The Ever-Evolving Life of Keith Goode

by keith on September 26, 2012

Rather than continuing a blog of rants and raves, I’m probably going to be transitioning this site to a photo blog. I’ve taken up photography in the past year, and in that year, I’ve had a chance to really work on my skills. I doubt I’ll ever be a professional, but it’s a hobby I enjoy. Plus I get to meet some really interesting people in the process.

I’ll probably keep my old posts live somewhere on this site. It’s always fun to look back at my writings from years ago and laugh at how sure of my thoughts and beliefs I was. I’m sure I’ll look back at the Keith of 2012 and laugh at him. Such is personal evolution. I’m actually quite glad that I haven’t stagnated, having stood still in one way of thinking, one way of viewing life.

In the meantime, if you want to keep up with me, I do post quite a bit on my other Twitter account, Austin Otaku. Feel free to follow me there.

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A Call to an Authentic Life

by keith on August 17, 2009

His disciples asked him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?”

Jesus said, “Don’t lie, and don’t do what you hate, because all things are disclosed before heaven. After all, there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and there is nothing covered up that will remain undisclosed.” — Gospel of Thomas (6)

Eight words to live by: “Don’t lie, and don’t do what you hate…” It is a call to be authentic in both your words (or your interactions with other people) and your actions (or that which consumes your day-to-day life).

How many people out there are living lives they want no part of? They’re stuck in jobs they hate, and they engage in relationships that leave them unfulfilled. Societal pressure, parental expectations, or other obligations force us all into a mould of some sort, and we often realize too late in life that we’re people we don’t want to be.

This is why we as a species haven’t evolved our consciousness for so long. We’re so addicted to the repetitive cycle of working to pay bills, acquiring “stuff” and driving the economy that we haven’t had time to intelligently move forward in human history. If anything, our addiction to material wealth has driven us to devolve into more animalistic behavior. (And no, I don’t feel unpatriotic saying that. Our Founding Fathers were not capitalists. They were farmers, and they saw America becoming an agrarian society, not the consumeristic beast that it has become today.)

This is the price of living inauthentically. If it is the Christ in us that is the hope of glory, if we are the slumbering pieces of the Divine, how can we really be inauthentic before heaven and not suffer the consequences? We can’t lie to the gods or God. The self cannot lie to the self.

Be here, and be you, now.

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KeithGoode.com Rewind: Metaphysical Gravitation

March 22, 2009

Since my creativity is sorely drained right now, I thought I’d start rewinding the clock and show some old posts from the previous incarnation of KeithGoode.com. Metaphysical Gravitation February 21, 2005, 8:50pm CST It’s a fact that most of the fuel of any mission to space with our current technology is spent merely breaking away […]

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The Tangled Web of Ancestry

January 13, 2009

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been researching my ancestry. There are so many unanswered questions in my family, so I took it upon myself to try to track down as many answers as I could. The first question relates to a rumored line of Cherokee blood in my mother’s family. Where did that rumor […]

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Carolina Trip Slideshow

December 25, 2008

As many of you know, I visited North Carolina this past July to visit my family. It was a fun trip, and I enjoyed catching up with my family after having been away for over 3 years. I’m glad I went, because it turned out to be the last time I’d get to see my […]

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Azazel & the Peril of Vanity

December 24, 2008

We often refer to the generation of the 1960′s as the “Me” generation. However, if you look at the current generation, we may be looking at a group more ego-centric than we’ve ever seen. From increases in Narcissistic Personality Disorder to the recent development of the concept of the “Truman Show” Syndrome, personalities in our […]

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