A special thank you to Richard Brown aka Mystic Dik for these.
Mind Experiments ( MX).
These are designed to free you
From programming you may never have examined,
And which create your present world-view.
All you have to lose is your fear.
All you have to gain is your Self.
MX - 1
World Without Words
Imagine that words had never been invented,
Catch your tongue in your mouth.
Use your eyes.
Words cannot come into your head.
Those that others speak are meaningless
And are whisked away before they reach your ears.
At some point, you will remember
Having read the above description,
And although you will not remember the words,
The state they describe will come over you:
Your mind will for a moment give up
Its attachment to words.
You will look around you and see in a new way.
Your mind will look at issues and see deeply into them -
In this state remember to look at important issues.
Whenever you are confused by a situation,
Go into this "world without words" state
And let the situation sink in.
MX - 2
What Do You Believe?
List your beliefs on one or several sheets of paper,
Using only the left-hand side of the page.
Use question marks next to any beliefs
You're not sure you fully believe.
If you're not sure where to start,
You might start with beliefs about God,
Afterlife, the purpose of Life,
What is good, what is bad.
MX - 3
Scientific Method Applied to Your Life
Put your self on the Witness Stand.
Now also be the Prosecutor cross-examining the Witness.
The Witness is about to defend his/her beliefs,
Listed previously, with evidence.
This means that the Witness looks back at his/her Life
To find incidents which prove
That these beliefs are correct,
That they describe reality objectively.
You can start with the beliefs you listed first
And work down the page,
Or put rank order priority numbers next to the beliefs
And then take them in priority order.
"Evidence" means evidence that realistically
Could be made to stand up in a court of law.
This game can be played in odd moments
Over the course of a week or more.
MX - 4
Where Did My Beliefs Come From?
Why Do or Did I Believe That?
Go through your list of beliefs and remember
Where each belief came from.
Take it slowly, one at a time.
MX - 5
No Longer Needing To Have Beliefs
In this stage one faces the situation
Of no longer really having any beliefs,
Yet realizes that this is true
Freedom to learn.
Often accompanied by brief ecstasy.
MX - 6
Watching Your Thoughts
To do this exercise,
Simply pick a period of time,
And in that time watch your thoughts,
Remembering to realize that each thought
May be right or it may be wrong.
This is one of the most universal forms of meditation.
The way it usually goes,
You keep getting sucked into identifying
With some thought or another,
And forget to doubt it -
Then catch your self,
And back out of auto-agreement with the thought.
Over time, you begin to see how
Your idea-generation process,
Your conviction-decision process,
And your other mental processes work.
Then you will have control over these processes
Rather than being controlled by them.
This is a game played during Life action.
It's played whenever anybody says anything
That upsets you.
What you do is pretend that you are they
And that you realize that you have offended.
Then you restate the offending words
So that they are not offensive.
You might then ask the person
If the inoffensive statement of his/her words
Was what he/she meant.
"You're not going to wear that plaid blouse are you?"
"You mean, you like some other blouse better?"
The point is that specific words trigger emotions
Based on past associations;
But you can change the words to clear out the emotions.
Later you can clear out the past associations
And then no words can manipulate your emotions.
Unselfish Actions Pay Back Better
In this game, you look into your past to find
The most unselfish actions you took,
And evaluate the results
Which came from those actions.
You can also do the same for the most selfish actions.
Which paid back better?
MX - 9
Which Advisors Are Conflicting?
This is one you do when you find your self internally divided as to which way to go in a situation.
You ask your self, "In this situation…":
What do my thoughts say I should do?
What do my feelings want to do?
What does my body want to do?
What does my intuition say to do?
What would my father want me to do?
What would my mother want me to do?
What did the books I read say to do?
What does Society say to do?
What does the person I respect the most do?
What would God's preference be?
Then you note which of these advisors
Are conflicting with which.
This pattern of conflict
May be a habitual one in your head,
Or may just apply to one type of situation.
Entraining A Daily Cycle of Assimilation
And New Provisional Action Decisions
At the end of each day you relive it before sleep,
Identifying which moments do not fully please you
Or about which you have some vague lingering concern.
You allow your self time to contemplate
And learn from these moments
By taking the role of your own Coach
And coaching your self
As to how to play such a moment better in the future.
When you know how to flow through that situation
So that it will be no problem next time,
Namely, when you have made certain
Provisional Action Decisions as to what to try next time,
There is a feeling of peace.
