RSS

Category Archives: philosophy

Déjà Vu, has this happened to you?

Okay, so I’m re writing my previous entry, it didn’t get published. It’s about déjà Vu and I’m curious as to what it is, if people really have it, how can one remove it or enhance it.

I know how I sound like, I’ve had numerous occasions of deja Vu since I was a small child, I encountered the word when I watched the movie “The Matrix” (1999) the scene where Neo and his troop were inside the building and as he was about to climb the stairs he saw a black cat pass by the door and then saw it again when he looked back at the door. He uttered “déjà Vu”.

image

According to: shantitechnology (dot)com

Deja Vu refers to those odd and usually rare moments whem present feels like the past. Its a hard experience to interpret. Some people search their memories for dreams that might have been like the present. Others think that the experience is what happens when things from past lives emerge in this one. Both notions are impossible to prove, disprove, or (until recently), investigate. The belief that its about past lives is a matter of faith. The idea that it has to do with dreams is less a matter of faith – only a few people claim to recall past lives, but almost everybody remembers some of their dreams. Some recall a lot of them. The theory of reincarnation that is most consistent with modern brain science (Algorithmic Reincarnation) predicts that no memories are passed from one life to the next. What is transferred is a set of signals that reflect states of consciousness. Memories don’t need to go along.

Memories are state-specific. We can have experiences in one state of consciousness (like when we are drunk, for example) that we cannot remember at all when we are in another. States of consciousness provide a much more direct way for someone to select how they will behave than remembering past behaviors and comparing them to present possibilities.

There is a fly in the ointment with dreams as well. Both dreams and deja vu experiences happen in non-normal states of consciousness. Most altered states are are a fertile ground for confabulations. This means that in the moment when someone is experiencing deja vu, its easier for them to create a false memory than it would be normally. In fact, during moments of deja vu , one’s consciousness has unusually direct access to long-term memories, and the brain processes that allow us to retrieve them.

wpid-IMG_20140102_161611.jpg

I’ve always brushed off these occurrences, I’ve had that feeling and memories of things happening again, more than once in my life. But they were small things, not too important like the lottery numbers or test answers, just some things like a conversation happening in a location I’ve never been to before, eating a meal with a certain mix of people and an event or small conversation happening during a meal. Sometimes I see faceless people/person then the ‘present time’ comes and I already met the person and his face filled in the blank.

Things like that.

It used to be I remember the scene and experience deja Vu as the event happens again and I tell myself ‘I’ve seen this happen before’ then shrug it off. But lately, it happens sooner.

Nothing big.

Like last week I ordered an smoothie blender online for my workout sessions, because the website had a sale last week, just today I remember telling my sister a few week or a month ago that i swear I will never ever order electronic online.

Why? Because I had such a vivid dream more than a month ago that I’d receive a defective electronic product from my online order and wouldn’t get a refund for the product.

But I forgot about the dream until today when this morning I received my smoothie maker and when I used it it wouldn’t turn on! It was a bummer.

In my dream I was having an argument with the people from the company and they were telling me that they can’t refund my money because I signed the ‘return form’ incorrectly. More specifically, in the “reason for return” section, instead of putting the exact date, I placed: I received the product today and returning it today, but I was delayed in sending it and sent it the day after. That was their reason.

The first half of the dream happened earlier, the second half, I’m wishing wouldn’t come true.

So back to déjà Vu, has it happened to you because I’ve had it constantly happening to me since before I was a teenager, involving little incidents with my life…

The electronic item thing was creeping me out so I finally wrote an entry about it.

Have you experience déjà Vu before? How do I remove it or enhance it?

I’ve read articles about it and some said it may be hallucination, for some, maybe.

I don’t smoke, haven’t tried smoking cigarette, I haven’t taken unprescribed drugs in my life, I’m a healthy ladeeeh, and I know this article is so weird but I’d love to hear about your experiences and thoughts.

Xoxoxo

Advertisements
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Run! Follow what you love.

In life we hear a lot of things such as ‘follow your heart’, ‘do what you love’, ‘Be Happy..’, but what do they really mean? In this era of technology and material things it’s becoming quite hard to walk in a straight line. This era, without a doubt is strikingly different from previous eras because it’s not just about us humans anymore but humans and technology, ‘a defining moment in the history of mankind’ (if you want it dramatically penned). Life revolves around these two things whether we care to admit it or not. Sometimes we follow so many things, trends, events that we neglect to ask ourselves if what we’re doing makes us happy, more importantly if it is who we really are.

Losing track is getting common nowadays and it’s not a question if getting back on track is easy, but what track to get back on.

Bird’s eye-view – Cebu, Philippines

“When in doubt, follow what you love.”

I can’t testify to this yet, but it sounds so right. When I see life and the struggles, hardships and pain that go with it I think to myself, the only thing which makes it worth living is to do it with the thing you love most, i think that’s the time when life will be most beautiful.

