When was the last time you took a vacation. I don’t mean time off. I mean removing something from your bucket list. Vacation, according to is an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling. A vacation is a time of rejuvenation a chance to change your surroundings and change your perspective. Albert Einstein said, “You cannot fix a problem with the same thoughts that created it.”

My wife and I decided nearly twenty years ago to purchase a fractional vacation property to literally force us to vacation. Time off is not rejuvenation, it is merely rest. Vacations are exhilarating, enlightening, broadening; they open our minds and instill new thought. We always come home from a vacation with renewed will for work. If we don’t enjoy the reasons why we work we lose our passion for work. You cannot advance yourself if you don’t renew yourself.

I have been blessed by vacations. I have learned much by my travels. I see our country through the eyes of our neighbors and have become very aware of our short comings as we are too close to see ourselves. Zen Buddhism says, “We don’t see the world as it is; we see it as we are.” Vacations allow our mind to broaden, our eyes to open and our world to shrink. If you want to know if you vacation enough remember…

Your Life is PERFECT!



Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.

About Randolph Ek

My name is Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D. I started life as one of five children of an alcoholic father. The physical and mental abuse nearly destroyed my life. In fact my self-destructive behavior nearly landed me in prison. I eventually was guided to an alcohol/drug counselor and he directed me to a rehabilitation center. Since that time I have spent more than thirty years devoted to helping people find their ultimate potential. We can blame our negative, spiraling life on victimization but until we accept responsibility the power we need is beyond us. When we accept our part in our lives and surrender to a higher power, which I choose to call God, intervention is immediate. God allows us to realize our true power. We are all made in God’s Image and Likeness and have all the power of the universe at our disposal. We are not victims; we are volunteers and once we believe this truth our lives become limitless. God wants us all to have our heart’s desire and he will deliver whatever we continually think about good or bad. Unless I start my day off powerless and humble I cannot make the spiritual connection required to tap into God’s limitless power. God loves mankind and refuses to leave anyone behind. We can go willingly or we can be dragged to salvation. Pain is merely a symptom of spiritual separation mind, body and spirit. Realize, your individual limited resources, seek help, join others in their quest for spiritual understanding. Realize that all religions are right, yet they are also incomplete.

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