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56675Re: [existlist] Re: Calling all Lurkers; Comfort.

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  • Mark Kalior
    Feb 2, 2012
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      Most of what we experience is our thoughts and feelings. We all experience life, but most of our direct experience is filtered out. And what direct experience we are aware of is interpreted by our memories of the past, in context of our beliefs, judged by our fears, and cast into neat categories that have meaning only to our sense of self. While this process is normal, we are almost unaware of all the action going on around us. The dramas are being played out all around us. We are so focus on own story, that most of these other-dramas have no meaning. But this attitude is very narrow. We have no idea, what we are missing. We have no idea, what missed opportunities may show us.

      We live our life, like a blind man, who is very comfortable and can not image why he should venture into a world beyond is comfort. This is a small world, comfortable, boring, unchanging and known.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: westbrookj57
      To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2012 6:17 AM
      Subject: [existlist] Re: Calling all Lurkers; Comfort.



      What is Mind? And what are we missing that direct experience has to offer? Isnt all life experience direct experience of the things experienced? What is left when there is no experience? How do you know if you have lived then? What are you talking about?

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Kalior" <mkalior@...> wrote:
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      > The mind-state is a collection of beliefs, perspectives and purpensenties. The mind-state tends toward comfort. Comfort in a broad sense. Comfortable beliefs, comfortable perspectives, etc.
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      > Pain can take us out of our comfort. We can realize at this time, that our comfort distance us from reality. Most of what can be experienced in our daily lives, is ignored, if favor of what is important. Our mind-state tells us what is important. We miss most of what direct experience has to offer.
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      > I suspect our lives would be richer, if only we would choose to be aware of what we experience. This focus might lead us to change our mind-state.
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      > This endeavor would lead us to suspend our beliefs, perspectives and purpensendies, so as to live a richer life. Perhaps a life of constant discovery and mystery.
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      > Perhaps, by comparison, we haven't lived at all.
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Susan Schnelbach
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 12:58 PM
      > Subject: [existlist] Calling all Lurkers
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      > Now would be an excellent time for some of the lurkers to jump in and start a new conversation.
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