The Mind is a Mess
Of all the things we ought to keep firmly in mind, this is the most important – but our minds want us to forget this. They want us to think they are competent beings, firmly in control. People may go crazy once in a while, but outside of that they are our constant friend.
This is the biggest lie ever. Our brains are the worst ever. Instead of representing the pinnacle of achievement, they are an evolutionary dead end. If our kidneys works a badly as our brains, we would all be dead.
Using the mind to think about the mind is one of the most useless exercises possible. Fortunately, this is not necessary, or even desirable. Like the smallest insect, we can just concentrate on our sensations, and learn from them. And some of these sensations come from the mind itself – that is constantly going off in many directions at once.
If we can calm down enough, we can watch this happening – and become aware of the most important thing we can become aware of: that we are crazy. And hopefully, develop some personal strategies for dealing with this.
I knew a therapist once who kept saying “Mind your mind!” This is what she meant: don’t think about your mind, just pay attention to it.
Nothing you can possibly do could be more beneficial. Instead of going forty directions at once, and spinning your wheels all over the place – back off and just pay attention to the most important part of you: your consciousness.
You will be well rewarded.