“The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look” – Julius Caesar – 75 BC

Studying the mind on an authentic level is really an investigation into the the truth of who you are beyond your thoughts.


Towards the end of 2016 I started writing my first book, as I absorb myself in the process I found myself understanding even more about the intricacies of what I had been researching, learning and contemplating over the last two decades.  One day I just started writing poetry or more accurately stated, it started writing me.


I decided to share some of these poems because just as music is able to transcend the Intellect and connect straight to the heart, I believe poetry can open your heart and Illuminate your soul, which are important steps when entering into the primarily uncharted parts of your mind.

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My journey


The journey into 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 search for answers has taken me across five continents, seeking the greatest people and most enlightened souls on the planet, with the most developed perspectives, who could share their authentic discoveries with me about living with a free and uncluttered mind.

Traveling through numerous parts of Asia, across North America, Australia, South Africa, Europe and the Middle East all gave me invaluable insights. However after starting my journey in London I finally made my home in West Hollywood, Los Angeles beneath the Hollywood hills.

Los Angeles is a hot bed for attracting many of the most successful people on the planet from all walks of life. I knew that many of the greatest authors, philosophers, self-help gurus, psychologists and spiritual teachers tended to be based there or often made appearances in The City of Angels.

LA was indeed pivotal in my development as it afforded me the opportunity to meet a number of remarkable people including one of the most renowned authors and experts in the field of self-realization and self understanding in the world.

Benefiting from this new connection and friendship I began investigating a completely new body of work when it came to the mind, with the emphasis on internal understanding, including principles such as self-realization, mindfulness, Inner stillness, self-awareness, the inner voice and meditation.



My philosophy

“I’m ready for greatness”


My present understanding

“It’s authentically an inner journey, where through my discoveries, I strive to be the best version of myself, whilst working to help others ”


My one word is



My wish

To exceed my potential


My favorite book

“The secret of letting go” – by Guy Finley


“I’m ready for greatness”

About me..

“I believe we are at the beginning of a new era where something spectacular is beginning to take place in the world of mental coaching. Understanding the importance of “being present” and “living in the moment” especially in high-stakes environments, is the single largest determining factor for improving results and performance.”


My true purpose

Investigating & studying the mind


The wisest and most enlightened

Always seeking a more complete understanding.


High level performance

Using the mind in a more effective way


The best in the world

The most recognized & renowned teachers


Studying these ancient teachings

Incredible benefits of using specific practices


Developing my knowledge

Skills like in a silence and stillness


Integrating this understanding

Like rocket fuel for my development


Not just in theory

Suddenly I could see the whole landscape

My true purpose has always been 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:

  • Self-realization
  • Mindfulness
  • Inner stillness
  • Self-awareness
  • The inner voice
  • Meditation

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, I really could see the forest from the trees.

Jiddu Krishnamurti 1895 -1986

"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 1895 -1986

"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."



