Friday, July 6, 2012

I am here

Here is my simple story. I am here. All I know is that I’m here. Mind is available to me and it forms and runs programs or routines for me. Some of these routines are navigation tools I use to experience life: body, senses, and thoughts. Some are pathological strategies formed to protect me from life, which can hijack my native tools of body, senses, and thoughts. I am capable of focusing my attention at will but I forgot this when I allowed mind to commandeer my attention for its pathological strategies long ago. When I use my attention to look at myself, the pathological strategies wind down, losing their steam because they are no longer needed, nor fed by my attention. The navigation tools remain and I experience life, whatever is, more directly and more fully.