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Thinking is an Addiction

January 26, 2016

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"Can't stop thinking; can't stop drinking; can't stop smoking; can't stop eating;
thinking is a greater addiction than any of these."   Eckhart Tolle

The mind is a blotter that soaks up the world. 
In an increasingly crazy world, we need to discover 
that our identity is independent of the world, or go
crazy ourselves. 






The Illuminati believe they can conjure any scenario and we'll behave accordingly. They are like an hypnotist who tells a man he is a chicken. The man struts around, clucks and even tries to lay an egg. Thus men go to war and die "to defend freedom."  We need to detach from our thoughts because they seek to control our minds.






Thinking is a Bad Habit (Updated from a year ago)
by Henry Makow Ph.D.

When I say thinking is an addiction, I'm NOT referring to thoughts based on independent observation and analysis, or intuition or inspiration.

I'm referring to the compulsive stream of useless chatter and trivia that usually fills our minds. Our thoughts alternate between sex and money, fear and greed, desire and resentment. Our minds are like beggars seeking a handout, addicts needing a fix. As result, many of us behave like beggars or addicts.

I used to be dysfunctional or depressed because I depended on the Illuminati media for my definition of reality. Thus, I was programmed to be dysfunctional. Dysfunction like sickness, war and poverty are systemic (inherent in society) because the rich benefit from them.
 
Illuminati member Harold Rosenthal spelled it out: 
"We have converted the people to our philosophy of getting and acquiring so that they will never be satisfied. A dissatisfied people are pawns in our game of world conquest. Thus, they are always seeking and never able to find satisfaction. The very moment they seek happiness outside themselves, they become our willing servants."  Harold Rosenthal The Hidden Tyranny



TRAPPED IN THE PRISM OF THE MIND



The human mind is like a computer that can't be turned off. It's programmed to "be dissatisfied." The programming is in music, movies, TV and education. 

The Illuminati believe they are hypnotists. They tell a man he is a chicken, and he struts around and clucks and even tries to lay an egg. Thus, men go to war and die "to defend freedom." Look at the Vietnam War for example. "If Vietnam goes Communist," they told us,"all South East Asia will fall." Didn't happen. Look at Vietnam today. Was that war necessary? Were Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya or Syria? Necessary only for profit and to impose the Illuminati Jewish NWO.


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The Illuminati fabricate and bend reality. Shooting down a Malaysian airliner is an "atrocity" if the Russians did it, but since the Ukrainians did it, it is forgotten. Insulting cartoons about Jews are a "hate crime"; about Muslims, they're "free speech." Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden but sorry, there are no pictures!

Add the JFK-RFK-MLK assassinations, 9-11, Boston Marathon and Sandy Hook and you see they determine reality simply by lying.

They program our minds to adopt any self-destructive or abhorrent behavior. Feminists teach women that being a wife and mother is "oppressive" and hooking up is "empowering."

Men are told they need to "satisfy women sexually to prove they are men." Society is governed by such shibboleths.

Thousands of Westerners join ISIS and commit unspeakable crimes in the name of religion. The mind unmoored from the Moral Order is malleable indeed! 

We experience our programming rather than reality.  For example, Hollywood presents romance and sex as panaceas and we experience them as such.  The Cabalists love hypnotizing us. It's their "magic."

If any concept is self destructive, surely we need to set it aside.

By themselves, our minds have no anchor in truth. The mental world is like a carnival house of mirrors, or a prism.  



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The mind and the consciousness (soul) are our two sources of identity. We have been programmed to identify entirely with the mind and deny the existence of our true identity, the soul.

We need to experience ourselves as consciousness (soul) rather than as thoughts. Consciousness is the entity that witnesses thought. It's a constant source of energy, inspiration and joy.

The essence of genuine religious teaching is that man's true character is spiritual. Our soul is our lifeline to God. We need to shift from inhabiting thought, to inhabiting spirit.
As we shift our center of gravity from mind to spirit, many of our "desires" fade away. They were mental in character.

The poet Henry More (1614-1687) wrote:

"When the inordinate desire after knowledge of things was allayed in me,  and I aspired after nothing but purity and simplicity of mind, there shone in me daily a greater assurance than ever I could have expected, even of those things which before I had the greatest desire to know." 

The mind tortures the soul with desires. We need to still the mind. Imagine a test pattern like the one above. Experience thoughts as foreign, as not "you" but usually belonging to the beggar. This is the basis of meditation. Some people concentrate on their breathing or a mantra.

