Chris Grosso – The Indie Spiritualist – Ep. 94 – Panache Desai

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Chris speaks with bestselling author Panache Desai about misconceptions of spirituality, breaking out of societal boxes and paradigms, and finding your true authenticity.

Panache Desai is a bestselling author, storyteller, and business and life catalyst who for over 10 years has been using energetic transformation to positively change the lives of countless people around the globe. Bestselling author of Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-Day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy, Panache’s new book will be published in early 2020. You can find out more about him at, and view his articles at

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Domesticated Humans

Chris asks Panache to share the story of his journey of awakening. Panache talks about being born into a very spiritual family, and then losing that connection as he grew up and became a ‘domesticated human.’ They discuss how recognizing the eternal truths and principles from every religion can help us come together as a species.

“It just goes to show that even if you incarnate into this place of oneness and you have this amazing spiritual connection, life still happens, duality is still a part of the experience.” – Panache Desai

The Authentic Self (22:03)

Chris reflects on some of the outdated paradigms in the spiritual world and how he often struggles to fit in. They talk about embracing authenticity and finding your true authentic self. Panache explores how authenticity is a means of breaking free from the domesticated human experience.

“Authenticity is the antidote. It’s the antidote to the domestication. It’s the antidote to the suffering. It’s the antidote to the pain. For me, vulnerability has been so important in my journey.” – Panache Desai 

Lama Surya Das explores how to cultivate authenticity on Awakening Now Ep. 76
Adaptation Isn’t Transformation (42:05)

Chris and Panache discuss some of the misconceptions of spirituality in the West. And how we can wind up with ‘spiritualized egos.’ Panache talks about how discomfort can be essential to the progress you make on the spiritual path. He notes that spiritual teachers who aren’t delivering transformation are merely perpetuating adaptation.

“The whole Western spiritual paradigm that’s based in the mind has led to adaptation. We’re not going deep enough.” – Panache Desai

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