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“I’m not here to stand still and let the dust settle on my shoulders… possessions, all the shit you collect — these are the things that tie you down, hold you back in the world. I don’t have much — just the clothes on my back and this burning desire in my heart. But that’s alright because I am just passing through… on my way to something bigger.”

 

Epicurus had his garden, Socrates had the streets, Shakespeare stood on stage; I’m just hanging out under a bridge.

Marcus Aurelius had his Meditations journal; I’ve got this blog.

Far from leading any armies or challenging the state, I’m just trying to sort out my own life while seeking answers to the ‘bigger questions’. You know: What is life and what makes it truly well spent? 

I adopted the alias of Boy, because if there’s something worth cherishing about our youth, it’s our perspective. Children see the world with curiosity and untouched optimism. They see life as something to be enjoyed moment by moment. They are completely honest about how they feel. They dream. And for the most part, they believe in themselves.

I keep this blog because it allows me to recall where I’ve been, shape the narrative of my life moving forward. And of course, connect with like-minded people like yourself.

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  1. Aloha from Hawaii,
    I had a question about training shoulders. This led me too bodybuilding.com. It led me to the forum. Which led me to the responses concerning shoulders and ultimately to Boy under the bridge. I read a few of your passages. It reminded me of my own journey a few years back. The ability for you to percieve the world, its situations and circumstances in the way that you do is a blossoming lotus from the divine. It will only continue to blossom and open itself to its full grandeur. True self has begun to transcend the mind. The mind with its ego and limited perceptions is waning in the light of the true self. In one of your writings you wrote that you are not enlightened. I am here to tell you that you are. We dont need to “achieve” enlightenment. There is nothing you have to “do” to be enlightened. You are enlightened now and always have been.
    Enviornment, past conditioning, society, etc have covered and cloaked it from you. We are lead to believe we are something that we are not. I can tell however that layer by layer it is being peeled away from that construct of the mind.your clarity of true seeing is opening up and allowing intellectual paradigm shifts within your mind which in turn touches pure consciousness. When this happens we feel the rightness in all things, even if it is first percieved of as being a bad situation. It Is just that, a situation neither good nor bad. It merely is. Continue on brother. We are instruments of the divine, expressing our lives step by step from within the divine. As divinity itself. What is the distance we must travel for enlightenment or to become enlightened? There is no recordable or measurable distance to it. It is here and now behind the veil of mind illusion. It is not far away, it is merely the distance of a thought that seperates unenlightened and enlightenment. We are that already, we just need to allow ourselves the freedom to see it. We are many around the globe, no one is ever alone, pure consciousness binds us all. These words arent from my identity. It flows like water on the page. Consciousness using the body instrument to write, pure consciousness recognizing pure consciousness. Witnessing itself in another body instrument halfway around the world. As Boy under the bridge
    Take care- Namaste
    Now i’m gonna blast away at dem shoulders!!

  2. Hey there,

    Had a read of your blog and I can see similar ideas in you as myself. I assume you are from Brisbane area, I live in the same area (GC and Brisbane). email me or look me up on facebook. I believe we as humans are the sum of our influences, and I like to surround myself with likeminded people. Talk soon mate.

  3. Hi, been reading your blog for a long time but never commented, keep doing what you’re doing.

    Love your positive attitude on life.

    Keep writing 😉

  4. Surprised I went to your site? More surprised that I have left a response? In light of our converse at L.C. C. H. today, I might reprise my position re you. Cryptic enough…?

  5. I really enjoyed reading about your experience in Tonga, and watching your video on YouTube made me miss the Kingdom even more! If you don’t mind me asking, what volunteer program were you apart of? And what app did you use to put together that video? It was truly amazing! From the quality to the soundtrack, you had it down solid!!

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

    1. Thanks Taahine. When was the last time you were there? And where are you now? I’m now living in Sydney – and that whole experience feels like a distant dream! I could definitely go with a night out at `Hatafu beach 🙂

      I did AVID. I highly recommend it. And I filmed my video with a GoPro and used GoPro studio to put it all together. It’s a free program that is very very basic. I’m sure there are better ones out there.

      1. Hey! Sorry for such a late reply. But I was in Tonga last summer for 6 weeks. I stayed in Pahu with family. I was there during the Coronation and Miss Heilala pageant. I am from California and it was my first time there. And like you said in reference to your experience in Tonga, my experience also seems like a distant dream. Hopefully I can go back soon!

        And thanks for the information I’ll definitely have to check AVID out.

        Stay Blessed

        1. That’s ok! I’ve been meeting at lot of Tongan’s lately. Someone who also volunteered in 2014 with me is getting married there this year. So some of us are going back. I think I will next year. I’ve never been to the US, but it’s definitely on the cards.

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