ONLY SAY WHAT SHOULD BE SAID BY YOU.
SAY IMPORTANT THINGS. MAKE YOUR WORDS POWERFUL.
I’ve been wrestling lately with how to orient myself in my presentation of ideas to you. I do it all the time, I've been sharing things online since I was in the 8th grade. But the Internet is a weird thing and I don't think anyone knows the rules. So I ask myself, how should I exactly go about using the Internet to share my ideas?
I’m no expert at damn near anything. I have a functional knowledge of many things, and have proven a certain level of competence at a few things. But I don’t think it’s a bad thing to present your ideas to your tribe when you think you have something important to say to them. Let the truth set you free. If you have truth to speak, then speak it by God. Your tribe is waiting for truths to be spoken.
And my tribe is you folks. We are linked together through this hunk of plastic we carry around in our hands all day.
And a good truth well-spoken is always worth delivering. If any one stands before their tribe with something of worth to say, nobody is going to judge who is saying it because it's the truth.
If I have anything important to say I’ll say it. At least as far spirituality and universal truths are concerned. I may also speak on music, basketball, marketing, and jiujitsu, because I've got a notable competence in those subjects as well.
If there’s nothing important to be said then I won’t say anything unless I'm seriously asked.
And I’ll keep my nose out of things that require more time to understand than I have to spare, and when I do I’ll speak more inquisitively because I don’t know for sure.
I’m young in this life, which means I’m still listening and I’m still learning. I just enjoy sharing my ideas. And enough people enjoy hearing them that I feel motivated to continue sharing ideas. People ask me my thoughts on things and generally I do a pretty good job of giving them an answer they can chew on.
One day I’ll be old enough in the game that I can speak with more authority, but I've grown up studying spirituality.
I’ve been pursuing spiritual experiences since 11 years old. I’ve had several near-death experiences, though I prefer the term after-life experiences. I overcame crippling depression and reassembled myself and now I’m here.
I can’t pretend that none of that stuff matters. As far as the meaning of my life is concerned.
It matters a great deal considering how much of my attention during early childhood was given to my search for spiritual understanding. That's what identifies it as a most worthy cause for me to pursue in life.
And I will share to the best of my ability my ideas regarding subjects I believe to have competent knowledge and experience. To whatever degree the knowledge I have helps people today. For whomever I can help today with an inspiring thought, a strategy, or something significant to think about regarding their life and their personal identity.
***If you're curious how I'm pursuing spiritual understanding, the answer is mostly through scrutinizing self-analysis with things like kundalini yoga and kriya meditations, introspective writing, brazilian jiu-jitsu, running, and psychedelic experiences. Also with reading a great deal of literature and research on philosophy, psychology, religion, self-realization, and the like. And by eliciting conversation with like-minded people who can share ideas and stories and debate and improve the discussion. And by documenting others' stories of spiritual and transformational nature. My strategies may certainly develop and change as I grow older.****
I’m trying to deliver critical ideas that help you in the consideration of your life.
Ideas that have helped me in my time of need, and ideas that I expect will help guide me to a more optimal human experience.
The person who I am talking to is whoever wants to consider things of an enlightening nature. Whoever wants to know what is consciousness, what is the meaning of life, who or what is God, and how should they orient themselves spiritually?
Why? Because this is what interests me.
This is what fascinates me.
This is the pursuit that is worth the exchange for my entire lifespan.
So what about you? What interests you the most? What's been tugging at the back of the proverbial shirt collar that is your childhood dreams? What is your truth to be spoken? It's never too early to start speaking truth. We're your tribe and we need to hear the good word.