The texture of mind

As all couturiers know, the quality of the dress is determined by the fineness of the fabric. In the same way the texture of the mind is determined by the subtlety and fluidity of the thinking. The pliability of the thinking determines the flexibility of the mind. When the mind is soft and flexible it can bend this way and that like a willow. Then you will also be able to bend like a willow. You will run on like running water. But when the mind is rigid and fixed, then how you see the world and existence will be rigid and fixed. You will see the world and your existence as merely something inconvenient that lies between you being here and where you imagine you ought to be. You will see it as a mountain to move out of your way.