Phoenician Sailor

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Taking The Train To Ayutthaya

Do you believe in coincidence? I believe there is a science behind coincidences, but we just haven’t applied mathematics to them yet. Did you know that Sir Issac Newton invented calculus, and then used his new math to calculate the rotation of the planets? The reason he had to invent a new type of math is because the planets rotate in an oval shape, not in a perfect circle. Your brain does some pretty complicated calculus every time you throw a ball. You throw it at an upward angle to fight gravity, right? But mostly, you have a general idea of where the object you are throwing is going to land. I digress, because this isn’t even the coincidence.

Yesterday I was looking up the history of The Cliff House, because I was looking up the history of Adolf Sutro. Sutro made a massive fortune by figuring out how to ventilate a silver mind in Nevada, and then bought a massive slice of San Francisco, and eventually would go on to become mayor of the city. Anyway, The Cliff House has burned down and been rebuilt multiple times, and when I looked it up on Wikipedia yesterday I read, for the first time I was congnizant of it, the word “apocryphal.” I had to look up the definition, and I had a whole conversation with my father about the meaning of the word. Then today I decide to write about Phoenician Sailor, because honestly my writing about him is long overdue, and boom, he’s using the word apocryphal. Someday, I believe we will have mathematical formulas that can help us predict and understand coincidences.

Phoenician Sailor

Phoenician Sailor is too smart for his own good. Even though he is playing a doctor that is supposed to have a negative viewpoint of things, I am getting deja vu. Last time I watched one of his videos, which was months ago, I remember feeling the same way. I’m not so sure today’s video can help individuals in addiction recovery because….it’s not got a very positive vibe about it. Still, I am going to publish this article and let you decide; if this video helps you, then that’s awesome, but if you start watching it and your thoughts of impending doom get worse, or if the video makes you want to drink because fuck it, the universe is going to kill us all anyways, then I would suggest turning the video off.

Just last night I started to re-read one of my favorite books: Sapiens. I am going to reread Sapiens, and then I am going to jump into it’s sequels right away. That book talks about the history of mankind, but not in a negative matter.

I wish I had chosen a different video haha, but now I’m feeling like a shit-talking machine. Let me tell you what I think: If you feel how Phoenician Sailor does in this video, I suggest you fly to Bangkok, take the bus from the airport going south, get off at Phetchaburi Road and then hop on another bus going south that will take you to the Hua Lamphong train station. Just say to the drivers “Hua Lamphong? Train Station?” and if it’s the right bus, they will wave you on. Once you get to the train station [probably the last stop], then go inside, go to the ticket counter, and buy one ticket to Ayutthaya which will cost about $30, or about 900 Thai Baht. If you are short on money you could buy a train ticket directly to Chiang Mai, but it’s going to be a long and uncomfortable train ride.

Once you are in Ayutthaya you could go anywhere, but I suggest you go to Sunrise Palace. The lady there is nice, but the wifi isn’t so good. That’s okay! You can get decent wifi at multiple cafes nearby. Once you are settled into your room [and I do believe your valuables will be safe at Sunrise Palace], then take a walk to Wat Sangkhapat, and understand that at one point in time, the place you are standing was once one of the busiest cities in the entire world, until it got sacked and burned down, and they moved everything to Bangkok. You can still see the burn marks on the temples. The stress will begin to leave your body at this point.

Go back to your hotel, sleep through the night, wake up, go back to the train station [you’ll have to use a tuktuk for transport. Don’t worry about getting ripped off your first time traveling in Thailand, just pay what the drivers ask, and don’t smile at them. That’s what I do], and buy a ticket to Chiang Mai. This train ride will be long and boring. You could stop at other places along the way if money is permitted, but I don’t know anything about the land between Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai.

Once you are in Chiang Mai you go to the Dutch Guest House, and you rent a bed – or perhaps a whole room if there is two of you. Settle into the room, and then take a walk down to Trailer Coffee, get some caffeine and some soup with blood in it, and then continue walking and go into the old, walled city of downtown.

The time is 07:48 here in Florida, and I like to have these articles LIVE on the website by 08:00, but I’m not sure I am going to make it today. I’m going to publish this with all sorts of spelling errors and only edit it afterwards. Damn. I need to start giving myself more time to write these articles. We will talk more tomorrow.

x. Spark Twain

Everyday Sobriety Advice

I am a recovered alcoholic/drug addict, but I am not a qualified addiction counselor. To help other alcoholics/addicts achieve sobriety, I have created the mantra’s below. Although I call them “steps,” I believe that all four mantra’s should be recited in concurrence.

When the urge to drink alcohol or use drugs comes upon you, I suggest reciting these four steps, and then implementing an activity to “kill time” until your urge to use drugs/alcohol is less intense. I suggest you use ASMR videos to “kill time”

Good luck, My Friend

Below are the steps of admittance required for using The ASMR.Community Sobriety Program [ACSP] successfully.

Step 1: “Sobriety is a choice, and it is up to me to make the right choice.”

Step 2: “Not everybody will be able to achieve sobriety, but that knowledge does not prevent my success regarding sobriety.”

Step 3: “The urge to imbibe (substances that I know will prevent my success) is finite. Sometimes the urge will exist, sometimes the urge will not exist.”

Step 4: “Sobriety is not the same for everyone. Success is.”

I believe the steps I listed above are a complete, non-exclusionary list of all mental admissions needed to achieve your goals regarding sobriety.

Remember!

Everybody’s definition of sobriety is different, but everybody’s definition of success is the same.

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If you would like to learn more, make sure to read our Philosophy Of Addiction Recovery 1.

For more daily support, check out Sober James on YouTube. He does a livestream every night at 21:00 Eastern Standard Time, and his live streams are a great place to receive support, gain motivation, and listen to encouragement in regard to addiction recovery. His program is based on the Twelve Steps.

SMART Recovery is another great program for individuals who are ready to tackle their addictions.

If you are seeking spiritual guidance, I highly encourage you to check out Tarot Reader ASMR. Her name is Amalia, and she is a kind-hearted individual with a skill for bringing us closer to ourselves.

Don’t underestimate the power of Yoga! Specifically Yoga With Adriene. My shoulder is broken, and so you can do some Yoga for me too. I really wish I could…

If you are looking or more information about ASMR, I’ve found the best place to learn about the subject is ASMR University. Their information is accurate [to the best of my knowledge], and plentiful. I mostly work with the application of ASMR, but there is a whole lot more to ASMR than using it to gain sobriety or fall asleep, including the history and the science of it.

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