We’re All in the Same Boat Written by Mike Ross The Boat “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” Charles Bukowski Related 30 thoughts on “We’re All in the Same Boat” I think we have to re think the notion that we are going to die so that in the end nothing matters. There is an infinity of living and breathing in death as well as life. We have regrets and we make mistakes. Life does not just end because the energy that is life does not disappear and will always be there in many guises. If there is an eternity of living and breathing then i think i do not want to be old and discrepit but to spend my time cultivating character that is worthy of respect. LikeLike Reply Maybe you’re not familiar with Bukowski, he was very cynical. I think you have a great outlook on life, just try not to be flattened by trivialities. LikeLike Reply death is not an escape LikeLike Reply I don’t think he was referring to escape but the fact that people are so caught up in their own bullshit. LikeLike Reply We are all traped in many ways big and small. We did it to ourself. Things can be good or bad it is up to us. Time to break free. LikeLike Reply I agree 65%. I plan on breaking free when I get a break. LikeLike Reply Learn to find your center and hold it so that even though life sucks you are ok. All the best. Things come and things go. That is how things are. LikeLike Reply As I get older life sucks less, it seems crazy but maybe I’m learning something. LikeLike Reply Let go attachments. Eventually they will be lost anyway. Be free. Live life in full both good and bad.its ok LikeLike Reply Thank you. I’m OK, you’re OK. LikeLike Reply What the freaking fuss? LikeLike Reply No fuss-no muss. No self-no problem. LikeLike If no self is true we would not be discussing about it LikeLike I believe the self that we think of is an illusion, sometimes called the ego in Eastern philosophy. To act without thinking about it and simply be is the goal. As Lao Tzu said: The master doesn’t think about his actions-they flow from the core of his being. LikeLike We need to use our brain and our heart and be mindful of consequences. Face realities. LikeLike Whatever happens happens, everything is as it is, yes? LikeLike Our ego is just a sense of self. See it for what it is. Nothing more. Nothing less LikeLike Everything is illusion including the self. Like a mirage we see it but its still an illusion. LikeLike This is a lie that we tell ourself. A form of escape. LikeLike Here is an article about no self by Jack Kornfield. In it he says: “There never was a self-only our identification makes us think so.” https://tricycle.org/magazine/no-self-or-true-self/ LikeLike Dont delude yourself. Or listen to someone else opinion and theory. It is what it is. Self is in plain sight. It is what it is. We have memories. We are conscious. Life is real not an illusion LikeLike Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UQK-UcRezE LikeLike Everyone is an unique individual. We learn from each other LikeLike I’m learning from you that its easy to overthink things, but I love your passion. LikeLike Nobody can see the wall that they built i guess. If only we can see. Seeing is the key LikeLike Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn’t matter much to me. LikeLike It all depends on what we see and what we choose to do. The key to unlock the lock is in our hands. We owe it to ourself not to be lost for eternity LikeLike Thank you for playing Miss cake but I’m afraid you’ve exceeded the number of comments allowed per post. We have a lovely parting gift for you-a basket of self fulfilling prophecies. LikeLike at the end of the day the easiest way to solve all problems is the direct route LikeLike If EVERYTHING is an illusion there are no problems. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.