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    • April 7, 2016 9:12:25 PM PDT
    • @KNich: Were you tripping while you wrote this, by any chance?

    • April 6, 2016 5:18:59 AM PDT
    • @Inra: Have you ever read Kirkegaard? You'd love him!

      Actually this is something I'd ordinarily never write down, because the intersubjectivity of the text only relates to something I am familiar with. Nonetheless, I have been reading Döblin's Berlin Alexanderplatz lately and I was intrigued with the protagonist Franz Bieberkopf, who is an ESTJ primitive, who rambles on for most of his life to his friends and lovers in gorilla logic, but when alone, becomes a very reflective and lucid soliloquist on the plot, which perpetually challenges his resolution to be a "decent man." In doing so he attains an authorial consciousness which is such an immense contrast to his otherwise primitive nature.

      It's quite a fascinating state of mind to write in; call it a writing experiment.

    • April 3, 2016 8:28:10 AM PDT
    • Really? Lol. Sorry no frog.

    • April 3, 2016 8:12:30 AM PDT
    • he'll probably die soon
      did you bring a frog?

    • April 3, 2016 7:54:17 AM PDT
    • Let's focus on KNich here. KNich, I love your incoherent ramblings. I think arguements are your way of connecting with people, but sometimes they're a bit much. You're a very intelligent person. Everyone here knows that, and thank you for sharing your mind. Clearly, there's a lot going on up there.

      But let's be a little more real. Tell me about you. Talk about your day, that's not an incoherent rambling. Keep it simple.

      Just some advice. I know you didn't ask for it so I apologize. (I'm working on that.) If you would like to talk to someone that's not an incoherent rambling, I'm here.

    • April 3, 2016 7:43:47 AM PDT
    • have it your way....

    • April 3, 2016 7:25:16 AM PDT
    • Wow you guys are so kind.

      I thought......

      that KNich was right, it was incoherent ramblings.

      But I would read to coherent form, especially if you added a point to the rambling, if you went somewhere with it. Also the title has nothing in common with the rest of it.

      Sometimes it's good to get our thoughts down, even if they are nothing to others, it must have some importance to you.

      Umm I hope that's not harsh.

    • April 3, 2016 6:01:43 AM PDT
    • It was a joke!

    • April 3, 2016 3:27:57 AM PDT
    • @Knich, to me this sounds like a poem but in essay form. i am a fan of your articulation, and i am not a reader of poetry. but i do think if that was put into verse or prose form i would deffinately read yours :)
      or maybe throw a dead monkey at it like a seemingly cruel INFJ.

    • April 2, 2016 6:16:16 PM PDT
    • Try me. Sorry to hear you had a bad day.

    • April 2, 2016 4:37:26 PM PDT
    • "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age." - Lovecraft

    • April 2, 2016 4:36:48 PM PDT
    • The only thing that would make me laugh right now is watching another kittens video on youtube or a Henry Fielding novel. One of these days, if you are lucky, I will show you one of my satires, if you think you could handle them.

    • April 2, 2016 4:23:10 PM PDT
    • Boo! So you didn't actually laugh? :|

    • April 2, 2016 4:19:52 PM PDT
    • LOL

    • April 2, 2016 4:15:20 PM PDT
    • WRONG!

      It was stapled to the monkey.

    • April 2, 2016 4:12:55 PM PDT
    • The monkey ate it

    • April 6, 2016 6:23:12 AM PDT
    • Yes, taken at the basic level, spirituality relates to the knowledge of some original "self," which is divorced from the accidental traits of existence, either material or social. Spirit is the mind existing in a state of free will, and spirituality is a series of esoteric thoughts about the weirdness of that concept.

    • April 6, 2016 3:27:39 AM PDT
    • spirituality just like anyother word is a word invented out of logic and human intelligence to categorize things. as it is not a thing that can be explained, like how you feel about love hatred heat cold intuition etc associated with it. to me, it is to find our source. the source of life and this intelligence. to know oneself, realize oneself and become what created you (keeping aside evolution and big bang for now) is probably a bad interpretation of spirituality. pain and immense joy can definitely help in understanding it i believe

    • April 5, 2016 9:17:19 AM PDT
    • I like that Starve. Cool take on it.

      June1, I really liked the video... until the last few moments of it. Then I couldn't help but to be reminded of what might be the most memorable of Matthew passages:

      Matthew 10:34-37
      Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

      Overall I thought the vid and the spiritual implications were beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

    • April 5, 2016 5:47:40 AM PDT
    • I guess this is one way to describe it:

    • April 4, 2016 11:13:07 PM PDT
    • Spirituality is an attempt at the self.
      Spirituality comes in many forms. Including sports, video games, art, music, science, & more
      Spirituality is being aware of spirit/energy/aura/vibes.
      Spirituality is realizing that things exist outside of physicality.
      Spirituality is realizing that you exist independent of your body.
      Spirituality is you. The viewer. The consciousness reading this.
      Not the eyes or the organs or the electrons moving through you, it is you, the observer.
      Spirituality is fun because it is an endless journey.
      There is always more to learn and it can never be mastered.

      Spirituality is very important to me because it has changed my entire life!

    • April 4, 2016 11:06:31 AM PDT
    • That's beautiful... Thank you both.

      I'm just an impartial witness here. I'm trying to understand all the nuances of spirituality, not contaminate the discussion with my thoughts on it. I suppose there's no harm in sharing I place a lot of value in spirituality, I have a strong personal relationship with it, and I'm inclined to agree with you guys.

    • April 3, 2016 10:13:27 PM PDT
    • For me spirituality is a sense of higher purpose and meaning. Something that enriches my life beyond the mundane and seemingly meaningless everyday activities. Being a spiritual person reflects in my everyday life by the moments I stop to simply take joy in everything that surrounds me, by the feeling of connectedness I get when everything I experience in my day to day life seems to fall so perfectly in place :).
      I encourage everyone to develop their sense of spirituality so that they can feel this amazing joy and reassurance that comes from the certainty that everything has a meaning and a purpose. That life is not some random twist of faith and we are not some hopeless puppets roaming the Universe in a mad self destructive game.
      What about you Rift Zone ? What does being spiritual and spirituality mean to you ?
      Take care,

    • April 3, 2016 9:06:25 AM PDT
    • now that is concise. to me its a feeling of connectedness, a oneness, we are the collective consciousness to the collective unconscious. we are the players on the stage, the pieces of the game. so lets have fun before the curtain draws or the lid goes on the box....

    • April 3, 2016 8:24:02 AM PDT
    • How would you define it? How do you relate to it, if at all? How much importance does it have in your life? Is there anything about it that you feel is worth sharing with others?