The mind that’s constantly agitated creates issues because it takes one from their point of contact with life. This doesn’t allow a person to truly experience life as it locks one into a made up story.
One’s point of contact with life is what occurs in each moment, but because of the way most minds are conditioned to view life, one’s point of contact is thought to be mostly in the past or further. There are times when the point of contact is in the moment, but mostly there’s unawareness of this and when there’s awareness, the only reason a point of contact exist is because one wants the moment to be different. Case in point, when a person is driving and they’re in a hurry, if they catch a red light, there’s point of contact awareness, but it’s not very beneficial in allowing one to be in the flow of life because the red light is thought to be a hinderance. It’s not a true hinderance though, it only exist because one wants all the red lights to be green.
Life situations are constantly arising and falling away, as these situations arise they’re instantly put into conditioned categories, this takes what arise from one’s awareness of a present point of contact and puts it in the mindset of past or future contact. Another example could be getting an unfavorable diagnosis from a doctor. The moment the report is verbally given is its point of contact, and without awareness of this, the mind starts looking for a category to put what arises in, which instantly takes one from life’s point of contact and puts them in the past or future contact.
This occurs thousands of times a day without one even realizing it’s occurring. So what can a person do to become more aware of this point of contact and remain in its moment? Sit as often as possible and develop the discipline that’s needed to observe the wandering mind and remain with the point of contact of what’s occurring in that moment regardless if it’s labeled good, bad, or indifferent. It’s in this moment that life can be truly lived.