Jan Cox Talk 2472

Instead of Trying to Change the (Interior) Situation–Stay Consciously Aware of It…

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2002-1
THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO BEGAN TO NOTICE HIS HEARTBEAT.
IT WAS A NORMAL, RHYTHMICAL HEARTBEAT THAT OPERATED DAY AND NIGHT, AND DID NOT REQUIRE HIS ATTENTION OR ASSISTANCE,
BUT ONCE HE’D TAKEN NOTICE OF IT — IT STARTED TO BOTHER HIM.
HE TOLD HIS WIFE, HIS BEST FRIEND, HIS DOCTOR AND HIS RABBI ABOUT IT,
AND THEY WERE ALL TOTALLY PERPLEXED AND COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY-HE WAS UPSET.
THE MAN NEVER AGAIN’MENTIONED HIS ANNOYANCE WITH HIS AUTOMATIC, CEASELESS HEARTBEAT, BUT IN SECRET, UNDERTOOK TO FIND A SOLUTION TO WHAT HE NOW CONSIDERED TO BE — “A PROBLEM”.
AFTER MUCH USELESS STUMBLING ABOUT HE DISCOVERED THAT HIS ANNOYANCE ABATED
AS LONG AS HE COULD HOLD A SILENT, OBJECTIVE AWARENESS OF HIS HEARTBEAT — BUT,
THERE WAS ALWAYS SO MUCH GOING ON IN HIS LIFE THAT IT WAS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE
NOT TO GET DISTRACTED AND LOSE HIS AWARENESS OF HIS HEARTBEAT,
AND ONCE HIS ATTENTION HAD STRAYED THEREFROM
IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL HE REALIZED THE LAPSE,
A REALIZATION THAT INEVITABLY BROUGHT ON AGAIN HIS ORIGINAL ANNOYANCE.
A VICIOUS CYCLE FROM WHICH NO WAY OUT REVEALED ITSELF.
HE THEN UNDERTOOK TO SCIENTIFICALLY PONDER THE PROBLEM, (AS HE CALLED IT), AND ITS POSSIBLE SOLUTION, AND SOON CAME TO THE REALIZATION THAT AS
LONG AS HE WAS ALIVE IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO ALTER OR DO AWAY WITH
HIS AUTOMATIC, RHYTHMICAL HEARTBEAT — AFTER ALL: WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE?!
HE THUS, FROM AN OBJECTIVE VIEW, WAS LEFT WITH THIS:
THERE WAS A CONDITION HE FOUND ANNOYING WHICH COULD NOT BE
ACCEPTABLY DONE AWAY WITH,
SO ALL HE HAD TO WORK WITH WAS THE FACT OF HIM BEING ANNOYED BY IT.
, SO TO CONTINUE AN INTELLIGENT, SCIENTIFIC PURSUIT OF THE MATTER
HE HAD TO FACE THE AFFAIR IN THIS LIGHT:
HE IS SUBJECT TO A NEVER-ENDING, TOTALLY MECHANICAL, OUT-OF-HIS-CONTROL ACTIVITY APPARENTLY AN ESSENTIAL PART OF HIS EXISTENCE, AND FOR WHICH NO SUITABLE SUBSTITUTE CAN BE, WHICH, ONCE HE TOOK NOTICE THEREOF BECAME TO HIS THINKING, “A PROBLEM” — ,AN “ANNOYANCE” —
BUT WHICH COULD BE SETTLED BY HIM NOT TRYING TO SOLVE OR CHANGE THE SITUATION, BUT RATHER BY STAYING CONSCIOUSLY AWARE THEREOF.

2002-2
THUS, THE “WANTING TO AWAKEN FROM THE STATE OF OPEN-EYED SLEEP” COULD BE SEEN AS A CHOICE BETWEEN EITHER:
A NATURAL, MECHANICAL, AND ALWAYS ACTIVE HEARTBEAT,
AND AN UNNATURAL, STILLED HEARTBEAT — I MEAN OF COURSE BETWEEN: NATURAL, RESTLESS CONSCIOUSNESS,
AND UNNATURAL, STILLED CONSCIOUSNESS.
You EITHER SETTLE FOR ORDINARY, AUTOMATIC MENTAL ACTIVITY —
— WHICH IS TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR CONTROL —
OR ELSE YOU BRING ON AN UNNATURAL, NON-ORDINARY MENTAL STATE —
— BY WAY OF YOUR PERSISTENT AWARENESS THEREOF —
WHICH DOES HAVE THE AROMA OF BEING AT LEAST, “SOME WHAT” UNDER YOUR CONTROL.
