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Led by Quietness

There’s no suffering in the space of quietness because there’s no attachment. So it’s in being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it that allows quietness to be the direction that leads your life…

The struggle one has with life is strictly of the mind and it’s because there’s no structure to the mind. Being led by the mind is equivalent to building a house on sand and 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 ingrained the conditioning is and I may come on strong at times, but it’s only because the Conditioned Mind is diabolical and what I see simply can’t be ignored.

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