I was rereading the No Buddhist Quotes thread, it has kind of become a shorthand for my spiritual wanderings, and came across this:
“In that moment in which I realised that no thought is true, all other thoughts became irrelevant. They didn’t mean anything. They were just the mind trying to describe something, trying to tell a story.”
And it occurred to me that this is the ultimate freedom, that you can just abide in the peace of the body and be free from thoughts. No thought being true means that they are all just mirages, illusions, attempts by the mind to tell a story or divine the future.
Any conclusion we reach, even the gyrations we go though in a dream or a nightmare, even the things we think in response to a feeling, the emotions that we trigger by the thoughts we have, it is just so much fluff, irrelevant, we can let it go.
The mind is a mechanism for detecting threats, and in the realm of the immaterial there are no threats, so unless you’re on safari and having to cope with hungry lions and stampeding elephants, it’s thoughts can be safely let go of.
What a wonderful, light feeling! It’s a good morning to be alive