I think that fighting the mind is giving it attention, and the mind is fed by and grows stronger with attention. I believe the mind, like a muscle, grows stronger with use. Through reading, discussing, and reflecting I've come to believe that I am different than and more than my thoughts, and I am the field in which my thoughts appear and disappear. I don't have an attitude of indifference toward my mind. For me, I have a mind and I have an attitude of valuing and respecting my mind as a process that I use to think, which is an activity that I value. My understanding is that I the field am the master, and the mind is my servant to make use of.
On Aug 8, 2020 David Doane wrote :