miercuri, 28 mai 2014

Scary living dead



The living dead persons could not scare the living ones because of the fact that they bring death among the real facts.

Since they are alive in a way or another, they cannot bring forward any trace of death. The death could not mean anything else than the total absence of life and the living dead should have at least a poor form of life.

Thus, they are scary in virtue of their poor existence and that poorness is due to the absence of a daily life. Since the daily life is able to temper any resolution, desire, or feeling, the poor life of the living dead is invested by the occult lore or the experience of nightmares with an unusual force: incredible evilness, extraordinary sadness, an unquenchable desire of revenge, and so on.

In fact, any idea or ideal which is last for us by men who lived in the past instills in us the same fear as that caused by a living dead. Our defense is the common preference for living day by day without any pressure of a demanding idea or ideal, which is replaced with the simplest forms of momentary entertainment. Moreover, it seems scary to put by ourselves our life under our own ideas or ideals, because of the fear of not being like our dead ancestors, even if the momentary entertainment could not claim to be a real life.

 Unconscious or not, we thus lose any chance for becoming living dead for anybody else in the future.




vineri, 23 mai 2014

Bodily Closures



If we could remember  our birth by ourselves, then it would be possible to say that we possess a whole grip on our life.

Because we cannot do this, we are not acquainted with one of our essential posture, which has both a physical and spiritual nature. Namely, it is the posture of being totally handled and possessed by anybody else.  We can hear about it in the stories or images of our birth, but we do not realize that we started from it and all our future life stayed at first in it. In other words, it is the posture in which the body is totally closed, so that it cannot initiate any action.

Due to that lack of memory, the occurrences of the same posture in the adult life are conceived as experiences, not as manifestations of our very being. Such occurrences are primarily observed in sleep and sex. For instance, we say that we take a sleep or sleep as being an action we do, not a part of ourselves. Also, we disregard what our dreams talk about us, as if they would be something different from us.

In sexual activity, we are often handled and possessed, but we ignore those instances of feeling the closed posture of the body, because the pleasure is felt as an openness of it. Similarly, we are bent on seeing the sex as being as something which we do, not as an aspect of our life, especially because the persons who are definable by their sexual activity have a bad reputation in all human cultures.

With such a history of disregarding the closures of our body as aspects belonging essential to us, we generally see the perspective of dying – the final closure – as something strange to us. The human mind cannot really understand how the personal body could be totally handled and possessed by the living ones, as well as it cannot remember the birth.

From other persons or from handbooks about sexuality we can find out that our birth derived from the largest openness of a human body. It was mother’s body, so of somebody else. Our death follows the same pattern: the closed and dead body absorbs us in ourselves and leaves away the opened bodies of the living ones, so of somebody else.


marți, 20 mai 2014

Personal Worries and Social Demands



 


The worries about the social success are always greater than what the society demands to its members.

A person who is genuinely concerned about her place into society goes further in her thoughts than the social requests.

While the society simply lays on a limited set of criteria for being accepted in a certain social position, the worries go deep into the apparently infinite source of individual’s uncertainties about the way by which he integrates into the world as such.

Even if a person has a particular object of worries, for instance, the possibility of occupying a certain job, the human mind uses to enlarge that object, so that someone comes to think of matters which are never thought of seriously in the real life. Thus, we do not worry only about a future job, but rather about the possibility of being a part of that particular world which the job seems to possess and furthermore we put ourselves question about our better or worst adaptation to the outer world. Certainly, these are not questions with which we could meet in the limited set of demands belonging to a certain social position.

However, it does not mean that the social demands are easy to be fulfilled. They are not, but the cause is not primarily their own difficulty, but especially the fact that they do not pay much attention to individuals’ concerns or worries, which always represent much of our personality.