just saw this sticky so I'll share what I did before
As I am new I shall introduce myself to the group.
RDBois means "me of the Woods".
Since I am french speaking from Québec, Canada:
"R" = me
"D" = des in french = of in english
"Bois" = wood.
So that RDBois means "me of the woods". That's because I have a great affinity for the forest (work, lived most my life, and play) and also because RDBois takes from the rich and gives to the poor. How do I come to that? Well, for me, RDBois in french is an allegory, or the story of "Robin Hood" ; Robin Des Bois (RDBois) - take the knowledge typically reserved to the rich elite and distribute it back to the poor (i.e. those with less knowledge).
I've been travelling the path for approx. 15 years, since the time I woke up. I'm now 40, so I'm actually 0 years old. But because I woke up 15 years ago I have some momentum and baggage to draw from. Well I should not say baggage, but confidence in myself and my "gut feeling".
I've read so many books it's not even funny anymore. Now, I'm getting rid of all of them, since they represent my past. I'm not going to list everything I read and all the things I learned; get to know me and that should do. Everything is out there for everyone to grasp. This is the beauty of the times we live in.
I've always travelled alone in the sense that I'm not part of any organized religion, group, or cult. I've noticed that many folks (especially baby-boomers) feel the need to teach to every around them what they just learned. I think one cannot speak of things that are freshly learned. I tend to stay away from gurus. I like to travel alone, because I get a kick out of clearing my own path.
Since I turned 40, my life priorities have changed. I no longer need validation from women (oufffff that is soooo relaxing, because I don't really like to be told what to do, blamed for petty things, bitched at, manipulated, or slow me down on my spiritual quest - not that all women do that, only all the ones I've met so far... sic).
My long term goal is to become independent from the material chains of modern society. For example, I dream about living in the country on a farm, with a solar panel, fresh water pumped with the power from the solar panel, a garden for food, and trees for heating. I'm a biologist specialised in plant ecology. I very well aware of all the free food growing out there, and can probably survive with what nature can provide.
I should stop hear, because the post is getting long and most people have the attention span of a goldfish. lol
I shall participate in this forum only when a topic comes and get my attention.