♔ Kjrsos Field of Study ~ Challenging Thoughts and Assumptions

As we move through case after case of trying to understand all the different ways that we fool ourselves, sometimes lie to ourselves, you might start to wonder how week after week, month after month, and yes, year after year this is a subject that we can keep talking about. Showing so many different ways that as humans that we do this to ourselves.

Stories and lessons that we share not to show you how much of a fool we can be at times but because it is something that we need to fight through all of our lives.  This is not a course or a subject that you are going to take and you wake up all enlightened.

I wish that could be true. I would love it if I could cure myself of this disease that we call assumptions here at Kjrsos. But it seems too endemic for that. Not like catching the measles and only getting it once. More like the flu that constantly changes its colours so our body doesn't recognize this new strain and doesn't know how to protect us and so we need to be inoculated again and again.

The story do not be quick to judge. 

Always keep an open mind.

Challenge assumptions always.

Make it a practice each and every day.

Realize that almost everything that you think is built upon assumptions and so must be challenged and verified constantly.  Keep looking for first principles, to know what those are in every case because it is here only that we can build truth on. But still realizing that every truth that we build upon those first principles will always hold a small dose of assumptions in it.

Just realize that keeping an open mind does not mean we spend endless time accepting or analyzing everything that everyone says.  The idea that there is more than one side can be a truth we need to realize one time and a fallacy the next.  The difficulty is knowing which is which.  For example black is black.  There are no two sides to that statement I think most of us would agree and yet there are many shades of green that not all can see, because our awareness is not there in part because it is not something most language supports.  So we never look and see. 

The challenge I think most miss is not hearing all sides, although there are times all can hold a sliver of truth, and we talk about that a lot in all the different training methods people have come up with through the years. The challenge is to yourself.

To challenge your beliefs, your assumptions and look beyond that.  To look at what you think you know from different sides.  To question, to analyze. And ask yourself why do I believe this and is it possible that I got it wrong.  This is one of the differences of Kjrsos. This is why we teach a class on assumptions.  Because we know it isn't the training method that is important for us to teach but how to question and how to see is.   How you need to be your own creator.

And we will talk about that next. 

 

To gaze around seeing but not hearing for those of us who have been lucky enough to have both sight and hearing all our lives, we have no idea what that is like.

How that changes what you see, what you expect, what you think is here.  

And conversations are rarely had between those that can and cannot hear on what makes sound. On what we might expect to hear.  Or more importantly what doesn't.

The hope here is that awareness of how our minds work can help us learn the clutter that exists that sits in our brains.. in our task for non-existence we need to clear what is here that stops us from seeing what is. No more prejudices, no more assumptions, but a search for clarity so that we can see. Or at least build on reality. A reality too often we can't even see. To clear our thoughts, our minds, our hearts, so we can find the extra-ordinary possibilities that are here. Time to sweep out, to free ourselves, to get ready for what comes next. To find the simplicity in what we make complicated. A time removing presumptions and prejudices. To find the truth that is. To hear those other voices showing us truths that we can't see yet.

 

Course Studies

Questioning the necessity of science in our equestrian experience as well as raising the issues that result when our focus in on science ahead of the experience.