Jan Cox Talk 1335

Controlling Attention Can Lead to Expansion

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#1335 – 09/14:
Notes by TK

You must redirect certain energies to do the extraordinary. You must not cling to passing moods of the body or to one pole of polar extremes. The “strange dichotomies” of human life, e.g., psychology theory/therapy as the highest intent/goal of civilization. Yet it is absolutely incompetent to effect same in practice. E.g., rehabilitation of criminal behavior.


The News

94090- 1
ONE DAY ONE MAN CALLED ALL OF HIS ORDINARY THOUGHTS TOGETHER AND SAID TO THEM: “ALL YOU LITTLE GUYS ARE JUST LIKE MY OWN CHILDREN — AND I HATE CHILDREN!”
A VIEWER TELEGRAMS:
“THROUGH YOUR METHODS
I’VE BEEN ABLE TO RUN THE FLEAS FROM MY FEET, STOP,
THEY’RE NOW IN MY EARS, STOP,
No FURTHER HELP NEEDED, STOP,
HAVE GOT THE PICTURE – CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE,
YOURS, STOP.”
FROM AMIDST THE CROWD A VOICE WAS HEARD TO REMARK: “MY, WHAT A LOVELY PAIR.”, AND FOURTEEN WOMEN STOOD STRAIGHTER AND BEAMED!,
WHILE ONE THOUGHTFUL LOOKING GENT CAUSED THE FRONT OF HIS HEAD TO SLIGHTLY BOW IN RECOGNITION OF THE PERCEIVED COMPLIMENT.
AND ANOTHER VIEWER TELEGRAMS: “PLEASE STOP.”
94090- 2
FROM A SLIGHTLY SHIFTED POSITION, MAN CAN BE SEEN AS COMPOSED OF:
THE CREATIVE,
THE CRITICS,
THE VANDALS,
AND THE PARASITES.
* * *
LITERARY UPDATE: EARTH
FIRST COME THE CLASSICS, THEN, THE NEO-CLASSICS,
WHICH ARE LATER REVISED AND CORRECTED SO AS TO BE OF SUITABLE USE BY ALL.
.(THIS IS ALSO A CONDENSED HISTORY OF: THE PROGRESS OF MYTHS.)
* * *
AND NOW: A USEFUL THING To REMEMBER:
THE SIMPLE DON’T LIKE TO BE — BOTHERED.
94090- 3
SARCASM, IRONY, & SATIRE: WHAT THE ROUTINELY SOPHISTICATED RESORT TO WHEN THEY’RE OUT OF INTELLECTUAL ENERGY.
A VIEWER WRITES:
“You COULD BE A LOT MORE POPULAR IF YOU’D COME UP WITH A CLEVER, IDENTIFYING SLOGAN.”
THE IDEA OF “AWAKENING TO SOME HIGHER STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS”
SOUNDS STRANGE TO MOST MEN SINCE THEY’RE GENERALLY UNAWARE THEY PRESENTLY DOZE,
THE INTERFERENCE TO PHYSICAL HEALING CAUSED BY CONTINUING TO PICK AT A SORE PALES IN COMPARISON TO WHAT OCCURS INTELLECTUALLY As REGARDS SIMILAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO IGNORANCE.
94090- 4
FROM OUR: COSMOPOLITAN DICTIONARY
POLITICAL COMMENTARY: ARMADILLOS CRITICIZING THE INTELLECTUAL DEPTH OF POSSUMS.
* * *
AND FROM OUR: IN-HOUSE HANDBOOK
TO CONTROL YOUR ATTENTION MAKES IT MORE LIKELY TO SOME DAY — EXPAND IT.
* * *
AND THIS FROM OUR: CITY SAFETY GUIDE
THE SIMPLE HAVE BUILT-IN, “SELF-PROTECTION”.
* * *
94090- 5
THOUGHT ONE GUY:
“IF YOU FEND GOSSIP INTERESTING IT SHOWS HOW ‘NOT’ YOU ARE.”
ORDINARY HEROES REST ON PERSONAL ANECDOTES, EXTRAORDINARY ONES, ON UNDERSTANDING,
