spiritual discrimination

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.

You think, feel, dream, act, speak,

It does seem that way, doesn’t it?

Check again.

Who thinks, feels, dreams, acts, speaks?

That will be your most important discovery.

Whenever confusion comes,

Let it keep going.

It is not the kind of thing to hold onto it, or to accommodate.

While my mind explores and magnifies doubts,

I rest in the knowledge of the perfection of all things, including my mind.

The mind records all our deeds and fears.

Then later, amplifies and replays them at will, repeatedly.

This mind game disturbs and distracts us.

Best we act without attachment, and overcome our fears.

That way the mind won’t torment us as much.

Thoughts run backwards and forward, ignoring the now, never stopping here.

If we follow them we get lost.

Leave thoughts alone.

Stay here.