This is a picture my mum took of my brother and me when we were younger. I have no recollection of seeing the halo!

Issue #30 - A Spiritual Perspective on Bitcoin

Bitcoin Jan 6, 2024

Welcome to the latest issue of The Qi of Self-Sovereignty. The newsletter exploring what it means to be free in an increasingly not-so-free world.

Whether you're looking to locate your authentic self or investigate sovereignty, you're in the right place! In each post, with just a few minutes of reading, I aim to expand your awareness through a quote and a piece of content that made me go hmm...

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"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." – John F Kennedy

First off... HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have a feeling this year is going to be a special one.

Anyways, while shovelling out the car this morning after 25cm of new snow that fell last night, I felt the urge to jot down my short and sweet spiritual take on Bitcoin—one that looks beyond finance.

TL;DR: Bitcoin increases our capacity to align with our authentic selves.

I wanted to preface this with the fact that I am not religious but spiritual. In saying that, I believe many religions impart profound values that can be challenging to find in today's society.

For millennia, Christianity (or any other chosen religion) has exerted a significant influence on society. Regardless of individual beliefs in a higher power, the Church encouraged us not only to broaden our perspectives and think beyond ourselves but also to introspect and cultivate a deeper connection with our inner selves.

But... the Church wasn't perfect. Christianity, like any institution, was susceptible to corruption. With time and energy constraints—as individuals juggled work, life, and family responsibilities—most people placed unwavering trust in their local parish instead of doing the work themselves. There was an inherent assumption the words of god hadn't been altered to serve someone else's purpose. Consequently, this trust led to the emergence of various offshoots of traditional Christianity—some closely adhering to the original values, while others strayed far, benefiting only a select few at the expense of others.

What started out as a means to inspire individuals to transcend personal boundaries and foster inner reflection has revealed its vulnerability to corruption over time.

In Steps Bitcoin.

For the first time in history, we now have an incorruptible system that encourages expansive thinking, consideration for future generations, and a heightened ability to align with our authentic selves.

What are you on about, Seb? Great question…

Fixed Supply of 21 Million = Purchasing Power Increases (Prices Fall) As Productivity and Technology Advances

This one sentence, to me, is profound.

By capitalizing off human ingenuity, particularly in the form of decreasing prices, we not only find motivation to save, redirecting our attention towards long-term thinking, but also, as our cost of living falls, we gain the option to gradually reduce our work commitments—should we choose to do so—affording us more time for introspection and self-discovery. This assists us in looking inward and asking:

  • Who am I?
  • What motivates me?
  • How do I want to show up in this world?

Moreover, Bitcoin's simplicity, coupled with its decentralized, trustless, and permissionless characteristics, establish a near-impenetrable resistance to corruption, a quality lacking in traditional religions.

Today, escalating prices exert constant pressure to increase our work time. This, in turn, limits our ability to engage in introspection, provide support to others, or contemplate matters beyond our immediate concerns. To alter this trajectory, I believe that a shift to a new monetary system is essential—one that facilitates such behaviours.

To end, I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and New Year with lots of time with friends and family.

Thanks for taking the time to read this issue of The Qi of Self-Sovereignty. I hope you found it insightful.

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