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Ep. 11 - Awakening from the Meaning Crisis - Higher States of Consciousness, Part 1

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    Eleventh episode of Dr. John Vervaeke's Awakening from the Meaning Crisis.

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  • @wildfinchers
    @wildfinchers 2 ปีที่แล้ว +122

    "It is like the salience of reality is finally capable of eclipsing the narcissistic glow of our own ego."
    I need this written on a mug or something. So profound.

    • @matthewheadland7307
      @matthewheadland7307 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      omg yeah this is great. Need to make sure we get Johns mug on their too.

    • @2msvalkyrie529
      @2msvalkyrie529 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yeah . If it actually meant anything
      it would be profound . Unfortunately it's the usual meaningless fake Buddhist word salad . The sort of " wisdom " you find in a fortune cookie .!

    • @badreddine.elfejer
      @badreddine.elfejer 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@@2msvalkyrie529 Fortunately it makes a lot more sense when comprehending why he stated it.for

    • @badreddine.elfejer
      @badreddine.elfejer 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​@@2msvalkyrie529 what do "word salad" and "fake" mean in a cognitive science reference ?

    • @g.c.9904
      @g.c.9904 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      ​​@@2msvalkyrie529Maybe. Not sure. Worth listening to no matter what. Maybe something valuable can be found in It maybe not.

  • @churchofprometheus8898
    @churchofprometheus8898 5 ปีที่แล้ว +219

    Such an impressive piece of work here! I can't believe there are 39 more lessons on the way...and no tuition necessary!

    • @heatherwallace13
      @heatherwallace13 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      LOVING this series of lectures!!!!

    • @craigreedtcr9523
      @craigreedtcr9523 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I know, right! I always post these links to people who comment on my videos! So comprehensive!

    • @gridcoregilry666
      @gridcoregilry666 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      39 more lessons!?! source?

    • @bartekk3699
      @bartekk3699 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@gridcoregilry666 an insight

    • @gridcoregilry666
      @gridcoregilry666 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@bartekk3699 Just found it in the playlist

  • @MatthewJohnCrittenden
    @MatthewJohnCrittenden 5 ปีที่แล้ว +92

    I can feel my life getting better after watching each one of these ... fantastic ...

    • @craigreedtcr9523
      @craigreedtcr9523 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Definitely. First rate stuff.

    • @matthewheadland7307
      @matthewheadland7307 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @MatthewJohnCrittenden
      @MatthewJohnCrittenden 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@matthewheadland7307 Good to be on the right path friend. Since I engaged in these ideas seriously my objectively viewed life has just been getting better and better. I wish you and yours well.

    • @matthewheadland7307
      @matthewheadland7307 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@MatthewJohnCrittenden and to you and yours. Inspiring.

    • @MatthewJohnCrittenden
      @MatthewJohnCrittenden ปีที่แล้ว

      @@matthewheadland7307 Thank you. My life and anyone touching it has been objectively getting better since I started engaging in these ideas seriously. Every day a step forward and long may it continue for anyone on this path. :)

  • @vermaaditya
    @vermaaditya 2 ปีที่แล้ว +29

    Dear John, I'm a writer & movement practitioner based out of India. These lectures are re-invigorating my interest in the arts, and reminding me what brought me to it in the first place. I feel like that child again exploring these practises in a more playful & participative way. If only I could talk to you someday about how all this complements a lot of the influences I draw on for my movement practise from Lecoq's dramaturgy of Mimesis, to Gestalt Therapy, to even Rupert Sheldrake's idea of morphogenetic fields. You truly have added wind to my artistic sails.

