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Steadfast Resolve

A solid footing and strong roots are essential in trying times as well as in good ones because there will be test and if this steadfast resolve isn’t firmly in place the test will knock you over without hesitation…

The test of life will never cause defeat with a strong root system. Standing on solid ground and having strong roots are essential in trying times as well as in the seemingly good times because the test will come regardless. How deep the roots are will determine how much can be withstood. Being on solid ground when the test comes sometimes seems as though they hit a breaking point, but a steadfast resolve to stay firmly rooted in truth will return you to your strong foundation. This occurs not because you are strong, but because you are firmly rooted, this provides the support needed in the midst of any test.

Many things will test your resolve in life, but understand it’s not life doing it, it’s just the nature of how things are. The important thing is to have roots strong enough to bend but not break. Circumstances and other people’s belief will test you and without deep roots you will succumb to the pressure. It will be difficult not to be able to resist and it will be as though you become uprooted, but understand you are as strong and as resilient as your root system so make them as deep as possibly so when a test does come your way, you may bend a bit, but you will have the support and a steadfast resolve not to break…

The Conditioned Way

The conditioned way of the world is to cope with suffering by suffering. This is the delusion in place that keeps one suffering by attaching to unconscious actions that cause more suffering…

When one wakes up and sees the delusion of the attached conditioning that’s been put in place to cope with situations, it’s freeing, but only to the extent that the delusion is let go of. This basically means going against the conditioned way that most people view life from. Although waking up doesn’t make a person special, it does make one seem odd or peculiar because they aren’t in line with the way everyone else responds to life situations.

This writing stems from the fact that the woman who had the label of my mother, went through dementia before passing. What has arisen in me is seeing how much suffering this situation caused all those involved with it. Although the suffering is optional, it’s not seen in this way because of the coping mechanisms caused by one attaching to the delusional conditioning the world has in place; this is delusional thinking even though it seems right. Understanding this has afforded me the awareness of not being pulled into the suffering, but it makes it look like a person doesn’t care about what’s happening. Compassion has arisen in me for all those involved with this situation because of how it’s caused so many to suffer, but this compassion isn’t seen by those who are suffering.

It’s only the delusional conditioning of attachment that causes one to suffer with any situation. The conditioned way of the world is to cope with suffering with actions that keep the suffering in place. This is the delusion in place that keeps one suffering by attaching to unconscious actions that cause more suffering, and although the one who wakes up from the sleep of this delusion may be looked upon by others as being peculiar or odd and not caring, the alternative is to attach to the delusional way of the Conditioned Mind with actions that cause more suffering; insanity to say the least…

True Contentment

The only way one will ever be truly content is without the story that something other than this moment will provide contentment. When this is understood so will true contentment be understood…

Everyone has a story, no one goes through life storyless, but the story really isn’t the issue, it’s how the story becomes your controlling energy; that’s when issues arise. There other day there was a discussion going on about one of my post. How this affects me is how it’s made into a story, but it isn’t really a story, it’s just what’s happening. Since there are many who read my post there are many different versions of their story, none are the right or wrong one, they’re just what each one who reads them perceives because of the conditioning in place.

Here’s why storied energy creates an issue, someone posted yesterday how they were really looking forward to going on vacation tomorrow; this would mean right now they’re not content. Although this seems innocent it’s not because this simple statement blocks out truly living life and being content with life right now. This is the issue a story creates, it doesn’t allow you to be with the fullness of the life you’re actually living in this moment; it’s always when this or that happens. Create your own story, but that story is your block to your own freedom. The only way one will ever truly be content is without the story that something other than this moment will provide contentment; when this is understood so will true contentment be understood; without a needed story…

Molding the Heart

When there’s unconscious blaming it’s unloving, it has to be as it’s the nature of blaming. It matters little how it’s justified and for what reason the blaming is done, all blaming separates as it arises from unconscious energy…

What’s done is done and for the most part it can’t be undone, but the cause of what’s done can be different so it’s not repeated, especially when what’s done is unloving. How this takes place is by the molding of your heart so what’s done comes from a place of love more often than not. If this molding isn’t a constant in your life a lot of what’s done will be from an unloving place of the Conditioned Mind. It may not be an intentional act that produces results that cause a glaring conflict, but a simple act of talking about someone behind their back is also unloving. Don’t blame another if you can’t cast the first stone that’s all unconscious unloving behavior is; blaming. Conditioned Mind blaming is formed unconsciously just because of all the energy one is exposed to, its why a molding of the heart is needed; although it has been my experience that the molding of the heart is more of a not doing than it is a doing.

As I have become more aware of the self centered I that was in place for so many years of my life, this awareness has resulted in an ever so slowly transformation of energy from unloving (all about me) energy to stillness (loving) energy. There’s really nothing to do to become more loving because it will just be another story instead of being genuine and natural. In the space of stillness where thought isn’t in control, the molding of the heart takes place as one’s innate goodness arises; there’s no unconsciousness here. When there’s blaming it’s unloving, it has to be, it’s the nature of blaming. I don’t care how it’s justified and for what cause, any blaming arises from unloving energy. Blame not for you shall not be blamed and if you are and your heart is molded to love, it won’t really matter…

Mind Separation

Most people haven’t an inkling of how much suffering the Conditioned Mind causes and until it’s fully realized it’s better to be quiet; when seeing things from quiet there’s no mind separation…

Watch how the mind separates, as it always thinks in the context of you, me, them, they, those and of course “I”. It’s not limited to just these, but these are some of the main culprits in our separation from each other. The other day I posted an article and someone posted a response saying what was written wasn’t correct, although I didn’t appreciate it much, there’s a fine line in being with what’s there or allowing there to be separation. There’s separation on one end which goes without saying, but by me being the one who knows better I have to do what’s necessary to minimize the separation; not for the other person, but for myself and humanity as a whole. That may sound grandiose, but it’s not because as energy goes so does the world around you go.

We went round and round with until it got to a point where lies were being posted so it was better to discard the energy. It’s wasn’t that the person agitated me, it was more so the I wanted to stop the energy that was being put out. Energy makes the world different and it also keeps the world the same. The point of this article is to show how easy it is to attach to someone and cause separation and thus suffering. Maybe it’s not so easy to turn the other cheek, but by not attacking back you are the one who remains connected; remember you can’t have a riot with one person. It’s always about the conditioning, never about the person. In this way of viewing things the energy put out may not seem loving, but at least there’s quiet until it becomes loving. Most people haven’t an inkling of how much suffering the Conditioned Mind causes and until it’s fully realized it’s better to be quiet; when seeing things from a place of quiet there’s no mind separation…

Baited Energy

What the unawareness of unconscious baited energy does is it keeps the exact energy that you’re trying to break free from in place; when the bait is taken so is the freedom of choice…

The baited energy is in place to hook you and pull you deeper into an unconscious state. Not many break free once the bait is taken, but if you know what the bait is it’s less likely to hook you; not being aware of the bait is why one gets lured by it. Not many investigate what the bait is as it is set unconsciously, by the time it’s noticed it’s usually to late and you become a prisoner to the bait. This has been going on since humanity began, today’s world is just as insane as thousands of years ago, there’s just more news coverage and social media to spread the insanity; make no mistake that’s what’s being done. This cause, that cause, do this or that, all the unconscious energy being put out, I have been unfriended by many because they have chosen not to look at this. The insanity in place cannot be seen by the one who taking the bait; strong language, but true.

Get baited into the story of the injustices that appear to be going on, but understand this is nothing new, it has been and will continue to occur because of the energy being put out. This isn’t to say that the injustices aren’t there, but taking a stand against them feeds them with baited energy to allow them to continue. If you don’t think this is true look how nothing has changed in the last three months or even the last three thousand years in the way humanity reacts to things. This article isn’t about the last three months because this energy has been in place for many many years. This is what the unawareness of unconscious bait does, it keeps the exact energy that one is trying to break free from in place and in the process although this energy makes one think they’re free; when the bait is taken so is the freedom of choice…

Truth Shift

The shift that occurs in an awakening is the inner opening of the heart which allows the truth from within to arise. When this occurs where you would once look only on the surface you now look within…

People think they change when they learn something new, but the essence of what is truly happening is there’s a discovery of what has always been there. It’s not really a change that occurs, it’s a shift from delusional surface thinking with the shift being an understanding of the true nature of life; starting with looking inward at your own mind. You cannot know truth if you do not know yourself, and you cannot know yourself if you do not know your own mind. The reason why it’s so difficult for the heart to open so you can live differently is because the mind will not settle down without a struggle. Your mind will tell you to look on the surface to get by in life as long as it’s thought to be pleasurable…

Self investigation is not pleasurable especially when it’s first started and that’s why many are hesitant to do it. It’s much easier and pleasurable not to investigate and do what is familiar, but there are only benefits when an honest self appraisal is done. A step into the unfamiliar will need to be taken so you can get to know the truth of who you aren’t.

The mind defaults naturally to what’s familiar because it’s what’s on the surface, but an honest self appraisal allows for truth to be revealed and rise to the surface, this way truth becomes what is familiar. When truth is what’s on the surface, what happens is the veil of ignorance is removed and where you were once blind you can now see. It’s not a change, it’s a shift that allows truth to be revealed because you are only seeing what has always been there…

Watcher of Life

Be the watcher of the occurrences that happen in your life and be the recipient of a peace that’s not understood. Or not and stay trapped in the judging and labeling process of the Conditioned Mind…

There are times when life can seem as though it’s such a struggle, but really life itself is never a struggle, it’s the created perception that makes it so. There are different ways to live life, one way is from a perception of everything that happens is personal. This requires constant judgements as each situation occurs, instantaneously things are labeled as they happen; this makes life personal. This is the way most people have been conditioned so this is the only way that most live.

Another way that life can be lived, but this must be learned, is to watch what happens and not make it personal. This is much different because you don’t get directly involved in what happens. You’re a participant because you exist, but you learn not to judge and label what happens. If you‘re in traffic you watch it, but that’s all you do. You acknowledge the fact that there’s traffic and that’s it. You don’t have to take it any further because it doesn’t add anything to the situation. In this case you are in traffic, but by observing being in traffic instead of making it about you, there is a freedom that’s not there when the situation is judged and labeled instead of just being observed.

To me there is so much more benefit in being a watcher of what happens in life as opposed to making it personal. If you can learn how to do this you will experience life in a way as never before. This is not something magical, it is simply an observation instead of judging and labeling. Just think of the many scenario’s that this can be directly applied to and see how different each situation affects you when it’s watched instead of judged and labeled. It’s amazing how much more peace there is in your life when it’s not made personal. Don’t take my word for this, see this for yourself how the situations that occur don’t change, just the way they affect you does. Become Be the watcher of the occurrences that happen in your life and be the recipient of a peace that’s not understood. Or not and stay trapped in the judging and labeling process of the Conditioned Mind…

Delusional State

Understanding the nature of your delusions is one of the benefits of waking up, but it’s not the world’s delusions that wake you up, it’s the delusions that run your own life…

The delusions that run your life are the delusions that manifest as attachment to your thoughts. The first thought that arises is inconsequential, it’s the attachment to the second thought that forms the delusion. To understand delusion one must be aware of their attachments, desires, confusions, and the way your mind works, without this the dog chasing its tail pattern prevails. Certain practices turns one inward to see this, if what you are doing doesn’t turn you inward you will remain trapped to your delusional state of mind. This is why nothing from the outside truly changes a person because anything from the outside is part of the delusion. A broken mind can’t fix itself and as long as it’s reaching for something on the outside, it remains trying to fix itself and thus it remains broken. Until this truth is seen, things have to stay as they are because nothing is being done to change it.

