I just saw something really inspiring and had to share it with you guys. Shawn from the Uncultured project just put online an amazing new video and told me: "the I Power community made the single biggest donation to project seen in my 2011 #P4A video. So you guys make the behind the scenes logistics and NGO collaboration possible in a really big…
Chiren and I are always working full-force like maniacs on whatever it is that our many discussions and and world domination scheming brings up as efficient ways to change the world. Sometimes to the frustration of our girlfriends, this is kind of our 'reason for living' in the sense that we rarely even do anything to just unwind or 'for fun'. Everything we do, from AtheneWins to the University of Gaming is part of a plan that not always everyone agrees with or understands to the full extent…
In my most recent SDA Vlog I talk about how insanely powerful it is to write things down and one of the things I mentioned that is required to really make that into a life-changing routine is to make sure that part of what you write about is what are the things that are so great about the goals you're working towards and what's so bad about not achieving those goals.
I try to keep my vlogs really short, powerful and condensed so I didn't really go in-depth… Continue
My previous three SDA Vlogs talked about some techniques and key psychological and neurological understandings that can help you to take control over your own thoughts and emotions. Last vlog I got a TON of questions…
Just wanted to say that I just LOVE the state that the community is in lately. This place has been so full of awesome discussions and posts for quite a while now with a pretty healthy rate of activity.
I've been wanting to be much more involved but I guess you all know what it is that's been taking up all of my time. And the active mods are doing an excellent job keeping stuff on the right track, kicking out spam and dealing with the trolls. But what I really love is that the…
Since I'm getting hammered with questions every day, here are some answers for all of you whom have been wondering but have not poked me personally about it:
I'm currently not making any predictions. Every time that things have been moving forward fast, we've gotten too excited and made promises that we haven't been able to live up to in terms of a release window. That being said, all except for one of the delays have been caused by…
As I outlined in the original blog, I went through a two week total monk-mode experiment to test the limits of my new state of mind. Ever since I experimented with proper meditation and 'being in the moment' I noticed it had become more difficult keeping up full discipline because I spent most of my time being sort of 'disconnected' from the… Continue
Aight, not much to say, I've been pretty sick the past few days so things have been a big more difficult but I stick to my shit and hit all 'perfects' on my checklist every day, bitchez.
For the most part I've been totally in flow so it's all been pretty easy but since a few days now I also have to rely on discipline a bit to kick myself back in and it's been a great experience to train the old discipline muscle further again.
In order to reinforce my state of mind in… Continue
Finally the experiment is now also training my 'discipline muscle' since I'm a bit sick, making it harder to just rely on flow. Nevertheless, my lifestyle is still one of being in the moment as much as possible and having to rely on pure discipline at difficult moments is not messing with my head. So having spent so much time being in flow and being in the moment has not really tampered with my discipline. To the contrary, flow cultivates a specific sense of clarity that… Continue
Added by Reese Leysen on May 5, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Day 7, bitchez. First week is DONE and man, that was pretty easy. I have a clear focus on things so I'm very aware of when I should kick myself back in flow and it's just been awesome and smooth. Thus far, this two-week monk experiment has taught me something very valuable: the importance of flow.
It's like there's a pattern, the happiest people you know in your life usually seem to be in a constant 'flow' of things. They're driven and always busy and when they're not... Well that's… Continue
Yesterday (day #5) was a bit fail since I was totally messed up due to lack of sleep. As a result, I still did all of the basic disciplinary stuff I had set up but slacked in some other areas (i.e. I did my morning routines and ate healthy throughout the day and all that but didn't manage to answer all my mails etc).
So today... It's REVENGE OF THE MONK. Full force kicking my ass back in gear and seeing if I can get back into flow even though I still feel really drowsy. I am the… Continue
Through certain insights and new meditation techniques I've recently come to a point where I'm able to be 'in the moment' almost all the time, meaning I fully 'enjoy' pretty much every minute of my day, regardless of what I'm doing. (this in itself is something we'll get into in-depth in videos really soon) However, at one point this started messing with my discipline a bit. I could for example violate my strict diet more easily because I realized it wouldn't make my day any less enjoyable,… Continue
12/02/2008 - Right after the international anti-Scientology protests of February 10th, YouTube has been blocking nearly all Scientology-related videos from getting to its 'Videos' front page. The anti-Scientology protests were one of the biggest displays of internet-activism to date, and it's saddening to see that such a massive worldwide event that normally would have dominated YouTube's entire 'Videos' front page was…
"Empathy and understanding of a person's mindset and actions, while noble pursuits, do not provide an ability in relegating responsibility of such mindsets and actions to a certain party. Placing of blame and responsibility requires a…"
"Absolutely, I completely agree. The only way to solve the problem is to eliminate the cause.
Exactly, the shooter gains worldwide fame over night. Why would a resentful, friendless, lonely, insane young man who wanted to leave an impression on the…"
"From the last three lines of your post, I'm assuming you are applying the "better safe than sorry" mentality to life-rights over all of time. This addresses points 3) and 5) of my post on Wed 5/15, but does not address points 1),…"
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"An issue in the context of your reply is the so-called "mad/bad debate". And it very much plays into the perception of these rather extreme forms of criminal behavior.
From a legal and forensic psychological standpoint a…"
"Maybe I take empathy and attempting to understand such actions by people to the extreme, but I think it is important to understand the causes of such behavior. You do bring up a good point about school shootings Nathaniel, in that the media makes…"
"I agree with the principle to an extent. However, in the case of school shooters, I don't think it can be justified. Same with rape. There's definitely a line, but like you said, those are the most extreme cases.
On the topic of mass…"