Overcoming the addiction to comfort

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Boy, people are such beings of contrast, aren’t they? That’s not a problem. That implies diversity of character. When one starts to express their bullshit sides more prominently than their good aspects, yeah… that’s a problem.

On that note, I want to talk about a particular element that can be both a boon and a crutch, varying by how one uses it: comfort. On an exoteric level, as well as some “entry-level” esoteric ones, there is the push and pull. The hard and the soft. The masculine and the feminine.

To become better at being active, one needs to learn how to rest. To become more proficient at something, one needs to relax and reflect upon the knowledge, so as to more aptly comprehend it. To expand one’s intelligence, one needs intuition, for that is what peers beyond the veil of the incarnate mind and senses, into deeper and clearer knowing, comprehension, etcetera.

Likewise with work and relaxation; or comfort. They function best when they’re applied together. When one engages only in work, with little or no comfort, they can degrade into workaholicism. If someone mostly or entirely refuses to work or put effort into something, then one becomes lazy.

Nowadays, a majority of people, especially those whose ego-minds are still focused on being a cog in the system’s machine, would call those without a “job” lazy. Whether its homeless people, those who work from home or whoever does anything that isn’t part of the same, dissatisfied life that they themselves are experiencing. Laziness also has nothing to do with wanting to unwind after a stressful event, nor with refusing to do something that’s generally not of interest.

No, laziness is simply refusing to do something good and useful, purely for the sake of just… not doing it; or not wanting to lift a finger for it. In other words, to be lazy means you want someone else to do the things that interest you, in your stead, so you don’t do it yourself.

In that sense, people whose minds are still blocked on their mental programming, and especially if they don’t even express a smidget of interest in breaking out of that mental bubble, are pretty much the laziest people in the world. They might put a lot of effort into their “jobs” or in keeping their cognitive dissonance in place, but when it comes to actually doing something good and useful, for themselves and the world, they don’t even want to hear it.

On the flip side, there is workaholicism. That is, being blinded by the risk-reward or pain-relief mechanisms of the human brain, to such an extent that they put the work itself on a pedestal, and become blind to the actual purpose of that work.

Essentially speaking, aside from the immediate goals of any particular kind of endeavor, the whole purpose of “work” is to become better at something, so that less and less effort is required in order to do the same thing. In other words, the whole purpose of doing work is to eventually no longer need to do work.

For example, when you start out in martial arts, let’s say, it might be difficult to throw those high or spinning kicks, or to perform the more advanced exercises and such. The more you do it though, and the better you get at it, the easier it becomes. You’re doing more complex things with less and less effort.

A lazy person would be, in this example, someone who visits the dojo and refuses to do even the basic exercises, or even try them out. A workaholic would become attached to the basic techniques, and when they either discover or are shown more advanced ones, which would negate the need for the basic training and would make it that much easier, they’d refuse, in favour of continuing what they’re familiar with.

Perhaps a better analogy would be someone playing a video game and starting out as level one. The lazy person wouldn’t even bother doing any quest, while the workaholic would just do the first area’s quests, but refuse to move on, because leveling up would mean trivializing them. In both cases, neither player ventures beyond the first area.

Similarly with mental and emotional prospects or endeavors. Lazy people complain about whatever hurdles in life they might experience, whatever mental or emotional turmoil and such, but when faced with the idea that they’re the ones responsible for making a change in themselves, in order to overcome it, they’d just rather whine about it and make excuses, instead of actually doing something and changing themselves.

Workaholics do pretty much the same thing, just that they perform needless amounts of meaningless work, so as to distract themselves from making an effort where it counts – in this case, in overcoming their mental and emotional blocks. Facing the inner shadow, inner demons and all that.

Both blindly dismissing work or being obsessed with it derive from pretty much the same thing: an addiction to comfort and familiarity. That addiction doesn’t necessarily require physical comfort. Someone can be sick, homeless, chemically addicted and in lots of physical, bodily pain. However, if faced with the premise that they’re the ones responsible for creating their own reality, and that they can make a change within themselves to create a better experience, you’ll often hear them start to make up excuses and blame their misery on this, that or that other thing; thus, all they’ll do is wallow in their own despair, instead of making a positive change in their lives. Because they’re addicted to the mental and emotional comfort, derived from having become familiar to that limited state of being. The suffering is their comfort zone.

Regardless of whether the addiction is mental, emotional, psychological, material or otherwise, and no matter what bullshit excuses one might come up with, it’s always the same thing at its core: a fear of the unknown and a fear of assuming responsibility for one’s life and choices.

Most people, unfortunately, are afraid to do new things, especially if they think that it’s going to deny them their “precious” comfort. That fear and addiction has pretty much become a leash, for them.

How many times have you heard bullshit like: “Well, that’s how it is.” or “Eh, what’re you gonna do?”

First off, that’s not how it is! It’s just how it seems to have become, because that’s what each and every single one of us helped bring about. Precisely because we held such retarded, complacent, cowardly attitudes.

Secondly, what’re we gonna do about it? Gonna? You mean, what are we doing about it? Whether we’re doing something in support of the bullshit, or in rebellion against it and towards manifesting more of what is right and good, it’s a constantly ongoing thing.

