OldIrv (oldandeasy) wrote in the_free_people,

Hey...I'm new here!!!

Wheeee....I just discovered this group, almost by accident, and it is exactly where I belong. But it took me a long time to find out how to post to it . . . and I'm not even yet sure that this is the way to go about it. Something said about 'go back to your client' or something, but . . . hey, I don't even know what a client is?

Anyway, I just want to talk about being free for a moment. It was eggzactly what I wanted 35 years ago! And I went ahead and gotit. Yes, I left the stupid rat race, after a very lost 20 years at that game, and went through the turbulence and uncertainty of finding my way in what was literally a new game, by God. It took a few years to get all the old kinks out — though I hafta say, a different reality began kicking in for me from the very first week into it.

This is it, guys . . . what nobody else realizes, except those who have made the transition (and damn few of us there are), is that our whole cultural world (I mean the one regarded as 'everyday life') is nothing more real than just a certain version of reality, believed in and pursued by everyone around, because they all agree on it, and therefore it is so. Now don't freak out over that statement, or rush into denial . . . let me make the necessary qualifications.

The table your computer is on is real, and so is the mailman who brings your daily mail, and the cars out on the street, etc. etc. But the idea (just for instance) that there are 24 hours in a day, or something called the big dipper in the sky, or that . . . . you have to pay some 'going rate' for shelter!!! . . . These are merely 'knowledge', and I call them fixations that we don't even think about, we just take them for granted. And its the fixations in our minds that we learn to let go of (only if we want to) as the days and weeks and years of our freedom continue to grow.

Well, I think I've said enough for an intro. Especially as this doesn't seem like a very active site to me. Talk back to me, whoever is out there, and we'll see if we can generate some dialog.

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