On Your Own Terms, A Life Well Lived…

To live your life on your own terms.

To become your own guru while supporting others so they can be their own guru as well…

That is why you are here

And…

That is why this site is dedicated to those who refuse to live on other’s terms, to those who refuse to forfeit their lives to other’s minds; this is for your liberation…

Let the experience be the learning, the action the reward.

You are the Guru.

Stay strong,
Emeric

An AUDIO Message For You ( And The Sacred Sound Bells Ringing: an interlude… )

Click Play…

Come with me for a moment.

Out for a walk,
under the mysterious sky,
the castles close by and
a message
for you.

Thank you for being here, but I need some clarity…

I answer all my emails.
Love@EmericDamian.com

 

p.s. 

You know I want the best for you, for you to live your genius, your wonder, your wildness… Everything I share, moves in that direction, the expression of the existence called you.

Hugs and love…

 

 

I Have To Talk With You About Something That Is Dear To My Heart…

It was that last year in proper University, the time before I started slipping into performances to watch professors profess, before I was taking my desire’s desires to heart.

It was for the sake of learning alone.

We are talking my 7th year in university and a class that was one of many beautiful terrors, the terror of beauty.

I can’t explain my struggle with Charles Baudelaire at this moment, but let’s say a French name to my naive glottal was lost and the resulting articulation was one for embarrassment to all who listened, particularly the professor, who corrected me thrice.

And while the Le Fleur du mal transformed my life, the moment I want to tip with you is Walter’s ways with the Aesthetic Movement…

Walter Pater…

I have never experience sentences of your kind.

And that was it.

The exploration of art for art’s sake, and then to find a sentence that kept turning my mind, wanting me to read it over and over and over, was unbelievable to my virginy mind.

A thousand blushes of naivety.

And this one book explained myself to me with words that I hadn’t yet discovered to put upon my own experience.

It had been my experience that being is it, being for the sake of being, being without having to be anything other than the beauty that is life.

And you are life. I am life. We are in existence, and beauty matters to me.

Everything Becomes A Blessing Upon Beauty, Upon Existence, And Life, Art Itself…

If your life is simply your art, than you experience things in a different way than most.

Every moment, when you are awake to it, becomes a part of your story, of your paintings, of your words.

And that only comes after the experience.

To have the experience, adn then turn the translation for others, well that is the art of sharing.

Art of a being is circular.

It lives like this, live and be, create and translate those experiences as you might, share or give away to others to ingest as they will.

And it becomes a kind of circular sensation.

Creating for pleasure…

There are transitional moments in all of it, in places that gifts you the opportunity to feel and emote, to experience and twist life all upon your body and mind.

It’s an excuse perhaps…

An excuse to fondle life completely…

But if you are the tongue and the taste, and the taster, you must believe that nothing turns on another like sharing the kiss.

We will speak more about this soon…

What of that sentence? The Sentence That Many Know…

18 years ago, I didn’t know its popularity, but like a taste of wonder, most who know, know…

But I no longer have the book, which I gave to a friend some time ago, but there is a quote not the one I wish to share, but one that speaks to so many, “To burn always with this hard gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.

Who wouldn’t be attracted to such potential.

Hugs and love,
Emeric Damian

p.s.

Follow along on this adventures and more importantly share your own if you are so inclined.

The two mentioned:

  • The Renaissance: Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater
  • Le Fleur du mal, by Charles Baudelaire



Ocean Therapy is more than that!

Watching the waves move the January sunshine, the distance pulls the mind into the infinite.

Somewhere in the world another soul speaks truth.

And we all dance in ways that no one can quite understand.

And at moments of grace, friends show their strength, the pleasure of knowing the ingenious wonder of creation.

We often don’t see what we are creating, particularly while we are in the creation, but from the outside, it becomes clear.

Dreams, visions, ideals, the ephemeral lives in the context of the viewer.

You see things.

You see things in others, in yourself, in the world.

The things you see others often don’t.

Why might that be?

Because you choose to see.

It’s that simple.

Ana Santos, all around amazing, the owner and creator of The Fisherman’s Hostel, a place that has touched and inspired more lives than one can imagine and in such a short period. What was today’s adventure, 2018 creative expressions.

To let ourselves be inspired by each other’s adventures and journeys, and to be supportive of those expressions whether they work out as imagined or not, is a beautiful way to live life.

I choose to see your genius, your creative expression.

Most people will if, you are at peace if they do not.

And then it doesn’t matter, because those who will, will and those who don’t, don’t.

Besides, you are now living in a different reality, a re-imagining of what is possible for you.

Hugs, love, and to the wonder of seeing,
Emeric Damian

Time your time…

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Part of the journey of the exploration in the process of creation has to do to a great extent with time itself.

What is being shared here just the possibility to reconstruct reality as you desire it.

What of time?

What is possible when you reconstruct time to work in your favor as opposed to appear to work as a stress mechanism?

I want you to take time apart for yourself and understand it in ways that you might not have ever understood it.

Ciao for now!

Assign A Design For A Time: This is what we do better than anyone else.

We design environments to turn the body and mind into the very thing you want it to be.

The science is finally coming on board with what everyone already has experienced, that your environments create you.

Some will create their environments to design themselves, others, just don’t think about it. Some question it but then continue to live as if they didn’t know anything else.

There’s no judgment to any of it, because truthfully, no one can say 100% that it should be this or that, lived any other way.

But we have different desires for ourselves, for the world with which we live in.

And that is a wonderful world that fulfills peoples desires and potentials as they desire.

This is not about creating a Utopia.

This is not about controlling others, in fact it’s the opposite. It’s about freeing the consenting individual to do what they feel, think, and understand as best for themselves.

This, is also what we do everyday already, with our buildings, roads, entertainment, foods, etc..

It doesn’t stop; it always continues on; we are by our nature designers of environments.

We take a proactive, creative approach to this truth.

We are completely obsessed with the idea, the creation, and the follow through of making our world a wonderful place according to the individual’s desires. 

We’ve created a system that assists us in designing and creating the world that you want for yourself, so to learn, teach, rejuvenate, heal, or thrive.

It started with my Contemplative Urban Sanctuaries, a multilevel building creating the most thought inducing and reducing environments, to free and liberate the individual, which will free the entire populace

“Werner Erhard, Somethings you can only learn by creating them, which he shared with Richard Feynman.” And which Feynman kept posted before his mind.

Create a vision and then birth into the physical, Create & Articulate. It’s a practice in visualization.

Wolfgang Pauli comments, “I think the important and extremely difficult task of our time is to try to build up a fresh idea of reality.”

We do these type of things here at Lucid Mindset.

We create rooms for the individual and entire cities and towns for the collective.

We stay with the idea of you and your space, your individual experience of being in a place.

We are going where everyone doesn’t yet realize they are going, and we will be there before everyone else, because we are the Future Now.

We ask questions that reconstruct our questions and imagination, to ask the questions we don’t know to ask, and to create and imagine the ideas and creations we don’t know how to imagine.

That’s our work.

It’s what we do.

What You Know To Be True, “You Know!”

You know…

####You Know…

and that is the truth that all knowing is known by you and anything you ever learn or come to know will only be because you know.

What a beautiful circuitous truth about you and your experience.

It’s terrifying and freeing to live your knowing.

And in this moment it’s part of you and your knowing.

There is a knowing that is confused and uncertain, not sure what to do, knowing that the truth is what it is. It’s all a mess and beautifully so.

And you live with it.

To be in this body and to be confused by it and the spiritual knowing.

You are amazing like this.

How do you live this way, what does it mean to live as the light, it’s what the real is.

It’s so true but the way to show one I don’t know.

I’m a mystical skeptic…

 

Flow States: Is the excitement misplaced, a conversation to go beyond our assumptions.

On Flow:

‘Finding flow’ a meme that’s been ingested and taken to express the generic state of a sensation that’s beyond the meme itself.

This expression of flow is being twisted and used in ways that are both exciting and misguiding.

Exciting, because human potential and process of growing a human creature as an experiment we are taking on ourselves, as consenting adults, gives us one more cave of the unknown to explore.

Misguiding, because it is being lauded as something that it isn’t, the ultimate path to human awakening.

I’m pulling apart the ideas, teasing them apart from the knot that they are, to grasp the potential for what it might be.

But I have a bias that I need to put out in front of everything I share here, and I’m doing it in the form of a question, “Why do we not understand, experientially, that flow states are just on more phenomena passing before us, neither better nor worse than any other, even though it potentially may be worse in the level of attachment it instigates in all who seek it?”

My bias, is that it’s ultimately a chase of what’s impermanent, and in a true sense can only lead to additional suffering.

That’s not a complete statement, as much as it’s a warning sign, that like psychedelics it’s probably best to be acknowledged as a tool for greater understanding of what it means to be alive, to know what life actually is.

But it’s not the thing itself.

Flow is one state amongst many.

What is flow actually?

That question is beginning to look a lot like, “What does it mean to awaken?” A question I address often. (you can read more here)

In some sense it doesn’t mean anything. It’s just a word.

Fantastic, because we already know that. But it’s important to see that it is a word and a word alone, as the experiences we have do not exist as a single thing, but rather as fleeting moment to moment, moments. And none of them are every the same.

Never. Never are they the same, just as the tree you see isn’t the tree you saw a moment before, and even more so not the tree around the corner from the tree.

Is this apparent stupidity to converse as such idiotic or needed?

Clearly it matters to me and probably to you as well since you are reading this.

We know what flow has been defined as.

But does that matter anymore?

Is the question now one of access?

Is the question one of use?

If we acknowledge the breakthroughs that might be delivered to us by way of this bridge, then might we want to ask the question, why do I want to have this breakthrough?

Why does it matter to me to live more in flow?

What do I wish to gain from it and what do I believe it will bring to me once I do?

Or

Maybe I am simply an explorer of the states of experience and this is one of my favorite states to dance within.

On Questions:

What of finding flow within the dream? What of living in flow in a lucid dream?

Dream yoga, exists around this concept, doesn’t it. But it’s beyond that because it is all of it.

We are spinning a web of a most intriguing kind.

On Metaphors:

Indra’s Net, you are a jewel and the intersection of an infinite we and each jewel is composed of the reflections of the jewels near it.

Welcome to the field!

Now we’re asking a question that intrigues me, can we become different jewels by transferring our awareness to another intersection of the web?

Shine and glow, your illuminance becomes a function of your awareness, and when you shine and glow those near you begin to reflect the very light you are.

Reflections…

Flow now becomes a reflection of an inner state.

Flow = a metaphor of being turned on.

Water, wind, and emptiness… Movement, flow…

All the ways we work a word over and over to express our conceptions of reality… Flow…

 

We all enjoy altered states of consciousness.

We seek them out from the beginning of our existence. As children we spun ourselves silly. As adults we do the same, but with different ingredients of many kinds.

My entire life has been dedicated to the exploration of altered states, literally.

If you follow my work, it always revolves around experiencing more of the experience of life itself.

That is why I’m writing these words, to continue going beyond my current understanding of life itself.

I am curious.

And that curiosity and desire to experience all of it, drives me.

You walk the path until it becomes you and then you are it.

On Lucid Dreaming & Flow States:

The enchantment and the questions continue to arise for me.

Lucid dreaming lives in ways that deserve more time and exploration, with a potential to go beyond the depths of our waking states, we have the chance to know even more of what our minds our capable of.

There are many questions to ask, and I’m simply hinting at what I am curious about, in this post.

Further exploration of all of these ideas will be required.

To continue as I do, the unfolding potential…