Immediate Perception

September 14th ~ To me there is only perception–which is to see something as false or true immediately.  This immediate perception of what is false and what is true is the essential factor–not the intellect, with its reasoning based upon its cunning, its knowledge, its commitments.  It must sometimes have happened to you that you have seen the truth of something immediately–such as the truth that you cannot belong to anything.  That is perception: seeing the truth of something immediately, without analysis, without reasoning, without all the things that the intellect creates in order to postpone perception.  It is entirely different from intuition, which is a word that we use with glibness and ease…

To me there is only this direct perception–not reasoning, not calculation, not analysis.  You must have the capacity to analyze; you must have a good, sharp mind in order to reason; but a mind that is limited to reason and analysis is incapable of perceiving what is truth…

If you commune with yourself, you will know why you belong, why you have committed yourself; and if you push further, you will see the slavery, the cutting down of freedom, the lack of human dignity which that commitment entails.  When you perceive all this instantaneously, you are free’; you don’t have to make an effort to be free.  That is why perception is essential.

October 24th, 2019 ~ Perception vs. Intuition.  Follow your gut.  We hear that a lot.  When we are born, all we have to go on is Direct Experience, says Steve Hagen.  This is Perception.  We are not going on Intuition when we are born, are we?  When we are born, things are a bit overwhelming.  We have to make things out: faces, sounds, smells.  Commitments we make.  Based on intellect.  I am committing to this because it is good for me, because I will get something from it.   Seeing the truth of something immediately.  Facts, not ideas.  How does this relate to business?   Business is about what is in it for me.  Business is about commitment.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.