Monday, October 4, 2010


Have you truly seen the process of accepting an image of oneself psychologically and then acting as if that psychological self was real?

A simple way to find out, is to see if there's any residue of getting somewhere, psychologically.
Is there still some psychological dissatisfaction?
If there is, then you haven't clearly seen the process in action.
Because, when seen fully, the whole movement of psychological seeking ceases.

A very common reinforcement of the psychological self occurs when we entertain thoughts like; "how will I feel if x happens". 

This doesn't mean that thought will stop completely, that's not really possible unless you become a hermit and have people look after your every bodily need.

You all have probably either experienced, or read about people who think about a puzzle, or complex situation, then stop thinking about that to concentrate on other things, or go to sleep. Only to have the answer pop into awareness mins/hours/days later.

This is what thought does, it continues to work on material in the background.
If you give whatever you are doing your full attention, (including seeing what unresolved information is being produced by the issue at hand) then you will find that there will be far fewer fragments of thinking floating around.
But of course, some issues will need to be revisited over and over again. Work topics, travel plans, food planning, children's welfare, household logistics etc. etc.

If one associates thinking as a problem, then one will feel dissatisfied when thoughts arise, and seek some way to remove them.

The thoughts that are really a problem are those associated with the imagined psychological self.
This psychological self seeks security, and it's impossible to find security as life is constantly in flux.(Plus of course, it's impossible to actually solve imagined problems!).
Imagine for a minute that you were responsible for another persons happiness, from minute to minute.
Can you see how impossible that would be?
That's pretty much where you are if you don't see the illusory nature of the psychological self.

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