This is stupid.
For some reason I'm highly discouraged today by the failure of discussion and debate and facts to have any influence on demons.
This discouragement is STUPID. I've known for a LONG time, probably since 1975, that discussion is meaningless. I noticed it when I was a student, then proved it when I was teaching.
Lectures don't teach. Working with reality in a systematic way teaches. Sometimes a discussion during
the work can clarify the learning, but it's secondary.
Learning arises from encountering a specific piece of reality at a moment when you're open to it. Sometimes the openness comes from frustration, sometimes it just happens.
I shouldn't expect ANYTHING, facts or debates or experience, to influence demons. I've known this since 1969 when I shared a prison cell with a psychopath.
Maybe today is just a discouraged day, and I'm misattributing the overall mood to the failure.
Labels: Experiential education, malign misattribution