Retaining natural happiness can seem unattainable at first, particularly when unhappiness can leave us feeling helpless to do anything other than endure. But, with a commitment to dealing with this ongoing debilitating state once and for all, our life can change dramatically for the good.
Despite material and societal success, there can remain an ocean of emptiness and constant discontentment — a distinct absence of free-flowing love, optimism and fulfilment over which we seem to have no control. It feels like being stuck in a downward depressive spiral with only fleeting momentary happiness. The temptation to mood altering products such as alcohol and nicotine become real. Confused and bewildered by not knowing what to do, our life seems governed by this unrelenting cycle, this compulsive behavioral pattern of indecision and self-doubt. Moods of depression, fueled by ongoing stress and fatigue remain a constant dynamic which can place natural alleviation beyond our perceived practical reach.
Deep down we yearn for natural recurring happiness to replace this prison-like mood-swing state of mind and come upon that ever-present flow of contentment and well-being.
Even though, from a materialistic point, there isn’t a single thing that would change our mind-state to natural happiness. Yet, for some reason, we seem stuck in a ‘searching for that elusive happiness’ groove — the ‘carrot and stick’ mentality which seems to maintain the status quo unabatedly. We say: one day I’ll find that missing jigsaw piece, that magical over the rainbow state of mind, then, all will be well.
At first, in our anxiety-driven struggle to be free of this fatiguing, stress-filled life pattern, our thinking becomes irrational and clouded. We rush to conclusions, like, maybe it’s down to this reason or that condition, consequently, in our attempt to deflect from self-responsibility, “blaming” and procrastinating become easy choices.
Thus, in our struggle to be free of deep-seeded unhappiness, we become exteriorly focused on chemically based products and unnatural lifestyles for solutions, but, which invariably help only to maintain, and even worsen the situation.
So, what’s the suggested solution of dispersing this unrelenting mood-cloud which overshadows our inner sunshine and blights our personal well-being? What’s this scourge which sabotages our flow of unconditional love, ebullient self-expression and fun-partaking in life — how do we rid of it permanently?
To grasp answers to these pivotal questions, some basic understanding of how our deeper mind operates is desirable – nothing complicated — just simple insights on how our everyday mental dynamic functions.
In a nutshell, there is a level of mind known as sub-consciousness – a level of imposed conditioning by parents, society, schooling, peers, religion and nation; a collection of mental imprints which go to frame our self-image, beliefs systems, perceived abilities and self-value. These automatically recurring though-feeds to the conscious mind are primarily generational; a programmed inheritance which, should we remain in ignorance of, increases as we go through life. Being subconscious — outside of conscious awareness — these embedded thought patterns remain silently active in deeper consciousness — acted out in our daily life automatically – until, of course, we consciously interrupt the cycle, the loop-feed to the conscious mind.
This sub-consciousness is not a separate mind rather a submerged aspect of full our mind — the storage chip which contains every nuance of learned behavior. Housing all our convictions, phobias, fears and addictions, this subconscious content exists in a perfectly mastered CD-like state.
Known also as subconscious reactive thought patterns, this suppressed conditioning depends on mental tension, physical stress, life-fears, low self-esteem but, most important of all, ignorance of its existence, for its survival. In other words, mental stress / physical tension are prerequisite energy dynamics for prolonging this involuntary influencing of our conscious mind, resulting possibly in unnatural or addiction-driven lifestyles which ultimately can lead to further unhappiness and even depression. In other words, through non awareness of the subconscious content and its live activity, we’re unwittingly blocking our own sunshine, strangling our own bliss at source.
To get rid of these subconscious thought patterns — “blind” life-directions — our first port of call, even responsibility is to recognize our self-ignorance in this regard: that such life-influencing activity is happening subconsciously without our conscious consent, but, that, intellectual awareness alone isn’t sufficient for its eradication.
Having experienced first-hand and undertaken the same suggested remedy, I can say with certainty that, success on this journey of deeper mind alignment with natural happiness is not at all difficult. In fact, it simply requires commitment to the practice outlined below thereby consciously activating the experience of the innately present happiness into our heart and mind, which, in turn, fosters a healthier body by way of a regulated lifestyle through our newly-gained spiritual awareness.
It’s estimated we use only about 1/5th of our total mind. Thus, to reclaim the submerged 4/5th aspect, it’s necessary to neutralize the automatically recurring subconscious thought patterns thereby allow the body’s inner mechanisms produce and assimilate optimum health and natural well-being into consciousness – as in mind so in body.
While positive thinking is superior to negative thinking, this approach of itself will not deliver tangible, lasting happiness — will not dissolve life-times of mental / physical stress and cumulative conditioning.
For a natural, once and forever solution to this metaphysical, sub-conscious dilemma, what’s needed is a transformation of consciousness whereby our Ark — the mind – is raised to divine or natural happiness status.
For this transformational process to be affected into consciousness an integrator technique, which will de-potentialize the accumulations of non-life-serving mindsets, is required — a technique of dissolving habitual physical / mental stress. This simple, yet powerfully effective technique, when practiced daily, brings about integration of the “faulty” programming which has contaminated our higher nature happiness; in other words, life experiencing can be through a collection of devitalized thoughts or, subconsciously driven negative programming.
While there are many forms of relaxation techniques available, the formula I personally used – and still do — is mantra meditation.
Chapter 14 of my book “Transforming Your Life – How to Be All That You Can Be”, has a technique titled “Theta Mantra Meditation –the Practice Technique”. This section contains clear instruction on how to practice the technique, thereby, through regular practice, enables us to become proficient at experiencing bliss consciousness as a permanent state of mind.
Infusion of bliss into the conscious mind through meditation, is key, the practice enlarges the mind’s conscious capacity to experience greater all-round natural happiness. Known as direct perception, soon our life-experiencing will be through the prism of uplifted consciousness, creative well-being and enlightened understanding.