Don’t Look Back
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Jan Cox Talk 2575 August 8, 2000
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2016
Notes by Cfish May 2016
Suggested Title: Don’t Look Back
Begin: Reads: “The more that you live by “how you feel” the less notice you will give to how your thoughts are doing. So from one view the more emotional you are the less likelihood of you being bothered by your mind’s activity.”
To be “enlightened” is to be not content with the surface of things. Be they objects or be they ideas. And to go along with this is to study the two levels of the mind. The surface level (the thoughts you are forced to have-you know what you know)
And the deeper level (where you know the thing by which you know) Never settle for appearances until you are “awake” enough to realize that that is all there is. Thoughts say “how they feel” and men who say “how they feel” have no feel for thoughts.
Reads: Every trick I discovered to help me keep awake both helped me and hindered me. It would for the moment help keep me awake but did, over the long haul, hinder me, by causing me to imagine that I was getting somewhere.
The ultimate in escape tricks is getting out of the illusionary straight jacket called “Am I making progress?” The more you accept your verbalized “feelings” to be real feelings, the less you will ever realize about the reality of your thinking.
05:00 Reads: To be insultable (made up word) is to get insulted. Concerning direction of sight and another certain matter – you cannot look back and not have “feelings.” Whenever you write/say/think the word “feeling” it should be put in quotation marks.
A lad said to his Father; “What are we other than what we think we are?” To which the Father responded; Everything that doesn’t think about what you are. ”And the lad later concluded, “You could never know what you are.” Which somehow came as a notable relief, for a while.
People take being who/what they think they are far too seriously. What you actually are is not at all a serious matter. Instinct does not take itself seriously, only thoughts do.
10:00 The more attention is held by the sensation of who/what you are – the less notice you give to the nature of the mind. If you live by “how you feel” being “asleep/distracted” won’t bother you.
15:00 Living “by how you feel” puts you in line with six billion complaining people. And more than likely you would not be sitting here.
“How you feel” is what you talked about in high school. The short range skirmishes, being frightened by a bully to long range skirmishes/parents. But if “how you feel” had been sufficient you could have saved yourself from all of this.
20:00 Refer back to the two layers of the mind. When talking about the deeper level I am not referring to psychological version of sub consciousness. The subconscious is subcortical activity of the nervous system. It is not the mind/consciousness.
25:00 Most everyone on the planet has a lifetime of being insulted. To be “insultable” is to be insulted. I am not referring to behavior. If you still fume or cry over being insulted I am astounded you are still here.
What I refer to is the belief that thoughts in your head can be changed. Which keeps you involved with busy work. People believe being insulted is an anomaly and want to talk about it. From one cold blooded view, it is childish. Its like taking another breath.
30:00 Are the thoughts you “feel” a “true representation” of reality? The general point is that ordinary people do not see being “insultable” as a natural state. I find it interesting an everyday occurrence, “insultable” is not in our dictionaries.
35:00 Take “insultable” outside the realm of two people. Being “insultable” is all inside your own head. Does anyone get it? It has to do with “feelings.” It has to do with “looking back.”
You cannot reminisce and not have feelings. Can you reminisce impartially? Some of you looked off for a minute so I will answer it. You can’t.
Two things: 1. Feelings stop when you look for them. 2. No feelings, no reminiscing. (Like looking at the mind with the mind)
40:00 If you want to continue to be trapped in the illusion of “how you feel” keep entertaining thought’s “feelings” about the past.
45:00 A boy said to his father, “What are we other than what we think we are?” And the father said, “Everything that does not think about what you are.” In other words what is there besides what we think we are?
And the answer is “Everything that doesn’t think about what you are. “ A direct answer that can’t be talked about/discussed. Never knowing can be a great relief.
COPYRIGHT 2000: JAN COX
THE MORE THAT YOU LIVE BY”HOW-YOU-SAY-YOU-FEEL”
THE LESS NOTICE YOU WILL GIVE TO WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE DOING. SO–
FROM ONE VIEW: THE MORE EMOTIONAL YOU ARE
THE LESS LIKELIHOOD OF YOU BEING BOTHERED BY YOUR MIND’S ACTIVITY.
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To “BE ENLIGHTENED” IS TO NOT BE CONTENT WITH KNOWING THE “SURFACE OF THINGS”, BE THEY OBJECTS OR BE THEY IDEAS.
AND TO GO ALONG WITH THAT IS THE STUDY OF THE 2 LEVELS OF THE ‘MIND: THE”SURFACE LEVEL”,WHERE YOU HAVE THE THOUGHTS THAT YOU ARE FORCED TO HAVE, AND TFIE “DEEP LEVEL”, WHERE ANOTHER USE OF THE MIND IS POSSIBLE.
