The Ride of Your Life – One Step at a Time (TEDx Russell Square)

The Ride of Your Life – One Step at a Time (TEDx Russell Square)

Last month I had the honor and pleasure of giving a TEDx talk in London. When I first got the word that I will be giving the talk, I was ultra-excited, but in the weeks leading to the event, my excitement quickly turned into anxiety: According to the TED/x format, talks cannot exceed 18 minutes, […]

Mar 20

Answering the Big Questions through the Small Ones

Answering the Big Questions through the Small Ones

In his 1982 song “think too much” singer Paul Simon debated whether he overthinks things, or perhaps does not think nearly enough. In the first verse of the song he says: “I started to think too much When I was twelve going on thirteen” Do you remember this age, when you started to think about […]

Welcome to the Ride

One could say I have a postcard life: a house in the suburbs, happily married, 3 great kids,  successful career, good education. I turned 40 this summer and like many before me I am realizing some unexpected facts:  I’ve accomplished all that I thought would make me complete and fulfilled, only to find that I am still far from that. I’m generally a happy dude, and not down by any means, but the big four-oh got me thinking about “the missing piece”. If you’re like me you too feel that there is something missing in your life. Perhaps it’s the curse of Western society, perhaps its “looking for problems”, but for most of us the rat race continues while we fill out one hole only to find that another one has opened. There’s always something missing. In the past four years I worked closely with the best research psychologists and some of the greatest thought leaders in well-being and spirituality. I’ve decided to embark on a journey to discover my true inner self, on the back of a motorcycle. Armed with a mild midlife crisis, one laptop, two pairs of jeans and an iPhone – I rode 6000 miles through the back roads of our country to meet with the world’s leading authors, and between the hum of the miles and great words of wisdom I have found answers, completeness, and inner peace.  Join me on my journey and find it too.

Ran Zilca

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