Who am I?
My name is Brian Thompson and I'm a Zen vegan poet, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being, non-duality and infinity.
I'm author of the soon-to-be released book, Sparks to Awaken.
I'm a full time writer and the creator of Zen Thinking, which is where I publish a non-stop stream of prolific essays, poems, podcasts and videos.
What do I do?
I publish a new piece of writing almost every day, a new podcast once per week, and at least one or two new videos every month.
My writing is a poetic expression of non-duality, exploring the topic of spiritual self-realization.
My work is a on-going document of my own realizations and awakenings of self-inquiry, as inspired by the ancient wisdom teachings of Zen, Advaita, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy.
What is the essence of my work?
How do you quit overthinking and drop all of the negativity that spins through your head? How do you simplify your life and be rid of continual frustration? How do you stop the day-to-day struggle that seems to define modern life? How do you do what you love?
My work addresses all of these questions, which are common to each and every one of us.
I offer profound and clear insights into the true nature of mind, inspiring a change in perspective that transforms how a person experiences life.
I want to help free people from their self-limiting behaviours and mindsets that cause them to needlessly suffer.
What is Patreon?
Patreon is basically like an on-going Kickstarter campaign where you can pledge to give me a set recurring monthly amount, that you specify, as a thank-you for the work that I'm already creating and sharing online for free.
Through your financial support you become one of my esteemed patrons, affording me the privilege to continue creating the work that you love.
Pretty cool, huh?
Why am I doing this campaign?
After many years of working online I've learned that if don't ask, you simply won't receive.
As a full time independent writer, podcaster and online content creator, I need to earn a living through my hard work, just like everyone else.
Years ago, someone like me might get paid to write articles for magazines, or perhaps they might be hired by a publisher or a studio to create and design exclusive content for them, which they would then package, distribute to stores, and sell for a ridiculous amount.
But times have changed, this is an entirely new economy and media landscape.
I’m not interested in being told what to write, or how—I want to publish my work in real-time, as it's being written.
So instead, I’m investing in the Thank You Economy.
I believe that if you create quality work that makes a difference in someone’s life, you enter into a privileged and intimate relationship between writer and reader, one that's deeply personal, and is beyond what any price tag could ever honestly place a value on.
The so-called 'worth' of my work is different for each and every one of you, so by becoming a patron, you get to decide.
I’m doing this Patreon campaign to go straight to those who are affected by my work the most and ask them directly for their financial support.
If you've read this far, that means you.
I want to continue creating meaningful work that inspires and helps change people's lives, but I need your help to do so.
I'm extremely passionate about the words and teachings I share with you, however after writing, designing, recording, editing, maintaining social media pages, promoting my work and answering reader emails and comments, there's literally no time left in my day to do anything other than Zen Thinking.
If you’ve ever wanted to say Thank You, please consider becoming one of my esteemed patrons for as little as the price of a decent cup of coffee.
I am grateful for your support.