  • @andrewklinedinst6004
    @andrewklinedinst6004 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    I wish that I had seen these videos so many years ago, when I would spend hours and hours walking down roads and hiking trails. I remember having one of those mystical, higher consciousness experiences once in particular. I was walking at night between corn fields, the moon was full and just barely illuminating the hills in the distance. Everything was so quiet and still, and I had this deep sensation that the world is so profoundly mystical and beautiful, that its incredible that all of this exists. Again, like you said, it was an ineffable experience, difficult to put into words. That marked one of the better periods of my life, where I was improving myself and my relationships with others, a period that I've since lost and I've fallen back into meaninglessness, depression and foolishness. Perhaps if I had seen these videos then I would have better understood the significance of that experience. John, I just want to say thank you making this talk available publicly, making this vocabulary of wisdom and self-actualization out there for myself and others to hear, I confidently believe that this will truly help people. I will endeavor to watch this series in its entirety and take notes, hoping that I can recapture this experience again and recognize its significance and power when it does come. Again, thank you.

  • @700Gregor
    @700Gregor 4 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    Is this the most signifiant TH-cam video yet? I mean - I've never seen anything so lucid!

    • @pipeline732
      @pipeline732 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I've heuristically varied TH-cam videos for some 15 years now and the answer is: yes.
      My only caveat is that there are lectures in this series that I haven't yet seen, so they may be superseeded by Vervaeke himself, but the chances of another source making that happen are... slim.
      Simply such an impressive synthesis of important knowledge I can't even express it.

  • @jasonhall8922
    @jasonhall8922 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    “If you get enhanced meaning in life coupled to an enhanced sense of understanding and it actually does guide you towards improving your life that is going to build a tremendous amount of confidence that you have found a path towards self transcendence and wisdom”. Good stuff. These lectures are 100% improving my understanding of the things that have provided meaning and transformation in life.

  • @BcClarity
    @BcClarity ปีที่แล้ว

    Your greatest gift is a true self. Blessings to the Wisdom traditions reawakenings. Namaste

  • @stephen-torrence
    @stephen-torrence 4 ปีที่แล้ว +24

    44:00 "What if what you were getting into a Flow state about was your ability to *Optimally Grip* the World?"
    This is the best scientific summary of the Awakened experience I have yet heard. Bravo, John!

    • @rotimi16
      @rotimi16 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      YeAh I loved that sentence the most

  • @Romanamon
    @Romanamon 5 ปีที่แล้ว +47

    I like to imagine that when John is gesticulating, he is actually petting invisible dogs that only he can see in front of him :P

    • @ashish3354
      @ashish3354 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      You're not getting an optimal grip on him :)

    • @wildfinchers
      @wildfinchers 2 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @Tom_Quixote
      @Tom_Quixote 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      He would smell them. Invisible dogs still stink.

  • @Handeless
    @Handeless 3 ปีที่แล้ว +41

    This series has really helped me ground myself. Having experienced these higher states, while they are transformative, can have you feeling like you are crazy when nobody in your circle can relate. Wish I knew how to help others achieve these states. Or even make them curious about it.

    • @matthewheadland7307
      @matthewheadland7307 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      How have things been Andrew, now that we are a year past you’ve been watching

    • @Own3dRunescaper
      @Own3dRunescaper ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@matthewheadland7307 and how are you, Matthew? 7 months after... :)

    • @matthewheadland7307
      @matthewheadland7307 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Own3dRunescaper ohhhh touché. :) I have not been listening for several months now. I got quite far into the series but became too technical that it was difficult for me to follow and truly find meaningful.
      I think the series for me helped me drop some previous infatuations I had with culture war ideas. It reinvigorated my interest in philosophy and how ideas about how meaning is created in our daily life. I really try and listen to people.

    • @2msvalkyrie529
      @2msvalkyrie529 ปีที่แล้ว

      It became " too technical " ? ! ?
      You mean you realised it was
      90 % vacuous meaningless drivel ?
      Well....at least you realised that eventually . Unlike most of the Rubes on here . Are you still in a
      " Higher State ".? ?

  • @hoshilandscape
    @hoshilandscape ปีที่แล้ว +3


  • @mattholdren4424
    @mattholdren4424 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    How one man can be this knowledgeable on any subject is nothing short of a miracle. I mean it. There's nothing in this world that I know as well as this man knows awareness.

  • @wenzdayjane
    @wenzdayjane 5 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    Every single time these lectures ends I'm left wanting more.

