Taking a Walk

I felt good today. The kind of good that you feel when success comes along your way. Certain things happen and the fruition of your efforts come to reality. A letter her, an congratulations email there, a sum of money here. You feel like you are going the right way. Not necessarily Fortune, which, sometimes, luck has a strong play in our reception of nice things. But these are almost always not as satisfying as when you are trying really hard at something and finally, you hit the tipping point and the rewards start coming in.

I have also been taking walks outside of my apartment. At night, it is very, very quiet. You can see the stars in the sky. These are the cool things about living outside of the city. I remember in the book “Founders at work”, which details interviews with major founders of successful companies that one of the Founders recalls working at a lab in MIT near a park, and when his mind would get stuck on a research project (funded by the school) he would go for walks to clear his mind. When you are walking, you see different people, you connect with nature, and I think to some degree you connect with God. From this, one starts to realize his place in the world, and for me, sometimes ideas start coming in because of this shift in perspective from “I, the Ego, the world” to, me, within this world, a part of this world, in the cycle of life and death of forces that are beyond our control and yet we still have the power of our free wills.

I am not sure if I am making sense here. I suppose there are 2 realizations here:

1. Success is most sweet when you work for it, along with a mix of Fortune

2. Take walks, go out one night and walk the streets alone and visit a place you have never been to. You may find something interesting, meet someone new or find out something new about yourself when you are in unfamiliar territory.

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