If your Provisional Action Decisions
Do not work out next time,
You revise them,
And keep up this process
Until every aspect of your Life works smoothly.
Then you get bored and get into wider experiences,
Which produce displeasing moments
For which you need to develop new
Provisional Action Decisions,
Namely, new theatre, to flow through smoothly.
And a new cycle begins.
Jumping to Conclusions
For one entire day, concentrate on
NOT JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS.
Emergency Oversimplification Procedure
Am I In Emergency Oversimplification Procedure?
For one entire day,
Keep checking to make sure you're not in EOP
And if you are, get your self out of it.
Signs of EOP:
All force goes to precedent,
Things you see are auto-categorized,
Negative or no feeling,
Engaging in activities to get them out of the way…
How to get out:
Let your body relax
Wherever it is holding tension…
Regain your sense of humor…
Change the scene for a moment…
Use your body (walk, go to the bathroom, etc)…
Remember your long-range objectives
And how they translate to immediate goals
In the NOW.
Remember your agreements.
But most of all find out
What YOU want to do NOW.
Then balance that with the agreements.
Let your self enjoy a long, slow
New creative approach to all situations.
There's no hurry.
There's just the Eternal Now.
How you relate to it
At this moment is all.
Start your Life NOW.
What Are My Attachments?
List the things, events and conditions
Which must be maintained or brought about in your Life
In order for you to be happy.
Namely, cigarettes, a particular job,
A particular lover, booze,
A certain amount of money, physical security,
Having people think of you a certain way,
Etc., etc., etc.,
Eventually the items on these lists
Will be immaterial to you.
You'll want to keep the lists
And keep looking at them from time to time
Until that point.
What Bit of My Past Are Holding Me Back?
Make a list of the moments in your Life
Which still trouble you when you remember them.
You might not get all of these listed at once,
Since some memories that are particularly troubling
May be being actively repressed by your subconscious.
But you can keep adding to the list
As you remember more of these experiences.
Achieving Clarity on Just One Situation
Take any of the unresolved experiences
On the list developed in MX 14,
Set aside uninterruptable and open-ended time,
And relive the experience in complete detail
From beginning to end,
One or more times,
Like a detective looking for clues.
What you are looking for is the truth
Of what bothers you about this situation.
The truth of why it bothers you
May not be the reason you think it bothers you.
A part of you will tend
To want to avoid these memories,
Fearing that they can only cause more hurt.
In fact, each of these memories is an energy watershed
You can turn to great advantage in your Life,
Simply by understanding your own emotional charge
With each situation.
This is why the mind tags these memories
So that eventually you'll pick up the phone.
After you get the knack of it,
You'll just naturally clear out
All of the items on the list you made in MX 14:
At moments when you don't expect it.
If you'd like to speed up the process,
Just set aside time
And relive the experiences in priority order.
Adaptive or Programmed?
For one day, keep track of your self
From moment to moment,
Watching to see whether you are behaving
In a more programmed fashion
Or in a more adaptive fashion at that moment.
Note the kinds of situations
Through which you flow adaptively,
And those through which you move in fixed
Massage To Remove Tension
Removing tension from the body
Yields more energy for use by the mind.
Thus massage can help induce meditative states.
NOTICE THE THINGS YOU NOTICE
AND DON'T NOTICE
Whenever it turns out that you didn't notice something you might have noticed, tell your senses "what to always check for" such that you would have noticed the thing you just missed.
For example, let's say you realize that you don't know whether a particular man you just met has a moustache or not.
So you tell your senses "Always check for whether or not they have a moustache."
Note patterns in the things you haven't been noticing and now notice.
Which dimensions are and aren't you observant in?
NOTICE THE THINGS
THAT YOUR EYES JERK TO
As if your body were under someone else's control, and you were trying to figure that person out.
Built into each human being before birth is an information-processing program whose apparent purpose is to make us need to understand our external and internal experiences.
It works as follows: certain experiences or perceptions or percepts, trigger a feeling of dissonance in the mind; you pay closer attention to and think about these until you have a feeling of having absorbed their information, at which point the feeling of dissonance goes away and we say that you have achieved closure.
Hasty closure can be defined as those instances in which it would have been useful to you to think further before closure.
This phenomena can be demonstrated to oneself by moving the objects in one's room: such objects and any other things out of place in one's room are what the eyes automatically go to.
