Mind At Large
is your mind?
Is your mind here or there, small or big, separate from or one with the world?
Don’t decide this by thinking or reasoning. Attend now to the process of thinking itself and notice WHERE it is - if it is contained within anything, if it is separate from what you are thinking about…
I find no thoughts or feelings at centre – no mind here. (In fact, there isn’t even a centre
… there’s nothing here at all.)
Or, if the processes of my mind are here
, then I find this here
to be empty consciousness or no-mind and not any kind of material container. I find no head here
, no brain, nothing at all to contain - or produce - my thoughts.
If I say my mind is here
in this boundless consciousness, then self-evidently the rest of my experience is also here
, including body sensations, sounds, colours, tastes, the whole world…
I find no way of dividing off my mind from all these other things that are here in consciousness. My mind and my world are undivided, happening together in awareness.
Is this true for you? Is your mind separate from your world?
Are your thoughts about your hand, say, separate from your hand?
now to find out.
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