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Is it possible to achieve a constant attention so that one can always see the fine line between the necessary use of thought and where images lead to illusion and conflict?
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Is it possible to achieve a constant attention so that one can always see the fine line between the necessary use of thought and where images lead to illusion and conflict?
Umm... wow. Could you explain further what you mean? I can't make any sense of this
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Umm... wow. Could you explain further what you mean? I can't make any sense of this
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Imagination and words are the tools we use to function in daily life, e.g. running errands, making sure you get to works/arrangement etc. on time. Is it really possible to achieve an attend so constant and alert, that you can always see the fine line between needing to use thought and when thought turns into illusion and consequently conflict?
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I'm certainly nowehere close to it. I've heard tell of people who can be that way mentally, but I guess confusion and overthinking is just naturally human. The ability to constantly distinguish is probably acquired through practice though.
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Is it possible to achieve a constant attention so that one can always see the fine line between the necessary use of thought and where images lead to illusion and conflict?
By staying away from making assumptions
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By staying away from making assumptions
Easily said, but, not so easily understood.
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I'm certainly nowehere close to it. I've heard tell of people who can be that way mentally, but I guess confusion and overthinking is just naturally human. The ability to constantly distinguish is probably acquired through practice though.
Practice, really? What makes you think you can achieve it that way?
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Easily said, but, not so easily understood.
It just takes mental awareness I guess
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(Original post by Mehrdad jafari)
It just takes mental awareness I guess
Yep.

..... a bit of a workout for some people (not be rude).
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Very rarely! People are affected by their surrounds, their physiology, their upbringing etc etc

Unless on the autistic spectrum. Seeing things objectively as you've described is rare. Bias always plays a part even if unconscious.
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Not quite sure I understand the question, but how would one decide to not have these irrational thoughts? How do you stop a thought from being thought before thinking it? I don't think you can censor your own mind like this, you can only choose which thoughts to give value to/act on.

(on a side note, why on earth would you even want to be purely rational, wouldn't that be very boring? > )
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Yep.

..... a bit of a workout for some people (not be rude).
Oh, I don't assume you mean that you don't the the workout?
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Is it possible to achieve a constant attention so that one can always see the fine line between the necessary use of thought and where images lead to illusion and conflict?
Isn't this akin to saying 'is it possible to block out the subconscious elements of our thoughts?'
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Isn't this akin to saying 'is it possible to block out the subconscious elements of our thoughts?'
No, not really; It doesn't have anything to do with blocking, forcing or controlling your thoughts.
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Not quite sure I understand the question, but how would one decide to not have these irrational thoughts? How do you stop a thought from being thought before thinking it? I don't think you can censor your own mind like this, you can only choose which thoughts to give value to/act on.

(on a side note, why on earth would you even want to be purely rational, wouldn't that be very boring? > )
By understanding the nature of thought.

(Why wouldn't you? how do you know it would be boring? :beard:)
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Oh, I don't assume you mean that you don't the the workout?
Didn't quite get it.
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Didn't quite get it.
Oh sorry! I missed the word "need". I'm sure you know where it would be
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some Buddhist meditations of mindfulness make one aware of the processes of thought and perception which blind us to reality
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I can see clearly now the rain is gone ...
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Oh sorry! I missed the word "need". I'm sure you know where it would be
Haha, yeah.
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