Below are my current trends, which I’m sharing with you so we can coordinate with each other better.
I’m here to fully realize the Deepest Truth within and have dedicated my life to this process. As an expression of this, my mission is to play my part to reconcile our human conflicts on our planet, with others, from within ourselves.
ENERGY AND TRAUMA
- I’m daily learning to develop healthy habits, physically, mentally, and spiritually. My most slippery vice is Internet addiction.
- My major traumas have been painful work abuses, betrayals of trust, overexposure, misunderstandings, and family marginalization.
- On a collective level, I feel the torture of war as vividly as being there. This conflict runs to the core of my psyche and informs my life mission.
- I also have deep remorse for insensitive things I’ve said and a great many missteps I’ve made along the way.
- Meditation and spiritual practices allow me to translate life experiences into greater wisdom and increasing, sublime joy.
- I like to be up a couple of hours before sunrise.
- I like to do intermittent fasting several days a week.
- I try to hit on the various facets of a good day, starting with meditation/reflection, refreshing my system, manage my docs, exercise, nutrients, work on my business, work in my business, errands, outreach, socializing, and rest.
- I believe if we have a connection to Source within us, everything else follows as it should. If we don’t, nothing of value follows as it should.
- I generally like to be more isolated earlier in the day, and more social later on.
- My inner clock doesn’t operate on society’s timetable.
- For anything critical, the best time to reach me is usually late afternoon my time, via phone.
- I try to get back to missed calls, SMS and FB Messenger within three days, and emails within a week.
- I’m often in contemplation mode, so I’m sometimes slow to respond by today’s standards. Feel free to ping me again if there’s anything time-sensitive.
- I use iOS, Windows, Android, Google Assistant, and Alexa.
- Many of the essential apps I use include:
- ListPro – journaling, insight-tracking
- Start.Me – links, feeds, tasks, quick notes, worksheets
- Notion App – org system, scripts, collections, frameworks
- ManicTime – Internet/app usage tracking
- Evernote – logs, note-taking
- Cacoo – visual diagramming
- Grammarly – grammar and style checking
- Woven – calendar
- TouchMail – visual email organization client
- SiteGround – fantastic web hosting
- WordPress – website platform
- Chrome, Edge – web browsing
- Microsoft 365 – office apps
- YouTube – inspirational, educational videos
- Apple / YouTube Music – music
- Gmail – email
- Google Voice, FB Messenger – messaging
- Earth Class Mail – Mail Delivery
- Amazon – Shopping
- I’m interested in what glorifies or expresses Deeper Truth.
- In support of this, I enjoy sharing ways to live better lives
- Small-talk or deep-talk both can both be beautiful.
- Whether we’re just starting our inner journey or have lots of understanding, shared intent is all that matters.
- I’m not the person to proclaim the superiority of any worldview.
- I try to minimize the following: argument, over-analysis, scattered talk, mere venting, comparing, name-dropping, boasting, complaining, judging, gossip, competing, speaking ill of others and promoting self-destructive habits.
- No judgment (we all have stuff to shed) but no indulgence either. I turned over some leaves a long time ago, and some new leaves very recently — and want to keep this going.
- I enjoy videogames, movies, music, and books. I appreciate all genres, though most cherish those activities that have a spiritual significance, implicit or explicit.
- These days I am slicing much media out of my life — the stuff that disturbs the mind.
- Gratuitous violence, profanity, and sex can be disturbing. But though rating boards like to focus on these issues, I find these AREN’T the main problem.
- The most dangerous portrayal in media is the psychopathic premise that the best way to fight evil is to kill or conquer (rather than love) our enemies. Movies program our mind to think in terms of “us vs. them”. This message is so pervasive and so built-in that we don’t even realize our minds are being programmed to hate our brothers and sisters. It gets to the point where we don’t even consider, and can’t even consider, another option.
- The world’s survival hinges, I believe, on our ability to transcend this programming within us.
- The second dangerous portrayal in media is explicitly or implicitly conveying that social validators of status, sex, ranks, and worldly achievement reflect our value as a human. These can disrupt our connection to, and the primacy of, the Truth within us.
- I love movies and TV shows that inspire us to reconcile our enmity with others and vices within ourselves, as well as live up to our inner ideals, shedding the false glory of external validation.