Direktlänk till inlägg 28 juli 2008

Peace of mind defined simply.

Av dennis hägglund - 28 juli 2008 10:58

What goes on in ones head as an adult is something that added itself since childhood, suppressing the original mind. Even how we look back into the past is something added, something not of the child's mind.

These two things, the child's mind and the things added since childhood, represent two ways to move, two ways to have arrived where one is. And peace of mind is when we have arrived where we are by that way of the mind that existed only before something added itself to the child's mind.

Peace of mind is when we have arrived where we are by the child's mind. Look around you in nature: every creature you see there has arrived where you see it in this way. You once possessed this art.


"Is it the human social theory that man has evolved so much further than nature that he alone grows bored with mere more days of mere nature?"

There is a large difference between the intelligence required to care about oneself and that required to care about the world. When it is suggested to us that we must care unselfishly there is a powerful resistance of ignorance. Ignorance is very comfortable. Narrowness is easy to attain, easy to accept as it grows narrower each day. For me to care about me, and to care about my lifespan, is very narrow, hence very easy. To care about lives and times beyond my own is not easy. It requires an alertness to things most people seem to do quite well for themselves without.

If I measure myself by the common narrow standard of gains and rewards I find that I would do much more for myself if I cared less about others. But there is a fetish behind these measurements. What form would my excesses take? Some have eaten more. Some have driven more cars. Some have visited more tourist traps. Some have had more sexual partners, or more exotic ones. Etc.

The illusion of control is the illusion of being effectively deceptive. There is a whole human world confusing each of us since the moment we are born, and when we assume to be in charge of confusing others, this is the ultimate confusion. Others are in control of each person's confusion, and our effort to deceive them reflects how perfect their control is.

When we are confused about the value of the things man can grant us we have a comparison problem, a rivalry problem. Look at nature, how every day each creature is as enthusiastic about it's livelihood as the previous days. Why do they never get used to it? Isn't it true that each day is much like the previous one?

Is it the human social theory that man has evolved so much further than nature that he alone grows bored with mere more days of mere nature? Are we a species so gifted that we lust after our own accomplishments because these are higher than evolution's accomplishments? Look at the planet. What is happening all day long? Man is replacing nature's work with man's!

If this process is not due to man's transcendent evolution, but to his laziness, where it is so comfortable and easy to care about oneself, and so strenuous to recover the sense to love in the universal and original way, then what we have lost is what makes man's accomplishments seem so attractive. This is the ultimate confusion: to replace love with lust, because lust is easy to serve. We are born with love, and gradually man confuses us because he has what must be lusted after for sale.


When we say something is psychology we usually mean it is simple. If we add things like love, joy, universal agreement, the childhood mind, etc. someone wants to call it philosophy or metaphysics because psychology has to stay within the frame of selfishness. This is a conditioned predjudice, not a law of science. The law of science is completeness. No psychology is complete if it does not include what is lost.


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