  • @SapientEudaimonia
    @SapientEudaimonia 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I keep coming back to these wonderful lectures. And it's one of those rare comment sections full of curious, growing, intelligent and compassionate people.
    Keep up the good work, brothers and sisters! See you at another time and place in the process.

  • @jonah3985
    @jonah3985 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

    Perhaps the biggest problem in this society is we have a large contingent of the population who make money by reinforcing the error making processes of their peers. There lives get better by teaching their fellow how to misapprehend reality.

    • @mikemck420
      @mikemck420 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Precisely. I would argue that industrial civilization and all of the details of it are feeding into reinforcing and growing all of these systems that degrade our human nature. And society is so very far invested as a whole now which just makes it increasingly difficult to correct, if that would be possible.

  • @MsGardener77
    @MsGardener77 5 ปีที่แล้ว +19

    "It's like the salience of reality is finally capable of eclipsing the narcissistic glow of our own ego." Money.

  • @LeeGee
    @LeeGee 5 ปีที่แล้ว +42

    I very much appreciate these lectures, thank you. I wish I knew people with whom I could discuss these matters.

    • @frncscbtncrt
      @frncscbtncrt 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Go ahead. I’m reading

    • @jeffdunsavage4965
      @jeffdunsavage4965 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Me too.

    • @042Ghostmaker
      @042Ghostmaker 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I'll stay a while and talk

    • @Igor_lvanov
      @Igor_lvanov 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Yeah. That is what i feel. It is profound and so meaningful but i feel like i really cant talk about it with everybody else. Other people just dont get it.

    • @thehorizontries4759
      @thehorizontries4759 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2


  • @byrondrage36
    @byrondrage36 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    After every episode I think that what I’ve just watched is the most transformative anything I’ve seen …. And then I watch the next one!

  • @meisterjoshi4523
    @meisterjoshi4523 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

    Dear Dr. John Vervake, thank you for offering this intellectually engaging and life changing education to people around the globe. I am a student of psychology myself and your course has not only been beneficial in my academic endeavors but also helped me in connecting my “soul” to a religious and deeply connected sense with the world without being lost in the confusion decomposed soul (or mind) that one can fall pray to while studying the cognitive sciences. I pray that your endeavors shall not go unrewarded and I sincerely want to thank you for your efforts and passion for truth.

    • @2msvalkyrie529
      @2msvalkyrie529 ปีที่แล้ว

      As the Great P T Barnum remarked . " there never has been and never will be a shortage of Rubes ! "
      Looks like he was right...

    • @meisterjoshi4523
      @meisterjoshi4523 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@2msvalkyrie529 Never heard of him, perhaps I enrich you with the wisdom of one of the finest rubes my country has ever produced "Gegen die Dummheit kämpfen selbst die Götter vergebens" Friedrich Schiller

  • @ljohnson7124
    @ljohnson7124 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    This lecture series is my favorite disruptive strategy right now

  • @L4sz10
    @L4sz10 5 ปีที่แล้ว +20

    I think the image experiment deeply resonates with dr. Peterson's notion of cleaning up the room. Because a nice & tidy environment which you spend a great deal of your time in can start increase your sense of meaning. And your room is something that you encounter regularly, so you can start finding meaning in your life by doing a sensible arrangement in your immediate space. I think something similar might be at zhe core of feng shui.

  • @nateTheNomad23
    @nateTheNomad23 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    Imagine if tuition was made obsolete by open access classes like this, made financially viable by the youtube and internet gods. Shit, Id even sit through obnoxious ads to get this premium sauce right here.

  • @MrMarktrumble
    @MrMarktrumble 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    May I always be oriented to the salience of reality. Thank you.

  • @barbaralopez265
    @barbaralopez265 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    John Vervaeke - I appreciate all that you do - I understand more of myself and relation to the world - Namaste!!!!!

  • @Lucasvoz
    @Lucasvoz 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    A timeless collection of video's. I can see these blowing up and continuing to spread throughout the universe for a very long time. You're a gem, John.

  • @scarletohary
    @scarletohary 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    Everyone who studies martial arts will eventually find a way of letting you know they study martial arts. In all the years I’ve studied martial arts I’ve found this to be true.

