Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights

Miscellaneous bits of wisdom and resources on personal development, life purpose, philosophy, epistemology, nonduality, 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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August 4, 2022

A brilliant opening scene. They don't make 'em like this anymore:

August 2, 2022

This is a powerful resource for those of you who have trauma to heal. Here's how you heal all trauma in a nutshell:

It's worth watching this entire series as it can transform your life.

Credit to forum user @Ulax for sharing it.

Again, trauma healing is not the focus of Actualized.org, but if you got trauma to heal — and many people do — you should address it because it will hold you back from accessing the advanced stages of development that Actualized.org is focused on.

You might wonder, "But Leo, if trauma is so common and so important, how come you don't cover it more?", to which the answer is simply: I'm interested in higher things. Curing world hunger is also important for self-actualization — it's hard to self-actualize when you're hungry — but I'm not interested in that. That's someone else's domain. Actualized.org is not supposed to solve every problem in your life. Be careful if you expect that.

August 1, 2022

This is an excellent piece of journalism which showcases how corruption works and why Russian political influence is so toxic around the world:

As you can probably tell, I'm extremely fascinated by the topic of corruption. That's because studying it reveals deep insights into the nature of self-deception, selfishness, bias, truth, etc.

Corruption is such a challenging problem to fix because its roots are metaphysical and epistemological, and people don't appreciate that enough.

Also connect this with my video What Is The Devil? This is a prime example of devilry. Contemplate how easily you and your friends are corrupted in your own life.

July 31, 2022

As much as I despise JP's politics, this interview of his is apolitical, outstanding, and worthwhile to watch. Even though it seems technical in nature, it actually offers some profound insights into personality types, life purpose, and just dealing with successful & intelligent people.

July 29, 2022

I'm so sick of first person shooters, but this is the most imaginative shooter I've seen in a decade. Straight out of a nightmare:

Pop a gram of mushrooms and play at night all alone with the lights off ;)

July 28, 2022

This is what it's like to Awaken:

When I was a kid, this was my favorite Simpson's episode. I studied every green math equation floating in the 3rd Dimension to make sense of what they meant.

So many subtle easter-eggs in this episode if you're a 90's nerd. I combed through every single one of them. And this was before being a nerd was cool.

P.S. All great art is just a reflection of God's infinity beauty and intelligence. The better the reflection, the greater the art. So now you understand the whole secret to art, and all it took was reading this measly blog post ;)

July 28, 2022

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Credit: Anxo Vizcaino

July 26, 2022

This is the mod for Oblivion, The Lost Spires, that got me hired at Irrational Games in 2007 to work on Bioshock Infinite.

At one point in time Lost Spires was one of the most downloaded Mods for Oblivion. Unlike other highly downloaded mods, which were technical in nature, like full overhauls of the combat system, my mod was a full-on quest/adventure expansion for Oblivion. It featured 25+ hours of original connect to showcase my game design, level design, narrative design, and 3D art skills (which, admittedly were less than professional, eh, I was a game designer by trade, not an artist).

This mod took me 8 full months of work. It was 95% solo, except for one part: the final boss rigging animations, which I was not technical enough to complete myself. So I had enormous help from a guy on the Bethesda forums named XMarksTheSpot.

Oh, and I forgot, all the voice over work was done for me for free by a professional fan and aspiring VO actor: Stephen 'Ibsens Ghost' Boyes

There's actually some more minor credits which can be found here: LostSpires.com

Thanks to UnholyForager for the epic trailer. Thanks dude! :D

July 26, 2022

This was one of my favorite handheld games. If you haven't played it, it's worth the hassle to find:

Now you know why I talk about space kangaroos ;)