Jan Cox Talk 1232

Ordinary Consciousness Is Merely Local Thinking

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#1232 – 01/17
Notes by TK

Ordinary limited consciousness is nothing more than immediate, local thinking.


The News

For those interested in extraordinary human possibilities,
the problem with ordinary institutions, and all organized
attempts there at, is that there is no knowing individual at
their core responsible for them.

***

There is a rhythm to life that is damn-near hypnotic, with
the body, this presents no problem, and can in fact, offer
certain pleasantries, but with the mind! — now there is where an
anxious man finds potential difficulties.

…..”Hey!”, cried out one area of local conditions, “I may be
dumb, but I sure can dance!” — …And yes, he surely could.

…..And a viewer asks: “If you keep on pokin’ around at life,
while still insistin’ that you’re not actually criticizin’ it,
what’s this gonna eventually accomplish!?” Dumb though they be,
some still enjoy watching themselves trip the verbally fantastic.

***

Definition: Civilization: The necessary making of the
simple, sticky.

…..The true, physical origin of man’s dreams of a “lost
paradise” was the initial barren plain of nervous system
consciousness — upon which was subsequently constructed, the
verbal Tower Of Babel, which the ordinary now blame for man’s
loss, but note (sweet Elizabeth) without which man could not have
such dreams. ** “Why, good lord! Holmes — that makes the whole
thing work out just right.” “I know, Watson — ain’t that a
bitch.”

***

The Quiz-master said: “The question was: ‘Is it animal,
vegetable, or mineral?’ And, yes, it was all three because the
correct answer was: ‘Man’! …(And there’ll be extra points for
any of you who said: ‘Man and then some’.)” …[And, oh yeah —
triple “extra-points” for any of you who are “man and then
some”].

***

Speaking in regard to the intellectual end of man’s nervous
system (which is the only area pragmatically pertinent to be
spoken of): A more consciously alert person is a caboose
attempting to run a train. …And don’t scoff, little Elmo — it
can be done — you’re just too dense to see it.

…..According to the ancient traditions of the people of this
one world: “If you act dumb — life’ll leave you alone.”
…..And Now — The Good News:
If you can enjoy being irritated and uneasy, you can enjoy
being civilized and ordinary.
And Now — The Bad News:
“Hey! — what could be worse than that!?”

***

One father told his son, and a viewer asks: “Besides a
father and son, what do you mean when you say ‘a father and his
son’?” And this one father said to his son: “Just because you
understand the nature of human existence doesn’t give you the
right to feel sorry for people.”

…..(If consciousness is son to the father-of-the-mind — then
so is the reverse.)

***

In one certain “hard-nosed” city, that prides itself on
being “straight, and — in your face” and whose civic motto is:
“Let’s Get Right To It,” they have a saying: “You’re either an
artist — or you’re a turd.”

***

And, oh yeah, there is always this: If you’re of ordinary-
mind at least “bad news” will get your attention.

***

During one local celebration of annual “Let’s Be Nice To
Life Day” the mayor made this admission to a small group of
visitors in his office: “I guess you could say that those who
think the least, suffer the least.” And one of the guests mused:
“Should I find that particular piece of info encouraging — or
otherwise!?!…”

…..Meanwhile, over at City College, the dean was just
announcing a new policy, to wit: That you could apply to be an
athlete, or a philosopher — but not both, and meanwhile, over
at City Hospital’s Maternity Ward, the chief of obstetrics made
note that they had already long observed such a protocol.

…..Definition: Human Institutions: The elephant-of-life
letting fleas be its spokespersons.

***

Everybody’s an expert.

***

One city father’s recent notation to his off spring: “If
you cannot make the worse sound better, and the better worse, you
do not possess a fully civilized tongue.”

…..A certain unruly area in one man’s brain, one day slipped
him this message: “You can talk about neurons & thinking all you
want to, but them hormones still push you just about anywhere
they want to.”

