A second chance at life. That’s the true story of this week’s guest, Kushal Choksi, Investment Analyst for Goldman Sachs turned entrepreneur, 9/11 survivor and author of On a Wing and a Prayer, which chronicles Kushal’s narrow escape from the World Trade Center’s North Tower on that fateful day.
It was truly a life-changing event, revealing that there was more to life than pursuing his career. Life became much more spiritual for Kushal as he learned the Sky Bridge meditation techniques, freeing him from impressions and emotional impacts in his sub-conscience.
- In my mind, America was that land of freedom where I could become whatever I wanted.
- 9/11 started out as just another workday for me.
- There was a huge bang that shook me up. Within a few seconds, the pandemonium started.
- I’m not programmed to see things like this.
- It was raining cement, like something out of a movie.
- When I came out of the building, I looked up and saw a huge, gaping hole in the side of the building.
- Out of the corner of my eye, I saw another aircraft crashing into the other tower, spewing out a huge ball of fire on the other side.
- I couldn’t conceive that someone could fly a plane into the building. I saw it go into the building like a slab of butter.
- The smoke cloud was engulfing everything in its way.
- As I ran as fast as I could, there was a commuter boat leaving the slip, and I leaped onto it as it pulled away.
- I was perhaps the last person to leave on the last boat. I had become a statistic – A survivor.
- It was a dream I could not wake up from.
- On one hand, I was feeling lucky, while on the other I felt I had to go after whatever I was chasing with more gusto. I had a second chance at life.
- Whenever you go through a life event, it leaves an impression on our sub-conscience. It creates a lesion on our nervous system.
- This Sky Breath meditation technique that I learned cleanses the nervous system of these impressions.
- I am more in control of my thoughts, my emotions, and how I respond to situations.
- 3 rules for meditation:
1) I do nothing for 10 minutes. Let the world around me collapse.
2) I want nothing.
3) I am nothing – no labels on ourselves.