Jan Cox Talk 2478

The Body as a Bridge

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2006-1
AFTER NO INSIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE WITH PHYSICIANS, DENTISTS,
AUTOMOBILE MECHANICS, ACADEMICS, AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS,
ONE MAN MADE THIS COMMENT DURING ONE OF HIS CONTINUAL DAILY MEETINGS WITH HIS, “PERSONAL FRIENDS, AND CLOSE ACQUAINTANCES”:
“SHOULD WE NOT AS INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEINGS BE ;DISTURBED BY
THE MINIMAL DEGREE OF ACTUAL UNDERSTANDING IN OTHERS THAT PASSES FOR EXPERTISE?!” …AND AFTER A MOMENTARY HESITATION ONE OF HIS OTHER SELVES SPOKE IN RESPONSE: “BUT FOR EONS MAN HAS ACCEPTED HIS INTELLIGENCE IN A NOT DISSIMILAR FASHION.”, (AN OBSERVATION THAT BROUGHT AN END TO THAT MAN’S PARTICULAR MENTAL GET TOGETHER.
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As RELATES TO OUR INTEREST: ARE YOU AWARE THAT THE HISTORY OF MANKIND’S MENTAL ENTERTAINMENTS, (LITERATURE, MYTHS, PROVERBS, RELIGIONS, MOVIES, ETC), CONSIST ALMOST ENTIRELY OF A CELEBRATION OF WEAKNESSES & ABERRATIONS?
ONE MAN SAYS THAT THE WAY HE CAN TELL THAT HE’S STILL ON THE RIGHT TRACK IS BY THE FACT THAT MOST OF WHAT INTERESTS ORDINARY PEOPLE IS OF NO INTEREST TO HIM.
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DURING ONE OF HIS ON-GOING INTERNAL CONCLAVES ONE MAN MADE THIS OBSERVATION: “ALTHOUGH I’D RATHER WRITE THAN READ,
WOULD RATHER TALK THAN LISTEN,
RATHER DO THAN WATCH,
THIS SELECTIVE BINARY PREFERENCE BREAKS DOWN AS REGARDS THINKING & CONSCIOUSNESS IN THAT, DESPITE MY CLAIMS TO THE CONTRARY,
EXPERIENCE SHOWS THAT I PREFER — EVIDENTLY — TO THINK RATHER THAN BE
LIBERATED IN CONSCIOUSNESS.”
(NONE OF HIS PERSONAL FRIENDS, OR ‘CLOSE ACQUAINTANCES PRESENT AT THAT MEETING
HAD ANYTHING TO ADD.)
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2006-2
ONE MAN THINKS OF HIS CONSTRICTING MENTAL PREDICAMENT BY A NAME, “IDEE FIXE” EXCEPT THAT HE PRONOUNCES IT, “EDDIE FIXIE”,
A SOBRIQUET HE FINDS DELICIOUSLY FITTING,
(CONSIDERING THE EFFECT HIS THINKING NORMALLY EXERTS ON HIS CONSCIOUSNESS).
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IN LINE WITH OUR INTEREST, CONSIDER THIS:
COULD THE BODY (INCLUDING THE SUB-CORTICAL REGIONS OF THE BRAIN),
BE ACTING AS A BRIDGE, PERHAPS A MEDIATOR BETWEEN LIFE-IN-THE-EXTERNAL-CONDITIONS AND HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS?!
WHAT NEW POSSIBILITIES DOES SUCH A PICTURE PRESENT?
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ONE MAN ASKS: “WHAT KIND OF COCKAMAMIE JUSTICE IS IT THAT MAKES IT
EASIER AND MORE ATTRACTIVE TO COMPOSE A COMPLEX, CONVOLUTED, ABSTRUSE ALLEGORY ABOUT ‘WAKING UP’THAN IT IS TO SIMPLY DO WHAT’S NECESSARY AT THE MOMENT.TO ACCOMPLISH IT?!”
