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Fear, shame, and repenting

August 25, 2014

Repenting is simply to admit an instance of fear or being scared that one has been terrified or shamed in to hiding. Repenting does not require communicating with another person. I just notice that it is an instance of terror to say something like “what should not exist is stress hormones which can produce heightened alertness in animals including humans which we can call fright.”


Any rejection of some aspect of “God’s creation” as “a mistake” is arrogant sin. It is shame to say “that should not be.”

 


Further, shame should exist. We know this because it DOES exist. Also, repenting of our shame is simple and easy, but very rare. Immense amounts of energy can be invested in the avoiding of shame.

As for belief, belief does not replace understanding. When understanding is present, then faith is the automatic result (the fruit)… as in a faith that, even without already knowing, one can learn. That is a total contrast to “belief” or “positive thinking.” Those are typically methods that frightened people use to pretend not to be frightenened.

It is fine to be frightened. It is fine to ask for help or explore other new actions because of the motivation of desperation or anxiety. That is intelligent. Fear is intelligent. Even extreme forms of fear like paranoia and shame are intelligent, but they can be very inefficient.


The idea of being attentive to the actual physical experience (of stress or distress) as “the most effective form of repentance” is an important note that you added. Instead of being terrified of a physical experience as “shameful or sinful” because someone else might call it fear, we can recognize that in the lives of many people, we assessed that it was unsafe to display fear openly, so we repressed the display of fear (like in our facial expressions or our gestures). That anxious, ongoing repression of fear is paranoia.

Celebrate fear. Admit past paranoia. Admit any past condemnation of fear as “something that should not be.” That is all trivial and sinful. It does not matter now.

Recognize that there are times to keep one’s physical experience private as well as times when being attentive to one’s physical experience is uniquely valuable. Experience yourself with total respect. You are holy. Your past has always been perfect. You just were intelligent enough to hide elements of your past in shame when you experienced distress.

To be cautious in the midst of animosity is not shameful. It is wisdom. To disengage from trivial antagonisms is courageous.

Any past distress was perfect and holy. Any condemnation of the past was also trivial, sinful, perfect, and holy.

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The above was  written in response to the following: (published by Hope Johnson here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10201647056817143&set=a.1268571653323.37765.1800792202&type=1 )

“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God”. This is not a judgment, and it doesn’t mean anyone has done wrong.

Every child is conceived in God’s glory, and birthed into this environment where they are immediately impressed with fear – which is to sin.

Once fear is impressed upon the child mind, mental patterns are formed to continually create different circumstances that trigger the same fearful reactions throughout the lifetime. Every time there is a reaction to fear, sin is repeated, and ego (energy of fear) becomes more prominent as the child progresses through adolescence, adulthood and old age.

As most humans never come to realize that they live through childhood fear, they are like scared little children in that life circumstances…even seemingly adult circumstances like losing a job, home or relationship…trigger the same fearful emotional responses they experienced as a child.

If the child never repents for their sin, they suffer tremendously through the lifetime and especially in old age as their body deteriorates and passes away. This is because the structure of their physical body is made to house fearful concepts, whereby the mind can be easily and frequently hypnotized by evil spirits (fearful thought entities).

This makes repentance very difficult, especially since most religious organizations and spiritually minded people don’t understand it….

So how can one learn to stand firm in God’s glory and repent for their sin when all they know is to respond with fear to life’s circumstances? Through faith that what I’m saying is true, and willingness to pay attention to the messages coming through their own physical body in the moment they are faced with temptation to sin again.

There is no role for self judgment in true repentance…many times the child mind will fall back into its sinful ways…But every time sin is committed with awareness of Truth, factions of evil forces are being met with compassion and thereby dissolved. However, to keep judging oneself for falling is to perpetuate sin and thereby miss the point of repentance.

As one is released from the bondage of sin, wisdom arises in its place, and the child mind comes to recognize that strategies meant to manage fear are no longer useful, and so such childish things are put away….And the child mind is restored to its natural state of carefree, peaceful and compassionate….which is true maturity.

May every child mature in wisdom and be reborn in the Glory of God. Amen!

Repentance is a sincere turning away from sin. Focusing on the messages coming through the physical body in the moment the temptation to sin arises is the most effective form of repentance in my experience.

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JR’s response to Hope began as follows and then included all of the above:

Hi Hope. I reject certain phrasing in your message as anti-fear paranoia. However, it is a very important topic and there are some great comments that you made. I invite you to consider a more precise and more empowering phrasing… as follows.

 

 

 

After all of that, Hope replied:

  • Hope: Aloha J R! That’s an interesting interpretation of my words. It’s very generous of you to share your point of view. Mahalo!
  • J R:  Be careful of promoting another religion of exclusion. The excluson of fear is not courage. The exclusion of courage is not maturity. Those who are arrogant and inattentive will, by the glory of God, be humbled.

