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  1. @Extreme Z7 Thanks! I really appreciate it!
  2. Hi guys! I made a video trying to explain Sam Harris's view on morality, moral realism. I think getting our views on morality straight is essential given that they underpin our political outlook on many issues. Let me know what you think!
  3. I was curious what you guys´ thoughts were on this article, I feel like its pretty accurate. Married couples dont seem to be very well connected to their communities (friends, family, etc.) I personally dont like to bash on marriage, undoubtedly it works for some people. But a good question I was asking myself the other day was: "How many married couples do I know that havent grown stale unambitious and unhealthy?" Unfortunately the answer for me was "none". https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/07/case-against-marriage/591973/
  4. @Leo Gura Come on Leo! Dont tell me that! Its really hard hitting for someone I admire so much to tell me Im lost! I mean, I know I shouldnt get lost in concepts and abstractions, but, shouldnt I be able to use them to a certain extent?
  5. @Geromekevin I found myself agreeing with pretty much everything you said. I dont mean to bash on Leo or anyone else, specially given that he is way, way more advanced than I am. But it seems to me that invoking science has become anathema to this community, at least when it comes to metaphysical topics. Forgetting of course that science is the only reason why this community exists in the first place (electricity, computers, the internet). Also, many of the advice that Leo gives, helpful as it is, is based on scientific research, i.e. his videos on how to lose weight, or how to gain confidence, etc. Of course you could ad hominem me and tell me that Im close minded and stuck at stage orange, but that doesnt really say anything about the argument itself. I love you Leo! Again I dont mean to be harsh or anything, just my honest take.
  6. @Leo Gura But Leo!!!! To dispense with a notion of statistical probability would be to be inconsistent. Everything you do is based on it. You work on a video throughout the week because it is statistically likely that you will not die before you finish it, and because its statistically likely that Youtube will not fall, and that a nuclear outbreak wont take place. Why should we dismiss statistical probability in this case when we use it in every other situation in life?
  7. @Leo Gura But doesnt your conception of duality come from experience? Experience that you would have hypothetically had in a simulation?
  8. As many of you have probably heard Nick Bostrom's argument (here's Neil Tyson explaining it) ( it is the most statistically likely possibility that, we do in fact, live in a simulated reality. If this is the case, then what the hell is enlightenment but an illusion?
  9. @Leo Gura I had never thought of it that way. I guess I just need to keep diving deeper in contemplation. I'll also try to add a meta meditation practice to focus more consciously on love.
  10. @Inliytened1 Exactly yes. I don't schedule them ahead on time, they just happen coincidentally. I know I should take more control over this, but I just wanted to make sure the progress doesn't go away.
  11. @Inliytened1 thanks! Yes. I will definitely strive for 100% of the time, its just that, whenever for some reason or another Im not able to do it, I always end up feeling guilty.
  12. Hi guys. Im a pretty avid meditator and practice an hour almost every day. But someway or another, I always happen to miss a day here or there, though most of the time I don't. Given Leo's emphasis on never missing one single day, "ever", I am a bit concerned with regards to why he said this. I mean, I know momentum is ideal and everything, but does missing a day kill all my progress? I mean, if I meditated 27 out of 30 days on any given month, isn't that still a lot of progress?
  13. @ajasatya you're right. I need to go deeper inside, but how could I go about this in practical terms?
  14. So I've really been delving deep into the unconscious thoughts and fears that guide my behavior (mostly through long meditation sessions) and I've come to some interesting conclusions, but I don't know how to go on from here. So, after being in a rather long relationship (several years), and going through a bad break up, I went through some time without getting laid. After, having gone around a year without sex, I decided to have casual sex with someone whom I didn't feel connected to in any way. I thought it was going to be this great amazing thing, and sure it was pleasant, physically speaking, but after the sex itself, everything was so empty, insipid, lacking in passion. I then asked myself, "why the hell did I sleep with this girl" if I didn't feel anything for her? Sure, it might sound cool to be a player and everything, and sex is good in the moment, but I felt like I was chasing some kind of connection I wasn't able to get. After meditating on it a few weeks, I realized that I have this inner fear of NOT having sex, and more specifically, an inner fear that my ex is having sex and I am not. To be quite honest, the thoughts of her sleeping with some other guy still haunt me in my sleep, and this fear, this (for lack of a better word) injustice, that is taking place by her sleeping with a bunch of guys, and me not getting laid, is what propels me towards having meaningless sex; something which I ultimately, don't want and doesn't satisfy me. I might be guessing here, but it is, in a way, some sort of vengeance or revenge that I want to take. It is rather disappointing that I feel this way, given that the relationship ended almost two years ago. I've really tried meditating through the pain, I've had cathartic sessions in which I have relived painful memories and processed them, but time and time again, it keeps guiding me.