Monthly Archives: May 2008

We are all Drug Addicts

(See Comic) Most people aren't drug addicts under the traditional definition of the word drugs. However, the traditional definition of the word drugs simply tends to ostracize things that aren't conducive to a given society's socioeconomic machinery. The fact is, we are all addicted to drugs. However, since most of those drugs are so ubiquitous and congruent to the socioeconomic machinery, no one much notices them or calls them drugs. Nonetheless, if you just broaden your definition of drugs and addiction you soon realize that we are all drug addicts. So what are your drug addictions? What things would cause you negative withdrawal symptoms, whether physiological or psychological, if you had to do without them? No TV Now I can’t vege out in a suggestive state where I’m hypnotized into buying frivolous junk. drug addiction treatments Plus, I won’t ever find out what the deal is with LOST. No Social Lubricant Now I have no excuse for behaving compulsively and recklessly…and no way to drown my sorrows enough to have a little fun. No Music Now how am I going to drown out the voices in my head? Remember, five years ago when that person gave you that condescending look. That bothered you. Now relive it. No Gas Now I can’t drive around to pointless destinations spending money pointlessly. substance abuse intervention No Coffee Now I have a headache and nothing to help me perform menial labor. No Sugar or High Fructose Corn Syrup This Coke tastes terrible and I’m feeling depressed. No Cell Phone Now how am I going to talk in public about nothing loudly with no one while ignoring everyone around me? No Internet I might as well be lost alone in outer space. No Physical Intimacy Abstinence of the body doesn’t work without abstinence of the mind. No Pets Now I’m going to have to deal with humans for company. I hate those creeps. They’re so conditional. No Air Conditioning I wish I was dead. No Gambling Now how am I going to justify idly fantasizing about a future of fortune? No Meat There isn’t anything to eat except appetizers. No Credit Now I’m going to have to actually have money before I buy things. We are all on drugs, The Pharmacology of Economics marijuana addiction treatment alcohol addiction treatment

What is Ego Anyway? Part 6 Ego versus True Self

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(See Comic) Basic Tenants of Ego Thinking I, Me, Ego, Illusion, Duality, Impermanence, Separation, Loss, Competition, Difference, Specialness, Guilt, Fear, Death, Materiality, Bodies, Perception Basic Tenants of Truth Oneness, Spirit, Truth, Eternity, Permanence, Love, Unity, Life, Being Who is the true you? Well, to answer that question, consider this little fact: anything that can be stolen (or taken) from you is not you. Makes sense right? After all, how could you ever be stolen from yourself? So, when you start to think like that, you can more easily identify all the false junk that blocks your true self. Which is to say, you can start to better recognize ego. dna sequencing To someone very much entrenched in ego thinking, the realization that anything that can be stolen from you is not you starts to feel a lot like peeling back the layers of an onion. When you peel back the layers of an onion, it just keeps on peeling. And in the end, all that is left is tears. dna sequencing However, in that seeming emptiness is the space necessary for the true self to once again emerge. It is a state of freedom where the false is recognized as such. Anything of the ego is impermanent. And to identify with impermanence is to identify with weakness. Thus, identifying with impermanence is all an ego setup to experience the idea of loss, which reinforces the ego’s belief system. Just as anything that can be stolen from you is not you, anything you can lose is not you. You can always lose your ego because it is ultimately impermanent and simply an illusion. However, you can never lose your true self, even if you try to bury it. Considering the fact that your body will someday seemingly die (as if it was actually living to begin with) reveals that even what you think of as your life isn’t really you. Life with an opposite (death) is not life but instead a parody of life which is used by the ego to reinforce its insane thought system of separation and punishment. Under the guidance of the ego, people drape themselves in all sorts of superficialities. I’m me, not you. My body, my race, my culture, my gender, my history, my religion, my geographical location, my occupation, my relationships, my possessions, my personality quirks, I am different. I am a great special spiritual person. In the World but not of it