The bureaucracy of the mind

The bureaucracy of the mind

by Jon Rappoport

January 21, 2017

These are notes I made in preparation for my collection, Exit From The Matrix. The collection contains an extensive series of imagination exercises designed to increase creative power, and expand the possibilities of a person’s open future.

“Excessive organization of the mind obstructs creativity.”

“A creative future is dynamic. Excessive organization blocks that, in the same way that a bureaucracy stifles innovation with volumes of regulations and restrictions.”

“The bureaucratic mind is complacent. Nothing interesting and adventurous is going to happen. Exciting possibilities are going to be filtered through a maze of rules and ultimately discarded.”

“The moment of change and insight is the moment when the individual sees he can create his own future. At that instant, the bureaucracy of the mind is suspended without pay.”

“The mental bureaucracy starts out as an impulse to maintain security. But ‘protecting one’s future from harm’ eventually becomes so extensive an operation that the future itself dissolves. There is no future. There is only the present, repeating itself.”

“The sign that a bureaucracy of the mind has taken over? The individual keeps shrinking his aims and desires.”

“Eventually, every large bureaucracy is maintained to protect special interests. A bureaucracy of the mind protects the individual from exploring his deepest desires.”

“The movement called Surrealism took apart the bureaucracy of the mind. Surrealism was, of course, too much for most people. They recoiled in fear and loathing. They saw their own ‘apparatus’ being dismantled.”

“Space and time are functions of imagination. It’s not the other way around.”

“Before it was corrupted and altered and organized, the purpose of original Zen was dissolving the bureaucracy of the mind.”

“Logic and imagination aren’t opposites. The complement each other. Logic is all about learning how to walk on the ground. Imagination is about flying.”

“Independent I plus independent I can make a powerful We. But bureaucratic I plus bureaucratic I makes a blind structure.”

“No problem is ever solved by shrinking your vision of the future you want. The problem just festers across the mind’s bureaucracy, and the buck is passed from department to department.”

“Most people are consumed by, or surrender to, organization as the first order of business. That’s backwards. What is the proper degree of organization? The minimum required to implement the vision of what the individual most deeply desires. Anything beyond that is self-fulfilling obstruction.”

“As in government, the bureaucracy of the mind wants to control the range of possible solutions to a problem. No solution must create blowback on the bureaucracy—which is to say, no solution must expose the bureaucracy’s workings as counter-productive and utterly conventional and useless.”

“The origin of power is in the imagination.”


Exit From the Matrix


Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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3 comments on “The bureaucracy of the mind

  1. Mark Ryan says:

    Absolutely rite…all of it.

  2. From Quebec says:

    Trump Inaugural Speech: THINK BIG AND DREAM BIGGER.

  3. Joy says:

    Jon, this was a much-needed slap in the face this morning, shouting, “Wake up!”

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