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    [–] Full body orgasm meditating Geovicsha 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in Psychonaut

    Hey! I had something very similar last night. Wrote about it here.

    Like you, I've always been skeptical of chakras and how bodily energies release trauma. Now I'm not so sure.

    How has it been since? Did you read Jung's book on Kudalini? I've been a huge fan of Jung for years; I had no idea he wrote about Kudalini until 5 mins ago!

    [–] If a song/single has a video clip, Spotify should have the option to play it Geovicsha 2 points ago in spotify

    I might be too optimistic, but I just don't see how video orientated playlists would reduce overall playlists.

    Firstly, videos are predominantly singles: so, having video focused playlists would be associated with singles - which most people understand to be limited unless specifically advertised. Secondly, if that issue does start to arise, what I'd hope to ensure would be a greater impetus for non-video/single playlists to combat the video influx.

    Nonetheless, a valid concern.

    [–] If a song/single has a video clip, Spotify should have the option to play it Geovicsha 1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in spotify

    I'm sure people would make video playlists if they wanted? I'm not sure how a video option could affect playlists overall if you disable video. If you don't like the playlist because it's video orientated, then I guess choose another playlist?

    It is essentially this: iIf a song has a video with it (chiefly singles), there should be something like 'Play video'. You can select this or not.

    The idea should be implemented that doesn't affect people who just want audio, and I don't think that's difficult.

    [–] If a song/single has a video clip, Spotify should have the option to play it Geovicsha 2 points ago in spotify

    Exactly. It just seems natural for Spotify to compete with YouTube Music. The platform dichotomy of video and audio is unnecessary.

    [–] Flinders Street Station after the rain 19-07-2018 Geovicsha 5 points ago in melbourne

    TIL Flinders Street Station is located in Flinders Street

    [–] I embroidered the N64 logo on this beanie, planning to recreate the other console logos Geovicsha 10 points ago in gaming

    That's with any retro media.

    Fuck the h8rzzz. Start wearing clothes that advertise contemporary brands.

    If one buys a yellow cap with the Snapchat logo, they think you're fucked in the head. They'll ironically snap you with a caption like "OMG look at the guy's cap!! 😂😂" Yet it's insanely popular. So doesn't it make sense for your image to match what's popular?

    Call it a Snapcap!

    [–] We may have less control over our thoughts than previously assumed - While we can "decide" to think about certain things, other information -- including activities we have learned like counting -- can enter our subconscious and cause us to think about something else, whether we want to or not. Geovicsha 1 points ago in psychology

    There isn't the denial of the sense of free will. But in meditation, I'm aware of thoughts coming and going. Many of these thoughts have the sense of agency and active volition. Yet, if my goal is to be clear of thought, and I inevitably still think despite this intention, then surely there is a lack of free will and control we all take for granted?

    Experience in every day life differs. If I am mindless and lost in thought and on auto pilot, I will be living my life under the guise of the ego and the sense of free will. This is probably 95% of my day if I'm not being mindful. But if I am being mindful, that conscious observation occurs.

    Meditation isn't just about sitting and doing nothing - is practice that can be utilised in every day life.

    Just because most of my every day life is without mindfuless and under the illusion of free thought/ego doesn't corroborate its legitimacy.

    Are you a materialist, perchance?

    [–] We may have less control over our thoughts than previously assumed - While we can "decide" to think about certain things, other information -- including activities we have learned like counting -- can enter our subconscious and cause us to think about something else, whether we want to or not. Geovicsha 0 points ago in psychology

    Yep. Not disputing the sense of control and the influence of the environment on our thoughts. Indeed, the sheer impact of the environment goes against our common intuitions that our thoughts, and the control of them, differ from the environment.

    But the choice to distract yourself from other thoughts (like reading a specific text) just comes to you -- even if it is the sense of choice. You don't choose prior to make that choice.

    Logical thinking and the outlined structure is a great cerebral path to utilise (as is creative/lateral thinking for other, yet equally important reasons). That doesn't mean you choose the logical sequence, the premise, or even the unconscious drive to embrace logical thinking. These things just emerge -- even if there is a conscious sense of control.

    Indeed, logical thinking by its very nature often has a limited degrees of freedom. If you adhere to logical thinking, deduction, induction etc leave you no choice but to reach conclusions through a logical criteria, right? If the sequence of logic isn't adhered to, which you can't choose, then you're not really choosing those thoughts because logic has already outlined the conclusion?

    [–] We may have less control over our thoughts than previously assumed - While we can "decide" to think about certain things, other information -- including activities we have learned like counting -- can enter our subconscious and cause us to think about something else, whether we want to or not. Geovicsha 0 points ago in psychology

    Yep, admittedly a Sam Harris fan when it comes to consciousness and meditation. But my appreciation for this stuff, particularly meditation, is well before I even knew who Sam Harris was.

    I've checked out a bit of Galen Strawson. Seems interesting. Any specific material?

