Our mind is attached to knowing. Every time we want to know something we limit our experience. What if the main function of the mind had nothing to do with knowing the way we believe knowing is?
An untrained mind believes that what is important lives outside of us and that its role is to understand. It believes that it needs to dedicate its life to making distinctions, labeling, compartmentalizing, drawing conclusions, and making decisions. If we allow our mind to only express itself this way, we are caught up in doing, achieving, and going from one project to another.
Our mind needs to develop the capacity to receive and sense. When our mind becomes sensitive, the notion of time may not play a big role anymore; linearity fades away and we experience infinity in our finite body. From there the chaos of our lives is embraced differently: our mind becomes a refuge instead of a source of anxiety, depression, or agitation. We may still experience the rawness of our emotions and what seems at times the cruelty of our lives; yet instead of a mind stirring and feeding the chaos, we now can teach our mind to be and allow everything to settle.
When you embrace that possibility, your mind, instead of constricting your life becomes a gateway to your freedom.