You have to see different things.
You’ve gotta walk unfamiliar streets.
You have to hear strange sounds and witness uncommon cultures.
You have to fumble through foreign languages and fall into unexpected conversations.
You have to explore.
The more differences you see, the more you realize we’re all same.
You will never grow standing still.
You need to move. You need to see different places. You need to experience different things.
You need to shake hands and share laughs with people who look nothing like you.
You need to learn to ride foreign subways and wander unfamiliar streets.
For sure, “travel” is the ideal. It’s amazing – better than any Ivy League education. I learned more in my travels in the US and abroad than in any other scenario or setting (46 countries and 48 states of lessons). It’s always-on inspiration. Your senses come alive and your mind is turned on. Your creative juices erupt and flow.
But I know we all can’t hop on a plane whenever we want. And that’s ok.
If you can’t visit another country, go see another state. If you can’t see a new state, drive to another city. If you can’t do that, jog to another neighborhood. If that’s not possible, walk to a different corner of your driveway…. whatever you do, just MOVE.
This world has so much depth and so many layers. To really see it, to really appreciate its beauty and understand its pain, you have to view it from different angles.
I can’t take this picture.
I can’t touch this camera.
This land is too perfect for this lens. (more…)
Of course you can’t see me. I’m on the other side now.
Crossing through contradiction and fighting past false fiction, to find the truth that’s been hiding in front of my eyes… and touch the answers that sleep awake in my soul. (more…)
Thanks for making 2013 an incredible year. It was just 10 months ago – feels like 10 years – that I left behind everything I had to go ALL IN on building #besomebody into something that helped people across the world… Something that made people FEEL something. (more…)