“You don’t know how lucky you are being a monkey. Because consciousness is a terrible curse. I think. I feel. I suffer.” - Being John Malkovich, 1999
Self-help movement is existentialism for the masses.– i
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive. It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon… I want to know if...
The human condition is nauseating; education kills curiosity, marriage kills...– i
Why Mysticism Matters
Have you ever had a mystical experience? Wikipedia defines “mysticism” as “the knowledge of, and especially the personal experience of, states of consciousness, or levels of being, or aspects of reality, beyond normal human perception, including experience of and even communion with a supreme being.” I had my first mystical experience when I was a 16-year-old secular atheist. I was sitting up...
Do you think a hen is ordinary? Well, imagine you were a lone spaceman...– Jostein Gaarder, Hello? Is anybody There?
“Memory’s unreliable. Memory’s not perfect. It’s not even that good. Ask the police, eyewitness testimony is unreliable. The cops don’t catch a killer by sitting around remembering stuff. They collect facts, make notes, draw conclusions. Facts, not memories: that’s how you investigate. Memory can change the shape of a room or the color of a car. It’s an...
إن الصلة غير مقطوعة بين المادة الحية والميتة .. العالم متدامج في وحدة ومنبثق من...– مصطفى محمود, لغز الموت