This demonstrates that the senses have a model of the usual situation, and are checking for divergences. This is an important "energy-saving bio-computer system" built into us.
However energy-saving it can be under natural circumstances, as a result of information overload, this system tends to screen out the value element from our sensory experience, i.e. we hardly see anything around us: just enough from a strictly practical standpoint, but not enough to satisfy aesthetic criteria as well.
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN YOUR PREDICTION AND THE ACTUAL APPEARANCE
When seeing a face (especially if you've never looked closely at it before) casually glance away and look at your image of that face in your mind.
Then if appropriate, casually look at the actual face again (for a few moments so the image clears; inappropriate if tension-producing).
Compare the first impression with the full impression.
The distortions you put into the first impression have meaning.
Were you putting the person in a category?
ME WANT-THEY EXPECT
Whenever you are with other people and find your self being uncomfortable, check if you want to be doing the things you are doing, or if you are just doing things expected of you.
Then work out a better compromise.
"Haste makes waste".
Under presumed time pressure, humans tend to hurry, i.e. try to skip unskippable steps.
This slows down progress until the mistake is realized
and missed step accomplished, etc.
See what happens if you just slow down each important decision a little bit, especially when you feel tension around it.
CHECK YOUR OWN PERCEPTIONS DIRECTLY
AT NEXT OPPORTUNITY
What things that you might go back and look at, did your parents and other influencers feel strongly about, pro or con? That you have seen before, perhaps through their eyes?
Go back and look with fresh eyes.
HOW DO YOU REACT TO DISSONANCE?
Sometimes you get excited and challenged by a lot of new questions in your mind; at other times you get brought down by a whole lot of new things to think about. The difference is how much time you feel you have.
But it is a provable certainty that you make better decisions when you confront new questions with interest and patience, and poorer decisions when you try to avoid new questions that arise in your mind.
Each time a whole lot of new questions come up, watch your reaction.
WATCH ACTION PATTERNS
Pick a day. On that day, from the moment you awaken, simply stay alert all day to watching your own actions down to the smallest gesture.
When you seem to be observing an action pattern of apparent significance to some part of your mind, ask your self: "Why did I do that?" (Or "Why am I doing this?")
"AUTOMATIC PILOT ADDICTIONS" MEDITATION
What were your mother and father "addicted" to
(attached to getting or avoiding)?
How about your peers at school, and others known to have influenced you; to what were they "addicted"?
To what extent do you now automatically mirror any/all of these addictions?
MEDITATE ON THE EXTENT TO WHICH YOU "NEED" APPROVAL
From whom do you "need" approval?
Clues: What do you work hardest at?
Who would approve of you the most for working so hard at that?
DEVELOP ABSOLUTE WILL POWER
Absolute Will Power means that when you make a vow
you know you will keep it.
The thing that stands between most of us and Absolute Will Power is the knowledge that we have developed the bad habit of breaking vows, and don't know how to break the habit.
In other words, we don't believe ourselves when we make a vow,
and so then we don't really feel bound to keep it.
The way to break the habit;
start making vows to your self that you know you will keep,
and then allow time to go by in which you always keep these vows.
The next time you catch your self in an "unwanted manifestation"
that you know you can give up, vow (decide) to give it up.
Make as many of these as you like,
but don't try to give up something you're not certain you can give up,
until your body has observed you keeping the "easy" vows
in three-dimensional reality.
Once your "lower" (cybernetically less sophisticated) parts
have observed you keeping your "easy" vows,
it will become much easier for you to make and keep "not-so-easy" vows, and eventually "hard" ones as well.
Identify Your Senators
Pick a day, and on that day, listen to the conversations in your head,
and see if you can pick out the separate voices.
"You're not good enough." "You're getting ripped off."
"You will never…" "You're wrong."Who are they?
De-Energizing Parental Parasite Circuits
Make a list of your father's and your mother's priorities.
Then side-by-side, list your own.
By comparing yours to theirs, detect which of your priorities aren't really your priorities but do influence your actions just as if they were, because of hypnotic conditioning of your bio-computer by long association with their conditioned bio-computers at a time when you were maximally impressionable/imprintable.
De-Energizing Parental Dynamic Parasite Circuits
How did your parents play together?
What were some of their acts - make a list.
Then for each act,
See occasions you have played out each one's roles,
In your own life.
