Less mind is more; it’s way stronger; that’s where ‘Mindlessing’ comes from. Mind you; it took serious digging earlier!
Basically, I’d been thinking thinking thinking my entire life, and I didn’t get too far. I equipped myself with bucket loads more than what was needed for the job, and I moved sideways and backwards in the same old Level 1 roundabout way 🤦♂️. I didn’t know of the good/smooth new backwarⱭ Level 2 until recently upon a few deeper discoveries.
I found another type of forwards, and it was hidden in a subtle backward move.
So after reaching a critical point of frustrating pressure over many built up years, something finally gave way.
I realised; THIS IS IT!; these thoughts of mine need to slow right down. I CAN’T BELIEVE IT, I’ve been doing this wrong the whole time and need to prune these ideas back, somehow.
However, reality had a laugh and a scoff and blatantly replied:
Now for the Extra Challenge
And like a nuclear reactor about to go into meltdown as I’d seen on tv, I knew I had to pull out the big guns and tackle this problem until I’d minimise the fallout or could make greater sense of it. Because whenever I try to think less, you can only guarantee, I’ll always think more!
By condition, trait or nature, as these annoying thoughts popped up in my world, I’d use others to push them down — redirecting my attention instead. I’d feed my brain its usual psychological dope in repetitive hits of positive thinking, and escape like the rest of the world. Except the difference is, it’s better managed by the Herd.
I.e. I indulge in rituals or programs of drawing pleasure out of inflated words, symbols and images (tasty ideas), which puts my mind in a suppressive trance for a short while by manufacturing the space I desire between my problems and me.
Whenever heavier thinking was in front, I would always run away. I’d routinely get high off my thoughts, or someone else’s, to escape an imposition.
But then if I did that too much, my mind would always come back yelling and demanding more. It was sooo needy and greedy in its up and down uncontrollable ways. I’d soon end up wanting MORE, MORE, MORE in any way shape or form, no matter what the situation!
Like the real dope, there was NEVER any chance of freedom.
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’s been no regrets since.
Breathing the Goodness
My strength today comes from not abusing my mindly medicine as much as I had my entire life, by not converting my energy into unnecessary space-like sensations. Which, admittedly, works well for most, but unfortunately not for me. Instead, I’d save it for more important things.
Since I now truly know what it means to carry a default mind 🤯, 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 life for so long, then I had to be on my introspective ball!