It's not what's in your mind that's making you miserable, it's what's in your cells that's holding you back. The mind is only the interpreter of what's stored in the cells. Freedom comes from releasing trauma and conditioning from the cells, otherwise you stay stuck and frozen. Releasing those things feels like death, but in reality it will give you life.
Cellular memory keeps people from getting into their bodies. As you throw off baggage you become lighter, your body becomes fluid, everything becomes possible. You will have the capacity to be alive and present.
The universe blinks off and on zillion of times each moment. If you can experience those little deaths you won't have to hold on to and store anything in your cells.
People don't want to feel those deaths, so they keep themselves busy. You can only go as high as you can go low. If you don't want to go down you can't go up either, your world will be flat and predictable. If you can experience the downside your upside will adjust accordingly.