De-Energizing Parental Dynamic-Compensating
You may not yet know this,
But you can "return in time"
And re-experience any memory quite vividly,
Just by putting the time and energy into it.
Do this - return to the first time
You saw your parents perform the first act
On you list from MX 31.
Then do it for each other act on the list -
Go back to the first time they played that one
In front of you.
To the extent that your rational mind believes
That this built-in memory ability is impossible for you,
The process will be delayed,
But the subconscious process will still work on it,
Will flash you hints from time to time,
And eventually you'll suddenly re-experience
A key moment: from then on it will be easy -
You will systematically re-experience
Each unassimilated moment in your memory
And clear it.
When you are re-experiencing,
Check how you were feeling,
And what you did about it -
Then contemplate how this has affected
The rest of your life
By lulling you into fixed coping styles.
Springboarding From Mistakes
Rather Than Patching Them Over
Real learning cannot take place
While the ego is in command of the vehicle,
Because the ego is attached to seeing itself
As "right already"
And thus cannot admit to mistakes
And thus cannot learn from them.
The ego eschews the humiliation-evolution opportunity
In order to preserve its illusions.
Pick a day, and for that day concentrate on being
Honest and creative
Not consistent and resistant to change.
The more of your own mistakes you find that day,
And the more creatively you react to them,
How Do You See Yourself Now?
For each of the statements below, please mark whether you would agree or disagree with it as a description of you. Please answer frankly, as you think you really are. There are no right or wrong answers. If you are not sure about any description, just mark "not sure" and go to the next one.
Feel free to add your own adjectives to the list and check them appropriately.Agree Agree Not Disagree Disagree
a lot a little sure a little alot
AFFECTIONATE, passionate, loving romantic [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
AMICABLE, amiable, affable, benevolent [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
AWKWARD, absent-minded, forgetful careless [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
BRAVE, courageous, daring, adventuresome [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
BROADMINDED, open-minded, liberal, tolerant [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
CREATIVE, inventive, imaginative, artistic [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
DOMINATING, authoritarian, demanding, aggressive [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
EFFICIENT, organized, diligent, thorough [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
EGOCENTRIC, vain, self-centered, narcissistic [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
FRANK, straightforward, outspoken, candid [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
FUNNY, humorous, amusing, witty [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
INTELLIGENT, smart, bright, well-informed [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
KIND, good-hearted, warm-hearted, sincere [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
REFINED, gracious, sophisticated, dignified [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
RESERVED, conservative, quiet, conventional [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
SELF ASSURED, confident, self-sufficient, secure [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
SOCIABLE, friendly, cheerful, likeable [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
STUBBORN, hardheaded, headstrong, obstinate [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
TENSE, nervous, high-strung, excitable [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
TRUSTWORTHY, competent, reliable, responsible [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ]
Give "Self" Direction It Needs
Now please add arrows to your responses
On the questionnaire in MX 34,
Indicating how you would prefer to answer,
"No arrows" means you like your current responses
And would like them to stay the same.
Use of arrows tells your robot which way to go
At option points.
Check back months or years later
To verify to your delight
That the robot complied!
You may also add new adjectives to the list,
And arrow them appropriately.
Unconstrained Self Expression
When it will not introduce risk of loss of value to the universe,
Begin to relax the programs, which constrain the way you speak,
So as to ensure easy understandability.
E.g. when responding to family on minor matters,
See what comes out if you just open your mouth,
Or mime and answer or gesture or point…
Rather than speaking at all.
Since the environment is low risk, the play element may be allowed to operate freely, without concern for "meeting standards", etc.
De-Narrowing Unique/Shameful Child-Things
Because they weren't understood,
Many of the unique things you said or did as a child
Were probably humiliatingly distorted and scoffed at.
This drove the most unique parts of you underground
In your own psyche,
Tagged with the mark of shame.
In effect, to hold onto your parents, peers, and so on,
(Something you felt you needed desperately at the time)
You mimicked them and stopped doing things
They and everyone else didn't do.
Thus you were tricked into throwing away
Your own unique experiment - temporarily.
Relive the moments in which something
YOU did or said was devalued.
Did they lead to your giving up the use/manifestation
Of a part of your self?
Visualize, bringing back that part of you into your Life.
Then energize or not as you like.
"Without Comparing" Exercise
When you have nothing to do,
Pick an object in your environment and look at it.
