Megan Alecia

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  1. I feel like a child again, listening to that
  2. Courage Chaos Uncertainty Ephemera = Satcitananda ("existence, consciousness, and bliss") "striving towards" To be? Or not to be? "only way out, is in" (Swan) Conscience = hubris or inner strength? The price to getting satcitananda? The will to life? Or the will to power?
  3. The world- both an abyss and a fountainhead, both inner and outer, both being and nothingness, born both out of power and love. "There are hardly any exceptions to the rule that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of the creative fire." — Carl Jung
  4. Learning- to go beyond the matrix. It's such a paradox. Campbell = personal myth Schopenhauer = will to life, suffering Why learn depth psychology/ typology then? Because I'm not ideological. Ultimate question: Is the human experience really that sublime to be paid for by blood, sweat, and tears? To me, art at least justifies it. These following questions lead to the alchemical distillation of your life: ask yourself, is all that I do worth it? If so/if not, what/where is it leading to?
  5. Everyone gets confused, because we all have an ego.
  6. Spiral Dynamics "Our problems today can no longer be solved from a first-tier subsistence toolbox that has been exhausted and corrupted. That system is in decay and the final stages of entropy are at hand. Will humanity decide to take the momentous leap forward and begin to design from a systemic perspective that is informed by the lessons learned from the subsistence value systems and past human behavior or would we continue to squander our human potential by providing Band-Aid solutions and hope for the best? If we choose the former we will evolve to the “being” level of existence on our upward journey of human emergence. If we choose the latter, we will condemn ourselves to becoming a footnote in the universe’s cosmic reality." — Said Dalwabani "If every man leaps to this great beyond, there will be no bowing to suffering, no vassalage, and no peonage. Man will move forth on the crests of his broadened humanness rather than vacillate and swirl in the turbulence of his animalistic needs. His problems, now that he has put the world back together, will be those of bringing stabilization to life once again. He will need to learn how to live so that the balance of nature is not again upset, so that individual man will not again set off on another self-aggrandizing binge. His values will be set not by the accumulated wisdom of the elders, as in the B-O system, but by the accumulated knowledge of the knowers. But here again, as always, this accumulating knowledge will create new problems and precipitate man to continue up just another step in his existential staircase." — Clare W. Graves "Briefly, what I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiralling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower- order behaviour systems to newer, higher-order systems as man's existential problems change." — Clare W. Graves
  7. Creative people's handwritings Terence McKenna Björk
  8. Labyrinth of the mind "The kingdom of heaven is within." — Jesus Christ Inner work is important, y'all. Instincts- 'intelligences of the body' In the Raw: Enneagram Instinctual Variants and Subtype Stackings (2008 Riso/Hudson Training Notes & Discussion) – by ~lee~ Instinct workshop notes sp,so,sx The Spiritual Instincts The Three Instincts Instinct Stacking Instinctual Types: Self-Preservation, Social and Sexual Instinctual Variants Instinct Stackings Scrapheap: Collection of Notes Enneagram- 'the philosopher's stone' The Traditional Enneagram How the System Works The Nine Enneagram Type Descriptions Enneagram Worldwide 9Types Enneagram and Communication Styles Enneatypes' Idealized Aspect The Narrative Enneagram Master Post: Enneagram’s Fine Distinctions Enneagram - Claudio Naranjo's Lectures on Instinctual Subtypes / Instinct Variants Stackemup Enneagram Descriptions Enneagram Defense System: Access Points for Self Awareness & Growth Socionics- 'there's quite some logic to human behavior' Introduction to Socionics School of System Socionics Semantics and Vocabulary of Information Elements There's no J/P switch wikisocion Quadra values The Laws of Quadra Succession by Vera Stratiyevskaya MBTI- 'pop goes psychology' Lenore Thomson Bentz . . . on Personality Type Cognitive Typology Gonna make use of these links by making posts by means of the Feynman technique.
  9. @Virtus mastery and exploring the limits of the body.
  10. this is such a crazy day...
