Existence before essence isn’t possible. Why do I find that realization devastating? I so enjoyed considering myself as an existentialist. Now, Spirit has gone and spoiled it.
Originally posted on Grass-Roots Spiritual Philosophy 101:
A spirit teacher lures a simple seeker down (or up)
the garden path of enlightenment.
This simple seeker was meditating on existentialist
That’s not the usual focus of spiritual meditation.
As in, who cares?
Also, did you know that your so-called existentialist
heroes were French revolutionaries?
Because they were with the underground resistance?
They were more than resisting.
Yes, perhaps, but in the process of resisting, in
their own way, they were also developing a
revolutionary philosophy of life.
Which came first?
The chicken or the egg?
Perhaps they were never separate.
What does that mean?
We hone our skills, our thoughts, and our emotional
development, not to mention spiritual development,
Then, why were Sartre and Camus not called
Experience is never enough. They and every deep, or
not so deep, thinker must first exist in order to
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