People are not what they think they are, but what they think … they are. Your individual awareness is like a body, and most people are down right anorexic on this level.
We don’t act only when the body acts. That’s not when an event begins and we are not the product of events that we have experienced. We are the producer of our experience. Your actions start before the event horizon of your body. Your actions are not predestined, but they are pre-chosen. Eventually, you can begin to see the core self. It’s a fluctuation energy, sort of like fire, and the airwaves or air currents moving through your core are what give rise to your impulses. You can control the flue.
“The world is not a problem; the problem is your unawareness” Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (Indian Spiritual leader, 1931-1990)
“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” Billie Jean King (American Tennis Player b.1943)
“Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.” Shoshana Zuboff
Individual awareness. Most people usually have a pretty firm conviction that they have it, but if you ask them who they are, can they list anything other than a set of relationships or activities? I’m a wife, a daughter, a sister… No, I guess you can’t. People even fight to establish their individuality in the face of these circumstances. They resent being the wife or husband, sister or brother. They resent what it supposedly means about them. Parents typically express shame at the behaviour of their children, something they themselves didn’t personally do. Even the loner is alone because they… Seek More
Have you much experience of yourself when you aren’t doing anything? If so, what is that like for you? I think a lot. Thinking counts as doing something so it blocks out individual awareness. Does the self go away when you aren’t busy being yourself? When I’m not doing anything? I think even when I’m dead, I’m doing something. My soul is floating about somewhere. You are being something or you are doing something. They don’t differ functionally, but they do differ organizationally and have long term functional impact. My teacher told us to sit and watch strong emotions, so I did… Seek More
Everyone familiar at least in passing with biofeedback? It’s using the mind to alter the body functions. People think things happen to them, like sustaining a paper cut. That is something that happened to them, but our mental body dictates what our physical body tells us. They are even training people to use the hologram of the nerves, that would have corresponded to a missing arm, to move a prosthetic arm. Is that like someone saying they caught food poisoning and then you feel sick thinking you also caught something? That does relate to it. Hypochondria. Some people get addicted… Seek More
Your inner awareness establishes what seem like rules. Even the most wild person still has repeating patterns in their lives. They don’t choose these patterns. The patterns come from the matrix of the self, or mind if your prefer. This matrix is configured not by outward pressures, but by principles perhaps unique to it. So “Who am I?” is answered by my actions and not my relationships? Yes, but your actions start before the event horizon of your body. Your actions are not predestined, but they are pre-chosen. Sort of like the principle of karma, but the karmic pattern is… Seek More
Individual consciousness could also be called meta-cognition. Thinking is like the lungs. You can direct them, and they will work on their own. They can also serve as a vector for the induction of foreign substances. Whether that’s wise or not is another matter, but your thinking is a vector for the introduction of half developed energies. Any stimuli is an energy or you can’t have perceived it at all. Mental junk is airborne, but it’s avenues are sound and sight, even taste and touch. All of this will go on without us and has nothing to do with our… Seek More
What rules human behavior? Greed? Fear? Personal needs vs. the pressure of other humans. All kinds of desire. How about emotion? Does the rational mind ever really win out for very long or in any meaningful way? Should it? Not necessarily, though some do think so. You have an inner and an outer awareness. In your outer awareness you can rationally appraise situations, carefully consider choices, and measure the possible consequences of anything. In this process your mind selects for things that are to be treated as significant and other things that are to be disregarded. It’s really fairly binary. Maybe like machine… Seek More
What do people really want in life? Pleasure. Freedom or so they claim. Balance. Security. Health. Freedom for what? Security in what? Health and balance in what? More like “from what”. Ah yes, that is how people think, freedom from things. This is perhaps one of the first broken switches, stuck gates. We live in a world where you can be free from nothing. What can you ever assure yourself you will never experience? All experience is possible ultimately. But if you can identify what you want freedom for, there is a very real chance you can find that. What is it people want to… Seek More
What do your dreams seem like to you? Fuzzy, indistinct. Warnings. Dreams are kind of like little TV shows, some stand out, some are forgotten. They are indeed much like stories, and nothing is ever completely forgotten. Some things are just diffused or generalized. They didn’t have enough of a center to stand out. It’s weird when I get a deja vu during the day, and I realize I am remembering a dream. That is actually one moment of healthy thinking. We need more of them. Your mind tries to reconcile any contradictions, but in the end whatever fits the inner… Seek More
We all have a bit of a problem on our hands don’t we? Seems like we are of two minds about most things, does it not? Ego and inner self? Yes, indeed. Frivolous and serious? Not frivolous. Those words are judgements. How do we determine importance? Importance is arrived at by the outer awareness. That is the function of that part of the mind, to asses and organize our external experience. Importance is judged by experience? Actually, it’s judged by analysis, or haven’t you ignored your experience before? Analysing your experience? No, analyzing information, judging what we believe is going… Seek More
How can we have health? Can someone else give it to us? Doctors can treat us. They can help our health, but only our inner state actually results in health or disease. In fact, what works as a medical assist for one person may threaten another person’s life, but the personal state principle holds true for everyone. People can’t give us health, but they can take it away. Their statements and behavior affect us no matter what we tell ourselves we know about things. Thinking is a communicable disease. What is the cure? Not thinking? Has anyone succeeded in not… Seek More