Assorted thoughts at the day’s conclusion, 10/6/09

Arousal and stimulation are only useful when they result in action being taken. Action is only beneficial when properly intended, directed and planned. Past all this, in the absence of the ability to project and maintain action over time and space all is for naught.

The Buddha said (paraphrased) that all we are is the product of what we have thought. A man’s first impulse is to regard his own mind as self-evident and true on its face. He does not realize that all of its contents are more or less arbitrary and may be effected by the action of his will. Patterns of induced thought and belief, if continuously invoked over a sufficient period, become automatic and appear as self-evident themselves.

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~ by ethmgallagher on October 6, 2009.

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