…..Points To Ponder
Is it really the proper function of a man’s own mind to make
him feel “uneasy”!?

***

Physics 202: Magnetism: Its Function & Dynamics —
How It Works, Damnit!
Men with no talent are attracted to name tags …and titles.

…..Semi-Animal Husbandry 103:
Alliterations tend to breed.

***

As regards the attempt to do anything extraordinary with
your life — (such as to find out what the hell’s going on with
this thing called “being alive”) the following is a “fact”: All
“organized” efforts along these lines are chump, pseudo — phoney
efforts. ** Oh, and this, by the way, is why, at the outset so
many would-be mystics’ minds tell them: “Okay, now the first
thing we’ve gotta do is get organized — and get a plan!” And
this (may Mister Eckhart’s sister bestow pleasing transcendental
favors upon you) operationally serves to keep most from ever
going any further than that.

…..”Daddy, when I get older, can I become a ‘more conscious’
person?” “Yes son, either that, or you can join the Little
League.” “Wow! — which costs the least?”

***

The Unnoticed Sequence Of How The Life Of Man Unfolds
A man feels the urge to sing, he then finds either a church,
recital hall, or night club that’ll let him, and subsequently
becomes known as having chosen to become that “type” of singer.

***

With some, being sick-of-being-civilized is part of being
civilized.

…..”Yes my boy, we could all learn a lot from life.” “Well
why the hell would anyone want to learn about anything that
they’re already being forced to live!?” “Whoa!, calm down there,
lad, I don’t believe you got the real gist of what I was talking
about.” “Oh, I got it — ‘quite all right’.” “Are you sure?”
“Oh, I’m positive.” “Well…if you’re sure…”
…..With some, being sick-of-being-civilized is part of being
civilized.

***

Routine awareness is like a two legged bird on a wire,
continually hopping from one foot to the other; whereas a freer
form of consciousness would be the bird forever hovering — just
above the line.

***

The More Alert Person’s “Horoscope For The Day”
The planets are still “up there” and you’re still “down
here.” What gives with you anyway, cusp-breath!?

***

Newly Discovered Legend
One day (in what I suppose was an attempt to do something
new) life said to the man-like creatures of this one world:
“Everyone who still doesn’t ‘know-what-they’re-doing’ — raise
your hands.” And every man-jack-of-them raised their little
hands, and life thought: “Well shit! — I didn’t expect that!”
** And a viewer writes: “If you do just ‘make-up’ everything
you talk about, and if life makes us all (including you) up, then
what’s the big deal!?”
And Now: Newly Discovered “Big Deal.”

***

Personal hygiene is to hormones as personal hygiene is to
neurons. …And everybody (alas) is an expert.

***

Local conditions laughed at one man’s efforts and told him:
“Hey, I can run in circles just as long as you can.”

…..But “I say,” is not a headache reminding a head that it is
calling the shots just the teeniest bit redundant!?

***

Letting the mind just run its normal course is not unlike
blindly following a trail of bread crumbs, of unknown origins, to
unspecified destinations.

***

Only the un-original will accept the fact that man can’t be
original.

…..Life asked one man: “Would you prefer to be: Normal,
creative, or weird?” And local conditions on one world whined:
“Don’t you think we’ve already carried that whole bit far
enough!?”

…..Myth: The only way the puppet can help or harm the
puppeteer is by becoming as smart as the puppeteer! — …Which
is not “reasonably possible”…and even if it were — there’s no
way it could hurt the string-puller. “So, my boy — now what’s
your excuse for still wearing that starter jacket from Plagiarism
U.!?”

***

During This Brief “Time Out” You Might Care To Consider This
Other View Of Certain People’s Certain “Non-Standard” Position
Within The General Scheme Of Things:
If you’re “satisfied” you run the risk of being too
satisfied, and if you’re “dissatisfied” there’s always the danger
that you’ll be so dissatisfied that you won’t make effort to move
there from.