There is a vacuum behind your eyes;
Any memory or association triggered by what you see,
Gets sucked away into this vacuum
As quickly as it arises.
Now you can see just what is in front of you
As if for the first time
Excellent for art galleries and museums too.
The next time you're feeling bored,
Stay with it in order to understand the state
As fully as you can.
Don't ask questions so much as just
Look at what is there.
Keep a writing implement and paper with you
So that when you are waiting for something
You can practice sketching of faces and objects
As if for a military report.
How To Turn For Good?
Whenever you find yourself thinking of something as bad,
Visualize a scenario in which you turn that item
Into something good.
The initial scenario might be complete science fiction;
i.e. it need not be realistic.
The initial scenario will provide the womb
For a realistic subsequent scenario.
When you get to a totally believable and attractive scenario,
Consider materializing it.
Learn to detect the information in blandness.
Be conscious of the taste of water.
Let yourself see the grain in objects.
Stop ignoring shadows and reflections.
Always go one step deeper
Than anyone would expect you to.
The next time you hurt,
Put aside all other distractions
And concentrate on observing the hurt itself
As scientifically and objectively as possible -
Just feel it so as to be able to report
What is actually there?
What does it feel like?
What is the feeling itself?
When you get inside the hurt
And it no longer matters quite so much,
Put yourself into your future perspective,
Looking back on the hurt after it is just a memory,
And pre-experience the relief you will feel then
Whenever you remember the hurt and no longer feel it.
When you no longer care about the hurt at all,
Go back into purposely feeling it as a pleasure-pain
A little bit
(If you go too far in this stage…
…you'll waste considerable time with consequences).
When you become bored with this stage,
Let the pain go,
And go back to Life.
What Did I Ever Want To Know?
What questions have you ever asked in your Life?
Can you answer them now?
De-Charging Approval Circuits
Remember all the people whose approval
Was ever important to you.
Relive the moments of their greatest approval
When they hooked you
And of their most traumatic disapproval.
Keep reliving these until they are utterly boring.
Taking Goodness And Badness Out Of Objects
Nest time you find yourself confronting an object
You say is either very good or very bad,
Still the voices in your head
And sense the object directly,
Without the "good" or "bad" haze on it.
What do you find out about it
That you did not know before?
Identifying With The Universe
For one day,
Stay conscious of what's going on inside your robot,
Outside your robot,
And out of sight of your robot -
As all being you.
Ignoring Irrelevancies On The Intercom
Pretend you are a bomber pilot in World War II
And your robot is the bomber.
The other voices in your head
That aren't the real you,
Voices you've picked up from others,
Are the crewmembers who often chatter on the intercom.
Your mission: don't get sucked into responding
To their foolish chatter -
Or the whole crew will play you for a patsy.
When something is said on the intercom:
a) Don't assume you are saying it.
b) If it is relevant and answerable, respond
(not necessarily in words).
c) If it "rates you", is irrelevant,
nonconstructive, or not directly answerable,
smile in your mind at it, with minimum effort.
This means: "If you want a decision,
Give me options; otherwise, shut up."
Don't let the crew take over.
They are demonically tricky,
So you must achieve your subtlest attitude
In dealing with them.
Especially ignore their rating games
And persevere steadfastly.
Do not sink to their level of ignobilty.
Riding In The Robot
For one day remember to see your self constantly
As riding in your robot and not being it.
Note the times when the robot
Does just what you want it to,
When it falls short,
When it exceeds your orders.
Report To Your Self In The Bathroom
Whenever you enter a bathroom,
Report to your self your best current estimate
Of what you want out of Life.
Keep this up until the estimate stops changing
From day to day.
Meditation On Your Self
If you had not had the experiences you have had,
Are there any aspects of your inner self
That you feel would be the way they are anyway?
Which aspects are these that would be the same
Regardless of outer experiences?
Meditate on your wants.
What is your iceberg of wants?
What is visible over the waves?
What is at the big bottom?
Finding Your Essence
At birth the self you were is the self you truly are.
You have layered over that self
A protective coating of ritual programs
Which at the time seemed to allay the need
To profoundly come to terms with that part of the world
Not directly under control of your will.
Now when you inquire inside
As to what you are really aimed at accomplishing,
Parts of you pretend to want certain things
Because they are parroting long-ago instructions:
Thus they are not really YOU,
But tapes of other people which you are acting out
By an insidious (because generally unrealized) form
Of post-hypnotic suggestion.
