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Office hours… a blissful two way conversation… NOT.ALWAYS!
Yesterday a one-time student came on the call, and asked a question that imitated me. Or better said: I got irritated.
When a question lacks context, the answer either going to be totally unrelated… or not forthcoming.
I have a coach who doesn’t demand that the questioner sets the stage, shows the big picture, inside which the question makes sense. He guesses and quickly answers, I can feel, from whatever he made up… not what the real question would be.
So my irritation was mainly due to considering the question a setup, to make me look foolish. Continue reading “Public answer to a question I didn’t answer in my recent office hours”
- It doesn’t mean anything…
- Life is empty and meaningless.
- 11:11 on your clock has no meaning.
- There are no angels other than invented by fellow humans.
- No gods either.
- Also no devil.
But we keep on making us sh*t and then honoring it as the truth. We… meaning humanity. You and I.
But the reality is: all meaning is given. Given by people. It doesn’t belong to the thing… It is like a piece of clothing… clothing doesn’t define you…
But it seems humans are craving meaning, want meaning, so they make meaning… and then honor their meaning as the truth.
Even pets living with humans seem to learn that… Continue reading “What does it mean? What does it mean that I always notice when it’s 11:11?”
One of the things all humans crave is consistency and stability. And, or course, if you live a life outside of a cage, outside of a managed care facility, those are hard to come by.
The only constant in reality is change… constant, maddening change. As soon as you get used to a new thing… the next new thing comes…
And humans don’t adjust well to change, don’t want change, don’t like change.
Don’t do well with change…
One of my students… they may have to move back to California…
I’m flailing with my emotions at the moment and being swept away by the ever changing circumstances of my daily life. I need an anchor. Your input would be great. Thank you.
and another student, not being able to get a job: Continue reading “Lack of purpose? lack of meaning? how to find? it is a lifesaver”
The attitude of submission, dutifulness, and the death of individual and the death of joy
Part of the enslavement process that has been going on for thousands of years, you are robbed of your sense of free will, and your joy.
The chicken coop doesn’t want you to enjoy anything… or more precisely, it separates enjoyment as a special thing on special occasions, not your natural state. Same with happiness.
But the truth is: your natural state is joy. Enjoying the body, the movement, breathing, eating, working: everything.
One of my challenges is to re-awaken, to liberate that capacity that society is hellbent to suppress. Continue reading “Are you fully dead or mostly dead/slightly alive? Depression?”
My methodology to lead you to become a human being is simple, and step by step.
First you become conscious of the machine and start taking control over your own life… by the Amish Horse Training Method, The memes finding, The A is A. And then fourth and final step is finding/creating the wind you walk into… The purpose. The meaning.
In the Nazi concentration camps, people who had a meaning to their lives, survived, people who didn’t… died. The guy who I learned this from is Victor Frankl, an Austrian Jew, like Sigmund Freud, and not much less significant. In my experience his discovery is the golden key to a happy existence. Continue reading “Why is meaning missing from your life? A meaningless life means you are unhappy”