The new way of thinking is being. Being is another name for meditation. Being is mindfulness. Mindfulness is moving meditation. Being is what happens by default when the mind stops incessantly thinking. The meditative mind is the right and natural mind. The right and natural mind that serves our true intelligence yet to be realized. In order to realize this dimension of being, we must incessantly stop creating, dwelling, and following after thought by through being profoundly present in the moment as the Unmanifest Alpha (Spirit) and of the moment as the Omega (Mind/body) you can be. Stop thinking altogether until your mind becomes still, quiescent, and intuitively receptive to both your individual and collective Soul Aka Awareness, which in your present state of mind, you are not. You are not conscious of yourself as Awareness (Soul) at all. This is due to attending said thoughts, rather than one's own Soul which constitutes the love of the Moment.
The Subconscious, which is ever-present as the Now, is the door to which the Spiritual realms are known and embodied. Thought given from Spiritual Consciousness is of both a different quality and quantity to thought created by Mind Consciousness. Creating takes effort. Receiving is easy. Moreover, the Mind unlike Spirit is not omniscient. It would be foolish to take and receive life at the rudimentary level of mind that is both dual and limited.
Bear in mind that Mind Aka thought cannot stop thought. The mind cannot stop itself from thinking. This is because the Mind is both the thief and the policeman. The mind IS thought, and thought cannot control thought any more than siblings can settle a fight without a parent. Rather one must keep their mind focused on being Awareness Aka Soul. The Light that is the Soul cauterizes thought causing mind to stay singular and meditative.
Now One is Conscious of Soul or put another way 'Present in and as Awareness', the attention of the Conscious Mind is in its Temple as Present Moment Awareness to receive the intuitive guidance of Life/Spirit or Whatever you call the true Self. Intuitive guidance the Mind missed out on while distracted by its own creation of thoughts. Once Awareness Aka Soul has the attention of the Conscious mind (Unruly child that it is) it will guide and temper one's thoughts. The Soul controls and quietens the mind for the Spirit to act upon. The Soul beyond the human Soul Aka Subconscious, is impersonal, never personal. Likewise, the Spirit beyond the One Impersonal Soul. Utterly Impersonal. Life is simply living itself at this level of Consciousness. Innately perfect in and of Itself.
As you can see it is prudent to learn the difference between thought given by Spirit and thought taken or created by Mind. If you do not, you will be taken in but what you took in, thereby losing yourself to illusion and insanity. Be sure to listen to your heart, which is the path of intuition, - not the mind that masquerades as it. It is called the path of heart because the Subconscious holds within it the emotional body that once healed, reveals the door to the Spiritual Realms. Awareness Aka body of Soul, in which the emotional body lies, is felt, more than it is thought. One must be emotionally at peace in the heart before the Mind Aka thought can rest in it.
This is the true meaning of the Ego-death - the RIP 'Resting in Peace. The Conscious Mind rests in the peace of the Subconscious Mind, dying to itself as Ego (Present Moment-ness always kills the Ego) while, like the phoenix, is born again of Spirit. The Consciousness of Mind, realizing itself as Awareness or Soul, walks through (Expands in consciousness) the Subconscious door into the Spiritual lands Aka Eternity. Consciousness, which is the activity of the Conscious Mind, on the other hand is thought more than it is felt. The Conscious Mind or thought rolls out of the Subconscious like a wave does the sea. Knowing which your true voice is, is neither thinking nor feeling. Knowing is a different experience altogether. It is a faculty of Consciousness that is otherwise known as Faith. Faith is knowing or Being Spirit with Mind. Faith is a result of Grace. Grace is alignment of all states of being multidimensionally. Grace is the purity of life living itself. It is Zen. The Mind becomes a bridge between the Unmanifest and the manifest, rather than a veil.
Thought taken originates from the mental realm of duality, where the ego is formed and sustained. This state of consciousness, or rather unconsciousness is called the hell consciousness. Hell is the place where 'One day you have it and the next you don't'. Life, health wealth - all of it there one day and gone the next for both the individual and the collective - being both. One day you don't have it but someone else does or vice versa. It is the land of birth and death due to being subject to time and space. With thought taken you have to go looking for life and mana - blind. Life takes effort. A lot of effort and at times, in fact most times it ends badly. More often than not, it is not an enjoyable process with the results being precarious, disappointing, confusing, and often misleading, leading to doubt and instability. On the same token the mind can masquerade as your best friend, convincing you that there is no one quite like you and that you are more special than the special - whatever that is lol. I say masquerade for if you had a friend that kissed you one moment and slapped you the next - would they truly be a friend? I think not. The untamed mind cannot never be a friend, not even to itself, divided creature that it is.
Thought given, is given intuitively from the spiritual realm - from the true Self, Spirit being Soul, Life, God - All - whatever you deem the 'True and Eternal Self'. It's just a concept of the real - not the real anyway. The real cannot be known with the mind, only through the mind. There are so many names for the Nonconceptual One. One day when realization dawns, the Spiritual dimension of being will be your reality with the physical and mental worlds being seen as the illusion, instead of the other way round as it is for you now. It will be literally like waking up in a dream - lucid.
Thought given is seamless. You cannot tell where it originated, or how you came to think it. It will appear as if by magic. It will flow into your mind in the moment you need to know it. It will be completely effortless. It will always be the right answer not only for the individual but the collective too - because there is never any separation. There will never be any doubt surrounding it. There will only be a natural calm confidence in 'Being' as you move forward to serve the truth as the Truth. The truth which is life aligned multidimensionally will come forth into your consciousness as a knowing or absolute faith in what to say think or do next. When you relax the mind, one falls into the flow.
Therefore, keep your mind still in a single open-ended thought of awareness at least 90% of the time. The other 10% at this point in our evolution will be dedicated to the thinking process in which knowing is transmuted into knowledge. Let this presence Consciousness expand in and as Awareness, rather than being lost to thought, until you can see the whole truth and nothing but the truth through the heart of one's Soul being Spirit, rather than the concepts of Consciousness. One must become Conscious of being Awareness, so that we might express our true Self, and not our thoughts and feelings which at present are all we are conscious of.
Do not let the mind rise in the creation or stream of thought. One thought is fine. One thought is meditation. Thinking incessantly is not the true mind. If you allow your minds consciousness to be lost in the creation of thought, instead of being still and conscious of itself Awareness (Soul), - as Present Moment Awareness (Am), you will become your thoughts instead!! You as the Conscious Mind become whatever you meditate upon! You will become lost in your thoughts and mistake these creations for your reality due to witnessing them in the physical. You will lose yourself in objects (thoughts and their physical products) every time! Find yourself in Awareness - Soul. You do this as soon as thinking ends for in truth you are Conscious (present) Awareness Now. You are just not conscious of it. Yet! When the potent distractions of thoughts and feelings drop, you will realize yourself as Soul, behind them. Like when you die. It is hard to ignore yourself when you have no thoughts or feelings to lose yourself as Consciousness in lol. But you can wake up now - and die before you die so to speak.
I know you want to lose yourself and find yourself at the same time. I get that. And that will be your reality, I can promise you that. I just can't promise you when. I know it all begins though with taking no thought and letting the moment be what it is, so that Awareness is revealed, like the sun is when the clouds (Thoughts) dissipate.
It's all about BEING, which begins the minute you stop thinking. Shakespeare knew it all along, 'To Be or not to Be is the question' we all end up asking ourselves before realizing the Self.
~ Tracy Pierce