In pop culture, as with many other facets of philosophy, ancient or not, the concepts of the demonic and the angelic are often glamorized if not outright bastardized beyond their original respective sentiments and associations. It's commonly accepted that the demonic is evil. Inherently malevolent and inconsiderate of any kind of sympathy or empathy, a … Continue reading On the Demonic and Angelic
I write on death to express some feelings about my life that I feel are atypical and unconventional, yet insightful. This ties into my philosophy of sanity and the compulsion to be "in" rather than "out", but I don’t explicitly mean to talk about mental states here. Just about my own, in fact. I love … Continue reading Preparation for Death and Dying
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
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."
I'm not exactly sure if I'm remembering this, or if I'm only truly learning this for the first time, but it feels like this is the only thing that has ever happened. I feel like in not knowing what the future could possibly hold, no one really knows what to do. Some people have found … Continue reading Life Rant: What are we doing?
"Many people who find themselves practicing meditation will inevitably reach these kinds of experiences and gain a more lucid awareness of their existence. So how does it work?"
"Psychotherapy is necessarily spiritual in nature, and it is accomplished through enlightenment and self-realization..."