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The time is now

Is there something you have envisioned for yourself? A life full of traveling, of creating a masterpiece, of learning a new skill or language, or of starting some kind of new adventure?

Sometimes we put dreams on hold because it simply doesn’t make sense to work on it now. But in reality, there will never be a perfect time.

Scratch that– in reality, the perfect time is now.

For me, my dream started with an idea of writing a book. Read More

You’re wiser than you think

Do you consider yourself wise?

I don’t. I think wisdom comes from, well, living a long time. And I’m definitely not there yet.

But at the same time, I did an exercise from meditation where I was asked to write a letter to my 13-year-old self. That letter flowed with “stop worrying about that boy, those straight As, those extracurriculars…” because as long as you’re spending time with the things you enjoy doing, you’re living a full life.

Next, I had to write a letter to my present self, from the perspective of my wiser, more spiritual self. Read More

Striving for focus

Focus has been my theme so far this year. Whether it’s a project I’m working on or a conversation I’m having, I have been doing my best to intentionally focus all of my attention in the present moment.

This has helped give me space and reduce excess in my life. By limiting distractions that compete with my concentration, I can go deeper in the moment with what’s right in front of me.

Here’s what I’m discovering so far:

There is only so much time in a day

Sometimes it’s hard to resist the lure of putting in a little effort in many things for the sake of saving time. The funny thing is, I find that I have even more time to spend on something I find meaningful when I’m not multitasking.

There are many pockets of free time scattered throughout the day to decide whether you want to spend it poking around aimlessly online, or dedicating it to something that’s more meaningful to you. Read More