All thinking, from a spiritual viewpoint, is merely vanity, illusion, and pomposity. The less one thinks, the more delightful life becomes. Thinkingness eventually becomes replaced by knowingness. That one “is” does not really need any thought at all. It is helpful, therefore, to make a decision to stop mental conversation and useless babbling.
Once thoughts, like objects, are depersonalized, they become devalued and lose their attraction. Thoughts and feelings arise from desire, and the mind desires what it values.
To clear the mind, merely note that nothing at all is of special or unique “value” or “worth” except by invested, superimposed, and projected belief. Therefore, withdraw value, worth, importance, and interest.
The Ego is Not the Real You, pg. 65
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