We had the good fortune of connecting with Justin Haines and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Justin, how do you think about risk?
I believe the biggest risk is not reaching within to develop ones deepest gifts and bring them to the world. We all have genius locked up inside of us, and to not explore that robs the world of our fullest expression, the regret of this seems to me the biggest risk of a life not fulfilled.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
A degree of openness was needed. If I had known all of the answers before, I could not be open to entertaining new ideas. I would say that getting to where I am at now certainly was not easy, I had to face the limitations about myself that I had adopted as true. I had to enter into that shadow, the place we all fear to go to release these unserving ways of being before I could transcend. I became a coach of myself, I became so committed to breaking these patterns and elevating my state and it freed me from my self imposed mental prison. Upon this new elevated state of being, people became attracted to me. I would then share what I was doing, and the few that took themselves on through practices and methods elevated their lives. When I became aware of this, I knew that what I came here to do was to help humans evolve. This led me into the world of coaching.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I would say that I am not a good consumer however I think we have some incredible Thai food spots like Glai Baan. That is always a good dinner spot. My first choice would be to get out in Nature, away from all of the disruptive frequencies of the big city. We have so many incredible hikes, West Clear Creek wilderness, White Mountains, Humphries are all great places to see Natures beauty.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would say that when one is aware, life itself becomes the teacher. All experiences are happening for us, to help us evolve. We do not always get the lesson right away, however when we do we continue our growth. All of the coaches I have been coached by, the spiritual teachers /healers I have encountered have all left me better off than I was before. If I was to specifically highlight a couple individuals, both Ram Das and Alan Watts have indirectly impacted me in profound ways. From their books, to their lectures they have led me deeper into my Being.