States of Consciousness and Our Life
The person who knows how to deal with their diverse states of consciousness controls life.
Our state of consciousness is what we are, and what we do.
Our state of consciousness dictates our life and its outcomes.
The state of consciousness is always the cause, and our life is the effect. Our life is how we respond to life's events, and our response is determined by our state of consciousness.
Imagine that we can change our state of consciousness at will. Imagine that we can make use of certain skills, powers, faculties, the knowledge and understanding of certain principles to do this.
This would mean that we would be able to avoid suffering.
We actually create the circumstances for the problems that we have to arise in our life. Our circumstances are always determined by our state of consciousness.
We make our life what we decide it to be.
A Process Behind Setting Up Our States of Consciousness
The process given below contributes to forming our states of consciousness.
Perception → Concept → Emotion → Attitude → Action.
Every centre or brain takes the state of consciousness and absorbs into its nature so to process it in accordance with its own nature.
The intellect will take our state of consciousness in a certain way and the instinctive centre will take it in another way, and the processed result will be to perhaps run.
States of Consciousness and Suffering
We are full of suffering and we suffer more from the effects than from the cause.
We do evil but we do not suffer while doing it. It is the consequences that make us suffer. Which is karma.
It is not the action itself that produces our suffering, but the consequences.
We always suffer because of the consequences and not because of the cause.
There are two points to consider here. One is the negative state of consciousness and the other is the consequences.
Within the first point there are two stages: the negative state of consciousness where we may enjoy what we are doing, even though it is negative and the second point is the regret or lament for what we have done and it is a totally different state.
Becoming responsible is a very powerful key to change oneself.
Once we become responsible for the way in which we are, we must yearn for the change. To yearn for the change is the same as contrast.
State of Consciousness and the Word
We can not use the language that we talk to the personality with, to talk to the consciousness.
To contact the consciousness, we must use a distinct type of language. A language very different to the language we use to speak to the personality.
The state of consciousness encompasses the word. This is critical to see and understand this.
We must learn how to change, generate and switch our states of consciousness. This can make the difference between feeling ok and having a heart attack.