Aug 21, 2018
Can you imagine a parent receiving a drawing from their child and being upset?, saying: "That doesn't look anything like me! I hate it! Do it over!" Or what about becoming self concerned?, thinking: "Oh dear, is that what I really look like? I can't be seen looking like this!" And never leaving the house again out of embarrassment.
How absurd would that be? Yet, this is what's happening with regards to the mind and the image it draws of consciousness. It's limited to words and concepts, but these are like a child's crayons and are miserably inadequate to truly represent the essence of our being.
There is no need to get all worked up over this, as if the mind's conceptual creations truly represent what you are. It is mere child's play. Just watch, smile and laugh, there's no need to take these thoughts of 'you' too seriously. You don't expect more from a child than what a child can give, neither expect more from the mind than it can give.