December 8, 2019
  • 1:19 am Praveen Sharma | Hindu wedding traditions rituals worship (puja) in temple Indian marriage
  • 1:19 am 10 Bizarre Animal Mating Rituals
  • 1:19 am Affirmations to Release Negative Energy and Anger | Ethereal Meditations
  • 1:19 am OSHO: Making Love – A Sacred Experience
  • 1:19 am God Will Provide | Dr. Ed Young
The Brain Zoo – Basics of Meditation


This is the Brain Zoo. Where the brain animals live. There are some that you may recognize, such as: Who is always telling you how everything will go wrong, and you’re shit, and no one ever loved you anyway. There’s: Who insists that effort is boring, so don’t do it. Who recommends you end your own life. And then there’s: The moose, who suggests at all times, that you should be doing more ketamine. Might be, um… *Clears throat* Might be a bit, specific, that last one… Anyway, these guys are usually hiding under the surface, telling you, what’s what, but is there a way to quiet them down? Well… Maybe… Yes. Imagine your mind is a big concert. There is, the: Who does all of the watching, and listening. This is the core of your mind, right? Just pure awareness. You with a capital Y̲. But then there’s the: They represent all the sensations in your mind, good, and bad, and everything flowing in. Sometimes you’re eating a lovely sandwich, or hanging out with someone you think is a bit special, and the orchestra plays a happy number. Other times you get fired, or some 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐚! And now the orchestra is playing quite a different tune, indeed. The point is that the orchestra never stops. They’re always playing something or other in your mind, about what’s happened, happening, or what will happen. They never shut up. We’re constantly swimming in thoughts. And sometimes, the audience starts thinking, they are the orchestra. that is the root of the problem with fear, and unpleasant emotions, it seems. We forget that: The funny thing is, that there are only a hundred chairs in the brain concert. Now, on those days in life, when there’s nothing to worry about, and stuff’s going well, maybe it’s 90% audience, and 10% orchestra. There’s nothing to fight against, you’ve got control of your own head. But the real danger time is when you’re afraid, or pissed off, like when you have to do something scary, and the audience starts trying to run away. But of course the orchestra doesn’t like it when you try to run away. So more move in, and play louder, AND LOUDER, until the whole concert is 95% orchestra, and 5% poor audience, and you lose control of your mind! Your bubble of awareness shrinks, and Captain Dickhead McTerror fills the vacuum for as long as you let him. So, what to do, then. Well, who’s really in control here? The orchestra? Or the audience. Your conscious mind, or the sensations inside it. Well it’s the audience, right? They pay for the concert. That’s who everyone is here for, the part of your mind just observing everything. If the audience don’t like what’s playing they can just listen, for a while. They’re not personally responsible. They didn’t write the music! Besides, they know it’s only music, anyway. …pretty much. Reminding yourself over, and over, that mind nasties, are just noise. Fear is just a shit orchestra. And that watching it, instead of getting drawn in, is a very, very good way to kill it. Same goes for all the other little bastards, in the brain zoo. Meditation doesn’t have to be performed sitting down cross-legged with an incense stick up your arse. It’s equally doable, right before you’re about to get up on stage, or do something else you’re bothered by. It’s the mindset, right? Observing, rather than getting drawn in, and freaking out. This isn’t easy to do, and humans have been working on it for thousands of years. This starts with remembering that thoughts and sensations are only noise, in the first place. They aren’t You. You with a capital Y̲, that is. The audience isn’t the orchestra. If shit music is playing, they can just listen, and not pay. And what happens, when people stop paying for bad orchestras? Well they go out of business, eventually. Until it’s just one guy left on stage, playing crappy trombone. And the only person he’s harming, is himself. Isn’t that right, Clive? …knobhead. Ah! One more thing. If you really wanted to find out where that sense of “Youness” is coming from in the first place, the audience, well, let’s go on a little mental adventure. Well first let’s forget your life, and identity for a second, right? Because that isn’t really you. Then let’s try to ignore all the sensations in your head. All your desires, and daydreams, and phobias, and memories, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦, because that isn’t really you either. And let’s just go right to the back of your mind, where ‘real you’ lives. But when we get there, it’s just empty space, right? There’s no sign of a self, or a real identity. There’s no one home. Well there isn’t one. Not if you take everything else away. I hope, like me, you find that and I’m not sure what that means. But sometimes it’s nice to have a nice good old look at the wiring under the board, now and again. To remind yourself that we are very, very weird machines. Most of the time we just listen to the orchestra and do whatever it tells us to. But with a bit of determination and practice, plenty of people have gotten good at telling their audience to stay seated when something awful is going on. Lots of links below about how to get started if you’re interested. I know this sounds a bit cult-y, but it isn’t. It’s basically just recycled Buddism, without the frilly stuff. But anyway, that is the idea of meditation, really. To get you to a point where you can say, 👋🐢 “Goodbye Anxity Squid!” 👋🐢 “Hasta la vista Depression Horse!” And, “Alright, you compelling little drug moose, 👉😎👉 let’s go get some FUCKING ketamine!” [‘eyyy, captioner here.] [Nice long outro slide for me to shill out for Exurb1a, nice.] [Patreon link is in the description, and up there as an annotation button.] [Go donate to the $60 tier. Have him make some guided meditation audio files.] [Or don’t. It’s still your money, as always.] [Alright, see you all! 👋🐢] [Hope finals are going well, if you’re taking them!] [Or just life and such if you’re watching this later!]

