Living 17,043rd human life. I am Marcus (universal name) or you may call me Greg; a deep thinker; an explorer of ideas and the mind.

A condensed memoir of 1995 to date

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Recently, I’ve thought about whether this publication would allow me to update my About Me story. I published mine here way back in January when I had previously written under the name Yohanan Gregorious and then Yohanan Marcus, had published only 20 stories of five minutes or longer and had…

A foundation of principled pillars upon which to build a highly content life

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Philosophy, derived from two Greek words philein and sophia, means lover or love of wisdom (philosophia)(source). Accordingly, philosophers “seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other.” (Source)

Patrick Paul Garlinger writes in What Does “Spirituality”…


Along with my essay on matters of life and death, including suicide, from the perspectives gained on my nearly 10-year-and-counting and never-ending spiritual journey

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We Are Only As Sick As Our Secrets

Suicide provides no relief at all
On ledge imagining end to my pain
Pavement streaming toward me will not end fall
Just before break solution becomes plain
My penance to help others to refrain
Thought my loved ones better off without me
Truth’s too likely they’ll header into…

“I liked the title of this informative and insightful article — I could have highlighted every sentence as you skillfully weaved your thoughts explaining the values of each domain. Your personal awakening adds a valuable dimension to your perspectives. I saved this as a valuable reference in my reading list.” — Dr Mehmet Yildiz

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“Finally, an intelligent article, from a well-read thinking human being!…I love commenting on the few articles I read that are thought-provoking, like yours. They get my juices up and I reply at length. This is the best part of Medium.” — Robert.B.O'Reilly

“Thank you so much, Marcus. You just released energy into this world to propel humanity forward.” — Jodian

Please enjoy my first story in ILLUMINATION-Curated on my spiritual awakening, integration, and alignment.

It’s writers who game the system and spread lies to get reads and then others follow their lead because they cannot see the forest through the trees

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I wrote a short form recently in which I expressed disdain for all the griping about the MWC results.

Heeding Glenn Stok’s painstaking experiment-based advice about the very confusing algorithm’s effect upon using the short-form format, I chose not to meter the story. After all, at ~$0.03 per minute that…

Evolve November Poetry Competition

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Started poetry
In December of ‘20
Haikus aplenty

Spoke of soulmate love
Twixt Marcus and Sitara
Lindsey’s death woke Greg

“her Soul radiates
stoking the fire within him
inferno is shared”

“my wandering third
drawn to your magnetism
her warmth approving”

Form came too easy
17 beats too constrained
Discovered tanka
Depth of…


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