About Sarah Tirri

My name is Sarah; I am the observer and participant of a life that I had chosen prior to being born. I did not know I had chosen the terms and conditions of this lifetime; things would have been a lot easier if I had.

I am now an American citizen, but I was born and raised in England. The great wonder of life that characterizes the countenance of most children was not something I possessed. I was a sulky brooding child, and I was bored most of the time. I hated school, thus I have no formal education. I am neither proud of this nor upset by it. 

I was fifteen when I walked out of school for the last time. I disliked most of my teachers. I thought they were just like every other human being I had come across; they were just trudging their way through life and hating themselves because they knew they were not living up to all their job demanded. Imagine being a crappy teacher and knowing it. To some extent, many of us are in the same boat. We are not all we could be and we know it.

It wasn’t just my teachers I had a hard time with; my parents were floundering because life had somehow got to them too. Because I was just a kid living in an adult-perpetuated reality, I had little choice but to watch the pantomime my parents dragged me through. I emancipated myself at the age of sixteen. I did look back, but only once or twice. 
Sarah Tirri
I have only met three truly happy people in my life, three. But I have met hundreds of thousands of people in total. Only three of them were happy. Just three. Am I the only one who thinks this is really odd? I understood that this irksome fact might very well eat away at me until I understood the cause. I then began to refocus my attention in a certain area: The “Being” that supposedly created us all:

Every idea that has ever been built around the notion of God and what he did captivated my attention for many years, and still does. By extracting every spiritual idea I came across, from whatever context they were nestled, I soon had a nice little stockpile at my disposal. I then began building my own belief system, based on this one principle. God is either a God of Magnificence, or He isn’t. There is no in-between.

God either did a great job when creating human reality or he didn’t. There is no in-between, and if there is, that would make Him just a mediocre magician and that is a very dangerous belief to possess. If you believe God did a mediocre job when creating human reality, what you will manifest in life will likely be mediocre too.
When your belief system works for you, you have all the evidence you will need to confirm you are on the right track. If you understand the premise of your existence, getting on the right track is not too difficult.

When you are on the right track, spiritual happiness is possible in a way that it wouldn’t be if ones belief system is confined by the gross and limiting dogmas of tradition. (Sidestep any belief system that downgrades God’s potential magnificence because your faith is very weak.)

Without (intellectually coherent) faith in which to orient yourself properly in this world, you do not stand much of a chance at the type of happiness you might have read about in mystical literature. You’ll get through life, you might even stumble on bits of pleasure here and there, after which locating another source of pleasure becomes an ongoing pursuit, and a very draining one. When you have the premise of your existence wrong, how can it be any other way?
I believe (in an evolutionary sense) upgrading your current belief system is an advantage so supreme, that I can’t think of any other pursuit that will improve the conditions of your life more dramatically.

The purpose of this blog is to post ideas, quotes, articles, essays and videos in order that I can present you with certain philosophical ideas and perspectives that you might not have yet considered…

English novelist and social historian T. H. White said…

"There was just such a man when I was young—an Austrian who invented a new way of life and convinced himself that he was the chap to make it work. He tried to impose his reformation by the sword, and plunged the civilized world into misery and chaos. But the thing which this fellow had overlooked, my friend, was that he had a predecessor in the reformation business, called Jesus Christ. Perhaps we may assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people. But the odd thing is that Jesus did not turn the disciples into storm troopers, burn down the Temple at Jerusalem, and fix the blame on Pontius Pilate. On the contrary, he made it clear that the business of the philosopher was to make ideas available, and not to impose them on people."

T.H. White

I have spent nearly twenty years, and I consider them well spent, looking and abstracting various ways of perceiving God and amalgamating my findings into what for me is a workable cohesive system by which I can live my life by. Hopefully the place I have arrived at: glimpses and extended bouts of moment-by-moment freedom from the mental bondage that drags a human down. Hopefully finding these internal breathing spaces won’t take you as long to attain as it did me.

If you have a question, or would like to debate or discuss any of the themes I outlined above, I will post your question and my answer. Either way, I will reply.

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Sam Harris, “I don’t want to be wrong a moment longer than I have to be.” I couldn’t agree with him more and my worldview is malleable and open to change or even an overhaul if the idea I am presented with fits into this one principle. God is either a God of Magnificence or He isn’t. I believe He is. I believe God’s plan for the entire human race, here and now, and in the afterlife, whatever that might entail, is magnificent to the highest degree imaginable. The pitfalls of believing the contrary are on display everywhere, and they are not pretty.

You can reach me at tirrithoughts@gmail.com  
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