Beyond our technological advancements and the exception of an all too few brilliant and beautiful individuals over the course of our existence on this planet, humanity has little to show beyond a multitude of irrational ideals passed down each generation to make us the neurotic, egocentric, delusional individuals that now dominate most of the world. We fumble adrift in our social constructs, unaware of the vastly fulfilling existence just beyond our initiative to embrace critical thought, while those of such awareness must sift through an industrial wasteland searching for the scraps of beauty exhibited in the few courageous enough to honor truth, and even fewer who dare to speak it.
Our lives are so watered down in simulation that we have all but lost the innate appreciation for our most precious gift of being. We indulge in mediums of pseudo interaction and experience (video games, television, movies, texting) and we confuse our boredom with these mediums with boredom with living. We are so conditioned to be consumers that very few individuals even know how to create or do anything at all, thus we do not value the lives we have because we do not even know what it is to live. We hide away in the recesses of our minds, the walls of our home’s, building shells of denial and repression that yield lifestyle’s of neurosis and self depreciation. We submit to the deceptive horde of conformity, indulging in various forms of substance abuse to satiate our panic as long as we can.
Through a strategic campaign of consistent brainwashing beginning at a young age, we are conditioned to discover consumer identity’s as well as invest our securities into this plethora of delusions, these pseudo realities, remaining in a state of convenient division so that we are powerless to the tyrannical scheming of the ruling elite that is our government. This tactic is commonly known as “divide and conquer”, so that rather than rejoice in our likeness as human beings, we obsess over delusions of nationalism, racism, religion, stereotyping, possession, socioeconomic status, conflicting consumer interests, etc. Sustaining these irrational psychological dispositions serves only to cultivate as well as glorify the corporatist/consumer archetype of our society, encouraging hostility and apathy toward those we coexist alongside of. As a collective, we praise this with every breath of our being (a product of our fear based conditioning and faith based adherence to authority figures) but individually, internally…we shutter in our agonizing resentment for this sociopathic status quo.
The powers that be condition us to be passive to maintain their insatiable appetites. With a seemingly endless supply of distractions, in a plethora of flavors, one can easily lose sight of truth and the very nature of their humanity in this labyrinth of fear and entertainment that we call “modern civilization”. You’re intimidated your entire childhood through a school system which exists merely to condition obedience in the guise of necessary learning while being simultaneously deceived into passivity through false promises of a fantasy afterlife. By the time you’re an adult, you’re more of a child than you ever were as an infant. You’re thrust into the world, conditioned to desire trivial distractions dramatized to feign importance.
You are raised to desire a psychologically and physically degenerative lifestyle to sustain the luxurious lifestyle’s of a tyrannical fraction of the human race that act as kings on thrones supported by all of our brittle hands and snapping limbs…Mother earth hangs gasping from the noose of our industry while men and women prioritize wagging war over their petty asinine belief’s, their irrational security, their poisonous comfort. We must end this dark age of illusions and egotism. We built a system for our convenience that now devours us. Without thought, we wage on in hostility and anxiety. The time has come to abandon false ideologies, false gods, and false information, so that we may liberate reality from the confines of ignorance, fantasy, complacency, and simulation. It is time to usher in an age of truth and empathy, the likes of which mankind has never known.
It is time to unveil reality as only we can, through constructing a basis of reason on individual perception, the act of communion with all cosmic phenomena. This means focused, articulate, and direct contact with our environment, our company, and our own personal psyche’s. Truth is a phenomena that one must experience personally, as all knowledge is recorded sensation. Personal experience will inevitably give way to an objective understanding, as one’s scope of awareness increases due to knowledge attained. There will be no deception, as one cannot be deceived unless one consents through faith based adherence, which there cannot be when maintaining a relationship with reality. In maintaining this clarity as the foundation for what we interpret perceptually, what lacks evidence (a personal relationship with reality) may be easily dismissed, allowing for scientific literacy to be acknowledged as the obvious method of gathering information regarding our awareness of the universe and each other. Such knowledge and awareness is how we define clarity.
In our society run on deception and separation, the ideal revolution is found in constructive honesty. Honesty is the precursor to truth, and cultivates genuine unity, constructing the path to collective liberation. Shatter the armor of those around you, reveal and embrace them. Welcome them home to the humanity they never knew. It is essential that one’s clarity not be treated as a part time obligation or burden. Maintaining clarity is a benevolent lifestyle requiring consistent discipline due to the amount of external factors one may encounter that have been put in place to dilute one’s perception of Reality (mainstream media, corporate advertising, religious indoctrination, etc). Creating and maintaining an environment devoid of the oppressive influence of such deception is how we define progress. Support and enlightenment between we brothers and sisters is productivity. This is the revolution of perspective, psyche’s waging war beside one another, delusions shattering against reality.
Upon purging oneself of said delusions, as well as maintaining an environment devoid of them, one may allow their biological intentions as well as their unique and creative human expression to shape the environment with others of such perception and awareness. By realizing, accepting, and maintaining a will in accord with our predetermined biological desires as a vessel of life, we achieve logical perfection. To combat that which seeks to destroy life and aid in creation, expansion, and unity lies our purpose, until we no longer succumb to environments of oppression and can retrieve our basic rights to the euphoria that those in power have maintained our severance from. Uniting as vessels of life transcending the various conditioned illusions of separation, one can indeed accept their beauty and confidence in being a significant extension of the universe, a microcosm within the macrocosm, as all things are interconnected.
In Reality, there are no consumer identities to maintain or facade’s to uphold, accept this, experience it, and embrace the comfort of your genuine existence. Choke down any self destructive pride, the enlightenment following will taste much better. Abandon any mislead attempts at anything other than this. You will not accept ignorance any longer. This is now your priority, and remember, knowing is only half of it, now it’s time to act productively.
