hi Ido! Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “Nature’s Blessing …” … The path you travel is quite similar to my own, but different, of course, as I have my own old life to shed and a new one to weave into reality. It’s quite a journey. I look forward to following your blog, perchance to learn some truths that will help me as I move forward to personal freedom and fulfillment. Be well … Dorothy 🙂

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Thank u Dorothy, I’m glad your’e here 🙂

      Personal freedom and fulfillment are available once you have decided to take them. They will surely get you 🙂

  350. Mere says:

    Thanks for the like, man! I find your blog very inspiring.

  351. augusta says:

    Ido, thank you for the like on my Oomph post. Cougina is my version of your person in India, so I feel we have a lot in common. All the best to you, Aggie

  352. reawakenings says:

    Hi Ido,

    Thank you for liking my most recent post. I watched your video, signed up & began the workshop. Its a unique workshop to say the least & I like the self-exploration aspect of it (as opposed to just being a set of mindfulness instructions). Seeing your vibrant smile and energy and reading your about page inspires me to keep practicing yoga and being aware!

    Warm regards,

  353. silva333 says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, but it’s not coincidence, something similar is happening with me the last three years, but I think I’m not ready yet …

  354. rgman says:

    Thanks for reading some of my poems! The best gift a reader can give to an author, and vice versa 🙂

  355. Purnima says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I liked your blog too.
    What type of meditation do you do? I read that you teach too.

  356. InnerDialect says:

    thank you for being born hey this is great read! Love your blog 🙂

  357. Pete Armetta says:

    Keep it going my dharmic brother! 🙂

  358. gwen07 says:

    Ido – your story brings joy and memories. 29 yrs ago I left Los Angeles and an incredible job with the movie industry for 88 acres, a real job (teaching & writing) and haven’t regretted one day. Oh, there have been days (mornings mostly) when the rural NY frost had crept into the uninsulated farmhouse I wished for the old income to fix this place – but those days are gone. Not all days are joyous but the knowledge of just how much our outlook shapes the outcome of those days is priceless. Peace to you always. Gwen

  359. Ido, such a grand inner journey! A canvas ready to paint! We are all that great journey and I appreciate your giving us a vision of how life unfolds. Our inner guides at their best. Telling that each phase was good despite the pain. It doesn’t lie, our inner guide. It is we who lie to it. Thank you for sharing

  360. Mennah M says:

    Well if there isn’t any more inspiring blog than yours Sir!
    I have nominated you for the best blogger award (A)

  361. mwanawapate says:

    Thanks for liking my post on ‘Fear’ on my blog. I was immediately taken by your positive energy in your blog and I am already greedily reading your posts. You have a new follower!

  362. Onleilove says:

    Thank You for the follow and for your journey. I look forward to learning from your reflections.

  363. Ido, what a beautiful and gracious account of your personal discovery of self-awareness. I had a similar awakening process and find it truly wonderful to have discovered someone who shares my perspective and views life as a positive adventure, in which we – and we alone – control our own happiness. Pleasure to have found you.

  364. canibefound says:

    wow, that was great

  365. Kip Light says:

    I am pleased to tell you that you have been nominated by little old me for the Lovely Blog Award. You can pick up your Award and see the rules for the Award at


    If you have already been nominated for this award, please consider this as an added bonus 🙂

  366. Kristin says:

    Thanks for inspiring me! I have just nominated you for the Inspiring Blog Award. You can check it out here: http://expatiallymexico.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/nominated-for-the-inspiring-blog-award/

  367. I very much enjoyed reading about you, learning a little of her you are….a very interesting and touching story. I applaud you for your life choices and the efforts you are making through your blog. I whole heartedly agree with all you said here, and especially admire and hold firm to the last paragraph you left us with. Indeed, our thoughts are our reality, both a wondrous and frightening truth, depending on the thought or the thinker……Nice to meet you and a big thank you for visiting my little space in the blogesphere…..I noticed you have visited a few times and i appreciate that….sorry so long for the response, but I truly do look forward to reading more and following you to keep up with your words……
    Love, light and warmest wishes to you,

  368. A. A.Trivedi says:

    Hello Ido!
    I found your blog thanks to you visiting mine and checking out my short story ‘The Fishing Pier’. I am glad you did because your blog is awesome and I will be sure to visit now that I know about it 🙂


  369. Tim Birchard says:

    So glad to find you here, Ido. Gave my 2 weeks notice at work yesterday because I realized I’m burned out. Working to accept the joy of being a full-time kirtan musician and enjoying all the abundance the Universe has to offer. Finding myself holding onto lies (can’t do this, gotta do that) and trying to relax and breathe love into them so I can let them go. Your words are encouraging to me. Thank you.

