"Undermining my electoral viability since 2001."

Josh's Axioms Of Living

  1. [[Life is Holy and Every Moment Precious]]
    Lifted from Kerouac. I believe in the essential worth of life and the time we have to experience it. Unless you accept this as basic, nothing else is worth bothering about. You have to first sit down and say, "Hey, my life is a real thing, and I want to make it the best it can be." This is the bedrock of everything else I believe in: the core assumption I make that experience is good. Common synonym: "Thou shalt not kill."
  2. [[The Truth Always Feels Better]]
    Just a simple little reminder that holding it in or trying to cover for things is not a good way to run the ship. This revelation should share credit with Andrew, who helped me realize this when we were but College Sophomores. Common synonym: "Thou shalt not bear false witness."
  3. [[The Most Important Thing is to Stop Struggling]]
    This doesn't mean you don't resist evil, or that you don't battle for the light, but that you accept what is and work with the flow of life and not against it. It's built on the core assumption (life is holy) that there's always something positive to be had in the flow of life. This was revealed to me by Robin vis-a-vis Mark and a big night of struggling. Common synonym: "Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream."
  4. [[Presence is Perfection]]
    This is how I get out of my nit-pickey, perfectionist, self-critical, hyper-aware, out of body hell. Being "in the moment", as they say in acting school, is harder then you might think. But if you can manage that, you've got it made. Common synonym: "let your mind go and your body will follow."