by Nick Andrea
What is before thinking?
What is the space between the thoughts?
What remains when all thought subsides?
I realized one day that every thought we have is karma. That is to say, it’s conditioned or “programmed.” This is not good or bad, it just is. All of life is karma, and it is a continual process of exhausting that karma until there’s nothing left to do. (I don’t know if that ever happens. The remains to be seen!)
Great! So how do we do it? Well, we can’t. We’re stuck in this endless stream of thought and activity and there’s nothing we can do about it. All thought is geared towards one end – solving a problem. Every thought you have is an attempt by your ego to fix something, but ego is utterly powerless to change the circumstances that make it unhappy. It’s a fool.
However, the great news about this is that we don’t have to! What? Yes. Why? Because your life is already solved. Everything you need, spiritually, you already have. Actually, you already are. The peace you seek has never left you and never can. It is here, right now, before thinking, in between your thoughts, and when all thought subsides.
This is it.