When Jason Kurtz was in his late 20s, he was single, lonely, broke, listless, and living with his parents.
Then he followed an urge to travel to India, and he told himself that he would not come home until he knew what he wanted to do with his life. During the many-month adventure, Kurtz was ripped off by cab drivers, conned by begging children, and forced to confront his aversion to everything from filth to lack of personal space.
His recently released memoir about the experience is gripping, and every page is full of spiritual lessons. When I finished Follow the Joy, I wanted to know more. Obviously, the journey had helped Kurtz find happiness. But did it also eventually help him find love? And did what he learned during that trip prepare him for his career as a psychotherapist?
I gave him a call. “In many ways the book is the story of how I became the man who could find and marry my wife,” Kurtz told me. Here are 7 spiritual laws that helped him do just that. Read them so you can form and keep successful relationships, too.
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