I went on the cycling tour with Regenerative Leadership Institute last summer, and if I lived on the West Coast I would go every year. Maybe it is because I'm from New York, but on the tour were the thirty nicest folks I've ever met. Vladislav got us interacting in the rewarding, personal way from the very beginning, for in our first group activity we each looked into the eyes of a few of our new traveling companions.
And so we jumped right into the world of sublime, complex, healthy, uniquely human happiness from the more popular world of base, simple, unhealthy, animalistic happiness from which we had come, and to which we would sadly have to return...for now. Singing, talking, and sharing our stories, we turned activities from fun to thrilling through the use of the love connection that week, rather than the use of drugs such as alcohol. On our travels we found very few if any biting insects, a result of the dry summer; but we did find many profuse growths of wild blackberries, and included them in our vegan meal preparations. We enjoyed in those meals not a simple mixture of fat and sugar, but a complex mixture of spices and vegetables, inducing another aspect of that complex and healthy sort of happiness.
This tour gave us the requisite experience to empathize with those who might share with us their dreams of getting people together, for the power of those dreams lies not in facts and figures, but in the sublime experience they aim to bring to us the whole year round. And its positive reinforcement to form deep connections with people made us more likely to care about those dreams, for dreams travel fastest over the love connection.