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Cox, 1982 Document: 4, GSIBM, January 2, 1982 LOVE You have each wondered how Love applies to the extension of your nervous system, and you've wondered why I speak of Love so rarely. My silence on the subject is for your benefit. Everyone "knows" what Love is. Everyone says they've experien ced it. The idea, the word, is so pervasively familiar that none can comprehend that it is impossible to speak of Love. The idea of Love throughout literature and religious dreams reflects a true pote ntial in man, but the reality of it is possible only above the Line. At the ordi nary level, what's accepted as Love is just another picture of the tensile force s between humans, of energy exchange in operation. At the ordinary level no one is capable of the Love envisioned in humanity's dre ams and aspirations. And that is not a condemnation of man's condition or an exp ression of pessimism. Only the understanding available above Line-Level reveals the nature of real Love. And each of you must find this for yourself. Until you know what Love is, you can attempt to willfully use ordinary positive emotions. First, you have to ignore any claims you may have about what true Love would be. And you must learn that whatever positive feelings you hold for someo ne, you also feel the apparent opposite. One of the most immediately observable areas of twin-bladed emotion is the attra ction between the sexes. It's common to hear someone say, "I can vaguely remembe r when I first met my wife or husband. We felt great passion. It was surely clos e to Love, but I lost it. I guess I married the wrong person." Whatever happened , the day of great passion seems to be gone. This shift has a biological basis. It has to do with the continuation of the life of everything, the continuation o f the Life-of-Life itself. Anyone with the insane desire to activate the higher areas of his nervous system must attempt to study Love free from the prejudice of opinion. You should disco ver that the very people you say you love, you also constantly hate. And this is true for everyone. From this new found objective viewpoint, you'll See this nat ural conflict for yourself, and understand why at Line- Level people are incapab le of Love. Within ordinary, binary consciousness, love and hate are simultaneou s; one does not exist without the other. It's not that man is depraved or doesn' t try hard enough, but rather that real Love cannot be experienced at that level of consciousness. The vague knowledge that love and hate are tied together squeezes through common knowledge. Religion, for example, claims, "We, the church, do not hate the sinn ers; we hate their sins." One beauty of the mechanical mind is that such stateme nts sound just right, so people accept them at face value with no idea what they really mean. "The gods do not hate thieves and murderers, they just hate what t hey do." But, what a man does is what he is. (Remember: things are as they are, not as they say they are, including Life itse lf.) You cannot separate what a man is from what he does. Only second class gods operate on the basis of, "I do not hate sinners. I hate their sins." If you cou ld truly Love your children you could not say, "Well, I don't dislike my childre n, but I do dislike their behavior." Their behavior is them. Anything resembling true Love would be based on extraordinary understanding beyo nd any contemporary knowledge. Specifically, you'd realize that you are not resp

If you had an y understanding. such as." It's easy to join a church and suddenly assume you know what Love is. And while any ordinary suffering consumes energy for growth. but you immediately mutter. ke . You imagine you can tolerate a world of fools. Treat them as though they are a god. They seem to have an unparalleled emotional impact on you. Do not argue with them. Every nuance of behavior assumes global significan ce. You simply play the role assigned in your relationships and in your perception. You should have observed that the closer you a re to someone. I'm worried about a nuclear war. Just treat them as if they can do no wrong.thus its constant difficulty." You will come to understand that the annoying behavior attracted you to that person. You must disregard any complaints you may have with them. if you want to See something. Because if you would aspire to truly Love. Cherish the person closest to you as though your very life depends on how you treat them. as if they can do no wrong." You can't continue to complain abou t the behavior of another person. rather tha n wrestling with theoretical ideas. you would See that the very qualities you complain about are. of cour se he cannot help what he has been or done either. the whole world -.. "I'm going to try to stop worrying about whether or not Martians will attack. "Who cares if the whole population of Albania is full of idiots? Who cares i f someone threatens to bomb our borders? I am living in the house with a person who can't even remember to come home on time! I can't tolerate it. All ordinary suffering is an illusionary battle. you must unravel what's closest to you. "I know my wife doesn 't mean to drive me crazy. It's that man I live with leaving the lights on after I tell him how much money it wastes. but it's just stickier when you are deali ng with someone close to you. and every day I'm forced to wait because of thought less tardiness. "I will quit complaining when he or she leaves the lights on. imag ining you know what Love is." But I ask you: what kind of real growth could it b e if all it took was a 5-minute dousing? One great benefit of this "struggle" is that you cannot continue to nourish your greatest. But. But the be auty of trying to activate the higher areas of your nervous system is that it is Real Growth -. the more your suffering over him or her can become your quagmire. you bleed the very energy required for your own Vert ical growth. most immediate complaints: t he energy normally spent there must now nourish a brand new frontier in your ner vous system. the more intensely you feel these complaints. Every time you put your mental hands on them. uncertainty. Only with extraordinary understanding can anyone remember that his children.and indeed. the cl oser someone is to you. his spouse -. you'll h ave to learn what it is through experience. If you allow this to remain mere theory. You are fighting the worst invisible enemy in the world." You can't analyze it. the constant movement required in your "struggle. If you want to continue to live only at Line. I realize that no one is responsible for his or her o wn behavior. you may as well be back in church. And. Look again at your relationships with those closest to you. You can't say. I mean any possibility that you can activate your nervous system abo ve Line-Level consciousness.Level. "Yeah." Take your psychological hands off that person.. the qualities that attracted you to begin with. A nd by life." You have to wrestle on the level of. wherein you only assume you kno w the enemy. "I've been living with t his person for twenty years.cannot help what they do. and you want to continue to suffer.onsible for the behavior of those you love and cherish. i n fact. In this extraordinary effort. Do not put your hands on the other person psychologically. b ut I'll tell you what really burns me up. but if she's late once more. every time you th ink a complaint about them. you've got to quit grabbing and kicking at it.

to that same degree you are closer to real Love than any ordinary human. to whatever degree you can keep your hand s off someone. You must cease having co mplaints with that person. Keeping your hands off someone is a trick upon a trick. And you can't do that. You must cease having complaints with anybody. "Why did she do that again!" Do not talk abo ut the person's behavior or attempt to explain it. .ep complaining.who has the immediat e. I don't care what complaints you ima gine you have with are closer to the real ity of Love than all of the world's great religious leaders ever imagined. Being hostile towards someone is being hostile to your own poten tial. Each time you express hostility toward them you migh t as well be taking a knife and stabbing yourself. And yo u must become aware that you are putting your hands on another person every time you give attention to the thought. No profit lies in the attempt to psychologically analyze who's at fault. There is no justifiable way that anyone involved with This Thing can express neg ative emotions. Although this is not the ultimate Aim. bleeding precious energy. Just by ceasing to react to someone close to you -. You 're driving yourself away from any possibility of extending your consciousness. passionate ability to make you react negatively -.

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