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Led by Quietness

There’s no suffering in the space of quietness because there’s no “I” attachment so being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it allows quietness to be the energy that you are led by…

The struggle one has with life is strictly mind based and it’s because there’s no structure to the mind. Being led by the mind is as if you live in a sand castle; we all know what happens when the first storm comes. Often mind based information is held onto which keeps you entrapped to the mind. I know how deeply engrained the conditioning is and I know sometimes I may come on strong, but it’s only because what is seen simply can’t be ignored.

There are basically two energies that lead the direction of the mind. One is suffering, the other is quietness (non suffering) and these energies manifest in many way. The core of suffering is attachment to “I” (selfishness). This energy leads to greed, envy, anger, pride, desire, doubt, restlessness, regret and so on. You can see how these energies will cause suffering, so if this is the direction that your mind is led by, you will suffer. The other energy is quietness, which is kindness, generosity, compassion, empathy, understanding, love, and so on. I’m sure you can see how these don’t cause suffering. Make no mistake though you will still encounter the possibility of suffering even with being led by quietness because of how engrained the conditioning is, but if attachment to “I” isn’t in place the suffering energy won’t be in place. To me the key is being aware of “I” attachment and not holding onto it. Without it the energy that leads the direction of your life will be from quietness and there’s no suffering in this space because quietness simply has no “I” attachment…