Odysseus went on a trip. So did Biblo, Frodo, Jesus, Thomas Jefferson, and Christa McAuliffe. Larry Darrell, Siddhartha, James Tiberius Kirk, Elizabeth Magie, Charles Darrow, and Charles Darwin. Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, the Queen of Sheba, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Bathsheba, and Solomon.
You do not need to know all, or much, or anything about their trips. You would be wise, however, I think, (what do you think?), to consider your own. For, surely, you are on a trip. You are on a trip even if you for the whole of your life you live and stay in one small town. The earth spins with you on it; the earth circles the sun; our galaxy is being hurled through the universe. We cannot, do not, stand still even when we think we are. We are, all of us, travelers through space and time. In that movement, because we are all moving, we are, each of us, unavoidably exposed/ participate in different experiences.
If you investigate LukeyoutheU, you will, most definitely, and consciously, be going on a trip. Even when, sometimes, in looking, reading, or listening, it seems like you are not.
If you decide to continue in LyU, you will be the person who took the photo above. On a bus but with room around you; being taken to somewhere not yet known by a driver not seen. By being on the bus, looking into this website, you are choosing to take the chance that some good may come from your trip; you are, until you disembark, be, implicitly, trusting the bus driver (me). I hope and intend to be worthy of your faith. You can always leave this website or turn off your device. Like in the photo, the ride is open wide. There is window glass to protect you; and there is not.
I give you fair notice: if you stay on the bus for any appreciable time, there is no going back. Certainly, you can return to where you were; but there is no turning back. In riding, reading, looking, listening, considering, you will be caused to think; and, thereby, you change. You will not be who you once were. The person you once were, are now, will no longer exist.
If you want to leave, now is a good time.
If you decide to stay: are you willing
to risk the bringing about of a fuller Life?
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I have noticed that it is often the shouters, and the promisers of something entirely new, and the repeaters, who get most people's attention. In LyU, I try not to shout; I more often offer useful repackaging than the brand spanking new; I hope to not too often (but often enough) repeat. I am not trying to dazzle. I am trying to intrigue and invite.
A few notes which can help on this trip.
If you are unsure about a word or phrase's meaning, look it up. You more than likely can through the computer which you now use. A richer vocabulary can help lead to a richer mind.
There are, quite possibly, parts of LyU which will not appeal to you—some of the podcast's series, for instance. Great! You know what not to further consider. I am trying, through the means that I see available to me, to convey means by which I find increasing Life. Not all my routes may be useful to you.
This trip, whichever trip you take on/ through LukeyoutheU, if ridden to the end, will take you only to the terminal, to the bus station, not to your final spot(s). From there, you can take a train; get in a car and drive; or a ride in a car; or walk. The point being: this is your life, which is a part of Life. I cannot/ will not live it for you. Will not tell you what to do. My intention is to assist you, to make suggestions, as I can, on your way.
You are a marvelous being, dear reader. You have a body, a mind, physical senses, an awareness that there is more to know, more ways to grow, that you have yet experienced. In addition to who you currently are and what you already give to the world, you are a being who can know/ already knows that you are alive. You can know/ know that you exist and have importance. You, and I, and all, also partake in an even more astounding thing that our own lives. We are players in, active characters in, inexorably part of, Life. The decisions you make, yes you, dear reader, you, even now, have an impact on, sometimes visibly determine, your future, the futures of those in your orbit, and, even, The Future.
Never let anyone take these awarenesses from you.
I ask you in LyU to think BIG but not only think BIG but sometimes small, or Medium. Consider your own experiences and know they are not comprehensive; learn from history and the experience of others and know they are also not everything. It is my understanding/ belief that life presents itself in ways that can be useful, and good, if we allow/ make them to be.
LukeyoutheU is not a faith but it does ask for faith: faith that you can be at least partially aware of your greater self.
LyU does not request or require a specific or any religious belief. It does, sometimes, and, depending on the podcast series or book, often, present faith, belief, and specific religious beliefs because this is how life meets those particular presenters.
I have strong opinions about how life can be made better for all. Physically and emotionally better. Better for oneself, for others, and for Life itself. Perhaps obviously, I believe this to be our best opportunity. To live life fully.
Your next step is for you to decide. Life awaits and responds to your decisions acted out. There are many options before you. Three spring immediately to my mind: you can poke around the website, check out the website's contents, or listen to a podcast.