Conditioned Mind made up stories only take away from life, they don’t add to it. This makes the place where one lives a world of make believe, where there’s nothing factual so there’s nothing real.
One of the most important things that’s really a must if one’s spiritual expansion is to be continuous, is for the stories in one’s head to remain at a minimum so life is lived from a base that’s factual. This will ensure that one’s life is based in truth. A story is very difficult to create if one uses only facts to live by. I have found factual living is second to none when it comes to ones continuous process of understanding one’s own mind.
Stories are noise in the head, they provide no benefit whatsoever to life. I’m not talking about stories of real life events, some of them are actually very entertaining, the stories I’m talking about are of the “he said, she said” variety, or the stories of the would’ve, could’ve, should’ve mind. These stories only take away from life, that don’t add to it, hence this makes one’s growth stagnant and not much good comes from anything that’s stagnant.
Without stories being created by sticking to the facts, life is seen as it is; nothing made up, just fact. Being with what’s here, is being with the facts that life provides. When one is somewhere else it becomes the delusional story of a Conditioned Mind and it’s unfortunate because this is a fact that’s just not understood by many people. So when one doesn’t live their life by what’s factual, one lives their life from their noisy head which creates a world of make believe. And this is most unfortunate because it means the place where most people live their life is in a Conditioned Mind made up story where there’s nothing factual so there’s nothing real.