'wanderer, there is no path, the path is made by walking. we're all wanderers in life.' -spanish poet, antonio machado

Monday, January 10, 2011

TED is great. No, it's awesome.

I think this one speaks for itself. It's the small things in life that make it so awesome. Good to put things in perspective.

In this TED talk, Neil Pasricha - creator of the 1000 Awesome Things blog - savours life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. There are so many reasons to be happy in life. Take advantage of it. Smile. Enjoy it.

The 3 A's of Awesome

Attitude - Having a great attitude you can swirl and twirl and gloom and doom forever or you can grieve and then face the future with newly-sober eyes.

Awareness - Having a sense of awareness is just about embracing your inner 3-year-old. Remember that you saw everything you've seen for the first time once too. See again with those eyes.

Authenticity - It's about being you...and being cool with that. When you're authentic, you end up following your heart, and you put yourself in places and situations and in conversations that you love, and that you enjoy...you meet people that you like talking to, you go place you've dreamt about and you end up following your heart and feeling very fulfilled.

My favourite? Authenticity. It's the reason why I've made the decisions I have in my life. It's the reason I've met a plethora of beautiful souls across the globe, and have had some life-changing conversations and interactions. It's the way I wish to live my life. And lead. And love. And, even though it resides within me, I feel like I've lost it of late. Lost perspective. Well, folks, it's time harness the power of authenticity once again. And, while we're at it, attitude and awareness too.

Here's to living a life that is truly awesome,