Deciding to relocate the Illuminated Mind Base Camp to Portland this February (2011) was easy, but I’ve been struggling with a making a another big decision for a while now.
After much deliberation, I’ve decided to stop offering hourly coaching on Illuminated Mind.
This wasn’t an easy choice to make, but ultimately it’s in my best interest and more importantly, in the best interest of my clients. Over the past few months I’ve been realizing that I can’t best serve my people with single sessions or even monthly coaching packages.… Click to read more
Right now, you have a choice. You can live life partially closed, or wide open.
You can spend each day feeling completely spent, knowing that you gave everything. Or you can hesitate, hold back, and obstruct what you have to give.
The first path is where you let your heart guide you, immersed in a deep curiosity and with a sense of exploration. You smile at what you have yet to do, because you know that each step will be joyful and deliberate.… Click to read more
Welcome to the newest addition to Illuminated Mind: The Campfire Sessions. After getting back from a camping trip about a year ago with a bunch of awesome people, I was left thinking about all of the incredible conversations we had around the campfire. Kim Wood was one of those people, and she said to me: “Jonathan, you know what would be really awesome? If we could have conversations like that more often.” And I thought, Hell yeah, let’s do it.
Even though this series of discussions won’t be happening over a “real” campfire any time soon, I have to credit Kim for the idea.… Click to read more
These days, a lot of people online want to sell you freedom. They say the way to freedom is through becoming self-employed, being location independent, or shedding all of your possessions.
But I don’t think freedom can ever be found by breaking free of anything. Because once you move in the direction to Freedom from X, you start to put yourself in opposition to X. And that’s when you put yourself into another pattern, another groove. Once you identify as counter-culture, you’ve become the thing you wanted to rid yourself of: conformity.… Click to read more