My Experiment: Part 4 – Breaking Patterns

You can read part 3 here: My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More Costa Rica is perfect for slowing down and breaking patterns. The other day, I felt myself slipping into old patterns of thought. I rode the bus over to the next town to run errands, and I encountered several struggles that prevented meContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 4 – Breaking Patterns”

My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More

You can read Part 2 here: My Experiment: Part 2 – The Return Now that I’m away from all the situations that trigger my automatic responses, and slowing down my life, I’m becoming aware of the baseline programs running in my brain. I’m noticing my brain spends a lot of time planning for the future, thinkingContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More”

My Experiment: Part 2 – The Return

Photo above: my new home office You can read Part 1 here: My Experiment: Part 1 – Introduction My month-long experiment in Costa Rica yielded promising results. To recap, the goal of the trip was to deprogram my mind, to determine if being in a different environment would facilitate breaking the patterns in my mind thatContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 2 – The Return”

My Experiment: Part 1 – Introduction

I want to deprogram my mind. I feel like I have all these programs running through my head that have developed in response to my environment. I needed to develop these programs, because we all have to figure out how to fit in to our environment. But often, the programs get out of control, theyContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 1 – Introduction”

Killing Time

“Killing time”, that’s an interesting choice of words. When you’re bored, you have time to kill, you’re waiting for something better to happen. The way this phrase is worded, we tend to think “killing” is used as an action: we’re killing time, reducing the amount of time between now and some future event. But whatContinue reading “Killing Time”

The Light Inside

The Light InsideBy Reaction Mass I can feel it    the light inside of meShining through     from Eternity I am light     light is me This is a song about meditation, about the experiences I have when my mind goes quiet, my thoughts drop away, and I can feel my connection to theContinue reading “The Light Inside”

Alien Encounter

Here’s a longer video, with original music: Channel Islands, May 2018, Part 2 A biting wind blows off the ocean and cuts through my fleece like I’m wearing nothing. It’s 8:30 am, we’re anchoring at Fry’s Harbor, south of Santa Cruz Island, after jostling through six foot swells on the way here from our overnightContinue reading “Alien Encounter”