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The lust for the East

After inheriting a couple of the ways of Tao and a holistic view, including my previous knowledge about psychology and neuro-semantics ; I’ve started to see more and more how everything is interconnected with each other and how it affects our symbiosis to some extent. And i see a concept in the west that brings a lot of disturbance to the people, which blinds us for the greater cause we’re helping out with; I feel the need to share my view on this.

I’ve been aware of how much lust and greed most or many western people are having, for “a while”. We live on an economy based system where we work our ways to gaining comfort, giving ourselves treats and pleasures; these “milestones” gives us our fixes, of what we’re adequate with, or not. All this distortions makes us put and make meaning about personal needs and pleasures, rather than for the whole. For we are not alone, we are not just one, you couldn’t be you without the rest of the universe, it’s a part of you, and you’re a part of it.


Many have to spend about 1/3 of our days on work or getting back and forth to it; 1/3 on sleeping, then the rest on what you’re actually here for, living. Which often goes to using up your time on other “brainless” distortions like TV-shows, and other different kinds of brainless media or whatnot that pleases your greed for fulfilling your desires, having your “fix”.

I’m not saying everyone is like this, but many I experience as so. People seem so  distracted about all these things that they forget who they are a part of, what’s really important to them and how it affects everything around you.  If you’re so certain that i’m wrong, how can you be? you’ve been shaped and conditions by how you’ve made meaning out of the exact order of “reality” you’ve experienced. You might have you’re beliefs on what’s right, but how can you know it is?

I’ve talked with a lot of lively teenagers and students  that wants to learn and experience a lot of the world, but they feel so stuck because of this system, which put them in some kind of debt, either economical, or psychologically out of principles by attending to school, work, taking care of family or  similar affairs.
I believe this is sad, its possible to work your way to achieve these goals, but as most of the world is right now, you’ve to spend a lot of time in this “distorted” environment before getting there, over all this hindrances telling you that you can’t be like you want to, with your current balance of economy or whatnot. The society is telling you what to do, and obey it’s rules, you’re not free as a subordinate of this system.

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I find it disturbing how so many of us work for these societies, corporations and countries, to feed the economy based industries and whatnot; that funds  them enough to continue  their quest of making products that doesn’t last, exploiting the consumers need for more. Creating supply and demand – Creating/inducing desires into man, then create the products to fill them. Control the market
All this greed for these “unnecessary” boosts the progression towards a polluted nature; an unhabitual nature and/or less hospitable. Yes it’s just another symbiosis, but it’s one that’s not good for man and other life(negative decay) in my opinion.

So this is what makes me go to the east, to experience more of the world that isn’t touched so much about this westernized planetary destructive system. As i want to experience and be around people who cherish other people and the nature for what it is, that gives it though, and don’t take more than it gives back.

I don’t feel like being a part of this parasitic system anymore. I want to help this process of growth, that have made “me”.

This view don’t directly drag me down in some ways, it’s just something that i want people to be aware of, and I would find it more comforting knowing that I’m not a part of a process like this.
But that doesn’t mean I feel sad that i do, and can’t thrive here. Of course not, i just feel it takes so much of the human quality of people.

You are your surroundings and it is you, how do you want to interact and analyse this universe?

Externals fighting to be internalized

Commercials these days can be found everywhere. They are now almost at every corner of our modern lives, both in the external physical world and inside our internal worlds.

From large flashing  lights that draw attention too a store that wants to sell you “goods”, to advertisement in magazines and all kinds of media; where contrast, color,focus and other elements that you can relate to and sense are used to win your focus over all the other elements in your head, to gain your attention, to gain your focus, then bias/influence you.
The more frequent this happens, the more familiar it becomes, more “normal/right” you feel it is.

“Your meaning-making begins most fundamentally by using some reference for how you reason, interpret, and construe the world. Ultimately all of us use our sensory experiences of seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, and tasting as our first point of reference. To create meaning you cannot select every experience, so you first have to select some experience.”
― L. Michael HallNeuro-Semantics

We cannot perceive everything that is going on in my sensual reach at once, we therefore have to focus at a selected few at the time.
It’s here where advertisement come in, and try to be as flashy as possible, to get your spontaneous attention. They’re fighting to with all their might and power, to make your eyes spontaneously jump to something that you’re instinctively told sticks out.

Now they have your attention, it’s time to make some meaning.

“Appreciating How You Create Meaning By way of summary, you at first link and associate to reduce the amount of confusion and chaos in the world. You construct your first mappings of what things mean in this way. “What does something mean?” It depends what you or another person has connected to a thing, event, or word. How do they represent it and, given that representation, what is that linked to? “Meaning” does not have to be logical, rational, or valid in this sense. That’s why associative meaning can be so idiosyncratic and unique to a given individual and that without understanding the historical context within which the person linked up the connections, we have a difficult time understanding the person’s “logic.”
― L. Michael HallNeuro-Semantics

When we experience something new, we connect other things(relations,values, mechanisms etc.) we are aware of and perceive at that moment to the new “thing”.  We give it values, purpose and a meaning.

