Tuesday, October 17, 2017

(Self-help) Belief and Afterlife

The process of belief is more important than the belief itself as one thing comes before the other in a progressive mind. Should we not become aware, the outcome of our actions is illusory.

This is an example of progressive thinking which is our conditioned state.  In the mind, one thing comes before the other, like exposure to language before learning to speak, read, and write- a progression.     
  • The Afterlife is created by illusions of life, minds without contact and unsatisfied with Life as it has been present (conditioned). Thus we look forward to the promise of an afterlife as the present is dissatisfying, stagnant, boring, regretful etc. (meaning the state of man, not individual comforts via choices). 
  • But suppose we are Life (connected)? Then it is not a question of belief or a desire to be fulfilled. Subconsciously and consciously, why is Life so dissatisfying that an afterlife is required? Disconnection?
  • Thus, a mind guided by the belief that Life ends will require an afterlife to fill the emptiness and pain from the limits of living, as it is presented/conditioned.    
Observe for ourselves. If one is disconnected with Life then there is only the struggle and hope of the afterlife. And a Life-connected requires the intelligent source of Life to which it is connected. As Life is a continuance, not an ending.   

Thursday, October 12, 2017

(Self-help) 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.