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Software of the Mind #3: Implementing Natural Software

Author: Matthew Webb

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style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">"Logic" is a primary
means for the refinement of the mental vehicle in particular. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  A common view of logic is that it is
merely a system of reasoning that is in itself without direction. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This view holds that logic is only a
framework of parameters through which conclusions may be mathematically drawn,
yet not necessarily for any ultimate purpose. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This view of logic is not the one
presented here.  In this context,
logic is a system of reasoning that resembles the scientific method, yet for the
ultimate purpose of the revelation of Truth and right living. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Therefore it may be said that Truth, and
that which renders progressive benefit for life and Nature, is implicitly
logical.  By this definition modern
society is almost completely illogical, since it neither recognizes nor embraces
the Truth of its own destructive condition. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Spiritual practices which uplift the
human condition are extremely logical, since they enhance every aspect of
life.  Logic is therefore
progressive by nature since its purpose is to,

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">define and crystallize the
best applications of Truth,

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to determine which ways of
living are the most beneficial, using the criteria of Truth/demonstrable fact

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo3"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">3) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to remove all personal bias
from the clear perception of self and existence, so that a matter of fact
evaluation of these may be had.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Logic may thus be called
"the science of fact and its right application", and thus it is related to that
quality known as "matter-of-factness ". 
To be logical is to be matter of fact, or to simply deal with the facts
at hand, in a manner which yields the most progressive results. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Logic is a means to objectify, clarify
and therefore remedy social and personal obstacles. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  It is a determiner of Truth through
reasoning, in that it applies known facts to a truthful process of thinking, style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">rendering right conclusion. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  "Right conclusion" in this context is
that endpoint of reasoning in the asking of any question, which reveals the
"bottom line" of fact, truth and Natural Law. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  A logical conclusion in a matter of fact
review of modern society, is that there is a very real possibility for the
extinction of humanity as a species. 
Another logical conclusion is that to avoid extinction, change must be
had on both the personal and world levels.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Logic is a tool with a
specific purpose, and in the most progressive sense. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  That purpose is to determine the best
possible course of action to be taken for the welfare of the practitioner and
humanity.  To use logic effectively,
the following steps should be followed;

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo4"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The facts regarding any
question must be known.  If no facts
are known then they must be obtained. 
Observation of the inner workings of the self, (especially through
meditation) provides the needed information to answer any personal question
logically.  Simple observation of
daily circumstance also yields a wealth of information, as does the careful
study of a given subject matter through reading and discussion.

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo4"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2) style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Known facts regarding an
inquiry are reviewed, and a theory is created which attempts to satisfy the
questions at hand, by providing the best explanation for them.  Such a
theory should be one which is supported by all the facts known, and if known
facts contradict this theory then it should be revised to accommodate

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l4 level1 lfo4"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">3)  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When a theory is found which
is supported by all known information, it should then be checked to see if it is
the best possible explanation for all pertinent facts.  The theory made
should be a conclusion which leaves no further questions unanswered if possible,
as the "bottom line" explanation for what is known and

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">To theorize or speculate
about the answer to a question is an important process of inquiry. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The progressive mind should question
everything which comes before it, to determine if what is presented is
logical.  A working knowledge of the
principles of physics, human interactions and Consciousness are especially
useful in the formation of "bottom line" theories and conclusions. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  All conclusions made should be left
subject to continued validation by newly discovered facts, especially those
revealed through inner experiences. 
If they do not accommodate the new information, first validate that the
"facts" are indeed true.  If they
are, then go through the above process again to find a more comprehensive

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The practitioner uses logic
to determine if any of their long held views are in fact correct. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In so doing they are given the
opportunity to discover errors or "viruses" in their “mental software", (mind)
which may then be corrected. 
Checking old conclusions held, and changing those which are in error,
(not in accord with Truth) is the action of the progressive mind. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This process is absolutely necessary in
successful spiritual practice.  To
do so without the intrusion of ego, as an interference with the process of self
change, indicates a good amount of personal strength. Such strength is very
necessary for the expansion of Consciousness and spiritual activity in

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">"Spiritual Intent",
of  the nine modes above, is perhaps
the most valuable of all.  It is the
one mode of the mind that is ultimately progressive, providing maximum gains for
the practitioner.  This mode may be
defined as "the will to live according to spiritual principles". style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This implies that,

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo7"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the practitioner with this
Intent seeks to recognize and embody Truth style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">as a first priority in life,

style="MARGIN-LEFT: 14.15pt; TEXT-INDENT: -14.15pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; mso-list: l1 level1 lfo8"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2) style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">  style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">to apply the principles of
Truth, or the Will of God, in daily affairs.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It is in this mode that the
directives and purposes of the soul are carried out. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Through this Intent the true purposes of
life, self and humanity may be progressively revealed. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  With this focus the value of love is
seen,  as are the merits of
positivity and service.  Each of
these contribute to the welfare of humanity and ultimately the practitioner
themselves.  Through spiritual
Intent the teacher of Truth arises, perhaps even the Master, who becomes the
very vessel through which the Will of God/Nature is manifest on the physical

