We are all on a quest to know something.
Only by know I mean feel.
We are driven by a vacancy in our hearts, that motivates all our plans, all our theories, and all our hopes. These fantasies of man, they all lean towards one ideal: Completeness. My heart has put me on a quest to be fulfilled; to be filled with a feeling of completeness.
I have come across a great enemy on my quest for this completeness. This enemy is an idea, a notion, that the completeness that I strive for is an impossibility. The realization that Life is inherently incomplete.
I’ve entered a war with this thought, a battle between my heart against something that my rationality can only consider to be true.
This conflict reminds me of the words from those mentors, you know, who are peppered among the religious and philosophical traditions around the world. This war of nihilism, is the crucial stage on the quest, it is when we start hitting the business end of the adventure. This is when I can start asking the big questions, and expect to find answers.
It seems that these supreme humans have journeyed into the abyss and come out the other end by empowering themselves. The challenge, they claim, is to not get lost trying to rationalize this abyss by trying to find sense in the chaos. The way through is to activate some power that conquers it.
This idea that nothing is complete and that nothing can be achieved begins to drain the vigor out of you like a parasite. You begin to see the pointlessness of participating in the society and the world you have been raised in. You see it all as a carnival of struggle and anxiety.
The only logical choice is to stop taking part, and this is the logic that must be beaten.
But not because it’s wrong.
Because it’s weak.
Life and all that it entails is a desperate and suffering mess with a few glimmers of beauty mashed into it, but the inherent feeling that this suffering is bad is the logic of weaklings. This pain of life must be accepted and beaten, because our role is to enhance the experience of life.
The hero doesn’t condemn life for its flaws, the hero seeks to enhance it.
He doesn’t seek to rationalize he seeks to energize, and this is the secret to defeating pessimism. You need to create the bridge out of the abyss. You need to fill your emptiness with energy, whether it comes from you sexual urges or your bodily pain. You need to build up a great energetic tension within yourself and release it into a creation. You need to create something out of nothing.
This is the catalyst of love.
The manliest love.
Great Humans Are Creators
Great humans conquer the idea that life is a source of shame for its suffering and its incompleteness.
The master, harnesses the power of life, by channeling the forces within themselves toward creating something, where as the weak minded gets lost in the abyss of meaninglessness and forgets about the value of the enterprise we call life.
Nietzsche said that “the most basic form of human stupidity is forgetting what we are trying to accomplish.”
We were given a life so that we can use it. We don’t have to obey it, we have to live through life, and use life’s vigor to push this experience to higher planes.
When you understand the life as fragmented, as part of a process which is the cosmos, as necessarily imperfect, then the life can be embraced. Then life becomes not a burden, but a celebration, an opportunity. An opportunity to do something great.
An opportunity to create.
The Constant Re-Creation
This process we call life is a power which takes base matter and moulds it into the mystery that is our bones and muscles. All the “dead” matter is like the pieces of a great puzzle scattered through out the universe and we, the living, we are the organizing principles.
We are the ones who piece together the puzzle, but this abundance of puzzle pieces in our world drives our minds insane, and so we create models of the world with which to guide our actions and calm our minds. Models which steer our efforts in the right direction. Nietzsche writes: “Every society, every individual always has present an order of rank of things considered good, according to which he determines his own actions and judges those of others. But this standard is constantly changing, many actions are called evil but are only stupid”
A persons principles are the pillars of these models, and all religions are a set of principles that have become institutionalized.
As we bind together bigger parts of the puzzle these old models, these old principles must be re-evaluated. Once we get past a certain point our principles must be remade, and this remaking must happen endlessly, like a snake shedding its skin.
The Call For Creators
The old principles of our societies were fascinated with idea of a hidden father god. Their purpose was to teach humans that they can impose their will upon nature.
Now it is time we let them go.
Now that we have learned that we can impose our will upon nature, we are obliged to accept the great challenge of our age: the alignment with nature, and to create new principles motivated by these ideas.
This is a rally cry to all creators: destroy the old principles that held up your world view. Embrace nihilism, and conquer it by activating your creative strength.
Build the principles we need!
Prove your strength.