Monday, November 5, 2018

Intellectual Pessimism

“In the same way, some private-life decisions or events may appear disadvantageous to the intellect for the same reasons, while instead they are also self-corrective measures that you are not able to perceive because of your beliefs.  The rational approach, as it is now used, carries a basic assumption that anything that is wrong will get worse.  That belief of course is highly detrimental because it runs against the basic principles of life.  Were this the case in your terms of history, the world would never have lasted a century.  It is interesting to note that even before medical science, there were a goodly number of healthy populations.  No disease rubbed out the entire species.
“When you believe that the worst will happen you must always be on guard.  In your culture people use the term “intellect” almost like a weapon to protect themselves against impending disaster.  They must be alert for dangers of all kinds.  They begin to collect evidence of danger so that any other kind of orientation to life seems foolhardy, and to be a realist means in that framework to look out for the worst.”
(The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About The Art Of Creative Living, Session Three)

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