The psychological scaffolding inherent in thoughts aimed to shape ourselves into “good people”, the “to be a good person”, just like anger, or depression, or faith and so on.. is the result of the same psychological dynamic and through the same psycho-synaptic behaviour it usually proceeds.. which is: it’s the “to be a good person”, or anger, or faith and so on.. that tells us the “story”.. there story to follow.. the manner to accomplish.. and not vice-versa.. usually there is not thinker.. just the manner.. which is the “story teller”…
Indeed: to be “good people” does not necessarily advocate the condition of not being confused..
I can be a good christian, a good spiritual person, a good man of the street.. but the cerebral cryptography of my confusion remains unfaced and unexplained.. just covered up by my system of ideals.. which also contains, latently or noisily, the concern to lose it..
In regard of confusion and “stuckness”: the patterns are always the same; whether spiritually, religiously, politically, ideologically and so on.. we all tend to cling to the attitudes of adopting a certain manner of living as means to escape our confusion.. to then realize how, no matter what we have done, adopted, applied, followed, prayed, believed and eventually ideologically consolidated: confusion remains inexorably there.. and then we are really stuck..
This is not theory… it’s a factuality which can be easily decoded by an even superficial look at the historical patterns of humanity: the whole seeking for spiritual keys along the centuries, just to mention one scenario, has not brought into being any evident and solid psychological and social benefit, isn’t it so? Just yet another acts of seeking and following the seekers..
This is the patterns the many engage.. as well such pattern is the responsible of so many current forms of mental disorders and separative social encapsulations .. and it’s also the very reason why the so called “new age movement” and the whole mumbo jumbo of spirituality are so popular and alluring today.. functioning exactly like psychotropics to the fragile and confused minds..
The attentive thinker realizes that the psychological solution merely exists because of the psychological problem.. therefore it’s a part of the problem, as well its extension..
Usually we seek for pleasure, we’ve become “fishermen” of existential pleasure, no matter if through materialistic or mystical deals (psychologically there is no difference whatsoever).. and by so we want to step out of the psychological problem, in a way or another.. seeking and worshipping a “solution”, or a guru, or some shallow living, or merely drugs and occupations.. but without an analysis, a complete attention and understanding of the psychological issue accomplished with no techniques, no methods, not ideals, mysticisms, meditations and no conditioning’s in general whatsoever .. it will always remain a mere act of running to stand still..
How can there be an integral answer if the question is not fully understood..?
Would we feel comfortable, as we continue to drive the car, the same car that has had a strange problem with the engine few minutes ago.. if we did not completely understand the problem? And if so; would we be not preoccupied, along the driving, concerned in regard of the acknowledge of the non-understood problem.. fearing something to happen ?
The problem is that we are devotee of the “answers”.. while we refuse to remain alone and to completely understand the question.. the inward psychological inquiry is always taken rhetorically, superficially, theoretically or by some sort of confabulations promoted by someone else who has, as always, copied them from somebody else.. (such as the “law of attraction”, the “live in the present moment”, the “follow your heart” and all the countless amount of such nonsenses)..
Few realize that the pleasure of thinking clearly.. is the only real form of pleasure.. because it’s a pleasure that does not ask for ulterior pleasure..