Jan Cox Talk 1252

To Never See What Is Possible–Is to Forever Be Captive of the Impossible

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#1252 – 03/04/1994
Notes by TK

Is the extraordinary possible? To believe your life is “out of my control” (even if true) is to remain ordinary. The de facto impossibility of change is irrelevant to a Mystic.


The News

And now, revealed for the very first time on this planet —
the original, true story of: “The Truth.” Once, the truth
existed, but to “hide” itself, it made man begin debating its
existence.

***

And now for the latest version of the “True Story Of The
Truth”: We, (speaking for man), are now beyond — “Mere Truth.”

***

To be satisfied is to be dumb, to be dumb is to be
satisfied; what could be fairer than that!? …Even if you’re
too dumb to realize it!?

***

The instructer opened the class by announcing the day’s
topic, “Cosmology Explained: Crudely — Yet Correctly”: your
brain, the sun, your persona, earth, your mind, the moon.” And a
boy in the back said: “But Professor, what about the oceans!?
You didn’t account for them!?” “Okay — man wets his pants.”

***

Homeowner’s News
We all live in our genes, and some favor one room over
another. The reason penthouses cost more than basement
apartments is that they’re closer to tomorrow.

***

One man’s latest conspiratorial theory: “It is the
publically serious who control our cities, while it is the back
stage greedy who insouciantly control the publically serious.”
This particular man insists that he is “really on to something”
this time.

***

Mostly, wherever he drove, this one man carried along
someone else with him in the trunk. Then, after better learning
local highway conditions, he put himself back there — and closed
the lid — air tight.

***

To believe that, “Life is out of my hands,” (even if
true), is to be ordinary. To believe that, “Life is out of my
hands,” (even if true), is to be religious. To believe that,
“Life is out of my hands,” (even if so), is to be forever
fearful. To believe that, “Life is out of my hands,” is to live
in a self-consuming, incendiary daze, that distracts the mind,
and blinds the eye, so that one looks always “over here,” or,
“over there,” but never head-on at life as it is. All of this,
and more-woe-be-so, when a man accepts the idea that, “Life is
out of my hands, and beyond my control.” And, as so far as is
applicable and useful to the few — its veracity is totally
irrelevant.

…..What is a true mythical hero if not he who will
relentlessly press onward regardless of what the story-tellers
say are the impossible circumstances!?

…..To never see what IS possible — is to forever be captive
of the IMpossible.

***

Fact, Notice, Attention, Heads-Up, and Watch-It
Those who need an apologist need a helluva lot more than
an apologist.

…..”Daddy, why does he sometimes use the singular when he
makes statements like this, and other times uses the plural?”

***

City Psychology Skinned & Fried
“Making peace with yourself” does seem like the least one
can do — inasmuch as it was never otherwise.

…..And a rapid-fire viewer quickly replies: “Ah hah! But
only recently you yourself described the human mind as a, ‘wound
never intended to heal.’ Explain yourself!” I will: An
unhealing wound is always well, a constant complaint, a sigh of
acceptance.

…..”Hey, Drango — deep fry ME one of them couch-crouchin’
wildcats.”

***

Those who seek for voices — hear voices, and those who
search for signs — see signs; but the few who wish to view the
unbiased edge of the universe — without the aid of extrinsic
equipment — well, people like that don’t need no shit like
“signs.”

…..After life originally looked man dead-in-the-eye, and man
blinked and turned away, man then began to refer, (in
retrospect), to “plain reality” by such names as “God,” and, “The
Creator,” and, “The Absolute,” (and so on), but the particular
name is of no importance. The operational significance simply is
that life was given a name by man, and thus moved a step away
from his awareness.

***
The Origins And Subsequent Evolution Of What We Now Call:
“Philosophy”: The philosophy of a Dieter’s Society is different
from that of a Pizza Maker’s Convention.

…..And now this motoring feature: “Used Cars: Used — or
Abused!?” Men with important titles and positions are a serious
lot.

***

There are a people of another land who hold this idea:
“A more conscious man has no mind of his own — but has the mind
of everyone.”

***

Declares one man: “I fear nothing imaginary, save my own
stupidity and self-righteousness.”

…..”Ms. Bottlemeyer, should I file this one under, ‘Adult
Fairy Tales’?”

***

One man’s theory of how to maintain good, verbal health:
“Gargle in your own mental sweat.”

…..And now: A brief, refreshing interlude:
“Oh Daddy Daddy,
Hear the dead men say,
That the AMA has made their day.”

“Now watch it there Son,
Don’t chu go too far,
Or we’ll be dancin’ with members of the bar.”

“Fear not, Pa Pa,
Let your tongue run free,
Cause those dumb as us have immunity.”

…..Don’t forget now: Three times a day — gargle thoroughly
with your own mental sweat. And careful not to confuse the
words, ‘dumb,’ & ‘forthright.’

…..The inspirational speaker concluded his speech with this
inspiring thought: “Remember: To make eggs — you gotta break
some chickens.”

