About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

4 Responses to Man´s most paradoxical feature

  1. Antonio Dias says:

    So true! And we put ourselves at great risk by not recognizing this.

    It’s also a recurrent source of distrust in our own instincts. When those around us act in this way, we can take it as our own failure.

    “How could they be acting in such an obviously self-destructive manner?” We ask. Unless we understand this source of motivation we are lost.

    • julienmatei says:

      You see Antonio,

      Indeed, years on end I took it as my own failure. First now I can see this with clarity and, I must admit that this insight is frighteningly true.

      Suffering which goes hand in hand with victimizing yourself and others…

      • Antonio Dias says:

        This could be what distinguishes “suffering” from the precarity of any life and its inevitable end. Eliminating suffering has nothing to do with achieving some perfection outside of life. It has to do with letting go of this intoxication with misery.

        Compassion guides us there. This is why we need to begin by shining compassion on our own being. It’s only then that we can let this go. And only then that we can set aside suffering so we can act.

      • julienmatei says:

        Beautiful. This is so insightful and well-formulated. I relate and totally agree with you:

        Compassion guides us there. This is why we need to begin by shining compassion on our own being. It’s only then that we can let this go. And only then that we can set aside suffering so we can act.

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