Saturday, June 28, 2014

Embrace Judgment #119

Embracing anything is the act  of understanding and observing a social and psychological act in our interactions with ourselves and each other.  This is clear, but often we don't want our image to reflect that of "Judgment".  Have you noticed how quickly one reacts in defense of themselves?  Generally, we hear, "I don't judge anyone for doing this or that."  "I didn't judge you--I don't care what others do."  Etc.  Yes, we've all said this at some time or another, and still the question is never asked in the exchange.  Is it?  Do you ask "What is judgment?" as your reply to the allegation?  Why not?  It seems like such an obvious thing to inquire about.  If we don't know something, shouldn't we simply ask?  Of course, but in that moment we don't because we think we already do based on the reassurance of our position, image, knowledge or basic understanding of what 'judgment' is.  Yes?  We don't ask when we think we already know.  Simple.  But rationally, we don't know because 'judgment' isn't a piece of information or gesture in a script--first information is fragmented as is the scripture, but judgment is an act and requires two entities to exist. 
Isn't it obvious if socially you've never been asked to even open the discussion--instead we relay on the assumption that we know and only because no one asks.  We'll I'm asking you to consider the following; we all judge because it is simply the act of comparing.  Take this simple test; there are two bowls of white granules, one is sugar the other salt.  Now how would you know one from the other without comparison? You must taste each to compare and come to conclusion which is the outcome or judgment.  We can't just taste from one bowl and say the other must be the other because then we are assuming an outcome, therefore, both must be tried.  Isn't that what's taking place when we compare or judge one thing to another--people in this case?  Lets say you hear something that triggers, "I didn't judge you" but were you aware of the comparison taking place in that instance?  If not, then you were judging but failed to recognize the simple act of comparison.  Because without comparing...how do we come to conclusion?  Embrace it because it is there embracing your every thought. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

"If" Part 2 #118

What happens as we speak this simple word (if)?  Have you stopped and followed it?  Have you ever been talking and someone asks you "What do you mean by "if" it will happen?  But they're not really addressing the "if" but rather the subject matter.  Are not "assumptions" the maker of "if"?  Where would "if" be without an assumptive mind?  There is always a preceding foundation, if you will, to build or spring from.  Yes? There is always a root before a flower.  So! Does the mind (us) see this phenomenon as our world is submerged in an assumptive state?  How do I see it?  Because to see it is to watch it, see how it is born, lives and dies then one can speak of it.  Lets be clear--I don't know it.  I didn't learn it from a book or teacher.  We see things as the Observer.  Learning is merely the tool which guides the collection of intellect and knowledge. Anyway, lets say, "if" the mind wasn't in an assumption state then "if" would not exist because the assumption rises from our doubt about this state of existence.  Why would we doubt without fear?  But what is an assumption, but a projection of sorts, a look into the short or long term future.  Is this projection not an assumption of how things are to be?
Look into a babies eyes and you see no doubt there, that comes later, but for now, there is no doubt about anything, no fear and no assumptions where "if" is necessary or affixed.  I wonder if you see this.  See it this way--are you a hundred percent sure about anything at this moment?  The economics, your job, possessions, future, politics, marriage, war etc?  It's like saying which rain drop is the wettest?  Impossible while being wet is a collective effort.  The "assumptions" of life have become the "if's" in our society because we're on unsure social footing, drifting this way and that while wondering "if" things will turn out...right.  Wait!  Isn't that an assumption?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"If" not "When" #117

You're talking with someone about getting a good job in the future--it doesn't matter which, but observe all of this closely.  Somewhere in the conversation, the other party will generally warn or advise you of something related to getting the job or the profession being discussed.  It usually starts with, "If you don't be careful...or "If you don't do this or that, it won't happen."  We understand the person may be speaking of a personal or social experience, fear, rule etc., but in that moment what is actually taking place?  Is mention of "if" and actuality that it will or ever come to pass?  Listen carefully, "If" I study, I'll pass all my tests."  Nice approach to study, but the fact is we don't know if we will pass all the required tests or if we'll study etc.  Do you see the trick of the "if"?  "If" the allies hadn't won the war we'd all be speaking German.  I've literally heard that many times, but the fact again is that it's built on the hypothesis of "if" which equals a conclusion based on a desired outcome, like passing all the tests.  The trick is how the mind creates a completely subjective reality around "if" and thus it is true and a huge part of conversation.  Listen and watch "if" turn the desired outcome into a social and inevitable truth.  "If" I just study hard enough, I'll get all a's.  It doesn't matter if it comes to pass, or we somehow associate with the desire in the future because "if" is in itself conclusive.  What do I mean by that?  I don't mean anything--see for yourself when you speak it.  Are we not reflective of a hypothetical situation, whereby, the concept, image, desire, fear and belief are all culminated as the "if" is spoken?  We say, "If" I don't get some rest, I'm going to collapse."  See how the mind dreams up the entire scenario?  It sees the circumstances, image and outcome in a flash and before the sentence is over, we know the outcome which is hypothetical or abstract.  But whats the big deal you say!  If millions and billions of people are walking around in this state of hypothesis...then what is real?  We say "if" so readily without a second or first thought.  "If this, and "if" that.  What is real to us in this state?  The hypothesized world of "if"?  Are our minds adrift in hypothesis?  Don't say no because it's not a matter of agreement or disagreement only observance.  See it in your next conversation...if you dare.