‘Lessing’ In a Nutshell

The idea of lessing is nothing new. Various traditions spanning human history have tackled the problem of a more-ish mind, finding numerous ways to help one reach their full potential in life. Meditation, for example, addresses this issue in its own way. By following instructions (i.e., to focus on such things as breathing, a burning candle, or the sound of a mantra,) it allows one to shift their focus from the chatter of a more-ish mind, commonly known as ‘monkey mind’ in meditation lingo, thereby regaining clarity and control.

Once a mind is clear or the perception of the noise is gone, the person can use it to better effect in their day to day dealings, thereby enabling a happier, healthier life all around. Thus, the goal of ‘lessing’ in The Mindless Life 2.0 is similar to the goal of mediation in general, just approaching it from a different angle to cater for an odd mindset, calling it the new Level 2 way of mindlessing. In which case, a small but powerful tweak is applied so that an odd mind won’t get caught up or create further complications in their life.

Also, who knows… the general mindset might benefit in some way, shape or form from a stronger understanding of this world. Besides, we all cross paths daily, so why not improve our relationships with one another by knowing thy neighbour in a new light?

Let’s begin by looking at a ‘More-ish Mind’ and then a ‘Less-ish Mind’. Following on, we’ll explore Levels 1 & 2 of Lessing.


The Mechanics of a ‘More-ish Mind’

“The drumming beats of a mind keep me confined!”

(Aka our monkey mind.)

Explained…

This is my conditioned more-ish mind on duty (tis is a mind demanding more of this & more of that!). Technically, it’s a fragmented machine that is used to escaping reality for whatever reasons before entering the next phase in the cycle where it isn’t happy or satisfied because it doesn’t get its own way (hence the fragmentation dividing up information that leads to different levels of pressure). Each interchange from one mood to the next takes place by seconds, minutes or hours depending on how up & down I am during this point in my life.

Origins…

A more-ish mind is born out of a mind that is used to receiving/converting a certain flow of stimulation or satisfaction before getting disrupted. As I have observed in myself, my mind goes from a line of good thinking which creates a pleasant state that it likes to hold onto, to then being stuck on bad thinking when it either runs out of fuel or fails to register any more of the good stuff, which leads to a pitfall of stress and anxiety. Therefore, my mind can’t register any more ‘good’ from the exhaustion, and so it perceives a brief state of monotony before negative pressure builds as a result of wanting the initial desirable state back. 🥁 Condensed/Pressurised Thinking – The overthinker who gets stuck in the red.

Weighted mind
Blahblahblahblah! Noise-noise-noise!
A 'More-ish Mind' In the Real World 🌏

A good way to envision the problems of a more-ish mind can be to liken it to watching sports. As you sit watching the player or team of your favourite sport (football/tennis/basketball) maneuver the ball you go from one extreme feeling to the other, from anxiety to elation. For instance, when the opponent is on a roll you get anxious for your player or team because you’ve made them a part of your identity. If they lose, you lose! It’s as simple as that. Next minute (or second), your side gains the advantage and you feel ecstatic at their success instead. In simple terms, it’s anxiety to the left and elation to the right. Then, mid-way thru or by the time the game reaches its first or second ad break… you’ve already jolted up and down, watching side to side, and now have a sore neck to deal with!

When applied to your mind in daily life, this is a never-ending back and forth of emotional energy, which can cause you to lose sight of yourself and the world around you. If you aren’t careful you can lose hours or even days watching the exchange of energy (the ball) shift from negative to positive (one player to the other) while life essentially passes you by. At some point you need to step back from it all (the beloved game or narrative), recognise that you aren’t part of the match, and that your life exists outside the stadium. Instead, leave this space for the super general minded folks who are better equipped to handle the ups & downs.

Removing oneself from this endless tournament (and torment) between up and down is what lessing is all about! I’ll be completely honest with you; it’s going to be very challenging, at first…


The Mechanics of a ‘Less-ish Mind’

“As I observe these jolts or stronger emotional waves that come with the overbearing narrative (aka noise), I notice that my mind & body start to behave and act in a way they never have before.”

(This is also known as entering the new Level 2 way or a stronger version of ‘Lessing’.)

Explained…

Ok, so I’ve had enough of it all. Something inside me clicks and I start seeing my circular programs (escapes and demands) in action and rotation more often, and I prioritise ‘watching them’ over the conventional ‘fixing them’ methodology 🔎. This is the first serious shakeup to my system. Something beyond Spacetime eventually steadies the pace and allows greater spacing between each ‘blah’ as I go from heavy drumming beats to a new humming in the green, so to speak.

Super mind
Blah blah, blah. Blah. This is my optimal noise setting with minimal narrative attachment…
An 'Updated/Optimised Mind' In the Real World 🌏

Imagine you are having a conversation with someone about politics, and it quickly escalates to a debate (though most of us won’t have any problem imagining this scenario). They keep resisting your ideas while presenting things you disagree with. Now, there are two ways to handle this.

