November 4, 2020

I hate the internet. The Internet. Do you capitalize that word? How about “webpage”, “web page”, “Web page”, “Web Page”? I have my preferences. What I hate today is how my Internet connection isn't working right. It's a big hassle to fix this, and that's a long story. Do we know who won the election

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November 4, 2020

Meditation is about equanimity. Noticing things without reacting to them. Does that mean it's morally wrong to be reactive? Should you try hard not to get angry with people? Is it a sign of progress in meditation when you are less angry? No, no, no. Some people will tell you those are true. If you're

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November 2, 2020

I've got a new podcast episode: “Meditation for Musicians”. Meditation will teach you everything you need to know about how to play a musical instrument. Music teachers won't. Give it a try. Your mind is more powerful than you think it is. It wants you to believe it's not, but secretively it tries to control

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October 30, 2020

“I’m guessing you aren’t concerned about any professional ramifications your posts could have.” “I’m very worried for your mental health.” “You’re allowed to not tell me if you have access to any weapons, but I’d feel better if you did.” I’ve gotten a bunch of these kinds of messages since February, when I started posting

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October 21, 2020

I'm looking at the computer screen. Wait, there's the air purifier. Still looking at the screen, but my eyes unfocused a bit to take it in. Just pressed 'Enter'. Had to move my eyes down to follow the cursor. Re-read the previous line. Eyes back up. I feel my fingertips on the keyboard. Eyes had

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October 20, 2020

Here's a broad outline: Get to a point where you can express yourself. Focus on pleasing yourself with your expressions. Expand outward from there, figuring out how to please others. Now, for an example. I'll give you two expressions of the same thing. Bad writing (because it doesn't please me): kjfkljdh sdklj sdfsd'lfk;lfj skjdf ;ldsjf dsf ;sdf'lk

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October 16, 2020

I know it seems like I'm all outspoken and everything, but I spend probably 95% of my time fighting off haters and worrying about how to phrase things in a way that won't provoke haters. I don't like this at all. I am trying to fix it, because #yolo. So, I'm making a strong effort

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October 15, 2020

I'm into meditation. “Oh, I've heard of meditation. You mean like with crystals and shit?” No, no. Not that kind. But I see the confusion. I do the kind of meditation that's about radical acceptance of whatever's happening. “Oh, I see. So, you just sit back and relax?” No, but that's a common misunderstanding. Whatever's

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October 14, 2020

I love drawing. It’s awesome. I will share it with you. The whole process. But, you have to promise something: you will accept it as it is, whatever I say. I am a drawing teacher. NOT a drawing teacher. (I will teach you whatever I know about drawing. I suck at drawing, but I will

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October 7, 2020

Do you find me entertaining? I certainly do. (btw, if you don't find me entertaining, the unsubscribe link is down there 👇 somewhere) So, I'll assume you do. It will be easier for me, that way. The alternative is to assume you don't. That's what I tend to do. It's probably what you do, too, when you

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