Provided that the mind can empty ifself for the known, for your perspective, your images of life, then it is something entirely else; then the mind is something new, and therefore, according to Taoism, immortal.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Is it possible to act without that there is formed conceptions; that is to say: so that there is seen, and acted, at the same time?
That is: an action where you have your being with you in your experience, where you are what you are in progress with, where there are no dreamer, spectator, doubter, within you - where you are your activity?
Because when we are facing a big physical danger, a crisis, then we actually are doing it: acting immediately.
Is it possible to live in such a way?
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The space between the old and the new is the same as the space between the thoughts, the passive listening presence.
In this space of silence there is renewal; here the new creation happens.
Only when the mind is new, creative empty, it can meet the new.
It is first when the mind no longer is tied to the old, to its images of life, that it can meet everything in a new way.
And therein is lying the joy of life, the source, which rises from life itself.
Friday, June 27, 2014
How is the individuality of Man formed, the Ego?
We all originate from life itself, from a special original energy, the source of life, the source from where all life-power and joy of life originate.
This energy creates, through its self-production, its own substance, namely sensation, observance and thinking.
It was this substance Descartes called the thinking substance (res cogitans), which is standing as opposed to the outstretched substance (res extensa).
The thinking substance you could call the abstract side of Man (logos).
The action and conduct of life is the practical, or concrete side (bios).
There exists of course not such an absolute division. Nonetheless it is the thinking´s self-production which creates the separation of the observer and the observed, the split in the thinker, who is standing outside his own actions and conduct of life, who distances himself from them, and relates thinking to them.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
If the body isn´t healthy and strong, it will inevitably distort the thought, and contribute to insensibility
It is not only the clarity of the mind, the reason, and the emotional sensitivity, we must develop, also a complete development of the body is a necessity; a thing, we all the time must lay us in mind.
Because if the body isn´t healthy and strong, it will inevitably distort the thought, and contribute to insensibility.
This is beyond any doubt, wherefore we don´t have to discuss it in details.
It is absolutely required that the body is healthy, that it gets the right food and enough rest.
If the senses aren´t awake, then the body will hinder the complete development of Man.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Awareness consists in, that you observe neutral as in a mirror, without saying yes and no. Passion consists in feeling deeply and incisively, without seeking to achieve anything with it.
When practiced together they develop into passive listening presence, or silence.
In the passive listening presence you are letting the thinking be in calmness in longer periods, you are letting the space between the thoughts expand more and more.
Only in this silence you can begin to discover deeper layers of yourself, layers which have to do with the images of time - your perspective on yourself and the world – and which, through this voyage of discovery, open themselves from the personal, to the more collective and universal, and finally, to reality and truth.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Just like the solution to a problem is lying in the problem itself, thus reality is to find in what you are
Reality can´t come to that, which will become something, which strive after something, the will to power, the absent.
It is only able to come to that, which is being, that, which understand what you are, the present.
Then you will see that reality is not something afar, the unknown is not far away, it is in what you are.
Just like the solution to a problem is lying in the problem itself, thus is reality to find in what you are.
If you can understand this, you will know truth.
Monday, June 23, 2014
As a Life Artist you must be able to ask yourself the question about, whether you are dependent of things in order to achieve and keep an existential happiness and meaning?
If you seriously try to answer this apparently simple question, you will discover how complicated your thoughts and life of feelings are.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Time is the displacement between idea and action, the disproportion, which is created by emptiness and loss.
The purpose with an idea is of course that you want to protect yourself; it is an idea about safety and secureness.
But the action is always immediately; it doesn't originate from the past or the future.
You can only act in the Now, but the action is so dangerous, so insecure, that we arrange ourselves after an idea, which we hope will give us a certain secureness.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Anxiety is to have your identity in an absence, in the constant becoming something. In this self-production there is no being.
Anxiety is therefore anxiety of nothing, anxiety of an uncertain threat.
The uncertain threat paralyses the identity, precisely because it is uncertain.
The inhibition in the anxiety is lying in the paralysation. Because the identity is paralysed in the anxiety, it is suspended.
The hold, the grip of the world, which the identity is, is suspended.
Anxiety is therefore an experience of an identity crisis. The whole of the situation is paralysed, and the space narrows around you.