…(THEN MUTTERING: “DAMN, AND DOUBLE-DAMN THE WHOLE AFFAIR!” HE LEFT THE MEETING
AN ORDINARILY OVERLOOKED FACT OF THE MIND IS THAT: PROBLEMS THAT APPEAR COMPLEX
LEND THEMSELVES TO EXPLANATIONS WHICH ARE EVEN MORE COMPLEX, AND ULTIMATELY
PROVEN WORTHLESS;
AND AS RELATES SPECIFICALLY TO OUR INTERESTS IS THIS COROLLARY:
WHEN THE MIND PONDERS ITSELF IN THE MANNER NORMALLY AVAILABLE TO IT,
ALL INFORMATION IT DERIVES ABOUT ITSELF IS: NEEDLESSLY COMPLEX,
UNWITTINGLY DISTORTED, AND TOTALLY RELIANT ON EVIDENCE THAT IS SUPPORTED SOLELY BY
SELF-REFERENCE.
WHEN SEEN WITH NON-STANDARD VISION, ALL SUCH “KNOWLEDGE” TURNS OUT TO BE BUT ANOTHER BIASED, WORTHLESS, SUBJECTIVE “DESCRIPTION” OF THINGS, AND NOT AN OBJECTIVE”EXPLANATION”OF THEM.
WHEN THE TITULAR HEAD OF A SCHOOL FOR THE LIBERATION OF CONSCIOUSNESS WAS ASKED WHAT HIS CREDENTIALS WERE THAT MADE HIM DESERVING OF SUCH A POSITION HE REPLIED: “I AM ALMOST TOTALLY IGNORANT, (AT LEAST MORE SO THAN ANYONE ELSE PRESENTLY HERE) AND SO THE JOB FELL TO ME.” HE THEN ASKED THE QUESTIONER WHAT HIS STORY WAS
REGARDING HIS PRESENT POSITION.

2006-3
IN A CERTAIN LAND THERE WAS ONCE A HOUSE IN WHICH MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED
EXISTED A “SECRET ROOM”, AND WHICH LEGEND SAID THAT A FEW HAD ACTUALLY BEEN IN.
MOST,OF THE LOCALS DIDN’T KNOW IF SUCH STORIES WERE SIMPLY MYTHS, BUT MANY OF THEM REMAINED FASCINATED THEREWITH, AND SOME IN FACT SERIOUSLY DISCUSSED AND PLOTTED AS TO HOW THEY MIGHT ALSO
GET INTO THE SECRET ROOM,
(ALL NORMALLY, TO NO AVAIL.)
HOWEVER, DURING THEIR LIFE TIME, ONE MAN DID GET INTO THE ROOM,
AND HE DID FIND IT TO BE AS WONDROUS AS THE TALES HAD IMPLIED,
BUT IN A MANNER THAT WAS TRULY, TRULY “INDESCRIBABLE” IN THAT THE ROOM,
EVEN THOUGH YOU COULD GET IT IN,
DID NOT ACTUALLY “EXIST”,
(A SITUATION YOU MUST AGREE THAT DESERVES THE DESCRIPTION, “INDESCRIBABLE”).
SO: THIS ONE MAN DID HAVE THE ACTUAL “EXPERIENCE” OF BEING IN THE SECRET ROOM,
A ROOM THAT DOES NOT ACTUALLY, “EXIST”,
AND HE WAS BOTH DELIGHTED AND ENLIGHTENED BY THE EXPERIENCE,
(AND NOW COMES THE REAL SURPRISE OF THE STORY)/
SO EVEN THOUGH THE MAN NOW KNEW FROM HIS OWN REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE
THAT THE ROOM DID EXIST — BUT ONLY IN AN IMAGINARY SENSE
HE FOUND HIMSELF CONTINUALLY DRAWN TO RETURN THERETO EVEN THOUGH NOW
HE HAD A PERSONAL, EXPERIENTIALLY-BASED, FIRST-‘HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE ROOM’S NON-EXISTENT NATURE.
