As someone who grew up being fed the fast-paced London lifestyle and is always interested in more holistic ways to be mindful, healthy and balanced: I wanted to share my developing interests, while being able to further educate myself at the same time. Far from preaching to the choir, I write to myself, first and foremost. برای دلم خدام میکنم.
The writing (typing) skills are a continuous work in progress and only reflect a set of ever-evolving lenses at the time of scribbling, but in the era of click-bait and junk, I hope that you may find some of the articles on here applicable and useful, or at least thought provoking for you too.
As a scientist, I wanted to explore the quantitative, while remaining open minded as to the limitations of the language, and equally appreciating the less tangible roots of the qualitative. This is what interested me about the emerging psychedelic space in particular – it’s ability to so clearly embrace all departments from the experimental and evidence-based to the purely experiential and existential: a ‘no one size fits all’ approach to the human experience, and what it means to live ‘well’.
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‘I write – or attempt to write – about a saner, healthier, more centred way of moving through the world. Though I want to be clear about something: I don’t write about being sane, centred, and healthy because I am those things. I write about them because they – more often than not – elude me.
I write about patience because I am impatient.
I write about compassion because I am filled with judgment.
I write about meditation because my mind is incredibly active and loud.
I write about forgiveness because I am prone to resentment and grievance.
I write about risk-taking and busting up routine because I am a slave to habit.
I write about creative output and battling resistance because I am a highly distractible, world class procrastinator.
I write about giving myself permission to feel grief because I tend to run from negative feelings.
I write as an antidote to the madness within, as a reminder to myself of what is possible, like a message-in-a-bottle from a wiser me to a less evolved me. Often I don’t even know how I feel about a thing until I write about it. Sometimes my typing fingers are smarter than the thoughts in my head. So I pay attention to what I write. There’s something in there for me.’
– Josh Radnor