Said Washington76: On the Daily Bell
Rule from the Shadows - The Psychology of Power - Part 1 Time we to look behind the curtain
The Wizard of Oz comes to mind. It was the dog who pulled the curtain.
Who was the Wizard of Oz behind the projected persona of power and dread?
Someone who'd gotten lost and then gotten more lost in taking on what he could not in fact live up to.
The psychology of power is the psychology of powerlessness - for who but those in fear of their powerlessness seek to wield forcefully what they neither believe they have nor understand.
If they had it, they would not fear losing it, If they understood it they would trust it rather than asserting force of will upon themselves and others.
The power that aligns and unifies is not trusted by the fearful who seek to manually manage what nature already does. Does the brain (or the heart), force its will upon the body? No. All of the parts share a unified purpose. But if one denies the body its full sustenance and submits it to stresses that accumulate further blockage to its natural functional renewal, then not only will the functionality and total communication of the whole dis-integrate - but that elements of the body will begin to function lawlessly - that is - as if they were isolated growth mechanisms that attack and seek to prevail OVER the health and renewal of the body. Self interest of a unified purpose mutates to self-interest of an apparently rogue element.
The key psychology is of disconnection from awareness of Source - for this is the basis of what is now called 'the human condition'. Every 'life' at some point expands beyond the consciousness of the body - even as entering such a highly specific focus serves as the 'birth' of a consciousness within such physical experience - which to some degree or another is also the 'forgetting' of who and what you are and what moves you to engage and embrace this experience.
All of us have known a sense of the illegitimacy of powerlessness that the physically identified self experiences and have raged at the Universe. This sense of insult rage does not abate so much as retreat in order to then more ingeniously strategize its own will to prevail. The will to power may work passively as much as aggressively - but it makes an interlocking alternative script to a truly intimate communication. The realm of action and reaction feeds polarized identities to its protagonists. Who rules this realm must protect the idea from which its power stems and keep the curtain drawn: the disconnection of the physical consciousness from its Life Source. The simple truth is that such disconnection - were it possible, would be your non-existence, yet direct awareness of such connection is the non-existence of the independent power - and thus we worship death in life as power and fear the Life Itself as our death. This is beneath the view our fearful mind allows.
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things"
Washington76 binra • 3 hours ago
Another words you did not want to view this and assume you are the all knowing without participation? Do have this right?
I watched the first 5 mins. I like Adam Curtis documentary stories. I like their lack of moralizing or telling us what to think. I agree that psychology is the 'dark art' when used to manipulate and control others rather than to shine a light for all to see. But you know - most don't WANT to see - they want their mind supported just the way it is.
I might get back to watch some more. I find the narration weird - what's with that? There's a market of at least attention for dark facts and dark insight that has an undertone of disturbing dissonance. I accept that we are disturbed by the breaking of our model of reality - but I do not stop there.
What I wrote above is not in judgement of you or the vid you linked. I write whatever comes up for me as a perspective shared. It may be dense, and lacking in qualifying protocols of normal conversation - but it is not offended by what you offered. It joins with you. There are many threads in a tapestry and people can tune in or out of what they feel moved to join with.
When a post gives a linked video without any accompanying extension of communication, it does not communicate as much presence for me. I told you a couple of things of why I resonate with Adam Curtis documentaries - which are well worth watching and freely so online.
I feel he approached the way ideas propagate and structure the society, and though there are persons through which these ideas spread and jump from one discipline to another - that view come closer to truth for me than the worship of the ego in its power.
When certain parasites infect a host, they influence its thinking. In a way I see that our consciousness has been hacked and that we are being led to our collective death, because the disconnect we interpret as death is the basis of a parasitic control thinking. It invites us to give up our sovereignty for the illusion of power rather than maintain a clear vision on the power of illusion.
Fear of loss, fear of death, fear of pain and injury to the body and mind - these things are known and exploited by promises of power and protection that actually keep us in the fear of losing rather than the wholeness of going for what we really want in any given moment. Who has the right to keep us in fear framed perspective? Answer, whoever we give the power to do so and then suffer as if it was theirs and believe we are denied.
We have broad agreements to not hurt each other - but there are many who do not share that agreement, or who turn a blind eye when the hidden hurt they support comes to their attention.
Or who cannot hold with their integrity when their own position feels directly threatened.
Shame is the demand to keep secret. Who hides in shadows must fear the light. Yet it is light that the shame is undone. There is a difference between shadow deceptions and discretion. But only those who honour life know what it is. Honour gives privacy to that which is honourable, and some see and sow generously where others see their own hatreds reflected. Every moment is a unique situation. I know nothing but the situation I am in now. (Though I can still fall for the illusion of knowing that blocks or diverts me from knowing what I need to know now. Such illusion is the human expertise).
Washington76 binra • 8 hours ago
It allows me to share the same article in different forums to simply altar one letter. Otherwise the system will not allow me to share it in different discussions where it can, and will apply. Do you make much of a living as a philosopher?
I imagine that you have encountered a spam/cross posting defence that is designed to limit or protect the system for communication, from noise.
Everyone places what they value on the altar of their beliefs and has their reward in accord with their investment. My appreciation of the living word rather than the dead letter has not been weaponised or marketised, so as to become a someone or get something special. So the Living that I embrace is nothing that is not available in essence to anyone who uncovers integral worth and who follows their heart's discernment. The form our lives take is not the meaning they hold and share, so if the form has become the meaning of your world you will be hostage to those meanings you have invested in.
Everyone's life holds the exploration of themes at various levels within the richness of reflection. The human perspective sets value in ways that invalidate most of what it is to humanly experience this... living... moment. When people use the term 'reclaim your power', they dream of impacting the world, as if the world's meaning is to be impacted. This power will never inherit the Earth because it invalidates its divinity. There is an unseparateness that an integrated consciousness naturally expresses and is aware of, before and beneath the suggestive insinuations of 'divide and rule'.
Making a living is often confused with getting something - out from a belief and fear of lack, or with becoming a something in one's own right as acquiring or achieving self validation - again supplying a sense of lack. I have noticed these core beliefs or definitions of self-lack and am uncovering a foundation that does not share such distortions. Any such life-experience has intimate value as undistorted expression of joy, but it is the uncovering of the intimacy itself that restores a sense of tangible communion or connectedness as the foundation rather than the goal.
There are times for roots, for shoots and for fruits. "getting man" imagines a self that just suckles on fruits without true roots. It sucks the life out of him while he makes a living because he sacrifices his joy for a fearful or negative sense of him/herself.
I give what I can because I can, to that which I hold true or valuable. Its a moment by moment thing. There's no money in it - as a separate translated framework of meanings, and so there is the willingness to rediscover or give welcome to a direct reflection of wealth by which to regain an integrity of communication - in all aspects of what communication/relationship/exchange can mean.
Instead of 'what's in it for me?' there is 'what is this saying to or inviting or offering the reintegration of my consciousness with the whole - and with its Source?'.
Is it better to have never gone for or lived what moves your life and to die in hedge of securities than to risk into uncovering who you really are - even amidst the often conflicting or confusing human experience?
Was it Socrates who said 'an unquestioned life is not worth living'? Is this not to say the mere seed or dream of a life is not the worth of its realized potential? The disturbing reality shift that is under way is the conditions for questioning and challenging everything we think we are or know. But you still have to want sanity more than you want (to make a living out of) repackaged confusion.