#29 – Russia, Rumi, Gandhi, Prison and Eco-living

Written by The Natural High

In this episode of The Natural High Club I have an, at times, almost incredible discussion with Victor Rakovich. His work in e-commerce allows him to live in an eco-village at the base of Cayuga Lake, New York.

I knew very little about the man when I went into this interview. A former colleague listened to The Natural High podcast and strongly recommended that I talk to Victor. When another friend mentioned that Victor lived in an eco-village in upstate New York my interest was piqued even further.

I describe most of my interviews as ‘wide-ranging’ and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint in terms of scope.

During this wonderfully organic conversation we start by talking about Victor’s upbringing in Kazakhstan at a time when the country was striving for independence from the Soviet Union.

Awake Graphics is Victor’s company

We discuss the journey which brought him to America which includes a four month stint in prison as part of his highly unusual naturalisation process.

From there we delve into more philosophical ideas and talk about the oneness, Rumi, Gandhi and Victor’s interesting life in an eco-village.

It’s a quite fascinating conversation with a colourful journeyman who has so much to offer to the conversation about the human condition and the status quo. And there is an openness which is refreshing and so enjoyable to listen to. This is a roller-coaster interview which is as unpredictable as it is insightful.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

You can contact Victor here.

And see some of his work here.


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