Your Fortress of Solitude

When I was kid, I loved the The Superman movies.

As if having super-power wasn’t enough, I loved Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.  It just looked cool.  Wouldn’t it be neat to have one of those?  

I thought so until I realized his fortress was made of ice.  And was located in a frozen tundra.

For a kid born in a dessert, that made me very nervous…

And by the way, no Wi-Fi or DirectTv either?  It’s like Superman didn’t want anyone to visit…

But Soop’s was onto something.  He needed a Fortress of Solitude to think, relax, and rejuvenate and so do you.  A “Fortress of Solitude” can manifest in many different ways.

Your probably know about meditation and getting and still but there’s tons of ways to ‘reset’ yourself.

One of my new recent discoveries is walking.  Walking 3-5 miles. Sometimes i take audio with me and listen to books and sometimes I don’t.  Silence gives me time to think and observe my surroundings.  

Your Fortress of Solitude could be other activities like:


Doing Yard work.

Sitting in a sauna.

I know what you’re thinking, these are great when you have time.  But what happens when you’re out in the REAL world?  Like when you’re at a restaurant getting bad service or you’re driving and some son-of-bitch cuts you off in a Prius?


This one I learned from Eckhart Tolle.  Breathe 5 seconds in and 5 seconds out.  I call them mini-meditations.  You can do it while driving and you can do it anywhere.  

Try it.  

All these things can help keep  you centered, focused, and ready to go.