YOU TRULY MISS A PREGNANT POTENTIAL IF YOU SIMPLY TAKE THIS COMPARING OF OUR HEARTBEAT TO OUR CONSCIOUSNESS AS JUST ANOTHER ENTERTAINING ALLEGORY
REGARDING THIS-KINDA-THING, I URGE YOU TO LOOK AT IT CLOSER THAN THAT FOR IN DOING SO, THE SCENE OF OUR INTEREST IS RAISED TO A MORE COMPLEX, BOUNTIFUL LEVEL; THE PICTURING OF OUR NATURAL, OUT-OF-OUR-CONTROL,
TOTALLY AUTOMATIC HEARTBEAT AS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR A NORMAL LIFE, AND THEN TO LIKEWISE DO SO CONCERNING THE MECHANICAL, OUT-OF-OUR-CONTROL, RHYTHMICAL “HEARTBEAT” TAKING PLACE IN OUR BRAINS WHICH,
IN ADDITION TO THE OFTEN, MEANINGLESS MENTAL MEANDERINGS IN THE NEO-CORTEX THAT WE GENERALLY REFER-TO AS, “CONSCIOUSNESS”,
IS ALSO, BELOW THE LEVEL OF CONSCIOUS AWARENESS, INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES
ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR OUR PHYSICAL SURVIVAL.
FROM SUCH A VIEW, IT IS NOT ACTUALLY CONSCIOUSNESS WITH WHICH WE FIND FAULT,
BUT RATHER ‘TIS WITH ITS MECHANICAL, OUT-OF-OUR-CONTROL FOOLISHNESS THAT OCCURS AT THE LEVEL OF WHICH WE CAN BE AWARE OF IT — BUT,
IF YOU DO SIMPLY — “STAY AWARE OF IT” — AT THAT LEVEL — WHILE REMEMBERING THAT BELOW THAT LEVEL THE BRAIN IS CONSTANTLY ENGAGED IN MATTERS DECIDEDLY NON-FOOLISH THE SOLUTION-TO-THE-PROBLEM IS WITHIN YOUR REACH.
BY SO ACTING YOU DO NOT ACTUALLY ESTABLISH A NEW CONDITION OF CONSCIOUSNESS, BUT RATHER HAVE FORCED THE ACTIVITY IN THE BRAIN THAT NATURALLY PRODUCES CONSCIOUSNESS INTO AN UNNATURAL AWARENESS OF ITSELF AND ACTIVITIES.
THIS IS THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF THE METAPHYSICAL IDEAS OF: “THE WAKING-UP OF CONSCIOUSNESS.”) “THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE MIND”: “THE GREAT LIBERATION FROM MENTAL ILLUSIONS.” — THEY ARE ALL, ONE IN THE SAME:

2002-3
THE AREA OF THE BRAIN THAT CAN BE AWARE OF ITSELF HAS GONE FROM BEING BUT
SPASMODICALLY AWARE OF ITS AUTOMATIC, OUT-OF-ITS-CONTROL ACTIVITY
TO A CONDITION WHEREIN IT IS MORE CONSISTENTLY AWARE OF SAME,
AND WHICH, FOR SOME REASON, SEEMS TO “ALTER” THE CIRCUMSTANCES IN SUCH A WAY
AS TO PLEASE THOSE PEOPLE WHO UNDERTAKE TO ACHIEVE,
“AWAKENING, ENLIGHTENMENT & LIBERATION”
PROBLEM SOLVED.
JUST LOOK AT AND CONSIDER AS OBJECTIVELY AND SCIENTIFICALLY AS POSSIBLE
THE SITUATION AND OPERATIONS OF YOUR BRAIN AT THE CONSCIOUS LEVEL
AS ARE READILY AVAILABLE TO OBSERVATION:
THE NATURAL ACTIVITY THAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS IS EITHER RUNNING,
TOTALLY MECHANICALLY, APPARENTLY, OUT-OF-CONTROL,
AND USUALLY WITH NO DISCERNIBLE DIRECTION OR PURPOSE,
OR ELSE, THROUGH SOME OTHER NON-STANDARD NEURAL POTENTIAL IN THE BRAIN,
IT IS FORCED TO BE OBJECTIVELY AWARE OF ITS OWN MACHANICALNESS AT THE
LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS,
AND WITH SUCH AWARENESS BRINGING TO A HALT THE OBSERVABLE MECHANICALNESS
AT THE CONSCIOUS LEVEL —
.. .OR WE COULD SAY: A BRINGING TO AN END OF THE BRAIN’S CONSCIOUS COMPLAINTS
WITH ITS NORMAL, MECHANICAL MEANDERINGS.
