The Content of Yourself – Observing Consciousness
“So is there a way of observing, seeing the whole content of consciousness without analysis? I hope you understand the question. We say there is a way of observing without analysis, which reveals the total content, not through time – instantly. That is, to observe the cloud, the color of your dress, to observe your wife or your husband or yourself without any image – to observe without image, without the word. Because the image is time, the image is the past, and when you look with the eyes of the past you are bound to divide the present as the present and the past, and therefore in that division, there is the observer and the observed, the analyzer and the analyzed.
But if you can observe without a word, just to observe, give your complete attention, then you will see all the content is spread out before you, the content of yourself. And you are looking at it not as an outsider looking in – you are that. And that, when you observe without the word, justification, or condemnation, that transforms, and you go beyond it.”
Public Talk 4
Santa Monica, 1971
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We encourage an investigation into the fabric of reality and our physical and cultural conditioning. In this exploration, we might find a new understanding of time and its relation to our thinking processes. A perception of the interconnectedness within the totality of life might arise in us as our perception expands through these explorations.
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“Surely, to find out what is true your mind must be free to inquire, which means that it cannot merely accept or believe. I can give you a description of the truth, but it will not be the same thing as your experiencing the truth for yourself.”
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