Regard the mind as a mischievous child rather than as a mean intruder

shishmanidov35's picture

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Regard the mind as mischievous rather than as mean.

The same way you regard your child.

His lies, his tricks, his way to survive.

Regard him with compassion and understanding rather than with animosity and fear.

That way he may cooperate rather than rebel.

But if you feel you cannot regard the mind this way right now, go on and do regard him as a mean intruder for now. It is better to regard him that way rather than to disregard him at all, better than to abstain from watching him and in this way to remain identified with it.

Oli's picture

Very true

I think this to be a great way to deal with yourself as sometimes it's anger you put upon yourself. When all we are doing is constantly leaning. I like it!

Oli | Sat, 12/05/2009 - 08:46
suzi's picture

Good observation

Great post, great comment.

It is also extremely important when self criticism arises which is a product of the mind and is very destructive.

suzi | Tue, 12/08/2009 - 15:50
Oli's picture


I totaly agree. I am starting to embrace my emotions in life good or bad. I am reading a book at the moment by Denise Linn called" The soul loves the truth".
very helpful and gives good insight into learning about ourselves and how we can benifit ourselves, our situations and dealing with how we act. Helps someone like me out heaps.


Oli | Tue, 12/08/2009 - 17:31
dhani_w's picture


Thanks man.. it helps.. :)

Sincerely, Dhani

dhani_w | Mon, 03/05/2012 - 10:34
KikiVal's picture

This spoke to me because

This spoke to me because right now I am regarding "resistance" as a major stumbling block, but your blog was a reminder to me that all opposites have their place. Unity in duality. Thank you.

KikiVal | Sun, 05/26/2013 - 05:31