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">To employ the mode of
spiritual Intent is to apply the underlying themes of existence. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Although the outer eyes may be focused
on the physical world, the inner eye of
the mind and soul are ever affixed upon
style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">the style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"> truly important issues of all
.  Through spiritual Intent
all of the other eight modes of the mind are kept in balance and correct focus,
for it guides them all in the direction of right action. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">The practitioner makes use of this mode in
spiritual ministry, finding every opportunity for the expression of good will,
the establishment of trust, wisdom, understanding and the promulgation of the
principles of Truth for the welfare of the world in general
. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Inwardly this mode provides the
practitioner with true satisfaction, stability, noble purpose, improved personal
karma, clarity and greater wisdom. 
Those who adopt spiritual Intent as a mode of living become "their
brother’s keeper", and may be relied upon to support and promote the
enlightenment of humanity.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">“Simplicity”, the
final mode of “software for the mind”, is one which reduces unnecessary
complexity in daily living.. 
Through the simplicity of a natural lifestyle, the practitioner finds
ease of living through the elimination of nonessential considerations. style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> style="mso-spacerun: yes"> Truth is in essence simple, and in most
cases so are effective solutions
Simplicity keeps one in tune with the bottom line of life, in the
employment of attributes we naturally possess. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  For instance, the natural intelligence
possessed by our own bodies can be relied upon to keep us healthy, providing an
alternative to elaborate medical procedures. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  A knowledge of the universal force of
Intent gives the mind a means to bring about any desired personal change,
eliminating the need for extensive psychological processing. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  An identification of the self with
consciousness, brings spiritual fulfillment as a direct inner link with God is
established.  This negates the felt
need to seek illumination in philosophical, religious or worldly affairs,
outside of the self.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A simplicity of inner focus
reflects the state of natural designs upon which we are based. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Therefore, living in accord with the
laws of nature is inherently more effective than trying to become or create
something of oneself that is unnatural. 
[Social image and status are examples of unnatural considerations which
do not contribute to quality living.] style="mso-spacerun: yes">   style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">In simplicity is found genius, because
the 90% of the brain we normally cannot use due to the clutter stored there, is
freed up to function naturally. 
Even a modern computer can only process and store a limited amount of
data before its speed and efficiency are compromised. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The human mind is no exception to this
rule. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> The modern need is to determine what is
truly needed for quality living, and what is merely a distraction from the
reality of life
.  Through a
focus on simple living, the mind is cleaned of artificial considerations that
act to hinder and destroy natural genius.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When practiced, the above
modes of action become personal qualities of great value in all aspects of
living.  These nine are given as a
general guideline for "running the mind" on a day to day basis, in addition to
the practice of meditation.  Each
mode is mutually complimentary in function to all of the others, style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">making their simultaneous practice very
.  It is recommended
that the reader post them in a place where they can be reviewed every day,
using the Intent of reconfiguring and upgrading the mind with their
.  These nine qualities
enhance each other’s function as follows:

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In Truth all other modes are
universally revealed,

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In efficiency all other modes are

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">3) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In progressiveness all other
modes are improved.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">4) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In practicality all other modes
are made manifest.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">5) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In logic all other modes are
determined and made coherently applicable.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">6) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In honesty all other modes are
made possible.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">7) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In prioritization all other modes
are given order and sequence.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">8) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In spiritual Intent all other
modes are given highest value and acted upon.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">9) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In simplicity all other modes are
made accessible and easily employed.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">To more rapidly acquire
greater benefit and realization from these valuable qualities, the practitioner
is encouraged to employ the technique of contemplation. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  To contemplate any given subject is to
engage in an inner exploration of its aspects and qualities with the mind. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  In many ways this activity resembles
meditation, but its objective is not necessarily the establishment of the state
of Awareness of Awareness. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Its objective is the revelation of the
subtleties of any subject matter, to a greater depth than is currently

style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">CONTEMPLATION

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">To begin the practice of
contemplation, like meditation, it is recommended that a three step process be
used, (initially).  These steps are
known as; 1) preparation, 2) 
breathing focus and 3)  the
meditation itself.  To accomplish
step one simply find for yourself a quiet place that will not be disturbed. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Sit comfortably with both feet on the
floor, a straight though relaxed spine and eyes closed.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Step two consists of a
breathing exercise in which deep relaxed breaths are taken in for a given
duration, as follows;

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">A) Breathe in deeply and
slowly for a period of about five seconds, until the lungs are completely

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">B) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Hold this breath for approximately five
seconds more.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">C) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Exhale slowly, taking five seconds to do
so, until the lungs are completely emptied,

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">D) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  After exhalation, wait another five
second period before inhaling once again.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">E) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Repeat steps A, B and C style="mso-spacerun: yes">  ten times, or until you feel calmed and

