Belinda wrote: ↑
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:48 pm
Since thoughts are spontaneously self-arising, I don't know what you mean by being responsible for controlling them?
It may be your undoing that you believe that thoughts are spontaneously arising. Many if not most people can concentrate upon some thought content which they choose to concentrate on. Children at school are usually taught to focus their thoughts in order to solve problems. Were you not taught this at school?
Deliberately focusing your thought is a way to learn. You could not even learn to drive a car unless you could focus your thinking on what the instructor was telling you to do. I wouldn't like to see you trying to assemble a flat pack chest of drawers if you cannot control your thoughts.
Controlling one's thoughts is also a way to deal with anxiety and depression .
Why are you telling me all this stuff I already know, it's common knowledge isn't it, I know what it's like to be a human being.I am a human being you know...well in the dream of being a human being that is.
You draw upon a thought when you need knowledge on demand to do something you may have forgotten or not done before, those thoughts are stored in the 4th dimension where they reside permanently, else the thought wouldn't be able to arise in you in the first place, if they didn't permanently exist somewhere in the ether. Thoughts don't belong to anyone, they are not your thoughts, they belong to no one and everyone, and usually, you are operating most of the time on auto pilot and don't need to draw upon thought which is basically just knowledge on demand.
Yes, I was taught this at school. I was taught you have to learn to be a somebody, because no body wants to be a nobody, even though that's what we are in reality. And I tried to tell my teacher that I was rather attached to my nobody, and didn't really want to give it up.
Anxiety and depression are not to be suppressed, or controlled, they are very important tools natures uses as ways of informing in us that there is something wrong with the way we are currently living in the world, it's the sign you are waking up to all the bull shit that is human dictatorship, and it appears quite naturally in all of us when it is time to start deconstructing the false sense of self, when you are suddenly beginning to see through it all for the illusion it is. The more you ignore it by suppressing it, the more it intense it will start to feel...The real problem is when we believe we are this depression and we start to feel hopeless by trying to get rid and control it, people actually believe their anxiety and depression is really happening to them,and that it is real, it's not real at all, it doesn't even exist, they don't see that it's just a temporary visitor coming to remind them that they are out of sync with their natural unfettered relaxed blissful selves.
A lot of thoughts are spontaneously arising...when you wonder to yourself, where did that thought come from, but most thoughts are drawn upon.
And they are not your thoughts. You have never thought a thought in your life. You've never even see one, can you grab hold of a thought and put it in a jar on the mantelpiece? No one is thinking, there's just free thought creating the idea there is a thinker...look into this phenomena on the internet, there is plenty of information about it.