Alan Watts speaking on the nature of our mind. The basic underlying message of the video is that it is necessary in order to find peace in our mind to stop the erratic quality of our thoughts. It seems that we have a feeling that we ourselves produce our thoughts, but if we sit in meditation it becomes obvious that lines of thought come out of nowhere and if we try to control them they become even more tangled. So towards the end he suggest that you have to not try not control them. It seems that our thoughts are like an ocean of water with turbulent waves and in order for it to calm we have to not stir it more. We can sit, see the thoughts arise, and recognize them for what they are. Through recognizing the nature of our mind it will bring us more control over our discursive thoughts, and less subject to get caught in the mirages that are created.
“When you relate to thoughts obsessively, you are actually feeding them because thoughts need your attention to survive. Once you begin to pay attention to them and categorize them, then they become very powerful. You are feeding them energy because you are not seeing them as simple phenomena. If one tries to quiet them down, that is another way of feeding them.”
― Chögyam Trungpa