You choose your belief
I’d love to be wrong, I really would – but unfortunately this is all there is. That means belief in spirits, other realms, and even escaping the cycle of death and rebirth is all in your head. Their only real reality lies in the psychological impact those notions have upon you and your emotions.
To put it another way, it’s as if you had a red sweater but you imagine it’s blue – you do this because it makes you feel happier and you wear it more often that way.
Continue reading “Believing is Seeing”
That sounds like a platitude. Indeed it might be.
It’s just an expression of my latest understanding and once again my ‘obsession’ with the way Reality keeps consistently ‘boiling down to’ Sameness and Difference. I’m quite astounded that what I had until now thought applied metaphysically and physically, also applies emotionally/spiritually.
Continue reading “Suffering is Difference, Bliss is Sameness.”
I’ve been talking with my older brother who’s having difficulties from being, in his words, ‘very judgemental’. Various Eastern philosophies hold that personal unhappiness and ‘suffering’ stems from attachment and having a judging mind.
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A letter to myself from my dream*
By the time you read this, the exam will be over and you will have missed it. But you didn’t fail. In fact you passed, because of my quick-thinking. I told them you left as a statement: Your absence is your answer to the exam topic.
Continue reading “Freedom Of Choice Includes Freedom From Choice”
It may seem absurd that I see Reality (indeed, all Reality, hence the capital ‘R’) as being ‘made of’ Transformations. I am the first to admit it because this is my view almost despite myself – “I would it weren’t so”. In fact, it’s this very discomfort, this very dismay that motivates me to review each reason, carefully, once more.
While it may seem reasonable that, in seeking something which can both be ‘Sameness’ and ‘Difference’, I choose Transformation as the definitive candidate, it nevertheless seems difficult to grasp how that might come to be, in the real physical realm.
Continue reading ““ALL Reality is Transformation” – A Review”
The human mind, I am convinced, operates in terms of sameness and difference*. From this conviction I have recently come to label two modes of thinking – ways which the mind ‘makes sense’ of the world:
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These ideas are a work in progress.
Axiom 1: A Thing “exists” if and only if it also defines what it is “not”, which is also a Thing.
Continue reading “Adjacent Existents – A Theory”