Originally Posted by Beingist
Cool. I intend to get to the point (if I'm not there, yet) where even "what is, is" is an operative thing.
But, then, it sounds as though you've simply accepted What Is. Is that the case?
Otherwise, I find the term, "operative" now in play--"operative" beliefs vs. "absolute" beliefs, and since "what is, is" is operative and not absolute for me, then am I not there, also?
Yeah, maybe. (I wish there was an emoticon that sang the little "maybe" song, so that the inflection goes up at the end, you know? Because without it, the word "maybe" just lies there flat and sounds like "yeah, right, maybe. maybe NOT, buddy."
I mean it the maybe-song way.) (An emoticon would have taken less time to type than that just did.)
I think a good test is: how would you feel if it suddenly didn't work anymore? And a more real-world test is: how do you feel when someone makes you wrong about it?
So, anything you argue about (where there's stress and struggle in the argument, rather than fun and possibility) is a great place to look, I think. What am I making someone wrong about? What am I feeling bad because they're making me wrong about? Or any area of life where you're experiencing struggle rather than possibility -- arguments are just great because they make attachment to belief vivid and easy to see, like diamonds on black velvet.