Hey There! I’m Rafal and I’ve built this blog for the adventurous writers, bloggers, and students.
You need to learn, improve, read and write to become somebody in life. I created this blog to help you to become a better, happier and more highly-skilled person.
All I have in this world is my knowledge and my skills. I spent years mastering the habits of success and I realized that good communication and marketing skills are essential if you want to make an impact on anyone.
Let me share some of these skills with you. Let’s take it to another level, shall we?
Where should you start?
- 103 Bucket List Ideas About Art, Adventure & Personal Development
- 50 Sophisticated Words in English (With Examples From Movies)
- 40 Best Essays of All Time (With Links)
- 22 Moroccan Nights – An Unconventional Travel Guide
- 66 Best Movie Villain Quotes Of All Time
“Live always at the ‘
edge of the mystery’ – the boundary of the unknown.” – Oppenheimer
What’s my story and what’s in it for you?
I was born in Poland but as a youngster, I used to travel around Europe with my parents and friends. I’ve read books about distant lands and ancient civilizations. I took every opportunity to visit new places and was awe-struck by their freshness and beauty. While still at the university I decided to see more of the world – living in one place just wasn’t an option.
After an inward battle, I finally listened to the “still small voice within” and it felt like an embrace of a warm summer breeze under a starry sky. I embarked on my journey that led me to many great destinations.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” – Henry David Thoreau
I decided to travel, and see what the world was up to
I worked on The Liberty Island during one of those hot summers in NYC. I ate $1 slices of pizza and drunk coke while listening to live jazz in Bryant Park. I crossed the strait of Bosporus, listened to Tanbur, and read the works of Orhan Pamuk while on student exchange in Istanbul.
I strolled through the streets of Florence, admiring works of the masters of the Renaissance. I stayed in India for eight months, where, among other marvels, I saw the grand fortresses of Rajasthan, star-gazed in the middle of the desert, and admired the sunset over the Taj Mahal.
Currently, I’m enjoying the sunny weather of Madrid, Spain (check my Instagram account to see what I do these days). As I write these words, I drink cafe con leche and listen to a live Flamenco performance on the beautiful Plaza de Tirso de Molina in the old part of town. And I feel that this is just the beginning for me.
My journeys weren’t always smooth (imagine a 55-hour ride in an Indian train), but in the end, they were always rewarding. They also let me learn a couple of things.
The best piece of advice I can offer at this point is this: with some effort, you too can follow your passion, do what you always wanted to do, and find your way to the good life. Hopefully, this blog will help you along the way.
“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.” – Albert Camus
Useful insights I’ve gathered over the years
1. The “travel is expensive” mantra is totally false – with the right attitude and preparation, you can go anywhere you want (unless you have major responsibilities at home, which is understandable).
2. Mainstream culture based on materialism is seductive, but you don’t have to follow it. You are essentially a free person. You can choose your own values, and write your own story. Stop being such an egoist, and give freely to others.
3. If you have an adventurous soul, you can go around the world and live life you never expected was possible. If you prefer stability, you can still do it on your own terms and make it so much more enjoyable.
4. You can earn a good living, and still have time to develop yourself spiritually, physically and intellectually.
5. There are states of consciousness reaching far beyond the ordinary experience (they’re easily available, yet most people never explore them).
6. You can progress towards your goals much faster if you focus on your strengths, and use the right mental and technological tools.
7. The great beauty can be found in seemingly ordinary moments of everyday life.
8. You can and in fact, you should help to save the Earth and preserve it for the future generations.
9. You can vastly improve your base level of happiness, intelligence, attitude, energy and health (by adopting a few good habits).
10. There are places and ideas in this world still waiting to be explored. There’s still much to be learned, and that makes life fascinating.
11. Being close to nature, unplugging and getting out of the city is one of the great pleasures of life.
12. No one ideology or religion can claim to have all the answers. It’s so much better to embrace an independent mindset and think for yourself.
13. Learning foreign languages and cultures is very rewarding, and it’s easier than you think.
14. Mindfulness meditation is one of the best techniques for improving your life.
On my blog, I intend to touch upon all the issues mentioned above (and many more). I invite on that journey. If you share a passion for truth, beauty and freedom, you are in the right place. You’ll hear from me often as I travel around the world, explore new ideas and gain useful knowledge.