AT THE SURFACE LEVEL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU “KNOW”,
WHILE AT THE DEEP LEVEL YOU KNOW THE THING BY WHICH YOU KNOW.
NEVER SETTLE FOR APPEARANCES
UNTIL YOU ARE AWAKE ENOUGH TO REALIZE THAT
THAT IS ALL THERE IS.
ONLY MEN, SWAMPED IN THOUGHT SAY HOW-THEY-FEEL,
MEN WHO SAY HOW-THEY-FEEL
HAVE NO REAL FEEL FOR THOUGHT,
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THE FIRST PHILOSOPHER SAID:
“ANYONE WHO CRITICIZES ME, I CALL “FRIEND”.”,
AND THE SECOND PHILOSOPHER SAID:
“WHY, BECAUSE YOU CAN ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING FROM THEIR CRITICISM?”,
“NO.”, HE REPLIED, “BECAUSE I CALL EVERYONE WHO DOESN’T INTEREST ME – “FRIEND”.”
CONFIDES TO US, ONE CHAP:
“EVERY TRICK I EVER DISCOVERED TO HELP KEEP ME AWAKE BOTH HELPED ME AND HINDERED ME,
IT WOULD, FOR THE MOMENT, HELP KEEP ME AWAKE,
BUT DID, OVER THE LONG HAUL, HINDER ME BY CAUSING ME TO IMAGINE THAT I WAS -“GETTING SOME WHERE” WITH MY LITTLE TRICKS.”
…SPEAKING OF LEGERDEMAIN: THE ULTIMATE IN “ESCAPE TRICKS” IS IN
GETTING OUT OF THE ILLUSIONARY STRAIGHT JACKET CALLED: “AM I MAKING PROGRESS?!”
THE MORE THAT YOU ACCEPT YOUR VERABLIZED FEELINGS TO BE YOUR REAL FEELINGS THE LESS YOU WILL EVER REALIZE ABOUT THE REALITY OF YOUR THINKING.
ALL You NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BEING RESPECTED
To BE “INSULTABLE” IS TO GET INSULTED
CONCERNING”DIRECTION-OF-SIGHT” AND ANOTHER CERTAIN MATTER: You CANNOT “LOOK BACK” AND NOT HAVE, “FEELINGS”
ADDITIONAL MEMORANDUM: WHENEVER YOU THINK, SAY OR WRITE THE WORD, “FEELINGS” YOU SHOULD PUT IT IN QUOTATION MARKS.
THE TRUE IS NOT SERIOUS, NOR THE FALSE NOT;
BOTH ARE EQUALLY LUDICROUS-CONCEPTS.
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A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER:
“WHAT ARE WE OTHER THAN WHAT WE THINK WE ARE?!”,
TOWHICH HIS FATHER RESPONDED:
“EVERYTHING THAT DOES NOT THINK ABOUT — “WHAT YOU ARE”.” — THAT’S WHAT,”
…AND THE LAD LATER CONCLUDED THAT
ON THAT BASIS YOU CAN NEVER KNOW — “WHO YOU ARE.”
…(THIS SOMEHOW CAME AS A NOTABLE RELIEF’ FOR A WHILE.)
THE QUICKSAND FOR THOSE SEEKING A CLEAR VIEW
IS IN THE DETAILS;
IN GETTING MEANINGLESSLY DISTRACTED BY THE MEANINGLESS DETAILS DRUG INTO THE PICTURE BY THE THOUGHTS IN YOUR HEAD.
A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER:
“IS THE PROBLEM IN HAVING FEELINGS, OR IN EXPRESSING THEM?”, AND INSTANTLY SAID. “NEVER MIND, I SHOULDN’T’AVE EVEN BOTHERED ASKING THAT.”
ONE GUY SAYS: “THERE ARE TWO THINGS I REALLY HATE:
DOING SOMETHING NEW, AND AFTER HAVING DONE IT — MYSELFJ FOR NOT HAVING DONE IT SOONER.”
PEOPLE TAKE BEING WHO/WHAT THEY THINK THEY ARE FAR TOO SERIOUSLY.
WHAT YOU ACTUALLY ARE IS NOT A SERIOUS MATTER AT ALL
NOR DOES YOUR INSTINCTIVE SELF THINK SO — ONLY YOUR THOUGHTS DO.
ONE MAN SAYS: “I ALWAYS SAY:
“ONCE A PEA BRAIN — A 4AYS A PEA BRAIN.”, BUT I ALSO SAY: “WHY LET IT GET YOU DOWN?!”