Every OS has its strengths and weaknesses depending on its architecture. Even if the underlying hardware is the same, switching to a different OS can unlock new capabilities. Some things may be easier with a new OS, if only because you can gain access to new high-level software that’s written for that OS.
On my Windows laptop, I’m also running a Mac Emulator. There’s some Mac software I really like, such as The Journal, that isn’t available for Windows. So I run those Mac programs on my Mac Emulator, which creates a virtual machine that runs along with Windows.
When your mind is running an objective operating system, it’s strength is running programs that are built upon that architecture. But it wasn’t as good at running subjective programs.
In order to run subjective programs on your objective OS, I first had to run a subjective virtual machine. That allowed me to see reality through a subjective lens. Then I could run subjective programs on top of that.
"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain"
You take your beliefs for granted.
They filter your experiences and you're not even aware of it. The only way to notice them is to make a huge shift in your beliefs. It's not easy and it takes some serious brain hacking skills. Only then would you see the contrast between your old belief and the new ones.
Most beliefs are subconscious. They run on autopilot. We don’t even notice them.
"Sticking to a 30 day plan to change a habit can feel like forever. Unless you decide to just make the change a temporary one."
The 30-day trial is powerful concept.
Borrowed from the shareware industry, the concept is you can download a trial version of a piece of software and try it out risk-free for 30 days before you have to buy the full version. This concept caused the shareware industry to explode in a short time bringing new ideas to people a lot faster.
As a way to develop new habits, it's perfect format to use and brain-dead simple.