Elements of Mind series. 3D illustration of human head and symbols of technology on the subject of science, education and powers of the mind

If you look at the way you have been put together and the way you function youbegin to see that inside your head there is a whole program, a set of demands about how the world should b,e how you should b,e and what you should want.  Who is responsible for the programming? Not you.

 It isn’t really you who decided even such basics as your wants, desires, needs, values, tastes, and your attitudes.   It was your parents, your society, your culture, your religion, and your past experiences that fed operating instructions into your brain.  This programming is active and operating at each conscious moment of the day, imperiously insisting that it’s demands be met by life, by people, and by you. If the demands are met, your brain will allow you a kind of tentative peace, a kind of tentative happiness.  If they are not met, even though it be through no fault of yours, your brain will generate negative emotions that cause you stress and unhappiness. For instance, when other people don’t live up to your programming’s expectations it torments you with frustration or anger or bitterness.  When things are not under your control or the future is uncertain, your programming will default to anxiety, tension, and worry.

Then you will expend a lot of energy coping with these negative emotions by expending more energy trying to rearrange the world around you so that the demands of your programming will be met.  is a pathetic existence, constantly at the mercy of things and people, trying desperately to make them conform to your program’s demands, so that you can enjoy the only peace you can ever know: a temporary respite from negative emotions.

 Spirituality is about waking up from all that.  Do you want to wake up? It’s so simple a child could understand it. It’s called awareness. You can only change the programming through awareness and understanding. Be aware of what you’re saying, be aware of what you’re doing, be aware of what you’re thinking, be aware of how you’re acting. We aware of where you’re coming from, what you’re motives are. The unaware life is not worth living. The unaware life is a mechanical life. It’s not human, it’s programmed, conditioned.