AND THE THINKING MIND
The mind is a terrible thing to waste. It is also
a terrible thing to put in charge of your life.
You computer is a marvelous tool for collecting
and storing and retrieving information. It is great in helping you organize your
life, but there are very few of us who would turn to this marvelous tool and let
it run our live, make our decisions. But this is what we do with the
The thinking mind, the intellect would like to
think that it is making all the choices. In a hypnosis class I took years ago
the teacher presented a model which suggested that over 80% of the choices we
make are either influenced or almost completely controlled by our unconscious
That was shocking to me, but as I pondered the
idea more and examined my own life, I realized it was true. I’m not attached to
the 80% number here, just the idea that much of what I do is in “Robot” more or
less automatic pilot.
Today I am being exposed to the thought that I actually choose to be awake or
asleep. I choose to be aware or unaware. I choose to be conscious or
It would be very easy for me to turn that thought
into a judgment which would not serve me at all.
The idea of responsibility is not a judgment, but
it is a challenge. Nobody is going to do the waking up for me. Sure I am going
to have help, but the choice, willingness and responsibility have to be mine.
As stated above the thinking mind would like to
think it is making all the decisions in my life, the fact is it cannot. The
thinking mind does not ah v utility to se beyond its own agenda, which is very
closely allied with the ego’s, being right, being in charge.
It is only through surrender, which is also a
choice, that we let go of the thinking mind and allow the One Mind to take over.
In truth the One Mind has always been in charge,
we have just been so wrapped up in our own little story, our illusion, we have
not realized it.
There is another piece here which I will follow
up on next time.
The thinking mind will begin to analyze, “Now why
would I want to choose that experience?” “Why in the world would I choose
something so painful?”
These are useless thoughts that only keep us