A word of caution: I am absolutely Machiavellian in my desire to help you learn to not mind your mind. I am willing to use any analogies, any metaphors, any scientific trivia and any psychobabble to help you see the so-hard-to-see irrelevance of our minds. If all ten of my fingers are not enough to point you in the direction of the Moon of What Is, I’ll use my toes.
Here’s what is obvious to me: man won, nature lost. (Of course, nature’s loss is man’s loss, too. But, we don’t get it yet. As a civilization – we, the modern-day apes, - are still toddlers.)
The problem is most of us live too long and too comfortably. We live way beyond our evolutionarily calibrated expiration date, way past our procreative mandate. This means that, aside from the legitimate battles of survival, we are all – eventually – doomed to fight a very peculiar, very human battle – a battle against meaninglessness – a battle that we need to lose not win, if we are to win the existential war against suffering. Nature is the first casualty in this misguided battle for meaning.
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