Enjoyment of the relative world can be a positive experience. Gaining internal strength and power also supports our lives. It is when our mental state becomes engrossed in our action and the basis of action is forgotten that our entanglement in action causes us to feel ungrounded.
Our society has proclaimed that through hard work and focus on action we can achieve everything. While much can be obtained in the outer world through strong and focused action, when our connection to the source of action, the source of power, intuition and intelligence is clouded or covered up, we feel unanchored and unstable.
Our Attention and Focus
When our attention and focus remain locked only on the relative aspect of creation, and the Absolute aspect of unmanifest Consciousness is hidden, the wisdom of Absolute Being is lost and the support, intelligence and power of our action is lost. Then the mind become overly active, spinning in its world of action, devoid of conscious connection to the silence of the Self. When the mind is locked in this state of attachment to action, it constantly seeks happiness in pleasures of the relative world, ruminates over problems, searches for distraction to ease the uncomfortable feelings and becomes overwhelmed by outcomes. This is why we feel ungrounded. We think we feel this way because our pleasures are not enough or our outcomes are not being achieved or our problems are overwhelming, but the reality is we feel ungrounded because we have forgotten our true nature, our true Self, our pure consciousness. We can never feel grounded until our mind becomes silent and our intellect becomes resolute, unwavering.
The sense pleasures, the joys of the world and the achievements of our actions keep our mind engaged outwardly. A mind focused only outwardly, a mind held in the grip of action alone, finds it difficult to become silent and unwavering. Activity constantly engages the mind in diversity and diversity is opposed to unity. To reach a state of equanimity, the mind must approach the Absolute and merge with this aspect of reality. Intention and instruction are required to remember and lead ourselves back to the remembrance required to create a resolute, grounded mind.
Both the silent experience of the Self (the Absolute) and intelligent, powerful actions (the relative) are required to lead a successful and grounded life. We spend so much of our energy trying to fix our lives. We explore the darkness trying to understand the darkness and we do what we can to change the darkness. But the only remedy for darkness is to bring the light. The only remedy for an ungrounded life is to bring the ground of life into conscious awareness. We must know our Self. We must remember and experience we are consciousness, awareness, Presence, God.