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We all receive information through 6 sense doors eyes, ears, nose, tongue, touch and mind. Anything or everything which comes in contact with these sense doors are called inputs, these inputs they produce sensations on our body and gets converted into different perceptions based on how pleasant or unpleasant these sensations are. Now based on these perceptions or feelings we make judgments, which leads to attachments and brings expectations, desires and needs. In our life we make lots and lots of attachments, this could be attachments to ideas, beliefs, certain feelings etc.. But these attachments comes with big baggage which is responsible for all of our sufferings or the problems we face in our life and the issues we create among us or around others. In my own experience I found that most of my sufferings came from my inability to accept the change, attaching to one particular set of mindset, fighting with my own feelings arising due to fearful thoughts, less awareness of how life is a bundle of good and bad, plus getting affected by others point of view too easily and not being able to let things go easily.
This seems to be an issue with most of us, instead of being flexible and accepting of what life brings, we all retaliate and run away from most of the unpleasant sensations and emotions. We need to understand we can't control anything apart from us. There are so many variables which are in no ones hand and they play 99% of the role in any particular outcome we would like to achieve. But when we bring attachments to particular type of mindsets, beliefs and ideas we are doing nothing but inviting these sufferings upon us. And the amazing thing is, we are constantly busy so much in our thoughts that we are not even aware of what kind attachments we have made and how deep they are affecting our peace and happiness. You will be surprised to read that we humans even get attached to the negative ideas like I m very lonely, I can't talk to others, I m useless and I don't deserve this happiness as we keep on thinking the same thought instead of letting them go. All this happens because we are unaware of our actions, our thoughts and what we are doing any given time of day just living in an auto thinking mode about past and future. What are we unaware of: 1. Life is impermanent, everything changes: We all know this, but still do everything which goes against this law. 2. This body will also pass away one day. 3. We can only take charge of ourselves, we can't control everything. 4. The other person who is hurting you is also not AWARE same as us, just living unconsciously. 5. Our ego plays a big role in our decision making, it always wants us to seek attention, makes it extremely hard to understand, let go and pushes us away from the reality of situation. 6. Good actions brings good Karma and good karma brings good outcomes. 7. Life is like a coin with 2 sides, good and bad. And both sides makes it whole, and ultimate 100% of happiness comes with both sides combined, else it's just 50%. 8. We always have a power of choice at every moment with every decision we make. 9. We are very reactive to each and everything around us, instead of more observing and just knowing. 10. We make both negative and positive attachments. 11. Ignorance plays a big role in our decisions making and our actions are mostly influenced by anger and greed. What happens with Unawareness. Unawareness, leads us to make attachments, makes us less flexible, more controlling, prone to nonacceptance, highly reactive to outcomes, which in turn start bringing issues to the way we live this life. Overall we build up an ocean of expectations in our life and these expectations, desires then lead to disappointments, pain, sufferings, anxieties, doubts and emotional fluctuations. Lets understand with an example:
Since our birth we been taught there are 2 things, one makes you feel pleasant and one makes you unpleasant. Plus look for happiness and stay away from sad means always be looking for pleasant sensations as that will make you happy. So we look for only happiness, also we are attached to the idea of how an output should appear and how we will receive the happiness from that output. We desperately looks for the ways of all our expectations and desires to come true unaware of the fact that there are so many things which are outside of us. We expect from others, we expect from situations, make attachments to particular kind of feelings and beliefs and this becomes the reason for all sufferings, depressions, anxieties and panics. What to Do: 1.We need to be aware of these attachments we develop and how big effect they have on our day to day living. 2.We also need to respect that the universe, events, people, situations they all have their independent way to happening. Everything depends on so many factors and which are mostly in no one's control, but when we attach to these feelings what we are doing is trying to control these factors and that's why we face disappointment, hurt and pain. 3.So if you want to live a life free from trouble, emotional overwhelms, full of peace and happiness then let's start living it with full of awareness, acceptance to change, flexibility in idea and strong letting go power. Even the richest and most blessed people in the world goes through cycles of ups and downs, but the most successful are the ones who are accepting to these ups and downs and aware of their power and aware of the reality of life. Like every coin has two sides and one sided coin has no value, same way life has two sides. Some things and events will happen as per our desire and some will happen against, but that's what life is, it has two sides. But we don't appreciate that, we just attach to one side and scared of the other, which is what we need to change. Thanks
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