Surrender to the fact that you cannot stop thinking, that there is no ‘off’ button, and that any effort you make will only exacerbate the problem. There is no situation that cannot be improved on by allowing it, by relaxing into it. That’s why children learn so quickly—they’re not trying to learn. Take one easy breath. Now take three more. There we go.
I cannot say that I have been improved or elevated by virtue of believing something. Where, then, is the necessity for belief? From the outside, belief appears as a kind of pseudo-knowing, a mind-made obstacle to knowing.
There’s more joy in austerity than pleasure in indulgence. Austerity decides wisely, neither anticipates nor regrets, refrains from unnecessary action, keeps the body clean, lean and relaxed, and maintains a bit in the mouth of the mind.
Change is an inner activity.
A change of consciousness requires no effort.
As you were, gentlemen.
Be still, again. Re-lax.