Friday, October 19, 2018

The New Yoga Journal

NEWS, October 5, 2018 (YOGA NEWS) - Yoga Journal has announced a new women's magazine called The New Yoga Journal, whose first number will be released beginning the next year.

We have discovered that this new magazine will be dedicated to the same target group that was once read by the Yoga Journal, but today it is adapted to the modern women of the 21st century.

Yoga Journal was a great magazine in its time - explains Jean Foresthill, one of the editors in chiefs of a future magazine. Yoga Journal was a magazine in which women once have received a handful of tips on food, knitting, childcare and other western yoga affairs. The "The New Yoga Journal" will be a magazine for contemporary women dealing with completely different things, such as Meditation, Kabbalah, Reiki, energy flow through chakras, raising your vibration through Bakasana and other abstract topics. These untouchable themes are especially popular nowadays when the most women are divorced and free to do whatever they want, adds Jean Foresthill.

The title page of the first issue of "The New Yoga Journal" magazine will be a photo of a blond girl in a cloud of energy, and, as we learn, talented journalists in the editorial office will carefully copy and paste all the texts from numerous yoga blogs and sign it with their name and surname.

The old magazine is dead, but nobody told that to Kinno McGregor and Seane Corn, “For us, Yoga Journal was always about a love of magazines, a love of image making; and a desire to create something beautiful, honest and optimistic without an agenda beyond that."

Launching in January 2019, the new magazine will feature a selection of spiritual but not religious items. The new column “Do new things, take risks and embrace novelty,” is expected to be a real hit. It will replace the current column “I get bored if I leave my comfort zone.” The new magazine’s eclectic content features pieces on yoga celebrities, self-psychoanalysis and the benefits of eating the raw mango.

I like the idea that everything gets mixed up,” Jean Foresthill says. “It’s fruitful. We want to be transgenerational and multi-thematic, that’s the essence of modernity to me.” She said there will be more yoga-beach photos in order to gain a strong visual content - “The yoga-beach photos will help readers to realize that it is not everything about the yoga wellness centers; These photos place the importance of developing a clear spiritual point of view.

One of the best times of the year deserves one of the best magazines of the year, and we have full confidence this will be one to look forward to and remember. The New Yoga Journal will be issued quarterly, the retail price is $9.95 per issue, or you can subscribe for a year for $39.80. But if you subscribe now, they are offering a 50% discount.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Legalization of Marijuana

Here in Canada cannabis or better known marijuana, weed, grass becomes legal today, and it's kind of a big deal. Many people are going to celebrate wildly.

I am not sure how this actually happened, I mean from crime to health and then to business, Canada’s government decision to legalize marijuana is a big, unknown and I would say unnecessary experiment.

Let me state clearly, I am against the legalization of marijuana. 

I am not taking the weed in any form. I tried it couple of times and I did not like it. It made me drowsy and sleepy or agitated and hipper active. In both cases I was unable to function normally and each time I smoked weed I was on the verge of being sick.

I do agree that in some cases of insomnia marijuana is good and it helps patients to sleep better. And that's all. I would keep it as a medical drug but I disagree to be released to general public.

I read article from Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam, often called the “grandfather” of cannabis research... "About 10% of the users may be addicted – less than alcohol or tobacco,” he said. “Some users, who are already prone to schizophrenia, may get the disease earlier.” He said he is also keeping an eye on whether heavy use by young people may affect their central nervous system.

10% is not realistic, I think 30% will became addicted in the first year of daily usage and of course it will affect their nervous system. The addiction will became stronger, the sensitivity to marijuana will be less and less and nervous system will ask for more and more. I am afraid that most of marijuana addicted users will finish on harder drugs.

The greed for green bucks leads to this legalization and it is further weakening of already weak family values. It is big corporations, not small independent producers, who will reap the benefits of cannabis legalization in Canada.

And I would not call it "legalization" the better word is monopolization because they’re just making it legal for them to sell it and making it extra illegal for everyone else. This bill C-45 is being made by greedy politicians who haven’t smoked weed.

I said before, the single and the greatest danger of humanity is actually degeneration of human consciousness. It is doing one thing all over again, being carefully monitored and brainwashed by the micromanagement...

Legalization of weed is not a good thing for humanity. It is just a carrot that many will go after without seeing the impeding stick. The daily smoking of weed will lower IQ, harms cognitive functions, makes you robot like creature under constant stress of achieving more, producing more... and all that will lead to greater depression and apathy.

Monday, October 15, 2018

I and you, and Disneyland, and Universe

Monday evening, a windy, cold night. It is almost 10 pm, I am at home, ready to go to bed.

