So your mind is out of control huh? You want to control the mind? Well guess what? You can’t do it. Nobody can do it. Trying to control the mind is like trying to flatten out water. You just make more waves because that’s the nature of the ocean; It has waves, it has crashing. You don’t say there should be no waves in the ocean. Well the natural state of the
mind is full of thought, mental noise and once you accept that, the easier it will be to go beyond it. Because you are not the mind. You have a mind but the problem is you have been identifying with the mind, with your thoughts for your entire life. If you are the ocean, why would you identify as a wave? It’s just a wave. Well you are that which observes thoughts. Stop identifying as thoughts. It’s just a thought. And what is every thought made out of? Nothing You bring it to life with the attention
you give it. See every single day we have fifty to seventy thousand thoughts but the ones that stress us are the ones we keep putting our attention on. but these thoughts don’t have any more strength than any other. Stressful thoughts come like a knock on the door and you keep letting them in. Or you say, “No no I don’t want you to come in. No no no stay out.” And that makes them knock even
louder. So both aversion and attraction feed and
multiply thoughts. The secret is just don’t mind the mind. Know that this is the natural state of the mind. Don’t feed it. You do that by not trying to control. Just hold your ground and the thoughts will go away. This is the law of the universe. Everything passes. Just stay as the observer of thought. Don’t touch them, don’t resist the thought, label it or create a whole story around the thought. Just stay as the pure awareness. This is a much higher place. Your true place in silence. So yeah thoughts will arise and you feel them yeah you’re gonna feel but
they will pass. You don’t have to follow them anymore down their rabbit hole. Just remember It’s just a thought. Don’t touch it. Just stop and fix your attention in that silence, nothing more. Very simple. You don’t have to fight control or defeat the mind. Just stay as you are. How simple is that? Just stay as you are. As the silence in between two thoughts and the mind will dissolve by itself into the nothingness that it really is.