We can only know what we know if there’s awareness of it. What this means is one has to develop mindfulness of what they are doing as they are doing it so there‘s awareness of what is being done. If you know what you’re doing as you’re doing it it leaves little room for delusion to arise. Mindfulness is probably the single most important discipline to develop as it anchors you in the moment as what is being done occurs. Delusion only occurs when one lives in the story that there’s a past or future; these mind made constructs keeps the delusion alive. The present moment can be seen without making it a story even though it passes as quickly as it arises, but the past and future can never truly be seen without a story, and because few have the discipline to be present, the delusional state of existence remains in place…

An Imagined Identity

When the lie of your imagined identity is exposed, the truth that this imagined self doesn’t really exist is revealed. This leads you not so much to knowing who you are, but more so to the truth of who you are not…

One day as I was sitting in silence, it was revealed to me that it took roughly forty nine years to develop an identity to an imagined self, along with all the tools I thought were needed to make me who I thought I was suppose to be. For the last twelve years I have be undoing what my own mind developed as it told me it was the most beneficial way to live. This imagined self began at the time of birth when my parents named me for the purpose of society having a way to identify me. This identify was then attached to by a self that wasn’t formed yet, but it slowly was being developed into an imagined identity.

For me this lie was exposed as it may for others at some point, but for many it will remain in place until the time of death, and although death itself may be the time of this exposure, most will never be aware of it. For those who do awaken to the fallacy of this imagine identity, there’s a freedom that occurs which can only be known in the space of non attachment to this made up imagined self. Bondage is in the belief that you are what you imagine. Freedom is in the knowing that you are not. Again: Bondage is in the belief that you are what you imagine. Freedom is in the knowing that you are not. The more the lie of this imagined identity is exposed, the more truth that the imagined self doesn’t really exist is revealed. In this truth there’s a knowing, not of who you are, but of who you are not, and it’s in the exposure of this lie that sets you free because you’re no longer in the prison of this imagined identity…

The Draw of "I"

The draw of “I” is what traps you to a suffering mindset and as long as this mindset is in place, there will be struggles in life because the “I” draw will always need to be fulfilled…

The “I” draw causes suffering, there’s no getting around this, but it’s not the “I” draw itself that’s the problems, it’s being controlled by it unconsciously that makes the draw a problem. To follow through on all your “I” draws isn’t useful, but this isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with this, it’s really about deciphering what’s useful and what actually causes harm to yourself and others. An example would be the “I” draw for sex. Sex is something that’s basically in our DNA, but to be controlled by the need to satisfy the draw becomes the focal point of existence, this is where issues arise from. Take sex and substitute it with something else, working out, being successful, thrill seeking, golf, social status, ambition, hoarding, enlightenment, spiritual seeking and so on and see how the draw holds you in captivity. As long as the “I” draw is unconsciously in control it will have to be followed, this bondage to the draw of “I” is the foundation of the Conditioned Mind.

Looking back I can see how the attachment to this is what allowed the draw to control me and why “I” was at the core of every issue in my life. Where the issues come from is how the draw is used to satisfy “I”. I‘m still drawn into “I” today, but for the most part it’s there to fulfill a higher calling than selfishness. The draw of “I”is the root of suffering and this is because the draw entraps you to the bondage of self; existence doesn’t produce much harmony in a draw of I mindset. Knowing this doesn’t make one free of “I” but it does lead you in a direction that is much more conducive to love which in turn lessens the draw. Life than becomes about what’s better for humanity as a whole instead of fulfilling the draw of an “I” mindset…

High or Low Energy

The higher energy level has to be understood so the bondage of self is truly let go of and one can reach their true potential which is to be an instrument of love instead of an instrument of lower selfish energy…

The are two types of energy to just about everything in life and although many times only one is seen, in order to go beyond the lower energy the higher energy has to be noticed. This is the only way one will be able to go beyond the limited view of the lower selfish energy. If your existence is viewed only from human attachments, the higher energy won’t come into play and life will seem very mundane. When you start looking at life where it doesn’t require human attachments, a higher view opens to the true beauty of what life has to offer. This beauty manifest in different ways for people, but what it all has in common is it comes from the space of a higher energy. We exist in the form of energy and one type is selfish, the all about me view. This is a lower energy that doesn’t allow you to reach your true potential. The other type or view is the energy of stillness which manifest as love, this is a higher energy which allows the beauty of life to manifest and thus your true potential is maximized.

Learning to understand these two types of energy will assist in truly letting go of the blocks that keep the lower selfish energy in place. The higher energy is always there to tap into, but if there isn’t alignment it can’t manifest. This isn’t to deny being human because it’s the form we are in, but attaching to it and making it an end to a means is where the expansion of consciousness ceases. The tighter the grip of being human, the less higher energy there will be. This is a Universal Law that has to be understood so the bondage of self is truly let go of. When it is understood your higher self reaches its true potential and you can be an instrument of love instead of an instrument of lower selfish energy…

Emotionally Stuck

Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of the injustice; either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain reactions to occur…

Staying in the flow of what happens in your daily life has immense value in the process of waking up from the sleep of unawareness. What happens if awareness isn’t expanded upon is your emotions become stuck and they control you; they become the master and you the slave. The stuck emotions is what causes reactions to life in the way that they do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of the injustice; either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain reactions. When one awakens, the attachment to emotions lessens and their control lessens. When my mom died to say I will feel no emotions is ludicrous, but I don’t have to get stuck to them and turn it into the suffering of grieving. Same thing if something is done that makes you mad, feel being mad, but let the being mad energy flow, don’t attach to it and get stuck to it so anger arises, this way you remain aligned with life.

This is how it is with all emotions, fear becomes crippling when you become stuck and it takes you over. It doesn’t mean things won’t scare you, but it’s doesn’t have to be given the energy that turns it into fear. This applies to any emotion you become attached to, it gets stuck to the associated emotion and there’s no telling what reactions will arise. I guarantee you, it’s not going to be a reaction that has love as its base. Emotions will arise, it’s the way the brain seems to be wired, but our energy doesn’t have to give them more power than they’re worth. We can cry our tears, or be fearful of the future. We can dislike that things aren’t going the way we think they should be, but the bottom line is it’s only when the emotions get stuck that they’re given the energy to stop being aligned with life and cause not only your own suffering, but the suffering of all beings…

 

Loving Intentions

Hold on to all your beliefs. March, protest, whine, judge, and slander in the name of righteousness, just know when this energy is unloving it makes waking up that much more difficult to occur…

There is no easy way to waking up from the sleep of unconsciousness. You can’t think your way to consciousness or happiness, but for some reason you can think your way to misery and all you need to do is look around to see this truth. It will take what it takes for ever how long that is to wake up, and that may be many lifetimes. The experience of the shift of my view that took place was and is a happening not a doing, it’s the transformation of energy from an “I” view to one of love. I do certain things now that I understand puts me in alignment with this loving energy, but the transformation remains a happening not a doing. To me this is what happened to Buddha, Jesus, and anyone else who has ever awakened; it’s something bestowed upon a person, it’s not something that is chosen.

People get stuck because an awakening is thought to be a doing and because of this most remain stuck in “I” which is form. Until it’s understood “form is emptiness, emptiness is form, “l” remains in control as it keeps trying to do. This is not what I think, it’s what’s going on right now in my life and has been for the last twelve years; the prior years were unconscious. Hold on to all your beliefs, march in the name of righteousness if that’s what you think needs to be done, just know when this energy is unloving it makes waking up that much more difficult to occur; the road to hell is paved with unloving intentions…

A Settled Mind

The mind will only settle when quiet. You can’t really do anything for this to happen; it settles on its own. When the intellectual mind stops seeking the mind settles in its own peace….

When one truly awakens there’s an understanding of a settled mind and how it relates to life. When this occurs there’s freedom because a settled mind quiets naturally. We seek because of internal urgings which is what a true awakening reveals. This cannot be known intellectually, intelligence is actually noise. A settled mind can only occur when quiet; the lack of quiet makes life very mundane. It makes you less aware of your internal urgings provided by the Universe. Without this awareness you cannot truly understand what the benefits of a settled mind are; although it’s already settled, it’s just not understood. Nothing is needed to experience a settled mind, but it will only settle in its own time. Methods may be useful in some way, but the only reason this is so is because its been developed to generate noise.

The need to make life about something is because of the Conditioned Mind, but if this  something is needed make it about a settled mind. This is the only thing that truly makes sense to me, it’s the only place where thinking is necessary and there is peace. To not think is to be in a state of no mind and this state is one of true peace. How can it not be peaceful in this state, there’s nothing to cause suffering; there’s no generated noise in the head. I AM, nothing more will ever be needed because this where everything arises from; unless you want to live by the generated noise in your head. A settled mind provides the ultimate truth, but even saying this is noise. A settled mind allows the quietness of all that is, when you stop seeking it or trying to define it that’s when the mind settles…

Habitual Stories

Watch the stories arise as the Conditioned Mind attaches to whatever it is that’s occurring in each moment. If you truly see this you just may be able to break the habit of needing to make up these stories…

The stories created become habit, this is what the Conditioned Mind does it creates stories. The only conflict there ever was with someone was our stories didn’t match. This is also true today, although the story doesn’t usually come from me because I’ve learned enough to allow everything to be as it is and not want it different; for the most part. I say for the most part because there are habitual triggers that get activated, but it’s more of a momentary reaction than one that hangs around long enough to create a story. I only created stories when I wanted something different so if I don’t want you, life, or what happens different, than I’m in a place of peace. This peace doesn’t seem to change much that’s happening around me, but remaining unattached and at peace changes everything, at least for me.

Every disagreement people have with each other is because the habitual stories don’t match up. Everyone thinks their story is the right one, but the fact of the matter is until you learn to stop making up habitual stories, you will always be in conflict with something; what’s not realized is the conflict is with yourself. This happens all the time, I don’t write to change anyone, when people have strong opinions against my articles it’s only a habitual story. I don’t agree or disagree with anyone so this non storied energy always matches up; no habitual energy. The funny thing to me is, it doesn’t matter how anyone sees things because we’re all conditioned differently, but to some the story of making others see things their way arises. It’s so freeing to live without needing a habitual story. Watch the stories arise as the Conditioned Mind attaches to whatever it is that’s occurring in each moment. If you truly see this you just may be able to break the habit of needing to make up a story…

Nothing Provides Everything

Without awareness of the mind becoming agitated in the absence of something to do, the Conditioned Mind will create story after story just so it can fill this absence with something…

The most difficult thing one will ever do in life is to learn how to do nothing in spite of the conditioning telling you to do something. To not give in to the mind agitations that tells you to do this or that, reach for this or that, is so difficult because of the lack of awareness to just be and also the lack of understanding of why not to do is so difficult. Even with awareness and understanding this, it’s still difficult because of all the outer influences and inner conditioning. To not do is not something many master, I’m not talking about sitting in meditation or taking a nap, I mean being wide awake without having to do something. For forty nine years having to do wasn’t noticeable to me because I was never still long enough to be aware of any mind agitation. I like so many was a doer; a slave to my Conditioned Mind.

For some this doesn’t seem like much of an issue because having to do isn’t noticeably, but make no mistake doing is doing and one is a slave to doing regardless how productive or subtle it may seem. Without awareness of the mind becoming agitated in the absence of having to do something the Conditioned Mind creates story after story just so it can fill this space with something; the stories base will be whatever conditioning you have in place. You can only do what the conditioning in place dictates and without these agitations being noticed, the conditioning is usually based in doing something for selfish reasons. Even if one wants to save the world, who says the world needs saving. Not having to do allows for one to truly be an instrument, not by doing, but by simply being, make no mistake though this will only occur if you notice you don’t have to do…

Acceptance/Liberation

There will only be freedom when there’s acceptance of things being as perfect when they’re in disarray as when they’re exactly how you want them; this is the key to liberation…

In order to experience liberation there has to be freedom in a state of dissatisfaction as there is in when there’s satisfaction. This goes for everything because it’s in wanting things a certain way and not accepting them when they’re not that causes uneasiness. This is the core energy of the Conditioned Mind, it creates all the uneasiness in life by making up the lie that things need to be different. By all means change what can be changed, but if it’s only an outer change it still won’t bring the satisfaction sought. This is where the value of going inward comes in, I don’t have answers for others mostly because I don’t know really know what someone else has gone through. My writings are pointers to show how life is always as it is and only wanting it different is where your uneasiness arises from.