All characters, places and events named in this blog are entirely fictional insofar as my life which I live is entirely fictional. Somebody said that life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Well, I say, the life is just imagination. Nothing else.

My life started 53 years ago.

During this time, my understanding of life, the world and myself changed. I have came to conclusion that the only reason I am here is to gain experiences in order to understand that nothing has any value. I am here to find out just that.

I'm not writing here scientific articles but simple blog posts, what comes to my mind, and when I read them it make me wonder... What am I doing? Why am I doing it? Where is this going?

Searching for truth in this world is useless endeavor. It is looking for something where there's nothing. The entire truth of my life is simple - I just live to die. Yes, we will die. But not everything dies, the beliefs, concepts, opinions, feelings, emotions... and other fantasies, they live... forever. When a new body is born it picks up that energy and caries it over to the future.

I also have ideas, but only as much as I have to, enough to function in this world. I live this life but I may never find out that nothing has any value. I still make something out of nothing, believe in bullshit, hope and expect something better.

Yet in my feelings... in my feelings on rare occasions I get it. The inner happiness, the gratitude, the love of being nobody envelops me and then I think I've arrived. And it is gone. I continue feeling empty, purposeless, lost in this world, it’s likely that I still have a great deal to do and experience.

Imagine you’re in the audience watching a play, and you slowly come to realize that the actors don’t know they’re actors. They think that they’re normal people going about their normal lives, unaware that they’re on a stage, performing. You could never even believe such a thing would be possible if you hadn’t been up there yourself believing the same thing.

– Jed McKenna

Shakespeare said that most men live in quiet desperation. 

For a better of understanding of why people live such life you have to look no further but yourself. That’s pretty much how you live.

You buy more, but have less. You have a big house but small family, more conveniences and yet no time for enjoyment. You have more knowledge but less common sense and even you're expert at what you do yet, you have more problems there.

You worry too much, think too much, drink too much. You are in debt, you drive leased car, live in a house or apartment with huge mortgage, you get angry easily, stay up too late, get up too tired, have no time for introspective.

You talk too much, love only yourself and don't care about anyone else. You don't know any better, and you don't know the reason why you don't know any better.

Looking at you, my friend, I see that the life is not mystery at all. Obviously you are a product of circumstances.

I really think it’s wonderful that you disagree with me... 

You are spiritual, you have a power to decide, you create your own reality. It is wonderful when you assume you have found the reason for living and you have all kind of excuses for your own daily shit.

Your life is not a simple lie, it is a hypocrisy. It gives you the notion of freedom — and I'd say it's important to believe that you're free. You need such concept to hold yourself accountable. But unfortunately there is nothing you can do in your life simply because the outside forces govern it.

But you are so self-important. So arrogant. You think you are rational and logical being, you talk about politics, spirituality, meditation and other high matters and you know everything... and you get various ideas about saving things.

If you did not notice, you always want to save something. Save the trees, the bees, the whales, etc.. And on the top of that is your supreme self-importance... You want to save the planet!

There's nothing wrong with Earth in the first place. The planet is fine. Compared with you, the planet is doing great. It's been here over four billion years; The planet isn't going anywhere. You are! You're going away and you won't leave much of a trace.

That is the most unfair thing about life, nobody leaves a trace at all. I mean, life is just an imagination, hallucination or whatever. True, it takes up a lot of time and what lies at the end of it? Nothing.

I am not kidding.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Why do people hate existential nihilism?

Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ.ᵻlɪzəm/ or /ˈniː.ᵻlɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in one or more reputedly meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. Moral nihilists assert that there is no inherent morality, and that accepted moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism may also take epistemological, ontological, or metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or reality does not actually exist. - Wikipedia

This month, I am so busy with my office work that I have no time for anything else. Only 4 yoga practice so far. I have to go on the mat more often. I am energized and motivated to do yoga next week. No excuses.

For entire week I did not write any new post on this blog. I simply got fed up for reporting what I do and what I think. Who cares what I am writing about here.

I am not a pessimist, I am not an optimist, I am a realist. My life philosophy is very close to Existential Nihilism. My post revolve around awakening and Existential Nihilism explains a lot. It's a philosophy that strips away of all delusions and leaves nothing behind but the bare naked truth that life is basically... meaningless.

People hate the nihilism because its terrifying to them.

They want to hold on to hope and they believe deep down that life has a meaning and a purpose. That's why they turn out toward religion which somehow makes everything easy.

There is God and he has created everything and he cannot be questioned. Nice. People are barely conscious, they are practically living their life in a state similar to walking dream.

