I am not interested in being nowhere. Are you?…

“Often, you could see the hunter-gatherers making their way in single file through the marshes beside the road.

They were always somewhere, and were uninterested in being nowhere, on industrialism’s roadway. They had not yet lost the singularity of the present, which technology exactly takes away.

With our dwindling attention spans, foreshortening shallowness of thought, and thirst for diversions, how much are we actually in the world?

The disembodied self becomes increasingly disengaged from reality, including emotional reality.”

“Anxiety has replaced happiness as the hallmark sensation, now that community is absent.

We no longer trust our instincts. Maintaining a vast distance from the rhythms of nature and primary experiences of the senses in their intimate concreteness, the leading “thinkers” so often consecrate or uphold this unhappy, disembodied state.”

– John Zerzan

 

Whoever is interested, here is the whole article:

http://www.johnzerzan.net/articles/happiness.html

 

Embrace your emotions

Sometimes, a pertinent idea just pops up out of nowhere. It can be the long sought-for solution, the right answer to something you so badly craved for, but couldn´t “figure it out”.

You just can´t “think” too much about it, pondering on, or trying to find the right words for it, hinders the informational flow.

You just let it come, as if you were a secret partaker to you own life.

A “pertinent idea” comes disguised as a strongly felt emotion. All great words are manifestations of inspired, almost haunting emotions. Only emotion helps us reach further in our quest of finding out our real purpose.

It strikes me like never before that Suffering derives from lack of emotional purpose. Lack of Felt Sense. If we are short of sense, that is, out of touch with emotion, we wither. We simply die inwardly.

The disease of this epoch is exactly this:

OBSESSIVE THINKING WHICH BRINGS ABOUT THE UBIQUITOUS ABSENCE OF EMOTION!

We are in the constant practice of  killing our emotion!

God damn it, let´s stop fleeing our emotions! 

EMOTION IS THE MAP OF LIFE! Your most precious asset.

Only truly heartfelt emotion will grant you the longed-for Sense, the healing of your human dignity!

A good one

Sex is an emotion in motion.
( Mae West)

To Melissa

Don´t give words too much a meaning – you greatest meaning is your emotion.
When there is strong emotion, there will be also the right words.

Is it true, or is it true?

Great passion and emotion are very offensive to cowardice.

What is the State – commenting Paul´s post

It just kind of struck me now – the word State is the same as state… – as inner emotional condition.

So the State, is nothing but a sum of different twisted emotional and mental states…A sum of ubiquitous madness basically…

Can collective madness be counteracted …? I don´tknow…

What I know for sure though is that we can “counterfeel” it…:) We can counterstrike with great Love, great emotions, with great lucidity…embracing timeless Art and refulgent Beauty…

Yes!…

Let´s try!!

A dialogue between Mrprose and me

He says:

We do support each other, and eventually I think we create networks of support that we may rely on. As for feeling, yes, it is a part, but one that may come with a bit of time. I know that I have not yet learned to truly feel. It’s a process to discover.

My answer:

I was thinking of thatnot too: we create networks of support that we may rely on. It is a real priority as most people today, – especially the young generation – are utterly confused as there is no one to guide when it comes to what Real Living is about… Many are in deep pain, and due to the fact that the ones who are supposed to give guidance – parents, teachers, psychologists, etc. – are also afraid, they cannot therefore give the right support. There is basically no one there to turn to…

That is why I asked you whether you ponder on talking in schools.

Please listen carefully:

You don´t learn to be hungry or thirsty. It ´s the same with feelings.
Thus, YOU CANNOT LEARN TO FEEL…you feel, feeling is spontaneous, implicit, a concrete reality insofar as everything around is the outcome of our inner emotional state.

The problem is that this present age is afraid of – and discards real feeling, tacitly preventing us from our embracing our greatest treasure: EMOTION.

Everything boils down to this – Emotion…
I said innumerable times – LIFE IS EMOTION.

Emotion is the right answer to life. Meaning, self-worth, gratitude, creativity, all great things are the outcome of emotion. Unlike what you heard, it´s Emotion which is the real power behind shining intelligence.

So I tell you again: you cannot learn to breath – you cannot breath tomorrow, can you…? 🙂
The same goes for feeling…Feel, feel and feel…Feel the necessity of feeling. Feel even if what you feel can be unpleasant.

Life is ultimately a Mystery to feel, not an intellectual procedure.

What you need to observe though is the fear invested in your feelings, understand it and gradually rid yourself of it.