I have something to say about living in a cultured environment like ours where fear of catching something, fear of upset, death and mayhem are constantly attacking our minds through advertising. We assumed in this culture that our the universe is hostile and we need protection through drugs and such.
Our natural immune system of original wisdom is a mind that doesn’t imagine or dwell on the anxiety of catching something. The thought never enters the head.
If you look at out minds as cultured Velcro, advertising is constantly throwing fear and worry ads like sperazoids at it in order to impregnate the mind and sell prevention to for something that one now imagines in the future. I often wonder if that idea of possible sickness doesn’t actually create the very thing it fears. It certainly opens up the door to catching it.
But what if the mind were Teflon instead of Velcro, and all these invading Ad viruses didn’t take root. There may be more to the Immune System than just the body. The mind and body are one with two faces. So what good is the body’s immune system if the mind has none? The body says keep out; the mind says come on in by having the idea of it already inside the gate. One the idea of sickness invaded and takes root in the mind, then the body must rely on drug antidotes from some external savior, the drug company.
If I spend my time protecting myself for invaders, I am already invaded. The virus may be attracted to the mind that is thinking about it.
Anxiety is a culturally induced feeling that the universe is hostile. The culture of drug companies becomes the mediator between you and direct experience of reality, offering you choices of relief from the anxiety it has created. Anxiety is a fear with no object, and culture fills in the blank space with promises of future relieve through physical or mental forms. There is no anxiety in the present moment which is direct experience of reality without the buffer of time, which is a cultural matrix.