***

Another way you can tell that you’re really interested
in such-as-this is that not only can you not explain why you are,
but you’ve lost all interest in trying to.

***
And now, another episode of “If”: If a more conscious
person hated anything, it’d be the dead. …(And [IF, you don’t
understand it] nothing is deader than the past.)

***

Some myth makers in another solar system were talking and
fell into discussing just what was the foremost ingredient in
becoming a god, and one of them said: “The main requirement is
to have unlimited power.” But another countered: “No, the first
thing you need is supreme wisdom.” And a third voice injected:
“No, the first thing you’ve gotta have is a name.” And they all
immediately realized the validity of his observation.

***

And Brief Dip Into Our Dictionary
History: The failing attempt to remember.

***

More Poetry Regarding The Dual Citizenship Of Man
Men with small brains,
Will go to great pains,
To dress in the latest of style.

Those with small minds,
Must bust their behinds,
To run and compete with the pros.

Eyes glued to the ball,
Can in fact, make you fall,
If the game being played’s not your own.

While birth is the scheme,
That chooses your team,
Some later — “Free Agency” — shout!

….. Additional Verse That May Make It Worse
They spotted the ball on the forty yard line,
As adrenaline dribble, I wiped from my mind,
A team on the right — and one on the left,
Both pressure above — and below, I felt.
Remember boys & girls: A hobby’s no longer a hobby — if
you take it seriously.

***

His take on one important subject, one man describes
thusly-wusly: “The primo aspect of being a verbal creature
amidst a civilized collection of others similarly structured is
in having a forum wherein one is able to publicly whine with an
audience.”
***

Flash! After trying this kinda stuff for a while, one
person’s mind began to — work differently. So — watch it!

***

The Great Transcendental Duck in charge of one city one day
said to its people: “I, (speaking allegorically), ‘feel sorry
for’ all of you who can only judge your pleasure in ‘being alive’
by your measuring of ‘success’ of the kind visible to others.”

***

Now back to our “Electronic Classromm Of The Air” for this
literary definition: Writing: Comparing one word with another.

…..Now over to our Visiting Professor For The Day for his
comment regarding Criticism: “Those who can, cook — and those
who can’t, throw up.”

…..”Daddy is that why so many men …” “Yes son, why so many
men wear shoes.”

***

The ordinary like to praise their own, write biographies,
give awards, erect statues, and the like. They like to praise
their own — for what else do they sense!?

***

A viewer sends in this question to our show: “Dear Sir:
Mine is a two-parter. First let me ask: If people did not take
routine life so seriously, would stuff like you do still exist?
And secondly: If stuff like you do was really serious, would it
continue to exist? Sincerely,” etc.

***

…Now an update in the score of a game we covered for you
earlier this evening over in the Collective League between those
dressed as hormones, and those made up as neurons: A hobby’s no
longer a hobby — once it becomes a “team sport.”

***

At the local level, the distinction between the objective and
the subjective is the same as between a dry spot of beach and an
incoming wave.

***

One day one part of one man’s brain pondered: “Why would a
more conscious man tell anybody anything!?!” For which the rest
of him had no reply.

…..One day one boy in the back of the garage mused: “If you
built a limo long enough — long enough that when it went around
a corner it would meet its own rear end — if you built one that
long, then who would drive, and what would be the minimal rental
hours?”

…..One day a new man in town got a new job at a mirror
factory, but on the way to work his first day, some strangers in
a long limousine whizzed by him and stole all his consciousness.

***

Man’s Mental Perceptions As An Unstable Klein Bottle
First man says: “Whenever I use a shampoo I get a headache.”
And the next man says: “Every time I eat fish I develop
dandruff.”

***

One man decided that each and every day he’d make at least one
really dumb, embarassing blunder just so’s to remind himself of
his own fallible humanity. …(Truth was — this wasn’t actually
necessary.)

***

Run It By Me Again, Won’t You Waldo
Giving this kind of stuff a name and structure tends to make
it less of this real kind of stuff.

***

The Perennial Stumbling Block Of A Question: “How Cometh
Homa Sapien To Be Supreme Amongst All Creatures,” Finally
Unstumped
Were it not for our big toe, man would not be where he is
today. …”Vera, does he man the big toe of our foot, or of our
mind?” “Dammit Dewey, do ah have to answer ever damn question in
the world for you!”

***

Awareness with no internal resistance comes awfully close to
real consciousness.

…..”That’s indeed correct, Sir Malcolm, but so does a snake on
a bus with a shoulder shawl.”

…..”My god, Cardinal Lazlow! Do you realize what this means!?
It means that everything means everything else!”

…..”Hiss, hiss, Madam, but is this seat already taken? …”
***

Query: What is required to be of continuing sound, and normal
mind? The ability to totally turn your back on the obvious.

***

One man had his own electronic cooking show — but it wasn’t
on tv, and it wasn’t about food.

***

A boy asked his father: “Why is all of the truly important
knowledge man has always in allegorical form?” And the elder
replied: “The answer to that question is IN that question.”
…(As all of you should know by now!)

