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.

Clinging Mind

The only way to be free of a clinging mind is to not label things. The labeling process of our mind produces clinging, the letting go process through stillness produces freedom…

Let go and be free or hold on and suffer, those are the choices. Expect things a certain way and when they aren’t in that way, the next step is the reaction to the different results of what is expected. Peace or suffering; it’s one or the other. If we cling to the results that are different than expected, it will create suffering and we ourselves are creating it because we are the ones clinging to the expected results. Disappointment is only unpleasant because of clinging.

When we expect, we label and when label, we cling. We develop a clinging mind. The more we label the more we expect, which is attachment, and the more we will cling. Even if the expectations work out the way we want, we are still clinging, but we don’t notice it as a problem because it’s as wanted. Our clinging mind attaches to everything that is labeled, and it labels everything so we cling to everything, but we don’t notice it because we mostly focus on the things that don’t go our way.

The only way to be free of a clinging mind is to not label things. The labeling process of our mind produces clinging, the letting go process through stillness produces freedom. Non labeling is a choice that needs to be cultivated so the moment to moment expectations don’t cause suffering. Life is one continuous expectation, but because it’s only in the disappointing ones that we think we cling, we are unaware of this moment by moment labeling. When the mind quiets enough to understand this, the labeling process lessens and so does our expectations. The result will be a mind that is free of a clinging and without this clinging affect it is impossible to suffer. This is our choice, just understand the suffering is optional…

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