It’s not what we were taught to consider. The following contains a portion of what my response was to someone who gave comments in my previous blog posting.
Regarding what may happen when thought/thinking is not merely what occurs in (and “as”) consciousness… Well, what may remain is not a gut feeling or instinct. What we are talking about may occur when thought/thinking is in abeyance… and it is not what thought/thinking can easily grasp, label, pigeonhole, or categorize. But most people, in modern society, would be uncomfortable about often being where ordinary thinking is not… and they would likely say that what i am suggesting is malarkey. We are so indoctrinated with the process of thought/thinking, that anything else is unfathomable. Most of us were programmed to be what thought/thinking is… and anything else is unwelcome (and likely not what we are interested in).
Miseducation is often one-sided. Such so-called education is what can program us to wholeheartedly accept what is limited, confined, and false. The human world is a result of this miseducation… and currently, there is much conflict, violence, confusion, division, and separation. There may be an aspect of great compassion, bliss, and caring when transcending thought/thinking. Beyond the fragmentation that thought/thinking consists of, the burden of sorrow is not. Thought/thinking, by itself, on the other hand, often involves robotic, banal, sequential fragmentation; thought/thinking is primarily of a symbolic nature. Mere symbols are not true realities; they are mere tokens. It may be prudent to go beyond what your consciousness was educated to exist as.
“It may be prudent to go beyond what your consciousness was educated to exist as.” Now and then it might be a wee bit of fun, too….
Yes, Paul, it is fun and exciting! 🙂
It’s much better to think for yourself and come to your own conclusions
Yes, that is partially true. 😉 However, it is very easy to think that one is independently thinking for oneself (while, all along, one is just rearranging the conditioning that has already been instilled by society). Additionally, this self may not be anything other than the rearrangement of the conditioning.
It’s difficult to think for oneself when we are a combination of the last book we read, the last course we attended, the last assumptions we made. We are restrained by our psychological framework and our past experiences. This is what makes us individual and different from the next person. I agree that we are too frequently ‘in our own heads’ instead of ‘in our own hearts’ but a healthy combination is required surely?
Like, i suggested to sanjotown (above), we can assume that we are thinking for ourselves, independently, while all the while it is a ruse and just an obtrusion of what others have programmed us to be.
We seem “individual” but, to a large extent, we are generally all the same.
Yes, a healthy combination is required, regarding the head and heart dichotomy… but there may be much more to life than just those basic two.
Oh my goodness, this is spot on Tom: “Miseducation is often one-sided. Such so-called education is what can program us to wholeheartedly accept what is limited, confined, and false.” Yes, such thinking leads to many conflicts, violence, confusion, division, and separation. I think this post brings your previous messages home. Great insight and awareness my friend. 😊💖😘
Thanks much, Kym! 😊 I think it’s healthy to question what was spoon-fed into us. Of course, there has to be balance and reasonableness in all this. But sometimes it’s just so ludicrous; we think that we are so sophisticated and modern… while, all the while, we are quite primitive and very old-fashioned. One time, i was in the aquarium room where my two pet parrots are and we were watching a video about mischievous wild monkeys. I made the comment that human beings are often just like goofy monkeys… and Tweetie Pie said, “Yes, they are.” 😁
I think ribbit, therefore I am frog 😃
Not if you croak! 😉
So this is what Kermit looks like up close. I had no idea. What a wonderfully close-up shot Tom.