Millions of years ago, our animal ancestors survived in the jungles.At that time,the evolution of our sub-conscious brain was such that it had built an instant fight or flight mechanism.When a tiger was about to spring,there was no time to admire beautiful sunset.A nervous shock was required to release adrenalin into the blood in order to power the muscles.So,our sub-conscious brain played an important role for our ancestors to survive the perils of jungle.
Only about 10,000 years ago,humans built the first cities.During this period,humans started to use the enormous power of THOUGHTS & were able to manifest them into physical reality.What evolved during this phase was our Conscious brain (mainly the Cerebral Cortex region).But we did not leave behind our sub-conscious brain as we left the jungles.It still formed a majority part of our brains (approx 95%).So,even today,although we are not threatened by a tiger or a black mamba; Fight or flight mechanism still operate in our brains.
Fight or flight mechanism involves living on three lower levels of consciousness just like our animal ancestors.These are
1.SECURITY: The automated priority of an animal is to check for its security concerns.Your consciousness,in this center,is dominated by your continuous battle to get enough from the world in order to feel secure.When this doesn’t happen,it automatically triggers feelings of fear & anxiety.
2.SENSATION: A person feels that if he can arrange people & things in his life to provide a constantly varied patterns of beautiful sensations,he will be happy.This includes Sex,taste of food,sound of music,etc.
3.POWER: In this center,you’re concerned with dominating people & situations & increase your prestige,wealth & pride.Life becomes a series of competitive & counter moves.
We often combine two or more of these simultaneously to create our individual picture of Here & Now.For eg. If a stranger/enemy criticizes or shouts at you,it is equivalent to a tiger who is about to jump.And so,your security & power issues may be threatened.
Remember,it is not that you should feel bad if you operate from any of these 3 levels,but the thing is you should not be addicted to them.For eg. you may want to enjoy the Sensation of sex or gain some Power.
However,an important characteristic of these 3 levels is you can never get enough to enjoy your life continuously when you are using security,sensation & power filters to interpret the here & now of your life.Out of the billions people who’ve lived on Earth,no one has experienced enough security,enough delightful sensations & enough power to be continuously happy & fulfilled. Flashes of Pleasure-YES but true Happiness-NO.
The experience of enoughness only starts as you begin to live from the Four Higher Levels of Consciousness,which I’ll be writing about in the next post.Thanks for your visit & reading the post.