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Audio of Jan Cox 25 May 2001, Talk # 2688
Notes by CF October 2014
Suggested Title: Daydreams ( Cargo without a Ship )
Begin: Not wanting anyone to feel left out or to be impressed with me (because I am not) I am assuming since you are still showing up, you receive benefit and pleasure from this information coming from outside yourself. Because without any doubt I have enjoyed it as much or more than anyone.
From experience there is nothing that comes as close as examining “whats going on” with you, nonphysically. Last time, I was pointing out to anyone who cares to look, that in spite of the contrarians, men apply themselves to further restrictions. (ex. leaving a political party to join an anarchist party)
I also pointed out (behaviorally) how a career criminal keeps going back to jail because he is seeking further restrictions. A professional criminal avoids jail if they can. If you call this stupid or ironic you are missing the point. If you accept people want a regimented life, then the question becomes “what’s going on?”
05:00 I don’t know the answer and only the brains behind the reality knows. I just keep scratching, trying to get to the bottom of it. I look at the instinctive physical creatures. The lion, for example lives by instinct. It does not think about what it is doing. The lion will simply do it.
It walks in the same territory, it hunts in the same places, and the lion hangs out with other lions. It is all pretty much habit. The physical creatures (pack animals, social animals) do not have tax laws and traffic laws. If they see food across the street they will not wait for the traffic light to change to cross the street.
10:00 So “what is going on?” It comes down to the head. (but its not the source) The head is the only place that “seeking further restrictions” is manifested. Your hormones cannot give direct messages on regimenting your life. That is why I often bring up animals.
You can look at them and realize they live by habit. Life thrives off habit. (heartbeats, blood flow, etc. are regimented) And humans seek further restrictions, habits, and regimentation, on their behavior regardless of what the neurons say. (ex. the whole world saying it wants to be free.)
(By the way. We do not know what makes sense. Only the brains behind the reality know. Does the universe make sense? We do not know.) So you keep digging and scratching, meditating, and asking “what is a further basis I may be able to see with “whats going on” with this seeking of further regimentation.
15:00 From one view, the mind is born without any structure. (ex Blank slate- psychologically and mentally) We have to learn what we know and think. Software so to speak. We are born physically hardwired. (ex. race, height, etc.) The mind has no skeletal system.
It aids in survival and it seeks intelligence. (ex. fire and the wheel) To me that covers everything and it sounds good but nobody really knows. But once the mind has some free time, it seeks structure. It seeks out further restrictions, regimentation, and habit.
You can trace these further restrictions back to the mind and trace the mind back to the hormones. Clubs, churches, girlfriends, etc. are all external restrictions which is what the mind is seeking internally. The mind may say it is based on their interest.
20:00 And the more serious the interest – well, the mind will say that is why it is seeking the interest with the most restrictions. I can bring up all these good points and “the mind” will say ‘but’. The mind one ups me. But I still say the mind relentlessly seeks structure.
When I saw that – it came from a dark corner I did not know was there. And it revealed another explanation for the meaningless and redundant daydreaming. You can look at daydreams as psychological. “Why would I have them if they were not important?”
Daydreams such as missed birthdays, arrests, Uncle Charlie, getting fired from a job, and etc. is cargo and not the ship. There is only the cargo but that’s another story. I don’t care what the daydreams are about, “the mind” will never agree to them being irrelevant.
Just in case you think you may be missing something, our minds are plugged into the “great collective mind.” And the mind will never agree that its specific content (daydreams) is irrelevant. The mind can’t do that. Years ago I asked you folks to consider the mind as having a number of lumpy thoughts that go on and on.
These lumpy thoughts that went on and on (uncle charlie, arrests, missed birthdays) – it struck me that they were the same ones over and over again. And it struck me that they were all irrelevant and that I did not give a damn, I just wanted them to stop.
25:00 Just consider this: Its the mind looking for structure. And to take it further, it is possible that is where our whole feeling of having a personality comes from. Its the conscious part of the brain looking for structure where it has none and never will.
That explains fanatics. They insist God exists and they are ready to kill you over it. “I” was an accidental byproduct (being kind of facetious) of the mind’s relentless search for stability. It was as if “the mind” caught on that survival is a matter of habit. (ex heart beating, breathing etc.)
The mind, being part of the body, picked up on the regimentation of heartbeats, but instead of heartbeats and breathing, its daydreaming over and over. Even though the daydreams have become irrelevant, “the mind” will say they do matter or “I” would not remember them.
I say “the mind” is setting up its own habit so it can feel more comfortable. Here “I” (the mind) am, out in a place that does not exist, floating in the air, and metaphorically, I am trying to build a Sistine Chapel on the foundation that floats somewhere above my eye level. And in mid air.
The body knows better. It knows the body, including its insides, and the rest of the world are the same thing. You don’t have one without the other. The mind does not see this. The mind’s daydreams are a way to accidentally or incidentally say, I am somebody solid.
