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Yes there is an element of that..of being in a different ..more of open frame of mind when you go somewhere new...and you might exude some kind of
short lived confidence about yourself, or something like that which may well attract people to you..That is certainly something I considered and may
well be part of it...but it doesnt cover someting like luck.
For instance..this has happened a few times in my life. I've encountered a slot machine due to being on a ferry or in an airport..so its not as if Ive
gone out of my way to go to a casion or anything like that..Its a case of where I simply happened by a slot machine, unexpectedly. And anytime this
has happened and ive played the slot, I win. First time everytime..not the second or third time though..and if I went to a casion I can bet id not win
a dime...and the reason i find this significant is beacsue there is a term "beginners luck", and im pretty sure its got its roots from being lucky
It's just a theory though.
Basically the concept is..you find yourself in an enviroment you wouldnt normally be in, most likley your there by accident..maybe you took a wrong
turn on the road. So your in a place you didnt expect to be. This is the real crux of what im talking about.
If you willfully choose to go somewhere for whatever reason, its a consious choice. So if there is a matrix the fact your mind made that choice simply
means the matrix made the choice first. Your just carrying out the programme by proxy without realizing it. Without realizing you have no actual free
will or atleast a very, very weak free will...Or your free will has been hijacked and taken over without you even realizing it, form early on in
life..perhaps due to being indoctrinated by an education system or a belief system imposed on your mind at an early age....
This is why that study on the brain making choices before the consious mind believes it made the same choice counts. It's a bit like how our eyes are
also wired. The retina actually sees images upside down, and those images are then converted right side up by the brain. So what we actually
experience as sight is actually a reconstruction..believe it or not, an instantanious one, but still.
Also how pain is felt..or any sensation, its all created in the brain and not at the sight the contact.
So when you get down to it, the brain is already simulating reality, in a practical sense.
So if we think about our minds making choices, it may well be a complete illusion and that the choices are predecided by another mechanism in the
brain or quite possibly outside of the brain.
Zen Buddhism somewhat looks at this angle. Where a zen master would know in an instant an answer to a problem, because he doesnt "think" about the
answer, or the problem. In short thinking may well delay the actual cognative process. But that begs the question: where do the answers come from if
not the mind.
Zen would state that there is no barrier between casue and effect except for the human mind, which acts as an unessery filter and blockage, to the
correct way of being, in tune with nature..or possibly the matrix. yet it's also zen that tackles this very concept, of life not being real, and of
our human experience being something of an illusion or delusion brought on by the mind.
Get rid of the thinking mind and ego and be free of the dilusion, so to speak..but even zen masters still live in the same physical world as the rest
of us. But supposedly Buddha was able to come and go as he pleased.
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