Friday, July 4, 2014

Held Back#115

Have you ever wanted to help someone, but had to stop and think about it?  What does that tell you in that moment?  What is there to think about?  Sounds simple, but we all know there are others to consider because of the many prejudices the mind goes through.  Yes?  Please, don't say "no" because we just said we had to stop and think about it.  We exist in an obedient society so there is a social conditional response. Stop and think about it--just kidding.  So are we not held back from acting instinctively?  And not merely in situations of circumstance which are often a justifying point.  What I mean is, sensing something bad will happen if you don't stop drinking etc.  Because instinct isn't a partial action, it is whole.  We've all heard someone speak of how this or that person or group "is acting instinctively" and so forth.  This is a direct contradiction to the fact that we don't because if one of us is doing so, then the rest are as well.  Look around at the filth in everything--that doesn't come about through instinct, but rather through our obedience to a social structure which isn't concerned if we're acting instinctively or not.  Do you go to work to act instinctively?  Watch yourself when it comes time to buy a car for the first time--do you stop and say, "No, I better not buy this car because it's a form of pollution."  That I have never heard, sure we realize it, but look how many cars there are?  Millions upon millions.  Instinct didn't play a role at all, but obedience sure does. No, I take that back, the instinct to "survive" does respond while buying a car; somewhere underneath all the need and desire, survival partially responds.  But do you see how we're held back from acting instinctively in its totality?  I'm sure at some point you've watched a television show about a tribe somewhere living off the land; wearing little clothing, bones through the nose, walking miles for water, hunting for food etc.  Yes? What is your first thought?  Isn't there is a sense of wonder at how they do that as our minds immediately compare that existence with our conditional comforts?  Living out there is pure instinct and has nothing to do with "stopping and thinking" about it.  You see, if you've always ridden at the front of the bus, you don't really want to sit in the back again even though we all have a destination in mind.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

"How" To" #125

"How" do I stop from being depressed?  "How" do I do it?  How do I turn the power, information, teaching etc. into stopping it from happening to me?  Are there people in your life now with this problem of trying to figure out "how" to do this and that?  Have you ever been to a hall or theater to listen to someone speak on a specific topic?  We all have, but what is the same in all these scenarios?  What is the same except the theme? Well, there is always the audience and the speaker.  Yes?  In general, isn't that "how" we learn?  We go a room or building and listen to one or a few people speak who are telling us "how" to do this or that.  Have you ever questioned this or have you just gone without a thought because the theme is most important for your future goals and wishes etc.  We're not questioning weather its necessary or not, but just if we ever question "how" things are happening right under our obedient noses.  I hope that word "obedient" doesn't sting, but we're laying ourselves open in these forums, yes?  We're trying to get to the fact of our truths.  Has anyone ever question the speaker if they know "how" they associate with the information being shared? Probably not because we don't ask too many inward questions while out and about.  Look at it this way--is leaning a method of "how" or are we just receptive for the sake of the survival of ourselves socially?  "How" is it possible to grasp the vastness of people all learning differently?  How many times have heard this?  Have you ever called the person on it by saying "That's impossible to determine theoretically, it's also a contradiction."  Most find it easier to believe its true because we think we're individuals.  What human can tell you of this experience without those around him creating that experience?  "How" we learn can best be observed by saying we learn through our senses and what they interpret.  It's basic but so is life and existence; we don't need to debate about it.  Why?  Are our senses using "how"?  Are they being taught or are they just "on", intelligent and vital?  There is nothing "how" about it.  It's like someone trying to tell you "how" to grow your hair; nonsense, it just grows.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Step Away from What's Right#123

All our lives we've heard, 'Do the right thing, the good thing, the best you can.' Yes?  It becomes ingrained at a very early age, even before we can talk we hear it over and over.  As we begin to explore the world on our wobbly legs and searching hands we begin to learn right from wrong, good and bad over and over.  Sometimes there is yelling, shouting, pushing, jealousy and warnings being pushed at us as we explore our surroundings--all that noise for the sake of the "right" thing?  But! It is the right thing or the only thing?  Interesting to take note of this.  Is it the right thing or the only thing?  Because what else is our conditioning which is tradition, telling us to do but the right thing which is why there is the wrong thing.  (If you've never asked of yourself this approach or read my seem strange or distant)  The wrong thing only comes about through avoiding the right thing at all costs.  All the yelling, repetition and threats are the messenger of the wrong thing keeping us teetering toward the right thing.  You see, one can step away from the right thing and not tell a soul, and still seem normal enough to keep around, it could be your little secret, but you can't keep that in, it's too big once you are aware of the immensity of that freedom.  Because then the realization of stepping away from the right thing is merely a movement along the journey, not a condemnation of social order and morals because we have to live with each other and we do expect ourselves to act "right".  Because when I do, then so do the children wondering what all the yelling is about. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Time for Silliness#120

I've heard it uttered that we get tired of hearing, or being addressed with silliness in the world, and that we shouldn't have time for it.  Suppose someone comes to you with something silly and you listen, but inwardly you are pushing them and this silliness aside, giving it no credence.  Essentially we're separating ourselves from the very thing that we are or contain.  In order to recognize it, we must have some association with it. Can you see this?  If you see someone climbing out of a window at night with a television and you recognize them the next day, then ones only association is "thief" while clearly you have no prior association.  Yes? How can I call another man a fool without myself having been in such a position.  If I'm foolish then, please, don't act like me, but tell me how not to be.  Tell me how not to be silly--it may take some time because it's much broader then our analogy here, but one step leads to another and soon we are running with confidence. Interesting enough we often turn someone else's silliness into a trivial thing when to them it has been a concern they have brought to you.  It may have taken them painfully long before they decided to come to you and when they did we turned it into silliness.  And some will express it verbally that way which can be very damaging to a relationship.  How do we think depression starts socially?  Forget diet and Biology for a moment which play a large part in decision making.  But the subtle act of communicating is continually having an affect on our state-of-minds stability.  Is crime a single act or does it take all of us to create the conditions?  If a stranger came to your house and asked for lodging, would you have to think it over?  I would because that's our fearful state--who is this? what do they "really" want? what will they do?  etc. And in this state, suppose the world we're populated with your personal state of mind, belief, value, desires, misunderstandings, egoism, etc.  What would the world be like?  Would everyone have something to eat, place to live, life insurance etc.  It's not an easy question or concept to ponder without a clear factual depth of the capacity of consciousness itself and an observance of ourselves in relationship with everything.  What would the world be like with your silliness?