  370. sl1271 says:

    I need a life changing event . I keep questioning myself what I am doing. Your blog really helped. I am from Indian, so going home didn’t do much for me 🙂 but I am sure I will find my answer soon.

  371. This is now the favorite “About” post I’ve ever, ever read.

  372. hayatli7 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog liking my post. To things I want to say…
    1. I am a Palestinian
    and with that in mind
    2. The world needs more people like you!

  373. thexenophilediaries says:

    Hey you’re one of the first people to ever look at my blog. But anyways, I went to India too and it was life changing. I’m glad you found your “awakening.” India helped me to do the same.

    Until next time,

  374. notesquotesandthoughts says:

    Hey, thank you for dropping by my very very new blog – really appreciate it! I’m pretty new to this world, so really appreciate anyone taking the time to read my ramblings!
    Your blog looks really interesting, and you sound like you’ve been on quite the journey, it’s great to read 🙂 Learning about the steps you’ve taken and changes you’ve made to realise and achieve happiness is pretty inspiring. It’s clear from reading your blog that the change was more than worth it! Looking forward to following your journey…

    Umbereen xox

  375. Ido – it is great to read your blog , what kind of yoga do you practice ?

  376. It can be a great opportunity to learn , since I am also from India & I have written couple of poems which indepth talk a lot about Yoga – “To be in union”

  377. Wow man. Just found your blog and have to congratulate you on your courage to take the journey. Life is difficult, Ido. So many challenges and disappointments, as well as undiscovered joys. I look forward to reading more and keeping up with your discoveries.

  378. you’ve got a great blog. keep up the good work and keep posting. Its wonderful inspiration, your story! 😀

  379. Hi Ido,
    It is incredible how long it took me to scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment. You have massive following. I just want to say I appreciate your visits to my blog. It means a lot to see a ‘like’ from you on one of my posts. Thanks.

  380. aaronfrale says:

    Good for you. And I come from a similar background. I started off as a computer science major in college (Intel is a big employer in my town, so that’s were I probably would have ended up). Then I discovered comedy writing (there was a Comedy Writing class at my college). I can’t believe how much fun I am having with life. I’ve written movies, made rock albums, wrote comedy books. Made zero dollars on it all (well not entirely true, but the $40 or so I make per month doesn’t really pay my rent) but yet I still do it because I love it! And laughter really is the key. The more you laugh the more life is a blessing.

  381. Kim says:

    Thanks for stopping by “Unwalled” and liking my post “A Place Called Stuck”……all the best in your journey of change…..Kim

  382. minnnara says:

    HI Ido,
    Thanks for stoping by my blog and thanks for the like. Nice blog you have here 🙂

  383. futureahead says:

    I can feel your Positive Elements…You really encouraged me.
    Thank you so much for liking my poem.
    LOVE and PEACE……

  384. kposh says:

    thanks for stopping by my blog! i cant wait to read more of yours! you have a point of view that i love, and also hope to share with the world!

  385. Riba says:

    Hello! I just stopped by to thank you for your “likes” on my recent blog posts. It always gives me a lift to see this. So, thank you.

    And here’s to you and your Awakening! You go. 😉

  386. Patti Clark says:

    Wow! I love reading posts about personal transformation. Thank you for sharing yourself and your journey.

  387. You don’t know me, but what you wrote about describes where I am right now in my life. It’s always good to know that someone has been where you are and that you to will be more than fine.

  388. petthespacefishies says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and giving me the opportunity to find yours. I agree entirely that happiness will find you when you stop battling to find it – I hope I can find as much in my life as you seem to have 🙂 Keep spreading the positivity! Nameste 🙂

  389. We are all in this together ~ very happy to see you at my side!

  390. Marcela says:

    Good luck on this new life and new journey. It is surprising how many times you meet someone that by society’s standards is successful, but in reality they are unhappy, but afraid to change their lives. You are very brave for doing so:)

  391. beebeesworld says:

    Thank you so much for reading my blog. I read and enjoyed your blog as well and will follow it. I hope you will follow mine as well.

  392. Wow . . .I want Love too. I don’t know how to be happy nor do i know what to do to have it. Good for you.

  393. Jo Woolf says:

    Wow. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have really enjoyed yours and wish you every happiness.

