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Derek Rydall

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Derek Rydall is a prominent life coach and active speaker, bringing his unique brand of inspiration to audiences around the country. He writes for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, among others.

Photograph by Jennifer Calderon

Derek Rydall

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Derek Rydall is a prominent life coach and active speaker, bringing his unique brand of inspiration to audiences around the country. He writes for the Huffington Post and Spirituality & Health, among others.

Photograph by Jennifer Calderon

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Life is not a problem to be solved, but an adventure to be lived!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Living in a constant state of conscious oneness with Source -- and letting It express fully! 

And in my less enlightened moments (or maybe more enlightened) it would be hanging with friends in a cool cafe overlooking the ocean on a gorgeous sunny day, eating amazing food prepared by a true culinary artist, indulging in a margarita, having deep dialog and laughing our butts off at all the crazy stuff we do!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I will be tempted to believe the limited appearances of the world and fail to reveal the true potential of my/our being. That I will fall asleep. That I will waste too many moments of this precious incarnation fighting, fixing, or fearing, instead of loving, living, and risking.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire a lot of people, for the various aspects of love, light, genius, or mastery they express. Oprah is up there. Michael Beckwith and Nirvana Gayle, two of my mentors. Obama, for his poise under pressure. I know I'm cheating by naming several! There are artists and other experts as well, but I'm leave that a mystery for now.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. In terms of speaking, probably 'consciousness, vision, purpose, destiny, excellence, genius, and power.' I can hardly have a conversation with someone without touching upon those. Phrases might be 'take it to the next level,' 'live life to the fullest,' 'follow your dreams/destiny,' 'awaken to the truth.'

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