IN THIS EPISODE
We’re developing something — ideas for how to change the world
est, with impresario Werner Erhard in the 70s, was when we started coming together in massive groups to change ourselves
Ayahuasca, as the LSD of our time, is basically therapeutic, giving insight into personal issues
Staying in the present and being loving as the keys to feeling good
Staying in present time
Acceptance as essential to staying in present time
What we do to prisoners doesn’t make the world work
INSIDE THE INTELLIGENCE: Mapping The Path to Oneness, Page Four
Surround yourself with total support – with people who are with you on the inside…on the same side. Be with appreciates of the God in each other. Gods all, you are one.
The reason people are so mixed up about life is they don’t know what the point is, or the organizing idea. They need a guiding premise to steer by. Then they know if they are on the right course.
People do not know that this is necessary and spend their time struggling with everything. Everything must be done from something. This is what you have always known. Articulate this so others can know. That quest for ideation must be made.
It is only from the point when one gets an organizing idea that the past dissolves its grip on the present. Everything that has been becomes your identity. It is all present time. What you have been or have done that has less than satisfied you is merely information for this present understanding. That understanding is who you are.
Psychotherapy is only valuable as it evokes courageousness in the present. Who you are now is who you are.
You do not have to understand the past to take charge of the present. Understanding the past is a pastime. Taking charge of the present is what you must do.
People need to live from present time. They need to release everything that’s a judgment and make everything into an observation. An observation can be very powerful. It contains none of the observer’s anger or guilt or self-doubt. Balanced perfectly between past and future, a function of what has been and what might be, it threads the eye of the needle of creation.
Come into the emptiness at the core of present time. Here and now is safety, freedom and power.
Never walk away storing left-over pain. Rather, live from the opening to the unknown. It is Werner Erhard’s distinction between people on the train who run from right to left as it veers from side to side and those who get out in front to lay new track. It is Buddha starting his Eight-Fold Path with the right understanding that you can’t make what you desire more important than what else comes knocking. Present time is clean. It’s empty. It is the living moment, always new, the doorway to life. The future has not occurred, the past is but a memory. In the present there is only presence.
You can give yourself the present of presence. You can decide to let yourself Be. It is a courageous choice. Said a Flying Wallenda, “All life is on the wire.” Your story is superseded by yourself.
QUOTES FROM THE SHOW
In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for doubts or regrets. There’s only time for decisions.
– JOURNEY TO IXTLAN by Carlos Castaneda
Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. Such is the advice of the oracle to modern man. Having found the game, play it with intensity – play as if your life and sanity depended on it. (They do depend on it.) Follow the example of the French existentialists and flourish a banner bearing the word ‘engagement.’ Though nothing means anything and all roads are marked ‘NO EXIT,’ yet move as if your movements had some purpose. If life does not seem to offer a game worth playing, then invent one. For it must be clear, even to the most clouded intelligence, that any game is better than no game.
– THE MASTER GAME by Robert S. de Ropp
[Norwegian prison system: ] The country relies on a concept called restorative justice and the system focuses on rehabilitating rather than punishing…for Norway removing people’s freedom is enough of a punishment…If we treat people like animals when they are in prison they are likely to behave like animals. Here we pay attention to you as human beings…Do you want people who are angry or people who are rehabilitated?