“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.” —Ram Dass
🎹 Bandcamp is waiving all fees today. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. I buy individual albums that I love and them have them all in a curated collection for streaming. You can grab our ambient music + meditations, or do a search for some of your favorite artists. One of my favorite discoveries lately is Nailah Hunter: she plays angelic ambient music and sings with a harp.
💽 We repressed the Alan Watts vinyl! If you missed the last round that sold out, there are limited copies available here.
🥣 I added some new music to the ambient ritual Spotify playlist.
🍄 Oregon is getting a lot closer to legalizing therapeutic psilocybin mushrooms this November. Beyond exciting to those of us that believe in the world-changing potential of these medicines.
👁 Researchers in the Netherlands have discovered how psychedelic ego-dissolution happens and what it can teach us about consciousness.
📚 For the music producers out there, this list of free software synths was great.
🎛 My favorite discovery this week: Japanese Techno Girl Love TR-727 & TR-707 & TB-303 (thx for this Alex K.)
🎧 This podcast about Breonna Taylor’s case is a great 30 min listen to understand the deep complexity of this particular moment. I shared this a bunch this week and if you are looking for a deeper, nuanced view, this is a good one.
Stop the doomscrolling.
“Doomscrolling and doomsurfing are new terms referring to the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing. Many people are finding themselves reading continuously bad news about COVID-19 without the ability to stop or step back.”
When I find myself caught in the clusterstream, I’ve been quickly replacing it with something healthy. I find that a quick pattern interrupt works great. Go outside, listen to music, stretch, read a book, etc.