About Atalwin Pilon

Atalwin Pilon is a former bad boy from Amsterdam who had an experience of spiritual awakening at 32. Since that moment he committed to the truth and lives from his heart. Currently he is traveling the world on a quest for meaning, aiming to make a difference. Follow him on his blog Basic Goodness, Facebook and Twitter. You can try him out as your life coach too, if his voice speaks to you. Email him. He will be honored.

My Ego Pissed Somebody Off and That’s OK

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Atalwin Pilon wonders about the tradeoffs of honesty and likeability.

How to Fail at Meeting the Girl of Your Dreams

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The universe gave Atalwin Pilon a single chance to meet someone he was wildly attracted to. And he choked.

Thoughts on Happiness and Fear

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Atalwin Pilon knows he isn’t happy 100% of the time. But is that even the point? If not, what is?

What Makes Me Unique?

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If you have the courage to lead others you should also have the courage to change yourself.

Ready for Transformation?

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I might feel like I am in carb prison, but I am ready for the challenge and the transformation that waits around the corner.

Feeling Famous

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I am feeling almost famous and I have to combat those parts of me that are afraid.

“We Steal Secrets” – How The Shadows Of Julian Assange & Bradley Manning Change The World

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On Assange, Manning, and the external and inner demons they face.

How Not To Sell A Coaching Program

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I walked away from an opportunity because something rubbed me the wrong way. Did I do the right thing?

Hotel Room Narcissism Meets Pretty Brutal Honesty: The Beginning of a Journey Back to Real Fitness

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After spending some intense time focusing on spiritual development, I now turn to physical development.

A Precious Practice

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Communication is much different after going weeks without speaking.

Another Morning in the Zendo

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Nightmares of betrayal leave me with a sense of distrust and sadness.

Full Moon, Fresh Vows

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On Buddhist ceremonies, writing, and how my life would look from an alien’s perspective.

Going Step by Step

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Being preoccupied with the steps you wish you were taking causes us to miss the beauty and importance of the small ones we can make.

Dustin Hoffman, The Beautiful Girl & The Inner Mirror

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“There are too many interesting women I did not have the experience to know in this life because I have been brain washed.”

Inside the Mind of a Procrastinating Meditator

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Is my curiosity or my desire to escape reality propelling my procrastination?

Unexpected Love from Istanbul

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Events happening on the other side of the world are much more personal when the protesters you see on T.V. are your close friends.