  11. Pain are the roots of life.
  12. In the Raw: Enneagram Instinctual Variants and Subtype Stackings (2008 Riso/Hudson Training Notes & Discussion) – by ~lee~ Instinct workshop notes sp,so,sx The Spiritual Instincts The Three Instincts Instinct Stacking Instinctual Types: Self-Preservation, Social and Sexual Instinctual Variants Instinct Stackings Scrapheap: Collection of Notes
  13. Makes a lot of sense, and probably the true key to personal success.
  14. For now I wanna open myself up to new ideas. Supposedly, Terence McKenna and Robert Greene are main extroverted intuition users, and I just realized that its nice for an introverted intuition user like me to be open to povs from their type. I suppose people whose stacking have ne high up have high openness in terms of the Big Five. Ni, on the other hand, could be quite neurotic when stuck in their Ni-Fi or Ni-Ti loops (potentially). INTJs are resilient af, but they don't value si which is why their (our) memories have a certain haziness to them. Also, the big picture ability is kind of curse even though its a nice gift too at times. Why a curse? Because of the profound dissatisfaction that it brings when our ideas (especially Ni-doms) are contrasted with bleak and ever-changing, chaotic reality. Hence, Ne softening our Ni. It's a nice balance, imo.
  15. It's easier for me to read, and I know this because there was a time when I didn't have a phone and just read anything on the shelf to pass time. Wish I had more money to buy books lol. I haven't listened to audiobooks but I tend to absorb content just fine through audio (which are actually videos, but those that I listen to while walking outside).
  16. The will to power Human influence exerted based on personal preference. The world loves changes. Change happens the way a tetris game does, creation and destruction, creation and destruction. Panta rhei. Marcus Aurelius' good point about nature Even this needs power. Power needs energy, will, courage. Endurance? At least, the receptivity to circumstance. The mind ultimately influences all these factors mentioned. I've recently came across an idea saying that it in fact like send neurons to body parts like the heart and the stomach (??) (maybe this is common sense lol). The mind learns through doing... yet also brings about action. Hence, anxiety impedes action. The gift of doing- implementation in this world, sending shockwaves, blah blah blah. The price- suffering, because life is suffering. How is suffering ameliorated? Through only love. And one can only truly love if [he] has applied it to [himself] first and foremost. This is the meaning of life.
  17. @Carl-Richard I don't think that's quite right, mind explaining your reasoning for that one?
  18. I literally don't know where to begin. I don't wanna write anything abstract right now, because what I've realized is that most abstract writings of mine I don't go back too. Of course my time management is poor still, but they also just strike me as obsolete now. Pain is the way of the world... without pain nothing would happen. We drink water because we're thirsty. We fuck because of irresistible desire. We get jealous because desire... wants, the urge to have more. And so on and so on. Those words I just said seem like cliche now. But that is the world isn't it? Well, what remains? The search for meaning. In this grand act humans have created endless and endless stories throughout history... be it paperback novels, newspaper headlines, or... restaurant gossip. Interpretations, associations, the lucky ones get turned into myths, popular beliefs, etc etc. Which is why I like to learn. I learn the way a fish swims I guess. It's like, I don't even get out of my way to do it, I just need to do it. Doesn't help that my current situation requires a lot of learning anyway, either because of my age, on my way to adulthood, or just the mess that is my life. I think I want to learn more effectively in the future. Why do I want to do that? Again, I feel like it's my thing in general. Like my own "sport", ya know. And I am to be great at it. For what? For recognition, for wealth/prestige? For influence? Nuh-uh. It's just my way of expression, I guess. Again, swimming like a fish, maybe even that part where salmon a swim upstream to mate and then die. But yeah. I like to express my self (my soul?) and with learning I get to practice my skill and share it too. (I guess I could also say have my cake and eat it too? Hehe).
  19. Can be anyone, as long as they're honest and committed to the truth genuinely. Personality profiles aren't relevant.
  20. Spiral Dynamics
  21. I wanna explore the totality of my inner world
  22. Spiral Dynamics = dubbed as the "Evolution of Humanity" "Briefly, what I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiralling process marked by progressive subordination of older, lower- order behaviour systems to newer, higher-order systems as man's existential problems change." ~ Clare Graves Is consciousness worth it? Yes. 'The darker the night, the brighter the stars.' One must be able to find joy in the little things.
  23. Commonplace Journal seeking to: shed light on topics such as personality, philosophy, psychology, society explore myself and enter inwards (how? through my relationships with myself and other people) recognize and feel my deepest urges and instincts, in relation to universal human emotions such as fear and shame learn a more powerful studying process
  24. For now I gotta find a way to learn better.