…..”Daddy, is this why all famous (And I might add ‘good
looking’) mystics have three legs where others have two, and yet
still feel cheated!?”

***

Another sojourn to that feature that your uncle likes to
call:
Another Ventilator — Another View:
Murder, to some, is the highest form of civilized
entertainment.

…..And someone’s second cousin wonders: “Are we still in the
Land Of Allegory!?…”

***

One man told his tongue — (which sometimes passed as his
son) — “although words are ultimately unimportant, if you are
going to speak — at least be specific.” …(And just like life
wanted, behind his back, his tongue continued to laugh at him.)

…Okay — “Upbeat Historical Legend”:
‘Tis rumored that there were a few knights who managed to
reverse the situation.

…Okay — “Upbeat Current Events”:
‘Tis known that there still are.

***

H.I.G. — How It Goes, How It Goes!
If you take “credit” for some aspect of your personality,
there’s always the danger that they’ll turn “credit” into
“responsibility,” and then there’s the further danger that
they’ll eventually turn “responsibility” into “blame.”

***

Definition: Morality: An attempted “judgement call”
regarding “feeling good” — !?

…..Definition: Love: The attempt to make sex “stand still.”

***

From Our Free Viewer’s Guide, This Tip:
What I say is not a criticism of life, but rather a “telling
on it.”

***

In the grand totality that is the “human experience,” it is
possible for a man to teach others that which he does not
understand, and cannot do — with one — one!, glaring exception!

***

T. & A. Time — I’m Sorry — Q. & A. Time: Question & Answer:
Question: What is worse — worse, worse, worse — than
“stupidity”? Answer-answer: Being a critic of stupidity.

***

Last Thursday, at the College Of Consciousness, Professor
Bentfield told his class: “A more alert man’s relationship to
his mind and routine thinking would be reflective (I suggest) of
Dr. Johnson’s to the words of his day.”

***

Symbolic Logic (101) Reconsidered
Zert: All choice is, possibility. Noof: There is no such
thing as, “possibility.” ** And now — class may, or may not, be
“dismissed”!?!… ** …Oh, but first, for you gritty-eyed
graduate students, a more complex version of an earlier
definition: Fame: Yet another attempt to “freeze-frame” sex.

***

A Succinct History Of Man, The Great Cosmic Nervous System:
The “beginning of the end” commenced when the very first man
said: “Hey, where’s the beginning of this thing?” And someone
else added: “Yeah!, and where’s its end!?”

…..Definition: Local Conditions: Everyone’s “drug of
choice”; always available, and legal in all fifty universes.

….. One fellow, as he studied the cities-of-man, pondered this
question: “Were the alpha-wolves life selected to lead our
civilized packs, chosen for their aggressiveness, their
intelligence, or their obedient stupidity?” …He later had to
remind himself that such thinking ran dangerously close to the
three layered swamp wherein one is inclined to thrash about
wondering whether human existence might either be the subject of
a, willful, intelligent conspiracy, or of an automatic, dumb one,
or if the person engaged in such speculations, might himself
constitute a whole new category of perceptional density.

***

The Matter Of “Hormones/Neurons” Surveyed From A Slightly
Different Angle
If sex organs could talk — what the hell would be left to
say!?!?

***

The Shore — Revisited:
Thought is a flashlight — consciousness, a lighthouse.

***

And now — presented publicly for the first time,
A “Jungle Maxim: Fully Indigenous & Produced By The Animals”:
It rains on hippos and hyenas alike. ** …A game-keeper
notes that using this one as an example could account for the
paucity of known inter-species aphorisms. –(!?)

***

An energy saving tip and fret reducer for you insiders:
Life can’t be made any better. …But, the rest of you out there
shouldn’t let that stop you.

***

One guy told his mind: “Don’t call me — I’ll call you.”
And it said: “But I don’t have a phone.” And he said: “I
know.”

***

A man with a sweater,
In the weather,
May feel better.

A man with a brain,
He can contain,
For damn-sure will!

***