TWO WAYS TO EXPLORE REALITY

Your need both.

Combine them and become a genius.

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1.  Come sit on a park bench with me---explore Reality

2.  Merge them---become a genius

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COME SIT ON A PARK BENCH WITH ME

Explore Reality

Sit on a park bench with me.  Switch back and forth between your hard-headed scientist and wild-eyed mystic.  You don’t have one?  No problem.  Fake it.  Have a little fantasy fun.  Go back and forth a few times, with different people

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Observe and analyze

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Explore the people Objectively.  Use your five senses and Words-Data-Logic.

 

Notice the quality and color of their clothing—estimate income, status.

Observe skin quality, movement, hair color---estimate age, health.

Observe body configuration, hair style, clothing---male or female?

Observe facial expression, stride, clothing---outgoing or shy?

Etc.

 

Puzzle out all you can about the people going by using sensory data and Words-Data-Logic.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

 

OPEN AND RECEPTIVE

Free the Flow

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Throw your conscious awareness

 

Explore people Subjectively.  Open and Receptive.  Wait for thoughts, feelings and images to flow as people go by.  I usually get a kind of feeling tone flowing from most people, and thoughts and images.  Sometimes a sense of what they are feeling and thinking, as if I become them for a brief moment.

 

Explore what has happened to them up to now in their lives.  And what their future holds.

 

Go with the flow---Open & Receptive!

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

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You have just explored two very different assumptions about the nature of Reality.

1. Reality is a mechanical machine chugging away obeying the laws of physics and evolution---best explored objectively using Words-Data-Logic.

 

2. Reality is creative and alive, with great moments of vitality, love and joy.  Ever bringing freshness into the world.  Best explored subjectively---free flowing your thoughts, emotions, imagination.  Open & Receptive.

 

Best be Open & Receptive when doing creative work such as playing the piano, painting a rose, or formulating a new theory.  Best go Words-Data-Logic when you evaluate your piano playing, painting, and theory.

 

The quality of my piano playing changes dramatically.  Open & Receptive is much more emotional, creative and satisfying.  I go Words-Data-Logic when I first learn a piece and working out the fingering, rhythm and dynamics.

Play around with the contrast, and find the best balance for different situations. 

 

Best go Words-Data-Logic taking a test.  Open & Receptive in front of a warm fire with your boy friend.  Be sure and jump to Words-Data-Logic when you need to attend to the world around you---like driving a car.

 

Yes, yes, so obvious.

But with so many eager, hungry lawyers around,

I'm not taking any chances.

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Great artists and great scientists combine intellect and emotions, facts and imagination, observation and intuition.  You’ll get your chance in the next adventure.

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Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me

than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

 

WHAT DID YOU FIND?

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MERGE THEM

Become a genius

Pick someone else walking by.  Go back and forth between your hard-headed scientist and wild-eyed mystic a few times like you did a couple adventures ago.  Go back and forth faster and faster.  Faster and faster.  Until they wonderfully merge into a greater gestalt.  A marvelous moment when you become a genius.

WHAT DID YOU FIND?