“As The Fletcher whittles and make straight his arrows, so the master directs her straying thoughts.
Now meditate: are your thoughts directing you, or do you direct your thoughts? Because much depends on that insight. Are you being dominated by your thoughts? Do they suggest to you, do they fascinate you? do they obsess you?
People never meditate over it because it makes them feel very humiliated. It shows them their impotence: they cannot even stop thoughts, their own thoughts.”