What Conditions Would Need In Order To Feel Like You Were living In Paradise?

What Conditions Would Need In Order To Feel Like You Were living In Paradise?

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! I need artist and thinkers who are brave and resourceful enough to explore the frontiers of beauty and truth and joy and compassion. Not zombies and crumbling and devastation and apocalypse and the end of the world. I need less bitching on the old world and more imagining on the New World. I need those who are ready and willing to share that this time, this moment is ripe and ample and conspiring for my success. That in order to live in paradise i must begin with my perception of paradise. I must begin …

Stories build us up or they tear us down

Stories build us up or they tear us down

I am doing whatever you say I’m doing. I am your story of me, no more no less. This is how some people and their concepts stick inside of our heads, because our story around them is that they are inspiring or motivating or repulsive. I am your guru if that’s your story of me. I am your enemy if that’s your story of me. Byron Katie says, “There’s no one out there but your story,” in her book loving what is. You tell one story of your partner and you turn yourself on. You tell another story of your partner and you turn yourself off. Uninvestigated stories often leave …

I need nothing I need nothing I need nothing

I need nothing I need nothing I need nothing

This is less metaphor and more fact. I need nothing. Some people need things, I am and this is not one of those moments. I need nothing. Everything I might need, I have. Thank God and all gods and all deities and blessed ones and anything that makes this reality possible. I need nothing. Any itch is desire and a want. Not bad, but good to know the difference. I need nothing. Not now at least. Or now. Or now. You get it. I don’t even need to be more mindful, or more happy, or healthier, or meditate more, or sleep more, or go to work, or leave my house, or …

I Believe In Life

I Believe In Life

I believe in life. I believe in the beauty of life. I practice/my practice is life. Life set me free and reveals all things and loves me and shows me how to love and is the essence of joy always ready to rub itself on me, over me, leaving me swimming in life joys! Like a wave returning to the ocean. Less of a swimming and more of a being. Embodied In life’s ocean. I practice being in the ocean of life.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a …

Pronoia - One who suspects people of plotting to make them happy.

Pronoia – One who suspects people of plotting to make them happy. – One who suspects people of plotting to make them happy.

“I believe reality is a marvelous joke staged for my edification and amusement, and everybody is working very hard to make me happy.” Terrence McKenna Pronoia Paranoia in reverse. One who suspects people of plotting to make them happy. Others are conspiring behind your back to help you. The suspicion that the universe is a conspiracy on your behalf. Life is a divine conspiracy to awaken us to our god like nature and become co-administrators of the divine plan for evolution.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup …

Humanity And Our Ongoing Desire To Understand This Life Thing

Humanity And Our Ongoing Desire To Understand This Life Thing

It’s tough to get to involved in the search for ultimate meaning in a world where it’s hotter every year, crazy people carry guns, a reality TV stars the new American president, and students pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a college degree. What do I do? Initiate a revolution, go on retreat, or just drink, get distracted and try and get laid? What do I do? Timothy Leary would say, I need to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Drop out of the headlines and stories of what is, and attune to what is; what really is. I don’t know all, but I know I play a …

Put Your Phone Away: An Addict’s Guide to Unplugging

Put Your Phone Away: An Addict’s Guide to Unplugging

Earlier this year, at a concert in Italy, Adele paused in the middle of her set to ask a fan: “Can you stop filming me? Because I’m really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.” In recent years, the relentless smartphone user has overtaken that tall guy wearing a hat standing in front of you as the most common concert pest. So much so that Apple recently filed for a patent on a technology that would disable iPhone cameras at concerts and other large events.1 Of course, some of this has to do with preventing unauthorized recording, but it is also …

The World I Aspire To Live In Is One With Fewer Boarders...

The World I Aspire To Live In Is One With Fewer Boarders…

I often return to the idea that life is very this or that. It’s here or there. You can argue for the middle, you can fight for the space in between, but usually it will always return to this or that, an action done out of fear or love. We cannot reject some and welcome others – there is not a piece of scripture in the world that doesn’t say we should love and care for all sentiment beings, not a certain kind of human, but all humans. If you don’t believe me, do some reading, see for yourself. I worry that the fears in this country are pushing people …

Training To Wake Up

Are We In Training To Numb Ourselves In The Face Of Fear? Or Are We In Training To Wake Up?

If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text or look at Instagram whenever we feel frightened or bored (yes, this is definitely training), then the next time we feel uncomfortable we will also likely reach for some comfort outside ourselves, eventually establishing a deeply ingrained habit, another brick in the wall of our mental prison. Are we in training to distract ourselves from inner discomfort or anxiety? Are we in training to numb ourselves in the face of fear? Or are we in training to wake up? Training in opening the heart, or training in shutting it down? This is what we notice …

ALL Beings Deserve Your Compassion

ALL Beings Deserve Your Compassion

You need to know that there is no scripture in the world that says you were here to love only a certain kind of person. There isn’t a scripture in the world that says this kind of person but not this kind of person. And if someone has tried to convince you otherwise, you need to read that shit for yourself, you need to do the work, you need to see for yourself. All beings deserve your compassion. Especially Now. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee …