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Lyrics: “The War Hero”

July 19, 2014

Trained to obey. Trained to fight. Trained to win. Trained to die.

 

For a soldier, your unit is your life. For a warrior, your weapon is your mind. Keep it cleaned. Keep it loaded. Keep it aimed. Keep it open. Then incite a slaughter when the target’s spirit is broken.

Schools all train the youth to be loyal

to worship the slogans to please the teachers.

Church and media program the values

and issues and methods for showing allegiance.

The holy science must be protected

from skepticism and contrary evidence.

The court of violence must be defended

so the monopoly rules with a vengeance.

Trained to obey. Trained to fight. Trained to win. Trained to die.

Compliant masses make for good slaves- Terrified of displaying shame. Watch them argue to cling to their chains. Hell is where souls pray to be saved.

The war hero will kill to get to a future heaven… with harps and St. Peter and angelic virgins. Some fight for the cross. Some fight for the star. Some fight for the Prophet. They all chase the graveyard.

Back home, the people worship demons.

Possessed by diseases spreading to attack them.

Their hysteria blinds them to logic.

Based on real evidence, which is more harmful:

cholesterol you make or programmed paranoia?

Trained to obey. Trained to fight. Trained to win. Trained to die.

For a soldier, your unit is your life. For a warrior, your weapon is your mind. Keep it cleaned. Keep it loaded. Keep it aimed. Keep it open. Then incite a slaughter when the target’s spirit is broken.

Trained to obey. Trained to fight. Trained to win. Trained to die.

 

The war hero will kill to get to a future heaven

…to get to a future heaven

The war hero will kill to get to a future heaven

…to get to a future heaven

The war hero will kill  

How incurable demon-worshiping skin cancer goes in to remission

July 17, 2014
People sometimes come to me who have recently been diagnosed with a serious health issue and they tell me of their despair. They say that they have no hope left of recovering. With teardrops spilling on to their face, they may say in a solemn, serious tone: “I have a disease and my disease is incurable.”
For instance, I remember one man who was only 35 years oldwhen he was suddenly paralyzed, but he had been told there was “no medical explanation” for his condition. So, the doctors that he had already been seeing had given his condition a long fancy-sounding label, but then they said things like “we have done all the tests that we know to do, but we  still cannot explain why you cannot walk. We don’t know how to help you. So because we don’t understand your condition well enough to help you, all we can do is give your condition a very special label, which is incurable.” By the way, within a few months he had a total recovery of the ability to walk.
Another even younger man came to me and said that he a had a red, itchy rash spreading across his body. It started on his face, then spread to the side of his face on his cheeks, then to his forehead, and then to his arms just below the sleeves. A few hours later, his skin literally started to fall off.
So, the young man came to me in a panic. He begged me, saying “Please help me. Please pray for me so that the demon which is inhabiting my body will be destroyed and I will recover.”
Then I took his hand in my hand and I looked him in the eyes and asked, “Is this your first time here on vacation?”The young man’s face shifted suddenly to a very confused look and he said to me: “Yes, but how did you know that I was here on vacation?”
I said: “you have been out in the sun too long. Just because you do not understand the source of the effects that you are experiencing, that does not mean that you have been possessed by a demon.”
He got a bit excited and said: “No, of course I am possessed. First of all, this has never happened to me before. Then today from out of nowhere, the demon burned my nose, then my cheeks, and then this living creature that had somehow possessed my body spread in to my forehead and my arms, attacking my skin. Look here at the layers of my skin just peeling away! It is even worse than it was an hour ago. Anyway, I know all about sunburn and this cannot be sunburn because I was not even in the sun at the particular moment when the demon starting attacking my skin and making it itchy. So, how can you say that it is not a demon that has been doing this to me? Look at my skin peeling away. I am not making this up! Are you calling me a liar?”
So, then I said to him: “Well, I admit that you sound very confident. So, since you seem like a person who is very motivated, I am going to share with you an old legend. Some people say that there is a rather common plant that has some magic lotion inside of it. I happen to have some of that lotion from the plant and, if you would like, you can rub some of it on your skin to drive away the demonic sunburn. Many people report very good results of using this substance to heal their skin from the burns. Believe it or not, they say that it kills the demon instantly.”
He stood up from his chair and pointed his finger in the air and then announced: “Well, you do not need to insult me. I am not going to fall for such foolishness. I will not be tricked in to embarrassing myself by using some untested methods recommended by a witch doctor like you. I am disappointed that you believe in such nonsense!”
As you might expect, he abruptly left in a rage. I had to make some effort as he left not to laugh, because his face was sunburned so bad that the more emotional that he got, the more pain he felt on his face.
As I said, he was a young man at that time. However, a few years later he had been coming here regularly for vacations and he came in to see me again. He said that he eventually recognized that he had simply developed a sunburn. In fact, he even had used the lotion that I had mentioned to him years before to relieve the pain and heal the burnt skin. So, he was coming to apologize and to thank me for my offer to help him.
However, he said that there was another reason he was visiting me. He had recently been possessed by a demon called skin cancer. He said it had spread from his nose to his hands and next to his lungs and now to his liver.
So that I was clear on what he was reporting, I asked him to confirm what I thought he had said: “so you have been possessed by a demon called skin cancer and the skin cancer has spread to your lungs and then skin cancer in your lungs also spread to your liver?”
He said “Yes. I even have some pictures of the living tumors which are growing larger as they eat away at my body.”
I asked him if he had ever considered that perhaps the tumors were clumps of unhealthy cells that were like a stack of dirty dishes in a sink. I invited him to consider that the pile of dishes is not itself alive. If the pile gets higher, that is only because new dirty dishes are getting added faster than anyone is removing the dishes for cleaning.
He repeated that he was very sad because the demon of cancer had invaded him. He also said that he did not know why I was talking about washing dishes. He asked if I was actually even a real witch doctor at all.
I told him that I was a minister, not a medical specialist. Then he asked me which medical school I had attended.
I told him that once I had visited the campus of a local college nearby. He said, “oh, yes, I know that is a very prestigious school, so congratulations! Anyway, what do you think I should do about the incurable skin cancer in my liver? Also, did you know that cancer is caused by unresolved anger issues?”
I asked him if he was familiar with the difference between correlation and causality. He said “thousands of people with cases of incurable possession by demonic skin cancer are very angry. Therefore, anger causes demonic possession by incurable skin cancer in the liver.”I asked him if he knew anyone who was angry without having any skin cancer in the liver. He said “yes, but why are you asking that?”
I asked him if he knew anyone with any kind of skin cancer that was not angry. He paused for a moment and then said that he did not personally know anyone else with skin cancer.
That is when I told him that I had previously been diagnosed with skin cancer. He said “no, that is impossible. You are not an angry person. So why would you be cursed with the punishment of being possessed by skin cancer demons like me?”
I told him that I was glad that he had come to visit, but I could not help him with his demonic possession. He said “but I thought you did exorcisms and stuff, right?”
I said “no, I do not performexorcisms.” He said, “well, I don’t really care if you have been specifically trained in dealing with incurable demons like mine.  Just try to remove the demonic cancer from me with a prayer, okay?”I looked at him for a moment, tapping my finger a few times. Then I said “Dear Lord, please help this angry man possessed by demonic skin cancer of the liver. Thank you for your help, Lord. You are very powerful for an Almighty God, Lord, so please help this man to do the things that promote fast removal of all of the dishes from his sink. Guide him so that he will stop doing the things that add lots of dirty dishes to the sink very quickly. Finally, Lord, thank you for magically removing the demon of incurable skin cancer from my skin several years ago by showing me which practices lead to the effect of cancer and which practices lead to the effect of health. So, Lord, I thank you in advance for your divine wisdom and power as you help this man to be healthy and happy, Amen.”
The man was smiling now and looked relieved. That is when the young man asked me if my incurable demonic cancer had gone in to remission. I said, “Well, the tumors are gone now, so yes, that is one way of putting it.”
He said that was very interestting to him. He was planning to have some surgery to remove the incurable demonic skin cancer from his liver very soon and, after that, he would be shopping around for some remissions to put the tumor in. He asked me where my cancer had gone in to remission.
I told him that remission is not an actual place, but just a diagnostic label used for convenience by certain witch doctors. He said that I was a very smart man and, because of that, I should help lots of people to defeat their incurable cancer by praying that the demon possessing the person with the incurable cancer would find the actual place where the remissions were kept, so that everyone could go in to remission whenever they want.
Somehow keeping a straight face, I thanked him and said “that is a very kind thing to say.” He shrugged and said “well, you know, when you worship incurable demons as long as I have, it really teaches you to be the most compassionate person ever.”

lyrics: “Going back to Jesus”

July 16, 2014
I was so naive,
I didn’t want people to know
I had ever been deceived
or mistaken at all
​Of all the things I have believed,
how many have ever needed
to be revised or released? zero?
If I could pretend
​that I have nothing left to learn
would people be impressed
would they think I’d earned
respect or happiness or
maybe extra blessings
or even ​higher returns​
​I was arrogant
​to drive people far away
​so afraid of criticism
hoping to display
a pretense of confidence
in defense of incompetence
I was such an uptight fake
I used to love to suffer, so jealous of the others, I’d say bitter things to blame them    for my life of hatred
Now I’m going back to Jesus  but not because he needs us   I’d just like to apologize  
for being such a frightened liar
 
Jesus was my favorite prophet          the only one I knew
I read about loving my neighbors    then complained of what they should not do
How could they send their children to fight lopsided wars
then still call themselves Christians? Contempt filled my questions.
I had my own agenda    to put them down and lift me up
but the harder that I pushed, the lower that I stood.
With idealistic definitions    of what “neighbor” should mean,
I worshiped one translation    and discarded curiosity.

I used to love to suffer, so jealous of the others, I’d say bitter things to blame them    for my life of hatred
Now I’m going back to Jesus  but not because he needs us   I’d just like to apologize  
for being such a frightened liar

Now Moses, he was a problem     for my so-called wisdom

I read of his tradition                     and it was so efficient
in the slaughter of his rivals        those worshipers of idols
the Midianites got in the way of Israel’s survival
or maybe domination    would be a better word
but the Levites could be listening, so I’ll just say I heard
someone say that they were vicious.   (Well, actually it’s written
right there in the open for anyone who dares to read it.)

I used to love to suffer, so jealous of the others, I’d say bitter things to blame them    for my life of hatred
Now I’m going back to Jesus  but not because he needs us   I’d just like to apologize  
for being such a frightened liar
I was so naive,
I didn’t want people to know
I had ever been deceived
or mistaken at all
​Of all the things I have believed,
how many have ever needed
to be revised or released? zero?

 

More “arguments” about language between chemists and physicists

July 14, 2014

 

  • SM wrote: JR, is there a reason you posted this here on the TG page? I am not sure what the tie in is with the purpose of the page.
    17 hrs · Like · 1
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn This seems to me to be a rather eclectic group. Feel free to “re-state the purpose of the page.”

    [To borrow from the description of this group,] the basic idea of a “geek recognizing a misalignment with reality” (and then presenting an elegant re-framing of the actual causal chains relating to health) fits with the content that I shared. 

    My interpretation is that the realm of medicine in general suffers from a profound lack of attention to logic and language. In that “disempowering context,” that status quo is that resignation, cynicism, and simple hysteria dominate the mainstream conversations regarding health. 

    Not only do I address that quite directly, but I present a set of elegant, simple, and scientific alternatives. My basic premise is that “medical science” as I know it is largely unscientific. Basic presumptions are not refined but simply repetaed and then defended as sacred rather than as the superstititions that they are. 

    For instance, the use of terms like “incurable” implies to me resignation, cycnicism, and of course incompetence in regard to the specific physiological process in question. Only someone who does not how to produce a particular temporary effect would sincerely call that effect irreversible (or, in this case, “incurable”).

    Until people can recognize the mainstream programming of paranoia and hysteria and be at peace with it, there is little alternative but operating within that conceptual context (of superstitious hysterias and paranoias). My target subject matter pertains to very practical breakthroughs in health (as well as simple explanations of the remarkable decline in health in recent decades such as rocketing obesity, autism, arthritis, and alzheimers). However, it is the context of my conversation that is most remarkable.

    In other words, it is not the simplicity of improviing health that is most astonishing to me, but the mainstream loyalty to the maintaining of disempowering conversations. By shifting conversations from defending the familiar… toward sorting which interpretative models are most effective at producing the measurable results valued most, then many old familiar conversations may suddenly lose momentum entirely.

    16 hrs · Edited · Like · 2

    SM:  Thanks for the explanation, JR. Generally, we don’t allow self-promotional posts except for two days a month. But, you appear to be challenging the status quo rather than promoting a personal agenda.

  • 15 hrs · Unlike · 1
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I’m not really promoting anything in particular. I’m just offering some intriguing commentary. 
    14 hrs · Like · 1

    LS wrote:

  • actually, I found your ‘explanation’ more interesting than the video, JR.. as someone who meditates, pays attention to my breathing, eats minimally processed foods, etc., there was little ‘new’ and I found myself wondering a couple of times what your purpose was in going to the ‘trouble’ of recording it.. 

    one item in your video: ‘eat less carbs; eat more fat’ seems to inadvertently play into the very disempowering conversations you are seeking to avoid.. a reversal of the message we all heard over and over again about avoiding fat… which was then replaced with carbs.. yes, that was almost criminal… but just ‘eat more fat’ is as lacking and potentially ‘dangerous’ as the ‘eat less/no fat’.. human bodies seem to need some fat.. good, clean, healthy, organic fats and oils from plant and animal sources.. agreed not chemistry lab manufacturers.. and, yes, most of us need to eat less carbs.. particularly simple and overly processed carbs… but what we really do need to eat more of (per my bio chemist friends and nephew) are more – in quantity and variety – fruits and particularly vegetables.. green leafies and multicolored.. my objection is that the carb/fat more/less is missing the main point and diverting attention from the more important thing we can do for our own health… 

    But what I do like about your ‘explanation’ is that you come through as an individual with passion to make a difference.

    13 hrs · Like · 2

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Hi LS! If you have a specific question (or two), I am open to addressing them.

    I will note for now that if you have not studied the research of Weston A. Price, then you might be interested in it. He documented the incredible health of a wide variety of primitive tribes, including the Inuit / Eskimo. The primitive Inuit people reported extremely low levels of plant food in their diet, yet they had extremely good health despite living in conditions that would kill most modern people within a few weeks.

    There is a part 2 of the video (already published). In it, I make passing reference to things like the manufacture in a human body of baking soda, of salt, of water, and of cholesterol (among other things). I do not know if most biochemists are aware that humans make water frequently. 

    Most people that I talk to speak of water as if it is not a compound that humans create in thousands of chemical reactions. For instance, even when burning a candle, that creates water vapor as the carbohydrate of the candle wick’s fibers provides hydrogen which combines with O2 in the air to form H2O. We also make water within our body WITH every meal.

    Further, near the end of part 2, I mention that carbon and nitrogen are not “two isolated realities.” They are labels for two stable patterns of energy. 

    In nuclear reactions, a stable compound of energy called “carbon” is “FUSED” (infused) with another stable compound of energy called “hydrogen” and then [some would say that] “those two patterns disappear and are replaced by a nitrogen atom.” In reality, “atom” is not a very scienfitic word (and neither is “matter”).

    There are many forms of energy (a few stable patterns of energy or compounds of stable patterns of “energy fields”). Some of these distinct forms are labeled carbon and hydrogen and nitrogen. We can say that carbon and hydrogen combine to form nitrogen (or transform in to nitrogen). 

    However, are we aware that hydrogen and carbon are just labels? Would we say that one ounce of water “combines” with two ounces of water to “form” three ounces of water? Or do the various separate “ounces” transform in to a single new “thing” of “a three ounce?” 

    Even the word “transform” is not being used scientifically there. There is no “thing” of hydrogen or carbon that forms in to a “thing” of nitrogen. 

    There is energy. It has many forms (patterns).

    So, I can say “my open hand *transforms* in to a fist and then my fist *transforms* in to the hand gesture for an L-shaped pistol.” However, the fist was never a “thing unto itself.” 

    It is just a form (or a label for a form). The fist does not do anything. The fist does not “go anywhere” when fingers stretch open to expose the palm. Fist is not a physical reality, but a linguistic convenience.

    Likewise, carbon and hydrogen and nitrogen are not things unto themselves. They are not “real” in any ultimate sense. 

    So, “atom” is a useful word. However, the atomic theory of physics has been established as false around 100 years ago. 

    To speak in terms of “atoms” is not scientific (unless one is very clear about the context in which the words are being used). To use the context of “atoms” is already interpretative. Sometimes that context is useful and sometimes completely silly- like talking poetically about a fist that 
    chooses to transform in to a pistol. 

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Technically, there is no such “thing” as an atom (except as a way of labeling a stable form of “energy”). Physicists tried to find an atom and instead all that they found were protons and electrons and other stable forms of energy that they presumptively labeled “particles.” 



    [See image above.] Upon further inspection, it was established that spiraling waves of energy appear as two dimensional subatomic waves when viewed from the side and appear as spinning subatomic particles when viewed from “straight ahead” along the trajectory of the spiral. Of course, some spirals “go straight” and some move more like a full balloon flying around as it empties itself of the higher air pressure inside of it.

    So, the word “quantum” means basically “a measurable phenomenon.” The linguistic concept of a “fundamental substance” has been generally rejected. There are no atoms as such. Some atomic forms have measurable half-lifes with constant rates of decay in to other forms of energy. Subatomic “particles” are measured as appearing and disappearing in tiny periods of time. 

    The really “funny” thing though is that language is always interpretative. Even the word “scientific” is interpretative.

    So, if we do not understand how the public is programmed to use words like criminal and “scientific,” then that may be a topic of interest. Many people however seem terrified of exploring their own linguistic presumptions and pretenses.

    http://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/…/how-life-makes…/

 

“Is it simple to be calm? Is it easy?” asks Mooji

July 14, 2014

HL wrote:

Hey JR. Just to CLARIFY.. hahaha. Those posts I made about peace and clarity weren’t actually made with you in mind as ”that guy/girl”.. Because I think you’re not pushy with it.
I think because you may understand how this process can take some weeks, months, even years. Thank you for your patience. I just figured I’d use the words peace and clarity.

[Some one we both know] is very ”Papaji” about it, as are some others on my friends list. ”Just drop it, its easy”. Uhm, if I recall, he actually said ”It is simple, but not easy.”. I don’t really handle pressure very well, especially when its on an ”existential” spectrum.

So, thank you for your understanding and patience. I do have an interest in peace and clarity, but it feels like a slow steady process, not a quick-fix. And I thank you for that, because I feel like I’ve been fooled by ”quickfix thinking” quite often.

Took at least 6 years to jumpstart the neurosis, so I guess the reversal may take at least a portion of that time. I’m not sure of course, but that’s what it seems like, a steady process.

Take care
a few seconds ago
It only takes a moment to relax tension and experience calm. However, calm is not a reflexive rejecting of external “distractions.”
Calm allows for distractions to arise and subside.
Even confusions can arise and subside.
Tensions are allowed to come and go.
How? By noticing them.
What else? Nothing else.
That part is simple.
If sitting in an ashram with an attentive teacher who repeatedly helps you to notice simplicity, then it is also easy.
Then, someone can go back home to the three kids and tending the herd of sheep and the busy streets as a taxi driver. Is returning to instant calm as easy outside of the ashram as inside of it? Why would it be?
However, it is still simple.
If you are interested in clarity, then the pretense of “inner peace” will be easy to notice.
The pushiness can arise of “I am a very peaceful and relaxed person so you need to get the fuck away from me right now because you are distracting me with WORDS.”
That is a repulsive behavior (an action deisgned to push people away and preserve seclusion).
If [some one else that we both know] pushes and pushes and pushes, then it is not that I push back, but I simply let him be. I allow him to be however he is. If he has no inner simpliicty, then he must enforce with great tension and panic an outer simplicity.
He can be at the stage in which he is maintaining some of the “bubble” of an ashram’s sterility even as he is not in an actual ashram.
That stage is a more advanced stage than being terrified of life outside of the sterility of the ashram.
For him to actually “reach” inner simplicity, his patterns of repulsive behavior [to preserve seclusion and sterility] are relevant and fitting. However, he may need months or years of “partial sterility” before he reaches a new plateau of inner simplicity.

HL [Harry Lieberwirth] replies:
In my case, I am scared, but not terrified…. I do stuff anyway even if it scares me. Because I’ve understood not all natural process[es] are painless or without fear.
This ”need” to exclude fear stems back to the new age ”love and light” phase and into some of the Mooji phases. I actually feel very rejective of anything Mooji says, but I’m thinking its because [someone we both know] likes to hang onto his lips without any question marks… like a bible basher. I actually like Mooji himself, he’s sweet, in a way.

Anyway, side tracking. lol

And again, I guess I cant state it enough, I appreciate your time even just typing here.

JR replies:

Thank you.

The reflexive rejecting of fear is of course a frightened paranoia or anxiety or panic or hysteria. I am not aware of Mooji teaching anything like that. If some people who see Mooji as a resource also happen to display paranoia about “fearing fear itself,” then that may be more a reflection of their personal path prior to finding Mooji.

I also experienced that phase. I am calling it “pro-sterility.” It is an important stage. There are other stages beyond it.


HL replies:


Yes! I am coming to this understanding that all these time-bound experiences are not independent from prior phases, if you will. Otherwise the timeless is unaffected, but I feel that some like to ”hide” behind the absolute in order to ”not have to deal with daily life”. I can’t stand it, even if I did it, and like I said, and like you pointed out, those phases are part of it.

I suppose then, so is the ”rejection” of that pattern, and perhaps further down that line, a relaxing ”in general” may happen. Always being on guard is not much fun.. lol

But its nice for someone to stay in touch with memories of themselves taking part in that, and not condemn it. I’d like that.

JR replies:

Very good. What if the entire linguistic construct of “the absolute” has exactly one purpose, which is as a tool for “avoiding everyday life?” What if it is a “pro-sterility” intervention? What if it is only useful as a method to promote relaxation and calm?

In that case, people who are already calm might not be as “religious” about it as people who are not as calm. Someone famous said that “I did not come to teach people who were already calm and wise and free from condemnation, but to offer something that is valuable to those who are not wise but naive and not calm but terrified and not free from condemnation but ashamed and shy and quick to condemn. Further, there are many who are not even close to ready yet for this initiation.”

the seven Noahide commandments

July 9, 2014
Now, the story that is told here has been passed down from wise elders for thousands of years.

​ Observations were made and then put in to words.​
The details ​of the observations ​were spoken for thousands of years before the development of writing. Eventually, these stories were written down​, first in a single language, but later translated in to other languages.
Not all of the translations are ​equal. Some translations are very consistent with observation. Certainly, those would be the most valuable.
​So, t​he wise elders speak of a time long ago when all life on this planet was within the ocean. Later life emerged from the waters and all the creatures of the land (including animals and plants) spread past the beaches and bays and rivers and went deep in to the interior of islands and continents. Among these creatures were our own ancestors.
​Originally, only s​ix kinds of activities ​we​re forbidden​ to our ancestors​. Here ​is a quick list of​ the six prohibitions​, then explanations.​
First ​ is the prohibition against idolatry.​ ​D​o not mistake anything for the Almighty which is not the Almighty. This is called the prohibition against idolatry. Do not confuse that which is mundane with that which is holy. Only the Almighty is holy.

In particular, do not worship any of these: an idea or a symbol or a sound or a word or a slogan or a statue or an artistic representation or a person or a ritual or a sacred object (such as money). Any person who claims to be a mediator between other people and God is promoting idolatry.

No other person, living or dead, can bring someone else to the direct experience of the Almighty’s salvation. We are encouraged to look to competent elders as guides and even prophets, but not as saviors or bridges that could be responsible for delivering another to salvation. The Almighty alone is the only savior and the only source of salvation.

Also, any person who agonizes about a potential threat or a devil that is alleged to be roughly equal to the Almighty (or even somehow more powerful) is clearly promoting idolatry. All power is derived from​ the Almighty and belongs to the Almighty.

There is no other source of power outside of the Almighty. If something happens, then obviously that event or outcome fits with the Will of the Almighty.

​So, b​eware of those who worship the devil, those who worship a future calamity, and all other forms of idolatry. While challenges and even occasional catastrophes may be inevitable, there is no value in neglecting the Almighty to worship speculations about the future (or the past).
​Further, i​f a confident person tells you that another living organism has entered in to your organism to possess you, beware of such speculations. They may say “it is spreading” or “it has gone in to remission” or “it is incurable.” In the case of certain parasite infestations, such language may be appropriate. However, beware of ​the over-​confident people who do not understand the simplicity of the language of diagnostic labels and then negligently train you to believe in demonic possession by some disease and then ​even ​encourage you to worship that demon.

Only someone who lacks understanding of words would sincerely make such a mistake. Only someone who lacks understanding of health would sincerely label a particular condition “so mysterious to me that it must be incurable​ and no one else could possibly have more comprehension of health such that they would be able to provide a cure​.”

​Anyone sincere who says such a thing simply​ lacks the knowledge to cure ​the condition​. They are telling you exa​c​tly what their medical opinion is worth​.​
​Further, t​hey ​are either intentionally deceptive or ​lack logic (and thus commitment to competence). They may be afraid that you will question their competence (as in their incompetence), so they tend to dismiss simple questions, ridicule claims of favorable results, and attempt to invalidate or persecute those who challenge their idolatry. They may even have the arrogance to call their cynicism and terror by the word “skepticism.”

They cannot deliver anyone to salvation. Again, no one else can deliver someone to salvation.

​Do not look to another person- not even your husband or your wife- to deliver salvation to you.

Only the Almighty brings salvation. Worship the Almighty alone. All else is idolatry.

​Second is the prohibition against murder. Murder is the unauthorized killing of another​ human. Human life is sacred.

Many records of killing in self-defense are clearly not considered murder. Further, many records of killing out of revenge were clearly not considered murder within a particular community.

Specifically, when a community formally agrees to kill someone in public, that is a cold-blooded ritual of human sacrifice, not a murder. In particular, public execution can be done by such methods as stoning, decapitation, crucifiction, or hanging by rope. Public execution is the prescribed the punishment for anyone that a community agrees has violated any of these prohibitions (including the prohibition against unauthorized killing).

Third is the prohibition against theft. Theft is the unauthorized confiscation of or use of the property of another. Property is sacred.
Intentional damage to property is also considered theft. In certain cases, unintentional damage to property may be deemed so negligent as to also be classified as theft.
Fourth is the prohibition against sexual immorality.​ Unauthorized sexual activity can be very disruptive to a community.

Sexual attraction is considered sacred. Therefore, in certain cases, modesty must be considered and regulated. Even public nudity (by individuals above a certain age) can be considered a breach of sexual propriety.

Therefore, children may be given special protection. Unwed women may be given special protection. Pregnant women and breast-feeding women may be given special protection and privilege.

In public, many restrictions relating to sexuality may be enforced to promote harmony and avoid controversy and disruption. In private, certain restrictions and protections still apply.

Regulations relating to marriage should be clear. In a particular community, if multiple wives are going to be allowed to a single husband, the community should be clear whether the husband can have multiple wives at once or whether any prior wife must first be legally divorced before the next wife can be legally married.
​Fifth is the prohibition against blasphemy. Blasphemy refers to acts of communication that disrupt the welfare of a community. The welfare of a community is sacred, including the regulations for promoting the welfare of that community.
Promoting contempt for the regulations of the community is prohibited. In general, anything disturbing the harmony of a community is prohibited.

Further, communication itself is sacred. Blasphemy includes any form of unauthorized communication.

Inciting a riot is prohibited. Antagonistic communications are prohibited. Slander is prohibited. Libel is prohibited. Perjury is prohibited. 

​Sixth is the prohibition against dietary errors. There are a variety of dietary regulations which will not be detailed  at length here. An example of dietary prohibition would be to avoid eating the flesh of an animal categorized as unclean, any flesh that was taken from an animal while it was still alive, or any flesh of an animal killed by strangulation.

Some food is considered so sacred as to only be eaten under strict ritual restrictions, such as intoxicating substances as well as foods that promote fertility or can produce the of miscarriage of a pregnancy. These regulations can extend to the exposure of a body to a variety of substances, including by eating, drinking, smoking, and injection.

Some foods are considered highly valuable, such as the fat of the firstborn ​​lamb. Other foods are considered inappropriate for certain ritual uses or use outside of an emergency, such as grains and the oils derived from grains.

In the famous story of the brothers Cain and Abel, one brother was accustomed to eating food that was known to produce irritability, hormonal imbalances, and painful inflammation of the body, head, and brain.

Cain’s consumption of harvested foods could have contributed to mental and emotional imbalances, may have been contaminated with intoxicating molds, and may thus have lead to cloudy judgment, hysteria, hallucinations, then fits of jealousy, rage, and murder.

Collectively, these six prohibitions are found in some form in all or nearly all human communities. Some communities have maintained a lineage of wise elders to promote the welfare of the community through the adherence to beneficial regulations. In other communities, there is very little attention given first to informing the community members about these regulations and second to promoting comprehension of the value of these regulations.

At a particular point in human history, the health of human communities had reached such a low point that a seventh commandment was added. The Prophet Noah announced a new commandment to establish courts of justice.

These courts would enforce the first six rules through the use of organized coercion on all of the people of the planet. The stated intent was to prevent annihilation of the entire species of humanity.

These courts set up systems in which the populations of the occupied nations were subjected to the rule by the Levites, the other 11 Hebrew tribes, and ultimately the extended priesthood of oath-sworn officers of the court system which eventually included the members of the gentile nations. To support the economic stability of the court system, occupied populations were informed of invented debt claims due to the court system. Failure to pay off these invented debt claims could result in arrest, seizure of property, imprisonment, or even execution.

These invented debts were called taxes and fines, while the unauthorized invention of debt claims was criminalized as extortion. The court system created a near monopoly on the activity of the nonconsensual creation of debt claims within their jurisdiction and then dictated to the masses what method of payment would be acceptable to the court system in paying the invented debt claims.

By dictating a particular sacred object, the court system could dramatically increase public demand for that object. Court systems typically used objects that they had exclusive access to creating.

For instance, armies would be gathered under the authority of a court system and those armies would protect the mines in the area, such as mines for gold or diamonds. Whatever substance was least accessible to the public with the most exclusive access by the court system, that substance would be selected for use in making the tokens that the court system would name as sacred so as to increase public demand.

To the extent that the coercion and intimidation of the court officers was effective in terrorizing the occupied populations, those populations would voluntarily exchange perfectly good treasures such as lambs or firewood or shoes for small shiny trinkets named as sacred by the court system. These coins of the realm typically would be printed with the face of the local ruler on one side and some other symbol of the our system on the other side, such as the temples of the court system with many round columns in the front and then a large triangular area over the columns.

In modern times, along with coins, paper coupons were used. Banking temples were set up for the exchange of paper coupons for coins as well as for creating accounts in to which participants could deposit sacred coins or sacred paper.

The banks would offer interest on the money lent to them by depositors. Also, the banks would offer loans at interest to the public. To promote the welfare of the banking system, rules were created to criminalize the unauthorized activity of making loans with interest.  This rule was only applied to gentiles in order to force the occupied nations to do business with the Hebrew tribes and their banks.

In order to promote the interests of this system, certain information was publicized to the occupied nations through religious institutions, educational institutions, and other forms of media such as newspapers and books. Information contrary to the interests of the system could be ridiculed or criminalized, such as by creating a mass hysteria in regard to anything accused of being hate speech, defamation, or anti-semitic.

Respect those who have the power to direct the attention of the masses. Respect those who rule through the court systems.

This system has been incredibly successful. The general public has been taught blind conformity, especially through mandatory schooling in which the students are rewarded for memorizing the answers provided by the teacher and textbook (as guided by those who regulate the curriculum), then obediently displaying their loyalty to the system by providing the sacred answer when asked.

Questioning the logic of the sacred conclusions is punished with unfavorable citizenship grades. The impressionable youth are programmed to think of citizenship as generally equivalent to blind conformity. The students are directed what to value, what to say, what to do, and how to ask questions. Again, questioning the logic of the sacred curriculum is deemed disruptive and is penalized in a variety of ways, including expulsion from school and the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders.

If the teacher says that cancer is a living entity that posses organisms and is incurable, then any low level student would be peanlized for questioning that. If the teacher says that saturated fat is bad for health, that is the infallible gospel. If the teacher says that cholesterol is a substance made by every animal on the planet in order to poison itself, questioning that is likely to be ridiculed and, if not withdrawn immediately, harshly punished.

However, because of the young age of students when they are delivered these programs of indoctrination, disobedience is minimal. The programming of the masses extends beyond schools to the media and other institutions, such that the public is programmed about what set of issues to consider important. A small set of alternative views are provided for the masses to consider as potentially acceptable. Debate is encouraged within the confines of whatever topic the media has programmed as appropriate topics of attention.

Anything contrary to the primary interests of the system will be censored or ridiculed. In contrast, distractions and deceptions that benefit the system are sacred.

Certain forms of paranoia and hysteria are promoted, while others are ridiculed or simply ignored. Certain conspiracy theories are celebrated, such as a conspiracy theory about weapons of mass destruction or the flying of an airplane in to the Pentagon in September of 2001. Again, other conspiracy theories are ridiculed or ignored.