 

  • Hope: Ok J R! I’ll be very careful not to do that…
  • J R: The glory of God remains with or without sin. Never was an issue. What a relief!Worshiping ideals however can lead to excluding the glory of God… from one’s own direct experience. But that is just temporary, right?

 

The most important story ever

August 25, 2014

​She moves slowly toward him through the crowd. ​Soon, if everything goes as expected, then the parents of the couple will be grandparents. She steps beyond the edge of the crowd and continues closer to him. When the couple finally does embrace, the crowd begins stomping on the ground and cheering and hollering.

However, not everyone was cheering. One youngster had been quietly lying in bed and listening to this story before going to sleep. Suddenly, the child sat up and asked a very serious question. Of course, this was a very important question, or the child would not be asking it, right?

“But what did her hair look like? Was it shining in the sunlight? Was it waving in the wind? Don’t you even know the right way to tell this story? Seriously, how can she just walk right up to him if her hair is not right?”

These could be the kind of questions that required another glass of water first before they could be properly addressed. So, the child went to get some water while the storyteller consulted the sacred book of important stories and waited for the child to return.

“Well, it says here that her hair was down to her shoulders, but that is about it.” The storyteller then turned to face the child and asked, “What exactly do you think is most important about her hair?”

“First of all, her hair was absolutely beautiful. For instance, her hair made the sunlight look very pretty- not just cute like your hair. Also, as she walked, each step made her hair dance on her shoulders. There was no wind at all, so you could really see the rhythm of her footsteps just by looking at her hair. Obviously, that is what is really matters. I don’t get it though because I thought you knew how this story should go.”

“Dear me,” said the storyteller, “you are quite right. I was telling you the story a short way and so I did leave out some details. Thank you for saying so and correcting me.”
“You’re welcome. You need to get it right, though, so it is a good thing that I am here. Now,” the child said, “what is that book you are holding in your hands? It does not even have any pictures in it. That must be very boring.”

 

​ “This? Oh, well this is the sacred book of important stories,” said the storyteller. “It contains writing that repeats the stories that people used to say out loud.”

“Okay, yes, right. I know all about that book,” the child revealed. “Now that the stories are written down in to that book, is that what makes them so important?”

The storyteller placed one finger right over the top lip and tapped it there a few times and then said, “We can check the book. Let’s see what it says about that, okay?”

The storyteller flipped through the pages, looking for the sections on Isaiah or Jesus. However, this was not going as fast as hoped. So, the storyteller decided to check the internet.

“I’ll see if I can find the one thing about worshiping with lips. There is also the other thing about the truth being written in the heart. Just wait for a minute there while this browser loads, okay?”

The child was impatient. “How can a story be more important just because it has been written down? First, people say the story out loud, then someone writes it down and people read it loud or read it silently. It is still the same story, though, right? To say that writing it down makes it more important does not make any sense. That is like saying that the same story becomes important just because it is put on a website. The story may get to be well-known because someone records themselves reading it and loads it on to youtube, but that is not what makes the story valid as in valuable. The story is just as valid whether it is spoken, written, or recorded as an audio.”

The storyteller was impressed. “Again, you are quite right. What you said is basically the same thing that Isaiah said, except of course that Isaiah did not speak using our modern language.”

“But if he had used modern language,” the child asked, “then that sure would have been a lot smarter of him, right?”

“Smarter?” the storyteller repeated. “In this case, what exactly do you mean by smarter?”

“Duh,” said the child between sips of water. “Smarter means easier for me to understand!”

Suddenly, another child, whom everyone else presumed to have been sleeping, spoke up from the other side of the room. “How old was she?”

This was slightly off-topic, so the storyteller asked “do you mean the cow that was walking through the crowd up to the bull?”

“Yes,” said the other child. “I’m talking about the cow with the beautiful shoulder-length hair that walks up to the bull and then everyone stomps on the ground in celebration because they are about to mate.”

“What does mate mean?” asked the first child. “Is that related to boats like the first mate or is that related to chess like when I win the game by declaring a checkmate?”

The storyteller said “what is really important, my dear children, is that the cow was old enough to mate. Trust me on that. As for the word ‘mate’ itself, it is related to the word mother and basically it means to make a female in to a mother. The word ‘mate’ is also related to the words maternity and matrimony and marriage.”
“That is just your opinion. These cows should respect our traditions,” said one of the children. “I still think that one cow was way too young. Frankly, it is disgusting that such a young cow would be mating at that age. I find it disturbing and insulting. We need to put an immediate stop to those frightening and primitive practices. I hope that hearing this tragic story does not make me vomit.”
The other child attempted to help with a few simple words. “This is a story from a long time ago, so relax, okay? I do not know if it is even a true story.”

“Yeah, but last year, there were at least 100 similar cases within 5,000 miles of us,” one child shouted. “Those cows must be mentally ill. They are hysterical. They are breaking the commandments of God and if we do not stop them right away, then they are probably going to spark another apocalypse!”

