The mind is trying to help you survive. In a society where physical survival is well-in-hand with access to food, water and shelter, the concept of survival becomes a bit more creative. The perception of a life-and-death threat expands to include what people think and think about. The mind is trying to help You survive judgments.
Befriending the mind without denying its concerns is as simple as noticing when it's the mental programs and judgments behind the wheel. Why punish a mind that's just trying to survive? Can you honor it for what it's trying to do without doing everything it suggests?Read More
Historically what is referred to as “common sense” has actually been based in an analysis of what is judged to be good or bad, right or wrong. It’s been based on the “right” or somehow obvious thing to do. From that assessment, one can supposedly determine if an action would be done from “common sense” or "carelessness". But this assessment requires that all of the participants have the same values, a decidedly common culture around value, what is good or bad, right, wrong or obvious.
For example, it may seem to be common sense in one culture to discipline a child with a spanking while in another culture a spanking is not an option - two different cultures have different assessments of what is good or bad, right, wrong or obvious. This is analysis, not sense.
The realm of sense is not about analysis. It is feeling, vibrational awareness of something we know because we feel it.Read More