Leo's Blog: Infinite Insights — Page 6
Sometimes it helps the stubborn mind to hear the same shit from the mouth of someone who doesn't look or sound like me:
I hope you realize that none of the fundamental things I say are anything new or controversial.
Sometimes newbies get the sense that I say shocking or controversial things. Some naive folk even get outraged at my words. If it seems that way to you, it's only because: 1) You have not sufficiently done the reading nor studied the literature, 2) You are deeply inexperienced with the fields I talk about, and 3) I speak very bluntly about the consequences whereas most spiritual teachers dance around and never explicate the radical consequences of spiritual truth.
It is one thing to say that reality is ONE. That's easy for anyone to swallow. It sounds so innocent. But it's a very different thing to actually grasp the radical consequences of Oneness. If Oneness does not have you shitting your pants in awe and terror, you have not understood Oneness. The key difference between my style of teaching Oneness and the styles of traditional teachers is that I slap you across the face with it, whereas other teachers never confront you directly with it. This creates a two-fold illusion: 1) The illusion that my teachings are somehow aberrant or contradictory to classical teachings, and 2) That spirituality is this sweet, easy, comfortable thing. It's only sweet, easy, and comfortable because you haven't realized the full ramifications of it, you've just been listening to a bunch of comfortable stories.
The epistemic madness continues:
Here's a great example of what happens when one does not have an understanding of Spiral Dynamics.
A fundamental misunderstanding of stage Green and regression to Blue:
If your daddy was like Trump, I feel sorry for you. You will need a lot of therapy as an adult.
Notice how the stage Blue value system easily turns into a justification for authoritarianism: shut up, man up, and obey your tyrant daddy so that one day you can be as macho and as heartless as him.
A masculinity that supports an authoritarian and corrupt government is toxic masculinity.
This is a corruption of masculinity created by a fragile and biased ego.
Curt Jaimungal from the YT channel Theories Of Everything will be interviewing me on August 26th. (Not yet sure when the interview will be released.)
He likes to ask audience questions. If you have questions you'd like him to ask me, you can submit your questions here:
You need to be logged in with your YT account to post your question on that page.
Stage Orange devilry at its finest:
Humans often say "I love you" but we usually have no clue what that truly means. One day it will shock you to realize that you've never truly loved anyone in your life because you didn't even know what love was. Instead, what you called "love" was just the projections of your own needy ego.
Here's a powerful description of what "I love you" means from the wise Daniel Schmachtenberger.
Notice the relationship between that kind of love and selflessness. How can you love someone like that while still having an ego self? Can you see why such love is so rare and difficult to embody?
After you read that, also keep in mind the love he describes is still not Absolute Love. He's talking about love as manifested among conscious beings towards one another, but Absolute Love is something far more radical still. Be careful not to confuse your loving attitude or actions towards another with Absolute Love. Absolute Love is independent of your attitude, actions, or level of embodiment.
A very good and important discussion of how YouTube algorithms feed into the poisoning of our collective sense-making ecosystem:
What is not well understood is the collective epistemic cost of creating content that ideologically polarizes and radicalizes the citizenry all in the name of success, clicks, and profits. This is a big part of how The Social Matrix works and keeps society from advancing to higher stages of cognitive, spiritual, and political development. Radicalizing people with ignorance and massive bias has become a huge business in our society, which is one of the biggest obstacles to our collective development. Not only is our education system profoundly inadequate, then once people get out of school their primary source of education about the world becomes some idiot like Tim Pool, who reinforces their per-existing biases, judgments, fears, and hatreds. And it's all meant to appear as if one is getting well-informed and engaged. Half the population's mind is simply being slow-poisoned over years of listening to guys like Tim Pool. Meanwhile, Tim Pool rakes in tens of millions in cash. And of course Tim Pool is not conscious enough to understand what he is doing and how much it is damaging society. This is what happens when you confuse success with truth.
One of the points I keep harping on is that the mind has an infinite capacity for denial of reality.
Most people don't appreciate just how deep this goes.
So here's a perfect example of how this principle can get manifest in real life:
Make no mistake, this isn't just some crazy people who do this. Your mind does this too. The mind is fundamentally self-deceptive and never to be trusted. This is the #1 rule of any kind of inquiry into reality. And this is where most people fuck up. They just don't take self-deception seriously enough.
This is what happens when you are a wage slave:
Future generations will scratch their heads in puzzlement at stage Orange capitalism.