Former Bachelorette contestant Luke McLeod agreed to do the reality show on the advice of a āguruā.
They Sydney meditation teacher who starred on Sophie Monkās season and then Bachelor in Paradise, flew to Perth this week ahead of hosting his Soul Flow meditation workshop at Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club tomorrow.
He revealed he was approached twice to do the show and finally agreed after his own version of an āEat Pray Loveā trip to India.
āIt was so foreign ā not something I would ever do,ā he said.
āI went to India for two months and did a lot of spiritual work… there was a guru there that said āLuke, you need to do something soon thatās really going to test you and put you out of your comfort zoneā. I donāt really know what he meant by that but you take it on board.
āA week after I got a call from a casting director of Warner Brothers. I thought āMaybe this is it, maybe this is the thing Iām meant to test myself and put myself out thereā.
āOne thing led to the next and there I was.ā
There was a guru there that said āLuke, you need to do something thatās going to test youā
During Bachelor in Paradise, McLeod started dating Lisa Hyde only to split months later, admitting dating hasnāt been on his mind lately, choosing to focus on his business.
āItās almost been non-existent and I think Iāve done that on purpose,ā he said.
āI gave that a go and it didnāt quite work out the way I wanted and thatās life, Iāve learnt from that is every story has a struggle and ups and downs and mine didnāt work out the way I wanted it to and as much as we tried to work it out.ā
Saturday morningās event will see McLeod take attendees through a guided meditation, the first time he has held this event in Perth, urging first-timers to give it a go.
āI think people are becoming more open to it,ā he said. āIt is a personal mission of mine is make it more mainstream and every day.ā