Be the puppet on a string of a reactive mind or learn to break free of its hold. Understand this, the mind that tells you to do something is the same mind that questions why it was done.
It amazes me each time I make a decision that doesn’t work out the way I want it to, how the mind goes into a reactive mode and wants to question it and make it about something. When there’s traffic on one road and I get off an exit to go to another, if there’s traffic on that road, the nonsense begins. The nonsense of a reactive mind never ends until it’s understood and seen for what it truly is. Someone writes something and one reacts according to how they’re conditioned, it really has nothing to do with what’s written.
If you aren’t in control of your reactive mind it’s very simple, it’s in control of you. This is the way it is, I didn’t make this up, when you understand this, it’s a truth exposed. Stay conditioned to the reactive mind and remain as the puppet on a string. A mind that is non-reactive is one that is trained to be present for the reality of now. Remember it’s always your mind that tells you to do something and when it’s done and it doesn’t work out the way you think it should, it’s the same mind that tells you, it shouldn’t have been done.
When you react to someone in anger and an argument or a fight ensues, what makes this occur? It’s usually only a difference in the way something is looked at, but is that cause enough for the automatic dysfunctional reaction of anger? Just because someone doesn’t look at something as you do, it doesn’t make you right and them wrong. But this is what the reactive mind makes one believe. If this isn’t investigated the reactive mind will remain the controller of life. If this is what is wanted then by all means continue to do what you do without stopping for a moment and asking why.
One can only live the life that they’re given, but it can be lived anyway it’s wanted. If it is a life of unconsciousness and it’s chosen to be controlled by the reactive mind, when something is done and it doesn’t work out the way one thought it would, don’t be surprised when the same reactive mind tries to figures out the next step in the process or ask why was it done; this is what keeps the nonsense of the reactive mind (the noise in the head) in control. Control the mind or it will control you, after all it’s your life to live it in the way that you choose, but is it really being lived the way that you choose or is it being lived the way the reactive mind chooses?