Notes on Jan Cox Talk 3172

Jan Cox Talk 3172 - July 2004
Copyright Jan Cox, Jan’s Legacy 2017
Notes by cfish November 2017

Suggested Title: Why does Innate Wisdom have to be put into Words?)

Begin:  What I am trying to point to tonight really has no description. But knowing the human mind (because I got one) and knowing what it’s prone to latch on to, its a prime example of how consciousness works.

It’s an example of how consciousness keeps looking in certain directions, at certain tilts, and how the human mind is fooling itself. It’s not “you” fooling human consciousness, and its not consciousness fooling “you.” It is it fooling itself.

If I can get you to look around at where I am pointing, you will realize that the “consciousness fooling itself” description is totally invalid. But you can’t say why. Ordinary consciousness may say human experience is idiocy.

But I am not pointing out the idiocy. What seems to be going on is not what’s going on. Consciousness works. Consciousness is not idiocy. I am not trying to get you to smirk. There are no words to say what I am trying to get you to do.

Here is the example. Consider the phrase “words to live by.” (ex. honesty is the best policy) There is more than one book, maybe a recent book, with proverbs, wise sayings, etc. that are in the public domain. (ex. no copyright)

05:00  Maybe the editor of the book will write an introduction about the great significance of the time honored proverbs, tracking them back three thousand years, and how they are just as valid today.

But if these “words to live by” are inherent/innate knowledge, and if there are versions of these phrases (ex. honesty is the best policy) thru out all the cultures, even illiterate people know them, why does it have to be put into words?

10:00  Ordinary humanity, no matter how honest, sincerely agree with the phrase “honesty is the best policy.” It appears to be an instinctive world wide truism. People will write it down and buy it in a bookstore, and then recommend the book to friends.

15:00  “Words to live by” (ex. honesty the best policy) seem to be an instinctive truism on the surface. Instinctive truisms speak to you. But why do they have to be put into words?  Humanity’s collective consciousness’s head is full of them.

A lot of truisms are restatements but I say there are twenty five to fifty truisms you will find all over the world. But why do they have to be put into words? I want to stop there. The point of it is the question, “Why is it necessary to put into words?”

20:00  What our previous forerunner mystics called “being asleep” is right here. Ask yourself if truisms are instinctive, why do folks feel the need to share, hear, and write them down?  Those actions seem  to help validate the truism.

Trying to get you folks to turn your head, think about, human collective consciousness is filled with these truisms. Sometimes the ‘words to live by’ are attributed to a religion, sometimes to an individual.

25:00  But if no ordinary person disagrees with a truism, why do you want to write it down and tell someone else?  How come consciousness doesn’t say “Huh, I thought dishonesty was the best policy”?

Anytime when considering something that seems ironic (synonymous with moronic) maybe a smirk, it will at the very least blind you, literally. I have spent some effort here trying to knock the legs out from under that smirk.  It is not profitable to laugh at it. Without words, what would consciousness have been?

In a sense for consciousness, to be operational, requires input, a form of learning. (ex. learning language from a teacher) Yet it seems consciousness instinctively recognizes a truism. ( ex. honesty best policy)

Something in everyone’s consciousness, its not the body saying it, says don’t jump off a hundred foot cliff. But if consciousness recognizes something as soon as it hears it (ex. honesty best policy) why does it have to be put into words? If we already know it in consciousness, why don’t we just live accordingly?

That is the condition under which consciousness operates. Without words there is no active consciousness.  And that is what produces in people like us a state we find annoying, a state we call being distracted, being asleep.  

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