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Agitations Already in Place

Although it seems like outside situations are the cause of your mind agitations, this is not the case. The agitations that arise are already in place, if they weren’t they wouldn’t arise…

You can only respond to the situations of life with what you have in place. Something like anger rises because it has been taught. This also goes for fear, greed, hate, and so on. Most people respond to the situations of life from the core of “I”. Without understanding this “I” you’re kept locked to mind agitations and ignorant of the fact that the only reason this occurs is because it’s already in place. Simply put when there’s a situation that occurs which isn’t liked, regardless of what it is, a mind agitation arises without permission or knowledge and because of this the responses are in relation to the way you’re conditioned. What arises is whatever the Conditioned Mind deems appropriate and the only reason this happens is because it‘s already there latently laying in wait.

Understanding this is where knowledge has power. If why a mind agitation arises isn’t understood, there’ll be very little periods where the agitations are not in control. Through awareness of what arises, one has something that can be seen to get beyond it. Why most people remain as they are and repeat the same responses over and over is because of the total unawareness of why it occurs. To me this knowledge has immense value because when it’s seen, not only can you decipher whether what’s in place is beneficial or not, but discipline can also be developed to change whatever conditioning is there that causes a mind agitations and hence non beneficial responses…