The pristine mind is like a crystal. Bring any colored object close to it and it takes that color. So also due to the influence of illusive potency, it gets identified with the body and external objects and feels pains and pleasures. As you practice Mindfulness in simple things of daily life, you become the witness of these modifications, and don’t get attached. A time comes when you are no longer a creature of circumstances, but one who lives the moments with pure awareness of the Divine Presence as the only reality.