essays

The discomfort of awakening and my journey with food

Early in 2016, I was sitting at a diner in Colorado Springs when I had an awakening experience. I was eating a plate of eggs and bacon, and suddenly their visage was revolting: I felt I could not finish the meal. I plucked up a piece of bacon, dipped it in the yolk of an… Continue reading The discomfort of awakening and my journey with food

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Spiritual vs scientific objectivity

I want to introduce the idea that there is a form of spiritual objectivity that can be reached over a lifetime of emotional work and spiritual practice. This framework is parallel to scientific objectivity, but transcends and encompasses it. In scientific objectivity, we work to ensure that we as observers remain separate from the experiment… Continue reading Spiritual vs scientific objectivity

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Awakening from the Matrix: on the purpose of “agents”

Recently I’ve been feeling like I’ve been awakening from the Matrix. What I mean by this is I’ve been coming into my power: trusting my intuition, unleashing my creativity, knowing that I don’t need to wait for anyone’s approval. This is a form of initiation. As this has happened, it’s been illuminating to see the… Continue reading Awakening from the Matrix: on the purpose of “agents”