An undisciplined mind has no filter. One’s seemingly random thoughts aren’t so random, they’re produced by one’s own mind so it has something to do because it hasn’t the discipline to be still.
The mind is a great problem solver. The only issue with this is, it is the one creating the problems. How can the mind quiet when all it seems like it wants to do is create noise? The noise of what is the plan for the day. Attachment to other people’s noise and how it pulls one in. Noise of what went on yesterday. Noise of what is going on in work, even though one is home. Noise of what is going on in our troubled world. Noise about this and that. Noise, noise, noise. All this noise has one thing in common and that is it’s one own mind that’s focused mainly on creating problem so it can solve them. It is the development of one’s Conditioned Mind that does this. If the mind didn’t generate this type of noise there wouldn’t be anything for it to do and problems would never be created for the need to be solved. One would always be at peace.
The mind has been trained to create and solve problems. The mind says to do something then it wants to know why it was done. The noise is the mind searching. It is only an undisciplined mind that creates this noise. A disciplined mind creates stillness. Until it is learned how to quiet the incessant chatter of an undisciplined mind, it will continue to control life and pull one around like a puppet on a string.
I am only writing this because this is the way my mind controlled me for many years. Through much practice this can and has changed, but it is the willingness of the individual alone that will make this change possible, When this occurs one will always be at peace. And why is this so, because when the mind stops creating and solving it’s own problems, peace is what’s left.