Friday, February 15, 2013

Are we merfolk? Are we helplessly so?

People make assumptions. Without this they would be unable to accomplish anything at all. The rational mind does not operate without these unthinking presumptions. The presumptions are like a sense that you are on firm ground. So you go on, without looking down.

Still, what if that were not the case: what if your situation were actually that of someone in an ocean-- some creature with some fishy talents and some strange ambitions. This picture of the human situation assumes such a thing as dry land, just that people are mistaken in assuming they know what dry land is. That islands even exist is derided by some in the ocean as an archaic fancy. 

A few may by dint of mainly, luck, perceive the idea of a boat. This boat as a conveyance to an island whose existence is challenged, becomes -- easy to forget. Yet the difference between  the boat and the island, is that though no one can reach the island through their own agency, -- no one-,  the boat is something they can by themselves construct and utilize. 

The boat in my story has been called by real teachers various names-- all the same thing. Gurdjieff's self-observation, the willful consideration of Jan Cox. I call it the method, because it is under human control, as opposed to life on dry land, terra of no chatter. The latter is never something one can take credit for. Nor can one assume it will last. There is no real estate contracts there, no property lines. According to Jan Cox, if you even say so this is "Istanbul," you are gone, back to Paris.

The boat -- the method --you have always accessible. 

That is,
if you,

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