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Use Negation, Not Destruction

Attachment to desire is the problem


Destruction Fails, Negation Succeeds

  • Garbage Rules will prod you to face your self-defeating thinking that’s keeping you addicted.
  • Ego will help you to understand and overcome the underlying problem in your addiction.

“Thus the negative perception is the triumph of consciousness.”–Alfred North Whitehead, 1861-1947: British mathematician and philosopher

“Negative thinking is the highest form of intelligence.”–Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986: Indian philosopher, Commentaries on Living, Second Series, p. 71

“The present non-aristotelian system is based on fundamental negative premises; namely, the complete denial of ‘identity.'”–Alfred Korzybski, 1879-1950: Polish-born American philosopher, Science and Sanity, p. 10 (the italics are Korzybski’s)

“He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”–Matthew 10:39

“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired. In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.”–Lao Tzu


NATURE OF DESTRUCTION

  • Destruction is infinite.
  • Destruction is sadistic.
  • Destruction is neither “no” nor an end but an ongoing process.
  • Destruction works like repression, smothering, and suppression.
  • Destruction works like repression, smothering, and suppression.
  • Destruction seeks to dominate and control, but not to end or stop.
  • Destruction seeks to disintegrate, disease, destroy, decay, destabilize.
  • Destruction does not seek an end but to continue persecuting whatever it is attacking.

NATURE OF NEGATION

  • Negation is “no”.
  • Negation is finite.
  • Negation is ending.
  • Negation is rejection.
  • Negation is elimination.
  • Ending and “no” are finite.
  • Negation is not destruction.
  • Negation means “not an option”.
  • Negation is not decay or disease.
  • Negation is steadfast and objective.
  • Negation is the highest form of negative thinking.

NEGATIVE HATE

“Don’t hate, it’s too big a burden to bear.”–Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Wrong hate is seeking to destroy.
  • Hate that is disease based is evil.
  • Hate that is not negation based is destruction based.
  • Hate that seeks to destroy is hate that works to prolong.
  • Destruction or false hate does not have an ending as its goal is to keep destroying.
  • Hating an addiction with destructive feelings and thoughts will feed and strengthen that addiction.

POSITIVE HATE

  • Right hate is “No!” and an immediate ending.
  • Hate that is negation based on intelligence and necessity.
  • A parent must hate many things in order to protect the health and safety of their children.
  • Hate that seeks to destroy is hate that works to prolong.
  • Hate that seeks to end right now, is hate that works now.
  • Hating an addiction with feelings of rejection or not-an-option will end instances of that addiction until that addiction is finished.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DESTRUCTION & NEGATION

  • Negation seeks an end. Destruction seeks a battle.
  • Negative demands an end. Destruction demands a fight.
  • Destruction requires an active enemy. Negation requires a defeated enemy.
  • Destruction must continue so that which it seeks to destroy must continue so it can continue to act against it. Negation must end so that which it is against must also end.
  • Destruction seeks to continue itself and indeed, being the opposite of creation, destruction as a snake or worm will last forever. Negation has no desire to continue since its goal is to bring something to an end.
  • An attitude of negation will feel like you are allergic to having or doing something that you will not have or do; whereas, an attitude of destruction will feel like you can’t stand to have or do something that you will have or do.

GENERAL RULES

  • How you do things is more important than what you do, because if the “how” is wrong then the “what” cannot justify or save it.
  • Though there are few absolutes in human life, you can be absolutely sure that destruction is always wrong.
  • When you do things with destruction (the worm), then the results will be negative.
  • Negate the worm.

AA USES NEGATION

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) uses negation to over the problem of fighting and struggling with an addiction.
  • AA negates the idea and practice of drinking by following the principle of, “Right now, I choose not to drink”, or “Right this minute, drinking is not an option for me.”
  • The battle of not drinking for the day, month, year, or lifetime is bypassed by choosing to negate drinking one minute at a time.

Related Pages

  1. 8 Thinking Skills for Detaching
  2. Attachment & Detachment
  3. Blame Issues: List of Pages
  4. Coping Skills: Weakness Is Strength
  5. Deconstructivism: The Answer
  6. Desire: Attachment to Desire Is the Problem, Not Desire
  7. Quotations by Topic: Detachment & Attachment
  8. What Is Thinking Good For?

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