I once participated in an ice water test. I maxxed out on the timer because I felt like it. Thinking that's a willpower test is really not great science, "put your hand in the ice bucket for as long as you like", "what's the max time?" it really wasn't an effective measure and I hope I didn't break ...(read more)
You are the first person that I have seen suggest that spirituality is emotional intelligence. But that makes a lot of sense.
Especially when trying to sort out the spirituality of disciplined masters of their craft (swordsman, martial artists, artists/performers, flow states) and how that marri...(read more)
1. A more concrete title might be more suitable like, "My christian family is struggling to stay together and I am looking for ideas".
2. There may be a middle ground like attending the celebration and not the ceremony.
3. I would attend or do 2 as described. Here is my reasoning.
> to “model brains better” requires a lot more knowledge about the brains (neurology, microbiology, chemistry)
I am not sure that I agree about that. I think it's possible to isolate parts of the brain. We have better rigour in scientific testing than ever before and we need that to come to reliabl...(read more)
There's this funny thing that happens when you play video games that model growing civilization. Eventually you get to the top of a skill tree and there's nothing left to learn. You "maxxed out" the skill tree. It's an odd thing to think about.
I expect if we can model brains better we can optimi...(read more)
One opinion is that you want to stay at a meditation technique forever, a more recent opinion (finders course) is that you search for the most applicable method for your brain.
I agree search is better but I don't think they are going to have a reason for not searching.
It is clear that more thought I'd needed for a satisfactory answer here and I would encourage you to keep seeking a satisfactory solution.
How do I "small up vote" for "keep thinking about it".
If the site is too big it could be divided in one sections. That would effectively make it smaller.
I believe the content do far is a bit different. Worth being curious about what changed.
Yes we have less comments about day on lw2.
Great! Well done. Now you have a tool to use any time you want to check in on those mixed feelings and compare qualities of the inputs you are getting.