Jan Cox Talk 3216

Not Necessary to Create Difficulties–Just Oppose Your Thoughts


The following recordings are from Jan’s final years, when his voice was diminished and he spoke in a low whisper. Some listeners may find these tapes hard to listen to, or difficult to understand. Thus, as another option, transcripts are being made and will be posted.

Otherwise, turn up the volume and enjoy! Those who carefully listened to Jan during this period consider that he spoke plainly and directly to the matter at hand, “pulling out all the stops,” as he understood that these were to be his last messages to his groups, and to posterity.

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Notes by TK

You cannot do anything about the way you physically or emotionally feel. By the time you’re aware of it, it’s too late! But you can think differently about same. You can not mention them to others, or yourself. If you can laugh about them, they are not then the same experience. It is to isolate the Yellow Circuit from the effect of the Blue/Red circuits. It is not necessary to intentionally create difficult circumstances for yourself to awaken; just think/act in opposition to the way you feel (ill). (41:14) #3216

Notes by Cfish

Audio of Jan Cox 25 October 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2021
Notes by Cfish September 2021
Suggested Title: Yellow Circuit Awareness
Begin: In the written histories of teachings involving this kind of activity (views of understanding life and consciousness) the basis of many of the teachings is to set up difficult situations. I was influenced by these methods in earlier times. (write with non dominant hand, change routine, etc.) The truth is, when you are seventeen to thirty you do not have many problems. As you get older you have a garden variety of aches and pains you can work with. Maybe yard work and a back strain. And by the time you become aware of the pain it’s too late to do anything about it.
05:00 Discounting preventive medicine of course. Watching a sad movie, anger at a sales clerk, death of a friend, etc. by the time you are aware of it, it’s too late to do anything about it. The emotions and physical pain, the blue and red circuits, right this second, it effects the nervous system.
10:00 But it is good to remember that you can do something with the conscious part of the brain, the yellow circuit. Theoretically people are aware of this. (ex think happy thoughts) But the ordinary consciousness does not do it.
15:00 The point is ordinary consciousness, when feeling emotional or physical pain, red circuit and blue circuit pain, your state of mind is inescapably affected or outright controlled by the conscious part of the brain/the yellow circuit. (ex. whining, etc.) The way you feels affects temperament and thought. Maybe you are really sick, bathroom sick, it is really hard to think about “waking up.” The point is, the sicker you are the more it moves into the yellow circuit. (ex. thought/temperament)
20:00 The emotional or physical pain takes over the yellow circuit/thought in ordinary consciousness. People like us, maybe would-be mystics, can make the mind do the opposite of what you feel. And if they are our type of folks, they should find themselves feeling bad, funny. You folks should know by now I do not tell you things I got from a book or things that sound neat. The reason we do not need the set ups of making life difficult or unusual conditions is just taking everyday problems of life, natural aging body and emotions – well we are at the age we do not need to look for trouble.
25:00 What we do look for is any possibility of “waking up” and what is just natural to me is to mentally look at being sick as funny. I’ll try to describe it. Using me. I could be feeling bad and by the time I’m aware of it – it is too late – but within seconds of feeling bad and by the time I am aware of it I grin or chuckle to myself, it takes the yellow circuit thoughts out of it. And then the suffering is not the same as it is when the yellow circuit/thoughts are fully participating in the feelings emotionally or physically. You can stop, once aware of the pain, you can stop the yellow circuits/thoughts normal participation. It wasn’t chronic pain that got me started doing this. I did it to free my mind/free consciousness. I always assumed that was the key to what I called in the early days “waking up” consciousness. Don’t you perhaps, daily have something that distresses you?
30:00 You can pull the yellow circuit/thoughts out of the experience, without anyone’s help. (ex. medicine, Doctors, etc.) My interests are to get to the bottom of everything. Not that this method lessens the physical and emotional pain. You do not need “making life more difficult teachings”. Daily physical pain or distress is strong enough to make you aware. And when I become aware of the pain, well it makes me laugh to put it crudely, it “wakes me up”. Maybe I am in pain emotionally or physically and I become aware I’m in the yellow circuit/thoughts, maybe whining, maybe “serious”. It’s hilarious to me.
35:00 I can’t believe why it will not work for you. Because it’s funny in a mystical type of way. I’ve never analyzed this so for that reason it is hard to explain. But it’s like I become aware that I hurt, then a few seconds later, I’m aware, I’m not aware, it got into the yellow circuit/thoughts. But now I’m aware I wasn’t aware that it got into my awareness and it makes me laugh without fail. But that is how connected everything is in us. It’s a liberating experience. Mentally you can always think in opposition to what you are feeling. That’s what I find funny I guess.The yellow circuit/thoughts is the only place you can go against natural processes. Theoretically it’s impossible. It’s good to keep in mind. Some folks say God can cure a broken heart but really there is only one thing you can actually do. The yellow circuit can go the other way. It’s the heart of this “waking up.” 41:15

Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)

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Hearing Aids For The Captivity Challenged
OCTOBER 25, 2004 © 2004: JAN COX

A father said to a son:
“Consider as per my expedient model: Men are not in truth individually conscious
in that what passes through their minds, they do not personally plan or decide,
they indeed do not know what they are going to think next,
so on that basis, here is today’s proposition:
Talking acts as a substitute for consciousness and actual thinking –
isn’t that something: talk: the manifestation of consciousness
operates to cover up the lack of consciousness.

The Fact: As long as you talk about a particular something,
you don’t have to actually think about it,
and as long as you let consciousness run on automatic,
talking incessantly in your head, it does not run the risk of being in a setting
so still and quiet that it might come face to face with its condition.
Could it be more scrumptious!? – like a rifle with no interest in the matter,
that shoots itself to show its professed support for gun control.
Make enough noise and even the imbeciles will forget they’re in the nut house.”

Soon after the atmosphere had cooled,
the seas had subsided,
the land masses had formed,
life had arisen and consciousness appeared in one of its creatures,
the dense came together and quickly decided:
“We have got to organize – so as to keep ourselves from being duped.”
Planetary Quiz: If you put one over on a herd – how can an individual cow tell?
Should we expect the cells to be more insightful than the creature they compose?
Well – why not!?
Consider it carefully and see if such a conclusion is not from one valid view, warranted.
(“Yeah-h-h, but most individual sheep don’t really want to know any more about
what’s in store for the flock than the flock as a whole knows.”
“Which constructively is zilch.”
“Yeah-h-h, but still…..”)

The Power Of (Human) Thought (Specifically On Humans).
A man in the Terminal Ward said:
“Knowing that you’re dying is a pain in the ass.”
And someone asked: “Worse than dying itself?”
“So far,” he replied.
(I guess the headline to this story was unnecessary, huh?!)

One man’s dog nicknamed him: Potential Ramifications.
(“For reasons we can only attempt to imagine, huh?!”)

Trying to point out anything about man’s second reality to an ordinary person
(who by definition spends their life of consciousness therein)
is like attempting to play tiddlywinks with a cup going by on a rocket.

One chap says his dream is to open The Example Store –
“And be the city’s premier purveyor of examples.”

A father’s counsel:
“Son, it’s not what you do, but the quality of your doing it.”

One man named his consciousness, Floyd
(he says his particular selection wasn’t significant,
that the important thing was just to get on a friendly, first-name-basis).

The maintenance man who had worked in the building for many years,
overseeing problems from the basement to the penthouse,
says that the only thing about it all that can still cause him to stop and go blank
for a second, is the lack of overt communication between the lower floors & the top.
(As we were leaving, his wife whispered: “If you live around here long enough – you’ll die.”
And as we were getting back on the bus, the tour guide said:
“Whole religions have been started on less – a LOT less.”)

The ordinary stand on the shoulders of the past – a rebel, on his own.
And upon hearing this, a routine mind responded: “That is impossible,”
and a rebel, upon hearing this response, ignored it.

As the children would leave the house each morning,
the mother would slap them each heartily on the back and exhort:
“Remember: Tight muscles – loose mind.”

