Jan Cox Talk 2393

Beating Carousels

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The News

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MY NEWS FOR JULY 12, 1999 COPYRIGHT 1999 JAN COX
LET US BEGIN TODAY’S NEWS BY TAKING NOTE THAT HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS IS FOREMOST AN ELABORATION OF THE PROCESSING OF INCOMING
SENSORY INFORMATION WITH THE ABILITY TO ANALYZE IMMEDIATE,
AND POTENTIAL CHALLENGES TO SURVIVAL,
AND WHEN IT IS NOT SO ENGAGED, IT DAY DREAMS AND TALKS TO ITSELF.
NOW FOR MYSTICS:
MYSTICS ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR MORE FROM CONSCIOUSNESS THAN IT CAN EVER PROVIDE.
A TEST TO GAUGE YOUR POTENTIAL OF EVER FULLY WAKING UP TO REALITY: SEE IF YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THE FOLLOWING MEANS:
IF YOU COULD BE A HYPOCHONDRIAC WITHOUT BEING CONSCIOUS OF BEING SO, YOU WOULD NOT BE “ASLEEP”, AND BOTHERED BY YOUR STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
CAN YOU HEAR WHAT THAT IS SAYING?!
STRUGGLING TO ACHIEVE “ENLIGHTENMENT”, LONG PAST THE PLACE WHERE YOU SHOULD HAVE REALIZED WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON WITH ALL OF THIS
IS LIKE BEATING A CAROUSEL IN AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT GO IN A STRAIGHT LINE WHEN ALL IT DOES IS MAKE IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES EVEN MORE FRANTICALLY.
THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT ASPECTS OF THIS KIND OF ENDEAVOR TO EFFECT ONE’S CONSCIOUSNESS: ONE ASPECT IS IN ALL OF THE THINKING AND TALKING ABOUT IT, AND THE VARIOUS METHODS EMPLOYED TO ACHIEVE SUCH A GOAL: THE OTHER ASPECT IS IN SIMPLY “DOING IT”, (WHATEVER THAT MEANS, AND ENTAILS, WHICH NO MAN CAN SAY),
AND THE TWO ASPECTS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ONE ANOTHER —
— THEY JUST SEEM RELATED,
SOME WHAT IN THE WAY THAT TRAFFIC ON THE HIGHWAY SEEMS CONNECTED TO YOUR DRIVING OF YOUR CAR:
YOU CAN SIT, STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM AND DAY DREAM ANY NUMBER OF THINGS ABOUT, “LIFE IN YOUR CAR”, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING TOTALLY APRT FROM THE EXPERIENCE AND REALITY OF YOU DRIVING FREELY AND JOYOUSLY ON AN OPEN ROAD.
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SUCH A PICTURE ALSO REPRESENTS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR BRAIN OVERSEEING OR ASSISTING IN THE VARIOUS PHYSICAL SURVIVAL OPERATIONS, AND IT MERELY INVOLVED IN DAY DREAMING,
IF YOU COULD — WOULD — KEEP YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS ATTENTIVE ONLY TO SUCH MATTERS THAT ARE OF PHYSICAL SIGNIFICANCE TO YOU
THEN YOU WOULD NOT FEEL YOURSELF TO “BE ASLEEP”,
OR IN ANY OTHER DESCRIBABLE, UNFAVORABLE CONDITION,
MYSTICS COULD ALSO BE DEFINED AS THOSE WHO TAKE THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THEIR CEREBRAL CORTEX WAY TOO SERIOUSLY:
THEY HAVE MANAGED TO GET THEIR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS ENTANGLED IN A FRUITLESS SCRUTINY OF ITSELF:
THEY HAVE GOTTEN A PIECE OF PERFECTLY FUNCTIONING MACHINERY DREAMING THAT IT CAN AND SHOULD BE OTHER THAN IT IS:
THIS IS A SHAMEFUL THING TO DO TO AN UNALTERABLE OPERATION THAT IS IN FACT, ONE OF YOUR VERY BEST FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS,