Of course anyone who has looked “in there” knows, they become “in there.” Using mystical terminology “being asleep or unenlightened” is nothing but the manifestation of the mind seeking regimentation. Which it can’t find or has not found.
Jan’s Posted Daily Fresh Real News
May 25, 2001.
“TOSS THE COWS A SOP”
Life walks through man on two legs;
manifested as: liberal & conservative; reform & orthodox;
courteous & crude; young & old.
The first in the above duos is made to favor change, and the new,
and the second set forth as defenders of the status quo and tradition.
In no species but man does the first exist;
no other creature has part of its population continually engaged in experimentation, and the promotion of new ways to live;
the one word that describes the second groups supra is: habit:
beings whose lives consist solely of behavior dictated by instinct.
In the long haul, (as is obvious), life pursues paths, tried & true,
and from the frontal lobes down men live such lives;
all organs do their specific job, and attempt nothing else.
What physical changes occur in man are gradual,
and constructively imperceptible:
if the heart believes there may be a more efficient way to pump blood,
it approaches the possibility of altering its operations most cautiously,
and will try out same,
slowly by small degrees over a long period of time.
But never does it consider that one of the options for change would be
to stop pumping blood altogether, and take up the digestion of food.
Neither it nor any other somatic entity ever makes moves toward change in their operations that could be considered radical, or drastic.
Such would be, from any knowledgeable view — suicidal.
But in the brains world of words & ideas,
the drive for change is half the name-of-the-game,
and only an ordinary, cursory & useless glance at the mind
would cause a person to picture consciousness as being
a pump for ideas — which are as fungible as are blood cells.
(Remind yourself that as always, what is being referred to in these reports is not about matters of a physical nature, but of those which have no tangible existence, and are solely products of man’s mind.)
The life of this world depends on the breath of change,
but men do not normally look at the arena of ideas in this fashion;
what each ordinary man sees from his individual, subjective view
is a constant struggle between ideas which his mind says are true, correct & proper, and those which his thoughts declare to be
lies, errors & improprieties,
but his mental processes never grasp the salient fact that without this apparent, constant confrontation between what mentally IS,
and what, COULD BE —
there would be no sustainable life OF the mind,
(concerning non-physical matters not directly pertinent to survival).
But even in this more relaxed area of the mind, (as opposed to
the strict regimentation of life-in-the-liver),
the constant change necessary for its health & survival
does not occur instantly, or abruptly,
but takes place via the endless wrestling match & tug-of-war
between the two legs on which life strides through the life of man.
The changes come about from the never ending pushing-&-pulling
that goes on in all areas of mans mentally based, second reality,
from religion to politics; from art to etiquette,
changes whose media are groups identified & named by this same mind as: liberal & conservative: reform & orthodox; young & old, et al.
These confrontational divisions are commonly pronounced to be manifestations of social, or economic conditions,
or of educational backgrounds,
but the only conditions in play here are the conditions of instinct;
but change — even talk of change — being such a foreign concept
to all forms of observable life,
(including man, from consciousness down),
the permanent situation is never seen directly for what it is:
a permanent situation —
but rather is viewed by ordinary minds as a temporary state of affairs,
which will presently bear fruit, and come to an end,
(with no one seeming to notice that this temporary state-of-affairs
has been going on uninterrupted for the length of recorded history.)
This struggle between the forcibly drafted teams of:
liberal vs. conservative; reformer vs. the orthodox,
and the young vs. their elders
is not THE, “game” — but is the field upon which the game is played.
The game is not ever going to reach a resolved conclusion;
the aim of the game is not to come to an end,
but rather — just the opposite.
The purpose of the game is not for one of the two teams to win,
but for their endless struggle to keep the game forever alive.
Inside your own head is such a game being played,
and do such opposing factions continually confront one another.
There are thoughts that are run onto your mental playing field
from the unknown sidelines which are liberal, youngish,
and all in favor of something new; of doing things differently,
but from the opposing bench are sent on thoughts that are
interested only in protecting the yardage already gained;
the conservative, safety-minded, tradition-bound team
is there to defend the status quo and the history that they believe
is responsible therefor,
and neither team is right, and the other wrong;
they must both be constantly on the field for the game to go on;
do you want the game to stop in your head — in your life?!
Do you want the consciousness of a warthog?!
(Perhaps some of you bricklayers & drummers should pass on this question.)
Those thoughts which automatically appear in your head,
and whose presence you passively accept as constituting your
mind, and consciousness
are programmed to forever be limited to sets of opposing teams,
(as described), along with a natural attraction to external manifestations thereof, (other minds versions of the game).
This is how the thoughts that make up the mind operate,
survive, and thrive;
by life walking through man, first one leg down, (young, liberal reformer),
then replaced by the other leg: older, orthodox conservative;
the minds view is normally of two. But there is a third.