- May 30, 2010
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That's a nice towl.
Neitszche or Cayce?
Neitszche or Cayce?
Lloyd, why is it that the whole world is offended by my existence?
|The 'world' is a vast expanse of inscrutable automaticity, governed solely by its own natural and supernatural laws. It is not conscious of, much less attentive to, your existence. |
It "is" only in the sense you believe it to be what you make of it as the stagecraft surrounding your experience.
The reverse is not true; to the overall world you, I, and everyone else simply "ain't".
Each of us represents no more than a transient vortex or eddy of temporarily persistent self-organized turbulence embedded within its material matrix. That's it; that's all ...
When are you calling in to North Shropshire for a brew Cochise? I say 'brew', I have given up the coffee and we don't use milk. And we have no sugar- but a black tea with no sugar awaits and we do have plenty ofMy absolute favourite single thread. For why? Even those of us interested in the strange fall into patterns of thinking. Conventional ghosts and disk UFO's can be rationalised away and no longer fire up that feeling they once did. That feeling you get when you suddenly worry that the world and all the facts you thought you knew are a self-induced illusion.
Of course some people may just laugh or ridicule. I'm glad for them. They must be very secure in their certainties - brave in beings who never perceive the real world as it actually is at all. (Our conscious mind is always a fraction of a second behind what is actually out there - gives the unconscious enough time to filter out all sorts).
I think a pint of snakebite is in order, and then I'll be able to see the purple talking cows again.
I mean I try to do my duty as a citizen, yet every bit of energy fails to promote my status as a good guy.
|Consider the things you cited: duty, promotion, and being good. These are human concerns - invented, alleged, enforced, and believable only in the realm of human social interactions. |
These are ephemeral overlays we project onto ourselves, not aspects of the 'world' per se. They are exercises in fictive quandaries, not quantum physics. They are play; they are part of a mere game.
The universe may be ludicrous, but it is not intrinsically ludic. As such, there is no scoring, much less victory, except that which we invent and with which we anoint ourselves.
Why does the world hate me?
|Here's the good news - the world doesn't hate you or anyone else.|
The universe does what it does without recognition of, much less regard for, anything to do with any one of us or all of us combined.
If you insist upon attributing conscious attitude to the world, you can do no better than to embrace Finagle's First Law:
The perversity of the universe tends toward the maximum
... and leave it at that.
Yet I feel so singled out so often.
|Distinguishing yourself as singular is the most sublime expression of your essential individuality.|
Becoming comfortable with yourself - your single self - is the key to contentment.
Painting yourself as "singled out" by someone / something else is a paranoid delusion.
Only the first two items above can bring you peace.
I've only been down that way once since the start of the first lockdown. I had a job in Telford last year which I thought might restart my business but alas it was a false dawn, so I'm not sure when I'll be that way again. If I'm likely to be I'll PM you.When are you calling in to North Shropshire for a brew Cochise? I say 'brew', I have given up the coffee and we don't use milk. And we have no sugar- but a black tea with no sugar awaits and we do have plenty of
Gimme a VCR. I know it's low class but my energies are flagging.
Sounds great.When are you calling in to North Shropshire for a brew Cochise? I say 'brew', I have given up the coffee and we don't use milk. And we have no sugar- but a black tea with no sugar awaits and we do have plenty of
Magic Jukebox... could you....You're a sage, Lloyd. Love yer work.
Ahh that is fresh lemon. Luvly.