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How does the brain break a habit

when one understands something verbally

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so-called intellectually how does one

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break that habit that's the question the

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gentleman asked what is habit this a

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repetition isn't it

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train one's teeth every morning

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afternoon evening you become a routine

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you don't pay attention you just do it

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very quickly and get off so the brain

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establishes a pattern drinking think

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whatever it is is establish the pattern

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then repeats it then it becomes

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mechanical right are you falling on it

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so the brain through constant habits has

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become what it is now I'll not active

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alive so don't fuss how do you break a

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habit whatever they happen have it

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search God so go to some exotic guru who

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promised you everything and let you do

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what you like you know all these crazy

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things that are going on the world now

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how do you break a habit without

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conflict right

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if I have a slur say the habit of God

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give me a habit smoking is such a easily

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affair that's an easy affair to stop I

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hope I'm not doing the same antenna

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doesn't have a habit it's smoking

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I'm scratching my head keeping my mouth

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open have you thinking the same thing

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over and over and over again

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a habit of chattering let's take

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chattering I'm only I'm not only

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chattering with myself but also I'm too

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endlessly talking with others the other

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day somebody came to see me buzz an

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interview I don't give interviews

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anymore but she insisted seek a moment

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she entered pieces none of you here

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she began to talk talk talk and when she

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left I'm glad for Mitchell

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we all chatter English not only with

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tongue goes back and forth but also

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chattering would that have become an

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extraordinary habit for most people they

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can never be quiet

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there could be silent silence in the

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sense the brain completely still but

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that's a different matter of do it with

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later

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so this habit of chattering how do I

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stop it

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first of all who is to stop it

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under the Chatterer he says I must stop

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this chattery but I had my own

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chattering Johnson so he's to stop

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chattering fear

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seeing that's a wastage of energy

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chattering chattering then will you stop

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that so we have to ask a question which

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is much more serious

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is there an entity outside of you or

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inside of you that will act as a break

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upon chattering that will say no I will

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not is it

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please listen carefully is it another

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will is it will they deceive not to

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check and with his will what is will the

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quintessence of desire right right are

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you all tired

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how quickly

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so how do you stop a habit of chattering

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first of all if you stop it

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through will through desire that creates

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another conflict doesn't it and to stop

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chattering without confidence you answer

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my question is that possible

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I chat first of all I'm not aware I'm

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chattering you pointed out to me I say

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old chap do stop chattering so much and

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I get rather hurt by it but if I go

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beyond that I said no how am I in what

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manner am I to stop it then I have got

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the author of means of will right or

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taking a drug that who patted me down

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and having been quieted down I take

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another drug to keep me awake and I'll

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keep on that routine so I want to find

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out how to stop a habit like chattering

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keep your mouth open scratching yourself

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all kinds of things without any kind of

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effort you answer my question this is

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important question

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to do something without effort this is a

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new fun does will you do this find out

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your particular habit aware of it and

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see now is it

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can they be ended without any actionable

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decision compulsion or reward you don't

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stay reward and Punishment on the two

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elements we live on

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so can I break that habit without any

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side effects right can we go into this

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and go it

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first of all am i aware of my habit not

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that you pointed to me and then I

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realize it but am i aware of my habits

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without somebody telling me of my you

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understand see the difference if you

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tell me my habit then either resist it

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or say yes i'ma stop it but if I see it

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for myself I'm a step ahead like fuckin

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so put it right now are we aware of our

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particular habit chattering both of them

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now what is that awareness me

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awareness means to look at something

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without any reaction without any choice

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I am aware that I'm chattering at first

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then to be aware to watch it without any

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condemnation justification or

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explanation just watch it would you do

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that so that the old reactions don't

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come in the old traditional doesn't come

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in and say well i'ma stop it I must do

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this I must remain so to watch the

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chattering very carefully to watch it

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means without any reaction of past

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memories because this becomes very

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difficult yes if I watch that tree in

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movement in the wind it's a beautiful

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thing and I don't like wind therefore I

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won't watch it similarly in a certain

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way I I can I can watch my chattering

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The Watcher is not different from

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chattering right so the watcher is not

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the structure of words memories is just

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watching you don't send a tree this is

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the complex and requires great deal of

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enquiry we watch things with our

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prejudices with our opinions with our

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memories

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the whole structure of words right we

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watch everything that we now can you

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watch without all this all that memory

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structure that's where the art of come

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see the art of watching now I watch

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there is a watching of my chattering I'm

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aware and in that awareness I'm not

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seeking the world of punishment just

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watching which means what

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I am giving complete attention at that

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moment right at that second I am all my

