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tactics:enlightenments [2013/09/16 23:18]
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 An enlightenment is not an insight. It's not a truth or a truism. It doesn'​t even have to be true. It's a realization you are brought to through [[The Process]] and when it dawns on you, you become free to be ways that were previously unavailable to you. An enlightenment is not an insight. It's not a truth or a truism. It doesn'​t even have to be true. It's a realization you are brought to through [[The Process]] and when it dawns on you, you become free to be ways that were previously unavailable to you.
  
-After I started making the list, a friend and co-worker asked what I was working on. I read it to her and realized how incredibly bleak it seems when taken out of the context of transformation. So part of enlightenment is when these depressing ideas transform into good news. +I started making a list of enlightenments that I'd either been taught, or had discovered on my own. After I started making the list, a friend and co-worker asked what I was working on. I read it to her and realized how incredibly bleak it seems when taken out of the context of transformation. So part of enlightenment is when these depressing ideas transform into good news.
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-  * You are going to die, and there is nothing you can do to stop it. +
-  * You are a meaning making machine, and your life is empty and meaningless,​ and it's empty and meaningless that it's empty and meaningless. +
-  * You are an asshole and your life doesn'​t work. +
-  * You don't know your ass from a hole in the ground. +
-  * There is no reason for anything. +
-  * You are not real. You are just a story that you made up about yourself. You don't exist. +
-  * You are not free to choose. Choice is an illusion. Free will is an illusion. +
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-These might not be enlightenments. +
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-  * No one has ever done anything to you. +
-  * The past is not real. Childhood and adolescence are a nightmare. What the world has done to you is a lie. (This needs some massaging.)+
  
 +The list I made has been entirely supplanted and obviated by my discovery of the [[resources:​Eschatological Laundry List]]. There was nothing I'd found that wasn't already there.
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