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Title: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 18, 2018, 12:05:48 pm
Dear Reader:

I am going to teach you how to walk. Well, that's patently ridiculous so what am I on about. Let me share a contemplation that you can do while walking... and you might experience quite a change in your experience of such a simple thing.

So, first off, go for a walk, but make sure that it's a pretty simple path that you are familiar with. While you walk, your attention will, quite naturally, be on the environment, i.e., out there. Now as you walk, can you get a sense that you are creating the scene. It's true, that is what you are doing. Next, relax your focus and let your eyes slightly cross. While you do that, look at that is looking ''out''. I know it might sound strange, but just get a sense of what is ''in here''. (your ''here'', certainly not mine).

You start looking out then you look in at what was just looking out. Alternate this looking out and in. Don't think you know what your experience should be or will be ... just experience what arises. Also, I suggest you don't just do this once... stick with it and you will find something out... I can't tell you what, but you will find something out, and finding out stuff is fun.

Love ya, Jed.

Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: guest1055 on August 18, 2018, 12:44:09 pm
Jed, what do you mean by “slightly cross your eyes”? Googled it, found a definition of some medical condition  :D
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 19, 2018, 12:59:40 am
One might describe it as ''hard'' and ''soft'' eyes. Relax your gaze. If there was a car accident in front of you then you would be focusing ''hard'' in order to see what happened. If you were relaxing in a field of flowers you focus would be ''soft''. That's about the best I can do to describe it.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: guest1055 on August 19, 2018, 01:41:57 am
Got it, thanks, I’ll go and try it then.

Cheers
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 21, 2018, 10:56:52 am
Now you're gettin it.....  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Rockhopper on August 22, 2018, 06:27:33 pm
Cool I'll try this for sure. Soft focus like when you are trying to see those deliberately hidden objects in an abstract pattern?
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 22, 2018, 07:04:44 pm
Yes... that's a much better explanation than mine.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: alig on August 23, 2018, 06:39:56 am
If I'm creating this scene, then the sense that "I'm creating this scene" will also be made up, how can I trust that sense?
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 23, 2018, 07:20:35 am
Who said you have to trust that sense, or any sense... or, more to the point, anyone.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: alig on August 25, 2018, 07:40:55 am
I wil trust  anyone if he realy is. :o :o ;D
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 25, 2018, 10:51:33 am
How are you going to ascertain who ''really is''...  ??? ??? ??? :P ;)

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: alig on August 26, 2018, 07:03:39 am
by simply waking up ??? :P
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 26, 2018, 10:11:50 am
Got it... now DO IT!

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: EternalDawning on August 29, 2018, 04:41:41 pm
I see a dumbass creating a scene and thinking she’s a dumbass.  She doesn’t even know if that’s true though and all definition collapses in on itself.  Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 30, 2018, 01:10:39 am
All that crumbles is not IT... unless it's a Peach Crumble... and that is really IT! Well, almost IT. Had a Mango Crumble yesterday  and that is definitely the **IT.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Rockhopper on August 30, 2018, 11:26:44 pm
Like how there's no I in front of Had. Respect  ;D
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on August 31, 2018, 12:01:59 am
Now I ... full stop! :P :P :P
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: alig on September 03, 2018, 05:02:31 am
The Seeker is a dead entity.
How can a dead entity realize anything?
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 03, 2018, 09:26:22 am
As long as a seeker is a seeker, the sought must remain un-found. Don't expect anything to make sense. Mysteries are fun.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: abrakamowse on September 04, 2018, 05:27:09 pm
One might describe it as ''hard'' and ''soft'' eyes. Relax your gaze. If there was a car accident in front of you then you would be focusing ''hard'' in order to see what happened. If you were relaxing in a field of flowers you focus would be ''soft''. That's about the best I can do to describe it.

Love ya, Jed.

Is it like trying to see a stereogram?



Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 04, 2018, 11:52:32 pm
That's a good analogy...

