what is it to ask demanding questions of life?
and why are we trained to do everything else but that?
we replace contemplation with religion and belief
and this must be the most laughable thing
we ever did.
we train people to be free thinking robots
that is, they behave like robots but imagine they are free thinking
those who arrive, by fortune or fall
at the deepest of contemplation
indeed, i applaud depression and misery
as doorways to freedom
but only when they are seen
in the greater context
of the human condition…
depression and anxiety are normal
from an existential perspective
as krishnamurti said,
‘It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.’
but depression and anxiety must be scrutinised also
for they are responses to a feeling of alienation
and not truths
the ground of being
is exalted in its emptiness and freedom
like space itself – ah the scent of pure freedom!
i can smell its fragrance in this moment
and it draws me ever inwards.