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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics
Posted by: Lewis Walker
Date/Time: 25/10/2003 22:51:10

Hi nj,

You wrote: "Frankly, if what you want is to meditate a lot, I think you're planning to waste your one and only life.  BTW, I am not a Buddhist."

It seems to me that there are many similarities between Zen and NLP....both New Code and that currently practised by others in the field such as Dilts.

The purpose of Zen is a to have a direct apprehension of "reality"....without any feedforward filters to get in the way. As such much of Zen training is about letting go of F2 filters and living increasingly in the present moment.,..from f1....or first access.

Zen mind, or "beginners mind", is a type of know nothing state enabling practitioners to experience and respond spontaneously to whatever is happening right now. Meditation as practised in this way is akin to the outcome of playing a new code game.

Much of NLP, whether New code or classical is centred around "state"....about choosing or being in the best state for the job in hand. Typical Zen meditation focuses on the breath as a means of changing and maintaining much so that it becomes an anchor for it. Of course respiration is part of the chain of excellence as espoused in WITW.

Interestingly, we could keep the form/process of your statement as above and change the content to read..."Frankly if what you want to do is to enter a know nothing state a lot, I think you're planning to waste your one and only life. BTW I am not a NLPer."

Some thoughts to meditate on :o)


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 16:51:36Eric
     Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 17:56:43John Grinder
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 18:38:58Eric
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:29:50nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics17/10/2003 05:12:02nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:07:18Eric
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:41:07Suds
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 09:10:08nj
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 22:51:10Lewis Walker
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 00:11:40nj
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 18:41:01Lewis Walker
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 04:41:41nj
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 12:00:32Lewis Walker
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics28/10/2003 01:13:55Eric
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:16:06nj
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 05:07:57carrie
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 17:49:44John Grinder

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