Sunday, March 21, 2010

Investigate and Question Everything!

Destroying your negative states of mind!

Investigate and Question Everything!
By MeditateAndDestroy

Investigate Everything!

Punk music and the political paradigms that follow it are founded on the belief that to truly be free we must learn to question authority, break down the social structures of injustice, and abolish authority. Yet within all of us exists an authority that most of us have yet to abolish, our own unconscious mind.

If you've ever tried sitting silently with your mind for a few minutes you'd realize how little control you actually have over it. The tangents and streams of consciousness it follows are often completely random and outside of our control. If your unconscious mind is authoritatively directing your thoughts, emotions and relations to your environment then we are but slaves to our own paradigms! To truly abolish the subtle power structures that we've allowed to developed in own minds there's only one solution.

Question Everything!

Part of taking on radical viewpoints is the ability to question everything! We all know the power of belief systems that close themselves off from all criticism. Fascist regimes throughout history have been know to indoctrinate their populace with a narrow and often backwards way of relating to other nations and peoples. So why do we allow our own paradigms to go on unquestioned? If we question authority, why not question the authority that so often dictates our reaction to our lives and environment? Does our anger control us or do we control our anger? Does our frustration control us or do we control our frustration? These are important questions every radical should ask themselves, because we can't hope to abolish authority if we haven't even destroyed the one that sits right inside our head.

True freedom comes from being free from our own destructive physical and mental habits! And the first step to liberation is liberating ourselves!

A Practice
(Duration 5 - 10 minutes)

1. Sit in a comfortable upright position, in which you could stay comfortably in for the next 5 - 10 minutes.
2. Gently close your eyes.
3. Become aware of your breathing, watching is rise up and fall down.
4. Become aware of your thoughts and flow of consciousness, actively try to silent or slow down this mental chatter. Are you in control?
5. Remain focused on this task for the next few moments, returning to the breath if needing to refocus.
6. Gently open up your eyes and return your awareness to the room.

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MeditateAndDestroy is a radical Buddhist blogger sharing the importance of non-violence, personal responsibility and self-reliance. Focusing on DIY meditation practices and other forms of radical self-transformation.
Promoting
the transcendence of the political spectrum and their corresponding ideologies, replacing it with the fundamental human values of love, virtue, and compassion.

"Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness, it is a revolutionary stance, from the inside out, for the benefit of all beings in existence." — Noah Levine


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