Philosophy calls us when we’ve reached the end of our rope. The insistent feeling that something is not right with our lives and the longing to be restored to our better selves will not go away. Our fears of death and being alone, our confusion about love and sex, and our sense of impotence in the face of our anger and outsized ambitions bring us to ask our first sincere philosophical questions.

Philosophy calls us when we’ve reached the end of our rope. The insistent feeling that something is not right with our lives and the longing to be restored to our better selves will not go away. Our fears of death and being alone, our confusion about love and sex, and our sense of impotence in the face of our anger and outsized ambitions bring us to ask our first sincere philosophical questions.

The totality of what we are being is being expressed through ALL our BEING. Herein lies the problem when we try to manifest a particular reality; all too often the ego or small “I” is trying to do it. In other words we are trying to make choices based on our conditioned behaviours, our hopes and desires or alternatively based on our worries and fears. This is not the right path to follow!

The totality of what we are being is being expressed through ALL our BEING. Herein lies the problem when we try to manifest a particular reality; all too often the ego or small “I” is trying to do it. In other words we are trying to make choices based on our conditioned behaviours, our hopes and desires or alternatively based on our worries and fears. This is not the right path to follow!

Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but passion does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.

Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but passion does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.

Douglas adams and Bruce Chatwin, two weird squirrels in one bag...

Douglas adams and Bruce Chatwin, two weird squirrels in one bag...

It is so weird that negativity rubs off so much easier than positive thinking...

It is so weird that negativity rubs off so much easier than positive thinking...

The time region in which this salvage takes place is the "Present of the thinking ego", a kind of everlasting “todayness”, the “standing now” (nunc stans) of medieval meditation, an “enduring present” Bergson’s "présent qui dure", or “the gap between past and future,” as called in Kafka’s time parable.

The time region in which this salvage takes place is the "Present of the thinking ego", a kind of everlasting “todayness”, the “standing now” (nunc stans) of medieval meditation, an “enduring present” Bergson’s "présent qui dure", or “the gap between past and future,” as called in Kafka’s time parable.

It was Oscar the Wilde who wrote this... and he was weird enough in his day...

It was Oscar the Wilde who wrote this... and he was weird enough in his day...

When we are practicing endurism, we are in fact escaping something.  That something is the fear of making a change and the responsibility required to actually make that change.  Our ego fears that by making the change that will enable us to progress and reach our joy, we will become a bad person and therefore lose connection with the people and things we want to be connected to.

When we are practicing endurism, we are in fact escaping something. That something is the fear of making a change and the responsibility required to actually make that change. Our ego fears that by making the change that will enable us to progress and reach our joy, we will become a bad person and therefore lose connection with the people and things we want to be connected to.

We perceive "a reality" through our senses which convince us that the way in which we experience the world around us is exactly the way it exists. The true nature of reality, however, is not experienced through this superficial perception of the world, which limits our experience of this incredible (some say "weird" & magical) universe and beyond.

We perceive "a reality" through our senses which convince us that the way in which we experience the world around us is exactly the way it exists. The true nature of reality, however, is not experienced through this superficial perception of the world, which limits our experience of this incredible (some say "weird" & magical) universe and beyond.

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me.  I’m moving on with my life.

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.

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