Thursday, May 7, 2015

Meeting Schopenhauer...

... "Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people." (...) "A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
Arthur Schopenhauer

Aloneness is usually seen as a sign of failure, of not fitting in, of something wrong or out of the norm with someone, but, only when we're alone, faced with our own delicate existence, can we hear the world around and inside us.

To give yourself some time off from other people voices and mind is the same as taking a really long shower after two weeks of camping in the wilderness. Only after the shower do you realize you really needed it.

So find and give that space. Be gentle with yourself.

We get so easily tracked in what is supposed, should be... so easily tracked in just one or two ways of seeing things, but “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."

We know very little about this World and this Life, and how many times are we upset, frustrated or fear what we think we "know"? Indeed, it is through demanding experiences that we learn and grow over old assumptions. We must stay open.

All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed; Second, it is violently opposed; Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

Many of us turn towards religion to find a compass to where we must go and understand Life, but religion is not a free flowing energy, it's mental training. As shown in the news, religion is used as a clever way for mental programming. To be spiritual and open to apparently unattainable realities it's a different attitude. It's a belief that comes from unknown dimensions within ourselves. It's an open attitude, that can, and will, lead you towards a more loving and accepting life.

When not sure on how to proceed facing a difficult situation, use Compassion and Love.

"No children were brought into the world by an act of pure reason alone (...) Compassion is the basis of morality."

Practice Compassion towards yourself and others. Then, keep in mind that what you do with your Life is your choice and only yours. No one else is responsible for the choices and words you've spoken. The quality of your own Life is what you do with it.

Each day is a little life.

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