  394. volvelle says:

    Thank You For Good Vibrations:::
    love, volvelle

  395. leelander says:

    Thanks for the like on my blog. The great thing about that was that it led to read your stuff. You seem like a kindred spirit. Happiness is as simple and as hard as making the concious decision to be happy. And yes…make some decisions that at the moment feels hard, but only justifies the awakening discernment that only grows stronger the more you listen to it. Cool perspectives and posts. Keep spreading the sunshine. Inspiring.

  396. That is a lovely inspirational story. It is wonderful to see a young man face himself and have the courage to step back, reevaluate his social and cultural experience and the bravery to recreate yourself. I am heartened by your large following and the number of people this strikes a cord with. Thanks for following my blog and liking my post, it is wonderful that like minded people can connect and encourage one another.

  397. victoriaaphotography says:

    Like the previous commenter, it took a while to scroll down & leave you a note.
    What a lot of followers !
    Makes you realise how many of us are yearning for that simpler life – clearing out the ‘trash’ in our brains and life – getting to grips with the basics that we should seriously be paying attention to (instead of the materialistic wealth of what we think we should be striving for).
    Nice blog, nice words & a nice space to be in.
    (‘nice’ doesn’t describe it accurately, but my brain doesn’t work as well as it used to when it comes to descriptive words).

  398. Hi Ido, inspiring blog!
    Thanks for liking my post about sitting being deadly.

  399. kirstylou42 says:

    Hi Ido,

    Just popping by your page again because you smiley face seems to be popping up at the end of most posts I’m reading.

    I thought I drop by and say how refreshing it is to see a joyful smiley face like yours around the blog world (“His shoulders are relaxed, his concerned expression gone. What is left is a smile that almost never fades – and lots of laughter.” sums it up perfectly) and thanks for the follow!

    God Bless you!



  400. Hi Ido, I’m always surprised when people find my blog and more so when they “like” it – thank you! I enjoy reading about your journey of self discovery, I’m going that way with yoga and re-birth and it’s been very good – all of it!

  401. Nadia says:

    I have nominated you for ‘The beautiful blogger award’. If you’re willing to play the game,check out the rules on my blog. If not, don’t feel any compulsion to follow through.
    Take care! 🙂

  402. Lisa Kundrat says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Ido. I’m very glad to know about yours. Your perspective is inspiring and refreshing at a time where I’m feeling an awakening myself. All best.

  403. Jim says:

    Hi Ido,

    Thanks for stopping by – you should have taken a shot at the answer!

    I enjoyed reading your story.


  404. soumyav says:

    beautiful experience in the few words that you described the transformation of your life…
    thanks for being there on my blog and reading the posts . Its touching to read your inspirational posts..

  405. Hello,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    Have a wonderful week!

  406. Thank you for stopping by my blog and so glad you “liked” what you read today. Congratulations Ido on taking the steps to change your life to a positive, beautiful, happy one.
    I have been in transition myself the last couple years. I am so grateful God loves me unconditionally and guiding me on the right path for my life 🙂

  407. 40 is the new 13 says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog. This is a beautiful post you’ve written… truly inspiring. I left a job as a TV news reporter when my first child was born, realizing I would be happier and make a larger contribution to the world through this role as mother than I could in the office. I’m very happy to see there are others who also have felt stepping back is one path to a happy life.

  408. Sherry Short says:

    Hi Ido, Thanks for following my blog. I have enjoyed yours as well. You are a very insightful and enlightened person, providing me with more things to ponder on one of my pilgrimages.

  409. Ido how amazing n courageous to change directions n not be drawn in by society’s voice of have more, achieve more, be more. Settling into ur own truth is the best thing any of us can do n joy will follow as u r discovering.

  410. avariceconspiracy says:

    Very positive. I hope you can spread your message to more people who need to hear it

  411. Himethie says:

    Hi, Ido!

    thanks for visiting my blog, I hope there will be more to share and learn from each other’s experiences 🙂


  412. Tanvi says:

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, your story is engaging and inspiring!

  413. Hi Ido,
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to read my post. Glad you liked it! :-). I love what you have going here…I admire your spirit and courage to make the change (believe me, not many have the guts!). If only more people would let the truth set them free….there would be more happiness in the world…

  414. foziasaeed says:

    Thanks for liking my blog. Good luck on your journey 🙂

  415. Nirmal Bajwa says:

    thanks for liking my post. to be aware is really important. being awareonly we can see the trasure of nature. your blog is also nice, will go through it soon.

  416. bearyme says:

    Hello! Thank you for liking my post 🙂
    Your blog seems very inspiring… I think I’ll become one of your newest followers! Haha.

