I’ve been thinking about confidence lately. And how the ladies like or are more turned on by a confident man. But if self doubt is necessary for the striving for Truth and living of our individual truth then self-confidence, especially too much of it, is the opposite of truth seeking and can be considered a […]Read more "On Confidence, in Regards to Dating Women"
The disillusioning effect of the encounter with one’s own shadow, the unconscious negative part of the personality, is always to be found in cases where the ego has lived in identification with the persona and the collective values of the period. That is why this encounter is, as a rule, particularly severe and difficult for […]Read more "Encountering Ones Negative, Ones Shadow"
Scientist: …I hardly know anymore who and where I am. Teacher: None of us knows that, as soon as we stop fooling ourselves. Scholar: And yet we still have our path? Teacher: To be sure. But by forgetting it too quickly we give up thinking. … – Heidegger (Discourse on Thinking, pg. 62)Read more "As soon as we stop fooling ourselves…"
Katharsis: thus the Greeks called the state of mind produced by the spectacle of the tragedy, the stillness of heart in which compassion and fear have been dissolved, the purification of the soul which springs from having grasped a deeper meaning in things; which creates a grave and new preparedness for acts of duty and […]Read more "Katharsis and Askesis"
When living by the Tao, awareness of self is not required, for in this way of life, the self exists, and is also non-existent, being conceived of, not as an existentiality, nor as non-existent. The sage does not contrive to find his self, for he knows that all which may be found of it, is […]Read more "SHEATHING THE LIGHT"