All responses here are of very good quality and full of compassion. There is something that I always reply to this type of problem and that I think reaches better to the the western way of thinking.
What are you seem to be losing because of budhism ? Social contact, desires not chased etc. ? Why do you want this social contact, desires etc. ? To be happy, like every person wants, to be happy. When trying to do something, in this case been happy you should know that happiness can be easily measured these days (by measuring dopamine and serotonine) and you should know that a buddhist meditative monk is 8-10 times more happy than the average person and the happies man in the world is Mathieu Ricard who literally got off the scale of the measuring device. Whathever happens after this life, it seems that meditation is the best way to achieve happiness in this life anyway. Another thing to keep in mind is that your eyes will close and you will die too one day.
Another advice would be not to concentrate on adjusting your living to the dharma, like the way you talk to people. Just focus on meditation and the more you will get disconected from the "self" and have more compassion, the less you will feel the need to do bad deeds for egoistic purposes and be able to be a better person and do good deeds for the benefit of you and the world. "Happiness never decreases by been shared"
The "Dilation" link you posted and what that guy is discussing there, like many said, has nothing to do with buddhism. That link surely made people angry over here and I am surprised how well people can overcome that frustration and post practical and compassionate responses on this forum. What that guy is talking over there suits well to the "new age" movement who practice meditation and all sort of stuff withaught a precise goal and structured aproach. Practicing all that kind of stuff unstructured surely has the risk of developing your narcissistic part, thinking you are better than the others because you are more spirituall yet you don't get any gratiffication for that from the "ants" and get frustrated. If you have right view and practice in a structured aproach, clearly knowing the goal you narcissistic reactions will be reduced, the whole point of meditation is destroing the ego, not doing all sort of "energy" practices and then beliving you are superior to everybody because of that. You should always have in mind the goal, witch should be: ending suffering for yourself and every other been. Buddhism in the west is often sold as "feel good therapy" and has nothing to do with normal buddhism. Normal buddhism is way too pesimistic and just "different" from everything western that it does not sell well so unstructured "energy" "chakas" etc. stuff that increases your ego and give rise to "spiritual narcissism" obviously sells better. No wonder there exist a fundation who asks for 2500$ for meditation instructions that you can learn from just 1 page of wikipedia and has assets of 5 billion (yes, with B not with M) dollars. You have to adapt to the costumer to sell and touch his narcissistic side, make him feel that he is better than other people because of the product he bought, like selling a nice car.