There are many situations throughout the day which provide the triggers to reach for a quick fix, but if there’s awareness of this, those triggers will not produce the unloving results of needing a quick fix.
Noticing what’s reached for allows one to see what’s being used as a quick fix to fill whatever space is there that one thinks need filling. If the thought that a space needs filling wasn’t there, the need to reach for the quick fix remedy wouldn’t be there. There’s many quick fixes, but there’s only one space and it will either be filled or it will be allowed to be. This is the difference between being at peace or constantly reaching for something which reinforces the mind agitations that tells you a space is there that needs to be filled. This space is the same for everyone, but the things being used to fill it are different. This is an endless list and the focus has to be inward if it’s going to be seen what’s reached for. This space will never be revealed if one is blaming others for their mind agitations, because it arise from within you and it has nothing to do with anyone else. Such a hard thing to understand because of the conditioning in place, but if this isn’t seen, you’ll continue to blame others for your mind agitations and constantly need a quick fix.
It’s truly heartbreaking to see the quick fix conditioning in place and how it unconsciously causes suffering. This is one of the hardest things to see and it’s the reason the mind can’t fix itself, but one of the most important things to learn about this is how not to get pulled into someone else’s conditioning that produces a quick fix reaction from you. There are many situations throughout the day that will provide the triggers for this, but if 24/7 awareness is being developed, more and more those triggers will not produce quick fix reactions, which are unloving 99.99999% of the time. After all it’s only unloving reactions that cause suffering and it’s reaching for a quick fix that keeps one marred in Conditioned Mind Patterns that control you as if you were a puppet on a string.