The unobserved mind is a shameless opportunist. It’s alert to and dismayed by your discovery that the more you think, the more fearful you become. So it hustles right over and says, “Less thinking? That’s a wonderful idea! Let me help you with that.”
Do not be deceived by their immateriality. Thoughts are things—that is, objects in the mind. This is where the drive to de-clutter originates. Ah, subtraction! Thank you, Marie Kondo. Space is love.
Replacing negative thinking with positive thinking is like seeking relief from the South Pole by travelling to the North Pole. Less thinking is the better bet. How much less? Oh, say 80 percent.
The way of Tao: Less, not more. Fewness, not many. The path of under-stimulation.
What we stop doing is always more progenitive than what we start doing.