Although Hakim Tafari defies categorization, a few things are clear. This guy has light. And his journey of personal transformation is nothing short of remarkable.
Hakim is a unique and gentle soul of many trades and traits. But fundamentally, he is a seeker. A journeyman of reinvention. An ambassador of running culture & mindfulness. A master of many a martial art from Kung Fu to Tai Chi. An herbalist, massage therapist, a vegan. And an ardent student and practitioner of several spiritual traditions from Buddhism to Daoism.
Hakim’s life didn’t come easy. Nor was it delivered overnight. Instead it’s the hard-wrought product of devotion to progressive growth. To being just a little bit better today than yesterday.
Today he shares his story.
“Crawl, walk, or run towards the light at the end of the tunnel, even if the light is just a pinprick. The journey is always worth it.”
– HAKIM TAFARI
Paved with solid life lessons, this conversation is one man’s hero’s journey.
It’s about transformation.
It’s about finding peace in failure. Creating a mindfulness-based lifestyle. The call to blaze a spiritual path. And the pangs of growth.
But more than anything, this is a dialog about finding freedom — in mind, body, and soul.
I’ve had the pleasure of conversing with a diversity of extraordinary humans. But every blue moon I luck into a mind-meld that elevates an exchange into a higher gear. This is one such experience — a connection marked with heart and truth. Vulnerability and authenticity.
A gentle guide to reimagine your personal truth, my hope is that Hakim’s words inspire and enliven you towards a more meaningful way of life.
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