A comment to Paul

Paul:

Thank you for writing this – I too have problems with science, specifically psychology and psychiatry. The very notion that someone;’s entire Being can be described scientifically is absurd. Actually, I thought I wanted to study psychology until I learned it is taught in college or university as a science. That totally turned me off, and is a big part of why I am attracted to philosophy.

I only read this once, but I still think there is a role for science in society – as you probably agree. However, science is merely descriptive, or a way of describing the natural world in numbers and figures. This, if not careful can lead one to believe that is all there is to the world, negating the power and value of the Self.

Just a thought, but is there not a place for both science and philosophy?

Me:

All the greatest scientists and innovators were acutely aware of the vital importance of soul and inspiration, yet Science as we know it today, reinforces invariably Reason in the detriment of other more subtle qualities, which can be termed as intuition, soul, divine inspiration.

It overlooks and rather disregards these great human resources.

If science hasn´t found it, it means that Soul doesn´t exist – that is what most people think. And the outcome of this existential outlook is our very lugubrious and absurd age which invariably denies – and deprives itself of – emotion. In plain words, indirectly – and alas even directly – science negates the power and value of Self. Look from what defective grounds medicine derives from…

Very few humans go against this erroneous approximation, and these are the ones who also realize something of consequence.

The greatest scientists before were also great philosophers versed in spirituality. As I said initially, Descartes, Newton and Darwin have modeled this scientific outlook which has divorced itself from “real life”.

If you want to study psychology, don´t let yourself be discouraged – there are other courses of action as well. In my opinion, judging from what you go through – your depression – by the time you will totally recover from it, having understood things from the inside, you can help others. You have talent, you can do a lot of things.

Take it step by step and trust your gut feeling – one thing does not exclude the other.

Soul and Science

Have you ever wondered what “psychology” means etymologically?

Well, it comes from Greek: ψυχή – psihi  which means soul, and λόγος – logos, meaning word, reason, cause, or in our current interpretation – science. The science of the Soul with other words.

This is a very difficult topic to approach and to make my point would require a long exposure, but I am trying to render it in just few words.

WHAT IS SOUL?…

Nobody knows really. Materialism denies the existence of a soul, and for that matter our present science is based on the same assumption. Soul is something bitterly dismissed, something relegated to kindergarten tales, or considered a product of some delirious fool´s imagination. More or less derisory self-delusion.

What do you do when you know and experience that something invisible – Soul – is not simple fabrication but the most supreme reality, and this very unshakable knowledge vehemently contradicts the general belief?

Who is right…? Me knowing beyond any shadow of doubt that Soul is reality, or science who shamelessly denies that?

Just imagine the conflicts and fierce contempt I had to put up throughout the years, trusting my inner voice and not what I was expected to believe. HOW CAN I BELIEVE IN “SCIENTIFIC” APPROACH WHEN ITS INHERENT IDEAS DENY AND DEMEAN ME, MY INNERMOST FEELING, MY VERY REALITY?

I will tell you: SCIENCE IS A TOTAL SHAM as long as soul is not taken into account!! The reductionist ideas from which science derives are sheer stupidity and arrogance as they are ontologically incorrect – as long as it doesn´t consider man´s totality of being !

Look unbiased around and see what happened to mankind holding the current belief that soul doesn´t exist. The consequence of that?…DISEASE…

Yes, disease which is caused by the denial of all feelings related to soul …Emotional disease which lies behind all our afflictions.

OUR SOUL IS ILL! Our soul is in agony. These demeaning ideas invented by some fools like Newton, Descartes and Darwin from which “modern” science has arisen, are the very reason to our present sickness. They have killed life within us.

WHEN I SAY “LIFE” I MEAN EMOTION.

Look around – people are terribly afraid of emotion, they are afraid to feel, to embrace their greatness, their soul. Of course they are afraid, cause EMOTION POINTS TO WHO YOU ARE and not to what you have been told you are.

That is why we have this total inane and stupid world of today –  because we have killed our soul, our emotion. WE ARE AFRAID OF OUR REAL NATURE.

The soul is the abode of all beauty, greatness, virtue, wisdom, Love, Art…We are constantly denying our soul, thus we deny Life with all its treasures.

Now, what is imperative is TO HEAL OUR SOUL. BUT “HOW” DO WE DO IT? WHO CAN HELP US…?
Who can heal us when our so-called psychologists and doctors are themselves suffering from the same illness?

As Soul belongs to the unseen – how can we penetrate deeply and lucidly into these ineffable realms, in order to save ourselves and re-establish THE INNER ORDER WITHIN…?

WHO CAN HELP US…?

Can we embrace a new paradigm?

In a way, we want to find out…On the other way, our ego, somehow doesn´t allow that, and hampers us to perceive things clearly.

If I were to tell you “new things”, would your ego want to hear, or dismiss them as pure phantasy inventions?…

How can you give something unless there is also the desire of the other person to receive that? The desire to receive may be there, but, as the mind is a bad interpreter, it interprets according to its conditioning. With other words, it often doesn´t recognize the gift. The key to a problem may lie just in front of our eyes, but because it comes in a “strange” package, we won´t be able to see it, or accept it. Often we dismiss truth through indifference or sloth.

Our habits are our prison. How can we recognize “new facts” when we are conditioned to live according to outdated patterns? We claim that we are so modern, yet our way of perceiving reality is old: we keep repeating and reiterating our ancestors´ totally false ideas about reality which we still  take as The True Paradigm. Can we recognize that the Paradigm of Darwin, Newton and Descartes is totally outdated, that this specific assumption that life is nothing but a material process, can be the menace for our survival?

To illustrate my point: if only the strongest makes it, it means that life is nothing but a constant struggle for survival. Survival of the fittest is the result of pure madness, madness generated by abysmal fear. It is this fear always trying to dominate and compete. Not knowing WHAT or WHO they are, most people define themselves only through competition. Basically this thesis builds on “I dominate and kill you so I know who I am.” That´s our present recipe for success.

It is quite manifest that, having the urge to dominate, struggle and kill for life, we define ourselves ultimately through crime, through death.

In this frenzied state of despair to survive, how on earth can we have time and peace to think, consider, see and think clearly, embrace beauty, approach life with a deeper understanding and joy? It is clear, we think of ourselves as being victims to be soon executed, and how can a man constantly living with fear of extinction be sensible, generous or altruistic?…A total contradiction, don´t you think?…

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ACT THE WAY WE DO, BECAUSE OUR COMPREHENSION OF REALITY IS MOULDED ACCORDING TO SOME WRONG IDEAS THAT WERE STATED VERY LONG TIME AGO.

Obviously, we cannot change our way of action, unless we get at the very Ideas which generated our wrong way of thinking. I am aware that it is overwhelming to start considering life and ourselves as a part of a spiritual grand design, but failing to recognize that, we are doomed.

Are we prepared for a new comprehension of Reality?…

Who is going to answer: our Real Self, or the fearful Ego…?