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Cultured Comfort Seeking

There’s a price to pay for giving in to the comfort seeking of the Conditioned Mind and that price is one’s freedom because when comfort is always sought, it’s at the expense of one’s peace.

In the winter we want to be warm so the heat is used, in the summer we want to be cool so the AC is used. Later on today we will want our numbers to come out if we’re in a Super Bowl pool and if we have the numbers 5-5, 2-2, or 8-8, we don’t like it to much. When it comes to sports, we root for our favorite team and always want them to win, but when was the last time our favorite won the championship, yet there we are rooting away as if them winning actually changes our lives. For me I only want people to respond to my FB post with likes. I want every traffic light to be green when I come upon it and I always want for there to be no traffic. I also want everyone to get out of my way when I’m driving. We want, want, want our comfort in whatever form it comes in and the insanity of this is it goes on all the time because most of our thinking is in line with this wanting comfort.

No one is to blame for this cultured comfort that’s sought, its been going on since we fussed as a child and were given a bottle for comfort. Matter of fact this has been going on since the beginning of humanities existence. Some seek comfort at the cost of their life, or the life of others. Comfort is sought after at the price of one’s freedom, and at the cost of happiness. Always looking for comfort is tiresome because resting isn’t an option. For there to be rest, there can’t be the need to reach for something to provide comfort. There can be comfort in one’s life if that’s what’s there, but one has to be okay with the way things are if comfort is to be there naturally.

Comfort at the cost of freedom is what really goes on in most lives because there’s no awareness that this cultured comfort is in place. In a sense this makes the Conditioned Mind the controller of one’s life without permission, but it really is given permission to be in control, there’s just not awareness of this. So take your cultured comfort because it’s what society dictates should be done, after all who wants to be hot in the summer or cold in the winter, just understand this constant comfort seeking is at the expense of your freedom. 

 

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