To strip away these counterproductive
Apply this acid test:
Interrogate your self mercilessly
As to what you want out of Life…
And for each answer, assert:
"That's not me! I don't really care about that!"
Only when this assertion rings false
After repeated attempts to break down the want,
Can you provisionally assume that THAT want
Might be part of Your Own True Essence.*
Time will tell for sure.
*The you that was born or the real you
that existed at birth.
Automatic Writing Exercise
On one sheet of paper, put everything you want -
Write it larger and put it in the center
If more important,
Smaller and further from the center if less important.
Projective Game: Alternate Probable Lives
For each item on your list of wants
From the previous experiment
Imagine how you would go about your Life
In order to satisfy this one want:
What kinds of scenes you would play,
Dynamics you'd get into with others,
Where it would all lead…
Follow each scenario through to the moment of death.
I Can Do Without That
In a light colored pen,
Go over your list/map of wants
And cross off items you can honestly see your self
Not getting in this Life and still being happy.
Visualize your self being able one day
To cross them ALL out:
Visualize how you would be then,
In order to do such a thing.
Question Your Self Deeply
To Reach Certainty About Oneself
When you give your self your bathroom report,
Cross-examine the reporter
To find out the absolute underlying Truth
Insofar as this is possible.
Acting In Accord With Goals
When you set to sleep for the night,
Cast one final glance back over the day,
Asking your self if everything you did all day
Was optimum from the standpoint
Of bringing you what you want out of Life,
According to the latest bathroom reports.
Play the role of a management consultant
Your self has employed to see to it that the staff
Stays focused on the real management priorities.
Whenever the robot has veered into irrelevancies,
Do not chide it,
But give it goof-proof instructions,
Which if followed, would have prevented
The veering which did occur.
Then go to sleep.
If sleep supervenes before matters are cleared up,
Continue during morning toilette.
Whenever you are bored,
Look in the nonexistent mirror
And see what you learn.
Then look down from the ceiling
And see what this reveals.
Also go to the ceiling
Whenever a situation is momentarily
Disturbing to you.
Then you will reenter
Able to play the scene more calmly.
"For The First Time" Perspective
Cultivate the ability to pretend amnesia
So well that you fool your eyes.
This requires concentrating on two things at once:
a) What you're looking at;
b) Not letting your file of memories
into your consciousness.
This is achieved by "pretending amnesia
And really getting into the role";
Simultaneously a kind of resistance
To seeing what is in your mind.
You will know you have achieved it
When you realize you are seeing a new aspect
Of a very familiar object.
Toy With Alternate Explanations For Events
Did anything happen recently involving your self
And other people,
That you didn't understand?
Allow your imagination free reign
To propose the most unbelievable such explanations
Which seem, to be the simplest
And most direct ways
Of describing what happens.
For one day,
Concentrate on the possibility
That the Universe might be trying to help you,
And you might be interfering by misperceiving
The intended help as a threat, etc.
*NOIA = Greek for mind
NOIA = coined antonym of paranoia:
The perception of events wholistically
In light of their possible intended advantage.
Turn Lemons Into Lemonade
Pick a day to be dauntless.
Take every cruel blow fate hands out
And judo it into something useful.
See if you can bat a thousand for that day.
Then keep it up forever.
Multiple Inner Jobstreams Meditation
Keep track of the several subjects
Your mind keeps coming back to.
Note how many different conversations
Are going on at once.
Note which parts of you (which "senators")
Are involved in each conversation.
Stay on top of all conversations,
Watch the visuals and feel the feelings,
As different language levels of the same process.
Keep track of all of it at once.
You don't have to do anything,
Just be aware of everything going on in there.
Give Consciousness Time
To Calculate Through to Optimum
Whenever anyone asks you something,
Take as long as necessary
To give the responses you want to give,
Regardless of the habitual social pressure
To respond quickly.
Let your mind reach certainty before you speak;
Or say, "I'll get back to you on that."
To get the time you need to reach cetainty.
Playing It Close To Vest Actortude
An actortude is an attitude you adopt experimentally
For a period of time
To see the results in action.
For a day, adopt the actortude
Of keeping energy inside your self,
Speaking as little and as slowly as possible:
Whenever someone asks for something,
See how long you can put off reacting externally.
Place maximum emphasis on presenting a pokerface
Giving as little information as possible to the world
While observing and assimilating the meaning
Of what goes on around you
Deeply, objectively, and unhurriedly as possible.
