Axioms, Presumptions – Bull Crap?

Perhaps I don’t understand the nature of logic, but from what I understand is that every logical argument begins with a predetermined set of accepted norms (which are called axioms).

So, for example,  the argument:

1. Human beings are Material

Comes with the assumption that human beings exist.

At first it seems like a ridiculous thing to point out, but it’s true.

If we take a truly logically sober approach to this argument, we are obligated to point out this axiom…the assumption that human beings exist.

That being said, on what basis do we believe human beings exist (going a bit sophist here)?

One could argue that if we are able to record stimulation and physical responses in or by a human being, than the human being exists, right? Because if something can be interacted with by the physical senses of the human being, it exists.

Here’s the loophole:

The person claiming that a physical response was measured merely has had an EXPERIENCE in which they witnessed a stimulus being measured. But it’s still only an experience. The experience of a stimulus being recorded (in light of true sober-minded logic) could have been a hallucination. or a dream.

Now if many people claim they witnessed this stimulus being measured, than maybe it can be considered true?

According to most scientists today, it’s very possible for many people to have similar or the same hallucination, and Logically speaking, arguing that everybody had a hallucination is a reliable claim. Google the topic..there are many stories about mass hallucinations and such.

So if everything is experience, and experience is not considered a reliable axiom for arguments in our culture (Think about arguments for God’s existence, and how we shut them down because they are held up by sole experience), than truly an argument begins with something that’s accepted by faith.

No, I’m not religious. I do not believe in God.

I DO believe that the idea that we have finally discovered THE arbiter of truth through reason and logic is a result of certain men and women surfing the wave of our consciousness’s evolution without remembering there’s an entire ocean behind them and below them…

in other words, it’s irrational in itself to claim that reason and logic, manners of thinking that have arisen from a stage of our evolution, are the arbiter of ALL TRUTH, if our perception of truth is constantly still evolving.

One may look at all this and say “Well it’s just common sense to assume that I exist or that they exist”. Common sense being another fancy word for something everyone just “accepts because it’s true” or “accepts by faith”?

Common sense because our culture and her previous generations have instilled in us the mere idea that we exist as physical beings? It’s all faith if you ask me.

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Find your Purpose in a Blood Cell

Sounds crazy right?

Today I decided to do a video on this:

I was browsing some blogs the other day and, to quote in their words exactly, i found questions on purpose posed. The following quote is from the blog “The Writer’s Bay”..The entry was called “Imperfect Circle:”

“So I think a more apt question would be, what is the meaning of your life? Well, lets take it back, break it down to its roots. Meaning. What does it mean to have meaning? How do you know something has meaning? So many people spend their entire lives trying make their lives have meaning. Perhaps the reason that so many people never find it is because they don’t know what hat meaning is. Perhaps we can pinpoint what the meaning of a thing is, if we first determine what it isn’t.”

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The Key to Being Happy

The Key to being happy

is to focus on being.

The More you seek life FIRSTLY in what you’re doing, the more your joy is sapped.

The more you seek life FIRSTLY in striving to just be who you are–meditating on the consistency in your life (your identity…the self within you), the more you will find your joy

Understand? More to come soon.

Suicidal Compulsion – Letting Go of What’s Inside (PART 1)

Proof you can make it through today: The human race has survived through many dangers in the last many generations. The human being is PHYSIOLOGICALLY WIRED TO LIVE. The human being learned to build houses from things we would call inadequate resources today. Such achievements take a mental AND physical strength.

And you are human. You are no different. 

It’s not simply an abstract or philosophical assertion. Our history and biological structures show us that we are wired to live on. to survive. to adapt. 

That is YOU. 

Stop thinking about how you FEEL LIKE YOU ARE DYING. Start OBSERVING THE REALITY OF YOURSELF, EVEN PHYSIOLOGICALLY. 

Easier said than done, I know. But keep it in mind.

Keeping your eyes on the symptoms, the feelings, and the circumstance will drown you.

Discovering yourself and standing up for yourself  through the symptoms, feelings, and circumstance will strengthen you.

A few months ago my toes scraped rock bottom. I say scraped because I was still surrounded by people who loved me…if no one around me loved me I definitely would have hit rock bottom completely. Every day, I woke up ready to kill myself any moment.

Why?

I was exhausted from fighting my social anxiety, and I was exhausted from not understanding how to look inside of myself and deal with whatever this mass of darkness was. I felt so out-of-body all the time. I felt like I was miles away from the world even though I was in it physically.

Know how that feels?

Today I want to share a first step. It is indeed common to hear about this first step, but the problem is that we human beings don’t usually take the many “sub-steps” within the step:

1. Become Aware of More than the Symptom

Become aware of yourself in a holistic way. Not just emotionally, or abstractly, or philosophically (like most of the culture seems to over-emphasize). Holistically:

*Physiologically – what’s literally physically happening in your body’s systems when you feel the way you do? The Nervous System and her branches. The Brain. Your muscular System. Your breathing. Your heart rate.

*Mentally – what is fruition of all of this in your thoughts? View your thoughts as things that come from an enemy, or come from your true self. Don’t view every thought as something that you need to own. In other words, take control and throw away the thoughts you know are pulling you down into further symptoms. 

