As life goes by suffering is a ever present companion that no one can escape. Our goal is that of enduring and accepting this. Some people face suffering as a foe but battling with it is not the answer. To some degree life gets easier as one face sufferings. Like that of a good citizen and family man. Who bears it like hero. The ones fleeing from suffering actually ends up meeting it in bigger ways like that of the drug addict and criminal.
In the mind we can manifest greater sufferings than that which we often get to meet. Expectations and statements bear great hardship that adds up to the hardships. Instead one should accept the reality but every day work towards bettering it. Worrying is the greatest suffering for most humans. But as reality sets in worrying in a majority of times is exaggerated. Remember this and just move on rightfully towards that which is good.
The daily struggles permeates across all classes and countries but cloaked in differences of various garments and colors.
But what does it give us? I am glad to write that because of the subjectively defined knowledge of the force behind suffering that lead man towards changes of positive nature. Most sufferings diminishes. To see that the questions followed as results due to suffering, will move us towards changes of a constructive nature. The power stems from reflection upon the necessary changes one must take to redefine the suffering unto that which is semantically constructive.
In old texts wether it may be from the Bible or philosophy, whether it comes from the west or the east. Awareness of one’s finite being incite that which is upholding good morals and hence sets forth necessary changes. But I have also heard people choosing drugs and a destructive lifestyle saying that; ” there is no need to wait, live today!” They lived fully hedonistic thru the usage of alcohol,drugs or by living out their promiscuous needs without any restraints. So it is necessary that one does not use the reality of the coming end as a an incitement for destructive lifestyles or depressive mindsets.
If you experience anxiety or feel that you are living a life that just happened to you. Please step out of your comfort zone because it is just the lack of real struggle which create your demons and fears. The mind loves a struggle, to be challenged intellectually. Why deny it that innate need? Breach those walls of self defining lesser states, and take your first step that sets the course towards your true potentiality! Good luck.
Wisdom comes as you gradually conceive the vast amount of shapes that evil veils itself in. Looks can really be deceiving and titles often work as shields protecting the mind’s eye from realizing disturbing facts regarding man’s moral decay. It is not pessimistic to realize that this world creates people who serve themselves primary.
People who look at some young person who does something wrong but says nothing to correct the individual. Only using the material to build a conversation out of with another adult at the coffee table. None of them steps out of their comfort zones of complaining as to correct the person who have done something wrong. The gap between thoughts and action are in most cases of this nature and sadly obvious.
Change comes at a cost and often thru sufferings. To strive for righteous coherence thru moral thoughts and actions. Because that will benefit society thru the long perspective of bringing security and productivity both socially as environmentally. All who don’t convert their moral standards into actions are part of the moral decay spreading thru society’s all over the world.
To be good according to higher standards always come at the cost of suffering thru conflict at various degrees because it goes against the vast majority of people who justify their lack of moral thru the mainstream lack of moral so they can feel normal and accepted. Because this give them a false comfort of a seemingly low cost. But over time their own children or grandchildren will pay the consequences due to their lack of morals due to their need for belonging and a friction free life.
To live is to suffer, awareness comes at a cost. Maybe the fruits of a righteous person will be enjoined by generations long after. And it is that which is good that prospers over time. So my fellow man step out of your comfort zone from time to time to do that which you in your heart knows is right.
In Summer times I find myself reaching outwards towards experiences that lets me enjoy nature, like camping or going out with my kayak. I try to fool myself that I have no need of nurturing my intellect because I believe that this should be done as the cold and dark sets in at Autumn and winter. But if I neglect thought processing it’s like something is nagging from within. Experiences from the senses can never fully dominate because this sooner or later will lead to a discrepancy between the creative realms and reality.
It’s like watching the amazing creation of nature without creating is like never truly internalizing the outside with the mind. For as the flow of creation sets in some kind of tuning in to the real driving force behind all that one can see in the beautiful landscape get actualized within the mind.
So watching nature being busy as I am being lazy on my vacation creatures some kind of distance between nature and myself that I don’t appreciate. This is why I like to use my body as it was ment to be used in the first place. But the mind also must be used the proper way or else this neglect will at some point make itself noticed probably by creating some kind of restlessness or anxiety until it gets the proper stimuli that it desperately needs.
