The Mind Boner

The mind has but one task, to project outwardly what rises within it. Mind throws the bone for us to bring it back. When we bring it back the mind will throw it again, and again, as this is its nature. So far as we look at the mind as our master we will be stuck in a never-ending chase after the bone. It always appears to us that mind has a purpose in doing so, that it will perhaps have a treat for us after all. This illusory appearance is what makes us chained in the vicious circle of pain and pleasure; this is the mechanism behind all addiction, and above all our addiction to the world.

Our freedom lies in the realization that we are the master, that it is the mind that is supposed to go after the bones we throw and not the other way around. Stop going after the bone; don’t mind the mind; let it throw all its bones; it will stop only after we stop. Stop and see that you are already is possession of all the treats promised by this tempting boner that is the mind. How did we forget that we were before the mind was?!

3 thoughts on “The Mind Boner

  1. LOL! Well said. You made me laugh. Very insightful post, however. We get trapped in those bone throwing episodes. In Christianity we would refer to these as stongholds, places our minds take us to over and over again, long after such things have outlived their usefulness. You see this in addictions, in repeated unhelpful thinking, in doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. “Just stop it” is easier said then done, however. I’m a bit like that little kid that keeps tossing their toy on the floor to see what happens or the dog that insists on relentlessly chasing it’s tail. 😉

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