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">After the breathing exercise
of step two, let the body breathe as it wants to normally for about a
minute.  Relax.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Choose a single word or at
most, two or three words which represent the subject to be contemplated. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  For example, the mode of efficiency may
be investigated in this way.  Repeat
the word "efficiency" over and over again in the mind, until thought processes
and/or imagery are engaged upon it. 
Thoughts and images about efficiency will begin to appear. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Encourage and explore these. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Visualize what the state of efficiency
looks like in action, and in various settings. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Review how that mode would feel
throughout the body when it is fully embodied, and in subtle detail. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Picture and consider the personal
results of greater efficiency in all areas of life. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  When thoughts not related to the idea
being contemplated appear, simply return to its repetition until the mind
resumes its exploration of that subject matter.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">As this inner action is
performed, new and more in-depth information regarding the subject will likely
appear, and in greater and greater detail. 
Encourage this process and explore new avenues of information as they
pass before the mind’s eye, style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">  so long as
they are related to the subject matter desired. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Stay relaxed and quietly focused upon
the subject of contemplation. 
Particularly useful is the visualization of oneself in the performance of
the contemplated subject, (such as efficiency) as a mode of living. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Let the mind imagine all the ways in
which the greater manifestation of efficiency may be lived out day to day. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Visualizing this will begin the process
of embodying that desired quality. 
This process will be greatly enhanced if it is also style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Intended into place by the practitioner,
(See GM series #6).  There is no
suggested time limit for the practice of contemplation, it should simply be done
as long as desired.  Perform this
exercise just before sleep for particularly potent results. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  As with meditation, style="mso-spacerun: yes">  longer periods of inner focus tend to
produce more profound results, as do repeated contemplations of the same subject

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Any subject or group of
subjects may be so contemplated. It is recommended that the practitioner
contemplate all nine modes of Truth, honesty, practicality, progressiveness,
logic, prioritization, efficiency, spiritual Intent, and simplicity, style="mso-spacerun: yes">  so as to cultivate their qualities
within.  More than one subject
matter may be contemplated simultaneously, but in general, better results will
be had if only one subject at a time is so focused upon.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">When the practitioner begins
to actively embody the above nine qualities, (for instance) style="mso-spacerun: yes">  their status in the mind changes. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  At first, any quality is just a subject
matter to be studied and explored. 
As such it remains apart from the mind and from the daily practice of
it.  But as soon as the mind is
actively seeking to embody that quality, such as through the process of
contemplation or daily practice, it then becomes an Intent. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  What this means is that the subject of
focus changes in character, from one that is passive and static, to a state of
dynamism and action within.  An
analogy of this is found in language, in the difference between nouns and
verbs.  Sometimes a given word can
be a static constant noun, (person, place or thing) and on other occasions it
can be a verb, (a dynamic state of action). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The word style="mso-spacerun: yes">  "plant" for example, can refer to a
given vegetable, or it can refer to an action such as in the phrase, "to plant a
crop".  In one case the word is a
static thing, a subject matter only. 
In another case the same word becomes something that represents action
and dynamic change.  The same is
true in the personal sense when first considering a subject for contemplation,
such as efficiency.  Initially,
efficiency is only for the mind a static subject matter to be reviewed, and as
such remains only a "noun".  But
when an individual determines that they "will now be efficient", the term takes
on new meaning.  It becomes instead
a state of action or "verb" in the mind, having surpassed the stage of mere
theoretical consideration, moving to a phase of action. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  When an inner focus becomes the focal
point for inner or outer action, it is then said to be an "Intent". style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The process of action taken is referred
to as "employing" that Intent. 
Therefore, when the above nine modes for the mind are acted upon, they
become "Intents" rather than just subject matters, as follows;

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">1) The subject Truth,
becomes the Intent to realize and live the principles of existence.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">2) The subject honesty,
becomes the Intent to adopt truthfulness moment to moment.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">3) The subject efficiency,
becomes the Intent to act with the greatest effectiveness.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">4) The subject practicality,
becomes the Intent to "do what works".

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">5) The subject
progressiveness, becomes the Intent to improve.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">6) The subject logic,
becomes the Intent to conclude truthfully, using fact.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">7) The subject
prioritization, becomes the Intent to determine relative importance.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">8) The subject spiritual
Intent, becomes right action and spiritual ministry in daily life.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">9) The subject simplicity,
becomes the Intent of inner effectiveness through essential focus.

style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Each of these examples of
Intent are as "verbs", in that they imply action taken through the embodiment
and application of the above qualities in daily life. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Other examples of Intents which act to
expand personal Consciousness are as follows: style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The Intents of greater mastery, style="mso-spacerun: yes">  clarity, style="mso-spacerun: yes">  love, style="mso-spacerun: yes">  intelligence, wisdom, physical strength,
good will, Earthmind connection, Divine connection, etc. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Truly any desirable quality can be
"Intended into place", or "made manifest" in the self. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  By the same token, any quality or mental
image may be "made manifest" in the environment, through the use of Intent. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  A review of the qualities of Intent
reveals how this is so.

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