about dave marsh
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
ABOUT YOU FIRST
There is no shame in being here for selfish reasons. So let’s talk about you first.
Once we get your mind right there is no reason that you can’t be challenging and working towards being Ranked No1. I firmly believe it because I know the power of your mind.
ABOUT THE GREAT ONES
About me or my story actually starts with “ABOUT THEM”, meaning the incredible souls I have learned from along my journey.
Before I tell you about myself, let me tell you about some of the “traits” of the most important people that have influenced my own life experiences and lessons. Through my extensive research, study and discoveries, the best teachers in the world are actually students first, always willing to learn themselves.
They are humble and open to new revelations and are seldom set in their ways, instead preferring to be changed rather than to be right. That doesn’t mean that they are not single minded in there pursuit of true knowledge. In most cases their pilgrimage into the mind was their lifes work.
To discover true self knowledge requires at times a significant sacrifice and an unwavering dedication of the heart and mind. All of this must be mixed with an authentic desire to go beyond the ordinary mind, which demands inner courage, unwavering honesty and real humility.
To all of these great individuals and to a few in particular, I give special thanks because without your wisdom I would be forever lost in thought, forever left listening to the voice in my own mind and forever doomed to a life of pursuing all the wrong things for all of the wrong reasons.
To you all I owe more than my life, I owe you my willingness to work hard on myself so i can pass on these lessons to those brave souls, who know there is great inner wealth beyond the confinements of the unconditioned mind.
My true purpose
Dedicated my life
The wisest and most enlightened
High level performance
The best in the world
Studying these ancient teachings
Developing my knowledge
Integrating this understanding
Not just in theory
My true purpose has always been researching, investigating and studying the mind. For more than two decades I have dedicated the vast majority of my life into this exploration, always remaining open to new discoveries, whilst questioning and examining everything possible about the way the human mind really works.
I have researched the wisest and most enlightened scholars, the most acclaimed psychologists, teachers, guru’s and philosophers, always seeking a more complete understanding of the mind and in particular how this can be simplified and implemented into the field of high level performance, especially into sports where an athletes performance can drastically improve by using their mind in a more effective way.
During this time I’ve worked with and along side some of the best in the world, crossing multiple platforms. Having spent the previous 7 years in particular studying and learning with some of the most recognized and renowned teachers in the field of:
- Inner stillness
- The inner voice
Studying these ancient teachings truly gave me an opportunity to understand the incredible benefits of using specific practices and exercises to help in particular world class athletes to better understand the advantages of developing skills like inner silence and stillness both in and out of competition.
It quickly became apparent that I needed to take some time to research all of the greatest teachers of this body of work. The more I studied the incredible teachings the more people I became connected to, helping me to further develop my knowledge in this area. I knew it was imperative to familiarize myself with the intricacies of this work from a personal perspective not just from an intellectual level.
Integrating this understanding and actually practicing these ideas was like rocket fuel for my development, filling in many of the gaps in how the mind actually works in practice and not just theory. It was like flying up in a helicopter coming out of a forest, suddenly I could see the whole landscape, I could clearly see the entire territory, instead of just seeing the wood from the trees, I could see the whole forest.
My Present Understanding
My One Word
My Wish for Myself
My Wish for Myself with Others
My Most Important Book
The happiest pursuit of my life
The journey into studying the mind has been the happiest pursuit of my life. To get the opportunity to be immersed in investigating the human experience and discovering the most effective ways to use our mind as a tool rather than our enemy, has been fascinating and extremely fulfilling.
My 3 questions
All of the challenges I had experienced in my own life, along with the numerous questions people and elite athletes had consistently asked me to answer over the years, were beginning to not just be revealed, but it was quite literally like unlocking the secrets to a successful life, which wasn’t possible without a true understanding of the mind.
During all of those years of research I would always return to these 3 questions:
- How can I keep improving myself?
- Who are the best people I can learn from?
- What is the most significant factor in learning to use the mind in a more effective way?
In many ways these questions fuelled my desire to keep searching for the truth of the mind.
I could tell you that I did all of this for my career or to achieve fame and fortune, but when you begin to discover the truth about the mind, so much of that noise begins to fall away.
I have enjoyed financial and business success over the years, owned expensive sports cars, luxury real estate, traveled the globe, stayed at the best hotels and hob-knobbed with some of the most successful people on the planet, but none of this even slightly compares to the discoveries of learning about your own mind, because those discoveries lead towards internal psychological freedom.
The real truth, and I suppose secret to my entire understanding and perspective is that I didn’t just study the mind from an intellectual level, I lived my discoveries. I sacrificed parts of my life to spend time around the greatest minds in the world, learning from the true experts and journeying into the discoveries of the most accomplished experts whether past or present, hungry to learn about everything connected to reaching true human potential and ultimately discovering an authentic peace within.
So my work is not just a theory, it is a personal exploration into authentic internal understanding. True inner work takes a lifetime, however that is not to say that extraordinary changes can’t take place immediately in a person ready for change.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” The teacher is not me, it’s you! But what all of us need is a guide to help us understand how to help ourselves become our teacher.