See, everything works out exactly the way it should. Why do I keep resisting it? What can’t I just accept the lesson with gratitude?
I’ve been thinking for awhile, noticing, how I’m chasing experiences. The last year and a half nomading, seeking new novel experiences. I think it’s beneficial, up to a point. But its easy to get caught in a hedonic loop if you just keep seeking bigger, newer, more novel, more exciting experiences. Nomading, and travel in … Continue reading SOC Experiment #2
Shit, I had it, then I lost it. It was going to all flow out, but now it’s gone. Breathe What is there? If it’s not the idea I had for this experiment, what is it? What is there? Sit up straight - I finally have a desk built in my…room. It’s not really a … Continue reading Time for a Full-Kerouac Experiment (aka Why editing is important)
My Experiment: Part 13 You can read Part 12 here: Removing Barriers My goal when starting this experiment was to determine if a complete change in circumstances would help me break out of the unpleasant mental states I was experiencing in San Francisco. I felt stuck in a life lived on autopilot, reacting automatically to … Continue reading Concluding the Experiment
My Experiment: Part 8 You can read Part 7 here: Enjoying the Journey I might be getting the hang of the tides at the surf break across the road from me. It’s a tricky balance: if the tide is too high, it washes out the break. But if the tide is too low, the rocks appear– … Continue reading Fitting Right In
My Experiment: Part 7 (You can read Part 6 here: Slowing Down) My apartment in Costa Rica is about two miles outside of town, which takes me roughly forty minutes to walk. There’s a bus that runs past three times a day, but the schedule isn’t always convenient and it doesn’t run at night. Consequently, … Continue reading Enjoying the Journey
My Experiment: Part 6 (You can read part 5 here Finding Balance) The pace of my life continues to slow down, and the effect is transformational. Every morning begins with a sunrise meditation on the beach. The rich amber tones of the dawn sky gradually lighten to blue. Venus and Jupiter have been visible before daybreak … Continue reading Slowing Down