Three Principles:

Mind - Consciousness -Thought

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The Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness & Thought, makes up the bulk of how I approach my clients and everyday life.  It is a pragmatic, open view of the world based upon the truth of the world as it is. These principles are a point of view that help people to mindfully see and filter projections about the world, versus relying upon prejudgements & opinions, "sacred" beliefs and contracts, about who we are and what the outer world is.  So it becomes easier to accurately assess and discern as to what to accept and reject in life and the world in general.

The "3P" is not a specific practice. Rather It is a deepening understanding of self and others. The "practice" is to recognize ones Thoughts and Consciously assess them in real time. Some people do this with meditation, some through prayer or ritual, some by logical deduction, others by simply looking out into their environment. But, mostly we can simply take a breath, and look at how it is so easy to confuse ourselves with our ideals, likes, dislikes, and ego driven opinions, as if looking into a proverbial "mirror of our soul." Therefore, we develop the understanding of the "3P" as a tool for the psyche to help us access parts of our intellect, or "Mind," so we can allow insight to arise towards more visionary choices, decisions and ethical actions. When practiced (here meaning "to consider content of feeling and in thought"), the result can be the reward of clarity in worldview and a broader perspective regarding how things really are. This may result in a lucidity in view, intention, communication, activity, work, application and effort, mindful circumspection and focus within oneself.  

Don't get me wrong; everyone has a different view of what the world is, regardless of practice.  We only have five senses and a mental processor - but that recognition can be the first step in understanding that, as human beings we need to see self, other and world beyond our own thoughts and feelings about it; maybe as if our own thoughts don't matter as much to us anymore..


Nor does this mean that this "practice" is easy to do. Because, it is a practice of Mind itself, not just "Mindfulness." Rather, if applied and attended, it does mean that over time, that a person can become more mindful and aware of thoughts and feelings, from where they derive and how they arise. It follows that it should become much easier to "know thyself." It is possible then, that the world may not seem as affective upon self and inner view as one may have once believed. This is because, in perceiving the world and its circumstances, the image we retain that we processes, does not have to be relied upon as definitive reality.  Instead, the idea is to let go of the habitual view of the world, then reverse seeing the world as happening to us, (from the outside in) we can recognize it more accurately from inside ourselves out, thus world may appear clearer. Then maybe, who we really are can be self- revealed, rather than the projections of who we think we are, which is the common mistake most people make. 

Though I am not a counselor or a therapist, I am trained in helping others apply these principles in their everyday life, and can act as a coach in this way if you are interested. I use these principles as agency for myself and as a tool to work with others to more easily create focus and quiet mind clients' mind, in all the skills I practice.

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- Philip 

 


Thought: The Principle of Thought enables us to formulate our mental lives moment-to-moment. Our life is just a series of Thoughts, one after the other, created by ourselves. Thought happens first, we make it up, it gives us a corresponding feeling and we act on it, as if it’s real, it looks real to us, but it’s not, it’s just a thought; thoughts and emotions that are simply a product of a functioning brain. Becoming aware of these thoughts and how to first see beyond them, and then how to use them to create space to attain clarity of Mind is the key.

Consciousness: The Principle of Consciousness allows us to feel and experience the mental life that thought formulates. Thoughts are arise all the time, the Principle of Consciousness brings awareness of these Thoughts to the senses so that we have a human experience of it. It also helps us be aware of our own innate intelligence, our own "Universal Mind," that can be accessed by quieting Thoughts and become Conscious of it. In this, Consciousness is simply the function of become aware of self and the world around us. Thus, consciousness is the valency that makes us have aware of our inner and outer world. It makes us aware of our thoughts, and what are real and false in how we perceive ourselves and the world.  It is the tool we use to access Mind.

Mind: The Principle of  Mind – the very source of the intelligence behind life. The energy behind everything. It is everything that we can’t see, the formless intelligence that provides us with ongoing wisdom.  Whether one understands "Mind" as simply a projection of the brain and thus body, or as a "higher mind, or as "God," doesn't matter.  In this view, Mind is where we can access insight beyond thought, regardless of how we define it.

Contrary to some criticism and definitions, the "3P" are simply a pragmatic truth.  We cannot define Mind or its nature, because it is either existent within us, or is simply neural function on a very cognizant level beyond thought and feelings.  But, it can be asserted that "Mind" is a mind of its own, as if we have our own inner counselor guiding us.  Religious folk might call this "God." Scientists may cal this "Brain." Philosophers might call this "Intellect."  Nevertheless, "Mind" for sentient beings, is the source of all that is.

 

The Three Principles of Mind Consciousness and Thought by Sydney Banks