The mind is not separate from us. The mind is a concept, a construct. It is an axiom that we start our analysis of our selves with.

The mind is that constructed part of our selves that thoughts come from. It is this identification of the thoughts, which after all can be observed, with that construct that we call the mind which causes us suffering.

Freeing thoughts of the concept of the mind is a lightening, subtracting experience. Then we are free to observe our thoughts and also to see that they are separate from us. Thoughts have a life of their own and observing them in their nakedness, unclothed by the mind is a revealing experience.

In parts of India it is customary to greet others with the question, "what are your thoughts?" instead of hullo or how are you.

Why not bid goodnight to your mind and say hullo to your thoughts?

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