“The problem is that you think too much. You are way too smart. Think, think, think. Your mind is like a wild horse that takes you wherever it wants to take you. You have no control over all that thinking, all those assumptions – not just one assumption, a whole universe of assumptions. You think too much. Why do you need to think at all? Something I teach my apprentices is to become a master of thinking. For me thinking is a tool of communication. I hardly think. For hours I just don’t think, and not because I’m stupid. I don’t think because I have no need to think. What I know, I know. I’m full of knowledge, but why do I need to think about what I know? Thinking, thinking, thinking: What is she doing? What is he doing? What about this? What about that? What if this happens? What if that happens?
Just thinking “What if?” creates a huge drama in our life. Every human can think a lot, and thinking brings fear. It’s two o’clock in the morning, and you are still thinking, thinking, thinking. You need to tame the horse, and learn to ride the horse. The horse has to obey you and take you where you want to go.”
Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements Companion Book”
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