We do the same thing when something doesn't work. We guess why... and we are wrong 99% of the time. Why? Continue reading "When something changes… what made it change?"
Why is that significant? And what the heck does that even mean?
The past is the past, and you cannot change it, they say, but if you look in history books, you'll see that the past does change... depending on the point of view of the historian...
Reality is collective hunch at best... but the visible, perceivable, three-dimensional reality looks different depending on the vantage point... depending on the context... depending on what criteria you examine it by.
In the Playground we re-write your history. We rewrite who you are, historically, who you are for yourself, who you are for others... Continue reading "Want to change your future? You’ll need to change your past… Your future will automatically change with it"
HAPPINESS is a function of accepting what is
LOVE is a function of communication
HEALTH is a function of participation
SELF-EXPRESSION is a function of responsibility
Sounds amazing, doesn't it? But, to begin with the phrase "a function of" is slimy... because it doesn't say it does that... not at all.
So in my work with a bunch of normal people, ordinary people, neither smart, nor stupid, neither diligent nor too lazy, neither brave, nor too cowardly, blah blah blah... I am proving that what Werner Erhard said is largely b.s.
The truth value of Werner's famous statements is 10%...
Just like 99.5% everything you read on the Internet. That means only one thing out of 200 things, book, article, meme, quote, video, etc. has a truth value higher than 10%.
But 10% truth value means: 90% hogwash. Mistaken, misguided, narrow cone of vision, wearing blinders, or outright lie.
- The Old Testament: truth value: 30%
- The New Testament: truth value: 3%
We spent some time on defining what must be present, what checkboxes you must tick for what you see to be reality.
It was a first for most people... Reality is one of those words: foggy, undefined... amorphous.
We came up with four criteria... and there could be more.
1. collective: everyone should be able to see it
2. there is only one reality and it's the same for everyone
3. reality doesn't change over time. The interpretation may, but what happened happened. Continue reading "You live in an illusion… like The Matrix… And you are not happy…"
Many people look at me dumbfounded. There are wrong things and there are right things... everybody knows that... so what can be wrong with what everybody knows? Right?
But you see,
If you want to look for what makes everybody miserable, you better look at what everybody says... and use it as a guidance... either to how to be miserable, or how to get clear of misery.
One thing everybody agrees upon is this: some things are right, most things are wrong and the wrong things need to be fixed, killed, stomped upon, suppressed. And it is very real... except... wrong is made up. Continue reading "What is wrong with right and wrong? Are two billion pages all mistaken?"
The things you are attracted to cater to where you are in your evolution as a human... They talk to your "identity", to your world-view, to who you are.
If you are attracted to a 3% truth value program it is because your world-views truth value is about 3%, 97% not reality, not truth, 97% b.s. These programs sell like hotcakes... Because this is the level that most humans live on. Continue reading "How to get out of the cave of your mind and start living in reality?"
Hegel, I hear, is one of the most impenetrable philosopher to me. The family, father and three sons, had regular philosophy lessons.
I am not interested in philosophy, not a debating/argumentative person, but lately I am encountering philosophical questions that are at the root of my teaching: teaching you to be in harmony with life, teaching you to live a happy life. 1
One of the most important questions here is what is reality, what is real, because all that unhappiness we experience comes from what is not real. Continue reading "Reality… the pragmatic approach that removes the misery, the suffering, even frustration"
Some people take it in stride... this is how it is, no matter who you are. Einstein had moments of brilliance... and hours, days of stupidity too.
If life were not like that, brilliant/stupid alternating, there would be no life on the planet... we would all die of exhaustion.
Brilliance is not the only "peak experience" we all crave and wand to keep around all the time. So we are with pretty, and nice, and helpful, and all the other made up "solutions" to our failings... And, as I have said before, every solution is the beginning of a bigger problem.
I got raped because I was stupid, I said. Continue reading "You cannot solve a problem that is not real"
What is the difference between people who make a lot of money, and people who don't,
- people who have good family life, and people who don't,
- people who have good health and people who don't?
I watched a video on which a dude played the same exact tunes on three different violins.
The link to the video was on Digg, and the editor said that they, in Digg's office, didn't hear much difference.
I did. One violin's sound brought tears to my eyes... it was so incredibly resonant, and beautiful. 1