WHEN ORDINARY MEN AND MYSTICS ALIKE
ARISE FROM BED EACH MORNING: THEIR HEART AND BREATHING RATE INCREASE
TO PROVIDE THE EXTRA OXYGEN NEEDED TO STAND RATHER THAN LAY,
AND THE ARTERIOLES IN THE SKIN NARROW TO KEEP BLOOD PRESSURE
AT A STEADY LEVEL AS THEY GO FROM THE PRONE TO UPRIGHT POSITION:
BUT IN ADDITION TO THE BRAIN’S INVOLVEMENT IN THESE PHYSICAL NECESSITIES,
A MYSTIC’S, IN THE AREA OF CONSCIOUSNESS,
WILL BE INVOLVED IN ALL MANNER OF TALK AND SPECULATION AS. TO,
“THE MEANING OF ME BEING OUT OF BED”, OR,
“THE POSSIBLE SIGNIFICANCE OF ME BEING ALIVE ON THIS DAY.”
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SOME ORDINARY MAN HAS SAID: “LIFE HOLDS NO REAL FEAR FOR ME
FOR I HAVE A SECRET WEAPON IN RESERVE:
I HAVE ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY OF SUICIDE.”,
AND UPON HEARING THIS, SOME MYSTIC MUSED:
“I HAVE A SIMILAR SITUATION IN THAT I HAVE ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY OF
GOING AHEAD AND BEING AWAKE
TO COUNTERACT MY CONTINUING FAILURES IN MY ATTEMPTS TO BE SO.
DEATH OF THE FUTILE — ABANDONMENT OF ALL EFFORTS, MISGUIDED AND USELESS.
LET MY CONSCIOUSNESS SEE TO MY BREATHING, MY RESPIRATION AND DIGESTION, AND LET DREAMS OF ANYTHING ELSE STAY WHERE THEY BELONG — IN MY BED, WHERE I AM NOT EVEN UNDER ANY ILLUSION OF BEING FULLY CONSCIOUS,
IF I AM: OUT OF BED: STANDING UP WITH MY EYES OPEN:
BREATHING AND PUMPING BLOOD,
THEN I AM AS CONSCIOUS AS ANY MAN CAN BE —
…AND CERTAINLY MORE SO THAN THOSE STRIVING VAINLY FOR SOMETHING ADDITION.”
BELIEVING THAT YOU ARE “ASLEEP” IS LIKE BELIEVING THAT YOU ARE DROWNING, AND WANTING TO “AWAKEN”, YOU ACCEPT AS YOUR SALVATION
WHEN THE SOLUTION TO THE TROUBLING SITUATION IS TO QUIT THRASHING ABOUT IN THE WATER SEEKING SOMETHING TO CLING TO,
AND JUST — LET GO — LET CONSCIOUSNESS GO,
AND BE WHAT IT IS AND STOP LEADING IT TO BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE OTHERWISE,
A MYSTIC WHO DOESN’T YET REALIZE WHAT HE’S TRYING TO DO AND WHAT THIS IS
ALL REALLY ABOUT
IS LIKE A: HYPOCHONDRIAC OF THE MIND — NOT OF THE BODY,
(LIKE ANY DECENT HYPOCHONDRIAC),
NO — THOSE WANTING TO AWAKEN WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON
ARE HYPOCHONDRIACS OF CONSCIOUSNESS ITSELF,
PEOPLE STUCK IN THAT POSITION AREN’T ACTUALLY “SICK”, THEY’RE JUST SICK FROM BELIEVING THAT THEY’RE SICK.
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HERE IS ANOTHER QUIZ TO MEASURE YOUR POSSIBILITIES:
CAN YOU COMPREHEND WHAT THE FOLLOWING IS ACTUALLY SAYING: YOU WOULD NOT BE “ASLEEP” IF YOU HAD NO THOUGHTS REGARDING YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS?!
CAN YOU GRASP THIS PICTURE: THAT IF THE INNER LIFE OF A MAN FULLY AWAKEN COULD BE SEEN BY ONE STRUGGLING TO AWAKEN
IT WOULD BEAR NO RESEMBLANCE TO WHAT THE STRUGGLER IMAGINES IT TO BE.
TO “BE A MYSTIC”, IN ANY OF ITS MULTITUDINOUS FORMS IS SIMPLY THIS:
IT IS TO WANT “BEING ALIVE” TO CONSIST OF MORE THAN IT IS OR EVER CAN BE.
IT IS NOT FAIR TO DISMISS THIS AS FOOLISHNESS, FOR IT IS ACTUALLY
ADMIRABLE — INITIALLY —
BUT YOU MUST EVENTUALLY COME TO REALIZE IT FOR WHAT IT IS,
AND GET OVER IT,
OR YOU WILL FOREVER, “WANT TO AWAKEN”,
BUT WILL FOREVER, “BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE ASLEEP.”