The labeled good, bad, and ugly, all need to be accepted the same, this is a truth and that’s why it’s shared. If this isn’t seen it doesn’t mean it’s not true, it just means you’re not there yet. Even though everyone goes through life how it’s accepted is dependent on where one is in their life. There’s no right or wrong in how things are dealt with, it’s determined by one’s conditioning. I know people get frustrated because I don’t give the answers that are wanted, but that’s because I can’t. One can only see what’s within them and it’s not always what someone wants to accept. Accepting life as it is goes a long way in becoming liberated from the hold of self and there will only be liberation when there’s acceptance of things being as perfect when they’re in disarray as when they’re exactly how you want them…

Hole in the Donut

Everyone begins existence complete, when this isn’t realized creating a hole in the donut and filling it for completeness is created. Most people have a sense of lack in their lives so reaching seems natural, but it’s not…

Constantly reaching for things outside yourself keeps you in the grip of the need to reach because it’s as though it creates a hole in a donut. The reason why reaching is done is to try and fill the hole, but the reaching for things outsides yourself keeps the reaching in place, thus the hole remains. Only by looking inward does the hole begin to be filled, but what really happens is it simply collapses because the outside reaching weakens. Years of conditioning makes the hole in the donut almost impossible to fill and it’s unfortunate because most never get beyond it; almost impossible was written because the slightest turning inward is all that’s needed. Once reaching outside ceases because its lie is exposed, looking inward becomes the choice and it has a ball rolling down a hill effect; it just naturally picks up momentum.

Outside reaching is used as a protection mechanism so going inward isn’t an option. The greatest lie that is told to ourselves and constantly reinforced is, we need something to be complete, but there’s nothing further from the truth. Everyone begins existence complete, it’s just that it’s not really known, hence that’s why there’s a need to reach for it. Many have a sense of lack in their lives so the reaching seems natural, but it’s not. We’re not meant to create the hole in the donut, it’s only so because of the conditioning that’s developed. Once the slightest inkling of this occurs, everything changes and it’s because an inward view reveals truth and although we live a lie for most of our lives when truth is revealed the hole fills because truth sets you free…

An Awakened Push

An awakened heart can be likened to a ball on top of a hill, it will only take a slight push to get it rolling, and once it starts it will just keep on building momentum unless something gets in the way to stop it…

Once a ball is placed at the top of a hill and it’s given a slight push, it naturally begins rolling in the only direction it can go and its momentum builds without one ounce of exertion. It does take some effort in the beginning to get it going, but not much more than a little push. It’s this way when one wakes up from the sleep of unconsciousness. There’s not much that needs to be done for an awakening to expand, as a matter of fact most people hamper their awakening process because of trying to hard. If you are even the slightest awake the push has already occurred, so all effort is now futile. So many books, programs, videos, and whatnot and although they do make you more knowledgeable, none of it makes you anymore awake than the first push.

This is one of the reasons I emphasis using the body as an anchor in the awakening process, because it doesn’t take effort it only takes present with what is actually here which is the body. All kinds of stories can be made up about what needs to be done, but it doesn’t expand awareness one bit. Either you are awake in the quietness of the present moment or you are asleep in the noise of somewhere else, the first push reveals this truth. And as with the ball, nothing else is needed than a slight push to get it rolling; it will just keep on building momentum unless something gets in the way to stop it…

Peace of Right Now

As you become more and more anchored in right now, the created stories are needed less and less and with less of a story there’s a right now peace the mind settles into as it’s the only thing that’s there…

There is surely nothing other that the single purpose of right now. Life is simply a successions of moments, if this was fully understood right now, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. Unfortunately this isn’t the way for most so the past and future are constantly drawn on to satisfy the mind agitation of not being here right now. Many different stories are used as an alternative to this, but it’s not my place to label them as anything. I’ve found something that works for me and that’s what I share. It’s funny because it’s not a concern of mine if there’s agreement with what I share or not. I understand we all see things as they’re revealed to us, but people feel the need to tell me how their way is right. There is no right way, there’s living in a way that only benefits all beings.

I do know this, at one time my Conditioned Mind controlled me as if I was a puppet and because of this life was lived as a self serving existence and it wasn’t much of a benefit to anyone. Twelve years ago this changed and the things done began to be a benefit to others. There’s a lot written written about the Conditioned Mind, because it’s what was revealed; that’s why it’s shared. As one becomes more and more anchored in what’s here right now, the created stories are needed less and less and with less attachment to a story there’s the peace of right now that the mind settles into because it’s the only thing that’s there…

No Story Truth

A lie will always be a lie and until the root of the lie is cut away, truth will remain buried beneath the justification caused by the ignorance of the lie. Truth is the only thing that sets you free…

A statement is often made “know the truth and it will set you free” but how are you to know what truth is? This is what can be used as a guide whenever something keeps you from truth, if there’s some form of attachment this confirms something is a lie so if it’s a lie it can’t be truth. The lie may not be seen as is often the case because of the conditioning in place, but if there’s an attached story to what arises and it’s being held onto, freedom is lost and the lie wins out. Simply put, if there’s no freedom it’s because there’s no truth. Whether this is a method being used, a program, object, idea, concept, belief, religion, sex, or whatever, the moment it becomes a dependency it pretty much guarantees it’s a lie and not truth. Truth just is, it doesn’t need a story because it’s never binding, that’s how you will recognize it.

If you want to understand truth, look at the lies that hold you captive; truth is liberation from the lies. Many just substitute one lie after another and remain with the lie, although it is thought to be truth. Whatever holds you captive is a lie so if something has you in its grip and all you do is exchange one lie (dependency) for another, you are still being held captive. Programs, therapy, and an array of things do this; I know this to be factual. If you need a program or therapy to live your life you are dependent on it; it’s the very thing you have been trying to free yourself from. Dependency is a lie no matter what label it’s given. The lies of the Conditioned Mind are so subtle, truth is dismissed before it’s  investigated. A lie is always a lie and until the root of the lie is cut away, truth will remain buried beneath the justification of the lie; only truth sets you free…

Blind Thought Control

Thoughts happen, they don’t have to control you though. If there isn’t awareness of them they will blindly be attached to which will lead them to blindly controlling you…

If you aren’t aware of your thoughts, there won’t be anyway of knowing which ones are a benefit to you. Without awareness you will have to hold on because you’ll be taken for a ride. Not that life does anything directly to anyone, but thoughts happen and their attachment determines the kind of ride you will be on. Awareness of unchecked thoughts is essential if you’re not to be controlled by them. Thoughts are a natural part of life, they will happen. To me there’s no way of controlling the thoughts that happen, but I have found being aware of them allows for a split second of hesitation that can be used to determine whether or not the thought is a benefit; remember attachment to any thought causes suffering, not the thought itself.

The Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s awareness of how controlling your thoughts actually are, they will control you as if you were a dog on a leash; this has to happen. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that are thought to be loving, if these thoughts aren’t watched they will eventually control you; control is control regardless. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of its subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. Thoughts will happen, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of them, your thoughts will blindly be attached to which will unfortunately lead to them blindly controlling you…

Reaching Prison

Why there’s a need to reach for something for fulfillment needs to be understood or you will remain a prisoner to the reaching and you will always have a need to satisfy some inner lack…

What’s missed the most in my writings is the understanding of how all reaching is the same regardless of what is being reached for. The reaching itself is all the same and make no mistake your reaching is your prison. There are so many things reached for, from ayahuasca, to Heroin, a Hersey chocolate kiss, love, God, or whatever, it’s the reaching that needs to be looked at. Nobody just reaches for something, something tells you there’s a lack that needs to be filled so let’s go and reach for something. This is where the misunderstanding occurs, because one thinks reaching for ayahuasca is different than reaching for Heroin, the true nature of the reaching isn’t identified, so you remain the same even though the things being used are different. It easier to justify when you are reaching to help others than reaching for Heroin, but it’s still reaching so an inner lack still needs to be fulfilled. I write to identify why there’s a need to reach at its core. It’s what was revealed to me as being the cause of all my problems; with self centeredness as the reachings supportive energy.

You may say this is crazy, how can reaching for God be the same as reaching for a drink of alcohol or how can reaching for ayahuasca be the same as reaching for Heroin, but it is because it all arises from the inability to truly be present right now. If there’s lack, this will be reinforced by the need to reach; if this isn’t grasped you’ll remain in your prison. Understanding this is difficult, but it’s why I don’t push to develop a program or I won’t become a life coach, to me it’s all nonsense. I will point anyone to look within to find their own inner beauty; the only thing needed to do this is to learn to live with what’s here now. This is what anything should point to, but because the need to reach isn’t understood, there’s reaching for the next fix so you remain its prisoner…

Heart/Mind View

When the thought of I want peace arises initially it’s from the mind. For it to become of the heart I want will have to be let go of so all that is left is peace…

There are two ways to view life. One is from the mind, which is the view of ideas, concepts, beliefs, and stories, and the other is from the heart which needs none of the things listed from the mind, especially the stories. When the minds view is in control it produces stress, fear, tension, greed, anxiety and a slew of other things that don’t necessarily add anything to life. When the heart is the controlling view, there’s peace, and as one learns to sit quietly and the mind settles peace becomes the norm. There are many distractions of a mind state that keeps you entrapped to all the things mentioned before. These distractions will only subside when I wanting is let go of. Living from the mind is learned and because it’s so much more influenced by the world, unconsciously it becomes the norm.

Living from the heart will also have to be learned because of these influences. Any suffering that occurs is directly linked to the thought about it, so if you don’t have the thought of suffering you won’t suffer. Simple, but this will only occur through understanding and learning what it will take to remove the mind view. Mind and heart reactions are much different and because the mind has been conditioned to fulfill I wants and desires, I becomes the cause of the mind made suffering. When there’s a thought of I want peace initially it’s from the mind, but for it to become of the heart, this has to happen, I want will have to be let go of so all that’s left is peace, until this happens the mind will continue its control of the way life is viewed…

I AM Completeness

Attach to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, not needing anything to be complete simply because through understanding I AM your completeness already is…

Without looking inward being aware of how not create stories will not occur. This writing is a story of how not to create stories, but the awareness of why it’s written helps to minimize the attachment to it so thus once it’s written it‘s complete. All stories end or not depending on how “I“ relates to it. The more “I” needs it, the more it’s attached to and the more of a story is created. No “I” attachment, no “I” needed story, no “I” needed story, no “I” incompleteness, so all you are left with is the completeness of I AM, not the story, but the actual reality of I AM.

Story after story of “I” is created… the story of how “I” feel, or the story of my book, or my life’s story, every life is an endless book of “I” stories, that is until one becomes aware the “I” story teller and the “I” story are one in the same. Being with I AM instead of a created story will be the most difficult thing you will ever do in life; just be in the silence of I AM. Attach to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, not needing anything to be complete with the understanding your completeness already is. It‘s right here within your grasp, but you will never truly be aware of it until you realize it’s not a story that you are grasping for, it’s learning to simply be with I AM…

A Moments Touch

The Conditioned Mind always wants the moments touch pleasant, but until you can be with the unpleasant the same as the pleasant, there will always be self created suffering…

Because of the way one becomes conditioned, each moments touch with life is put into a category of like or dislike; there are times it seems the moments touch is neutral. The only reason anyone has an issue with life is because it’s desirable to have each moments touch pleasant, but this is impossible because life isn’t designed in this way. Not that life personally does anything to anyone, but things do happen that can be considered unpleasant .Case in point is the current pandemic situation. The label unpleasant can be attached to, it doesn’t change what’s happening it only changes the degree of suffering; the suffering is the direct result of attaching to wanting the moments touch different. If there isn’t attachment it doesn’t mean what’s happening is liked, but you can be in the moments touch of something being unpleasant and not attach a label to it.

