Thoughts, Principles, and Other Objects

If you’re reading this post, odds are that you have a strong sense that digging into the past, the future, personal situations, relationships, possessions, environments, rituals, or techniques—the objective world—is a step away from Source. A step away from the true Self. A step away from answers. A step away from peace, happiness, and love. And that is wonderful.

But could you be overlooking a big piece to the puzzle?

Namely, that the cognitive approach of plunging into thoughts (feelings and mindset, too) as an alternative is also a step away from Source. That thoughts are also objects. Like other objects, thoughts appear and disappear; they have an objective or empirical quality to them; they are known.

Sure, you can claim (as I used to) that you’re talking about the principle of thought, not personal thought. But what’s the difference? Referring to thought as a principle is the very act of objectifying thought. And clearly, pointing toward objects is the opposite of pointing toward Source.

Why, you might ask, do I bring up this topic?

Simple. When I realized where my own confusion around this work was coming from (i.e., stepping away from who I am in an attempt to find who I am), my life and my work changed on a dime.

See if your experience matches mine.

The ego seeks answers in thoughts, principles, and other objects.

The true Self, on the other hand, does not wander.

Thank you for reading,
Garret