measaforest
33Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
After many years of trying to make contemporary American life work for me, by exploring what was possible on the edges, by being part of social movements and trying to be in groups untangling the trauma and violence of imperialist capitalist white supremacist patriarchy, I've hit my limit. The debt, the alienation, the disembodiment...

So I'm dedicating myself with every ounce of my strength to decolonizing myself, to awakening, to learning to live a different way of life. To truly becoming alive and figuring out how to be of service to a broken world.

I'm quitting my job in Boston (on paper it was a good one, helping to bring Unitarian Universalist congregations on trips to Latin America to transform their understanding of social justice), leaving for the Peruvian jungle, and getting rid of all my stuff.

At a talk I was recently at, a brilliant Brazilian intellectual and activist said, "to cross over into that new way of being, we must pass through a period of ontological insecurity."

So that's my mission. To drop and shed the ways of being ("the ontological security") I have inherited, and to embark upon a path towards a new way of being.

But I'm in Boston for the summer, and I'm always open to meeting new and wonderful people who somehow resonate with what I've written above. So if you're one of those people... write to me!
What I’m doing with my life
trying to stop trying to do anything with my life, and just let life happen?
I’m really good at
deep self exploration

questioning everything

articulating complicated things
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: i'm trying to read less, i'm a recovering intellectual. but most of my recent book purchases have to do with either plant medicine, racism or buddhism.

movies: anything that stirs my emotions and makes me feel alive

shows: really trying not to do that, but i'm a sucker for well made netflix shows...

music: anything with soul and love

food: i eat simply
Six things I could never do without
nature
community
alone time
collective power
transformation
love
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to think less and be in my body more
On a typical Friday night I am
recovering from my 9-5
You should message me if
you are seeking a real connection, and are open to honesty, ambiguity and exploration
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