The Conditioned Mind
We have all heard a lot about the words like” Conditioning of Mind” or Conditioned Mind”. What exactly is it? And what do we understand by the word “Conditioned”. Conditioned means something which is not free, something which is programmed and has a limitation. So, when we say conditioned Mind, it simply means a mind which is not free, is already programmed and has a limitation, a mind which cannot think beyond. In our Daily life, anything and everything we see, perceive and respond is very much affected by the conditioning (programming) of our mind, just like the way we program a software and it works accordingly our mind is also conditioned which responds, reacts, interpret, judge people and situation as per the programming done. Now the question comes how does a conditioning of Mind happens? and how every single individual has a different programming basis which they see life, they see world. The conditioning of Mind happens due to the information fed into our mind over a period and this information is accumulated due to the factors like Geography (country you belong to), religion, culture, society, educations system and most important our belief system. Hence as we grow old our mind is puffed up with such information and programming gets rigid and more rigid and there comes a reason when we start categorizing everything we see, smell, touch and feel (our senses, I am referring here) like good and bad, ugly and beautiful, right and wrong and so on. Hence our mind only thinks and reacts asper the information it has received over a period and hence becomes a slave of it, it drives us, and we become a slave of it. On a Fundamental level , everything is made up of energy and that is something science has already proved and the source of Energy is also same , hence everything in this world which we can see and things which we can’t see are same as they are all made up of same energy but we perceive it differently because there is a definition provided for each thing and we can’t see beyond that definition. For example when water is boiled it changes its shape and turns into steam, but actually we all know that both are same energy it’s the pattern which has changed ,the same logic applies our life, it’s just that we need to accept the fact that every individual is a unique pattern and hence we don’t need to categorize them rather accepting and see them the way they are. Also, since each person has been grown up differently so is his mind and therefore one single thing is perceived differently by two individuals because they have been grown up differently. I don’t say that its bad to follow any belief system and not being systematic while dealing with situation or people, but all I am trying to say is to stay aware and accepting the things they are rather than judging them or giving them a label. The Life is vey simple, everything which is around us is so simple and beautiful, it’s just our rigidity and way of labeling things which makes it so complicated and miserable. It is just our mind which makes our life easy and difficult and not people and situations really. Since we don’t accept them the way they are and try to manipulate them as per the information fed into our mind we end up getting stuck into the vicious cycle. We really need to understand the fact that it is only and only our mind which makes our life beautiful or miserable and once we become little aware of this fact then life will really be very peaceful and easy to live, our relationships will get better, we will be able to lead a satisfying life with same amount of resources and situations. Now to do this, all we need to do is to unconditioned our mind, that means deleting the existing information or challenging the existing information to think beyond or to think out of the box by being aware or awake. Now it is not as simple as it seems because our mind is programmed this way in many years and deleting this programming is not that easy and requires changing the pattern we see the world and see life. I will be sharing my life’s experience here, where I came to the state where I have been able to see everything in my life as one energy and its just our mind which sees or perceives it differently. That is because we are in ignorant state of mind, as soon as we move from ignorant to aware state or in simple terms from sleeping to waking state, we will be able to understand this entire creation as one energy and hence will be able to accept everything with Love and Harmony. In this article I just touched upon the conditioning of the mind which is cause of all mental problems of every human being who is in a sleeping state, in my next article I will talking about “what awareness is all about?” And how do we get that state. .— Varsha Sharma.
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