David Carlyle


David Carlyle grew up in Ottawa, Canada, the son of civil servant parents and a middle class society during the decades of draft dodgers, hippy communes, Pink Floyd and Timothy Leary extolling LSD use as a valid expression of self discovery. David was an actor with the National Arts Centre Student Young Company at 15, a 5 star hotel chef at 18 and businessman by 25. He has travelled extensively throughout Europe and lived in Los Angeles, California, before moving to back to Canada. He now lives in Vancouver, Canada. David has written four popular ebooks on spirituality, Buddhism and meditation.

"Spirituality, or simply reflection and meditation can be central to who we are, who we desire to be, and how we perceive our world. Our greatest struggle is always with our own mind, our desires and our ego. Eventually we learn we are simply what we do, each moment defining who we are at that moment."
~ David Carlyle

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had been working as a Social Media Director for about a year and my professional coach was encouraging me to tell my personal story. It had to do with being genuine, open and honest. I was hesitant but finally thought, why not. If people reject me for my past so be it. I was looking for something else to do and came across a seminar on writing ebooks and simply thought, hey, I can do that. It was just a match of wanting to tell my own story of redemption and a new venture, or passion, writing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I'd have to say honesty. There is something fundamental and sincere about putting your thoughts into words. Even if it is not a personal bio but something about ethics, spirituality or the like, it is your own words that speak back to you confirming who you are. Writing confronts my limitations, disappointments and vision of who I am. It is looking at myself, even when I am not talking about myself.
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Where to find David Carlyle online


Meditation For Beginners & Spiritual Skeptics
Price: Free! Words: 8,860. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Religion & self-improvement
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Learn how to start, develop and maintain an authentic meditation practice. Drawing on many years of meditation, the author offers a realistic approach to what is a simple yet profound way to rekindle your spirituality, dignity and compassion for others. Download a FREE copy of Meditation For Beginners today. Open your heart and mind to the peace and calm of meditation.

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