The Mind’s Signs; You’ve Got to Have a Membership Card to Get Inside

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In the mind of all human beings you will find etched virtually unbreakable, arcane incantations. Amidst stray rituals, smells evocative of meaningful moments from life, and a variable number of intense emotional memories swept under mental furniture to prevent their being included in the ‘files‘. That is where they are found, shining out like neon signs along an oft traveled, drab neighborhood lane strung with bars and the occasional restaurant; engraved on the walls of the soul may be found a human’s personal, subjective, and mostly inviolable, ‘n Commandments’:

I MUST ONLY POOP WHERE I AM SUPPOSED TO!!!

 

NO ONE MUST DETECT BAD SMELLS FROM ME!

 

[Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here] IS DISGUSTING!

 

SEX IS…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

SEX MUST BE…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

SEX MUST NEVER BE…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

To Be Seen NAKED is…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

To See Someone Else NAKED is…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

Stealing is [Worse than or the Same As] stealing when you never [are/were] caught [variable intensity of punctuation]

 

I AM BAD IF I…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

I AM GOOD IF I…  [Put your own related hang-ups, kinks, realizations or coping mechanisms here]!

 

An attentive student cannot help but begin to get the picture; though only comprised of “software” modeled during our lifetimes on our psyche’s we are rarely even aware that they exist; let alone that we can change them with understanding and will.

Do you know what bars line your mental street of unforgettably forgotten habits, rituals and automatic, “natural” reactions? If you do have a mental map of your life’s ‘programming’, what are you doing with this understanding?

How are you treating Life anyway?

–       Be Prepared to Appreciate What You Meet. (Taoist proverb)

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