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Unconsciously Controlled

Thoughts are natural, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of your thoughts they will unconsciously be attached to and will lead you to unconsciously be controlled by them…

If there isn’t awareness of your own thoughts, there won’t be anyway of knowing how much control they have over you. Without this awareness you’ll be taken on an unconscious ride. Not that life does anything directly to anyone, but thoughts arise and they determine what your ride will be like. Awareness of your thoughts is essential if they’re not to control you. Thoughts are a natural part of life, they will arise. To me there’s no way of controlling them initially, but I have found that awareness of them allows for some space that can be used to determine whether or not to allow the thought to control you; it’s the unconscious attachment to a thought that causes suffering, not the thought itself.

The Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how controlling thoughts actually are, they will control you unconsciously as if you were a dog on a leash. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that are labeled as loving, if these thoughts aren’t consciously watched they will eventually control you; remember control is control regardless of what name is applied to the thought. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of its subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. Thoughts will arise, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of them, your thoughts will unconsciously be attached to which will allow them to be unconsciously in control…