know thy self

The mind does not distinguish reality from unreality.

To it, shadows are ghosts and ghosts are real.

The ego interprets the contents of the mind for its own purpose.

To it, shadows can sometimes be ghosts, depending on the desired outcome and on who is involved.

The Self observes the mind, its contents, the ego, its interpretations, and desired outcomes.

It is the space for all these things without being these things. It stays out of their business, being Truth all the time.

The contents of the mind are like the strands that weave the net used to capture our attention and trap us.

If captured, free yourself, not by struggling,

But by being still, noticing the contents, and learning about the mind-trap.

Knowledge about the mind-trap frees you from it.