What we call mind ordinary is not what it should be. It appears more a burden than a gift, because it is susceptible to the external random situations, and that’s the main cause of our mechanicity.
We are uneducated on how to use our mind. Indeed, a trained mind, a mind under the control of his owner, is a light who allow us to see the things, and not just to look at them. This is what the Ancient Teachings used to call “True Mind”.
This “True Mind” has almost anything to do with what we usually call mind, but it’s not a thing we still have, its a possibility, not something sure, but something we could acquire with our own efforts. It’s a state of consciousness deep related with what one has realized of himself, and it never happens/appears before one has achieved a certain degree of objectivity. Before this moment, there is no “True Mind”, only a storm of conditioned thoughts who passes trough our mind, conditioning every moment of our life, every our decision, every our act. Ordinary mind “happens”.
On the opposite, True Mind does not happen; it manifests herself after a determined training, namely when we have acquired enough understanding of ourselves. I don’t want to enter the argument about what means “understanding” or “knowing” ourselves, because on this blog there are enough pages dedicated to this argument.
So, differently of what people ordinary “think”, a “True Mind” cannot happen- this belief is a subjective point of view, exactly what prevents the access to the “True Mind”.
This is not a fairy Tale nor a spiritual legend, this mind exists, it could be achieved by everyone who truly wish to achieve it; and one hasn’t to wait a sort of Samadhi or Nirvana or other “enlightenment” to see this manifestation in himself; what he needs is becoming one in himself. And this, on the contrary of what many “think” is not far from our possibilities.
Unify all the fragmented fields of our personality, the sneaky multitude of “ourselves” who constantly alternate giving us the illusion of continuity, building an illusory and surreal life.
What we require to achieve to this higher mind, this “True Mind” is to realize completely our human potentialities, stopping to live as a dummy, and begin to be a little more human.
So, the “True Mind” will manifest herself as a result of a work, of an effort, and will lighten our life path who bring us to further and higher experiences we have never suspected their existence.