In the face of so much personal suffering, how are we to understand its nature and ethically orient ourselves with the significance and reality of suffering in mind?
Teleological logic and philosophies are not devoid of value. Yet, they, like these conceptions of value, are not the totality of greatness. It requires living out.
Understanding the individual must include the depth and wealth of experience of individuals, especially their suffering.
It's come to my attention that not only is philosophy somewhat popular among many subcultures in our modern, primarily Western societies, but this popularity has somewhat estranged the general practice and purpose of philosophy from the many theories, perspectives, and philosophers whom are held in some esteem by the members of these subcultures and niche … Continue reading For the Love of Wisdom!; Comments on Practicing Philosophy in Contemporary Times
Among all the talk of self-realization and the fulfillment of the individuation process, no one really mentions that it's incredibly odd feeling whole. Assuming that at one time you were incomplete, fractured, and deluded towards your own state of being, and that you were able to reconcile the damage you felt towards yourself and reintegrate … Continue reading Persons are Not People
Life is like a flame that burns on a wick. If it burns too strongly, it could destroy itself in a flash, but if it doesn't burn strongly enough, only the faintest puff of breath is needed to blow it out completely.
There are so many attitudes and frames of thought nowadays that are focused on constant improvement, growth, or evolution. The idea is that things as they are now are suitable for this stage of existence, but it would be objectively better, and much more enjoyable, if we managed to improve things even just a bit … Continue reading Humanity #4: The Desire for Improvement and Self-Control
If the whole of existence is perfect sufficiently in itself, why practice meditation or any other method of self-improvement or accelerated growth? Similarly, why think that there are improvements to be made in the environments around you, or in your society? If the world is not perfect, and we are individuated reflections of the rest … Continue reading Are You Denying or Accepting Perfection?
Who am I? Therapy or meditation? Psychedelic bliss or medication? Embodied chaos freed versus freedom from institution taken? What makes the cave so different from the outside when, in either one, you can always smile or hide? I see no difference in the waves that come by trough before crest and those that flow from … Continue reading The Box
"What makes life so worth living is that one day we lose it all. Stay close to your loved ones, and bundle up and be ready for the cold. Life is better with warmer hands to hold."