Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights
Miscellaneous bits of wisdom about personal development, philosophy, epistemology, nonduality, life purpose, psychedelics, etc. Published randomly throughout the week.
Insights here are meant to be quick and half-baked. Consider these food for thought.
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The Exploring Psychedelic Conference is almost here! Learn about cutting-edge research and developments in the field of psychedelics. Featuring world-renowned experts in the field. It's a free event. A great chance to network.
It's held on May 24-25 in Ashland, Oregon. Organized by Martin Ball.
I was thinking of attending, but I'll be in the middle of my 30-day meditation challenge. So maybe next year for me.
Could you handle a year in solitary confinement?
Think of the spiritual growth possibilities! ;)
No new Youtube video this week. Taking time to integrate Hawaii and deciding how to proceed with life.
What most citizenry doesn't realize is that the world is run by people with narcissistic personality disorder. It's really simple why the world is so crazy. The leaders of business, media, and government are often (not always) megalomaniacs. This can be hard to understand for people who are not megalomiacs, or who've have no direct experience with megalomaniacs. The assumption of "normal" people tends to be that "we are all basically the same", but that is not the case. The psyche of a megalomaniac is not the same as that of a "normal" person. It can be quite unreal to experience megalomania up close. It's an odd admixture of hunger for power, attention-whoring, deep insecurity, paranoia, self-delusional confidence, and lack of empathy. What makes this combination especially dangerous is the lack of empathy component.
Here are two great documentaries about Osho's cult in Oregon.
This is great, detailed object lesson in Collective Ego. Taking spirituality/enlightenment "mainstream" is much trickier than it first seems. Because it always gets corrupted by ego, power, greed, sex, and politics. Being enlightened is NOT ENOUGH if you want to run a healthy spiritual community. A much deeper and wider set of skills is required, which Osho and his leaders did not have. Conscious leadership is a whole nother ballgame beyond personal enlightenment.
"Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself."
— Jalal ad-Din Rumi