I wanted to continue my contemplations on the nature of humanity, but not from the perspective of ideas inspired by another's philosophy or personal mode of thinking, but by my own observed thoughts and behaviors. Truly, this has been a focus of mine since late middle school when I first wondered why it was people … Continue reading Human Nature #2: A Framework of Humanity
David Hume (whose name so greatly fits this writing) defines moral philosophy as “the study of human nature” at the beginning of his revised Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. This is not a review of some of the ideas presented in that, in my opinion, remarkable work, but instead a consideration in my own manner of human … Continue reading “Human” Nature
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."
Contrary to popular belief, spirituality inherently is a vacuum. The word is as difficult to define as love, but once people are even somewhat familiar with related notions and ideas, such as the metaphysical, the sacred, or natural balance, we begin to grow an innate understanding of what this word means to refer to. Describing … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Spiritual?
And yet I have to thank the me that felt so restricted by my circumstances and ideas, because it's all brought me here to the point where I can look at life and sincerely say, "I think I'm enjoying this, and I'm looking forward to seeing what comes next."
The featured photo is not a flower. Allow me to explain what I mean by that. In Western society, and especially in Western philosophy, we have a tendency to cling to labels, concepts, systemic structures, and social conventions as if they are the truth of our lives, in a kind of "this is what's important" … Continue reading Truth vs. Society; Human Conceptions of Reality
"The best purpose we may be able to align our lives with, as individual human beings, is to responsibly handle the changes our consciousness makes while not try to do anything outside of what we would be considered authentic expression; however, this is already what we are made to do, and the process only needs to be optimized."
The word "invincible" comes from a negation of the Latin word describing the ability to be defeated or conquered which emphasizes a passive state of limited impact on oneself and one's environment. This limitation is felt by everyone, but those who can claim to be invincible in spirit are those who deny the possibility of … Continue reading How to be Invincible; the Secret to Working Right