Hi! I’m Jonathan.
I’m from Adelaide, Australia, and I hold the rare belief that there’s a way for everyone on the planet to be happy, fulfilled and supported by each other, all at the same time.
So….I’m a bit of an idealist.
I’m also one of the most big picture people you will ever meet. Growing up around a bunch of meditators and Buddha statues will do that to you. I was a curious kid, constantly tormenting my parents with ‘why?’ every 5 minutes, quietly watching the world around me and trying to connect it all together.
Ever since, I’ve loved to learn, discuss and write about how we can step back from the blur of life and get greater clarity about who we really are, what we believe and strategies to approach this weird train of existence we all (for some reason) bought tickets for.
There’s so much we can learn from science, philosophy and spirituality but the greatest ideas are often the most vague and hardest to understand. What’s the point of all this if it doesn’t help us become more effective, more connected and more awesome?
What I write about
I’m passionate about translating vague ideas into stuff we understand, finding practical ways to apply that knowledge in our own lives, and exploring strategies to improve our self awareness. Oh, and supporting each other. we’re all in the same place, going through the same thing. We live in different countries, not different planets.
I’ve fought some tough personal battles in my life, and I share what I’ve learned about handling tough times that demand all your strength and energy to overcome.
There’s a story I heard of a man who fell into a hole and couldn’t get out. A doctor came to see him, wrote a prescription, threw it in the hole and moved on. A preacher came, wrote him a prayer, tossed it in and walked away. A friend came to see him and jumped in the hole. “What are you doing?” the guy says. “Now we’re both stuck”. The friend says “I’ve been here before, and I know the way out.”
I’m jumping in the hole with you.