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thinkIf you mind is full of chatter, you will not be able to perceive what’s in front of you. The chatter will distort and block your thinking. A little more about our thinking. Most people think that they are what their thoughts tell them they are. One day I noticed that I wasn’t breathing—I was being breathed. Then I also noticed, to my amazement, that I wasn’t thinking—that I was actually being thought and that thinking isn’t personal. Do you wake up in the morning and say to yourself, “I think I won’t think today”? It’s too late: You’re already thinking! Thoughts just appear. They come out of nothing and go back to nothing, like clouds moving across the empty sky. They come to pass, not to stay. There is no harm in them until we attach to them as if they were true.

No one has ever been able to control his thinking, although people may tell the story of how they have.

I don’t let go of my thoughts—I meet them with understanding. Then they let go of me.

Thoughts are like the breeze or the leaves on the trees or the raindrops falling. They appear like that, and through inquiry we can make friends with them. Would you argue with a raindrop? Raindrops aren’t personal, and neither are thoughts. Once a painful concept is met with understanding, the next time it appears you may find it interesting. What used to be the nightmare is now just interesting. The next time it appears, you may find it funny. The next time, you may not even notice it. This is the power of loving what is.

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Baby“Instead of thinking about life and how it should work, just make the move and see how it really does work. The outcome may surprise you”

Most of us are not what we could be. We have great capacities. But most of them are dormant; most is underdeveloped. Improvement in thinking is like improvement in basketball, in ballet, or in playing the violin. As long as we take our thinking for granted, we don’t do the work required for improvement.

Lets face it, there is nothing magical about our ideas. No one of them is essential. but in reality we are testing our ideas in our everyday life. We are integrating them, and building on them, in the light of our actual experience. So you use them to begin the change. And be surprised, in a good way.

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