Life is empty and meaningless
“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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
The expression of our emotions frees us from our ‘stuckness’ - frees us to move on, to let go and to change. One in five people will at some point in their lives experience a severe depression. Very often lovers, family and friends are the first line of defense. So most of us, if not all of us, will have to come to terms with depression at some point of our lives. Because of this...
Autonomy As the infant becomes child, as the child becomes youth, as the youth becomes adult, a separation of boundaries moves to become established. In most of us, this separation and the experience of personal autonomy and love, have never been completely achieved. Therapists and councillors estimate that at most 5 % to 10 % of relationships are truly happy, another 5 % to 10%...
Copyleft– What is good in this blog belongs to no one - we blind ourselves to the fact that none of our works is truly original - that we constantly re-purpose and re-contextualize works and ideas of others - we need to free ourselves from the signature of the author, and develop a more collaborative,...