THIS SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES, CONTINUING EVEN TODAY/
UNACCOUNTABLY ACCOUNTS FOR THE CONTINUED INTEREST IN SYSTEMATIC “AWAKENING”.
A MAN CAN ONLY RETAIN FAITH IN ACTIVITIES HE PURSUES IN WHICH HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT HE’S DOING
AS LONG AS HE DOESN’T REALIZE THAT HE DOESN’T UNDERSTAND.
…(NOW THAT MAKES SENSE EVEN IN THE LAND OF”COCKAMAMIE JUSTICE.!’)

2006-4
DURING ONE OF HIS SEEMINGLY “ENDLESS” INNER CONFERENCES, ONE MAN SAID:
“I HAVE THIS COLLECTION OF OBSERVATIONS, ONE:
‘IF YOU DON’T CARE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR YOU DON’T CARE WHAT YOU FIND.’- TWO:
‘IF YOU DON’T CARE WHERE YOU ARE, YOU’RE NEVER LOST.’ — THREE:
‘IF YOU DON’T CARE WHAT YOU ARE, YOU’RE NOT ASLEEP.’, AND MY CONCLUDING ONE:
‘IF YOU DON’T CARE ABOUT THE THOUGHTS THAT PASS THRU YOU
IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU’RE ABLE TO FORGET ABOUT THEM OR NOT.”
No MATTER WHAT TERM MAY BE EMPLOYED,
WHEN A MAN IS: “AWAKE, ENLIGHTENED, LIBERATED”, WHAT HE EXPERIENCES IS THIS: HE FINALLY — “FEELS LIKE HIMSELF” — FULLY HIMSELF,
AND NOTHING BUT HIMSELF.
WHAT MORE COULD A MAN ASK FOR?!
AND HERE IS THE ABSOLUTE ULTIMATE TEST TO REVEAL IF YOU TRULY “WANT TO THINK”, AND IF YOU “CAN” THINK:
CAN YOU REALIZE THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION: “Do YOU HAVE – ‘FREE WILL’?”,
AND IF SO — CAN YOU HOLD THAT REALIZATION IN YOUR MIND FOR MORE THAN 30 SECONDS
A CERTAIN MYSTIC, WELL KNOWN FOR HIS MANY PUBLIC COMMENTARIES ON THE MATTER OF CONSCIOUSNESS BEING REARRANGED, ONE DAY SAID TO A MAN: “I AM NEVER AS IMPRESSIVE WITH MY COMMENTS AS I COULD BE.”, AND THE MAN NODDED AS THOUGH HE UNDERSTOOD, AND THE MYSTIC WENT ON, “I AM ALSO NEVER AS CLEVER IN MY WORDS AS I COULD BE.”, AND THE MAN CONTINUED TO NOD HIS COMPREHENSION, THEN THE MYSTIC SAID: “NEITHER AM I AS HUMOROUS IN THIS. MATTER AS I COULD BE.”, AND THE MAN ADDED CHIN RUBBING TO HIS HEAD NODDING If] HIS DISPLAY OF ASSIMILATION, BUT THEN THE MYSTIC SAID: “I AM ALSO NEVER AS REVEALING ABOUT WHAT I KNOW ENLIGHTENMENT TO BE
AS I COULD BE.”, AND WITH THAT, THE MAN STOPPED NODDING, AND LOOKED AT THE MYSTIC IN DISBELIEF: “BUT HOW CAN YOU HOLD BACK ANY INFORMATION FROM YOUR LISTENERS ON A MATTER THAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE?! THAT IS TOTALLY BEYOND MY UNDERSTANDING!”, AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “AND BEYOND ANYONE’S
WHO IS NOT FREED IN THEIR CONSCIOUSNESS FROM THE CONSTRAINTS OF FAMILIAR CONCEPTS
To BEGIN WITH: A MAN NOT FULLY AWAKE CANNOT UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE TOLD HIM ABOUT AWAKENING, AND MOREOVER, EVEN THOSE PARTIALLY THERE MUST FIND FOR THEMSELVES THAT ‘MISSING PIECE’ OF THE PUZZLE THAT IS EVERYONE’S MIND
WHICH CANNOT BE DIRECTLY POINTED TO BY ANYONE ELSE. THEREFORE I REFRAIN FROM
TELLING ALL I KNOW AT APPROPRIATE JUNCTURES SO AS TO ENCOURAGE MY LISTENERS TO PRESS ON WITH THEIR OWN EFFORTS.