“You sound paranoid, dude,” said one child to another. “You need to shut up or else I am going to tell on you.”

“Children, calm down,” said the storyteller, punctuating each word by smacking one of the children on the cheek. “Stop… arguing… right… now!”

 

 

Suddenly, the bull turned to the cow and said, “the way that you walk is so sexy. However, I am a bit nervous about what everyone else will think of me, so I am telling you about it instead of doing something about it.”
“Sexy?” the cow hissed. “Is that where your mind is at in a time like this?”
“A time like what?” said the bull. “You’re not really worried about what those kids are saying about you, are you?”

“No, you idiot.” said the cow. “Those kids do have electric cattle prods and so they deserve respect, but that is not what concerns me right now. Can’t you see the clouds and feel the storm coming?”

The bull actually had been focused on the way that the cow was walking and had not noticed the dark clouds approaching. “Wow, that looks serious,” said the bull.

“It is serious!” The cow insisted. “While you are over here quietly condemning the human children for being naive and belligerent religious fanatics, we are about to get drenched. So what are you going to do about it?”

“Wait, how did you know that I was quietly condemning those human children?” the bull wondered. “I never said anything out loud about them at all.”

“I know you,” said the cow. “I could see it written on your face.”

“What?” said the bull. “I looked in the mirror a minute ago when the kid went to the bathroom to get some water. There was nothing written on my face.”

“You can be so literal sometimes,” said the cow. “I don’t mean written on your face like with a marker. I mean your facial expressions. It’s in your forehead and in your shoulders. You are nervous about those kids and their electric cattle prods.”

“No!” said the bull. “I mean, why would I be… hey, you’re not saying that I am scared are you?”

 “Of course not. Why would I bother saying that. You would just deny it anyway. By the way, did you notice though that you just peed on yourself while we were talking?”
“Huh?” said the bull. “That? No that’s not urine. That’s, uh, that’s probably just some water that splashed up on me when I accidentally stepped in a puddle earlier.”
“Look, just forget it,” said the cow. “What are you going to do about the storm coming our way?”
“Uh,” said the bull. “I condemn it. It should not be like that. And um… and I blame the humans.”

“What kind of a bull are you? I need a real bull who is going to treat me like a real cow deserves to be treated. You have read too many books and listened to too many lectures about how to get to heaven. Today, when I need a real bull, you are here talking about who is to blame for the storm that is coming!”

“Honey, I thought…” said the bull, “look, isn’t this is what you wanted? I was just trying to please you, dear.”

“Stop!” said the cow with the beautiful shoulder-length hair. “Just stop trying to please me all the time. Where are your balls?”

“Slow down. What kind of balls are you talking about, dear? There were a couple of dances in the barn last month and those were called balls, like with ballroom dancing. Is that what you mean? Honey? Why are you walking away? Please come back!”

“What did the bull do wrong?” asked one of the human children. “How was the bull even supposed to stop the clouds from raining on them?”

The other child said, “it was not that the bull was supposed to stop the clouds. That is just the topic that the cow used to distract the bull. The bull was already confused and then the cow used that pre-existing confusion to lay a huge guilt trip on him as she withdrew. By cultivating confusion, anxiety, and disorientation in the bull, she symbolically castrated him with shame and paranoia.”

“Well,” said the storyteller, “if the cow was just messing with the bull’s head on purpose, then that would have been deceptive and dishonest. Do you really think that a cow would do something like that?”

“Cows are always nice in all the stories that I have heard,” answered one of the children. “I cannot imagine a dishonest cow. That is impossible. I reject the idea as invalid. No further research is relevant. I already know it is all a bunch of bull crap. Also, what does castrated mean?”

“Oh, castration is kind of like decapitation,” said the storyteller. “Do you know what that is?”

“Of course I do,” said that child. “Decapitation is when you are wearing a cap and then your older brother knocks it off of your head just to annoy you.”

“Well, there could be other meanings for that word,” said the storyteller. “However, it is close enough to say that in the end of the story, it was almost like the cow was knocking the bull’s cap off of his head as she ran away so that he would pay attention to his cap and not to her. Does that make sense?”

“Hey, that reminds me. You never actually said how old the cow was,” stated the other child. “Is this your way of you trying to avoid that issue?”
“The cow was 16 and had the written permission of her parents,” said the storyteller. “There, now are you satisfied?”

“Okay, but how old was the bull? Had he ever been married before? If so, was he still married or had he gotten a divorce. I am only asking because my own father ruined my life by divorcing my mom 5 years ago and then marrying some slut with shoulder-length hair which is how all sluts wear their hair.”

“Thanks for asking. The bull was also 16 and had never been married,” said the storyteller. “Now, you need to go to bed and stop accidentally knocking the decapitations off of your younger sister’s head.”

“But that’s not what you said last week,” said the other child. “You said that the bull was married to 4 other cows already.”

“You’re right. That is what I said. However, that was not the same bull,” said the Storyteller. “Also, the cow in that story had hair past her shoulders, remember?”
“Oh yeah, plus the wind was blowing and it was raining on them,” said the child. “That was a totally different story from the sacred book of important stories that have not been written down yet, but are recorded as audio and uploaded to youtube.”

Behaviors express needs? How about bullying?

August 23, 2014

MP shared this photo (and made this comment: “Yes, for all the children – all ages, even us when we are triggered and regress to age 2, 4, 6 – what lies beneath, fear, scarcity, loss of… the unmet need.”)

  • To the extent that behavior is an effect of a physiological condition, the #1 factor in behavior may be things like neurochemistry, which is itself a function of things like nutrition, pH (electromagnetic charge), hydration, and breathing. For instance, why do modern infants so infrequently sleep through the night? They have far inferior nutrition to many populations of “traditional cultures.”The same logic applies with veterinary science. If a lab rat is fed well, that ample nourishmenteffects all other behaviors. If a lab rat is not fed or is fed poorly, they may die or at least have greatly reduced endurance, coordination and cognition. By the way, in the image above, the item “am I nourished?” is listed.So, “comforting” an organism can produce an interruption to “unfavorable” behavioral patterns. However, to the extent that “comforting” does not address primary unmet needs, that may not be enough to make a “fussy” infant sleep well. You can also shoot them up with drugs to put them to sleep, but that will still fail to address nutritional issues.

  •  MP: Good one, when triggered the question is: is this emotions based, or is it a chemical imbalance? The Immediate switch to cognitive thinking disables the amygdala and sets up a different reaction. It becomes the opportunity to step out of victim mode, to empower the self and recalibrate the Self developing new pathways, and to shrink the triggered dendrite.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn In certain ways of labeling phenemenon, there can be a set of presumptions that are unexamined. We can set up an “either/or” presumption that (1) chemistry and (2) emotions are two entirely isolated realms, then ask “which one of those two is the cause of _____?” That may actually be an unexamined use of language.From a purely grammatical analysis, we can say “the Switch is the name of a living entity that produces results like the disabling of the amygdala.” Then we can say, “that Switch (to cognitive thinking) is the one that disables the amygdala. It is the Swtich (the one over there) which can empower the self (the one over here).”
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn So, if someone in my midst displays certain patterns of behavior that I could call distress, I could notice myself saying “I can feel the distress and I was very surprised about it, so I stopped focusing elsewhere because I was suddenly so curious about how we can learn from what is actually happening.” All of that is “suggestive.”I can also say “you are clearly possessed by the demon of a mental condition called Incurable Sincerity, type 3. After we do surgery to remove the demon from your mind, I have some pills for you which are very safe because they have been used for over 6 years with no major successful lawsuits yet against the manufacturer.” All of that is also suggestive.

    Speaking is always suggestive. There is no speaking that does not suggest a particular point of view. That is inherent in speaking.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn So, in my own experience, there are many ways to influence the behavior of others. That includes “getting someone drunk” as well as giving someone some cayenne pepper (like putting a small spoonful of it in to their mouth). Both are powerful interventions. Both produce consistent results.Most “civilized people” are notably undernourished relative to my standards of “optimal.” An example would be that the vast majority of teenagers lack the sufficient nourishment to develop a fully wide jaw, which results in painful crowding of teeth (which leads to surgical removal of “wisdom” molars) and also crooked teeth. Usingorthodontic manipulations to straighten the teeth does not provide the nutrition to create afully-grown jaw. So, the vast majority of people in our culture are “under-developed” in regard to narrow jaws and crowded teeth, even if theirteeths have been re-aligned by force and “look straight.”The mainstream culture may be obsessed with appearances and terrified of science and logic. The “war on science” and the “war on health” are not accidents. Further, because of the huge advances in technology and wealth, promoting personal health is not a priority for most people. If they ever need a new kidney, they hope that they can just get a “free” one from the insurance company, right?

    So back to the managing of human resources, when a herd of organisms is being managed by a bureaucrat, the bureaucrat is attentive to their own guidelines and short-term results. Their caseload may not correspond to studying health or focusing on individual cases and long-term results. Their job is may be to make measurements of the organisms and sort the organisms, then implement other interventions such as to prevent certain results amongst “high-risk” organisms.

    A parent can say to a public school teacher “I wish that the system was how it should be, which is obvioulsy not how it is.” A teacher can say in repsonse, “yes, and I think it is all because of the Switch, which resulted in the disabling of the other thing.”

    Isn’t it odd to say “this system is not designed to produce these results?” Of course the results of a system are always a perfect match for it’s design. Statements about “intention” are often rationalizations and promotional propaganda. If you are interested in what a system is designed to do, just look at what it does- measure the results.

