Thinking for Yourself vs. Mainstream Media

 The quality of our lives depends upon thinking for ourselves, thinking critically, and not putting our faith in the mainstream media or ancient prophecies.

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Your Personal Life is Not Expendable

If you’re lucky enough to have a job nowadays, quite likely you’re unlucky enough to be expected to work overtime at the cost of not having a personal life. The presumption of business to treat you as an economic object, not a person, simply reflects how our upside-down society dehumanizes the person.

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Disillusionment as a Blessing

Despite truthfulness being essential for an authentic life, we can deceive ourselves in innumerable ways. All to often we buffer ourselves from disappointment, unhappiness, and pain by avoiding things, not showing up in our lives, or lying to ourselves. But does putting your head in the sand really work?

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When Truth is Banned From the Marketplace of Ideas

Recently a 5-month-old post “Allegiance to Truth in an Age of Deception” has been “discovered”, and generated reader interest from across the net. The difficulties of making our ways happily in life amidst a culture of deceit seems to have struck a nerve with many of us.

After all, allegiance to – or – love of truth is an optimizing orientation to life. Within each of us there is a drive to become, to actualize our human potential. Environments of deception and falsehood thwart this actualizing drive, for if our day-to-day decisions are based on misinformation provided us by governments and corporations, then we cannot easily carry forward our lives.

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Presence, Neurons, and the Internet

Presence, neurons, and the internet: these concepts are intimately related in an unsuspecting and unfavorable way which might concern you, if in your pursuit of authenticity, you practice presence.

Contemplative traditions consider the practice of presence the sine qua non (“without which nothing”) of spiritual unfolding. The Tibetan Dzogchen master, Namkhai Norbu, for example, considers presence to be “the ultimate” practice.

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