David Smart is creating Thinking with David.
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patrons

$43
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Dear Friend,

A new journey awaits! Beginning in late-April, I’m heading to the country of Nepal with my friend Bradley, with whom I hiked the PCT in 2015, which inspired my writing of The Trail Provides, a thru-hiking/coming-to-age memoir.

There, we will spend 2-3 months in meditation and hiking across the Himalayas before heading to Australia to live simply, volunteer at meditation centers, and create insightful content. It’s a one-way ticket and new adventures await! Traveling with Bradley, I can only imagine what stories will arise, ha.

As I embark on this new journey, this Patreon income is both highly useful and incredibly inspiring to me. Your support will manifest in the form of blog posts, stories, insights gathered, audio interviews, and other content. One idea I had was to share with you the “good deeds/acts of kindness” we spread along the way, done in your name, as a gesture for our paying forward your support. Imagine how inspiring this could be! Stay tuned for more here as this idea takes shape :)

Beyond this adventure, if you’re reading this, I want to encourage patrons to give because of what “Thinking with David” is becoming—a self-expressive inward and outward journey in the pursuit of self-knowledge, simple-living, the reduction of self-imposed suffering, and the expansion of consciousness.

I will accomplish this by going deeply into self-reflective practices to keep me grounded, living a life filled with creative projects of all kinds—books, blog posts, podcasts, courses and beyond—to share the insight and inspire others, and by helping those around me to spread love and happiness.

If this sounds all well and good and you’d like to show your support of this journey with monthly donations, I’d love to have you onboard as long as you wish, feeling resolved in your decision to give.

It's worth noting that past patrons have received exclusive and early access to various content including podcast episodes, ebooks, and other random, fun videos.

Patrons will continue to receive paid content for free when it happens to arise in exchange for their support and more importantly become a steward in the steps along the way. Every donation reaffirms my mission, helps patrons feel vicariously and directly involved in the mission, and goes toward paying it forward.

It’s a path I want to walk with you. I hope you’ll join me! No worries and no pressure if you don't want to support; I'm grateful to share this journey with you and wish you much happiness at each and every step of your path.

Love,
David
Tiers
Order of the Thinkers
$1 or more per month
Welcome, dear friend! These kind and caring souls are granted immediate initiation into the highly-regarded Thinker's Guild, a private group of inspiring and like-minded individuals. Secret, candle-lit, ritualistic gatherings are said to happen every month deep within the Order's chambers. They are not to be missed.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild): Exclusive Podcast Episodes and other Audio
Wise & Experienced Tribe Elder
$2 or more per month
My Liege! The Order worships its noble and merciful Elders with daily alms paid to the highest among us. Prayers and chants directed at Elders can be heard echoing throughout the corridors even into the highest towers.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Questions to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Mystic Shaman Giver
$5 or more per month
Behold! Shamans reside only in the deepest lairs of the Order, conjuring magic for the benefit of all beings. These mystical givers boast the powers of foresight, setting their sights far beyond the limitations of time and space.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Shadow Angels
$10 or more per month
Praise Be! Shadow Angels dwell in the realms above the Order, spreading divine light over our fortresses. Angels see through illusions and delusions and commune with higher powers to experience the ultimate truth.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Titan of the High Mountain
$20 or more per month
We Bow to Thee, O Mighty One! This powerful race of giant deities live in the highest mountain ranges surrounding the Order. Titans reign supreme in all they do for the Order. One among you is chosen each month to reign on high.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Eternal Sun Beings
$30 or more per month
All Hail the Eternal Sun Beings! Your generous gift instantly secures immortality upon death of your human body via sky ascension to become one with the light of the sun and moon. Thanks to you, the crescendo of this explosion vibrates forever through the cosmos sounding as a sweet, sweet song that pleases the ears of the Order.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
  • Alpha Reader: First to access any new writings, short stories or books.
Goals
$43 of $50 per month
The first goal! Reaching it is necessary for the continued support and production of the podcast to cover hosting fees.
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Dear Friend,

A new journey awaits! Beginning in late-April, I’m heading to the country of Nepal with my friend Bradley, with whom I hiked the PCT in 2015, which inspired my writing of The Trail Provides, a thru-hiking/coming-to-age memoir.