    • @mikesimpson7555
      @mikesimpson7555 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @sensemaker
      @sensemaker ปีที่แล้ว

      Except for this student from the Schrödinger school, who hasn't told you, of how I studied conciliatory arts.

  • @HighVibrationCongregation
    @HighVibrationCongregation ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I have so much work to do but this feels way more important

    • @lauriecameron9678
      @lauriecameron9678 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I am in exactly the same boat. This feels way more important. I love that you shared that here.

    • @HighVibrationCongregation
      @HighVibrationCongregation ปีที่แล้ว

      I’m a comedian and I teach a loving kindness meditation class Sundays on zoom.
      Now that I know John teaches Loving Kindnes (Metta) this is technically homework for me.

    • @HighVibrationCongregation
      @HighVibrationCongregation ปีที่แล้ว

      Reminds me of the Osho discourses, each one is like 10-40 hours but they’re incredible.

  • @trinitycare2023
    @trinitycare2023 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you very much for your time, John.

  • @phillipouma6840
    @phillipouma6840 หลายเดือนก่อน

    This series is incredible. And we all get it for FREE. No paying any university. Vervaeke is amazing man.

  • @jamsenbanch
    @jamsenbanch ปีที่แล้ว

    John I just love it when you bang on the whiteboard.

  • @CBMcKinley
    @CBMcKinley ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Imagine this as a part of high school curriculum, how many lives would be saved, enriched, and inspired.
    Thank you, John, for this life-affirming work. Right on time 🙏

    • @OfCourseICan
      @OfCourseICan ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Better still, if every parent got it and shared it with their children.

    • @HighVibrationCongregation
      @HighVibrationCongregation ปีที่แล้ว

      I tried to get into this stuff when I was a kid and people actively discouraged it. Said I was too young

    • @OfCourseICan
      @OfCourseICan ปีที่แล้ว

      @@HighVibrationCongregation : I was so impressed with this series and was hoping it would take me on a path to enlightenment. I did eventually find enlightenment, however it wasn't through this series but through a phenomenal now passed Indian sage: Sri Ramana. This man's teachings are amazing, he rightly asserts we live in a world of delusion,similar to what Cognitive Neurologist Donald Hoffman asserts!
      Basically what Ramana says is: We are not a body with a mind,; a mind run by its ego, but one, all powerful entity. When you go into a place of NO Thought that is when you are in FLOW!

  • @youtubularTV
    @youtubularTV ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thanks John. Just wanna add that, while I find academia is not the best way to get an optimal grip, insight and meaning, it is nonetheless a meaningful way both to exist and to interact effectively with your arena that is humanity, culture, technology and the environment. Your work is a great help in reaching many who are unaware of the essence of this series. To gain the kinda insights you talk about throughout your series, however, most is reached through the practice. All those hours of study, experimentation, re-analysing, etc. don't even reach what one can do in far less time by simply engaging fluidly with the world, meditating and reflecting creatively. Having said that, we are all standing on shoulders. I look forward to seeing how your work helps translate into more intuitive activity, in academia, in society's system and in your life as a learner of self-growth.

  • @TheHangedMan
    @TheHangedMan 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1


  • @mcnallyaar
    @mcnallyaar 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    "O pure of heart! thou need'st not ask of me
    What this strong music in the soul may be!
    What, and wherein it doth exist,
    This light, this glory, this fair luminous mist,
    This beautiful and beauty-making power.
    Joy, virtuous Lady! Joy that ne'er was given,
    Save to the pure, and in their purest hour,
    Life, and Life's effluence, cloud at once and shower,
    Joy, Lady! is the spirit and the power,
    Which wedding Nature to us gives in dower
    A new Earth and new Heaven,
    Undreamt of by the sensual and the proud-
    Joy is the sweet voice, Joy the luminous cloud-
    We in ourselves rejoice!
    And thence flows all that charms or ear or sight,
    All melodies the echoes of that voice,
    All colours a suffusion from that light."
    Coleridge, "Dejection: an Ode"

  • @nugzarkapanadze6867
    @nugzarkapanadze6867 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thank You! მადლობა - Madloba!

