Psychological pain is real and is often addictive. Does this sound strange to you? You experience this type of pain each day and probably don’t realize it. Unconscious mental pain affects everyone and everything. Only the degree or intensity varies from person to person. Unfortunately, most people are not conscious enough to realize the severity of this pain. It happens more often than you may think. Here, we should note that what the mind thinks doesn’t mean it is true. On the other hand, your state of awareness decides how you will experience a situation.
Thus, what is your relationship with the mind? This is the key question in consciously awakening to a state of deeper presence. Moreover, your observation of the mind determines how you experiences this moment. Respond to life and living. But, do not react to the mind. There is a difference.
This acknowledgement can be very helpful. This is useful in understanding how you typically react to compulsive mind behavior. Please practice differentiating between two states of being. These two states are either living from mind or living in conscious awareness. Thus, mind reactions are unconscious behavior. And, this increases the addictive pain that accompanies you during daily activities.
Addictive Pain Is Only in Your Head
A conscious response, on the other hand, offers a totally different perspective. This state of being, in presence, nurtures the expansion of object consciousness. Therefore, a response to any situation is non-threatening and alleviates addictive psychological pain. This creates spaciousness in your experiences. And, it instantly becomes obvious that you can live in a state of non-attachment without needing mind details.
Nevertheless, addictive psychosomatic pain feeds on unconscious reactions. This, in turn initiates more unconscious reactions. And, this behavior pattern usually goes on and on in repetitive sequences. This can occur over a few hours or a few days. Suffering can continue for years if a person is not able to shift from a mind-induced habit-forming tendency.
Accordingly, what can you practice to become more aware? The first step is not to become overly demanding in your attempt(s) to become free of the mind. Conscious awakening is a process and should naturally develop without demands or expectancy. Therefore, there are no rights or wrongs.
You will reach a deeper state of awareness. It is already happening. You are actually already there. There is a realm, let’s call it nothingness, that is always beyond the mind. And, within this nothingness is raw energy. This energy has the potential to become a perpetual garden of possibilities that blossoms with conscious pulsations. Therefore, it is wise to nurture this garden with awareness and love. You experience something. The mind reacts. What do you do? Let’s rephrase this question. What should you NOT do? You are not your mind. Therefore, don’t take the mind too seriously. Don’t react to everything just because it tells you.
Wishing you happiness and good health