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2012/12/04 6 Comments
All of us do only think. There’s no real knowing. To see the unknown is a great task. Not seeing seems to be much easier than seeing. It takes a lot of courage to see, since our society always urges us to wear some extremely dark sunglasses.
To not know is a great task. Or no task. But no task is impossible for an individual to have. Knowing is mind. Still there is knowing, which is a miracle. Pure reflection of seeing what is. Second to knowing there is thinking of knowing, which is belief in form of doubt. When you see you see and apart from that you just exist without belief. To just exist as one with all you have to vanish completely, and then lose your perception. Still there will be a process, but no memory. No one to enlighten directly from that no-state.
You know if you know. Otherwise you think.
Of course there is no knowledge in thought, as thought is mere projection of the fearful mind.
Let´s put it like this: The Unknown sees you, and when you allow to be seen, you see the seeing…This can happen only when mind is peaceful and “un-moving”- like the stillness of the lake mirroing the pure sky.
You see, that is very hard to swallow this, but what we call “society” is our own resistance and fear to abandon illusion.
Society as such, can exist ONLY within our inward illusion, society is indeed a sum of illusions, mine and yours…Once we start letting go of and seeing illusion as illusion, we can feel horrendous loneliness…as what is left…? We have built our whole life on a terrible misunderstanding…It hurts to fully realize that, it feels like we are left with nothing.
That´s why most humans don´t dare leaving the false, as the false connects and binds them.. This is their sense of security, being false but together… To face this utter loneliness requires huge courage as you start questioning the collective deception. As you know, if you deprive people of illusion they will react fiercely, feeling threatened…and consider you being odd, crazy or whatever…Generally they don´t like the individuals who go against the current.
Not fearing solitude is the beginning of the death of illusion, and then only,
The Unknown can make itself “known” to us.
2012/11/28 10 Comments
I entered the subway. There were no vacant places, so I sat down next to a girl you couldn´t possibly ignore.
And yet, that´s what I did, knowing how arrogant and obnoxious good-looking women often are, I turned my back on her, writing what I had in mind for the moment, feeling at ease, managing to catch my idea.
Here is what I wrote:
“The so-called modern mind is eternally occupied. An occupied mind is unspeakably mechanic and redundant, totally uncreative, blind, yes, impotent – nothing more or less.
This witless mind is always aroused, greedy and horny for pleasure,
but only on a mental level – passion and emotional fulfillment being to it like dawn to a vampire.
Any spontaneous, genuine and undaunted feeling is its greatest threat.
It doesn´t hear, it doesn´t see, it refuses to live.”
Finishing my text, I was looking to a woman sitting on the other side at my right. The air around her felt unsettling, she had a pale and wearisome countenance. Rather insipid a person, but there was something about her absent-looking eyes which drew my interest, so I started sketching her.
Being almost done with my drawing, I felt how the hot girl beside me was watching interestedly my last ink lines.
- Exciting huh …?
- Really, a very nice drawing, she said intrigued.
She was sexy. Rather corpulent, but very attractive. You could feel her presence, her strong libido.
She wore a short skirt, she was generously displaying her thighs.
What a sight…you could besiege her on the spot.
She went on:
- Impressing what a beautiful handwriting you have.
- Thank you!… Do you also paint?
- Yeah, actually I do.
- What…? People?…
- Everything… Why limit myself to only painting people? she said almost irritated.
- You mean that man is no longer interesting, a desirable subject to approach?…
- There are other things more interesting than man.
- Like what…?
- Everhting else…
Anyway, she went on, WHAT WERE YOU WRITING THERE…? I hardly understand a thing…she leaned towards my sketch pad trying to decipher my writing about “modern mind”.
- Well, about things we don´t usually talk about. About…
Instantly, before finishing the sentence, I felt how she flinched, startled. She cut me off at once – she kind of felt tacitly that what I had just written, would have been too much for her to hear.
- Truth us disturbing, isn´t it?… You´re afriad to hear what I wrote.
- Well…I prefer lies. Yes, truth is too disturbing. Disagreeable and often offensive. We´ve been lying for so long, at least for 50 years now
- 50 years or 2000 years…?
