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Invisiblemoog
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it isn't about you
    #4055892 - 04/14/05 07:54 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

most people come on this philosophy forum to learn knowledge, find enlightenment, or teach what they know, or what they think they know. they come here trying to get something out of it. "what can you do for me?"

well, guess what. life isn't about you. it's not about me. it's not about us. do you think the universe cares about you? maybe a part of it does, but mostly not. try to stop thinking about your needs and desires for once. your ego will never be satisfied, so why give into it. your supposed significance is only significant to yourself.

if your existence is the center of your focus, ask yourself why. take a good look around you. what do you see, hear, feel, smell? these things are there to experience, but not for "you" to experience. stop filtering things through your ego. stop judging things. just experience. just be. the only "i" that matters is the "you" experienced by others.


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4055906 - 04/14/05 07:59 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

hmmm, that's food for thought. thanks Moog!


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4055919 - 04/14/05 08:02 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Strong point. I am wondering why do you come here?


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4055934 - 04/14/05 08:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

if your existence is the center of your focus, ask yourself why

Because it is part of our primary limbic programming. Survival 101.

Might as well ask people why they scream when being burned or cry when their child dies? Is it just all about them, those selfish bastards?


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Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4055938 - 04/14/05 08:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Why did you feel the need to tell us that? Do you liberate a mind by explaining what to do or what not to do?


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: Icelander]
    #4055940 - 04/14/05 08:08 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

to experience you.


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: signoffate]
    #4055950 - 04/14/05 08:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

stop looking for motives. this isn't about me. the mind is a mere focuser of energy. these thoughts just happened to be focused through my mind and the urge to write them down came along with it. it may as well have been transcribed by a monkey, or a rock. an english speaking rock.


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4055965 - 04/14/05 08:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Hmmm, he is trying to tell us something. Wait...wait...no....yes! He is actually the famous wrestler and movie star from the Mummy.  :crazy2:


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4055967 - 04/14/05 08:13 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Why do you need to "just experience" without your ego? I've experienced a lot of things that can only be savored with an ego, and it felt ten times better than sitting and watching butterflies. Be warned though, it takes effort and dedication to enjoy some of the finer things of the "ego".


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4055970 - 04/14/05 08:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

English speaking rocks are pricks in my experience...


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"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4055972 - 04/14/05 08:16 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Didn't your ego and all that it has grown to become present you with the motive with the support, and the emotional and intellectual backing required to make this post? You think that all this just happened to channel through your vessel at this moment, no I believe your ego drove you to this end to engage us here, with the sole purpose to percieve itself (you) as making some strive in your ambition (whatever they are). Drop the act and be honest atleast!


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4055985 - 04/14/05 08:19 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Oh you've got a motive! Actually you sound pissed. :grin:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4055992 - 04/14/05 08:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Sorry moog, but it's hard not to be a judgemental sentient being focused on themselves... yet suggest otherwise... the I is what sustains us, and what motivates us... without the comfort of the I, then the individual doesn't look to the function of the "we".

You're suggesting that we attempt not to be human.


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"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: looner2]
    #4055995 - 04/14/05 08:22 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

the point was: stop thinking about everything in terms of yourself. an experience can be much more when it isn't limited by the ego filter.


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4056003 - 04/14/05 08:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

moog said:
to experience you.




:grin: :thumbup:
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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4056004 - 04/14/05 08:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think therefor I am, I think?


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: it isn't about you [Re: moog]
    #4056011 - 04/14/05 08:25 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

In order to truly experience it, do we not experience it as the self primarily? How we should we experience the influences that befall us, if not from the standpoint of us being unique entities and individuals?

Is your self, not thinking in terms of the individual through your writing? Is it motivated by an external force not conected with your being? I don't say how you could suggest this...  :borg:

(I agree with the ego bit, it needn't be solely focused on us, but attempting to cut something off that everyone has, is rather senseless, and without benefit.)


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"Their is one overriding question that concerns us all: How can we get out of the fatal groove we are in, the one that is leading towards the brink?" Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
"We may not be capable of eradicating the corruption of reason, but we must nevertheless counter it at every instance and with every means." Dan Agin
"Politics is the best religion and politicians are the worst followers."
-It's ok to trip as long as you don't fall.
-Substance over Style.
-Common sense is uncommon.


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Re: it isn't about you [Re: Icelander]
    #4056014 - 04/14/05 08:26 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What are you when your not thinking?


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: signoffate]
    #4056025 - 04/14/05 08:28 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i'm not without an ego. thus at some level there's a motive. there was hope, from the get-go, that this would not focus on me. it doesn't matter what "i" meant by writing this, or what "i" think. what's more important than what the words say is how they affect you, and what you experience as result of them.


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Re: Isn't it about you? [Re: moog]
    #4056033 - 04/14/05 08:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Well I experience this as a fuckin riot. :grin: :mushroom2: :thumbup:


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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