This post was most recently updated on February 27th, 2018
The house is the best metaphor for the mind, and you are living in that house. You can anytime choose to move out of your house, see your house, observe and make changes to it.
You can prepare the house, the way you wish to. Your house doesn’t hold any control over you, but you own your house. The house is empty but you fill your house, with your needs and desires.
When you own something, you can anytime release yourself from it, but the time you think something to be a part of yourself, it’s hard to get away from it, even if you really want to.
The mind is separate from you or you are separate from your mind. The mind can be utilized when you are conscious of the things of your mind, but when you live your life unconsciously, you only get used by your mind.
You hold the power over your mind. You hold the power to change the quality of your thoughts. The nature of the mind is to think, but it’s you who choose the quality of your thoughts.
All the experiences and impressions you choose with your life turns into your thought patterns. Your thoughts and dreams are nothing but your deep rooted desires.
Life happens in the present moment, but with the mind and all that goes into the mind, it’s impossible to jump into the present moment.
It’s necessary to drop the garbage of the mind before you experience the pure awareness field of the mind. The mind at its base is pure awareness field. It’s only the thoughts and desires at the surface, that adds chaos to life.
The real identity of the self can only be realized with the pure awareness field of the mind.
Life is all about experience, but to savor the new experiences of life, it’s necessary to drop all the past experiences behind. At the moment, you experience life as fresh. If you live with the surface reality of the mind, you miss the reality of the moment.
The present moment is all you have, but it’s not possible to jump straight into the moment, and thus you go through all the different experiences of life, to touch this beautiful spot of the moment.
Know the Thought process of Your Mind.
As the function of the Aeroplane is to fly, but each pilot has its own unique way to fly an airplane. In a similar way, the functions of all the mind are to think, but each mind creates separate impressions and forms different experiences for itself. You have the liberty to choose your thoughts, dreams, and desires, and direct them to your choice.
If you wish to know thyself, then its necessary to know the thought process of your mind. When you look into your mind, you will recognize that your mind forms the similar kind of thoughts all the time, and your outside world reflects out of your thought patterns.
To understand the thought process of the mind, you have to rise above the surface reality of the mind. You cannot understand the thought process of your mind, staying at the same level. You have to enter the no-mind state.
Use Different tools, to understand the Mind.
The mind is life and any other life with or beyond the mind, can only be recognized by understanding the mind.
The mind holds different layers of the past impressions and experiences, and unless you separate yourself from it, you cannot rise to the no-mind state. No matter what goes in your mind, you can separate yourself from it. You can separate yourself from all the sins of your mind, and no god will punish you for the act.
When you closely observe your mind, you will realize that its not only the sins that stop you from realizing the truth but even the good deeds stop you from experiencing the absolute truth of life.
Sometimes sins can easily be forgotten in life but good times are hard to forget. People cling to their good deeds and then these deeds become obstacle in experiencing the truth of life.
To understand the mind as a whole, you not only have to rise above your sins, but you also have to drop all that good that you hold in your mind. Good things are good, but the truth of life exists beyond all the good and bad deeds of life.
Writing down your own thoughts serves well, to help you understand yourself. With the different layers of the mind, its good to write down your thoughts, so that, you can develop clarity of life.
The world is usually seen with the different layers of the mind. At the base of the mind, no thought, idea, imagination, experience or impressions lies, but everything floats on the surface of the mind.
Meditation serves you to slow down the thought process, and gives you a deeper insight into your life.
Action plays an important part but for that, you need to have a proper understanding of life. Many times, we direct our energy into the direction, that holds no purpose in our lives. The time we follow the path of ignorance, we simply repeat the same circle of life, at the same time, when we consciously understand the process of life, we can guide the life in the direction of our choice.
Many times, it appears that things are clear to you, but when you try to implement those things into your life, the process appears impossible to implement. The process of life is such that, only understanding can’t serve the purpose in your life unless it becomes your experience. It’s only the experience out of understanding does matter in life.
If you understand the mind, then you can understand the cosmic universe. The true identity of the self is no separate from the other. Only the mind creates the bifurcation of it.”
When the mind is already in its flow, it’s hard to direct the mind. It’s necessary to plan the things in advance, and when the time comes to act, you jump to action. Slowly you understand the nature of mind and get a grip over it.
Always remember, you only have the power on your mind, and not on the mind of others. You have the control over your actions, and how you think, feel and make use of your energy.
The things that take place in the existence does follow certain patterns, and once you become the master of your mind, you can direct your actions according to the natural patterns of life.
You can control your mind, only if you can rise above the things of the mind. Each one of us holds the sacred space within, that allows us to experience life with absolute clarity.