If We Can Manage Our Thoughts
If we can manage our thoughts,
then we can go anywhere.
If we cannot manage our thoughts,
then we want to be in a nice, safe place.
The Buddha’s teachings help us to realise
our potential and responsibilities.
If we cannot manage our thoughts and reactions,
then that potential will be lost.
We will only know fear,
and hope the fear will go away.
To repeat constantly the Buddha’s words:
“Do not take my word for it”.
This means that we have to know for ourself
instead of relying on the guru.
Reliance maintains a duality,
an inferior position.
We have to know what we are;
it’s everyone’s birthright.
We are free to choose in the moment when we see:
before this, we are controlled by our thoughts.
When we can manage our thoughts,
then we know what we are doing.