Tag: philosophy

It’s at The Center of The Labyrinth

https://soundcloud.com/wolfwaldoblack/its-at-the-center-of-the-labyrinth/ Self-Appraisal, self-love, this, I say, is the holy grail, The measure of our worth For our’s is the only judgement we humans suffer; We may think we are subject to the opinions of others, But only insofar as we estimate their worth: The lion does not lose sleep over the opinion of sheep –…

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Musing on Life Through Jack London’s ‘The Star Rover’: “The one man” and “The one woman”

I’m a fan of Jack London. He is, like Steinbeck, one of those California writers who hold a special place in my heart. I see myself like them, and their philosophies speak to me. And while Jack London is best known for adventure stories like Call of The Wild, The White Fang, and Sea Wolf,…

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Introduction to LEVELS

Life is a game called Levels. The game has to be fun The game has to be exciting You have to be (stay) excited to play the game everyday You have to know the levels and you have to have a strategy (To maximize probability of desired outcomes) for each level. The game is a…

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Go With The Flow: Trust It

Growing up, my dad often told me to, “Go with the flow.” As with other things he said to me growing up, this only came to have meaning to me after he was gone (…the people we love have a way of gilding us like that, even after they are gone from our lives…). My…

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Data Dump: The Time is Now

I come here to do ‘word-processing’, to let my thoughts congeal into coherence – whereafter, I will feel I have achieved something important (For I will have); where I once journaled in lengthy prose, my notebooks these days are filled with jottings – mostly single ideas of varying yet significant importance. That said, the important…

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Spelunking

I’ve come to see that a big part of maturity – if not the core of it – comes down to our ability to perceive reality without bias, without denial, and without escape.  To be well-adjusted to life is to be at peace with it, for better or for worse, because, fact is, you will…

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And I Am

I feel like journaling at the moment -something I sometimes do here but have done a bit more prolifically via pen and paper – however, like a young Leonard Cohen taking pictures of himself – aware of his (And their potential significance one day) – I think I might rather write here instead. After all,…

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Sunday Night Thoughts

Time: the great cannabalizer and finisher of all things.  I say this neither stoically nor nihilisitically, but merely to note that there is no more powerful force in life.  I never imagined being a man, being mature, and reaching this age in my life – this epoch in time, between possibility and life.  I know…

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Get Thee Up

“I wake up every morning and check if I am in a state of grace,” a 31 year-old Leonard Cohen told an interviewer in 1965. Every morning of your life, you choose whether your soul is in a state of grace or not. Now, whether or not this is a conscious choice is up to…

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Blind Spots

Biases, weaknesses, complexes, assumptions – things that cloud our objectivity – we all have our shortsightedness.  Unfortunately, we typically do not recognize blind spots until they become clear: in hindsight, where we can see them – often for the first time.  The cause of our blind spots are as varied as human folly, and as…

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The Suck: Choice is Yours

Melancholy days. I still have them; usually they happen when life doesn’t live up to my expectations.  There is, of course, the adage that, happiness is reality minus expectations. It follows then, that we are, for the most part, responsible for our own happiness or sadness; however, I find value in all emotional states: the…

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On Consciously Becoming

Goals, but as a means to what end? Happiness. For I know no other that lasts; all other ends that we may pursue: sex, pride, gratification, self-satisfaction, approval, status, image, respect – these are mere vanities. Vanities chiefly fed by insecurity, which leads to that slow, creeping death of the soul we call conformity. No…

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