Prompt ~ Torture
The mind shuts off when physical pain becomes unendurable but it has no such capacity when its wanderings become a threat for the body. Our minds are our worst torturers.
Meditation is so simple that we misunderstand it because our minds fail to realize the illusory nature of time. Unfortunately, the mind dictates the heart and the torture begins. Luckily, meditation is our inherent nature. Just walk on the sand; look out of your window and see those marvelous hills (~ divert/ occupy the mind) and you find solace.
A little solitude and one is on his way to ‘samadhi’ (~ eternal peace). Solitude helps when one is not frightened to be alone. The heart knows that the stillness was there in the beginning; is now; and will always be there.
Self-torture is essentially a conflict of heart and mind. Let the heart decide as it answers in a simple – Yes and No.
My mind torments my
troubled heart perpetually
live stockholm syndrome