QUESTION: WHY WOULD AN INTELLIGENT MAN EVER THROW A GOOD FRIEND AWAY? QUESTION: WHY DO MEN FORGET THAT THEY COULD ORIGINALLY THINK?
FACT: YES, THE MYSTICAL IS NOT, “STRANGE” — IT IS SUPER STRANGE! —
IN THAT NO ONE ELSE – NOR THE STORIES OF THEIR LIVES — CAN TELL YOU WHAT IT IS.
94090- 6
THE SAME JUICE THAT HOLDS LIFE TOGETHER HELPS KEEP MENS’ THOUGHTS APART.
THE SPEAKER EXPLAINED: “THEORIES EXPLAIN NOTHING BUT OTHER THEORIES AND WITHOUT WORDS THERE’D BE NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.”
THE BILLBOARD PROCLAIMED: “IN A LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE,
ALL DEFINITIONS ARE IMAGINARY, …ADEQUATE PERHAPS,
BUT IMAGINARY JUST THE SAME.”
94090- 7
THE ORDINARY WILL REACT DEFENSIVELY AT THE VERY HINT THAT THEY MIGHT BE, WHILE THE MORE COMPLEX HAVE NOTHING TO DEFEND.
MUSED ONE GUY:
“WHAT’S THE SENSE IN GETTING SICK IF YOU’RE JUST GONNA DIE!?”
MENTAL EXHAUSTION: THE SIMPLE PASS GAS,
WHERE OTHERS WRITE SONATAS.
THE “MYSTERY OF LIFE” REMAINS SECRET BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS
THE SIMPLE “GET” SICK WHILE ONLY THE MORE COMPLEX CAN MAKE THEMSELVES SO.
94090- 8
A FATHER, WHILST DISCUSSING CERTAIN MATTERS WITH HIS SON,
ONE DAY RELATED THE FOLLOWING:
“LONG HAVE MEN ASKED THEMSELVES:’WHAT IS THE LIGHT OF MAN?’,
AND FROM THE PRIMITIVES BELIEVING, ‘THE SUN.’,
To THE MORE SOPHISTICATED PROCLAIMING/THE
FEW MEN RECOGNIZE THAT THE TRUE LIGHT OF MAN IS LIFE ITSELF —
— AND WITHOUT THIS UNDERSTANDING ARE LEFT FOREVER ASKING SUCH QUESTIONS.”
ON A CERTAIN PLANET, FAR, FAR AWAY,
A CERTAIN PEOPLE ABANDONED ALL INTEREST IN TREASURE MAPS
AFTER CONCLUDING THAT NOTHING OF ANY VALUE IS EVER — OUT THERE, SOME WHERE.
AND THE FATHER RETURNED TO HIS CONVERSATION WITH THE BOY BY ADDING: “YOU SEE, THE PROPER PURPOSE OF A MYTH IS NOT TO MAKE THE READER, LOOK-AT-THE-BOOK FROM WHICH IT CAME — NAY,
BUT TO TURN HIS ATTENTION IN ANOTHER DIRECTION ENTIRELY.”
94090- 9
FOUR TOPICS
MENTAL HEALTH: You CAN’T BE DEPRESSED UNLESS YOU TAKE ORDINARY LIFE SERIOUSLY, FASHION: You WEAR WHATEVER GENES LIFE OUTFITS YOU IN,
TKS: THE STRUGGLE TO GET OUT OF YOUR CLOTHES,
THE PAY OFF: IT IS POSSIBLE.
SOME TRAVEL NEWS
LIFE NORMALLY WON’T “LET YOU GO”,
BUT IF YOU MAKE SUFFICIENT EFFORT OF A CERTAIN SORT A STRANGE THING CAN OCCUR: You CAN “SLIP AWAY” AND LIFE NEVER NOTICE.
MEDICAL NEWS ON THE NEURAL FRONT
HEALTH CAN BE A HOBBY,
IF YOU’RE WANTING TO SURVIVE, BUT SOMETHING MORE IS NEEDED, IF INSTEAD YOU WANT TO THRIVE,
AND FINALLY: ONE MAN’S URBAN RHYME
“I’M LIVING HERE WITH MARY, I’M LIVING WITH THE LAMB, I’M LIVING IN MY STANDARD GOO, I’M STUCK HERE IN THIS TOWN.”
…AND, (ADD I): LET US SLIP AWAY WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME.