Acknowledge your life, mate

Af Kim Gørtz

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Talk is just words and if words are not accurate we will always miss the point. Then is it possible to talk about what life is about and how we manage it in the best possible way when there are so many ways to perceive it?


An awareness of life can happen through an insight to our own consciousness but what makes us curious about the fact that life is happening, what life is about and why? In a life acknowledging and sensual moment something will arouse. One can experience a depth and a continuously feeling of generosity that touches base with a stored understanding of how everything is. This realization hits us as hard as only a punch from the philosopher’s stone can hit us. As hard as only a rock thrown at us can do. Rough and merciless and irresistibly pertinent. You are devastated – and brought back to life.


The mission of Kim Gørtz’ second volume of The Trilogy of the Misdirected (Vildfarelsernes trilogi) is to make us realize infinity and to be true to ourselves. But since it is difficult to live our life all by ourselves the book is also about other people. About the mate in our life – in our work life, private life and in our social life as such.


Self-realization is by its very nature primarily about ourselves whereas life awareness is including the awareness of others which makes our observations rather more complex since our and other people’s lives are weaved into each other in a mosaic pattern. It’s about figuring out life together – in clarity, faith and motivation.


The book is about life awareness, human existence, the world around us, delusions of life, being alive, living our lives, experiencing our lives – the entire life. The book has its origins in the wisdom and knowledge of the soul, the singularity, the pain and the hopes from Acknowledge yourself, man (Erkend dig selv, mand) and even though it continues along the path of delusions it is not focused  as much on delusions. The madness that we met in Acknowledge yourself, man has eased and Kim Gørtz is gently – but still with a professional depth – seeking to find out how we as humans are learning to acknowledge our life and existence. The book thus asks a number of questions to reinforce our ability to navigate in life. The stage is set through some Western philosophical principles that help us observe and watch how we live and how our lives unfold. It seeks to clarify our relation to life and explores the circumstances of life and our social behavior.


It is a work and reflection book that helps guide us through the jungle of life, navigate on the ocean of life towards the stars or the waves, through the march of life, on the existential path of ups and downs. It observes all the lies that are kept alive because we are not able to endure the pain within ourselves. It portrays a number of different types of people and allows us to consider how we are doing underneath the dark clouds and the delusions. It’s inspired both by our western philosophical awareness and by the even deeper East Asian wisdom.


Acknowledge your life, mate is Volume 2 in THE TRILOGY OF THE MISDIRECTED that sets out to unveil all that which we never have seen and could not have seen before, that which we knew was there, but which we had forgotten or perhaps even repressed.




The trilogy discusses human life by treating the three processes of identity, life, and death as three separate perspectives:


  • Acknowledge yourself, man (Volume 1) focuses on man’s concern with identity.
  • Acknowledge your life, mate (Volume 2) addresses what it means to live fully and completely integrated – and the way to do that.
  • Acknowledge your death, human being (Volume 3) recommends living with death as the absolute reference point for one’s actions.


Thusly the trilogy explores and substantiates itself by both ordinary and non-ordinary episodes and themes in the life of humanity, and it develops these through a phenomenologically inspired context. The reader is invited thereby in and around by a confusion of words and images that together circumscribe the actual theme of the book at hand. Given this background the reader is also led further in a philosophical dance of thought models and mental structures, as the trilogy seeks to involve the curious in an existential wonder.


By balancing in the crosshairs between the individual and the ordinary plane of experience, the reader is afforded the possibility both to see himself and his life reflected in the text and at the same time to ponder over the nonsensical contra the breakthroughs.


The trilogy is intentionally aimed at delivering its message in a style and language that operates on both banal and complex levels in order to make the subject recognizable. Its primary objective is to take hold of the complex and thereafter to make it easier for the reader; to grasp the easy and reveal the complex depths therein.