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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Passion is freedom from the Ego, the centre for all lack of fulfilment



In lust (which can´t be compared with philosophical refined pleasure) there always is an ingenious form of striving – there is seeked, hunted, requested, fighted – so that you can preserve it, achieve it.

In passion there is not the slightest lack of fulfilment, and therefore there can neither be disappointment or pain.

Passion is freedom from the Ego, the centre for all lack of fulfilment.

Passion requires nothing, because it is.

Friday, June 23, 2017

There is only mutual connection with the observed when there isn´t any inner observer


Truth is coming when there is a non-linguistic presence, an observance and a love, which are without conclusions, without explanations, without words.

The inner spectator, theorist or doubter, are constructed by words, which again are manifestations of a self-image.

The Ego consists of explanations, conclusions, condemnations, justifications etc.

There is only mutual connection with the observed when there isn´t any inner observer and calculator, when you in self-forgetful way are open for, and engaged in, the observed.

Only then there is understanding, freedom from the problem.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Sorrow is a concrete despair, despair is a universal sorrow


Despair is a relationship with loss.

Sorrow can be the despair over a particular loss, namely death, but despair can also be a sorrow over all kinds of loss.

Sorrow is a concrete despair, despair is a universal sorrow.

The primary definition of despair is, that it is the lived meaninglessness.

In the despair truth and values have broken-down.

Despair is the experience of, that meaning in your existence has broken in pieces.

There happens a breakdown in the structure of meaning, which you live in.

In the same way the despair shows an identity, which more or less is lying in ruins.

Despair is the emotion of breakdown. Despair, or meaninglessness, is existential chaos.

Hope is born from despair. They are two sides of the same coin.

Where there not is hope, there is hell, and because we are afraid of hell, we seek the meaning, which is in the hope. Then the illusion begins.

The word has in that way led to an illusion, and not at all to God.

God is the illusion, which we worship, and the non-believer creates the illusion about another God, which he worships – science, the state, utopia, or a book, which he thinks contains the whole of the truth.

So, what we as Idlers ask ourselves, is whether we can be free from the word with its illusions? Would that lead to despair?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When you understand what disorder is, how it arises, then there is order


Our lives consist of disorder, which means contradictions: you say something, do something else, and what you think is neither what you say or what you do.

Our existence is divided in fragments, and in this division we try to find an order of some kind, a self-image or a world-image.

We think that this order is caused by discipline and control.

But a mind which is controlled, which is disciplined in the meaning adapted to a pattern - whether this pattern is defined by yourself or by society, or by a certain culture - such a mind is not a free mind, it is a distorted mind.

Therefore you must, as a Life Artist, investigate this question about disorder.

And when you understand what disorder is, how it arises, then there is order – which is something living.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Identification with something is one of the most hypocritical conditions


You can identify yourself with the poor or the rich, with a house, a family, a country, or the whole of the planet – it is one of the tricks Man uses in order to simulate unity.

Identity begins with the Ego, the Ego-centric person. Then the feeling of identity can expand to family and society, a socio-centric identity. And the identity can expand to embrace the planet – a planetarian identity.

Identification with something is one of the most hypocritical conditions.

To identify yourself with a group in the name of unity, and still remain alone, is one of the favorite tricks of Man, in order to deceive loneliness.

Or you identify yourself with your faith in such extreme degree, that you are this faith. And that is a neurotic condition.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The existent postmodern chaos, which we call freedom and democracy, doesn´t need new leaders


The philosophical counselor can draw attention to this fact, that we let us lead, that we are lacking the ability ourselves to think, the ability ourselves to live right.

We are dependent of, that someone tells us how we shall act, and what we shall think.

The whole of our system of upbringing is based on, what we shall think, and not how we shall think, and therefore we need leaders.

But the existent postmodern chaos, which we call freedom and democracy, doesn´t need new leaders. It demands something completely different; that will say: any person must himself become a light, not being dependent on any other, in philosophical sense.


Saturday, June 10, 2017

To be free from self-assertion awakens a spirit of greatness


To understand and be free from self-assertion, and to do something, which you really love to do – regardless what it is, how small or how little remarkable it is – awakens a spirit of greatness, which never is seeking others´ approval or reward, and which do a thing for its own sake, and therefore possesses strength and ability not to lie under for mediocre influences.

Friday, June 9, 2017

What is central in philosophical counseling, is a radical revolution on the philosophical plane


Since we in philosophical counseling speak about something, which is rather complicated, something which intervenes deep into our daily existence, then it is not enough that we linguistically communicate, there must moreover be solidarity, what you could call an investigative community.