Life just rolls along, it stops for nothing. The moments touch is one continuous motion. It may seem like individual things are happening, but that’s only because of the way your conditioning uses time and breaks life up into segments. The unpleasant is constantly pushed away to try and make room for what is considered pleasant; as if when one decides it’s pleasant, it makes life perfect. For there not to be suffering, life has to be seen as perfect in the moments touch because that’s what’s there. The Conditioned Mind wants life a certain way (pleasant) all the time, but until you can be with the unpleasant the same as the pleasant, there will always be self created suffering. This is because you will always be trying to arrange the moments touch the way you think it should be and not be with the moments touch the way it actually is…

Universal Silence

We live an existence torn between listening to the silence of the Universe and attaching to the sounds of the world. By being aware of the first part the energy necessary that prevents the second naturally occurs…

The selfish and destructive conditioned mind behavior that was in control for much of my life has mostly settled in a place of neutrality. I would never say the conditioning is gone forever because by attaching to it as so would give it the needed energy to return. It’s very important to see the present moment as being the point of contact where the world is connected to, but don’t make it into a story. We live an existence torn between listening to the silence of the Universe and attaching to the sounds of the world. By being aware of the first part the energy necessary to prevent the second naturally occurs; truth settles in stillness.

You will never stop the sounds of the world or there will never be an entire world of love. You can however listen to your own heart and not be a part of the worlds noise by keeping your own house in order instead of being drawn to the noise and trying to change everything else. When you are mindful of your own conditioning and have awareness of the place where there’s a connection to the world, this is the space where the world is offered your true self. But make no mistake this doesn’t occur by trying to change the world or by ignoring its sounds, it simply happens by hearing the silence of the Universe beneath all the noise…

Unconsciously Conditioned

If there isn’t some semblance of quietness in your life the Conditioned Mind will run the show and although life will still be lived as you are alive, it will mostly be in a state of unconscious suffering…

The root cause of why you behave as you do isn’t understood by most so you will never go beyond it. This understanding is what leads to awaking up from a sleeping state that keeps you entrapped to causing your own suffering; not intentional, but suffering nonetheless. This has to be understood in order to alleviate the mechanisms in place that cause this. Suffering is caused by an unconscious conditioned mind state and unless this conditioning ceases to exist suffering results have to follow. Every cause has a effort; this occurs whether the cause is understood or not.

Learning about the Conditioned Mind is life altering, but only if it’s deeply understood. Life cannot be anything but what the conditioning in place dictates it to be so life (unconsciously) is made to be what it is; this is why sitting is necessary to allow the mind to settle. If there isn’t some semblance of quietness in your life the Conditioned Mind will run the show and although life will be lived because you are alive, it will mostly be so in a state of unconscious suffering. As subtle as it may be, a mind conditioned to suffer will always do so because it’s what’s in place. Change the conditioning, change what’s in place; when that happens that’s when your suffering will change…

Storied Point of View

When there’s awareness that your point of view is a made up story, stillness takes its place. This stillness is always there, but not experienced because your storied point of view blocks it…

Without a made up point of view story everyone would see life through the eyes of stillness which by the way are the eyes of love, but because of a storied point of view this isn’t seen. The storied points of view are from the energy of unconsciousness, this makes everything that happens in life about your point of view, but it isn’t truly ever about what is seen, it‘s not about anything in particular except when a point of view is formed.

A point of view is what makes the mind attach to thoughts and those attachments cause the associated thoughts to control your life. What is really happening is this, life just happens it’s not personal, it’s not about anything you think it is. It’s not about right, wrong, love, hate, good or bad, it‘s mostly about learning to understand your minds true nature of stillness and not being lead around by your storied point of view; whatever you make it. When there’s awareness of this you will truly be still; a stillness that has always been there, but was never experienced because of a storied point if view which doesn’t allow it to be seen…

Right Now Results

Life itself is a result of the energy that’s attached to so if you stop attaching to past energy patterns life naturally becomes different on its own as its energy is transformed…

Regardless of what was done in the past its results only affect you if you give it energy. The past itself has no controlling energy, what does give it control is attachment to it. Nothing should ever be denied that was done, but nothing that was done should ever be held onto. This isn’t to absolve you of the responsibility of acting in an unloving manner, but the judgement of others can’t do you the harm that you do to yourself. The results of your actions are the result of your own energy; you needn’t be judged as unloving for you to be ruled by the judgement of being unloving.

If there is unrest in your life it’s because of this energy. It’s impossible to be in a state of unrest without its energy. If it’s truly investigated why this energy is in place, it will be seen that most of the time it will have to do with carrying the results of a past energy pattern into the present. Once the results of a past energy pattern is attached to and brought into the present, it’s very difficult for it to go away. It usually has to run its course, but it doesn’t have to ever be attached to if it can be noticed beforehand; this is key if there is to be peace. Life itself is only a result of the energy that’s attached to, so stop attaching to the result of a past energy pattern and watch life naturally become different as its energy is transformed. You will never change your life on your own, how it changes and how its results become different is by not attaching to past energy patterns and just being with what’s in front of you right now…

United Agenda

If you think an individual agenda will change the world you will be largely disappointed, not in your effort, but in the results of the world not changing…

A large part of the problem when it comes to the world changing is individual agendas. There’s way to much energy wasted on these; if the world is to change it has to be done as a united agenda to love. We all need to have a united heart and give that agenda to the heart of others. This agenda is from the Universe and it’s the awakened heart that realizes this. An awakened heart is not limited to certain religious belief or mind made concepts, it‘s open to anyone who has a pure heart. The only way for it to be pure is to remove its pollutants. An example of this would be polluted water: Nothing has to be added to polluted water to return it to its natural state of purity, all that needs to be done is to remove the pollutants.

Certain religious belief and concepts are actually a deterrent to being united. Although religion is a way to develop the discipline needed to quiet the mind, it is the Universe that is of unity not some dogma or doctrine made up by what someone thinks. The Universe is our guide, but the mind has to be very quiet to see where the guidance leads. I don’t mean a made up guidance to make an individual feel they’re doing their part, I mean a guidance that is united and nothing else. When you die all you leave behind is the unity you have others. Nothing else really means that much. If the world ended tomorrow and whose to say it won’t, what did all your individual agenda accomplish, except maybe to say “I know I did my part” whatever that means.

The only thing that matters is to remove all your pollutants so unity energy is emitted to all beings; this is a Universe doing. What I share is a message of unity, but it’s not my unity it’s the unity of the Universe. Of myself I can do nothing but self seek. It’s through the surrendering of your own agenda that the Universe will find the best possible way to use you; what that results in is up to the Universe not some individual agenda. In unity is our strength, it‘s the self serving agenda that keeps us from being united by love…

Presence of Now

Outside grasping uses distractions based on things that attach to the world. Now has no such attachment and is based in the eternal; there are no distractions in the Presence of Now…

Regardless of what’s grasped as a distraction, what everything has in common is they’re designed to take you from the Presence of Now because a belief is formed that outside grasping is needed. Look how the mind uses grasping mind patterns as distractions and although their nature is all the same, they’re different in how the mind uses things.

Have you ever thought I can’t wait until I retire, or if my boss was different, if only I could change jobs, my spouse, my circumstances, if only, if only, if only. This is the distraction of an if only mind; a mind conditioned to constantly grasp. The grasping distraction tells you things need to be different and when they are you’ll be okay. This distraction only occurs because you don’t know how to be content with the Presence of Now. It’s mind boggling how the entire struggle with life is to find peace; we look for it in all the places except in the only place that it exist, Now. When you‘re okay with the way things are, no distractions occur and there’s no need to look outside yourself because you have what you’re looking for; when you stop looking, you stop being distracted.

Investigate this so you can understand the nature of your distractions. There would never be a need for the mind to be distracted if you were content Now. This doesn’t mean you don’t do things for the future, but your sense of well-being shouldn’t be based on anything but Now. An outside base uses distractions from the world, an inside base uses things that are eternal, of Universal Energy, and it’s only in the Presence of Now that allows one to be truly content…

Light or Darkness

It’s really very simple to understand the mind, it can be broken down into two mind states, light or darkness and everyone who is alive will be guided by one or the other…

There’s a lot of stuff (thinking) that goes on between the ears that determines what mind state you will be guided by and when it’s broken down, you will be guided either light or darkness. To me everything that happens is the result of something previous so the results of living in a state of light or darkness are vastly different. This isn’t to apply a label that one is right and one is wrong, but if investigated it can be seen how light produces results aligned with love, kindness, peace, harmony, joy, and darkness aligns you with results of anger, greed, hate, unhappiness, discontent and do on. I had a mind of darkness for many years and this resulted in much suffering in the form of feeling isolated and alone most of the time. As a result of this, I used many different things to try and not feel this way, but to no avail because not matter what, the dark mind state would always return.

Twelve years ago I began understanding the different results of these two mind states and started developing certain things that put me more in line with light. A mind of darkness is selfish in nature and produces selfish results, desirable results if you’re based in the material world. A mind of light has no selfishness to it and the results are accordingly. This doesn’t mean the darkness conditioning is gone for good, but it has lessened to a large degree and hence there is literally no more isolation or hate in me. If the difference of these two mind states aren’t seen it seems the darkness state controls more; it’s because of the influences of the material world that make this so. Even though by being alive you are part of the world, when you finally wake up what’s seen is you don’t have to allow the selfish collective mind state of darkness to control you…

How Things Are Trust

There’s existence with all the mind made concepts and beliefs, but there’s also the bigger picture beyond the mind, this is where there’s guidance and freedom from all burden because there’s trust in how things are…

When the mind is still existence becomes one of trust instead of reliance on your limited concepts and beliefs. There’s a deep trust that exist only in stillness and it’s because in stillness all of life exist so when it’s entered the eternal trust of the Universe is there to still the mind agitations which are the cause of all distrust.

Stillness of the mind allows for one to live from the Universal heart of how things are. This connects you with all the goodness of life, your own internal goodness and all beings. The connection is already there it’s just not noticed what it’ll take to make it so, and the only reason this isn’t noticed is because of the mind agitations that block trust from the stillness of how things are from being seen.

When this isn’t seen all kinds of nonsense arises. When it’s learned to discipline the undisciplined mind and your agitations slowly subside, what’s naturally left is a deep unyielding trust in the Universe. This trust is beyond the noise of the Conditioned Mind, beyond one’s mind made concepts and beliefs. When one is in the space of stillness, there’s trust because in stillness it’s known who you truly are. Trust in the Universe with all your heart and allow the mind to settle so you’re not relying on your own made up concepts and beliefs. When there’s this trust in how things are life can be lived in the most beneficial of ways as the trusting beautiful being that you are…

Explanation Limits

You are limited by the incessant need for explanations. Understanding is different than an explanation because it allows for the awareness of exactly what’s there instead of the thought of what’s there…

Most of what happens in life is unexplained, but that doesn’t stop the mind from making up explanations or continuously trying to find one. I have found the unexplained is best left alone because an answer wouldn’t really enhance life. As things occur, explanations of how they’re associated with existence does assist to a degree, but only if they’re not allowed to control your life like a master puppeteer. Most people are limited by the incessant need for explanation, but understanding something is different because it allows for the awareness of exactly what one is up against (their own mind). This awareness allows the mind to settle and lessen the need for explanations which aren’t truly needed. An explanation of addiction doesn’t stop one from becoming an addict, but an understanding of addiction may; as a matter of fact this is exactly what happened to me.

