meaning…

1. We do not ask life what the meaning of life is. Life asks us, what is the meaning of your life. And life demands our answer.

2. Love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which you can aspire.

3. Self-actualization is possible only as a side-effect of self-transcendence.

4. Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue as a side-effect of a reason to be happy.

5. The meaning of life is unique to each moment; no situation repeats itself.

6. The meaning of life is unique to each individual; no one can be replaced.

7. Humans are self-determining; meaning is your responsibility to actualize.

8. No matter the circumstance, you always have the last of the human freedoms: to choose your attitude.

9. Tension, striving, and struggling for a worthwhile goal are positive; trying to close the gap between what one is and what one should become.

10. Life never ceases to have meaning; even suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.

12 signs of Complex – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

A long period of time.

First 16 years of life.

  1. Hypervigilance (felling that nothing is safe)
  2. We can never relax.
  3. We cannot really sleep properly. (plagued with nightmares and night terrors)
  4. We hate ourselves.
  5. We are drawn to highly unavailable people.
  6. We are sickened by people who want to be cozy with us.  (I can’t sleep with another person).
  7. We are prone to lose our temper very badly.
  8. We are paranoid and worried things are going to go bad again.
  9. We like being alone.
  10. We find living so exhausting and so unpleasant, we do sometimes long that we don’t exist anymore.
  11. We are rigid about our routines. OCD.
  12. We throw ourselves into work.

The root cause of complex PTSD is an absence of love.

And the cure for it is the same path. We need to love someone we hate…

Ourselves.

say my name — Noir

How many intelligent couples, that I’ve befriended have the thing of calling each other ‘babe’. The ‘cringe’ factor is overwhelming +++ But when I look back to my last relationship, (of three years), I was never called by my name, and it really got to me in the end. I got so angry and pissed […]

say my name — Noir

James Blake – Mile High feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin (Official Video) — Noir

I’m a huge fan of James Blake. He has an amazing voice, and uses it in a unique way. tune up the volume to get the full effect. Don’t wanna see you by yourself, by yourself By yourself, by yourself, by yourself We on a drive, looped in Two seat ride, couped in Who gon’ […]

James Blake – Mile High feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin (Official Video) — Noir

Quote — Noir

Love is the desire to see unnecessary suffering ameliorated Truth is the handmaiden of love Dialogue is the pathway to truth Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small So speech must be untrammeled So that dialogue […]

Quote — Noir

The Joker & The Lighthouse — Noir

Both of these films were very important and very anticipated for me. Both were very confronting and disturbing. The Joker faced mental illness ‘head on’ and I’m not even sure I want to see it again….a bit like ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’…another confronting film, but also brilliant. I saw the lighthouse today….and after the […]

The Joker & The Lighthouse — Noir

Viktor E. Frankl

I have finally gotten a copy of ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, as an ‘audio book’, and finished reading it today. I will be reading it again and again, as it’s so good.

man's seach for meaning

“If there is meaning in life at all, then there must be meaning in suffering.”
― Viktor Frankl

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”
― Viktor E. Frankl

He says: Instead of constantly trying to avoid suffering, one is to embrace it. This takes away it’s power over us.
He says this about all our neurotic behaviour. Go towards it, and it will dissipate.
This make a lot of sense. I need to be brave, to do this.
His story and his book, are a huge inspiration for me.

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