Creativity. Well-being. Happiness. Spiritual wholeness. Peace. We all strive to attain these, but how do we go about achieving them?
Aiming for these states of mind gives focus, depth, and texture to my days when I’m at home. It’s part of my daily practice; it’s part of what drives me, balances me, and tethers me. While I was in Italy recently, however, the need to find these levels of contentment and inspiration faded in necessity and urgency. Every morning started with a spark: Cappuccinos at corner cafes, lively conversations, daily agendas planned, revised, and perfected. My afternoons brimmed with excitement amid crowds of people, the traffic endlessly whizzing by, the noise around me constant and invigorating. My evenings were spent out with friends and family, the food and wine and passionate discussions seemingly endless. I felt vibrant and alive. At times I felt on fire.