Forcing myself to do chores I hate is an exercise in self mastery. My small ‘s’ self is writhing in agony as it is forced to do something that is tedious. Disciplining the lazy lout within and doing the chores well is the exercise.
HenryMakow.com – Aug 4, 2022
Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be The Whole Of The Law
— This is the satanist mantra enunciated by Aleister Crowley.
Satanists advocate the indulgence of our most primitive and perverse instincts and desires. This is the small s “self” — the devil’s voice in our heads, our ordinary selves, our egos unchecked by the big S self, the soul connected to the Moral and Spiritual Order, i.e. God. The world today is unleashing this primitive self. As man descends in terms of Self respect, Satanism ascends.
Self-mastery is about recognizing and overcoming your ordinary self. It ‘s very difficult but it’s the key to happiness. I shouldn’t be giving this lesson as I still have not mastered self-mastery.
Self Mastery is the Key to Everything
by Henry Makow PhD — Updated from Oct 29, 2021
My ordinary self is a churlish creature.
Synonyms for churlish include boorish, crude, selfish, base, curt, lazy, loutish and miserly. Add charmless.
I call him “Uncool Henry.”
My higher, real Self — “Cool Henry” — is engaged in a constant effort to civilize and control this brute and make him presentable.
Yes, we have two selves. The first is the lout who wants the world to make him feel good. This is the voice in our heads.
Our thoughts are mostly devoted to getting or losing something: security, money, sex, power, recognition, love — all of which make us feel temporarily good when we have them.
Want to know how to make people like you? Make them feel good. Isn’t that what we want from other people?
Yet most of us are pretty inept when it comes to this. It requires effort, self mastery.
The key is recognizing that we are not the voice in our heads. That belongs to the monkey mind in the material world.
We must recognize and unmask this slippery rascal who easily assumes our identity.
How can we tackle what we can’t recognize?
For example, my ordinary self is Lazy.
This is the brute talking. He must be whipped into line.
My brute is also very impatient. He tweets something and immediately wants “likes.”
Overcoming my impatience is self-mastery.
He is always in a hurry. Whatever he does, he feels there’s something more important he should be doing.
He is always stepping on my heels.