Friday, June 20, 2014
When you as a Life Artist see the whole of the battlefield of life, not as an image, but as something you are facing, and in fact are observing, then you ask yourself what it all is about.
Why do human beings continue in this way until they die, without living or loving, but full of fear and anxiety?
Albert Camus opens his book The Myth of Sisyphus, with saying, that there only exists one real philosophical question, and that is the question about the suicide.
Why do we not commit suicide in a meaningless world devoid of both faith in reason and faith in God?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Language and thinking carry each other. And the collective language is lying in nature in form of projected energy
In close coherence with thinking exists language.
The thinking functions in language. And language is not only words and sentences. Language is music, mathematics, myths, archetypes, symbols, signs, etc.
Language and thinking carry each other. And the collective language is so to speak lying in nature in the form of projected energy.
The universal language though, is not projected energy, but is lying beyond Man, it is the actual foundation for the creation of the universe, it is the great vision, God´s plan you could say, the dream-tracks and the songlines in the artwork of the universe and of Man.
It works in synchronism with the Now, and therefore with life itself, and not projected in past and future.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
We must, in order to understand our minds, slow down the speed of our thinking – not stop it – but slow the speed down in order to be able to study it, follow it to its outer limit.
A help to this is to keep philosophical diary.
If you are the thought-process present in passive listening, the thought is understood as it is.
And in this practice you are not self-assertive, desirous after power, after a name, after position.
You are what you are, simple and nobody.
Then the thinking no longer is self-producing, but self-forgetful.
It is made transparent in being, and then you discover something beyond imagination.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A central theme in the philosophical life-practice is, whether there at all is any problem when you are the problem present in passive listening; that is to say: when you observe it incisively, very closely.
That will say: you can only observe the problem closely, incisively see wherein it consists, when you in self-forgetful way are one with the problem, when the observer is one with the observed.
And then there no longer is any problem, because then there is no reflections, displacements and darkness between the observer and the observed, but on the contrary a presence of something, which not is hidden, a presence of something apparently, something the individual has a clear understanding of.
It is a presence of something straightforward, a presence in naturalness.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Analysis is not the answer to anxiety. When you have analysed yourself for years, you are still anxious
Analysis of anxiety includes, not only the analyst and the analysed, but also time; time in the sense, that there are so many reactions, associations of ideas and memories, which have to be analysed.
But also time where many other factors arise, which will give the whole thing another direction: the comparison with earlier, and the hope and the desire after something else.
And then, when you in many days and years have analysed yourself, you are still anxious.
You are not one with yourself.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
We like rather to live in the past or the future, than to see the relations in which we are in the moment
The relationship is a mirror in which you can see yourself.
This mirror can either distort or expose the truth about yourself.
Most of us see in the relationship, in the mirror, what we preferably want to see, but we don´t see that, which is real. We like to condemn, justify, compare, or escape, and rather live in the past or the future, than to see the relations in which we are in the moment.
In this way the present, as Pascal said, only becomes used by the past as a passage to the future, and therefore the relationship – which is something that is in the moment, and not in past and future – becomes meaningless, wherefore there arises unreality and absence.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
When the Taoist monk is sitting and observing a tree passively without any kind of thought-activity, then it is an act, which isn´t defined by the past.
And passively to observe and feel the past´s activity is also an act without past.
To be the past present is to be one with your past, without that there is any displacement or distortions between the realizer and the realized.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
When you as a Life Artist understand the question about the creative activity, you will perhaps be able to understand what people mean by striving after something.
Is the creative action a result of an effort, and are we aware about the moments where we create? Or is the creative action a feeling of complete self-forgetfulness, a feeling, which arises when nothing intervenes disruptive, when you not at all feel the movement of the thought, when there only is an altogether rich and complete being? Is the creative condition a result of drudgery, of struggle, of conflict, of an effort?
We have all noticed that when we do something with great ease and quickly, then it costs no effort, then there not at all is talk about any struggle; but because our existence in the main consists of a line of conflicts and struggles, we can´t imagine a condition, a being, where all conflict have ended.
Monday, June 2, 2014
The act of the will leads to confusion, because the will, though it can be very sublimated, still is the tool of the desire.
The will to become something, to be something else - also when this ”something” is worth the effort, and very noble - can suggest a direction, can clear a path through the confusion; but such a process leads to isolation: the Ego that places itself outside, and is creating displacement and distortions.