Project and feel drenched in infinite patience:
It will all take as long as it takes anyway.
This actortude will seem to slow down
Short term processes
But will actually speed up longterm processes
Let the consciousness calculate the optimum solution
Don't let the world rattle-rush you.
Whenever you feel like it,
Relax into slow motion.
Let your self slow down as far as it likes.
Take thoughts and actions one at a time.
Lovingly polish each moment.
Pleasure varies inversely with speediness;
Enjoy each second
As if it were your last on Earth,
But you're going someplace better next.
Time And Motion Study
Reflect on how you use your time in the current phase
Of your Life -
Where do the hours go?
How were they used and what did they accomplish?
How would you like to see it change?
Much More Severe Edit
For one day, adopt the actortude
Of tightening up the quality control
On your statements and actions,
i.e., Repress all impulses except those that seem
Of exceptionally high potential quality.
See how this works
As compared to standard operating procedures.
When you start to repress a particular impulse
And this feels wrong,
Let the impulse out
In the highest way possible
At the moment.
Hard edit improves manifestation:
Only the best stuff is allowed to show.
Also gives more weight to your words
When you do let them out.
Set aside an uninterruptable hour for this meditation.
In it put your feelings into words,
And keep revising the words over and over again
Until you are 100% certain
That the words express your feelings exactly.
How do you feel now about your self?
How your Life is going?
Your friends and dear ones?
Watch how the worder (verbalizer) operates.
Note how it seems to often come up
With an approximation of a phrase or word
The feelings are trying to edge up out of memory;
Then it subsequently gets the exact phrase
Or word intended.
Who Is That?
Another uninterruptable hour meditation.
In this one, you pretend that every word
You ever think or say
Is an imitation/extrapolation
Of some real or fictional person
You unconsciously or consciously model yourself after.
Thus, you watch your thoughts, and for each one,
You ask "Who is that?"
i.e., Which of your models is talking?
See a face.
The tone of voice may be the giveaway.
Phoenix Thought Process
Another uninterruptable hour meditation.
Here you begin with the thoughts,
And respond to them with questions
Probing their position.
Then you drop the role of questioner
And answer the questions,
Perhaps throwing back counter-questions,
From any new vantage-point you feel like.
Thus the mind keeps refining its own product
By critical questioning.
In this way each new thought rises
From the ashes of the last,
A'la the legendary Phoenix Bird:
Thought is used to burn up thought.
The mind can make unusual progress in this mode.
Become Your Own Kibitzer*
Step back out of the role of being in your own body;
Look at it from above/behind.
Visualizing this constantly,
Actually seeing it,
Ask your detached self:
What cards has this robot been dealt?
Has the robot been playing its strong cards?
Is the robot playing the hand as well as it can now?
*Kibitzer = One who gives advice to one playing cards.
Taking Life Seriously/Humorously Enough
Humans often perform at their best under pressure;
And by so doing, manage to always eventually restore
Relatively low-pressure conditions;
Which gradually lulls them
Into a low-effective state;
Which tends to create a new high-pressure situation.
This cycle can be gotten off of.
The secret is to always demand
Profound perfection of intent from oneself,
Thereby creating maximum pressure
To the limits of any situation.
Everything yu can look at is structured the way it is,
And acts the way it does, in order to give you clues;
Which, if meditated on, can reveal secrets of great value in Steering your Life.
For example, note the scorpion:
When in pain it tends to curl up…
Thus stinging itself to death.
This conveys the message:
When hurt, be careful that your reaction to it doesn't cause you even more damage.
Two typical curl-up reactions humans have to hurt
Are fear and anger.
These over-reactions bring about far more damage
Than the original hurt.
Here are three options humans have whenever negative emotion happens:
a) React out of troubledness-
i.e. react in a troubled way, so as to express,
but also unleash, the troublesomeness-
as top priority.
b) Act so as to fix the situation,
containing and limiting damage
as much as practical-
this often requires not expressing
the troubled feelings in an emotional/negative mode-
thus, emphasis on
REMOVAL OF SOURCE
OF NEGATIVE EMOTION
as top priority.
c) Keep the negative emotion inside
and change the subject…
without coming back to remove the cause
of the troubling situation.
We have experimented with all three methods,
And have observed others use all three methods.
