Hey, I'm Stefan
Like you, I'm a human on the path of Self discovery through experience.
I've spent the last 8 years in business. Given my ego's desires to stand out and have uncapped income, I co-founded a technology startup and joined two others, none of which "succeeded". I freelanced web-design to avoid going corporate and later became an independent business consultant focused on operations + automations, which paid handsomely, but I ultimately found to be out of alignment with my purpose.
While on my startup path, I began writing and discovered a deep curiosity of what it means to be human. I have followed that curiosity to Be the man I continue to become; in alignment with my purpose, aware of my spiritual nature, and personally evolving beyond unprocessed trauma and old patterns of thinking.
It's been a challenging journey, because I've been overcoming life themes of procrastination, depression, overthinking, choosing distraction, lusting, feeling physically and professionally insecure, lacking self belief to make money by being myself, deferring leadership to others, chasing money instead of service, feeling victim of a mind I didn't know how to command... just to name a few :)
Luckily, all of those things have an internal cause that can be addressed and transmuted. And so, I've dedicated my life to spiritual study and application so that I can lead myself out of the depths of thoughts rooted in fear and serve as a guide for others, so that we may all personally evolve.
My greatest contribution to the world is to creatively share philosophy of Truth and embody it in my daily life, so that I may be part of the momentum that is helping humanity take a quantum leap in our personal evolution.
I'm a Student
I honor the fact that I am born to live and die a student of Life. Current studies:
- I am a student of God (non-religious).
- Student of A Course in Miracles.
- Student of Creatorhood.
- Student of ascended masters, like Jesus and Buddha.
- Student of the great philosophers of our time and time past, like Ram Dass and Swami Chidvilasananda (and so many more).
- Student of Ayahuasca.
- Student of observing my parents.
- and, ultimately, I am a student of Love, since that's the only thing that truly exists.
I envision a world that remembers itself.
That remembers God.
That relates in a healthy manner to everyone and everything around them.
That stands for change, progress, and evolution.
That creates out of abundance, not scarcity.
That learns how to teach, lead, and follow.
That learns how to stand firm in ideals of higher consciousness.
That transcends the thinking of separation, scarcity, and opposition.
That heals their inner child and allows themselves to feel their emotions.
That is in command of itself, body, and mind.
That remembers it is the creator of everything.
That remembers there are no victims.
and that everything can be better.
We are the change,
We are the future,
We are the power.
Things I Stand For
The acceptance of flaws, mistakes, and behavior of others.
Reducing meat consumption in observance of the inhumane treatment of animals and ecological impacts of our industrialized food system.
Working to clean our oceans of plastic waste and reducing overall ocean pollution.
Psychedelic assisted therapies for anyone experiencing mental disorders or recovering from trauma.
Reforming education so that we teach kids the skills needed to excel in life.
Re-training and education programs funded by taxes for displaced workers.
Making STEM sexy so more of our youth can aspire to be a great thinker instead of a great entertainer or athlete.
Letting banks fail if they are in danger of doing so.
The decentralization of money.
Racial and gender equity, not homogenization of differences.
Love in all its forms.
The greatest investment in human progress lies with therapy and spiritual education.
Intelligent people who don't experiment with psychedelic substances grossly limit their impact in the world.
If you're curious about ayahuasca, do not hesitate to experience it given the opportunity. In fact, seek it out.
People that desire to have few kids or none are most likely the people that should be having more.
Almost all video games are a waste of time and potential.
Book reading/listening is a key habit for success.
Fasting is a necessary discipline. Those who do not fast miss out on its spiritual and material benefits.
Because the capitalist machine disproportionately rewards machine behavior in humans, like hours worked, output, and profit maximization, it is a dangerous entity to turn into a God.
Almost everyone should strive to know more than one language.
Social media platforms NEED to have a protocol for account abandonment so that a username is freed after some long period of inactivity and missed reminders to keep it. They can be assigned a random username.
The drinking age in America should be 20. Not 21, not 19, 20. It's far enough removed from high school and one is no longer a teenager by definition.
Colleges should refuse admittance to people coming straight out of high school, for at last 1-2 years.
Days would be more simply understood if comprised of 12 hours, not 24. An hour is painfully fast.
An optimal week would be 9 days long. Three work days, one off, three work days, two days off.
Color changing light bulbs are the easiest way to improve the mood of any room.
I live in south Florida. I am a Gemini. Family is important to me.
I'm always happy to change my mind about things, including the things written here.
I'm American and a world citizen.
Bi-lingual (Spanish); conversational (limited) in Italian.
Really looking forward to being a family man, with dogs, cats, land, and the resulting chaos. One day..