This blog contains commentary on relevant and related topics. The ideas expressed are not necessary new. Many have been around for thousands of years. I have tried to frame them in a way that makes them accessible for making changes in your life.
Have you noticed that you are a slave to your mind? You generally buy into whatever it tells you about the “truth” about what is happening in your reality. We all tend to identify with our minds—that is, my mind equals who I am. Yes, your mind is the the locus of your everyday individual self, and it is very useful for helping you navigate around the planet. Your mind is comfortable having this kind of control.
However, when matters of a spiritual or non-ordinary type are being considered, your mind can become an obstacle to understanding. There is a different kind of “understanding” and “knowing” required in such realms that cannot come from the mind.
It is helpful to gently turn down the volume of your mind so you can hear other messages. The first step in loosening the pervasive control of the mind is to begin noticing it as “just my mind.” Noticing the mind works best as an observation done with polite curiosity and, sometimes, a sense of humor. As the degree of total identity you experience between self and mind lessens, an aspect of self outside of the mind emerges.
Experiment with expanding the self beyond mind. Try it just for a moment—become aware of what your mind is doing.