Summer Indie Book Awards
Organizer - Markie Jordan-Madden
Crime & Publishment
Organizer - Graham Smith
The Constant Need to Add
The only thing that makes a person think something needs to be added to life to enhance it, is their own conditioning and until this is realized, this conditioning will keep one searching for something to add.
As this searching for something to add seems to be a continuous phenomenon for most, this means most are missing what life truly offers. If a person is alive, life will be experienced, but the question to ask yourself is this, is your life being fully lived or are you under the spell of your own Conditioned Mind that makes you think something needs to be added or even taken away for that matter? If this is the default setting of your mind, and unfortunately it is for most, so much of life will be missed because you will constantly need things to be different than what they are. This is a mind agitation that keeps the searching for something to add in place which doesn’t allow any contentment with what’s actually taking place.
Life is never personal, it just continues on regardless of what happens. Humanity has become our own worse enemy and mostly because of always needing to add to life instead being content with what’s there. Add whatever you think you need and except for a few brief moments, contentment will be fleeting at best. Sit and visualize having all the riches of the world and being the most intelligent person to have ever lived and see what this really changes in your life. It will only be a matter of time before you will need to add something because regardless of what one has or what’s going on, if there isn’t some level of contentment with the way things are, one will constantly need life to be different and the search for adding what one thinks will make it better will make discontentment and searching to add something the norm.
Life is the way it is not because of what happens, but because of the label that’s applied which makes our attention selective and limited. If you can get beyond the label, you’ll understand just how limited it makes life.
What the eyes see and focus on is very limiting, this doesn’t mean what is seen isn’t there, it’s just seen in the limited way the Conditioned Mind makes it out to be. The process of seeing and labeling is what causes this. As soon as something is seen and the applied label is attached, therein lies our limit. From the applied names of people we know, to objects, feelings, and emotions, we have been conditioned to think these are all needed, especially as the label is associated with who we think we are. It also affects you when someone labels you and you attach to it. This is all because of how the eyes see and take in the projected image; it’s as if there’s a person up in your head that takes what the eyes see and selects the label and where the attention goes.
This also applies to sounds, sounds as are images are something that arise from the space of silence, the label doesn’t enhance life, it actually diminishes it because it fills up the space of silence with selective attention. In this selectiveness is our suffering because of the limit that’s applied, which closes the heart. This is how most people are conditioned, but if you can get beyond the label, you’ll understand just how limited your life is. I write a daily article, but there’s no label applied to it, it’s one of the reasons I’m able to write one everyday. The articles definitely exist, just not in the way they’re seen. Truth can only be experienced when one’s selective attention goes beyond the applied labeled and that will only happen when the person who is in your head is fired so what the eyes see and what the ears hear is not given a label.
Waking Up Now
Love is given a lot of lip service in our society, but not much heart service. You can’t pick and choose who to love, either you love all or you love none, there’s no such thing as only loving some.
Why most people have to hit a bottom before there is significant change in their life is because of the way our selfish nature has evolved. This seems to be a common denominator amongst us which doesn’t allow one’s heart to open to see their true nature of love. This isn’t the story of what one thinks love is, it’s unconditional love that arises from the depths of one’s heart. Most people don’t truly know what love is because it’s always centered around some attachment to a conditioned story, but true love needs no story. I know many who speak of love for their own children, but what about all those children who die everyday and aren’t even given a thought?
Unconditional love has no me, my, or I attached to it, as a matter of fact it has nothing attached to it and until this story stops, suffering continues as the default setting of one’s mind. Unfortunately love is given a lot of lip service in our society, but not much heart service. You can’t pick and choose who to love, either you love all or you love none, there’s no such thing as only loving some; matter of another fact is it’s impossible to truly love only some. A true transformation occurs when there’s no where else to turn, the danger in this is many transforms but not in this world. I don’t profess to understand how the Universe works, but I do know what happened to me and that’s what I share. And although I had to hit a bottom to wake up, it’s my passion to assist in the waking process of those who are tired of suffering and want to wake up now.
Welcome To Crazy Monsoon
Your eyes allure me, to drown into blue ocean,
Inspire with your intimate, intoxicating ways,
Recalling memories of childhood rainy days.
Hypnotic smile, on your innocent face,
Entice my cute heart, to feel your grace,
And beckons me, to touch your silky skin,.
Making love in first monsoon is not a sin
This monsoon showers unique pearls,
As if all rain drops were beautiful girls,
Inviting us to make love this monsoon,
Which is not a curse but nature’s boon.
Rain drops falling on your curly hair,
Feel so blessed with lovely cool air,
Guts of cool breeze feel so seduced,
This bubbly monsoon is also confused.
You and me
Climbed together on the mountains
To find peace but couldn’t find
You and me
Flew together up above the blue skies
To measure the height of nature
But could not measure
You and me
Jumped together into deep blue sea
To find the depth of life
But could not find
Finally all efforts exhausted in despair
Eventually everything connects
Because everything already existed
Limited wants are peace
Live and let others live
Is the depth of life
And to serve humanity without consideration
Is the height of nature
As every gift of nature bears no cost