One must discuss a little with the mind when it does not want to obey. We should address the mind by saying, for instance: “Mind, why do you not obey me? Obey me! What do you want, mind?”. Later, with the development of faculties, the mind will answer us as if it were an entirely different subject. It will say to us: “I want this”, or “I want another such thing”, or simply through a representative image, through any intellectual representation, it will show us what it wants. Then we will be able to tell her: “What you are desiring, mind, is no good, it is false. Obey me! I am your Consciousness and you must obey me, mind! Thus, little by little, we are dominating her. We must learn how to discuss with her, to treat her in the same way that muleteers treat a donkey that does not want to obey. You have seen, brothers, how the horse tamers treat the horses. Sometimes they even scold them, and this is what we should do with our minds: treat them like a donkey or like a horse, like something they must learn to obey. We should not be slaves of the mind, because if we are slaves of the mind, we are going to fail. There is a very delicate point during meditation. Many times, when one believes that he has reached the stillness and silence of the mind, he has not yet arrived. Then you must dig inside, you must say to the mind, “Mind, what is it that is happening, what are you wishing, why are you not quiet? Obey me, you must be quiet! Sometimes, if you have a certain development of your superior faculties, you can see the representations of the mind. In that instant she will reply with such and such scenes, in that way she will tell us what she wants. But, precisely, that is the moment to know how to answer her, to know how to treat that mind in the same way that a muleteer would treat a donkey that did not want to be still. And, finally, it will remain quiet.
Samael Aun Weor
Samael Aun Weor
The Fifth Gospel, lecture “Ephemeral Mechanisms of the Mind”