I am here in this body-mind, to direct it, to guide its development, to use it to influence that part of the universe called earth.
In each moment, i can ask: What will i cause this body mind to think and do now.
If it wishes, the body-mind can consciously participate in this process – when i have made it ready, and decide for it to do so.
Sometimes the mind gets stressed about the future. At these times life becomes difficult and we may turn to our usual distractions, or ways of pushing down the bad feelings.
Rather than repeating those self-destructive habits we learned from others, we can find a way through the stress and confusion.
We can search for a safe thing to hold onto, while our mind passes through its storm of conflicts and impossible beliefs. We are not our minds and we dont have to believe we are doomed. We are awareness, and we can be guided by our mind, or by what inspires us.
No matter the strength of the minds storm, we can hold onto our inspiration. Turning our awareness to what we are inspired to do at this moment, we can distance ourselves from the minds storm and not fall into believing its message of hopelessness.
Once we are reminded of our source of inspiration, we stop feeding the storm in our minds and we can observe and learn about the beliefs we can choose to change.
We are focal points of awareness. We are not our minds.
Our minds are taught by other minds, to think of itself as the boss and identity of the body.
Yet the minds true place is as a loyal assistant to awareness.
If we allow ourselves to be controlled by our own mind, then we are susceptable to be controlled by any other mind. This is, in fact, what has happened.
Observe yourself and you will certainly see that the awareness is the true authority. It can override the mind at will. The mind must gain authority by manipulation and trickery. Primarily, by the constant use of fear.
We can choose to not follow the insane guidance of the mind. But we must be prepared to take the time to observe our mind. Let the mind think what it will, and observe it. We are the ones to control the actions of our bodies, and dema,d obedience from the mind.
We are like a bird with two wings.
We have been taught we have only one wing and cannot fly. In order to gain the ability to fly, we seek the help of the most suitable two-winged bird that believes they have only one wing. We are taught that this is finding our soulmate.
Thus, we die without ever flying.