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Topic: Your Truth?, What is "true" to you?
dnekm
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Posted: Dec. 13 2011,10:09 pm

Labels are wrong only that they inherently imply sides....


If you seek to define yourself do NOT go by others labels, but by what you feel....

Define yourself by what goes on inside of you, not by what is outside....

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Kit
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Posted: Dec. 14 2011,10:27 am

True, each label has its opposite. In retrospect I think such a seemingly widespread limitation contributes to the problems that the world suffers from.

As for defining myself by what I feel inside, that is becoming somewhat of an issue. I often feel like I am accidentally becoming so undefined (as a result of attempting to rid myself of delusion) that I often have a hard time finding direction or any sort of conviction. This lack makes it difficult to interact with the world at times. Perhaps I should continue my liberal eduction toward a doctorate in philosophy. That way I can get payed (if all goes well) for writing books about my contemplations (and teaching the fundamentals of philosophy as a professor). In such a setting my current state would be alright if not advantageous.

Edited by Kit on Dec. 14 2011,10:32 am

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lyliaun
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Posted: Dec. 24 2011,2:30 pm

Hi Kit :hippy:

Labels has angered me sometimes myself. I know this is a silly analogy... but really labels are like a bandaid. A bandaid for people who are having a hard time with existing, or with a paradigm that they are new to. It seems to me that most of them are quick quips or small sentences that people chime/mantra to themselves. Personality traits and your soul and spirit may be used best as building blocks for your corner of the universe. I'm trying this approach instead from now on. I'll let you know if it backfires.

Job titles... can be a label. However they are just that something that you do to exist. There is more of you than just your job. Something in my state that people have a hard time coping with for some reason. That is all they feel like they are worth their job only. I hate it when it rubs off on me. I do LOTS of cleansing :S

Edited by lyliaun on Dec. 24 2011,2:34 pm

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blackanimism
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Posted: Dec. 26 2011,6:19 pm

There are problems with not using a label as well.  There's always a flip side.  You tell a person you aren't an atheist they think you're a christian.  So labels for me are something I use only when talking to certain people who don't really know anything about this stuff, some translational device.  Nothing more.  Usually I just tell people I do some weird stuff and try to change the subject anyway.  If I tell people I practice the occult they think I said 'a cult.'  But occasionally some discussion might happen we don't live in vacuum.  

The other issue I have seen from this kind of notion, not wanting to be pigeon holed a lot of people are practicing in such an eclectic way that they have no focus.  I'm not against being eclectic, I am, but there is a fine line between what we are really talking about and sloppy practice using random bits from different cultures (I'm not talking about paradigm shifting).  I've seen this to the degree that the person gains nothing or almost nothing.  I would rather be pigeon holed than be in that situation honestly.  Neither are ideal but both are a reality out there.

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Kit
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Posted: Jan. 03 2012,12:50 pm

I know what you mean about trying to hard to not conform to some label, and loose much in the process. I do now what I will, and apply labels afterward for the purpose you mentioned.

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