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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October 22, 2020

Investigating reality is not like dissecting a frog, it's more like doing surgery on yourself.

Materialists, rationalists, atheists, reductionists, academics, and scientists are under the illusion that reality can be investigated at a safe distance, like a guy in a white lab coat dissecting a dead frog. This assumes a dualistic reality in which subject and object can be cleanly separated. But as it turns out, reality is One, which means subject and object cannot be cleanly separated. Man isn't just an observer of the universe, man IS the universe! Overlooking this crucial point (the entanglement problem) leads to self-reference paradoxes and strange loops that forever cripple the scientist's mind until he realizes that Oneness is fundamental.

Due to Oneness, no objective, neutral, impartial, or safe-at-a-distance investigation of reality is possible. Investigating reality is like doing surgery on yourself. So while many conceive of spirituality as a lark through a land of emerald-green pastures, rainbows, faeries, and unicorns, true spirituality looks a lot more like this:

If you think you can investigate or understand reality without putting your own balls (ovaries??) on the chopping block, you haven't realized the depth of the entanglement problem.

October 20, 2020

Amazing:

Original video only playable on YT.

Today's socialists, Marxists, and radical progressives have not learned the lessons of Russia's failed experiments with socialism well enough.

October 20, 2020

Election time is here in the US and it's time to re-think your strategy if you plan to not vote as a sign of progressive protest.

This video lays out the case very nicely of why you should vote for Biden:

Note: Although Vaush is a socialist, I am not. He makes some good points though.

October 19, 2020

Great video:

What you have to understand is that programming peoples' minds is huge business. Our intellectual discourse has been sneakily and quietly corrupted by late-stage capitalism over the last 100 years such that truth is no longer the game. The game is programming people with ideas which serve business. This has occurred through out the entire public and even academic knowledge sphere. So when you expect academics, scientists, and intellectuals to lead you to truth, what they're often doing instead is leading you into an echo-chamber of ideology intended to bolster the survival of those in power and their careers. Of course this not a conspiracy theory, as it all happens unconsciously. The intellectuals engaged in this disinformation are themselves fully bought into their own ideas and they believe they've found the truth.

October 17, 2020

What it's like to access infinite consciousness:

Keep in mind, this is only one possibility. It does not have to be so colorful. It could also be formless, but formless is hard to visualize.

October 16, 2020

"Humans can be literally poisoned by false ideas and false teachings."

— Alfred Korzybski

October 16, 2020

Brilliant skit:

You'll appreciate this when you die ;)

No, reality is not a simulation. But it is a dream.

October 9, 2020

I've been wanting to share some of my fave tripping and contemplation music for a while now, and finally I've gotten around to it.

Leo's Music Playlist

This is a small taste of what I listen to. Of course musical tastes are totally subjective, so you may or may not like it. But there's some real gems in that list.

I find such music very helpful in deepening my contemplation, meditation, and tripping sessions, but your results may vary.

I'll keep updating the playlist over time and tweaking its order.

October 7, 2020

Like the circles that you find, in the windmills of your mind.

October 7, 2020

And I for one welcome our new cube overlords. I’d like to remind them that as a trusted YT personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground cubicals.