As long as you don´t know yourself, you live in self-denial

Know thyself

The essential thing is but to understand yourself through constant and relentless self-questioning.
In due time, penetrating deeper in yourself, – which is a hell of a job – you might
understand things differently, no matter if it comes to the book you mention or my writing.

Bear in mind that even when you are “right” you are still “wrong”. To see the false as false is a hell of an undertaking.

Stop trying to be someone – just be yourself for a change

Everyone tries hard to be someone. If I am so self-important, someone else wants also to be important, so obviously everything becomes a constant conflict. Yes, the same goes for conflict between families, casts, groups of interest, nations – in short, everything in this life is a constant series of struggles and conflicts between different people who want to be someone empowered by a certain belief.

If I have a certain viewpoint, whenever I stubbornly hold to my ideology – be it Christianity, Buddhism, Marxism, Atheism, Freud, Jung or whatever -, this will enhance my ego and surely create conflict with another person holding another ideology.

In our present world, my belief is your threat. Your belief creates walls around you so I can´t reach you. Can you recognize and honestly question this?…Can you see that whatever “belief” is the very ground for arguments, fights and wars…?

Can you see that your avid attempt to find “your way” is often nothing more than vain conflictuality?

Whenever you work hardly to be “someone” you stress your belief, you create disharmony, imbalance, violence…Whenever you create something out of personal interest, “something else” will be the other´s answer to you.

You are always a threat for me, and me to you, as long as I hold to “mine” and you to “yours”.

Your specific way in life is given, but you cannot look for it, it´s nothing you can deliberately find. Searching creates isolation and violence. Only when you cease “trying to be” and instead, peacefully know yourself in harmony, in relation – that is, in swift  tacit accord with the other -, then and only then, you will find “your real way”.

It is the natural non conflictual way, something that is both your and the other´s gain.

Do I believe in something?…I like Christ, Buddha, Homer, Scriabin, Rembrandt, Rilke, Kandinsky and many others, but I don´t believe in any of them.

I used to be a Julien-ist but I have given up that too 🙂

What is living – a comment

That is indeed the biggest problem with “modern” man today – he doesn´t really live.

What it´s worse is that he fears life. All pursuits he undertakes derive from this basic deep existential fear, he invariably banishes himself from his own life perpetually refusing to confront his real nature.

This constant escaping from himself he calls “life”. Someone who is always on the run, cannot be expected to take any real responsibility for anything, and thus whatever he does is shallow and superficial – despite generic skills and competence he remains an ignorant, his “success” means only destruction, all in all, never knowing in depth what Life or Love is, he fails totally albeit his “grand”achievements.

His so-called life means isolation, pointless struggle, sorrow, boredom and confusion. Inside of him he knows that, but due to his incredible arrogance he never admits this fact.

So what is really living…?

Living is “know thyself”. Living is finding out WHO YOU ARE. Living is finding out what Fear and Separation is about.

Living is responsibility – that is, the ability to respond comprehensively and substantially to WHO YOU REALLY ARE.