“Sometimes being very intellectual is a huge spiritual disadvantage. If you are very clever, you tend to dwell in the mind. It’s reasonable and pleasing to do so. It’s the same as if you’re very good at running – you may find yourself six hours a day on the track enjoying your abilities.
If you’re an intellectual person, your mental discipline is to ask yourself six times a day, “How does it feel?” “How does this taxi feel?” “How does this office feel?” “How does this cinema feel?” Look for the feeling. Bit by bit you can wrestle your subtle feelings into supporting you with their knowledge and ability so that your intellect is not dominating your life.
The intellect will suck to you ugly energy, personal criticism, and judgment; it will make you dissatisfied. You will have a triumph, and five minutes later the intellect will trash that triumph into nothing. It will show you all the things you missed out on. You made $20,000, but you could have made $24,000. The intellect likes to bitch and feel sorry for itself. If you don’t control it, it will drive you nuts.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”
For more information about this book visit Amazon.
A FREE service since 1999, “Ponder on This” benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including “links” to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it. Individuals interested in a direct subscription to “Ponder on This” are requested to please click here or feel free to forward to a friend. To contact Pondercentral via email please click here.