The SOFT story

SOFT | service | orgasm | faith | transformation

Like most creative endeavors this seemed to magic to life in a moment. It started with a question. I can’t remember who asked it, but it was something like- “What have you been up to, you seem really happy and grounded?” My reply was instant- “Orgasm, Faith and Transformation.” Unapologetic, without pretense and fully self-expressed. That’s what I said. Later that night I was telling the story to one of my favorite wise and wonderful men and he laughed. And quickly added- Service. He reminded me that a big part of who I am is all about Service. It is so much the air I breathe that I forget it’s a choice. I forget it’s separate. And that was the beginning of The SOFT Report. Yes, it came together in a moment but that moment was decades in the making. Decades of experience, beautiful teachers, ass-kicking mentors, friends, lovers, muses. Pleasure, pain, joy, loss and every other human emotion and experience I have had and/or witnessed. My desire for now is to use this platform to continue to share and explore in the four domains of SOFT. I have no end game. As an artist and writer, I trust my creative impulses and the Muses that reveal themselves along the way. To all things SOFT xoxo MMZ

Service | I aspire to have my life be an act of service and worship in the world. That happens in a myriad of ways- from the quiet, small, intimate encounters to larger, sweeping endeavors. In service of causes, people, missions, conversations that make a difference. Feeding, nourishing, expressing, connecting, tending, holding, loving, hearing, seeing, being. How can I be of service to you?

Orgasm | As in Orgasmic Meditation (OM) “Orgasmic Meditation is a practice that combines the power and attention of meditation with the deeply human, deeply felt, and connected experience of orgasm. What is OMing? A 15-minute partnered consciousness practice where one partner strokes the other one’s clitoris for 15 minutes with no goal other than to feel and be present. There’s an important distinction that’s worth making between climax and the orgasm state. Climax is a few seconds of physical experience, whereas the state of orgasm is continuous — allowing OMers to access optimal state of consciousness brought about from the activation of the sex impulse. When harnessed consciously, orgasm can enhance us as human beings. Science and experience agree — orgasm can incline people towards empathy, connection and generosity. Orgasm magnifies, intensifies, and vivifies everyday experience not by altering it, but by revealing it in its true nature and has astounding implications for our health, happiness, and relationships.” [from OneTaste]

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Faith | noun 1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something. synonyms: trust, belief, confidence, conviction; 2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” | Paulo Coelho, Brida

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Transformation | There are many paths of transformation. My primary path for the past 25 years has been through the programs of Landmark Worldwide. The curriculum and the leaders are constantly evolving to meet the needs and experiences of their customers. It continues to be the best education I have ever explored. And the exploration continues.

“Transformation does not negate what has gone before it; rather, it fulfills it. Creating the context of a world that works for everyone is not just another step forward in human history; it is the context out of which our history will begin to make sense.” | Werner Erhard

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