Re: [Meditation Society of America] "Our Inner Conflicts"
- So experience is to be taken as the qualifying bedrock for individuated existence?Is experience, any experience .....anything other than an ........as-if ........thought of an unfolding sensing.
A sensing which is itself as-if..........and to which memory labels and the sensing becomes a recallable experience.To be flavored, asserted through a selective recall.... defended ....for the experience is now the very ingredient of self-identity."This belief is supported by experience"
Indeed so.As is the case of any belief.Which is what it is.....a collation of thought(s)....... held to be a constant tenet .......to be applied over time and space.Thus a self-identity.
The sense of a persisting belief.......any belief...... co-constructs the sense of an persisting entity-which-believes.One cannot exist with the other.
A change in one indeed changes the other.......as in a good drama, the hero becomes the villain and the villain becomes the hero, for some time.......till the audience boos.
"Time" and "space" itself being a though of a belief in something as "duration" and something as a "domain".
And thought itself ...........being a thought of .........something held to be a product of thinking.
From: walto <calhorn@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2011 5:53 AM
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] "Our Inner Conflicts"The most comprehensive formulation of therapeutic goals is the striving for wholeheartedness: to be without pretense, to be emotionally sincere, to be able to put the whole of oneself into one's feelings, one's work, one's beliefs. It can be approximated only to the extent that conflicts are resolved.
These goals are not arbitrary, nor are they valid goals of therapy simply because they coincide with the ideals that wise persons of all times have followed. But the coincidence is not accidental, for these are the elements upon which psychic health rests. We are justified in postulating these goals because they follow logically from a knowledge of the pathogenic factors in neurosis.
Our daring to name such high goals rests upon the belief that human personality can change. It is not only the young child who is pliable. All of us retain the capacity to change, even to change in fundamental ways, as long as we live. This belief is supported by experience.