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By Eli Hastings

A deeply own rumination at the existential factors for the desperation and disappointment skilled by means of these being affected by habit and psychological sickness, this nuanced memoir brings to lifestyles the afflicted, decade-long dating among Eli Hastings and his buddy Serala. At kin occasions, Serala wore saris and ate delicately from plates of curry. yet somewhere else, she wore a lip ring, clothier colors, and a cowboy hat; would constantly drink frat boys less than the desk; may sleep under 5 hours every week; and may position herself in harmful events for one more bag of heroin. Serala’s advanced personality and probably haphazard offerings are made actual, from ill-advised quests for narcotics in Mexican border cities to unplanned 50-hour street journeys from L.A. to long island urban. even if her darkish and nerve-racking trip concluded tragically at age 27, Eli Hastings writes with hopeful answer approximately his distinct friendship.

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Tout comme le mental, la bicyclette est impuissante sans élan. Finalement, dès que vous êtes capable de fixer une image (ou une absence d'image) aussi longtemps que vous le désirez, le mental va abandonner. Il se couchera comme un chien obéissant et attendra vos ordres. Ensuite, quand vous voudrez utiliser les capacités prodigieuses du mental à telle ou telle fin pratique, il suffira de vous concentrer simplement sur un problème et, comme un véritable maître se tenant à l'arrière-plan, vous l'observerez ; vous devrez évidemment veiller à ce que le mental n'utilise que les faits et non les impressions.

Au début du siècle, les sciences ont traversé la même crise. Les physiciens avaient découvert que les choses n'allaient pas. Deux ou trois d'entre eux décidèrent qu'il ne restait qu'une seule chose à faire : retourner en arrière et réexaminer la qualité du savoir formant la base à partir de laquelle ils avaient procédé. Cela a demandé du courage ; ils n'ont pas été compris et on s'est moqué d'eux. Mais ils continuèrent à travailler sans fléchir jusqu'à ce qu'ils découvrent finalement que ce qu'on avait considéré comme étant vrai pendant des années n'était plus tout à fait valide, à la lumière des découvertes nouvelles et du niveau que la science avait atteint.

Par exemple : en allant à la recherche de vous-même, vous risquez de découvrir que l'impression liée au fait d'être égoïste est complètement fausse, alors même qu'elle nous a été transmise et que nous la transmettons à nos enfants. Vous risquez de découvrir qu'être égoïste, c'est attendre quelque chose de quelqu'un, quelle que soit cette chose, et quelle que soit la personne. Dans ce cas, 33 chaque fois que vous accusez quelqu'un d'être “égoïste”, dans l'acception courante du terme, il se peut que ce soit vous-même qui le soyez en fait.

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