Some really simple food for thought.
When life isn’t permanent… When our stay here isn’t permanent…
Can the problems we experience… be permanent??
Just be with this Sutra…Absorb it.. Let it seep into you…at its own pace..
Now…a brief back ground on the workings of our Mind.. to understand the Sutra…
Just be aware that the mind magnifies the problem, with What-If and What-Not analysis and projecting the hypothetical thoughts into a hypothetical setup… And we call ourselves Logical??
It’s not that such thoughts would cease, would desist from coming..
Thoughts cannot be controlled.
The more we try to control a certain category of thoughts… the more that particular category of thoughts will start bombarding the mind..
Using some oft quoted examples..
Do not think of an Elephant at any cost…
Do not think of Sex…
Any guess on the results :) . You have to think of them…only to not to think of them ;)
So the only thing that can be done is Watch!! Watch the thoughts… Watch them passing in your mind… You are watching your mind at a distance… Thoughts come and go…and You watch..
Do this in a disassociated manner. You simply have no control on thoughts or its quality.. Does anyone have any control on the wind.. It’s the breeze.. here now.. possibly gone a few minutes later…here today, possibly gone tomorrow.. Similar is the way of the thoughts.
So don’t get too bogged down by thoughts… This too shall pass…And all you can do is Laugh…and sort out the issue at hand…The whole quality…the whole approach is then qualitatively different..
Welcome to the World of Wellness.. It’s your birth-right :)