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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The thought is a result of the past which uses the present as a passage to the future


The mind is a result of the past, which is based on time and its images.

Without the past there is no thought. 

But the thought, which is a result of the past, can't understand the present, since it only uses the present as a passage to the future.

The future is in this way always a becoming.

As Pascal claims, then the present is therefore never seized, though the understanding exclusively is lying herein.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The mind, which is passively aware, allows life and energy to flow into presence and reality


In order to be able to see truth you must be able to feel, you must be endowed by passion after discovering, and having a great energy.

When you observe a cloud and the light in this cloud, then there is beauty. Beauty is passion. In order to, that you can see the beauty in a cloud, or the beauty in the light on a tree, there must be passion, there must be intensity.

In this intensity - this passion - there is no sympathy or antipathy at all, and therefore not the feelings, which follow these.

The intensity is not personal, not yours or mine.

When there is lust there is yours or mine.

But the mind, which is passively aware, allows life and energy to flow back from the past and the future, into presence and reality.

The energy and the life, which are invested in sorrows and bindings, plans and problems, are flowing in, filling the Now, increasing the intensity and the consciousness in the Now.

Friday, September 15, 2017

We must understand ourselves as we are momentarily, without collecting experiences


In order to create a fundamental philosophical revolution in yourself, you must understand the processes of the thoughts, and of the feelings, as they reflect themselves in the relationship with others.

This is the only solution to all our problems – not to subject us more kinds of discipline, more kinds of beliefs or ideologies, or to find more spiritual teachers.

If we understand ourselves as we are momentarily, without collecting experiences - that is to say: meditative-existential - then you can experience a peace, which is not a thought-product, a peace that neither is fantasy or a condition we grow; and only in the condition of peace there can be creation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

When the thought-activity falls to calmness, the inexhaustible begins


The trained Life Artist can in himself observe how the mind´s designation happens almost at the same time as his reaction to a challenge.

The interspace - which exists between the reaction and the designation - is the observing state.

The observing state, in which you are one with the observed - where there no displacement or distortions are between the observer and the observed, but where you are in the middle of the actual - in this state there is no conflict.

The conflict is a concentration of the Ego, which places itself outside in analyses and evaluations.

But when the conflict ends, the thought-activity falls to calmness, and the inexhaustible begins.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Reality is a being, which is middle, is fullness, is lying in light


In a condition of completely peace of mind you are in a condition of timeless being, where there can be created; that is to say: where the Ego is not present – or rather, where the ego has been made transparent in the objective source that created it, like a Lotus flower on quiet water mirroring the sun.

Then your being has become real.

Reality is a being, which is middle, is fullness, is lying in light.

The middle is the quality, which is lying in, that you not are decentralized, not are beside yourself, not away from the actual.

On the contrary you are in the middle of the actual, in the middle of the stream of life, where creation takes place.

[I wrote this post in the morning. When I at noon as usual took my hiking trip in Rold Forest, I discovered the first water lillies in lake Bregnesøen. Before choosing the above photo I had a look on Monet´s water lillies, and wondered if I should choose one of them. That´s what called the coincidence of progressive karma. You might say that it could be an experience followed by speculation. But progressive karma is experience followed by realization. It´s objective, not subjective.

Read about karma in my article What is Karma? 

Here is the photo I took in the forest:



On my Facebook profile you can follow my photos in the album called Pilgrim in Rold Forest.]

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Solidarity is much more important than sheer communication


Something of the most difficult is to communicate with another person.

We must linguistically communicate to each other, that is obvious, but it is for instance Martin Buber´s intention to show, that we can communicate on a much deeper plane; that is: not only linguistically, but in solidarity, where two parts meet on the same plane with the same intensity, with the same passion; only then there is real solidarity, and that is much more important than sheer communication.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The description, the image, is not the reality


When we understand that the word not is the real, that the description not is the described, the explanation not the explained, then the mind has released you from the word.

If you have created an image of yourself, then the image is pieced together by words, by thought-activity – the thought is the word.

You think about yourself as large, small, skillful, or as a genious, or whatever – you have an image of yourself.

This image can be described, it is the result of a description.

And this image has the thought created.

But the description, the image, is not the reality.

Monday, August 14, 2017

The cause of anxiety can´t be found in the content of anxiety


The cause of anxiety can´t be found in the content of anxiety.

The cause shall be found in the separation of the analyst and the analysed.

You have the existential condition, the anxiety. This is the fact, it is not in itself a problem. Then the analyst places himself outside the anxiety, analyses it in order to discover the cause of it, compares with earlier and hopes and desires something else, namely to get rid of it.

The analyst slides therewith off from the Now´s fact.

And the Now´s facts, seen from the analysts´ past or future, become a problem, anxiety-causing.

When the analyst is seeking the cause of the anxiety by comparing with earlier, and by desiring something else, he only isolates himself further, and therewith increases the anxiety.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Reality is never old


The human being who doesn´t require anything, who doesn´t strive after goals, who doesn´t seek a result with all what this is implying, such a human being is in an ongoing condition of experience.

