The culture that is responsible for the second World War is still embedded in the bureaucracy of state and in regulations and laws that cage the human spirit. Why are we still following the philosophies and traditions of men who initiated the largest mass-murders in all of history? We talk about the brutish acts of the Romans and Greeks as though we have progressed so far ahead but we haven’t, as evident by the wars less than a century ago. Why are they permitted to reign over us after their massive fuck-ups? If the state were an individual we would’ve locked it up with a million consecutive life sentences.
The problem is that history has set for us the stage. History is full of people who have been executed for free-thought and defiance of authority, this has skewed the balance of the ‘default’ to favor subservience to the state. We’re fighting on an uneven stage, tilted to the disadvantage of free-thought and compassion.
The whole of history and the Bible preaches ignorance is bliss. Stay in the Garden of Eden! But we’ve ventured too far..
Everyone should be self-governed, there is no temple in heaven.
We are a part of nature, everything we do is natural by extension.
I wish I was at the moon alone, but not really.
Organized religions have dirtied the word God.
I wish I was in an Africa kicking sludgy mud with my bare feet.
The words are breathing.
Culture is not your friend [McKenna]. Free your brain from the shackles of culture.
We’re alone… floating on a rock that’s orbiting a spherical fire and we don’t know why.
Plato allegory of the cave applies to psychedelic drugs. See firsthand through the felt presence of direct experience what they’re about before you trust the universe of shadows. Sure there’s always risks, but there’s risks in everything. mountain climbing is a risk, but when someone falls to their death no one goes and blames the mountain… [thanks White]
Happiness is a selfish goal.. it isn’t the goal. Happiness is a state of mind no better than sadness or boredom.
All we ever feel is empathy? Even when we feel pain it’s empathy. Because we’re not in pain. We’re the observer watching this creature go on living and failing and succeeding and we empathize with this creature. But it is empathy. we are not the creature. We are the observer. That’s why the same parts of the brain activate when observing other people do things as when we do things. Because in both cases we are merely observers.
I feel Jupiter’s ache from his red spot.
Nothing exists except me.