A. Does the air move the wind or does the wind move the air? The air is to the wind what your mind is to you. You and your mind are not two but one just like the air and the wind are. As the action of the air is the wind, so the action of your mind is you.
What matters here is that you think that you are separate from your mind and that you should cultivate your mind, just like taming a wild animal. Trying to cultivate your mind can make matters worse because it implies that you and your mind are separate from each other and the former tries to tame the latter. This is a very common mistake that people make because they don’t know what their mind is.
You should try to know what your mind is before trying to control it. How can you do that while not knowing what it is? The moment you realise your mind, you will feel oneness with your mind just as the wind is with the air.
All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway
3 thoughts on “Q119. Does my mind use me or do I use my mind?”
Extremely insightful. Thanks for sharing. I was reflecting on controlling thoughts today and practicing through meditation. To be so aware is an amazing thing.
What/Who is it that uses the mind or is used by the mind.
Can it be found ?