"Do not live as if you will survive ten thousand years, for death is always near."
I purchased the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius audiobook on iTunes for
.99 yesterday, and am listening to it during my Diamond Hour of personal
time this morning. Good lord. Another instance of the thoughts of an
awakened human being. Once you grasp the nature of the awakened
spirit, you will begin to find those voices through history, and by
studying them, learn to identify the moments of varying consciousness in
your own life. By identifying those moments, they begin to cluster
together, mating and reproducing. One moment at a time, walk the
thousand mile road. And .99 is a hell of a low toll, dudes and
dudettes. Jump on it. Six hours of genuine wisdom for a buck.
For the last thirty years or so I’ve been a lecturer, coach, novelist and television writer. For the last forty years I’ve been involved variously in the martial arts, and for all my life I’ve studied and enjoyed yoga. Not that I worked at it as hard and honestly as I should have—I’d be a combination of BKS Iyengar and Bruce Lee if I had.
After publishing about three million words of science fiction (including the New York Times bestsellers The Legacy of Heorot and The Cestus Deception) and having about twenty hours of produced television shows (including The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Andromeda, and Stargate, as well as four episodes of the immortal Baywatch), I’ve got opinions on the writing life.
After earning black belts in Judo and Karate, and practicing the Indonesian art of Pentjak Silat Serak for the last fifteen, well, I have some opinions there, as well. And having struggled to live consciously since childhood...well, those opinions are probably strongest of all.