|09-22-2008, 08:25 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Everywhere and nowhere
Seems to me every context is made up of two things:
1. a devil, or reason the world is messed up, or why one does not feel "whole" yet/anymore
2. a salvation, or thing that will save you/the world from this lack
Here's a run down of a few common contexts:
Devil: well, the devil. Also, anyone who doesn't agree with your context.
Salvation: you just have to die while you're still fresh from the confessional.
Devil: superstition, ignorance
Salvation: accumulation of knowledge & affectation of an unassailable façade of authority
Devil: emotional traumas from the past. Parents, parents, parents.
Salvation: 10,000 hours of therapy.
POP SONG & ROMANCE MOVIE CULTURE:
Devil: being single.
Salvation: living happily ever after with your soul-mate.
Devil: not having a "life" or nerdiness.
Salvation: proportional to number of shallow friends and sexual partners (sort of a pointage system); getting drunk, going to parties, and "having fun"; being a good conformist
Devil: being seen as the sort of person who cares how people see them.
Devil: YOUR SMALL PENIS COULD BE CAUSING YOU CANCER!!! CLICK HERE NOW FOR FREE REPORT!!!
Salvation: Ooh, that new iPod looks nice.
|09-22-2008, 01:23 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Hey there! That's a fun list. And I can think of at least one list that doesn't exactly include a devil/salvation, and is working pretty well for me in living a life I love (especially when I remember to be awake in it!):
1. We are all perfect, whole, and complete. Everyone and everything is exactly as it should be. Who we are is limitless joy, abundance and power.
2. It feels so good as I expand more and more in infinite joy, abundance, and power.
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