    If you only use the measures that the system itself uses, that is not measuring the system. That is applying the system.

     

  •  MP: Thank you For your share and your commitment to clarity and a deeper appreciation for what lies beneath, hugs
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Appreciation is close. Respect & courage are big too. You wrote at the very top “for children of all ages.” That is an important note. I can label something “misbehavior.” Why? I may “need” to! My “needs” are what result in this social behavior now of typing (and my needs structure the specific usage of language).

    Some people experience a “need” to define some pattern as “wrong” and then focus on preventing it or interrupting it (if perceived as present). That can be defining the behaviors of others as wrong, like “stop bullying or else I will spank you and then make you hold a humiliating sign on the street corner!”

    That can also be defining some aspect of reality as wrong, like “parents should never give a preference to one of their children over the others.” The main problem with an ideal like that is that no one really believes it. Of course we give preference, like taking one child to the emergency room even if it means waking another child up abruptly and tossing them hastily in to thecarseat. The shifting preferences are totally natural.What ends up happening is that people may “need” to operate from a conversation for shame. They go around looking for what to shame: “did you see the horrible thing that one government was doing in 1942? Did you hear about the horrible thing that Obama said about Robin Williams? Did you know that one of my new puppies peed on the floor AGAIN yesterday?”

    They may “need” to wave their grief around like a flag. They manifest a social behavior related to explorations like “who can bear my grief with me? Who can give me validation?”
    Of course grie*f (disappointment, sadness) can be repressed and then explode as a grie*vance (rage, resentment, frustration, etc). Of course grief can be admitted openly and expressed as a fear about the future (which is not so much the root of grief as an actual definition of grief).
    Why does an infant cry? For help! That is the basics of grieving. The infant is frightened or otherwise has some sense of “unmet need” (like seeking the relief of having the sponge of cold urine removed from their crotch).This is not even about humans. Once we can see the veterinary simplicity of these issues, we can avoid the common antagonisms of grieving people who invest time in arguing about “the right way that all those other people 1,000 miles away should be parenting their kids.”

    People can campaign for the latest political salvation. Often, grievances and grief is the root of their campaigning. The other popular reason for campaigning is “for-profit campaigns” like when a group hires lobbyists to get some government to give them an annual cash flow of $500,000,000,000. When “for-profit campaigners” can enlist a huge mass of “emotionally-driven” campaigners, that can dramatically improve the results of the for-profit campaign.

    “I need to feel like my life has real meaning.” Really? Not false meaning, but real meaning, right?

    That is not regression to an infantile or animal state. That is not even true at all. It is just repeating some slogan in language. It is totally a pretense.

    When people are avoiding their own grief, they “need” strategies to maintain the suppression. I personally have never felt any grief, so please understand that I am just repeating something here that I was taught in a room full of people once. Everyone clapped for me when I stood up and repeated the popular slogans.

    “We’re all in this together!” Then we all dispersed and several years later we occasionally interact on facebook.

    What really bothers me though is that other people grieve. Isn’t that just some kind of immature regression? That is why I do not even like those people. They are not how they should be. Oh, plus they saw me grieving once and I am just not that kind of a person.

 

“[Gay?] kids these days are out of control.” – Cicero, 44 A.D.

August 21, 2014
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn So, Dan, basically what you are saying is that I was naive when I was younger!?!? You did not even know me when I was 6!

    You act like I must have been afraid a long time ago in the past just because I am displaying a desperate tantrum of hysteria right now, right? You are arrogant and analytical and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan, which proves your lack of credibility. This should not be like this!

  • Daniel Fritschler Well as long as you are aware that you are displaying a desperate tantrum of hysteria than you may not be doing it out of fear…. and yes you were a dumbass 6 year old which you should not have been!?!?!?! Now we have to build a time machine and go back and fix this shit…..dammit
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I have a time machine in my mouth. “Here is how the past used to be: governments were more honest and less coercive.”
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn “Which is how it should always be… Because that is what the government-operated schools told absolutely everyone because they care so much about me personally.”
  • Daniel Fritschler lol too fucking funny, no?
  • Liz Gentry Kids these days are out of control. They don’t respect their elders, they have no respect for others’ property, and they wear clothing and perform acts no self-respecting citizen would. – Cicero, 44AD
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn I think what Cicero was trying to say is that young people tend to be ignorant, immature, and untamed, plus naively unaware of the punishments that the adults will soon implement on them in order to govern and regulate them (with more intensity as the youth mature). At any given point, the youth have not been fully traumatized, terrorized, humiliated, and shamed- not yet.
  • Liz Gentry And each generation thinks they are right so the higher you become in the pecking order the less tolerant and more set in your ways. We need to let our kids make those mistakes. it has been going on this way since time immemorium.
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Liz, I disagree on a particular point. For those rising in the social order, they have the influence and confidence to be less tolerant and more invasive (to the extreme of actual military invasions and occupations and so on). For those at the upper levels of the social order, those people have the capacity to let their kids make “more” mistakes (to protect their own children from excessive supervision, intolerance, propaganda, and trauma while at the same time pouring it on the masses).

