In this session on the abilities of the mind we will discuss Planning, Decision making and Problem Solving. These are higher level abilities of the mind that utilize basic abilities. We see how a seeker uses them with full knowledge of what they are, avoiding the pitfalls of suffering and frustration that incomplete understanding and overuse of them cause.
We add a bit more to the definition of spirituality, now we see it as a study of our own essence. We see that it was ever present, we do not become spiritual overnight. Only that now there is a recognition, an awareness of it. We also discuss some more implications of a spiritual lifestyle.
This is a new series of podcasts aimed at total beginners in the field of Spirituality. In this episode the meaning of the word Spirituality is revealed in a concrete and unorthodox manner. We also explore the reasons someone may want to adopt a spiritual lifestyle and the implications of doing so.
In this part we see that curiosity is an essential and necessary ability for a seeker. It is something much deeper and meaningful than merely questioning. Curiosity is identified as the main reason that puts anyone on a path. We see thinking as a complex of mental activities that are almost impossible to stop, and we discover that thinking is not a problem for a seeker, overthinking and unconscious thinking is. Afflicted thinking is nothing but suffering, an uncomfortable and negative state of the mind.
In this part Intuition, Imagination and Creativity are discussed from both the spiritual and practical points of view. We arrive at some deep and mind blowing conclusions when we study these seemingly ordinary abilities of the mind.