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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Conscious Capitalism, Inc is a non-profit organization started by the founder of Whole Foods, John Mackey, whose mission is to integrate consciousness with business. They take a Spiral Dynamics stage Green/Yellow approach to business.
If you are running a stage Orange business and you do not evolve your business into Green or above in the next 50 years, your business will be crushed by Green/Yellow corporations. So stop chasing max profits and start thinking strategically about how your business fits within human society at large. Your business must serve a super-ordinate purpose beyond lining your wallet.
I recommend you thoroughly read this Wikipedia entry on Monism. It's a great encapsulation of metaphysics, religion, and God across history. Monism is just another word for nonduality, and every culture around the world has a storied history of it because it turns out to be the ultimate truth. The only problem is that ultimate truth turns out to be a tricky thing for the mind to grasp, leading to much confusion and controversy.
You can only appreciate this game after you understand what strange loops are, and that YOU are a strange loop.
These are the kind of games I was interested in making when I was a game designer. It took me several decades to realize that my love of game design was really just my interest in showing off the beauty of God. That's really what all art is about.
Sometimes we don't realize how deep our motivations run until we're years into our spiritual journey. Most artists do not understand why they are artists. It's a form of pseudo-spirituality.
This game goes well with my other video: Life Is A Maze
Here's a great article by Dr. Don Beck (developer of Spiral Dynamics) on the nuances of terrorism. Terrorism is a lot more complex than you've been led to believe in the mainstream media:
Here's the full quote from this week's video on The Counter-Intuitive Nature Of Life:
"Sometimes when you win, you really lose, and sometimes when you lose, you really win, and sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie, and sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs."
— White Men Can't Jump
Here's a rare look at Zen Master Yamada Mumon, as quoted in my video The Ten Ox-Herding Pictures.
At the very end of the video, notice Mumon's instruction in response to the monk's attempt to answer his koan. The monk's answer came from the ego-mind, not the enlightened mind. Hence he failed the koan.
Very important: Make sure you empty your bowels right before doing this, otherwise the substance will fail to properly absorb and your trip will be very weak. Treat this as an unbreakable rule: must go to the toilet before plugging.
Also, always trip on an empty stomach. Especially with 5-MeO-DMT, you want a TOTALLY empty stomach for at least 4 hours prior to the trip. This will make the difference between a great trip and a horrific trip. Do not violate this rule unless you like to suffer.
Here's an eye-opening look inside the mind of conspiracy theorists. Not exactly a self-reflective bunch.
Here's how the trickeries of epistemology plays out in real life:
Here's the chart from this week's Spiral Dynamics - Important Insights video: