This episode features Mauricio Torres Valencia. A Royal Caribbean Dreamworks Character Performer, and boy oh boy was he a dream person to have on the show. Truly a role model in deciphering and demonstrating the possibilities with ‘The Art of Living’.  

Mauricio is an honest, humble, wise, playful person from Mexico. He mentions that he has a funny accent, but Robert finds it quite warm, unique and ambiguous. Everyone can be a Role Model to someone, however Mauricio’s experiences and action plan to honour his intuition and emotions is truly an inspiration. With the support and advice from his parents, he went to school and received an Engineering Degree and Masters in Business Management. He later created his own business to realize that his passion and joy was not rooted and celebrated in this particular work so took the leap to find it. The rest is history.

“If you do what you love, then there will never be a day that seems like you are working”

Mauricio spoke on gratitude a few times, which is a topic that can never be overkill. It truly is a key to our health and happiness, so hearing first hand from him is an inspiring testimony of it’s truth. This was born out of contrasted life experiences as a gay man in Mexico which offered him the choice to either complain “Why Me?”, or to see the broad perspective of his life’s blessings. He chose the latter and like us all strives to do his best with this amazing experience called life.

Another two things Mauricio spoke on that Robert found profound was this idea of our ‘inner buzz’, a visceral vibration that is our natural guide when making decisions in life. Also to have have a better relationship with ‘Trust’. Humans have a hard time with not seeing or knowing what our future results will be. However there is a freedom and grace like no other when we can trust that we have ‘enough’ for the next step to appear in our quest of life.

Mauricio loves and believes in documentaries. Particularly how they offer a more authentic vantage point of view, instead of a glazed perception for one demographic. They are educational and accessible to learn about our amazing world without the costs of travel. The following links and films are his recommendations: 

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading. 20 minutes or under talks on a vast variety of topics.

Rocky travels to India as a tourist and meets a group of children with HIV/AIDS. He faces numerous obstacles when he decides to stay in the country to help the poor and disillusioned.

VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build better future in a part of Africa, the world’s forgotten and gripping expose of the realities of life in the Congo.

Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner examines how mammoth corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it's sold. Narrated by author and activist Eric Schlosser, the film features interviews with average Americans about their dietary habits, commentary from food experts like Michael Pollan and unsettling footage shot inside large-scale animal processing plants.

The theme of this 'WeeklyQuest' was once again HEALTH. To be mindful with your consumption of water. No matter where the source of water comes from or quality it may be. We are 50-65% and so naturally this is who we are. Speaking, sensing positive words or thoughts as you drink will replenish you to feel alive and flowing through your day.