I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it

 – Jonathan Safran Foer

 

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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.

5 Responses to I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it

  1. wsj2day says:

    interesting quote today, and one I have to “think” about a little more, while it might not be (as) true as I may think in regards to “thinking” myself into happiness; it is very true indeed, that I have “thought” myself into un-happiness on any number of occasions!

    • julienmatei says:

      Oh my God, tell me about having thought myself into unhappiness…The more I tried to resolve the issue of thought – that is to put an end to thinking and thus release myself from its burden – the worse it became…Really, we can´t relinquish fire with fire no matter how much we try…and yet, that´s what we stubbornly do.

      Most evidently, thought and happiness are each other´s antinomy..

      That because thought is the answer to all past experience, reiterating itself as memory – which is time…which is fear…which is our very immemorial conditioning.

      And as Happiness has neither yesterday no tomorrow, thought – which is sorrow – can never yield anything but distress…

      You know, the worst thing is that we can´t put a stop to thinking…We have to watch and unfold the process by simply witnessing it through a kind of active passivity…

      It has taken me years to “practice” this thing which – as you may understand – cannot be practiced…but only lucidly observed…

      • wsj2day says:

        Absolutely true – not only in respect to yourself, but myself as well – yet it remains one of the “things” humans are designatedly ‘required’ to do before proceeding along any of a myriad of paths “chosen” I despise “thinking” yet can not realistically do it – stop thinking – consciously at any rate. yet the instant i attempt to move my head/mind/brain onto another incident of action, memory (or it’s evil twin) crashes the party and causation takes over and damn, unhappiness comes along with it – happiness never follows suit, irregardless of Bobby Mcferrin, finding it hard to “don’t worry, be happy” exist, perhaps others are far better at it than I, but experience speaks for itself

      • julienmatei says:

        We take our memory for who we are. We are taught to literally identify with it, and remain the faithful slaves of our past. These reactive patterns within us, are not happy to be seen, questioned, and dropped off – these are energy fields, or entities who often call themselves “I”. So…in plain language: our happiness is their worst nighmare, and our distress is their happiness…IT´S REALLY ABOUT A NEW AWARENESS HERE. As I said, one has to watch oneself with an active sort of passivity, and learn to dispassionately see through and disidentify from these energy thieves…We´d better…- because if we remain caught in thinking, we are doomed to waste our life. Doomed to never discover WHO WE TRULY ARE…
        PS Do you have a Facebook account?

      • wsj2day says:

        Very true! Had a FB account, dropped it, Twitter when to the kern as well

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