My third book, Ten Lessons from the Road, came out earlier this year. I’m really pleased with it, and I would love people to read it. But I’m realistic about how few people will actually read the book. So I decided to give it away -for free- here on my blog. Hopefully it will reach more people that way.
Ten Lessons from the Road has ten chapters, each one short, sweet and ideal for a blog post. I’m reproducing them here, one each month, and I hope you enjoy them.
The only downside of this is that I can’t reproduce on the blog the beautiful photos and cool layout of the book which make the book what it is. But, hey, it’s free here! You can see how the actual book looks in the 30-second preview video above.
10 – THE WORLD IS A GOOD PLACE
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
This final chapter is not really a call-to-arms, nor is it particularly encouraging you to change anything in your life. I just wanted to end the book positively, and what more positive thing could I do than to try to remind you what a good and wonderful world we live in.
Dance as though no one is watching you. Love as though you have never been hurt before. Sing as though no one can hear you. Live as though heaven is on earth. – Souza
When I left home to try to cycle round the world I was worried about many different things. Friends, family and people I met along the way worried about only one thing on my behalf: my safety.
The world is a dangerous and wicked place. We all know that, we watch the news. Wars, murder, knife crime, terrorists… This daily diet floods into our lives. We become bigoted and paranoid. We become afraid. The world is a bad place.
Yet if one good thing and one thing alone came out of my journey round the world, it was the realisation (or perhaps the reminding) that the world is essentially a good place and a suitable place for us to live out meaningful, rewarding and fulfilling lives.