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A dream about the blurring of me and the world – the “instantaneous post-self” – some thoughts on spirituality

The other day I was sleeping when I had a weird dream: “The first I recall is that I seemed to be in my grandma and grandpa’s living room.  I was by the coffee table, looking up at the stuff that was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “horror of reality”: awareness unprepared – the ‘awareness/self mismatch’

It seems to me that there often appears a “horror” to reality.  There is a point, I think, where the “fact” of existence is horrifying and terrifying.  It can appear as a sense of terror, anxiety, nervousness, despair, or even confusion.  Often, these … Continue reading

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Conceiving the mind and life – “amazement”, the ‘association-centered point of view’, and the enigma of explaining life

Once I was watching a small insect fly about and was amazed that its small neural mass could do such a thing, almost as if it were a miracle.  But, as I looked about I saw many insects flying and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “beautiful”

A little while ago I was sitting by a stream and I gazed downstream into the trees and could see the sunlight coming through the leaves.  Almost immediately I said, “I’ve never seen anything with such beauty”.  I was quite struck … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the question “what do I want?” – seeking the “right” state of mind

While walking along a stream one day I felt perplexed and confused.  I then found myself asking myself a question:  “What do I want?  What am I seeking?” I found myself even more perplexed and confused . . . I … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on death – ceasing to exist – the importance of beingness

The other day I got thinking about death and thought some of the ideas were interesting enough to note down. I should first point out that this viewpoint comes from looking at death from a certain angle.  I have always felt that when … Continue reading

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Thoughts on insect behaviour – some initial thoughts on insects conception of the world

Here are some thoughts I have had concerning insects based on my observation of them in the past several years (keep in mind that I am no expert on insects).  It describes some of my first thoughts and reactions: Over … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the pre-self, primal self, world self, post-self, and the greater self

Here are some thoughts on how I see things at this time: The self is not ‘ready-made’ in life.  We are not born with a self.  It is something that is grown and developed over time.  As a result, there … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “fullness” – our first perception of the world and self???

There is something which I call ‘fullness’.  It is something that originated from my own experience and perception of things.  It refers to a sense of something ‘about us’ and is one of our first awareness of existence and our … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my saying: “god is awareness” – the ‘dilemma of god-awareness’

I have a saying: “God is awareness.” What I mean by this is that ‘god’ is a really nothing but a form of awareness.   It is not: A man, being, or thing. A concept, principle, or idea. A myth or … Continue reading

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