Monthly Archives: October 2013

Humility is a lie

... thus it is ...
… thus it is …

The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the words humble, nobility and gracious are the stories by Charles Dickens, about the poor widows and orphans, who have nothing and meet a humble and gracious man who promises them gold and green forests, but steals from them their last penny.  There is little nobility in it.
But of course humility is much more than that, but still can there be found mixed morality, good and evil and not only towards others but also ourselves.

We are nonetheless taught to have and show a moderate estimation of our own talents, abilities, and value and are considered better men for it.  But the reality is, to live in humility is to live in a lie.  And then I mean humility of reducing the excellence of what we have at hand.

If we do something well and behave accordingly and do not conceal our satisfaction, even welcome it, then we are consistent to ourselves.  We show our true nature.
If, however, we try to reduce the excellence of what we do, hide our satisfaction, and thus show modesty, we are inconsistent to ourselves, we hide what we are, behind the mask of meekness.  And that is a lie.

We do not need to be humble, noble, gracious or other, just honest.  Straightforward, honest, consistent and true to ourselves, all these things we so rarely are, because we are so small inside us, and need masks to hide ourselves behind, and also compliments and caresses and awards and reassurance about our own excellence.

Excerpt from 22 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

Imagniary people

... the people ...
… the people …

We have a lot of wonderful people around us, family members, friends and acquaintances, all kinds of people with all kinds of personalities.  We know these people, perhaps not equally well, but we know them, through personal contact, others ideas about them and of course the astrological signs, which tell us all kinds and everything about others.  Admittedly we choose those we want to associate with carefully, based on what suits us best.  Exception are our children that we accept, no matter what. We are not necessarily happy with them, but we take them such as they are, when we have tried everything to change and improve them, without success, half their genes are, after all, from us.

There is only one drawback, and that a little large and really critical, that really subverts the ideas we have about all these wonderful people.

Excerpt from 21 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

Moment forever

... eternity ...
… eternity …

We are born with no age and we die with no age.  We are life itself, it is our true identity, and life has no age, it is, for eternity.
But since we want to have age, weeks and years to separate us from each other and ourselves, then we create age.
I chose number twenty-five, so in my mind we are born as twenty-five and twenty-five we die.  I chose this number, because it seems everybody is twenty-five, or rather behave like twenty-five.  But there are of course other ideas about age, hovering around the world, and indeed many.

In the “General grammar” (Almenn málfræði) by Thorunn Blöndal says that the brain is a kind of language-computer that ensures that we use the language instinctively by certain grammar rules.  It also tells us that when children learn language they usually start by dividing time into now and once.  Terms such as when, which includes time, usually come last into the vocabulary.
The now is what the children assume from the beginning.  Just until we teach them about yesterday and tomorrow with all its nuances, the day before yesterday, after a year, once was and will be.
This is certainly interesting. But what does this tell us?

Excerpt from 20 chapter in the book “The moment is the only reality” read the entire chapter. >

My greed, your hunger

... the way home ...

… the way home …

They say that the mortal sins are seven and one of them is greed.
We do not assume that we have these sins, just others, we are usually honest and fair and sensible and everything else that is needed to be good people.  Right?

Now I know nothing about sin other than how to spell it, and that in itself is quite enough for me.  I do not have any faith or religion and need not accept this inheritance from the past.
The other is a different matter, for it to be honest, just, and all the rest, is in my mind quite natural and sensible thing to do, if that is the way we are and want to be.

But more often than not, it seems that we do not have to be just and true, those who allow greed to take over their lives, seem to have a better life and enjoy great respect and privileges and the more the greed and the greater the honor.
And nothing stops them, as they do not have to take into account anything except their own greed.   Continue reading >