Our curious habit of contextualizing the human experience

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A Telling Tendency

As we dive headfirst into the depths of our rapidly progressing digital revolution, we may find ourselves adopting certain intangible concepts that have been constructed out of this particular perspective on our reality. Concepts that we overlay upon our own existence as a way to understand our place in the world.

Let me unpack what I mean: the more technological our surrounding existence becomes, the more technological we ourselves become. This is where the often-cast-aside fields like, say, linguistics, play a major role. Think of how we’ve adopted technological-styled terminology: life-hacking or biohacking, conscious-operating systems, interfacing, processing, encrypting.

Utilizing these terms, along with more general conceptualizations, on a daily basis is a lot less innocuous than one would think, especially as we move towards emulating that which we are so fervently fascinated with. …


Welcome to the sixth dimension: Potential, intention, and a whole lot of confusion.

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“Free from desire you see the mystery.
Full of desire you see the manifestations.
These two have the same origin but differ in name
That is the secret, the secret of secrets, the gate to all mysteries.” — Excerpt, Tao Te Ching

So it’s not necessarily the sixth dimension and likely not the seventh, nor any of the currently theorized eleven dimensions. And it’s likely not to be found in a span of existence that we can arrogantly assume to taxonomize, though I guess we’re human and can’t help ourselves but try.

It’s a plane of effervescent existence that can be accessed or materialized through the power and potentiality of our intention. …


The peculiar way that we exist and create meaning out of this chaotic and beautiful reality.

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“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt”
― Immanuel Kant

I’m going to try and write about something that is as difficult to transcribe from the effervescent swirls of the mind as it would be to process from words into an understanding.

I’d like to first give most of, if not all of the credit to John Brodix Merryman Jr. for patiently — very patiently — curating some of the following ideas to me throughout various correspondence that has reframed the way I see reality as I know it. …

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