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energy all my capacity and attention is

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there which means

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when there is complete attention

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complete not attention brought about

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through any form of desire through any

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form of reward or punishment just

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complete attention then that habit has

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no place don't do it please

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try it once now you'll see yes that's

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for the moment it is possible I can see

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that can end if I give our complete

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attention to something it's there's an

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ending to it but it comes back well are

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you thorin it comes back the second

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comes back then what's your reaction I

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did once gave complete attention and it

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seems to subside for the segment now if

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I give same attention

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it is subsided it so grab you have

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become mechanical I have won a few CDs

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do you understand it I gave a tension

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complete attention to my chest

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that frame of the attention wiped away

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for this few minutes chattering I've

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seen the thing works then next moment or

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next hour what a period of time you

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build the chatter and suddenly you catch

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yourself I must pay attention so again

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you repeat it again it disappears so

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gradually what you are learning is

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paying attention which means you're not

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attending have you understood I'm saying

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if you're constantly reminding yourself

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to attain it's not attention but

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attention has no time I won't go it was

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stupid if you if you give your complete

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attention which means there is no

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wastage of energy then the thing goes

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away so your concern is not attention

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but wasting energy

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you follow we waste energy in thousand

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ways

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chattering it's one of the ways so all

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right I don't pay attention anymore

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about chattering but I'm going to see

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how I waste my energy right I'm going to

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pursue that I'm going to watch learn see

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where I'm wasting anything

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oh there's so many ways right so my mind

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is now not becoming mechanical by the

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repetition that I must attain but it's

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moving right all the time picking up new

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things so that the brain becomes

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strongly alert and when it is solid

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habits have no place is that enough for

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today what time is it sorry I must

how do I deal with deep-rooted emotions

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my behavior indicates that I'm afraid

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yet the actual perception of fear is a

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you see how do I reach and deal with

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these deep-rooted but unconscious

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emotion my behavior indicates that I'm

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afraid yet the actual perception of fear

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is elusive how do I reach and deal with

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this deep root seated but unconscious

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emotion you want to go into this love

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I'm going to deal with it on Saturday

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but does not really dig both days

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if one has observed this problem of fear

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has existed from time immemorial and it

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has existed with man and man has lived

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with it both consciously or hidden deep

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down its roots very very deep and either

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we have escaped from it through logic

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through analysis through any form of

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entertainment that helps us to avoid

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coming directly into contact with it I'm

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holding it all we have suppressed it

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that we wish or we neglected share what

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we have lived with fear for million

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years so what does it matter now and one

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knows the consequences of fear

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physical shrinkage

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yeah a tendency to be a hypocritical

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resistance and avoidance of the fact

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that one is really afraid so fun really

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from solemnly wants to be free from that

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reaction called fear one has to go to

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the very root of it there is biological

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fears body the organism which must

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protect itself and the fear of disease

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old age death and the fears of past

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memories

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so fear is again a common ground upon

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which all human beings stand

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so either we deal with it superficially

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or inquire into it very very deeply

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what is the root of fear I no one knows

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various forms of fear death all day fear

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of tomorrow fear of uncertainty fear of

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insecurity fear of not being loved or

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loved and not being receiving that love

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fear of loneliness fear of loss fear of

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not having anybody to depend on and so

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on there are various forms of fear the

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fear of the dark the fear of light

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the way they will be the outward forms

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of fear that he I'm afraid of my wife or

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am afraid of a bully a bully pulling all

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the time you lie you do all kinds of

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things and there is a fear of that

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concentration of an aggressive slightly

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demented person

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so do we want to be with fear

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superficially which is intellectually

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verbally or do want to go into it very

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very very deeply please this is a

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serious question which you must answer

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for yourself if you want to deal with it

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superficially that's the endless it's

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like a tree the moment you cut down one

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branch of one trig of it there is

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another one right natural flowering of

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fear oh you're going to eat observing

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this very nature structure I will come

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see me

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when we want to deal with it deeply go

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to the very root of it what is the root

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of fear please I'm not telling you the

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speaker is not pointing out we are

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together investing into a tremendous

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completely - problem which has crippled

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humanity and out of fear well done all

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kinds of things invented all the gods on

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earth there is absolutely no

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psychological fear then you're you're

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beyond all gods

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so what is basically the root of fear

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is it time and thought please we are

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invested and not killing and question is

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it time the future or the past and is it

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also thought thinking about the future

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thinking about the past thinking what

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might happen or what has happened the

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future is time the past is kind

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the past modifying yourself in the

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present moves course tomorrow the future

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the remembrance of an incident which has

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caused fear and the future of that

