Friday, July 13, 2018

Meditation and the monkey mind

The monkey mind is not a big problem. The monkey mind is just thoughts that are hopping about.

The big problem are the beliefs, ideas and assumptions that motivates your meditation and your actions.

For example, you may believe that you are a nobody and that you have to work hard in order to become somebody. You may believe that poor people are stupid and lazy.

Or you may believe that you have to be positive, relaxed and wonderful.

You may believe that life is utterly meaningless.

You may believe that you are an idiot or a jerk or that you are...

You have to examine your beliefs, ideas and assumptions if you want to improve your meditation. The monkey mind is uninteresting.


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Psi

If you experience synchronicities or other psychic phenomena then you probably have serious psychological problems. Normal, well adjusted, down to earth people, don't experience synchronicities or paranormal oddities.

In normal everyday life you are always busy. Your calendar is filled, you have endless assignments, duties and deadlines. You don't have time to think about the mystical part of life. But if the rug is suddenly pulled out from under you, maybe the love of your life leave you for someone else, maybe someone near to you die, maybe you get laid off, then strong synchronicities or other weird things can begin to happen to you. Or, is it that you now begin to take notice of them because your sensitivity is heightened, because you are in a hypersensitive state of mind?

People who come close to death can sometimes experience incredibly strange things.

So, are all these stories about synchronicities, meetings with angels or dead relatives, simply illusions, hallucinations?

Many people pretend that they know about these things. Some of them say that paranormal phenomena are fantasies. Others pretend that their days are filled with synchronicities or messages from angels.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Spirits are real

Spirits are not disembodied beings in space somewhere.
Spirits need bodies in order to come into existence, human or animal bodies.

Many different spirits can take over you: 
crazy spirits, evil spirits, hysterical spirits, egotistical spirits....

You have no power over the spirit or the spirits that has taken over you,
but sooner or later they will go somewhere else. 
A depression won't last forever.

You have no power over spirits but you can invite them. 
By abusing a child you are inviting evil spirits; 
by giving lots of love to a child you are inviting friendly and relaxed spirits.

By practicing friendliness, even if your childhood was hard,
you are also inviting nice and friendly spirits.  

Certain medicines can also chase away troublesome spirits. 

And, of course, when you die, your spirits have to find a new body.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Metaphysics




Woodcut from Camille Flammarions 1888.


What you perceive is just a small part of everything. Your world is just a microscopic part of the creation.

Maybe this universe is just one universe among tons of universesMaybe there is a God somewhere, who is responsible for all the misery and suffering here.

Maybe our world is like a chicken factory farm. 
The chickens have no idea of what's going on outside.

Science deals only what's going on inside the chicken farm,
the measurable part of the world.
Scientists who speculate about what's going on in the unknown world 
are not scientific.

The religions deals with what's going on outside, in the metaphysical world.
But they are not unanimous. 
There are thousands of totally different explanations to what's really going on out there, so many fantastic fantasies.

Something is happening out there. Something is going on in the unknown world.
The question is what.


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Suppose they gave a war and nobody came


You don´t need to read much history to lose all faith in mankind. 
Endless wars and atrocities in the name of Jahve, Jesus Christ, 
Allah, manifest destiny, truth, democracy, freedom...
Thousands and thousands of years of horrors.

Still, most people you meet are decent and friendly.
How do you explain this? What's wrong with us?
What's wrong with you?

Why can't we stop following crazy, bellicose leaders: 
political leaders, religious leaders, leaders of the pack?
Is it because we are made to follow leaders, like chimpanzees?

Well, we also have the power to resist our natural urges.
It's difficult, but it is possible.
It's possible to jump off the bandwagon.
But you don´t.

You have to have a band to belong to. You have to have a band leader. 
You can find another group of people to identify yourself with
but you have to belong somewhere. 
You're afraid of being all alone.
You're afraid of traveling alone without a road map.
I can understand that.
Nevertheless, it's possible to defect.

Many people have been able to leave their religious cult.
Many people have been able to leave their drinking buddies.
Many political dissidents have left their home, in search for a new home
in a new country, in a new culture.
Even criminal gang members have been able to leave their gang.



Thursday, April 5, 2018

Life is meaningless


If you need a meaning with your life, you have to invent it,
or get it from someone else.
The meaning is not out there somewhere in the yard
like an Easter egg placed there by The Easter Bunny. 

It's wonderful to find a meaning with life. It feels good.
To live a life without meaning or purpose is hard.
We're not made to live without meaning.

Historians have identified 22 000 different Christian churches, 
denominations and sects in the history of Christianity. 
Isn't that amazing, 22 000 different interpretations 
of the same book?

There are also tons of different kinds of Hinduism,
different kinds of Islam, different kinds of Buddhism.

This must reasonably mean that you are free to invent 
your own religion or your own interpretation of a religious teaching,
if you feel like it.

You can, off course, also invent a secular philosophy of life
or some other kind of belief system.
You're free to concoct whatever beliefs you want.

Most people, however, don't have to worry about inventing beliefs 
or the meaning of everything.
They simply believe what they have been told to believe.
Family and friends, school and MSM provide the answers
to all questions about the meaning.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What is real?


Suppose there is no inner reality 
and no outer reality,
no inner space and no outer space.
Suppose there is just one reality, just one space.
Suppose everything is real:
hallucinations, dreams and fantasies,
common sense, planets and stars,
fear, snowstorms and spiders,
etc. etc... You name it.