November 23, 2013
As someone new to the area, I am interested in meeting and building relationships with other thinking people. I am hoping to find interactions that will validate my journey vis-a'-vis the value of seeking greater awareness while also challenging me in ways that stretch my present thinking beyond whatever self-imposed barriers I may have. I suppose I am hoping to find people who enjoy relating on a deeper, more meaningful level such that it will allow me to make valuable contributions while simultaneously providing a catalyst for growth beyond my present level of awareness.
I am interested in exploring the human potential (both individual and collective). How we are connected to each other,to the planet and to the universe and how these connections inform us in our day to day lives. Defining human nature, how it has shaped the world we live in and what level of responsibility we can reasonably expect of ourselves relative to each other, to other life forms and to our stewardship of the planet. The current condition of our planet as a function of human development. What changes are required for sustainability, whether they are possible at this juncture and if so, how they could be implemented.
I finally moved to the area from Maryland about a year ago after visiting several times and feeling a strong pull to re-locate. I have a strong spiritual belief system but do not believe in any institutionalized religion.