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A True Measurement

Because of the way the mind becomes conditioned, its default state is mostly agitated. A true measurement of the mind is being at peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having to save it...

Do whatever it is you think you need to do to get the desired results you think are needed, but see what's guiding you. If you’re to get a true measurement as to what's really going on in your life, there will have to be a deep awareness of why you are heading in the direction you're going. There are reasons why a person constantly struggles with being at peace and as subtle as this can be, it's not something most people consciously think about. Because of the way the mind becomes conditioned, its normal state is mostly agitated. From the time a person starts their day the agitations begins. The alarm clocks rings and the snooze button is hit and although it's not thought about that you're not at peace, the bottom line is you're not.

Constantly having to do something is caused by the mind being agitated which keeps you from the awareness of the agitation. Save the world if that's the direction you think you need to go in, just understand maybe the world doesn't need you to save it. If you're not truly at peace in the moment without having to do anything, that's what really needs to be looked at. Nothing else matters regardless of what you're doing because it’s only a made up story that keeps the mind in an agitated state. Many people are so busy trying to save the world that they don't see the forest from the trees. Until the beauty of the moment is seen and you can just be with that, peace will not be had because you will be too busy trying to save a world that just may not need saving. To me a true measurement of a settled the mind is if there is peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having an agitated need to save it...