Be warned - there is a lunatic at large in this monologue !
Today's slightly psychotic talky, is an experiential exploration of the speed of thought and how to generate an awareness of stillness and its symptom - silence. This monologue was made at night outside, just before bed. Unfortunately my lunacy had to be contained because it was a perfectly still quiet night and I didn't want to upset any animals or my son. So what you will hear is a muffled version, which was not nearly as fun to record as a full throated cookie monster yodel may have been ! But despite this, I think you'll get my point.
For those of you who seek a calmer mind, this monologue may provide a little help.
Long live Cookie Monster !
Listen to this only if you are bored of your own stream of consciousness !
In this wafflathon I hint at how stream of consciousness works and how we might use it for creativity, exploring current or future issues in our life or in the life of the world.
Think of this as a primer in cultivating a lack of awareness !
Well, this monologue is different ! Stay focused, as you endure my cat meowing incessantly and the wind blowing against my iPod.
In this monologue I attempt to lead you through a discussion about the nature of thought - touching on such subjects as simple and discursive thought, thought forms, process fields, thought and the 5 senses, memory, emotional feelings, felt sense in the body, beliefs, values and action. This is probably a monologue worth doing again under quiet conditions, with a more detailed exploration of the link between thoughts, ideas, projection and reactivity - which I didn't really touch on in this monologue.
This monologue sketches out the way that the human mind works - weaving thoughts out of silence and how thought can take us out of the present moment.
In this morning's monologue I talk a little about how we are conditioned by our traditional education to practice analytical thinking but we learn little about feeling - an awareness of our emotions or physical feelings. I suggest a couple of ways to change how you experience people and objects, through an awareness of the felt experience of the engagement.
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