I'm a calm, quiet, goofy, extroverted, fiddler, guitar fumbl'n, piano chord pound'n, singer, song writer, timber frame cabin builder, raw vegan (nearly a fruitarian), beekeep'n, Volvo driv'n, movie watch'n, book read'n, sauna tak'n, creek dunk'n, landlord, RN, gardener, who loves the sun and has good credit. I'm deeply spiritual but not very religious and like to talk about the underlying purpose of life. I try to keep my body fit and am carving on my soul to loosen it from the attachments that keep me from being truly free. Under all of the details of day to day living I posses a boyant faith. I believe that our bodies are designed to function properly and we need only do our part. I believe that we are capable of healing ourselves...emotionally and physically. I believe that rocks are alive and have a soul. I love other peoples dogs. I have loved my cats and my chickens though I didn't initially think you could develop a relationship with one. I love goats. I believe that free will, the grandest and most terrifying of gifts, has given us the power to be as holy or depraved as we like. I love to be hypnotized by a camp fire. I think the scariest thing the teacher ever said was that we would be judged by our own words. I like Yoga and its 8 basic tenants and consider it my other religious leg (one from the east and one from the west). Now I have two. Maybe I should learn how to walk? I love reading near death experiences and consider them as close to a primary source document as we have concerning what lies beyond this life. I believe we are evolving spiritually as a species. I long to be in this body what I believe I already am at my core, pure love. I love Ghandi for his example of religious tolerance. I am not an angry vegan and want to encourage all of those who are to reconsider their position. We are all progressing and continue to do many destructive and harmful things. Some are farther along on their path to being free from this type of selfishness. As we become more and more enlightened, these destructive things will fall away. It does no good, in fact it is universally harmful, to fight fire with fire. The arogance in someone's heart that sees their life as more important than others will not be softened by condemnation or rage. None of us is on exactly the same plain. The one who is more advanced should not kick those below him/her. What if I as a near fruitarian were to blast the vegans for their childish clinging to their addiction to cooked food and for being so short sighted in their lack of understanding of the delitarious effects of heat on proteins, lipids, and vitamins? It would be unkind, and worse, not helpful. Instead I want to encourage everyone to keep moving forward to the next step, whatever that step is for them. I want to some day grow up and be like my big brother Yeshua. As it is I am still just a snot nosed selfish punk. A parody of Jesus that can in no way keep up with his strides. I have yet to even begin to understand what it means to love someone in the way I believe we are called to.
Manage the cosmos inside your head. Eat fruit and greens to let your body dump the toxic sludge that is preventing the free flow of nutrients in and wastes out. Think pure thoughts, be the real you, stop living lies and trying to meet others expectation of who you are. Life is supposed to be lived abundantly and this is within our grasp. We need only learn to hear the voice of the One inside of us and to trust and act on what we know to be true.
What Gives Me Hope
The pure ecstatic joy that we will all experience when we come face to face with the brilliant light of pure love as described by near death experiences. I also have hope for our planet knowing that I can change the world by changing my interior via the ripple effect.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
All inmates would be put on a fresh fruit diet and the effects closely monitored and widely reported on to prove to the world what is possible when the simplest of laws are obeyed.
Institute lucrative incentives and increasingly daunting penalties to ensure that cars are moving quickly and steadily away from fossil fuels. I want an electric car.
What/who changed my life and why
"Ghandi," the movie had a profound effect on me when i was at an impressionable point in my life.