Since everything is in movement, everything has meaning; nothing is old, nothing is charred, nothing is recurrence, because reality is never old.

Friday, August 4, 2017

To observe another human being with the past, is to observe your own perspective, and not the human being in itself


When you give something a name, you tighten it, through the name, to the past.

Therefore you observe it with eyes, which the past has affected, and that will say: not in a new way.

The past is your images of life, your perspective, and the only thing you see is your own perspective.

To observe another human being with the eyes of the past, means, that what you see, is your own perspective of this human being, and not the human being in itself.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Peoples´ difficulties are lying in, that they identify themselves with their problems


Peoples´ difficulties are lying in, that they identify themselves with their problems, and that the identification prevents the stream of thoughts and feelings.

So with identification is here meant: assumption or denial, condemnation or comparison - which distorts the understanding.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

If you as an Idler are aware, you will see, that the body has its own intelligence


Let us observe the dullness, for instance in the morning, when you get up and feel terrible indolent, without feeling like doing rather much.

Why has the body become dull? Probably you have eaten too much. The last day and night you have probably – subconscious - done all kinds of stuff in order to make the body worried and lazy. And the body says: ”For god´s sake, let me be in peace for a while!” But then you will swing the whip over it, force it to be active.

But you don´t change your way of living, you will rather take a pill in order to become active.

However, if you as an Idler are aware, you will see, that the body has its own intelligence.

It requires more than a little reason to be the body´s intelligence present. You force it, you push around with it. You are used to too much meat, you drink, smoke and all the other things you very well know, but which you do nothing for in order to change.

And therefore the body loses its own original organic intelligence.

In order to, that the body can act in an intelligent way, the mind must become rational, and it must not intervene and disturb the body.

If you are the body present in passive listening, you will see how the dullness altogether changes.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

If you confuse light and oneness with symbols, then this is a forgery


Where you in LSD-psychotherapy, Kundalini Yoga and altogether in most of the therapies in New Age spirituality, will seek to draw energy and content in from the collective images, then you in philosophical counseling will question whether the mind has to travel through all these dark and hidden corridors in order to come to the light.

The philosophical counselor will ask whether the mind, when it through one of these means, really is coming out in the light, whether this light then is the unknown, truth or reality, or whether the light and oneness are symbols.

If you confuse light and oneness with symbols, then this is a forgery, an inflation-creating enlargement of the Ego.

The philosophical counselor will ask, whether the light perhaps could be thought to originate from the known, from your own symbolical perspective, the recognized, and caused by search, struggle and hope.

The philosophical counselor will ask, whether you must through the burdensome process in order to discover the immeasurable, whether you can´t go around all this, and meet that which could be called reality or life itself.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

How to make the impossible possible


A guest asks a philosophical counselor whether it is impossible to become free from anxiety.

The philosophical counselor must suggest that they face these questions without saying whether the change is possible or impossible. They must face it with a healthy mind that is eager after discovering, and so young that it can inquire and investigate.

That, which absorbs the guest and the counselor, is therefore how ”impossible” it is to become completely free from anxiety – and in this way you suddenly have another approach to the impossible:

The impossible has been made possible.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

That which is of time, can never grasp the timeless


The self-producing thinking is a thinking, which takes place in time, where the thinker places himself outside the Now and the facts, and compares them with earlier, and desires and wants something else.

This is the unreal life, the life where you only really exist in the hope of a richer future, in the dream of a lost past, or in compensatory and consoling acts: the problem-creating source itself.

If your life shall be real, the self-producing thinking must stop.

And the whole of the art of life is about bringing this thought-activity to an end.

This is very important to understand, because the thought is a product of time, of the experiences of yesterday.

The thought is caught in the net of time, and that which is of time, can never grasp the timeless, the life which happens fully and which is in the middle of itself.

Monday, July 24, 2017

In order to be able to see something as a whole there must be no inner calculator


To see the wholeness is extremely difficult, while it is fairly easy to see a fragment.

In order to be able to see something as a whole - and that will say: to see it rational, healthy and completely - there must be no inner spectator, doubter or calculator.

There must neither be any disproportion between the feeling and its object, or between the action and its occasion.

Your life must be real, so that you fully and completely exist and the important is present.

Fully and completely to exist will say that you are what you are in action with.

Where the unreal life is characterized by, that the dreamer, the spectator, the doubter within you, slides in between, creates reflections, displacement and darkness, there the real life is characterized by fulfilment, middle and light.

In order to make the inner calculator disappear, you must be present in passive listening.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The cause of anxiety can´t be found in the content of anxiety


The cause of anxiety can´t be found in the content of anxiety.

The cause shall be found in the separation of the analyst and the analysed.

You have the existential condition, the anxiety.

This is the fact, it is not in itself a problem.

Then the analyst places himself outside the anxiety, analyses it in order to discover the cause of it, compares with earlier and hopes and desires something else, namely to get rid of it.

The analyst slides therewith off from the Now´s fact.

