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.
We think the purpose of the mind is to think. (The mind would think that, wouldn’t it?) But that’s not it. The purpose of the mind is to see the real. In the seeing is the doing, the spontaneous conversion of love into action
Perhaps you’re aware of a waning interest in your thoughts. That’s a good thing! Thoughts depend for their survival on one thing—our interest in them. Less interest, fewer thoughts, more space. Paul spoke of this as a process of putting aside childish things.