- Well, whatever…YOU HAVE TO LIE IF YOU WISH TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH PEOPLE. That is our way to communicate. Our prevalent code. I couldn´t believe my ears.
- Do you really have to…? What a waste of time. Why should I lie, I have not time for lying.
- Yes, but that is how we have become accustomed to live – through lies. I was dumbfounded:
I know that I live in mendacity but I will continue to lie, that´s what she basically said.
- Can´t we fucking break this custom for a change? I was almost reaching my station.
- We can continue this discussion on another occasion. Besides you are a painter, can´t we get together some time?
- How can I go out with you, you are a stranger…?
- You do claim you are an artist. What kind of artist are you if you don´t dare taking any risk?
- Well, I don not know who you are…
- No my dear, you don´t know WHO YOU ARE. If you did, you would see me exactly the way I am.
NOW YOU JUST SEE YOUR FEARS IN ME. For the record, I don´t know who
you are either, you can be a dangerous rapist.
I had managed to put a smile on her face.
- I maybe am, who knows?… she went on. For sure, she was seemingly horny but awkwardly repressed.
- I think you are, but have a hard time to admit that, I said facetiously. I think you have a powerful energy of sorts..
- What do you mean by that? She knew exactly what I meant, but was pretending not to understand.
- You kind of emanate vigour, a strong feminine impetus. She was evidently intrigued
as I could clearly sense that.
I can give you my card, I told her. Let´s meet up some time, I am sure we can inspire each other, can´t we…?
- We´ll see…You can give me your card. She had already started to think.
- Let´s drop it. I had taken out a visit card, but promptly put it back in the wallet. There was no meaning in giving her that. She was too timorous – too afraid to live.
The train was reaching my station.
- I will get off now.
- Have a nice evening!
- I don´t need a nice evening, I already have a good time.
Yes my friends, this is the moral:
Most of the people are very much aware of their lies. They very well know their life is a sham and total pretense and yet continue with this dire way of “living”. If everybody lies, I lie.
If everybody around fails to have a life, I better fail too. It is democratic.
Why allow myself feel, be alive, unfold my passion, relying on my joy…? I choose to distrust myself and others, I choose to disrupt and thwart against any natural urge, desire and nearness – I know I am
a coward, but I intend to remain one.
Cowardice is our chosen share.
Distress, unfulfillment and unhappiness is most people´s conscious choice.
Such people, such society.
WE HAVE THE CIVILIZATION WE DESERVE TO HAVE!!
2012/11/09 Leave a comment
This is a great thought-provoking post.
Oftentimes, the only way to do “good” is to not want or try to do good.
Defending nice and polite behaviour is not really nice. It may be at times, but not as a rule. Refusing to see negativity in the seemingly good, always results in bad things, in suffering…
The only way to stop suffering is to admit paradoxes…For example, compassion with ego will have terrible consequenses…
Helping people is to help them defeat the ego. The ego does not want this and play on presumed empathy, like you very well might do now.
2012/11/01 3 Comments
I do follow your thoughts.
We are good ranters and poor hearers.
We learn poorly.
We get emptier this way.
Love re-named a monologue.
Men! I’m stuffed.
I hear you loud and clear.
I think I hear you.
I hope I hear you.
There is no doubt about that:
I hear that you hear. And your hearing reaffirms my thoughts. These thoughts seem to be
your thoughts as well, and that makes me hopeful and grateful.
Albeit our present rather scary predicament, we are a few who start to hear each other – and that is the beginning of true change. When a handful of dedicated souls start hearing, this world has a fair chance to undergo a real transformation…
Pray we be hearing right. Else we be just another group of deluded fellows who think they see.
Perhaps the whole world will change.
Or perhaps many will still resist the wake-up cry, numb to the reality of it all.
Reality as it presents itself right now, is disheartening. Unquestionably,
it has never been so critically desperate and depressing – seemingly irredeemable I would say, it sure
takes guts to admit this.
