Common sense might have you assume psychedelics are terrifying, and meditation is rather pointless. Rigorous science, on the other hand, is excavating another story- the emphasis being neither psychedelics nor meditation, but instead, the “important and transformative” question they irrevocably illuminate: Who the F, Are You?
Below is one the most beautifully articulated 5-minute clips I’ve heard on this, directly from the frontlines of research. It puts into words what I experienced personally (somewhat accidentally). Importantly, these are two scientists with decades of experience and perspective… whereas I am a lone (albeit affirmative) anecdote. Please, enjoy this short convo, accompanied by my low budget animation. I’ll add a few words on the other end.
Who, the F, Are You?
Is this not the most interesting question of a lifetime? Not in the sense of a literal answer, but as a north star of inquiry that invites every human mind to consider it. Perhaps most especially, to consider the projections of our own mind… which, are irrevocably linked to an interminable chain of pervious influences and stimuli.
Are we truly who we think we are?
I could go happily go on and on , but frankly, others have already done so, which I’ve shared… so I’ll revisit below. Please, join me, in embracing this fantastic circumstance and mystery (…and perhaps most importantly, the consequent comfort and awe that can result from doing so).
Each article below is related, in some way, to the above.