JOTTINGS

27.5.17

– Depression – trying a new method of self-care (as essential to the treatment, along with medication).
Pamper the flesh – just relax completely, whenever you feel miserable. Then slowly, coax the body using the will to move & perform the usual routine, but this time with more awareness & finesse.
Mindful breathing + yoga moves = body-mind integration
Somaesthetic approach…
Let’s see how this goes.
The mind thinks all that the body wants is safety, pleasure & rest, but it is wrong! The mind does NOT know the body. We must stop thinking about, & speaking to, the body, & start listening to it more.

– From the wild animality of the jungle (dangerous environment), we have now moved into the impersonal mechanism of the city (enslaving systems).
How shall we regain the garden again?
Can it ever be??
We, as individuals have lost touch with our own bodies, and as a society we have been alienated from the planet.
Why did this happen, & how can we rectify this?

– The Arts need the Sciences just as much as the Sciences need the Arts.

– Moving from culture as nature to nature as culture.

– Melancholia (film) – is it possible to optimally function in this world, & also be ready (even eager!) for its extinction?

28.5.17

– Uniqueness
Vs.
Normalcy

29.5.17

– Distinguish:
Body/self/man/person/life/thinking/feeling
&
Flesh/spirit/GOD/world/existence/being/consciousness

– Jordan Peterson hates postmodernism, but loves Nietzsche. How come?

– Randomize ~ revolutionize ~ radicalize ~ liberate!

– The antidote to depression is not medication (retreat), it is aggression (offense)!
The war of socio-psycho-biology and philosophico-mystical-spirituality

– True life is neither inward nor outward, it is (all that goes on) in-between!

30.5.17

– Can the pure physiology of UGK & the perfect nihilism of Nietzsche be harmonized &/or integrated?
Spirituality is more than (mere) biology, but it is also less than (contemporary) culture!

– nugatory
homonym
iambic
scansion
arch-expletive
schadenfreude
henology
mimesis
urmark
Zero point
tain
self-alienation & self-knowledge
anodyne
lineaments
subsurface structure
artificer
Originatory & originality

– Cardinality & ordinality
Distinguish:
Cipher
&
Zero
I always used to count the day in which we are born (zero age value) as our first (by numerical order) birthday.
I am the Zero without which you are not one.
I do nothing, so that you can be something!

– Ellipse
&
Eclipse

– Zero, infinity & uncertainty
Negating the negative!
E.g. Solitude vs. Depression

– Precept
&
Percept

– Superficiality & compulsion >> stress
What could be the antidote then?

– Curiosity + criticality >> creativity! 

31.5.17

– Zeroing in
&
Zeroing out

– Tinder as a social psychology experiment

– Distinguish:
Post-
&
Ex-
E.g. I am a post-Christian, not ex-Christian

– Bengaluru – the confluence of North & South (India)
Maybe I don’t need to learn Kannada after all. I can manage with Hindi…

– Intellectual > academic

– Radical ~ negative ~ critical ~ subversive ~ liberatory ~ revolutionary

– Hostility
Vs.
Hospitality
>>

?

1.6.17

– Dusk today ~ 7:05 pm

– Spiritual formation = studying the great + self-examination + dialogue

– Thoughts ~ representations
Rationality & morality
Desire & will
What (beliefs & practices) does it take to have (true) knowledge of the (real) self?

– Trying new non-routines
Dis-&-re orienting… ad infinitum!

– If you have accepted that you are outside the world-system, then why do you still struggle to maintain a social identity??
You are not strong enough yet, to be completely free…!
(but you will become, if you keep at it)

– Remembrance (of my own principles) as reactivation (of my spirit)

– The poet as heterodox prophet/marginal expert

– The politics of the individual
The rhetoric of Ethics and the ethics of Rhetoric
Thinking without knowing, & knowing without thinking
Speaking without loving, & loving without speaking
Believing without doing, & doing without believing
Criticizing analysis and analyzing criticism
Distinguish:
Ideas
&
Beliefs
Madness & magic
Development as modification
“situated” (adj.)
Interplay:
Will/individual/thought
&
Body/context/reality
Social theory & human science
The plural self
Revisionist agenda
Disempowering practices
crypto-missionaries

– How did Critical Theory itself become an ideology?!

– Socio-psychic – all persons are influenced by their culture, but not all individuals are able to affect the society in which they live.

– Is any religion as thoroughly historical (in its theology) as Christianity?
Not even (contemporary) Judaism!

2.6.17

– If to live (physically) is to die, then to die (spiritually) is to live!
Things change,
Shit happens,
Life goes on.

– One can “get used to” almost anything……

– Listen to the silence,
Peer into the void,
Feel the numbness,
Taste the blandness,
Smell the breeze,
Commune with yourself,
Contemplate the ineffable
Narcissus, becoming Leviathan……!

– proem

– Converting the naturally passives into active, and the previously actives into passive…
– What does the (external) climate have to do with the (internal) mood?

– Classical science
Vs.
The hermeneutic approach

– “To know who I am is a species of knowing where I stand.” – Charles Taylor
Hmmm… (my) identity is rooted in (my) morality.
Autobiography as introversion.
Even if one is in constant flux, there is still a place for identifying your position in the present.

– Bible Project – reading the entire Bible as a single, unified (meta)narrative is problematic, isn’t it?

– YHWH
I AM
The Eternal
The One
Hyper-immanent personal process!

– dharna
detente
fray

valedictory

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Author: jimmanueljoseph

This is a collection of my journal entries, & anything that catches my attention... So, no full articles, just "glimpses" - sparks to light your FIRE! For original contributions, refer the category Journal. DISCLAIMER: Not everything I post is mine (including opinions & experiences) _____________________________________________________________________________ Immanuel Joseph (Male; Born - 11.08.1979, Madurai) Chennai, India What am I doing?? Actually, nothing much! But I am a self-employed, part-time, freelance spiritual worker. What that means exactly, I myself don't know...... I don't have a job. But I have a main hobby. Lay, maverick, eccentric Christian thinker & spiritual friend (MBTI - Insightful Facilitator) - passionately seeking to better experience, understand & enjoy life! Reclusive & contemplative autodidact. Controversial conversationalist Married to Salome Divya _____________________________________________________________________________ My LinkedIn Profile: http://in.linkedin.com/pub/immanuel-joseph/37/82/824/ My Ministry: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_I6S6xhYBtcZThlQXd0TFZBU0k/edit?usp=docslist_api My Testimony: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_I6S6xhYBtcX25mUHVrcm5jeTQ/edit?usp=docslist_api Twitter Email/Google Plus jimmanueljoseph@gmail.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jimmanueljoseph YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/jimmanueljoseph Cell Phone/WhatsApp +919840227977 My Framework for Spiritual Formation Groups Resources for Spiritual Formation Group

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