Now that we have explored the mechanics of both the More-ish and Less-ish Mind types it’s time to dive deeper into the process of Lessing. This page will uncover the two types of Lessing, showing the similarities and differences, along with the rewards and pitfalls associated with each.
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 what we know as meditating.
‘Traditional Lessing’ or 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 mindful commands go on pressing. In other words, using various tactics to deal with different levels of pressure, I am creating a short term space.
Some exmples of this are “Think of all the positive things in your life” and “Focus on your breathing to slow down your mind.” Within these methods, attention is taken away from the troubles by an act of manufacturing a ‘psychological space’ via a deflection habit in unreality. Simply put, the good thoughts eventually stamp out the bad ones.
However, when the pressure is more intense, I go a step further and involve the physical world; i.e., I 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 across my body. Following on, I add positive suggestions and imagery in unreality in order to further compensate for the negative or heavier pressure, which ultimately causes a 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 right now. This is the nature of Level 1 Lessing.
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. Hence, let’s keep it at or above 2.0.
‘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.
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 trigger the ‘bad’, and so the cycle would start its grip again. This is the law of the Psychological Universe.
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.
Highly Sensitive People are people who absorb either ‘more’ or an ‘extended range’ of stimuli than others on life’s spectrometer, which creates another reality for them with a slight turn of the knob (varying from 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 to Asperger’s, thru to Bi-polar and Schizophrenia. It’s a tough maze to find the exit from, but it can be done.
Therefore, in regards to our Traditional Mindful Programs in Level 1 Lessing, 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 traditional mindlessness and welcome aboard The Mindless Life (v2.0).