What is central in philosophical counseling, is a radical revolution on the philosophical plane, not far out in the future, but in fact today, now.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Death is the unknown, the landscape that can't be mapped


When we speak about life we usually mean life as a continuation-process, where there happens an identification.

When we say life, we often mean I and my house, I and my wife, I and my bank account, I and the experiences I have collected.

To live is therefore a process whereby something is continued in memory, conscious as unconscious, with the multifold struggles of the process, all the quarrels, episodes, experiences.

It is all this we call life.

Opposite is standing death, which means, that all this is being brought to an end.

Therefore, we create an opposition, life and death. Life is the known, the perspective we have created on the background of the images of time. Death is the unknown, the landscape that can't be mapped.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Truth is to be completely free from all prejudices and historical limitary influences


As a Philosophical Globetrotter you must put into question whether you, in order to get rid of anxiety, continual must analyse the content of anxiety in order to discover the endless many causes in your own individual life.

It is namely so, that if you - when you begin to analyse the content of anxiety - have to discover something true, then you must be completely and altogether free from all prejudices and historical limitary influences.

Otherwise, if your conception in any way is being distorted, then this distortion increases as you continue your analysis.

So, in art of life it is not the problem´s content that is interesting. What is interesting is the one who is seeking to solve the problem.

It is the separation of the analyst and the analysed, which is the cause of the problems, when we speak about human problems.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The layers of consciousness are the separation of the observer and the observed


The consciousness has many, many layers.

These layers are the separation of the observer and the observed, they are the disproportion between the observer and the observed, where emptiness and loss slide in between, creating a myriad of reflections, displacements and distortions.

These displacements can be hidden motives, chases, worries, fears, painful disappointments, which originate from an even deeper world of images.

Disproportions are time, the thinking´s past and future, which make the Now´s facts into problems.

These layers can in symbolic form project themselves to the conscious mind, and when the mind then awakes, it says: ”I have dreamt!”

Monday, May 15, 2017

Freedom of choice is impossible, because it is the thinking, which is active when you are choosing


The thought is never completely free because it has its roots in the past, which again is based on both personal and collective images.

The thought is therefore never new.

Freedom of choice is therefore impossible, because it is the thinking, which is active when you are choosing.

The freedom, which exists when you make true discoveries, is not freedom to do what you want, or freedom to unfold, to become something, choosing, or freedom to think what you want, or act after your wishes.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

You are beside yourself, away from the subconscious, by being away in the conscious


Why does this division arise, between - on the one hand the conscious mind, which is wrapped up in its daily activities, worries, problems, superficial pleasures, earning one's living etc. - and, on the other hand, the deeper lying layers of the same mind, with all its hidden motives, its initiatives, its enforcing demands, its anxiety-conceptions? Why is there this division?

This division exists because we are so occupied, on the surface, by continual talking, the continual demand, on the surface, about amusement, entertainment, both of religious and of other kind.

This means that you become yourself absent, you are the deeper layers of your own mind absent.

And absence is unreality. Unreality is absence of something for the individual hidden. It is a specific condition, an emptiness, a being outside.

There is a displacement, or distortion, between the conscious and the subconscious; emptiness and loss slide in between, create reflections, displacement and darkness.

You are decentralized, beside yourself, away from the subconscious, by being away in the conscious. You are locked off from the subconscious, by being locked inside the conscious.

And this superficial mind can impossible go into depth, enter yourself, as long as this division is going on.

Friday, May 5, 2017

In any challenge you can hear the eternal Thou ask: ”Where are you in thy life?”


In any challenge you can - if you open yourself for it, and, in complete silence listen to the call of the Thou - hear the eternal Thou ask: ”Where are you in thy life?”

And by observing your reaction - that is to say: see your destiny in the eyes and discover yourself - you can answer: ”Here I am in my life, this is what I am!”

Thursday, May 4, 2017

That which is truth in reality and presence, is symbolic in unreality and absence


Symbols from the universal images are formed in the transition from the wholeness of the observer and the observed, to the separation of the observer and the observed.

What reality in itself contains, is real in this dimension, not symbolic, not linguistical.

But when reality becomes unreality in the separation of the observer and the observed, it narrows, loses clarity and light, is being muted to the split consciousness, and that – which in reality was truth – will transmute itself to symbols.

That which is truth in reality and presence, is symbolic in unreality and absence.

It is therefore very difficult for the universal images to communicate themselves to an ordinary absent consciousness.

It requires, that you yourself do your part of the work.

To live a life characterized by reason, requires that mind and the body are awake and sensitive


It is important that we look the facts in the eyes, meet what you are momentarily without theorizing over it.

Above all it is important to live reasonable.

To live a life which is characterized by the utmost reason, requires that the mind and the body are extraordinary awake and sensitive.

