In lesson 2 of MKS we’re introduction to the conscious and subconscious mind. How to guard what’s accepted by our minds, in particular our subconscious through our thoughts. An understanding of this would dramatically change our lives for the better.
To bring this about our task this week was to sit quietly restricting our thought, something near on impossible, given we think 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. Rather than to frustrates, this exercise was to show us how much useless thoughts goes on unnoticed by us. This reminds me of the bible passage ‘…taking all thoughts captive…’ I found this exercise easy to perform, which came as a surprise to me as I have lots of thoughts racing through my mind every day and night. Though I didn’t go into the exercise with my mind made up about my ‘inability to ‘switch’ of my thought, I was amazed at how quickly I was able to focus on an empty mind, no thoughts in no thoughts out. What I unwittingly did was to visualise a dock, as long as I maintained focus at water in the middle I was OK. My mind free of thought.