    That is what has been going on since time immemorium. There are also waves of various kinds of excess, with each wave of excess leading to a reactionary conservatism, then moderation, then eventually excess again.


    There is no “generation” that does not have bias (think of itself as right). What is interesting is that within EVERY generation, there are some who are aware of human psychology and recognize the vast distinctions between things like a ranting arrogance and a calm courage.

    The arrogant insistence that “_____ should not be how it is” is the foundation of all “suffering” (in the Buddhist sense of the word). However, that arrogance is itself simply an effect of a form of terror.

    No one is born terrified of violations to their expectations. Why? because no one is born with expectations at all!


    “Hi kids, let’s talk about pubic hair!”

    We are programmed with expectations. When we internalize an expectation and then recognize our own inconsistency with some internalized expectation, that can produce the experience called shame (hiding that inconsistency). From shame, arrogance is a natural by-product.

    To distract others (and myself) from shame, I can say “look over there: ____ should not be how it is!” Such terrified, arrogant condemnation of reality is totally optional, but immensely popular.

    People can attempt to drown their shames in alcohol, music, their careers, celebrity gossip, political fanaticism, or gambling. All of that has some value (like as a band-aid), yet only so much.

    The only way to fully relax our condemnation of reality is to admit it and then withdraw it (to repent by admitting to our past terrors… without adding a condemnation or apology about our past terrors). This is rather clearly stated in the New Testament as well as in the scriptures of many other traditions, but the naive arrogance of the vast majority of people may tend to “bury” those “embarrassing” passages amidst a bunch of fluff and controversy.

  • J R Fibonacci Hunn An example is “gay marriage.” That is one my favorite “non-issues.” It is like “homosexual impregnation” or “gay heterosexuality.”

    Let’s review the word origins: Matrimony means “motherhood” (or, more specifically, an expectation of motherhood/pregnancy/procreation).

    matrimony
    c.1300, from O.Fr. matremoine, from L. matrimonium “wedlock, marriage,” from matrem (nom. mater) “mother” + -monium, suffix signifying “action, state, condition.”

    Eventually, that word evolved in to “marriage.” Then, recently, gay couples who want to have a wedding ceremony used the term “marriage” as if it means nothing more than “wedding.” (Of course, this may have been encouraged by certain political groups aiming at stirring trivial but emotional controversies.)

    Any parent who does not want to be a grandparent can tell their kid(s) that exclusive homosexuality is wonderful. That is their loss. They can promote “lesbian motherhood” or “celibate motherhood” or “male motherhood” whatever they like.

    I was adopted. Adoption is not the same as procreation. Kind of like reading a scripture is not the same as comprehending the simplicity of it.

    wed
    O.E. weddian “to pledge, covenant to do something, marry,” from P.Gmc. *wadjojanan (cf. O.N. veðja “to bet, wager,” O.Fris. weddia “to promise,” Goth. ga-wadjon “to betroth”), from PIE base *wadh- “to pledge, to redeem a pledge” (cf. L. vas, gen. vadis “bail, security,” Lith. vaduoti “to redeem a pledge”). Sense remained “pledge” in other Gmc. languages (cf. Ger. Wette “bet, wager”); development to “marry” is unique to Eng.
    wedding

    O.E. weddung “state of being wed” (see wed ). Meaning “ceremony of marriage” is recorded from c.1300; the usual O.E. word for the ceremony was bridelope, lit. “bridal run,” in reference to conducting the bride to her new home.

on the myth of “declining government honesty”

August 21, 2014
  • Daniel Fritschler Isn’t this [the reality of a long history of deception by governments] almost common sense anymore?
  • J R Fibonacci Hunn Not for those who are still operating from the interpretive models programmed in public schools.
  • Daniel Fritschler So they can’t see how other government’s operate and how even the history books speak of dishonesty and corruption when it comes to the American government. Maybe they do see it but are just afraid to acknowledge it…blind because of fear and not naivety? Maybe?
  • Daniel Fritschler I think in today’s day and age of technology either you have to be avoiding the truth of how systems or societies work or you are just cowered in a corner because of fear. Perhaps the third group just isn’t intelligent enough to put the puzzle together and view the big picture but I would bet most are.
  • Daniel Fritschler I mean you can’t tell me people conform because of their peers or pressure from others after high school(or just an imaginary or perceived threat) but they can operate from the real threat or the fear of knowing what the government is capable of. So the fear shifts from other people as in friends, acquaintances and/or family to an actual threat or the corruption of the imperialistic empire.


