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What About Existence

The thinking man, a universal subliminal message hidden in the ether of collective consciousness. Why am I?

Faith, belief that there is meaning.

Art, search for meaning.

Philosophy, art of meaning.

Consciousness, the primary tool of life, the primal matter of existence.

Choice is the creator of time, without choice there couldn’t be change, without change no life.

Living through choices we create experiences, which through awareness expand our consciousness. But aren’t all experiences created equal by definition?

The existentialist dream.

That would create meaning in the experience within itself, at the same time killing the meaning of choice. Though if the choice has no meaning the “I” is dead too, and without the I there is no choice in the first place, therefore a paradox is created.

So the only option is to nullify the assumption that consciousness can be expanded.

What if consciousness could be only experienced ?

Our choices being the pulses of a labyrinth of infinite experiences, vibrating at various frequencies flowing back life into consciousness, keeping it “alive”.

Giving the “I” a chance to get stuck in the labyrinth as well as to discover several layers of being and not only the existential worldly one.

“How could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads?”
? Plato, The Allegory of the Cave

Sadok Kohen

In truth, without deceit, certain and most veritable

 

 

 

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What kind of Captain are you? (and what kind of boat are you on)

The word “captain” comes from the latin word caput meaning “head”; anything that you do using your head, assuming you are the sole master of your thoughts and actions, literally makes you a captain!

And no captain is a captain without a ship: weather it be your company or a relationship: anything in your life that has a direction and needs guidance is a vessel.

The Row-Boat

Sometimes you find yourself on a row-boat, its mostly about strength, stamina, endurance and momentum. Passengers are mostly dead weight if they cannot help, and if they do help, they are only “helpful” if you are in perfect sync, otherwise they could be pejorative. Outside conditions have a direct impact on you, even a small current shift can make your life much harder or easier, depending on your direction. You can go quite a bit on a row boat, but the speed and distance you can travel on it is very limited, on the other hand it builds muscles and experience about the sea and even if you are thrown overboard its easy to jump back on it. Agility is a big issue, you get immediate feedback on your turns but its cumbersome and slow to change direction, so you need to have a very clear idea where you are going from the start, draw a straight line and almost never look “back” but for small adjustments.

The row-boat is what’s given to you as a birth right. The beauty of it is that no one can take that away from you. It’s easy to fix, even to rebuilt when it is totally trashed. The row-boat is what should give you the confidence that even when you hit rock bottom, you always have what’s needed to come back afloat and go wherever you chose to.

The Motor Boat

The motor boat is an adventure, a thrill, a passion. It’s about finding all the fuel you can find and navigating through different islands mostly undiscovered in search for a treasure sketched on a map that is far from perfect. Coming in different sizes and speeds, motor boats are very agile, very fast and manageable. To be enjoyed with friends or like minded people but does not allow for too many. Not suited for higher seas or very long trips, they are the perfect means for short and tricky journeys. Reflexes at high speed are key on those rides, they easily tip off and once they do the engine is bust. Intuition and vision are other skills the captain of such vessels shall require: the burn rate is high and finding fuel in the middle of the sea is quite often a challenging task.

The motor boat is a start-up, an entrepreneurial endeavour, being personal or business: it’s about having a dream and chasing after it with a mighty force of will. It’s about discipline and learning or more likely applying that learning towards the achievement of a goal. The motor boat is the spark, it’s fun and easy to ride but it’s mostly short in lifetime. It is not very stable and does not do well against storms or unexpected conditions or obstacles. The beauty is that turning it around is very fast and easily done, as long as you can see that obstacle in due time. Read more…