my sudden change in mood (for the better) coincided with a global meditation i didn’t participate in
At the moment we may find that our meditations and our daily life are pulling in different directions. In meditation we try to generate virtuous minds, but because we cannot stop thinking about our other activities our concentration is very poor. The virtuous feelings we do manage to develop are then quickly dissipated in the busyness of daily life, and we return to our meditation seat tired, tense and filled with distracting thoughts.
We can overcome this problem by transforming all our daily activities and experiences into the spiritual path through developing special ways of thinking. Activities such as cooking, working, talking and relaxing are not intrinsically mundane; they are mundane only if done with a mundane mind."
Do not seek after what you yearn for, seek after the source of the yearning itself.
The end point is already at the beginning. That’s what we call the direct path. You don’t have to get to silence. You simply have to realize it’s there. You don’t have to get to openness. You simply need to realize it’s already there. You don’t need to get to freedom. You simply need to recognize that it’s already there. You don’t need to get to no-self. You just need to recognize that there isn’t one there to begin with. You don’t have to get to the divine. You simply have to recognize that it’s the only thing that’s going on already. That’s called the direct path. It’s a direct experiential introduction to the view. The key is that it’s got to be experiential."
sometimes i have dreams where i’m just thinking a lot but it’s a dream so it’s different to irl thinking and there are dream images to go with it
usually it’s about whatever i was reading about before i fell asleep n last night i spent several hours dream-thinking about time travel
josh who is the manager from lentils who is heaps smart was there and we were discussing technical time travel things in detail
like there was a grid we were looking at and we went through various hypothetical chains of events and calculated probabilities and we were very thorough and like ranked the best points at which to intervene and change the future
it was cool