Looking for a way to get rid of overthinking? Wondering how to stop thinking unwanted thoughts? Look no further — this post explains the nature of your mind and offers a permanent solution to your problems. It will teach you how to disciple your mind and prevent it from blocking your life experience.
PLEASE NOTE: This post is a part of "The Present" — a short text that explains the complete truth about life. Please read at least the first 4 pages in order to understand this post properly.
The word "man" comes from ancient Sanskrit and means "mind". Mankind is "mindkind".
Mind-self: The mind is a great tool if we have it under control. The problem is that most don’t have their minds under control. The mind has been so useful to our survival that we have given it complete power over our lives.
We have begun to believe that we are our minds. This falsehood puts our minds in control of us.
Our mind is a biochemical and bio-electric part of our bodies. It exists in the brain, and it is destroyed when the rest of our body is destroyed at death, just as a computer’s data is destroyed when a computer’s hard drive is destroyed. Your mind can be destroyed even sooner than death by brain injuries and diseases, such as Alzheimer's and some mental diseases.
We can be certain that we are not our mind, because if it was gone, we would still be here. We would still be aware of life, actually more aware of life, completely aware of it.
The mind does not give us life; we give the mind life.
The mind’s job is done: The mind is like a sophisticated computer. Its function is to learn, remember, process, and understand life and the things in it. The ultimate thing for the mind to learn and understand is the nature of life itself; our true past, potential future, and the nature of nature. Once we know the ultimate truth, our mind’s ultimate job is done. Its reason for evolving is accomplished. Thus, the mind’s purpose is fulfilled.
When the truth is known, it is finished.
Master/servant: Once you know the “mind truth” or “intellectual truth,” your mind can take you no further. The mind needs to relax and become just a technical consultant. The mind needs to become your servant and stop being your master.
The age of the mind: The mind has been such a big part of our world that a worldwide religion of the mind has developed. People have faith in the mind. People think the mind is the key to our success in everything. This has given the mind too much power over us. The mind has become God on this planet.
More than minds: The mind is the king of this world. Just about all institutions, schools, businesses, and governments promote and support the mind. This is all fine and good, as long as we know that we are more than our minds, that our minds are just a very small and temporary part of us.
"Behind your thoughts and feelings, my brother, there stands a mighty ruler. An unknown sage - whose name is self. In your body he dwells. There is more reason in your body than in your best wisdom." — Friedrich Nietzsche
Using our mind was the key to our success in the past, but it will have to see itself and change itself for us to be a success in the future or even to survive. The mind will still be the key to the next step in evolution, but not by doing what it has done in the past. Our minds have to change for us to thrive and survive.
We need an age of the spirit now. Our spirit must be seen as the more important part of us. Spirit is the real part, the eternal part, what we have always been and always will be, the real us.
Step up: Your mind must step down so that your true self, your eternal spiritual-self, can step up. This is the next and last step in your evolution. Your mind needs to get out of the way, so you can learn the spiritual truth, the living truth, the real truth, the truth that is beyond the mind.
The mind: It is just a tool that should only be used when it is needed. You use a hammer when you need to pound a nail. When you do not need it, you put it away. Your mind is always there when you need it. You use a chair when you need to sit down, but you don't carry it around with you all the time. It would weigh you down. As the last Beatles' song said: "Boy, you're going to carry that weight a long time."
Take care of business: You do not have to worry about not thinking enough to take care of business. The only problem you will have is the problem you always have had; thinking too much to live in the present, to live in the truth and the life.
Computers: Let the machines do the thinking. Our goal is not to think, but to live, and we never have to worry about machines doing it better. Computers are being developed so that we can think less and live more.
With the knowledge of the ultimate truth, you are no longer mankind, or mind-kind, because you are no longer going to live as a mind; you are a new being. You are going to live as an immortal spirit.
"It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know." — Henry David Thoreau
The full potential of the mind: Using your mind less does not mean you are not using your mind to its full potential; less is more. The less you block life, the more you will know it. The better you know life, the better your mind can serve you.
Know everything: When the mind is on standby, it is still in the game. It is completely aware of the world right along with you.
"The only source of knowledge is experience." — Albert Einstein
You will think less, but know a lot more, because you will experience a lot more, and what you experience will be real, not a deception or illusion. When you use your mind less, you are doing what the mind is meant to do, what it evolved to do. You are using your mind to its absolute full potential if you use it to overcome itself in order to know true life.
Friend or foe: Your mind can be your worst enemy or your best friend. If you are using it to overcome or transcend itself and realize the truth and life, it is your best friend. If not, it is your worst enemy; it will distract you and prevent you from seeing the truth and true life in one way or another.
True life: You are only receiving a very small percentage of all the light that enters your eyes, the sounds that enter your ears, the sensations coming from inside and outside your body, all the scents in the air and tastes in food. Your mind is distorting, filtering, interpreting and blocking most of life, as shown in the drawing.
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The first time you experience life completely, it will astound you. It is the best thing there is or can be, and it is here all the time in every moment of your life, just waiting for you to let it in. You will be truly alive, born for the first time.
You still have a mind filtering the input of life. It does not let everything in; it lets divine life in (perfect life), but divine life is not composed of everything coming to you. Your mind has to be discerning, or life would have no definition. It would just be a flood of sensation, and that would be too much; too much of a good thing.
The mind that knows the truth of life lets in all that comprises the best possible life experience, true life. It's more than the mind of man lets in, but not everything.
The divine mind works like a sound equalizer that controls the volume of different instruments in a band, to make it sound the best it can sound. It is very subtle, and doesn't block life as the animal mind does, but it does regulate the input.
People are too unconscious to know that they are unconscious. They are too closed-minded to know that they are closed-minded. They are too asleep to know that they are asleep.
Hypnosis: Mankind is hypnotized. Hypnotized means to be put into a state of semi-consciousness, a waking sleep. The problem is that we have been hypnotized to not know we are hypnotized.
Under a spell: It is like we are under a spell that has put us to sleep. We need the kiss of truth to wake up from this spell.
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IMPORTANT: To learn the complete truth about your mind and take control of your thoughts, read "The Present" and follow the practical tips from the 1st chapter.