Participate in @facesofsiliconvalley 😶
1. Get a free photoshoot with me in the Bay Area 😬
2. Tell me about yourself. 😉
3. Pick 5 photos about you I took that represent your personality and what you’re passionate about best. (One will be featured daily M-F.)* 📆
3. Let me write your story 😃✏️
* wait till you see the weekend programme😎
✒️ story in progress ✒️
“Look at this little ball of light! It can only exist at a specific time and space — ”
"at the right time in October —"
"Yes! In October — we’ll call him 3:43 PM. 343, my little ball of light. Where we just shot, no other ball of light is like the one we just took."
#Jonamuir: “Trees in the 21st Century: Gaia, Globalism, & Global Warming” 🌲🌎☀️💻 #UCBerkeley
Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. 💡#JohnMuir
#FreedomThinkers #Pinnacles (at Pinnacles National Park)
When you open your heart to experiences, people, & the present — you begin to care about your place in the Universe. I relate to a movement of people call Psychonauts.I practice a bunch of stuff I’ve learned from pastors, shamans, scientists, monks, curanderas, all the world’s spiritual beliefs. I’m the Indiana Jones of faith, the Pi Piscine in your Yan Martel novel.
I saw that there were many forces within our social & cultural environment that created illusory states of contentment. #UCBerkeley professor Robert Reich calls it a #PersonalityDrug that intangible thing in life we’re all addicted to, that we keep going after, that can get us into trouble.
I am addicted to connecting with people, relating to them, disseminating their experiences. I have this strong need to tell a story, to give the disenfranchised a voice.
That is why I have to stand up for Earth here. I know that makes me a silly & somewhat crazy person to say this, but we have stopped listening to Nature. We’ve found our dominion over it so easy & convenient we forget our roots.
I have researched extensively is karma, reincarnation, & how science supports Tibetan Buddhism. I think there is a strong argument in evolution that supports the idea we live forever, that we share a common history, that this mechanism is “attached” to the miracle of life & replicated accordingly.
It’s called the human genome — #DNA.
In order to appreciate & love the Earth for what it was, I needed to understand myself as much through religion as I did through science, then I found I was part of something. Even the Hindus had a word for that collective understanding, the Akashic Records — information encoded in an astral plane that nobody could see. Jung called it the collective unconscious. My favorite author Murakami wrote about it extensively in 1Q84.
However you want to understand it you do not die here. You have a legacy. Please remember that. Even if your impact is the smallest thing in the world I have known a single smile or laugh or semblance of human vulnerability to change the course of my lifetime, to make me understand compassion. There is nobody I’ve met who wasn’t Important.