Otis Rodgers

RELATED ARTICLES

100 COMMENTS

  1. TGGeko Posted on April 26, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    >Not drinking your tea with sugar
    Enjoy your bitter leaf water.

    Reply
  2. Bluebee Majarimenna Posted on June 15, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Can say as an orchestral musician that we start begging to stop after 4 hours or so… The explanatory power of this metaphor is amazing. Fake socializing with people you don't really know -> orchestra is playing endless pop medleys. Waiting for a late bus on your exam morning? Orchestra is playing Mars. Public speaking? -> Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima.

    Reply
  3. Ian Tragis Posted on June 16, 2019 at 7:23 am

    As an orchestra player I can attest to this, we don’t like when the audience leaves and instantly start to play faster and more frantic until everyone thinks we’ve lost it (ok maybe that was a bit dramatic)

    Reply
  4. Riley Edge Posted on June 17, 2019 at 9:00 am

    im that kakapo, sup from nz

    Reply
  5. Paul Watson Posted on June 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    ha ha . moooooose

    Reply
  6. Tofidu Berry Posted on June 21, 2019 at 7:56 am

    0:17 hahaha hey yo bo-jack

    Reply
  7. jericho Posted on June 23, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    What kind of brain zoo doesn't have a Hormonal Duck

    Reply
  8. Ziliken the Agressive Isopod Posted on June 25, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    I listen to the moose too much

    Reply
  9. Jodie Fisher Posted on June 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    This is just a twisted version of Disney’s inside out

    Reply
  10. Tom Vrabec Posted on June 26, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    For few years now I don't really have trouble to start meditation and just let everything flow through with free observation

    Reply
  11. Tom Vrabec Posted on June 26, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I only keep weird red panda and the yaoi dog in my head

    Reply
  12. Jdmeesey Posted on June 28, 2019 at 12:08 am

    This is everything everyone needs to hear before they’re 12 years old

    Reply
  13. Reese GET WELL CHANNEL Gully Posted on July 3, 2019 at 9:45 am

    What a lovely breakdown …thank you …it helped me

    Reply
  14. Nick Henry Posted on July 4, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    Binge drinking Kakapo… Brilliant!

    Reply
  15. • I love Nothing but Peace so meh Posted on July 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Nice

    Reply
  16. Dévd Jemáz Posted on July 16, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    I met ket moose , hes a cool dude

    Reply
  17. Cat From Hell Posted on July 20, 2019 at 1:02 am

    ketamine time

    Reply
  18. Wyatt Lines Posted on July 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Depression Horse says kill yourself! New meme

    Reply
  19. Lisa Burridge Posted on July 23, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Mine's called Pot head platypus.

    Reply
  20. CytoplasmicNanobots Posted on July 25, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Who is it Who Watches the Watcher though?

    Reply
  21. Garrett Hawn-Pangrazio Posted on July 26, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Do you have a podcast, and if not, does anybody know of one that’s similar?

    Reply
  22. Cassia Chloe Posted on July 27, 2019 at 8:47 am

    are you trying to say we can observe the k moose without becoming the k moose. are you actually infact saying I am not the k moose? bonkers.