We find that:
Method Generally Leads To
a) Alternating periods of peaceful harmony
and stormy conflicts.
b) Happiness and higher consciousness.
c) Persistent negative emotion,
and probably ulcers, cancer, etc.
That is why we recommend taking the best action you can
On the variables you can control,
And minimizing time/energy lost on "bemoaning",
Since the latter only reduces your effectiveness
And makes Life harder on your self.
When you catch your self
Or anyone else
As a film director
See how the scene might have been played
De-Energizing Punitive-Word Circuits
Which epithets would hurt you the most-
i.e. what do you shrink from being called?
Call yourself these names constantly
While analyzing why it means so much to you,
Until all possible emotions
Have been wrung out of them,
And they become simply words,
Of no special relation to you.
Disenfranchising A Senator
Many of the voices in your head
Which you regularly take to be YOU
Are actually speaking from the viewpoints
Of others you have known.
Thus, if you accept responsibility for,
And identify with, the whole inner dialog,
As almost everyone does,
You will be living out
An unreal, confused, hypnotized existence,
The autoslave of every remembered influencer.
Therefore, the road back to being your true self
Will often consist of rejecting inner statements
As not being you.
Senators are usually hurt
And energetically defend their existence and legitimacy
When you do this.
They are diabolically clever
In the range and persuasiveness of arguments
They can instantly bring to bear.
When this happens to the average person
In Western Culture,
Oriented as we are to the intellect
(Left-brain manipulative word/logic/sequence-stream),
The will collapses and changes subject,
Allowing the tyrannical senator
To remain in the senate without further objection
This is because in the West
We are conditioned to accept reason (intellect)
When a senator hits us with apparent reason,
We cave in.
In the East we are conditioned to accept the intuition
spontaneous cognition/perception/ expression.)
And therefore can smile
And rise above arguing with a senator
As we disenfranchise it.
This culturally-inbred advantage of the East
Can be enjoyed in the West,
Simply by knowing about it
And letting it gradually assimilate
Into one's experience.
To practice consciously:
Wordlessly reject a high proportion of inner statements.
One of these things will happen each time you do this:
A) Instant recognition among all of your self
That the rejection was appropriate.
A-a) Instant understanding of who
That senator was.
B) Division: Senator fights back,
Often has allies which arise
In its favor.
B-a) Division solved by intuitive rising-above
Pseudo-rational word conflict.
B-b) Division solved by reasonable dialog
Which resolves issue, or brings it ahead
And then turns it over to subconscious.
B-c) Division perpetuated by changing subject.
C ) Instant recognition among all of your self
That the rejection was inappropriate.
Set aside an hour to practice,
And watch as your concept of identity
Changes by the minute!
All senators wordlessly whisper-scream
while they express themeselves in your mind.
This exerts an invisible persuasion.
Since the robot has the power
To slip in mental and physical auto-actions
In the 1/15th of a second it takes
"Willed actions" to be manifested,
Your inputs and its inputs
Will tend to be co-mingled
In the manifestation.
This makes separation of identity-
i.e. your essence guidance system from your CNS
(central nervous system) guidance system-
However, the methods given here
Are sufficient over time
To untie the Godian Knot.
Watch Your Robot Point-Keep In Company
Next time you're in a group,
Get in touch with the tremulous energy
In your chest and stomach
Which flutters up and down as people say and do things
Which seem to distantly-potentially reflect in some way
Upon you, your positions,
Or your relationships with them.
This is your robot keeping score
Of its own probable
Stock value at the moment-
Its own degree-of-advantage.
Realize how your intellect,
As if a slave to this hormonal energy
Is often galvanized into doing a lot of work
When the hormonal tyrant gets threatened.
See how this is a mutiny of lower intelligence
Taking over higher intelligence.
Resolve to become transparent to the demands
Of this hormonal guidance system
But without compulsion
To act upon it,
Indifferent to the feelings of it.
De-clutch concern for robot welfare.
Feel this release as a cessation
Of special relationship to your own robot-
Let your consciousness be-
It will be that of the whole group and environs-
It will not be YOU watching it-
But US ALL HAPPENING - mindquietly.
It is the hidden/ever-present special concern
For the robot
Which keeps us in the illusion
Of being separate, limited,
And doomed mechano-matter animals.
It is the belief that we are mechano-matter animals
Which justifies our special concern to the intellect.
Only the daring can break out
Of this perpetual-inertial cycle.