But we have destroyed the body´s awakenness with unnatural lifeforms.

We also destroy the mind, the reason and the clearness, through conflict, through continuous suppressions, and hereupon following explosions and acts of violence.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

If you sometimes decide to write down all thoughts, you will discover, that there happens something strange


If you from time to time, every day, decide to write down all thoughts, even the most banal and stupid, the shameful as well as the comfortable, then you will, how little it may succeed at first, soon discover, that there happens something strange.

Since you don´t have time to write each thought and feeling down, because you have something else to do, you discover, that somewhere in the consciousness, all thoughts and feelings are stored.

In spite of the fact, that you not directly use the whole of your awareness to write, you are nevertheless inner aware, and when you again have time to write, you discover, that what is kept in the consciousness, rises to the surface.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Not to accumulate, but to die every day, minutely, is timeless being


To stop becoming something is to stop accumulating in philosophical sense.

Not to accumulate, but to die every day, minutely, is timeless being.

The mystics call it a kind of death.

The Stoics trained themselves in being present in the Now by philosophizing over the meaning of death in their lives.

To philosophize became in that way, for the Stoics, a way of learning how to die.

An example of this is the Stoic Horace, the man behind the expression ”Carpe diem!” (Seize the day!).

Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy is the one, who is able to meet life completely and directly in all fields


The challenges of life don´t meet us in a single area.

Life doesn´t take place only in, for instance the economical and political area.

Life is relationships within different areas, where it gives itself multifold expressions.

Happy is the one, who is able to meet life completely and directly in all fields.

Such a meeting can be characterized as that, which the Danish life-philosopher Løgstrup, calls a sovereign life-expression.

The sovereign life-expressions are among other things: love, mercifulness, trust and the openness of the speech.

Being together breaks down without trust, the speech is being distorted without openness, and becomes superficial or dishonest.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Self-forgetful thinking is thinking which is one with the Now, with the facts, with reality


Usually the thinking is a self-producing process; that is: the process where the thinking creates the reality of the self-image and the world-image, and therewith, the separation of the observer and the observed.

When the Ego is standing in the centre, then the whole of our life, the whole of our perspective on life - rests on the choices we make, and the desire in this process, the movement of time where we are seeking to achieve something, become something, acquire something.

Self-forgetful thinking is thinking, which releases itself from time, because through time the timeless can´t be grasped.

The timeless is the Now, and self-forgetful thinking is thinking which is one with the Now, with the facts, with reality.

That way self-forgetful thinking is not based on the personal or collective images of time, which work in sequences in past or future, but on the universal images, which work in synchronism with the Now.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

The painful conflict between good and evil has arisen from our striving after becoming something


The painful conflict between good and evil, hope and fear, love and hate, the observer and the observed, has arisen from our striving after achieving something, acquiring something, becoming something.

And this striving gives itself expression in sensuality, in worldliness, or in aspiration after personal fame and immortality.

So, we create the conflict through our aspiration.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The mind can, by force of clarity, see the common deep thoughts of mankind as visions


Meditation creates clearness.

The clearness from the dissolved and evaporated thoughts and contents will widen the mind out towards the borders, behind which the collective common human structures are found: the images in time.

These common deep thoughts of mankind, can the mind, by force of its increased clarity – the astral state - see as visions: primordial images, religious images and structures, symbols, wisdom-figures, figures from fairy tales, higher worlds, other dimensions.

In short: the astral worlds.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

You must each time see as if it was the first time!


The word philosophy means love of wisdom, or love of learning.

To learn in philosophical sense is a continual movement, a continual renewal. It is not ”to have learned”, and see on the basis of that.

Usually we see on the basis of a memory about what we have learned, and have experienced; memory is the starting point. This is therefore not to see, not to learn in philosophical sense.

That something is learned in philosophical sense presupposes a mind, which each time learns anew.

There must be a creative emptiness.

The mind must therefore always be new and ready to learn, just like a child.

For that reason, it doesn´t interest the Philosophical Globetrotter to worship memory, but rather to observe, see and experience what really happens.

As a Philosophical Globetrotter you must try to be extremely aware, awake, so that the seen and learned don´t become a memory from which you see, and which in itself is a distortion.

You must each time see as if it was the first time!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In the supporting exercises concentration-exercises are combined with relaxation-exercises


The will to power has its origin in the thinking; the will to power has created our mind on the background of one or the other image of life, so that you have the observer, who is standing outside the observed.

You can´t just choose to stop concentrating, because the choice is itself a result of concentration.

In the supporting exercises concentration-exercises are therefore combined with relaxation-exercises.

In that way, the union of concentration and relaxation develops into meditation by itself.