Only the Conditioned Mind really cares about winning and losing and it’s because when it applies one of those labels, there’s attachment to the emotional energy of being happy or sad.
The insanity of the Conditioned Mind was in full swing on this day after the election of 2016 in the USA. The smugness of the winners, the bitterness of the losers and why this is insane is because it’s all created from within each individual and it keeps us divided. We think our division is with others, but it’s only with ourselves that we’re divided. In truth there is no such thing as a winner or loser, there’s only the applied label that makes this so. One person got more electoral votes than the other, so they got the position that is being vacated in January. The labels that one applies to the circumstances in all of life is what causes the insanity because it makes one attach to the situations, and since attachment is the root of all suffering, even if the one you labeled as your candidate was elected, you will still suffer. Suffering is the natural energy of attachment. Smugness is suffering as is bitterness.
This insanity goes on all the time not just at election time. The presidential election just makes one’s attachment deeper because the campaigning has been going on for a long period of time. This is why issues within families often arise because the attachment has been in place for a very long time. There’s very little attachment with a stranger so there’s very little issue with them and this is because there’s very little time spent with them. This awareness is a very valuable tool to use in understanding the insanity of the Conditioned Mind, without it one’s conditioning remains the main reason the day after the election people are still holding onto all their unloving energy. It doesn’t matter who won except to those who attach to the candidate of their choosing and it’s only the Conditioned Mind that really cares because it applies the label of winner or loser and it attaches to the emotional energy of being happy or sad.