“You are preemptively grieving your lost PhD. That is melancholy.” – Said to me by a friend There are times when worry slithers a spiral up and down my whole being, blinding me from reality, and nearly suffocating and consuming me. And yet, I have to respect the place from which this worry comes, which […]Read more "Inspiring Melancholy and What I Wish My Life Could Be"
Francisco Varela, 1946 – 2001. Francisco Varela was a Chilean neurobiologist with a rare multi-disciplinary expertise within and across biology, neuroscience, Buddhism, mindfulness, mathematics, and phenomenology. He coined the term neurophenomenology, which has become the epicenter for my desired research and my life’s work. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, there has been minimal […]Read more "Introduction to a dedicated analysis of Francisco Varela’s Unity of Consciousness Hypothesis"
I’m just happy. That’s it. I’m exactly where I want to be. – (paraphrased, Joel from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) An orchestral arrangement of my life and all of the events, emotions, and tiny insights within could be punctuated by a recurring melody of moments distinguished by profound, deeply connected romantic love. All […]Read more "Ecstatic Solitude, or: Filling my own presence with creative expression."