Small Mind, Big Mind
This is a Buddhist concept, and is nearly impossible to explain, it can only be experienced – usually only after a long period of intense meditation, although some have attained it (and enlightenment also) easily and spontaneously.
I do not want to dwell in what enlightenment is – let alone who has it (or had it). This is a matter for religious disputes – which are everlasting.
I have had smells (or tastes, if you prefer) of Big Mind, and it was sometimes startling, and sometimes more common sense. This morning I want to write about the common sense variety.
When I am in this state I am much better at running my life. I am sure many other people have methods for acquiring this state – and making it part of their life.
It is not the usual instrumental attitude, where we strive me make the world as we want it to be. It is more like accepting the world as it is – and flowing with it. Doing what it wants – not what we want.