Raad Ahmed
December 1, 2021

🌊 Water memory

Art by Masao Saito

When we’re lost in thought, we don’t notice certain things about the nature of our mind.

Every single thought or feeling you’ve ever had—good or bad—has arisen and passed away.

Whatever emotions you experienced yesterday is no longer here now.

What you will feel in the next moment, will pass when you are no longer thinking about it.

This is a profoundly liberating truth about the mind.

When you understand it, you realize it becomes impossible to feel an emotion like anger for more than a few moments at a time.

Because to stay angry for a day or even an hour means you are deliberately manufacturing this emotion by thinking.

So guess what happens when you recognize that you’re thinking?

This is an objective claim about the mechanics of your subjective reality.