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May 10, 2019 22:11:48

Where is your secret place?

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Where is your secret place? 

A place where you can be quiet and whole, without feeling that you need to be somewhere else? Where is this place where you can have peace without fear of being disturbed by anyone? Where is this place that inspires, refreshes and nourishes you? 

Is it a secluded beach only accessible by boat? Or a tiny cave in the mountains that you stumbled upon when you got lost once? Could it be a patch of forest far in from a highway that no one walks through? Maybe a spot in a corn field that no one knows about? For city dwellers, could it be perhaps just an abandoned playground in a quiet neighbourhood? 

I read about this practice of a secret place that Native American Indians have. They each have a secret place to connect to the Divine, a place where only they know and no one else does or goes there. And they don't tell one another about it. It's a secret, after all. What a great idea! And much needed especially in such crazy times.

I'm now searching for my secret place. I think I found some in countries away from home, in Bali, in Japan, in Iceland. But not yet in Singapore. Tough situation, because Singapore is smaller than more major cities of the world, and we have almost zero countryside. It's a city state, after all.

Where's my secret place? In this concrete jungle, where might it be?  

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    @jasonleow To me, "place" doesn't have to be a concrete destination. It could be enjoying playing as a character in video game, or the serenity while practicing meditation/yoga. I guess, I just shared my secret places!

    To whom it may concern avatar To whom it may concern | May 10, 2019 11:51:38
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      @towhomitmayconcern yeah I guess there can be variations of that quiet place...inner or outer too, as you said. Imagine VR being a source of our quiet place in the future!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 11, 2019 21:45:05
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    @jasonleow I like this concept! Since Native Americans are organized in nomad tribes they don't know have a concept of personal space, so I guess that's how they cope with it :P

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 10, 2019 17:33:49
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      @basilesamel yes makes sense. I think with rapidly shrinking personal space for us living in cities, this concept becomes all the more important isn't it?

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | May 11, 2019 21:46:35
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