In general, the system operates to manage the human resources. Their attention is governed. Their interpretations and perceptions are governed. Their behaviors are governed. Certainly, their cognitive function and physical health are also to be kept within certain ranges that fit the interests of the system.

A systematic inequitable redistribution of wealth is a central feature of the system. Propaganda to promote only certain methods for reform is also sacred.

The masses are programmed in regard to what reforms to worship. Then, they are programmed regarding which ritual methods of promoting reform to worship.

What could be more sacred than idolatry? Only the Almightly is holy. All else is merely sacred.

Shame on the arrogant! ;)

July 9, 2014
  • HH wrote: Right and wrong… Good and bad … More intellectual BS , a part of life 

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn To call right and wrong “intellectual BS” is rather odd. Is there a right way to get from Paris to Berlin? There are many right ways- in regard to any method that actual works.

    To remove the subjective context from some usage of “right and wrong” and treat them as “absolutes” is what I call “retarded hysteria.” Right and wrong are linguistic categories that are entirely valid and useful. If you are a passenger on a plane, you might agree that there is right way for the pilot to fly it (like such that the plane lands at the destination safely) and a wrong way… within that specific context.

    The fact that all linguistic constructions are inherently subjective does not make them nonsense or gibberish or imvalid. Of course they are subjective. Language is just a form of social behavior. All constructions in langauge are based on a particular conceptual perspective (which is subjectivity). 

    Was that in controversy? Is that a reason to direct shame (using language) toward all those who use language? Fascinating!

    Using language to display contempt for the fact that language is inherently subjective is, again, what I might call “retarded hysteria.” Subjective social behaviors are- gasp- subjective social behaviors.

    So, for anyone who uses the linguistic category of “wrong” to condemn all language as subjectively wrong, you are a hypocrite (and/or a comedian). Congratulations.

    Shame on you. You use words.

    Shame on you. You understand words.

    Shame on you. You are alive.

    Shame on you. You can recognize the experience of retarded hysteria because of personal experience with that mode of consciousness.

    Welcome to the club. You’ve been in the club all along, but apparently no one has formally welcomed you to the club until me, so anytime that you want, you can stop pretending that you are not awake. I can see right through your intellectual BS and it is wrong.


Money: the sacred object of court systems of organized coercion

July 7, 2014
JM:

A sound money provides economic prosperity and a small limited government.
Unsound money provides for inflation, recessions, depressions and a big, progressive, over reaching government.

Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood “The Monster”. But to most Americans today, “Federal Reserve” is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no …
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I see your slogans, but no clarity or respect. What is “sound” or “unsound?” 

    I know what money is. I still sense that you do not get the simplicity of it. Without respect, there is much room for confusion and not so much for clarity. 

  • JM: One in which the measure of underlying value (whatever it be) as a medium of exchange can’t be easily manipulated.

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Why would a government ever do that? You misunderstand the whole premise of legalizing a currency as the approved form of payment within a particular court system’s jurisdiction. 

    When an operation of organized coercion (a court system) invents tax liabilities and tariffs and fines etc, that creates a concern in the public for avoiding the violence of the court system, such as arrest, garnishment, and rituals of human sacrifice. How can the public avoid the violence? The court system dictates a particular form of payment as the acceptable form of payment in discharging the legal debts invented by that court system.

    What does that ALWAYS do? It produces public demand for the sacred form of payment.

    When the US Confederacy no longer operated their system of organized violence (or even when people started to doubt the future effectiveness of their court system as the Union militatry first invaded and then began to occupy the South), what happened to demand for the currency? If the intimidation produced by the Confederate government started to weaken (as people began to be more intimidated by the Union’s coercive capacity), then demand for the Confederate currency fell… eventually to zero.

    In the case of a written contract, if you cannot intimidate the other party in to compliance and you do not have faith in the court system to enforce it coercively, then the contract is worthless. Or, if you have a contract saying that I owe you 50 million barrels of oil per day for the next year, that contract is also basically worthless- even if the court system COULD enforce it. Why? Because I would not be able to provide that much oil to you.

    Sacred shapes of ink on paper are irrelevant without military force OR at least some practical political leverage (like two partners of a very specialized business that both really need each other to succeed can expect cooperation and partnership). As for the subject of metal coins, your “easily manipulated” comment is still an issue.

    What is THE primary way that governments manipulate demand for currency? It is the altering of the process of inventing liabilities. If 1,000 new acts are made illegal with huge penalties, that increases demand for the currency (creating a de facto “deflation”). If tax rates are lowered 50%, that produces basically a 50% decrease in demand for the currency.

    Obviously, there are more complex issues like using military intimidation to have a particular currency be used for pricing an important commodity, such as oil (but certainly not gold, which is of no great importance as a commodity to most people in the world). A “classic” modern case of the immense manipulation of demand for a commodity is the PR guru Edward Bernay’s program to deceive the public (in the US and elsewhere) in to valuing diamonds far in excess of the “natural” value. He pioneered the methods used to deceive the US public in to supporting US entry in to World War 1 as well.

    Those same methods are still used to dramatically balloon the sentimental demand for commodities with no great practical importance, such as gold. Among many countries, the masses are programmed to have religious and patriotic loyalty to the idea that gold has some special inherent value. Of course, that is contrary to some of the most basic observations of “Austrian Economics,” such as the fast-changing “ordinal value” of all assets.

Suffering and enlightenment

July 7, 2014
  • Mark Harrison Enlightenment is a word, that has a lot of taboo attached to it. What it is really? In simple terms, it is right now. Right here, right now, this experience as it is, no judgements no attachments to it, no aversions to it. The present moment is all there is. So therefore an enlightened person, knows, that the past and the future are illusions created in the now. That’s it… Which is disappointing to most. Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water…. After enlightenement, chop wood carry water…..

    The difference between the two… Is that before, you chop wood and carry water as if your life depends on it.

    After, you chop wood and carry water, with a smile on your face, because you realize you are life.

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I like a lot of what Mark wrote. However, enlightenment could be said to include the experiencing of all judgements, all attachments, all aversions, and all attractions. 

    Before enlightenment, there may be an anxious worship of the word enlightenment. After enlightenment, whether or not there was ever an anxious worship of any particular word is recognized to be of no importance whatsoever.

    Attachments? So what!

    Aversions? So what!

    Enlightenment? So what!?!?

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  • Mark Harrison Everything else, is just noise. People expect this great big secret to be revealed, and the only secret that is revealed, is that you are god having subjective experience, and beyond that, everything is one. You still get to live the life you’re living, the difference is, you live it true to yourself, rather than how others wanted you to live. Which changes your life. You realize that you’re not your suffering. That you create your reality. Enlightenment is simply the realization that you are god. Everyone is already enlightened, it is only our degree of realization, that makes us different.
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  • Mark Harrison The ascension process, on the way to enlightenment, is when we experience all sorts of falling apart. All sorts of letting go, and creating new aversions and attachments, and letting those go, and it’s a constant process of destruction, it is the falling away of everything that is not you.
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  • Mark Harrison That process can take several years, or it can take a single night, it depends on you.
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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I consider “true to yourself” to be an unnecessary complication. There simply does not need to be any concern with “who I am being faithful to?” That entire conversation may seem nothing but a playful irony with no importance.

