Tag Archive for mind

meditation

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Metaphorical Mind

“Every child is born an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up.” – Pablo Picasso One of my favorite art stories as a child came from a documentary about Picasso. It was showing his progression in understanding and communicating his reality. The documentary started with a water color he had made of a bullfight as a… Read more →