359/365 25 Tuesday Dec 2018 Posted by marcelo leonard in Uncategorized ≈ 2 Comments Tags365 Project, Black and White, conceptual, fotografía, PhotoArt, photography, Postaday For a larger view, please click on the image. AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
“As Freud wrote, ‘The most interesting methods of averting suffering are those which seek to influence our own organism . . . The crudest, but also the most effective method people use to ease their suffering is through “intoxication [to] alter the conditions governing our sensibility so that we become incapable of receiving unpleasureable impulses . . . The service rendered by intoxicating media in the struggle for happiness and in keeping misery at a distance is so highly prized. . . We owe to such media not merely the immediate yield of pleasure, but also a greatly desired degree of independence from the external world.’
“This yield of pleasure and degree of independence that Freud identified creates its own attachment, which is compounded by an aversion to both the impermanence of intoxication and a re-engagement with life’s discontent. Suffering intensifies as cravings and intrusive thoughts feed a desire to escape discontent. Therefore, a relentless ruminating and obsessing mind has the power to create as much suffering as physical dependence.” ~A Meditative Journey with Saldage
marcelo leonard said:
Thanks Brenda for your thoughtful comment.
People who can no longer bear the reverses or annoyances of life, tend to seek relief in any kind of drug, both physical or spiritual.
“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.” Albert Camus