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In my perspective.. beings boil up from 'nothing'
and return to 'nothing' as required by the larger
life of which we are a part. Enjoy life while you
have it, learn and grow and die.. it's all the
same -- all great fun.
I foresee many hours of rumination and hopefully effortless effort ahead for this ripple in the greater ocean trying to perceive itself. Just attempting to express the questions leading to these ideas are mind expanding.
reply to post by Baddogma
The whole thing about 'living in the moment' is not intended
to communicate that I think we are of necessity may flies
who live for only one second and then evaporate.
So you are then nothing, yet you have substance, thoughts, conscience? In the end it appears you deny existence and thus what is this "force" you talk of if we all come from nothing? I learned long ago that our hearts can be easily deceived by emotion and experiences. Ultimately, we shall all know the truth and we will be free.
reply to post by Realtruth
All these mental masturbations about metaphysics; all the arguing;
all the posturing; are in fact the Chinese finger trap.
There is a very narrow path which leads away from all this, and
nearly nobody takes that path, as you need to give up all your
cherished concepts first.
How did we get here in the first place?
The secret to success in any endeavor, not just the
'spiritual' is to make permanent alterations to your
brain, nervous system, body and any other more
'hypothetical parts' which can profitably be altered.
The brain for example has quite a lot of capacity for
The rhythm of certain important aspects of our nervous
system can be profitably changed.. such as vagus nerve
tone (there are exercises you can do); autonomic nervous
system balance, etc.
You only hold yourself in bonds because you bend your knee to your mind and other constructs. Stop bending your knee to those that seek continuity of self by devouring others.
What do you recommend?