The Important People on one planet held down and tortured The Silly Man, insisting: “Admit that there is at least one other thing besides death that is serious!”
And finally he said: “Okay! – all right: talking about death.”
Which, after a few seconds, seemed to satisfy them and they let him go.
(But what do important-people know – right?!)

One guy says: “I’s goin’ along pretty good – ‘til I got to thinkin’ about it.”

Proclaimed the speaker in the park:
“They are imprisoned who think they are,
(as are those who think they’re not).
You want justice? – THERE’S your justice.
Not so pretty is it! How do you like it now!?”
(And the squirrels scurried for their psychological lives.)

The city offered this observation:
“A man with a bad and rebellious attitude can, with just a minimum of help from me, develop, what is from my view, a perfectly acceptable and useful attitude
(that is: one which will serve my needs quite nicely).
And truth-to-tell: none of these humans and I are all that different to begin with –
but don’t tell them that; some of them (like the ones with nasty dispositions)
so want to believe otherwise. Shhh.”
(“Like the ocean gets all torqued out over a rogue wave – yeah, right.”)
This email just in:
“Dear Sir: Why do you present certain items as being: news-stories
which on their face are irrational and impossible!
This is not news – I don’t know what the hell this is.
(P.S. Please continue it.)
Yours (On The Surface Upset),” etc.

After departing the city, one man gave his new, non urban consciousness the name:
Another Satisfied Customer.


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The following is from an unearthed notebook of writings with the scribbled title:
“Big Earl’s Compendium Of Ostensibly Specious Knowledge:
Or: A Deconstruction Of Man’s Cultural Reality By One Barely Qualified,
(Or Perhaps Overly So?!?)”

A supervisor is a guy who tells you why he can’t help you.

The North Pole is not where people think it is
(and the National Geographic Society knows all about this, but is staying mum).

There are species of birds who fly upside down when no one is watching.

A Dane in his cups scoffs at personal humiliation.

They don’t actually have to force elephants to work in the circus —
they would do it anyway just for the free travel.

Professional economists don’t know shit about anything.

If you make fun of your post man he’ll piss all over your letters.

People with nice wardrobes are hiding something.

The government doesn’t really care whether you pay taxes or not.

Orientals purposefully cause their eyes to be slanty just to make foreigners uneasy.

Men originally had thirteen toes — until they found that ten would do.

No one really enjoys sports.

Mail order companies don’t actually have most of the stuff you see in their catalog.

People who want to be noticed should be ignored.

The radiation danger from tv sets can be minimized if you
wear your underwear upside down.

Slick male foreigners talk funny to deliberately fascinate older women who
don’t know any better.

People never knew that clothes got dirty until aggressive detergent manufacturers
pulled the old hard-sell-switcheroonie on them.

A Swiss bank secretly owns the Atlantic Ocean.

Talented people are only attempting to compensate.

Cannibalism died out because of pressure from the Diner’s Club.

Super-sonic jets don’t go any faster than anything else.

Large handsome men with athletic figures are all gay.

An earthquake that runs east to west will make your stock split and liver divide.

Dogs could speak if they wanted to.

The further a person is from a problem the more philosophical he will be about it.

Everything you see in the movies actually happened.

There is a tribe in Boombasa who cut off their penises every October
for decorative purposes.

You can’t fool a fat man.

If you hide in dark corners and suddenly leap out at your children,
it will instill in them love and respect for the law.

The French only wear mustaches in an attempt to keep people from catching on.

When a camel is about to die he removes his hump.

Magic tricks are just that — fuckin’ tricks.

Most requests for help and for answers can be managed nicely without either help
or answers; the requests are really about something much less specific.

Your average Norwegian brown rat will never say die.

If you stand on the top rung of a ladder and jump up and down,
a lot of people won’t know what you’re up to.

The holes in doughnuts don’t really make them taste better —
bakeries just put them there to make them look more expensive.

If the ballet was actually worth anything the Russians wouldn’t like it so much.

Most personality disorders have no cause.

Whether or not it goes up — it’s going to come down.

Terminal illness will take a load off your mind.


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