  417. Why am I not at all surprised you had a life changing experience.. Welcome to the fold.. 🙂

  418. nuvanablog says:

    Hi, Ido — Thanks for liking my post…only because it led me to yours which are truly inspiring. Be well…

  419. cuck0o says:

    Thank you for the Like
    and now that ive seen your blog
    I like Ido too!

  420. 2Bruces says:

    Dear Ido,

    Recently you liked our post on Olympian Fever on the Two Bruces blog. You are an inspiration to Bruce. He so likes stories of life changing events. Me on the other hand would rather have a beer.

    Good luck though.

    Bruce and Bruce

  421. Kip Light says:

    I’m happy to tell you that you’ve been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog” award! If you’ll come by http://kipsthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/one-lovely-blog-award/ you can pick up your award and see the rules. Congrats!

  422. thriveonnews says:

    Have nominated you for the super sweet bloggers award. cheers

  423. d90u1b says:

    Thank-you for liking my blog. It’s still a work in progress and probably will be for some time. I write because I love it and because, despite everything, I have hope.

  424. alootka says:

    Thank you for reading my newborn blog – I am rookie here, so it means much to me 🙂 Reading here I feel like at home… I love to hear from others what I hear from inside. Sending you Love and staying in touch with your inspirational site 🙂

  425. Ewa says:

    Your post brought smile to my face:)
    Thank you…

  426. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad I found yours!

  427. PhotoMom says:

    What a powerful story!

  428. teddlangtree says:

    always smiling = always healthy … thanks for the up …

  429. holliegraceanne says:

    Very cool and inspirational! I totally agree.:) Thanks for checking out my blog, and if you want to follow me on Twitter it’s @holliegraceanne.:) Good luck!!!

  430. spiritualsignposts says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, Ido. Yours really makes us all think. Shalom, shalom!

  431. Hello, I love your blog:-) You have just been nominated (again) for the One Lovely Blog Award! Check out my post “One Lovely Blog Award” for details on what to do next. Congratulations and please keep those great posts coming! http://micheledacosta.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/one-lovely-blog-award/

  432. pwettyfly says:

    hello, thank you for writing this. you give us all hope that we can let go our destructive selves and find contentment in being whom we truly are.

  433. Free Speech says:

    🙂 Inspiring to read.
    I can relate to some of it. Wishing you all the best x

  434. Marisha says:

    The break offs you happend to have or say created for yourself do sound quite frightening… but feels kind of great to know that it’s okay to shake it all off for once and more… to know that it’s not impossible to start it all over again!

    Thanks for sharing…

  435. Inspimind says:

    Dear Ido,
    Thanks for dropping by and liking my post @ http://www.inspimind.org.
    I find your blog to be extremely interesting and your writing is Great.
    Looking forward for great posts and more interaction with you.
    Cheers !!

  436. Luis Dias says:

    Hi Ido!

    Thanks for liking my blog posts! Your story is very inspiring indeed.

    Are you still in India? We could use your services as a violinist/violin teacher in our music charity Child’s Play (India) Foundation (www.childsplayindia.org), which brings classical music to disadvantaged children in India.

    Do get in touch.

    Best wishes,


  437. maddiefiles says:

    Hello Ido, thanks for reading my latest post, “In single parenting, organization is key,” and for liking it! I find your work inspiring, as well! Perhaps we can “talk” sometime about how you went about setting up workshops? (I need a dose of the practical nuts and bolts!) Looking forward to reading more of your wisdom, I wish you Peace, The Original Maddie!

  438. http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com
    Hi thank you for liking my post “repost learning to love” and for visiting my blog. Have a great day. Betty

  439. craiglock says:

    Nice read. Always follow your heart, “the road less travelled”, Ido

    All the best


  440. Cris says:

    I tried liking your About but it wouldn’t take me, so I thought I’d drop you a quick note. Congratulations on your rebirth. The world would be a better place if we all could undergo such a change. Best wishes.

  441. cedds says:

    Thank you for stopping by … actually I’m glad you did it because otherwise I wouldn’t have found your blog. I find myself lucky. Thank you very much for sharing!

  442. Kim says:

    Hi Ido……..thanks for liking my post “Celebrating Bahamian Praise – (2)…..I’m happy that it was an inspiration to you……….blessings!…….Kim

  443. Thanks Ido for stopping by & liking my post! Best to you. Kate

  444. Yumna says:

    Enlightening story! I am glad that i chose to never leave “myself” from a very early age. It makes things easier. Im glad that you are doing what is really “you”…many people do not realize this and their decisions are based on illusions and a false reality. Thanks for liking my post, otherwise i wouldnt have found your story!

