KNOTS
by R.D. Laing

 
 
 



 

I get what I deserve

I deserve what I get.

 

I have it,

therefore I deserve it

 

I deserve it

because I have it.

 

You have not got it

therefore you do not deserve it

 

You do not deserve it

because you have not got it

 

You have not got it

because you do not deserve it

 

You do not deserve it

therefore you have not got it.

 


 

Positive and negative binds.

 

Negative: Can’t win. Everything I do is wrong.

Positive: Can’t lose. Everything I do is right.

 

I do it, because it is right.

It is right, because I do it.

 


 

All I have has been given me and is mine

 

If I have it, I must have been given it

Therefore it is mine.

 

I haven’t it

but I can get it

therefore,

because I have been given the capacity to get it

it is mine

 

It is not mine

but it has been given me and I have it

therefore I am grateful for what I have, or

have been given.

 

But I resent being grateful for what I have, or

have been given.

 

But I resent being grateful

because if I have been given it, it has not always been mine.

Therefore, if I don’t feel grateful

I won’t have been given it

therefore, it is (past, present, future) eternally mine.

 


 

If I don’t know I don’t know I

I think I know

If I don’t know I know

I think I don’t know

 


 

Can Jack and Jill

terrified that each and the other are not terrified

become

terrified that each and other are terrified, and

eventually,

not terrified that each and other not be terrified?

 


 

All in all

Each man in all men

all men in each man

 

All being in each being

Each being in all being

 

All in each

Each in all

 

All distinctions are mind, by mind, in mind, of mind

No distinctions no mind to distinguish

 

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