March 13, 2015 4:49 PM
I made camp next to a quiet canal on the edge of the Everglades, a camp I had found perusing Google Maps. The wind, which had buffeted the rig all day, now provided a welcome breeze which cooled the van and rid it of the three flies I had picked up somewhere along the way—maybe in Pahokee, or Taylor Creek, or that miserable intersection at Yeehaw Junction.
Flowing non-attachment. This is how I choose to live life. Sometimes I slip, naturally, but mostly I just roll with it.
Anyone can say, “Surrender to what is,” but if you aren’t willing to live it, then you’re just fooling yourself—and far more importantly, your fooling others.
Below is the full email exchange with Irene of Buddha at the Gas Pump (email addresses and full names redacted):
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Comment: Would you like to set up an interview in May? Dates open as of now are May 16 or 23
I’d be happy to do an interview. Either date is fine.
Please note though, that I’m a full-time nomad. I live in a van and drift around the country rather aimlessly. I never know where I’ll be next week. I get online via Verizon’s 4G network on a MiFi device, but have never done a video chat using it. I’ll try to test it out with a friend, but do you allow phone-in interviews also? I do a lot of photography too (ie: http://waynewirs.com/?gallery=my-favorite-photos-from-2014 ), so you could do a slide show of my images if the video doesn’t work. 🙂
It sounds like the technical set up would be very difficult and we do video only over Skype. So unless you could find a location where you could use someone’s wired internet connection than I don’t think it will work.
Thanks for considering it!
Buddha at the Gas Pump
I haven’t had the chance to test Skype over 4G, but it sounds like you’re opting out. After what some of my readers were saying about the idea ( http://mysticsjournal.com/buddha-at-the-gas-pump/#comments ) I was starting to get a little psyched! (I’m all about transparency, so much so that I keep an online personal journal).
Just so you know, besides all my other odd quirks (About Me), I believe I am the only person who was keeping a personal, online blog before, during, and after his awakening. The whole process can be stepped through here – http://waynewirs.com/category/transition/?order=ASC – and all started when I tried to out-meditate a frog in a brook on Mt. Hood in Oregon.
Still, if the interview sounds like more trouble than it’s worth, don’t sweat it. I’m all about flowing with Life, not manipulating it, so I’m good either way.
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