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posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 10:42 PM
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Yeah.
You do. Don't you?

That certain something that you get, that others around you, just don't seem to get?

When you first got it: you might have had an "aha!" moment?
Then you started feeling a bit superior to others, or did you not?
Then, perhaps: you let-go of that judgement of others, and became more serene, and harmonius with others?

Are you now able to see: that those others, also have something that they get, that you might not get?

So this is a thought experiment.
You won't just get-off so easy, by just bragging to us all about that thing that you get.

Please engage in a thought exercise, and imagine that you can be that generous, and trustworthy presence, and see the gifts that your sisters and brothers are sharing.
What can you accept, that they get: but you don't get?

Please write a note about your perception of the two, and their interrelation.

This is not a proof, nor evidence required discussion.
This is just about opening our minds, and instead of saying no, we learn to say: maybe.


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posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 10:48 PM
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All I can say is that I keep having “a-ha” moments, only to realize that I am likely far behind my contemporaries. I get really excited, but then I shrink away from sharing, because I’m late to the party. Maybe, hopefully, not in everything. However, if I’m learning, grasping, and possibly sharing with others, that is growth- which is better than stagnation (or worse, atrophy)!

I have some things to offer, though seemingly few by comparison.



posted on Feb, 27 2018 @ 11:11 PM
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a reply to: Nothin

Getting it is not as important as helping others get it.

Or the chemistry that flows with someone else who gets it.

It's not something you can make others have nor can be acquired by force.




Riddle-dee-dee



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 12:50 AM
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a reply to: Nothin

For every a-ha moment there is the realisation that it has always been that way, and that there is yet another a-ha moment to come..

they are never ending.

The quote "All I know is that I know nothing." is apt.

the path never ceases... everything you learn leads to more learning. there is no end. ever concept you realise, leads to more. there is just no end to the conundrum. it is infinite.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 02:49 AM
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I learned many years ago while dealing with an extremely know-it-all critical mother-in-law, a saying that saved me many a friendship and steered me away from useless arguments (from a therapist no less).

"You know, you might be right."

It means absolutely nothing and stops any comebacks from the know-it-alls.

Shuts them up every time.
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posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 03:33 AM
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I sometimes feel like I am surrounded by a bunch of dumbasses.
Then I realize I am one, too.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 05:08 AM
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originally posted by: Nothin
Yeah.
You do. Don't you?


No.
I don't.

That's why I'm on ATS talking to the experts.

But I am going to figure everything out one way or another.

I am going to get it.



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Nothin


Ummm...Ah...Gnosis...Enlightenment...Epiphany...


What can I accept they understand...but I don't...?

That's easy...they understand that it's acceptable even desirable...to kill the unborn...yet welcome in illegals with open arms...because the birth rate is too low to sustain the economy...

I really struggle to understand that particular conundrum...perhaps someone could enlighten me...







YouSir



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:22 PM
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a reply to: chelsdh

What are you grasping for?
Is it something that you perceive others as getting, that you don't quite get?
What is that, and can you imagine one whom does have it?
Can you imaging not grasping for it?



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:31 PM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Nothin

Getting it is not as important as helping others get it.

Or the chemistry that flows with someone else who gets it.

It's not something you can make others have nor can be acquired by force.
Riddle-dee-dee



What about those things that you don't get?
The known unknowns, and possibly even the unknown unknowns?



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:35 PM
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originally posted by: badw0lf
a reply to: Nothin

For every a-ha moment there is the realisation that it has always been that way, and that there is yet another a-ha moment to come..

they are never ending.

The quote "All I know is that I know nothing." is apt.

the path never ceases... everything you learn leads to more learning. there is no end. ever concept you realise, leads to more. there is just no end to the conundrum. it is infinite.



The question returns as: does that realization help you to give creedence to those whom claim to know/feel/get things, that you don't get?



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:37 PM
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originally posted by: Justso
I learned many years ago while dealing with an extremely know-it-all critical mother-in-law, a saying that saved me many a friendship and steered me away from useless arguments (from a therapist no less).

"You know, you might be right."

It means absolutely nothing and stops any comebacks from the know-it-alls.

Shuts them up every time.


A wise replique indeed.

Are you ever able to put yourself in their shoes, and contemplate that thing that they claim to know better than you?



posted on Feb, 28 2018 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I sometimes feel like I am surrounded by a bunch of dumbasses.
Then I realize I am one, too.



Aren't we all?

Good reply. Not expected, but a succinct artistic twist.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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originally posted by: DD2029

originally posted by: Nothin
Yeah.
You do. Don't you?


No.
I don't.

That's why I'm on ATS talking to the experts.

But I am going to figure everything out one way or another.

I am going to get it.


Do you really think anyone has everything figured-out?
If so: why would they be here, amongst the dumbasses, wingnuts, goofballs and know-it-alls?

How do you recogbize those things that you don't get?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:00 AM
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originally posted by: Nothin

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: Nothin

Getting it is not as important as helping others get it.

Or the chemistry that flows with someone else who gets it.

It's not something you can make others have nor can be acquired by force.
Riddle-dee-dee



What about those things that you don't get?
The known unknowns, and possibly even the unknown unknowns?


Keeping an open mind is the key to getting it, no?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:09 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Yes. An open mind is very helpfull in understanding, and trusting others.

Do you have a limit to that open mind?
How much can you accept as maybe possible?
Where lies the line, when you call BS?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:11 AM
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a reply to: Nothin

Depends on the mood.


How about you?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:19 AM
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originally posted by: YouSir
a reply to: Nothin


Ummm...Ah...Gnosis...Enlightenment...Epiphany...


What can I accept they understand...but I don't...?

That's easy...they understand that it's acceptable even desirable...to kill the unborn...yet welcome in illegals with open arms...because the birth rate is too low to sustain the economy...

I really struggle to understand that particular conundrum...perhaps someone could enlighten me...

YouSir


Yeah: not gonna touch that one with a ten-foetus-Polski... (OMG that was a horrible joke!) (Sorry).

What about when you hear someone speak of a spiritual, religeous, or woo experience?
How hard/easy is it for you to admit that it might be possible?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 12:31 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Yeah: we do feel, and perceive differently, at different moments.

Well this is where the thought exercise comes-in. It's a technique that have somehow found, to help stretch/break the limitations of established beliefs, and extend existing paradigms.

This exercise starts with something that we don't know about: like claims of alien-abduction; remote-viewing; knowledge of god; reincanation; Mandellla Effect; and similar ideas that some claim to be sure of, but many have no experience of them at all.

Can you suspend ALL of the things that you think you know, and contemplate their story for a while?
That is often an uncomfortable place to sit, as our ego wants to be a know-it-all.

Putting ourself in other's shoes, can sometimes really open-up our minds.

Have you ever tried these kind of mental gymnastics?

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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 09:26 AM
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The sad part about being "awakened"....wishing you could just go back to sleep and be a happy little sheep like the rest of them.

Instead, I just realize I'm just an awakened sheep, so I'll just try and blend in and live LIKE a happy little sheep...to at least be happy under my masters.


While still working on ways to be more independent, of course.



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