How to Hack Yourself

Celso Antonio Almeida asked if we live in a holodeck.  A holodeck like the one made famous in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

I ran with the idea.  I hope you take it to anaerobic un-exercise too.

 

Okay – It’s a Holodeck

 

Let’s say this is a holodeck.  While it’s not necessarily one literally, there’s a strong metaphor there.  We are a temporary deviation from an energy state, so I can see the holodeck comparison.

 

If It’s a Holodeck, Though, What’s Going On?

 

In your holodeck, you probably want the same thing I do in mine.  You probably want more control over experiences.  You want to experience more intimacy, connection, wealth, and success.  And experience less separateness, loneliness, doubt, and timidness.

You, like me, want to rewrite the holodeck’s software.  So you can experience more things the way you want.

 

You Aren’t Doing Anything Wrong

 

Fortunately, from my perspective, the software is not only accessible, it’s also rewritable.

The software is you.  You give meaning and value to everything and, thus, create every experience.

Your thoughts, desires, and actions influence your holodeck immensely.  Your fulfilling experiences are testimony to that.  You have lots of great experiences.

Some of your experiences don’t respond as well.  Rewriting the software, however, can change some of those experiences.

 

You’re Not the Only Cause

 

If life is a holodeck, doesn’t that suggest experiences are somewhat subjective?  Yes.  But your experiences are not subjective, they are the ones you have.  Subjectivity simply means the software can be rewritten.

 

Hack Yourself

 

Want to hack yourself?  Try this, while in an anaerobic state:

  • When you feel really angry, also search for fear
  • When you’re really scared, also search for anger
  • When you find the other, you find a raw wound
  • A wound can heal

Healing a wound can re-write the software

 

 

 

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Disclaimer:

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