    Reply
  23. auds Posted on July 29, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Dhamma.org don’t do ket guys!

    Reply
  24. Darkfireice Posted on July 30, 2019 at 1:24 am

    An issue is that clinical depression is not quite the same

    Reply
  25. AgressiveRimJobs Posted on July 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    As a New Zealander the Binge-Drinking Kakapo hits home perfectly. We have some of the highest binge drinking stats in the world and kakapo's are just a neat bird

    Reply
  26. N.A.R Channel Posted on August 5, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    "Who's really in control here? The audience? Or the orchestra?"

    Me: the orchestra!! the orchestra!!

    "That's right, the audience"

    Me: fookin bollocks mate!

    Reply
  27. kman 2stain Posted on August 13, 2019 at 12:12 am

    awwww i love youuuu

    Reply
  28. Glump Posted on August 13, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Somehow you manage to teach me and entertain me at the same time and it pleases me

    Reply
  29. DouBLe Posted on August 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I recommend the Audience to grab some instruments, smasg the stage to get them all on one level, throw out ALL THE CHAIRS, dance around, play as mad as they can, and have a big orgy.

    Reply
  30. Hristiyan Danev Posted on August 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Yo this guy is putting a lot of Bulgarian refrences around his videos. Is he in Bulgaria?

    Reply
  31. The Villain in Glasses Posted on August 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    If only I could find some Ketamine in the states..

    Reply
  32. Sgt Wolf Posted on August 23, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    "captain dick head Mcterror"
    I found that funnier than it had any right to be.

    Reply
  33. Anna Arkless Posted on August 24, 2019 at 12:20 am

    tea with sugar is like plastering your food with ketchup and salt so you cant taste it. it should be fucking illegal

    Reply
  34. Shantanu Gaigawali Posted on August 24, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Do you know how meditation was brought into the human society?

    It is believed that Shiva(extraterrestrial being/God) gave this knowledge to us. Hence he is known as 'Adiyogi' or the first Yogi. He was also a guru but he did not have any teachings, he had methods 108 exact(ratio of sun's distance(from earth) and it's diameter and also ratio of moon's distance and it's diameter is 108) including different types of meditation techniques with elaborate explanations. These techniques were used for ultimate realization. It is about mastering this weird machine you were talking about.

    Reply
  35. luciferangelica Posted on August 24, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    i've never met ketamine moose, but do you know marijuana mammoth?

    Reply
  36. Robin Hice Posted on August 26, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I've watched about 10 of your vids over the passed week and part of me has decided that you're the reincarnation of Alan Watts, sent here to update our software periodically. 🤔

    Reply
  37. Brian Kimboll Posted on August 27, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Fokkeing ketameyn like your accent btw.

    Reply
  38. Lord Odysseus Posted on August 28, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Holy fuck. After googling and googling and googling for help with my bullshit I watch a 6 minute video and it's mostly solved.

    Reply
  39. Mr_Glibb Posted on August 29, 2019 at 4:31 am

    I listen to the ket moose far too often. Still, he knows how to have a weird time and weird is usually better than bad.

    Reply
  40. Rob Stock Posted on August 30, 2019 at 2:06 am

    But if there is no You, then who is doing the subtracting of all the other bits?
    Terrifinteresting.

    Reply
  41. Destiney Fowler Posted on August 30, 2019 at 5:34 am

    I have been looking for this Ket moose video forever. Dear lord. It is perfect

    Reply
  42. Scarcelight Posted on August 30, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    binge drinking kakapo is the only animal in my zoo

    Reply
  43. Creeping Tornado Posted on September 2, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Ill take one ket moose

    Reply
  44. Mystery Character Posted on September 3, 2019 at 8:41 am

    the ketamine horse concept was brought up in another random video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxAPYIXMqWg and I had to come back here and listen to this again lol

    Reply
  45. Noise Gate Posted on September 5, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    3:10 The worst set up i've ever seen

    Reply
  46. Ludmor Posted on September 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    with a capital jjö

    Reply
  47. Terry Nicknig Posted on September 8, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Yep… Awesome

    Reply
  48. Ryan Kelly Posted on September 8, 2019 at 7:15 am

    ket moose for me is weed guy he says i should do more weed and when i run out he says i should have done less weed

    Reply
  49. Hameed Hassan Posted on September 8, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I recommend watching this twice. … or, (for me?) maybe even daily.

