A few thoughts on thinking

Thinking, materially only appears in the mind. No mind, no thinking. Change thinking, change mind.
Thinking is valid only to the degree that it reflects or correlates with what is outside mind.
Thinking that does not reflect this validity is called a delusion.

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

Feelings are but non verbal thinking. Feelings, together with thinking only appear in the mind.
Thinking and feeling play such an large outmoded role in our lives because they happen constantly.

Meditation helps breakup this constant flow of thinking and feeling, in a sense training us out of the multitasking mode of thinking and feeling while doing everything else. Meditation asks us to drop all delusions but the instructions of how to of this can be a bit nebulous and hard to follow. 

Don’t know. Be uncertain. Try. Try. Try.

Hope you have an awesome day!

Credits — Sam Harris

Credits — The 59 Lojong Slogans - Atisha's mind-training techniques. Commentary by Judy Lief Tricycle Magazine 2010

This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.