TALK CAN BE LIKE A CUT, A SCRAPE, AND SILENCE LIKE A NEEDED SALVE. I REFRAIN FROM SPILLING ALL THE BEANS LEAST I SPOIL FOR THEM THE ULTIMATE MEAL.”

2006-5
REGARDLESS OF THE TERMINOLOGY EMPLOYED, AND THE METHODS UNDERTAKEN
FOR A MAN TO EVER REALIZE AN AWAKENING, AN ENLIGHTENMENT, A LIBERATION
HE MUST FIRST HAVE A NEW WAY’OF_LOOKING AT HIMSELF, AND _
THIS IS WHERE ANY WORTHWHILE SO-CALLED, “SYSTEM” COMES IN,
AND IS, IN ACTUAL FACT, ITS ONLY WORTHWHILE FUNCTION;
TO ASSIST .A. MAN IN FINDING A FRESH PERSPECTIVE OF HIMSELF
WHICH HE WOULD HAVE NEVER DONE OTHERWISE.
ULTIMATELY HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT ENOUGH;
FOR TO REALIZE FULLY THE INDESCRIBABLE REALITY OF THE GOAL,
A NEW VIEW OF.YOURSELF:IS ENTIRELY LACKING; _ .
WHEN TRULY LIBERATED FROM THE CONFINED WORKINGS OF THE ORDINARY MIND
A MAN HAS NO PARTICULAR.”VIEW OF HIMSELF” – OLD OR NEW – THIS WAY OR THAT.
THUS IF CLUNG TO TOO LONG, A METHOD OF AWAKENING THAT ORIGINALLY WAS HELPFUL EVENTUALLY IS A HINDRANCE;
AND THE NEW, EXCITING WAYS IN WHICH A MAN LEARNED TO LOOK AT HIMSELF
BECOME UNWITTINGLY, FAMILIAR CONCEPTUAL GLASSES_ .
WITH WHICH MECHANICALLY GLANCING THERE THROUGH
HE HAS BECOME COMFORTABLE,
AND WHICH NO LONGER SERVES ANY PROPELLING FUNCTION.
ALL THINGS BEING THE SAME “ALL THINGS” THEY WERE WHEN I FIRST MENTIONED IT:
THE MOST EFFICIENT APPROACH TO THIS WHOLE ASPECT IS TO SIMPLY —
NOT THINK ABOUT YOURSELF — PERIOD.
… WHICH OF COURSE, (THANKS BE TO GREAT”COCKAMAMIE JUSTICE”),
IS ONLY POSSIBLE AFTER A LIFE TIME OF TRYING TO THINK ONLY ABOUT YOURSELF.

2006-6
IN SPITE OF THE FACTS THAT: PLANTS GROW FROM ROOTS; BUILDINGS ARE CONSTRUCTED
ON FOUNDATIONS, THE BRAIN IS AN EXTENSION OF THE SPINAL NERVOUS SYSTEM,
AND ALL OTHER PHYSICAL EXAMPLES AND METAPHORICAL DERIVATIVES OF
DEVELOPMENT FLOWING UPWARD, AND AUTHORITY VESTED IN THAT FROM WHICH
IT FLOWS AND ON WHICH IT IS BASED,
IN SPITE OF ALL THAT PICTURE AGAIN THE. POSSIBILITY
AS CONCERNS HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
THAT CONTROL FLOWS DOWNWARD — DOWN FROM CONSCIOUS, CORTICAL ACTIVITY TO
NON-CONSCIOUS, SUB-CORTICAL AREAS OF THE BRAIN RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
THIS COULD BE THE SUPREME HUMAN EXAMPLE OF “A WHOLE BEING MORE-THAN, AND, SOMETHING DIFFERENT-THAN
ANY POSSIBLE COMBINATION OF ITS SEPARATE PARTS.,,!
