Supreme beings: pg
The activity of thinking is no longer to be thought of
As the revelation of a secret,
Nor as an illumination, nor as a claification
But rather—just what it is—
The unwinding of something that is tangled, wound up,
Gathered together in some enigmatic whole.
There is a secret here with no solution
Everything here is goverened by lightening
Careful, in such a world it is necessary to learn the trick of remaining with one’s mind full of trembling expectation
Poised to sieze on the first and smallest indication of something happening—just outside the realm of habitual consciousness
In such a world, learn to be someone who turns him or herself into nothing, in order to to the present and all of its enigmas, a person who who silences his or her own desires, his or her own untidy affections and his or her own deeply held opinions—in order to avoid placing obstacles and misleading screens in the way of understand history’s current manifestations
Careful, uncover an art which, rather than striving to mimic nature, seeks to create tings that are independent of it, endowed with an equal dignity and autonomy, that are as things, among things
Careful—in such a world, learn to cast off one’s subjective pathos, to strip oneself of any arogance, any pretension to be the master of things, and instead, take one’s place as a thing among things
Careful, learn to read such things as a single, continuing inquiry into the so-called ecstatic states. Be very careful.
Careful, careful, in such a world—guard against that tendency to identify the real with what conquors and triumphs in the world.
In such a world, awake to the principal of free substitution, or interchangeability, of the ability to swap every element for another element. The world viewed as a vast combinatory system in which all things high and low, organic and inorganic never cease to trade places and to merge.
Careful, do not understand the bewilderment of reason as an abdication of thought, but as an intensification of its possibilities, a route of access to straightforward, bare existence
Careful. The world is full of demons, and it is necessary to discover therefore, the demon in every ‘thing’.
For a brief period, live a life that is completely different, very intense, very centered, and therefore more real than life itself
This is like discoveig America for a second time.
I’m going into a new territory. Correction. My time is up.
You think death is close
No. I didn’t mean that
It’s close, but it’s not close until it’s close. Correction. I’m turning a corner
Correction. You’re back where you started
Well that’s good, because now I can take a giant step forward withoutout ever leaving home
I want to have strong experiences but the thing is—I want these experiences I have every day—n0ot to change, but to be strong experiences without changing what they are
Yes, things like sitting down to my next meal.
Right. This is home
For the moment
Correction. This is just one of those things you seem to be calling this oment—but I intuit lots more
Does that mean, lots of moments are your moments
Correction—I’ll let you do the talking
Here it is
Your long lost piece of paper
Ah—some of my best ideas are written down on this piece of paper
How would I know ifI was recognizing them oer re-inventing them
Correction. What’s the difference
I better gp
On one of my many adventures
I could skate but I don’t. My feet are self-regulating machines
A body in motion is potentially—a brain
I live in the future (the next ten seconds)
It’s the SHIFTS. The PLUNGE into a whole new area
I get to the suspension point. Then I PLUNG into something. . .new
You better not look in that cabinet
Needless to say
Needless to say
You’ll find things that are less than satisfying, buy wich I mean nothing
Here is a man with nothing in particular to think about
This is always the case
Let’s give him something to think about
You can’t see it
You can’t touch it
But it’s real
You can’t see it
You can’t touch it
But it’s real
Who am I?
I exist in a realm where no mistakes are possible
Careful. There are rules that must never be broken. Some of us are trying to understand those rules
The best place to live
Is the place that doesn’t make you dream
About it’s secrets
I will never allow myself to be unhappy
That I shall live forever
Careful, Everything conspires against you
This is a wonderful feeling—this energy is your birthright
Things you don’t like
Can be revelatory.
Turn inside out
Please, open the door of your choice
And be prepared
For one more misses opportunity.
Thank God, you never lose
You never lose
Whatever you do
Don’t live in a desirable city.
Soon, it’s aura will vanish
And at the same time
You will never be able to leave that desirable city
Help me please—to come to terms with myself
Why dhould I bother to do that, No. How should I do that
Oh, all kinds of food. I shall of course be self-digested. First.
I have no time for this
I have no time for this nonsense
Let’s cover this material really fast
Ok Doctor. I’m ready for one of two possibilities. A haircut, or having a toth pulled. Now—which of those possibilities interests you
If I’m allowed to use a local anesthetic--?
Then I’d prefer giving a haircut
(It doesn’t hurt. It doesn’t hurt at all!)
I can’t think this. Situation
Not that it’s such a complicated situation, but instead odf thinking—I’ve developed a NEW faculty. What do I call it
Yes, what do you cann this new facilty
It’s about something happening at the bottom of the page. Thinking has been an event that has now passed
What do you call this new faculty. Do you need time to come up with an answer
I don’t need time
Do you have to think about it?
I don’t have to think about it
I like to think aout the small building blocks that make things. I like to think about small, simple building blocks, that make big things
I look into your eyes. I see EVERYTHING.
When I see EVERYTHING, I feel god
I feels so good when I see EVERYTHING
Who cares, now
I open a window. I see the city, glittering in the street. But how is that possible—because the street is inside the city.
So how can I see the city
Glittering in the street
Here’s my idea—
I made a mistake. How do I live good after making a mistake?
Point at something. I can do that, I can point at something
of gratification is gratification. Rule number one, the delay of gratification
Flirt promiscuously with subjects,
As if they were women
That’s my routine—ok?
OK. Civilization demands more than it gratifies—Get it?
This rhymes with what.
What rhymes with what
This is an echo.
It bounced off something else in a different realm of being
--what realm of being
What just happened is a manification. Magnification of something invisibe made visible
More from less—that’s my modus operndus. More from less
Playful means evil—thank God—playful means evil
Living without proof—but still living—ok?
Something is beautiful not because it contains some particular motif. It’s beauty s in the co-mingling of all it’s motifs
Absence of goals—Now I’m doing OK?
Information only exists when consumed, right?
When it dies—that’s how it exists.
Information dies to live, just like me?
No, I’m not like that, thank you. I am not information—OK?
Selection by consumption, that’s how life works, OK? Selection by consumption—profligate creativity
Hey—nature needs sex so that things can change, get it? Nature needs sex so that things can change
Variation upon variation upon variation. There’s nobody else in control, OK?
Don’t focus. Don’t focus please.
To keep important things at least semi-visible—
Put together un-related ideas—it works.
Put together unrelated ideas,
Find out of that works, because it works
It’s fun to defy gravity in a roler-coster
It’s full to defy meaning in the same way.
Don’t focus—I.E. Don’t focus!
Ok. But I’m SUFFOCATING without lost of meanings instead of one single meaning
Low focus thought. Low focus thought
Here’s the problem. A lack of resistance to the present is the problem. Resist the present. Resist the present>