Axes Monday

New Mexico

Relying on a wee bit of poetic license, my name makes a homonymic allusion to "axis mundi". You can call me "Ax".

(Wikipedia contains plenty of information about 'axis mundi' if you want to know more. For convenience, I've shared a few excerpts at the bottom of this 'Biography' section.)

I made this profile, and several other online profiles with the same name (Twitter, Facebook, etc), to share publicly my quest to better understand life, the universe, and everything :)

My questing strategy includes asking questions, challenging assumptions, and entertaining connections between things that may not appear connected to a casual observer. Other ways to describe this strategy may include brainstorming, possibility thinking, and thinking outside the box.

It's that last bit about 'connections between things' that led me to the 'axis mundi' idea, since it connects seemingly unconnected things, too.

My purpose behind this quest includes making the world a better place by helping people (myself included) to see beyond the status quo of 'what is' and into a future of 'what can be better'. And, not merely to see it, but to help make it happen; maybe even in our lifetime (if not entirely, then at least in part).

"I" can't do this alone; neither can you. But, together, "we" can do this.

If you've read this far, thanks for taking the time to learn a little something about me. I look forward to our journey!

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_mundi :

"The axis mundi (also cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, columna cerului, center of the world, world tree), in religion or mythology, is the world center or the connection between Heaven and Earth. ... It may have the form of a natural object (a mountain, a tree, a vine, a stalk, a column of smoke or fire) or a product of human manufacture (a staff, a tower, a ladder, a staircase, a maypole, a cross, a steeple, a rope, a totem pole, a pillar, a spire). Its proximity to heaven may carry implications that are chiefly religious (pagoda, temple mount, minaret, church) or secular (obelisk, lighthouse, rocket, skyscraper). ... The human body can express the symbol of world axis. Some of the more abstract Tree of Life representations, such as the Sefirot in Kabbalism and in the Chakra system recognized by Hinduism and Buddhism, merge with the concept of the human body as a pillar between heaven and earth. Disciplines such