-- Andrew Cohen
Hi there, my name is Jordan. I am easy going, socially conscious, heart-centered, spontaneous, have a keen sense of humor, love to play, and love connecting with others... ENFJ. Spiritual -and- a huge fan of science. As a result of several mystical experiences with ayahuasca and other entheogens, my views most closely align with Pantheism, Oneness, and the Law of Attraction.. where thoughts go energy flows.
I'm not perfect.. at times I dance along my path with grace and at others I stumble, trip, and fall. Either way, I'm evolving.. more creative, intuitive, and emotionally intelligent. I'm increasingly aware of my body; sensitive to what I put into it and the resulting impact. My imagination is surprisingly "out there". I day dream all the time about the story of creation, the origins of man, evolutionary biology, consciousness, social and technological trends, what our species will look like in 100 or 1000 years. I am passionate about the big picture view of our existence and the possibilities that arise when a critical mass of us begin to think this way.
Probably the biggest realization I've had is that my identity extends beyond my physical being, beyond my ego, to include all of the cosmos. I believe on the intangible level there is no separation between Me, You, and everything else. Because of this I have a profound love and respect for our planet, all life, the stars, and the entire Universe. And yet... I am still humbled and very much human. I'm flawed and subject to fear and other machinations of my ego just like everyone else. They are my ever faithful teachers, always there reminding me to let go of things no longer serving me.
I've added explanations to most of my questions so that would be a great way to learn more about me.
The sound of my voice
My vibe and gentle demeanor
capoeira, yoga, slack-lining, flow arts, music, dancing, camping, hiking, climbing rocks, trail running, star gazing, nature in general, world travel, other cultures, creating possibilities, synergy between friends & family, non-attachment, being healthy and fit, roller skating, snow boarding, wake boarding, mindfulness, gift culture, renewable energy, sustainable living, austin, acoustic and percussive instruments, artificial intelligence, robotics, trans-humanism, 3D printing, materials science, regenerative medicine, astronomy, human anatomy, visionary art, addiction & recovery, waking up, abundance, compassion, the human condition
Books I've read ::
The Global Brain: The Awakening Earth in a New Century(Peter Russell), Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies(Rick Strassman, et al), The Art of Mindful Living(Thich Nhat Hanh), The Power Of Now(Eckhart Tolle), Manifesting Change(Mike Dooley), The Four Agreements(Don Miguel Ruiz), Sex at Dawn(Christopher Ryan), The Ethical Slut(Easton & Liszt), DMT: The Spirit Molecule(Rick Strassman), The Road Less Traveled(M. Scott Peck), The Age Of Spiritual Machines(Ray Kurzweil), The Holographic Universe(Michael Talbot), The Celstine Prophecy(James Redfield), Dragonriders Of Pern(Anne McCaffrey), Software/Wetware/Freeware(Rudy Rucker), Planet Called Treason(Orson Scott Card)
Music that moves me ::
electronica, lounge/lo-fi, jazz, blues, classic rock, reggae, dub, hip hop, classical, world beats, disco, afro-beat, funk, acoustic, icaros, medicine songs, songs of devotion
Shimshai, Artur Mena, Liberation Movement, Lisa Gerrard, Sudha, Maneesh De Moor, Thievery Corp, Daft Punk, Beck, Gorillaz, Manu Chao, Diggable Planets, Portishead, Jurassic 5, Portishead, Massive Attack, Freaky Chakra, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, CCR, Bob Marley, Sublime, Fat Freddy's Drop, Pepper, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Boozoo Bajou, Paris 49, Iron & Wine, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Radio Head, Muse, Matisyahu, Ghostland Observatory, Antony and the Johnsons, Kid Beyond, Reggie Watts, Dub FX, Bassnector, TV on the Radio, Filter, Shpongle, Younger Brother, Ott, Warp Technique, Shulman, Tripswitch, Phutureprimitive, Bluetech, Rena jones, Ooze, Beats Antique, Random Rab, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Trifonic, Vibrasphere, Desert Dwellers, Solar Fields, Slackbaba
Favorite movies/shows ::
