Wow that's insightful, Pam! Good work! I think this thread is one of the most valuable on the forum because we can really get to the nuts and bolts of what we are, but be careful what you say because 'they' might be reading ;)Pam Seeback wrote: ↑Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:19 amThe 'self' is made up of poetic or reasoned memories projected as 'other' and if these two ways of thinking are not clearly distinguished as being very different causalities they can become a congealed stew of a mixture of both. I am not saying that this is what is happening in this thread, only that it is a possibility. Traditionally on this forum, the poetic has been repressed in favour of the reasoned which is understandable in the early stages of awakening, but clearly for the three founders of this forum, this early stage has long past.
To clarify what I mean by 'poetic' in relation to this thread, I'll refer to a term Serendipper used in a previous thread, that of 'oceanic feeling.' The poetic then would be the natural desire to form 'other' from the oceanic feeling, as if one is rising into forms of infinite love, goodness and beauty. I realize not all forms of poetry are feeling-based, some are reasoned and hard (the Diamond Sutra comes to mind), but in the context of 'other' idealization, which I believe is the underlying 'theme' of this thread, feeling is the prime mover. From my experience, politics (and religion) is the futile attempt to blend the irrational idealized with the logically reasoned; no wonder the mental world of man is, for the most part, a hot mess. Give me the poetic or give me the reasoned, both are equally valid expressions of the infinite-in-time, but please, never the twain shall meet!
I'm guilty of the occasional personification of some concept of "them" and it's perfectly natural to do so. The white nationalists call "them" jews. The mgtows call "them" feminists. The boomers call "them" communists. Without enemies, we can't have friends, so there must always be a line in the sand.
Join with us in the fight against collectivism https://freedomforceinternational.org/collectivism/ Seriously? LOL! It's us vs them.