The start of our Hero Journey
We've introduced two new features in Hey Mind AI - our startup where you can delve into the philosophical realm:
Now, each time you initiate a conversation, you'll be greeted with a quote generated by our AI philosopher, offering new insight.
True to the belief that questions – not answers – lead to insights, our AI is engineered to assist you in crafting new, thought-provoking questions that will aid you in exploring your own mind.
Now, onto this week's topic:
What are questions?
Most philosophers regard them as keys, unlocking doorways to layers of wisdom and understanding. They catalyze an exploration of the world, fostering a deeper comprehension of the underlying principles of existence. They challenge assumptions, necessitating a broadened viewpoint and the shedding of deeply ingrained beliefs. They ignite the flame of curiosity, fueling an unyielding quest for knowledge.
It's about advancing further and crafting your own hero's journey, embracing the unfamiliar, and embarking on a journey of discovery.
Jed McKenna discusses questions in one of his books:
First, the question itself is the obstacle to progress, not lack of an answer. The question is the key. Once we truly understand the question, we'll have the desired answer. The desired answer is always the removal of the obstruction a correct question represents.
The question, understood correctly, is the obstruction. If it's not, see the second point.
Second, come up with the right question. There's always only one. Wherever you are right now is where you're stuck, and the only question that ever matters is the one that gets you unstuck, that takes you one step further. All other questions are fear-based ego-sparing time-killers. Forget concepts and ideas, forget past and future, forget mankind and society, forget God and love, forget truth and spirituality. Find that one question; the exact question that ego doesn't want you to ask. Put your full attention on it.
That's how progress is made. Everything else is a stall tactic.
To move forward, you must figure out exactly what is obstructing you. Whatever it is, it isn't really there; it has no reality, no substance. It's your own creation, a phantom lurking in the shadows of your mind, a shadow demon. Your obstructions are your demons, and your demons are shadow dwellers. They live and thrive in the half-light of ignorance, so the way to slay a demon is by illuminating it with the full force and power of your focused attention; by looking at it, hard. Banish shadow with light and see for yourself that no obstruction exists, nor ever did. We create our demons and we feed them. To awaken we must slay them.
Thats really the whole process: Slay one demon, take one step.
See ya next week.
Founder: Hey mind.