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Activated Mind Patterns

Nothing ever changes until it’s understood what truly needs changing. Until a dog realizes that it is its own tail that it is chasing, the chasing will never end…

The one thing that needs to be established to understand where the base of my posting are derived from is what a conditioned mind pattern is and how it is at the root of everything you do. Without this understanding it will be very difficult to get to the core of your self created suffering.

A conditioned mind pattern will not activate on it’s own, something has to get it started. Whether that something is a person, place, or thing doesn’t matter, that it has been activated is what’s important. Because of ignorance most people have no resistance to stop this; when the activation starts it is nearly impossible to stop. Once you fully understand this it becomes apparent that the key to your freedom is to prevent the activation; by reconditioning your mind the activation is never made. This is something that has to be developed so the mind patterns in place can be eliminated.

In the beginning as you develop an awareness of what a mind pattern is and when it becomes activated you’ll need all your resolve to stop this and it will probably not be enough. As you become more aware of what activates them it takes less effort to stop it. Eventually resistance is unnecessary because you aren’t allowing people, places, and things to control you. It’s imperative to understanding it’s your own mind that’s the activator and a mind made conditioned pattern is what allows the activation. Slowly through the practice of quietness you will learn at first to not allow anything to control you and then eventually you will not allow your mind patterns to activate. You have to truly understand this before you can stop activating the mind patterns. It’s through ignorance that they’re activated, but through practice you will become more and more aware of your conditioned mind patterns. So understand this; nothing can control you unless you allow it and in time with the right practice your mind patterns just may stop being activated…