Understanding life comes from a co-operative effort between the mind/body/spirit. Harmony within the mind/body/spirit requires consciousness. Consciousness has been left underdeveloped and has been placed in subjection to intellectual analysis because its power is not understood, and therefore is being used to define what is not wanted, instead of what is wanted.
We have not really been taught what consciousness is, and thus have placed an inferior interpretation on what it is for. We understand that consciousness gives us the ability to be self aware, but this self awareness comes from brain activity, when in fact consciousness is multi dimensional. It is this ability that gives us the ability to think outside of the box. What is the box? It is the brain.
The brain cannot identify or analyze emotional content correctly. Our internal senses were created for this purpose. When natural emotions are consciously placed under the direction of brain analysis, the outcome is internal conflict, which is experienced as body anxiety.
We are consciously confused and conflicted because we believe we are responsible for coming to some kind of resolution for an internal conflict, but most conflicts emerge before the age of 5, or before we had the ability to logically assess an experience. When we cannot emotionally understand the experience, we place our emotions under the care of intellectual analyses. This does not resolve the problem because before we are 5 we do not have the ability to be emotionally logical. Attempting to intellectually analyze the emotions that have been inadvertently been placed under the direction of the intellect only leads to frustration and more intensity. Until the sensory deprived emotion has been consciously realigned with the sensory perception, the mind/body/spirit will be in conflict.
Because consciously undoing the damage done to sensory perception takes time to learn, it is necessary to consciously understand how to move around the intellect and restore the natural condition of peace, which will integrate the mind/body/spirit. Although this will not fix the problem, it does give us a way to find peace in the midst of turmoil. This involves learning how to consciously take control of both our emotions and intellectual analysis, and then move in another direction that we have consciously chosen. This places us consciously in control of the mind/body/spirit, instead of the conflict between the three controlling us.
Because we unconsciously believe we are at the mercy of unwanted emotions, we attempt to reason our emotions away when it would be simpler to reason away our intellectual analysis of our emotions. Because we are sensory beings first, and our emotions are part of our senses, protecting our emotional integrity is an honest conscious choice. Because intellectual analysis involves emotional deception, this will cause internal conflict.
When our emotions are left to intellectual analysis, they are tainted memories that show us a fearful world. Attempting to consciously fix this conflict leads nowhere. We believe that we can fix our inner well being through an external experience, which is clearly insane. Being at war within our own mind is a call for internal conscious reform, not external reform. Being willing to consciously give emotional integrity a higher consideration, than the intellectually analyzed internal conflict, will place the mind/body/spirit in their proper order.
Although attempting to fix an emotional trauma with intellectual analysis never works, it doesn't stop us from trying. This is why we have to learn how to retrain our mind by using our consciousness is an effective manner, which will protect our emotional integrity.
Just like learning arithmetic, we did not understand the rewards of learning math until we began to learn what math was for. We also do not understand what consciousness is for, so we must take some time to learn. This requires learning how to consciously distract analysis. Finding inner peace is the goal.
It is the correct purpose of consciousness to decide and makes choices. If an individual decides or chooses to remain in conflict, this is where they will stay. On the other hand, if one consciously chooses to do something that distracts intellectual mind chatter, this is a choice that will relieve the inner stress of not knowing what to do. Consciousness chooses what to do without actively engaging in the conflict. This is important to remember, as once consciousness is engaged in conflict, an inner choice to move away from inner peace has been made.
The breath is one way to consciously take control of intellectual mind chatter. Focusing on the breath, while consciously giving the command...."peace, be still," is al command that releases emotional integrity from the intellect. This is also a higher command that is supported by higher conscious integrity, or the spirit.
Another way to consciously distract intellectual mind chatter is to consciously choose to go out and do something you enjoy. Joy is a higher emotion and does not support intellectual conflict. In effect, joy will override internal strife because it is of the spirit and carries a much higher frequency than the lower dense emotions that arise come from mind/body trauma. Mind/body trauma is always emotional integrity that has been placed under the direction of intellectual analysis. As far as emotional integrity is concerned, the intellect is always wrong. Be consciously strong by denying your emotional integrity to the intellect where they will be imprisoned by deception.
Remember that you are only trapped by what you consciously decide or choose to attach to. If you choose the conflict, you have chosen to engage in an intellectual drama. If you choose your emotional integrity, you will find peace.
Another solution is to do something you love to do. For some people this is gardening. For someone else it might be people watching. Love of doing supports emotional integrity. By doing what you love, focus is off internal strife and on what you love. Love defines emotional integrity, not brain/intellectual analysis.
Do not actively engage in something that will add more stress on top of the stress that is already there. The idea is to consciously learn how to refocus the mind/body on inner peace.
We have much more control than what we believe we do. Learning to protect emotional integrity by not engaging in mental/intellectual mind games is a way of focusing on internal peace. We are told, "as without, so within." Only consciousness can direct our internal self talk.