Living an ideal life is a consequence of working to develop a flexible state of mind unique to oneself. By discovering the sweet spots in every spectrum for each of us in every moment.
In a world of specialization – Philosophy is the unifying medium. Philosophy includes everything we can think about and act upon. Philosophy is the Jack of all trades that makes us all able to D.I.Y. in our lives. We mostly know what is right and we know what is wrong and living by our values is a constant process that makes each moment a satisfying one. We do not need institutions to lead us to the good life because we can find it just fine once, we get past our natural human laziness and passionately engage with our lives as we are living them. It is after all the biggest game we will ever be involved in and we are our own life experiment.
Maybe many like to be told how to live and how to behave but they will never feel the satisfaction of transformation from where we are now to something better or at least something very different. This blog is for those of us that care about ourselves and others and wish to evolve further exactly what it means to be human and uniquely conscious of how we live – This blog is about self-mastery and self-care leading to care for everything. This blog is about passion and wisdom. This blog is just part of a process that never ends for me. To alert you to a process that never ends for you. There is no great destination, no hidden authentic self to be discovered or uncovered, nowhere we have to be – we are living it right now so best we make sure we don’t miss it by trying to be elsewhere and that includes in our own fantasy past or illusory future.
A quick word on the structure of this blog.
Pensees is a French word meaning a thought or reflection put into literary form. How philosophy was before it became overly categorized and structured.
I have taken the liberty of going back in time to when Philosophers used a freestyle form of writing more attuned to how thoughts come – as a random number of relevant points and paragraphs thrust into consciousness for no apparent reason – I suppose it could be considered more of a journal approach but from my point of view it allows the creative process to flow with my thoughts as I go through this process we like to call life. My thoughts are triggered for many reasons and show no respect for organisation and I like to get them down while they are hot and then expand them over time just in case they decide to evade me in the future. For thoughts in the now moment is all that there is. But they are only current thoughts and then they move on to a new present moment. There are many drafts involved in the process and publishing is a mere snapshot in the thought process. Thoughts can age very quickly indeed. There is never an ending or any finality in the process of life as we each interpret it right now. We never really know where it is leading. We are in a state of constant flux. Full of contradictions that rather than being frowned upon need to be acknowledged as part of the life process. We are never fixed – existentialists thought that death was the time we stop changing but let’s be honest even that mystery is open to interpretation. Nobody knows what is to come so it would seem prudent to live life as if it is either your first day or your last day. Both fit equally well. That way what happens at the point of the great mystery has not affected how we live our lives in this moment. That is what the flexarian attitude allows flexibility along the many spectrums that make up life in the search for our particular sweet spots for this moment and quite probably entirely different for the next. A sweet spot is never a sweet spot for all time. Everything changes.
The important thing is how you as readers uniquely interpret what you read regardless of my intentions. You have no obligation to agree with me. I am just a trigger for your thought process.
Thanks – I hope you enjoy the process and develop your own totally unique and entirely flexible world view and with it enjoy some excitement and peace of mind…
–Adam’s egoic mind–
“We are reality constructors – We have been gifted the power to create the illusion of who we are not and what life isn’t – We are stuck with our egoic minds constructing apparent reality mostly below the level of our conscious awareness and then bull-shitting the meaning behind our actions – but all is not lost – Let’s try to understand using egoic mind but somehow harmonising beyond ego so as not to abuse the gift by continuing on our current path of destruction by failing to understand and accept our own egoic minds! Paradox? Yes, but only to a misunderstood egoic mind that created the categories and separation in the first place – Egoic mind is both our best friend and our greatest enemy.”