Thirdly, if you only ever do what you’ve always done, you’ll only ever get what you’ve always got. Those who think something is “impossible”, shouldn’t interrupt those of us who are doing it.

All change, especially towards the better, has always been done by those of us who question and challenge everything.

“All acts of greatness start with the same general consideraton: do not be constrained by your current reality.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Here’s a list of what everyone can, and I say should be doing, if they want to be at all accurate in claiming that they give a shit about themselves and humanity:

  • With regards to the so-called “inner” self (I put “inner” and “outer” in quotes, because they are illusions):
  • Make the conscious choice to acknowledge and comprehend that we are all and always responsible for everything we create and experience.
  • Have the courage to face and overcome everything about ourselves. Face ourselves and do the shadow work, rising above in remembrance of our own light, as well as ourselves as the artists and writers of our own stories and lives.
  • Always be honest. Never engage in deceit, neither towards ourselves nor another. That doesn’t mean we become blabbermouths, by the way. In practice, honesty means refusing to be deceitful. How talkative or otherwise one is, it doesn’t matter.
  • Meditate. Ask ourselves deep and clear, profound questions. Who are we? What do we want, in life and beyond? Are we genuinely joyous in life? Are we growing as an individual or are we holding ourselves back? Are we being honest? Etcetera.
  • Do unbiased research. Look at the information and question it, always. There is no “bad” knowledge. All knowledge is knowledge. It’s obviously bad that some pretty fucked up, evil things are occuring in our world, but acknowledging that is the first step towards actually making a difference for the better.
  • And, of course, remembering ourselves as infinite and unlimited freedom, spirit, consciousness, etcetera.
  • Among other things…
  • With regards to the so-called “outer world”
  • Look to help other people open their minds and their hearts, etcetera.
  • Expose the system, as well as the beliefs that keep society in a state of slavery.
  • Conceive, learn and apply knowledge about alternative, anarchic forms of societal organization

(Funnily enough, before I even started doing research about conspiracies or anything else regarding the exposure of the system, I pretty much came up with different ways of societal manipulation, through social engineering, mind-control techniques and energy manipulation, during a time in my life when I was rather psychopathic. When I realized that some of those things were actually being carried out, I was like “The fuck?! This stuff is actually going on?!”

Then, I came up with different ways in which people could organize in a freedom-oriented society, which were pretty similar to a mix of contributionism, agorism and other such things. Then, I found out about these things, and I was like “Well, shit. Someone else thought about this too, and did something about it before I did.” I mean, it’s obviously good to see more and more people being interested in stuff like this (and putting it in practice); but at the time it was, for me, like conceiving or inventing something on my own, then finding out that someone else also came up with the same thing or a similar one, before I did. Kinda like two people inventing the wheel on their own, in different parts of the world, but with one of them “publishing” the design first.

I just sort of plugged this in here, both as a funny aside, as well as a means to gloat about my own greatness! Muaah, ha ha ha ha ha!

Anyway, moving on.)

  • Look into contributionism, agorism, counter-economics and black markets (basically, any transaction or trade that doesn’t come with an “official” receipt – in other words, any trade that isn’t “taxed”; i.e. any trade without “government” extortion)
  • Invest in going off grid, growing your own food, learning about permaculture, natural and eco-home building, hempcrete, etcetera. (Here’s one guy, among many others, who teaches water self-sufficiency, natural off grid eco-homes – about 10-15k USD in materials and work costs for one two-three person house. – no, it’s not sponsored. I know him personally, and while I don’t agree with a number of the things he’s saying on various topics, and despite his tutorials not being the most “high production value” things you’ll ever come across, the knowledge he puts forth and his courses are worth sharing.)
  • Stop paying taxes and filing those shitty papers every year, where you basically calculate how much money to have them extort from you.
  • Study the occult, both light and dark. Both for the knowledge itself, as well as because that is what’s practically manipulating the world.
  • Stop sending your children to school. Homeschool them or find a “de-schooling” school. Look that up.
  • Don’t vaccinate or use pharmaceuticals. Research the pharmaceutical industry. You’ll see its literal poison. (“Natural cures they don’t want you to know about” – Kevin Trudeau. It’s a good start on the topic. The guy is a political prisoner, who went to jail just for publishing the book. No matter, though. We are to do what’s right no matter the hurdle or hardship.)
  • If you are still using the system in some way, use it only as a means of eventually breaking free of it. Like a prisoner would use their chain to strangle the guard and break the walls.
  • Among other things…

I could go on and on, but the point is that we are to love ourselves and each other. When we do that honestly and overcome our fears, everything flows naturally. Don’t shun work and hardship. Don’t be obsessed with them either. Work smart in general, as well as hard when necessary.

When we do what is right and conscious, the only things that “break apart” in our lives, are the things that are no longer necessary for our growth in consciousness. When we are genuine and honest, the only things that fall apart are those based on deceit. When we do good, the only thing that falls apart is evil.

Treat life as the adventure it’s always meant to be.

We are the ones who write our own stories and shape our own destinies. There can be no “chosen ones”. Only we can save ourselves; and only we are responsible for doing so.

Freedom is never given. Freedom is never taken. We are Freedom.

Remember this, my friends…

We are all and always free and freedom… imagination, will and intent… infinity, unlimitedness and veyond… among other things…

What we choose to manifest is always a choice; and the choice is always ours to make.

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