Actualism Method

The actualism method aims to mimic the perfection experienced in a Pure Consciousness Experience1 by dedicating2 to being in a good mood3 each and every moment4 (see Actualism HOWTO), until the moment dawns wherein that perfection becomes the de facto mode of experiencing (i.e., one becomes actually free5).

See also: Actualism Mistakes and Social Conditioning.

This part of the site represents the ongoing distillation of my understanding of how all of this works as I continue to succeed at practicing actualism6.

  1. If one cannot recall or has not had a Pure Consciousness Experiece, they can instead opt for the near-purity of the sincerity which inheres in naiveté.

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  2. Dedicate to feeling good

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  3. Why? Because it is much easier to stay in a good mood (preferably a happy mood, of course) than claw one’s way back up to feeling good, again and again, after having habitually reverted to one’s type.

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  4. Here’s how that part of the method is officially described:

    RICHARD: It is important to comprehend that the aim, the goal, of actualism practice is the enjoyment and appreciation of being alive right now – at this very moment of being alive and not indefinitely postponed off into some indeterminate future. –This Moment Of Being Alive

    And, it is possible to feel good each and every moment because We choose how we feel.

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  5. Becoming free means becoming free of malice and sorrow, and does not necessarily mean changing one’s lifestyle (cf. Richard’s Lifestyle).

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  6. I keep a more verbose version of these notes, in the context of personal life events, in my private Zettelkasten. See Use Zettelkasten for personal reflection.

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