Baraka, Samsara, Life of Pi, Cloud Atlas, Thrive, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Electronic Awakening, Zeitgeist, Home, The Human Experience, Avatar, Stranger Than Fiction, Brazil, City of Lost Children, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Crash, Vanilla Sky, Lord Of The Rings, Amelie, Donnie Darko, Blueberry(Renegade), Human Traffic, Fight Club, Gladiator, Ong Bak, Monty Python, Office Space, Memento, Fearless, Hero, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House Of Flying Daggers, Tai Chi Master, Kung-Fu Hustle, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Garden State, Whale Rider, Big Fish, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Magnolia, League Of Extraordinay Gentlemen, Secret Of Nimh, Better Off Dead, Princess Bride, The Matrix, Tron, Bicentenial Man, 13th Floor, Dawn Of The Dead(remake), Game of Thrones, BSG, SGU, Walking Dead, Spartacus, Footloose, Save the Last Dance, Step Up and all the other cheesy dance movies. Documentaries, sci-fi, fantasy, anything regarding a.i./robots, romcoms
Food that nourishes me ::
I love just about everything. I try to minimize sugar, wheat, pasta/breads, fried, and processed foods, etc. I consider myself an opportunistic- omnivori-pescatarian.
Quotes that inspire me ::
"In the beginning, God was all there was, but after a time, God became bored looking around and seeing only Himself, so he thought of a way to make His existence more interesting: He split Himself into many different shapes and forms, each of which was still every bit Himself, and invented the game of Cosmic hide-and-seek. The point of the game was to hide Himself from Himself, then set about to rediscover Himself in everything. But He plays the game so well that we -those pieces- have taken our apparently separate existences seriously, with the result that we remain totally fooled." http://southernmecca.org/mangod.html
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
-- Lao Tzu
"A man chooses a great woman as part of a Spiritual journey to bump up to a higher level. A great woman is the inspiration. If a man chooses a "lesser" woman for lower chakra reasons, i.e. casual sex for example, he does not want to do the work required to shift his consciousness into being a great man. You can always see the character of the man by the woman he chooses."
-- John Dean
"The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
-- Anaïs Nin
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”
-– Albert Einstein
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
--Carl Gustav Jung
"The Net of Indra is a profound and subtle metaphor for the structure of reality. Imagine a vast net; at each crossing point there is a jewel; each jewel is perfectly clear and reflects all the other jewels in the net, the way two mirrors placed opposite each other will reflect an image ad infinitum. The jewel in this metaphor stands for an individual being, or an individual consciousness, or a cell or an atom. Every jewel is intimately connected with all other jewels in the universe, and a change in one jewel means a change, however slight, in every other jewel."
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
-- Dr. Seuss
Be there... Go there now and never leave. Imagine that your dreams have already come true. Live your life from that mindset. Predicate your behavior on that reality, not the illusions that now surround you. Filter every thought, question, and answer from there. Let your focus shift and be born again - because dwelling from, not upon, the space you want to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything.
-- The Universe
"When the external begins to define the internal, instead of the internal defining the external, one begins living as a mortal rather than as a god."
-- The Universe
"Surely, we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a human experience."
-- Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
"Music is the only religion that delivers the goods."
-- Frank Zappa
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-- Marianne Williamson
"Compassion is not something one person has for another, but rather something that arises when one begins to see all others as one's own self."
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Love like you can't be un-liked
Dance like no one will tag the video
Tweet like no one is following"
Other random bits I think are pretty rad ::
my amazing family of friends who I adore
my child-like sense of awe regarding our existence in the Cosmos
Bonus points if you are a graduate of Landmark or other transformational work, have experience with plant medicinas, and/or you believe our planet is undergoing a major shift in consciousness and are intentionally playing a part in it.