In an ideal world, you can head to a beach for a sunrise meditation session or visit the cherry blossoms in Japan. Don’t worry, we’ll help you find your happy place – with a few stops around the planet first.
“Try taking a few breaths and doing three or four poses a day — anybody can commit to that.”
…And think of one thing that brings you joy while staring at this photo of cherry blossoms in Ōgawara, Japan.
“The cherry blossom is an important symbol of new beginnings. There is also the tragedy of its short life. It’s intense, and then it’s gone.”
And let the sounds of wood pigeons, nuthatches and chaffinches in an old growth forest in Romania guide you to your happy place…
Still haven’t reached zen?
Take a cue from the Dominican Republic’s musicologists and blast beats from your car while dancing in the streets. (Keeping your distance, of course.)
We will travel again. In the meantime, take comfort in Canadian astronaut David Saint–Jacques’ wise words:
“For the moment, I can close my eyes and travel in my imagination.”
We sure do.