  • @rotimi16
    @rotimi16 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    I hope the whole world gravitates here, thank you for sharing with us 🙏🏻

  • @kyleganse4978
    @kyleganse4978 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I must agree that this series of explanations has been very digestible. I have heard this multiple ways but the communication of it is very modern. Which I believe has to be continually re-explained and expanded upon with each generation. That is passing wisdom along. It is a collective well that is added to with each century.

  • @peterdargis1255
    @peterdargis1255 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    “…if you get enhanced Meaning in life coupled to an enhanced sense of understanding and that ACTUALLY does guide you in improving your life, that is going to build a tremendous amount of confidence in you, that you've found a path towards self-transcendence and wisdom.”
    This is so important! I listened to this over and over again to try and get this point to really sink in.

  • @dwifred472
    @dwifred472 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Is it me or is Professor Vervaeke one of the most fluent speakers out there? He seems very calm when he speaks and embodies the words too. Him meditating probably has something to do with it.

  • @dsuleyma
    @dsuleyma 5 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This series is so great already.
    I hope that after you’re done with it you’ll record a Tai Chi dvd that incorporates the traditional elements with Western science and philosophy.
    I’m currently reading the Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi. The book is only 6 years old. Attitudes seem to be changing, the time may be right to put something out. All the best.

  • @christianebers
    @christianebers 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    When John enunciates beautiful, I sense an etymology conversation coming up!

  • @ubertrashcat
    @ubertrashcat 5 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    One more reason for looking forward to Fridays

  • @markomonti
    @markomonti ปีที่แล้ว

    so clearing and transformative, thank you

  • @stevemaggs6322
    @stevemaggs6322 ปีที่แล้ว

    These lectures are ridiculously good. So much so I feel quite humbled

  • @mileshollis6258
    @mileshollis6258 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    This series is so thought provoking - I'm desperate to bring this to more peoples' attention. I'm astonished at the level of detailed work here, John. I can't wait to learn more.

    • @2msvalkyrie529
      @2msvalkyrie529 ปีที่แล้ว

      Your probably acquire more Wisdom from an episode of
      The Simpsons . !

  • @FineDiceyDesigns
    @FineDiceyDesigns 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    See the world in a grain of sand! Omg what a punch line but the potential outcome of acting to this course. Thank you for these insights Mr Vervaeke!

  • @dsstephen2173
    @dsstephen2173 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    It's funny just how synchronisitically coincidental my life can be. These lessons were like a siren call for me. I'm coming to it a bit late in life after spending a lot of time "partying," and yes, achieving higher states of consciousness following the Grateful Dead throughout the '80s, but I've pulled myself out of a behavioral tail-spin, and now I am stoking the fires of my intellect with all manner of psychology and philosophy, and these lectures are by far my favorite discovery out there. Not only do they delve into some of the wisdom offered in the Michael Sugrue lectures, but they tie the information into a neat little package that can be of true utility for us in our everyday lives. I actually transcribed the first ten episodes because it was such an onslaught of challenging new material for me, and I'm still reviewing those, and condensing them down as best I can, but in so doing I'm gaining a deep familiarity with the material which is just what I'd wanted.
    However, my original point - the synchronicity - is the irony of the Erik Satie soundtrack. Throughout the first ten episodes I was haunted by "where have I heard that before?!?!?!" Yes, we all know the piece, but I knew there was somewhere in my past where it had played a very meaningful part. And you know how your mind just can't let something like that go. I had a deep and intimate familiarity with it that I just couldn't put my finger on. Then one night last week as I was getting into bed it clicked!! I raced downstairs, and threw the DVD of My Dinner With Andre into the player, and sure enough - there it was!!! I was kind of overwhelmed with emotion because I originally saw that movie at the theater with my parents, both of whom are now deceased. But the real irony is that that movie was my unwitting first exposure to philosophical thought, and I was fascinated by it. I got sidetracked for a few decades, but I'm back now living my best life as a coherent, empathetic, genuine, and intellectually curious person, and I am infinitely grateful for your generosity in sharing such a vast wealth of life lessons with us. Thank You!!!!

