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WE ARE HERE TO MAKE TROUBLE

 

I was talking to a member of our group about how impossible it seems, even after five years of New Minds to articulate what it actually is. We've talked to friends, tried twitter, facebook, instagram, tumblr, and a slick website with a bunch of photos. Huge waste of time. 

What is the last authentic experience you've had? Something incredible pushes through the day to day way we see the world, and we are suddenly awake and alive. Sometimes it is an experience of love, awe, gut splitting laughter, or a realization of a liberating, empowering Truth!

So, this is my refusal. I refuse to dilute the authentic experiences of learning, the challenges, the bonding, the conflict, the ideas, the love and the excitement we've experienced over the last five years, and squeeze it into some buzz word laden bullshit to get you to come to visit us. 

New Minds seems vague because it's core is mystery. It not only surrounds us, but it is what we strive to enter. New Minds seems distant because it isn't a networking meeting, or fun time with friends. It is a challenge to our ideas, our ability to connect, and who we are. 

We are all born into a world we did not create. The words we use are crafted by others, invested with their history. It allows us build things, but only with the blocks we are given. Ask the people in the group for 3+ years, or those who have been here for a few months if they can put into words what this group is and has meant to them.

If you want to experience something that you can sum up in 140 characters for your followers, this isn't it. If you want something that you can describe today, this isn't it. If you want me to tell you how being a part of our group is going to make you more successful, more "mindful", smarter, or whatever, it won't. 

If you hunger for learning and connection, and if you want to stand at the horizon of your curiosity and push onward with friends and companions, if you want to laugh and look deeply...

I have said this since the beginning, and it's where I'll stop today... 

"New Minds is not for everyone.

But it may be for you."

- Kyle King, MSW