To plot our path
based on unexamined assumptions
can be a disaster.
Am I a thought?
“Yes, it is me, I mean it’s mine,”
we might think — another thought.
Perhaps this taken-for-granted assumption
is how we become a slave to thinking-mind.
So then what are we?
Well, before that, we cannot talk about free will
if we assume we are a thought
or we are the thinker behind the thought
because both of them let us know their presence only when they arrive.
I mean, how can we be the thinker behind the thought
when most of our thoughts are disturbing
and also while we hate them?
So then if we are a thinker
why would we think such thoughts anyway?
If so, then the thinker or thinking-mind cannot have free will.
For a thinker to be there at any given moment
there must have been a prior thought
after which we are aware of a possible thinker
to be upset or excited about that thought.
But what if thinker and thought are the same
what if they arise together as a thought?
Or we might say, we could be the “process of thinking” itself
but then we do not even pay attention to it (thinking) often :)
Any way we are able to notice all these happening within us. :)