If you don’t take responsibility for how your mind is shaped, there are plenty of people and society influences that will do it for you. Whatever is thought about frequently becomes the shape of the mind.
Our minds are more like water than something solid like concrete or wood, but what happens is sometimes it gets frozen and becomes solid. Also water will take the shape of whatever container it is in and that’s exactly what happens to an unconscious mind, in this case the container is whatever one attaches to. The key when it comes to the mind is to make sure it’s in a container that takes on the shape of love. Water is very influenceable by many things, tides, wind, weather, and so on, and so is the mind influenced by many things. When one is conscious of this the mind is somewhat less influenced, but it’s totally influenced when one is unconscious of this. The unconscious mind will say jump and one will jump, and depending on the conditioning, one may even ask how high. If you don’t take responsibility for how your mind is shaped, there are plenty of people and society influences that will do it for you.
Look at the recent election here in the USA, see how one individual has influenced so many unconscious minds, and whether you are for the one who won or against him, it has been allowed to let him influence the shape of your mind. He is now the container whether you are for or against him and your mind has taken shape accordingly. Even though it seems like this was a choice, it really wasn’t? The question of any influence is does it have the shape of love? Whatever is thought about frequently becomes the inclination of the mind; it has to because that’s how it has been trained. This article is strictly to be viewed to see how all of this limits you and to possibly allow you to see what container (attachment) is shaping your mind.