To awaken means to realize one's nothingness, that is to realize one's complete and absolute mechanicalness and one's complete and absolute helplessness. And it is not sufficient to realize it philosophically in words. It is necessary to realize it in clean, simple, and concrete facts, in one's own life. - Gurdjieff 

Is it extremely melancholy to realize that nothing has any intrinsic meaning, that life is essentially meaningless? I think it is, and it is dangerous. It takes courage to live life understanding that no matter what you might accomplish, all will disappear like smoke in the air; that no matter what service you might attempt to perform, it's all useless. Not only that, but the very fact that everything is insignificant and nothing has any intrinsic meaning doesn't mean anything either.

The power the false beliefs, wishful thinking and other delusions hold over people is staggering, yet, it is necessary to help them function in the world. The world is supported by the "sleep" and the nature does not want them to "wake up".

Do you think “wake up” are two superfluous words? 

Obviously you're reading this, you're “not asleep.”  And that is, in fact, how dictionaries define “awake.” But my usage is far more subtle.

Man is asleep but doesn't know it. So deep is his hypnotic slumber that he does his daily walking and talking, his legislating and marrying in a state of unconsciousness. Actually, the acts are the mechanical acts of hypnotized people... - Gurdjieff 

Each of you undertake a journey to awakening in one or another way. You draw unique experiences into your life in order to learn only one thing - that you were wrong about it. This is what an experience really means. You gain knowledge about falseness of everything.

You must question your beliefs. Of these the idea that you are the body with the consciousness is the worst. With the body comes the world, with the world - God, who is supposed to have created the world and thus it starts - fears, religions, bondage, spirituality, practice, sacrifices, all sorts of systems - all to protect and support "you", frightened out of your wits by monsters of your own making.

I am not here to make things right for you. You have to realize that for yourself.

Monday, October 8, 2018

I am trying to find myself. It is not easy

I'm returning to my main life's goal - self-realization. I have never disregarded awakening and being a conscious human being. My life is not a rush and I am not living in a frantic tempo. Not because I want to, but because I've stopped comparing myself to others. I've stopped competition with others. I am not interested of what others do.

I have done many things in my life, like my marriage, for example, I don't regret any of it. So what?... if I did a fatal mistake marrying my ex and being in a marriage for 22 years.

They say, there are things to be learned from every mistake, the mistakes are lessons. The lessons for what? Smart guys divorce in 30s, not like me, I divorced in 48. What is left for me to learn?

So at the end of the day, I don't worry for this lost time. Worrying is bullshit. 22 years, so what? I don't blame neither myself nor her.

The unrealistic perception of life is the base of all problems. I try to laugh at my life as many times as I can. I know, my laugh does not solve anything and yet...

It’s wonderful when you find meaning and purpose in life. I am not there. I have no idea what my purpose is. I’m not talking about my job, my daily responsibilities, or even my long-term goals, which I don't really have, I mean the real reason why I'm here at all — the very reason I exist.

I'm rather a nihilistic realist who doesn’t believe neither in God nor in conspiracy theories. Many books seem to assume that we're either genetically (read - divinely) encoded with some sort of built-in purpose, and all we need to do is take the time to discover it.

Every day in subway, on the street, at work, I see you and I feel so vividly your emptiness, the yearning, the confusion, the lacking of something. My feelings merge with you and then I don't see you anymore.

It sounds boring to say but nothing will happened to you, you will not change and you will not understand, you will not understand that world is pulled over your mind and made you a slave.

This might come as a surprise to you, but it is more likely that you simply refuse to see it. Memory, opinions and beliefs, how you see yourself and others and even your sense of existence, are not as they seem. Your daily world, what you take for granted, your day-to-day existence is most of the time just a product of your imagination. You're living a mirage in a desert of your desires.

The power of your delusions is staggering, yet, the beliefs and opinions are necessary to help you function in the world. The world is supported by your "sleep" and the Nature does not want you to "wake up".

You remember when I said how I was gonna explain about life, buddy? Well the thing about life is, it gets weird.

People are always talking about truth. Everybody always knows what the truth is, like it was toilet paper or somethin' and they got a supply in the closet. But what you learn, as you get older, is there ain't no truth. All there is is bullshit, pardon my vulgarity here. Layers of it. One layer of bullshit on top of another. And what you do in life like when you get older is, you pick the layer of bullshit that you prefer and that's your bullshit, so to speak.

-Bernie LaPlante. Hero

 I am not writing about "you", I just using that as an expression. There is no "you". You are just an object for me, the same as I am an object for you. It is the sense of presence that has identified with the object and then the object imagine that it is a subject. But you will never be the subject because the sense of presence is a lie.

That's it. Try to see that for yourself.