Reality: The state of things as they actually exist.
We are the state of things, it is time for us to actually exist…
Anonymous asked: What do you do if you're in love with someone you can't have?
Ingest rejection as fuel to compel you to live a lifestyle that demands desire.
Denoting meaning to something is a participatory act between ego and Self. Upon coming across a potential synchronicity, the event should immediately strike you as bizarre; unforced, depth will intuitively and naturally unveil itself unto you. Regardless of the label we place on that experience - whether we consider it synchronicity or coincidence, meaningful or meaningless, a sign from the cosmos or plain randomness - the seeming connections we encounter in life can still be harnessed creatively as a catalyst for inner growth with proper attention.
To strike a balance between apophenia (the tendency to see connections where none exist) and randomania (the tendency to attribute chance probability to apparently patterned data) keep in mind that everything simultaneously resides in both an interconnected and an isolated system encompassed and differing by the infinite, multilayered spectrums of measurement - in gradients of nuance - humanity’s collective imagination could conjure up to define the varied relationships of the world. In other words, all meaning is derived from you; you decide what qualities will be given ‘measurement’ as you alone decide where your attention is placed.
To keep ‘meaning-seeking’ aligned (i.e. to artfully weave life experiences within the mind without adding to superfluous confusion) in promoting inner growth, check-in on yourself to see if you’re subconsciously reaching to make a perceived event meaningful (e.g. doing mental gymnastics to fit or substantiate the model of reality you wish to prove true) - it will only lead you astray.
In the end, you must ultimately judge for yourself where upon the spectrum the meaning of a life-event falls; in every moment, the world is perpetually meeting you half way - you decide where to make connections relative to your circumstances. If the perceived connection adds to your life in some form - nurture that seed. If the perceived connections takes way from your in some form - seek understanding. If it doesn’t instigate change in any shape or form - discard it.
Professionalism is a funny term, because it masquerades as neutral despite being loaded with immense oppression. As a concept, professionalism is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, imperialist and so much more — and yet people act like professionalism is non-political. Bosses across the country constantly tell their employees to ‘act professionally’ without a second thought. Wear a garment that represents your non-Western culture to work? Your boss may tell you it’s unprofessional. Wear your hair in braids or dreadlocks instead of straightened? That’s probably unprofessional too. Wear shoes that are slightly scuffed because you can’t yet afford new ones? People may not think you’re being professional either.
If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.
Avidyaya mrityum tirtha vidyaya amritam snute. “By ignorance we cross through death, by knowledge we achieve Immortality.” This is indeed a major realisation.
Realisation means the revelation of God in a human body. Realisation means that man himself is God.
Unfortunately, man is not alone. He has desire, and desire has tremendous power. Nevertheless, it fails to give him lasting joy and peace. Desire is finite. Desire is blind. It tries to bind man, who is boundless by birthright. God’s Grace, which acts through man for God’s full manifestation, is infinite.
Realisation springs from self-conquest. It grows in its oneness with God. It fulfils itself in embracing the finite and the Infinite.
We are seekers of the Supreme. What we need is absolute realisation. With a little realisation we can at most act like a cat. With absolute realisation we shall be able to threaten ignorance like a roaring lion.
The moment I say “my body”, I separate myself from the body. This body undergoes infancy, childhood, adolescence, maturity and old age. It is not really me. The real “I” remains changeless always. When I say that I have grown fat or thin, I am speaking of the body that has grown fat or thin, and not the inner “I”, which is eternal and immortal.
Realisation says that there are no such things as the bondage and freedom which we so often refer to in our day-to-day lives. What actually exists is consciousness — consciousness on various levels, consciousness enjoying itself in its varied manifestations. So long as we think that we are living in the bondage of ignorance, we are at liberty to feel that we can dwell in freedom as well, if we want to. If bondage makes us feel that the world is a field of suffering, then freedom can undoubtedly make us feel that the world is nothing but the blissful consciousness of the Brahman. But realisation makes us feel Sarvam khalvidam Brahma. “All that is extended is Brahman.”
In order to realise what realisation is, we first have to love our inner Self. The second step is to love realisation itself. This is the love that awakens the soul. This is the love that illumines our consciousness. Love and you will be loved. Realise and you will be fulfilled.
Realisation is our inner lamp. If we keep the lamp burning, it will transmit to the world at large its radiant glow. We all, with no exceptions, have the power of self-realisation or, in other words, God-realisation. To deny this truth is to deceive ourselves mercilessly.
We realise the Truth not only when joy fills our mind, but also when sorrow clouds our heart, when death welcomes us into its tenebrous breast, when Immortality places our existence in transformation’s lap.
How far are we from Realisation? We can know the answer by the degree to which we have surrendered to God’s Will. There is no other way to know it. Also we must know that every single day dawns with a new realisation. Life is a constant realisation to him whose inner eye is open.
Why do we want to realise God? We want to realise God because we consciously have made ourselves avenues through which the fruits of God-realisation can flow. Our very body is a divine machine; hence it needs oiling. Realisation is a divine lubricant, which does its work most effectively.
Realisation can be achieved by God’s Grace, the Guru’s grace and the seeker’s aspiration. God’s Grace is the rain. The Guru’s grace is the seed. The seeker’s aspiration is the act of cultivation. Lo, the bumper crop is Realisation!
-Sri Chinmoy, Yoga And The Spiritual Life. The Journey of India’s Soul.
To understand everything is to forgive everything
—Gautama Buddha (via purplebuddhaproject)
*** She let go. ***
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do
it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone