Ming the Mechanic:
Mind Expansion Practices

The NewsLog of Flemming Funch
 Mind Expansion Practices2003-10-28 17:30
picture by Flemming Funch

Bernard Wisser says some good stuff in relation to how you can "Stand still and look until you really see", about how to get beyond the habits that keep us stuck in seeing the world in old ways.
"Practices can be used not only to expand the mind but to shrink the ego and bringing into a proper proportion in influencing our behavior or curing it of its pathology. There seems to be an inverse relation between mind expansion and ego diminishment. There is also an intimate relationship between left brain activity and ego in their attempts to insure our survival. They are both very involved in the pre-perceptual and perceptual process. Unfortunately, in order to stabilize a world (even a universe) that is in constant process, so we can operate more effeciently in it, in a material and practical way, the right brain alliance has formed a whole barrel of HABITS (not very good).

Habit formation is what prevents from being here now. You can of a habit as a behavioral packet in which the Past (behavior or meaning or understanding or catagorizing) is repeated in the Present when confronted with a "similiar" situation, in order to insure your Future as you planned it to be in the Past. Notice the emphasis on similiar that matching is done both before and after perception in the process of organizing are world. So what we experience most of the time is what we have become conditioned to as important for our survival, maintainance, and growth."
And he has an exercise. So go practice experiencing things a different way than you have before.

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic]



29 Oct 2003 @ 03:01 by stuart203 : Group/network meditation
I'm starting a twice a week meditation session in which people all over the world would simultaneously meditate together for thirty minutes or more. It matters not how you meditate or who with. The only qualification is that every participant be of positive and productive mind, although some degree of open mindedness is important too. Themes, etc shall involve focuses such as healing--ourselves, humanity, and perhaps the planet as a whole. All good and reasonable ideas shall, at the very least, be considered. Another major objective is to have the entire world (country, culture, nationality, race, religion, etc.) represented as much as practical and possible within the group. Would you like to participate? Please come and work with us.

Stuart R Landis

15 Sep 2006 @ 22:51 by benjamin @ : a question
if these things that are happening around us are being processed in an unconcious way, and all that we see is a projection of our own reality.
how can we overcome this sleep walking cycle?
to search for a higher way of thinking, is it possible that subconciously our conciousnes wants to wake or could it be that the greek phiosophers who are the founders of the ental awakening train of thought were themselves concious and thier ideas that have been expanded on today thus waking those exposed to thier material. if this is the case how then did the greeks become awake?  

Other stories in
2014-11-07 23:12: Welcome to the 5th dimension
2011-11-07 17:22: Notice the incidental
2010-07-14 13:35: Consciousness of Pattern
2010-06-28 00:03: Pump up the synchronicity
2009-10-29 14:03: Convergent or Divergent
2007-08-05 23:45: Perverse incentives
2007-06-22 22:18: Elementary magic
2007-03-21 14:20: Cymatics and group formation
2007-03-15 01:06: Structural holes
2007-02-27 23:50: Leverage

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic] [PermaLink]? 

Link to this article as: http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-000921.htm
Main Page: ming.tv