12 February 2019
Nothing has to be wrong for the mind to launch an attack. Nothing has to be wrong for it to make up big stories, out of nothing actually. There only has to be a seed of a thought given attention, ‘Hmm, there's still some separation…?’ And the mind says, ‘You see? I’ve been trying to tell you!’ and there you go, sailing off down the road with the unstable and unreliable mind. It can happen just like this. The mind doesn’t need any substance or truth. You can give him anything. He is like a goat—he eats anything. And we are quick to believe anything it says. Our life is chiefly made up of thoughts, interpretations —and wrong interpretations also, based upon fear, desire and rejection. This is why I say: pay attention to the sense of being—the Self. Be one with the Self, rather than trying to pick and choose through the innumerable thoughts and sensations that mind tends to see —which one is true and which is false. You can spend lifetimes doing this and you will never come to the end of it. As soon as you finish pruning this tree, new leaves are coming. So don’t waste time cleaning up the mind. Stay as the Self. As you train your attention and mind to stay as the Self, the space in which the mind and person lives vanishes. Thus you come to experience a completeness, a contentment in just resting in and as the Self. And when you are content, the interest will fall away from these other rooms and their contents. The feeling of separation, or even union, all of this becomes redundant as thoughts. You simply are. There is a unity in that. There is a harmony in this. And where no doubts come, there is even no need for union or separation. You experience real unity beyond even the concept of unity. This is your natural state.