Modern Nihilism

A simple set of 3 sentences, to be mentally thought of with each inhalation and exhalation, to dissolve compulsions, beliefs and identities.

"I want nothing, I need nothing"

Because no matter how much you recieve from the world, you will never feel truly satisfied, there will always be more to get, and you will never attain the destination you're seeking.

This sentence is spoken, out of a sense of maturity in which one admits that nothing outside can ever fulfill oneself.

The body is also capable of existing on it's own, it's natural needs will arise and you will inevitably take care of them, anything more is not needed. The second part of the sentence is to declare and reject any additional and artificial needs which are not truly required, such as any form of addiction.

As such, one learns to grow in maturity to reject all insignificant pleasures and goals in life, along with training one's mind to restore one's original purity

In practice: A simple practical way to apply this mindset is by repeating it mentally in the morning as soon as woken up, and to make it culminate in a cold shower. Physically it will be apparent that the heat one wants as they step in the shower can come from either the water or from the body itself. Essentially it is a physical reminder that what can be recieved from outside, can also be achieved from within.

"Nothing makes sense, I know nothing"

A common belief most people make is by knowing how to use something, they believe they know what it is. Truth is that noone in the world knows an atom in it's entirety. How can one know anything when that is the case?

The mind makes all kinds of assumptions in the name of physical, mental and emotional survival, because not knowing hurts, it's not comfortable at all. First step is to reject the belief of knowing, and to realize the irrational nature of things.

Bring yourself back to reality, you are utterly, utterly ignorant and you must always remain aware of it to be able to know anything. There is no substitute for Clarity, to walk confidently in the dark is a recipe for disaster.

To choose ready-made conclusions instead of admitting one's ignorance, is to have a weak and stagnating mind, afraid of being burnt by the longing to know. It is never over, there is always more to know and to discover.

By not admitting that we don't know, we stop seeking, and we start to believe. By Believing, one makes the choice to separate himself from reality. Cherish the burn that not knowing causes, never stop seeking, never stagnate.

"I am nothing, I am noone"

In this limitless universe, all the gigantic stars amount to nearly small grains of sand in the grand scheme of things.

In these small grains of sand, there is a micro speck called the solar system, in there is a tiny micro speck called planet earth, and even more so microscopically, you think you're a very important man don't you ?

Bring back things into perspective, life is a very small happening, and you, among the 8 other billion individuals are not special at all.

To believe otherwise is to be separated from reality and to choose to be aware of only a tiny fraction of it.

Moreso, being incapable of dissolving one's identities such as the color of the skin, ethnicity, country, political movement, and whatever else, is to remain stuck in a limited viewpoint that the intellect will always try to protect, at the expense of one's clarity.

To dissolve all of one's identities, is to restore one's ability to think clearly, logically and to give him the choice to make up and dissolve any new identity he needs to endorse in any given situation.

In other words, by using this sentence, you are dissolving existing pathways in the brain in order to form new ones, yes you don't need mushrooms to achieve neuroplasticity as an adult.