A stream of consciousness: Practically every decision a human being makes fall into three categories: numb pain, avert/escape dullness, and seek joy/pleasure. We should understand that "pleasure" is not inherently bad, and is seen as a dirty concept only because it is wild and uncontrolled today; the same way an animal in the jungle might … Continue reading Joy and Pleasure
Our thoughts are the eyes we use to see experiences. Thus, we do not really experience what is happening as it is, but our thoughts about what is happening. That is why it is possible for two people to outwardly go through the same experience, but inwardly draw different conclusions. Or for someone to see … Continue reading What is happening vs. our thoughts about what is happening.
Truth with no joy is like a beautiful car with no engine. Sure it looks good and has great capabilities, but only with an engine can it come to life and take us places; can it enclose us protectively from all danger. Truth is animated by joy. Forsooth, without true joy, what we have is … Continue reading Truth with no joy