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What Smoking Cigars Teaches You About Manhood – Ray Lewis

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Every man needs time in the day to think about the day, to reflect on what has happened and what will happen.

I don’t smoke every day, but a few times a week I sit and work or read or just think with a cigar and the rhythmic, meditative motion that’s involved in cigar smoking.

Always seen as an escape, a chance to unwind and put things into perspective, I never fully understood the power of smoking a cigar until the last couple of years. Of course, it’s powerful if you allow it to be.

Smoking a cigar, to me, is meditating. I’m not one to sit in my pajamas and hum with my legs crossed chanting some meaningless phrase. Cigars, however, provide the opportunity to think, as a man must, without feeling like a complete goof.

Ray Lewis talks about a life lesson he received from his grandfather about this very thing. Give it a watch.

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