In this second phase all cravings, dreads, preoccupations and prejudices that trapped us on lower stages gradually cease to engage our attention. As we stop refueling these yearnings with energy and attention, - they consequently stop influencing us. This automatically lengthens the periods during which we are free from the hypnotic envelope that dulls us on STAGE 1.
Yet some desires and dreads still linger on within us. Once they
activate, they pull us down to STAGE 1. We thus lose our newfound
clarity from time to time.
We then easily forget the clarity of STAGE 4 or think it irrelevant,
and get fully entangled in ceaseless action and overwhelming emotions
again. This entanglement may last for long periods.
Yet we have
the power to shorten or to prevent this renewed preoccupation. As we
get pulled back to STAGE 1, we now begin to perceive the strange
indecision and ambivalence of STAGE 3. If at this time we make a conscious effort to regain the clarity of STAGE 4, we create a momentum that ultimately will shift our focus permanently to STAGE 4 - irrespective whether each single effort is successful or not.
Eventually our interest in the hypnotic density of the lower stages
dissolves completely and we enter the third phase of STAGE 4.