Importantly, the universe being a simulation does not imply solopsism.
I have seen a few cases of solopsism and similar philosophies taken as a given, based on the ‘universe is a simulation’ press circulating. Eventually news will spread that theoretical physicists think of mind as a substrate of reality. What philosophies will people be drawn to while digesting that revelation?
It is important to remember that in any of these metaphysical views, it can still be true (and perhaps much more-so) that we are all in it together. Perhaps I am just an ant, or just dust, or just digital. And so, I know how much an ant, or dust, or digital bits, can suffer, aspire, inspire, and love.
“If I died in a month would I be satisfied with my life, and the answer was ‘no’.”
“I don’t have to be a reincarnation. It’s not the most important thing. If my existence has meaning, it’s because I’m doing good in this world—I’m helping people. I don’t have to be a tulku in order to do that.”
“We don’t need all those complications,” he says. “We’re all humans. We’re all struggling. We’re all learning from each other.”
“Yesterday, I was talking to one of my tulku friends who is in New York, happily driving for Uber.”
Philo was a Jewish philosopher living in Hellenistic Alexandria, Egypt, of the Roman Empire around 20 BCE to 50 CE. He thought of “Logos”  along the lines of Plato’s “theory of Ideas” or “theory of Forms” . These are related to panpsychism  and the role of archetypes in that consciousness context. For more on that subject, see the post All is Mind.
Philo identified the metaphysical “Logos” with HaShem  (an ineffable name of G-d, Hebrew for “the Name”, Tree of Life). Following these connections is one clue connecting the Kabbalistic Tree of Life with a metaphysics of panpsychism and mystical Jewish panentheism .
Thanks to the Source. A little more info about Philo:
“Philo visited the Second Temple in Jerusalem at least once in his lifetime. Philo would have been a contemporary of Jesus and his Apostles. Philo along with his brothers received a thorough education. They were educated in the Hellenistic culture of Alexandria and Roman culture, to a degree in Ancient Egyptian culture and particularly in the traditions of Judaism, in the study of Jewish traditional literature and in Greek philosophy.”
In cultures around the world, the quarters of the year come with special significance. Here at the midnight of the year we have the fullest darkness yet with that a moment of renewal, of a change in direction as if hitting a rock bottom. Hopefully a soil bottom, but anyway. . .
A merry Christmas celebration of the birth of the solar Son of G-d in many traditions; a happy חֲנֻכָּה lasting of the fuel of the flaming trinity which is a candle (flame, wick, wax); and to all the rock bottom & bounce back of seasonal midnight, winter’s dawn. With that: a new year, an inflection, an arc to bridge the fall and rise, an angle to connect the number lines of one’s lives. A threshold – where you going? I&I Hॐ.
Thanks be to the Source 1 up, run up until sunup Mind aligned with the source In a line find, set of circles squared Order to the chaos, color purple rared, color red relevant whole spectrum sentiments hole in election elements goal is selecting sediments through best practice go flow with the tactics, that is of nature place your faith for fur, but the living kind kick and grind to bind oneself to one better way of being color green butter scene s’all I’m seeing while I’m treein’ talkin’ oils, talkin’ starch, talkin’ mutual benefits for when times is peace and times is dark hark it’s peace, peace, peace, One Love
Thanks, to the Source All Praise to the Source 1 up, run up, until sunup 1 time, 1 song to sing 1 self, 1 story to tell that’s arc, hark, what’s the color of one’s heart? color red relevant, blue hues sentient hurryingly hesitant to unfold lead to gold that’s how nature holds control: with haste but not rushing yo, it’s the minimal you go touching when ya ain’t honored in the house so honor the house, be modest as a mouse humble as a “how’s abouts?” yeah, go ask her face ja nature one life one love peace, peace, peace, all thanks to the Source ॐ ॐ ॐ
Empathy has many vital effects. It is a basis for compassion. It is critical for forgiveness and healing. This post focuses on the importance of empathy in alchemical works, in the context of a metaphysics of panpsychism and panentheism.
Solve et coagula. I am an individual, separate and isolated in my perception from other minds. I am part of a whole, minds intertwined such that my experience is a particle that emerges from and toward a woven collective (not only of humanity, of All) consciousness.
In separating, empathy is import for individuation. Especially in these days of information overload, interconnectivity, and FOMO, the ability to empathize with one another enables oneself to better delineate one’s own self-actualization. Bombarded with information I may want to go this way or that way; with the ability to empathize with those who go this way or that way, I can better navigate those branches of reality and recognize ‘my way’ efficiently.
In coagulating, empathy is important for wholiness.
Being in the zone With a crowd full of friendly people, all sharing that zone And a few celebrated people, conducting that zone
Moving the movement
Music can be medicine, and each time I enjoy the privilege of a healthy dose of it among good community, I’m moved to write Amused, a muse I sight LVX : light
Life comes with highs and lows. Nature does not seem to prefer happiness. Rather, it seems to prefer balanced connections and equanimity. This is like light: it is of dual nature in balance. May one be contagiously content, engaged in high and low moments with the momentum of peace.
Some key themes distilled from the wonders of quality music festivals enjoyed well:
Fire: Accelerated social dynamic, a sort of adventure and free-flowing novelty as is common with travel or engaging with plants and animals as a group
A ‘Third Place’ or community space where one can get together with others flexibly on common level ground
Earth: Respect, with a baseline akin to kin
Air: Openness, with a baseline akin to like-minded friends
Water: Contentedness, engaging in the vibrations of life with a heartwood of equanimity
How may these qualities be cultivated beyond the boundaries of music festivals?