A life of latency, of waiting, wasting and playing the wastrel, is not for us. We are here to express who we are in our essence. That’s the job. And it’s not optional. “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
The mass of men focus on what they know. A small but growing number have been seduced by what they don’t know. You are among the few.
We stop thinking by waiting for the mind to produce a necessary thought.
The answers to life’s most important questions are within us. For assistance with lesser matters—how to play the piano, for example, or car repair—we may seek assistance from our environment. The inner life is primary; the outer is secondary. Life returns us to the city of self-trust, to the temple of self-sufficiency.
“Stay in the city.” Heed not signs and wonders.
Ramana Maharshi said that progress on the inner plane is determined by whether we are thinking less.
The mind claps its little hands in excitement. “Now you’ve given me something to think about!”