18.104.22.168: Kin 193: Red Spectral Skywalker
Who is thinking YOU?
Mind is an empty canvas; neutral. At birth our mind is empty and free. It is unconditioned. Soon the system of the world of form is input onto our empty mind palette. In our early education we are taught how to tell time with a clock and calendar. This begins our entrainment into rote, mechanized consciousness that seeks to mold us into the “status quo.”
Now we have the opportunity to change our Mind.
But what is Mind?
Our Mind capacitates a full spectrum of intelligence and can be organized in an infinite number of ways. It appears to be a medium for transmission, reception, comprehension, cognition and a data and storage retrieval system.
Myth, symbol, codes and language all represent different means of organization and communication utilizing Mind (or the Universal Mind Medium).
But before we can grasp different systems of thought it is important to study and know our own mind. Through self-study we can break free from the limiting, conditioned patterns that created our internal mental house.
This renovation of our inner world requires some effort. The first step is to recognize the patterns upon which it was created. We change the patterns by changing the input. By changing the input we can build an entirely new inner architecture.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” —Henry David Thoreau
Know Thyself Exercise
Here is an exercise to begin to study how your mind works. It is best to practice this on a day when you are relatively free of obligations. You will need a notepad or journal.
When you wake up take some time to sit and allow your mind to relax. Focus on your breath. Do your best to allow thoughts to dissolve on the out breath. Note any recurring thoughts that are vying for your attention. Jot them down with no judgment. Repeat this practice every 3 hours (you can set your alarm if you need). You should have a total of 5 sessions.
During the day try to stay as conscious of your thought process as possible. Note the fluctuation or nonfluctuation of emotions throughout the day. Which thought forms are these emotions connected with? Make a thorough investigation. Be scrupulous.
At the end of the day, review your notes and reflect on your patterns of thought. These patterns are your present inner mind map. Draw this map if you like. You may ask yourself the following:
Who thinks these thoughts?
Where did these thoughts come from?
How many of the thoughts are focussed on past or future?
What emotions are attached to these thoughts?
How many different types of thoughts are there?
Is there a unified, consistent personality behind all of the thoughts?
How can you tune into other thinking layers?
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. —Buddha
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. —Aristotle
Observing the Universe is one thing, but we see by penetrating beyond the observable universe that there are different levels of intelligible formations, which are all accompanied by thoughtforms, not necessarily perceptible to self-limiting attitudes and worldview. — Arguelles/South, Cosmic History, Volume 1.