For years I thought that the ultimate goal in life was this: to fulfill the highest, most truthful expression of yourself as a human being.⁣⁣

So for a full decade I faithfully pursued my passions - music, yoga, travel, spirituality - and became a working creative in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles.  This journey ultimately transformed me into an international film festival award winner, touring keyboardist, and world traveling yoga instructor.  

But over the last few years I've come to this conclusion:

An even more fulfilling path takes place when you pursue the highest version of yourself AND help others to become their best too.

This quickly became the philosophy I embedded into all my training programs, retreats, and creative endeavors - the pursuit of both inward and outward excellence - with my first focus being "Iceland".  

In 2018 I released an ambient music album "Iceland", as a sonic souvenir to the personal development retreat I lead in Reykjavik earlier that year.  I intentionally toured yoga studios around the world - from Kentucky to Sweden, Manhattan to Brussels - selling albums, playing the music as I taught flow classes to generate tour revenue, and collecting philanthropic donations - with the purpose of not just promoting my name and brand, but helping a school without running water in the Philippines. 

You can be both self-serving and world-serving.

Last week I delivered a 1,000 gallon water tank to students at Calavera Elementary in Naga City, Cebu.

And the adventure continues.  The next retreat I'll be leading takes place this July in Mürren, Switzerland, and I'm starting production for my next album, aptly titled "Mürren".  

I plan to hold retreats and to release corresponding music albums for many years to come. And as I continue to pursue the highest, most truthful expression of myself (while helping others in the process) I hope that it inspires you to do the same. It’s not an easy quest to seek the truth within, but the world needs you to keep going.

Andrew Abaria

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