There are an infinite number of thoughts, states of mind, feelings and experiences. Here we will cover 10 Mind States. 5 Non dualistic mind states that create a peaceful mind & 5 Dualistic mind states that prevent us from having a peaceful mind. All mind states are not fixed or permanent and can be changed or transformed at anytime. It is how one chooses to think and use thoughts that a mind state is created.
The 5 Non Dualistic Mind States that create a Peaceful Mind
1. The Accepting Mind
The accepting mind loves to accept things as they are. This mind has an open uplifting attitude understanding that things are the way they are, just because they are.The accepting mind works from a knowing. One does not need to understand something intellectually to know it. This open accepting mind has no terms or conditions to what it perceives so it can easily accept things for what they are. This is a form of respect. It respects things and has a trust and kinship with itself. This mind is relaxed and accepting having equality from the thoughts it creates. Having acceptance allows this mind to be happy and at ease. Being open and accepting is a peaceful relaxed state.
2. The Insightful Mind
The insightful mind is self reflective and of clear perception to what is. Following this diligently, this mind sees beyond the surface of things. The insightful mind expands beyond mental constructs and barriers which allows it to see and understand things to a deeper degree. The insightful mind is a relaxed and spacious mind allowing it to perceive all the subtle details as it has space for it, bringing a greater understanding and knowing of it. The insightful mind can not be put into mere words to explain it as it is an experience that is perceived and known. The insightful mind is relaxed and peaceful.
3. The Truthful Mind
The truthful mind is clear about what truth is. The truthful mind only works in truth allowing this mind to see things clearly as they are. This mind does not edit or add on to what it perceives allowing it to flow as truth is natural, smooth, calming and easy to apply so what ever this mind perceive is as clear as it is truthful. There is no constructs or containing ideas just the truth, enabling this mind to flow naturally as the truth is natural. The saying “The truth will set you free” is a realistic statement.This mind does not have to rehash anything to check its story. This mind is relaxed and at ease, contented with what is known.
4. The Flexible Mind
The flexible mind changes and flows with all things. This mind moves with the changes of life and its events, willing to compromise happily from its insightful understanding that all things are forever changing and impermanent, like the changing atoms and molecules of energy, the inner sanctum of all things. This mind perceives things as they are. It is adaptable and flexible with no agendas or constructs to fulfill. It is able to move freely with a clear understanding of what it is viewing, observing and experiencing. It is at ease and peaceful, flowing and flexible.
5. The Mindful Mind
The mindful mind is away of being. It is a neutral state of knowing that creates contentment. The mindful mind has all the other non dualistic minds states above contained within it. It is a peaceful state of clarity and insight. This accepting, truthful and flexible mind has equanimity which allows it to experience the present moment for what it is. It is the embodiment of being present known as bare attention. This mind is happily present for experience as there is nothing impeding it. What it perceives is clear and reflects like a mirror. It is a wise state that is effortless and natural. The mindful mind flows from the heart of one’s very essence or nature which one has chosen as the driver of ones life, making for a peaceful contented way of being. The mindful mind is an experience of being, not just a mere thought or construct of it. The mindful mind is at peace with reality.
5 Dualistic Mind States that prevent us from having a Peaceful Mind.
1. The Judging Mind
The Judging Mind is created by thoughts that think in a way that compares one thing to another, flipping to one thing as the best and flopping to the other thing as the worst. This is how a dualistic mind works creating a higher and lower richter scale of ranking. It is a true caste system that is held in the mind, that becomes one’s guide line to assess what it is perceiving in the world by judging it as good or bad. This mind likes to judge all things even itself. It perceives by comparing, categorising and analyzing things as higher or lower, preventing this mind from experiencing things as they are. This mind only experiences what it projects from its judgments. This limited mind uses up so much time and engery/prana creating thoughts that engage judgment. That this mind cannot experience a peaceful state of mind while it continues pursuing its judgments.
2. The Planning Mind
The planning mind loves to plan things. It projects into the future to plan. This mind can get lost in the planning and plans it makes preventing it from being present. It creates expectations that it can not live up to. The planning mind has groups of thoughts that plan together which becomes the story for the planning mind to follow. There are many ways the planning mind likes to work, which keeps this mind completely busy, enthralled and distracted for as long as the planning mind continues to plan its plans.
3. The Resisting & Worrying Mind
The resisting mind likes to worry, this worrying supports the resistance, they are a team which keeps the mind from experiencing things as they are. The resisting mind likes to live in the past and project into the future so its scope is very limited as it is not present. This mind repeats its old projections of past experiences that are held as threatening and are to be avoided at all costs. The resisting mind pushes things away using worrying to place the mind into a loop or a cycle that goes around and around in circles. This creates the perfect get away for this mind to not take responsibility and to continue to maintain the resistance that it so desires. The resisting and worrying mind has a richter scale of ranking, it ranks the events or experiences that it has experienced in the past on this scale and over time these events or experiences are exaggerated and dramatist by the constant cycle of worrying and rehashing the past which ends up expanded and distorted. This allows this mind to justify to itself that it is a victim and cannot possibly take responsibility for its actions or even accept that it does have choices. This is a very convenient and crafty deluded check mate that this mind places itself in.
4. The Controlling Mind
The controlling mind loves to control things, it controls all things around it, near it, beside it, and even behind it. It controls by pretending to be safe or in control of things as it has no understanding of it, giving it a false sense of power. This controlling mind is a frighten mind. It grasps out there manipulating things to come under its control. This mind has endless excuses as to why it needs to control things or itself. This mind lacks the understanding of reality and lives in its own created reality. It forces things into submission to fulfill its terms & conditions of how things should be.
5. The If Land Mind
The if land mind has all the dualistic minds above combined with in it.
It loves to assume, guess and avoid by making things up. It creates things that have not been experienced and are not of truth. This mind makes up its own stories and then believes it to be of truth. This mind likes to dismiss and distort things to have things on its own terms. It does this by editing things, fabricating and misinterpreting things to get its terms met. If Only, Only if and What if, is the language of this mind, these are the dialogs of this mind that bind it in if land. The if land mind avoids the present moment by staying in the constant state of avoidance, assuming and dismissing what is. The if land mind has its
own reality that it creates from the made up stories that it tells itself entrapping this mind in stress, drama, distortions and delusions of reality. This prevents this mind from experiencing any authentic state of peace as it is not relaxed or present. To this mind peace is only but a projection of what it thinks peace might be like.
Copyright -Compiled By Kerrie Wilson 29.7.09