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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain (via liberatingreality)
Anonymous asked:
Whatr your views on smoking weed?


I know individuals who smoke excessively on a daily basis that succumb to lifestyles of stagnancy and anxiety, and then I know individuals who use it just as regularly who are very clearly more in tune with their psyche and environment.  When it comes to psychoactive drugs in general, strategy and moderation is key.  They should be utilized to enhance perception/connection with Reality, not as a fear based means of trying to escape it.  That’s the thin line between self destruction and self empowerment.

weactonimpulse asked:
My brother said this to me: "If you believe in destiny, than no matter what choices you make you will have done everything you could have done by the end of your life. Whatever decisions you make will have been predetermined, and no matter how free you think you are, you are never truly free." This statement is genuinely concerning to me. What is your perspective on this?


I would suggest that “If you believe” is the key phrase of this statement, in that, it has in no way been scientifically concluded that we are simply on some kind of destiny autopilot from birth to death.  Clearly, we experience various biological compulsions that would suggest us in certain directions, certain innate priorities that come with being a living organism.  Also relevant is the brainwashing we’re subjected to in society that feigns wisdom, putting us on the path to fulfill what those having conditioned us desire.  Our ability to cultivate our will and awareness, however, yields the ability to choose our destiny, revealing that we are free only in proportion to our self mastery.

Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction.
Bobby Sommer (via liberatingreality)
A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who has not acquired fully the having mode of existence - briefly, a person who has remained a person and not become a thing - cannot help feeling lonely, powerless, isolated in present-day society. He cannot help doubting himself and his own convictions, if not his sanity. He cannot help suffering, even though he can experience moments of joy and clarity that are absent in the life of his “normal” contemporaries. Not rarely will he suffer from neurosis that results from the situation of a sane man living in an insane society, rather than that of the more conventional neurosis of a sick man trying to adapt himself to a sick society. In the process of going further in his analysis, i.e. of growing to greater independence and productivity,his neurotic symptoms will cure themselves.
Erich Fromm (via liberatingreality)