Traits such as empathy, love, and forgiveness in the purest form may be very conducive to awakening universal conscious energy. The, for lack of a better word, problem that we experience derives from corrupted frequencies of these behavioral characteristics. The mind is very dominating, and reactions based solely on conditioning and unconsciousness usually are not pure.
The mind insists that there is separation. This behavior results because of the localized brain/body field of consciousness (object consciousness). Nonetheless, this energy field contributes and can influence the totality which we call universal consciousness. The two frequencies are actually one, but our self-consciousness gives us the ability to experience both the localized field of consciousness and universal consciousness. The mind tells us that these are two dimensions when in actuality they are only one.
Beyond the Mind
The content structures of our existence, whether of mind or body, are helpful in our daily activities. Nevertheless, these can also be very manipulative and restrictive concerning conscious awakening. Thoughts and emotions can be excellent students of life. However, they cannot and should never be the teacher or master of this mystery.
We can best live life through active awareness to the realm and vibrating frequency of pure consciousness. This universal intelligence is beyond the mind, body, and soul but still a part of everything. This mysterious energy flows through you, and you flow through it. It is your true essence.
Equanimity is a state of balance between mind and spirit. Leonard Nimoy played the character Spock in Star Trek. Spock depicted a person that was capable of experiencing thoughts and emotions but (almost) never let these human attributes control his sense of being.
Everything becomes clear when we view our existence from a field of indifference to any given thought, emotion, person or situation. It is useful for practical purposes to have empathy and even sympathy in our experiences. However, a state of unawareness usually causes us to become lost or trapped within the structures of the unobserved mind. This is why practicing equanimity can change how we see ourselves and the world around us.
P.S. This article is an excerpt from my latest book Love Will Show You the Way that is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online book retailers.