Friends of Friends

Our culture constantly hits us with an idealized version of friendship. It suggests how many friends we should have, how often we should talk to them, and why those bonds are important. This leaves people feeling like something is wrong with them if they don’t have their own sitcom to live in. On this mini-hustle, I talk about the reality of friendships and why quality is better than quantity.  

 

New Year Real You

I'm not with the term ‘New Year New You.’ I feel it’s a part of the cultural lexicon that  suggests you aren’t good enough and that you should keep trading your money for corporate products and your attention for social influence all based on the the vampiric illusion of macro-tribal inclusion. It also makes us second guess our intuition. That keeps us feeling incomplete, which keeps us yearning, which keeps us stuck.

Not in 2018 my friends! In the final mini-hustle of 2017, I suggest embracing the term ‘New Year Real You’ as a reminder to listen to our intuition, follow our compass, pop the shackles of the illusion, and let out the whole you. You don’t need a ’new you.’ The actual you is awesome. Trust and love them. Fear of believing in yourself is just another symptom of living in a culture that’s set on making you feel inadequate. Let the real you out to play in 2018 and finger paint on the black and white walls of normalcy. 

 

Water. Whirlpool. Suction. 

At the end of TAH #107, I suggested Michael Phillip and I each describe our view of chaos in 10 words or less. I offered “Water. Whirlpool. Suction.” as my take on the subject. In this mini-hustle, I elaborate on my description, talk about free will and explain why chaos is not only beautiful, but part of the essence of being. 

 

Binaural Beats for Meditation…The Making of

It's a great day! The binaural beats I made for getting into a meditative mindset are now available. I've been working on these for a minute and feel they're the deepest binaural beats I've ever made. In this episode, I go over some binaural beats science, play samples of the new tracks and share insights on their functionality. 

 

Protect Ya Neck

It’s common for greater compassion and empathy to arise as you develop your self-awareness and presence of mind. This is good, because it allows you to show others more compassion. But! This is a slippery slope, because everyone is suffering. If you don’t protect ya neck, you’ll find yourself giving away too much.

 

Essence, man.

How do we find meaning in life? This is a question I get all the time. I give my answer, which tackles the problem with a proactive solution. I also share a thought experiment that explores how we are hypnotized by the illusion of value. This one is a dive into the center of the philosophical whirlpool my friends!