Apologies for not writing last night, I started after I was so tired and when I re-read what I wrote, It was so defensive and nonsensical that I let myself get some sleep and now I will begin again... I thought I would also send my answers from last night so you can see the difference :)
I can see the difference of the concepts, now. Yes, I was referring to attention.What you talk about awareness, aren’t you referring to attention?
So let’s check this out.
Do everything you can and experience ‘weather’.
This morning I wrote..I guess I can't experience "weather" . It's in the same wheelhouse as where do thoughts come from.How do you do it?
...last night however
My response was quite attached to explaining how my entire world revolves around the concept....
So In my profession as a truck driver, I have to take a class that I have to test out every 3 months or so about seasonal weather or inclement weather ( that is literally what the tests are called) It's very important to take the changing seasons into account and make the appropriate changes or else it could have devastating effects. Okay so how do I experience "weather"? Today for instance, the wind was blowing my truck all over the road. The wind is invisible, but I feel it. My hands and arms are sore after trying to hold the steering wheel straight for 600 miles in one shift. High winds are dangerous if my load is light, my truck is high center of gravity and are easy to roll over if passing another truck or coming out of a tunnel. I have been blown over 3 lanes. It's dangerous and scary. So whats the difference with wind and weather? Weather is a concept but wind can be felt so it's reality? Small talk about weather is terrible, but In my profession I have to check what the temperature is daily, it effects my tires, if it's below freezing I have to treat my fuel with special liquid so it wont freeze and my truck breaks down. Its imperative as a professional driver to check daily what the....weather is. I don't see the point in pretending to not use personal pronouns or use a simple one word concept that everyone knows instead of explaining what the elements are conjuring up. (written last night )
This morning my answer I can't truly experience this concept. I try to and all my attention goes to the birds signing outside my window. I have no desire to try to force my addiction to the concept today!How is weather experienced
last night I did tho!....
Again, this concept is different for me. I have unloaded trailers with 43,000 pounds of freight in the middle of January in the Upper Peninsula In Michigan where my eyelashes froze. I had to enter my truck every 30 minute to prevent frost bite. That is reality. It would take up to 14 hours to finish a shift in a day. The pain that the elements in the middle of winter. Winter, yes a concept that is bloody brutal for a truck driver. Driving through a storm in Montana , through the mountains. If you're not a truck driver or 70 feet long, 80,000 if might not be reality for you, but its reality for me. Its almost worst in the summer. Yup summer, another concept. Unloading the freight in 130 degrees is a pain that I don't wish on my worst enemy. And when the people unloaded the store pass out from HEAT exhaustion. What is heat. It can be felt. It can remove all life force and take days to recover from heat exhaustion. So weather can be a bitch. The elements are real, aren't they. They're a force of nature. The ruin lives every day and it's a word and concept that is VERY COMMON in my world. (written last night)
This morning ha! I can't! Thoughts don't have colors or taste, no smells or sensations and either do concepts and I can't!As a color? Sound? Taste? Smell? Sensation?
Last nights response...
I woke up today to a pink sky. What I said yesterday about the awareness of the weather. My eyes looked out the window and the sky was filled with the beginning of a storm. When I leave the windows open during a storm all my things get soaked so thats why I pay attention to the elements. I understand you're comparing the weather to the self, but this isn't working for me. I can conceptualize the weather all day, because it's my job too. (written last night!)
This morning I say in relief, no! :)Can weather be experienced at all?
Last night I said..
I experience the elements all day. All year round. A word that I've used my entire life to describe the elements, which are very bloody real can be exchanged for weather and let's leave it at that. Weather = elements.
I feel like i'm trying to eradicate my vocabulary of certain words. (written last night )
I understand this question this morning, and I can think myself into next Friday. And I can't imagine weather without the sunshine and clouds etc...so yes i can ONLY THINK of it!!Now try to imagine weather. Not sunshine, not clouds, not winds or rain, but imagine weather itself. Can you do that?
Or you can only THINK OF weather?
This morning I see that the word points to a rainy day or a sunny one. The WORD helps refer to what is in reality. It keeps the weather man in business :)But what does the word ‘weather’ pointing to? Does it point to anything in reality?
It's a concept. It's a word pointing to actual things in reality, but isn't real itself.Where is the university exactly?
You can google addresses and find University's in every city, state and country. ( written last night )
Just an idea!!!Or is it just a man-made concept, just an idea?
Oh goodness, I can be stubborn!