Unhappiness equals resisting reality Mind Map


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Unhappiness equals resisting reality Mind Map by Paul Foreman

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Unhappiness equals resisting reality Mind Map

  1. 1. Unhappiness equals resisting realityHere is a mini journey travelling full circle through simple dictionary definitions and highlighting single keywords:Unhappy – miserableMiserable – discomfortDiscomfort – uneaseUnease – anxiousAnxious – worriedWorried – troubledTroubled – botheredBothered – irritatedIrritated – annoyedAnnoyed – distressedDistressed – unhappyThis is how easy it is for the mind to trap itself inside a loop of definitions and labels;http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/the-you-beneath-the-labels/ apparent logical reasoning and justification, createdby thoughts – and of course thoughts are only words!There are thousands more words like the above; I simply chose to stop looking. The link for all the above words is thatthey are all resistance. In every case the words (or thoughts which can convert into feelings) amount to the exact samething – resisting reality; denying what is, in the present moment. http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/present-moment-awareness-mind-map-paul-foreman/Is it that simple? No from the point of being buried in the complexity of thought; that is, when thinking withoutawareness of the impact of thinking. And yes from the point of conscious realization of the process, from which you candetach, watch what is happening and choose to drop the resistance.The difference then, is simply the conscious realization of the resistance of reality; noting the creation of unhappinesswithin, through the words or thoughts you are selecting, following, dwelling on and attaching to.If unhappiness is resistance of reality – what is reality? Reality is the present moment, right now; so unhappiness isresistance of the moment in the moment. Even if you resist a past or future moment, memory or projection, you can stillonly resist it now.The next time you feel unhappy, notice, and investigate what it is that you are resisting. You might be choosing to resistletting go of a past that has already gone or resisting a future that has not arrived or resisting the present moment right
  2. 2. this minute. If you can do something now to help drop the resistance do it, if you can’t do something right now let gohttp://www.mindmapinspiration.com/letting-go-mind-map-paul-foreman/ and wait until you can. The alternative is tostay trapped in a circle of thought like the example above. Essentially trapped in words that you choose to believe, andfocus on.Try practicing surrender; give in, give up, let go, start afresh; reboot your thoughts.Beyond the sky space goes on for millions and millions of miles without end. When you feel trapped in thoughtcontemplate the infinity of the universe. (See also Meditate on the Universe)http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/meditate-on-the-universe/Once you surrender to the moment you can begin to see it as temporary even though your mind and thoughts can tendto convince you it is permanent or inescapable. Here are some associated quotes:“If I can do something about it, it makes no sense to worry about it. If I can’t do something about it, it makes no senseto worry about it” ~ Wayne Dyer“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonlyheld, that it never occurs to you to question them” ~ Anthony de Mello“You cannot be unhappy without an unhappy story” ~ Eckhart Tolle“It is not possible to attain happiness without non-attachment” – Paramahansa Yogananda“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering”~ Byron KatieSee also: Why attach to a thought Mind Map http://www.mindmapinspiration.com/why-attach-to-a-thought/
  3. 3. To see more Mind Maps by Paul Foreman visit theMind Map Inspiration Website www.mindmapinspiration.co.uk and Subscribe to the Mind Map Inspiration Blog to receive new Mind Maps, plus creativity and drawing tips. Blog at www.mindmapinspiration.com Mindmaps ® were invented by Tony Buzan They help us progress from "linear" (one-dimensional) through "lateral" (two-dimensional) to "radiant" (multi-dimensional) thinking. For more information see his books and visit the following website: http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/a_id/4b6af8ce8268d (Affiliate link)
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