1) In the words of Nahko and Medicine for the People,
“I am no master, I know nothin’
I am no master, I know nothin’ yeah
I am no master, I know nothin’ but I am a servant and I know somethin’ yeah
I am no master, I know nothin’ definitely still young
Built on hunger so fuckin’ stubborn a lot of self-work undone
I am a witness”
These words couldn’t ring truer to me. I make no claims to be a master of this life or how to live it. Anything I share in this space is with pure intentions of contribution and connection and is simply my perception of the world as I experience it.
2) The title Oliver’s Odyssey seems to suggest that this story would be about him. And it is. It is a story told from my perspective as his student and reflections on the lessons he is providing. He is the guide on this Odyssey and I am simply a traveler along for the ride.
3) Language. I love words. They are a tool that allows all of the wonderful things inside of us to flow out and be shared, worked through and learned from. Anyone who knows me knows that I have a mouth like sailor. It’s not due to lack of intelligence or limited vocabulary, as some people think. Sometimes a 4-letter word just expresses it the best! So be forewarned, you may encounter an F-bomb or two along the way 😉 It’s always and only with the best intentions of expression.
4) Feel free to take only what is useful to you and leave the rest. For years I have followed other people on social media who are in a place that I simply am not. At times I’ve compared myself to them, judged myself, judged them and ultimately felt that I couldn’t connect with their message.
I know, that’s a whole lot of judging! Like I mentioned above,
“I am no master, I know nothin’ definitely still young
A lot of self-work undone I am [just] a witness”
I hope that if you’re here, you can find something useful for your journey. Feel free to take only what you vibe with and leave the rest.