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This is your fellow human being. I am bit eccentric, highly empathetic, sometimes bit of Joker, sometimes okay with chaos, sometimes desire nothing for my ego. In general I see life and the world as a big show to enjoy. I am not really bound by socially constructed things such as identity, belonging, passion, success, achievement. I am something close to sigma male in that sense but I don't like using labels on me. Of course as a human being I still have desire, given tendency, traits, weakness, symptoms, issues, habits from the past events and so on. For a long time I used to be obsessed with the art of loving and the mastery of romantic love as an art. Now I don't mind being something else open to anything, just enjoying witnessing the universe through this vehicle.
If you want to check my face and voice, you can take a look at my YouTube channel.
Immigration attempt to Sweden
Organic farm in New Zealand:
To listen and feel the pull of universe.
-Life is supposed to be joyous because all forms of life is manifestation of energy in the universe ultimately to show the joy. Paradoxically there are load of suffering in human life all over the world. That's why all enlighten people do is relieving the suffering.
I don't want to have a favorite place/country I do not have much attachment to town/city anymore. The lands and cities are all different and I want to experience being here and there more or less in time to expand and deepen myself.
I got to meet people acknowledged my core values and qualities, I felt the immense gratefulness and connection by their complement and approval. As I could be somebody special to some people, I also want to be nobody to everybody so that I can be a person that could be helpful to someone and not attached by the grasp of ego.
CS used to have this section call people that I enjoy but they got rid of it. It seems to be useful so I am writing again:
These are qualities, traits, characters in people I like or value or respect. Many of these are what I have and some I have not obtained yet - Self realization, Courageousness, Attentiveness, Concentration, Intensity, Drive, Complexity, Introverted, Tolerance to pain, difficulty and failure, Self-affirmation, Self respect and Self love, Loving one's life and see beauty in life, Giving, Gracefulness, High morality, Justice, Humbleness, Forgiveness, Sensitive and healthy in sexuality, Mastery of any art, skill, knowledge, Healthy habits to live well and long. Smart and developed in emotionality more than in intelligence, be able to feel the joy, joy of being.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
At this point I don't see doing something through CS is compartmentalized activities from other sphere of human interactions. It is very much same in general as what comes and goes in life. We cross each other one way or another then disappear by being dimmed down in our brain. So I don't distinguish being on a Couchsurfing from being on a life.
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Life is short and there is certain things that doesn't need to be repeated for growth and self realization. One of those thing to me is a shallow/casual encounter. I no longer accept new CS users who has been on less than 3 years except those who I can find very positive connection and strong interest. Thus, I mostly decline couch requests (about 95%). Before you send me a request you need to read my profile well and please think carefully why you are requesting. If a proportion of the reason that you request me is more lean toward your wish to save money than you are feeling sense of positive connection, attraction and curiosity, then I prefer not to meet you this time. If you request without consider my will carefully you will be declined or completely ignored. I am not easy to trick/deceive. Even if you out smart me succeed in tricking me to be accepted by luck, I will kick you out of my place as soon as I figure out you were not genuinely interested in interaction in depth to exchange, learn, and influence each other.
**Update(June 2013): After being a guest to CouchSurfing hosts some experiences made me feel the warmness and being welcomed and wish to see them again, And some experiences made me feel the difference in paradigm of hosting. Especially difference of intention and purpose of hosting and I couldn't take it easy on their behaviour and attitude behind their intention. I wouldn't host for the same intention they have nor I would have same attitude they have. We only can share the experiences and make our own choice.
*Update(August 2012): The experience through Couch Surfing so far is overall positive and moreover meaningful. It is such joy to listen somebody's adventure, stories, and their life. And be able to have personal conversation with people is the part I enjoy the most.
I have been participated mostly in hosting guests and that majority of them has been positive, few were exceptionally memorable, other few were plain encounter that didn't harm, and only few were unpleasantly negative. And it's okay to have that.
Social activities and group meetings are relatively not so special for me compare to meetings in other medium at least in Seoul and Riyadh which where I attended and participated.
Why I am on CS:
My accommodation experiences on my first travel/living a broad were at a room that I rented, hostels, motels, campgrounds. For free stays, they were on a mountain dirt, on a beach even at homeless shelters. Few people voluntarily provided me their place to stay for a while even when I wasn't asking first. And I truly felt the beauty of their giving action, brotherly love. It's my chance to provide someone a place to stay as action of brotherly love and it's good to feel the vibe of traveling mode again.
how one is unfolding as a part of universe, life of everything, human life, communication, languages, psychology, sociology, philosophy, art in any activity.
Music, Movies, and Books
We can talk about this whenever we meet.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
What I've seen:
I think I am easily amazed by witnessing women doing something excellent. Not that I think men cannot be more excellent than woman but the reason I don't easily amazed by men's doing is probably because most of men like to show off. I've seen people being awesome yet humble and doing something meaningful instead of doing something just to serve oneself in a narcissistic way.
What I've done:
In spite of all this time and endeavor still the hardest and the trickiest thing is loving well, staying in love, fight better in a relationship. I feel that is the most amazing thing I've done so far regardless of how evident the result is or not.
As for something physically have done alone there was a mission I had to do. In order to prove that I have a conviction-a conviction that love is the most important for me more than life itself-I did walking journey. Walk alone completely on foot with a back pack written "Born, experience, learn, express, live to LOVE" from San Diego, CA to San Francisco, CA 606 miles 46 days. Second challenge after finish walking journey was "start from nothing" and not losing dignity in adversity. Universe helped me to achieve them.
Teach, Learn, Share
Always open for learning that I don't know about especially I am fascinated by subject that has complexity and depth. I respect and attracted to somebody who is expert in particular field dedicated long time, namely artist of all kind, farmer of all kind, doctor in any subject. Never have been impressed by skills of money making.
What I Can Share with Hosts
Genuine interest, empathy, respect toward you, your life and dying as a individual as a fellow human being.
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand
Countries I’ve Lived In
Georgia, South Korea, United States