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Up and Down Swings

Up and down swings of life seem to be natural, but it’s only through the conditioned self serving mind that these are created. When love is your constant, there’s only room for up…

The down swings of the mind can wreck havoc on life if they aren’t understood, but even understanding them doesn’t simply make everything all better. Lessons in life are of their own making, they’re create by the way one is conditioned. If you were conditioned to love all the time your life would be continuously on the up swing, but unfortunately this is not the case. We have up and down swings because we fluctuate between our conditioned self serving mind and our natural state of love. The natural state of love is within everyone and it’s always there, but it does get pushed down. The deeper it gets pushed down the less love there is to live your life by, the less love you emit to others, and the more difficult life is. It’s pushed so deep by some that they don’t make it, and others struggle mightily and cause much harm. When you’re in a down swing you have to persevere if you’re going to learn from it; through a mindfulness practice you can learn to stay on the up swing more often than not. The more you’re in touch with the self serving mind that puts you on the down swing, the less you’ll go there, but understand practice a little and stay on the up swing a little, practice ceaselessly and eventually you will never go down.

We all start existence with the same love in our hearts. This is the way it is because we are all from the same energy of the Universe which is love. Even the most hardened of hearts have the same love as say a person who always serves, the difference is how deep their love is pushed down. With some it seems to be non existent, but it’s there it just isn’t allowed to the surface of how that life is lived. This is heart breaking, not because of the suffering it causes, although that is part of it, it’s heart breaking because it doesn’t have to be this way…