    • @lauriecameron9678
      @lauriecameron9678 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Thank you for sharing your experience here... I can feel the moment when you popped in that DVD, and everything clicked.

  • @antonyliberopoulos933
    @antonyliberopoulos933 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thank you John for this wonderful lesson

  • @tatsumakisempyukaku
    @tatsumakisempyukaku 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    47:50 introducing entropy
    That’s like playing a scrabble app and you press the button to scramble the tiles so that you can see the letters a new way, to increase the chance of “seeing” a word.

  • @ijumaaproductions
    @ijumaaproductions 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    John, one can access flow through holistic movement & grounding postures. A balance between expansion & contraction energy. Like your example of rock climbing. If one moves in a natural manner, e.g crawling and squatting, we enter the now moment. I think that ultimately the practices of meditation & contemplation (forms of expansion & contraction) should be in addition to physical movement. Through holistic movement we can enter the higher state of consciousness you spoke of.

  • @Bossanovawitcha
    @Bossanovawitcha 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    “I can get into the flow state slacking off, because I have been doing it for 40 years”

  • @Wamagirii
    @Wamagirii 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    I agree with Tim Fuego...I am beginning to feel better...John's explanations are helping me make sense of my spiritual journey

  • @alfredhitchcock45
    @alfredhitchcock45 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Improved Access to Reality

  • @pauljalbert
    @pauljalbert 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I'm enjoying these talks. Fascinating! - For a bit of humor; "How close should you stand to somebody?" 2020/2021 gave us an answer: 2 meters (6 feet). lol!

  • @paulacaraccio5633
    @paulacaraccio5633 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is the best! thank you!!!!

  • @leedufour
    @leedufour 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Thanks John.

  • @jacquin8511
    @jacquin8511 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    10 minutes-ish: "Peace" has a strong sense of reassurance; joy seem like a lightness that comes when anxiety drops away.

  • @mosesgarcia9443
    @mosesgarcia9443 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Fantastic.... thank you

  • @Namen3
    @Namen3 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I really appreciate your lecture series. Im starting to go back and watch all your content.

  • @pdchanged1
    @pdchanged1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    Thank you for these illuminating talks. I have a simple theory about how meditation, yoga, hallucinatory drugs, flow states open us to higher states of consciousness. Something as simple as counting your breathes, for example, subverts or takes "off line" what you might call the "fear response" which limits thinking to survival or defense. Personality and/or ego seem to be based on this same response, carried out, I imagine, by the sympathetic nervous system and stress hormone, which I call "the deathly glue." (In bodywork, you can actually experience the accumulation of stress hormone around fixations break down.) Compulsive thinking tends to be about resentment or worry. What a miracle to break its hold by counting your breaths. Fear, which limits consciousness to the material factors that threaten us, also blinds us to a wider sense of existence in which we are not just contenders but participants. It seems the sympathetic nervous system controls our reality until we can see through it in a process of psychological development which you describe: character grows in its capacity to account for reality beyond our material interests. The child becomes adult.

  • @aeandreaelizabeth1896
    @aeandreaelizabeth1896 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    I love the ballet in the box during the closing credits :)

  • @GetThePicture
    @GetThePicture 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    Awesome VID once again👍

  • @kshitijwarang4792
    @kshitijwarang4792 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    John talks about being in flow while giving lectures which in conjunction with his expertise in Tai Chi produces a magnificent effect.
    The way he gestures with his hands grasps your attention immediately and draws you in to focus harder.
    It's amazing.

    • @kshitijwarang4792
      @kshitijwarang4792 ปีที่แล้ว

      I wonder how expertise of different fields bleed into one another and if produces more "insight" because it sure does look graceful

  • @samhQC
    @samhQC 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    Thanks for this great talk.

  • @kjekelle96
    @kjekelle96 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I think some of these ideas and viewpoints are going to be relevant for thousands of years to come, maybe even forever, maybe even if we've all become almost divine artificial consciousness.

