About Me

Hmmm… Well… I’m just a (now retired) guy who has spent most of his life trying to figure a few things out…

Mainly: just what the heck is going on here – planet earth, USA, my back yard – as well as the usual questions: Why am I (are we) here? Who am I (are we)? What is true/truth? etc.

As far back as I can remember, this has always been my main interest, passion, and hobby – learning/seeing exactly what is going on & why; then try to help make it better.

When I was eighteen, I got stoned for the first time. (Yep, that’s right I smoked pot & lots of it, for years – and I inhaled as much as I could.)
Anyway, I started laughing. My buddy, Mark, laughed back saying, “See, told ya, you laugh & get the munchies. It’s fun.”

I fired back, “No man, you don’t get it. I’m not laughing because stuff’s funny, I’m laughing because I finally see it. I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell is going on around here since I was 14 (a whole 4 years!), and I finally see it. This whole game is total bullshit. The whole thing’s a lie. The whole thing – one huge lie.” (Mark didn’t get it.)

Ever since, I’ve tried to learn/see/understand more and share it as best I can – and to try to stop what I now see is complete madness, utter insanity.

Even before I got stoned, I would say to people, “Look, let’s just cut out the bullshit. We’re all people. Beating each other up and stealing from each other is stupid. It’s just plain STUPID, man!”

Then I started warning them that it was all a bit more important than that, “If we don’t stop doing this shit, we’re really gonna mess things up.”

Finally, I tried another approach – “Just stop. Stop what you’re doing, sit down, and look around for a bit. See what you’re doing? See the result? We’re literally killing each other – slowly but surely.”

Very few listened.
Fewer cared.
Even fewer understood.

But I keep on.

I know I don’t know it all.
I know that I don’t know what I don’t know.
I know that each individual has his/her own perception.
I get all of that.

But…

I also know that the truth is out there (and it’s not a secret) – that the truth is the truth, no matter what you or I think, experience, perceive, or feel.

Earth is truth.
Fire is truth.
Water is truth.
– Clean water nourishes is truth.
– Dirty (poisoned) water kills is truth.
Air is truth.

In truth, what I see is a world that is in trouble, in pain & misery, a world increasingly covered in darkness.

Unless we dispel the darkness with the light, we’re in for a world of hurt – all of us.

That is a truth which bothers me (and drives me).
That is a truth which I cannot let slide.

The difficulty lies in telling/showing it like it is (“really bad, man”) and then trying to tell/show it like it could be (“really good, bro/sis”).

The difficulty lies in uncovering the light and letting it shine – even within the darkness.

This blog is such an attempt.

I keep on because each new “one” who understands, brings that much more light into the world.

We need the light.

M

PS. There’s a little bit more, from a slightly different angle, in my first page – Hello World which I thought was the same as About Me… Wrong. 🙂

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35 Responses to About Me

  1. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for visiting and hopefully braid is always awake. Compassion greetings from Gede Prama 🙂
    http://www.gedepramascompassion.com

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  2. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for sharing and greetings 🙂 🙂

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  3. may your light keep on shinning bright; many marvelous posts
    thanks for following

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  4. ZazuMove says:

    Dear Sprinklin Thoughts, I would like to nominate you for the “Super Sweet Blogger Award” and to thank you for your inspiring ideas & thoughts, which help me a lot and give me always new hope for a better, kindful, peaceful, affectionately & conscious world. Feel free to have a look at: http://zazumove.wordpress.com/2013/01/28/dance-to-the-rhythm-of-your-heart-a-sweet-experience/ Friendly cheers from Tuscany Katharina

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  5. stillmindzen says:

    A concern for the direction of the human race is why I started my blog also. You pretty much took my thoughts right out of my head 🙂
    I like the concept of your blog. Keep it up ^_^

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  6. eM says:

    Happy Christmas, ST! Love and joy come to you!
    Cheers!

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  7. once4always says:

    i have nominated you for one lovely blog award….have a look at
    http://once4always.wordpress.com/
    -smiles-

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  8. amoonfull says:

    Just yesterday I tried explaining to my friend the reason for which i began inhaling the herb after a 4 year hiatus from it. I tried to explain that its a spiritual thing, that its an awakening thing, if you will. But I don’t think I did so successfully. hmm… or maybe i did. not sure.

    i love your point of view. i, too, finally see it. and I’ve been seeing it for some time now, but 2012 has become the epitome of enlightenment, i guess.

    i truly look forward to exploring your thoughts and digesting the sense i know you must make! 🙂

    Namaste,
    Moon

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  9. Miles says:

    I share the same difficulties in voicing out that the system we’ve been living with and have grown up to know, as well as the governments that control the populace is in fact toxic. Even my own parents don’t believe me when I tried to make them realize this unrelenting way of living that our human race has ended up with. Other people think I’m crazy, but with my entire being I feel that the world is unbalanced and that the Life we are living is going in the wrong direction.

    It’s nice to see you share your thoughts and beliefs despite what society may think and that there are people (now including me) that support you. Always follow your intuition, I admire you for that.

    Love and light! 🙂

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    • Thank you!
      Oddly enough, my mother finally started to believe me (at about age 83 but then she died), but my kids don’t really (which I guess is normal for kids – not to believe their parents). Oh well…
      Sometimes it gets kind of tough – feeling like you’re the only one, doesn’t it? But now you know you’re not. 🙂

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  10. Hello! I’ve enjoyed your blog and I’ve nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. It is your choice to accept this award or not. To find out more please visit my post: (http://deceivemenot.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/a-beautiful-thank-you-for-the-beautiful-blogger-award/) and find directions, as well as a list of other bloggers I’ve nominated.

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  11. eM says:

    I’m looking forward to your next SprinklinThoughts.
    Smiles!

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  12. Julianna says:

    “The difficulty lies in uncovering the light and letting it shine.” – Love this line, but you will be best served by changing it to “opportunity” – because that’s truly what it is…one filled with great blessing. Best to you!

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  13. alootka says:

    Thank you for reading my blog. I am staying in touch with your site and sending you Love 🙂

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  14. I’m glad I have found someone who shares the same idea.This killing each other is STUPID!
    I don’t believe in world peace, but this light your talking about could at least change some peoples lives!
    Keep looking for the truth!

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    • Thank you.
      I’m glad to ‘meet’ you. That’s one of the unexpected benefits of this blog – meeting people of like mind, who are searching, thinking, asking, and trying.
      No doubt in my mind that we will eventually get there (truth, right world)… question is how long will it take and how to do it with a minimum pain.
      Thank you for your comment & for all you are doing.

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  15. Smart and wise man you are Sprinklin Thoughts!

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  16. Anitra says:

    Reads like poetry. Reading more now … -Anitra

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    • Thank you.
      It is only my small attempt (cause) at creating some good effect.
      If the ripple that meets your soul is soothing, then I am fulfilled.
      (Curious how different comments from different people evoke markedly different responses, don’t you think?)

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  17. julienmatei says:

    Love this :

    “Very few listened.
    Fewer cared.
    Even fewer understood.”

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  18. What a heaviest lightness of being; you are a truth clothed in itself. Novel, yet ancient. Exposed, yet unrevealed. Might multiplied by might, nine times over and squared. I dig your thoughts and love your words and your blog is one I look forward to following.

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