It’s Time to Step Outside the Conditioned Mind

conditioned mindPaul Lenda – You are probably being conditioned on a daily basis. The conditioning could be done by the media, entertainment industry, government, education industry, corporations, family, friends, religion, and others. All those layers of conditioning placed over our true Self lead to the creation of an artificial persona that is a combination of things others want us to be and reflect.

To embody and reflect your true inner being, you need to step outside the conditioned mind and see reality face-to-face.

Nobody in their natural mind enjoys being manipulated. However, most people who are being conditioned to think, speak, and act a certain way don’t even realize that they are being manipulated. They believe that they have come to be that way by using their own free will. Sure, the tacit agreement could have been made, since nobody can truly violate your free will without your agreement to being violated, but a lot of this occurs subconsciously. That is why practicing mindfulness meditation to expand our awareness is so vital to staying sovereign.

The Cure to Conditioning Is Mindfulness

Meditation can still the mind, penetrating all the artificial layers until we can see more clearly. When we are still, we locate our true Self. If we don’t practice mindfulness, then it is easier for us to get caught up in participating in illusions. Oftentimes, mind manipulation happens unconsciously. When you become still and expand your awareness, you become aware of whenever someone is attempting to condition, program, or manipulate your thoughts, words, and deeds. You no longer get caught up in using your energy to actualize their desires. You maintain your sovereignty.

Be mindful not to get so caught up in things that end up distracting you from living a Self-actualized and fulfilled life. Those conditioning you are not acting out of a wish or intent for you to attain this state of being. Instead, they are looking to control or influence you in a way that benefits them.

Attaining True Liberation

The gatekeepers of perception will attempt to keep you from attaining true liberation. When you widen your awareness, you can spot them instantly.

We are currently undergoing a massive collective shift. A great awakening is occurring, where people en masse are realizing just how conditioned they have become and have allowed themselves to become. A great deal of change can take place with just a small shift in consciousness.

Adyashanti once said that “All delusions begin in the mind. All delusions are based on ways we’re talking to ourselves, then believing what we’re saying.” I would add that delusions are also based on what we accept without testing using our discernment. You can keep in mind to be master of mind rather than be mastered by mind, as the old Zen saying goes.

When you stay a master of your mind, it is impossible to become susceptible to fear-based conditioning, since fear only exists in the mind. When you are keep on top of what your mind is accepting into your consciousness as something that shapes your thoughts, words, and actions, you won’t be fooled by this sort of thing.

The world is at a choicepoint. Massive changes are occurring, both internally and externally. However, more changes need to occur. More conditioning needs to be broken down and dissolved. We no longer need to accept manufactured consent, but instead can empower ourselves to think for ourselves. The time has come to free our minds and chart a course for ourselves that isn’t one that is serving an ulterior agenda not taking our best interests in mind.

SF Source Wake Up World Sep 2020

How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Be Supportive During Rehab

mindfulnessMindfulness simply means the act of being present in your life situations. The mind adapts through exercise and just like the muscles, the mind gets better with continued exercises.

During meditation, there is some sort of training that enables your mind to relax thereby reducing the level of stress hormone. Alleviating anxiety and stress makes one feel sober and enables him or her to have a time of self-understanding. Such activities can reshape our minds in a more positive way to ensure one become responsible and caring about their health. Continue reading “How Meditation and Mindfulness Can Be Supportive During Rehab”

Meditation Changes The “Structure & Function of the Brain” In A Positive Way

meditationArjun Walia – If you look at most ‘masters’ in the field of meditation, a common theme that currently exists is a big misconception about meditation, that it has to be done a certain way, that you have to sit a specific way or do something in particular in order to reap the benefits. These masters will be the first to tell you that it doesn’t have to be one specific way.

That being said, many spiritual groups, like certain monks for example, are taught different types of meditation in several different ways, so really, there’s no correct way to meditate, and the process of connecting with one’s higher self and quieting the mind can be done in multiple ways and practiced at various levels. Continue reading “Meditation Changes The “Structure & Function of the Brain” In A Positive Way”

The Value of Eating with Gratitude

Kate Harveston – Many people in the western world have a complicated relationship with food. Millions of people are overweight or obese, which puts them at an increased risk for adverse health outcomes. Others struggle with eating disorders that strip them of their quality of life and can prove deadly.

Mindful eating offers potential complementary therapy to help people overcome compulsive overeating and other disordered habits. It also promises to help those who don’t have an identified disorder to exercise more control over their diets. Best of all, it increases your appreciation of every meal. You have nothing to lose by giving it a try! Continue reading “The Value of Eating with Gratitude”

The Role of Mindfulness in Alleviating the Opioid Addiction Crisis

mindfulnessNikki Harper – Here at (Wake Up World) we’ve reported on the opioid addiction crisis several times. The statistics make for grim reading indeed, with more than 130 people in the US dying every day as a result of opioid addiction, including the misuse of prescription painkillers [1]. However, with over 20% of the US population experiencing chronic pain [2] and with opioid painkillers frequently being prescribed to this demographic, the crisis shows little sign of abating.

One of the root causes of the problem is the way in which long term opioid use blunts the senses. Despite a short term improvement in mood when opioids are first taken, over time they alter the brain chemistry of the body’s reward recognition system, dulling the patient’s ability to feel pleasure in life’s ordinary joys – time with family, or beautiful scenery for example [3]. This means that patients have to take more opioids just to feel ‘normal’ again, and thus the cycle of addiction begins. Continue reading “The Role of Mindfulness in Alleviating the Opioid Addiction Crisis”