Hey there. My name is Sofo Archon and I feel lucky to be pulsating with life and grateful for all that existence has offered me open-handedly, enjoying this incarnation’s journey, with its ups and downs. I love painting, writing, reading, eating vegan food, traveling, and meeting awesome people from around the globe.
The Unbounded Spirit is my one-man labor of love, through which I am sharing part of my being with millions of readers from every corner of our planet. Created in 2012 out of my thirst to reach out to the world, it has helped form a solid community of over 350,000 like-minded individuals (feel free to join them on our facebook page or via my newsletter).
The articles you’ll find here touch on a wide range of disciplines, including art, health, ecology, philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology, economics and technology, but all of them, though different in topic, share something in common: they point to a better way of living.
My intention is not to turn readers into believers, so please don’t believe anything that you read here as being the truth. In fact, no absolute truth can be expressed through words, so just take from the writings only what you find personally enlightening and helpful, and discard what doesn’t contribute to your understanding and well-being.
May you learn and enjoy.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some frequent (and a few infrequent) questions that I’m being asked by readers who want to know more about me and my work:
Who are you and why do you write here?
I’m a human being, like you, with interests and passions. My most passionate interest has always been to better understand myself and the world, and here I share my experiences and realizations with fellow travelers in this journey called Life.
What are your credentials?
I hold a BSc in Psychology and an MA in Philosophy, but 99,9% of what you’ll read here wasn’t taught to me at university. It is the School of Hard Knocks that taught me most of what I know.
How would you summarize your philosophy?
My philosophy is that one should not live by a philosophy. Life is filled with contradictions, and being attached to any particular philosophical worldview can only prevent one from developing a spherical understanding of the multi-sided reality of existence.
Do you have a religious or political ideology?
No. I prefer to be a freethinker.
Are you against religion?
Are you against organized religion?
Do you vote at the elections?
Of course… not.
Where are you from?
From the country where the idea of democracy was born yet never given the chance to be put into practice, as in no other country on our small, divided by nations (and other stupid notions) planet.
How do you spend your time when you are not writing?
I love doing plenty of things on a regular basis, such as taking long walks, reading empowering books, and cooking delicious vegan dishes. But since a few years ago I’ve mostly dedicated myself to creating emotionally-stirring and thought-provoking paintings.
Where can I view your artwork?
Click here to check out a collection of some of my best pieces of art.
What is so special about art?
That it inspires you to change, instead of dictating you how to do so.
What are some of your favorite books?
This is a tough question to answer, and that’s because there are many books that are dear to my heart. The following are just a few of them:
- The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
- Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
- The Master of Three Ways by Hung Ying-Ming
- Zen Flesh Zen Bones
- Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
- The Madman by Kahlil Gibran
- The Book of Secrets by Osho
- Lack and Trascendence by David Loy
- Violence by James Gilligan
Can you name two of your favorite films?
Baraka and its sequel Samsara by Ron Fricke.
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Don’t believe every quote you read online.”
I’m kidding. Here it is:
“Of all that is written I love only what a man has written with his blood.”
Can I share your writings?
Sure, all of my articles on this site are under a Creative Commons Copyright, so feel free to spread them far and wide.
How can I support your work?
You can do so by making a donation — it helps me a lot and I appreciate it deeply.
How can I contact you?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m not able to reply to everyone, but I do read everything.