Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 10
I disagree with him on some fundamental points — he certainly doesn't understand nonduality, Buddhism, Love, or Spiral Dynamics — but he's an interesting and complex thinker that offers some serious good food for thought on political issues and collective human nature.
He's the entertaining and intellectually-stimulating kind of neurotic ;) You can find a bunch of his videos on YouTube just by searching his name. He makes some very good structural critiques of capitalism. He has a pretty good grasp of the devilry behind ideology. By studying his videos you can deepen your understanding of ideology. Which is a topic I talk about all the time, even if I don't always call it that.
I admire the authenticity of his neuroticism.
"Nature doesn't need people, people need nature."
The world needs your conscious engagement. What are you waiting for?
Here's an amazing Netflix documentary about the infamous failed Fyre Festival. Some good lessons to learn here about con-artistry and how the human mind works. This is what late-stage capitalism looks like:
How fitting that their logo was a solid block of Orange.
Cornel West is fucking amazing! One of the greatest orators of our time. Spiritually advanced too. He gives Christianity and academia a good name.
Notice his understanding of love and his expanded circle of concern. This is a marker of high moral development: a love that extends to all beings. An abundant generosity which does not demonize others.
Notice also his boldness. He is not "neutral" to both sides. He calls devilry out by its name. Because true love is a radical thing. It rattles the status quo. It speaks truth to power.
If Jesus was alive today, his politics would probably look like those of Cornel West.
Sadly it's trendy today for young people to feel like government does nothing for them. This kind of nihilistic, cynical apathy is deeply problematic because it plays right into the hands of those who rig the system.
At some point in your spiritual journey you will reach a point where you must switch off your targeting computer — let go and trust your highest wisdom and intuition.
This scene captures it perfectly. George Lucas had an amazing ability to convey spiritual concepts:
That is what you must do to master life.
This can be scary for many rationalists, materialists, and skeptics to do because in their paradigm a thing isn't real unless it is "hard" quantifiable. Anything short of that is dismissed as wishful thinking, "faith", sentimentality, or pseudoscience. The only problem with that is, Truth and Consciousness are infinite, so they are not quantifiable. To quantify it would be to limit it. To make it "hard" would be to weaken it. This is what a lot of Stage Orange conventional thinkers don't understand. The deepest aspects of life are not quantifiable in principle. Why would you assume they could be?
"Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
-- A sign supposedly hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton
In this video a former health insurance executive admits to being a devil, falsifying the debate on universal healthcare to maximize profits. Now he has seen the light and is working to redeem himself:
A devil who realizes his devilry becomes a vehicle for Love. Devilry ends through consciousness, and no other way, because devilry is nothing but lack of consciousness. To defeat darkness all you must do is turn on the lights.
What you must understand about corporate executives is that they — like all devils — do not understand that they are devils. They are unconscious survival machines.
"Forgiven them father, for they know not what they do."