Love ya, Jed

Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: alig on September 07, 2018, 05:33:53 am
As long as a seeker is a seeker, the sought must remain un-found. Don't expect anything to make sense. Mysteries are fun.

Love ya, Jed.

The Seeker, Seeking, creates the sought, which is none other than the seeker itself. And, if the seeker stop seeking there won't be neither seeker nor the sought.
The seeker and the sought appear and dissappear together at the same time. like every other pair: Question/Answer. Speaker/Listener, Love/Fear, Aggression/Cuteness etc.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 07, 2018, 06:08:33 am
 ::) ::) :P :P :P ;) :-*

love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: abrakamowse on September 07, 2018, 01:44:33 pm
I got you now Jed, you mean to look "out" like relaxing our vision, normally and then cross the eyes a bit like trying to look "inward" as if we were looking who is looking.
Right?

I am trying that everytime I am outside walking to any place, the supermarket, my car, to take a bus, etc...
:-)
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 07, 2018, 11:10:17 pm
You got it, go for it.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: abranpaso on September 13, 2018, 01:52:55 pm
I have done the exercise.
I have seen out: sounds, images, flavors, smells.
I have seen in: something hearing sounds, viewing images, smelling...  but what is that thing that is viewing, hearing...?
it is not my mind, she comes after the viewing, to interpret it and say: is a tree or a dog.
Before the mind there is someting like the wall in the Plato´s cave allegory,
the shadows need to "hit" the wall to exist, otherwise they can´t exist.
inside me there is something like a wall.
Sounds and images hit this wall to exist, othewise they can´t exist.

Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 14, 2018, 05:45:30 am
That assumes there is such a thing as sights, sounds and walls. :o :o :o ::)

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: pretheesh on September 21, 2018, 01:42:09 am
Walking had become a horror for me after I started having episodes of intense panic fear while walking in public/road etc . Which I seems to have in childhood also due to anxiety issues. Later intense egoic fear issues in work place triggered this panic walk episode filled with shame and fear.
So now resigned from work place as there is no immidiate financial emergencies and doing inquiry. Just shared.
Thanks
Pretheesh.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 21, 2018, 06:55:43 am
Thanks for sharing that Pretheesh. Best wishes on your journey. Write me anytime.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: pretheesh on September 27, 2018, 09:14:13 am
It seems one need to keep one constantly on track motivated to continue doing inquiry, it's easy to get sucked up in thoughts and fear of failure and other distractions instead of maintaining a observer-mind and focus or one-pointedness towards this process , even if this is not a self improvement process.
Any thoughts on it.?
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 28, 2018, 02:12:31 am
Not many thoughts here, you are the one having all those thoughts.... now, what do you think you should do.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: pretheesh on September 28, 2018, 02:47:32 am
Hmm, I should experiment for myself and see how can I effectively do this  :-X
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on September 28, 2018, 04:57:05 am
Sounds like a good plan.

Love ya, Jed.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: pretheesh on October 27, 2018, 01:44:51 am
Just curious to know about this.

I just found an info about there is fast and slow thinking. One is system 1 (which is automatic response, conditioned/habitual)  and system 2 (which is more hard work , need to use energy and think , for eg learning a new skill etc).  Also our brains are naturally lazy to use System 2 thinking because it requires more glucose/energy usage etc.

In my experience to shut up , sit and think requires patience but it brings more clarity and understanding and also while doing coding /learnign etc i find naturally reluctant to think , but when i show the patience to sit and analyse the task, its more clear and effective in understanding and doing. There is also some sort of fear of thinking.

Is system 2 thinking that we need to repeatedly engage in for effective inquiry/ autolysis .

Thanks.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Jed McKenna on October 27, 2018, 04:28:30 am
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Jed Rant: How to Walk... duh....
Post by: Vania on December 22, 2018, 03:35:16 am
Please start your own thread and no comments on other thread, except in a few of my rants.

Love ya, Jed.