If i was to say that nothing has inherent value or meaning then it’s like in that movie ”Seeking a friend for the end of the world”.
And after seeing the movie ”I Heart Huckabees” and living some time on this planet with you all confused folks I’ve just given up the important questions, and some arificial love I had for everybody. Now I’m just pissed at most of the folks, and mostly on myself for lying to myself about some zen buddhism thats gonna save me from all suffering of the world. Fuck, we damn humans are bound to suffer, to feel pain and love and every god damn thing. And yet we weren’t pressented with the answer to all this. So we go from day to day feeling all these things, living all that life and in the end feeling the same, as we didn’t felt it at all. And in that state of nothingness no answer arises. Just silence, and anger and frustration.
Don’t tell me i just have to get rid of my ego and overcome my this and that. I just want to feel something real, that deeply moves my whole being. That enriches me and inspires me. Not all this bullshit we have from day to day. Peace-out!
“and mostly on myself for lying to myself about some zen buddhism thats gonna save me from all suffering of the world”
“Fuck, we damn humans are bound to suffer, to feel pain and love and every god damn thing.”
“Don’t tell me i just have to get rid of my ego and overcome my this and that.”
From the looks of it. You’ve just now actually understand buddhism. See through the fluff. Don’t blame the philosophy. Most times people just don’t understand it enough and think it’s an instruction booklet of memes and buzzwords.
Are you familiar with this quote? “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”
Feelings are there to be felt, either good feelings and bad ones. Is pain really a bad feeling? Can we really divide feelings in two categories? Or are we just doing what we’ve been told? Maybe if you’re sad it just means you’re sad, and nothing else.
You can’t ride the rollercoaster without some steep climbs.. for a greater experience, learn how to enjoy the whole trip, and not only the downhill part.
Believing in anything blurs everything. If you believe being sad it’s bad, it’s going to be bad. But if you don’t believe in anything, and just feel without any kind of prejudice or paradigm, you’ll just be feeling something – which is perfectly normal, for a human being.
If we had the answer there would be nothing for us to seek. The feeling you are looking for is in the quest for a answer not the actual answer. Have fun knowing you are human and have many opportunities waiting for you. Don’t be mad at yourself for believing in the zen way of relieving suffering and be happy that you gave enough fucks to try and make your life better. Never give up on life’s big questions my friend for we are all curious detectives with a uncontrollable urge to know.
It’s simpler than it seems, all it takes is a little bit of effort. That’s why people overlook it. Everyone wants the fancy pseudo-larger-than-life stuff, and they want it instantly and without effort.
You want the deeply moving stuff that inspires and blows your mind and makes you feel fucking alive?
Well then, get out there and start living. Forget the grind, forget security, forget privileges, just grab life by the tits and DO what you love.
Don’t know exactly what that is? Nobody does until they start DOING.
This mundane life is not for everyone. It’s for the slow, mindless, worried people who lack passion and courage.
It makes conscious people grind their teeth because it’s not our fucking element, it’s not what humans are wired for, it’s literally absolutely insane. But people don’t question it, because they’re lazy and spoiled and fearful.
It’s a big, beautiful world full of super intense awesome stuff. Just get out there and enjoy it.
Use your brain and your muscle and your nerves, they crave stimulation anyways. People just fear pain and effort because they aren’t used to it, but these things are required for the human psyche to blossom and feel truly amazing.
Buddhism never taught any sort of liberation from suffering. It teaches instead that suffering AND joy are both illusory in the ultimate sense. It is the lot of humans to endure both, but to seek an awareness above and beyond them (enlightenment).
You can’t get rid of your ego any more than you can stop thinking thoughts. Its part of who you are. What you can do though is bend the needle towards the positive end of the dial. Don’t cling to the negative, focus on the good in life and aspire to greater good.
Everything is a matter of degrees in life.
“Sex is like pizza. When its good, its really good, and when its bad, its still pretty good.” – Sharon Stone