At the age of 42, Robert DeVinck was forced to face his physical mortality when his life was interrupted by Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Disease. But it would take another fifteen years before he was willing to address his other life-threatening disease - addiction. The egocentric “false self” that he had created over a lifetime had taken a serious toll on his marriage and family. Rising from the ashes of what proved to be his two sacred illnesses, DeVinck began his transformational spiritual journey to find his true self, his soul.
Dedicating himself to the study of the spiritual teachings of Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism, DeVinck has discovered that the one common truth shared by the great sages and saints of history is to live humbly, gratefully, and in service to others. Selfishness must be transformed into selflessness.
In his inspirational guidebook, DeVinck has distilled the many life lessons he has learned, along with the wisdom of the world’s great spiritual teachings, down to one basic principle - the Hawaiian philosophy of Pono, the practice of doing the right thing in all areas of your life. By living, eating, and being Pono in our daily lives, we will come to know who we truly are, the person we were created to be. The Pono Principle will help guide us to doing what is right for our souls, each other, and the world we share together.
DeVinck has a Masters Degree in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University. He is married, has five children and seven grandchildren.
He lives on the island of Maui.