September 24th ~ The mind is being influenced all the time to think along a certain time. It used to be that only the organized religions were after your mind, but now governments have largely taken over that job. They want to shape and control your mind. On the surface the mind can resist their control…Superficially you have some say in the matter, but below the surface, in the deep unconscious, there is the whole weight of time, of tradition, urging you in a particular direction. The conscious mind may to some extent control and guide itself, but in the unconscious your ambitions, your unsolved problems, your compulsions, superstitions, fears, are waiting, throbbing, urging…
This whole field of the mind is the result of time; it is the result of conflicts and adjustments, of a whole series of acceptances without full comprehension. Therefore, we live in a state of contradiction; our life is a process of endless struggle. We are unhappy, and we want to be happy. Being violent, we practice the ideal of nonviolence. So there is a conflict going on–the mind is a battlefield. We want to be secure, knowing inwardly, deeply, that there is no such thing as security at all. The truth is that we do not want to face the fact that there is no security; therefore, we are always pursuing security, with the resultant fear of not being secure.
This idea of an internal struggle going on is interesting and important, don’t you think? Here we are struggling daily with decisions. We are just trying to get by. Outwardly, we struggle. Yet, this struggle goes on inside and we ignore it. It causes a lot of stress, dis-ease. Just sitting with it would go a long way it helping deal with it. Yet , we are encouraged to act. To do. But to be is the answer. Just being with what is, just being with this struggle. It takes a lot of energy. Ever been around someone not used to listening to spiritual ideas? They often get quite sleepy. It takes endurance. To just be. Instead of “Just Do It”, it should be: “Just Be It” or “Just Be.”
As in most posts on Zentrepreneurial.com, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low. The website writer’s words are in regular text.