Are we another group of deluded fellows?…How can we know…? What I know, is that there is an unwavering certainty within me, an inner reassuring voice which never fails me. When I hear it, I know that I hear. And I also hear when I am heard…
For sure, many will keep resisting…playing numb and
The question is – will we resist…?
2012/10/18 5 Comments
This great article is written by Mike Barret.
During the 70′s more than 8,000 individuals participated in a study where they self-rated their health and were given a medical checkup. Three decades later the participants were reassessed. While taking in risk factors such as tobacco, chronic diseases, and high blood pressure, the scientists found that the individuals who responded positively were more likely to outlive those who replied in the negative. In other words, positive thinking promotes healing and quality health.
It is important to realize that your mind can sometimes be your own worst enemy, or it could be your savior. Increasingly, it is being recognized that a ‘mind over matter’ approach can actually produce noticeable results in your health.
Past research has found that savoring the moment and positive thinking can help to not only improve your current health, but also prevent future health complications. In particular, the findings found positive thoughts to be especially beneficial to those already suffering from diseases like coronary artery disease and high blood pressure.
One very ‘accepted’ example of how thoughts can produce self-healing is when patients demonstrate improved health benefits after being given placebos. It has been found that participants often respond positively to placebos due to the expectation that they are receiving a real medicinal solution. This leads to a mental response that stimulates healing through stress reduction and a number of other factors. This kind of self-treatment can be seen in one case where a woman’s own thoughts made her lose nearly 112 pounds.
Thoughts and thinking are very powerful tools in life. If you believe your illness is becoming worse, it will likely become worse. If you think it is becoming better, it will likely become better. Make every attempt to de-stress the brain, as it will be much easier to come to the realization that your own thoughts and beliefs really can cause self-healing. Search for the gold, and begin promoting your own wellbeing right away.
2012/10/11 2 Comments
What brings us a real benefit really?
How do we recognize if something is “good”? Very simple: through the Joy we feel. Whatever good and real
brings instantly a feeling of ease and contentment.
Whatever true creates real consequence – it grows, it flourishes, it is distinctly dynamic.
Let´s say you have a thought, an idea. If this idea of yours is meaningful, you will see that it creates further ”positive” thoughts but also highly unlikely synchronistic incidents around you. Thoughts are “real”- real, meaning that sooner or later they became manifest.
It is so simple: Whatever is positive, will bloom, will grow, will create more waves of joy and inspiration. The “negative” in turn, creates nothing but conflict, sadness, doubt and despondency. You can recognize negativity
as being the manifestation of the static – a stagnant swamp. Negativity is non movement, non creation, in short, it is non life.
How do you recognize negativity? Again, through your feeling. Negativity sucks, it is persistently destructive, anti-life, anti-creation. It breeds only stagnation – where there is stagnation, nothing grows, nothing happens.
What proliferates out of stagnation is…disease.
So simple it is: if you don´t really live, – that is, failing to recognize the positive occurances
and grab them – you will be ill. Sickness is basically un-lived life. Sickness is the distorted compensation for un-living.
So what do you choose? To be joyful and alive or be sick and miserable? It sounds like a cynical question to pose… – if you earlier chose poorly, you are not to blame as nobody told you how things are connected…
If you are reasonably aware and pay attention to these words, you will start grasping the mechanics of life – your tool is Mindfulness. Constant and vivid Attention. Alertness.
MIND YOUR THOUGHTS ATTENTIVELY! MIND YOUR EMOTIONS!
I take it again: whatever is right and positive, creates instantly more circles of swirling energy and power, movement, inspiration, dialogue. Joyful immediate ideas are real, as these ideas create successful action. Understand that Joy is Health. Wellness is dynamic, creative, “in love”.
The negative is distinctively unproductive, frustrating, boring, apathetic…The negative always is in a state of doubt. Negativity always procrastinates, it fails to recognize the swiftness of the Vivid Moment.
Life watches over you, but you need to learn to watch over yourself first.
Your powerful tool is your Attention. To listen. To see. Life talks to you but if you are not mindful every second you won´t distinguish it.
Heed your thoughts, heed your emotions, because they are your precious legacy,
the compass of your life!
2012/10/10 1 Comment