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Forever Opening Intelligence
01 January 2013
Empowered Relationship, Sex, Desire and Relationships
Jochen Raysz
Open Meeting: Sweden Center Open Meeting Talks

I loved Candice’s talk yesterday, as I love all of them, increasingly more so. I love the obviousness of what’s being talked about here; in our own experience, it just becomes so undeniable. Regardless of the time or circumstance, I become excited, just by remembering and reading the text, because it’s so obvious that we as humans are at a critical juncture in our life. That’s why we’re all here, because we feel we are at a juncture in our life, where we want something different.

All of human kind is at this juncture as well, where we know that the things we have been doing for millennia have brought us this far, and we’re ready for something new. Finally there is something new that is not just like a dangling carrot—something that you’re trying to catch but never can—but something that actually describes the nature of reality and provides a road map and travel set, where all we need to do is apply it.

Before, when I heard great descriptions about indivisibility or the unified field, or watched movies that spoke about this, I felt excited. But then I was left by myself, basically, and then the feeling of excitement left. I was basically at the same place as I was before, every time losing a little bit of hope and becoming quite cynical—although never quite giving up, for which I’m very grateful.

I didn’t give up, because I knew there must be an easy-to-implement solution for human beings. And there is. We’re very happy, very lucky, to have stumbled across it.

As Candice said yesterday, this is really a time of pioneers. I used to describe myself definitely not as a pioneer. I was afraid of big changes, and I wanted everything very organized and in its little cupboard, so that it doesn’t look too intimidating. That’s not the description of somebody getting into a ship and discovering a new continent.

I would rather stay at home, where it’s safe and warm, and where I have all the things I need, and everything is insured. But at some point, it’s clear that you can’t deny your own impulse for benefit. That’s really what happened to me. I discovered that with each short moment there is more courage; with each short moment of open intelligence there is more courage to take another step.

It’s not that we have to leap into a strange abyss, where we don’t know what happens. It is just that in each short moment—with whatever it is that feels daunting, with each short moment where we feel we’re at our limit—we can just relax and open.

I love this opening intelligence. It’s not a static determination or destination that we need to jump into, not knowing what will happen. It’s just forever opening. It’s forever opening, as our own mind. That’s really what our mind is; our mind is naturally an adventurous explorer. There’s always more data we discover, whether we want it or not.

That’s what happens all the time. And that’s why we can’t manage it or control it. You can’t control an open system, to be locked down and definitive, and then put it under a night table overnight and plug it in again in the morning and have it do exactly what you want. That’s just not the way the mind actually works. That’s why the tools that we have applied don’t work. It’s good that now we have the Mainstays.

In intimate relationships, for example, except in countries where you have no choice on who you’re marrying, most people do feel they have a choice. But in fact, the way we make those decisions isn’t really by choice. We have a certain data set, and then we think that means that we’re in love, and we get married. So we think we made a choice, when actually we were operated by a certain data stream.

If that’s the way we make decisions, then when the data stream changes we think we need to change the decision. We often think we need to change the person, but none of this really leads anywhere. Even so, for many people today—even if you are married—it’s easy to just go to the next person, where that same feeling of being in love comes up again. It’s just repeating the same thing, again and again.

Whereas, in the Balanced View we really see that, whatever data are coming up, data don’t need to inform our decision-making anymore. No matter what data arise—whether its fear of a certain thing, or attraction to a certain person—we don’t have to make decisions any more like a robot, where data arise and we need to respond in the same old way, in a learned way. We can actually rest deeply in the power of great benefit, where we have insight and access to knowledge that we don’t have if we only jump from one datum to another.

We can make decisions based on all the knowledge that we’ve already learned in our life. But this leaves no possibility for innovation or doing something new; this only allows us to reconfigure the tiny little world that we’ve lived in. Or we can allow our intelligence to open up to its naturally open and networked reality, where all the knowledge of the universe—already indivisible from our own intelligence—is then usable, as our own intelligence.

“Usable” meaning not as some kind of external database, where you can say, “I want to know how a quantum computer works,” and then you suddenly know exactly that. (You might, actually.) We are getting towards a time and age where humans can go to Wiki or to another site and all the knowledge is already there, and it becomes easier and easier for us to access it. And when you then allow yourself to rest deeply, while you sift through all the information that’s out there, everything clicks in.

