“Thought creates the world and then says ‘I didn’t do it.'” David Bohm
Thought happens in our mind at lightening speed.
In fact, it happens so fast that we simply forget that it is thought.
Instead, we think the outside world is happening to us – it so often seems as though there is a fixed external reality that we are experiencing.
The by-product of this incorrect assumption creates a tremendous amount of over-thinking as we keep chewing over our thoughts.
But, every now and then our thinking goes quiet.
And when this happens many words can be used to describe the experience, such as…
Calmness, peace, ease, stillness, freedom, present, productive, grateful, open, graceful, unshakeable, connected…
This is the feeling of the space between the thoughts. The backdrop of the mind. The ever present awareness.
What I have noticed, particularly when people first discover the inside-out understanding, is they think it is something you have to apply or do.
But rather than a strategy, which it is not, it is simply an explanation.
The inside-out understanding points to the fact that we are feeling our thinking, not our circumstances. It shows us that there are constant universal principles that create our moment to moment experience.
The more we realise for ourselves that we are living in a thought created reality the more of our thinking we will drop.
Why does this happen?
Because we are far less bothered by our moods. We stop thinking so much about our thinking.
We all experience fluctuating moods. This has nothing to do with our circumstances; it is our mental energy fluctuating.
As soon as we realise that these fluctuations are normal, natural and meaningless then we begin to experience the natural backdrop of the mind more easily and more frequently.
As this happens many things improve with no effort – all boats rise with the tide.
We feel better about ourselves, our relationships improve, time management becomes easy , problems do not weigh on us, we experience increased feelings of of well-being…
What would more of these do for you?