Post by bigbugbagbabeboots on May 27, 2013 19:31:37 GMT
What is pure intent?
I have this guess:
an honest intention to see the world as it actually is which precludes any identity trying to see the world.
an intention to to be an actual person (as opposed to a perception and/or concept) which may originate from the identity but can only be sustained by the actual, which as it turns out, is the same thing as the original intention but totally pure (sans identity).
Firstly I'll preface this response with the warning that I am speaking theoretically below, I am still in the stage of 'tapping into' pure intent and working through many misunderstandings i have created around actualism.
That said, here is my understanding now;
I think the word 'intent' can be misleading, "pure intent" is not used in richards instructions to describe an affective intent, (such as an intent to be an "actual person") but rather it is used to describe an underlying quality of the universe which one 'taps in to' by being sincerely happy and harmless. so, yes you could say this sincerity is a type of 'pure intent' in the ordinary useage of the words but it is not specifically 'pure intent' as described in richards writings.
Only a sincere effort towards an affective happiness and harmlessness is within the abilities of a feeling being. One of the things I'm working through in my efforts to do such is the disassociation that allows me to even consider 'seeing the world without an identity'. To do that one is really setting up a disassociation (that there is a ME in here who can see through filters (identity) or not see through filters. The only ME there is- is this body,and that is the issue here; the mental space described as 'i' is not what sees the world in the end result. That mental space is an analog 'i' of the actual physical I, one which disappears from being percieved in a PCE, (I am told)
Hopefully that helps,.I suggest reading actualdinosaurs post in the thread "cultivating a PCE" to help get it straight, it has really helped me over the last few days.