…..And now: The Hog Prices: If repetition is the “answer,”
then where do all the questions keep coming, keep coming, keep
coming from — !?!

***

According to an unconfirmed rumor currently circulating, the driver
of a local Greyhound recently stopped in the middle of a highway,
and announced to all on board: “You might as well shut up and
quit whining — every bozo on this bus in a ‘victim.'”

***

Those, (as part of the original Mother Myth), who did not
blink and turn away when confronted, eye-to-eye with life, and
who did not forget the secret that everyone once knew, those men,
after they begin to reall and re-see it all, and begin to become
their own mythical knight, must then never retreat, or excuse
themselves for a living hero, once dead — cannot be revived.

***

One father’s advice to his son: “Never deal in even numbers.”

***

As he sailed the pond, the dragonfly thought: “What is it
like to be a frog, more conscious — yet still in the mud!?”
While on the street, in the ice cream truck, the cold asked
itself: “What is it like to be a popsicle, out on your own, out
on the run.”

***

After having one of “those” kind of years, a boy asked his
mother: “Just how much can you regret something!?!” To which
she replied: “A lot! If you remember it.”
…..A gentleman viewer writes in to say that if they ever come
up with a form of, “intellectual eroticism” then he’d consider
taking up thinking.

….. And now: Professor Winslow’s Latest Theory
The ending of everything is the beginning of something else.
…And the frustrated boy mentioned above retorts: “You’re just
saying that to make me feel better.” And Dr. Winslow responds by
mooning the lad.
Moral …Maybe:
All’s well that goes to hell.

***

A Tip To Help You Stay Alert Once You’ve Permanently Taken
Over Your Own Driving Duties
A man with three eyes CAN’T take a nap.

***

A Trade Secret To Being Human …and Ordinary
If you want people to really feel sorry for you — just tell
’em what kind guy you really are!

***

Throughout the city rang the message: “Words are magic!” And
a boy asked his father: “Is that true?” And the man replied:
“Yes — if you’re a dunce.”

***

Even while home, some secrets can be “slipped through the
door,” if your receptor is a “consciousness-at-ease.”

***

There are two main reasons that many people have a “small”
opinion of themselves: One is, that they have a lot to have a
small opinion of, and the other is, that that’s all they’re
capable of.

***

The condemned man in the next cell was heard to say: “I don’t
mind so much the dying, as I do the dying before I actually ever
lived.”

…..Note to those keeping a Viewer’s Diary: This was not a
philosophical, or allegorical comment, but a plain physical
observation regarding neural development.

***

In the city everyone’s an expert since there’s nothing to be
an expert about.
***

The personal standard of one knight was: “He who needs help
— needs help!”

…..Being uncertain, weak, wounded, or lost, is one thing —
admitting you are — something else entirely.

***

And now — another useful “Viewer’s Tip”: How Not To Get A
Cult Going: Get a bunch of people together, and tell ’em how
life actually works.

***

Another way of — Yes! “Looking At It”: Being more
conscious will not permanently keep you from ever being stupid
again — it just keeps you from enjoying it.

***

“Truth & Honesty” are only important to sincere people; the
sincere are serious; serious people believe themselves singularly
important, thus — “serious people,” and “truth-&-honesty are the
same thing — and double thus, of no particular importance.
…(And if you don’t agree with this — tell a lie, and steal a
turnip.)

…..The featured guest at this month’s meeting, walked to the
podium and said: “The subject for my speech tonight is:
‘Linguistics And Reality’ — about which I have nothing to say,”
and left.

***

….and just arrived, your: Birthday Definition: Being
alive: Being on the verge of really — Being Alive.

***

Hey viewers! Lighten up! It’s really pretty simple: If you
can “think-without-thinking-about-it” — you can do this.

…..And somewhere, a young boy thought: “You know, if I was my
father, I guess I’d be serious too!”

…..And somewhere else, a non-standard viewer suddenly wonders:
“Is someone who just listens to stuff like this like a de-clawed
cat who still can’t sing!?”

…..And further on — out — somewhere else, another lad mused:
“You know, if I’as as dumb as I used to be, I’d still be serious
too.”
***

This-Kinda-Stuff redefined again — (for not the last time):
This kinda stuff is the answer to the question no one knows how
to ask yet.

***

A man wondered: “Can just being continually exposed to
hearing life being continually exposed eventually cause you to
become more conscious?” Such men should ask themselves: “Do
cats constantly privy to birds finally begin to cheep!?”

…..A man with no relentless force of will and unconditional
intention is like a knight with no horse …not even an imaginary
horse …which is the only kind possible — in that knights
themselves are mythical. What should be grasped from this is
that normal notions of “real & imaginary,” and of what is
“possible,” and what is not, are far beneath the pragmatic
dignity of a living, functioning hero.

***

Beyond all mutterings regarding the “mundane & divine,” past
all debates over “pantheism & monism,” transcending all questions
of “change & stagnation” is the understanding that: “Life is
alive,” which explains it all.