Category Archives: Free Writing

John Muir Project: Walking Meditation through Oakland Cemetery.

The Tao Te Ching chapter 13 from here talks about bipolarity: Favor and disgrace make one fearful The greatest misfortune is the self What does “favor and disgrace make one fearful” mean? Favor is high; disgrace is low Having it makes … Continue reading

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Moab, Utah and Ephemeralization.

Heaven and Earth are everlasting The reason Heaven and Earth can last forever Is that they do not exist for themselves Thus they can last forever, Therefore the sages: Place themselves last but end up in front Are outside of … Continue reading

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John Muir Project: My Lithium and Zyprexa Withdrawal Towards an Appalachian Trail Hike Next Week

It’s Facebook official, I changed my “about” to “Former MDiv Student at Princeton Theological Seminary.” — feeling hopeful.   I added this text to my Work and Education section: “An attempt to explore the limits of “normalization” via careful examination of environment-gene interactions … Continue reading

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Writing a Letter to Daniel Suelo (The Man Who Quit Money).

Dear Daniel,      I am starting to feel inspired to join you and the tribe.  I am currently living with my mother in Atlanta, Georgia and am finished up the process of repaying my debts so that I can … Continue reading

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Living without Western Medicine, Weeding the Mind Garden of Negativity.

An Uncooperative Manner (不合作的方式) with Western Medicine. A reading from The Man Who Quit Money that is inspiring to me about choosing to live naturally. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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Experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul Directly after Leaving Seminary.

Today was the hardest day of my life so far… The Sage is occupied with the unspoken and acts without effort. Teaching without verbosity, producing without possessing, creating without regard to result, claiming nothing, the Sage has nothing to lose. … Continue reading

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A Discussion with my Mother about Zen, God, Mind, and Thoughts.

A discussion with my mother about Zen, God, mind, and thoughts.  Key insights today were: serenity can be attained without medicine if I adhere to a flexible but firm practice of prayer and meditation; peace in the world and in … Continue reading

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Entering into the Unknown: Why am I leaving Princeton Theological Seminary?

    I hope this video helps to answer the question, “Why are you leaving Princeton Theological Seminary?”  On the video I am speaking the truth on why I am leaving Princeton Theological Seminary. The biggest single fear I have … Continue reading

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John Muir Project: Dhammapada – The Sage

The Sage Like someone pointing to treasure Is the wise person Who sees your faults and points them out. Associate with such a sage. Good will come of it, not bad, If you associate with one such as this. Let … Continue reading

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John Muir Project: Hard Evidence for Environmental Influences on Mental Illnesses

Thought map written today about bipolarity and being a human being. Please forgive the typographic errors and the grammatical errors, I am trying a new writing methods where I just write exactly what comes to mind.  I will edit this … Continue reading

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