The “Record — Compare — Judge” Process Of Thought Appears To Be The Engine Of Desire & Fear
The “record — recall — compare — judge” process appears to be the “engine” of our seemingly perpetual oscillation between “desire” and “fear”.
The Anatomy of Psychological Pain
Looking at the record, compare, and judge process of thought
In order to determine where we are in the movement back and forth between the poles of “desire” and “fear” at any given moment, we must first “record” the given moment and save it with like kind. Then recall and compare it with all of these similar prior experiences. Then rank it as either “more favorable”, or “less favorable”, “better”, “worse”, etc..
Humanity Appears To Be Stuck In “Record” And “Playback” Mode
Thought is a relatively new phenomena on Earth. We could say it’s our “super power”. Maybe it’s time we understood what…
The result of any experience is then labeled either as “better”, or “worse”. Engaging in this movement of thought then in tern equates to the experience of some degree of the physical sensations of “pleasure” and “pain”. The experiencing of these physical sensations then go on to create “desire” and “fear”, which is the haunting memory of either something you “want”, or something you don’t “want”.
Our Addiction To Pleasure & Desire is Threatening Our Demise
Through The Constant Pursuit Of Pleasure We May Meet Our End
Mental Measurement And Comparison Breeds Desire, Fear, and Destruction
The desire to “be the best”, or to avoid “the worst” sets us into conflict with everything, especially each other.
In addition, this entire “comparing” process, then requires a someone, or something that does the “comparing”, or a “comparer”. So it in effect creates and sustains the central dominating thought of “I”, “I exist”.
Is any of this true?
Please look to see if you can see what is being point to here for yourself. Observe like a scientist, impartially. If you’re partial to something other than what it is you’re observing while you’re observing, then you’re probably not really observing, and if you’re not observing then you have no chance of “seeing”.