You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you’ll discover will be wonderful.
What you’ll discover is yourself.
~ Alan Alda ~ American actor, director and screenwriter
Recently, I spent a few weeks in a town called Arequipa located near the border of Chile and Peru. It’s a very mystical city and without question, captured my heart forever.
Regardless of the sporadic and slow Internet connections and impossible phone systems, it became hard to leave the remote city of nearly one million people, all of which seem to live in a time that more or less no longer exists.
Upon my arrival, I knew I was truly in another world when after asking several people if there was a Starbucks, not one of them had even heard of the concept. My world is indeed shifting.
I made this video using various clips from my time in Arequipa mixed in with some footage from other places I’ve traveled along the way.
When I create these videos, I truly have no clue what they are going to turn out like.
Similar to when I was building houses, I would spend hours looking at a vacant property or a house at the framing stage, imagining what I could create. As the ideas would flow I would relish in the feeling of ecstasy as they swirled through my mind. I saw opportunities where others couldn’t and I knew without a shadow of doubt I could make a lot of money.
I am now experiencing the same level of ecstasy as I grow this blog and create my posts.
This manifestation has come from a long anticipated wait for life to answer my demand: “Show me my purpose in perfect clarity”
I now am beginning to see where all of this is headed and why all of my past experiences were necessary for this to even be a reality. Life is indeed a journey and I have learned that it will never give you more than you can handle…Never.
Prior to this trip I was not ready mentally nor in my ability to leave without restrictions. But I felt the pull in 2009 and things naturally began to shift in my life in preparation for the journey.
Although many things had to happen, looking back, it seemed almost effortless. My business sold at the perfect time, a depleting relationship came to an abrupt end and ideas for the blog and my new business came out of the blue.
It was a surreal experience in which the happenings of 2009 became critical preparers for this new life.
Inspiration For This Video
So in regards to the video the inspiration came when I was at the doctors office and the song “Comfortably Numb” kept playing in my head. (Yes, I know it’s copyrighted, but I imagine David Gilmore has bigger fish to fry…plus I’m one of their biggest fans, hopefully if he ever sees this video he’ll forgive me)
Comfortably Numb has long been one of my favorite songs and I thought it would be cool to play off the words to try and show how I am feeling. There is a lot of symbolism in this video and it quite literally reflects how and what I am thinking right now.
From missing my son, to yearning for the affection of a women after being with one for the last several years to simply experiencing things I have never even imagined.
I believe I have indeed found the keys to happiness…And it is not money, but the freedom and ability to “just be” that money can afford.
Waking up knowing this is my new life makes me want to pinch myself. For as long as I can remember, traveling the world freely has been my desire and ambition. All I have ever wanted was to live life on my terms, and it has finally happened. And I really do feel like I am living my dream.
If you could do whatever you wanted, what would it be? Please leave your comments.