I don't remember experiencing being born, but I hope to experience dying, and not in a frinken car crash.
I'm sure our Mr. Twain will be along presently to share his thoughts. So thankful he decided to be a part of DP upon his return. ;)
"I think we never become really and genuinely our entire and honest selves until we are dead--and not then until we have been dead years and years. People ought to start dead, and they would be honest so much earlier." -Mark Twain
Death is the starlit strip between the companionship of yesterday and the reunion of tomorrow.- on monument erected to Mark Twain & Ossip Gabrilowitsch
If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.
..and had the "illusion" exposed, I'll go on living as if life were important to me. There are things that only dead friends can know, so even if they were to appear and expose the "illusion", I still wouldn't be able to rule out insanity. Am I just imagining this exchange?
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to any cemetery and show this vid to them headstones there
get back to us on your findings
we'll be waiting
So someone who thinks headstones in a cemetery can educate a man is supposed to be taken seriously...
And the angel said unto them “why do you seek the living among the dead?”
Video got 300+ more likes instantly. Weird.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
is but a wink of an eye!
The Secret of Life and Death
No one has to die
'I will tell you a secret, you shall not all sleep, but in a twinkling of an eye you shall be changed.'
This is called being born again and when or if it happens to you, you will indeed know it..
of the body, which is what literally everyone means when they say death, so your overall point is rather lost.
But in a sense, I guess you're right. As C.S. Lewis said, you have never met a mere mortal in your life; we will all continue life for eternity, either as everlasting horrors or everlasting splendors.
Their journey will be a bit more harsh than ours but they will still journey.
Science is telling us that at the core of all matter there is an energetic field, and we are made entirely of this energy. We cannot be destroyed, only transformed and the same laws apply there—from death must come life again, and so on. The great duality. Just as photons "pop" in and out of particle and wave states, we too, on a macro level, pop in and out of physical and spiritual states constantly, relatively speaking.
Thanks for posting!
well, call me crazy, but I'd rather not have my "energy transferred" into being worm chow.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein
That's why I'm having my meat suit burned when I'm done with it.
post and let us know how it goes
feel free to go first!
why don't you just share how we can all git so enlightneed n stuff?
By the way, I've smoked my meat but never burned my meat suit
and as time went on, more and more realizations came to me. It's a very subjective experience—enlightenment—but it is an experience that is ongoing and that no words could teach.
I understand you were likely being sarcastic with your question, but I'm happy to provide an honest answer.
Give me a bonfire, a skewered smoked kielbasa over the fire, a fresh loaf of bread and maybe a spicy mustard... heaven!
In my experience, fake hippy-dippy woo-woo spirituality is practiced by people who claim or imply right up front to be some kind of enlightened superior person, but who aren't interested in sharing any of that with anyone else. It's a sure sign if a fake.
But, have to agree on the kielbasa sentiments. And that demonstrates something, much easier to make a connection by just being genuine than by "branding" one's self as some kind of mystic.
Do you own tie dye underwear?
I know exactly what you mean. They're overly "zen" and wear a bunch of beaded necklaces and say "namaste" all the time, they're most likely vegan and look down upon those who do not live life according to some hippy-dippy collectivist idea.
Enlightenment is not some unattainable state of divinity, as most of these hippsters want others to believe. It is my experience that ANYONE can reach some degree of enlightenment and not everyone will be at the same degree of being enlightened. It's not some fixed goal to reach but rather it is a continuing way of living in the moment, being present and self aware.
I try not to use the E word myself as there are too many egotistical connotations attached to it. Unlike them, I WILL share with you only that which I know is of value. And that is that "enlightenment" is a completely unique and subjective experience. There is no amount of words that can teach it, only one's own experiences can truly teach. The greatest tool for me on this path has been meditation, mindfulness, focusing on the present moment, and finding "peace of mind" apart from all the noise and distractions we experience on a daily basis.
I was tired of reading, listening and watch other people telling others how to be enlightened or spiritual or whatever and I decided to actually test some of these teaching and methods and prove it to myself that it was all bullsh*t. Well, I sure didn't get the experiences I was expecting or rather one's I wasn't expecting to have. I often use the example of learning to ride a bike. No one can speak enough words to you to teach you how to ride one. You have to get on and learn it yourself. And you learn all the different aspects that come together in that ONE experience like pedalling, steering, balancing, braking, etc. It takes time to bring all those things together and through PRACTICE one gets better and better until they don't even think about all those individual aspects and just get on and ride.
If there is anything you want to ask, I'll be happy to answer in the best way possible without being preachy or hippy-dippy. There is real practical knowledge out there that is available for those who are ready to hear it.
"The Lips of Wisdom are Closed Except to the Ears of Understanding." —The Kybalion
UPDATE: Sorry just read the second portion of your comment you must have been finishing while I was responding. Yes, we just have to be real, not only with others but with ourselves as well. Be a genuine f***ing human being and resonate with people on that level. I'm tired of BS and hate when people waste my time with it so why would I want to do the same? I wouldn't so I don't.
My choice of underwear are none of your business ;)
the underwear info...but yeah, a sincere exploration is a definite requirement...
Indeed, we are here to explore and experience this life and all its weirdness.
And the man who died laughed at the man who thought he could kill anything.
Thanks for the video.
You told me a few nights ago I had taken the argument out of you. I usually have musical replies, but you took the reply out of me. That one got pretty far in my head and after I go send some love to the jam session I am going to go stew in the melancholy it brought on. It's good for the creative process.
Enjoyed your festivus post. Being the being person is an attractive quality. One not often found on the internet.
Happy Festivus to you and yours Bill.
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