Digital is a virus. Analog is the cure

Mindless mindfulness

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The ego as a metaphysical ailment, or as a topic worthy of ten thousand self help books, is misguided. It creates a sense of spiritually sparring with something that exists in nature and that is somehow ’below the dignity’ of spiritual engagement. True self sees right past the illusions of ego, yet understands the physical nature and necessity of its individuating faculty. But to a nascent seeker of psychological vitamins, putting them into the idealistic trap of a war of their ego against their self, or their spirit against their ego, only compounds confusion. And yet to say that there is even a distinction here only serves to create more divisions, or more ideas of division: this insight against that insight. The ego exists as naturally and as interconnectedly as your hand is distinguished from and interrelated (by a whole) to your foot. To isolate one and use it to try to eradicate the other, breaks the whole game. You know how and for what purposes to use each, without any training or admonitions. And in truth

there is only the floating moon