If all I know is what I think, I don’t know very much.
Pioneering psychiatrist Stanislav Grof says there is overwhelming evidence to support the conclusion that “consciousness is not the product of the human brain.” Thus, we cannot ‘effort’ our way into heaven. Words and books may expand human intelligence, but they won’t make us wise.
Based on a quick scan of the global evidence, perhaps we can agree that the human brain isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. So we’ll begin there, in the humility of that.
What the undisciplined, puffed-up mind does: It projects the past onto the future. It remembers and anticipates, regrets and fears, blames and expects. None of this has anything to do with right now.