The Metamorphosis of Rags to Riches to Rags

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After the end of the Vietnam war, graduating from U. M. Amherst University with diploma in hand, I realized it was time for me to cut my long hair, get a job and start my career. I lived "The American Dream" for many years after raising a beautiful daughter. It reached a point where I needed to re-evaluate my directions.

By many modern standards, I was considered successful. However, deep in my heart, I felt a discontent with my life. I felt like I was living a delusional life just to please other people's opinion of what they considered reality. The hardest part was breaking away from my family. They thought I was crazy. I felt in my eternal essence that it was time to change, walk my talk, follow my heart and live my dreams. Through this channel I found my life's purpose. 

It has been a long journey for me to learn the great lessons. A whole new reality revealed itself to me. This led me to live on Maui. I found many people on the island that shared my same dreams of love and peace. Stepping out of one's comfort box can be very scary, especially when you are comfortably living in a delusional reality. 

-Mike Peters