Generally speaking, and especially if you’re making love, free climbing or cleaning the gutters, it’s best not to think.
We measure self-righteousness by the strength of our opinions. We aren’t born with opinions; neither do we die with them. Rare is he who sees quietly—who sees what he sees without forming an opinion about it. Clarity is charity.
Meditation is the ability to notice nothing.
The aim of counselling is to stop the mind, not stimulate it. Can we think our way out of a problem that thought has created? No chance. Lao Tzu: “More words count less.”
A well-trained mind is like a well-trained dog: it’s unobtrusive, doesn’t deviate, looks straight ahead, has one master.