Like penguins on an ice flow, we are an ape colony stranded on a speck in the ocean universe.  No one really understands what we're doing here. Our lives are short and often difficult.  The soul is our only connection to eternity and to the Creator's Design, our life's purpose.

I recommend the YouTubes by Eckhart Tolle below.  "Find your identity in the present moment," Tolle says. He is referring to pure consciousness, i.e. Truth, Love, Bliss, Beauty and Peace. With so many people spinning webs of crazy thought, we need an anchor in spiritual reality.



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Related- Makow No Statistics for Inner Poverty      https://henrymakow.com/2015/06/no-statistics-for-inner.html
------------------- Ten Signs Western Society is a Satanic Cult 
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Eckhart Tolle   
How to Escape Prison of Your Mind   
Guided Meditation - This is his best explanation of the purpose of meditation. Deep.


New First Comment from Henrique:

I find this type of article annoying, not so much because of the content, but because it concedes territory to New-Agers and hipsters. The crucial point is that people think they ARE their minds, which is an atrocious mistake. "There's something feminine in reason", said Schopenhauer. The mind is a computer, or a horse, that you must ride with your spirit. You are your spirit - something pre-verbal, a fire that burns inside you. The mind is like an impersonal computer that deals in symbols ( words ) and translates your base desires in them. If you instead of being you, identifies with the mind, you become the "modern man". The pussy that goes out with miniskirts to protest rapes, that competes incessantly to be the Champion of Political Correctness, fighting against the new oppression and "cause" his mind ( "himself" ) was able to codify and make communicable. Your spirit must ride your mind, or you're basically lost - I believe this is a message the Catholic Church used to try to convey to the masses, albeit in an infantile, oversimplified way - not today of course, with Bergoglio-Soros at the helm.

In a way, the mind is like that serpent in the depths of the sea, always agitated, unsatisfiable, restless. If it rules you - if you give it total power - you're lost. I don't think most Social Justice Warriors actually lead very happy lives. Being led around by your conscience equals being dominated by a neurotic woman.

The Elite rules by controlling money AND the mind. Now laugh a little at this viral example of "modern man", led around by his conscience.   
 










Comments for "Thinking is an Addiction "

Ava said (January 27, 2016):

I read your newsletter daily. But I find this article somewhat misleading.

The problem, and how the world got into the grips of the cabal, is by NOT thinking.

Blind acceptance, without applying one's own intelligence and observations, is not the same thing as "thinking". Who could believe that an airplane built out of aluminum could fly straight through a skyscraper made of steel? The same goes for how the towers fell. An airplane would not cause them to fall like a controlled demolition. If one stopped to THINK about it, they would question the official story. As indeed many physicists and aeronautical engineers have done and written copiously about it.

People have been programmed to trust in authority -- government, politicians, news readers, published books and newspaper articles. Plus, it seems to be part and parcel of adult human nature: look at The Emperor's New Clothes fairy tale: it took the perception of a child to disclose the truth. Adult humans tend to a herd instinct. Hence the term "sheeple" or blind followers.

We got into the mess we're in because people have not been thinking!

They have also been deprived of information. Important information that enables one to think and draw conclusions contrary to what's doled out by the media and government is deliberately withheld, so that unless one spends what requires a great deal of time and effort doing "off road" research people do not have the information to ascertain false flags, and downright lies. It becomes easy to see through the lies and propaganda once people are alerted to a few simple facts about the true nature of those in charge. That's why this information is hidden.

How do you change the populace so that they start disbelieving rather than believing hook line and sinker everything they are told? They need to be wised up. But children are a whole other matter: they are brainwashed before their critical thinking skills develop.
Public Relations -- a euphemism for propaganda -- is one of the greatest evils of the 20th century because it is the art of deception and manipulation. The PR bible, "Propaganda" was written by Sigmund Freud's nephew. The psychopaths running the world have all the best psychological tools at their disposal to mesmerize and program humanity, and they have used them mercilessly.

In my view we could get out of this mess if only people would stop sleepwalking, wake up, and start THINKING.

Another thing: I have come to distrust any author who gets published on a massive scale, like Tolle. I'm sorry, but nothing gets published unless it contributes to the evil agenda because of who owns the publishing houses. Once awakened, it's a very lonely world indeed.


Susanne said (January 27, 2016):

Re: Thinking is An Addiction

Firstly, I’m so grateful for all the work you have done. I have read your first book and your others are waiting in my book shelves to get to.

