As someone who has always been obsessed with microbial life, I have been fascinated with how microbes play a role in every single ecosystem - including within our bodies. A recent discussion with Dude about the human need for Round Worms and Thread Worms (yes you read correctly), led us to an interesting exploration of Microbiomes and how modern humans have disturbed their natural bodily systems.
In today's monologue I explore what it means to have a singular physical self, in view of the fact that we contain countless biomes - made up of organisms from the 5 kingdoms (Monera, Fungi, Protista, Plantae, Animalia) and the potential implications that these microbiomes have for our mental/emotional and physical health and ability to communicate with the other parts of us.
I've had many talks with my ET friend Dude about the nature of reality and the self. In today's monologue I reflect on a recent talk, in which Dude put forward a metaphorical explanation for understanding all of a person's lives - their apparent past lives, future lives and parallel lives. I found Dude's explanation very confronting, especially when I sat down and thought about it's implications. It is my wish that Dude's explanation also pushes you way beyond your comfort zone. Dude offered this explanation, as an antidote to Buddhist ideas of a subtle self, reincarnating in and out of time.
And for those who may be wondering, Dude had a significant impact on my decision to abandon many Buddhist teachings and my beginning to question many of it's core doctrines.
Its is my wish that this monologue makes you deeply uncomfortable with many of our contemporary beliefs and encourages you to explore the potential implications of Dude's explanation. The implications are far reaching and potentially relate to everything that we know as reality.
This monologue might appeal to people with an interest in time travel, reincarnation, multiverses, the afterlife and the nature of the self.
In the first section of today's monologue I give you an update on a new treatment option I'm considering for my tumours. So you'll have to skip to the 19 minute mark to hear about Dude's ideas.
Hey folks, I'm back after my getaway to Queensland.
In today's monologue I talk a little about the challenge of accepting where we're at in life and explore the idea of accepting dying right now !