An Introduction

Hi I'm Daniel,

I’ve started this blog simply because I enjoy the deeper things in life. I enjoy the conversations, friendships, and experiences that have great depth. I think, by and far, most of us spend the majority of our time living in a superficial haze. I wish I could tell you that I am a guru and that I spend all of my time drenched in the richness of life, but that is simply not true. I spend a lot of time in the dissociative blur that this life often turns into; although I don’t enjoy the time I spend in that state. I’d rather slow down and commune with each individual image and color I encounter; seeing the way they are intricately woven together, unveiling the interconnectedness of all things. In this state of consciousness I start to recognize the inherent divinity that exists in everything, everyone, and every moment. When I'm living from that mental foundation life just blows my mind.... in a good way. Connecting to this state of being is the very marrow of life. My intent here is to open up paths to make that marrow more accessible through vulnerability, storytelling, and shared experiences.

Typically on this blog, I’ll be engaging in dialogue about three different topics:

  • Authentic Identity

  • Deeper Community

  • Spiritual Evolution

Let me take a moment to tell you what each of those means to me so you have a good idea of what lies ahead.

Authentic Identity:

I enjoy searching for my truest Identity, and watching others unearth theirs. When you connect with your Authentic Identity you stop fantasizing about how the world needs to change, and start allowing yourself to be transformed by connecting with the deep desire that makes you long for change. Authentic Identity starts with you at the core accepting your divine image. That is a good foundation to build from.

Deeper Community:

I value being in close community with others and finding ways to dive deeper into relationships. Together seeking a mode of community that is not only enjoyable, but also deeply meaningful and transformative for everyone involved. Vulnerability plays a key role in forming Deeper Community.

Spiritual Evolution:

I love surrendering to the process of Spiritual Evolution. To me, this means seeking a deep spiritual connection to the world and all that is in it while allowing the divine to strip away all the adaptations or barriers that get developed and reinforced through the course of life. It’s a reductive evolutionary process. Addition by subtraction. Not forward motion and learning but rather a return to the foundation and an unlearning. It’s not easy or comfortable but it is full of so much richness.

A quick side note - I will probably use the term 'the divine' a lot. But I do not claim to have any true grasp on what this is. It's a mystery and something that can only be experienced. Logic and mastery fail to communicate this type of truth.

So there you have it, those are some of the things I most enjoy most in life. Not exactly “sunsets, and long walks on the beach” which is probably the reason I never created an online dating profile before I met my wife. But I digress. I’m really looking forward to engaging these topics further. If I’m honest with you, I feel starved for the deeper space I’m trying to create in the pages of this blog. I long for it. What I'm learning though is that you don't usually stumble into the deeper life giving spaces. Rather you have to dive, head first, into them. I hope you find encouragement in my posts. If you have any thoughts or experiences of your own to share, don’t hesitate to reach out. I'd absolutely love to hear them.

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