news flash: spontaneous combustion, what you didn't know!

Trent , modified 11 Years ago at 7/22/11 9:39 PM
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news flash: spontaneous combustion, what you didn't know!

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one can never know what actual freedom will 'be like'.
not by conception, or by imagination, or by feeling ...
it simply can not, in any form, be experienced like that.
so try to avoid the urge to 'make sense' of it that way.
and be careful not to hold beliefs about it either.
one must find the resolve for this journey elsewhere ...
through remembering the certainty and safety one was
sure to make firm note of while experiencing a PCE.
from that base of certainty, you may then freely focus
solely and exclusively on the immediate, constant,
persistent, and unyielding application of the method ...
to be as attentive / sensuous as possible-- always trying
to up level it more-- every moment you're conscious for
the rest of your life. you'll enjoy it like you could
have never seen coming, and it will be incredibly fun too.

look about the world as if absolutely anything could appear
in front of you at any moment, and like if you look away,
you might miss out on something extremely precious. but one
cannot know what's going to happen next ... so don't try
to know or guess; just wonder ... pure, fascinated reflection:
"what does it mean for my life right now if this is all there is?"
in fact, it is always 'here before you know it'. so don't worry
about figuring out how to feel about whatever is happening ...
that's always old news. better instead to direct all of your
energy solely to the senses, by allowing the bright light of
awareness to blaze within and out; everywhere. this is not
going to seem 'energetic' (feeling-wise) ... sensuousness is
more refined and subtle than affect. it is like lighting a tiny fire
inside of every single cell in the entire body. when one is very
sensuous, one may have the thought that the experience is
dense, thick, rich ... one wonders if the mind could be any purer.

all you've gotta do to make it happen is set aflame a propagandist
'news stand' that only ever peddles obnoxious distractions anyway ...
like silly paparazzi infatuations and conspiracy theory mad-paranoia.
it'll be great fun when the blaze can no longer be 'controlled,' a bit like
a dance for joy during a school 'snow-day' while watching once-in-a-lifetime-
spectacular fireworks exploding within a crisp, tranquil twilight. so sit down,
blaze up, and relax as the magic unfolds into an ever-fresh, always-new world.

trent
End in Sight, modified 11 Years ago at 7/22/11 10:37 PM
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Would you say it's more important to cultivate this attitude, independent of whether it results in PCEs?

I mean, is the most important thing in your opinion to keep slowly raising the baseline of attentiveness and sensuous appreciation in one's experience, even if raising it constantly means raising it slowly?
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Steph , modified 11 Years ago at 7/23/11 12:26 AM
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Trent .:

"what does it mean for my life right now if this is all there is?"


better instead to direct all of your
energy solely to the senses, by allowing the bright light of
awareness to blaze within and out; everywhere.


senses are a mirror of the universe, reflecting endlessly. brain is a prism of experience, casting brilliant colors.
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Lorey L Hobbs, modified 11 Years ago at 7/23/11 2:16 AM
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Humbled and tingling. Thank you, Trent.
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Bruno Loff, modified 11 Years ago at 7/23/11 6:39 AM
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wow man thanks what a nice poem text whatever wow!
Trent , modified 11 Years ago at 7/23/11 10:41 AM
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End in Sight:
I mean, is the most important thing in your opinion to keep slowly raising the baseline of attentiveness and sensuous appreciation in one's experience, even if raising it constantly means raising it slowly?


raising it as constantly as you can will raise it as quickly as possible, since any increase to attentiveness/sensuousness makes it easier to occasion even more; one's results are compounded exponentially.

Steph S:
senses are a mirror of the universe, reflecting endlessly. brain is a prism of experience, casting brilliant colors.


nice.

Lorey L Hobbs:
Humbled and tingling. Thank you, Trent.

Bruno Loff:
wow man thanks what a nice poem text whatever wow!


you're both welcome. though to be clear, i have no intentions of humbling anyone.

trent
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Lorey L Hobbs, modified 11 Years ago at 7/23/11 6:08 PM
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Trent:

I experienced the writing. Humbled as an experience of "sublime" beauty.
Jim Noyes, modified 10 Years ago at 8/21/11 12:05 PM
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Trent - I'm not sure how I missed this until now but I have to echo Bruno's "wow". I copied your "Between Chaos and Order lies Wonder" essay into my Kindle and refer to it often. I will do the same with this. Excellent food for reflective contemplation. Thank you for posting this.

I also went back and re-read your Brain scan post:

with one's legs fettered by doubt, one is unable to take a step down the path.
with one's mind blinded by the hindrance of doubt, heedlessness prevails.
with one's arms predisposed to fending off mara's vast, mirage-like army ...
one feels cornered, with nowhere to turn. and so obsession takes hold ...
self doubt and doubting others ... doubt here, doubt there, doubt everywhere.
where to find a foothold for this onslaught? where would 'i' feel the safest?
'my' world ... identity views, ritual attachments; 'my' accumulated beliefs.
and so 'i' seek to solidify this foothold ... "credibility! credibility! credibility!"
yet it is this grasping, this clinging, this attachment to identity views, beliefs,
ritual attachments, and doubt itself which perpetuates the misery and mayhem;
and it is their very abandonment which assures entry into the wondrous stream.


You've become quite the profound AF poet.
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tom moylan, modified 10 Years ago at 8/22/11 2:10 AM
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Jim Noyes:


I also went back and re-read your Brain scan post:

with one's legs fettered by doubt, one is unable to take a step down the path.
with one's mind blinded by the hindrance of doubt, heedlessness prevails.
with one's arms predisposed to fending off mara's vast, mirage-like army ...
one feels cornered, with nowhere to turn. and so obsession takes hold ...
self doubt and doubting others ... doubt here, doubt there, doubt everywhere.
where to find a foothold for this onslaught? where would 'i' feel the safest?
'my' world ... identity views, ritual attachments; 'my' accumulated beliefs.
and so 'i' seek to solidify this foothold ... "credibility! credibility! credibility!"
yet it is this grasping, this clinging, this attachment to identity views, beliefs,
ritual attachments, and doubt itself which perpetuates the misery and mayhem;
and it is their very abandonment which assures entry into the wondrous stream.


You've become quite the profound AF poet.


...profound yes! but this quote looks like straight up gotama to moi! or where is the difference? in any case keep the inspirational instructions flowing!
Jim Noyes, modified 10 Years ago at 8/22/11 7:50 PM
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Tom - After the quoted section Trent continued as follows:

the above is written with a decidedly buddhist flavor, but there is also much to
read on the topic on the actual freedom trust website under the library topic "doubt." here are a couple of particularly relevant paragraphs:


richard:
RICHARD: Having the ‘courage of your convictions’ has nothing to do with believing, trusting, hoping or having faith that it be possible. I, for one, never believed, trusted, hoped or had faith that it was possible, for such an action of believing, trusting, hoping and having faith perpetuates the believer, the truster, the hoper and the faithful. On the contrary, I could no longer believe that it was not possible – which is a different action entirely to believing, trusting, hoping and having faith that it is possible – thus dispensing with the believer, the truster, the hoper and the faithful. Do you see this?

For example: Doubt is believing it not to be possible ... doubt is actually an action of believing, which supports the believer. Faith is believing that it is possible ... which also supports the believer ... and thus, either way, the believer pushes freedom away into an ever elusive future.


one sure way to win out in this predicament is naivete, unlocked via sincerity.

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