CONSIDER: ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO AWAKEN, EXCEPTIONALLY INSIGHTFUL? —
OR ARE THEY INSANE?
…DOES THE BRAIN, IN ITS CONSCIOUS ACTIVITY KNOW WHAT IT’S DOING,
AND WHERE ITS FUTURE LIES, OR IS IT AS MUCH IN THE DARK AS THE REST OF US,
(THAT IS: IN THE DARK AS MUCH AS THE REST OF OUR BODY.)
MY GOD, WHAT A FANTASTIC RIDE
THAT EVERYONE ELSE MISSES OUT ON.

2002-4
ONE MAN PRIVATELY DEVELOPED HIS OWN PERSONAL APPROACH TO TRYING TO
BRING ON A NEW RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WHAT SEEMED TO BE “HIM”,
AND WHAT SEEMED TO BE HIS ORDINARY STATE OF “CONSCIOUSNESS”, HE’D CONTINUALLY
“SURPRISE” HIMSELF IN WAYS SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING:
AT NIGHT, IN THE DARK, HE’D SNEAK INTO HIS LIBRARY, AND WITH A PEN,
CHANGE THE PAGE NUMBERS IN ALL HIS FAVORITE BOOKS OR,
WHEN HE WASN’T LOOKING, HE’D RE-SET THE PUSH BOTTOMS ON HIS CAR RADIO
TO STATIONS HE DIDN’T LIKE OR,
HE’D SECRETLY TAKE THE PEANUT BUTTER OUT OF ITS JAR AND REPLACE IT WITH KETCHUP, AND IN WHAT WAS ARGUABLY THE HIGH POINT OF SUCH EFFORTS
HE’D SUDDENLY — THINK OF SOMETHING THAT HE’D HAD NO INTENTION OF THINKING OF.
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FROM ONE VIEW: IN ITS NATURAL STATE, CONSCIOUSNESS “TALKS TO ITSELF”, WHILE IN THAT UNNATURAL CONDITION YOU CAN BRING ON
IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOU’RE — .”TALKING TO CONSCIOUSNESS”.
….(“SIT! – BE STILL! –BE QUIET….”)
ONE MAN SAYS:
“CLASSIC MYSTICISM, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY AT BEST,
HAVE ONLY BEEN INTERESTED IN WHAT KINDS OF THOUGHTS MEN HAVE,
WHILE MY SOLE CONCERN HAS BEEN ABOUT BEING FORCED TO HAVE UNSOLICITED THOUGHTS -….(THAT ALONG WITH THE QUESTION OF, WHY DOES IT SEEM THAT THE MIND HAS INDIGENOUS THOUGHTS WITH WHICH IT APPEARS INCOMPATIBLE?!)
THIS BEING THE CASE, I THUS ALWAYS FOUND ANY COMMENTS, PRO OR CON REGARDING PARTICULAR THOUGHTS
OF NO INTEREST.
WHILE OTHERS DEBATED THE MERITS OF SPECIFIC IDEAS, I WAS ENGAGED IN SEEKING A WAY TO BE FREE OF THEIR UNINVITED INTRUSION INTO MY CONSCIOUSNESS.
OTHERS WANT TO BREED BETTER DOGS WHILE I WANT THE CURS — OUT OF MY HOUSE!
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2002-5
IN LINE WITH HIS DESIRE TO RESTRICT HIS THOUGHTS TO INFORMATIVE
PURPOSES RATHER THAN FOR THE SAKE OF SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT,
AND EGOCENTRIC VINDICATION,
ONE MAN STRIVES TO ABIDE BY THIS PRIVATE RULE:
“I WILL THINK SOLELY FOR — CLARIFICATION,
AND NEVER FOR — PERSONAL EXONERATION.”
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THERE WAS ONCE A MAN WHO TAUGHT A CERTAIN APPROACH TO HELP FACILITATE
A CHANGE IN ONE’S PERCEPTION OF ONE’S OWN CONSCIOUSNESS WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS: “THINK OF NOTHING BUT ME.”, AND I MIGHT NOTE,
MOST PEOPLE WHO HEARD IT BELIEVED THAT HE MEANT THEY SHOULD THINK OF HIM — WRONG! — THAT WAS NOT WHAT HE MEANT.
ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS, (CONSCIOUSNESS”ASLEEP AND DREAMING” AS MYSTICS CALL IT), IS CONSCIOUSNESS, IS A MIND THAT IS NOT. “THINKING OF ME.”, THAT IS TO SAY: IT IS NOT THINKING OF ITSELF.
“BEING ASLEEP & DELUDED” IS IN HAVING YOUR THOUGHTS SOME PLACE OTHER THAN ON ME — SEE?!
IF YOU’RE NOT “THINKING ABOUT ME”, YOU’RE NOT, AT THAT MOMENT, TRYING TO AWAKEN. To PROFITABLY PURSUE ANY METHOD, SCHEME OR SYSTEM TO AWAKEN YOU MUST_.
• WHENEVER YOU’RE DOING IT
BE SIMULTANEOUSLY,
“THINKING ABOUT ME”.
THIS IS THE CATALYST NEEDED TO BRING ANY APPROACH ALIVE AND MAKE IT USEFUL.
“THINK OF NOTHING BUT — ME.”
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ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A LAND IN WHICH ONE FAMILY HAD COMPLETE CONTROL, AND WHO ALSO MADE UP ITS ENTIRE POPULATION, AND WHO EACH WERE TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON ALL THE OTHERS FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. ]UT A STRANGE TURN OCCURRED: WITHIN THE FAMILY, ONE SEGMENT BEGAN TO FIND FAULT WITH OTHER SEGMENTS; THERE WAS NO PERCEIVABLE REASON FOR THE ONE SEGMENT’S DISPLEASURE, AND NO COMPREHENSIBLE PURPOSE IT MIGHT SERVE. AND THERE WAS ALSO THIS MATTER: THE OVERALL LIFE & HEALTH OF THE LAND SEEMED UN -EFFECTED BY THE ONE SEGMENT’S DISAPPROVAL OF THE OTHERS; THE DISAPPROVAL WAS THERE….IT BECAME OBVIOUS TO ALL…YET IT APPEARED TO
MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO HOW THINGS HAD ALWAYS BEEN. LIKE A PLACE WHERE IT DOESN’T
MATTER WHETHER THE WIND BLOWS OR NOT…EXCEPT THAT IT DOES BLOW, AND IT DOES UPSET SOME OF THE INHABITANTS. Ho MUCH STRANGER COULD THINGS BE?!

2002-6
AND STILL ANOTHER CHAP OFFERS THIS COMMENT:
“MY THOUGHTS HAVE — ‘A MIND OF THEIR OWN’! — YEAH, MY MIND!,
….(OR AT LEAST WHAT’S LEFT OF IT NOW….WAS IT REALLY EVER TOTALLY MINE?!,
MINE ALONE’1 AHH, IT WAS ALL SO LONG AGO THAT ITS DIFFICULT NOW TO BE SURE
OF ANYTHING.”
AND YET ANOTHER FELLOW PRESENTS US WITH THIS BIOGRAPHY:
“I SEEM TO HAVE BEEN BORN-WITH, AND HAVE GROWN UP WITH A,
‘PHANTOM, INNER TWIN’ —
A TWIN WHO OFTEN — ‘STEALS MY SOUL’…”,(I’M SURE HE MEANS, “MIND”, BUT
LET’S ALLOW HIM TO CONTINUE),
“WHERE MY PHANTOM TWIN TAKES IT AND WHAT IS DONE WITH IT WHILE IT IS GONE,
I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING;
BUT I DID FINALLY UNDERTAKE A VIGOROUS INVESTIGATION OF THE AFFAIR
WHICH FOR MANY YEARS PRODUCED NO RESULTS —
— BUT -NOW I KNOW.
IF YOU HAVE SUCH A PHANTOM TWIN, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU TOO,
‘SEEK TO KNOW’ —
….I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU WILL FIND THE KNOWING MOST INTERESTING, AND ALSO, EXTREMELY USEFUL.”
XXX
AND LASTLY I’D LIKE TO MENTION TO YOU A GROUP OF PEOPLE WITH INTEREST LIKE YOURS WHO WERE ONCE KNOW AS: “THOSE AGAINST EVERYTHING — UNINVITED.”