The Three Minds
You have three minds: negative, positive and neutral. A person who does not deal in the neutral mind, even with all the wealth, shall not prosper and can’t be happy because negative and positive cancel each other. It is the neutral mind which becomes the intuitive force in you.
“What’s that I fear?” is the mantra of a negative mind. It is protective + reactive. The purpose of the negative mind is to signal danger and to protect you from harm. When out of balance, you live in a fear state-of-mind and symptoms include hiding inside your head instead of living from your soul, seeing only negative aspects of every situation, isolation due to fear of life, and repeating patterns without learning the lessons. If you are frozen by fear you will remain captive in the cage of your self-limitations.
“Bring your wishes and your well!” is the mantra of a positive mind. It is constructive and teeming with risk-taking initiative. This part of the mind seeks fulfillment and possibility. The purpose of the positive mind is to encourage optimism, excitement, and enthusiasm. When out of balance, you live in a pleasure state-of mind and symptoms include not being able to think clearly, being over-optimistic, and pushing everything to the limit in order to get what you want. If you are locked into this over-expansive mindset you will remain captive in “leap before you look” actions and never get to the full depth of any situation.
“A noble asking.” is the mantra of a neutral mind. It is the uniqueness of the soul assessing and reflecting. The purpose of the neutral mind is to weigh the information from the other two minds and makes a conscious decision. Neutral mind is impersonally personal and sees things for what they really are. Existing in a neutral state-of-mind is about seeing beyond the surface so you can respond beyond the positives and negatives. It is about being simultaneously in your activities but not of them. Neutral mind reacts on the basis of fulfilling you and your destiny, seeing the short-term and long-term effects of your actions.
You must develop the mind, through meditation, to give you the positive of the negative, and the negative of the positive, so that by your own grace + consciousness you can find the neutral of it. In this way, you can reach to the subtle, refined and spiritual dimensions of your life and your relationships. The Neutral Mind lives for the touch of vastness. It lets all other thoughts be without disturbance to your constant inner light.
Every mistake can be recuperated. Your mind was given to you to neutralize cause and effect, which is the Positive and Negative Mind. You have to reach the Neutral Mind. Once you start relating to the neutral mind, you will never find any trouble in your life.