This is a powerful mental construct that prevents us from being creative, happy and successful.
The world as it appears to us now, is largely , a reflection of the "egoic mind " with fear being the unavoidable consequence of egoic delusion produced by separation.
It produces a sense of lack, scarcity and confusion.
It resides in the realm of time. A mental construct that helps us understand the changes in our environment. It is about a tyranny of an imagined past and/or ones anxieties produced by an anticipated future event. Not knowing what is going to happen. The ego (our psychological shell) is very convincing when it comes to promising salvation in the future. If there is salvation it can only be in the now.
In fact true salvation is freedom from compulsive thinking and negativity. And above all, from past and future as a psychological need. As you know a psychological need is the psychological need to identify with the past for your identity. Presence is the reality that dissolves the illusion of the past, and the future.
Our job and purpose is to point to where enlightment can be enabled. Enlightment, consciously chosen means to relinquish your attachment to past and future and to make the Now the main focus of your Life.
You re-member, "We Move in The Direction of The Dominant Thought"?
The incessant mental noise of thinking prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being.
That stillness can be defined as a cosmic, non-local field of energy and information that whispers to you in the silence between your thoughts. And through our five senses It converts this cosmic non-local energy into a limited physical reality.
This is what I have experienced in most of my relationships: Most of us at some time or another have become emotionally reactive when certain situations trigger a reaction. Then, something in your life situation triggers an emotional complex from the past and captures your attention. (you become it! and, live in the past!)
They are compulsive patterns of mind. Or, we are a bundled set of conditioned responses. Where is the freedom in that?
Whenever I stop and pause, (and I am grateful for this "space") and I reflect on: Am I a conscious volitional being? I suddenly realize I could not ask that question unless I was, for that moment.
Something remains un-affected by all the transient circumstances in our life situation and that is who we are.
To contrast this moment of consciousness, stop and think about all the discussions, or dialogue you have been exposed to that center around guilt, pride, resentment, anger, regret or self pity. Is this not about reinforcing a false sense of self and helping to accellerate the body's aging process by creating and accumulating more past in your psyche?
Our purpose is to be a light of love (abundance) when we meet others who are in the darkness because they have forgotten who they are. Confusion and fear is the first sign of darkness and fear. A sense of separation grows and festers. This projection produces fear, anger and then attack. Focus on: nothing that could happen in the future could be better than this moment. The Buddha said: If you know who you are, then, I will follow you. If you do not know who you are, then, you will follow me.
Re-member, The cost of giving is receiving.
If you want to be creative, then, oscillate between mind and no-mind. The ego can only project.
Until our next encounter,
George Maris, CSRC
George Maris - Life Coach Center - "We Move In The Direction Of The Dominant Thought" Remember that you always get what you know. If all of what you know is what you don't want, then you will always get more of the same.