Thoughts are not just thoughts. Thoughts are magic spells that can make you deeply religious or deeply non religious. Thoughts can turn you into a right winger or into a left winger. Thoughts can turn you into a neo Nazi. Thoughts can drive you crazy.
Thoughts can make you miserable and depressed and they can make you laugh. But what are thoughts, really? What do they consist of? What would we be without them? Is the thinker also a thought?
Be kind to your mind. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your ego. Be kind to others. We are all in the same boat. Our planet is like a leaking ocean liner with a fire in the cargo hold.
Sometimes the ego is not like a nagging mother or a disturbing wino; sometimes it is more like a fascist schoolteacher or even like a merciless dictator in some banana republic. Then you’re in hot water. Such guys don’t want to hear that they are nothing but thoughts, that they are nothing but fantasies. They are like real. You have spread yourself thin to please them.
Some people believe that life is a competition, that life is about to win or loose. Some believe that life is a waiting room. They are waiting and waiting to get in to the doctor. In the mean time they are reading magazines.
Some people are not even aware of that they are very unhappy. They believe that they are filled with enthusiasm.
Everyone is telling everyone else how to think and what to believe and how to look at things. We are all like religious founders.
Some people are rich but inwardly dull and empty, sometimes also evil. They have nothing but money. To hide their inner emptiness and evil they spend money on charity. They can also go to church on Sundays and put on warm smiles, like politicians. In that way no one can complain about them.
“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players…” What if the actors. one after another, suddenly got bored with the play and took of their costumes and left the theater.
What if you tried to get to know yourself better, and you discovered that you where an egoistic, false and oily idiot. What would you do?