  • @AB-wf8ek
    @AB-wf8ek ปีที่แล้ว

    The sentiment of enabling higher consciousness as disruptive to cognition is a funny way to think of it. It's like saying riding an airplane from Boston to San Francisco is disruptive to going to the supermarket. Yea, you're not going to make it to the supermarket, but you weren't planning on going grocery shopping when you got on the plane in the first place.

  • @ivannegri7724
    @ivannegri7724 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Since this is a two parter, this is the lower stage of the higher states of consciousness, in other words, the weed and alcohol level.

  • @dougg1976
    @dougg1976 5 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    Enjoying the série immensely I'm beginning to get "a grip" on it

  • @GodwardPodcast
    @GodwardPodcast 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is what master teaching can be like. Rare!

  • @iankclark
    @iankclark 5 ปีที่แล้ว

    So important. I hope it gets a lot more views.

  • @Mevlinous
    @Mevlinous 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    These need to be in podcast form

  • @Beederda
    @Beederda ปีที่แล้ว

    I appreciate YOUR time JV ❤️🍄

  • @nachiketa3629
    @nachiketa3629 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    This is a real research on display 🙏🏼✊🏼

  • @randalbigelow5558
    @randalbigelow5558 10 หลายเดือนก่อน

    It's terrific

  • @OceanicMind
    @OceanicMind 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    July 2021 , 33k views. Feel incredibly fortunate to have stumbled upon this series..thank you

  • @jontwigge5305
    @jontwigge5305 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    Thank you - not having a formal background in this stuff, but having learned just a little very much haphazardly in the past,I am learning a lot.
    This one is the first where I am not quite aligned with all the message but I hope very much to reconcile that in later episodes. The difference is that I would think of this episode as being about the contents of the conscious mind rather than the consciousness of it - a rather different definition of consciousness which takes us back to the hard problem. Treated like this I can quite easily see AI getting very good at the contents of mind but it is a very different thing to contemplate if AI will ever be aware of, that is what I think we really mean by consciousness

  • @Beyondhumanlimits1
    @Beyondhumanlimits1 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I do cold therapy, it helps me break frame and it puts me in a altered state of consciousness. Under this state I get insights into my life which hit me strong and give me relief that there are solutions to my life problems. Funny enough if I start to rationalise them, they stop and it breaks this flow state. I incorporate a mindfulness approach and become a witness(participatory knowledge) to them.

  • @za012345678998765432
    @za012345678998765432 4 ปีที่แล้ว

    loved the noticing in-variance heuristic.
    a more general case of what happens in the 2-4-8 problem where people try to confirm their hypothesis instead of falsifying it which blocks them from finding the right answer

  • @Philomani
    @Philomani 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    I was reading about the Tao last night. And now I see this technical explanation. Flow was generated!

  • @PetrosSyrak
    @PetrosSyrak ปีที่แล้ว

    That was a beautiful description of a mystical/“higher” state in the first fifteen minutes. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for all the hours of work you’ve put into this series! 🙂

  • @aundo1647
    @aundo1647 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    You're the reason why i will start a cognitive science degress in october ! what you do is so impressive

  • @yafz
    @yafz ปีที่แล้ว

    The whole episode is excellent, but particularly the last 15 minutes... powerful stuff! 👏

  • @craigreedtcr9523
    @craigreedtcr9523 3 ปีที่แล้ว

    As far as epistemology goes: one is rationally justified to believe in that which they clearly perceive. The experiences he describes in these videos are readily available to me as a practicing Christian. These lectures are where science meets the spiritual in a powerful way!
    Great stuff!

  • @ReflectiveJourney
    @ReflectiveJourney ปีที่แล้ว

    I am afraid my optimal grip is to listen to TH-cam videos at 2x :D

  • @VARUN20X
    @VARUN20X 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Hey John I'm so grateful to you for producing such amazing content.Please if you get the time I would like you to cover vedanta too please

  • @ransetruman2984
    @ransetruman2984 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1


  • @andrewkim2188
    @andrewkim2188 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Dr. John Vervaeke I appreciate your efforts. Your videos enable me to unzip the tent in which I've been living. I'm out of the tent, I'm seeing a whole new world that always has been existing somewhere in my mind. I wouldn't say that I'm learning new information. But it's more like the vast range of my innate potential is being activated. Let's say I believe in reincarnation(Even though I would say that I don't know) I've been dying and reincarnated for an infinite amount of time. On every single reincarnation, my realization from my previous life was deactivated. Your words activate those realizations. Thank you doctor from South Korea.

