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15 March 2012

When is the last time you took time for yourself…

Jairek Robbins

Hello friends,

Have you ever asked yourself, when was the last time you took a breather from life’s relentless hustle? When was the last time you spent a precious hour doing nothing but taking in the life around you? Well, that’s exactly what I’d like to chat about today.

Just like many of you, I’ve been swept away by the tides of TED videos. They are, in essence, a goldmine of insights, thoughts, and revelations. One of these gems caught my eye today. It highlighted an alarming fact about our modern life – we are always on the move, caught in the whirlwind of tasks, projects, dinners, and chit-chats. The hustle is relentless, leaving us with scarcely a moment to truly be in touch with ourselves, and with the world around us.

And when I say “be,” I’m talking about being present. I mean escaping the digital shackles and immersing ourselves in the raw, undiluted essence of life itself. You might argue that it’s challenging for those living in big cities to find a mountain, river, or forest to soak in the tranquility. I agree. But let me assure you, it’s not always about where you are. Sometimes, it’s about what you do, wherever you might be.

This dear friends, is what I want you to challenge yourselves with today. Take a half-hour off. Yes, just thirty minutes, that’s all I’m asking for. Switch off your cell phones, detach from the web, shun the noise, and grant yourself the simple pleasure of soaking in life, as it is, around you.

Be it in the comfort of your living room, the quiet corner of a park, or the bustling coffee shop down the street, allow yourself to feel the pulse of life around you. Watch the people passing by, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the rhythm of the city, and simply…be.

So, here’s the video that nudged me toward this insight. Watch it, soak it in, and then, take the plunge. Embark on this journey of self-discovery, this expedition into the uncharted territories of your own existence.

Remember, it’s not selfish to prioritize yourself once in a while. It’s necessary. In these precious moments of silence and solitude, you’ll likely find more than just tranquility. You might just find a piece of yourself that you didn’t know was missing.

Until next time, my friends, keep your minds open and your hearts full.

Yours in adventure,
Jairek Robbins

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