Mindstream Index

About MINDSTREAM [making sense of nonsense]:       

Pattern Interruption Non-News has no informational value, just potential experiential value.  [Food-for-thought, by definition, comes with indigestion.  If food-for-thought goes down easy, it's not food-for-thought but just brain-candy.]

I write this freely, unafraid of self-contradiction.  And I encourage you to read this blog with the same attitude of interpretive freedom.

Walt Whitman:  Do I contradict myself?  Very well, then I contradict myself.  I am large: I contain multitudes.

Confusion* is enlightenment [of sorts].

confusion =  letting go of the known + stepping into the unknown = openness of mind

Saturday
Jul262014

Words Need Minds to Exist

Friday
Jul252014

Unknowable Legacy

Hundreds of birds fed off this mulberry tree over this summer, airdropping its seeds in places this tree will never know. Unknowable legacy...

Friday
Jul252014

(No Subject)

Thursday
Jul242014

A system that has no extraneous constraints upon it (e.g. Universe) can only change spontaneously, i.e. by choice, i.e. by intrinsic interest. Nothing compels this Universe. The Universe obeys no abstract laws. What we consider to be laws are merely patterns of Universal volition.

Wednesday
Jul162014

A "where" is a "what." Space isn't an empty container but an extension of undifferentiated matter. Get it?

Monday
Jul142014

Like a dissolving tablet of Alka-Seltzer, the Universe is giving up its secrets one popped bubble of illusion at a time.

Thursday
Jul102014

Notes from Within

Under the conditions of mindlessness an attended-to stimulus eclipses the entire field of awareness. We call this attention but it is really stimulus-bound blindness. Under the conditions of mindfulness a stimulus is attended within a context of the field. It is not tracked but allowed to either be (if it is relatively static) or to pass (if it is relatively dynamic).

Wednesday
Jul092014

Buddhist Swastika on Playground or Just a Case of Apophenia?

Tuesday
Jul082014

(No Subject)

Evidence based trust is not trust. True trust is choice based.

Tuesday
Jul082014

(No Subject)

As past grows longer so does future.

Saturday
Jun282014

(No Subject)

There is no time. Yet I am now. There is no space. Yet I am here. There is no self. Yet I am.

Friday
Jun272014

(No Subject)

To speak of nonduality is to keep promoting duality. To speak of oneness is to keep dividing all in two.

Friday
Jun272014

Words Fail

The outwardness is inside. The apparent outwardness is a manifestation of inwardness. And this inwardness... is everywhere... which is a "nowhere" of sorts.

Friday
Jun272014

Invisible Medium of Am-ness

Friday
Jun272014

Oneness is Beyond Division

Friday
Jun272014

What Isn't?!

Friday
Jun272014

Mind is But Intuitive Prolongation of Sensory Certainty, Nothing More, Nothing Less

Thursday
Jun262014

(No Subject)

The relationship between Atman-self and Brahman-selflessness is that of two sides of one Moebius tape.

Sunday
Jun222014

Hate is Auto-Exaleiphic

When we love, we love the fact that we love.We love to love.Love is auto-telic* (self-reinforcing).When we hate, we hate the fact that we hate.We hate to hate.Hate is auto-exaleiphic** (self-limiting).Notice this distinction in yourself.-* Auto-Telic: auto is Greek for "self" and "telos" is Greek for "goal" = self-reinforcing, self-driven, a goal in and of itself** Auto-Exaleiphic: auto is Greek for "self" and "exaleipho" is Greek for "wipe out, obliterate" = self-limiting (a term I coined for the purpose of this blogpost as the opposite for auto-telic).

Wednesday
Jun182014

(No Subject)

To concentrate, order. To order, concentrate. Structure is a loss of degrees of freedom.