    Reply
  50. DailyTact Posted on September 8, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Physical exhaustion will often put you in a meditative state as well. Like when you have played Beat Sabre for way to long and you feel like you're done and then you start playing on Expert + FOR ANOTHER HOUR. And then.. Halfway through one of the songs.. You will stop worrying.. It's just you, the blocks and the music. Nothing else. You're not worried, you're not afraid, you're not hating on fucking Karen at work. You're just.. There.. That's Zen.

    You can also do that buy sitting around like a fucking pompous twat straining yourself to focus on nothing for a few hours like Japanese Buddhists but honestly that's missing the point, then you're just turning the meditation in to a source of pride over how much you can keep yourself from succumbing to boredom. There are several schools of Zen, mainly sitting, walking, raking. Then you also have any game that's to fast for you to play it consciously (like rhythm games and some shooters), running, skating and pushing yourself in the gym while envisioning the face of your waifu, going harder and harder and pushing yourself until there's only her face and then.. Just you..

    Reply
  51. Ryan Kelly Posted on September 9, 2019 at 2:04 am

    what? how the hell did you know i hate british people/ britain

    Reply
  52. Ryan Kelly Posted on September 9, 2019 at 2:05 am

    i don't have an identity or at least not a positive one

    Reply
  53. Ali Khalid Posted on September 9, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    This is basically how to life

    Reply
  54. Shelly Rainbows Posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:07 am

    You describe anxiety so well, it's making me anxious! (It doesn't take much, mind)

    Reply
  55. hydes212 Posted on September 12, 2019 at 9:21 am

    "Binge drinking kakapo"

    I've never felt more attacked as a New Zealander in my life

    Kakapo are more the stealing your lunch bastard thanks

    Reply
  56. sodakid1919 Posted on September 13, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Depression horse is just Bojack Horseman.

    Reply
  57. Noside Noside Posted on September 14, 2019 at 2:25 am

    i feel so zen now

    Reply
  58. Fleato Posted on September 14, 2019 at 5:44 am

    joe "ket moose" rogan

    Reply
  59. LydiaTereK Posted on September 18, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Ah the Binge Drinking Kakapo, there you are

    Reply
  60. Hypersphere Posted on September 18, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Dont do drugs kids bcs drugs are bad m'kay

    Reply
  61. Trickster Rickster Posted on September 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I dont hate british people, just the tea

    Reply
  62. Tommi Tommi Posted on September 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Lego Yoda, I am, the Ket Horse, befriend I want

    Reply
  63. John Flemings Posted on September 20, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Well, I can start my day now. Thanks for that you space turtle.

    Reply
  64. korwl Posted on September 20, 2019 at 11:48 am

    1:40 "now on those days in life where there's nothing to worry about…"

    [video shows a dream sequence]

    Reply
  65. korwl Posted on September 20, 2019 at 11:50 am

    a beautiful ode to mindfulness

    Reply
  66. Jack Scott Posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I’m at about
    99 percent orchestra

    Reply
  67. Bruce Pierson Posted on September 21, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I know, in the grand scheme of things, this doesn't matter but hopefully it matters to you with a yuu…. it's nice to have someone who can put into words how I feel about stuff, things, the universe,…cats, and things.

    Reply
  68. NAME S!!! Posted on September 21, 2019 at 7:35 am

    What is confusing to me is that you can listen to your brain but you inherently can't do the things cuz your brain already decided to do them beforehand so I don't know what the point of telling me watch to feel in the first place was

    Reply
  69. Thomas Jack Potter. Posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:05 am

    I LOVE THESE VIDEOS THANK YOU FOR EXISTING EITHOUT THESE ID BE INSANE

    Reply
  70. smartcow360 Posted on September 21, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    it's always been odd to me (and maybe someone can explain this) how Buddhism has a core mantra that "you do not exist" but yet that it is not a materialistic religion? because the only way you get to say that "you" does not exist at all, is if you adhere to strict materialism. Even belief in a universal consciousness, like some schools of Buddhism and most of Hinduism, still means that a "you" exists, but that you are considered part of something much bigger.

    So my question I think is: How is Buddhism not strictly materialist? And isn't the concept of "no you" only possible within a strictly materialist viewpoint?

