My name is Adam Lanka and I am from the town of Mooresville, North Carolina. I was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois and have many family ties to the mid-west, but was raised in the South in Georgia and North Carolina. To complete the smattering of cultural influences on my growth, I was lucky enough to be able to spend many of my summers on Mission Beach in San Diego, California, and have always been a being that thrives near the water. Currently I am in paradise in a small, local beach town on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Costa Rica.
My journey and individual search for the soul began at a very young age when I was raised in a Western religious institution. I was very active in the religious community as I was always attracted to spirituality, but also thought that there was much more going on than the church was telling us. I had questions and I wanted to answer them myself.
I attended Duke University in North Carolina and obtained my Bachelor of Sciences degree in Physics and a minor in Mathematics. It was in college that I had access to the information I needed to fully express and explore myself spiritually. I tasted Buddhist thought, researched the Mayans, explored Taoism, but astonishingly found an unexpected source in my study of Quantum Mechanics. The fundamental understanding of our universe on such a micro and macro level resonated deeply within my soul, and these other types of thought were saying the same thing but in their own language! This was my first glimpse of a universal truth, something so basic and fundamental that it is expressed everywhere in our world.
I came to a conclusion about what is important in my life, and it is life, love, and my personal spiritual journey. I chose to follow my life path and strive to have a positive impact on everyone and everything I encounter in my life. After college I knew that I needed to venture out upon this journey by myself, and the opportunity opened up to teach in a foreign country. By the provenance of the universe, I landed in the beautiful land of Costa Rica. Everything about the country vibrated with me so strongly on a physical and spiritual level, I knew that this was where I was meant to be.
Little did I know, but my time in Costa Rica was leading me onward to a very pivotal moment in time. This crystallized one day as I walked toward a client’s room for a healing session at a local resort. As I approached the room and went to knock upon the door, it swung upon before my fist even touched the wood. Staring back at me was a beautiful woman, and when we made eye contact my heart screamed with recognition as it said to me ‘there she is!’ The moment I looked in her eyes, I knew that I would marry this woman and spend the rest of my life with her.
A few months later, Harriet and I made our vows to each other at a breathtaking waterfall in the presence of a few close friends. Together, we journey onwards as we explore the universe and be forces of love and change within the world. Along for the ride with us are our now four fellow adventurers; our dogs Bone and Daisy, Zona, and The Oracle. Together we meet everyday head on and strive to live fully in every single moment.