The Confusion of Oblivion & Being

Sometimes I'm an idealist; life is beautiful and bright, all is mind and everything can be done. Sometimes I'm the cynic; life is ugly and dark, all is senseless and nothing matters. My life has been a battle between these two. I pray to Fuck that the cynic doesn't win. I don't want nihilism to … Continue reading The Confusion of Oblivion & Being

Is Love Delusional?

What is love (Baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more... sorry, I couldn't help it). From a biological perspective, love is a cocktail of neurotransmitters arousing specific neural pathways related to reward. From an evolutionary standpoint, it's a means to reproduction. Sexual attraction draws us to a mate, but love keeps us with … Continue reading Is Love Delusional?

The Three Practices of Samatha Meditation

When you Google "Samatha," you'll probably find dozens of sites talking about focusing on the breath. They're not wrong, the breath is a huge part of samatha (tranquil abiding), but it's not the only part. Tranquil abiding teaches us how to stop relying on impermanent things for permanent satisfaction. Instead of trying to control everything … Continue reading The Three Practices of Samatha Meditation