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Is it possible to love without thinking?
What do I mean by thinking? Thinking is a response to memories of pain or pleasure. There is no thinking without the residue which incomplete experience leaves.
Love is different from emotion and feeling. Love cannot be brought into the field of thought; whereas feeling and emotion can be brought. Love is a flame without smoke, ever fresh, creative, joyous.
Such love is dangerous to society, to relationship.
So, thought steps in, modifies, guides it, legalizes it, puts it out of danger; then one can live with it. Do you not know that when you love someone, you love the whole of mankind? Do you not know how dangerous it is to love man? Then, there is no barrier, no nationality; then, there is no craving for power and position, and things assume their values.
Such a man is a danger to society.
For the being of love, the process of memory must come to an end. Memory comes into being only when experience is not fully, completely understood. Memory is only the residue of experience; it is the result of a challenge which is not fully comprehended. Life is a process of challenge and response. Challenge is always new but the response is ever old. This response, which is conditioning, which is the result of the past, must be understood and not disciplined or condemned away. It means living each day anew, fully and completely. This complete living is possible only when there is love, when your heart is full, not with the words nor with the things made by the mind. Only where there is love, memory ceases; then every movement is a rebirth.
J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
2013/11/14 1 Comment
Nothing is definitively said or done.
To dare consider everything anew, to “seize” the moment
as an inspired improvisation – to question and examine it all out of a sense
of freedom and not going by the rule.
Life is about jazz, nay, LIFE IS JAZZ, yet very few seem to see or want to understand this.
Sadly, everyone wants to play it safely, and the consequence is that true expression
has become almost anarchic in our days.
Conformity is safety… I want to ‘play jazz’ yet how can I when I do not where the notes start, how the tune goes…?
I have been more aware, and as you say, aiming for true expression recently… it is harder than it seems, when you are consciously aware of behaviour/thoughts/feelings, because past patterns are so tightly held that is hard to see past them, to understand where and how to break free.
First we must see, before we can change.
Take the Change and in the process you begin to see – that´s the way it goes.
Who in you wants “to understand”?…Give it thought…
It is in actual fact the “inner authority”, this thief in you which is the past, the ubiquitous conditioning, the societal voices keeping you captive, hating change, preventing you from letting go and finding out.
These patterns are terribly difficult to break, I know that well.
YOU HAVE TO STOP BEING “AWARE”…WHAT WE IMAGINE BEING AWARENESS IS AN ILLUSION. That because “True Awareness” is beyond any conscious pursuit, it actually belongs to the so-called unconscious mind.
So…DO IT FIRST AND UNDERSTAND AFTERWARDS!
Write first and analyze after! – that´s the way it goes.
Trust your gut feeling IN THE SECOND! Only in total spontaneity you can fathom something…
You don´t need to know HOW THE TUNE STARTS, or how it goes…just start.
Hum if you have to, hear the sounds around you, talk senselessly, hit any rhythm with
This is the ultimate truth: LIFE OBEYS NO PREDICTABLE PATTERN…simply dare admit that.
Don´t try to break free – you are actually free. You just are finding out this now.
2013/10/25 Leave a comment
Punishment and retribution – this entrenched conditioning is what people
take for life.
Consequently what is easily given is not taken seriously, it is hardly accepted. If you don´t believe me, ask what women think of men who give themselves too easily…
That is so, most humans suppose they always have to fight, to strife; indeed to break their necks in order to reach a valuable result is the thing.
Twisted and paradoxical human nature:
The worse the fight, the more desirable the outcome…
Ask me, I´ve been there: it is really counterproductive to be all too nice and gracious with people – as they think you are an easy catch and thus might not appreciate you. In fact, they most likely will disregard you, taking you for a fool.
So don´t sell yourself too cheaply, put a high price on yourself and give moderately. Above all, don´t forget to punish them, otherwise they won´t endorse you. 😉
2013/10/06 Leave a comment
What if you woke up and saw that there were no ‘problems’?
It points to the attachment to problematize, which is another form of conditioning. Closely related to ‘seeking’.
It is simply attachment.
Having nothing to “problematize” on, can be very disruptive.
Indeed, for many, the absence of problems would be devastating.
It´s obvious: seeking reinforces the ego.
That´s why, almost no one is interested to find…or find out…
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