Question: I am surrounded by a world of thoughts. All sorts of negative weird thoughts are consuming my day.
I just cant remain present no matter how much I try. Suppose I see a person on the road, my mind gets tied to him.
Many such useless thoughts and patterns consume my day and I am becoming very tired and feel like a lost soul.
Dev: Our mind is a collection of lot of thoughts and judgements from the past. Suppose you are 25 years old then for the past 25 years, you have been gathering a lot of thoughts and judgements according to which our mind is conditioned. As and when we become more and more conscious, we happen to observe all these independent thoughts and judgements that come into action. For every small thing that happens, we become very astonished to observe that so many judgements and thoughts flow into it. So whenever we become conscious, we start seeing all these thoughts and judgements in every little action we do.
We get very surprised, that how come we are so judgemental in every such little action.
This is where our conditioning comes into picture. When we go more and more deep into the mind we see that we are surmounted by an array of thoughts.As if a mountain of thoughts and judgements seem to cover us up. That is why when we try to go beyond the mind, the mind tries to make it very difficult for us. When we try to concentrate, we are trying to go against the mind. All the time we have a tendency to associate or label feelings/thoughts with "I".Whenever we have a thought, like say go to the office, we associate 'I' with it. We feel like that we are doing it. So in the beginning a thought arrives and we associate with the thought. When we try to not associate the negative thoughts with 'I', then our mind makes us go weird. Mind plays many tricks on us. It bring many weird thoughts at any point and, when we become conscious we become aware of it.
Then we say that " why are we thinking like this?" What is the reason for this thought?
Mind has this tendency to bring weird thoughts to make us feel that whatever its saying is true.
Mind is as vast as an ocean of thoughts, because it has been conditioned for so many years and what we have done has become memory. It gets very difficult to go beyond the mind, its difficult to go beyond the memory, its difficult to go beyond the thoughts. But we should try to anchor ourselves with the body and see if we can hold our concentration to be with the body and not become identified with the mind.The more conscious we become, the thoughts try to become more big and try to reign havoc in our lives. So first we should start to go beyond the mind, beyond the thoughts by using the "Sankalp", do any small work with the consciousness, for example you can do any thing like i will sit on the chair only 5 mint but in the 5 mint i will not move and this small work will increase your consciousness and this will increase be ur will power and ur Sankalp
Shakti that will create consciousness and after 5 mint you will go beyond the thoughts, you will feel your confusion has gone and you will feel more peace and joy at heart heart.