Mar 5, 2019
There is no ‘you’ or ‘I’ thinking thoughts, there are simply thoughts being thought. The thinking process doesn’t require a story regarding itself in order to respond appropriately to situations. Issues only seem to arise when the idea of an ‘I’ gets mixed up in the thinking process. What was before merely an impersonal response to stimuli, now becomes personal. This colors and distorts perception, hindering the ability to effectively handle situations as they arise.
All so called problems, belong to this imagined ‘I’ character who is assumed to be responsible for thinking. Without thoughts occurring, where is this ‘I’? The truth is, apart from thoughts, it has no reality of it’s own. It’s a product of thinking. Since the ‘I’ is a story appearing within thoughts, how could it be responsible for producing thoughts? It’s a story which was mistakenly concluded to be true, and then assimilated into all further thinking processes.
Lies require a lot of work to keep up the appearance of truth. It’s no different with this long believed concept. To keep up the illusion of an ‘I’ requires constant attention, support and modification. Without this story continually being propagated, an abundance of energy is freed and able to be used much more effectively. Thoughts become far less important, and all is seen clearly, as it is, no story needed.