I whole heartedly agree that we are constantly being told what and how to think and feel.

But as my Catholic priest says, there is not one person in the whole world that you are going to agree with 100% of the time. So, not having seen the Eckhart Tolle video, I would caution against meditation after having read the Australian New Scientist magazine of 16 May 2015. The article Ommm… aargh!, page 28, stated that "7 per cent of people of meditation retreats experienced profoundly adverse effects, including panic and depression.” “Another reason … is that when you meditate ‘the scum rises to the surface’. … intrusive thoughts and feelings - such as sexual, sad, fearful or violent ones - that may arise rather abruptly when you meditate. … Buddhist texts that explain how individuals who have become enlightened through meditative practice may act amorally if their actions are undertaken in a detached state of mind. Rather than being exceptional, the association between meditation and detached killing became the norm in Japan during the second world war. … People who try meditation and mindfulness should be aware of the whole range of effects associated with these techniques and how they work differently for each of us.”

Again, that you so much for your work and I look forward to reading tomorrow’s article.


FH said (January 26, 2016):

I just finished reading your essay on mind control. It's so heart wrenching to see all the turmoil, discontent, and the tragic dysfunction heaped upon decent God loving people(Americans as a whole, decieved by the crumbling yet powerful elite shit heads) who take the false flag garbage as the total truth. As a native Philadelphian who constantly tries to maneuver the current waterways of evil, misinformation and well, corruption to the core of my nation, I am Henry, confused and broken by what feels like a world of total street theater run by these wicked brainwashed imbeciles. What am I to do amidst a beautiful people (USA) hijacked by a Satanic cabal?

Please pray for us. Please continue your honest evaluations of this complete false flag garbage. And feel free to be still and be filled with our creators protection and love..


M H said (January 26, 2016):

Brings me back to the ancient traditions of the Early church Fathers called Hesychasm.

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Hesychasm

The ancients knew thinking could be dangerous to one's peace of mind. Specifically, the random thoughts that pop into one's mind and create their own narrative.
One of the foremost speakers featured on Public Television is a Dr Amen who labels these progressive random thoughts as ANTS, which result in depression and thwart psychological and physical rehabilitation and lifestyle changes of any kind.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Amen

While ridiculed by some as a "snake oil salesmen", most who listen to him recognize this part of his lectures as truth........proving once again .

There is nothing new under the sun. Just new ways of telling it.


Samuel said (January 26, 2016):

This article on media-enhanced psychological warfare warping our thinking and causing "over-think"about the wrong things is well-taken.

We're relentlessly prodded away from spiritual pursuits and a life of reflection and virtue.

I would add, however, that even the alternative media and overall freedom movement needs to reflect on itself a little.

Namely, I mean that "patriots" tend
to over-think about the bad guys and dark days and avoid solutions. Alex Jones is a case in point and the many that he influences, but it goes way beyond him. How much do we need to know about the bad guys and their nefarious schemes, before we act? Is reading 100 books enough? 1,000? 10,000? If a house is on fire, do we ponder the nature of fire? True, some details and updates are needed to get a good handle on Illuminati tactics, agendas, crimes etc. A degree of careful study will always be necessary, of course.

But when you consider something like Social Credit (www.socred.org or www.michaeljournal.org) which can short-circuit and disarm the controlling bankers' chief weapon--the debt-based money system, the theft and harnessing of the communal capital for the bankers' own wealth and power, etc.--there needs to be a more straightforward pursuit of such a solution, in order to dedicate unified energy to the core problem, rather than patriots shooting their arrows in 10,000 different directions.

That confusion of, and complexity within, the freedom movement is probably partly induced by the powers-that-be. Even the emphasis placed on exposing Jewish control can go too far, since that fixation, regardless of its accuracy, is an easy excuse for well-intended reformers to be tagged and dismissed as anti-Semites. Sometimes, "exposure" is not enough. We need to seek solutions, however fleeting they sometimes seem, with as much focus as we can muster. That is "thinking" that's well-spent. If we correct the financial hold the rulers have on us, we can open new doors to higher levels of personal reflection and leisure time--and that would also buy valuable time to reorient our governing structures and send certain malefactors to prison for gargantuan lengths of time, all very well-deserved.


Magda said (January 26, 2016):


Thanks for the food for thought Henry. Here is are two quotes my a Muslim writer named Yasmin Mogahed that are similar sentiments.

