“Let the wise ones guard their thoughts.”
The measure of evolution in individuated consciousness is self-awareness. We grow in wakefulness through the experience of life as human beings. With every breath we are more than we have ever been… more self-aware… more wakeful.
With enough self-awareness we can observe our experience and understand the mechanics of our reality creation. With wakefulness we observe how our thoughts, beliefs and stories flavor our reality experience. Thus the wise ones… or those who are more evolved… are very attentive to their thought process… and their relation to their experience of reality. In this understanding… illusory thoughts deliver an illusory experience of reality and truthful thoughts deliver a truthful experience of reality.
The important question is what would your reality experience be without your thoughts, beliefs and stories? It is in this exploration that we meditate.
If the mind is emptied in meditation… the reality experience is more pure and true. When all the obscuration of our data is removed or reduced… our true nature as blissful consciousness is revealed.
This week… increase wakefulness of your thoughts and how they affect your reality experience. Likewise observe the absence or reduction of thoughts in meditation and how it affects your reality experience. In this way… you will teach yourself the importance of guarding your thoughts.