Jan Cox Talk 2454

The Ideas Concerning “Waking up” You Find Most Appealing Are Those That Most Entertain You

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COPYRIGHT 1999: JAN COX

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FROM MY VIEW, WHAT IS MISSING IN USUAL ATTEMPTS TO ACHIEVE A DIFFERENT CONSCIOUSNESS AND THUS ENLIGHTENMENT
IS THE IMMEDIATE AND DIRECT AWARENESS OF THE NEURAL ACTIVITY
GOING ON IN ONE’S BRAIN, EACH AND EVERY MOMENT.
SUCH METHODS AS “SELF-REMEMBERING, MINDFULNESS, AND HELD ATTENTION”
ARE ALL PERIPHERAL APPROACHES TO WHAT I NOTE,
BUT WITHOUT A FULL FRONTAL ASSAULT ON THE GOAL YOU EASILY END UP ENTANGLED IN THE METHOD TO AWAKEN RATHER THAN EVER REACHING THE DESIRED END.
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AT ANY GIVEN TIME THE MOST POPULAR OF ALL AVAILABLE, ,COMPETING SYSTEMS
TO AWAKEN WILL BE THE ONE THAT IS THE MOST ENTERTAINING TO THE MOST PEOPLE, AND NOT THE ONE THAT OFFERS THE BEST PRESENT DIRECTION TOWARD THE GOAL.
DIGEST THAT FOR A MOMENT THEN LOOK HOW SUCH A THING ALSO PLAYS OUT IN
YOUR OWN MIND VIS A VIS THE DIFFERENT, EVEN COMPETING IDEAS THAT PASS THRU YOU CONCERNING HOW TO ACHIEVE A NEW WORKING OF YOUR MIND, AND HOW IT
THINKS-ABOUT, AND SERVES-UP THE’ NOTIONS OF REALITY THAT FLOOD YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS.
ONCE YOU REALIZE THAT THE IDEAS CONCERNING, “BEING ASLEEP” & “WAKING UP”
THAT YOU FIND MOST APPEALING AND BELIEVABLE ARE THOSE THAT MOST ENTERTAIN YOU, THEN ASK YOURSELF: “IS THERE ANYTHING AMISS WITH THIS.SITUATION?”,
AND THEN WHAT AN ALERT PERSON’S MIND SHOULD FIND PARTICULARLY INTERESTING IS THE DIFFICULTY — IF NOT IMPOSSIBILITY — OF COMING UP WITH A
SATISFACTORY ANSWER TO THE QUERY.
OKAY, EVEN IF YOUR SO-CALLED “MIND” DOESN’T FIND THIS INTERESTING — DON’T YOU?!,
— AND IF YOU ANSWER, “YES.”, THEN CONSIDER HOW DOUBLY ODD THAT IS —
THAT “YOU”, (YOUR SO-CALLED, “YOU”), CAN HAVE A VIEW OF A CERTAIN MATTER
THAT DIFFERS FROM THE VIEW OF YOUR SO-CALLED, “MIND”!!
…(NUDGE TIME: I AM NOW MUCKING ABOUT IN THE VERY VICINITY OF THE,
“GREAT MISSING PIECE I ABOVE MENTIONED, NUDGE, NUDGE.)
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THOSE WANTING TO ACCOMPLISH THE SO-CALLED, “AWAKENING”
BEGIN THEIR UNDERTAKING WITH A BOARDER LIVING IN THE FRONT ROOM OF THEIR HOUSE,
AND AS THEY DUTIFULLY GO ABOUT THE DEMANDING BUSINESS OF
INVESTIGATING HOW THEY MAY BEST REACH THE_GOAL OF UNDERSTANDING THE MIND
THEY LEARN TO, BY-&-SEMI-LARGE IGNORE THE FRONT-OF-THE-HOUSE LODGER
FINDING HIS PRESENCE AT WORST, ANNOYING,
AND AT LEAST-WORST, SLIGHTLY ANNOYING;
AFTER ALL, EVEN IF ONE TAKES A MOMENT TO CONSIDER THE MATTER,
THE BOARDER’S EXISTENCE AND ACTIVITIES SEEM TO HAVE NO DIRECT RELEVANCE
TO THE METAPHYSICAL GOAL, .BUT I SAY TO YOU THAT HIS PRESENCE AND
ACTIVITY IN YOUR HOME’S FRONT ROOM — WHICH KEEPS YOU SOME DISTANCE
REMOVED FROM YOUR HEAD’S, I MEAN, YOUR HOUSE’S ANTERIOR, IS OF SUPREME RELEVANCE.::
…ESPECIALLY SINCE YOU WILL EVENTUALLY DISCOVER A QUITE, QUITE CLOSE KINSHIP TWIXT. YOU. AND. THE BOARDER;
AN…EXTREMELY INTIMATE  CONNECTION THAT IS NOT DESTROYED JUST BECAUSE.OF YOUR ABILITY TO FEEL THAT YOU AND HE ARE SEPARATE ENTITIES.
AS_REGARDS AWAKENING: THE.PRESENCE IN.YOUR FRONT ROOM IS NOT YOUR. FOE; IT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND, AND IS CERTAINLY NOT IRRELEVANT.
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM IS THE MISSING PIECE IN EVERYONE’S PUZZLE.
ONE DAY WHILST WRITING AN ARTICLE ABOUT: “HOW To SURVIVE A FLOOD”, THE AUTHOR WAS DROWNED —
— AND THIS IS NOT JUST A BIT OF IRONIC FLUFF, BUT IS DIRECTLY & USEFULLY CONNECTED TO WHAT I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT — HELL, WHAT I’M ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT …AND WHAT YOU’RE ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT REGARDING THIS ACTIVITY.
TAKE NOTE; AS CONCERNS THIS ACTIVITY; EVERYONE WHO MENTALLY WRITES ABOUT, “How To NOT DROWN” — WILL DROWN —
…AND IF THIS IS STILL NOT CLEAR TO YOU,
GET WITH THE BOARDER AND YOU TWO PUT YOUR HEADS TOGETHER ON IT.

