It is said that the mind is our best friend and our worst enemy. It’s amazing to observe how much suffering we create in our lives because we have no knowledge of how our mind works.
There have been many people dedicated to the study of the mind who have left a precious legacy behind them. But even with all that, for most people it remains as just knowledge without the possibility to put it into practice in their daily lives.
If you look at a crowd of people in an airport, in a busy city or just passing by, they all seem to be immersed in their thoughts. Many of us have seen people talking aloud to themselves and we hope we never become like them, but the reality of it is that we do the same, we just don’t do it loudly or, for the most part, we keep it inside of our head.
What has happened to us? It seems that the mind has taken over. Our best ally has become our worst enemy. The fact that most people experience a constant flow of thoughts doesn’t mean that it is normal. It’ seems to be like a global sickness.