Category Archives: better thinking

Attention is everything. Onward and upward!

Flip the coin: Worst to Best

What's the most common "outraged, slung-in-the-heat-of-an-argument" thing you get called?   Answering this started out as a self-flagellation session, for me, but then turned into a stupidly valuable lesson. If you need a lesson, maybe give it a try. :) … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell, 100% genius

Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life. An individual human existence should be like a river — small at … Continue reading

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A lot of words about no words: Yang Silence

Wittgenstein's awesome quote, "Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent" is a really great example of the kind of tortured verbing that makes formal philosophy so damn hard to read for most people.  It should be noted, too, … Continue reading

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Further notes on the “Bloody Nine” exercise thingy

Any three exercises, three sets to failure. My goal with the Bloody Nine (or B9 as my friend now has me calling it) was to inculcate a basic, progressive / training-level fitness routine that could fit into any day, no … Continue reading

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essential oil of existential crisis

This morning my brain was trying really hard to tell me a thing, so I wrung it out in the simplest language I could for myself.  I kinda liked the result, so, here!  ::throws apple & runs:: ###   Today … Continue reading

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1. go out 2. go in 3. prophet

The first struggle of all lives is to go out.  Out there, we piece together the Questions. Questions are tricky: intellectually demanding and complex.  It is not enough to ask a simple question most of the time — just the fact of … Continue reading

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A splattering of lately

Confronted with time and space to type (and yes, chores, but it’s early and it’s Saturday), I have a giant wad of scattered thoughts that need to go exactly here. I’ve met my word-count on the Big Wordsing pretty consistently … Continue reading

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The right and the wrong of the incels

So I keep running into these "involuntary celebate" guys online.  This is a whole segment of the human western culture that's hyper-frustrated at not feeling able to get laid, and is yelling about it because they feel they're being treated … Continue reading

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Art and other kinds of lens-making

The goal of art is NOT to make something people like. The goal of art is to make something honest, something real, something that successfully magnifies the Great Light Within and helps it be felt. This is why we know … Continue reading

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Chicken soup for kicking winter’s butt

Because, come on.  CHICKEN SOUP.  A good chicken soup can slay even the nastiest physical or mental cold-weather malaise.  It also freezes great, and is the perfect thing to grab and run over to a sick friend's house.  (Also, I've noticed that … Continue reading

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