And the Now´s facts, seen from the analysts´ past or future, become a problem, anxiety-causing.

When the analyst is seeking the cause of the anxiety by comparing with earlier, and by desiring something else, he only isolates himself further, and therewith increases the anxiety.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The past meets the new as the recurrence of the same


The consciousness, the Ego, which is standing outside because of conflict, constitutes the complete process of experience in which something is designated and registered.

You approach the challenge, on any level, with a set of experiences, some images of life, a perspective, which manifests itself as ideas, conclusions, prejudices; that will say: you give your experience a name.

This designation gives the experience a special quality, a quality, which is connected with the name.

The name origins from the memory.

The past meets the new as the recurrence of the same. The challenge is met with memory, with the past. But the past´s reaction can´t understand the living, the new, the challenge; the past´s reaction is not sufficient, and therefore there arises conflict, and that will say ego-consciousness.

The conflict ends when this process of designation doesn´t take place.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Self-forgetful thinking, this aware and understanding presence, is the richness of life


We are ceasing being creative, when we imitate, when we as natural beings only reacts on the bases of memories.

Answers from the memory are usually called thinking.

But such thinking is only reactions from those preconceived conceptions, which are memory.

It is only a reaction in the brain and not real thinking.

There is only real thinking, when there isn´t any reaction from the memory.

In this awake and passionate emptiness there is creation. And when you are in this condition all stimuli and demands of life vanish.

This self-forgetful thinking, this aware and understanding presence, where you have your being with you in your experience, where the experience constitutes the whole of your being´s fullness – it is this deep thought´s vibrant silence, this wordless realization, this creative spontaneity, which is the richness of life.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

In philosophical sense the thought must rest, so that the anxiety in existential sense can stop


The thought is necessary on some levels, but when the thinking in philosophical sense projects itself as the past and the future, and produces anxiety as well as secureness, the mind is becoming absent, and the inevitable result hereof is unreality, emptiness, boredom and ennui.

So in philosophical sense the thought must rest, so that the anxiety in existential sense can stop.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Real thinking is the wholeness of the thinker and the thought


The thinking is seeing itself as something passing, in constant change, and therefore it produces the thinker as a constant entity, as separate from the thought, different from it.

Then the thinker works in on the thought, divides, accepts and denies, accentuates and excludes. But all the time there is only the thinking.

No more than we can place ourselves outside life, no more can the thinker place himself outside the thought. It is an illusion, a self-deceit.

The experience of this truth is of great importance for the Life Artist.

Real thinking is the wholeness of the thinker and the thought; it is the thinking, where you are one with the thought, with your possibilities and your past, yes, the thinking, where there not at all is any inner thinker, but only the thinking, which happens in a satisfactory way.

This is the self-forgetful way of thinking.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Merely to get information or knowledge is not to learn in philosophical sense


The function of the mind is to investigate and learn.

To learn in philosophical sense doesn´t only mean to cultivate the memory, or to accumulate knowledge, but to learn to think clearly and rational without illusions, to start with facts and not with beliefs and ideals.

When the thought originates from the conclusion, you learn nothing.

Merely to get information or knowledge is not to learn in philosophical sense.

To learn in philosophical sense includes love of understanding, and love of doing a thing for its own sake.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Man has tied himself to a way of life, which leads to war, and yet he wants peace


In philosophy as an art of life an investigation of dualism will be an investigation of, whether there exists a way of life without any division between living and dying, conscious and subconscious, business and social life, individual life and family life.

The divisions between nations, religions, classes, etc., originate from the contradiction-filled limitations in yourself.

The question of the Philosophical Globetrotter is therefore, why human beings live in this way?

The inner conflicts grow confusion, division and war; they develop actual insecurity, inwards as well as outwards. We see this division in so many ways – in God and Devil, in good and evil, in what you are and what you ought to be.

Why has Man always created a conflict in himself, and in the relationship with others, and consequently violence, and the hope about achieving something through violence?

Man has tied himself to a way of life, which leads to war, and yet he at the same time wants peace and freedom; but it is peace and freedom exclusively as an idea, an ideology.

And at the same time Man is historical limited by everything he does.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Everything must be looked at in the critical light, where you neither justifies or condemns


The Idler must be critical towards everything in life, your short or long hair, your dress, the way whereon you walk, the way whereon you eat, what you think, what you feel – everything must be looked at in the critical light, where you neither justifies or condemns.

Then the mind becomes extraordinary sensitive, alive and reasonable.

And such a mind allows life to flow back to the present, where the heart opens itself in love.

Only such a mind knows what a happy and real life is.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Only a philosophical life-practice can pass the threshold to the whole


If you, in order to recognize a door among many other doors, draw a cross on it, then the cross functions.

But if you draw a cross on all doors (as in H.C. Andersen´s The Tinderbox) then the cross loses its symbol-function.

Therefore you can´t say anything about the whole, and therefore you can´t have any images of life, which can create harmony.

Only a philosophical life-practice can pass the threshold to the whole.