Less mind is more… it’s way stronger! Obviously, under a new light, that’s where ‘Mindless’ comes from. Mind you, it took serious digging earlier to arrive at this conclusion.
Basically, I have been thinking, thinking and overthinking my entire life in a Level 1 roundabout way 🤦🏻♂️. As a result, I got exhausted without making much progress moving forward. Instead, I equipped myself with way too much information than was needed for the job, and I moved sideways and backwards in my reality. I didn’t know of the good, smooth new Level 2 backwarⱭ flowing motion until recently, having now made a few deeper discoveries.
I found another type of ‘forward way’ and it was well-hidden in a ‘subtle, 180° backward move’.
So after reaching a critical point of frustrating pressure built up over many years, something finally gave way in my life.
“This is it, I’m done thinking along these lines! These thoughts of mine now need to slow right down for once. I have been doing it all wrong this whole, godforsaken time! Now, let’s work out how to prune these ideas back somehow.”
However, Reality laughed, scoffed, and blatantly replied…
“Yeah, good luck with that one, mate! Try giving it your best shot! 😆”
Now for the Extra Challenge
Like a nuclear reactor about to go into meltdown, as seen in the movies, I knew I had to pull out the big guns and tackle this problem in order to make greater sense of it, and thus minimise the fallout. Because whenever I try to think less, you can always guarantee… I will only think more!
As these annoying thoughts popped up in my world, by conditioning, trait, or nature, I would use others to push them down — redirecting my attention instead. Typcially, I would feed my brain its usual psychological dope in repetitive hits of positive thinking in exchange for a deflection from the drama. Therefore, I escaped like the rest of the world, which I shouldn’t have followed because the Herd manage this paradigm far better than myself.
And if I couldn’t use my mind to drum up support, I would escape life’s pressure by engaging in rituals or programs of drawing an artificial space out of particular words, symbols and images from my surroundings, which activates a story that I get lost in. This puts my mind in a suppressive trance for a short while by manufacturing the space I desired between my problems and me (known as my artificial or constructive space).
Whenever heavier thinking was in front, I would always run away from it. I’d routinely get high off someone else’s thoughts to escape an imposition.
And the Backlash?
But then, without fail, my mind would always return, yelling and demanding for more fuel once it runs dry of desirable scenarios that the other minds helped to produce (this is when the freaky more-ish mindset shows its true colours!). Therefore, my mind was sooo needy and greedy in its up and down uncontrollable ways. Soon, I would end up wanting MORE, MORE and MORE artificial space from targeting people’s thoughts when mine had none in them.
Like with real dope, there was NEVER any chance of attaining freedom in my world, since true freedom comes when you overcome your problems, not when you run from them.
So what better way to kick off this new discipline than to cut back in a backward move (one of a few). And really, there have been no regrets since entering Level 2.
Finally… I Took In A Fresh Mindless Breath
My strength today comes not from abusing my mental medicine as much as I had my entire life, but by not converting my energy into unnecessary space-like sensations. Admittedly, these sensations work well for most, but not for me. Instead, I need to save my energy for more important things.
Since I now truly know what it means to carry a default/typical mind around (noise, noise, noise!), as significant pressures or the weight inside my thinking that causes discomfort and disrupts life 🤯, then I absolutely had to get my act together if I were to have any real chance at Long Term Lessening.
If I were to relinquish this Short Term Escaping Habit that plagued my life for so long, then I had to be on my emptiest ball!