Three subjects in my life at the moment: Furniture, dopamine, and traffickers of women.

I finished a book this week. Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke PhD. It really helped. But check out this excerpt from the last chapter:

“…I was also more successful in my work, but my success was an unexpected byproduct, not the thing I was seeking.
I urge you to find a way to immerse yourself fully in the life that you’ve been given. To stop running from whatever you’re trying to escape, and instead to stop, and turn, and face whatever it is.
Then I dare you to walk toward it. In this way, the world may reveal itself to you as something magical and awe inspiring that does not require escape. Instead, the world may become something worth paying attention to.”

In the course of reading this book, I contacted Anna. She has been generous with her time. She urged me to read her whole book so we could talk more deeply. I did. But this last paragraph says all of what she was teaching in this book.

It has led me to simplicity in areas of my life that are already true and life giving. I have done simple things. I re engaged a work where I go out on streets. I do this to meet bad people. It’s a rather automatic work for me and very restful; although I’ve avoided it at times. The simplicity of trusting something good will happen if I just be me only, is scary.

Additionally, I’ve engaged a group of people who want to help me with furniture business. They have aligned values and want to see transformation on earth.

All this started with my phone and being concerned about how much time it requires in my day. I hope this book or at least the excerpt I’ve shared will help you on your way forward.

There’s a Turkish word I love. It speaks of process and that nothing is over. It’s used in giving directions like when you say “proceed forward beyond…”. ilerle. Advance. Next step. Process on.