So yes, I made the mistake of not doing the things I love whenever I feel down, I leave them out whenever I feel angry, negative and depressed, afraid that negativity will tarnish my child-like adoration and love for my hobbies (yoga, swimming, writing, movies, animation, anime, jogging, baking and cooking). Thinking that if I do them with something negative in mind it wouldn’t be as pure, fun and free anymore.

I found it hard to accept that I can harbor negative emotions. I found it hard to accept that reality can be really dreadful and nightmarish. I don’t want to avoid it by hiding behind things I love (things which made me lively ever since I was young.), that thought only proved that I was narrow-minded and naive.

Knowing about the dreadfulness, I realized that what I should be doing is to ‘share’ the things that I love to ease things up if not erase all things dreadful. It’s not about ‘hiding’, it’s not about me, it’s about bringing it to another level. Everything to a whole new level.

It might be easy to say and write about these things but it would be stellar if we could all follow what we love through and through towards our own happiness. For me? It’ll be hard and complicated, just like anything in life, but I will do it!

 

Hello world! Life and philosophy

Man is unique in the world — his being, his existence is different from all others. As JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778) wrote in the Preface to his Confessions, “if I am not better, at least I am different.” Reason does not determine existence — we do not reason ourselves to exist. Nor do we exist because of Reason. It’s the other way around. Man is a conscious subject, rather than a thing to be predicted or manipulated. He exists as a conscious being not in accordance with any essence, definition or system. As Rene Descartes (1596-1650) put it, “cogito ergo sum/I think, therefore I am (exist).” Or, as the modern existentialist would have it, “existence precedes essence.” Man exists and his will leads him to invent rational systems which are products of his drives, instincts, fears and hopes

http://www.historyguide.org/europe/lecture12.html

The idea of liberation has its own history. The 18th century philosophes wanted to liberate man from the shackles of blind faith and obedience to authority. Whether that authority emanated from the Church or State made little difference. The Romantics wanted to liberate themselves from the 18th century, by liberating both the heart and the mind. Darwin helped liberate man and his evolution from Christian dogma, thus elevating further the role of science, both natural and physical, in the modern world. Marx spoke of nothing but liberation, that is, of that future time when man will be freed from the realm of necessity to enter the realm of freedom. And Nietzsche too was by all accounts keen on liberating man from the decadent values of decaying bourgeois society. And lastly, there was Freud who, I suppose, saw the liberation of man from his unconscious mind.

(And finally)

For the existentialist, it is in the nature of human consciousness itself to be free — to be free to create and recreate itself at will. Defined only by our acts we are free to assign values to our actions, to give our lives meaning. Unlike countless philosophers, the existentialist does not tell us what to believe or how to act. To be directed from outside is to be guilty of bad faith. The only faith is individual — we must be true to ourselves. We must make choices — we need to make them with total conviction. Again, we must be true to ourselves. Is it possible for anyone to act with such conviction?

 

BELIEVERS AND THE NON-BELIEVERS

I dont judge. Never in my 23 years have I judged a person. If I dont like someone it would be because of the actions. Never about my assumptions. But because of how things turned out and because of the new things I saw in humans I can’t help but feel sad… and there’s no way I can change how the world rotates… in judgments and money. That was an eye opener for me. In my previous job. I always asked why people get sad, get mad, how people grow old. why their peter pans fade away. how people run out of pixie dusts. I couldnt see… until reality was slapped on my face, even my closest friend Christine is having a hard time growing up… because we have the same heart and therefore we both are having the same difficulties.

I can’t judge, even if I tried. And I dont want to. God doesn’t judge. and we are far below him to judge his creations. We just have no right, MONEY doesnt make it right. It’s disgusting how we could judge God’s creations. seriously. SAD. Even to a famous and well-known artist it would be rude to tell him that his painting or sculpture is CRAP or UGLY. UNWORTHY of admiration, UNWORTHY of attention. But if it’s how the world is and I, being the lazy-ass that I am, would then judge according to what I believe. After much deliberation I concluded that if you were to really judge a person, the proper way would be to brand them as EITHER a BELIEVER or NON-BELIEVER.

A believer is a person who doesnt care. Who is secure with himself to not pay attention to other people’s judgments, mistakes or crap. A believer helps and knows her/his purpose. Knows his/her goal. Examples of believers would be: Hitler, Shakespeare, Barrack Obama, Oprah, Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter, Harry Potter, Frodo from LOTR, Peter Pan…

A non-believer is someone who… doesnt believe. IN ANYTHING. If he/she does, then it’s false belief. A non-believer is someone like Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter or Captain Hook from Peter Pan. Anyone who tears other people down. Who looks at other people with eyes that pierce and tear. Creepy…

A believer or a non-believer.

Not all rich people are believers or are they non-believers.
Not all un-rich people are believers or are they non-believers.
Not all professionals are believers or are they non-believers.

Just reach for your goal. For the sake of other people and for your inner happiness.
One that wouldnt leave you empty.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on July 27, 2011 in opinion, philosophy, thoughts