Look for the answer inside your question.
Warning: this article is quite offensive to your current picture of yourself... Consider yourself warned.
If you managed to read the Osho talk on self-knowledge, long-long-long talk! please note that this article will make a lot more sense after you read that talk...
I had an hour long conversation yesterday with a friend, and at the end it turned out that the recorder was not working... Oh well... sometimes it is for the best.
The question I was kicking around is this:
Why is it that people go into their minds, into their memories, when the answer is right in front of them?
I have encountered this so many times, and so far I have not found a person who doesn't act that way.
Only after reading that talk from 1974, that I realized: how you do anything is how you do everything.
If you go to your mind to know how and who you are, then you are going to go to your mind for everything.
If you go to your mind to know who you are married to, who your friends are, which party to vote on, what is truth and what is falsehood, then you'll go to your mind for everything... and you do.
This is why you were bad at math, if you were bad at math. This is why you are unhappy, if you are unhappy. This is why nothing helps you, nothing works for you, this is why your life is staying the same, no matter how many "things" you buy, how many courses you do, how many coaching, healing, meditation sessions you partake in.
You don't want to look... you only want to remember
Because you don't want to look. You don't want any input to upset the construct of maya, the construct of untruth about you and your life.
I have been experimenting with pictures. If the picture fits in with your view of what's exciting, what's proper, your picture of what's sharable, your picture of what's a good thing to read, then you'll read the article. If not: 99% chance that you won't... unless you are a staunch follower of mine, trusting everything and anything I give you, thank you, but, of course, now everything I give you fits in with what you consider a good thing to read...
Your thoughts are not your own, your opinions are not your own, your life is not your own.
All you care about is maintaining the myth that you are a good person, that you are smart, or whatever lie you have been feeding yourself and the people around you.
If somebody, like me, is actually interested in you, you run. You surely don't want to hear what I see when I look at you, unless you can immediately cover it up, explain it away... God forbid that someone burst your bubble.
"To ask the 'right' question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem."
'Questions are great, but only if you know the answers. If you ask questions and the answers surprise you, you look silly.'
~ Laurell K. Hamilton, Burnt Offerings