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Do we Use Thought, or Does Thought Use us?

On Oct 24, 2013 Conrad P Pritscher wrote:

 Before I read Dada,,  I thought thought uses me and I use thought.  When I notice I am one with everyone and everything, I notice I think I am one with everyone and everything. I have not been able to rid myself of my ego to become impersonal as Dada suggests. My level of understanding has not yet gone beyond "'my' level of understanding." There is no question that my thought is limited. I find great to joy in thinking about thought. Yesterday I made notes to write about "a thought too far," and "a thought to near ."  I love to think about change and time which can't be clearly defined and I don't know what they are.  I love fuzzy thinking. I believe it is possible to evolve beyond "personal understanding," but I have not done so.  Shunryu Suzuki's statement about being not one and not two seems to apply here. The great value of "not knowing" also is helpful here. Perhaps if I allowed myself to  "not think" more often I would naturally evolve to that impersonal state of oneness. In the meantime I hope I continue to give myself permission to forgive myself again, and again, and again for not being more evolved which amounts to a limited accepting myself as I am.  As the Pentateuch and wise men have been saying for years, the highest form of wisdom is kindness. I have not yet experienced myself being impersonally kind. Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Warm and kind regards to everyone

On Oct 24, 2013 A lover of Christ wrote:

 Interesting how you say you have not yet experienced yourself being "impersonally kind" (whatever that means) and yet you wish us (your readers) warm and KIND regards weekly.  
You kindly touch us, weekly, with your thoughts . . . know that! 

On Nov 3, 2013 luv4all wrote:

Thanks for sharing inspiration through both comments - they are deep.


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