Life's long enough to cultivate inner peace and too short not to.
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Spoiler: Lived Experience Feels the Same in Every Reality
I've been putting it off for decades, but I finally watched The Matrix. Cypher's decision to go back in a pod as a rich man intrigued me. I get it. He was tired of suffering through watery oats for every meal. After all, simulated steak tastes like steak.
Tick 🕗 tock 🕑
I'll assume you've heard somewhere that "time is an illusion." Indeed, time isn't metaphysically "here" like a pencil, but the cyclical patterns in front of mathematics are. Reality is a reiterating supercomputer with hardware beyond our mammalian comprehension.
The Difference Between Meditation and Hypnosis
Consciousness is a weird experience. The contents of it change every moment, but the context - the grounding fact of being aware - is always the same.
To Err Is Human; To Edit, Divine
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It's late June 2018. I'm four weeks into a six-week adventure through Israel, Portugal, and Croatia. I was based in Lisbon, Portugal at the time, and that's where I met up with a buddy-from-way-back, Dan.
The Vast Unknown of Consciousness
Inspired by a 3rd-person view of subjective experience Psychedelics, sober reality, & the feeling of oneness
Inner Peace is Free; Get Yours
Foreword: If you're interested in the philosophy and mechanism of inner peace (and lack of it), all that is just below this foreword.
Smoothies are the sh*t and I refuse to believe otherwise. If you don't like cold, fruity, and just strong enough on a hot day in good, socially distant company, then close this page and rethink some life decisions (medical conditions exempt).