    Keep writing!


  445. Lola Marigold says:

    Wow, Truly inspiring. Thank you.

  446. Thank you for liking my post. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I do agree with what you have stated “the more I came to realize that the source of anything holding me back was I myself”. I knew that it was fear holding me back on a few things in my life.

  447. varungenius says:

    Hey! Your story is quite similar to mine except that I wasn’t doing any job, I’m still a student of Engineering 🙂
    The transformation you are talking about, I’ve experienced that too and it’s amazing. Today, I am what I was definitely not two years back. I have learned a lot about LOVE and through meditation, I’ve realized many realizations which I share on my blog in the form of poems and articles. Well, there was no one to guide me to this path of spirituality, so I was my own guide, but I was amazed to find out that I was going right. Every new day, I’m learning something new and sometimes I see myself in the world of infinite possibilities. It’s fun!!!

  448. You’re literally amazing. Went through your blogs and I find myself screaming : Hey – is he reading my mind?!
    You’re doing an awesome job. Love the way you write and think. I’m speechless here. Just amazing.
    Following you to stay updated in near future! Keep blogging. 🙂

  449. LonePebble says:

    amazing story! it must have taken a tremendous amount of courage to let go of everything to find inner peace. its heartening to know you’re doing something that many of us spend all our lives thinking about but never actually do.
    reminds me of the philosophy behind sufi mysticism:
    “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
    ― Rumi
    and thanks for stopping by and liking my post! take care!

  450. SoundEagle says:

    Hello Ido,

    First of all, I would like to acknowledge your attention to proper grammar apart from your ability to convey subject matters with a heartfelt resonance, and in a nakedly forthright manner.

    More importantly, it is very clear and palpable that you have had an “awakening”, an extended epiphany, a journey towards discovering the authentic self, a redefining of your value, belief system, moral core, worldview and priority in life. Such is the intensity of the clarion calling that you have become radiant in your spiritual growth, as far as I could discern or ascertain from afar, empathetically and vicariously, emotionally and also intellectually.

    Seek and ye shall find, learn and ye shall be wise.

    Aim for holism and consilience. . . . .

  451. nurulthecook says:

    It’s really fantastic that you share this journey! People everywhere walk around with their eyes open yet do not see. They hear what you say but do not listen. They think about their anger or their sadness and do everything so as not to feel it, and then wonder what is wrong? Why doesn’t the anger and sadness go away?
    Life is meant to be lived with all it’s meticulous details of never-ending happiness and sorrows, excitements and disappointments, love and truth. And there is space for everyone to have their own unique version. And with it comes the power to make changes to any aspect that one is unhappy with. For love and happiness is what we are. The mind gets in the way and is the biggest challenge. This is my biggest challenge. A challenge I face somedays with ease and other days it’s a mountain (and I’m scared of heights). So on such days I simply don’t climb (well sometimes I get it right:-)). Life’s journey can be simple. But there are difficult decisions along the way. And we have to take responsibility for these decisions and the consequences. Only then are we free of this binding notion that someone/something else controls our happiness. Because in truth only I am responsible for my well-being. And it is my thoughts, actions and decisions that lead me to peace and happiness. And in truth and from experience, time is not a factor. It can be now! It’s just a choice…..!!

    Phew…..first time I’ve done that since blogging…. 🙂

  452. Thank you for taking time to visit my blog 🙂 you have a great site 🙂

  453. umagirish says:

    I love your story and the inspiring journey you’re on. I’m from India and I’m glad your transformation began with a remarkable experience there. I did go through my own transformation after my mother died in 2009, hence the blog ‘Grammar of Grief.’ my best to you.

  454. pseudomonaz says:

    you are amazing.. truly i liked each and every word you have written here… that’s my goal in life too…”to be happy”
    thanks for dropping by and liking my post.

  455. revwelker says:

    Hi Ido, Thank you for visiting my blog…. revwelker.wordpress.com I love your story and even thought the details of my story I can claim the same kind of transformation. Thank you God!!!

  456. revwelker says:

    Well, I just reread my note about and noticed a few errors. I love your story and even though the details of my story are very different I can claim the same kind of transformation. Thank you God!!! Boy another reminder that I don’t do things perfectly….but I make lots of progress a long the way.

  457. beautifully written! We all have a journey to do. It can be sometime quite tedious at best! I don’t think it’s possible to be happy every second of the day,but one definitely should search for satisfaction in what they are doing,joy,peace and serenity even though it demands a lot of courage to change ones whole direction. So,all my respect to you!Thanks for coming on my blog.Keep posting

  458. Suzicue says:

    Ido, I plan to read more of your posts. Sounds like an interesting journey. I, too, like violin; I teach little ones to play. God bless and thanks for visiting my blog.