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incident awakening the new fear you

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following all this

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and we am I talking to myself own way of

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meeting each other so there is

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horizontal fear and vertical fear run so

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I'm we're asking is it time the past the

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present and the future

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I'm afraid of when he is afraid of the

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present the instability the type of war

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the bomb that some country another great

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tribal country might put it on this soul

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so one is afraid of the past the present

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and the future

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these same movement right it's not

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something that is static it's a movement

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and so a movement means time from here

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to the village there Christ's time to

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travel through to the village from one

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point to another pointer it means time

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so we're asking if time is one of the

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factors of fear logically it seems so

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Russian saying and is thought also the

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root of fear I think tomorrow might

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bring me unemployment I'll be unemployed

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tomorrow they're thinking about it why I

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am I am employed thinking about tomorrow

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is also the beginning of RIA like your

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father thinking about the past the

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incidence the the psychological

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accidents which has brought about

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certain forms of fear thinking about the

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past thinking about the future thinking

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about the actual moment of life in which

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there is such tremendous uncertainty

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thought

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breeds fear right

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following on so time and thought are

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they the major factors of fear and if

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they are and as in reality they are what

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who is what to do no semi-pro every have

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you global meeting each other I you have

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explained this to that time and thought

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is the root of fear you are born into it

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you've explained it not in great detail

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but you I've captured the meaning of

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what you have said

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now I are then you ask me is it an idea

15:24

that you have accepted the words that

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you have accepted or listening what you

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have said to me from that listening I

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have made an abstraction of it into an

15:42

idea and I am struggling with the idea

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then I ask how am i to put that idea

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into action you see the difference so

15:57

reconquering you are going to store

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himself

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is this clear no we have the habit of

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making abstractions of a fact those

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abstractions become ideals ideas

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concepts conclusions all verbal and then

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I ask myself how am I to carry out these

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ideals these ideas this concept that

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time and thought are the root of real

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you understood

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I have made an abstraction of what you

16:58

have told me time and thought or the

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rupiah and I am pursuing the idea how am

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I to carry out in life this speaker says

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please don't do that don't make an

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abstraction of what you have heard that

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time and thought are the root of fear

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don't translate into an idea but find

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out the truth of it the actuality of it

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that is I see that I really I'm afraid

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of the past which is so also I'm afraid

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the present because the things are so

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incredibly destructive around me and

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also I am afraid of tomorrow the future

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there is embalmed a nuclear bomb the

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mugging demand terrorists and the

18:07

politicians with their game

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the suppressants also the future so I

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realize I'd see the fact not the idea

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that time and thought are the root of

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fear and on sad next Saturday I'll go

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into much more in different ways but

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this is the root of fear now what should

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I do

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I realize I I see the fact I see the

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truth of what worked only not romantic

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idealistic

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all that that's know me I see the truth

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their true truth of what you're told

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then the difficulty arises if you have

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gone that far who is the observer who

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actually sees the fact you understand

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all this or it is too difficult

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who is the observer since I guess I see

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the truth of it is the observer

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different from what he sees no same a

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question

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when I say yes I see the truth of what

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you have told me i have already played a

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trick which is i see the truth of it

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that means I am just loot from the truth

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you're following right is this clear

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with me let me put much more simpler but

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when I'm angry

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is it that anger different from me all

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at the moment of anger there is no

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default there is this tremendous

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reaction

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a few seconds later I say I have been

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angry therefore I have divided myself as

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the me who is been angry right you see

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so when you have told me the truth the

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fact that time and thought are the

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factors of fear I listen to it very

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carefully and I say yes I see the truth

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of it and the perception of the truth is

21:25

something out there and me watching it

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awfully all do I there is no observer

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but only the fact of it you understand

21:40

the difference

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do we missing some meat I observe that

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tree in that observation words spring up

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that's an oak tree and that the very

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naming of that tree prevents me from

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actually looking at it you understood if

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I go to your Museum and see a picture a

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painting by the ange by the old masters

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I don't like modern painting sort of

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later and I go there and look when I

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compare one master in Sanga master I am

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NOT looking at the actual painting of a

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particular master I'm comparing judging

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I'm never observing very closely without

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any sense of other painters look

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so when I observed when I see the truth

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of what you have told me there is no

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division between the observer and the

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observed there is only the truth of it

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not I see it and in that perception

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which is holistic frees the mind from

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fear and think Andrew bird this jingle

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plays your puzzle look sure

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one thing you are not tagged going along

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with this

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it's very important to understand this I

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am afraid

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suppose I'm afraid psychologically I

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then try to control it I try to

