To steal a lyric from Myka9, I believe that we are all infinite beings with enormous capacity.
I'd like to think of myself as kind and self aware, and I place supreme value on compassion. These are three qualities that I value highly, if not supremely. I really enjoy connecting with people on intimate/raw levels. Honestly, I also maintain a level of detachment within this intimacy if I don't feel a depth of reciprocation.
I've spent a lot of time "exploring space" only to come to the conclusion that in our experience as human beings, space needs a mate....time. So, ultimately, I'd like to enjoy pursuing hobbies/interests that include but are not limited to hiking, art of all forms (Except musicals. I just can't get into musicals-although i suppose I'm willing to try), nature, martial arts, etc, all while spending time with people who I care about, and usually they care about me as well, to the best of their ability.
I place a lot of value on sharing meals and experiences with good people. So fundamental.
I've just started practicing zazen, and re-engaging a yoga practice, so I can master the force like Yoda, but with some edge like Han Solo.
For money: Caregiving / Working in a Genetic Testing Company
For fun: hiking, biking, physical exertion of all kinds, getting to know people, reading, music, eating/cooking etc., and the occasional hardy party
Ultimately, I'd really like to end up with enough money to eat well, and enough time to spend with good people. All while making some meaningful contribution to life.
Books: The Dhammapada, Four Agreements, Tao Te Ching, The Archaic Revival, Houston Smith's The World's Religions, The End of your World, Capitalism Hits the Fan, Breaking Open the Head, Autobiography of Malcolm X, etc., etc.
Currently reading Zen Mind, Beginners mind.
Movies: The Fifth Element (if you understand what the Fifth Element actually is, I will love you forever. It's not that hard), Paul (also, if Paul could be your guru, I'd love you forever), The Big Lebowski, Lord of the Rings, The Green Mile, The Last Samurai, Star Wars, Ip Man, etc., etc.
I like all genres except horror. I can't possible see how it's enjoyable to artificially create a state of anxiety :p
Shows: The Boondocks, Futurama,Star Trek (TNG, DS9), The Office, Big Bang Theory, Bill Moyers and Co., Nature, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley, more NPR/PBS stuff.
Radio: Pacifica > NPR > Everything else.
Music: Reggae (Groundation, Damian Marley, Ooklah the Moc, Luciano, SOJA, Lionheart Sounds, etc.) Underground Hip Hop (The Grouch, Hieroglyphics, Eligh, Binary Star, Zion I, Brother Ali, Myka9, Binary Star, etc) Old School (Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, Al Green, etc.)
Really, I've come across music in all genres that I've liked. Music is seriously amazing, and much of the music I've listened to has immensely influenced the person I am. Dude, it can have huge impacts on all aspects of being. Pretty cool.
Food: I'm game for pretty much anything besides balut. Try to go organic/local as much as possible, and not eat too much meat. God, the paradox of bacon kills me. So delish, but pigs are so freaking cute.
Dorito Flavored Taco Shells
Oreos...I kinda have a problem with them.
Life. The meaning(s) of life.
Systemic road blocks to the actualization of human potential.
Humanity, and human potential.
Transpersonal psychology. The acceptance, understanding and realization of deeper consciousness.
While I'm happy for Ellen Page, I'm secretly crushed she wont swing my way.
I prefer smooth over chunky peanut butter.
I sometimes fantasize about being better organized.
I'm pretty shy.
I'm not fancy.