Thought Everlastingly Shows Itself To Be “The Great Exacerbator

You ever get that feeling you’ve been here before?

We say white police can’t keep continuing to murder black people. We say we have to change this. We say this every time white people murder black people. No…, but enough is enough. This cannot continue. Does this refrain at all sound or look familiar?

Also, why do we not feel the same about the many other ills of our world? The perpetual social inequality? The constant environmental and climate devastation and destruction? The perpetual rampant corruption? The constant brutality, violence and wars we inflict upon and have with one another across the many divisions of ethnicity, religion, race, tribes, nations, cultures, etc.?

It would seem humanity is cursed and doomed to endure the suffering of the conflict with itself while also being ravaged by a raging global pandemic, or any natural disaster that may be bing thrown at it. If this is not exemplary of the expression “throwing fuel on the fire” what is?

Haven’t we been going around in these circles of pain, suffering, and sorrow long enough? What will eventually liberate us from these seeming perpetual cycles of conflict and suffering? More legislation? A new crop of political figures? Religion? Technology? Do we see a pattern here yet at all? What do all of these reoccurring institutions have in common? Please take a moment to look at this for yourself.

After careful impartial and non-judgemental inspection one should be able to “see” that what all of these institutions have in common is that they’re based on thought. And after further careful inspection of thought itself one should soon again “see” that thought is never new, implying that thought is always “old”, thought is always of the past. Therefore, whenever thought is employed in these matters it is guaranteed to repeat.

The purpose of thought is repetition. How is this? Because thought is based on memory. Thought is the movement of memory. Memory is the result of life’s experiences recorded and stored in the brain. We then live by, according to, and through this memory by again recording the present moment’s experiences and then looking back into our memory and comparing it to what has already been stored there. So we record and then recall. We then compare what we recall to this newest recording and then we perform an evaluation, or judgement based on this comparison. The result of this judgement is then a ruling that is either “favorable” to us in some way, or “unfavorable” to us in some way. If it is a favorable ruling we derive some form and degree of pleasure from the memory. If it is an unfavorable ruling we derive some form and degree of pain from it.

These sensations of either pleasure or pain then go on to create the experience within us of some degree of either “desire” or “pain”. These experiences of either “desire” or “pain” then go on to determine the next memory comparison that is performed. If the experience is one of “desire”, then the next memory comparison performed will be an attempt to perpetuate, or repeat this experience or feeling of pleasure by searching for a memory that that is in some way pleasant. If the experience is one of “pain”, then the next memory comparison performed will be an attempt to eliminate, or avoid the re-experiencing of pain, which is again a comparison to remove the pain whereby the absence of pain in itself may be seen as pleasurable. So the movement is generally towards feelings of pleasure and the “driving force” in the constant pursuit and maintaining of pleasure is “desire”.

However, at times one may also find themselves caught in the grip of fear which is the desire for something to not happen. This is the nasty by-product of desire. It’s desire’s evil twin as it may be seen that fear is still desire but in the negative. In order to not want something, that something must first exist in order to be negated. Therefore the constant repetition of not wanting continually recreates the thing that is not wanted so this winds up being an extremely unpleasant mind trap. It’s a trap because we typically don’t see this, we just feel the fear and want to escape it(into pleasure) so we double down on “not wanting” which of course makes it even worse and so on and on ad infinitum. And of course, what causes the “not wanting” is the continual remembrance, or recollection of some unpleasant prior experience which one does not want to experience, or re-experience at some future point in time. So the movement of memory breeds desire and fear, which is still desire. So the movement of memory breeds desire.

Desire then may be seen as the “engine” of this movement of memory. This constant recording, recollecting, and comparing. Hence there is a seeming perpetual movement of memory as thought to continue the pleasure and escape the pain that this movement of memory as thought is causing in the first place. The engine of the constant movement between desire and fear is the creation of psychological time. It’s psychological time which facilitates the repetition and creates the division and conflict between “what is” and “what should” or “should not” be. This entire movement itself circulating around one core central thought concept: “I”.

So this unconscious use of thought is perpetually breeding conflict within us, and therefore propagated outside of us. This pattern is occurring mechanically on all levels. Since the entirety of human civilization is based on thought, this then repeats in all of our social, cultural, societal creations ad infinitum. It is able to do so because we don’t “see” this…, because we are unaware of this whole movement we seemingly everlastingly continue around, and around, and around, and around as thought then winds up trying to solve the problem that it itself is creating. And so we continue on this downward spiral into pain, suffering, hell, and ultimately, if we don’t see this in time…, oblivion.

Is any of this true?

Please examine this for yourself without any motive, for if you have a motive it will dictate the answer.

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