Existential Angst

My blog is to honor my father and children that have passed away as I search for meaning in their loss.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Top Ten

Here is my Top 10 best advice to gain higher consciousness (nod to Dave Letterman). Many of these things you may have heard before from other people and some of it is my own. All I can say is these are the things that are working for me right now.

10. Following your “stream of joy” only leads to happiness so don’t leave your stream of joy. When you follow your heart there are no bad decisions, only ones that you learn from.
9. Music holds both happiness and sadness. Like all “wholeness” entities, such as silence and existence, music holds paradoxes that must be examined. It is the silence between the notes is what makes the music. So much like own lives, it is the silent moments that God talks to us. What is God saying to you?
8. Nullifying your life is a symptom of the problem not the solution. If you nullify yourself with drugs or alcohol then you are simply quieting that which must be heard.
7. Life is an illusion. You are born into a reality of many dimensions. We only explore one, the one most useful to us at his moment. At the highest levels of consciousness we can act as if there is no reality at all.
6. There is no “bottoming out” there is only learning. At times of severe distress, we encounter the ultimate reality and realize there is no bottom.
5. Opportunity knocks once but temptation pounds at the door for a life time. As you ascend to higher levels of consciousness it becomes harder and harder to recognize coincidence from fate. You begin to realize that really they are the same thing with differing amounts of precognition.
4. Stay lost, it is much better than being found. Someone that is lost is always looking for the opportunities around them. They are constantly being at their best. They find what is really in them. Being found only means you don’t need to search anymore. You can rest when you really should be running.
3. There are no solutions, only what works at one level of consciousness or another. It isn’t until you remove reality that you can become a pure logical equation but you can never remove reality so therefore you can only approach absolute zero and fly very high and come close to one. Life is always between null and complete but never either.
2. Your soul loves to be in you and it at one with its destiny. Feel that love for life that it has. Remember that you have been “you” right along yet your body has been changing every day. Tap into that soulful joy and realize how much love is really in you. Then you’ll see you have a great reservoir of love to give away.
1. Look at what is inside you. To see it, just look at how you react to either an unexpected gift or an annoying kid on the street. “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” [Luke 6:45]. What is coming out of your mouth?

Be at peace.


Anonymous elen said...

Life is an illusion...how true.

Don't know about you, but monotony is the paradoxical spice of life. No pun intended. See price tag attached.

When a friend from school asked me, if I could so choose, when I would choose to die. I told her when life started repeating itself, at the eve of my existential epiphany, I would so choose. Because then I would be satisfied, and indeed, grateful for a such a break.

But hey, that's just me. Was genuinely feeling hollow and meaningless...so I decided to randomly surf on the Internet. That, my fickled friends, is boredom.

Chin up. Eyes down.


12/06/2005 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear All_Bre,
Thank you for posting this Dec. 3rd blog. My son is experiencing existential angst and your thought will be shared with him.
Mary H.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I accidentally stumbled upon your blog and I am glad I did. I just read your top 10 and found it amazing. Thank you!

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