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Attachments Outcome

The more controlled you are by your thoughts the more severe the outcome will be, with the outcome being determined by how much of a hold the attached thoughts have over you…

Problems with attachment don’t occur when you’re busy, although thoughts still randomly arise non stop, but because of the busyness there isn’t much attachment to them. Attachment arises when you’re doing the daily mundane tasks that don’t take much focus, like sitting in traffic, shopping, watching tv, eating, doing yard work, lying on a beach, etc. In this state of semi idleness if you’re unaware when a thought arises, there’s nothing to distract you from becoming attached to it because the mind has no focus; this opens the door for attachment to occur.

Let’s say you’re at home relaxing, all of a sudden a thought arises to have a beer, substitute the beer with something more suited to your conditioning. There’s not much of an outcome from one beer, but the outcome for six is different. The more controlled you are by a thought, the more the affected outcome. Because so much of the thought process is to provide pleasure, there’s nothing this pleasure seeking (which is the bondage of “I”) can’t make worse. Understanding this is priceless if you’re ever to be free from attaching to your thoughts. If it’s not understood, your own Conditioned Mind will continue to create attachments. Without the awareness of this and with no tools in place to prevent it, not much thought is a given to what the outcome of your attachments will be…