He who knows people can make heaven on earth, he who knows himself can make heaven in himself. Yet prophets and crazies know nothing but do both.
Hint: Hey, Descartes it’s not: “Cogito ergo sum” but: Cognito ergo sum”, cognito or not cognito is the question here...
i proposed the above misquote and hint to get your reactions to a basic method / tenet in the Gnosis (not just Christian)
The key to the shadow is to embrace it and love it; it is the shadow side of yourself and always present. It's like being afraid of your left hand. There is much strength and wisdom in your shadow
Read some Jung and know that the shadow can be as much a tool as is the conscious. It isn't bad or good; it just is.
Answering a question with another question, when done mindfully, is a useful tool, known as the Socratic Method. Carried too far, it just makes you want to strangle the opposition. Used correctly, as a tool, it can enlighten and inform all involved.
So far I feel, life is meaningless. Being selfish we bear some responsibilities on our shoulder. Majority of our senses are very poor. Actually we are confused always if we think. We have no job in our life. We live as our genes provoke. Everything we see may be real but we do not need to feel responsible for anything. Who cares?
I have found life takes on more meaning when you invest in others.Ive done volunteer work at a rescue mission and a no kill animal shelter.That may not mean anything from a detached point of view,but at least it feels more meaningful.