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rationalize it

24:35

I try to escape from it I go to somebody

24:42

to help me to resolve it so I'm always

24:47

acting about on it that is that clear

24:52

that's what we are all doing acting upon

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it either to dissipate it or to control

25:04

it or to run away from it or to suppress

25:08

it this is what we do acting upon it so

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there's always this conflict right is

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that clear the self not to be afraid

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which is a conflict now can that

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conflict end user including the question

25:36

differently then that conflict between

25:43

me and the fear male controlling the

25:48

fear suppressing and so on

25:51

and there by this division which

25:54

inevitably brings conflict can that

25:58

conflict end if you get the point that's

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my question I say how can that conflict

26:08

end why does this division between the

26:13

me the I who is trying to suppress

26:19

control dominate fear why is there this

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division

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is this division actual or is it merely

26:35

semantics verbal or not being able to

26:48

solve the problem thought has divided

26:51

itself as the me and the fear Johnston

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am I talking to myself oh can we go on

27:05

sorry you're probably oh never thought

27:08

about all this so let's so it is

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important to resolve this conflict

27:21

because we live in duality the I am this

27:27

I should not be that it should be that

27:30

so there is always this do this duality

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which brings about conflict right now I

27:39

want to find out and now I won't use

27:43

that I want to can this conflict end is

27:49

there please listen to it is there an

27:53

opposite I am afraid the opposite is not

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to be afraid right or have courage

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is there an opposite to fear all there

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is only the ending of fear not the

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opposite of fear if you see all this so

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is there an ending of fear the ending

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being no conflict right if I end it

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through conflict that means I'll go it

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will be perpetual get this so can can

28:52

this end to end something there must be

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no me who's trying to end it if I try to

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end it I am in conflict with it but can

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I

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is there an observation of this reaction

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called fear without the past interfering

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with that Opera observation the past

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being the remembrances the many fears

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have had so the past can abstain from

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looking at the fact without the memory

29:55

of yesterday's you have you are

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we haven't understood

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look uh if I'm married I meet my wife

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every day every day rather boring

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everyday listen careful please don't

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love everyday so I begin to know her I

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know how she looks what I just use all

30:45

the rest of it words so gradually I have

30:49

built up and knowledge about her and

30:54

whenever I look at her all the noise

30:58

comes out right the knowledge is the

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past right because I have built the

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knowledge day after day day after day

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day after day accumulated through

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various incidents and so on and so on

31:18

so whenever I see her this knowledge

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which is the past looks at her right

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you're doing this is nothing new

31:32

only we are putting it worse and so this

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knowledge is the remembrance of things

31:42

past meeting the present and so dividing

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right physically of course my wife is

31:52

not like me male and female but

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psychologically I've divided myself you

31:59

understand the remembrance of the

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accumulated memories which is knowledge

32:08

about my wife has separated me as

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separated as the me

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and her got this the past has brought

32:21

about this division now similarly the

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past remembrances of fears past

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remembrance of accidents of fear the the

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happens of fear is stored in the brain

32:44

and that brain is remembering the past

32:48

and so when it present reaction which

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has been it comes

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you name it immediately as fear and

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record it as fear you follow this that

33:05

is this clear now don't tell me this not

33:08

here I can't help it so I will try to

33:13

put it in three or four different ways

33:16

the past is time the past is the

33:25

observer and so the observer says yes

33:30

that's where I know it's fear because

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I've had it so many times so moment it

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recognizes it's part of the past right

33:46

you see this fact so can you look at

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that reaction is there an observation of

33:53

that reaction without the past if and

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when you remember when the past observes

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you maintain the same movement but when

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the when there is an observation without

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the past you are looking at fresh which

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is when you observe from fear from the

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past you're using an energy which has

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already been

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employed year after year right that's a

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wastage of energy is there a new energy

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that meets this fear without the pause

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you don't stand questioner of God's sake

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let me put you see fear exists only I

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realize one seized of truth that time

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and thought or the root of fear fear

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exists when there is inattention when

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there is no attention right if I give

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complete attention to fairy dust exists

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but my brain has been conditioned not to

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give attention to this reaction when you

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have sexual feelings for 'right whereas

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what you call fear if you give total

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attention to it which is not to analyze

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it not to rationalize it not to escape

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from it not to observe it from the past

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attention means that giving your whole

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energy to look right then when you do

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fear is not I cannot go on into this I

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can go into it we can go into in

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different ways worship and Saturday we

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will go into it very much more because a

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mind that is has fear is a distant

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to addressing neurotic mind where is a

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mind that is utterly free of fear

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psychologically is an extraordinary mind