We have these thought-projections in time. That is, we think in time. Take it further, thought is time. We think about what will happen. We really don’t know. Thought-projections and time are not real. It’s just thinking.
But we want control, want to believe there is an entity in control. And that entity is time; the past and illusory thought of tomorrow. That, again, is the “me”.
What I Don’t Mean
I don’t mean you must be insensitive. I don’t mean you must become desensitized. To the contrary, looking directly at the inner workings of your mind requires great sensitivity. In that, there is sensitivity to what is happening around you.
We have this belief in psychological security, that somehow we can get this psychological security, that we can have it, possess it. We believe it exists. That word believe is very important here. We think it exists. As we’ve discussed, thought-projection is the problem itself, it is illusory: It is the struggle, it is a tread-mill: It’s that running in place that I mentioned at the beginning of this discussion.
So, we can see that thought and time create fear. Fear is thinking. The thought of “I” is full of fear. It is always struggling to protect itself, always trying to maintain something or get something.
Like I said, when you see deeply that these things are products of thought, you see them for what they are and the problem dissolves.
The dragon is slain when the dragon is understood.
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