The Universe needs no explaining in its process nor do the origin of our thoughts need to be explained, but understanding how thoughts are attached to and what behaviors manifest from their attachment is the difference between being at peace with life or struggling with it. Some will disagree with this and it’s their right, but I know by understanding my behavior and how it was based to self serve, it gave me something tangible to use to see how much control my Conditioned Mind had over me. Past tense is used on purpose because its control is at a minimum today. An explanation of why this occurs doesn’t enhance the ability to be free of the Conditioned Mind, but an understanding of this certainly does. It’s through the discipline of sitting that the mind can settle enough to become aware that having an explanation of what happens in life will not enhance it in the way understanding our own mind will…

The Separation Story

Thinking there is separation from others isn’t true separation, it’s only a thought, so when the thought does arise if there isn’t attachment to it there’s a connection with all of life…

The way the Conditioned Mind separates someone who is from another part of the world and sees them as different is not true; the only separation from anything because of the story of separation. There is no true separation and when you can understand that the nature of all separation is only from the way you’re conditioned, it ceases to exist. At the core of this understanding is a oneness within and thus a oneness with everything. This includes insects, animals, fish, plants, and humans, in essence the entire Universe, but don’t miss interpret this, it’s not a concept or theory. It’s a fact and this can only be truly sensed when the mind is very still and only when the mind is absent of any thought of separation.

There has to be a oneness within yourself before there can be oneness with anyone else. If this doesn’t occur it’s because you’re consumed by the thought realm and the thought realm is controlled by the Conditioned Mind. Please don’t take this lightly, it’s the reason, greed, hate, and delusion are the default setting of so many minds. If there isn’t quietness, there’s noise and if there’s noise it’s derived from one’s conditioning. Sit with this and notice when separation arises and what’s at its core. Let it pass without labeling it, just watch and don’t attach to it. Remember the thought of separation isn’t true separation, it’s only a thought and when it arises as it will because of your conditioning, if the thought isn’t attached to it will be impossible to be separated from anything…

Reality of Now

If you truly want to see reality look no further than right now. Unless the mind settles and there’s awareness of this, reality will never be realized because you will be stuck in a place that’s not real…

I know many in society attach to following your own reality, but if this is looked at closely you just may see how this holds you in captivity to thinking that a made up reality is needed for happiness instead of what’s here now. When you’re following the urge of something made up, the reality of what’s happening right now just passes you by. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your reality and go after it, just realize a made up reality is nothing more than a fantasy. Even if you get exactly what you want and it becomes your reality, thinking this will make you happy is where the fantasy arises from. This falls in line with “when this happens I’ll be set”…

How many people pick their job, the house they live in, children, spouse, or whatever else you think is needed to make up happy, only to turn around and complain about it. Your choices are made because you think you want them as your reality and yet when they become a reality it’s not long before you realize they’re not as fulfilling as you thought they would be. Or you’re okay with certain aspects of this reality, but there’s just something else to complain about. If you truly want to live in the reality of what is, look down at your feet and realize good, bad, or indifferent this is your only reality. Unless the mind settles and you become aware of this, your life will never truly be lived because you will be caught up in the fantasy of needing to follow a made up reality…

Truly Content

The contentment which most seek is mostly contingent on something from the outside, if this or that happens then I’ll be content, but true contentment comes from within and doesn’t need anything to be…

Thinking about being content isn’t the same as allowing contentment to arise just because that’s what’s there. This seems to be difficult to grasp and it’s because one can’t think their way to true contentment. Stories can be made up that makes it seem as though one is content, but it never last. The contentment most seek is contingent on something, if this or that happens then I’ll be content, but this is another lie of the Conditioned Mind, and there are many. All kinds of examples can be used, if I win the lottery,  job promotions, end of pandemic, holiday off from school or work, children getting A’s in school, new car, you can add your own contentment attachment to the list. The point is, this list is endless and whatever it is that is attained I guarantee you the contentment it brings for that moment will not last. I have been off from work for twenty one days, but tomorrow I go back. True contentment can only arise if life is seen as one continuous event and there isn’t a need to have it different; this is how fleeting contentment is and how contingent it is on something for it to be.

The contentment mentioned in the beginning of the article arises because it’s what’s there, it’s not contingent on anything, therefore it is true contentment; I would put it right along side the peace that passes all understanding. I experience both of these everyday for most of the day and it comes from within. I don’t make it happen, but I am aware of my thinking which is a direct hinderance to true contentment and this is because you can’t think your way to being content, you can only think your way to a surface contentment which is contingent on something from outside yourself; the key to true contentment is not needing right now different. I know this is difficult especially when things don’t go your way, but the alternative is to want things different and keep searching for a contentment that will probably remain elusive until the day life in this form ends…

Unuseful Tools

There’s a pull that occurs in most lives that keeps one from investigating the unuseful tools in place. The issue with this is these unuseful tools are passed onto others so it’s as though the blind lead the blind…

If there are unuseful actions and reactions in the daily decision making process without investigating them, there will be many decisions made without knowing if they’re beneficial. When unuseful tools are passed on to others it equates to the blind leading the blind; very few people truly understand the Conditioned Mind. Without the discipline that provides some stillness, life becomes an unquestioned pull to use unuseful tools. To the Conditioned Mind there’s no need for questions because it has all the answers. Saying “I’m not there yet” is just crazy and it’s an unuseful block that hampers the ability to truly live. If you’re not there yet, wherever there is, nothing you do will get you there. What’s amazing is how people settle for an unuseful place just because someone else says it works. Using the saying “I’m not there yet” is just a way the Conditioned Mind remains in control.

It’s mind boggling how the unuseful remains in place without taking into consideration there might be another way to see things, and what’s mind boggling about this is how unuseful tools are held onto and keeps one in a self created prison that causes suffering. Life doesn’t cause suffering, the Conditioned Mind does and unless one is willing to sit and allow the mind to settle, the pull of the conditioning will remain in place and one will continue to use unuseful tools that cause suffering. Here’s the real issue with this, these unuseful tools are passed onto others and it’s as though the blind lead the blind…

A Moments Arising

Your life hinges on a single attached thought; the next moments arising is from here. Learning to skillfully see this so the attachment is at a minimum determines what the next moment will be…

The thoughts that are attached to make up a belief system because it’s thought the beliefs are beneficial, if this wasn’t so the thoughts wouldn’t be attached to. If these attached beliefs aren’t seen as erroneous they will remain in place. The more you think your created belief system is the right one, the harder it is to see beyond it. Attaching to each moment as it arises through thought is delusional because there’s no solid foundation to a thought and everyone has different ones, that’s why everyone see things differently.

There’s only one truth, I don’t know what it is, but I do know what it isn’t. Until this is seen as each moments arises without attaching to it, life will remain delusional. To get to a point where it’s not delusional you have to get beyond the attached thoughts that hold your belief system (conditioning) in place; regardless of what it is. Each moment arises as one single thought and then a person’s conditioning determines what happens next and how the next moment plays out. Attaching to it or not is the difference in how the next moment arises and if there’s going to be unity or separation. The truth is you are never separated from life, but it feels that way when there’s attachment to a thought that makes you think you are. Your entire life hinges on a single attached thought; the next moments arises from here. Learning to skillfully see this so the attachment is at a minimum determines what the next moment will be…

Just Say No

The word “no” can be used to cut off attaching energy to a thought. In the “no” is the infinite possibility of peace, but it will only occur when a thought is seen for its irrelevance…

Thoughts arise, but reflecting on them instead of attaching a label is the difference in learning from them or allowing them to control you. Why was I born, what is my purpose, what is God, these are simply thoughts, attaching your story to them changes their dynamics from reflective energy to becoming attached to them and applying energy needed to search or reach for an answer. When something is unknown, the mind will make up answers, these made up answers are the base of how most lives are lived. We are bombarded by a barrage of daily thoughts, many arise go away and come back throughout the day. Not every thought is attached to, it’s the ones that are that cause issue; most just come in and leave, but they do seem to return.

Reflection is valuable in developing the awareness to just see a thought arise and not give it any power. That is arises means nothing, what is done with it after it arises means everything. If a thought arises about something that happened in the past, it doesn’t have to be attached to. It can be simply reflected upon and seen as a thought, nothing more. The Conditioned Mind is designed to make a story out of it, but with disciplined awareness this can be seen and the simple word “no” can be used to cut off attaching energy. The simple word “no” holds the infinite possibility of peace, but it will only occur when a thought is seen for its irrelevance, that is unless there’s attachment, then all bets are off…

Understanding Your Conditioning

When you understand just how diabolical the conditioned mind is, it will probably be your first experience of truth. Only then you will have the possibility of awakening and seeing the true nature of the mind…

The Conditioned Mind is so subtle very few people know it’s even in place. Because of this the world is not on a course to become based in truth, but whose to say that’s not how it’s suppose to be. Even though truth is what the great mystic’s spoke of and this is the message that most people who have gone deeper try to convey, no one knows for sure.

No one knows if the world will change before humans destroy it; it‘s only through the Conditioned Mind that this is happening anyway. Maybe it’s suppose to be this way, maybe not, but a person can only change themselves and that will occur if they’re fortunate enough to realize how conditioned they really are. Look at the smugness of your own conditioning before you point the finger at someone else. After all when you point one finger at another there are three pointing back at you; take the log out of your eye before you point out the speck in someone else. The way we are conditioned as a species is our dilemma, this is a stark fact and until this changes nothing will change, but fret not because if you come to realize this you will understand the Conditioned Mind. When you see this truth you will understand how conditioned you really are. Only then you will have the possibility of awakening and seeing the light, not a conditioned mind light, but a light provided by the Universe…

Mental Associations

A mental association reaching for God is no different than a mental association reaching for Heroin. Although these will produce different outer results, the same inner bondage for both holds true…

Mental associations to what’s occurring determines the energy you will live by and this is because the mental associations are tied into your emotions which is what gives them life. It’s never truly about what’s occurring, it’s always the mental association to it that determines how you will respond. Using the example of food shows how prevalent this is. Food is needed to live, but how about dessert, see how the mental association to dessert makes the emotion of pleasure arise. Nothing inherently has an association to it, if we didn’t have tastebuds our eating habits would be different and this would be because the mental association to pleasure wouldn’t arise and manifest in the need to be satisfied by food or dessert. Without tastebuds we would eat when we were hungry, not to say that we don’t now, but I know in my case food and especially dessert is used for quench the thirst of pleasure. I don’t eat food that I don’t like and dessert is definitely eaten strictly to provide pleasure. The mental association to things determines how strong the grip is.

Look at some of the most glaring labeled addictions in our society and see why it’s nearly impossible to break free from their hold. The mental association to anything being used as a coping mechanism runs deep, but what’s not understood is the less glaring one’s have the same mental pull as the one’s that wreck havoc and even kill. One uses programs to break free from the mental association to something, only to substitute it for another mental association (a program) and although the outer results may be different, the same bondage to a mental association hold you captive. A mental association to God is no different than a mental association to Heroin; different outer results, but the same inner bondage. Until this is understood, the mental association to whatever the Conditioned Mind uses will keep you in bondage to whatever is being reached for…

Possessed by Thought

What is will always be, but it’s our own mind through the thought process in place that determines how one reacts. Our mind creates our entire world through the possessiveness of our thoughts…

Things considered unpleasant we would rather not happen, but they do and they have to be accepted or there will never be peace in your life. At least to where you can be with what is instead of attaching to the thought of wanting it different. Although the small stuff is seen as difficult, the life altering things can be seen as devastating if there isn’t an awareness of how it’s your own Conditioned Mind that makes this so. Loss of loved ones, homes destroyed along with all our possessions and memories, accidents, illnesses, pandemics, these are just some of the occurrences that can alter your state if they’re not accepted for what they are; and what they are is nothing but a thought.

Life happens and through thought it appears as your mind makes it appear. Life is neutral except what the Conditioned Mind makes it out to be. Your own mind uses thought to create an entire existence that is only real to you. The more life is lived in this manner, the more difficult it is to accept what is. This lack of acceptance is only because of a lack of understanding of your own mind. It’s your own mind that creates the appearance that life has difficulties. This happens because you become possessed by the thought that everything is as it appears, but it’s only so because your mind has been conditioned to do so…

An Undistracted View

The view of satisfying yourself keeps you from clearly seeing your own innate beauty. This clear view will only occur when your view comes from looking inward…

Although no one is more special than another, there are some who do see things clearer than those with a selfish view. What makes this happen?  Although I wouldn’t label some as chosen, I will say some are more inclined to not attach to selfish desires which allows a clearer view than if you have a view that’s mind based. I have lived two existences, one which was in the direction where there was much selfish suffering and the one I’m living now which is a clear view of non attachment. The only real differences in the two views is one creates suffering and is done in ignorance and the other is lived in the awareness of ignorance. Today my view is as it is because the selfish distractions don’t control me as they once did. They’re still there I’m not as controlled by it.

The clear view that occurs is a by product of awareness and as the selfish view is let go of, it opens up space to allow wisdom and insights to occur. This opening is directly linked to the letting go of selfish attachments. It’s the self that attaches and it’s the cause of all suffering. Ever so slowing when one begins to look inward the distractions of selfishness fall away. To me this is what was revealed to the great mystics who were considered special, all they did was look inward. This looking inward is available to all, but one will have to overcome the selfish view to not be distracted from it. It is the selfish view that keeps you from clearly seeing your own innate beauty and it will only be seen when you begin to look within…

Creating Habits

A mind that becomes habitual doesn’t just happen, it takes much repetitive behavior to create this. It gets deeply ingrained in one’s subconscious and will take much willingness and perseverance to undo…

To not get caught up in the habits that are formed, each day has to be viewed as new. You cannot undo one single act from yesterday, good, bad, or indifferent. Mistakes if that’s what you want to label them, are only the results of your Conditioned Mind Patterns that have been put in place to cope with things as they occur. If you’re not conditioned to love don’t expect your reactions to be of love. This is considered bad in the sense that it causes suffering because of the energy emitted from a reaction that isn’t based on love.

This energy is the habitual energy of a mundane mind, but the mind is anything but mundane. This habitual energy doesn’t allow you to take advantage of opportunities to be the instrument of love. When this habitual energy is in control, it will take discipline to get out of it. Think about what a habit is and how it’s formed. It takes time to create it and it takes time to get out of it or at least not constantly return to the repetitive energy that creates it; the same thing has to be done over and over to create a habit. This is how the conditioning become ingrained in the subconscious; habits take some time to form and there’s much reinforcement that keeps them not only in place, but anchors them so they become more deeply ingrained in the subconscious. That’s why its easier to discount something with less history because its not as deeply embedded.

Take your parents as an example, with so much history its very difficult to view them objectively. They’re viewed with a created perception as an identity is attached to them thinking that’s who they are, but the thought of your parents are not who they are, it’s only your created perception of them. Perceptions create habits which take away objectivity; things really aren’t as you think. Life may be lived by your thoughts, but this is the created delusion Buddha described. When we can stop the habitual mind of putting everything in its little perception box, you will begin to fill life with love and eventually habits will not exist; and each and everyday will be a new beginning because there won’t be any new habits created…

Storied Peace

The nature of the Conditioned Mind is to create stories that are used to make you believe they’re needed if there is to be peace; this story to be at peace is the exact reason there isn’t peace…

You are the creator of the story you aren’t at peace. You can create any story you like, just understand if you don’t create a story all that will happen is you will be at peace. We’ll use the example of someone bringing in donuts to work; from there the story you create about donuts is nothing more than that, a story. Maybe you create a story that you love donuts and there just so happens to be a jelly one and you particularly love jelly donuts. After all is said and done if you don’t create the story about the jelly donut, it will still exist it just won’t have any control over you because there won’t be any attachment to it.

Eat a donut, don’t eat a donut, the point of this example is to show how the created story becomes the created attachment which is what makes you want the donut. Substitute anything you want for the donut including non attachment itself, it’s all the same. A created story creates attachment which in turn creates suffering. In the morning, when you first wake up, that’s when the story begins and thus attachment.

Stories are the nature of the Conditioned Mind. This isn’t something I made up, it’s something to just be aware of so stories can stop being creating. These stories which are created by your own mind makes the world delusional and it keeps you trapped in this delusion. If you think this doesn’t pertain to you that’s just another story that keeps you from peace. Beyond the story there is always peace, it’s just not realized because of the need to create a story…

The Attachment Lie

Attachment to anything is a prison, but the thing attached to is only the sentence, the prison is the lie the Conditioned Mind creates that tells you what you attach to is needed to make life better…

The reality of life is impermanence and because of this when there is attachment to anything, there has to be suffering. So suffering is directly related to what one attached to and how tight the hold is. Impermanence is a natural phenomenon of life and since the nature of it can’t really be changed, the only way for the suffering not to occur is to learn how not to attach to things. You can still enjoy all that life has to offer, but if true liberation is to be experienced, attachment will have to fall away. I say fall away because many attach to not attaching and thus stay attached to the their suffering. Letting go isn’t really a doing, it’s why many remain trapped to the bondage of self. If true liberation is to be experienced, there will have to be awareness of the conditioned mind attachments that are in control. Few have this willingness because the conditioning in place to doesn’t allow it, hence the need to reach for something constantly rears its ugly head; this causes suffering.

There’s attachment because the conditioning in place is based in a lie; this lie is what one stops attaching to and that’s when truth is revealed. It’s not a truth that can be explained, the moment it is there’s attachment because it becomes an idea, concept, or belief. This is why in stillness truth is revealed. All I know today and it’s not much has been revealed to me. To truly stop attaching to the lie it has to be seen that all attachment is a lie. If this isn’t seen, the attachment continues along with its associated suffering. This moment needs no idea, concept, or belief to be, if you can see this attachment is naturally lessened because the Now exist free of its lie and without the attachment lie there is simply nothing needed to make life better…

Creating a Nemesis

Whatever it is that that holds you becomes your nemesis. If you don’t stop making what arises a nemesis and make room in your heart for love, you are the one who will suffer the most…

The choice to hold onto something and make it a nemesis is the cause of suffering, but there really isn’t a choice because of the way the Conditioned Mind controls. Suffering is inevitable because of the way the Conditioned Mind makes everything a nemesis. If this is to change you will have to make room in your heart so your nemesis is replaced by first stillness and then love. There’s no way around this, make whatever you want a nemesis, but understand when it passes something else will have to replace it. Today it’s the lockdown and Covid 19, tomorrow it’s a co worker, the president, traffic, or something else; this will never change until there is room in your heart for love. If you hold onto a person and loathe them, you are blocking the space for a loving heart, this is strong language, but it’s true.

Love of the heart can only be without any conditioning. The Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see this, it prefers to create a nemesis. I can say I have love for all beings, what I don’t love is the conditioning in place. I understand it and I choose not to create a nemesis and feed into its nonsense. To hold onto things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are holding on to because it becomes your nemesis. Until this is understood you become your own nemesis; the very thing you show disdain towards. This is truth; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you. Stop creating a nemesis by holding on and make room in your heart for love because if you don’t you are the one who will suffer the most by creating nemesis after nemesis of what you are holding onto…

One Sided View

There’s not much life in something that is one sided. This is exactly what happens when you only see things one way; the free flowing energy of life is cut off which causes suffering…

A one sided view is what causes a person to get locked into only seeing things one way. It matters little what is seen as the rigidness of only seeing one side doesn’t allow energy to be free flowing. This is what happens when a story is created and it becomes one sided of what life is about in any particular moment. The one sided view becomes deeply entrenched as you become more and more emotionally tied into whatever is being viewed. It’s very difficult to not attach to something that’s of the mind and has a story to our hearts, such as our children, spouse, parents, relatives, friends and so on, but you can have compassion, passion, and genuine love for something without attaching to it from one side.

To me the one sided view is normal for most people and it’s why many suffer unnecessarily. I’ve noticed this occurring in so many lives including my own and I can see the suffering it causes. Unfortunately those in the midst of a one sided view can’t see it nor can they pull themselves out of it, that is until their view is seen as the cause of their suffering. A one sided view doesn’t allow the awareness needed to be free from attachment and since attachment is the root of suffering, suffering is inevitable. The tighter the hold of something, the more the view becomes one sided and the less free flowing energy there is. There’s not much life in something that has no flow and this is exactly what happens when free flowing energy is cut off as the one sided view controls life and inevitably causes suffering…

The Pull of Human Senses

The understanding of being human won’t stop the world’s attractions from enticing you, but it may stop you from being totally pulled in which allows the control of the senses to dissipate somewhat…

There are many worldly attractions that are based in the human senses which constantly arise to pull you in, and they will pull you in as long as you are in this human form; how deep the pulls hold depends on your conditioning. Even with knowing what I know about the Conditioned Mind there is still the pull of the human senses that catch me at times. Fortunately the mallet was put away a long time ago that was used to beat myself up over doing something that my own mind tells me to do; this is because of awareness aware of awareness. If you think you’re going to get to a state where being human is totally transcended that’s wishful thinking and it’s also your pull. If you do get there, wherever there is, please share it with us, but we won’t hold our breath and attach to your pull.

Human form should be embraced as it is, not as it is thought it needs to be. This is not an excuse to just go around succumbing to a selfish pull whenever desires arise, but to awaken to the awareness that this is even happening is a miracle in itself. It seems sex and food are two things that have a deep pull to the senses associated with them and it’s why there are so many diets and so much pornography out there; it’s also why both of these are billion dollar industries. Diets and sex sell because it pulls at the most human sense level. Food and sex are not to be loathed because few will have the ability not to be pulled in by them. To me you can only be aware of the selfish pull associated with these as they are reached for to fulfill some inner sense pleasure. This inner sense pleasure is at the core of being human and it needs constant fulfillment in some way. Awareness of this won’t stop you from being pulled in as the world is based in exploiting human senses, but at times it may stop you from being pulled in which allows the control of the human senses to dissipate somewhat…

Mind Stories

When truth is revealed, no longer will you listen to your mind stories because it’s understood you shouldn’t believe what you think because most of it is made up and just isn’t true…

Don’t believe everything you think because your mind will make up stories that just aren’t true. It will make up the past as being real yet the only place the past exist is in the mind. It will make up things to fear, yet the only thing you have to fear is fear itself. It will make up beliefs that the self is a solid entity, but the form that exist needs no such attachment to be, as it is always changing in a constant state of flux. It will make up the story of I think therefore I am, but thinking has nothing to do with I am. It will make up a story that everything desired on the outside is needed, but the reality is if none of those desires are given into nothing happens. There’s the thing the mind calls ego, this is the bogeyman under the bed, it exist until one looks under the bed. There’s also not a need to get rid of it because it doesn’t truly exist; except as a mind story.

Then there’s the image in the mirror who was given a name for identification purposes, we think we are that made up name. If the name is different you’ll think you’re someone else, but that’s only to the mind because the form remains the same. There will be many stories held onto that just aren’t true, but unfortunately the more they are attached to the truer they seem. To truly be free the made up stories will have to be exposed. This doesn’t mean you find out you don’t exist, what happens is you find out you don’t exist in the way your mind makes you believe. When this truth is revealed, no longer will you listen to your made up mind stories because you’ll understand you shouldn’t believe everything you think because most of it is a made up mind story…

The Need to Reach

When the need to reach for something arises it’s because the mind is entrapped to that particular need. Until this is seen you will remain entrapped to the needed fulfillment of the next thing reached for…

You will never find the fulfillment you’re seeking if you’re entrapped to the needing of that fulfillment. Fulfillment is something that’s already within you, but because of the way your mind is conditioned, you get trapped in the need that fulfillment is something outside of you. This entrapment makes the needed fulfillment you’re seeking impossible to satisfy; this is also the reason you constantly need something from the outside. Until this is seen you will remain trapped to the needing thought of fulfillment in the next thing reached for. Alcohol, gambling, drugs, sex, social status, programs, therapy, self help books, god, and on and on, these are proof you’re entrapped. I can’t stress this enough as this entrapment has to be seen if you are to experience true fulfillment in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to fulfillment, what has to happen if fulfillment is to be experienced is there has to be an understanding of why you’re not fulfilled; that you aren’t fulfilled is only because of the inability to just be. When the need to reach for something arises, the entrapment to the need begins; this is a vicious cycle that’s very difficult to break free from. Fulfillment isn’t something attained or achieved so it’s in doing less that you are fulfilled. Too many people get lost in trying to attain fulfillment, but it’s something that’s already within; the binding need about attaining fulfillment needs to be discarded so you can see this. This is not easy to notice, but I write so being entrapped to needing can be seen for what it is; the reason why you aren’t fulfilled…

I Self (Ego)

The I Self (ego) lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind, but when there’s light shed on this ignorance is no more and the I Self no longer needs to defend itself because it’s no longer its adversary…

Understanding the different thoughts that arise and seeing why some are defended and some are just let go of has immense value in learning to truly live life. You will want to develop some sort of discipline that’s going to assist you in differentiating what thoughts are beneficial. The ego is the I Self and when it feels threatened it will defend itself with whatever tools it has developed. These tools aren’t only used to defend itself against others, they’re also used to defend itself against itself. They’re the only reason a person reaches for something and it’s strictly because the I Self defends itself from a threat that comes from within. This I Self is the cause of every addiction and of all conflicts, without it you still exist, just not in the way that it seems.

When you can see the truth that the I Srlf (ego) is its own adversary, when a threat presents itself there will be no need to defend it because it will be seen you are only defending yourself from yourself. There’s no suppressing this nor anything else that arises because suppressing or pushing away is an action that deepens the I Self control. To me awareness of an this is the beginning of the I Self relinquishing its grip. In acknowledging it’s there control dissipates somewhat, this happens when the energy of attachment is taken away. Never deny what’s there, just be aware of it and watch it dissolve on its own. The I Self (ego) lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind, but when there’s light shed on this ignorance is no more and the I Self no longer needs to defend itself because it no longer considers itself its adversary…

A Mother's Sparkle

A Mother’s love is special because of the connection she has with her child. This connection is a sparkle beyond words and it’s formed in the womb because mom and the child are one…

A Mother’s love is something that needs no words to describe. It’s a love that’s forever binding regardless of what happens. Watching a mother care for her child is so beautiful and this isn’t limited to humans. Mom loves from instincts, it’s a love that occurs from within. Watching a mother take care of her child is the love that everyone should have for each other. This love is the same love the Universe has for each and everyone of us. A Mother loves all her children the same as the Universe loves all of us the same. Mom doesn’t see color and never puts conditions on her love; she just loves. If we are to survive as a species we will need to go beyond the limits of the mind and see how to love unconditionally. We’ll need to observe how a Mother loves and mimic that with all humanity.

A Mother’s love never ends, there may be disappointment in her heart at times, but that’s only because she wants what’s best and it’s the love in her heart crying out. Humanity is on a course of self destructing and it’s because of a lack of love. If it’s not seen how the Universe is our Mother and we are all from the same energy, our separation will be the end of us. Mom is always there for us as is the Universe, but unfortunately we are given enough rope to hang ourselves and that’s exactly what we are doing. Watch a Mother give birth and see the sparkle in her eyes, it’s the same sparkle (the stars) the Universe has for all humanity. This sparkle arises because there’s no thought of herself, the child born is just an extension of herself; they are one. Only when we all see each other in the same way will we as a species turn our attention to loving each other unconditionally; seeing the sparkle of oneness in each other’s eyes…

Attachment to Self

Nothing is the whole of anything unless that’s the label applied, and who does this labeling but the belief of an “I” that only exist because of the delusional attachment to self…

The attachment to self keeps you wandering helplessly for possibly countless lifetimes. The attached concept has done this, the concept of self is not really self, nor is the mind, this self truly has nothing to do with you. It’s just an belief that keeps you attached to “a self” story. It’s always the story itself that keeps you attached and although it may seem as though what’s being used to create the story keeps you attached, it’s not. It can’t be, because there’s no substance to a story and this is because it’s of the mind and there’s nothing solid when it’s from the mind; it’s as fleeting as yesterday’s dream. If it’s about something that happened, that means you are bringing the past into the present and this creates a delusional mindset. If you’re bringing the future into the present, again you’re creating a delusional mindset by not being with what’s actually happening.

This is what happens when the belief of a self is attached to as the driving energy behind how you live. If everything done is derived from self life will be delusional because the self is delusional; self is a belief, it’s made up. It’s not that there isn’t existence, but unless you can truly see where this self is it has to cause problems if it’s attached to. What I mean by this is if you take the belief away of what you think your self is, nothing remains. You have attached a label (name) for identification purposes and all the other labels just fall in line, son, daughter, brother, sister, yada, yada, yada, and so on. Without an attached label there is no self. You do have a body, but you are not the body. Nothing is the whole of anything unless an attached label is applied and who does this labeling, the belief of an “I“ that only exist because of the delusional attachment to self…

Mind Prison

Being dependent on anything except life’s essentials creates a bondage that puts one in prison…this prison is of the mind and blocks love’s guided energy…so you may be alive…but you never truly live…

A substance or object can seem like it holds you prisoner, but it’s your own mind that puts you in the place of needing to reach for something. Without the mind telling you something is needed, dependency on anything would be non existent. The subtleness of this prison is mind boggling. Take an alarm clock as an example, as soon as the alarm rings if the snooze button is hit, instantly you are a prisoner because the mind wants the moment different. This is the way being a prisoner works and if there isn’t awareness of this, it’s off to the races of being controlled by a Conditioned Mind that’s dependent on wanting things the way that it wants them.

Prison takes on many forms: drugs, alcohol, gambling, talking about others, eating habits, pouting or sulking, social status, being miserly (cheap), trying to control situations and people, judging, lust, greed, envy, self righteousness, false pride, and the list goes on, but what all these have in common is they’re the external solutions used by the Conditioned Mind to fix an internal void. Until something is done to allow the mind to settle, this void will probably be there until the last day of your life. If this is what happens life will never truly be experienced in the way that it could be. Some bondage may not seem as devastating as others, but whatever is used it doesn’t allow love to be your guided energy. Love can’t be experienced from the prison of your own mind and because of this life will never be truly lived. Only love’s guided energy allows you to truly live and it’s your own mind that holds you in prison and blocks this from occurring…

Desires Draw

Don’t let the different results of desires draw pull you into unconsciousness. All desire leads to suffering in one form or another regardless of what draws you to the particular desire…

When there’s always something to desire it’s because you don’t think you have enough and if you don’t think you have enough, there will always be something that’s desired. Desires draw isn’t something that’s inherently bad, why one is drawn to desire is where issues arise and this is only because where there is desire, it’s because you think something is missing. Desires draw only matters to the degree in how the thing desired affects your life. The desires draw to drink alcohol in access and do drugs have consequences much different than the desires draw to stop using those things, but the desires core is the same and that’s what needs to be examined. Don’t let the different draw pull you into unconsciousness because all desire leads to suffering in one form or another.

You may think the draw of desire to improve is a good thing, but that would mean you need things to be different to accept yourself. Accepting life exactly how it is is the only place you will experience the peace of not drawing the desire of having things different. I’m not saying don’t improve yourself, but if it’s at the expense of your peace of mind, there’s no benefit to it. Go for the gold, just understand even if it’s attained you will find it’s not providing the benefits you thought it would; shortly afterwards desires draw returns. Investigate this and see how desires draw arises from needing, and needing causes attachment which causes suffering. Break free from desires draw of needing things different and you will inevitably stop suffering…

Programmed Energy

We are all imperfect beings simply doing what we have been programmed to do. We all do the best we can with the programming that has been instilled in us; most know not what they do…

Not many people ask themselves why they are the way they are, this is because theone  mind isn’t programmed to look inward. Some programming is down right nasty, but it’s still programming just the same. Whether a person is programmed to be a politician, addict, murderer, a CEO of a company, or whatever, everyone is just doing what they’ve been programmed to do. There is no one who hasn’t done something they knew wasn’t beneficial to themselves or anyone else, yet it was done anyway, that’s all just part of the programming energy in place.

When you understand your own programming, you’ll be able to separate people from their programming and love them anyways because you know it’s the programming and not the person that does what they do. To me if there’s an evil in this world it’s this programming with all it’s “I” attached nonsense; goodness comes from the stillness of non judgement. When you can see this, you’ll be well on your way to a deeper understanding of life. You’ll understand how not to judge and when you’re without judgement, you naturally love unconditionally. It’s at this point that you will understand the programmed energy in place and be able to look inward and only see the log in your eye…

Made Up Reality

Until one can be with things as they are without needing them to provide comfort, a made up version of reality will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering this causes…

Even though a thought pops into your head, that doesn’t mean it’s associated with reality. It may be associated with what is thought to be reality, but upon further investigation it’s probably just a made up story providing you with some comfort of the way you think things should be. Don’t we use the story of helping others in this way, it’s really used to pat ourselves on the back because we make up the story that helping others is good, and we get comfort out of anything labeled as good. God is used in this way to provide comfort, nothing more; like there’s really some entity that cares about what you do. All these made up stories block reality from being seen. Reality as it is with love needs no story, if a story is being used to formulate what reality is thought to be; I guarantee you it’s not reality, it’s only a story.

Reality is not something to know. It can’t be defined with words because it’s only seen when the mind is settled. When you judge someone regardless of what they do, you are applying a version of reality of how you think they should be acting. This is the same with life situations, and these judgements are only there to provide yourself with the comfort of the way you think things should be. Life and people are always as it is and until it’s seen to just be with the way things are instead of always wanting comfort, reality will never be experienced. Thus your made up version of reality will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering this causes…

Following the Herd

There’s so much herd mentality energy in our society that it’s almost impossible to break its hold, and the reason for this is because the thing being followed is focused on and not the herd mentality of “I”…

The herd mentality will drag you along unconsciously unless there’s some awareness that it’s happening. To me the only thing that allows this awareness are your thoughts slowing down enough to where there’s a millisecond of space between them; in this space the herd mentality’s pull lessens. The only thing I’ve found that allows this space is being present. It’s very important to understand this because people sit for hours with other intentions and the moment they’re finished, the herd mentality thought of “I” takes over. An understanding of this is beneficial because it allows for a clear vision which keeps the mind open to learn. If everything stays in the head as herd intellect, it will be difficult to break free from the energy of this. The larger the group attachment the harder it is to pull away.

One example of this is in the Bible, the masses grew and grew as the Pharisees publicly tried Jesus. As more people were pulled into the herd mentality to crucify, the energy intensified. If you research some of the conquerors of the past, you will see exactly how the herd mentality works. As their reigns widened and their tyranny expanded, the herd mentality deepened. There’s so much of this energy in our society right now and it’s reinforced daily. Its so hard to break free because of the attached herd mentality of “I” that keeps it in place. This even includes those trying to help because the herd mentality is to “I” and the focus is always on the thing that’s happening. Until “I” is addressed very few people will ever truly break free from the herd because the attached mentality won’t allow space between your thoughts as the energy of “I” remains in control…

Attached Conditioning

Everyone has been conditioned to some degree regardless of how adamantly this is denied. The thing to understand about the Conditioned Mind is the more it’s denied the more it’s in control…

If you don’t think the Conditioned Mind is for real that’s your right, but that denial is simply part of the conditioning. Whatever keeps you attached to “I” is conditioning. If the conditioning wasn’t there attachment wouldn’t be there; this is something that’s real regardless if it’s realized or not. Mostly when it’s pointed out by someone it’s denied, but that doesn’t mean its not true. You will only see what has been revealed, but the Conditioned Mind shouldn’t be denied just because its not seen; denial is part of the conditioning . ”I” will not reveal the subtleness of itself unless there is quietness between your ears. Deny this, disagree with it, adamantly say it isn’t so, or who is this guy that thinks he knows me, but understand this is all part of the conditioning. Stop all the dialog going on in the head and the conditioning will possibly be seen, or not and have “I” remain at the controls.

