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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When you sit down to meditate and you try to use your mind to silence your mind:
Discovered this refreshing game called Disco Elysium. It's a very different kind of game. No combat and heavy on text. I usually don't like text-based games, but this some is so well done it's probably the best text-base game I've ever played. If you want a unique RPG experience and don't mind lots of reading, check it out. It's available on Steam.
Games almost never do story well. This game is a masterclass of how to do story well, and it oozes with style and intelligence.
I'm taking one month off to rest and restore my creative juices.
Making Actualized-style videos is creatively taxing and exhausting.
I'm going to be transitioning Actualized.org to a schedule that resembles something like 10 months on, 2 months off going forward because it's too creatively exhausting to sustain the old nonstop release schedule.
Meet the Jedi master of watchmaking:
By the age of 14 Stephen Wolfram wrote 3 books on particle physics. By the age of 15 he began research into quatum field theory and published several scientific papers. By age 21 he joined the faculty of CalTech with a fucking PhD!
Now I ask you, how can someone so smart say something so dumb:
Don't mistake the limits of your imagination for the limits of the universe.
This is the tragedy of modern science.
Why does the Universe exist? Because it is ONE and therefore cannot be anywhere else! For fuck's sake.
For the Universe to not exist it would need a "space" or domain apart from existence for it to non-exist in. But this space cannot exist because the Universe is ONE and occupies all possible spaces (and even any non-spaces you might imagine).
Or, to put it another way, there is absolutely no difference between the Universe existing and non-existing, since there is ever only one "space" within which all things occur or don't occur.
To use a computer analogy, you can only delete a file as long as there is some "space" — the trash bin — to place your file. But if you define "computer" as the sum total of all space, there is nowhere you can place your deleted file which is outside of the computer, and hence you have the interesting situation where you literally cannot ever delete it. You take it for granted that it's possible to delete files because every computer you've ever used was finite. But this would not be possible if your computer was infinite. You can only delete a file on a computer because your computer is a finite system with two parts: the computer part and the non-computer part. The non-computer part is where your deleted file ultimately goes. But if your computer was infinite, it would have no non-computer parts, and thus nothing from this computer could ever be deleted because it would have nowhere to go. An infinite container cannot have an outside, because it is ONE, thus it must contain within it every possible thing that could exist — because those things have nowhere else to be! Which is identical to saying that an infinite computer must contain within it every file that could ever possibly exist — not just potentially, but actually, since "potential" and "actual" are yet more "spaces" which must both be contained within the ONE ultimate space. Which is identical to saying that an infinite computer has infinite creative capacity. Which is identical to saying that an infinite computer created itself simply by virtue of being ONE. Which is identical to saying that an infinite computer is God.
The simple act of realizing what ONENESS is, is literally identical to spawning our Infinite Universe.
All God had to do to create the Universe is to think: ONE! And the whole Universe unfolded instantly.
ONE! As in, not two. But also, not excluding two, since ONE means there cannot be a difference between one and two.
Reality didn't come from anywhere because coming and going requires at least two different spaces. Reality has existed FOREVER. It has nowhere to go. But good luck getting a scientist to understand any of this.
Great conversation about the ultimate nature of reality:
My rebuttal to his segment on Joe Rogan about capitalism vs socialism.
I would never promote Alex Jones or his ideas, but this clip is illuminating in showing how easy it is for the ego-mind to co-opt genuine insights about God and twist around for its own egoic purposes. It's not just enough to understand some aspects of God, you must be very careful not to let God get co-opted by ego — which is of course the trap that Alex Jones falls into:
The problem with people like Alex Jones is not that everything they say is 100% false, but that they take kernels of truth and spin it into total bullshit that justifies all their paranoia and self-biases. When it comes to conspiracy theorists, the best phrase to keep in mind is that even a broken clock is right twice a day. That doesn't make it a good clock. Sloppiness like this is precisely what leads to religious corruption and cults.
P.S. God knows precisely where it came from. God came from nowhere because it always is nowhere.
Have you ever wondered how precision bootstrapped itself? It's an interesting sort of creation problem: How did mankind get from crooked sticks and stones to perfectly straight machined parts that can't be found in nature? What did mankind use to gauge the accuracy those things which tell accuracy?
Here's a brief history of precision:
But before you watch it and get the answer, contemplate this: If you were a caveman, how would you create the first perfectly straight plank of wood or stone?