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Mind of an Athlete (Interview with Mike Whiteman with Fast-and-Jacked)

There is a curious quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger:
“My body is like breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't think about it, I just have it.”
I am not sure in what context he said this. Was he shrugging off a compliment? Or alluding to the idea that a healthy body doesn’t get in the way, doesn’t ache, doesn’t complain but obediently and diligently serves the mind of its owner? As I said, I am not sure of...
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Consciousness as Space

You are in space, right? Right. But you are not just IN space, you too are a space, a field, a living volume. And - if you look inside your mind - right now - as you read this - you will find an evolving diagram, a map of sorts that accompanies your effort at visualizing what I am talking That, my friend, is hyperspace - a space within a This image that...
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What Are You a Part of Today?

Sherpa on a walk

It took my dog Sherpa and I about 2 years to create this shortcut in the woods. And now that this path has reached a threshold of public visibility, legions of unknown feet have been helping us out to affirm this little arbitrary zigzag of our meandering. Crowd sourcing of footwork, so to say.

Come to think of it: much of what "gets done" in this world - from good-will...
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Play With the Definition of Being Human

Neural Tribe we Many forms of humans walk this Earth but we only recognize one Wherever you find a neuron, there - as a species - you In a puppy playing on a beach, in a baby elephant playing on a beach, in a "human" baby playing on a  Allow yourself to play with the definition of being human.  Dare to transcend form - dare to see the sentience of the rest of your
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Pattern Interruption

A Pattern Break # 901

Mind is a pattern.  Break it.  Here are a few of thought-hammers for you:
1. While not everything is permissible, everything is forgivable.

2. Silence is the ultimate form of self-expression.

3. Just like there is animate and inanimate matter, an argument could be made that there is animate and inanimate space. Look around you - the space you see is inanimate. Now, look inside - the space that you see is you. Put differently, consciousness is a space...
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An Inward Turn

“The turn toward inward development, the triumph of inwardness over outwardness, if it ever happens, will be a great turning point in the history of mankind, comparable to the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance."

This passage is from a very provocative essay by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, Repentance & Self-Limitation in the Life of Nations.  He wrote it in 1973.  While the essay is about geopolitics of redemption and ascetic nationalism, this passage applies to...
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Yul’s Wise Words

Reading a biography of this otherworldly Russian gypsy, Yul Brynner, this "alien bodymind" that landed in Hollywood in the

Only a few pages into the book and I stumble upon the following words of wisdom:
"The facts of my life have nothing to do with the realities of my existence."
There it is, psychological sovereignty, existential independence in a phrase!

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Celestial Stonehenge

Hungarian astronomers discovered a ring of 9 gamma ray bursts 5 billion light years in diameter.  Let's unpack this so that you can appreciate what an item of awe this is.

A gamma ray burst (GRB) emits more energy in a few seconds than our Sun does in billions of years.

5 billion light years is a measure of distance, not time.  A light year, as you probably know, is the distance that light...
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Lose a Duality

In Jung's writings about the unconscious, he essentially equated consciousness with the world and the world with consciousness:
The deeper 'layers' of the psyche lose their individual uniqueness as they retreat farther and farther into darkness [of introspection - PS]. 'Lower down'  [the contents of the psyche] become increasingly collective until they are universalized and extinguished in the body's materiality, , in chemical substances.  The body's carbon is simply carbon.  Hence 'at bottom' the psyche is simply...
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Cecil – Neural Tribe Perspective

By now we've all seen the captions: "An American dentist kills Cecil the Lion."  The relevant facts are: a man pays $55k for the right to kill a lion; his assistants lure a lion named Cecil off its preserve, the hunter - I am not sure the term really applies here - wounds the lion with a bow, stalks him for a while, and finishes him off with a rifle shot.  PR #$@!-storm results.  The...
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