“No method as method, no limit as limit”
Every day more people move to metropolis searching for new opportunities and better living conditions. The experts say that in the near future this trend will not change: global metropolitan population is expected to grow roughly 1.5% per year between 2025-2030. The number of urban residents is growing by nearly 60 million every year. How is living in a metropolis?
Stressing working life, little time for personal hobbies, traffic jam, urgent tasks, everybody running around with a busy expression on the face. If you take a minute to observe how people live in the richest places on hearth, you will find out stress is everywhere. Everything is compressed, accelerated. Why people should go there?
Obviously there are many reasons why people want to live in a big city: better working opportunities, social life, the feeling to be in the center of the world. What’s the price for this? Your time, your energy.
A spontaneous question: is it healthy to spend half of our awake time seated on a chair, watching a monitor? How can I protect myself from the stress and from the infinities solicitations in this global market? We say to ourselves we have no choice: this is how the world goes and there’s nothing we can do about it.
Our eyes are made for open views , our legs for walking and running. Is there a way to connect modern urban lifestyle and natural needs of a healthy body? I think so. We just need to be creative, and be enough brave to change. Someone told me: if you react as the same old way you will be prisoner of your past, but if you react differently you will be the pioneer of your future.
Stress is a modern phenomenon: recently this problem overflew the metropolitan dimension and reached the provinces. Even small centers. In the centuries different cultures tried to answer to the need of calmness and quietness man always had.
Martial arts, meditation, yoga have been discovered by the Western civilization and became famous for the benefic effects. Metropolitan Beast wants to take the best from these traditions and reconnect with the world, the nature and the spirit.
Where do you live? In a big city or small village? What are the pros and cons of your lifestyle? What do you think of the 8 hours working day?
I suggest you to have a look to this good article I liked very much http://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/your-lifestyle-has-already-been-designed/
Let me know what is your opinon
All pictures by Andreja Kranjec