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POP to POO

And who do YOU think you are?

I am a point of perception. I seem to be here right now. I experience myself. I experience reality – that which I consider not myself. I experience my self and reality through multiple interfaces: I seem to experience myself through a body. I am not my body. I seem to experience myself through emotions. I am not my emotions.… Read more →

Jain Nun

Discovering Jainism – For Business

The first time I consciously remember hearing about Jainism was when I was in the middle of an obsession with sevens and eights. Inspired by Timothy Leary’s and Robert Anton Wilson’s “Game of Life” and Arthur Young’s Theory of Process, I had been playing with various matrices that describe universe in sets of seven (e.g. Chakras) and eights (e.g. the… Read more →

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Don’t believe that you “should” meditate

Meditation or Mindfulness Practice, as the kids are calling it these days to stay more bias free, is becoming popular again. From events like Wisdom 2.0 to internet entrepreneurs like Jason Calacanis making the case of why he is investing in calm.com, meditation is getting traction in Silicon Valley and beyond. It makes sense. Meditation is probably one of the… Read more →

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Who is “I”?

I seem to be a point of perception that collapses probabilities into actuality by means of observation. The probability fields that surround me seem to be archetypal (e.g. male/female, gravity, round planets), mental (in terms of thoughts I am likely to have), emotional (propensities around liking and not liking) and physical (genes and the body I am creating). Everything I… Read more →

Dantes Inferno

Meditation can make your life hell

“Man Describes How Meditating Made His Life Hell” – a catchy headline in a world where mindfulness meditation is beginning to get traction from Silicon Valley conferences to boardrooms, to the backrooms of churches somewhere in Bumblefuck, middle of nowhere. Of course, someone had to ride the “dark side” meme eventually. And yes: Meditation can make your life hell. The… Read more →

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In search of meaning…

Since becoming aware of his existence, man has sought to give meaning to it. In his comparatively short life on earth, a whole array of philosophies, cosmologies, ontologies have arisen and have been amply documented. In terms of their stance on the underlying meaning, nearly all of these models of reality fall into one of two categories: materialistic or spiritualistic.… Read more →

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What is meaningful?

Most of the time, we do things habitually: We get up, brush our teeth, put on clothes, commute to work, do what we know how to do all day, get ourselves some entertainment, undress, go to bed, sleep. Rinse. Repeat. Habits are the foundation of existence. Habits of thought, emotion, deed. If we had to rethink how to brush our… Read more →