    I'm not sure of your second section; I don't recall Sam Harris making those claims. In terms of the content and feeling of thought, there is no doubt gradations of discrepancy between a passive sense and an active sense. And I'm sure different areas of the brain are more active. And I'm sure a passive sense of thought and an active sense of thought will lead to different concepts.

    But it isn't as if milliseconds prior to an active thought or a passive thought, we choose which one do take. We don't choose our choices. Nor do we choose whether there is a sense of volition or not. A sense of volition is no doubt advantageous in this world, and sometimes basking in the illusion is needed for confidence and autonomy etc.

    I think this is more intuitive if one embraces daily meditation.

    "You are free to do what you want, but you are not free to want what you want." - Arthur Schopenhauer

    [–] We may have less control over our thoughts than previously assumed - While we can "decide" to think about certain things, other information -- including activities we have learned like counting -- can enter our subconscious and cause us to think about something else, whether we want to or not. Geovicsha 3 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in psychology

    I think the point really goes back to the OP of this whole thread, that the ego and metacognitive conscious is not the "thinker of thoughts." I think it could be argued philosophically that our true self, whatever that is, does not rest solely in our consciousness, but uses consciousness as an abstract sense almost like sight is a concrete sense

    Hmm. Well, the sense of ego definitely emerges from our Default Network Mode; it is a manifestation of consciousness. From a subjective point of view, I would argue our true self is consciousness itself and the flow of contents that come in and out of consciousness. Consciousness is non-dualistic, and when one embraces a state of being consciousness, or empty, then we can lose identification with the voice in our head and see it on the same level as the five senses.

    I guess the only way I would be inclined to believe our "true self" does not rest solely in our consciousness is when one appreciates the sheer interdependence of the universe and how we're ultimately not separate from the universe. Alan Watts elucidates this viewpoint - which originates from a Hindu perspective of Brahman/Self with a capital s (as opposed to Buddhism and emptiness).

    When one can recognize the consciousness sense of self and the universe sense of self, there is a tendency to conflate the two. That is, feeling consciousness itself without thought-identification, and feeling "one" with the universe, can lead to erroneous epistemological assumptions that consciousness precedes the brain and is the universe itself. Without acute discernment, it's very easy to fall into this trap after sufficient meditation experience/a psychedelic trip.

    But, again, for us to upload consciousness, I argue, requires us to be able to understand how the brain produces consciousness and then being able to replicate our brains through Artificial Intelligence, naturally with adjustments that cultivate a level of immortality. It's an audacious endeavor, and likely not something we'll witness in our lifetimes, but I think claiming it is entirely tantamount to religious metaphysical beliefs doesn't appreciate the full scope and intention.

    [–] We may have less control over our thoughts than previously assumed - While we can "decide" to think about certain things, other information -- including activities we have learned like counting -- can enter our subconscious and cause us to think about something else, whether we want to or not. Geovicsha 2 points ago in psychology

    I do understand where you're coming from, but I think you might be somewhat unconsciously - pun attended, sorry - straw manning his position.

    Consciousness is definitely unique in that - well, it's the only thing we are sure of that can't be an illusion and something different to what is appearing. Even if it manifests from something completely esoteric or other worldly, it is nonetheless the vessel and the reference point for the breadth of our subjectivity.

    When Sam Harris champions the unique qualities of consciousness, he isn't downplaying the unconscious brain components nor the high likelihood that consciousness is an emergent property of the machinery/limbic/unconscious aspects of our brain. Rather, the qualities of consciousness and subjectivity are inherently unique. They give birth to all subjectivity that has ever walked on this Earth. mere fact that we still have a plethora of unanswered questions pertaining to consciousness makes its emergent properties fascinating and mysterious.

    So, in essence, he isn't "handwaving away the parts of the mind" from an objective sense. As a materialist, there is no question that consciousness emerges from the brain. One can maintain this position without losing a sense of intrigue in the qualia of consciousness - and how the brain can produce consciousness, or why, only enhances this awe.

    I agree that there is a lot of faith in the idea of immortality and moving consciousness outside of our ape bodies. I'm reminded of an online comic - that doesn't come to mind - which has a Ray Kurzweil caricature counting down the time to Singularity/immortality, and the time is based on his own death. But I think once we can replicate the brain and understand exactly how the brain produces consciousness, faith in this has grounds for legitimacy comparatively to traditional religion.

    [–] Donating part of liver to family member in Australia? Geovicsha 1 points ago in australia

    Thanks. This thread helped me rule this out. Will talk to Dad about the possibility of a deceased donor.

    [–] Early 2010s starter pack Geovicsha 2 points ago in starterpacks

    Most of this early 2010s starter pack hasn't aged well, haha.

    [–] Early 2010s starter pack Geovicsha 4 points ago in starterpacks

    Dubstep. This starter pack needs Dubstep.

    It is interesting how dubstep seamlessly went from sounding futuristic to retro without ever being considered contemporary.

    [–] Early 2010s starter pack Geovicsha 1 points ago in starterpacks

    FFFFUUUU- was more popular in late 2000s, IMO

    Nonetheless, I can't believe we are now able to be nostalgic about the early 2010s