*Emotionally – The emotions will change as you work on the above two. Don’t dwell in the emotion. 

Study the science through a scope that is not centered around your symptom. In other words, don’t study an article on depression. Study an article on the brain and the nervous system, than conclude yourself what’s happening in your body.

Why awareness?

I’m not suggesting to become aware so you can self-diagnose your problem. Quite the contrary, actually.

I’m suggesting you become aware of everything in general so you can learn to step outside of yourself in the moment of an attack, and in everyday life. The more you learn, the more you see life through the big picture. Depression and anxiety brings the scope your mentality down to a grain of the big picture. So you counterattack all of that through getting to know the big picture of yourself, and of the world as a whole.

Here’s an example of a thought process from the unaware, and a thought process from the aware.

Not Aware:

*I feel anxious right now and I don’t know what to do.

Awareness:

* I feel anxious right now. There is physical tension in my muscular system because the way that my nervous system is interacting with it. The more I think about the fact I’m anxious, the more I will become anxious. I am physically wired and built to accomplish the task at hand.

It’s a very vague example, but you get the picture. There’s not even any detailed science involved in the thought process. But simply observing yourself in life keeps you from becoming attached to whatever you’re encountering more than you need to.

Become Aware. Study History. Study Science. Study Logic. Study Religion. By opening up these parts of yourself, you find the empowerment within you to step outside yourself and

look AT the self, rather than simply look THROUGH the eyes of the self.

In other words, these things will help you observe your mind and the self, rather than drown in it.

Hope this helped.

Much love,

Jake.

The Basics of Our Misconception: A Culture of Surface

The phrase

“Scratching the surface”

is a good place to start for me when I think about my problems.

Many of my problems feast on my sanity when I do nothing more than scratch the surface of my issues.

“Scratching the surface” is meant to depict itself as a first step towards understanding something…not as a whole process of understanding something.

I believe we are surrounded by the idea that “scratching the surface” is all it takes to understand issues, problems, and situations.

In other words, it’s easy for the human being to believe he or she has found the “why” or “how” regarding their issues or a circumstance by simply scratching the surface.

In a fast-paced, stimulating environment, we take what we feel and what we think and embrace it all as the root of an issue, rather than as the fruition or symptom of a deeper issue.

Here’s an elementary example:

someone calls you a name, and you are offended.

Scratching the surface:

you feel offended because someone called you a name

Digging Deeper:

You have forgotten that your idea of who you are cannot be shaken, whether or not someone calls you a name.
Because you have forgotten that who you are does not change whether or not someone else calls you a name, your feelings of offense take over and you put the blame completely on the person who put together a few letters into an understandable word in order to steal your joy.

Here’s another example:

Scratching the Surface:

I am scared of swimming in this lake because I might drown.

Digging Deeper:

I do not believe in myself and my ability to learn how to swim. Thus, when I see a lake, I get scared.

The first line of thinking merely draws you away from the lake.

The second line of thinking inspires you to take action…What can you do to learn how to swim? What can you do to face your fear?

What sort of beliefs in you cause you to think the way you do?

Another example:

Scratching the surface:

Even though I’m working hard and getting things done on time, I am stressed out because I have a lot of school work

Digging deeper

If I am working hard and getting things done on time, I must be stressed out because I am thinking about the futuree. I am stressed out because I don’t believe I can work just as hard tomorrow as I have been today. I am stressed out because I believe that even if I didn’t get anything done, I would literally, physically, eternally, die. I am stressed out because I trust in the grade and system for success more than I do myself. 

scratching the surface does not think about the “who” of the situation. It thinks all about the “what” and attributes WHAT happened to how you feel.

Digging deeper addresses your own thinking about yourself. 

Begin digging deeper by:

LOOKING INSIDE YOURSELF instead of LOOKING AT THE SITUATION

NEXT ENTRY:

Letting Go of What’s Inside You (PART 1)

Our Suicidal Exploration

ThoughtWhat’s with the title of this blog?

Well, What’s with the human being?

That’s what the title is all about.

What’s with yourself?

What’s with myself?

What makes me different than any single atom finding it’s way through life in any possible given dimension?

These kinds of questions reveal a hunger of the mind,  mishandling or abandoning of these kinds of questions lead us to Suicide. Self-murder. Psychotic Breakdowns. 

I started this blog because I’m facing some important questions about myself.

I get sick of thinking, but I do it.

I started this blog because suicide and self-murder were logically flawless algorithms before I thought about the things I want to talk about here. After I thought through these things, it became clear to me suicide and self-murder were illogical. 

This does not promote a way of thinking. It shares my thinking. And I hope it helps you and many others.

If it doesn’t help you, I hope you enjoy it. I hope you have fun thinking. I hope you enjoy exploring everything around you, and exploring yourself.

This is not a 20-second solution blog.

It’s not a solution blog, period. It’s a collection of thoughts that come from someone who has been helped and FASCINATED by these ideas. Mere fascination with some of these ideas has drawn me away from the “darkness” I have felt inside. I’m not claiming they will do the same for you.

I’m doing my best to post DAILY, so make sure you come back to see if there is any food for your thoughts.

Much love,

Jake.