Author Archives: Joel

Overcoming Obstacles that Threaten Your Positive Habits

  It’s common knowledge that the best way to reach a goal is to set up consistent routines. These daily or weekly practices are an absolute must when taking on a large endeavor, as progress for any pursuit happens over … Continue reading

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Review of “Jed McKenna’s Theory of Everything”

It’s rare that I finish a book I start to completion, and it’s even rarer that I finish a book and immediately read through it all again. Jed McKenna’s latest book felt like it was written specifically for me (maybe … Continue reading

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Singularity, Simulation, and the Existence of God

The purpose of this post is to show that if  the Technological Singularity does in fact occur at some point in the future, then the chances are extremely high that we are currently living in a simulation. It then logically follows that, … Continue reading

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Truth and Human Consciousness

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, til he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.” Truth is absolute. Truth is infinite. Truth … Continue reading

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Enlightenment, Human Adulthood, Altered States

Understatement: When it comes to spirituality, there is a lot of room for confusion. So many terms and concepts are thrown around from people coming from so many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, that trying to make sense of all … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Stranger

From Mark Twain’s “The Mysterious Stranger” CHAPTER XI For as much as a year Satan continued these visits, but at last he came less often, and then for a long time he did not come at all. This always made … Continue reading

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Jed McKenna and the Illusion of Self

So I’ve started reading through Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing for the second time. The first time I read it, it was over a year ago, and it was my introduction to the concept of what “enlightenment” truly is. So many of … Continue reading

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Positive Self Talk: Delude Your Way to Greatness

So I was listening to a Joe Rogan podcast last night, and some random comedians were discussing positive self talk. One of them mentioned that his life took a dramatic turn when he started emulating others who focus completely on … Continue reading

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Self Driving Cars, Augmented Reality, and Creating Your Virtual Amusement Park

So I found out today that Google self-driving cars have driven ~200k miles in California without an accident, and apparently they are right around the corner. These cars are able to form a 3D view of their surroundings and can … Continue reading

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Radical Optimism

I have the power to shape my own future. I refuse to give in to victim mentalities. It is easy to blame others for when things go wrong. It is easy to blame the universe for giving you a shitty … Continue reading

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