The Thought I Woke Up With #218


Your mind is the most powerful thing in existence, the personal-success, or as they were called back in the day, self-help, gurus say. Train your mind and everything you want will be yours.

Oh cool. That’s like awesome dude. Thank you so much. How do I train my mind but? Is it like training my dog? Do I give myself treats? What you want me to fetch? Just out of curiosity though, with all this mind-blowing wisdom y’all have, why do I need to pay you? Shouldn’t you be reveling and basking in the afterglow of heavenly love? Or something? Why you be here waiting for me to hand you a dollar or else no wisdom or salvation for me?

Makes you want to smack ‘em in the face with a wisdom pie, doesn’t it? Figuratively speaking of course. We don’t advocate violence. Not even against the ones who cause harm and untold damage through the pious drivel they peddle.

Not that those statements don’t have grains of truth within them; they have. In fact that’s what makes them difficult to deal with. The issue is that things aren’t that simple. Nor are those statements, as they stand, helpful. There’s more to mind and its machinations than just sprouting cereal packet type jingoisms and philosophies.

I don’t think there are too many people who haven’t heard about the mind being the most powerful thing. How everything that happens in our lives is in reality happening in our minds and that we only imagine those goings-on taking place in front of, and around, us. Almost literally like when we dream. Some people believe it, some don’t, and most I suspect don’t really care one way or the other. And you know … it’s all okay. That’s what being free is all about after all.

I am one who believes, beyond doubt, that- We are trapped in an illusion. Everything we see is but a reflection of ideas, thoughts, desires and emotions emanating from mind. A mind split in two; Love and chaos.

Writer Charles Caleb Colton, put it yet another way:

Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.

It has been said that whatever mind can conceive it can achieve. Yes it can. And it does. It can, and has, even conceived of itself split into two, one side making mockery, and being petrified, of the other. Now ain’t that some kind of power trip!

Until tomorrow,


The Thought I Woke Up With #218

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