Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Only meditative-existential you can be in the Now.
The passive listening presence is meditation.
Meditation is to see completely with the heart and the mind; that is to say: with the whole of your essence.
The human essence is therefore meditation.
Meditation is the self-forgetfull openness for, and absorption in life itself.
The meaning of life is therefore to express the human essence.
Human essence is therefore an appearance-form of the Now.
Why? Because the essence in the human life is meditation.
Total existential presence in the Now is meditation.
The essence is therefore one and the same with existence; and this realized oneness is precisely meditation, or the wholeness of the observer and the observed.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The more emphasis which is being put on the outer greatness, the greater is the inner guilt over unlived life.
But freedom from this guilt is not asceticism.
The cause of this inner emptiness is the desire after becoming something; and no matter what you do, then this emptiness can never be filled out.
You can escape from it, whether it happens in a clumsy way, or in a more cunning way; but you can´t move further away from it than from your own shadow.
You perhaps don´t want to look into this emptiness, but it is there nevertheless.
Neither those ornaments things can give you, nor the suit of penance, which the soul can dress in, can conceal this inner poverty.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Meditation is, as I understand it with reference to Art of Life, a downward movement.
And by the way I believe, that this is a fact concerning all spiritual practice, when practised correct.
At first you release yourself from the personal images, here next from the collective images.
Herewith you give energy and life back to reality and presence.
You can also say it is a foundation of ground connection, a being with weightiness and grounding.
The Awakening of Kundalini
Sunday, November 22, 2015
There is always a contradiction in the desire.
You desire contradictionary things - which doesn´t mean, that you must destroy the desire, oppress, tame or sublimate it - you must quite simply see that the desire itself is a contradiction.
It is not the things you desire, but the nature of the desire itself, which is a contradiction.
And you must understand the nature of the desire before you can understand the conflict.
With ourselves we are in a condition of contradiction, and this condition is created by the desire - this, that we strive after lust, and try to avoid pain.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Will to Power is a concept which comes from the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
It is entirely an expression of the philosophical desire in the thinking, not an expression of reality or life itself.
It is an expression of the thinking´s desire after controlling truth, happiness and reality. It is therefore I call it a philosophical desire.
It it not enough to designate it as a psychological desire, but a perspectivism which ends in nihilism.
Friday, November 20, 2015
As despair has a relationship with loss, then meaning has a relationship with fullness.
The meaning in what you do is filling, lifting up and expanding.
Meaning owns a freedom which does that it can´t be emptied out; it is so to speak inexhaustible.
Meaning is therefore also an utterance of freedom.
Meaning opens your existence, or it is an opening of your existence towards the present, the now.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Is it not all the time something new?
It is something, which constantly is changed and is creating a new feeling.
Today is never the same as yesterday, and that is the beauty of life.
This new is the unique in life, a unique presence, which the Jewish philosopher and mystic Martin Buber called The Eternal Thou.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The challenge is always new.
It is only the reaction to the challenge, which is a recurrence of the past.
The old leaves more and more dregs; that will say memory, and it is in this accumulation that the spectator, the theorist, the doubter, divides himself from himself and the surroundings, from the challenge, from the experienced.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
If your real interest not yet has become awakened, and if the prompting to find out is present, then you will find out, not by constantly seeking after an answer, but to be inquring, clear and warm in your prompting.
Then you will see, that when you are awake, there is a sharpened attention in which you receive any hints from the hidden interest, and that dreams also play a part.
In other words: the prompting gets the mechanism of discovery to function.
Monday, November 16, 2015
As a Life Artist you must find out what the mind - the mind which you daily make use of, and also the mind about which existence most of us know nothing - is doing in relation to your problems.
You must observe the mind as it is, and not as you think it ought to be.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The thinker is himself absent.
The experience of absence is the experience of, that what happens around you, and with you, doesn´t concern you, that you are not in it, not are involved.
You are not here, nor other places, but outside in the meaning absent.
You are shortly said not present.
That will say that your actual being is hidden for you, you are ignorant about what you are.
Unreality is something for the individual hidden. It is something for the individual hidden. It is a specific state, a suffering emptiness, a being outside. You are not your activity. You are something else than your activity, or rather: your activity is something else than yourself.
Unreality is weightlessness, that existence is without weight, which Milan Kundera was seeking to depict in his novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being: the lacking presence, and the weightlessness.
Friday, November 6, 2015
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 use in the relationship, in the mirror, what we preferably want to see, but we don´t see what is real.
We like to condemn, justify, compare, or escape, and rather live in the past or the future, than to to see the relations in which we are in the moment.
In this way the present is, as the philosopher Blaise 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 the past or the future - becomes meaningless, wherefore there arises unreality and absence.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Why shall we necessarily have what we want?
Is it not because we think we have the right for it?
In political philosophy they have made much out of claiming that the right of ownership is a "natural" right, whereby you can justify waste and exploitation.
There are pieces of Rold Forest which are "private" where other people not are allowed entrance.
Other "rich" people can buy a star or a planet if rich enough (I wonder - if there are people living there - they would agree with that).
I just wait to see that the air I breath, that a bird´s song in the morning, and my mommy´s love, now have become the right of ownership by some "rich" guy, which I therefore not are allowed entrance to anymore.
A bit in the same way they have claimed, that conclict is something "natural", whereby you can justify violence and war.
And the ideology of needs is claiming the same: the desire after satisfying your needs, not only your basic needs, but also esteem-needs and self-actualizing needs, is something entirely "natural" and a human right.
The problem is that there is a difference between actually being a self-realized person and the desire after being such a person.
To reduce the whole thing to needs is a distortion of what self-realization is all about.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
In order to be able to see truth you must use reason, but you must also be able to feel.
You must be endowed by passion after discovering, and having a great energy.
When you observe a cloud, or the beauty in the light on a tree, there must be passion, there must be intensity.
In this intensity - this passion - there is no sympathy or antipathy at all, and therefore not the feelings that follow these.
The intensity is not personal, not yours or mine.