Vipassana, Burning Man, Ayahuasca
When I first came to California, one of the venture capitalists who manages a billion dollars said at one of our meetings that to become a true Californian and understand the mindset of this place, he was recommended to go through Vipassana, Burning Man, and Ayahuasca.
I also set a plan to go through all of these, but I never found the time until this year.
And this year, I managed to tick off all three points.
Of these three experiences, Vipassana was the most memorable and transformative for me.
After Vipassana, since June, I have given up fish, meat, and meditate for 2 hours every day.
I meditate for an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening every day.
One of the main insights that came to me in one of the meditations was that there is no black and white, good and bad.
This is a binary system, like one and zero, which, in aggregate, represents information about a certain program.
It helps to take you to the next level and learn not to engage in either good or bad, but to continue to be an observer.
You can see certain patterns, and by realizing them, you can move faster.
One of the main advantages of realizing yourself as an observer is that you stop reacting to a huge number of distracting factors that make you experience euphoria.
Because experiences and euphoria disconnect you from reality, and you stop being effective at what you do.
I highly recommend Vipassana out of the three experiences, as one of the most memorable experiences that can divide your life into before and after.