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Having a rough and hypercritical day, with papanca-mind, I have been mulling an observation by Ajahn Amaro that the mind is just one of the six senses. And that it only feels like it has primacy because of the power of thoughts and the authority we give them and the passing show. But what if thought is seen as just co-equal with the other senses, just more information we may react to or not. That way we are not so subject to buying into the stories, the habitual narratives, told. I take a little comfort and respite from this insight, especially when the bossy mind says 'look at this, this is true, this is real, blah-blah, you are this and you are that....'