The myth of “declining government honesty”

August 19, 2014
  • The idea that the US government was previously more honest than lately has been a popular idea… for centuries. It is based of course on a particular perception about past honesty.

    Those who independently study the nature of government may encounter some simple facts about all governments. (Note that in order to distract the masses from independent research, governments often make it a high priority to program the masses with pro-government propaganda through indoctrination systems of schools which may be government-regulated, or even government-funded or, in the most extreme cases, even operated by governments.)

    The mainstream media is similar (though in the US, the media is not as socialized as the primary school system). If you care to research the history of US government pro-war propaganda, two good sources are War is a Racket by USMC Major General Smedley Butler (1935)
    http://www.rationalrevolution.net/…/major_general…
    and…

    www.rationalrevolution.net

    Throughout the years various men of military service have spoken up and….

    There is also this book from 1928 in which the nephew of Sigmund Freud (who was also the founder of the PR industry) details how he invented inflammatory anti-German propaganda in order to incite antagonism in the US public so as to reduce the resistance to the first US invasion of Europe (what later became known as “World War One”)

Free… to be trapped?

August 19, 2014

Free… to be trapped?

 
Free from the fear of fear… and to fear fear
Free to fear without shame… or to fear with shame
Free to deny my freedom
Free to pretend to be trapped… by words
 
I only regret what I should have done, but did not… according to me
I only feel guilt for what should not have happened… according to me
 

I can condemn the past… or not

I can say I wish now it had been something different… or not

 
I was only disappointed that my hidden fears were revealed
I was only frustrated that my strategies to hide those fears failed

Fortunately, unlike other lesser humans, I was never naive.

My expectations have never been violated by my experience.
My presumptions have never been updated or discarded.
Am I embarrassed to have ever learned anything ever? Not at all.
 
Because I have never experienced confusion, seven is not eleven minus four hundred.
I am better than those folks who try to prevent the experiences of fear and courage.
I am way better than that one guy who obsessively protected the world from paranoia.

Because of my unmatched excellence, everyone should be above average since we are in this together.

Don’t you just hate the kind of people who always complain about exagerrations?

  • Daniel Fritschler: You sure are arrogant! ;) You should be more like me. Somebody who not only feels fear but isn’t ashamed to share it in a public forum. Until then everything you experience will start to knock you off of your high horse.
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  • J R Fibonacci Hunn: Humiliation is the natural result of arrogance (an obsessive fear of displaying fear).

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How does shame arise?

August 18, 2014

“Responsibility begins with the willingness to be cause in the matter of one’s life. Ultimately, it is a context from which one chooses to live. Responsibility is not burden, fault, praise, blame, credit, shame or guilt. In responsibility, there is no evaluation of good or bad, right or wrong. There is simply what’s so, and your stand.

Being responsible starts with the willingness to deal with a situation from the view of life that you are the generator of what you do, what you have and what you are. That is not the truth. It is a place to stand.

No one can make you responsible, nor can you impose responsibility on another. It is a grace you give yourself – an empowering context that leaves you with a say in the matter of life.”

– Werner Erhard

When it is clear to me that [what Mr. Erhard called] “my stand” is a filter that *organizes* my recognition of “what’s so,” then I recognize my subjectivity as a simple fact. I cannot alter the fact that subjectivity is subjective. Further, the entire idea of wanting to eliminate subjectivity is missing the simplicity of what subjectivity is.

My perspective (at any given moment) is distinct. It is not better or worse than any other perspective. It will change over time.

Of course, it is only relative to a certain kind of perspective or filter that a labeling like “good or bad” arise. Words are all just interpretative labels. What in one culture is called evil or disgusting or disturbing may be common in another culture… or even sacred.

To relate to any element of the past as “how it should not have been” is valid, but totally optional. Personal shame is just a social construct. Why do societies shame individuals and create shyness? In our culture, we can respect that it is essential for an orderly classroom. 6 year-olds do not naturally sit quietly in chairs waiting for the holy curriculum to be delivered, right?

So, we have stories like that of Santa Claus in order to govern the behavior of children. Stories like hell and heaven might also be used to influence behavioral conformity. Through the media (including in advertisements), more stories and messages are used to govern perception and behavior.

We respond to our interpretation of “what’s so,” not to the data itself. We construct meaning from the sensory data. The meaning is not in the data. The meaning is a product of our perspective (or “stand”). That is why the school systems and media are so interested in governing the interpreative models used by the masses.

So our “ability to respond” is a function of our ability to recognize meaningful patterns accurately and quickly. 10 people can hear the same sounds, but if only one of them speaks Spanish, that one is the only one who can identify a precise meaning for those sounds.

All of this is very ancient wisdom. Since ancient times, the “human resources” have been managed using these principles.

Some may say reflexively: “but it should not be like that!” A culture’s propaganda can be very effective at hiding simple facts by programming the masses in “how things should be” (what to presume) and “how things should not be” (what to reject presumptively). “Propaganda should not exist” is a central slogan of idealists.

