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 can I know if I have been brainwashed?
Have you ever wondered if what you think is really original or merely a copy of your culture’s opinions without any variation? To what extent can you consider yourself an individual with own knowledge of his/her interiority? Many of us are asleep, consumed by the propaganda machine that has instantiated our identity. For example, you may believe that you...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
Where does my suffering come from?
Suffering comes from desire. This is the trick: the greater my expectative regarding that desire, the deeper my connection with suffering. You might say, it is impossible not to desire. Let’s start on that… There are basic desires, or shall we call them necessities for survival: Food, basic shelter, heating, water, basic clothing, and air. I might...Read More
Why does an economic mess exist?
There is hope, it is called future: Endless possibilities flowing through the vast river of imagination. What can we do to create a wiser and passion driven society? How can we think in ways our predecessors haven’t ever imagined? Well, simple or complex, we require the will to see beyond the taught. A strong will can transform the world, the issue here...Read More