Monday, July 24, 2017

Boredom Now

Often we hear, "I'm bored". Have you asked why and of what exactly? Is it boring to live? Being bored comes into our lives when we're distracted inwardly and outwardly. But how to cope? 

Be aware of the process of boredom  
  1. Boredom enters our lives unknowingly as culture, tradition, pleasure, love or basic acceptance.
  2. Boredom is then perpetuated by family, friends, culture, authority, patriotism, freedom, faith and or belief.
  3. Boredom is then reacted upon as a social and personal reality.
  4. Boredom then becomes a habitual reaction, seen as normal, necessary and to be avoided.
What constitutes boredom? 

  1. The failure to achieve a personal goal.
  2. Excessive eating or lack of exercise or mental stimulation. 
  3. Recreational sex.
  4. Social crime and personal neglect as in hygiene, family or personal responsibility. Or a sense of idleness, life passing you by.
These cultural reactions easily become distractions when we've failed ourselves, family or community which are reflected as mischief or boredom. 

Overcome boredom
  1. Firstly, being aware of ourselves is primary; how boredom is accepted as in observing the process by which we come in contact with it.
  2. Be mindful of your reaction to failure in not reaching a goal. 
  3. What is your reaction to isolation and stagnation? What do you do? (have sex, sulk, shop, play video's, drink etc.)
In short, as we become socially and personally aware of the process of boredom, that observance dissipates our reaction because Life, and not culture or traditional reactions of the mind, awaits in the absence of boredom.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Value Overview

Value is a serious social issue, meaning, through culture, belief and tradition, humans have socialized value. For example; truths, beliefs, images, hierarchy, power, social class, ethnicities etc. These values are beloved, cursed, desired, divisive and conflictive. The latter is intrinsic to all cultures at some level, but none more divisive and violent than in industrialized countries.

Acquiring Value

  • Be aware that value isn't a choice, as we are born into its culture.
  • As we mature, that value becomes our truths, beliefs, faith, fears, property, goals and love. 
  • As the conscious mind forms, 'value' is socially enforced and perpetuated by parents, friends, politicians, teachers, media or the general social environment. 
  • During the conditioning process, (teaching and learning) as we become individuals, we see how value socially interacts and dictates how others are accepted in our lives because competitive, industrialized humans question if who or what is accepted, a threat, or an aid to survival.
Devaluing value
  • As a reaction, meaning, to protect ones beliefs, truths, faith, culture, and tradition then value is violent and divisive without being physical. 
  • Ask if this reaction to materials, social status, property, beliefs etc. is more important than being without conflict and division with another.
  • Many times one wonders, what can be done to cease violence, conflict, and division? The solution lies in understanding the process of value which doesn't mean 'who you are and stand for' is gone forever, just the reaction

I'm Not Judging You

"I'm not judging you." In our living circumstance, there is nothing so vile as to utter these words, either defensively or jovially. What is the peril of judging someone? If we are mindful, we all do it, no matter what our image/ego thinks.

The process of judgment:

  1. Generally, there must be two opposing entities; human to human and not necessarily in conflict.
  2. These entities must contain something of value; faith, belief, image, goal, fear, insecurities etc. (that which is judged).
  3. In this conditioned state, judgment then is reactionary, not a matter of right and wrong - that is socialization or obedience.
  4. Therefore, "I'm not judging you." is a comparative reaction from a conditioned state in which we are unaware, until now. 
Now What?
  1. Expand on what is written above...
  2. See and be mindful of reaction and how it forms in our relationships and observe it in our rejections and acceptance of each other as these are the end results of comparisons.  
  3. Be mindful and listen when you or someone utters, "I'm not judging you." It is but a comparison, as the mind/we are conditioned to react thusly. 
  4. Be mindful that the comparison/reaction is but the mind rejecting the image undesired of itself.
  5. Finally, understand that we all judge and be done with it.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

"How" are we different?

Why is there contention with the idea and belief that humans are different from another? There is a social and cultural belief that 'we're all different'; think and learn differently and on different paths in life. As the world struggles for unity, what purpose does 'difference' serve?

The Minds Influence
  • From birth, humans are culturally conditioned, ideally to be responsible individuals by which we become divided.
  • It is from this division, we perceive ourselves to be separated from the environment, thus, each other and Life.
  • This division is the individual (mind) reacting on its own behalf, as if alone and unrelatable to anything outside itself; which is the beginning of social and personal loneliness. 
Clarifying Difference 
  • Understanding the mind, our behavior and actions are essential.
  • Ask if there is a social or interactive need to be different?
  • Of what purpose, other than egoic, do we assure difference?
  • If the world is divided ideally, socially, stately, religiously etc., is this not the reaction of the cultured, responsible individual? That which is isolated from the environment, yet needs and searches for unity? 
I offer this observation, it is up to you to expand on it.

When is Joy?

The obvious question: what is "Joy"? And where can it be discovered? Because we assume that if one is seeking something in their existence, then one is without. The struggle comes in its illusiveness, then the processes of socialization must be observed. 
  1. We are born naked, free and made of joy. 
  2. Then we are taught in schools this and that and become responsible individuals; socialized. 
  3. We attach ourselves, as we mature and associate, with ideas, images, goals, desires, faith, fear, love etc. 
  4. Yet during this process, these conditions, which are gathered and accumulated as mind, become you/the persona.
It is only proper that to discover what 'is', factual or rational, one must see and discover what it is not.  
  1. Joy is not a definition, not in a school and not a responsibility.
  2. It does not mature nor associate with image, ideas, goals, desires, faith, fear etc.
  3. It is not a process to be learned, memorized and then taught to another.
  4. It is not an accumulation within ourselves/persona, vanity or of mind. 
  5. Be aware, it is not of the mind, a thought, the past or future. 
  6. It is nothing definable rather a space between past and future, when you laugh, have sex, meditate and are mindful (when we are without thought). It is everything that the mind of thought is not, the absence of movement. That is Joy. Don't believe me - that's absurd. Observe it.
There is a rational why babies are called 'Bundles of Joy'.