The other night, a friend used the metaphor of the carrot and the stick for the activity of the mind: thoughts are either following the carrot–seeking and hoping for success in the future, or running from the stick–dreading and avoiding failure.
Or we could simply let thoughts rest. No care in the world.
Pick a thought up when it’s needed; some are useful.
It won’t hang around. It’s sure to dissolve soon.
Then rest again.
© Skye Blaine, 2011