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To develop as a human being and to play my role in this crazy world
I think the biggest compliment I've ever received was: "You're so much more attuned to life than most guys our age."
I spend a great deal of time observing and learning about myself.
I am a seeker of experience and truth.
I've found meaningful experiences through relationships, isolation, storms, starlight, holy places, and hard work.
I love connecting and sharing with the world around me.
In my free time I read, write, meditate, interact with people, learn, and just do whatever there is to do.
We all seek to encounter happiness and avoid suffering.
Happiness is the goal of life.
Real happiness is achieved though compassion for all beings.
Compassion for all beings is the goal of life.
Actions are greater than words. Intention is greater than outcome. How (means) is greater than what (ends).
Contentment is the ultimate form of wealth.
Happiness is distinct from pleasure.
Experience is everything.
Adopt whatever activities you know to be pure and wholesome and discard whichever activities you know to be impure and unwholesome.
With our thoughts and intentions we create the realities in which we live.
"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world." - Buddha
"Because people, minds, and all other phenomena change moment by moment, it opens up the potential for positive development. If situations did not change, they would forever retain the nature of suffering. Once you understand that things are always changing, even if you are going through a very difficult period, you can find comfort in knowing that the situation will not remain that way forever. There is no need for frustration." - The Dalai Lama
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I've done a fair bit of surfing and am now looking forward to hosting! Please send a request!
I've had some pretty meaningful experiences Couchsurfing and experiencing - trying, testing, and experimenting with local ways of thinking. Thank you to Neil for getting me started.
Consciousness, power of thoughts and intentions, energy, meditation, yoga, health, neuroscience, and all forms of expression.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Interstellar, Gladiator, Inception, Ender's Game, The Prestige, Life of Pi, Avatar, Good Will Hunting.
Music: I like anything but typically listen to modern pop
Books: Atlas Shrugged, Harry Potter, The Alchemist, also LOVE textbooks, esp. on neurosci or psychology. What The Buddha Taught.
Authors: Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown, John Grisham, David Baldacci, The Dalai Lama, Thick Nhat Hanh and many more.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
While backpacking the world I've been absolutely humbled by the kindness of human kind and blown away by the depth of our universe. I have many potential things to share upon meeting you!
Teach, Learn, Share
Right now is the only moment you have and the only moment you will EVER have. Turn this intellectual knowledge into experiential understanding and watch as peace naturally overcomes your suffering.
Let's go look at the stars - Did you know that...
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahrain, Cambodia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In