I've changed this group name as I've realized I am looking more for a specific mind-set of people rather than a specific skill-set.  I'm looking for people who think for themselves, who generally don't belong to a group, maybe who can belong to a group but keep their own identity and thoughts within it and do not just "follow the leader."  People who can be very creative, who believe the world and themselves can and should be more than they are, who are deeply honest, knowing that the only way to improve is to know where you are starting from.  People who don't mind an argument and believe growth can come through conflict, who embrace all the emotions from anger to sadness, knowing that part of life and growth is to become more and more comfortable with the uncomfortable.  This improves our strength and stamina and capacity to feel joy and all the positive emotions!  I don't know exactly what we should do together, you my people, but let us find each other, always with an uplifting goal, that even if we feel burned-out on society or the ills in our lives we will while being honest strive to find a positive outlook on it.  In other words, I'm not looking for people with social phobia who just want another place to continue to be anxious and depressed and "relate."  I don't want to make a safe place for you to grow and share your miseries and take baby steps.  I want you (and me) to embrace all the vicissitudes of life including its risks and GROW in leaps and bounds!  I feel that when we do find each other, we will just know what to do, starting perhaps with sharing our creativity, our gifts, our philosophies, and just talking.  I'm not looking for a book study.  You can go read someone else's ideas any day.  I want YOURS and I want you to hear mine!  One more thing--I'm looking also to find, practice, and embrace the stillpoint in the midst of the creativity--that moment of reflection before impulsivity, so that it is a thoughtful creative flow not just an impulsive or spontaneous one.  Imagine that--left and right brains working together at once!!  Wow, what we could do if we all did that all the time.   Oh, one more thing--I do believe in a God.  Higher Power, Universal Love, Spirit of Life, or simply the Power of a positive outlook--I have found I'm unable to ultimately join forces with folks who are unwilling to take even a small leap of faith into the unknown, and to feel the vast forces that are beyond themselves but ultimately holding the universe in order.  I can't wait to hear from you.

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