Affection Theory: the more frequent you think or do something, the more likely it would be to become a habit, therefore “normal”. So the more normal things become in the masses like, items, gestures, rituals or what not, the more likely are an unfamiliar entity which are to accept this new “thing” without giving it much thought. You’re more likely to be “you’re OK” if it’s more frequently or shown trust by in large doses/having a lot of similarities / normality.

Getting this out there is important for me, because advertisement isn’t only to sell you commercialized goods, but also to influence and “program” your daily lives. And as these things become more normal for people, they start to digest it without giving it thought, like previously described. This can be dangerous in large masses. Where someone can “brainwash” a whole nation to a certain belief, just by repetitively saying/exposing them, for what they want to be “right”.
Look at how large of an effect Vogue and the other top-notch fashion magazines have on our daily fashion, and how these well-known products shape what’s hip or not.

So, let me ask, to what extent do you believe any of the effects you?
To what extent do you believe you know this affect you?
Whatever conclusion you might have, don’t get to certain on it, you’re an ever-changing entity influenced by internal and external influences, so instead of using time on finding a reason to it, which is craft-able at will, use the time to become more aware of this on a daily basis, and be at guard from all these “attacks”.

Let’s take it up a notch and talk about how I believe it have affected sexuality. Since everything sex related, porn, soft porn, strip clubs etc. have become more and more legal, less filtered out, it have made us believe it’s OK/normal to have sex on a regular basis. For some it might be, but to me, sex should be considered more “holy”. Something that’s done in more special occasions with someone you have a deep and open connection with. Instead of having one night stands every weekend.
It’s not only this, but when ejaculating, chemicals are released that rewards your body, tells you it’s OK to relax, since you’ve done your job to “reproduce” yourself. These chemicals relax your body and way of functioning to such a way that you become very comfortable, therefore having it hard to let go on this, staying conservative, less open for change.

So ejaculating is a bad thing for me, some could call it a sin. As it drains my focus, concentration and makes me less productive.

But the problem isn’t  that we’re exposed to sex, and that we consider things that happens frequent as normal, even to this makes it harder, rather that we’re not questioning our own awareness and  comfort, and what it would cost us in the long run, if we let it take control.

This is only one factor which is affected by this all, just think about how much influence organisations have over you, even when you’re not aware of it.

Stop looking for answers, start to look for questions.
"It looks so delicious that I could kill for it:"

Almost every Norwegian child loves sweets, especially strawberries, but look how enthusiastic this girl looks for getting some jelly on her bread. Looks like she is ready to kill, if you ask me. 

How much do you trust those who keeps you warm?

Our capability of developing and understanding complex linguistics have enabled us to build human technological extensions to make our lives easier and more comfortable than never before.
Extensions in forms of  tools to create and modify almost any kind of materials we like, into whatever it can be useful for. From everything to saws that cuts down trees for shaping it into planks to build a house or whatnot, to  tools like your car that enables you to drive many times faster than you can run.

Basically using anything that makes it easier for you in any way, is only made possible because of our recognition of an objects properties and values by this degree of linguistic we’ve developed.

But it haven’t only helped us to “conquer” new territories and environments. This phenomena have also given us thousands of extensions that have enabled us to master our environments with much more “efficiency” than before. Which have given us time to  focus less on survival, and more on luxury. Where industries logistically gathers and distributes whatever food and supplies the market demands. Sounds like a good system doesn’t it?


Well you might have forgotten about an important factor, the paper notes we keep in our banks and wallets , the tickets which presumably is an indicator of how much wealth you’re worthy of. (which is a pretty insane idea in itself if you look at how much people who saves lives earns compared to en people in the entertainment industry.)
What are you going to do if they suddenly cut you of from this systems, freezes your bank account, economically exiling you ?

Most of, or all of your daily luxury and comfort will go away, and since you don’t have any security notes, you can’t pay for a place to live or food to eat.

Suddenly, it’s almost like you’ve been cut off from the comfort of your mom. As you’ve laid all your trust in this system, and let it be your parent, which have taken care of your many needs all these years.

Are you aware of what you’ve read so far ? Do you know that the Banks can and will shut you down if they see fit?. How much trust are you willing to give to such a system of notes that’s supposed to represent your wealth, which can be controlled by these so-called “bankers”?

Hasbro replacing one Monopoly token

My point here isn’t to make you believe what I’m writing to be true. Or make you miserable and scared of how “corrupt” the system might be. But rather to make you aware of things you might not be aware of, especially of elements that is in your everyday life. Then you can make your own opinion on it.
Do you really want a world with this kind of economy system? Where  there are no real rules for how much a certain person earns, because of the monopoly theory.

Question yourself and why you’re doing what you’re doing. Just don’t do because others do it, brake yourself loose from this automation and be more free and less biased by dogmas and ideas.
Be the captain of your boat.

Yes people have subjective meanings of what’s best and not, and these posts are only my subjective opinion about how you can get a more efficient and positive life. Trough making yourself more open to chaos, to more ideas, to have a larger selection of ideas of how to be more positive, productive  and whatnot you find value in.
Essentially being better at steering your boat trough whatever environment you’d like

So it’s up to you what you want to believe or not, I’m here just to tune you into what I believe is important to be aware of.

Be well, readers!