One of the baseline characteristics of the dream state is that the dreamer doesn’t know he’s sleeping. Some of us dream with our eyes wide open. Today, interestingly enough, ‘woke’ is a pejorative.
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Fight, fighter, fight!
Whatever we resist is strengthened by our resistance. Two spiritual principles which amount to the same thing: (1) Resist nothing. (2) Stop trying. There will come a day when these subversives are taught routinely, as a matter of necessity. For now, ego’s handling things.
When something meaningful and perhaps even revelatory happens without any apparent cause, we call that a coincidence. Afterward, we’ll say it came “out of the blue,” meaning out of the depths. For every coincidence we recognize, there are a million we don’t. Everything belongs.
How to stop thinking (2)
The breath is our most important biological function. It is also our best ally in breaking the thought habit. We breathe 22,000 times per day. Most of these breaths are unconscious—that is, we don’t notice them. A conscious breath, a breath we notice, stops the mind. Which is amazing! The mind cannot do two things at once. It can either think like crazy or notice that the body is breathing. Yes, you’re right. Minus the treats, it’s like training a dog.
There are no wicked men, only unconscious ones—men who plainly and factually do not know what they are doing.