Currently, there are two big things I'm focusing on. The first is how I choose to experience the world: what my outlook is, how I model my interactions with the world, what types of experience I value, and what I believe about the world around me. I'd describe this as motivated practically and spiritually although probably not religiously. The second is of course relationships: what am I looking for; what do I have to offer; and how do I balance change, trust, the needs of others, commitment and family. So at some level I'm going to be doing exactly what Mike is trying not to do even though I completely understand and agree with his desires. The problem is that right now, I cannot (and probably do not want to) separate the personal from the abstract. The experiences are intertwined with the lessons and untangling the result would require having finished the journey. Perhaps some day I will look back and be able to say something more general that still motivates itself.
There is very little I will not say to any individual who is likely to read this. However there is a fair bit I don't wan to say to Google (and yet I still want the journal indexed). So, I'm making use of friends locked posts as a vehicle to avoid indexes. I'm not currently filtering anything though. I realize some people on my friends list are more conservative than I am. If I'm saying things that you would rather I filter or put behind cuts, let me know. I'd prefer cuts to filters but could set up either.