This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

Stirring the Pond

Do whatever you think you need to do, but any doing is actually an undoing because it keeps the mind in a state of agitation, and as long as one is stirring up the pond by doing, the view will never be clear.

It may be better if you did less in your life if what you are doing is stirring the pond; it’s only when the mud at the bottom is settled that the water is clear. So it is with the mind, when it gets stirred up, it becomes cloudy and it’s very difficult to see clearly what’s really happening. This stirring can be identified as what you think you need to make you complete; you see, when the pond is settled the water (mind) is clear. When the mind becomes agitated it becomes murky and all kinds of stories are created about what’s needed to make you complete. Reading another book may be used, another 12 step meeting, another person to help, losing another pound, more money, and on an on. So many things are used to stir up the pond (mind) and the truth is none of them are truly needed because you are complete as you will ever be right now. In the clarity of a settled mind is our completeness.

Stories are created to stir up the so called pond and it’s because of the conditioning that’s in place. Clarity will never be as long as one thinks there is something needed to do that will make one complete. Doing only keeps the water (mind) from settling and the more one does the less clear things are. Do whatever you think you need to do, but understand there will never be clarity until there’s no need to do anything. Be the light, be the instrument to spread love, be whatever you want, but this doing is actually an undoing because it keeps the mind in a state of agitation, and as long as one is stirring up the pond by doing, the view will never be clear.

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