  459. Mahogany says:

    I reading over your post and feel we may have some things in common, and we do. I appreciate you “liking” my post. I hope we can continue to connect. Many Blessings, sending positive vibes your way ❤

  460. Hi Ido,
    Thanks for reading Thought of the Day 9.18.12 Peace, Love and Understanding. That one meant a lot to me, and I spoke more from the heart when writing it. Have a great day. Cheers, Rita

  461. ~A says:

    Thanks for reading and liking some of my posts! Looks like you have a very interesting perspective on life. I look forward to reading some more. =) I’d also be interested in your opinions on some of the posts you read from me. =)

  462. sarwah2012 says:

    This sounds like, Eat, Love and Pray. First she was lost, when to India and was found. Is this the solution for all of us?

  463. karinalopez21 says:

    The beauty of life is inspiring. Love this, blessings with everything in life.

  464. Hi Ido, Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my post about Tenzin Palmo. If you hadn’t done that, I would not have discovered your site – and am so glad I did! I’m now a follower. Keep inspiring!

  465. I am so glad you found my blog so that I can be introduced to you. I am going to enjoy you go on your journey.

  466. Jennie G. says:

    I really like your blog, and have done to myself the same questions.
    I think that sometimes what we need is just come out of the bubble we live in, know about other experiences to get to know us, like to have some inspiration ´cause for me i´ts hard to find it just by myself inside of me.

  467. greekgirl777 says:

    What a beautiful gift you have given us. Thank you for liking my blog, Screams. Namaste

  468. Molly says:

    Cool blog, totally interested in self awareness, eastern philosophy etc. Looking forward to following you blog posts!

  469. bmhonline says:

    Hi Ido, thank you for liking my post ‘World Peace Day’ for which I have just written a follow-up piece. I can see from your About page that we share some common views on the world and I look forward to reading some of your future posts. “It’s the way we perceive life that shapes the reality.” – I strongly agree and find it an underlying theme when I write deeply meaningful topics or talk about them with friends. It’s great to hear about someone that has found their path in life, even if it was a big change from the one you were on. Asking ourselves “is this the right path for me?” is an important question we should all ask from time to time, and take a step back to answer it, or take the steps we need to make sure it is.


  470. Peadar Ban says:

    Some little robot somewhere directed you to my blog An Focal Beag agus Bog and you liked what you saw. I must thank you for that, and hope for your continued patronage. Pass on the word about what you saw if you think it worth something. I am intrigued by your “awakening” to the truth story.

  471. Fantastic. Thank you for being here now.

  472. fantastic. well written. Inspiring. thank you for being here now.

  473. Rob Mahan says:

    Hello Ido!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m glad you liked my post “In Sunshine or In Shadow”. Fall is upon us, and my fingers are already cold!

    All the best,

  474. amaeguerrero says:

    Hello sir! Thank for liking one of my posts. It’s really an honor. Your really have a very successful blog. God bless sir!

  475. jackie376 says:

    I love hearing about people who like you who follow their heart and dreams. Congratulations!
    Thank you for coming by my blog today. I appreciate your support.
    Looking forward to reading more from you:)

  476. jessicalle says:

    Two words, Ido. You rock.

  477. Congratulations! I have nominated for a lovely blog award!! The link which shows your blog is:
    transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com2012/10/09/i have been-nominated-for-a-lovely-blog-award/
    You are an amazing writer best of luck to you

  478. Hello! I’ve enjoyed your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. It is your choice to accept this award or not. To find out more please visit my post: (http://deceivemenot.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/a-beautiful-thank-you-for-the-beautiful-blogger-award/) and find directions, as well as a list of other bloggers I’ve nominated.

  479. Filippo Dibari's blog about Nutrition and Food says:

    Ciao Ido (voce e’ Brasileiro?), thanks for popping up at my blog – different topics we treat. Same life path though: I am Zen practitioner enjoying setting up Zen meditation groups where I go and live. Next: Maputo (Mozambique). If you happen to be around… Cheers. Fil 🙂

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      Nice to meet you Fil,
      I’m actually Israeli and not Brazillian.

