Brief Recap

Below are brief descriptions of terms used, in alphabetical order.  They are linked to relevant posts onsite and other places.  

To read all posts on a specific topic consult the Label list in the sidebar.  Be Lucid!

Automaticity: Acting without consciously thinking (see implicit memory)

Backtracking: to recall memories and experiences to match and support present circumstances in an effort to know what to do next (see also, Recalculate)

Perceiving your concepts as real.

Big Ticket Item:
Habits that don't work, cause problems, and remain active despite attempts to stop/change.

Blue Bunny:
An indicator you create which, when encountered, prompts you to be lucid to your dream of life.

Conceive or Concept:
The story we associate with perceiving to make it make sense for us

Conditional Happiness:
The expectation that something must or cannot happen in order for happiness to occur.

Do Nothing allowing the space to perceive what is not yet known as it is not yet determined.  It is the secret ingredient to making lasting change, the twinkle in the eye of the wise sage.  Practice: noticing the space between thoughts and word and cultivating its expansiveness solely for the purpose to know Nothing and enjoy that.  (see also, fill in the blank, ignorance)

Explicit Memory:
What you know you know, a deliberate process of recalling and telling a story. (see also, stories)

Fill-In the Blank:  
Elaborative words that fall into and flesh-out the motion string of five words (see description this page) of Have, Think, Feel, Say, Do often introducing new object which compound and add to the original story object. eg You (see Space) Never (see Time) Feel (see motion) fill-in the blank: Satisfied.  Sometimes motion string words become the blank-fillers as in You Never Think!

Implicit Memory:
What you don't know you know about past experiences and memories experienced as automatic procedures (sequences) for taking action induced (triggered) by experiencing similar circumstances (see also Stories).

A mind boggling concept often misidentified as oneself when it is really only what the mind knows as thoughts, feelings, expectations, desires (both attractive and avoided) etc. (also see description of Space on this page)

Not knowing how to not know, in other words always in need of seeking knowledge.  If you find this definition offensive....Nevermind. (also see Do Nothing, Know Nothing) 

Know Nothing: Being whole in experience of limitless, unconditional, indescribable, absolute potential of all that is not yet.

Comfortable with and adept at not yet knowing; curious, creative, observant

Lucid Change: The intent to live lucid rather than automatically

Mitote: The traffic of thoughts in the mind leading to more thoughts, and thoughts about thoughts, and so on and on and on, forming and recalculating stories.(see also, Stories, and Recalculating)

Have, Think, Feel, Say, and Do are the action or motion that comes from the relationship of space time, satisfying the human need to have a story or to know (or to think we know) about each person, place or thing we conceive (see definition this page).

Nevermind (Mantra):  
A practice for interrupting the sting of five words involved in all mitote and story-telling that distract us from being lucid in the dream of life.  It is suggested that when any of the words in the three strings of five come into play in such as way as to bring about discomfort for oneself or another, the progress of the three strings is first acknowledged by stating the sequence of the first two strings which represent the inevitability of space and time in life as we know it, then to pre-empt the third string which contains optional words which complete our creative process/story by producing the blanks we fill-in with knowledge based on our limited experiences; with the single word Nevermind, until the story sequence is abated.
                              I, You, We, They, This
                              Always, Never, Could, Should, Can't
                              Nevermind (substitutes for Have, Think, Feel, Say, Do (fill-in the blank)
                              (see also, Space, Time, Motions, and Fill-in the blank on this page)

The limitless, unconditional, indescribable, absolute source of all that is and as not yet. AKA Brahman, Ground, Absolute, Void, Potential, Love.

Noticing the Mundane:
Being lucid to the individual components of mundane sequences like "fix dinner", "get ready", "get ready for work".  Example: Fix Dinner might become: Open cabinet, remove skillet, touch refrigerator handle, open door, select package of tofu, open package, drain tofu in sink etc.  Not a tofu lover?  Don't be so literal!

Seeing prior to attaching knowledge to create a seen. Not yet knowing.  Also see Lucid.

Building upon and reorganizing memories, like a GPS system does after the set course is varied to create a new course that will fulfill expectations. (see also backtracking, mitote, and stories)

The history of experiences now kept as stories we can build upon to stay up to date as our experiences change daily. (see also Stories)

The relationship of objects.  In the three strings of five, space is conceived as  I, You, We, They, and This as broad categories containing countless related terms (such as That in the category of This as well as specific this and that's or particular names of specific people or groups of people/causes etc in any of the other categories. Even in the I category, the distinction between self and Self would both be contained therein as they are nonetheless conditional concepts (see definition in this list) of an unconditional perception (see definition in this list)

Three Strings of Five:
Three sets of five words I, You, We, They, This; Always, Never, Should, Could, Can't; Have, Think, Feel, Say, Do that categorize the terms we use to tell the stories of our lives as Space (Who-What and Where) x Time (When) = Motion (or action, How).  Also see Nevermind Mantra on this page.

Time: As Always, Never, Should, Could, and Can't, Time imposes a sense of loss, lack, and limitation (even Always is kept from being Never) upon object categories (see Space).  These terms represent general categories which may contain countless related terms so that Could may contain Can etc.

Skipping over the stories and limiting conditions of the I (see also I, believe, and Nevermind on this page)

Unconditional Happiness:
Yep, there really is such a thing.

Ancient Hindu scriptures, includes the Upanishads which predate the Buddha and the Christ. 

Wise Sages and Teachers:  A wide variety of teachings are the substratum for these blog posts from modern scientific thought on the part of great thinkers like Einstein, to Greek philosophers like Heraclitus and other ancient sages like Vashistha, the Buddha, and the Christ among others, including teachers I have known in this lifetime who helped me see the light. The wisdom I share here is drawn on the consensus that there is one truth told many ways.  I am grateful for all of them.  If you would like to know the source for any of the concepts introduced on this blog consider any and all of the above.