Mind is nothing but dreams and dreams - dreams of the past, dreams of the future, dreams of how things should be, dreams of great ambitions, achievements. Dreams and desires, that is the stuff mind is made of. But it surrounds you like a china wall. And because of it fish remain unaware of the ocean ~ Rajneesh
Love it! Thanks for sharing! Rajneesh always knows what he's talking about!
I have a different perspective here, and it goes against the grain of what a lot of so called spiritual teachers teach, but our mind isn't the "bad guy" or a thing to abuse. It is a tool we come into life with, and we are rarely taught how to use it properly. The problem with a lot of spiritual teachings is that it treats the mind like a bad tool or weapon, and it isn't at all. Judging the mind as bad, is also a thing that doesn't bring happiness too. Using the mind in the way it has developed to work for us is actually far more spiritually based than we realise and something a lot of the greatest teachers recognise and do. The mind isn't just in our brains, but in every single part of us, every cell, every organ all has a consciousness and mind.
Also we have to realise we have been blessed with many gifts in life, and the mind is one of them. It has uses and it can help us if we let it and work with it.