The Issue With This Powerful Mind

This is the issue with the mind;
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When something doesn’t go your way, we pass judgement on that event. “This event is negative”, “This emotion is negative”, “This thought is negative”.
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What does this judgement do? – Its adds more pain to what is already there.
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When you feel, your minds first reaction is to get rid of it. We have this proclivity to run away from pain and move towards pleasure. This is the nature of the human mind and body – to avoid pain and seek pleasure.
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When the mind triggers and thought and creates an emotion, this emotion gets magnified throughout the body. We ‘feel’ anger, we ‘feel’ sadness, we ‘feel’ joy.
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The problem is, whenever we feel pain in the body caused by an unpleasant thought pattern and emotion, our minds judge that feeling in the body as ‘negative’. It gets caught up in the feeling and then feeds the thought pattern through its vibration frequency. Once we get caught up in this sort of judgement and this loop between judging the negative feeling with a thought and then getting lost in the thought patterns that are continuously fed by the negative emotion, we have become identified with the mind. This is where we live most of our lives, trapped inside the mind.
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If you ever experience a negative feeling, you can stop it in its tracks, rather than use it to feed your negative thought patterns. You do this by becoming the body. What I mean by this is, you cease to think with the conscious mind and you closely observe your body.
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Do not expect the pain or the thought patterns to disappear immediately. I have had to sit for hours and hours with certain painful feelings in order to dettach myself from them.
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Once you observe the body, you come to realise something so profound. The feelings in your body caused by emotions are in reality no where near as painful as what the mind has you believe. The mind is a fear riddled machine with opinions and beliefs. It wants to protect you from pain, so it reacts to sensations in the body with panic.
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If you bring an awareness to the body, you will realise these feelings do not need to be fed back into the mind. We can leave these feelings in the body, letting go of whatever thought pattern that triggered this emotion in the first place.
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This takes practice, so don’t be disheartened if this takes you some time to understand and execute on.

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