As a more-ish mind with a number of narratives to project and protect, you will always find counterarguments that make your ideas seem right, regardless of their true value. The aim is to not let them make you look bad or silly in the process. You need to win at any cost, and so you find ways to attack their opinions while defending and strengthening your own position. Even if winning isn’t possible, you are determined to stick to your guns and go down with the ship if that is what it takes to gain satisfaction.

An ‘Updated/Optimised Mind’ recognises the primal need for one-upmanship, thereby enabling you to avoid the pitfall of an ever-escalating, unwinnable debate that can only drain all parties involved. Now, rather than trying to prove yourself at the expense of others you can simply agree to disagree, or even better, consider how they arrived at their opinion or conclusion in order to expand your way of thinking at the deeper level. In short, instead of losing yourself to competition, you’ll instead have more room to play with the conversation, explore deeper areas, or you can simply avoid a toxic scenario by choosing to not engage in the compensation that continues to power a more-ish mind.

No matter what you choose, though, the most important thing out of all of this is that you see the reaction of your hard-wiring that drives you to dominate every environment you find yourself in. Sure, you can try to ignore it all and carry on with this sticky type of influence for as long as you can. But I assure you that from this point on, you’ll never be able to unsee this deeper process again, which will create an internal stir! And if you can rollback and pretend that these draining processes don’t apply to you, then you simply never saw it properly in the first place. Either that or you are already well-equipped to handle the processes of a more-ish mind.


What Is ‘Lessing’ in Level 1?

To understand the overall stronger ‘Lessing’ quality, let’s briefly look at the original or conventional version, starting at meditation.

‘Traditional Lessing’ (aka being mindful & general meditation) is my effort to bring an immediate change in my state of mind through a  program or demand  that redirects my attention away from the noise, however subtle or intense these default commands go on pressing. I am basically creating a short term space.

“Focus on your breathing in order to slow down your mind”

In other words…

My attention is taken away from the troubles by manufacturing a psychological space via a deflection method in unreality. In reality, I also stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system with my deep breathing to help relax the sympathetic nervous system which is physically responsible for turning up the heat. Following on… more positive suggestions and imagery in unreality are used to further compensate for the negative or heavier pressure, which ultimately causes a temporary shift in my state of mind while any outstanding problems go dormant for a short while. What more can I say…? This process is my beloved release valve!

From ‘winding-down’ using subtle forces to ‘escapism’ using excess social media, booze and drugs (moving into blatant escapism), I apply the appropriate sweeping force that’s needed to clear my mind of the noise.

What Is ‘Lessing’ in Level 2?

‘Mindlessing’ or ‘Being Mindless’ (in a new, light-hearted sense), is to simply observe deeper and see all programs INTERCHANGE from a positive to a negative, then back to a positive again as the relentless cycle begins to unfold. In turn, this allows a natural shaping to take place gradually. Thus I won’t be so up and down over a LONG TERM investment.

Needless to say, this ‘cleaning up’ can only occur once I acknowledge my typical noisy mind and its interchanging 😖, otherwise all this jargon will make little sense. The word ‘Mindless’ would continue its labelling across inferior qualities if this condition is not met.

‘Lessing’ in the new Level 2 context stems from another world and isn’t a conscious demand. It occurs naturally from observing at a wider, deeper angle.

To understand Psychological Less, one must explore the nature of Psychological More and vice versa.


What Is the Potential Negative Consequence of Lessing in Level 1?

Typically, a general mindset will be able to manage their ‘lessing lifestyle’ more efficiently. Otherwise, it is an OVERLOAD that consumes people. An overload of ‘good’ will overload with ‘bad’, and so the cycle would start its grip again.

You see, when things get busy busy busy upstairs regardless of good or bad sensations, this can act as a hypnotic weight for a Highly Sensitive Mind (off with the fairies!). Which means, there is a greater chance of complacency in the outer world and more problems to follow…

Hypnotised star
So busy, busy, busy!

Highly Sensitive People are people who absorb either ‘more’ or an ‘extended range’ of stimulation than others on the Invisible Light Spectrometer, which creates another reality for them with a slight turn of the knob, so to speak (slight to substantial). Typically, Highly Sensitive People are perceived in society as outcasts, but they can also be very clever in their misfitting ways. They go by many labels ranging from eccentric to ADHD, thru to Bi-polar and Schizophrenia. It’s a tough maze to find the exit from, but it can be done. 😎

✋Now listen up, Highly Sensitive Person… If I urge you to never give up trying to get out of your predicament, you will keep going around in circles trying. Please… take my word on it. I’ve been there many times 🤦🏽‍♂️. Give up all attempts at ‘trying to get your act together’ immediately, and watch yourself carefully instead!

Therefore, in regards to our Traditional Mindful Programs in Level 1, they often suit the General Mindset but are not for everyone as hoped. For others, we run better on an emptier mind…

Never Mind! No mind! Less mind. Etc.

Get the drift?

Now say goodbye to the traditional-only sense and Welcome Aboard The Mindless Life 2.0!

Empty Mind
Mindless Perfection… 👌

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