The Infinite Tower of Turtles; The Guru; Susan; And Getting High as Shit

Science: The most grandiose and flamboyant flag ship on the planet. How amaze-ballz Science is. It's the truth! It's reality! Right...? Or is it more of a social club of turtle stacking enthusiasts?   A conversation between the student and his guru [Student]: Hey doc? What the hell is carrying this big, flat earth? I … Continue reading The Infinite Tower of Turtles; The Guru; Susan; And Getting High as Shit

Death: Your Best Poetic Pal

Tell me something true I dare you to... Whatever words you speak I will know that you're lying! How could you ever tell the truth when the means you are applying Is made of air; when existence itself is a lion Every word you utter will be clawed away Decay is all that you can … Continue reading Death: Your Best Poetic Pal

Why Meditate?

Why brush your teeth? Why walk your dog? Why eat ice cream? Why do anything at all? Why meditate...?!   The reason for any of these things is simply...simple. Or at least, it could be simple if we didn't make it brain-strainingly complex... The answer to any of these above questions is best given as … Continue reading Why Meditate?

What Is Reality?

Reality is a story; a belief about something; it's a fairy tale; a religion; and everyone is a part of this sect, so it's cool; it's not weird. Until you break it down, at least... You want to know what's true? What's real? Consider this: In the seen exists the seen In the heard exists … Continue reading What Is Reality?

The Other Side of The Blue Vortex | Odd Mind Experiences 1

As I started practicing meditation of various sorts years ago, my mind flooded me with an arsenal of odd experiences. While these are not important to the path that I am now on, practicing Vipassana, I do still find it highly fascinating how my mind could have created these experiences for me. And while I … Continue reading The Other Side of The Blue Vortex | Odd Mind Experiences 1

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?