Look at Your Fear

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Do please listen to this, it is not complicated. It demands attention, and attention has its own discipline; you don’t have to introduce a system of discipline. You know, sirs, what this world needs is not politicians or more engineers, but free human beings. Engineers and scientists may be necessary, but it seems to me that what the world needs is human beings who are free, who are creative, who have no fear. And most of us are ridden with fear. If you can go profoundly into fear and really understand it, you will come out with innocency, so that your mind is clear. That is what we need, and that is why it is very important to understand how to look at a fact, how to look at your fear. That is the whole problem, not how to get rid of fear, not how to be courageous, not what to do about fear, but to be fully with the fact.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti

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David Bohm on Proprioception of Thought

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The word proprioception means a kind of self-perception. The word is derived from ‘proprio’ and ‘ception’. Proprio comes from Latin ‘proprius’, meaning ‘one’s own’. So proprioception means an awareness or perception of oneself. In the case of the body proprioception means the awareness of one’s own body. But we will also use it in a psychological sense to mean the awareness of one’s own thoughts and the awareness of one’s own felts.

Proprioception is to be aware of every movement. Not only physical movements of the body but also the movements of thought. Emotions are movements as well. So, there could be proprioception of emotions also.

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