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2021 Reflections

This year I formalized my life philosophy as “do good deeds” and “give love to this moment.” It’s nice having a simple strategy for engaging with life: if I’m doing good deeds and maintaining loving presence, I can let the rest go.

As part of “do good deeds,” I donated more money this year than ever before. At times this was difficult, but I sleep better at night with the hope that I have perhaps at last contributed something good to this world, and if I die soon I can rest in peace. After hearing about peyote being endangered, I was particularly enthusiastic to contribute to the Indigenous Peyote Conservation Initiative.

I also started Crypto Philanthropy Club, which is still in its infancy but is something I look forward to developing in the New Year.

Internally, I made strides in letting go of perfectionism. I did several IFS sessions and discovered four particularly interesting parts: the one who wants to save the world, the one who seeks creative accomplishment, the one who seeks a sense of joyous freedom, and the responsible one. I look forward to further inner inquiry in the New Year.

Sustaining good habits around healthy eating and exercise is a continual challenge, but this year I made progress in regular fasting and strength training. After tiring of cooking during lockdown, in 2022 I especially seek to find joy and balance in preparing healthy and delicious meals.

Additionally, in 2022 I seek to give myself more permission in the areas of creative and artistic expression, honest communication, and leadership.

Sending you blessings for a year of joy, health, and fulfillment. 💗✨

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