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trevor turtle
03-27-2010, 11:41 PM
The narcissistic ego loves to feel that it is superior to others, and one of the ways that it goes about maintaining it's false illusion of superiority and self-importance is to Criticize.

Critical thinking can be very useful in certain contexts.

Constructive criticism can also be very useful, in certain contexts.

However, the ego is addicted to the process called "Criticize" and frequently takes it to extremes. It loves to criticize people, ideas, life, itself, and God. To Criticize one's self often leads to shame, guilt, and depression. To criticize others often leads to unconscious fears of retaliation, as well as guilt. And to criticize Life and God is to play a victim role and essentially avoid taking personal responsibility for the present conditions of one's life.

The ego loves to feel itself to be "God's victim" because it innocently and naively sees God as an angry parent.

One of the most difficult things to endure if you are a parent, teacher, authority figure, politician, and especially the President of the United States of America is the constant barrage of malicious Criticism hiding under the guise of 'free speech'.

Whether you agree with his politics or not, let's take a moment to imagine what it is like to be George W. Bush. As the President, every single day you are faced with some incredibly difficult decisions, and just about every decision you make will affect the lives of millions of Americans, and even the whole world.

Every decision will have its pros and cons, its upsides and downsides, and it is your job to try to make the best decisions you can. You placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution, and you swore to defend
America against foreign enemies.

The 9/11 attacks occur, and now you are faced with the decision of your life. No matter what you do, you will have to endure a continuous and never-ending barrage of Criticism, and most of this Criticism will not be constructive. It will usually be destructive criticism that is completely devoid of any kindness, compassion, humility, wisdom, or integrity.

Most humans are unable to keep their stern, moralistic, perfectionist, prideful, political views out of the way, and see the human being, heartbeat, and soul that resides behind the name "Bush" and the accompanying "President" title.

This is the ego process of Criticize as it frequently plays out in modern society. Let's move the Criticize cloud out of the way for a moment. Compassion and Joy will begin to shine forth, naturally and effortlessly. Only then does the Truth reveal itself.

Truth is hidden behind our mental positions and beliefs. Truth and Love are hidden behind this process called Criticize.

The outer appearance of the ego process called Criticize is that it is supposedly good, constructive, virtuous, and "for the greater good of humanity", but more often than not, it is a form of playing God, stemming from the unconscious desire to feel one's self as being 'morally
superior' to others (pride).

In most cases, the true essence of a critical attitude is actually an expression of envy, small-mindedness, pettiness, and spite due to jealousy. An honest, integrous critic can appreciate value, merit, and is balanced. Such critics are rare. Most critics try to look important via "cheap shots" (e.g., Michael Moore's Farenheit 9/11 which focuses on irrelevancies such as Bush making a simple grammatical error, as well as consistently stating that Bush "should be ashamed of himself.")

The small-minded person hates that which is successful and praised, and the underlying myth is that being critical, negative, and "shafting" other people is cool, clever, superior, and therefore indicates "intelligence."

The very moment we Criticize others, we simultaneously Criticize ourselves.

Throughout the rest of today, hold the word Criticize in mind, and become aware of just how much it is going on in the world around you. And if you dare, take a look at how much it is happening within your own mind as well. When you spot the pattern called Criticize, ask yourself if you would be willing to let it go.

(Careful not to Criticize the ego process called Criticize.)

The way to undo the grip of the ego/mind is to simply notice the patterns. See the humor in them. As consciousness/awareness is increased, God will help take care of the rest. Spiritual work is simple. To hold something in mind during our daily activities can result in major progress. So we hold the word Criticize in mind, and we have the intention to recognize it when it is happening in others, and within our own mind. And we let it go. Spiritual work is the practice of letting things go. First the small little patterns, and eventually whole belief systems, and in due time, the mind begins to fall silent. It is slowly replaced with ever-increasing levels of wisdom, love, humor, joy, peace, and the Light of God.

The process called Criticize is usefully replaced by the appreciation of intention, beauty, innocence, and Love.

Therefore, intend to see the beauty in the world. When you catch the mind engaging the process called Criticize, simply let it go and intend to see beauty rather than ugliness.

- Stephane Hemon

weeklymix
03-28-2010, 12:46 AM
Therefore, intend to see the beauty in the world. When you catch the mind engaging the process called Criticize, simply let it go and intend to see beauty rather than ugliness.

No, you stupid fucking ugly twit.

TomAz
03-28-2010, 03:13 AM
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bmack86
03-28-2010, 07:06 AM
Hahahahah, this is all a veiled push to support Bush?

schoolofruckus
03-28-2010, 07:18 AM
Spiritual work is the practice of letting things go.

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gaypalmsprings
03-28-2010, 07:58 AM
- Stephane Hemon

Stephane Hemon ideas can be resumed like this:


-One needs to balance his chakras to achieve a state of sufficiency that will allow success with women

-Women are unbalanced they need to be taught and instructed

-A man needs to be a leader with women, having more than one women is better than having just one.

-“Ascencion” ??? is for the end of 2008.

-Wearing a condom can be risky, It is best to send the girl tested for STDs.

CuervoPH
03-28-2010, 08:15 AM
I was afraid this meant Stephane Hemon was added to the line-up, but then I remembered this was in Misc Lounge.