Sometimes you need to walk alone, to find yourself.

There are times, when the very best person for you to discuss something extremely controversial with, is yourself. These are the moments when you have the most difficult considerations before you, and genuinely no one else will be able to help you to make those decisions.

Having an opportunity to seek one’s own counsel is of immeasurable value. This usually requires tranquility and a period of complete non-distraction, in order that you may drill down into the core issues, and give each one of them the thought, and consideration that they warrant. 

When we get to the point of zero distraction, we find our brain is much more willing to finally confront the deepest concerns that trouble us. In this contemplation, we are more likely to find our own internal understanding, such that we might be fully capable of not ducking away from the responsibility, and instead, going many layers deeper into the deliberation necessary to assist us in our choice for going forward. 

The journey through life is fraught with many chapters, not of our choosing. In the course of our having to weather these experiences, our growth improves exponentially, and our ability to avoid similar circumstances in the future, improves as a direct byproduct.

When we take a walk, the kinetic energy is transformational and ultimately lulls us into a sense of tranquility. This provides a tremendous foundation for making the most controversial of decisions. The avoidance of distraction further enables our focus to lift some of the layers of confusion that blind us during a normal period of our day, such that we are much more vivid in our understanding of the consequences that we are contemplating, in making such a decision.

Sometimes you just need to walk away to get to where you are going.

Happy Sunday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!