Ordinary Life Consists of Just What You Are Used To
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Notes by TK
Thoughts, thru words, can create the future. E.g., “I know that I’ll see my beloved mother again, in Heaven.” In this way a literal, satisfying future is invoked, regardless of whether it ever comes to pass. This is miraculous. (36:07) #3347
Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)
ROUTINE THINKING TIES A PUPPET
TO HIS STRINGS
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Scissors-Stories For Fervid Fleers
SEPTEMBER 2, 2005 © 2005 JAN COX
From a perspective more intricate than normally found in the city,
there are three distinct ways of dealing with the strictly human problems:
one is to try to devise a solution to the problem, two is to walk away from it,
and three is to walk away from it and forget about it.
What gets broken in second-reality can never be fixed there, and what gets broken
in second-reality cannot be taken therefrom and fixed (since nothing can be taken from there to someplace real) what else do you need to know concerning intangible problems.
(The local god told a man: “I can repair your boat, but not your self-esteem.”)
One guy’s approach to the rebel way is staging verbal assaults on his limbic system.
(“Hello ladies – what’s on your agenda today: a little heartbreak? — a dollop of disappointment?”)
One guy observes: “Being obvious-by-your-absence is about the only way
most people ever get noticed.”
Many people believe they resent certain things they hear,
when it is not them who feel so, but rather their mind.
One man theorizes that the future is loose……..and after thinking about it even more,
hypothesizes that it is in fact so loose as to not actually qualify as being the future.
(“That’s what I like about the past: it’s predictable.”
And strangely, but unknowingly, that’s how most people feel.)
“The thoughts that automatically appear in ordinary men’s minds are like road kill compared to the independently viable activity in the brain of the awakened man.”
“Can you prove that?”
“By the fact that you don’t see it.”
Evidence, to ordinary men is what they agree with.
More Problems With Words.
Clichés are just the tip of the iceberg.
To be neurally normal is to use borrowed thoughts.
“There is a difference between being old and being dead.”
“Wait – I’m sorry, I meant to say: ‘acting old’.”
“Pa pa, can a living man act dead?”
“Only if he understands the benefit.”
Seeing Beyond Dualities In The Human Drama.
In the city, if they were holding a casting call for “The Prince And The Pauper,”
the actor who understands man’s second-reality would go for the “And” role.
Said the son to the father after decades of their talks concerning the CertainThing:
“For many years there has been one question I have passionately wanted to ask you, but the more I’ve thought about it in light of all you’ve said,
I’ve decided that my best interests would be served by never mentioning it.”
(And the elder internally smiled and said to his self: “What a son!”)
Though no one analyzes it thus, an ordinary man’s life consists of what-he is-used-to.
One guy confides that his prime concern has become to live in such a way as to be remembered-in-god’s-will.
(“Is that sweet or what!”
If you have the certain man’s certain turn-of-mind, it can be more than merely sweet.)
In the rebel’s world, there is no such animal as partial-responsibility.
At a recent conference on another world, in the paper read by the featured speaker
he claims to have conclusively determined the specific causes of human behavior:
“Man acts as he does because of: genetics, economics, childhood conditioning,
and some other reason.”
This email just in:
“Sir: In an earlier news item today it was reported that:
‘To be neurally normal is to use borrowed thoughts,’
but are they borrowed if you didn’t ask for them!?
Constructively so – if you don’t resist them.
Speaking Of Labor.
First Voice: “If every day was Monday – who would come to work?”
Second Voice: “If every day was payday – who would fail to show?”
Third Voice: “I say, is there some way we might combine the two?”
After some time spent in deep reflection, one man concluded:
“My individual acts are often indicative of greater, overall moves taking place in Life” – then after additional meditation mused:
“And some aspects of my life are indicative of naught but me” –
and then thought: “Now where do I take this from here?”
The man who has gotten-to-the-bottom-of-things and cleared out his house
has room for all indicatives.
There is “a” future, and there is “the” future,
and where the latter prevails, the former is absent.
When the ordinary mind thinks about the-road-up-ahead – it always senses danger.
(And one guy says he’d be a hermit if the company wasn’t so lousy.)
Even those who exhort others on with the cry: “Clear thinking is at a premium,”
are themselves commonly found at the lower octane, Regular pump.
(In the world of intellectual oil-&-energy, crude is always worth less than refined.)
Is it not foolish to ask someone: “What’s your point?” regarding something they said —
their point was to say what they said.
Only the weak preach.
The Distinction Between Being Part Of The Normal Neural Collective And Being An Independent Operator.
Ordinary thinking has “the” future to look forward to
while the certain-man’s has “a” future.
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