Thinking about thinking
OK.....a really short short story.
I have tried to follow certain advice about thinking and in my earnest experience, the advice has been accurate. Each has made it easier to think when I do and not think when I don't.
Advice #1: Don't believe everything you think.
This made huge and quick difference. It seemed to help loosen up the stubborn posture of the ego. Humility began to visit more often.
Advice #2: View the thinking mind as more of a sense organ than the the voice of "me".
Shifting away from believing that "thinking" was "me" talking opened up the vista of awareness. Viewing thinking as yet another way of harvesting information from the realms of experience made it feel less personal. Openmindness became more attractive.