One can only do what the conditioning in place allows and unless more people wake up to see what that conditioning is, it will remain in place and pleasure seeking will be the driving force behind one’s intentions.
Everything reached for is a coping mechanism one has been conditioned to use, and although using different things will produce different outcomes, the core of all reaching is the same, it arises from the lack of love of oneself. This lack is what causes one to constantly need to seek pleasure, the lack isn’t real, but the Conditioned Mind makes one believe it is and the ensuing behavior manifest to fill this need. The Conditioned Mind says, Hey, you have lack and you need to reach for something to fill it and according to what conditioning you have in place, that will be what you reach for; sit and ponder this for awhile.
Until this lack is understood and the diabolical Conditioned Mind is seen for what it truly is, suffering will remain because one will always have a need to reach for something to fulfill the arisen desire for pleasure. There’s nothing inherently wrong with pleasure, but when it’s the driving force of one’s existence, it will keep the mind in a constant state of agitation. This cannot be seen by a mind that’s locked in a state of lack, only a quiet mind state will be aware of this. The reason why anything is reached for is because one thinks there’s a need for the present moment to be different; this is the lie of the Conditioned Mind. One can only do what the conditioning in place allows and unless more people wake up to see what that conditioning is, it will remain in place and pleasure seeking will be the driving force behind one’s intentions.