Sense the first thoughts of metaphysical nature entered the mind’s of humans, we have struggled to unite the material world with the idea of the metaphysical. But without being grounded in that which can be perceived, man could drift away from reality and lose himself in the vast possibilities beyond the horizon.
My thoughts regarding this is that one should strive to uphold a strong centerline between belief systems and the reality in which one lives. If one relies solemnly upon incantations, prayers or lucky charms, this would be a example of imbalance. And if someone would choose too only rely upon materialism this would also create an imbalance at some stage. For without hope, direction and comfort from the concept of God, where would man turn as all possibilities are limited in this world?
If we narrow it down there exist different strategies of coping with injustice and suffering. One way is too solemnly rely upon the finite thru a stoic acceptance of all that may come by focusing upon virtues to progress oneself thru lifes hardships. The problem appears as one realizes the evil that humans are capable of in this world. The lack of justice in this world can create a need for a metaphysical justice in certain people’s minds. The idea of having a omnipotent God one can turn too in times of hardship, is sometimes merely tempting and at other times the only way in creating hope that could elevate the mind from the finite material resources of security and lack of existences sustenance.
The brute reality can disintegrate man over time. A belief system should be of a purpose like that of an anchor. Which helps man from drifting away into a storm of meaninglessness. But if the belief solemnly is dictated by the need to elevate the person above reality and hence creates an alternative world this will lead to suffering for the person and the ones closest to him. The subject must then be drawn down too the material world thru constructive actions.
He who can live with out a God must become his own God. But as he wakes up to the shortcomings and the immense lack of omnipotence of his person only self defeat will follow.
A belief in something which helps the person to be grounded within a moral framework and hence create substantial constructive effects . Is according to me partially fictional because how can something fictional create real effects in our world? People decide to act accordingly to their beliefs. Therefore can a belief in an metaphysical idea be actualized to certain degrees under the physical laws that govern our world.
But if nothing comes out of a belief system which is substantial and measurable it is merely an illusion. So beliefs creating real changes and who are beneficial for someone or others around him bridges the gap between fantasy and reality. That belief is substantial too a certain degree by the means of its real effects within the material realm and is therefore not strictly metaphysical.
So a unification of the metaphysical and material world can be made only if the chain of causality moves top down from the belief down to actions in this world manifesting in that which is good.
Suddenly people starts to reflect upon their own mortality as their actions and desires face limitations due to the current situation with Covid-19. People cling on to newsfeeds about the pandemic and falls into a spiral of despair. It is like they try to set themselves free by clinging on to the dystopic mindset that always gets culturally represented in religion,films, books or games to name a few. And therefore already have a strong subconscius representation within the pshyches of people all around the World. But is this rational or simply a reactive modality? I would conclude the latter of these two to be the case. A person that seek Control should not turn into a toilet paper shopping fear driven person. But rather cultivate a stoic mindset that view this pandemic as something normal happening over and over again thru the history of mankind.
Why has peoples own mortality been so neglected until now? The flight from the inevitable death has been one of the primal factors wich drives the economic growth in the World.I mean that stimulation of the senses to take peoples minds away from reflections regarding the existential. No one wanted to realize the truth that lies within their limited time span here on Earth. So the great thing about having time to realize ones own mortality is that it actually subjectively redefine what is important or not. Which jobs that carry true meaning and those that do not.
So if we have some understanding of why the virus actually have a potential which helps us clear our vision and helps us to see what’s important in life, our family and our society, to be brave, have hope an contribute to welfare, healthcare by great altruistic actions for the greater good of our fellow man and our world.
I have thought about mental suffering of soldiers as they have come home from their war service. And in what way these partially could have manifested out of a sort of delusion in reference to both the “framework” of war like purpose, goal and justification. And also the subjects incitements to why he has become a soldier? And to what extent that person has fooled himself in trying to become the myth of the Soldier by playing the roll to much and thru that denying his true self.
