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'.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Two Cents of The Hypothetical

 The Hypothetical is a word that implies something (concept, image, belief, faith, goals etc.) that are dreamt, conjectured, theorized or imaged in order to justify or clarify a position, belief, faith, theory of the past, present or future desire. Such that the mind, which is conditioned to create hypothesis, views the world as hypothetical and unrelatable.

  • The hypothetical dreams, imagines, and creates conjecture and is neither a factual, rational reality. 
  • The hypothetical is conjectured, unavailable information on its theories, interpretations, power, control, manipulation, fear, debate, coercion etc.
  • The hypothetical are baseless concepts, images of a mind in motion between the past and future. Something in constant motion has no direction - is wayward.
  • The hypothetical, a mind unsure of the present, will draw upon the hypothetical as the representation and justification of its worldview.
In our observance, anything that is without natural, intelligent universal support or connection, flounders in its own imagining which requires support or it will collapse from its own terms of hypothesis. 
Seek knowledge as a tool to wisdom and the world of hypothesis shows itself to be illusory. Be mindful.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Social Wisdom and Wisdom

Wisdom comes in two distinct forms; social/cultural and by intrinsic discovery. One is based on teaching, learning, obedience, belief and faith while the other on self-discovery. So which is most important and everlasting to humanity?

Social Wisdom;
  1. To live with ethics, faith, respect, pride, goals, compassion, love etc.
  2. Don't make the same mistakes twice, have no regrets, be fearless, have morals, no one is like you, life is short etc.
  3. Education is power,  vote, Love is eternal, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
However, social wisdom, in its efforts to teach, learn and empower the human form, creates, unintentionally, a conditioned social structure in which that wisdom is born and limited. Structure is limitation.

Wisdom Discovered
  1. Discovery is the action of the curious and their reward is everlasting, compassionate wisdom for Life. 
  2. Discovery takes place as we/the mind move past our limitations, such as being allowed to leave your home or state for the first time. Something new awaits.
  3. In that discovery, a sense of relief happens, a lightness and joy as limitations are dissolved. Life's reward is its enthusiasm for continued discovery. Life is continuous. 
  4. Wisdom isn't taught or socialized, rather is acquired in the moment of observance or present. Be mindful.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mirror Image

The enlightened one, will always contradict, always.  No matter the time, place, or circumstance.  They will contradict, and not because they are in opposition, only because the self is not present. 

The enlightened will respond to the troubled self being presented before them.  And so the 'enlightened' response is aware that everyone who comes is seeking or suffering from a dogma, to repeat or justify their situation.  But the 'enlightened' will not agree or disagree, but respond completely.   
The enlightened are not looking and reacting from a 'mirror image' of themselves, because there is nothing to see, the mirror is empty, no reflection.  But those with a dogma to repeat, want to be heard, right, truthful, religious, all powerful, so they want to repeat and repeat and repeat. Because they are troubled.
The enlightened are not repeating or reactionary, have no dogma, scripture, religion, theory, scientific knowledge etc. They are merely responding to that which is presented before it, the 'mirror image' of the other.  Yet, the self is troubled by his own 'mirror image' and surely an enlightened response, contradicts that 'mirror image.'

Yet, be sure, the enlightened response is without opinion, sorted truths, beliefs, agenda, clinging to this or that, or all that divides and conflicts.  By response, the enlightened are merely presenting the potential of being, the potential we are, that is all.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Faith a Bargain?

Many beliefs require participation, sometimes there is an exchange of money - which resemble deals or bargains. This is not faith, but it is accepted - give something, get something.  The religious person isn't making a deal, his focus is Life which is not a deal or exchange.  But many faiths ask something of you; your time, support, cash, an offering or sacrifice.

And what is the exchange?  Is one connected or is there still 'time' to execute something? Is there enlightenment or the perpetuation of a contract? Are you not in faith for spiritual guidance, awareness, escape, repentance, saving and healing?  

Because there must be purpose which leads to resolve for ones participation and sacrifice.  The answers we seek to understand must end or undue something (sorrow, pain, conflict, violence).  If faith is not ending something, then is one just in a bargain or deal - which is an ongoing future endeavor? 

Yet, if you close your eyes and listen, stop and just listen, there slowly rises a silence and understanding of the motion of thought, which is you.  A process.  You participate, not wait, in the present, regardless of accomplishing anything manifested. Note, there is no exchange or deal taking place, merely an inquiring soul looking for a way out of something - its own sorrow, pain or anxiety of the mind and its reactions.  This mind wants to understand and heal the world.  Participation is action.

In that action of Meditation, you are connecting with that godliness, eternal, the religion of Being, even repentance and sacrifice fade instantly.  Deals take time and life out of us, contrarily, meditation stops time, enlightens and lets flow everlasting Life. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Understanding Hate

Hate is not merely the conclusive reaction of dislike or unacceptance, rather divisions of the mind or one's persona. Humans unconsciously accept, via conditioning, social mechanisms (beliefs, faith, individuality, responsibility etc.) which are the basis of reaction or you. 
  • Generally speaking, as the reaction to hate rises, there is always a preceding action which confronts or contradicts our ego/belief/ faith etc., which incurs the reaction or sense of hate.
  • This contradiction initiates from someone or the social environment (politics, faith, school, culture or religion).  
  • The hateful reaction is merely the end result of the accumulation of who you are (self/mind/ego). And this reaction, which is you, is under threat and hates to be disturbed or threatened.
  • Being disturbed is hearing rational that cannot be defended, justified or understood. But deeper (subconsciously), the ego is fearful of being without its life-long security and social comfort. 
Be mindful, hate is a reflection of the human condition, not each other. Therefore, it is wise to understand that hate, without understanding and observing its origin and, thus, reaction, is hating ourselves as Human Beings...which doesn't help. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Observing The Process of Anxiety

In the act of awakening, there is, simultaneously, anxiety during the act of dissipation or letting go. The mind holds on to the mental or conditional things harming and dividing relationships. Though in holding on, we create hesitance, and fear which halts the alleviation of that anxiety. 

  1. Initially, be aware, we are the 'process of anxiety', its creation.
  2. The process is important because the way into anxiety is the way out of it; example: how low self-esteem is acquired is essential and connected with achieving high self-esteem.   
  3. Consider, anxiety isn't limited to work, weddings, airplanes, at war, at the dentist, etc., but rather a social conditioning. Note that anxiety isn't of our choosing. 
  4. Consider and awaken to the awareness that anxiety is created, via process and human interaction. Awaken to the observance, just as fear, anxiety is who you and we are mentally and socially.
For self-help; note the circumstance currently causing the anxiety, assess how you feel: is anxiety coming from within you or from an external influence? No matter as we are both the reaction and carriers of anxiety. Thereby, we are the cause and the effect of it.

Be mindful of the Process of Anxiety!

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