  • @d.r.m.m.
    @d.r.m.m. 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Beautiful lecture, John. Thank you! I loved how you brought the deep analysis back to larger message during the final moments! Thanks again

  • @dalibofurnell
    @dalibofurnell ปีที่แล้ว

    I think I just realized more of who you are, you are genuinely quite clever, I see that now. I am grateful for what you are doing.

  • @StoicPilgrim
    @StoicPilgrim ปีที่แล้ว

    Amazing insights, I grew up in a dysfunctional childhood learning about some of these wisdom traditions, now I'm revisiting and increasing through your series.... a connectedness to a deeper reality than where humanity is now, without thinking I'm just deluded :)) 😂❤😂❤

  • @fishdude666ify
    @fishdude666ify 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Your description of "optimal grip", and I thought it was interesting you used Tai chi as an example, but I would take it a level deeper and say conceptually that your optimal grip on your surroundings or the world at large is Tai Chi, which uses the yin yang as a visual metaphor, and translates as "grand ultimate". That's not even addressing the connection between the gestalt overview/micro detail trade off and the breathing related to opening/closing in most Yang style positions. Sidenote: I used to do a lot of long distance barefoot running and one of my physiological responses was a heightened state of consciousness where my ability to process information/recognize patterns became almost mentat-like. My analysis of where it came from was the oxygen saturation of my blood + elevated heartbeat meant that highly oxygenated blood was being forced into all the tiny thread-like extremities in the brain that during normal daily activity probably doesn't get as much volume of blood circulation, and what it does get isn't nearly as oxygen-rich. So that's my theory on hyper consciousness to use a phrase from Herbert's Destination: Void.

  • @iforget6940
    @iforget6940 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    The power of the sun in the palm of my hand.
    Doc ock

  • @andyk2181
    @andyk2181 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    43:20 "How close should you stand to someone?" At least 2m lol

  • @alfredhitchcock45
    @alfredhitchcock45 2 ปีที่แล้ว

    Authentically Meaningful
    Deepened Reality
    Awakening Experiences = Deep Transformation
    Tremendous sense of clarity
    Glory, bright, things are shining
    Flow experience - vivid, bright, intense
    Expansion of vision
    Break frame and make frame
    Increased sense of making sense of things
    The world is beautiful, deeply beautiful
    The world is very alive, pregnant with energy and significance
    Notion of underlying oneness
    Deep and profound integration
    Profound sense of peace
    Greatest sense of peace they’ve ever experienced in their life
    Enhanced sense of connectedness with Reality
    Profound joy
    Joy - deep connection to what is good
    Fundamental change in their sense of self

  • @jonyspinoza3310
    @jonyspinoza3310 4 หลายเดือนก่อน


    @THEDRAWINGSTUDIO1 ปีที่แล้ว

    I feel like I can't take the terminology "optimal grip" seriously 😂. These lectures are awesome, though. Every episode in of itself has been a cascade of insights.

  • @accadia1983
    @accadia1983 ปีที่แล้ว

    08:10 world is beautiful.

  • @sturmanaskie
    @sturmanaskie ปีที่แล้ว

    Not just anagoge but also the emanations from the One. The fundamental one-ness you speak of is a rejection of dualism in my opinion. And I agree I think it must be rejected.

  • @jaywoo5545
    @jaywoo5545 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Thank you John, such depth to a life long all consuming hobby of mine! :) I've stopped by to share a multi-mind explosion that has hit me over the last few episodes; What are we!? To have developed from single cell organisms to this!? Or is this another story to try and explain what we are? :) Back to this episode and beyond! 🍿