BY SOFO ARCHON
2019 was a bit of a turbulent year for me, but I’m deeply grateful for the lessons it taught me, as well as for what it allowed me to achieve.
In this post, I’d like to share with you the most important things that I was able to accomplish in 2019, my favorite The Unbounded Spirit articles of the year, and my plans for 2020. So here they are:
Launching The Path of Contentment. After going through a lot of technical, financial, and bureaucratic hurdles, I launched my first-ever online course a few months ago. The Path of Contentment took me over a year to build and offers step-by-step, practical guidance on how to create a simpler, happier and more peaceful life. The course opens only four times a year, so if you’d like to be notified when it opens again, sign up for the Waiting List here.
Writing articles. Due to the tremendous amount of time and energy I spent building The Path of Contentment, in 2019 I wasn’t able to focus on the blog as much as I wanted. However, I still managed to write some long, in-depth articles. Here are my favorite The Unbounded Spirit posts of the year:
- Fear-Based Manipulation: How Politicians, Marketers and the Media Create Panic to Control the Masses
- If You Find it Hard to Forgive, Read This
- Mother Earth is Suffering. Why Do We Keep on Abusing Her?
- 10 Reasons Why I Don’t Have a Religion
- Speed Reading is Like Quick Sex
Creating videos. A couple of years ago, I decided to start sharing my ideas on YouTube. The reason was two-fold: to communicate my message to a wider audience, and to creatively express myself through the means of video. Since then, I’ve made 13 videos in total, and they seem to resonate with a lot of people. Here’s a list of the best (in my opinion) videos I’ve created so far:
- A Christmas Message
- The People We Don’t See
- The Secret to Overcoming Anxiety
- Death: The Prophecy That Never Fails
- The Wisdom of Bruce Lee
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Reading books. As you probably know, I love reading books. This year, however, I wasn’t able to read as many books as I usually do. But I did read some that I thoroughly enjoyed — these are my two favorite ones:
- Climate: A New Story by Charles Eisenstein
- Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Hararri
Currently, I’m reading 1984 by George Orwell and so far it’s been a great (and hauntingly prophetic) read. A couple of years ago I had the chance to attend a theatrical adaptation of it, and since then I wanted to dive into the book. Well, now’s the time!
Building stronger connections. In 2019, I got to form only a couple of new friendships, but I was able to build stronger, more intimate relationships with the friends that I already have. As I get older, I understand more and more the importance of having a few genuine friends, rather than a lot yet fake ones.
Communicating with you. For another year I was able to share a big part of my life’s journey with you through my articles, videos, newsletters, and social media posts. A lot of you send me heartwarming messages on a daily basis, and that really encourages me to keep on doing what I do. So I want to take a moment to thank each one of you for your continued love and support — it means a lot and I appreciate it more than words can express.
What are my plans for 2020? Well, they are a few and crystal clear. Firstly, I want to keep on creating new, high-quality content for The Unbounded Spirit and my YouTube channel. Secondly, I want to start digging into research for a book that I want to write. (For years now I’ve been thinking about writing a book, but I never really acted on it. Lately, however, I feel more and more the desire to turn this idea into reality.) Lastly, I want to spend more of my time doing things other than creating content, such as meeting friends, reading books and taking better care of myself.
Thank you, all of you, for being the amazing readers that you are. You can’t imagine how grateful I feel for being able to connect and share my writing with you.
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