This question is very difficult to answer because we have been conditioned to answer it in a superficial manner. It is very tempting to believe that I am my identity.1 If you believe in your identity as “the answer” to the question (Who am I?) without regarding the depth of “the question” (Who am I?), then we entrap the concept of ourselves. Thus,...Read More
Why do power structures create fear?
The reason structures of power create fear is to control. The more pressure they maintain on creating fear maintains the rightness of their wrongness. For example, corporate copyright holders have created a mindset that says: “To share a file is to steal.” Does this statement sound morally appropriate for you? Why? Is it because you have reasoned beyond...Read More
How to be compassionate?
There are two types of compassion: pity-compassion and love-compassion. What is the main difference from these two types of compassion? Could there be more types? What is Pity-Compassion? You actually are gaining something from your “good actions”. Your state of mind is not of pure attention toward the other and yourself. For example instead of...Read More
How does fear create violence?
The way fear creates violence is quite interesting. One must first analyze: Where does violence come from? to find out that violence is created from fear. You are free to skip the previous post, but become aware by your own analysis of the fact that violence and fear are intimately tied. The image of self needs a sense of security in order to function....Read More
Where does violence come from?
Violence is so predominant in our society, and one must ask why? How does violence arise? Why does it seem impossible to stop? Let me first begin with the fact that fear creates violence. People use fear to control others, but what they do not realize is that that same fear in fact will create violence in order to defend itself from the boogie man. Now, is...Read More