This blog is one millennial’s reflections on politics, spirituality, and hopes for more open and progressive world.
I offer a collection of thoughts, stories, insights and biases of the world as I see it. My views and ideas are ever-changing, hopefully expanding to include more and more perspectives and “truths” everyday. My perspective is influenced by my yoga practice, my job at a rare progressive church, my liberal political views, living alone, being single, being female, and being a part of the millennial generation.
I welcome your comments as it is my hope that we can learn from each other.
I am an avid twitterer and would hope we can follow each other there as well. @allisonrockey
Here’s the story on how it all began…
The Birth of iAllison
iAllison came from some thoughts always on my mind and some just passing through now. Always on my mind and close to my heart is the reality that I love everything ever touched or created by Steve Jobs. Though I have not in a literal, physical sense been touched by Mr. Jobs, I don’t think it would be overstating to say that he has changed my life. iHeart all things apple.
I am fascinated by our egos and our sense of self. I so appreciate the distinction that is often made between the “self” and the “Self.” My small “s” self is my ego, my identity, my physical body, the one who responds to Allison. My large “S” Self can witness the small “s” self and is one with all that is.
I expect this blog to be the exploration, findings, and discoveries of my “self.” Hence the small “i”. The small s “self” or small “i” I, is on a continual search for the “Self” so will likely explore those ideas as well. Though as I once heard Ken Wilber say, the only thing that wants to destroy the ego is the ego. Unfortunately my “i” isn’t aware that “I” am always witnessing “i”Allison.
One last explanation for the iAllison blog. As of late, I have begun to feel that I am turning into a computer generated version of myself. I feel so completed demographicized and calculated. Netflix knows the movies I would like better than my closest friends. Amazon picks out books for me that are spot on, and even Facebook reconnects me with people from my past.
How can I manage to simultaneously feel so “known” by complete strangers, and emotions and thoughts arise and I feel as though I am a mystery even to myself.
So, I will begin to offer my experience, and views of the world as I see them from this place and time. I invite your comments, as new perspectives leads to growth, evolution, and change.
And as Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”