Enlightenment: How to Transcend the Mind
"The source of all problems
is the mind.
you identify with your thoughts
and that defines your
So many thoughts arise
without you even knowing it.
So many worries
and troubles constantly arising
and although you are not
conscious of them,
you are identified with them.
You are identified with the
stress of it, the conflict of it
and so that is your experience.
Say you have to get your toilet fixed.
You know you have to get your toilet fixed.
But the thought
as a conflict
until you resolve it.
It sits on your shoulders like
a hundred pound weight
telling you life is not the way
it is supposed to be
until the toilet is fixed
and then it goes away.
And then the plumber says
"I can't come until next Wednesday"
and that hurts because you know
you will have to carry around that
thought, that conflict of
"I have to get the toilet fixed"
for another week.
And there are thousands of them
arising so fast!
Toilet fixed, dentist appointment
late on rent, your high school
sweetheart dumped you
for the school bully.
You wake up in the morning
from a state of deep peace
and freedom from all identity
the mind looks for something to identify with
and there's the broken toilet, the rent bill
the high school sweetheart and the bully
and a thousand others within seconds.
And that's who you think you are,
that is how you perceive life.
Sure you get the good thoughts too
but then that creates conflict and stress.
You want one thought over the other;
one experience over the other.
And so the remedy
is not to try and have one thought
over the other,
but to stop the identification
with thinking all together.
Whether through witnessing thoughts
or placing your attention
on what is here beyond thinking,
it is to break that addiction
to identifying with thoughts
and rest as your natural state
To stop allowing thoughts
to dictate your experience
and instead discover what
is truly here beyond the thinking.
To realize your natural state.
Because your natural state
is love, is peace, is bliss.
Not some emotional experience
on the surface
but every cell of existence
vibrating as bliss.
And if you can taste that once,
then you can do it twice.
Then you can rest in your natural
state for longer periods of time
before being pulled back into thinking.
And eventually, the duality
between thoughts and peace
ceases to exist.
You begin to experience
thoughts as energy.
You experience the very nature
of thought itself.
Which is unconditional bliss.
It's like you stop being involved
with the lyrics to the song
and just enjoy the music.
The bliss of the music.
The toilet still needs to be fixed
but you're no longer wearing
it as a hat.
It no longer defines you.
completely free of it
as unconditional peace.
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