    To know that there is no need to be true to anything, that is freedom. Forget about enlightenment. Notice that you are already free. That is enough.

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  • Mark Harrison What is there about yourself that you cannot change J R? Your excitements? Passions? Sexuality? these are the things that are true to you.
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  • Mark Harrison Everyone is different and unique, we are all here, to give ourselves to the world, and that comes in the form of excitement. We are drawn to certain things, and if we follow it, synchronicity takes over.
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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Mark, you can think of it like this: name one thing about me that is not true to me.

    If I pretend to be happy because I am afraid of people noticing that I am sad, that is still me truly pretending whatever I pretended. There is no issue required of being true or untrue.

    Such issues can be worshiped as “sacred attachments.” However, they can simply be allowed to arise and then allowed to subside. So what?

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn “This is my secret: I don’t mind what happens!” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Excitement can come and go. So what?
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  • Mark Harrison There is a base personality, beyond your ego, that has certain characteristics that make you who you are as a subjective experience. You can call it your souls mission, whatever you want to call it. It is why you are here, at this time. Some people are drawn to horseback riding, others to being a scientist, others to writing, others to adventure, others to living the hippy lifestyle and so on and so forth. However, the majority of us, lose sight of that, through growing up in a world that is full conditioning, and they settle for less than they know they deserve, then they forget that they deserve it, and so we have suffering, and people begin to take from each other, and so on it goes, as we see throughout the world today. So we have to learn, and take everything that happens to us, as a learning experience, to live true to ourselves, and to know that we are not our suffering, that whatever occurs in our minds, is not who we are, that life doesn’t actually happen to us, but that we are life.
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  • Mark Harrison For us to get beyond that suffering, beyond all those mind patterns that have entered into our subconscious, and affected our lives without us being consciously aware of it…. We must live in the present moment, we must become more and more aware of what it is that we don’t want. To allow the energy to flow through us, rather than holding onto it. Because that is all thought patterns are, holding onto energy so that it isn’t let go of. That is why when we hear the phrase, let go, people are so confused, let go of what? So when people do let go, suddenly they are freed from that energy, and they feel the infinite energy that they are, and it can be an incredible experience, which is why there are so many book written about it, which is why the search for inner peace in the modern world is so frantic. Because the experience of letting go, and diving into the infinite consciousness that we are, is our liberation, it is the freedom of the mind, that we all wish we had. The present moment is all we have ever had, it is only thought patterns that keep us from actually being present, even though, we’ve never left it. It’s a paradox, but it’s always a paradox, and when you truly understand that it’s always a paradox, you discover who you are.
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  • Mark Harrison Which is exactly what that quote means, not minding what happens. To be in the world, but not of the world. In other words, to know who you are, to define yourself, rather than being defined by the world. To not mind the opinions of others, to not mind the judgements of others, and to not mind, any situation that may occur. In other words, you maintain being true to yourself, despite the external circumstances. You don’t mind what happens. It just is.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn To strive to get beyond suffering is called agonizing. No amount of agonizing will produce enlightenment. However, the practice of agonizing can lead someone to recognize the effects of that practice (which is agony) and to discontinue investing in to that result.

    However, all of that happens through grace. There is no importance to ideas like “I do not really deserve all of that suffering” or “I deserve better.” That is just more of the presumptive, delusional hysteria. Forget about it.

    If an awareness of a preference arises, that is welcome. If there is noticing of a phrase like “I really deserve it,” that is also welcome because it still has no importance and that is instantly clear.

    All of the words are just words on the filmstrip in a move projector when there is no screen. The movie projector can play the filmstrip and send the shapes of words out at the clouds, but if there is nothing to display the slogans, then it does not matter what is on the film.

    So, there is an experience of the flow of events and some seem to have no importance at all, while others seem to attract lasting attention for a while. Does that sound like your life already? 

    Why would you make up a definition of paradise that is different from the foundation of your present experience? Why worship an ideal that you conceive as absent currently? What a silly thing to do, right?

    Forget about that too. So what?

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  • Mark Harrison It does not mean you don’t feel, and have emotions. It means you feel them like a child, they arise, and they fade. Be like a child.
  • Mark Harrison You’re alive…. so what? You say so what, as if nothing matters, which paradoxically means, everything matters.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Forget about discovering who you are. Forget about “things that keep me from being present.”

    You have always been present, right? Language can be a useful tool, but it can be a trap. 

    Check this out. Language is not required for enlightenment.

    No idea of “someone who needs to let go of something” is required. There is no one to choose to let go of anything.

    There is simply the experience of the agony of “I am in hell and the reason for that is that I need to let go of something first so I can get to heaven.” Or, that is seen as a joke. Or, some other experience appears. So what? 

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  • Mark Harrison All it really is, is being identified with the mind. it’s really that simple.
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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Yes, and then there is the obvious related question of “what is the mind?” There may be a few different answers that are useful.

    Do I need to define myself and reject some other definition of me? No, but all of that is fine too.See More

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Harald, I have great respect for Mooji. Thanks for sharing that with folks who will find that delivery appealing, resonant and relevant.
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  • Harald Trebus _/!\_ 
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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn As for Eckhart Tolle, hey, that may be appealing to someone as well. I just consider him to have been (when I last made note of him) nowhere nearly as “in focus” as Mooji or Douglas Harding.www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcDMJvO6aHU

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    Extract from talk by Douglas Harding, Melbourne 1991 The full talk is available on DVD from headless.org
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Mark, I can elaborate on this point:

    “You’re alive…. so what? You say so what, as if nothing matters, which paradoxically means, everything matters.”

    The whole issue of “something mattering” is just an experience. What we all know is that what seems to matter is temporary. It changes.

    So, yes, everything matters, but only one thing at a time! That is very different from your interpretation of what I wrote. My comment was not dismissive.

    Suffering comes. Suffering goes. So what?

    So it is only temporary! That’s what. 

    Does suffering need to be chased away or avoided? No, but that is a perfectly valid experiment too. 

    The best way to avoid focusing on reverse psychology is to think constantly about not thinking about it. When suffering is not resisted, but embraced and explored, that is enlightenment.

  • Mark Harrison Saying yes to negativity is a profoundly positive way of thinking. That is the only way suffering is transcended, by going into it and allowing it do it must do…. Which is actually “letting go” allowing it to flow through you. By minding what happens, you hold onto that negative experience and it stays with you over and over and over again. Which is what leads to addictions, depression, anxiety, fear, and so on….Until we decide, finally, to let it go, by saying yes to it, facing it.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Someone can define something as “negative.” That is just the mind and it’s labels in language. So what?