I remember how difficult it sometimes was for me to learn new things, because I felt that there was something out there I needed to trap in here, and then later reproduce it for somebody else—testing me at the university, for example. And now I’m amazed at how incredibly easy it is to just relax deeply and see in myself that—if I just relax—all the knowledge that I ever need is already present.

And the way this works for me is really on a day-to-day basis, as I learn new things and as I make decisions. I can learn about new fields of knowledge I’m interested in, like computing or like making financial decisions, without studying them, but just being open to consider everything deeply, listening deeply. And then just by that—by exposing myself to everything as it is, rather than feeling that I need to micromanage everything all the time—I see that actually I do have the capacity to make one clear decision after another, moment-by-moment-by-moment-by-moment.

Whether it’s computing or teaching or being in an intimate relationship, after the introduction, all that’s needed is the commitment to really apply this algorithm with every single question you have in your life. For me, after the introduction and being in a situation with my partner that used to trigger all kinds of learned responses, I found I could choose my response. By just relaxing completely and being openheartedly connected, I could see that there was a much wider range of choices.

And it’s always clear where to go. It’s always clear where to go. Even if it’s not clear where to go, then that’s clear. And it’s such a relief. You always know. Just by relaxing your mind completely, you always know. And we can trust in that one hundred percent, because every time we test it, it works.

And if we feel stuck somewhere, we always have the other Mainstays. We always have them. I have days where I think I don’t see anybody, where all I do is just go about my day, on my computer, working on things. But the Mainstays are in my heart, that’s really where they are. You can live anywhere, and you can watch talks and attend trainings and meetings on-line. I made the choice to spend all my time with the Mainstays. And that to me really means that I have a lifestyle where, from morning to night, that’s really all I want to do.

And that doesn’t exclude anybody else. Of course I honor my family relationships and do all these things. But I have so much more choice about how I want to live my life, so much more choice than I thought. If the priority is opening intelligence, rather than living a life based on data, it opens up so much choice.

Doubts can come up. You may wonder, “Will I be able to have this relationship? Or what will happen to my spouse?” But in short moments, you see that nothing has to happen. You can rest deeply in your power of great benefit, and then the decision will come about naturally. Or you may have a question like, “Will I be able to make enough money?” Approach this question in exactly the same way; prioritize open intelligence when this doubt comes up.

The Four Mainstays are an algorithm that has never failed me. In all the years of my practice, it has never failed me. There has not been a single decision that I’ve made based on the Mainstays that I would make differently today, not a single one. That’s what an algorithm does. It’s not that if you’re lucky and you did all the right things yesterday, then it works; it works all the time.

It’s up to us to apply it. And then assurance grows. So there’s the introduction; then there is the commitment; and with each time—it’s not that we make the commitment once—it’s in every moment, we enact the commitment. And so the commitment grows. And with the growing commitment, of course the result grows; the assurance grows.

So that’s good. It really is such good news. If you don’t know what short moments are, don’t worry. I had no idea what a short moment was. But what did help me was to see other people who knew what short moments were—seeing their results, and just spending time with them. So even if I wasn’t the early pioneer who could do it all by myself, I could just look at other people who had a naturally restful mind and said, “All is well. Don’t worry.”

And so in this way, we really sweep each other up. We support each other. And then all the people who have no idea what short moments are or don’t have a natural disposition to test it out, they’ll just adopt to it naturally. Just like at some point some critter saw the first human getting up and looked at them and thought, “Wow.” And then they tried themselves, as well. And then the next one tried, and the next one tried. And now look at us; you can walk and run around and fly into space and do all those other incredible things. And we’ve just learned all of that together.

So when Candice speaks about the evolutionary and the educational imperative, that’s really what it means. For those of us who are open in our disposition, then we learn this for everybody. And with every short moment we take, we really change the way society works. If there is anything I could offer as something that has leveraged my own practice and assurance, then it’s to dedicate your practice, if you want to call it a practice. Dedicate your lifestyle and actually your life to the benefit of all.

And allow this force—so much greater than anything we can even imagine—to fuel, to really fuel your commitment, so that with each short moment you take with an afflictive state, you can’t be fooled by it anymore. Do this for all human beings and for all kinds of other agents that may be running around—flying around.

So we clarify all data. And in this way we create a world within this world—emerging from within this world—that is incredibly beneficial to all. We build this—each building block, each short moment, one moment at a time—with each choice to claim this birthright. We do it for everybody. It’s incredible. It’s incredible to see you all. It’s incredible to know that there are so many people today who rely on open intelligence instead of data. Thank you all so much.

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