4 Notes

Life is empty and meaningless

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"Playing in earnest" is creating meaning rather than "uncovering" it

Life is empty and meaningless. From a Western point of view, because life is meaningless, we suffer (nihilism). We are preoccupied with meaning, with somethingness. Our metafysics and spirituality is profoundly geared toward meaning. Observe, for example, how the dense cultural mass of christianity pulls everything in orbit around it. Christ is destined to die on the cross for our sins. Here, meaning is derived from weight (destiny) and purpose (sacrfice). See how easily this translates into relationships: are we meant for one another (destiny)? Does suffering give meaning to our relation (sacrifice)? In fact, does suffering give meaning to our lives?

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Veganism


The will to be against needs a body that is incorruptible. A body that is radically unprepared to exploit or be exploited.

Adopt a vegan lifestyle. This is the single most important lifestyle change you can make for your self, for others, for our planet. A vegan lifestyle seeks to eliminate animal exploitation entirely. Vegans eat a plant-based diet and refrain from using any animal products, such as leather for clothing. There are many reasons to adopt a vegan lifestyle, here are some of the most compelling ones.

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We mutants

We mutants have to become so other that we no longer become enamored with power.

Ecological disasters, material bondage, racism and xenophobia, hunt, like so many other threats this new millennium. Our societies remain stupefied, powerless before the challenges that confront it. We contribute to the pollution of air and water, to the exploitation of animals, to the destruction of forests, to disturbances of climates, to the disappearance of a multitude of living species, to the impoverishment of the genetic capital of the biosphere, to the destruction of landscapes, to the suffocation of cities, and to the progressive abandonment of cultural values and moral references in the areas of human solidarity.

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Neurosis

Fear

There is nothing to be afraid of. All fear is unreal. Unreal fear destroys us. It creates in us a false sense of security - the illusion that you are protecting yourself. It destroys us, keeps us from growing. Fear makes us incredibly vulnerable to manipulation by others, especially those in positions of power. 

All of us have experienced fear. We were all children and very dependent. A child cannot in any way control its environment and is therefore very subject to fear. Fear is a leftover from childhood. When we are adult fear corrupts our lives. The illusion that fear protects us is one of the most dangerous and damaging illusions in human life. Without fear we would change and move rapidly - and for most people that prospect is terrifying. There is no growth or change without fear. With growth and change we move into the unknown. We violate, often unconscious, inner prohibitions that tell us that to change our lives would be damaging if not lethal. Inner prohibitions that tell us to stay where we are and defend our established identity like one defends an occupied territory.

The fear of loss or of being hurt is behind all maladaptive behaviour, all neurosis, all ‘stuckness’. Therefore there is great terror in giving up these maladaptive learnings. Change and growth seem frightful and therefore difficult to accomplish. So often we remain stuck.

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Detoxification

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You need both intelligence and self-discipline. You need intelligence to understand how to take care of your self, but in itself this knowledge is empty. You need self-discipline to act accordingly. Self-discipline needs to be seen against the background of changing needs and a changing environment. Intelligence is nothing without discipline, discipline is nothing without purpose.

The body continuously strives toward health, which it accomplishes by constantly cleansing itself of damaging toxins. The body cleanses itself, heals itself and supports itself. Food has a strong effect on the length and quality of our lives. The capacity of the body to digest food is dependend on the functioning of three daily cycli: absorbation (eating), assimilation (digesting), elimination (expulsion). Even though these functions proceed to a lesser degree constantly, each of these is more intense during certain hours of the day. From 12h to 20h absorbation (eating), from 20h to 4h assimilation (digestion) and from 4h to 12h elimination (expulsion). When you are used to unusual rhythms of waking and sleeping, your body has had time to adjust its cycles accordingly.

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