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Julian Summerhayes
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awaken, to true self
awaken, to true self

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What are you waiting for?
I love life. Again. I love life. Sure, it's replete with angst, pain and discord but I wouldn't have it any other way. My work, if it's about anything, is to convince you that you should and can do anything. Not to live out of ego but to come alive to True ...
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Your angst is your liberation
I know, it sounds whacky: "What, you mean I've literally got to go to the edge [and sometimes beyond] to move forward with my life?" Yes. You see the thing is, we all have a map of the world. Mostly (if you study the AQAL model  of Ken Wilber) it's rooted i...
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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
― Anne Frank
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Falling down
Never be afraid to fail. In fact, if you live on the edge but never leap, you'll never come alive to True Self. Of course, in this Instagram et al. world, everything's f*cking perfect. It's not. It's sh*t. It's hard. It's death dealing. But then again, righ...
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“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
― Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan
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Is this the life you want?
Right now. In this moment. Not tomorrow, nor yesterday. It's a simple question but it carries with it such import. Of course, you can parse it up -- e.g. work, social, money, career, family, love -- but what I'm referring to is: is the life you're living al...
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Words that define you
I don't mean labels -- e.g. lawyer, doctor, entrepreneur -- rather those that shine a light on True Self: Compassion Kindness Thoughtfulness Love Tenderness Silence Open-hearted Warm Giving This is never about perfection -- a bit of shadow work never goes a...
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Zen Mountain Monastery
My favourite podcast.
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Returning to Zen
Zen is life. Life is Zen. No dogma. No creed. No right or wrong. Don't ask me why but Zen has returned both in practice and form. Will it last? Who knows, but having a practice and being held by a beautiful sangha is everything. Right now, I've no expectati...
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