Being still is how one gets to know their own mind. This is something that occurs when one begins to sit. As this understanding expands, it slowly works its way into our daily living.
The most important thing one can know in life is their own mind. This priceless knowledge reveals truths that all the money in the world can’t buy. One of these truths are: It’s ones own mind that creates its own agitations by wanting what is occurring right now or what has occurred in the past, to be in some other way, hence an agitation is created. And it does this so many times throughout the day that it literally seems one is in a constant state of agitation.
Red lights, favorite teams not winning, traffic, spouse, Facebook post, money, job, boss, coworker or workers, children, government, waiting in any line, weather, people in general, someone who’s religion is different than yours, the next right thing, wishing for this or that (this has a list all its own), opinions not agreed with, and so on. Although it may seem constant, no agitation truly is. Some last longer than others and some have more affect on what’s going on, but the bottom line is a mind agitation usually occurs only because one doesn’t know their own mind.
It’s difficult to stop something when one doesn’t know its happening, so the question is how can one learn the truth about ones own mind? And the answer; by sitting in quiet and just observing one’s thoughts. Don’t judge them, attach to them, or make up a story about them. Just sit and observe the thoughts, seeing how they come in, drop off and repeat the cycle. Through this process, slowly one will get to understand their mind and how it operates. This is something that first becomes known while one is sitting. And the more one sits, the more the mind settles, which allows truth of one’s own mind to expand and work its way into our daily living.