There, we will spend 2-3 months in meditation and hiking across the Himalayas before heading to Australia to live simply, volunteer at meditation centers, and create insightful content. It’s a one-way ticket and new adventures await! Traveling with Bradley, I can only imagine what stories will arise, ha.

As I embark on this new journey, this Patreon income is both highly useful and incredibly inspiring to me. Your support will manifest in the form of blog posts, stories, insights gathered, audio interviews, and other content. One idea I had was to share with you the “good deeds/acts of kindness” we spread along the way, done in your name, as a gesture for our paying forward your support. Imagine how inspiring this could be! Stay tuned for more here as this idea takes shape :)

Beyond this adventure, if you’re reading this, I want to encourage patrons to give because of what “Thinking with David” is becoming—a self-expressive inward and outward journey in the pursuit of self-knowledge, simple-living, the reduction of self-imposed suffering, and the expansion of consciousness.

I will accomplish this by going deeply into self-reflective practices to keep me grounded, living a life filled with creative projects of all kinds—books, blog posts, podcasts, courses and beyond—to share the insight and inspire others, and by helping those around me to spread love and happiness.

If this sounds all well and good and you’d like to show your support of this journey with monthly donations, I’d love to have you onboard as long as you wish, feeling resolved in your decision to give.

It's worth noting that past patrons have received exclusive and early access to various content including podcast episodes, ebooks, and other random, fun videos.

Patrons will continue to receive paid content for free when it happens to arise in exchange for their support and more importantly become a steward in the steps along the way. Every donation reaffirms my mission, helps patrons feel vicariously and directly involved in the mission, and goes toward paying it forward.

It’s a path I want to walk with you. I hope you’ll join me! No worries and no pressure if you don't want to support; I'm grateful to share this journey with you and wish you much happiness at each and every step of your path.

Love,
David

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Tiers
Order of the Thinkers
$1 or more per month
Welcome, dear friend! These kind and caring souls are granted immediate initiation into the highly-regarded Thinker's Guild, a private group of inspiring and like-minded individuals. Secret, candle-lit, ritualistic gatherings are said to happen every month deep within the Order's chambers. They are not to be missed.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild): Exclusive Podcast Episodes and other Audio
Wise & Experienced Tribe Elder
$2 or more per month
My Liege! The Order worships its noble and merciful Elders with daily alms paid to the highest among us. Prayers and chants directed at Elders can be heard echoing throughout the corridors even into the highest towers.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Questions to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Mystic Shaman Giver
$5 or more per month
Behold! Shamans reside only in the deepest lairs of the Order, conjuring magic for the benefit of all beings. These mystical givers boast the powers of foresight, setting their sights far beyond the limitations of time and space.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Shadow Angels
$10 or more per month
Praise Be! Shadow Angels dwell in the realms above the Order, spreading divine light over our fortresses. Angels see through illusions and delusions and commune with higher powers to experience the ultimate truth.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Titan of the High Mountain
$20 or more per month
We Bow to Thee, O Mighty One! This powerful race of giant deities live in the highest mountain ranges surrounding the Order. Titans reign supreme in all they do for the Order. One among you is chosen each month to reign on high.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
Eternal Sun Beings
$30 or more per month
All Hail the Eternal Sun Beings! Your generous gift instantly secures immortality upon death of your human body via sky ascension to become one with the light of the sun and moon. Thanks to you, the crescendo of this explosion vibrates forever through the cosmos sounding as a sweet, sweet song that pleases the ears of the Order.


  • Access to Patron-Only Content (The Thinker's Guild)
  • Submit Your Question to a bi-monthly Q&A Patreon episode
  • Alpha Reader: First to access any new writings, short stories or books.