Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights

Miscellaneous bits of wisdom about personal development, philosophy, epistemology, nonduality, life purpose, psychedelics, etc. Published randomly throughout the week.

in·sight
noun
  1. penetrating mental vision or discernment.
  2. the sudden act of grasping the inner nature or truth of a situation.
  3. a deep understanding of a person or thing.
synonyms: intuition, discernment, perception, awareness, understanding, comprehension, grasp, apprehension, penetration, acumen, perspicacity, acuity, vision, wisdom, recognition, realization, epiphany, ah-ha moment

Insights here are meant to be quick and half-baked. Consider these food for thought.

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November 11, 2018

Great scene:

November 7, 2018

When your solo enlightenment retreat fails:

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P.S. This is also what it looks like when your first business fails and your first attempt to pick up a girl fails ;)

November 4, 2018

Here's a really good video explaining how psychosis intersects with spirituality.

Very few Western scientists, academics, doctors, or mental health professionals understand what psychosis is and how to properly handle it — because they are spiritually ignorant, operating from the materialist paradigm. This is not a clinical problem so much as a cultural problem. Doctors will often just think of you as crazy and load you up on drugs, making the situation much worse. If you know anyone who has suffered from symptoms of psychosis, show them this video. It could be a life-changer.

October 27, 2018

Something about this animation rings so true of how universal mind works. Universal mind has this sort of whimsical intelligence, which makes it so creative.

Notice how much intelligence is displayed here. This is a tiny glimpse of infinite intelligence. Notice how it is non-rational. It's not less than rational, it's more than.

October 23, 2018

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If you're in the US, it's time to vote. Early voting has started in many states.

2018 is an important election cycle.

Who should you vote for? Vote for the most conscious, the most Spirally developed candidates who have a reasonable chance of winning. Do not fall into the trap of voting on single issues. Vote on the overall level of development of the candidate. The more conscious the leader, the better they will lead, the less corruption and egotism they will enable.

October 21, 2018

As promised in the Nootropics video, here's a nootropics forum I like:

LongeCity Brain Health Forum

It's a great resource if you're trying to optimize your brain health.

P.S. The Nootropics subReddit is also great.

October 18, 2018

It can be easier to recognize what consciousness is when it changes rapidly and fluidly right before your eyes. Can you see that the image below is pure consciousness? Look at what consciousness can do! Try staring at it as though you were meditating on it. Become aware that it is you. This is NOT pixels on a screen! This is CONSCIOUSNESS!

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Marvel at your own beauty.

October 15, 2018

The Dunning-Kruger Effect explains why, when people are ignorant, they tend to be aggressively ignorant.

"If you're incompetent, you can't know you're incompetent... The skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is." — David Dunning

Basically, the more of a fool you are, the less capacity you have to recognize that you are being a fool. Have you noticed? — when dealing with a fool, how difficult it can be to convince him that he's a fool? That's precisely what makes him a fool!

Arrogance & intransigence are the hallmark of fools.

Humility is the hallmark of sages.

October 11, 2018

October 10, 2018

Shugendo is a 7th century Japanese form of spirituality:

Shugendo was banned by the Japanese government in 1872 until the end of WWII, when religious freedom was restored.

This is how self-actualization was done 1000 years ago. And it's still done this way in many places around the world today.