It’s easy to understand why a constant threat and the extreme feats of violence and suffering can break someone down.If a Soldier dissasociate himself from parts of his moral code which has been taught too him as a Child. Stricly as a way to necessary fit into the roll of a Soldier, who´s actions are justified by the rules of engagement governing that mission or the military organisation. And also by trying to internalize the myth conceptualized by the media or culture. The subjectively felt level of dicrepency beetween the past morality and that which was acertained thru the military training to get the proper moral mindset of a Soldier, will always to some extent be felt by the soldier. As a person aspires to fully become the roll beeing played and thru this denying the autenticity of the self. The hard truth will in time declare that without the advantage of the lack of empathy and remorse only to be found in the mind of the psychopath this never fully can be actualized. The soldier roll will always to some extent be played.
Before going into harms way in combat each Soldier should ask himself this questions;
1) What can i trully justify and live with for the rest of my Life?
2) And in what ways does my anwers to question number one correlate to values and norms that can be found in the higher realms of the greater good for people?
3) What are the thrue incitements that has motivated myself to take this roll of the warrior and call it mine?
4)And why should i lie too myself by clinging 0n too the false ones?
5) What are the costs doing for that?
But as one think about the dark traits the people carrie around and who never will find themselves in the same extreme situations like soldiers would be in from time to time. Anyone who’s been to a country that have gone through war learns about the dark traits that are inherent in man. And after this realisation it can be hard to stop being aware of all the madness and evil that dwells within peoples subconscious which most seldom come up to the surface in peaceful countries. This fact should be the grounds for the immense stress of values and virtues that real Soldiers go thru. And by this statement actually have gone thru the hardest test of the true capacity and false and trues virtues subjectively inherent. For in facing the chaos of darkness of war man is thrutfully actualized as one corresponding to good or evil! And the people sitting in their sofas judging are the ones truly playing the roll of the virtues and good people.
It seems like it is an increase in the use of bad language nowadays. As an example we had one guest in our home who used words like Satan and devil (Swedish swearwords) in almost every sentence he spoke. I mentioned this to my wife the day after and said; ” How come do some people swear so much, and call upon the devil if he has no meaning to them?” This guest who also had said that he is an atheist, can in spite of that predispostition frequently incorporate words that are used in religion to describe the source of evil in this world, and use these in his daily conversations with people.
I mean if someone speaks frequently about something and use specific reoccurring words they must mean something to him or her. If you mention spiderman in every conversation the other one in that conversation will certainly believe that you are a fan of spiderman.
The devil hides in plane sight within the semantics of unaware men. I mean can we take a word that means something and wipe out its true meaning just by frequently making use of it? Money can thru inflation loose its worth but not its meaning and this rule adheres too other Words as well.
I believe there exist some kind of dissociation from the true meaning of words within the semantics and the rhetoric of the modern man. Involuntary conveying things that carrie meaning in a field that has been subdued by the schooling and the materialistic world view as an effect from the enlightenment to name one. Teachers in schools have never made any effort in explaining why man has done such a vast amount of atrocities thru our history. The problem of evil is a hard one to fully grasp thru the means of Psychology. Because that´s a field which in most cases is theoretical with a diversity of explanatory models. But the problem of evil is something also open for the mythic or metaphyscial theories and beliefs if any sense or undestanding to a fuller extent will be able too take room.
So be aware of the words you use for words have meaning and language or lack thereof is actually that which too a great extent defines us.
Looking at the picture of the pendulum above it’s possible to draw certain conclusions . It is impossible to understand who or what the pendulum is held up by by merely observing the picture. This also holds true in regards to most of that which people nowadays get subjected too. Yesterday i looked at a youtube clip and my wife asked me this question; ” do you know anything about this person that made this and if this is true or not? I replied; “Do you know anything about the ones creating the Netflix series that you watch?” The interesting thing is that we often only question information that go against our beliefs,worldviews, preferences and so on. (in psychology this is known as cognitive biases) Seldom do we question the news from the state sponsored media or that which is regarded as entertainment. We humans perceive that which gets presented to us often without ever thinking about in what way that could change preferences in our lives regarding morality,choices and actions.
