“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way,” – Alan Watts
It seems everyone is terrified of death. We are all always trying to extend our lives as much as possible. What is so bad about dying? In some cultures death is celebrated. Why do we think we have to live so far past our peak? We peak when we are so young, and we have a long downhill tumble from there. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather enjoy a short life than hate a long one.
I think it is fair to say that everyone has experienced disappointment in their lives and we all know how much it sucks. Now the reason we experience disappointment is because of our expectations. In our heads things seem to work out so much better. In our heads there are none of the limitations of reality so we create impossible situations.
Free will, one of the oldest philosophical debates of all time. It is particularly interesting because we definitely seem to have free will but when you break it down it doesn’t seem to make any logical sense. It doesn’t make any sense because any decision you make is preceded by an event in your nervous system which is dependant upon your genes and past life experiences, neither of which you have any control over. And although many people may find this to be a depressing outlook, it really doesn’t have to be.
Our lives consist of ups and downs, good things and bad things. Almost everything we do comes back to pain or pleasure; these are the two main motives of ours. Throughout our lives we seem to be always running away from pain and chasing pleasure thinking that we can have one without the other. What we seem to ignore is that pain and pleasure are inseparable; you cannot have the good Read More
We all notice things in the world and in other people that we don’t like. Such as things that disgust us or things we think should be different. When we see these things we think that other people need change to fix the problems. However, this type of thinking will never get us anywhere and instead leaving us running around pointing fingers around. The truth is, all those terrible things we see in the world are the shitty parts of ourselves and to do anything about it we must work on Read More
What is spirituality? What does it really mean to be spiritual? Is it something like a hobby, similar to art or sports? Or, is it instead something deeper; existing on a level in which we can all meet. To me, spirituality is not about what beliefs you hold or which rituals you practice. In my mind true spirituality is solely about observing yourself as you are in your environment, and the rest is just on Read More
“Turn on, tune in, drop out.” What does that mean to you? It seems majority of society has misinterpreted this mystical quote for some drug fuelled madness. It really is a shame that people Read More
In today’s world it seem popular to think that if we get more things our lives will be better. We seem to think that our quality of life is determined by how many things we have. Because of this, some people spend their whole lives chasing things that don’t make them happy just so they can keep chasing them. Now, this is just backwards thinking; with more things comes more complications Read More
The other day, a friend pointed out to me the true importance of being okay with yourself. I had never realized how serious of a problem it really is. When you analyze it, it is such a fundamental thing that is probably the root for most of our problems as humans, societies and a species. Accepting yourself is a fundamental element in enjoying your life if not the most important Read More
We all have on and off days, we all know what it feels like to be really killing it at whatever we are doing. When things seem to just fall into place perfectly, and it is almost as if you do not have to try Read More