Jan Cox Talk 2390

Look-Away Method

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Condensed News Items = See Below (OCR needs edit)
News Item Gallery = jcap 1999-07-05 (99094) -2390
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The News

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MY NEWS FOR JULY 5, 1999 COPYRIGHT 1999 JAN COX
ONE MAN,(WITH VARIED EXPERIENCE IN THE KIND OF MATTERS OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE SUCH AS US), ONE DAY ASKED HIMSELF:
“WHEN I’M NOT HERE,
WHO IS IT THAT’S LOOKING AFTER THE PLACE?!”
AND NOW: ADDITIONAL NEWS REGARDING MY, “LOOK AWAY” METHOD:
HOW CAN A THING, (CONSCIOUSNESS) LOOK AWAY FROM ITSELF”‘ OR:
WHEN IT DOES “LOOK AWAY”, WHAT IS IT THAT IS DOING THE LOOKING?!
..BUT, NEVER MIND ALL OF THAT FOR THE MOMENT,
LET’S MOVE ON TO SOME MORE CONCRETE NEWS:
CONSCIOUSNESS HAS NO PLACE TO LIVE BUT IN CONSCIOUSNESS: CONSCIOUSNESS HAS NO PLACE IT CAN GO AND MUST STAY WITH ITSELF: CONSCIOUSNESS IS WHERE IT IS AND IS WHERE IT IS
SO STOP EXPECTING SOME DRAMATIC CHANGE IN ITS POSITION.
.NOT ENOUGH OF ALL THAT, LET’S GET TO SOME “HARD NEWS”:
PEOPLE LIKE US ARE PEOPLE WHO UNKNOWINGLY WANT SOMETHING ELSE FOR CONSCIOUSNESS TO DO IN ITS FREE TIME BESIDES DAY DREAM,
AND IMMERSE ITSELF IN THEORETICAL PROBLEM SOLVING.
..HEY, THAT’S ALL WE’RE AFTER IS THAT ASKING TOO MUCH?!
….WELL, MAYBE IT IS,
SO LET’S FORGET ABOUT ALL OF THAT FOR NOW AND GO ON TO SOMETHING ELSE: AHH, HERE’S SOMETHING: SOME GOOD SCIENTIFIC NEWS CONCERNING THE IDEA OF US HAVING A CONSCIOUS SELF AND A NON-CONSCIOUS, “ESSENTIAL ONE”: IT SAYS HERE THAT: WE CANNOT “KNOW” OUR ESSENTIAL SELF,
BUT WE ARE “AWARE” OF IT.
….HUMMMM IS THAT A SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT”‘ WHAT D’YA THINK”‘
…AHH, BUT NEVER MIND WHAT WE”THINK”: LET’S BY GOD, GET DOWN TO SOMETHING REAL, OBJECTIVE AND WITH SOME BLOODY MEAT ON IT,
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OH WAIT, OKAY I’VE FOUND SOMETHING GOOD HERE, (DIG THIS):
A MAN WAS DISCOVERED RECENTLY WHO, (NOW GET A LOAD OF THIS),
A MAN WHO HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY WORKING ON HIS CONSCIOUSNESS,
(OR SO HE BELIEVED),
WORKING TO ACTUALLY CHANGE THE STATE OF HIS CONSCIOUSNESS ”
…PM SORRY, I DIDN’T MEAN TO SPRAY SPITTLE ON YOU, IT’S JUST THAT
I GOT TO LAUGHIN’ SO HARD THERE FOR A MINUTE WHEW!,
OKAY, I’M ALL RIGHT NOW,
LET’S GET BACK AND FINISH THIS ITEM — AH, TO HELL WITH IT, I DON’T NEED TO HEAR ANY MORE — DO YOU?!
OKAY, LET ME SEE WHAT ELSE IS HERE. IIOH, WELL HERE’S SOME
MEDICAL NEWS, (NOTHING LIKE A LITTLE SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
TO GET US BACK ON A SERIOUS TRACK, HUH?!):
SEEMS A MAN WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A TERMINAL ILLNESS,
AND A FRIEND SAW HIM SOME MONTHS LATER, AND SAID TO HIM:
“I AM REALLY ASTONISHED TO SEE YOU: HOW IS IT THAT YOU’RE
STILL ALIVE? — A NEW WONDER DRUG?”,
AND THE MAN SHOOK HIS HEAD “NO.”, AND HIS FRIEND ASKED:
“SOME ALTERNATIVE FORM OF TREATMENT?”, AND THE MAN AGAIN SHOOK
HIS HEAD IN THE NEGATIVE, THEN HIS FRIEND ASKED:”A MIRACLE THEN?!”,
AND STILL THE MAN INDICATED THAT WAS NOT THE CASE, SO HIS FRIEND
PUT IT TO HIM: “OKAY THEN: AFTER RECEIVING A DEATH WARRANT,
HOW IS IT THAT YOU’RE STILL ALIVE?”, AND THE MAN REPLIED:
“I IGNORED IT.”
