Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Are you an approval addict

Interesting reading here tom campbell: Recovering from my addiction to approval

I think culture instills a bit of this in all of us. Some are effected more then others. In any authoritarian relationship, be it governmental, spiritual, employment etc it is this kind of false motivation to get an approval fix that causes a lot of internal dissonance and stress.

I know, ive done it. Im sure im a recovering approval addict myself.

Language

The greatest lies can be found in the most beautiful pose. The most blatant of untruths in the most clever turn of phrase.
Truth does not always equal beauty when it comes to language.

Language is magick, or one of the closest things that we have to it. Language can alter peoples thoughts, can stir emotions. It can cause people to rise up and attack, or to be lulled into peace. It can propogate itself in new forms, it can twist reality by the mean of definition into neat little categories or broad generalisations. It can lay dormant in some old text book, like a seed in the soil, waiting for someone to pick it up and read it, the ideas contained within springing alive and flowering.

Always place the filter of objectivity between yourself and what you read and hear.

My Email was not working - Now it is

Hi All,

Just to let everyone know my hotmail account that I had linked to this page has been inoperational for some time. I just forgot to check it ... doh!

It is now operational, so if you want to send my anything via email please do so at nondualawareness@hotmail.com

Sorry to anyone trying to contact me who thinks that I was ignoring them.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Its all about YOU today : )

Do not repress the you in all of this. You are the unique spark of creation, a one off, the work of some mad genius.
You are the reason that conciousness exists. Do not fear yourself, do not fear your personality. Do not fear at all. Fear is the cause of your suffering. Not Ego, Not something that is wrong with you. Fear. That is all.

Do not homogenise yourself with the masses. I can say with 100% conviction that 99.9% of the population are enslaved within prisons of their own design. Enlightenment is not you losing the spark of you. It is losing all of the other stuff that is not you.
The conditioning, the fear, the pavlovian responses, the self inflicted pains, the worries about the future, the regrets about the past.
Question it all, get rid of it. You dont need it. No one has ever needed any of this. These are control structures instilled in you by those in authority. I repeat, you do not need them.

Enlightenment isn't about reaching some esoteric reality, and leaving your earthly body behind. Not at all. It is about waking up to the here and now, vibrant and buzzing and writhing and living all around you.

The enlightenment I speak of is not just spiritual. It is of the material plane, it is phylosophical, metaphysical, primal, real,metaphorical, allegorical, everlasting.
It is love, it is eternal bliss, it is a million other good things that people have been trying to sell you since you started your own search for the light. You dont need permission to take it, you dont need me to say that you have it. You will know it when you have it.

Heres a question for you?

If anyone reading this blog would like to answer it.

Why do you consider yourself not to be enlightened?

You and your Operating System

(And nondual reality let his inner nerd out for a short run around )

You are a combination of hardware and software. Hardware is your body and your brain, even your rudimentary animal behaviors. Software is cultural and learnt behavoirs, beliefs and knowledge that sits in the hardware and tells it what to do.

Pretty straight forward, everyone reading this would have thought of this analogy before I am sure.

So why do we allow our software to be corrupted so easily? Why do we let a 1000 hackers work on our core operating system, installing virus's (marketing, advertising, conditioning, responsibilites, government), recoding large portions (schools, jobs, society) or just causing mayhem.

Think of enlightenment as your own personel firewall. Think of it as the reboot button. Think of it as a defrag and a format.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Dont Just look at the "Spiritual"

There is a wealth of information from the philosophical, political and psychological realms that
make great food for enlightening thought. Just look out for the kinds of ideas that wrap you up in more headgames and tailchasing.

For example, have a good look at this site called Anxiety Culture . It puts the state of the modern world and society in a way that you may not have thought of before.

Also ive said this before but I will say it again, read Ismael by Daniel Quinn, or go over to the fantastic site Anthropik and read the Thirty Theses. All mind expanding stuff.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Shared Reality

A great post from George Breeds site.
I only check out his work once in a while but sometimes something that he writes just clicks.

Trance-endental

When a person thinks something to be so,
a trance state is formed.

When two or more people think something to be so,
a mutual trance is formed.

This mutual trance is called society or the world.

* * * *

Anyone who speaks from outside my trance
is a danger to my trance.

Anyone who speaks from outside our trance
is a danger to our trance.

Laws are formed and enforced to protect a trance.

The trance must not be blasphemed.

Those who blaspheme a trance are dealt with harshly.

This is so within families and organizations,
and among governments and religions.

* * * *

A more enlightened trance ( a light trance) is one
whose members know they and we are in a trance.

A light trance is more apt to produce tolerance, even Love.
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The About Section

I just had a look over at the ABOUT section to the right of this post, and it reminded me of the original intention of this blog, what I wanted it to say. I think my time away from the blog for the past few months has concentrated on getting the right answers to the right questions. The questions that matter.

I have been hit with an absolute avalanch of ideas, a thunderstorm of concepts, a desert morning of clarity. The past 3 months, no dare i say it, the last 12 years of intense spiritual and philosophical search have come to some sort of creshendo of understanding. Some kind of post enlightenment reckoning, the big A-ha! Now my only problem is to try to get these concepts down to paper (or blog as it may be) in some sort of readible coherent format.

There are no new ideas under the sun, all of this has been around forever. Its how that we put the peices together and creat a working map (or have it created for us as the majority of people do) that is the real interesting part.

Its always right in front of your eyes

I was reading Staceys excellent blog today and came across an excellent post on Mudane life

It struck a synchronistic chord with me, as for the last few months I have been stuck in a bit of an rut, wanting to break out of my "everyday boring life" and "experience something more." I came to realise that I could not really define that something more, and meditating on this thought I came to the following conclusion

Every waking moment is part of a continuos dialogue with the universe. You talk to it through your thoughts and actions, and it talks to your through the events in your life, the words and actions of others. Everything is a wake up call, a question, an answer in front of your eyes.

It is this exact thought that has brought me back to blogging from this long period of introspection.

The greater truths are shown to us in the mundane events of the everyday.

BUT - be also aware that 99% of what we see are lies and falsehoods. Its all an illusion (and in quite a real sense i have discovered)

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Im back and better then ever!

Hi All,

Just a note to let anyone who stumbles accross this site that I am back into the blogosphere and ready to post