I walk into the wilderness, away from the light

My world turns to darkness, as I enter the fight

Faculties stolen, thoughts handed to me

Getting ready for battle, here comes the false me


Obsessed by desire, I must get what I want

I’ll stop at nothing, to be way out in front

Can’t tell pain from the victory, so confused is the pleasure

Handed over my life, all the time for false treasure


If the journey seems hard, I’m on the wrong trail

No need to continue, if I win still I fail

The lies and the heartache, run deep through my blood

False thoughts and false feelings, carried off like a flood


Combat riddled with sensation, again feeding the fake

Like I’m back in the garden, alone with the snake

Took a bite from the apple, now I’m ‪lost in the trees

My own lies do they punish, again fall to my knees


Resistance disturbance, the problems nonstop

The punishing feelings, all around me on top

Aspirations and yearning, are at first my best friend

Only pain in the suffering, will be felt in the end


The pain if i hide it, will remain as my own

The king was dismantled, the knowledge unknown

To pray for awareness, to see in the dark

If I’d only stop running, I can’t miss the mark


No wisdom to find, in a world lost at best

Started out as an angel, now I’m missing my quest

The war inside bolstered, won’t prevail in the end

The voice that is talking, is no longer my friend


Like a monster swimming deep, on the great ocean floor

I remember the power, the belief and the call

The command to end punishing, unrelenting make believe

Something wants to hold on, demanding I grieve


Emotional anarchy, the restlessness grows

Semblance the long winter, the truth remains froze

The remnant of gospel, to embrace the divine

As I turned to the light, in the haze now I’m flying


As I break through the surface, the pressure was tight

My brawn it’s not needed, but a new kind of might

No one knows of the twilight, the soft glow from on high

When the light is beneath me, my horizons the sky


All this light now within me, self remembrance a glow

The hurts getting clear now, the pain free to go

What I went through was needed, a sacrifice I must pay

Finally have been woken, to live a new way


By Dave Marsh



Temptation within me, to trust what is false

Manipulation it’s ally, the creature the wolf

Ripped limb from limb, not the physical but in mind

Total miss-understanding, the voice at first kind


It snarls and it growls, so ferocious the beast

Hungry the willing, unaware I’m the feast

The tricks and deception, betrayal its supreme

Deceit and the cunning, still locked in the dream


Anxiety worry, the delusion builds stronger

The nerves and the doubt, I won’t last any longer

The whole of my life, tormented by fear

Emotions pour down, has me locked inside here


It’s working me over, unable to breathe

The feelings dishonest, just like a thief

Upside down forever, it’s turning me over

Every step that I take, looking over my shoulder


Won’t live with the turmoil, get crushed in the stampede

The cut it’s not real, the wound it can’t bleed

Time it moves quickly, when I’m under attack

My essence been stolen, the shirt from my back


Wake up, wake up, in illusion immersed

The dream it’s not real, can’t get any worse

Emotional darkness, psychological laceration

Correspondence infected, time to end conversation


Heartbeat grows faster, the pulse it explodes

The truth getting nearer, the lies they are shown

Can’t fall any further, it’s best shot my reward

The touch of the truth, cuts me free like the sword


By Dave Marsh



I knew that I’d come back to you, I’m glad I braved the rain

But now its time, forget the storm and let go of the pain

The rain it surely feels like me, but it was never really real

I spent my life inside the storm, now at last comes the reveal


To come out from behind the clouds, to see at last the sun

A life of darkness disappears, freedom now to run

To see so clearly that I listen to it, I thought I knew the voice

To access truer knowledge now, I finally earned a choice


When the winds gathers force just remember myself, a look up to the sky

Take back my freedom take back my heart, its time to say goodbye

The truth remains I was never lost, just forgotten my orientation

Every time the train arrived in life, got off at the wrong station


A mistaken purpose of my life, what is false and what is good

My new task now to remember myself, no longer misunderstood

This true remembrance a gift from high, a blessing from divine

When the storm hits next and the rain pours down, i’ll just take it as a sign


Whether thunder or lightning or tidal waves, the storm it came for me

These storms that were against, are now my chance to see

So the next time, in the eye of the storm no need to be brave

There’s nothing set against me,  the truth is there to save


A chance to taste the pour of spirit, the evidence I was blind

Incredible persistence of the truth, so much peace to find

A chance proclaimed to find true love, a type of reincarnation

And if i work to know myself, so comes illumination


I’m ready to see the whole of it, its appearance no surprise

The angelic wisdom as the truth gets clearer, the dawning of new eyes

So all at once the past undone, the suffering ends at last

My time best spent remembering truth, let the false be in the past


By Dave Marsh



It lies in wait, hidden from the eye

Seems who I am, a familiar cry

Revenge and judgment, it fails to see

All of the harm, it does to me


Life out of control, the bounce the roll

It’ll damage anyone, it has no soul

Thoughts emotions, feelings too

All set against me, I never knew


Steals my soul and my true being

Sets out to punish, to block the seeing

Its pain on me, the kiss of death

Leaves you and I without our breath


It suggests it blames, lives in the dark

A wild animal, a killer shark

Will stop at nothing to get its way

It hurts it steals has lots to say


Pressures and pokes a relentless call

It’s always suggesting I take the fall

I listen I act, starting to see

The massive harm its done to me


So now I know I ask I yelp

The truth divine I need some help

This thing that has taken over my life

To pray for freedom, to drop the strife


But in its punishment on my true being

It’s getting evident now, bring on the seeing

I no longer have to live under this false self

I feel the light, an eternal wealth


This can take time, it matters not

My own true soul I had forgot

Take back my life, the time is here

Finally the false can disappear


By Dave Marsh



I walk in to the jungle of my mind,

thoughts not on my side

The familiar pattern we all know,

as I step on to the ride


Convincing me to listen to them

I’ve done that all my life

We both know the outcome of that,

the endless pain and strife


I didn’t always know the way,

but my heart lead me to search

Then one day something fresh arrived

a new way to see the earth


At first I didn’t understand its plan,

but I stayed on this new course

After days and nights of prays,

I felt at last the verse


There is a price to pay for truth,

a special kind of cost

So I’ll just say this to you,

I know right now you’re lost


You might be able to fake it good,

but you and I know the deal

So don’t be afraid of what you’ll see,

the times arrived for real


So take the step, remember this,

just let go of the past

Because when you work to know yourself

the truth returns at last


By Dave Marsh



Step aside and don’t you fear

From misty eyes comes the reveal

Was asleep and lost in a shadow fight

Wake up wake up and see the light


Enticing and creeping it’s taken over

Thrust down on me my powerless soldier

Instructions come to use the fist

Release is possible must not resist


Identification consumes us all

To give up that life not eternal fall

It took me over doesn’t matter how

It’s not for me I see that now


I don’t need power I just need light

I don’t need fighting I just need sight

I don’t need voices I just need proof

I don’t need you I just need truth

By Dave Marsh



It stirs and haunts me, just like a dream

The negativity strengthens, the desire to scream

If I do that, it’ll have its way

So I’ll stay quiet, nothing to say

It can’t stand silence, it hates the peace

My life is mine, won’t sign the lease


No more payments, not to it

I’ve seen the price, it’s time to quit

Engulfed submerged, under it’s alluring spell

My life on earth, can feel like hell


It’s why there’s conflict, miss-trust and war 

Always pushing me, to settle a score

It thrives on blindness won’t let me see

The non-stop harm, to you and me

Physical strength is useless here

Cause if I fight, I’ll disappear


With useless fighting, doomed to its trap

To remain in darkness, a perpetual nap

As you walk in sleep, the false it grows

The pain inside, that no one knows

An elaborate hoax, a hidden key

But as you work, you will break free


The price to pay, to give it up

To ask for help, an empty cup

Belief means nothing, this is divine

Give up the false, give back not mine

The light is coming, your time is now

As you stand before it, no need to bow


Instead you turn to face the beast

You’ve been consumed, you were the feast

Go in to it, as it’s done to you

Explore and study, you will break through

The false the fear, clenched by its grip

Man overboard, jump from the ship


With one right action, step to the light

End it’s persuasion, learn not to fight

Its scales and levels, above the line

Its truth It’s love, this is divine


By Dave Marsh


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