Break the Code On The Limitations of Knowledge


Certain metaphysical practices—chanting, yoga, meditation, concentration, pratyahar, reflection, and contemplation—develop the capacity to break the code on the limitations of what you can know. If you should dare to go beyond the societal glass ceiling on what's allowed to be known, someone will say, “How do you know that?” What if the only way you could know it is by knowing it? That is, you couldn't know this particular thing by reading it because it has never before been articulated; you just discovered it and you know it to be true. You may have known something to be true in your life when you couldn’t offer a reason for it, yet you knew it to be so. That's you breaking the ceiling. That's you breaking the sound barrier. You have the right. Not only do you have the right, you have the responsibility to break the code.

Make stuff up and test it on yourself and see if it works. If it doesn't, admit it and if it does, share it. What’s stopping you? Your adherence to normal—you don't want to be considered abnormal. What are you doing in your life, in your world, that is breaking the spell of normal? Whatever it is, commit to it.

We want to be accepted by others. When we don't feel accepted by others, we feel (by definition) rejected, and feeling rejected tends to make us reject others. But what if you worked from the assumption that being accepted by others is a given? What if you took it as a fact that there isn’t a soul in the world who’d want to reject you. Wow, that would take off a lot of stress, wouldn't it?

But that would free up way too much of your brain, and so you’d say, “That's way too weird!” and go back to struggling to be accepted. An unbelieveable portion of your daily activity is spent in trying to be accepted. You don't speak your own mind, but what you think is on somebody else's mind. You gauge the response you are going to get when you speak, a trick you learn at an early age. You know how to gain the acceptance of that gigantic world of adult children, because you learn when you're a child that certain behavior gets results. “Hey, that does something,” you think. “I get a lot more when I do that.” And you’re still using those tricks on a daily basis; it’s not working as well as it used to, but you're still going for it. What if you just absolutely gave it up? What if you just surrendered, if you absolutely quit it? Do you know what that would be called? That would be called commitment to being you. And believe me, that would gain a whole lot of attention, more than you’d want.

[This final graph seems tacked on, unrelated to the previous, and not very coherent—i.e., what does jump-start have to do w. setting examples]You're a stalled car. You need a jump-start, and nobody is going to jump-start you but yourself. You really need to set an example. We are not here to follow the 86 percent that currently dominate this place.