There’s a tug-of-war that occurs in most lives between one’s outer and inner view. And which view is used to make decisions determines if one’s actions and reactions will be based to self serve or to love.
If there are just unconscious actions and reactions in our daily decision making process, there will be many decisions made without knowing if they are truly beneficial. Without the discipline that provides some stillness, life becomes one of unquestioned assumptions because we think we are the decider of our decisions. To the Conditioned Mind there’s no need to question because it assumes it has all the answers. These are the created blocks that hamper our ability to live from our intuitive stillness.
When life is lived from unquestioned assumptions, this creates a battle between our inner urging from the Universe, which is to love and our outer urging from the ego, which is to self serve. This battle is a spiritual tug-of-war between the two. When the ego is in control we have unquestioned assumptions that the things of the world are in place to fulfill our outer desires, but intuitively if one’s mind is settled we know this not to be true because of being connected to one’s inner urging from the Universe.
Our outer urgings are a product of our environment and other influences. The Conditioned Mind is what creates assumptions and makes them go unquestioned. The fallacy of this is a life lived that everything is as it appears. This ego is our block to love. This is what causes our tug-of-war, but if the assumptions were questioned and the mind stopped long enough to see our inner essence of love, we would stop the tug-of-war with the ego and our unquestioned assumptions would never cause us to be in a battle with ourselves again.