Silly video I made from Anybeat press clips.
What is god? Who are we? And what is the experience of life? All filtered through Alan Watts, Joseph Campbell, Seth, Emmanuelle, Abraham, Emmanuelle, Bashar…and little ol’ me.
I am heading to the Occupy San Diego march tomorrow.
I was asked by some people, “Why?”
I am not naive enough to think life is fair and I am not smart enough to understand politics. I recognize that there is no simple solution you can write on a sign. But even if it will never change, I still think it is good to discuss these ideas and question “the way things are.” I vote joyfully. I donate money happily. And now I will march with Love.
I have made some good decisions. And I have worked hard. But I have also been blessed. I spent some time reading through the posts on this site: wearethe99percent.tumblr.com and tried to put myself in some of the tighter fitting shoes. They may not all understand wall street. But their frustration is real…and justified.
The irony is that I don’t really believe in protests. Or that any meaningful change happens by trying to change the exterior world. But I do believe that many people coming together can help change each other. (And then the world will reflect that change.)
Besides, I know my grandpa would be there.
p.s. I have been engaged in conversations about #Occupy on Anybeat. I invite you to join me there.
My name is Halcyon.
I used to want to be famous. Now I want to spread Love.
More and more my life has become about being of service. This is a much more complicated path than simply working at a soup kitchen. To me, it means putting my talents and energy to promote ideals and values greater than myself. For me, those values are Love, Connection, & Harmony.
I believe the world is perfect and our path is less about achievement, and more about appreciation & gratitude. “Float more, steer less.”
I have been going to Burning Man for 14 years and it plays a huge part in my life.
I’ve hosted a weekly online video show about Love for 10 years. For 3 of those years, I co-hosted with my retired minister grandfather. That chapter with him was also hugely influential on me.
I’ve worked for the last 15 years on the Internet – using my passion for digital intimacy to start small companies and consult for massive ones.
I took depression medication for over 10 years, but finally got off it 2 years ago. I’m now happier than I’ve ever been. I attribute my change in brain chemistry to a spiritual practice of positive thinking and refocussing towards service. So much of what is important to me is hard to express in words – but that doesn’t stop me from talking about it ALOT. Be wary about giving me a microphone. 😛 (Me spewing my views on the universe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1SRXbJJJj4)
I believe that being vulnerable and supporting others as they do the same is supremely important. I believe there is nothing more beautiful than our raw, honest selves. I believe this community can be an important tool for self-growth and global healing.
I know this adventure will be amazing…and I’m honored to share it with you.