Lost in Japan

Plato said our mind was like a chariot

We hold the reigns and are being pulled along by a dark horse and a white horse

The dark pulling us deeper into our vanities and our white horse representing our purse aspects of life

The flaw was that it implied we hold the reigns and we hold the power to our mind

But I can think about why it would be better for me to get up at 5 AM and exercise but that doesn’t mean the horses will actually listen

It’s more like we are riders on top of an elephant

The elephant has the final say regardless of what the rider (we) think

So when we are lost, it’s important to remember this

It’s not about control

Because we don’t have control

It’s about making peace with the elephant and taking our own sensations

Be friends with the elephant

Be at peace with the mind

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