If you don’t have mastery of your mind, your mind will have mastery of you. Emotional balance is contingent on this and you will either control your emotional reactions or you will be ruled by them.
If you don’t have mastery of your mind your mind will have mastery of you. And it will manifest as behavior not conducive to love. This is not easy to truly understand because of the lack of discipline in your life, but if you really investigate this and see not only where your stories come from, but how and this is very important, the created stories really don’t add one thing to your life. Yet you create them, but its not really you who does this, its your undisciplined, unmastered mind. You will understand this truth when you stop being mastered by your mind and stop creating your unnecessary stories. By learning to master your mind, you will gain real control over your emotional state and the way you react to life. By being mastered by your mind you are pulled around as if you are a dog on a leash. But I think a dog actually has more freedom.
When there isn’t a created story what remains is emptiness and you are that emptiness, but not in the sense that there is nothing there, but more so because your mind is not your master. I will tell you this, the Conditioned Mind is devious and will not allow you to understand this emptiness because it will mean you are gaining mastery of it. It is the last thing your Conditioned Mind wants you to do because it is the end of the control it has over your.
This is whats needed to live a life of love. Mastery of your own mind so you can say no to things that aren’t beneficial to you and yes to things that are. This will take much discipline, much more than most people are willing to develop. This is why the world is the way it is because not enough people are willing to do what’s necessary to gain mastery of their own mind. This lack of willingness doesn’t allow love to be our minds default setting.
Without discipline to much of what others do and outer occurrences are allowed to control our emotional state. Because of this, life leads most people on an emotional roller coaster and far to many people are attached to their emotions to the point that there is no mastery whatsoever of the own mind. So going back to the beginning of the article “If you don’t have mastery of your mind your mind will have mastery of you.”