_TRYING TO GAIN.A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR MIND WITHOUT Consultations WITH THE BOARDER IS LIKE SITTING ALONE IN A BAD ROOM, TRYING TO LEARN PHYSICS WHEN EINSTEIN IS IN THE FRONT PARLOR.

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THOSE WHO WANT TO ACHIEVE SO-CALLED, “AWAKENING” ARE PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT THEY ARE OTHER THAN WHAT THEY ARE.
BEING “ASLEEP” IS DENYING THAT A PART OF YOU IS ACTUALLY YOU, AND “WAKING UP” IS, (IN PART), COMING TO GRIPS WITH THIS.
AN ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION OF THE IDEA THAT: “THE EFFORT IS THE REWARD”:
To MY WAY OF LOOKING AT IT,
EVEN IF THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS, “WAKING UP”
JUST BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH WHAT “BEING ASLEEP” IS
WOULD BE ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR ALL EFFORTS.
IN OTHER WORDS: IF THE TRULY INTERESTED KNEW BEFOREHAND WHERE THIS IS HEADED THEY’D BE SATISFIED WITH JUST LEARNING WHAT “BEING ASLEEP” IS — IN THEM, EVEN IF, “WAKING UP” ELUDED THEM.
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IN HIS PONDERING OF THE NATURE OF THE MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS
A CERTAIN MAN BEGAN TO WONDER IF, IN ABSOLUTE POINT OF FACT,
OTHER PEOPLE ARE CONSCIOUS IN THE MANNER SAME AS HIM.:
SO HE DECIDED TO START INTERVIEWING OTHER PEOPLE, ASKING THEM QUESTIONS
TO DETERMINE, BY THEIR REPLIES,
IF INDEED THEY EXPERIENCE PERSONAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE SAME WAY’AS HIM.
BUT NO SOONER HAD HE MADE THE DECISION THAN HE REALIZED A FLAW IN HIS APPROACH
IN THAT OTHER PEOPLE COULD ANSWER HIS QUESTIONS REGARDING CONSCIOUSNESS
IN SUCH A WAY AS TO MAKE THEM APPEAR TO HAVE IT AND EXPERIENCE IT
IN A FASHION, SAME AS HIM, AND YET BE JUST — “FOOLING HIM”! —
…GIVING HIM RESPONSES THAT THEY KNEW, (BY THE NATURE OF HIS QUESTIONS),
HE WANTED TO HEAR.

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THIS REALIZATION CAUSED HIM TO PAUSE AND CONSIDER THE MATTER FURTHER: “THIS IS A MOST SURPRISING SITUATION I PERCEIVE
IN THAT REGARDING A MATTER AS STRIKINGLY UNIQUE AS CONSCIOUSNESS
I COULD BE SO EASILY FOOLED INTO BELIEVING THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE IT — EVEN IF THEY DON’T —
JUST BY THEM SAYING THAT THEY DO, AND TALKING LIKE THEY DO.”,
…AND AS HE CONTINUED TO MUSE ON THE MATTER — WHAM! — IT SUDDENLY HIT HIM: “WHY THE SAME THING COULD BE GOING ON ALL THE TIME IN MY OWN MIND
CONCERNING THE IDEAS, COMMENTARIES & ANALYSES OF LIFE WHICH MAKE ME FEEL THAT I AM CONSCIOUS! —
IN OTHER WORDS: MY OWN MIND COULD BE FOOLING ME
REGARDING ME BEING CONSCIOUS.”
HE INSTANTLY REALIZED THE.ASTOUNDING SIGNIFICANCE OF WHAT HE’D STUMBLED ON AS AN UNFORESEEN — INDIRECT.RESULT OF HIS.INITIAL PROBING..
No DOUBT ABOUT IT: MORE DIFFICULT THAN A NINE FOOT HIGH JUMP
OR A FOUR MINUTE MILE IS THE SUSTAINED STUDY OF ONE’S OWN MIND.
….(BUT FOR A FEW, THE REWARD IS INCOMPARABLE.)
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I WOULD SAY THAT AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL OF MYSTICAL STUDIES OF THE MIND, THE PROPER COURSE IS ONE OF: “NOT-KNOWING-FOR-SURE-WHAT-YOU’RE-DOING, OR WHERE EXACTLY YOUR INVESTIGATION WILL LEAD.”
A MYSTIC WHO IS CERTAIN THAT HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING IS; STYMIED, AND STOPPED AT WHAT EVER PLACE IS HIS PRESENT UNDERSTANDING.
Do NOT LET SUCH A DREADFUL THING HAPPEN TO YOU.
OH, AND THIS FINAL NOTE: THE ONLY ADVANTAGE TO BEING AWAKE FOR A MAN WHO WANTS TO AWAKEN
IS THAT HE FEELS BETTER WHEN HE IS THAN HE DOES WHEN HE’S NOT.
…(AND I DO HOPE THIS HAPPENS TO YOU.)