Can we go past thought, to a resting place within where there is nothing but silence? Why is it so hard to remain still within? Why does one drift from one thought to another moment to moment, day in day out? Have you noticed this for yourself or do you continue dragging your mind in hope that days months or years will get better eventually in the future? We build up one thought upon another thought piling thoughts up to build a more stable sense of self. But do you know who you are in this moment, close your eyes and ask yourself, who am I. What does your mind come up with? Name of course, what people call you or what your tag is for this human body that lives in this world, right? Why is it that we are so lost in the external world that we forget to take time out to be at peace with who are as an individual each moment because at the end of the day putting all your beliefs aside YOU are the one that is experiencing this world right? So is it not wise to be aware of who this thought made self is?
You want peace and harmony in the world but refuse to have them in yourself. – Nisargadatta Maharaj
The mind remains in the past and future but are you your mind? In deep states of meditation the mind disappears for a moment or too, why is that? Because one is present, one is in the now, soon as this moment passes, if the mind clings to the moment that has just passed the mind will become active again, the mind will judge, compare or expect the same outcome or something better to come from the next moment. Mind remains when one is not feeling the moment they go into. Do you feel each moment you go into? Do you listen to how your body feels whilst it’s taking part in any activity? Are you aware of when or why your body resists to certain things? Man over rides how they feel to continue with the desires and ways of the mind. If you were really content with who you were then even in doing nothing at all there would be joy, peace and bliss. But man continues to drift and run for more, man continues to avoid the mind by remaining busy all the time, running from one thought to the next, from one activity to the next, until one gets tired and goes to sleep and remains asleep.
When will we stop living like robots? When will we start slowing down and actually enjoy each moment we step into? The more watchful you are with the ways of the mind and how you react to scenarios without discrimination, the more silent your mind will be, as it will drop the unnecessary load that you have been carrying unconsciously. Be aware that you are carrying with you thoughts that still greatly influence your perspective of life. Each moment you have a chance to observe your thoughts, the more you observe your thoughts and see them for as they are the more free you become from it. The more silent your mind the more clarity there will be in your decision making. Be aware that you are not getting lost in imagination, be a silent witness to all thoughts that pass, the more aware you become the more there will be acceptance for what is, each moment and more wonder in your life. You are not what you think you are, as thoughts will always drift, change and have different meanings to it and different interpretations in different moments, you are beyond your mind and only you can get to this place beyond words, look within! Be aware be conscious.
Rushing into action, you fail.Lao Tzu
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
Therefore the Master takes action
by letting things take their course.
The Master remains as calm at the end
as at the beginning.
He has nothing,
thus has nothing to lose.
What he desires is non-desire;
what he learns is to unlearn.
He simply reminds people
of who they have always been.
He cares about nothing but the Tao.
Thus he can care for all things.