What Is “Spirituality” Actually?

I'm always a bit cautious to use the word spirituality, since it's so poorly defined: Some people use the word to refer to their spirit, or soul. Whatever it may be, it's easy to negate the word with religion, dogma and weird stuff; unscientific stuff. This we can't have here at the Scientific Meditator network, y'all! So what … Continue reading What Is “Spirituality” Actually?

The Hard Problem Is…Soft And Upside Down?

Have you ever heard of the "Hard problem"? The Hard problem is a popularized name for the struggle it is to fathom how conscious reality emerges from the physical world around us; It specifically comes down to how electrons moving around in our brain can give rise to our subjective, phenomenal experiences of taste, touch, … Continue reading The Hard Problem Is…Soft And Upside Down?

Why Do I Meditate?

I normally spend an hour every morning and an hour every evening meditating; 2 hours in total every day! - That's an awful lot of time spent mediating! At least one should be able to say exactly why this time isn't spent doing other awesome things... It all comes down to what meditation yields the … Continue reading Why Do I Meditate?

Understanding Happiness Fully: And How To Get It!

The Scientific Meditator has one special goal in mind, one which he wishes to obtain with all the hours he spends on the meditation cushion. This goal is simply to become truly happy! In order to be successful on this quest towards happiness, it seems necessary to ask the question: "What is happiness?" Only then … Continue reading Understanding Happiness Fully: And How To Get It!