posted on Jun, 6 2015 @ 03:20 PM
As an adult it takes will power and training to develop a mind of quiescence. Comes naturally to babies though... we just get into the habit of
thinking about everything that, the natural quiescence slowly fades and thoughts dominate our experience. So much so, many people can't even listen
beyond 7 words before a thought takes over and the message beyond those 7 words gets convoluted by a persons inner thought... mental processes can get
so thick, it can turn into a disorder called adhd. They can get so focused on a particular subject, they can turn into anxiety and or paranoia
If all we are experiencing is the internal dialogue against external objects, then we can miss the true beauty experience because of the lack of
balance, between thought and quiescence. When this happens and we are shifted more towards thought as an extreme of being, not only do mental
disorders arise but our very concepts about reality become clouded and in chaos where few can agree on any concept.
What happens is when we turn to thought domination, we quit putting our minds in full on work that must be accomplished. It still gets done but the
efficiency of on task takes a huge hit. We can then get stuck in indecision, procrastination, 2nd guessing, lack of direction, and floating along
without a real sense of purpose... all because our mind isn't truly in balance.
The mental labeling the mind does is useful to the extent of learning the names of things in ones environment, in order to accurately describe
something to another. The mental labeling does not explain directly what that something does, so the label is just a rote concept that makes the brain
go... door knob? Oh yeah, that thing that you twist to open a door... the label is just a short cut that leaves the definition up to the listener.
Now considering every single word in every single language is like this? That's a lot of mental leaps and translations going on to accurately
comprehend what someone is actually saying or trying to describe for a listener. So the best any one can do, is simplify and hope that the meaning
they are trying to convey gets represented properly by their words... if they care about comprehension in the listener. Dogmatic terms are like
exclusive clubhouse terms, and if there is no familiarity with these dogmatic specialized terms... then the listener will be lost on the subject
matter one is trying to convey... in such an instance the listener will then form their own meaning... when this happens all comprehension is lost,
and the speaker has wasted their breath.
Just for a moment think about how much this goes on in the world... millions of speakers jabbering on, and millions of listeners smiling and nodding
without a clue to what the speaker is actually attempting to convey... but it's the best we've got without bringing the mind to a proper balance of
thought and quiescence. It is very important in my opinion and experience that people make an attempt to bring back the mental quiescence so that the
mind and individual regains balance.
Aside from the benefit of erasing mental neurosis of all sorts, there is a fundamental change in being. To the inexperienced mental quiescence, is
about as useful as a full brain lobotomy. But the true difference in the two? The extreme of thought constantly chatting is something people chase...
they follow the mind where ever it goes. On the surface this seems like no big deal... but experience knowing that the mind can be one's best friend
or worst enemy? It takes on a much greater significance; many people get plagued with unwanted thoughts, some go so far as to denial of actual
occurrences in order to quell the minds onslaught to remain mentally and emotionally stable.
That is one of the man reasons many religions are still in business... they sell peace of mind. Guilt? No need for that; just blame it on a
non-corporal being instead. So now instead of actually pacifying the mind properly, it's allowed in the idea it's directly under the influence of a
being not oneself at all times. If that sounds like madness... you are correct. The focus and quality of ones mind is up to the individual in
possession of it. If people say some evil being is in possession of their mind or attempts possession of it, instead of them it becomes a rational
excuse to other believers, removing the personal responsibility from that persons actions that gained intent from thought.
So we can see how all of this becomes dangerous business and fuels most of the words problems... first there's a general lack of focus that leads to
all thought disorders, then there's the removal of personal responsibility of action based on these disordered thoughts, 3rd there's the wrench of
cognitive dissonance... that will argue why all of that is acceptable.
The change that occurs when the balance of thought is restored along with quiescence, is the mind no longer grasps at pure logic alone... there is
much logic that is irrational in nature; but it made sense at the time, if it wasn't a moral fault is the usual self defense in such circumstances.
Quiescence brings rationality to logic into an inseparable union, logic can't arise without ration any longer... so everything irrational flies right
out the window. The more one brings the mental scales back into balance between; thought chatter and mental quiescence, the less apt a person is to
chase the mind where ever... eventually the mind wondering off going where ever it wants on whatever topic it wishes just stops.
When this stopping occurs, the whole internal realm changes with it... in the sense that a person starts placing the mind exactly on what and
remaining exactly where the person wants it to be, until they place it somewhere else. This is the utmost in full mental development, the mind becomes
not only your friend, but the best tool one could possibly own. The drives and motivations of others are lain bare in an instant and compassionate
direct understanding arises; that no matter what one does there is a hope of some happiness or ease behind the action. Understanding situations in
such a manner in an instant, is much better than misunderstanding them as being directly against you... indeed some things people do are directly
against you... but it is in a hope for happiness of some sort, if you are human then you can empathize with the struggle, if they are a true friend or
family member, you can understand they meant well. In short a lot just becomes impersonal water under the bridge.
As an example, one of my close friends of many years hated that he was forced to grow up in a cult like church environment... because of how out of
step it put him among his peers, he and I had that in common as it is where we met as pre-teens. Immediately, it's apparent that his nor my parents
meant any ill to come from their association on their children... it's also immediately obvious, that they thought it would be good for us. That it
made a positive change to their life, and what parent doesn't want positive in their kids lives? Of course, the road to hell is said to be paved with
good intentions... the road to hell being from those intents; were what actually occurred in many youth instead. His nor my parents had the foresight
to see this, so how could they be faulted? They did the best they could at the time with what they knew.
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