Hope you are doing well.
P.S. My general and all of my (Bauer?s) CTU friends: Can you give me a hand at the bottom of this page ?
I have read the links provided. Regarding the ADHD discussion with Scuro, Like Dennis says, very impressive. I am a bit ignorant to the subject matter of the debate. I don?t think that I would be able to adequately support your position. I would probably screw it up. This is out of my league bro. But I enjoy reading your persuasive arguments and how they incite me to question things. I like the ?Bauer? metaphor.
I also enjoyed your discussion with Austerlitz. The following quotes were of interest to me and I agreed with them.
Believing in reincarnation, as the Lama does, is to be plugged in the Hindu/Buddhist matrix. No real adult has any guru whatsoever. Not even Miller is my guru (she has said things that I utterly disagree).
The point is that when you realize that you are transferring, you no longer believe in fatherly figures: whether Hitler, Dalai Lama or Marx. You become an adult who listens only to your own reason: the dream of the Enlightenment philosophers.
Quite the contrary: the more I validate my feelings, the more skeptical I become of pop psychology, religious and New Age approaches.
I like your writing and how you put things Cesar and I appreciate the matrix analogy. I lack writing skills. A while ago I came across the following. I am not a follower but these quotes from Jiddu Krishnamurti, resonate with my present views and feelings. And since I am unable to express a lot of things, here is something I would like to express thru his words.
The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth
I desire those, who seek to understand me, to be free, not to follow me, not to make out of me a cage which will become a religion, a sect. Rather should they be free from all fears - from the fear of religion, from the fear of salvation, from the fear of spirituality, from the fear of love, from the fear of death, from the fear of life itself.
You are accustomed to authority, or to the atmosphere of authority which you think will lead you to spirituality. You think and hope that another can, by his extraordinary powers - a miracle - transport you to this realm of eternal freedom which is Happiness. Your whole outlook on life is based on that authority.
That is the only way to judge: in what way are you freer, greater, more dangerous to every society which is based on the false and the unessential?
You are all depending for your spirituality on someone else, for your happiness on someone else, for your enlightenment on someone else.... when I say look within yourselves for the enlightenment, for the glory, for the purification, and for the incorruptibility of the self, not one of you is willing to do it.
No man from outside can make you free; nor can organised worship, nor the immolation of yourselves for a cause, make you free; nor can forming yourselves into an organisation, nor throwing yourselves into work, make you free. You use a typewriter to write letters, but you do not put it on an alter and worship it. But that is what you are doing when organisations become your chief concern.
you have the idea that only certain people hold the key to the Kingdom of Happiness. No one holds it. No one has the authority to hold that key. That key is your own self, and in the development and the purification and in the incorruptibility of that self alone is the Kingdom
You have been accustomed to being told how far you have advanced, what is your spiritual status. How childish! Who but yourself can tell you if you are incorruptible?....
I wish I could express my self like that (above). By the way, depending on the context, the above may sound dissociate but so can many things when they are perceived thru other lenses.
Perhaps The Child?s Song by Donald Capps, a Christian scholar who happens to be a follower of Miller, may give you a lead for the moment?
Capps is on my list of books (very very loooong list) to read but I have many books before him (including Ross? ? Trauma Model, which you made known to me.)
I thought my prose only sounded good in Spanish
Your writing (prose) in English is good too and I look forward to reading your soliloquies
after you translate your work into English.
Sorry about getting off-topic. Feel free to move my posts to a more appropriate place.