The restlessness (Part 1)
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves”
I hate the thought of being a slave and a puppet for a higher agenda, I like to have freedom and yet be loyal to a higher entity that would give me an altering sensation of achievement and strength at the same time, especially for a restless mind like mine that can’t stop operating.
It’s a fact that the natural tendency of the mind is to be restless. Thinking seems to be a continuous and ongoing activity. The restless mind lets thoughts come and go incessantly from morning till night. They give us no rest for a moment. Most of these thoughts are not exactly invited; they just come, occupy our attention for a while, and then disappear.
Our true essence can be likened to the sky, and our thoughts are the clouds. The clouds drift through the sky, hide it for a while and then disappear. They are not permanent. So are thoughts. Because of their incessant movement they hide our essence, our core, and then move away to make room for other thoughts.
Thoughts resemble the waves of the ocean, always in a state of motion, never standing still. These thoughts arise in our mind due to many reasons. There is a tendency on the part of the mind to analyze whatever it contacts. It likes to compare, to reason, and to ask questions. It constantly indulges in these activities.
~A spoken word is a moment. A written word is eternal~