      Mozambique is a bit far 4 me at the moment, but I’m sure that we will meet someday 🙂

      Do you happen 2 know this website? http://www.liberationunleashed.com

      Peace friend

      • Filippo Dibari's blog about Nutrition and Food says:

        Hi Ido,
        yes, you are right: we may meet sometime, somwhere – btw I am in London by now (bloomsbury).
        I do not know the web site you mention. Would you suggest to get acknowledge about it? You know the movement behind very well?
        I wish you a lovely day.
        Fil 🙂

      • Ido Lanuel says:

        Hi Bro,

        Yes, I highly suggest to enter this process. This is the nuts. The end of the search. I am one of the guides there, so if you are interested to go through the process I can guide you, or any other guide would love to do it. Explore the website, read a little bit about what it is. This is an interview with the founders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb6i2QtsNfU

        Peace friend.

      • Filippo Dibari's blog about Nutrition and Food says:

        Many thanks Ido. If interested, definitely you will hear from me. Have a great day. Plumpy hugs. Fil 🙂

  480. Thanks Again Ido for stopping by our blog on Non GMO. I can see you are still on your journey of Awareness. Never a dull moment. Have you started looking for a job yet? Just Kidding. I can see you stay busy with your blog and what a wonderful blog it is. Oh, have you tried the walking meditation technique for stopping the Internal Dialogue, I express in an earlier Comment? It was good to hear from you again. When a man has Love he is no longer at the mercy of forces greater then himself. For he himself becomes that powerful force. You are that force.

    • Ido Lanuel says:

      HAHA You keep making me laugh 🙂
      I tried this among other “walking games” that I play with myself while am walking alone. It is great.

      Hey, do you know this website? check it out:

      Peace & Love dear friend.

      • Hey my friend sorry for the delay in my reply to your comment here. I am wearing a number of hats and sometime I forget were I put one. I use to live the simply life. No debits, no money, lots of time with nothing to do. Now I have a gardening website and a blog and accounts and the list goes on. I miss the simply life, but I am enjoying the interaction with wonderful people like yourself. I even though it’s troubling at times I feel that I am doing something of value with the time I have left. There are so may people out there in internet land that are confused, afraid, and searching for something of importance for themselves, someway for them to connect and give meaning to their lives. I feel compelled to express a different construct of reality that might offer a different point of View, Shame on me for sticking my nose into their Business but I have stopped preaching and started listening, which has allowed me to grow a little more in love. So it’s a good thing. You have been a wonderful resource and new found friend and I thank you so much, for the love and kindness you shared with us. XXOO Just kidding about the kisses and hugs.LOL Oh, by the way you mentioned above in your reply that you play with yourself while your walking alone. It’s no wonder the technique I expressed to you isn’t working very well. I can’t stop laughing!!!!!!!!! Sorry, that one got away from me. Anyway I will take a closer look at the site you recommended. Still laughing!!!!!! Thanks, I needed that. OMG I hope this doesn’t posted on your blog site? Well you can always delete it. On a personal level if you would like to keep in touch and still maintain your dignity. Here’s my personal email address CJCwiok@gmail.com feel free to contact me. It would be my pleasure, of course, you probable get offer like this all the time. Thanks Again it’s time to put on another hat. Take care my friend.
        Still laughing!!!!!!!

      • OMG It did post. I am so sorry my Friend, see this why the email could be a good thing. Chances are nobody has seen it. Disclaimer: If anybody besides Ido has seen this, please realize that I was posting on the wrong Blog site. My bad and I am Sorry for the confusion. Ido has never or will he ever play if himself while walking alone. Please forgive me! Please remove this misinformation as soon as possible. Thank You!

      • Ido Lanuel says:

        HAHA that’s the funniest thing. I’m leaving it all online ofcourse.

        I also can’t stop laughing, good stuff.

  481. Pamela Hodgdon says:

    Most people never have the insight or the courage to make the transition that you have made. A inspiring and happy blog and I thank you for visiting my blog too.

  482. noir33 says:

    all the best on your quest…..

  483. hi ido thanxs for liking one of my blog posts.. it feels really cool someone notice you especially when you new out here.
    thanx again much appreciated..

  484. 2ndhalfolife says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog

  485. Mike Sirota says:

    I’m glad you like my post on DEADLY FRIEND. You’re welcome back to “Swords, Specters, & Stuff” anytime.

  486. hi Ido. Peace by any other name would smell as sweet. Regards, Raymond Spence

  487. Thank you for stopping by my blog – In The Hands of God entry – I have been looking around your blog and find it quite interesting. I have decided to follow your blog and see what happens.

  488. taobabe says:

    I like your attitude. Best of luck on your path towards self-realization.

  489. LouLou says:

    You might like the movie, ” The Razors Edge” the one with Tyrone Power.