…HUMMM, YOU KNOW WHAT?, FOR SOME REASON THAT REMINDS ME OF A STORY FROM LAST WEEK IN WHICH A MAN WENT TO A DOCTOR WITH THE COMPLAINT THAT NO MATTER WHERE HE TOUCHED HIMSELF, THE PLACE HURT, AND THE DOCTOR DISCOVERED THAT THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE FINGER WITH WHICH THE MAN WAS TOUCHING HIMSELF
WAS BROKEN,
AND I’LL JUST BE DOUBLE-DAMNED IF I DON’T BELIEVE THAT BOTH OF THESE MEDICAL STORIES ARE SOME HOW RELATED TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A MAN
AND HIS CONSCIOUSNESS’ I DON’T KNOW…MAYBE IT’S JUST ME
WHAT DO YOU THINK’?! COULD IT BE””
WELL, SKIP IT, LET’S TURN TO SOME SPORTS NEWS:
A MAN HAS WON THE WORLD’S PENNANT WHEN HE CAN ASK HIMSELF:
“IF ‘THIS’ IS NOT ME — THEN WHAT IS?!”, AND KNOWS THE ANSWER. …(SHUSH, NOW, DON’T YOU TELL, AND RUIN FOR THE GUYS WHO HAVEN’T COME TO BAT YET.)
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WELL….OKAY, LET’S READ A LETTER FROM A LISTENER:
A LADY IN ELMHERST WRITES:
“YOU RECENTLY NOTED ON. YOUR FINE PROGRAM”, (THANK YOU MADAM),
“THAT IF YOU ASK CONSCIOUSNESS TO LOOK IN THE FUTURE
IT WILL ALWAYS SEE — ‘TROUBLE AHEAD’.
WOULD YOU COMMENT ON THIS FURTHER.
SINCERELY,
A LADY IN ELMHERST.”, (VERY FUNNY, LADY),
OKAY, ANY WAY…YES I WILL:
AS JUST A MODICUM OF OBJECTIVE OBSERVATION WILL CLEARLY REVEAL TO ANYONE: WHEN YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS NOT ENGAGED [N SOME IMMEDIATE, SPECIFIC, “PROBLEM SOLVING” IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY LAPSE INTO DAY DREAMING,
AND IT WILL: COMPLAIN….IT WILL PLOT….IT WILL ENGAGE [N THEORETICAL CHALLENGES & IMAGINARY PROBLEM SOLVING:
CAN YOU HEAR ME MADAM?!,
ALL-IN-ALL: CONSCIOUSNESS JUST LOVES TO BE TROUBLED AND DISTURBED,
SO NO WONDER THAT ITS PREDICTIONS ARE ALWAYS OF A NEGATIVE TONE,
AND MORE THAN THAT,
IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE OUR SORT OF PERSON.
JUST CONSIDER WHAT YOU’RE UP AGAINST IN ANY ATTEMPT TO WEAN CONSCIOUSNESS
FROM SUCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITY.
XXX
JUST AS WHEN MAKING UP YOUR BED YOU MUST BE FORCEFUL AND
UNCOMPROMISING WITH THE COVERS,
SO TOO MUST BE A MAN’S UNDERSTANDING-OF,
AND APPRECIATION-FOR
THE WORK THAT CONSCIOUSNESS DOES.
(AND THOSE WHO DON’T “GET THIS” ARE STILL IN THE BED ASLEEP,
..,OR AT LEAST ON A COUCH, CAT NAPPING.)
A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “DOES RELIGION HAVE MUCH TO TEACH US?”, “NO.”, HE REPLIED, AND THE LAD ASKED: “THEN DOES PHILOSOPHY HAVE MUCH TO TEACH US?”, “NO.”, THE ELDER REPLIED, AND THE BOY ASKED: “DO ANIMALS HAVE MUCH TO TEACH US?”, “NO.”, HIS FATHER REPLIED,
AND THE SON ASKED: “WELL, DOES HISTORY HAVE MUCH TO TEACH US?”
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“MO.”, HIS PATER REPLIED, AND THE LAD ASKED:
“THEN DO OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MUCH TO TEACH US?”, “NO.” THE ELDER
REPLIED, SO FINALLY THE BOY ASKED:”THEN WHAT IS IT THAT WE SHOULD
LOOK TO FOR OUR INSTRUCTION?”, AND HIS FATHER REPLIED BY ASKING:
“WHERE WOULD A BLIND MAN LOOK FOR UNICORNS?”,
AND AS THE BOY WAS PONDERING THIS,
HIS FATHER SLAPPED HIM, GOOD NATUREDLY AND ADDED:
“PLUS, YOU’RE OLD ENOUGH NOW TO STOP USING THAT GOD AWFUL WORD, ‘SHOULD’.”
