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.

Without the recognition of unconsciousness you’ll blindly be controlled by it. It says jump and the only thing you can do is obey and jump; if you’re really unconscious you’ll also ask how high…

If you want to understand the unconscious mind you will need to sit down and observe it. Whatever you think and ponder upon that’s what becomes the inclination of the mind and hence that’s what becomes your unconscious actions. If there is no sitting, there’s very little chance for the mind to settle so it can be observed. As unconsciousness is formed it becomes second nature, there’s very little observation in this mind activated action. These unconscious actions are different for everyone, but they are common at their root. They all arise in some way from the unconscious to seek pleasure. It matters little what’s used to fulfill this pleasure seeking and because there’s very little awareness of this it’s in control of you. There needs to be an understanding that our actions are unconscious and are conditioned by what is attached to. This is what determines whether our actions are wholesome (loving) or unwholesome (selfish). Simply put loving actions should be cultivated so they become consciously ingrained.

If there isn’t any sitting to allow the mind to settle, an understanding of the mind will be difficult and so observing the unconscious conditioned patterns will not be recognized. Without recognition of these they are blindly in control. They say jump and the only thing you can do is jump, and depending how attached you are you may even ask how high; this is why we do things that aren’t in our best interest without hesitation. Without the awareness 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, without hesitation the Conditioned Mind puppeteer will continue its control and you’ll unconsciously do things that aren’t beneficial to yourself or others…

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