This blog's for ME

Almost 25 years old, asking my parents if I can sleep in their bed with them. I had thought I was going to be the 25th Prime Minister of Canada. Things had changed. 10 years later, I was still a scared little boy. The time had come to slap myself awake. One Saturday morning, November 19th, 2009, I declared to the world I would be riding my 10 year-old motorcycle from Vancouver, BC Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and back.

The official departure was August 28th, 2010. A group of well-wishers saw me off at 8:03 am.

I arrived in Rio de Janeiro around 6 pm March 1st, 2011.

My return to Vancouver came on July 5th, 2011 about 2:00 pm.

Drug & alcohol abuse, ADD, social anxiety, health, chronic pain, night terrors.

So many concerns. But I am far more interested in this question: Do I have the capacity to make this trip despite all my shortcomings?

My mission: To inspire myself to face my fears, enlighten myself on how all living things can peacefully co-exist, enjoy every moment, and see the world as plentiful and generous.

Go ahead. Call me crazy. Call me anything you like.

I'm out to save my world.


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Highly Senstive People

Is there a place in the city for Highly Sensitive People? The warriors who feel no pain, and can ignore their troubles, with a single-minded desire to achieve their goals are not privy to this council. These people, in short (HSP's), are deeply in-tune with their environment, and are more sensitive than others to everything from colours to smells to emotions. In an urban world, honking horns, busy competition, and constant movement can be so overwhelming for sensitive people they can go off the deep end. Are people who are depressed, anxious or affected by other mental health disorders simply too sensitive?
People with sensitivities must find ways to stay happy in an environment that doesn't always promote well-being at it's core. Hot dog stands at every corner, busy streets and unfriendly people. Perhaps my thoughts are simply the result of being overtired, too busy to enjoy my life, and could all be turned around if I just went and did something spontaneously?

1 comment:

  1. Jason,
    Highly Sensitive? As Les Mclann said to Eddie Harris," Try to make it Real? Compare to What?" Some people are born as sensitive as a toilet seat. It's not their fault, Jesus said so. Love them all, man. Yes, there's a place called Commercial Drive, your new neighbourhood in 2 weeks...le chat


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