Category: mind

Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes. A clear mind heals everything that needs to be healed.

The mind is the source of all experience, and by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience.

Happiness and unhappiness are not primarily created by the material world or the physical body. First and foremost, they are decisions of the mind.

If you don’t try to stop whatever is going on in your mind, but merely observe it, eventually you’ll begin to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation, a vast sense of openness within your mind – which is in fact your natural mind, the naturally unperturbed background against which various thoughts come and go.

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Mind
is held in a pattern; its very existence is the frame within which it
works and moves. The pattern is of the past or the future, it is despair
and hope, confusion and Utopia, the what has been and the what should
be. With this we are all familiar. You want to break the old pattern and
substitute a “new” one, the new being the modified old… You want to
produce a new world. It is impossible. You may deceive yourself and
others, but unless the old pattern is broken completely there cannot be a
radical transformation. You may play around with it, but you are not
the hope of the world. The breaking of the pattern, both the old and the
so-called new, is of the utmost importance if order is to come out of
this chaos. That is why it is essential to understand the ways of the
mind…

Is
it possible for the mind to be without a pattern, to be free of this
backward and forward swing of desire? It is definitely possible. Such
action is living in the now. To live is to be without hope, without the
care of tomorrow; it is not hopelessness or indifference. But we are not
living, we are always pursuing death, the past or the future. Living is
the greatest revolution. Living has no pattern, but death has: the past
or the future, the what has been or the Utopia. You are living for the
Utopia, and so you are inviting death and not life.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.

When you transform your mind, everything you experience is transformed.

When the moon
Of your mind becomes
Clouded over with confusion,
You are searching
Around for the light outside.

The greater part of human pain is unnecessary. It is self-created as long as the unobserved mind runs your life.

It is our own thoughts that lead us into trouble, not other people.