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Philip Jason

Port Washington, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 21 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Writer - Comedian - Truth Seeker
  • I graduated from an Ivy League colle...
  • From Port Washington, New York
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

My current mission is to engage my fear of the unknown and experience the miraculous beauty of things first hand.

ABOUT ME

I'm a highly-intuitive, extremely eloquent, witty, funny, sometimes charming, incredibly honest, mystic sort of guy with an ivy league education that I've never used and, a strong desire to know the truth about things and a tendency to challenge people to look and laugh at the assumptions they make about the world they live in. I don't smoke or drink or eat animals, but I neither encourage nor discourage others from any of those things.

PHILOSOPHY

Right now: if we give it the chance, the grace of the universe will always triumph over the things we fear.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I've been surfing nonstop for the past three months (as part of an endless journey of self-discovery), meeting wonderful people and plan to continue into the foreseeable future. I also attend the meetups in the cities I visit. And I've house and pet sat for some of the people I've met.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I've spent the past three months surfing the pacific northwest (Portland, Seattle and Vancouver) and will be making my way south and then to the east coast, one couch at a time.

Interests

I'm a writer (primarily of literary novels at this point - I've just finished my first (kindle owners and people with their own printing capacities are welcome to read it) and am starting my second, which I plan to write while on the road), a standup comedian (note: if you get some well-behaved friends together, I'd be happy to put on a show), and an intuitive dream interpreter (I'll interpret any dreams you have while I'm staying with you or even ones you have had in the past). Most of what I do is aimed at fostering love and wonder and reducing suffering and the illusions that cause suffering.

Music, Movies & Books

Doing a lot of reading lately. Here's some stuff I read within the last year:
White Noise - Don Delillo
Ratner's Star - Don Delillo
The Boy Detective Failed - Joe Meno
The Great Perhaps - Joe Meno
The City & The City - China Mieville
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera
The Cave - Jose Saramago
All the Names - Jose Saramago
The Instructions - Adam Levin
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
Fight Club - Chuck Pahlaniuk
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
All My Friends are Superheroes - Andrew Kaufman
Penguin Island - Anatole France
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
The Flame Alphabet - Ben Marcus
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Savage Detectives - Roberto Bolano
Lolita - Vladamir Nabakov (currently reading)

I am That - Nissargadatta Maharaj (this is a perpetual read)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The glow of extra-reality that has surrounded every stranger whom I would eventually fall in love with. The true nature of what it means to be infinite, as it was revealed to me on a San Francisco sidewalk that, from my perspective, extended onwards forever as a gorgeous repetition of concrete and intermittent trees. The sky's endless capacity to be original.

Teach, Learn, Share

Dream interpretation.
Self-awareness.
Comedy.
Writing.
Reiki Sessions (Reiki Master).

Countries I've Visited

Canada, Mexico, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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