Thoughts arise from a conditioned mind. And yes….this can seem extremely complicated… like a labyrinth.
It would be truer to say, the mind produces thought-desires which results in actions.We each have many emotional needs which drive our behavior
In my experience thoughts still arise…only now they are seen for what they are….thoughts and not reality.although I wonder if you would say that they are all generated by our belief in the self, and thus will disappear once the fictional nature of the self is seen?
Is this a feeling or is it just a thought? Just look and see if there truely is anyone that is aware.Yes, a thought did arise soon after waking of "What's to be done today?" So the thought arises, but there's no I to whom it arises? Still feels like there is, being the whatever it is that is aware of the thought.
Nature is an amazing teacher because it shows us reality. It is hard to project a mother or a partner onto a tree. The mind is quickly triggered by people and goes back to ‘Alert, Alert’ mode.I regularly spend time in nature, daily, my mind is still there and it's more noticeable that there is just observation happening, walking happening etc. I lose that when I get back with people, it's like going back into the drama again, playing a role.
I would say that how the complex human body functions in none less than a miracle. The play of human relationships might seem complicated, but in most relationships it all bundles down to…. “I need this….I want that…”I can see breathing is happening, digestion's happening etc, in humans - but the play of human relationships seems far more complex and complicated
Yes….most people believe all their thoughts and react on them.Are you saying that everyone's simply behaving in an automatic, preconditioned way like a load of robots?
In my experience, thoughts arise and these thoughts have their roots in what this mind has learned and what it has experienced. BUT, there is an understanding that these thoughts are NOT reality. No need to act on them. This leaves an opening for spontaneous living.
A concept is just that….a concept, a thought, a label. When the concept/thought arises… ‘the higher self’ the mind goes immediately in the story…. ‘I’m not there yet…..I need to be in touch with my higher self!’. This is the job of the mind….it thinks it needs to be in touch with the higher self….and once again there is separation from reality, there is a separate ‘I’ that need to be in touch with something else. It is only a thought.What of the concept (ha - so it's just an idea, yeah?) of the higher self, the Soul, the caring human being?
Today observe all your actions, physical and mental, and see if there is an ‘I’ who created them.