Breakthrough by Embracing Discomfort⚡️
A transparent reflection before upcoming announcements here
Hello fellow animals 👋.
It’s about time I wrote you! The past few weeks have been everything from empowering and exciting to excruciating and painful as past traumas are surfaced for healing and introspection. My imperfections and missteps have been brought to the surface of my own consciousness and that of my close community. Just 3 days ago, I even had the the unexpected, uncomfortable, and unwanted experience of gagging on an under-chewed bite of roast beef for about 8 hours during our visit to my wife’s grandmother’s in Carlsbad, before the gastro-intestinal team at the local hospital ER room knocked me out and retrieved the roast-beef blockage. Maybe this unflattering visual will help paint the picture?
I at least had an enjoyable encounter with a man named Kenneth while waiting in the Emergency Room — he had some words for me that had a sense of being angelically delivered. Without knowing hardly a thing about my story, he assured me that some things “weren’t my battle to fight.” And I knew he was right. I have taken on too much, while some of the most important things that I can control, have slipped — causing discomfort and uncertainty for me and my family. But perhaps it is the discomfort I have needed in order to move into being my highest self? (yes 🤙)
The slippery slope of creating a brand logo to represent SAMO© Corp, and setting off to pour gasoline on the fire of its extinction is a big load to take on as an artist. It’s a lot of resistance to maintain. And resistance is the opposite of flow. FLOW, is where I want to be more. Not to say that I’m done with SAMO© — far from it.
Perhaps the biggest theme for me now is learning to have more compassion for other animals who see things differently than I do. Yes, the planet is fully of dangerous, compliant animals who have never had a sovereign thought in their lives, but I am on a new mission to refrain from ‘judging others’, and rather to hold space for other animals and myself in our imperfections. My own life is messy enough that I have no business judging anyone. I have a lot of things I need to get better at. And I am the only one I have ever been able to change. So I’m leaning further into that capability.
It was my choice to rescind from playing the SAMO© game of competing with the Jones’, and essentially withdrawing the best I could from the SAMO-SAMO© 3D Matrix. The danger in choosing not to play the game is that it defaults to losing the game. Done ✅.
So now that I’ve totally lost in the game of acquiring physical possessions and creature comforts for my family of 5 — we are now living nomadically out of our camper van, until I am able to complete our tiny home build — I finally feel I am settling on the ground of practical reality to make better decisions on the road from old SAMO© earth to the new earth solutions on the horizon.
My next email will share more about the plan I’ve been working on with my most intimate cocreators. It is a vision that combines our need for physical community spaces, with a plan to unite the future of education and the future of work on ‘Web3’ and beyond.
Below is a preview, and you’re welcome to check out our launch version of the site over at www.behere.re Questions always welcome.
Here — Cocreative spaces for rethinking everything
You may have noticed I slowed down on this newsletter and the publishing of Anml Style NFTs. I have limitations, and I have chosen to be as sync’d with my beautiful super-woman of a wife, Brooke Lawler — as much as possible. We have always had a desire to to bring our complementary talents together in business, and we have more than doubled down on a vision to ‘rethink everything’ together, in pursuit of the mission to live more present, less hurried lives. And we want to invite as many families as possible into doing the same — while we take the reigns of our children’s ‘education’. We have 3 kids between ages 1 — 7. We know for sure the SAMO© public education system is not an option. We also know that working from home AND homeschooling is PAINFUL. We have been living that problem, and we are now shopping a solution that we’d like to take countrywide over the next decade.
If you’re interesting in viewing our pitch, let me know by responding to this email.
Cheers to building the solutions we’d like to see in the world ⚡️🤙