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.

Routinely Controlled

Without recognition of the routines that are formed, one is blindly controlled by them. They say it’s time to jump and the only thing you can do is jump and if you are really attached, you will blindly ask how high…

If you want to understand your mind you will need to sit and observe it. Whatever you think and ponder upon that is what becomes the base of your mind and hence this is what becomes your routine actions. If there is no sitting, there’s very little chance for the mind to settle so it won’t be observed. As a routine is formed it becomes second nature, there’s very little observation in this mind activated action. These routine actions are different for everyone, but they are common at their root. They all arise in some way from the desire to seek pleasure. It matters little what one uses to fulfill this pleasure seeking routine and because there’s very little awareness of this, it’s in control of you. There needs to be an understanding that your actions become a routine that become ingrained by what you think. This is what determines whether your actions are wholesome (loving) or unwholesome (selfish). Simply put, loving actions should be cultivated so they become routine.

If there isn’t any sitting to allow the mind to settle, an understanding of it will be difficult and so observing the routine patterns will not be recognized. Without recognition of these, you are blindly controlled by them. This is why things are done without hesitation that aren’t in our best interest. Without the ability to observe the thoughts that arise, one is like a puppet on a string. Sitting allows the mind to settle so there can be an observation of this and one by one the puppet strings can be cut. If nothing is in place to allow this settling, the Conditioned Mind puppeteer will continue to control and you will blindly and without hesitation do things routinely that aren’t in your best interest or what’s best for others…

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