Philosophy or noticing

Many or all of these posts may appear as philosophy. 

If we don’t notice for ourselves what they are about and are not familiar with it, then the only way we can relate to it is through and within thoughts. We relate to it at a story level, and then it will appear as philosophizing. And since they are words, they inevitably form a kind of philosophy.

If we notice for ourselves what it is about and are familiar with it, then the words become pointers. What they point to may be alive to us as we read it. 

If we are engaged in practices and inquiry to find this for ourselves, then these words may be taken as pointing to something we may find in the future.

We can also use these words as pointers for a more intentional exploration here and now.

We can explore to see if we can find what they point to here and now. After all, any map is a reflection of what’s here now. And we can do this in several different ways. We can find the words and mental representations here and now, and notice they are mental representations. (Guesses about the world. Maps. Pointers for exploration. And with no final or absolute truth.) And we can see if we can find what they point to here and now. Sometimes, what they point to will be psychological dynamics. And sometimes, our nature.


INITIAL DRAFT

Many or all of these posts may appear as philosophy. 

If we don’t notice for ourselves what they are about, and are not familiar with it, then the only way we can relate to it is through and within thoughts. We relate to it at a story level, and then it will appear as philosophizing. 

If we notice for ourselves what it is about, and are familiar with it, then the words become pointers. What they point to may be alive to us as we read it. 

We can also use these words as pointers for something in the future. We think – OK, this is what he is saying. I don’t know how accurate it is, but I am engaging in practices and inquiry to explore it for myself. 

And there is yet another way to relate to these words, and that is to see if we can find what they point to here and now. Any map is a reflection of what’s here now. And we can do this in several different ways. We can find the words and mental representations here and now, and notice they are mental representations. (Guesses about the world, maps, have no final or full truth.) And we can see if we can find what they point to here and now. 

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SECOND DRAFT

Many or all of these posts may appear as philosophy. 

If we don’t notice for ourselves what they are about and are not familiar with it, then the only way we can relate to it is through and within thoughts. We relate to it at a story level, and then it will appear as philosophizing. 

If we notice for ourselves what it is about, and are familiar with it, then the words become pointers. What they point to may be alive to us as we read it. 

We can also use these words more intentionally as pointers.

We can use them as pointers for something in the future. We think: “OK, this is what he is saying. I don’t know how accurate it is, but I am engaging in practices and inquiry to explore it for myself.” 

And we can find what they point to here and now. Any map is a reflection of what’s here now. And we can do this in several different ways. We can find the words and mental representations here and now, and notice they are mental representations. (Guesses about the world. Maps. Pointers for exploration. And with no final or absolute truth.) And we can see if we can find what they point to here and now. Sometimes, what they point to will be psychological dynamics. And sometimes, our nature.

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