Below are my current trends, which I’m sharing with you so we can coordinate with each other better.
- 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 (duh) 🙂
- I’m each day learning to develop healthy habits, physically, mentally, and spiritually.
- My most slippery vice is Internet addiction, so I try to be careful as I can be with my exposure, especially in the age of Trump news. If I take a long time to get back to messages, do understand.
- I’ve been diligent and ruthlessly track my emotional triggers.
- I’m only interested in what illumines or expresses the Transcendent. Whether we call it Truth, Dhamma, God, or Source doesn’t matter.
- In support of this, I enjoy sharing ways to live better.
- Small-talk or deep-talk both can both be beautiful.
- Whether we’re just starting our inner journey or have lots of understanding, I don’t judge. Shared intent is all that matters.
- I’m not the right person to proclaim the superiority of any worldview.
- I try to minimize the following: argument, overanalysis, 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 determine our value as a human being. These can disrupt our connection to 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, without relying on external validation.