Tuesday, January 13, 2009

To be afraid of thoughts is like being afraid of ghosts. But thoughts exist and ghosts don’t. Thoughts are real but ghosts are not. Ghosts exist only as beliefs, or thoughts. Well, in that sense ghosts are real.

The mind made self, the ego, the idea of who you are, is also real, but it is made of thoughts. It is like a ghost, a spirit. Without your thoughts about yourself you are nobody. It is different with the sense perceptions. They are also processed in the brain, but that is not something "you" do. That is something the brain does for you. You can see with your eyes and hear with your ears, you can feel the wind in your face and smell the horse dung from a distance.

What are thoughts made of? Are they made of electricity? Are they made of light? Are they made of chemicals? It doesn't really matter. Thoughts are sometimes interesting, yes but mostly quite annoying. It is better to ignore them. It is better to leave them alone. Treat them like you treat the drunkards at a train station.

But who is this you who treat the thoughts as drunkards? Isn't this "you" also made of something, chemicals or electricity or whatever? Yes, but you didn't create it. The brain creates it for you.

What is waking up in the morning after good nights sleep and what is passing out at night? What is panicking? What is stressed out? What exactly is experiencing peace beyond understanding?

1 comment:

Doreen said...

To your last few lines: all of these ailments can be modified with medicine. You are not a slave to the functions of your body.

Yes, exactly, You Are NoThing.
Does not EveryThing arise from NoThing, the Uncreated, the Unborn, the Unmanifested.

We Are Consciousness and Consciousness is Now (more and more) becoming conscious of Itself.
It's like consciousness is an artist and the world is the canvas. Except, Now, the artist becomes One with her/his creation. Like the ecstasy of creating when You are doing something and You "seemingly" "get lost" in the Doing/Being.... it, Really, is more like "Being Found". This is a "tangible" experience of feeling the Oneness or Unity Consciousness. You and Your Creation are One.

This is where the idea of "God" has gotten confused. We can know that "something" creates. But the creator and the created cannot be separate. And that is what we have "done" with our minds; 'conjured up' separation from our creation, our consciousness, our Oneness. Now, We Are, in a sense, remembering the basic Connection of Everything; waking up from the deep slumber of the active mind. The mind that overcomplicated our essential Nature (which Is of the Miraculous)and allowed Us to misinterpret Life to being only of the dimension of form. Now, many will See the Formless dimension in All its Glory; and thus *"returned"* to the All/the Sacred/the Divine/the One/Consciousness.

*We Never left "It", We just could not See It.*