    There is no need to choose anything else other than what is already happening by itself. There is no need to oppose or resist or reject any of reality, including patterns of rejecting reality. All of the patterns can come and go. So what?

    Indeed, the persistent notion of “I have a choice in the matter” may be an obstruction. Is it a helpful presumption? If not, why keep “entertaining” it?

    There is no need to let go. There can be hanging on to things without noticing. There can be noticing hanging on to things. There can be noticing the subsiding of hanging on to things. There can even be terminology like “I need to let go later” or “I am now letting go.” So what?

    When there is no clinging, there is no need to let go. You do not need to let go of clinging. Just notice clinging. Noticing it gently tends to end the perpetuating of the clinging.

    You do not need to let go of the idea of “someone who could let go or cling.” Just notice that idea.

    It is inherently temporary. A gentle attention arises by itself, “letting go” of a rigid patterning of attention as chronic tension and perfectionism and self-importance.

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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn When agonizing is recognized as a behavior, then it is easy to notice it arising and subsiding. Suffering is not something that happens to humans. Suffering is something that humans may occasionally do temporarily. So what?
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“The end of all the stories”

July 1, 2014
“It just does not matter,” said Sue.
“What?” asked Apollo.
Sue replied, “only that my life has no meaning!”
“Oh, honey! I’m so sorry that you feel that way. Do you want to say more about that? What do you mean?” he asked.
“The stress is way too much. I can’t take any more of this. The world is in chaos. Then, on top of all of that, people are too confusing, right?” said Sue.
“Yes, you are totally right, Sue. You are always right again.” Then, without letting her think about what he had just said, Apollo asked “So, Sue, how confusing should people be?”
“What?” she said, finally actually looking at him.
“You said they were too confusing. How confusing should they be?” he said.
“Are you mocking me?” she said.
“Sue, you look angry. Can you chill out, okay? I am just asking what do you even mean by the word mocking?” he said.
“You always do this, Apollo. You know that I hate it, too. You know exactly what I mean! Don’t you?” she shouted.
“Listen, all that I know is that no one understands me. I know for sure that you don’t. In fact, you keep asking me questions. What more proof do I need than that? Clearly, no one understands me at all. I think it could just be my thick British accent, though,” he added.
“See! This is what I am always talking about. You don’t even care about me,” Sue pleaded.
“Did you hear that? I think somebody just said something.” asked Apollo.”Shut up, Apollo! Talking to you is like banging my head against a… against… um” said Sue.

“It’s like banging your head against a heavy metal concert, right?” said Hugh.

“Hugh!” said Apollo. “Hey man, what is up, you mother puncher?”
Sue said, “that’s not right. That’s funny, yes, but that’s still not right.””Which?” said Hugh. “The mother puncher part or the part about banging your head against a heavy metal concert?”
“Niether one is right,” said Apollo. “If she did not say it, then it must be wrong. She’s always right again.”
“Come on, guys. I am not,” said Sue.
“Oh, but you are,” said Hugh.
Suddenly, Arthur, who had been narrating the entire story so far, pressed the pause button and started making sounds in his own head without talking. He called it reading. Other people called it hearing voices. Of course, he did not listentothem- not even for a minute. So, he started again.”Hugh,” wrote Arthur, who was pretending that there was someone named Sue who was talking to someone named Hugh, “how come you are so funny?” Again, in case you forgot, that was Sue talking.Apollo said, “it could be from his last name.”

Hugh said, “No doubt. Anyone with the first name Hugh and the last name Morris is going to be Hugh Morris.”

“What?” said Sue.”Humorous,” said Apollo Jice.
“I’m sorry?” said Sue, inviting clarity.
“Hugh Morris,” said Hugh Morris.
“Yeah, his name sounds like the word humorous, Sue. Plus, it is me that should be sorry,” added Apollo.”Why” asked Sue.
“Anyone with the first name Apollo,” said Hugh.
“…and the last name Jice,” added Apollo Jice.
“…is going to be very sorry that his mama named him that,” said Hugh, chuckling.”That’s dumb. You guys make no sense to me,” said Sue.
Sure they do, wrote Arthur. At least they do to me.”What was that?” asked Sue.
“What?” asked Hugh.
“Just for a second, it was almost like nothing happened at all,” said Apollo.
“Really?” asked Hugh.
“Really!” Sue replied.
“But actually, if you do think about this for a while, that still does not make much sense, y’all,” said Apollo.
“Seriously?” said Hugh.
“Are you messing with us again?” asked Sue.
“Who?” asked Apollo.
“Me?” said Hugh.
“No, I think it is that old pesky son of a mother puncher… Arthur De La Nova,” said Sue.
“Is he even real?” asked Hugh.
“I heard that he was just a made up person playing a fake role in a movie script,” said Apollo.
“Well, no, that’s right quite true,” said Sue.
“Say more, Sue,” said Hugh.
“What if I do not want to?” asked Sue.
“You mean like if it would not matter either way,” asked Apollo.
“Or like if no one was going to understand you anyway, so why bother at all?” asked Hugh.
“Yep, that is pretty much it. It’s just not worth it,” said Sue Persinik.
“Clever name, huh?” Arthur thought to himself very quietly, mostly because he was the most shy person in the entire story.”Anyway, I can totally get that,” wrote Arthur.  “That super cynic role is not just an optional pretense. That is how it really is.”
“The world is in chaos,” Arthur added with complete sincerity. “I do not just mean that some things are not clear to me personally. I mean that there is nothing that is what it should be.”
“It sucks, right?” said Sue, finally feeling like someone understood her.”Actually, I think it is funny- even hysterical,” said Hugh.
“Okay, sure… I can get that, “said Apollo. “I just want you all to know that I am really sorry about all the trouble and grief that you have had to go through. Just like Arthur was trying to say… in his own retarded way, it should not be like this. It should be a lot better than it is, right? Who’s with me on this? Anybody? Hello? Is anyone there? Sometimes, I feel like I am all alone in my office just typing this right now, people!”
“Look, I can take a hint. You don’t like me. I get it. You don’t have to make such a big deal out of it, though. If that is the way it is going to be, then how about this instead?”
“Wow- I am so excited about this! Are you ready? This is going to be so much fun! Okay? Ready? Here we go. Just a second. Okay, almost there. How about the one other thing, though, first? Let me check. Okay… Right! We are just about to get started. This is it. This is for real this time!”
“Okay, so who else is going to use some words to tell a story next? The idea is to direct the focus of other people and lead them to notice new things and even to relate to old things in new ways. Then, after you train them what to value in their lives and then program them how to relate to their lives, then you may explore a bit to find out if they are doing new things and getting new results. Your turn now. Go!”

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