Sunday, January 24, 2010
The mind is like a knife:
It can be sharpened;
It can be dulled.
It can even be broken.
It can cut through illusion,
or spread it like butter.
It can be sheathed or unsheathed,
turned out or turned in.
It can shape things from other things;
it can destroy what can not be replaced.
Your mind is a useful tool.
It is not who you are.
The Tao has no mind.
It does not think.
It does not cut.
It simply is.
Who are you? What are you? It can take a lifetime to find out.
You are a body, and a mind. But you are more than this.
Much, much more...
We separate ourselves - the body from the mind.
We all do this. We learn that thought is what creates action.
Our brains command our bodies to move: our bodies move.
Before every action, therefore, there takes place a thinking process.
Everything we do is done only after we think about it first.
Why is this?
Why do not the two work together, since they are, in fact, together?
The answer is that they can.
The master finds that mind and body are merely vehicles for Spirit, which, when finally allowed to lead, does a far better job than either mind or body.
Spirit is the invisible command-center that directs all thought and action, once allowed to.
It brings together everything, allowing everything - within and without - to interact as designed.