When we go to grammar school, high school, and college, we acquire a lot of knowledge, but what do we really know? Do we master the truth? No, we master a language, a symbology, and that symbology is only the truth because we agree, not because it’s really the truth. Wherever we are born, whatever…
Siege War Against Mental Independence
A short collection of excerpts from The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz Free Your Mind The Mesoamerican Toltecs believed humans live in a world of dreams that can lead to self-love and respect. “From the Toltec point of view, all humans who are mentally domesticated are sick. They are sick because there is a…
Four Agreements You Make With Yourself
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Be Impeccable With Your Word Speak with Integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. Don’t Take Anything Personally Nothing others do…
Love in Retrospect
There are certain people you love who do something else for your life; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years.
But there’s still one more tier in all of this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it happens eventually.
Religion & Happiness
Each individual must identify the type of happiness most important to him as well as the capacity of his own mental constitution to experience happiness. Religion reduces these variables by dictating a simple path to happiness. It thereby spares the masses of their individual neuroses.
Stepping Out of Reality’s Silhouette
We think reality is what we can explain from the limited instruments of our senses. But reality is, of course, far beyond that. We all have access to the infinite consciousness, but our understanding of it is hampered by our 5 senses, keeping us trapped on a limited plane.
What We Hear Vs. What We Come to Believe
“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is through frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth”
Putting Change Into Perspective
“Imagine a stack of 400 quarters. Each quarter represents 250 years of human culture, and the entire stack signifies the 100,000 years we’ve had organized human tribes. Take the top quarter off the stack. This one quarter represents how many years our society has revolved around factories and jobs and the world as we see…
The Importance of Being Awe-Struck
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead…” – Albert Einstein Eminent psychologist Nicholas Humphrey has written of the biological advantage of being awe-struck. How fortuitous, he says, for a species to find its own ability to contemplate, to marvel at its own existence has…