The influenced past has so much control over our present that until it is understood and let go of, it will continue to keep us in a state of an agitated prison.
Understanding living the life you are given as opposed to the life you think you should have is the difference of being at peace or living in a state of an agitated prison. When you are with what is given you are with reality, not a mind made reality, but the reality of what truly is. When you’re not in the reality of what is you’re in a delusional state of what isn’t, which makes for very little, if any true peace in your life.
The life given is what is occurring right now. I would mean the life given right now is you reading this post. There is nothing else truly going on right now beyond that. There may be something going on in between your ears, but that is the delusion you create, it is not the reality of what is occurring right now. Your mind has been conditioned to think you have to create a life that you think is better than what’s occurring right now, thats what keeps you would from being with the life you are given, does it not?
Why do you think the mind has developed in this way? I’m not sure why this is, but I do know for me this has to do with influences beyond my control. And the why doesn’t really concern me all that much. To me what matters is I have found a method to break free of the grip of those influences. Prison is prison whether you go there for a misdemeanor or a felony. The only difference is the amount a time spent in prison. The more you continue to be controlled by past influences and stay locked into the control of your Conditioned Mind, the longer your sentence. And because you are not with what life is giving you and until you learn to let go of the control the past influences have over you, it will be impossible to be free because you will remain under the spell of your influenced past.