Revolution--the real kind--is an inside job.This is not a click-friendly fact to highlight. Whenever I talk about revolution as having more to do with sincere inner work than with demonstrations and pitchforks and the proletariat rising up against the bourgeoisie, I get met with a
We could sit here all day
talking about how the news man is always lying
or how both parties are functionally the same
or how the Bastards toil endlessly to hide the truth from us
or how we know better than all those foolish brainwashed sheep
who are just trying
It's a trip how much mental energy people pour into arguments about world affairs while devoting almost none to the way their understanding and perception of those affairs is happening.People will happily argue day in and day out about what political ideology is most correct
Spirituality, as it is implemented in our world today, is almost entirely useless.No, that's not fair, I take that back. Spirituality as it is implemented in our world today has been very useful for giving people pleasant narratives to tell themselves about the nature of
Another way you can train your operating system to unplug from from its habitual relationship with mental narrative (and thus its habitual relationship with the narratives of establishment propaganda and other power-serving cultural mind viruses) is to simply make a habit of constantly looking for
I've been putting off writing this article all year, but readers keep asking for it, and since I've been writing about mass enlightenment a lot lately I figure I might as well slip it in now.It is a well-documented fact that it is possible for
Have you ever stopped and considered how the ideas in your head got there? Especially the ideas you hold as true and important?I mean really considered it. All the way through. Maybe you know that some of your beliefs and values were put there by
Have you ever known someone who's intensely interested in helping people, but is so neurotic and unskillful that they mostly just make things worse?"Stop!" you'll find yourself wanting to yell at such people. "Stop helping! Go help yourself!"That's how I see most political activism today.
One of the most significant mass extinction events in our planet’s known history took place some 2.5 billion years ago, when terrestrial life was still in its infancy. A new organism called cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, began introducing oxygen into the earth’s atmosphere, expelling
Do we have enough time? This is the question I keep coming back to.
There are many existential threats to our species looming on the horizon, and our current trajectory has us hurtling straight into all of them fairly soon. We’re flirting with an ever-increasing threat of