Tuesday, January 04, 2005


I was speaking with a Buddhist Priest this morning about the prisons of our minds; how, we understandably and obsessively allow our minds to become imprisoned in the group think of our culture and of our geographic state. Freud even named it.

Our minds are wonderful things.

If they are free.

But if our minds are not free, they become tools of image makers.

This is not mysticism, this is public relations.

The Priest, who is a Bodhisattva, at least I think he is, then said,

But what is sad is that most people do not know that they are in a prison.

I responded that the bars of our prisons are just wide enough

for us to look out and see unobstructed.

And perhaps even feel free.

And the bars themselves make for very nice hand grips.

Tonight, at dinner, another friend said she felt she was in a prison.

I asked, "Is it your own or is it imposed?"

At first, she thought it might be imposed.

Then, she admitted that the prison was of her own making.

I told her of the bars and of the words of the Priest.

With a truly free mind,

You can extricate yourself from this group think.

We can create new horizons and new potentials

that go beyond the view of the incarcerated mind.

All we need to do is walk out of the prison.

The media world that we view from the comfort of our home

is a total fiction of shaped story telling.

Our minds are confined by this story telling.

Free your mind of flags and false issues.

First, back away a little and see the bars.

Then, let go of these archaic mind forms.

Then calmly walk out without anger or pretention.

And be of free mind.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the human psyche operates outside of the superego, how does it navigate through the cultural matrix?

9:55 AM  
Blogger oZ said...

I am suggesting that the it is possible to reprogram the superego to reflect the needs of the current situation. Those encoded standards and behavial norms can be reprogrammed, so to speak, to reflect a mind and consciousness that has, in fact, transcended these archaic and destructive programs.

However, in order for the reformed superego to successfully work in the existing cultural matrix, it should be immersed in a new conscious understanding which would include a general reorganization of our present biocomputer's operating system.

More on this later.

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is just so much gobblegook. Evolution, if it occurs at all, is very very slow. You can't push a string, and to try to is folly.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

people are too entrenched in their minds to let go of these concepts. these concepts give us the stability we need to keep us sane.

7:14 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

I'm not so sure that we are sane. The planet has plenty of resources yet billions are impoverished. We are gambling with one of the most important foundations of our civilation, a stable climate. We have built an energy infrastructure on a depleting and polluting resource with no good plan for its replacement. We say we worship God, but we actually worship the market and the things that we own.

Sane behavior seems different from this.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the John Lilly link at the end is really good.

3:22 PM  

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