It’s quite interesting how we aren’t able to recall the exact moment when we entered a dream or when we enter a trance (which is “absorption” or “the flow”).
The same goes for thought in conjunction with its projections and emotional intensity. The moment when thought appears, that is when attention is absorbed by it. However, by remaining still psychologically, one can consciously withdraw from thought construction just a slight moment after being absorbed by it.
Every mental action is a pattern…
All of our characteristic traits and behaviors are built up of patterns. A pattern is a form, and a form is a structure. Within a structure there is a code, i.e., a 14 x 14 inch tile’s form/structure is coded by 14 inches in width and height. Therefore, the code can be rewritten… no matter what it is. Every material and immaterial form can be restructured or modified, whether it may be conscious material or subconscious material.
Life itself is transformation, one can totally transform anything within his or herself for the better.
Learning is the superpower of the human being.
There is an infinite capacity to learn, for the brain-mind has no maximum capacity for the knowledge and data it can intake. After understanding this fact, one should not limit his or herself when it comes to learning, for we can truly learn anything, so long as we dedicate and apply ourselves to learning new things.
Born out of agitation is thought’s habitual nature of predicting, based solely on past knowledge. It uses the past to predict the future. This agitation is thought’s tendency to deny the living present, being stuck on the past and/or projecting into the future.
Now, one may wonder, “How to end this?” It cannot be ended, however, once this agitated state of thought is observed it goes into abeyance. The activity itself persists but YOU, that point of observation, ceases being flung to and fro thoughts projection into the past or future.
Obviously thought itself is contradiction, but, there are different modes of thought in its movement. Normally thought flings into the mind upon waking perception, perceiving an object. The past begins to articulate itself based on this. That is its first movement. Depending on the situation, thought moves variously in accordance with the particular situation. An example of this is analysis vs. instinctual action. For instance, one who is analyzing facts and historical documents is undergoing a slower movement of thought, whereas, one who is in the midst of danger acts immediately (either ‘fight or flight’ response) because thought is moving in a unitary sense.
This unitary movement of thought is far quicker than the sluggish searching action of thought that is based in analysis.
Nature is supreme intelligence, for it does not mimic anything, it has nothing to use as a reference to create. True creation is devoid of the utilization of a reference, a ‘model.’ We humans must use references, inspirations, to “create” things. In fact, every living entity besides nature itself must use a model/reference to ‘create’ things.
This Knowingness or knowledge that is contained in the head and that makes us who we are is an energy; this energy is in sync with the celestial bodies, for the stars and constellations constitute its idiosyncratic tendencies and operational nature. The experience of Life is an energy itself and this energy is translated as the accumulated knowledge that is stored in the head-brain space, therefore, circumstances and events throughout the course of one’s life also play a major part in the functioning and development of this Knowingness that dwells within oneself.
Many say, “the application of knowledge is wisdom,” I wish to include and disseminate this statement, “the application of wisdom is intelligence” simply for the fact that there is a distinct difference between ‘knowledge’ and wisdom.
Knowledge is the result of past experiences, it is an amalgam or intangible reservoir of miscellaneous data and information. This intangible amalgamation of experiences measures itself against the present, and this very measuring is a process, “process” implies ‘time’, which is “from now to later.” Intelligence, however, is not of time, for it exists in a constant state of manifestation (manifesting), it is not “fixed” or ‘situated’ within the confines of a barrier, such as memory. Intelligence acts and corresponds in exact accordance with “what is” spontaneously, whether it is danger or a response to a particular stimulus.
With knowledge one must internally ‘recollect’ and ‘recognize’ data or information once captured through experience, this internal act of recognition is the action of seeking. The seeking occurs within an interval, the interval of “from perception (of a thing) to mentation (forming the idea about the thing with the use of memory in order to bring about a response or reaction.” Thus, knowledge and intelligence are not synonymous terms, yes they may be interrelated because knowledge is a derivative of intelligence, and intelligence moves through the space of knowledge (the psyche), but, as we can clearly see, there is a dichotomy between the two.
An example of intelligence is intuition and instinct, whereas, knowledge is thought and manual cognitive processing (which is analysis, memorization, etc.)