Just got back from my adventure a few days ago! I had an amazing time and so many great memories were made. Life is beautiful, and it’s meant to be explored and admired. I would encourage anyone and everyone to get out a little bit and explore life again. Have an adventure, however large or small it may be. Our child-like wonder is one of the most important things that we’ve lost. It’s what gives life its fun, and it’s what gives you your freedom. That child-like wonder is a perspective. It’s understanding that you don’t know all the answers, and you haven’t experienced everything there is to experience, but being open to learning the answers, whatever they may be, and being open to experiencing things however they call to be experienced. Step out into the unknown a little bit, and you’ll soon realize that it’s where we were meant to be from the very start. Explore.
So last Monday I started a new adventure! I flew into Sedona, AZ and have been here with my sister for the week, sharing with her a few of the things I have learned about life, teaching where and how to find happiness once again. She leaves tomorrow morning and I’ll be staying here by myself for a few more days until Wednesday. I plan on taking all of my stuff, hiking, and camping out in the red rocks of Sedona for the rest of my time here. Then on Wednesday I’m flying out to Nashville to be with two of my great friends for two days to share life and good times with them! Then Friday I’ll fly to London and meet another great friend of mine there who will be flying in from Kansas City. I’ll spend a week with him in England and Amsterdam, and we’ll meet up with a good friend I made while I was in Belize who will show us around Bristol, England. And once that week is up, my friend will fly back home and I’ll fly to Spain to meet up with yet another great friend of mine who has been living there for the past several months. From there we’ll be taking cheap flights around Spain, and spending a few days on the islands just off the coast. Then, it’s time for me to head back to Kansas City where I’ll pack up the rest of the stuff I didn’t take with me on this journey, load my car and drive west.
This journey has planned itself, and I couldn’t have made it more exciting or work out any better if I had tried to do it myself. It’s a beautiful life and it’s been and will be a beautiful journey, sharing life and love with the people who are dear to me.
We’re in exciting times.
Soon we’re going to wake and remember that this life was all just a dream. And you, the dreamer, will know what’s real once again. We’ve been asleep for quite some time now, convinced by this persistent reality. But shortly here we’ll begin a new dream, and you’ll know how to make it right, starting new again as the lucid dreamer. Be excited, because these are exciting times.
passtheguacamole asked: COME TO ENGLAND <3
I’d love to! I know a few people out there that I’d really enjoy reconnecting with. :)
Truth exists. I decided to dedicate my life to finding it a year and half ago, half expecting to die without ever figuring it all out. But I was okay with that, because something inside of me said there is something far greater to life than the way we currently see it, and I would be happier dying still searching for what’s real, than to die in a world that inadvertently claims that happiness does not exist anymore. In October of 2011, I opened my mind wide, wide open, and threw out everything I currently believed and understood about life, not because I thought all of it was false, but because I humbly didn’t know what was true. And I set out to find truth, keeping my mind open to any and all possibilities, knowing that when I found something true, it would have to be undeniable. That’s just the nature of truth. And ever since that day that my journey began, I felt like my life was on the fast track of experiences. I opened myself up and welcomed all challenges, because with every challenge comes a lesson, and every lesson learned is a step closer to whats real. I had no idea I would find ultimate truth so soon. I now know why I have, but that is for you to find out for yourself. I imagined an entire life of wonder, maybe slowly getting closer to truth, but I wasn’t sure if I would ever find it. But it found me. And it’s undeniable like I felt it had to be. And it is so, so much greater than I could have imagined. Life is beautiful, and it always has been. It’s just been patiently waiting for us to realize it again.
I have found the way for you. And it is good.
I’ve been living in Kansas City for the last two months and it’s been great so far! I’ve learned so much already since being here.
My trip to Central America was amazing too. I moved between Belize and Guatemala for two months working in hostels most the time in both countries. I met so many great people and made a lot of great memories on that trip. Not to mention I learned a lot of lessons there too. I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything.
I’m working as a chimney sweep right now sweeping and doing repairs on chimneys. It’s been a lot of work actually, about 50 hours or more a week. So I’ve been pretty busy.
I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to stay here though. I may be moving to Seattle in January, but I’m not sure yet. I’m just waiting a little longer before I begin working things out. I met the director of utilities for the city of Bellevue, WA, which is a suburb of Seattle, and she told me if I ever found myself in the Seattle area to call her and she would give me a job. And so my friend Adrian, an NCAA wrestler in Chicago, is quitting school and wrestling after this semester because he’s felt way too controlled by wrestling all his life and is looking for an adventure now, so we’re probably going to move there together in January.