Brace yourself for an absolutely excellent episode of Synchronicity. Today, I'm joined by artist, mystic and all around brilliant person, John F. Simon Jr. If you're interested in the intersection of creativity and mindfulness this is the episode for you. I left our conversation absolutely in awe of John's creativity, compassion and wisdom. John's new book, "Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Exercises at the Crossroads of Art and Mindfulness" is out now on Parallax Press. John has been producing art professionally for almost 20 years beginning with hand and pen plotter drawings and progressing through Internet Art to finally arrive at his own practice of 'coding as creative writing'. The main John shows his Software Art is through sculptural wall hangings with LCD screens that he calls 'art appliances' and has made and sold since 1999. John also makes drawings and paintings daily in the 'traditional' media of gouache and pencil.