Sunday, August 6, 2017

Worldviews

You hold on to your worldview, like a little kid to a security blanket. 

Don’t be ashamed of your attachment. Have a tolerant approach.

Abrupt removal of the blanket is likely to backfire and make the 
transition process take much longer. 

It’s important to remember that your attachment to your 
transitional object is valid and beneficial.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Identities

It's difficult for Jews and Palestinians to get along.
The same goes for sunni muslims and shia muslims,
right-wingers and left-wingers, born again christians and atheists,
religious fundamentalists and pluralists, bigots and liberals,
spiritualists and materialists, rich and poor, extroverts and introverts, 
educated and uneducated...

Our identities divide us.

But, what is an identity, really? What is it made of?
Ideas? Thoughts? Vivid imagination?

Identities seem so extremely solid and unshakable even though they're not.
Left-wingers can change and become right-wingers,
religious people can become atheists and an atheists can become religious

Nothing is written in stone.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Illusions


If you are sitting on a beach, watching the sunset,
you can clearly see how the sun is sinking down under the horizon, 
how it is moving.

But it's not the sun that is sinking, it's the earth that is turning.
The movement of the sun is an illusion.

You can be fully convinced about something that is completely wrong.  
You can't always trust your senses. You can't always trust your self.

However, sunsets are wonderful even if it's not the sun that is sinking. 
What difference does it make, if the earth revolves around the sun, 
or if the sun revolves around the earth?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It's all in the mind

What you can see, with your own eyes, is not the reality
but an mental 3D-film created in your brain.

The world doesn't work the way you think it works.
You are not the one you think you are.
You are someone else.

You are holding on to your erroneous worldview, 
like the japanese soldiers who refused to surrender, 
unaware of the fact that it was 50 years since the war was over. 

Your assumptions, convictions and ideas about yourself and the world 
are made of mind stuff, electrochemical activity in your neurons,
which is affected by preconceptions, misconceptions and social conditioning. 

God is a mental construct.
Angels and spirits are fantasy figures.

Electrons quarks and strings are concepts, theoretical models.
They have no substance outside modern physics laboratories.
The reality is an illusion. You are living in a dream world.

We are lost, as if we were lost in a big forest, out in the backwoods.
No one knows where we are so we just keep on walking,
quarreling about which direction we should choose. 
After hours of trudging we end up in the same glade.
We have been walking in circles for thousands of years.

All political systems, religions and philosophies have proved to be useless.

What shall we do?

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Good advice

Be positive
Be happy
Be strong
Be healthy
Be fit
Be good looking
Be fortunate
Be competitive
Be smart
Be capable
Be outgoing
Be goal oriented
Be focused
Be successful
Be creative
Be mindful
Don't be fat
Don't be sad
Don't be sick
Don't be old
Don't be frail
Don't be stupid
Don't be clumsy
Don't be awkward
Don't be poor
Don't be ugly
Don't be jealous
Don't be resentful
Don't be miserable
Don't be forlorn
Don't be demoralized
Don't be depressed
Don't be broken-hearted
Don't be lonesome


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dream

Someone is trying to figure out how to open a door but gets frustrated. He is locked out. He is banging and shaking the handle. Has he lost the key or has he never had any?

I want to tell him that he should try a loving approach but realize that that wouldn't work either. The door is locked. Rational thinking, love, or brute force make no difference. I don't know either how to open the door.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fake

Fake news
Fake religion
Fake humanism
Fake art
Fake love
Fake orgasm
Fake sincerity
Fake friendship
Fake care
Fake designer clothing
Fake money
Fake tan
Fake fur