John Halcyon Styn has made a life of creativity and self-expression. In our discussion, Halcyon shares his story, how Burning Man influences him, the time he lived with webcams in his house for 2 years, and all about his social movements - Hug Nation and First Saturdays.
-How to express and differentiate between multiple elements of one's personality
-About the beauty of flowing between personality states
-The definition of being real
-Authenticity as a lifelong path
-The value of self expression
-The purpose of life
-How to create a social movement
-The value of mantras
Question of The Week:
Am I present, am I in alignment with what's real to me, and am I acting from love?
Exercise of The Week:
Throw a theme party for your friends where everyone dresses up as their best-self or superhero-self.
“We have this amazing gift of being alive, and its our job to appreciate & express.”
"As I share everything and own my insecurities, I rob my opponents from hurting me."
"The magnitude of our expression is irrelevant, it’s the authenticity that’s important."
"The walk of a modern warrior is not fighting dragons, it's in finding your truth and dealing with whatever that leads to."
"When you allow yourself to be real, you allow yourself a channel into that energy that is deeper than your ego mind and into creativity."
"The way we express ourselves is a magically divine force and the gift of our existence."
“As I expose more of my truth, people shower me with more love, and I become more grounded & stronger.”
“Being real is figuring out your own values and beliefs, and acting on them.”