Syncretic Tendencies

Quotidian Inspiration From Your Nonlocal Noosphere

When you live through the ego, you always reduce the present moment to a means to an end. You live for the future, and when you achieve your goals, they don’t satisfy you, at least not for long.

When you give more attention to the doing than to the future result that you want to achieve through it, you break the old egoic conditioning.

Your doing then becomes not only a great deal more effective, but infinitely more fulfilling and joyful.

—Eckhart Tolle, Stillness Speaks (via yoga9vipassana)

(via unconditionedconsciousness)

Piracy is not the enemy [of the artist], obscurity is.

—Seth Godin

Its your road, and yours alone.
others may walk it with you,
but no one can walk it for you.

—Rumi

Perhaps we are hallucinating all the time and what we call perception is arrived at by simply determining which hallucinations best conforms to the current sensory input.

—V.S. Ramachandran (via aestheticintrovert)

(Source: 21slugs, via vestigialmuse)

Many people who are going through the early stages of the awakening process are no longer certain what their outer purpose is. What drives the world no longer drives them. Seeing the madness of our civilisation so clearly, they may feel somewhat alienated from the culture around them. Some feel that they inhabit a no-man’s-land between two worlds. They are no longer run by the ego, yet the arising awareness has not yet become fully integrated into their lives. Inner and outer purpose have not merged.

—Eckhart Tolle (via realparallelism)

(via aroundtheworldinaateadazed)

Find someone who makes you realize three things: one, that home is not a place, but a feeling. Two, that time is not measured by a clock, but by moments. And three, that heartbeats are not heard, but felt and shared.

Jacques Lacan reminds us, that in sex, each individual is to a large extent on their own, if I can put it that way. Naturally, the other’s body has to be mediated, but at the end of the day, the pleasure will be always your pleasure. Sex separates, doesn’t unite. The fact you are naked and pressing against the other is an image, an imaginary representation. What is real is that pleasure takes you a long way away, very far from the other. What is real is narcis­sistic, what binds is imaginary. So there is no such thing as a sexual relationship, concludes Lacan. His proposition shocked people since at the time everybody was talking about nothing else but “sexual relationships”. If there is no sexual relationship in sexuality, love is what fills the absence of a sexual relationship.


Lacan doesn’t say that love is a disguise for sexual relationships; he says that sexual relationships don’t exist, that love is what comes to replace that non-relationship. That’s much more interesting. This idea leads him to say that in love the other tries to approach “the being of the other”. In love the individual goes beyond himself, beyond the narcissistic. In sex, you are really in a relationship with yourself via the mediation of the other. The other helps you to discover the reality of pleasure. In love, on the contrary the mediation of the other is enough in itself. Such is the nature of the amorous encounter: you go to take on the other, to make him or her exist with you, as he or she is. It is a much more profound conception of love than the entirely banal view that love is no more than an imaginary canvas painted over the reality of sex.

—Alain Badiou, In Praise of Love (via ounu)

(Source: lysenkoist, via fuckyeahexistentialism)

Television is by nature the dominator drug par excellence. Control of content, uniformity of content, repeatability of content make it inevitably a tool of coersion, brainwashing, and manipulation.

—Terence McKenna (via the-starpilot-has-landed)

(via psycho-delic-cunt)