The biggest lesson I had this year was learning to live in the present.
A few weeks into lockdown in NYC I surrendered to the experience, examining the detail of the darkness, seeing the light in the little things. I started living in awe of this extraordinary moment in this time that is the now, which soon will be history.
And in this present moment I find myself consulting with an extraordinary mission-based company AMARUMAYU. Their movement prevents the deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest by partnering with the indigenous peoples living there to create Superfruit juices made from the exotic, tropical fruits Camu Camu and Buriti.
And as someone who loves connecting like-minded people, I couldn't help but introduce my friend Steven Shalowitz, Host of "THE ONE WAY TICKET SHOW
podcast and a true global citizen, to my client, Jorge Lopez-Doriga, AMARUMAYU's Chief Sustainability Officer. On his program, Steven asks acclaimed guests from around the world where they'd go if given a one way ticket.
30 year Zen master and ambassador for Bhutan's Gross National Happiness, Jorge selected a one way ticket to the "present". In this conversation, he reminds us of the importance of being present in these uncertain times, how we must borrow the energy of this moment to protect our bodies and empower our minds.
I found their chat enlightening as we reflect on 2020.
Click here to listen to Jorge and Steven's conversation.
Here's to health and happiness in your present-moment.
We look forward to being with you in the now to imagine what's next.