“If we examine the mind, we will discover that it is simply the totality of all our thoughts, conscious and subconscious and that all our thoughts on particular things have culminated in feelings. The feeling now motivates the thoughts. If our thoughts are motivated by our feelings, all we need to do is release our feelings, the motivators of the thoughts. Then our mind will be quiet.”
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How funny it is to step behind the mind and see our thoughts as they really are. Only thoughts; thoughts and ideas we have grown, nurtured and proved to be true by our own justifications and, usually subconscious, actions.
Even the way we interpret someone’s words are only from our own perception, which only comes from the mind; the mind created from our labyrinth of thoughts.
Every belief we have about the world, others and ourselves is held true (in our perception) because our mind will always find ways to make sense of it, to prove it, to act in the direction of our beliefs. The one most valuable statement I hold to the utmost importance is: Question your beliefs. Ask yourself why and how you got to this belief. Does this belief benefit you or others in any way? Does it move you forward? Will you lose any part of your self by letting go of this belief?
The moment we question a belief, a habit, a thought, we are now awareness. The awareness behind the mind. Slowly, the strong emotional hold on the belief fizzles away, leaving only what is true. Usually, without the emotional attachment, we are able to see the thought for what it is and let go.
These are just a few things I have been thinking about lately; noticing the many paths my thoughts run around on and again noticing how my mind tries to make sense of it all. Sometimes there is no sense. It is only our mind, maybe our ego, yearning for a solution and finding this emotional connection to it all.