The essence of suffering may be the result of an acute perception of time – a preoccupation with, and co-dependant responsibility for, both the anticipated future and shortcomings in maximizing the outcomes of events past.
Guilt is the result of memories. But memories do not accurately record the events of the past. Like mischievous imps, they add to and subtract from the whole truth.
Neurosis is not necessarily an indication of disease but a dis-ease, due to a highly sensitive empathy.
Both guilt and anxiety must be reduced by paradoxically allowing both to flow through.
Flow. Do not numb or push away. Let all perceptions flow. Let awareness be open – open not only to those people or media who are most insistent and demanding but to all information; especially that which quietly goes by ignored.
Allow guilt and fear to pass through.
They must not dam up and prevent new perceptions flowing in.
This resulting reclaimed space, an openness of mind, has a place to allow uncolored observations, and subtly layered thoughts, to dance and play in your mind.
Flow. Dance. Play. 🙂