When we are careful about what we eat but careless about what we think, we get Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading. Well, okay. A less exalted version thereof. But still a mess.
In just 20 words Jesus effaced the Ten Commandments…or, in view of how these commandments are actually lived out, the Ten Suggestions. He said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is what Anonymous called “naked intent,” when all of life is devoted to one supreme love.
The first thing to know about the mind is that it’s a social instrument, not an individual one. Prop it up in front of a mirror and you see Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The off-kilter mind fears and wants, divides and opposes. The role of the mind is to be a skilled canoeist—to go with the flow, to accept everything and resist nothing.
When our minds are still and our hearts quiet, life moves toward us.