I have always loved finding secrets in the world. By “secret” I mean something I believe has truth but is not widely accepted or well known in mainstream thinking. The word secret may not be exactly the right fit but it has the right feel. The following are among my favorite (and disclosable) secrets I have encountered over the years. Some of you will be privy to these. Some of you will feel your blood pressure rise with skepticism.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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I remember my heart pounding when I watched UFC 1. For the first time we would see fighters…


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I realize now that for much of my life, I have taken my mind and body for granted. I didn’t study them for myself in a deep experimental way but rather just assumed things about how they worked, or went with conventional wisdom. The last few years however, I have been focused on trying to understand and experiment with both my mind and body. I first experimented with meditation and found some very significant connections between my facial expressions and my mental state. Next I resumed my quest to understand the golf swing. While this is a work in progress…


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I believe there exists a secret hack for athletic motion. When we try to mimic a beautiful graceful motion we tend to focus on the movement of the obvious gross parts of the body such as the torso, arms, legs and head. I believe this leaves out a critical part of the solution. The clues lie in this picture. It shows the amount of brain power that is dedicated to different portions of our body. Note that the key areas are the hands and face. Do not ignore the areas over which you have precise and sensitive control. …


Note: draft version — in exploration — last update 01/26/21. I’m progressing down this very strange but intriguing and fruitful path of exploration. Hope to post some swings as well soon.

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This essay’s golf algorithm is encoded in my Golf Swing Simulator. (only for non-mobile browsers).

“One of the great fascinations of golf is the instinctive feeling a player gets soon after he has taken the game up that there is an explanation for everything that takes place, that the seeming mystery of how to hit the ball well and hit it well regularly is not mysterious at all, that it is possible to arrive at answers that will be as clear-cut and irrefutable as…


“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through the narrow chinks of his cavern.” — William Blake

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I’ve distilled in summary form below the nonduality “algorithms” or practices that have been helpful for me. These are mostly based off the modern and lucid teachings of Akilesh Ayyar and the discussions I have had with my fellow seeker friend Shin Kim. The goal of these practices is to realize your true nature and thereby profoundly increase your internal peace. …


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The Windhover at Stanford

I was recently introduced (by Akilesh Ayyar) to a form of waking meditation called self-inquiry. The gist of this technique is that you try and recognize your true self which can be described roughly as the self that is awareness (rather than the self that is entangled with your thoughts). I found fairly quickly that after some effort I was able to reach a temporary state of calm and peace using this technique. Time would seem to slow down and things felt still and peaceful. …

Eugene Jhong

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