As soon as a child believes “I am this body” six knots appear in the childs life and they get tighter as the child grows.
From the knot that binds the child to the physical body, arises the knot of the mental body, from the knot of the mental body arises the knot of the pain body, from the knot of the pain body arises the knot of the emotional body and from these four knots arises the knot of the intellectual body.
These five knots form the knot of ignorance that gets tighter with desires, fear, shame, guilt and pain of loss which are the illusions created by the knot of ignorance.
What is to be done? When the time comes that you become aware of the situation, meditate to release the power of the mental knot for this is the main knot of ignorance and suffering.
Shun all thought by training your awareness to not be attached to any thought forms and make the awareness stronger by continual meditation.
OM Namah Shivaya