Hi, and thank you for visiting HopeitHelps.org. My name is Derrick Evens and I am your author. I am not a Guru, Sage or Spiritual leader. I’m just like you. I have a job, a child, a relationship, bills to pay and plenty of stress lurking around every corner. The reason I created this site is to document my own spiritual journey and hopefully inspire you along yours. I think there are great Guru’s out there and I follow many of them. However, I have little to nothing in common with these Gurus other than the spiritual journey we all share. Perhaps you are like me, looking for someone similar to share ideas and thoughts with in the realm of Philosophy and Spirituality. That’s why I’m here…
I grew up in the great state of Missouri, but I currently live in Del Mar, California. I went to college at the University of Missouri-Columbia, which is amazingly still a top 3 Journalism school in the nation here 15 years later. In my professional life, I’ve been doing Financial Talk Radio for the past 10 years. Many of my fans know me as “Mr Credit”, which is my Financial Talk Radio brand. I created this website with one goal in mind. It’s the same goal I’ve had since the beginning of my career in talk radio…to help.
The great thing about being a radio host is that you get to meet all kinds of people. CEO’s, musicians, artists, athletes, actors, local celebrities and so on. In fact, I’ve always been able to get anyone I wanted on my radio show. If I read an article, see a story on TV or read a book I really like, then I just reach out to the person or their handlers and invite them on my show. They always do it! The best part about this experience isn’t just the rush of having someone famous waiting for you to fire questions at them, although that is a really fun part, but when you get the time to reflect on those encounters is when you truly see the value in the experience. How the guests react when they are in the situation of being put on-the-spot or on-the-record for thousands of people to hear instantly and thousands more to hear/view later when the shows are re-purposed on social media, really tells you a lot about what they have going on in their lives. Most importantly, you can see, as though you have a crystal ball, who is happy and who isn’t. Amazingly, because of the extreme intimacy of the experience, you almost always get a glimpse at WHY as well. This is really powerful! The opportunity to take all these different people and all their life experiences and see deep within in just a matter of minutes is like stealing time.
Everything changed for me, when one of my best friends from High School came to visit me here in San Diego. His name is Andy Bell. Andy came to San Diego from New York to go to an event at the Chopra Center. It was a week-long event where all the participants were to be silent! I told him he was crazy! Andy is one of the nicest people on the planet and he had been doing this Yoga and meditation stuff for a while. I wasn’t sure what to think of it all, but I certainly didn’t think it was an endearing quality. However, he asked if he could stay with us for a few days and I of course said ok. The first day he was here, he had me meditating for the very first time. We only did it for 10 minutes. I recall we used the mantra “so hum nimah” and I had multiple life-changing discoveries in that 10 minutes. It was my “AH HAH” moment. Andy recommend that I have Davidji on my radio show. Like I said earlier, it’s not tough. It did take a while to get scheduled, but we made it happen. Here is a link to see/listen to that show with Davidji: Derrick & Davidji on the Radio
Since then, I have read and studied everything I can find about this new age philosophy of “deeper thinking” & meditation. The first thing I learned is that it’s not new at all. In fact, it’s very old. The techniques of meditation and stillness have been around for 5,000+ years. However, there is a resurgence in this concept that is very real, very sticky and it’s happening right now. Of course, that’s no reason to get involved, just because many others are, but it does call for recognition. For decades, everyone in America has been about the almighty dollar. This next generation might be the one that realizes life currency is more important for creating your value-hierarchy than material currency or money.
In my quest for knowledge, I have learned A LOT. Things I would have never learned on my own. Things I would have never thought possible without guidance from others. The purpose of this website and this movement if you will, is to help. Hence the name. I know for sure there is no silver bullet. However, I plan to post as much timeless information on this website as possible. If I encounter anything that helps me or has helped someone I know, I will post it here. Some of it may help you and some may not, but the hope is that it will and certainly cannot hurt.
Hope it helps!