About It Is Not It

About It, Not ItThinking It Is Not ItRelated Pages6 Topic Groups9 Skills & Topics

Thoughts & Feelings Are Not What They Are About


You begin to be responsible for your thinking when you refuse to regard your thinking as being only what it is about. About it is not it.


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“About it is not it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Thinking about it is not it.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Responsible thinking begins with continually acknowledging that nothing is like what you think it is.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


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Note about This Page

  • This page could start under “Thinking Skills” but it was put under “Responsibility Issues” to emphasize the choice to take and treat thoughts and feelings about something as that something.
  • “About” is treated as a subject and verb on this page.
  • This page is related to the topics covered in We’re All Insane! Second Edition.

WHAT IS “ABOUT”

  1. About casts a screen over the world.
  2. About is interpretation.
  3. About is perspective.
  4. About is not the real.
  5. About is reductionistic.
  6. About is subjective.
  7. About limits by limiting focus.
  8. About has to be narrow to exist.
  9. About is useful in its proper place.

HOW TO HANDLE “ABOUT”

  • Follow out about until you can follow sensing again.
  • Recognize that memory is about, not the real.
  • Use about to locate a part or piece, not to view the whole.
  • Use about for manipulating pieces and parts.
  • Always remember that about destroys the system, whole, and completeness of anything.

INSTEAD OF “ABOUT”

  • Follow sensing, not about.
  • Follow hosting, not about.
  • Look at the system.
  • Look at the whole.

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