IF THIS BE PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE, AND POTENTIAL TRUE IT WOULD CLEARLY ACCOUNT FOR CONSCIOUSNESS’ UNCERTAINTY OF ITSELF,
ITS PERSISTENT DISSATISFACTION WITH ITS OPERATIONS,
IT WOULD MEAN THAT CONSCIOUSNESS IS STRICTLY– “ON-ITS-OWN” — “IN-CHARGE”.. .BUT, WITH NO TRAINING OR INSTRUCTION MANUAL IN HAND.
CONSIDER THE DIFFERENT LIGHT SUCH A SITUATION WOULD SHED ON A MAN’S ATTEMPTING TO “CHANGE”IS EXPERIENCE OF WHAT CONSCIOUSNESS IS.
IT WOULD MEAN THAT THE VERY ACTIVITY IN OUR BRAIN THAT WANTS TO “AWAKEN” DOESN’T HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS,
EVEN THOUGH IN THE SCENARIO WE’RE NOW CONSIDERING,
IT IS ALREADY, AS PER THE NATURAL SCHEME OF THINGS,– THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY; STANDING EVEN NOW AT THE VERY HEAD OF CONSCIOUSNESS IT BEING THE SOURCE OF .ENERGY & FINAL ARBITRATOR OF WHAT GOES ON IN.THE, CORTICAL_AREAS_OF THE BRAIN THAT RESULTS,IN CONSCIOUSNESS.
LIKE-A-
HIGHWAY PAVING MACHINE IN VIRGIN TERRITORY THAT MUST SPRAY OUT A ROAD
IN FRONT OF ITSELF, (AS,IT MOVES ALONG), SO AS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO
“MOVE ALONG ON” — AND ALL TO BE ACCOMPLISHED WITH NO PREVIOUS PAVING EXPERIENCE OR KNOWLEDGE OF ASPHALT.
LOOK HOW QUICKLY & EASILY YOU FORGET THAT THE:MIND MAKES UP EVERYTHING AS IT GOES ALONG….AND THAT THERE ARE NO LIMITS OR RESTRICTIONS ON THIS…AND THAT NO METHOD–OF, OR THEORY-ABOUT,, “WAKING UP” IS EXCLUDED THEREFROM.

2006-7
A MINIMAL WAY TO HELP KEEP YOUR HEAD & ATTENTION TURNED IN A
PROFITABLE DIRECTION IS TO CONSIDER THE ENDLESS VARIETY OF THINGS
THAT INTEREST ORDINARY HUMANITY THAT ARE GLARINGLY IMAGINARY,
IRRATIONAL, IRRESPONSIBLE AND MEANINGLESS,
AND GO BEYOND LOOKING AT IT IN GROSS HUMAN TERMS, BUT RATHER ASK YOURSELF:
“WHAT DOES THE BRAIN, (IN ANY MAN), HAVE TO GAIN BY TRYING TO CONVINCE ITSELF
OF SUCH THINGS?”
IF A MAN WHO DESIRES THE LIBERATED STATE OF MIND CAN UNDERSTAND THAT
THE BEST WAY TO STOP A DRUG ADDICTION IS TO GO COLD TURKEY,
AND THAT THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT IS TO FAST,
WHY CAN HE NOT SO EASILY SEE HOW THIS IS APPLICABLE TO AWAKENING
AS CONCERNS HIS `THINKING-ABOUT-AWAKENING?
THE CLOSEST THING POSSIBLE TO A REAL, A SOLID, A USEFUL”SYSTEM TO AWAKEN” WOULD BE ONE COMPOSED ENTIRELY OF LIES; NOTHING BUT GOOD, HONEST, OLD FASHIONED LIES,