For most of Passport Required’s and my 2015 accomplishments, I send a “thank you” to several friends who found a way to make me put my phone down to focus on what mattered most at that time. It wasn’t until a meeting with a mentor who uses meditation in his daily life that I realized how important it was to be centered. It took a while to get used to, but it happened, and I found the peace and the calm I desperately needed. I posted a few meditations here and there for folks to use, and I heard the many stories of how they worked.
Why meditate? Because meditation helps ease stress, creates better sleep, aids in emotional stability, brings about positive thinking, and helps many find happiness and a truer meaning of many things. Of course a weekend isn’t enough, but it’s certainly enough to get you started down the path.
While planning the 2016 calendar, it was proposed that Passport Required plan a Passport Not required getaway. A time we can turn off the phones, unplug from the outside, find real human connections, and find our way back to self. After all, isn’t this very necessary?
It sounds easy, but trust me, it’s not for the faint. We will take your phone at the door and you won’t get it back until it’s time to leave. Can you handle it?
Date: February 26 – 28, 2016.
Place: A Hidden Nook Near Los Angeles, CA.
Vibe: Imagine Joplin, Hendrix, Russell Simmons, and Deepak Chopra sharing a space in the ’60’s.
Cost: $125 per person.
Come with all your intentions. Come with positivity, and leave your ego at the door. We have an outstanding and unique weekend planned for you. Come unplug and let’s get to it.
This is an official invite to all who want to bring more peace, love, calm, and motivation to their life. For those going through the crazy winter in much of the world, it’s also good time to come for warmer weather.
Interested? Fill out the questionnaire and we’ll send you more information, along with a schedule and payment link.
Darnell Lamont Walker, a self-professed traveling foodie, has been found sitting at tables eating baby goat sweetbreads, drinking tequila, and laughing loudly with strangers. The writer, filmmaker, artist, and sometimes photographer puts happiness above all.