The illusion of the self as a “fixed state” is widely evident but a fact that often not so often consciously will be realized by all. Adaptation is as we know it a trait crucial for all species in regards too their survival, this also holds true for society. As people work and live their minds numb down because of stress and workloads. Something will probably happen as they come home and look at certain series on their televisions or smartphones? With a non critical perceiving and a certain level of capitulation in regards to that which is shown they are molded into that which is unknown to themselves. So theoretical the ones creating the series can actually have plans or goals who are unknown for the ones getting subjected to it.
The potential danger lies within the general perceived security level of a society. For there it normally exists a very low amount of questioning in regards to that which gets perpetrated in the media. But for someone living in north Korea this probably wont be the case. Because a totalitarian society use all media as means of control and manipulation of the people living there in a very direct and clear way. So people living there are probably more aware of this aspect of the media i believe.
But the great thing about propaganda in a totalitarian state is that it actually often is pretty obvious in what purpose it is made for. But the news in a democratic country is often taken only for what they are. Like something which strictly gets used for public service. But the question seldom arise within the viewers of the news , why this is shown? The true purpose of it and the real incitements behind it.
Why report selectively if not as for a purpose? Withholding certain aspects of the bigger picture can actually lead the public astray. Leaving something out can have an immense effect often surpassing that which is being shown.
The danger of YouTube is that it offers models of reality that assimilates within the public minds whether the want that or not. Non criticism is often an effect correlating with the amount of subjectively felt security. As someone has come home they shut down their “display persona” . Humans get very vulnerable to critic and judgment by their fellow man as they step outside their homes. This activates a mental “ready” state that never gets activated as someone stayes at home by themselves. This is then exploited by a variety agents like the market and others known or unknown cooporations who resides out there on the internet.
So please step into your “ready state” as you go out on YouTube and on the internet. Otherwise you will get subjected to various risks because of your falsely felt level of comfort, security and control. Which actually does not reside where you are in your home by your self. Due to the fact of a vast amount of ideas and worldviews that gets “streamed” into your psyches on a daily basis.
I dont wont to install paranoia in you by Writing this. I just want to make you aware of this non critical mindset that sets in as the level of Comfort rises. And thru that activate your own rational mind to choose wisely what you look at in the media.
Nowadays people are exposed to vast amounts of almost ever accessible temptations. Thanks to the internet and the everyday carrying of cellphones. Most people nowadays wont raise their eyebrows if someone they know looks at porn. But what are the effects upon man that could be harmful and have not been made consciously aware of and properly reflected upon?
Due to the secularization of today the word guilt is mostly associated with something refering to crime. But for someone with a religiuos belief system that have moral laws or a persons knowledge about the reality behind the porn industri will in some cases cause sensations of guilt. But whether or not people may be secular, atheistic or agnostic out there. Looking at porn will not be regarded as such a big issue until they get desensitized to the normal sexual content. And go too the extremes in finding a liking for something that go against that which is culturally normative, legal or accepted.
There must exist a respect and an understanding regarding the potential threat from the exposure of material with various displays of sexual content. Because it can set in motion a subjective and progressive sexually preferential and deterministic process of evolution. Towards that which is destructive and unmoral even in regards to the moral standards of secular society of today.
The psyche of a normal non addicted and psychologically healthy human will for the most part gravitate towards input that will promote neural connectivity and growth of brains cells so a development can accure. The progression of a psyche regarding feelings, fantasi, stimulation, motivation and preferantial framework can due to causality affect specific behaviors and motivate actions. Like in the example of video gaming. This is why it could be dangerous with the immense variety of material with sexual content that is so easily accessible.
Desensitization and adaptation is something we as humans must have respect of. Because as someone choose to expose himself to porn over a certain time that which was adequate once will no longer stimulate the subject enough. This will push forward the limits and for some people this can have terrific consequences like in the case of the serial killer Ted Bundy. Who had said in an interview that it was thru porn his need was given nurture from.(not the exact quotation used here) And the list goes on regarding the vile sexual preferentials out there. Those of you who dare can see that inteview with Ted Bundy regarding this matter.
So my advice to men out there is to stay away from pornography because it is a destroyer of people,relations, families and morality. We must have the proper respect regarding the corruptible capacity that pornography has over some people that get exposed to it.