2020 has been a year of hidden rejuvenation. On the work front, I’ve launched a second company successfully. During the last five months, after two months of lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak, it’s even more fascinating how I’d already published a book this year. It is my 10th publication, a milestone for which I’m very proud. I’ve also been in the studio recording new music. The most rewarding part of this year has been my focus on my health. I hired an excellent dietician and cut back on alcohol drinking. Often going to bed early. Taking the rest of my free time to catch up on some very simple activities like watching a movie or reading a new book. It is good to use the lockdown to reflect on life.
In 2020, you and I should consider putting the cellphones down and turning off social media. We should evaluate our close relationships with the people we care about. At this moment, moving forward, I want to be around those who make my heart dance. COVID-19 has taught us that we cannot survive an atomic contact with other people. Life is short, we are only five months into the year and it feels like a decade’s worth of drama has already unfolded. Somebody came in contact with a virus in China and before you knew it, the virus had spread to every part of the world. Let this be our cue. Embrace the people who are loyal and faithful and support the ones who inspire a positive change in the world.
A Few Words on the Weight of traveling
Dave Chappelle was right when he said traveling motivates one to acknowledge how insignificant they are. Many people feel very pretentious about themselves. They assume their opinions are facts, and they think their way of life is more satisfying. Many people assume that because they may have talent, wealth, or acclaim, that means they are more deserving or exceptional than other people. I call them self justified bigots. When you travel, you observe different countries full of people who speak a different language, eat an unusual cuisine, dress discordantly, and who appreciate an unconventional variety of music, art, or ideas. Those people have never heard of any of the circumstances that make the other group of people feel special. They are not impressed with any of the conditions that those others hold so dear. They do not want to belong.
The only thing we have in common is our intense wave of passion. We know what it’s like to feel empty inside, what it’s like to want something so much, we feel depressed when we can’t have it. No matter who you are or where you come from, you want respect, wealth, good health, and to live an abundant life. The modesty of our humanity is the fact that life is unpredictable and short. That is why we need to take the time to think about what we are doing. By no means am I some spiritual guru. These are only the thoughts I share with you. I stay strapped to the neck and do not turn the other cheek. However, it is also important to behave responsibly and choose our decisions wisely.