“A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards as long as it does not occur for him to pull rather than push.”~ Ludwig Wittgenstein
As long as we are alive, the three principles of Mind, Thought and Consciousness are at work within each of us. We are the creators of our experience, in each moment, whether we “see” this or not. Understanding the nature of thought, and how with mind and consciousness, it creates our moment to moment experience, is the beginning of freedom. We are not just the “thinker”, but more importantly we are also the “observer” and the “chooser” of what thoughts we hold in our mind.
Consciousness is the gift that wakes me up to the thoughts and feelings that no longer serve me. Like the prisoner who realizes that pulling rather than pushing will open the door to freedom…. I am seeing that when I don’t invite self-defeating thoughts to stay….that without my attention, they pass through. It is within a quiet mind that space is created for new thought to arise… thought born out of inspiration from the innate wisdom we all possess.
The truth of who we are, the spiritual essence within each of us, is mental health and well being. We take ourselves out this innate state of health, by innocently misusing our powerful gift of thought, and freezing ourselves with our thinking.