We think too much and feel too little. – Charlie Chaplin
The thinking mind is a very useful and powerful tool, but it is also very, very limiting when it takes over your life completely and you do not realize that it is only a small aspect of the Consciousness that you are. Do not take your thoughts too seriously.
The flow of thinking has enormous power that can easily drag you along with it. Every thought pretends that it matters so much. It wants to draw your attention in completely.
The mind is constantly looking not only for food for thought; the mind is looking for food for its identity, its sense of self. This is how the Ego comes into existence and continuously re-creates itself.
The Self is always engaged in seeking, seeking more of this or that to add to itself, to make itself feel more complete. This explains the Ego’s compulsive preoccupation with future. The mind exists in a state of not enough and so is always greedy for more.
When you are identiﬁed with your mind, you get bored and restless very easily, which means that you mind is hungry for more stimulus, more food for thought, and its hunger is not being satisﬁed.
As you bring Awareness to the feeling, there is suddenly some space and stillness around it. Only a little at ﬁrst, but as the sense of inner space grows, the feeling of boredom will begin to diminish in intensity and signiﬁcance.
So, even boredom can teach you who you are and who you are not. When you no longer believe everything you think, you step out of thought and see clearly that the thinker is not who you are.
Your unhappiness ultimately arises not from the circumstances of your life but from the conditioning of your mind.
Get out of your head and get into your heart. Think less, feel more. – Osho