"So for all those, who have spent their life seeking, know that purity of any thing is found at the Source. If it is love that you seek, seek it through God. Every other stream, not based in His love, poisons the one who drinks from it. And the drinker will continue to drink, until the poison all but kills him. He will continue to die more and more inside, until he stops and finds the pure Source of water.

Once you begin to see everything beautiful as only a reflection of God's beauty, you will learn to love in the right way: for His sake. Everything and everyone you love with be for, through and because of Him. The foundation of such love is God. So what you hold onto will no longer be just an unstable feeling, a fleeting emotion. And what you chase will no longer be just a temporary high. What you hold, what you chase, what you love, will be God: the *only* thing stable and constant. Thereafter, everything else will be through Him. Everything you give or take or love or don't love, will be by Him. Not by your nafs. It will be for Him. Not for your nafs/self."


AA said (January 8, 2015):

Thank you so much for the beautiful post.

Just thought I'd share part of a verse from the Quran:

"Surely, in the remembrance of God do hearts find true serenity." (13:28)


Connie said (January 8, 2015):

The part of you that watches your thoughts is the real you, it is your soul. This is what we do in meditation. Yet, while your are watching, you need a yardstick to measure and to evaluate those thoughts. This was hinted at in your Test Pattern with a picture of Christ in the middle. Your soul needs the Truth to anchor it in spiritual reality, to discern which thoughts are worth keeping and which thoughts to chase away. This is what we do in prayer.


Gene said (January 8, 2015):

You are correct about the soul. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is within us, unqualified. That Kingdom of God is the soul and both are spiritual. We know that the spirit controls the physical because God, the spirit, created all of the physical. Our concentration must be to seek and begin to appreciate our soul as the Kingdom of God. Jesus told us how to do that by loving our fellowman and God. All we have to do is heed as best we can the simple instructions of Jesus and everything in our life changes for the good.

I have spent vast amounts of time pondering why we are here and can only come to a simple conclusion that makes sense. God gave us free will so that we would come to him, not because we have to, but because we want to out of love for him. All that we endure seems to point to that conclusion. Without difficulties, we would have no choices to make including choosing God.

Keep up the good work.


John in Hong Kong said (January 8, 2015):

Is it possible that our reality is created by the frequency of energy we put out? I haven't owned a TV in 8 years...I giggle like a monkey when I see one because I SEE the TV as such a potent mind control device especially the new HD TV's. The TV actually REDUCES our frequency.

I think more and more we are going to have separate "reality frequencies" that people will experience during this Shift that is happening. The Illuminati and their "military industrial mickey mouse complex" will blow itself up over time while other people of higher frequency will enjoy love with the farmers and joyous people of the planet. That is my opinion based on observation of what I see "energetically" taking place...


Magda said (January 7, 2015):

Thanks for the food for thought Henry. Here is are two quotes my a Muslim writer named Yasmin Mogahed that are similar sentiments.

"So for all those, who have spent their life seeking, know that purity of any thing is found at the Source. If it is love that you seek, seek it through God. Every other stream, not based in His love, poisons the one who drinks from it. And the drinker will continue to drink, until the poison all but kills him. He will continue to die more and more inside, until he stops and finds the pure Source of water.

Once you begin to see everything beautiful as only a reflection of God’s beauty, you will learn to love in the right way: for His sake. Everything and everyone you love with be for, through and because of Him. The foundation of such love is God. So what you hold onto will no longer be just an unstable feeling, a fleeting emotion. And what you chase will no longer be just a temporary high. What you hold, what you chase, what you love, will be God: the *only* thing stable and constant. Thereafter, everything else will be through Him. Everything you give or take or love or don’t love, will be by Him. Not by your nafs. It will be for Him. Not for your nafs/self.


John G said (January 7, 2015):

As scripture tell us, only the pure in heart will see God. The scholars and the learned are often too wrapped up in their carnal analysis of things. This prevents them from having a pure mind and heart. They always rely on man's interpretation of reality and not God's through the scriptures. To them the Holy Bible is a collection of fables and contradictions that, for the life of them, they just can't grasp. Their beliefs are rooted in science and biology where the soul is absent and can have no place.

If salvation was all about worldly knowledge than only the scholars would have a place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Salvation comes from the consciousness of man's being in relation to God's commands. Their is no better illustration of this than the Parable of The Good Samaritan. The learned Levite priest walks by a wounded man on the side of the road while the lesser and looked down on Samaritan rescues him. Who is the the true pious one here that knows God?

Knowledge by itself never saved anyone's soul but only love through charity can cover a multitude of sins.


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at