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Discontented Noise

Wanting something different that has already happened won’t change it. The wanting is what causes discontented noise and only when you don’t want to change the unchangeable will the mind settle.

It’s vital to understand what the discontented noise is if it’s ever going to stop its incessant control. It may never quiet completely and that’s ok because it’s not about quiet so much as it is learning to live with the noise. You may say that I’m always talking about the mind settling and quietness and now I’m saying learn to live with the noise, but that’s exactly the point. Learning to live with the noise is how the mind becomes quiet or at least somewhat settled. So many people try to quiet the mind and don’t realize that is in and of itself noise. You will never quiet the mind, it’s impossible, but things can be practiced that allows it to settle. The most important part of this is to understand every thought is noise, thoughts of love – noise, thoughts of hate – noise, positive thoughts – noise, negative thoughts – noise, everything is noise until the time comes that the noise is seen and you learn to live with it. 

Not wanting things different is quiet, but most want things as they want them and therein lies the discontented noise. Once something happens no amount of wanting it different will change it, so what can you do but establish a mindset that doesn’t want it different. Or not and remain in the discontented noise that wants to change what is unchangeable. Learning to be with whatever it is that happens is how the mind settles and until there’s awareness of this, the discontented noise in the head will want things different as it remains in control.