How To Stop The Mind?
I have often been asked this question.
Some Tibetans have a method.
Some Tibetans have a method.
You sit in a small cell, with eyes half closed, for eighteen hours a day,
until you die. Then after you are reborn, the Lama comes and finds you,
and you do the same thing again, for life after life, until you wake up.
Not a very efficient method is it – and you miss all the fun that planet earth has to offer.
There are workshops – that use the mind in an attempt to stop the mind.
Apart from the Satori group, (which can do just that) doesn’t seem to work.
Most spiritual methods/conditioning is often trying to stop the mind with the mind - and is against the mind.
Any tool/technique to stop the mind is based on using the mind.
Everything is in the mind, even thinking about the mind, looking at getting
out of the mind, all is still in the mind.
When you follow the mind it is usual in a negative direction.
If you are going to follow the mind – have fun and follow the positive.)
The other question I have been often asked is: ‘Why is the mind so frantic.'
Here is just one explanation. To start, open this link:
That wall is under great pressure – to hold back billions of gallons of water – that has been stopped flowing in its natural way.
And it has just a few little openings at the bottom to let it out.
When it does come out, it comes, squirting out - with great pressure.
Part of your mind is like that dam – holding back everything you have not done and said, and the things you have done and said about which you now regret.
Most of your thinking is the little amount of thoughts that come squirting out, day and night – in an attempt to keep you legally sane.
What is behind that part of the mind that is damming the thoughts?
As said, everything you have not done and said, and the things you have done and said about which you now regret. Also…
The frustration as a child – not being able express and do what you want, when you want.
At school, sitting on a hard seat, for years, listening to an uninspired person trying to teach you something about which you are not in the slightest interested – which not only will be out of date by the time you get out, it is not of any use to you anyway. (All part of the scheme to keep you suppressed – so ‘they’ can have the illusion of power.)
Also, not feeling free to masturbate without guilt (And going blind.)
At a certain time in your young life, not being allowed to feel your feelings for the same sex.
And in your early youth, that overwhelming pressure that wants to jump on the opposite sex and roll on the ground doing it there and then.
And being in a relationship that is no longer appropriate for you;
in a job from which you longer get satisfaction;
the screaming kids;
the traffic jams;
the loud music everywhere you go.
All the things you do not share, in that very moment.
The things you are not doing in your life hat you want to be doing – places you want to go; people you want to meet. Feeling free.
It wouldn’t be so bad if we at least kept a balance with what we are suppressing with what we are releasing, but we are not – we are building the pressure moment to moment, day by day.
Then, in an attempt to stay alive - your body tries to release - by getting ill.
Living in the moment, the mind does not have a dam – just a natural flow.
In the stream of life, sometimes a trickle of gentle evolving; sometimes an emergency rush; a time of tranquility; a sinking – like being absorbed in a desert. All flowing in and towards a deeper ocean of love.
Nothing wrong with life; nothing wrong with us.
Just the neurotic way we are attempting to live life.
Live. Unconditionally. Truthfully. Totally.
Happy unconditionally totalising…
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Monday, 24 October 2011 03:13
posted by Easter
A million thanks for psoitng this information.
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