Archive for September 2006

Forum Questions

I’ve received some good questions from people interested in moderating the upcoming discussion forums. About two dozen people have already expressed interest in becoming moderators — I’m really happy to see that, since it means we should have plenty of good moderation. Here are the answers to some common questions. How much effort will it…

Forum Moderators Wanted

As previously mentioned I’ll be adding discussion forums to this site soon. Now is the time to let me know if you’d like to volunteer to be a forum moderator. Here are the details. Specially I’m looking for moderators who… … have previous forum moderation experience, especially VBulletin forums … have been regular or semi-regular…

Making Decisions That Stick

How many times have you faced a tough decision and asked yourself, “What should I do?” Or maybe, “What’s the right decision?” Erin and I receive emails of this nature every day. The subjects vary from relationship issues (should I leave my current partner?) to career choices (should I quit my job to do what…

Overcoming News Addiction

A little over 30 days ago, I decided to go on a news fast, using my trusty 30-day trial method. I had already dropped TV news and newspapers, but I still had the habit of checking Yahoo News or CNN every day or two, so for 30 days I decided to drop all news sources…

How Much Is a Blog Post Worth? Would You Believe $2400 Each?

Recently I read Darren Rowse’s enlightening post about bloggers-for-hire being paid on a per-post basis. Darren says the going rate being offered is around $2 to $20 per post… sometimes as high as $100 per post. That’s a flat one-time fee with no residuals. If such bloggers stop writing, they stop earning. And apparently there’s…

Student Graduates College in Only Two Semesters

Two readers emailed me about a story in the Washington Post today about a student who graduated college in only two semesters (plus summer school). The student, David Banh, even got a double major. The reason people emailed me this story (with some ribbing that I’d been outdone) was that I graduated from college with…

Subjective Reality Analogies

People often ask me to prove to them subjective reality is real. These requests stem from the desire to shoehorn subjective reality into a pre-existing objective framework, while within the framework of subjective reality itself, they make little sense because the proof only manifests as a result of the belief. Let me offer some analogies…

People and Subjective Reality

In a subjective reality belief system, what’s the role of other human beings? Are they just projections? Do they even matter? Won’t you end up feeling all alone, believing you’re the only one who’s conscious and everyone else is fake? Lately I’ve been getting a flood of similar questions via email, so I figured I’ll…

Understanding Jesus, Buddha, and Other Mystics

I’ve been going back and re-reading mystical texts such as the Christian Gospels, and I’ve noticed that they make a lot more sense under the subjective model. Even some of Hindu and Buddhist teachings I used to regard as incomprehensible now seem perfectly logical. I suspect such teachers as Jesus and Buddha had a subjective…

Perfection

Awareness isn’t empty. It may be a container of sorts, but it’s not an empty vessel. What does it contain? It contains thoughts, and those thoughts manifest in physical form. This is what we call physical reality. Everything aside from awareness that we perceive to exist is an expression of the contents of awareness. Since…