A Zen Take on Bipolar Disorder

Depressed... depressed... depressed... (Someone makes me laugh)... Hypomanic... hypomanic... hypomanic... manic... manic... Cue cough, anxiety, and the delusion that I'm dying of cancer... panic... panic... burnout... depressed... depressed... depressed... Haha! That's a great meme... hypomanic.... hypomanic... hypomanic...  That's a basic glimpse of my daily reality. I have Bipolar Disorder III, aka, Cyclothymia. I don't have episodes, really. I'm always rapid cycling … Continue reading A Zen Take on Bipolar Disorder

If the I is Just A Thought, Then Who’s the Thinker?

If the mind is like a cloth, and all experiences (including the experience of self) are folds and wrinkles in it, then who's folding the cloth? This is what we identify with, ya know? If we just identified as a fold---a product of the mind---from the get-go, then there'd be no problem. Instead, this fold … Continue reading If the I is Just A Thought, Then Who’s the Thinker?

Is the Mind Different From the Brain?

What a weird fuckin' question, right? I mean, who even asks things like that? Like most unasked questions, it's somewhat important. No one really knows what the mind is, isn't that strange? Even scientists don't really know. We know shit tons about the brain, and we know that the mind is related to the brain, … Continue reading Is the Mind Different From the Brain?