How real do things feel to you?
do you feel like more of a noun or a verb. Do you have a regular meditation practice?
“okay so there’s stuff and when it’s put together so it looks kind of like a loopy self referencing algorithm or something then it becomes conscious with a little temporally persistent guy floating in a skull with free will who does what it wants separate of the laws of physics” t.co/4NaOJaJ9s2
It’s usually healthiest to cultivate persistent self-love before trying to persistently dissolve the ego t.co/vbZd2ISUdE
Meditation over the long term tends to flatten the difference between “good” feelings and “bad” feelings, but not in a dead or numb way You’re curious which sensations will spark into being next, but you don’t care as much what flavor of sensations they are
the meditative path is about wholesome construction and wholesome destruction The eight jhanas are useful because the first four teach wholesome construction, roughly of the brahmaviharas, and the latter four teach how to deconstruct until all is gone and you blink out
Project idea: download all the Rob Burbea talks from Dharmaseed, run them through Whisper (voice -> text), do a bit of curation and organization to create a nice explorable website of the talks. So much good stuff in there that's hard to explore today
Short rant on the present moment