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I've never wanted the normal life.


All I've ever wanted was to be surrounded with extraordinary people doing extraordinary things and to be one of those extraordinary people myself.

theatombomb:

Amen to that brah!

troop49:

You and me both. Hopefully you're fulfilling your desires!

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

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Just went to an amazing men's retreat last weekend. Got a visceral understanding of a lot of things.

Looking forward to incorporating more nonviolent communication and focusing in my life so that I can get more intensely connected to my fellow humans.

I guess I've grown a lot since I joined this site.. much less focused on 'cool.'
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pumpkin:

That's awesome. Was it a large group?

pumpkin:

I'm doing good, thanks. I really needed to go back to school. I got a healthier schedule (not waking up at 1pm), met a bunch of new people, and am quite motivated as I feel I found the field for myself. I needed that little wind of change.

How are things on your side?

Sunday Jun 02, 2013

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Ever since I read Maslow after several peak experiences I've had as a teen, my underlying motivation has been self-actualization for first myself and my friends & family.

My strategies for achieving that have met with varying degrees of success.

I often invoke the metaphor of dueling as a desirable mode of interaction.. not because I crave violence or victory, but because the duel forces...
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apostrophenow:

The concept of "dueling" you refer to made me recall a bit of dialog from the movie Waking Life :

" ... D.H. Lawrence had this idea of two people meeting on a road, and
instead of just passing and glancing away, they decide to accept what
he calls the confrontation between their souls. It's like freeing the
brave, reckless gods within us all."


To be honest, I wasn't familiar with that particular idea when I saw the movie back in 2001; back then my mind connected those words to something similarly expressed in the lyrics of an old Pink Floyd tune called Echoes.

You moved me to actually look up quotes from D.H. Lawrence and I found something rather intriguing :


"When I meet another man, and he is just himself - even if he is an
ignorant Mexican pitted with small-pox - then there is no question
between us of superiority or inferiority. He is a man and I am a man.
We are ourselves. There is no question between us.

But let a question arise, let there be a challenge, and then I feel he
should do reverence to the gods in me, because they are more than the
gods in him. And he should give reverence to the very me, because it
is more at one with the gods than is his very self.

If this is conceit, I am sorry. But it's the gods in me that matter.
And in other men.

As for me, I am so glad to salute the brave, reckless gods in another
man. So glad to meet a man who will abide by his very self.

Ideas! Ideals! All this paper between us. What a weariness.

If only people would meet in their very selves, without wanting to put
some idea over one another, or some ideal.

Damn all ideas and all ideals. Damn all the false stress, and the pins.

I am I. Here am I. Where are you ?

Ah, there you are! Now, damn the consequences, we have met.

That's my idea of democracy, if you can call it an idea."


I see that you are interested in Eastern philosophy and I assume that you're in line with the tenet that perhaps all souls are really ONE soul, therefore this "confrontation of souls" could be interpreted as a reflective action, though this path might lead to the realization that the knowledge of ones' soul is too heavy a responsibility to bear. Some might break under the pressure to keep ones' soul "pure".



maike:

Some news article today had an obligatory story of Justin Bieber being attacked at a club in Tononto. My first thought was 'yo LK, do it good.'

Friday May 31, 2013

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That heady cocktail of emotion when the people who you used to date tell you how wonderful you are.

Wednesday May 08, 2013

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overmeyers:

There aint much Grant Morrison writes that isnt good.

Friday Apr 26, 2013

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That humbling moment when you realize that don't have the acuity to emotionally communicate with the people you really want to date.

6 months of self-improvement, here I come!ARRR!!!

Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

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maike:

I'll have more time thurs evening, will try 9-ish.

pumpkin:

I was gonna ask how that experiment is going, but obviously let's skip the last weeks, unless it really changes the outcome. Is (or was) everyone aware of the situation, and is it all well taken? I'm curious about this.

Monday Apr 15, 2013

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Wow this is the worst. The worst I've felt since I left China.
maike:

Digestively or cognitively? Rx: tai chi or bai jiu, depending on symptoms.

pumpkin:

What's up?

Sunday Apr 07, 2013

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Oh Japanese movies. Often just that right mix of weird.

Check it out.
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jonnytrrrash7:

wtf

pseekaal:

Glad you like Austin Osman Spare, yes he's really interesting !
OK, if Montral is OK for people like me, I willl consider it ^_^

Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

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sweetp:

Thanks for your comments. You're sweetkiss

Friday Feb 22, 2013

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atrasties:

Sweet beans!!!!

shaine:

Why do you wear a number? In case you freeze to death? The Ice Hotel has never appealed to me.. Was it really so awesome? How are the sleeping arrangements? We can definitely get together but it'll be in April when my semester is over! PMod will be in town April 19th.. Maybe we can have a meet up or something?