We decide which is right and which is an illusion.

Archive for July, 2014

Being In Love

‘Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represents a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.’

Anton Chekhov
Russian Physician and Author
Considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history


Visualization

‘Everything that has ever been accomplished has been done by visualization. Thought precedes and determines every action and manifestation so when we fix any goal and concentrate on that purpose we may be sure of our results.’

Dr. Venice J. Bloodworth
Teacher of spiritual truth and wisdom
Author of Key To Yourself


Man Is A Universe Within Himself

‘Man is a universe within himself.’

Bob Marley
Jamaican Reggae Singer-Songwriter, and Musician who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality and achieved international fame to become one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time


To Alter A Perspective

‘An idea or an insight doesn’t come from a single happening—it requires a meeting to alter a perspective. Often it takes a while for the events to collide, but when they do, it is inevitable that a change will follow.’

From the novel The Forgetting Room by Nick Bantock, the story of one man’s spiritual awakening


The Most Courageous Act

‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.’

Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel
French Fashion Designer


Orthodoxy

‘Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.’

From George Orwell’s 1984, a dystopian novel published in 1949.

The novel is set in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation, dictated by a political system under the control of a privileged elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes  


Strange Ideology Glasses

‘We live, so we are told, in a post-ideological society. We are interpolated, that is to say addressed by social authority not as subjects who should do their duty, sacrifice themselves, but as subjects of pleasures—‘realize your true potential, be yourself, lead a satisfying life.’

When you put the glasses on, you see dictatorship in democracy. It’s the invisible order which sustains your apparent freedom. The explanation for the existence of these strange ideology glasses is the standard story of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Humanity is already under the control of aliens.’

Slavoj Zizek’s commentary on the 1988 movie ‘They Live’ from The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, documentary released in 2013, a compelling cinematic journey into the heart of ideology—the dreams that shape our collective beliefs and practices

http://www.thepervertsguide.com/ideology/index.html

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian Philosopher, Psychoanalyst, Cultural Critic, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia