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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Climbing the Great Staircase To Heaven

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reading time 6 minutes
It is always here, in the early mornings of moon cloaked nights, that I am at my most vulnerable and lonely. It is at times like this that I ponder how I’ve forsaken my spirit for such empty things as status. Time and her shifting sands do not stand still, and it is never wise to build a castle which must always be defended. After all, what is then the point?

The Conceptualized World

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reading time 8 minutes
Meaning is a very abstract idea. Meaning is an idea that exists in your head, and is not a constituent element of experience. Meaning, like the ego, exists only as a psychological concept. Concepts like this are pervasive, and they have infiltrated every piece of our society, for concepts are endemic to thinking, and are therefore necessary for a society to exist. That is to say that concepts are the most common building block of which complex thought is made out of.

Flipping the Optimism Switch

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I’ve been perennially tantalized by how a string of words or a sudden insight can cause a massive shift in perception and perspective. This has shift in perception happened to me a few times, twice on account of psychedelics, and a few times on account of introspective discussions. In my experience, a few simple words can supplant all of one’s previously held biases and radically shift the way the world looks to oneself.


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