One of the culprits is the Count on Sesame Street.
The problem is that you and your kids have been
conditioned to count everything you come in
contact with. Let's say that you drop a handful of
nails on the floor. If you witness your thoughts as
you pick them up, there is a great probability that
you'll see that you are counting the nails as you
pick them up. And when you're driving somewhere,
see how often you're checking the speed, time, and
the distance. At work or in school, it's all about
counting the minutes before you can go home. And this
ia all mindless reactivity and a waste of energy.
Is it any wonder that you're drained at the end of the
day even though it would seem that you weren't all
that busy. Witnessing your thoughts is an ongoing
activity that can only take place in the present, and
the present is the only time that Reality takes place.
Do your Self a favor and stop counting and start paying
silent attention to your real life as it takes place.
This may or may not get you enlightened, but it will
definitely lighten your load. You can count on it.
Kir Li Molari