Category: Psychology

Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman”

I’m a fan of Jack London. He is, like Steinbeck, one of those California writers who hold a special place in my heart. I see myself like them, and their philosophies speak to me. And while Jack London is best known for adventure stories like Call of The Wild, The White Fang, and Sea Wolf,…

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Introduction to LEVELS

Life is a game called Levels. The game has to be fun The game has to be exciting You have to be (stay) excited to play the game everyday You have to know the levels and you have to have a strategy (To maximize probability of desired outcomes) for each level. The game is a…

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Go With The Flow: Trust It

Growing up, my dad often told me to, “Go with the flow.” As with other things he said to me growing up, this only came to have meaning to me after he was gone (…the people we love have a way of gilding us like that, even after they are gone from our lives…). My…

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Jules, Grendel, and Bubba

In every adult there lurks a child — an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed, and calls for unceasing care, attention and education, that is part of the human personality which wants to develop and become whole. ~ Carl G. Jung The dragons were handed down: Demons men before me didn’t…

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No-Nut Level: God Mode Activated

This has been a fruitful season of my life. Full of growth: I’ve learned to be truly alone and emotionally independent. I’ve overcome fear, worry, self-doubt I’ve come to agree full-stop with John Mayer, that “Drinking is a fucking con.” I’ve finally quit my on-again, off-again relationship with organic American Spirits (‘But they’re organic!’). I’ve…

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Avatar Master

There are two main pieces of me: The boy, a child-god, who lives on the inside And the man, an animal, who lives on the outside; The boy, omnipotent yet a god, imaginary… The man, capable yet a man, flesh… The age old question: How to reconcile these opposites (The magical and the rational), which…

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TBD

A person asks who they are, Who might they become… And years are lost this way, Spent in abstact thought rather than concrete action … To declare ourselves As hero and author of our story, In deed rather than word, Is to know we are not who we think we are But what we are,…

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Unknown To Myself

I’ve been revisiting the wilderness of my youth in dreams, Picking up loose threads in the dark like berries from the forest floor And in the mornings, I reflect on my stained-bounty, Weaving and dyeing the truth with fresh memories; For, wrapped in a quilt I’ve made, Covered in shame, My treasure has hidden, Unborn…

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Data Dump: The Time is Now

I come here to do ‘word-processing’, to let my thoughts congeal into coherence – whereafter, I will feel I have achieved something important (For I will have); where I once journaled in lengthy prose, my notebooks these days are filled with jottings – mostly single ideas of varying yet significant importance. That said, the important…

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Spelunking

I’ve come to see that a big part of maturity – if not the core of it – comes down to our ability to perceive reality without bias, without denial, and without escape.  To be well-adjusted to life is to be at peace with it, for better or for worse, because, fact is, you will…

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