#currentsituation Freedom: a Paradox?

Yes, one step closer to freedom is to accept paradox. 

Paradox defines us as human beings, paradox rules our lives and into paradox we shall perish.  

To take the most common of all examples, compromise is the mother of paradox. At times we choose to let go of things dear to us (may they be ideas, people, possessions, life principles) to what we call a higher good or purpose. And I come and ask: had they been so dear, why let go? Considering 'greater good', why those things remain so dear? Hmm, well....


#currentsituation Running from one's self - argumentative: cons

They say you can run from things, but you can't run from yourself.

The cons of running from yourself are quite simple to argue, yet still as valid as the pros. God, I love paradox. Running from one's self is quite easy: starting with substances that can alter one's state (alcohol, drugs), continuing with self conditioning (includes the state of denial) and ending with therapy - catharsis is said to purge all that's been ballast and provide a thrust to get on with one's life.

So far, so good, only this cannot go on forever (of course, excepting the cases of death over abuse of substances). Sooner or later memories will strike as entities from another planet. The strive for oblivion proves ineffective, so, back to square one.
Plus, all this can take such a tremendous quantity of energy, that it may appears to be more more comfortable to agree with the pros of this argument.

So, where's the freedom in either, some of you may ask? Freedom is in here and now. Face the music to its most dire consequences, be completely aware of every action and you'll be able to carry one without any damage. Remember I said the mind has the amazing ability to cling to fair memories as opposed to grim ones?
The struggle may take a bit of time, but the outcome is worth every penny.


#currentsituation Running from one's self - argumentative: pro

They say you can run from things, but you can't run from yourself.True and false: I'll start arguing the 'pro' side:

One standing argument for running from yourself is the simultaneous perception of space and time. One cannot segregate a fact from space and time. Thus, when inducing physical distance would derive inducing an artificially increased period of time, and the other way around.

This is why when looking back, we say 'we've come a long way', as we've been measuring the distance while expressing time.

Another argument upholding the fact that one can run from oneself: simply because the human mind has the immense capability of obliterating grievous memories from our conscious memory, thus keeping the pleasant ones. The other would turn into unconscious frustrations, baggage, in all, if they're not voluntarily brought back to the conscious. This is where counselors come in, or you become a head case, that is.

So, how far away from yourselves are you?