Repression

POSTED BY: Oliver Ross \ August 5, 2017

Repression

Surrender denotes non-resistance (page 98). It also denotes non-repression.

The practice of contentment doesn’t involve the repression of our more, better, different thoughts. Quite the opposite. It gives us a direct experience of this kind of thinking such that we can increase our insight into its true nature. It occurrence also gives us an opportunity to deepen our awareness of how unappreciative more, better, different thinking can only cause myriad degrees of discontentment and the unwholesome behaviors that left unchecked are sure to follow.

Instead of allowing our “not-enough” thoughts to unknowingly pull us from pillar to post, with non-repression we can take the internal steps towards surrender to them. We can redirect the energy they produce away from dissatisfaction and suffering towards the satisfaction and serenity constituent of contentment.