IF YOU’RE NOT TOO MUCH UNDER THE SWAY OF CONSCIOUSNESS, YOU’RE MOST HAPPY FROM THE NECK DOWN,
BUT IF YOU’RE MORE CIVILIZED THAN NOT, AND YOUR SENSE OF YOURSELF
IS CENTERED PRIMARILY AROUND YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS,
THEN YOU’RE MOST HAPPY FROM THE NECK UP,
BUT,
IF YOU’RE ONE OF THE FEW, (LIKE US),
YOU’RE THE HAPPIEST WHEN YOU’RE THE MOST DOUBTFUL ABOUT YOUR APPARENT
HAPPINESS IN EITHER OF THESE TWO APPARENTLY DISTINCT AND
SEPARATE AREAS,
IN OTHER WORDS: OUR TYPE OF PERSON, WHEN NOT YET FULLY REALIZED
IS REALLY HAPPY ONLY SOMEWHERE IN THE GENERAL NECK AREA, (AND IN CERTAIN
PARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA.)
…AND JUST IN CASE YOU THOUGHT YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT, TRY THIS: CONSCIOUSNESS USES METAPHORS AND ALLEGORIES
NOT IN AN ATTEMPT TO BE MORE REVEALING, BUT RATHER TO TRY AND DIVERT ATTENTION AWAY FROM ITSELF
TO HELP “HIDE” ITS,
“DIRTY LITTLE SECRET”.
XXX
A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER: “I HEARD A GUY DESCRIBE MAN’S GENERAL, INNER-HEAD-CONDITION AS BEING: ‘LOST IN CONSCIOUSNESS’,
BUT WOULDN’T IT BE MORE ACCURATE TO THINK OF THE SITUATION AS ONE OF: ‘CONSCIOUSNESS BEING LOST IN ITSELF’?!” AND THE OLD MAN REALIZED THAT THE BOY HAD REACHED A POINT OF NOW BEING ABLE TO EXPRESS IN WORDS,
REALITIES THAT DO IN. FACT, DEFY LOGICAL DESCRIPTION,
WHAT ABILITY COULD THERE BE,
MORE HEARTENING TN A SON TO SEE?!.
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…BUT – JEEZE!, DON’T GET ALL SENTIMENTAL ON ME —
LET’S DIP BACK INTO THE OLD MAIL BAG.
HERE’S A POST CARD FROM SOMEONE WHO SAYS: “ON A RECENT PROGRAM
YOU SAID THAT: ‘FOOD IS MOOD”, AND THAT TABASCO SAUCE HAS MORE TO DO WITH A MAN’S STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAN ALL THE WORDS EVER UTTERED BY ALL THE WORLD’S MYSTICS. (I JUST KNOW I’LL REGRET THIS, BUT):
WOULD YOU COMMENT ON THAT FURTHER. YOURS”, ETC.,
OKAY, ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT.
JUST CONSIDER AS A SLIGHT INDICATION OF THE INFLUENCE, THE IMPORTANCE, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS ON A MAN THE FACT THAT AT ALL TIMES, HIS DIGESTION HAS MORE.
…IT’S NOT EVEN A CONTEST.
FOOD IS MOOD, AND MOOD IS CONSCIOUSNESS — THEREFORE:
DON’T BOTHER WITH CULINARY SCHOOL — JUST MARRY A GOURMET CHEF! -…BETTER YET, AN ENLIGHTENED PERSON WHO OWNS A RESTAURANT.
AND FINALLY, THIS ITEM:
ONE MAN DID HIS BEST WORK ON DAYS WHEN HE FELT HIS WORST, AND ONE OF THE THINGS HE COULD DO BEST WAS —
MAKE HIMSELF FEEL WORSE.
…DOES ANYONE HERE UNDERSTAND THAT?!
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTUALLY KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON IN A PARTICULAR
SITUATION. AND CONSCIOUSNESS SAYING THAT IT DOES
IS THAT WHEN YOU DO KNOW,
THE MATTER THEN LEAVES THE GRASP OF CONSCIOUSNESS,
AND ABOUT IT,
YOU NO LONGER HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY.
HEREIN IS: DOING YOUR BEST BY DOING YOUR WORST,
BY BEING NOT CONSCIOUS OF, “THIS OR THAT THING”, BUT BEING SIMPLY: “CONSCIOUSNESS”.
…(AND ONCE YOU GET THAT DOWN, YOU MOVE ON TO IGNORING IT.
THEN YOU’VE: DONE YOUR :BEST BY DOING YOUR BEST —– FOR THERE IS NOTHING LEFT BETTER TO DO.