Thinking About Thinking

Thinking About Thinking

Excerpt From the Book: Sometimes thinking, as an instrument of consciousness, is criticized. Some people may be solely enveloped in their own thought. They actually appear separated from their own experience and distanced from the rest of the world. Instead of being with their own experience, they seem only to be thinking about it. We view such people as being detached from their own feelings or emotions. Indeed, this is possible and maybe even common but I can’t say that thinking in itself is to blame. Thinking is only a vehicle of identification of what is currently transpiring. It is more likely that one’s individual thinking is to blame, that it is not expansive enough to see the whole panorama open to one which includes the breath of experience. (Page 2)

One may then claim that we cannot know reality for what it is, that all we can know structurally or metaphysically is relationship-in-process, the process that is inclusive of thinking. But why not instead say that from the reality of relationship-in-process thinking occurs as an aspect of it, identifying what is, so that one may be conscious of reality. Thinking (as an endowment of what is, as being something that does exist and must thereby be included in our conception of what is) can only see reality as reality, for thinking is part and parcel of reality. This is to say that thinking is immanent to reality, or shall we say that the concept “reality” is immanent to thinking? Thinking does not distort reality because thinking itself in intrinsically aligned to reality, being a part of reality. To suggest that thinking by itself distorts reality is nothing less than to suggest that we, as living beings, distort life. We do not distort life; we are life. (Page 5) Read More…

 

Book Description:

In this treatise the author looks at thinking, its impetus, structure, demise, and, most importantly, its revitalization so necessary for our survival. — Pamphlet – 23 pages © 1985, Revised Edition, 2010

 

 

 

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Complete Excerpt (continued):

What this thinking process represents is the creative process itself, which is also our own sexual process of existence. The fact that thinking is actually sexual in nature is a crucial fact that, to date, has been overlooked. We will be looking closely into this as we proceed. But, for the moment, wouldn’t it be realistic to say that all processes are the same, a relationship between the division of the one and the unification of the two? Isn’t this process of division and unification the sexual process, and isn’t this also the same as the concentrative-decentrative interchange that constitutes thinking? Having not viewed thinking as sexual, we have failed to delineate male and female mentally as we have, to some degree, physically. In failing to make the sexual delineation in the mental realm, the mind, we are not able to understand consciousness or creation. (Pages 7-8)

The power of thinking is due to the fact that it is evaluative and proceeds to a position. Thinking results in a conclusion. To make a conclusion about something is to actually say something about something, i.e., this is the way this is. It is to make a statement, to declare, or to take a stand. Thinking is positive in this respect. It is never neutral. In this fact resides the potency of thinking. (Page 11)

To know creativity is to know cause, source, principle, standard, structure, order, imagination, inspiration…is to know balance. The creative process becomes (because it is) the exact process through which we integrate all information into order. It is our standard or base of interpretation holding true to its own process of creation. It is the breath or scope of our expression, ever deepening in clarity and immediacy. It is the anchor of our imagination ever reaching out in new creation. It is the source of our inspiration, a man and woman reaching out to each other. It is the one touch of love. (Page 21)

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