What causes cancer: diet? sunshine? naivete? ;)

August 17, 2014

  • Many people throw around the word “cause” when all that they know about is a correlation. A “cause” would ideally mean 100% precision.

    So, can a specific “bad” diet cause the effect labeled cancer 100% of the time? Can a specific diet can produce an effect 100% of the time (and not just in a sample of 50 city dwellers, but in a scientifically-relevant sample that includes many healthy humans of many ages- and, on the subject of skin cancer- many races)? Even if so, then there is the question of exactly how- what is the mechanism of producing the effect of cancer?

    To me, cancer is just a simple label for a very simple phenomenon that is very simple to cause 100% of the time (and food is NOT the *primary* factor, but certainly is a factor). Further, when making a bold and plain statement like this, it is interesting how many people who may say that they are interested in understanding health will immediately flee (in terror?).

    So, one of the first issues I raise is whether someone is willing to question the idea that cancer is a living organism that attacks another living organism, invades it, possesses it, and grows or spreads. In other words, are you willing to at least question the religion of demon worship that has been promoted through mainstream propaganda sources?


  • If the effect labeled cancer is as simple to produce as I suggest, then 100% precision in producing it is not only the measure that we should have in mind. If the effect is really so simple, then not only should we expect 100% precision in “causing” it, but we should also expect 100% success in regard to discontinuing the production of that effect.

    It is always interesting to see folks flee away from science toward their religion of worshiping “incurable” demonic possessions. They will invest thousands of dollars and months of their lives worshiping their sacred demon. Then, they may want others to invest hours of time with no compensation to “convince” them that the effect of cancer is just a simple physiological effect which can easily be produced or discontinued. Their hysteria is… totally hysterical.


Health, digestion, and nutrition

August 15, 2014

Consuming something is distinct from digesting it. If something is not digested, it has no nutritional value even if it has lots of nutrients in it.

So, how many digestive systems on this planet are designed for digesting cooked foods? Zero is the correct answer.

High quality food sources are also an obvious factor in nutrition. Wild sea creatures tend to have more nutrients than any land creature. Wild tend to be far more healthy than captive. Grass-fed organic beef tends to be several times as healthy as grain-fed conventonal beef.

As an aside, all ranchers know that eating grains causes massive weight gain in cattle. That is how they fatten the cattle. Eating low quality carbs blocks the metabolism of fat (leading to rapid accumulations of stored fat). This is very old science. The obesity-promotion programs of the FDA were never scientifically credible (in regard to the propaganda used to popularize those programs of behavior).

So, in addition to high quality sources of nutrition, there are also issues like how it is chewed, the presence of stomach acid, and of course how it is prepared (like marinated with no heat, only lightly cooked, or sterilized and thoroughly charred to not only reduce nutritional value but create new compounds that may be detrimental to the digestive tract of any creature… human or otherwise, etc).

Meat does not need to be cooked or even chewed (though chewing makes for smaller bits and thus increases the total surface area, improvign digestive efficiency). However, meat *must* be thoroughly exposed to acid in order to break the proteins in to amino acids. My understanding is that foreign proteins that get past the stomach SHOULD be attacked by any healthy immune system. We can call that “an allergy,” but that is just a failure of the stomach to fully digest the protein. (So, diluting the stomach acid with any beverages during a meal also affects digestion.)

Many modern people have horrific overall health, such as Lance Armstrong and many other successful endurance athletes who suffered from cancer and cardiovascular crisis by their late 30s or early 40s (and often die before the age of 50). Mr. Armstrong was apparently very motivated to reform many of his habits (after the initial collapse in his health) and I understand that he dramatically changed his behaviors and thus created very different results.

So, not only do people cling mentally to the unscientific presumptions publicized as “medicine,” but they lack sufficient production of stomach acid. They may also lack attention to science and health, instead deferring to operations like the FDA and USDA to guide their behaviors and results. Or they go to specialists in the suppresion of the immune system (MDs) and interact with those specialists as if they are experts in promoting health. (I am sure that there are many MDs who have studied the promotion of health, including Terry Wahls and Jack Kruse- but I think they are quite rare.)

http://shar.es/1nCBnb

Back to the specific subject of worms, if there were farms of grub worms in which the worms were given anti-biotics and hormones, I would expect the nutritional value to be that much lower than “organically-farmed” grub worms. Of course, the worms are small, so they would never be given injections like cows and pigs and so on.

People who are squeamish about nutrition and health can proceed delicately. They may need to slowly nourish the bacterial garden in their intestines so that eventually they will have “more guts” and “more intestinal fortitude.”

 

(The above commentary was in response to a facebook post regarding the fact that McDonald’s has protected the use of the words “100% beef” in regard to their meat even though they [allegedly] use “filler” from meal worms.)


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