    Reply
  71. Pixel heart Posted on September 21, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Recycled budhism? Here i come…..

    Reply
  72. Da Fe Posted on September 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    Do you want my babies?
    Yeah I'm a bloke, but we'll figure it out

    Reply
  73. Wolfblood X Posted on September 25, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Depression is a horse? I always thought is was a black hole or a demon

    Reply
  74. D. J. Kinsella Posted on September 26, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I ruined my life and now I just want to be forgotten about. How is your life going?

    Reply
  75. Collin K. Posted on September 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Where’s canabis cow

    Reply
  76. Mr Ree Posted on September 30, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Smoke weed or get a fuck ton of money and never give a shit about anything

    Reply
  77. RileyIV Posted on September 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    . 3:40, oh god-lmao

    Reply
  78. George Gordner Posted on September 30, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    I love and thank you for all of your video's. You have some of the best bullshit around and have made me laugh and have made my cry. I could not begin to articulate and communicate all that you have. You sure struck a chord with me.

    Reply
  79. Zoe Nelson Posted on October 4, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Spot on. Especially the sugar in tea bit lol

    Reply
  80. x12giop45gaejs jdjs Posted on October 9, 2019 at 2:37 am

    thats happened yesterday to me….in jail

    Reply
  81. kennedy baines Posted on October 9, 2019 at 4:28 am

    We have mirror neurons, that is who You are with the capital Y. Your brain runs information through these special neurons to know ithe Difference between the things you do in the things other people do this creates a concept called backwards rationalization where it gives you the feeling is if you have free will in control even though your body is operating completely on auto pilot

    Reply
  82. Awkward Ukulele Posted on October 15, 2019 at 12:59 am

    Not even sure what ketamine is but I really want some RN.

    /s

    Reply
  83. liz Posted on October 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    When you were talking about the empty space at the back of my mind I felt a cold fear wash over me

    Reply
  84. Milo Prince Posted on October 25, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Umm i think ive found my favorite video ever

    Reply
  85. Chandra lekha Posted on November 3, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Seeing anxiety squid gave me anxiety lol

    Reply
  86. Henriett P. Posted on November 5, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    never put sugar in tea✌🏼

    Reply
  87. Yung Stallion Posted on November 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    What kind of zoo has a horse

    Also why the long face?

    Reply
  88. pavit kailay Posted on November 16, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Amazing analogy bro!!!

    Reply
  89. ICEYx Galaxy Posted on November 22, 2019 at 10:41 am

    You missed comedy gold…….you could’ve said ketamoose

    Reply
  90. Big Dick George Posted on November 24, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    IBS turtle

    Reply
  91. MATTHEW TURNER Posted on November 25, 2019 at 10:39 am

    that moose is onto something, can i come too?

    Reply
  92. Disent Design Posted on November 27, 2019 at 3:05 am

    I havent met KET Mouse, but DMT Flee is always telling me to do it again….try thinking without using words, there is nothing behind thinking but the subconscious, try being aware of thoughts before they become words in your head

    Reply
  93. Disent Design Posted on November 27, 2019 at 3:22 am

    I think the difference between the 1.sub conscious mind, 2.your thoughts and the 3.observer is simply the process of the 1.initial thought than2. translating that thought into words in your mind and finally 3.hearing those words in your own mind. Try thinking without using words, or at least being aware of those initial thoughts before they are turned into words in your mind, its weirdly uncomfortable and your mind will not let you find peace or comfort if you attempt to do this, still its worth trying for a while, its not the same as focusing on breath or "attempting not to think" which is impossible, its simply trying to be aware of thoughts in your mind before they are turned into words in your mind, those initial primal thoughts unhindered by social learning are the real you, maybe the subconscious, maybe if you focus on that enough you can control your own sub conscious mind.

    The fact we can clearly hear our own voice in our heads saying the words we choose to say in our mind is a form of literally creating and controlling an auditory hallucination, it is possible to control our thoughts, or the words in our mind, we do "pick' them before we think them, being aware of this process of picking a word is possibly the beginning step to controlling your sub conscious mind.

    Reply
  94. Thiccshins Posted on December 3, 2019 at 11:35 am

    "meditation doesn't have to be performed sitting down cross legged with an incense stick up your arse" lmaoo

    Reply
LEAVE A COMMENT