  490. The universe has its beautiful ways of connecting us all…
    Ido, I wanted to thank you for liking my last post: ‘That Country I Love’, because it allowed me to discover your blog and I just LOVE it. Everything you post is exactly what I have been focusing on in my life. I’ve always had these questions about my existence and my happiness and about 2 years ago, something happened, there was a switch in my brain (literaly) and like a machine, I had this profound realization that I understood it all. I understood that I was at the core of my happiness and that I have always been happy, I wanted to share that happiness with the world, because all my life people around me always asked me the same question, over and over again: ‘Why are you always happy’.
    So thank you, thank you, thank you. As a happiness sharing friend, I wish you all the happiness in the world.

  491. Miss Bravo says:

    You have a really nice smile. 🙂

  492. weebee says:

    You blog is like my psychopath husband’s estranged, opposite twin. Honestly, I don’t know whether to like it or to get mad at it. But it’s interesting!

  493. scroungelady says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog, man! After a near-fatal accident I too decided to chuck it all and live life on my own terms. Value each day and don’t take yourself seriously!

  494. Today I managed to check fully your blog and found in yours the similar journey I am going through, according to the few comments I managed to ” leaf ” through, so do many others.
    The worries, negativity, fears of war, people… I came to a point where I wanted to enjoy the moment… We have one shot to make our life a good place to be. So I put aside judgmental behavior and focused on acceptance and serenity through many different alternative self therapies, books, philosophies, and macrobiotic way of eating. It is nice to read about others who have gone through the same journey. I am glad you came on my post! keep up the good work.
    Shalom, l’hitraot

  495. katiereadtherapy says:

    Thanks for the Like! I’ll follow you! Good stuff here. 🙂

  496. jaelwriting says:

    Your blog is very intriguing. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog! Come back anytime; I really appreciate it. 🙂

  497. I hadn’t got the chance to read through a lot of your posts but having done so, I love the direction you take your writing. I appreciate the like you shared on my blog, not for myself but for the chance to also share your writing.

  498. Hello Ido, thanks for visiting thefirstgates to like a post. Thanks for your great blog.

  499. Lucy says:

    Hi Ido,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and good luck on your journey! I appreciate hearing your story. You are very courageous. Happy writing and even happier living. 🙂


  500. Aruna says:

    Hi there! What a beautifull blog you have here 😀 thanks for stopping by my blog!

  501. gregoliversr says:

    Thanks for liking my blog post. It is always good to find another soul seeking meaning in this plastic world. Keep up the good energy. We all need truth, Thanks for being a bearer of it.

  502. Thank you for the Like and stopping by my blog. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

  503. Ten Carat says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I love your positive attitude. I am work in investment banking and realize if I left tomorrow, I could not say to anyone what value I have added in the last 6 years. Not a single thing. I started my blog 3 years ago but didn’t make it public until a month ago. I have already inspired a few women to stay positive in their search for love. I have never been happier sharing my experiences. I love the positive energy your site exudes. Look forward to reading your posts.

  504. cineaste says:

    This is the goal! To separate from fear and doubt and self-analysis and just…exist. Preach on, brother.

  505. frequentneed says:

    I wold have liked to have read all the comments here but……….well, there are a million. 🙂 What a wonderful about section. I did what you did here at a time in my life, killed off the old me and started cultivating the me I’d like to be. I’m certainly no going to say I’m living completely content and happy every day, but what I am content about is that I’m happy about becoming a person I genuinely like.

  506. Thanks for stopping by to read my recent blog!

  507. I think this is pretty cool. Happiness is so much more than “stuff” and “titles.” Happiness comes with a purpose of sharing experiences and maybe making someone else’s life better along the way. 🙂

    Thank you for liking my blog. You can find humor in almost anything if you look for it.

  508. Hey Ido, thanks for visiting my blog. 🙂

  509. Inspiring blog, may I ask, what happened with your girlfriend when you came back from India?

  510. Thanks for liking my poems!

  511. Karen Purcell says:

    Hi Ido
    Thanks for the follow. Your blog is very interesting too, I look forward to getting to know you better.

  512. dursinms says:

    Thanks for stopping by our blog and liking one of our post. I enjoyed reading your story on this page and wish you continued fulfillment in your journey to happiness.


  513. Evie Garone says:

    Synchronicity . . . I am so happy to have found your blog at this moment…was looking to make a spiritual leap in my life right now. Your are inspirational and I could use a little push right now to open my own mind and spirit to what is…lost my way for a while…Light & LOVE