By shaping and transforming thoughts we free ourselves from their control. We are usually lived by our thoughts. They come to us, we accept them, and they control us. Working on them, instead, gives us a sense of mastery and objectifies the mental world. Ideas are no longer intangible, undefinable entities that govern us without our even realizing it. Now they are out there, so to speak- mental objects we can observe, weigh, question, and transform.
In Naropa’s Tibetan yoga, adepts train themselves during sleep to transform mental images- for instance, they turn an animal into a man, water into fire, earth into space, the one into the man, and the many into the one. The aim, says Naropa, is to “realize that all things are manifestations of the mind.”
We can transform our thoughts and thereby reframe our world.
oh how I miss who I thought I was….
inquiry for today~ when truth is not available, what will you lean on?
You sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants
perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother’s womb
Is it logical you would be walking around entirely orphaned now?
The truth is you turned away from yourself
and decided to go into the dark alone
Now you are tangle up in others, and have forgotten
what you once knew,
and that’s why everything you do has
some weird failure in it