Alan Watts ~ The Benefits of Solitude

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Brethren could do well to spend some time alone as well. Time alone in the sense that they’d be able to “get away from proximity of” other Brethren’s thoughts and conclusion. Get away from a type of situation where by a person, or even a whole family for that matter, cannot help but to be directly influenced “by the-others”

Brethren are closely influenced by the other Brethren around them

They pretty much live like what a flock of sheep also would

They have no choice, not to?

This can be a problem

Because, there is a certain value to solitude .

So then, this will also help to explain why, the cults, like what the Brethren group is like, wont tend to regard solitude in high esteem

That could explain it?

They don’t want their SHEEP¬† to get the benefit of being allowed enough time, in solitude, so that they’d then begin to wake up, due to the silence that they’d then be finally able to be “surrounded by”

Do they?

They are forced to fear the humans right to experience solitude

Maybe?

Maybe they cannot help but to fear it

They have no other option 

Believe it or not, silence can in fact actually serve to help wake a person people up.

It can

At face value, first off it may sound crazy and wrong, to hear it being said. That¬† “a lack of “noise and commotion” of all the usual day to day working of a busy society lifestyle”, could some how serve so as to help allow a human to WAKE UP and to become more aware¬†

But in fact its quite correct

Silence can serve to help wake the-people up

Funny, but true

Only when we spend enough time apart from others, Do we then manage to get a better chance, to be completely alone with our own thoughts. To be able to make up our own minds. To begin to fully exercise our own minds 

There are many Brethren, who’d do real well to go spend more time, in a form of solitude.

Be of great benefit to the Brethren

Really would

As it can certainly serve to help de-clutter a persons head space 

Not only the Brethren either. All people. All of us. Even the Catholic church folk too, who’d agreed to go along with the cover up of the pedophile sex abuse scandal. Who’d agreed to stay silent about it

Good chance, that had they gone away and spent some “more time alone in a form of solitude”. Then they’d have been awaken from their group induced slumber, enough so as to then also become more aware of the fact, that their action were both futile and immoral

Feeling of solitude isn’t necessarily easy. It can be a culture shock. Might even feel very frightening too, at first. It did for myself. One moment i’d live my whole among Brethren, then within six months im living out on a large sheep and cattle station, only just turned 16. And there’s suddenly many times when i’m feeling more alone than what i’d ever even imagine that anyone could ever feel like. It wasn’t easy. But these days, i now look back on these many solitary moment in life, and i can sense that maybe in around about way iv’e been lucky.¬†

High chance that had i stayed closer to ex eb family. Then my mind might have still remained captive to the “group think”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink

I suspect that the Brethren may be ruled by group think way¬† far more than what they’ll even realize be able to be aware of

But then, with the way that Bruce review wrecker Hale, will be focused on maintaining his control over the Brethren purse string

Then perhaps Bruce wont allow the Brethren to gain a sense of solitude?

Maintaining a flock of sheep within group think. Is a great way to clutter up mind with the feed-back of the noises being made, by droning-affect of all the other people mingling thoughts 

To often, you wont allow your own thought to surface. Your own thoughts will may have been overcome by all the background noise 

Maybe not

Maybe?

But then, hey, how would anyone ever be able to know that for sure?

Unless

Unless we would¬†be allowed to spend some time “alone” in a more solitude type situation¬†

Its important?

It allows us time to reflect on our own thoughts

I gotta get away sometimes, oh yeah
I got to get away
I gotta slip away sometimes, oh yeah
I got to slip away to my special place
I woke up yeah on a cloudy day
I’m feeling blas√© blas√© from last nights party
And in the back of my mind I got work today
I couldn’t find my shoes to lardy dardy
Excuse me sir, me car broke down
Me Mrs left me with the baby now
And I can’t make that date today
It might have to be another day
I said I’m sorry
I said I’m sorry
Oh yeah
I gotta get away sometimes, oh yeah
I got to get away
I gotta slip away sometimes, oh yeah
I got to slip away to my special place
I woke up yeah on a cloudy day
I’m feeling blas√© blas√© from last nights party
And in the back of my mind I got work today
I couldn’t find my shoes to lardy dardy
Excuse me sir, me car broke down
Me Mrs left me with the baby now
And I can’t make that date today
It might have to be another day
I said I’m sorry
I said I’m sorry
Oh yeah
Got to get away
(Gotta get up sometimes that will give you the feelin’)
Got to slip away
(Straight blessing the place our natural healing)
To our special place
(Gotta get away from the noise of the city)
I got to get away
(I got to slip away to my own reality)

 

 

 

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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