Are we all hypnotized by our experience?
Often we are convinced of something, (also convinced of no-thing), because of what we call an experience. Is that a personal hypnotism? Let’s look into this mechanism.
By itself, I think that we can say that all experience comes and goes. (Is that our experience, Ha?) If something is not happening now what could keep it around, what could hold it in our attention? MEMORY! Memory is made up of patterns that we have given meaning to. Maybe the patterns are just made out of the meaning we have given. Those experiences that we haven’t given meaning to come and go just as raw unremarkable experience.
For example, when we define certain happenings as unremarkable, they come and go in unknown quantities. We either ignore them totally, or for sure we don’t catalog them. When something is new, or unexplainable, or is remarkable we hold onto it with memory. We contemplate it and study it to determine if it is dangerous, or if it is desirable. Only when we get a satisfactory explanation (a meaning) can we let it go into the unremarkable.
Hypnotism is a belief and an experience of that belief. I am a chicken; well maybe that’s radical, but which came first the chicken or the egg, the belief or the experience. I think that it is safe to say that all of our world view, and our place in that world is a hypnotism. So is all of our virtual, language based programming. Our body and our tissue are not a hypnotism. All of our beliefs are. (Last Paragraph click)
Is it good not to be hypnotized? Well the way we are saying it everything in our perception is a mental enchantment. So we can’t really yearn for no hypnotism. But we can be aware that our belief, or our interpretation make up an unknown (major) part of our reality. That awareness will be a softening, whereby we are not so invested in what we think that we know. In that softer ambient, changes will happen that we can call growth.