“I” is all that stands in the way to a life that is happy, joyous, and free. If you don’t think so it’s “I” who doesn’t think so. Argue with this if you want, but it’s “I” who is arguing. There’s no argument from me here because there’s no “I” trying to prove this is right. All I’m saying is before this is pushed aside it should be investigated. I’m just stating what is seen. If this can be read and not attached to, you are free. If not, the conditioned “I” is in control. It’s not complicated, but it’s very difficult to not allow “I” to control your thoughts. Thoughts have no power until there is attachment to them, but there can’t be attachment to them unless there’s an ”I” to do so. In the space between your thoughts “I” doesn’t exist and in this space there is peace, but it’s not because “I” doesn’t exist, it’s because in this space “I” isn’t being attached to by the Conditioned Mind…

True Freedom Isn't an Idea

The idea of freedom isn’t freedom. When your outward freedom is taken away and you resent it, you were never free to begin with because true freedom can never be taken away…

True freedom can never be taken away. It cannot be controlled by any thought; true freedom is beyond the thought of what freedom is. Don’t get caught in the idea that freedom is what goes on outside of you. Your thoughts are your prison; not that you can’t go to a restaurant, park, or have to wear a mask. The world is full of unconscious energy and unfortunately the most unconscious people are the ones in charge.

Our freedom is controlled by our thoughts and this base is faulty. The fault lies in the mind and the way it has been conditioned. This conditioning is based in beliefs and ideas that things need to be a certain if you are to be free; to see this you will have to get very quiet. It starts out as a single thought of what freedom is, but that isn’t where the fault lies, the thought is just the result of some idea. What happens next is where the fault lies. We attach to the thought; we actually think life has to be a certain way if we are to be free. We believe our thoughts and if they weren’t labeled as true, we would be able to go beyond them to see what was really going on; we are as free as we make up our minds to be.

Learn to watch the nonsense you believe to be true. There is so much of it it’s hard to fathom. I mentioned to someone how we imprison ourselves with our thoughts and the insanity of what we do to ourselves; this is the lie of the Conditioned Mind. People think all sorts of things that aren’t true, but that doesn’t make it ok. All I’m saying is watch the thoughts that you think and learn how so many are based in lies to keep you in captivity to your Conditioned Mind. By no means should you take my word for it. The next time a thought pops into your head about not being free take a moment before you label it and really take notice if what you are thinking is true or if it’s just a lie of a Conditioned Mind…

Created Fairytales

To not create a fairytale life you have to not mind what happens. When you want things to be different your power is transferred to whatever it is that’s wanted different and hence your fairytale is created…

If you don’t see the fairytale that you live your life by, you become it and it takes you on the ride of whatever the fairytale is. There’s the fairytale of not feeling well, or of something that happened in the past. There’s the fairytale of your favorite team playing or work. How about the family fairytale or the fairytale of just wanting things different. The fairytales shape your life because of attachment, not because of what happens. These attached fairytale are where emotions arise from, they’re where fear, discontent, and anger form and gain their power. This is what attachment does, it takes the power away from you and hands it over to the attachment. Without attachment you have the power of how what happens in your life affects you, not so when there’s attachment. You cannot relinquish control without attaching a fairytale to what happens.

This is how it works, throughout the day if there’s not something in place to remain present, the fairytale begins and your power gets transferred to attachment. It doesn’t matter what the fairytale is, that you have transferred your power to an outside source is what matters. It’s outside because now objects, people, or circumstances control you and here’s the kicker, you alone have done this. So if you want to stop doing this the first thing is to understand what’s written here so you see what you’re doing. As summer approaches think of this, you may not be able to get rid of all the weeds on your lawn, but if you learn to not mind them, they won’t be a problem. Basically what has to be done in order not to create fairytales is to not mind what happens. If you want things to be different, your power will be transferred to whatever it is that’s wanted different. So watch your thoughts, don’t mind what happens and even though you may have a lawn full of weeds, the fairytale of not ever having any won’t be created…

Always Complete

You are never not complete. When there‘s incompleteness you alone create it which makes you reach outside yourself. Until this is realized you will continue to reach because you think you’re not complete…

Every time you reach outside yourself to fill a specific void it’s done because you don’t think you’re complete. Same when a person goes to a program, reaches for a self help book, or any other type of outside help is sought, it’s all done because of the belief (applied label) you’re not complete. When this is done all you’re doing is reinforcing the attachment to that label, keeping yourself attached to the thought you’re not complete; this only exist because you alone have applied the label. Whether or not this label is applied is the difference in breaking free from your suffering or remaining locked in its prison. Some of the things mentioned do have value if they’re used at certain times, but if they’re being held onto as an end to a means, they lose their value as “you’re not complete” is what is attached to.

I’m writing this because it’s what I experienced after many years of thinking I wasn’t complete and I tried to fill the incompleteness void with things from the outside. I have found the very things that I was using to find completeness is what kept me in locked in prison; this occurred regardless of what was being used. Why I thought I wasn’t complete is what I needed to find out because it didn’t truly exist and since it didn’t truly exist, why was it there? To me if something from the outside is needed to live life, something isn’t right. If I can’t just be with myself without the reliance on something outside of me, I have to ask myself why this is. There’s never a “you’re not complete” mindset that isn’t created so there’s never a true need to reach for anything from the outside. Until this is realized, you will continue to think you’re not complete and thus create your own suffering…

Selfish Energy

Stand up for all your causes, do whatever it is you think you need to do, just don’t attach to it and watch how your triggers dissipate along with the selfish thoughts that hold you in captivity…

You may think what happens in life causes your emotions to arise, but what’s not understood is the emotions are already in place, they just get triggered by selfish energy. There’s so much selfish conditioning in place that it keeps you from understanding your own mind, and if you don’t understand your own mind it will selfishly control you. Most don’t think they’re selfish and take offense to being called so, but this is the exact energy that’s being projected out without an inkling it’s being done; one is blind to their own selfishness. You may be responding to this thinking “who do I think I am to label you selfish and I should look at myself” but I do look at myself and that’s where it was first discovered just how selfish humanity is, myself included. Anytime someone gets angry, they’re causing their own suffering, yet it’s done all the time, but that’s only part of it, what’s really selfish is it’s not looked at why the anger arises. Stories are made up why it arises, but that doesn’t mean they’re true.

There are many justified causes for anger, but they’re all just part of the selfish conditioned mind; that it’s not realized is why it’s selfish. The list of attachments that are selfishly held onto is endless and it keeps the selfishness in place. Very few will really get this, it’s easier to point at the writer and say he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. The only way you will not be selfish and your emotions not be triggered is if this is understood. Look around and see how attachment is the leading cause of all this selfishness. When you awaken you can pull away from this selfish energy which will remain in control if awakening doesn’t occur. Stand up for all your causes, do whatever it is you think you need to do, just don’t attach to it and watch how your triggers dissipate along with the selfish thoughts that tell you the selfishness this article points to doesn’t apply to you…

Knowing Yourself

The more truth that’s known about yourself the more chance there will be to break the attachment to your lies. Without going inward you will remain a prisoner to your made up stories…

Jesus and Buddha were truth seekers, they knew their answers were within themselves, they didn’t need to look for anything from the outside to tell them this. All truth is within, it cannot come from some outside source. The difference between being free and being distracted by outside things is knowing your inner self as opposed to attaching to the lies from outside yourself.

There’s so much nonsense that goes on in the world and it’s the lack of truth is the reason. This won’t be understood if you’re stuck in the lies of looking outside for your answers. Inner truth is not the truth of solving Universal mysteries, it’s simply the truth of knowing the cause of why you do what you do. It’s not my desire to inspire as much as it is to convey a message of truth through my writings; writings that are only tools to point to the place within your own heart that will lead to truth and freedom. It’s your own inner essence that will set you free; this is the next step in humanity’s evolution process.

Truth is something that is either known or it’s not. If you don’t understand your own heart you can’t understand the heart of truth. I don’t really care how something looks from the outside, it’s not truth if it’s not from within. When you go inward and find stillness from your own heart, you’ll also discover truth. This will allow you to understand what’s truly needed to be set free and you’ll stop needing to attach to the lies in whatever form those stories manifest…

Truly Loving Yourself

Life really isn’t about being good, moral, honest, or any other story that can be made up, but there is one thing and that’s to truly learn to love yourself unconditionally so you can in turn love others…

For forty nine years I did things to myself that I would never allow anyone to do to me. Not all of these were glaring self destructive actions, some were in the form of very subtle thoughts, but it was harmful nonetheless. If I truly loved myself, I would have never done this, but I didn’t know any better so the self sabotaging behavior was the norm. I’m not talking about lip service love here, I’m talking about genuine unconditional love where there is absolutely no judgement whatsoever. Love is a word that is given more lip service than actual action.

You will never truly love your neighbor if you don’t really understand how to love yourself and this is because you can never be anything different than what you are in any given moment. Everything I do is done because I’ve learned what behaviors are loving and which ones aren’t. I love myself to the point where I don’t want to not only cause harm to myself, but I also don’t want to harm others. Although it may seem that I share to help others, it’s only partially so. I share because it reinforces the love I have for myself. This isn’t an ego thing, it’s about learning how we are our own worse enemy, that is until we aren’t.

There was no greater harm done to me by anyone than what I did to myself, but in the space of quietness I have learned to stop doing this. To me life isn’t about being good, moral, honest, or any other story that can be made up, it’s one thing and one thing alone and that’s to truly learn to love yourself unconditionally so you can in turn love others…

Conditioned Memory

The conditioned memory has so much control over what is done in the present, until there’s awareness of this, memory will continue its gripping control as if you were a puppet on a string…

Understanding that living your given life as opposed to the life you think you should have is the difference in being at peace or being controlled by the conditioned memory. When you’re with what arises you’re with the reality of what truly is, not a made up reality. When there’s isn’t the reality of what is, there’s the delusional state of what isn’t which makes for very little peace.

True life is what’s occurring right now so it would mean if you’re reading this post that’s what’s here now; there’s nothing else going on beyond what’s happening right now. There may be some conditioned memory thought going on in between your ears, but that’s the created delusional state of what isn’t and making it into what is; the bottom line is it’s not the reality of what’s occurring right now. The mind has been conditioned to use its memory to create a life it thinks is better than the one occurring right now. I’m not sure why this is, but I do know this has to do with conditioning beyond ones control. To me what matters is to develop discipline which allows for the awareness of this conditioning. Control is control and the more your memory is in control the less reality there is. Unless one lives with the reality of what’s occurring right now and learns how to identify the controlling memory, it will be impossible to ever be free because you will remain under the spell of the conditioned memory…

Made Up Problems

The Conditioned Mind loves to make up problems, until this is seen it will continue to do so even though everything in life is impermanent, especially the made up problems…

Problems are made up by a Conditioned Mind that doesn’t accept what’s occurring in the present moment. It wants the present moment different and it actually makes you think if it was different all would be well; this is the fallacy of the Conditioned Mind. All is well right now, but because of the Conditioned Mind it’s not seen so problems are made up just to do something. I’ve always had a tendency to make everything into a problem and although I don’t attach to this as I once did, many times making a problem is still my first thought.

Yesterday I was washing clothes and I put them in the dryer. When they were almost finished drying I opened the door to pull out a shirt, there were red spots on it. I pulled all the clothes out and found a red pen in the dryer; there was also red ink all over the dryer. The first response was my usual making this a problem thought, the clothes are ruined. I took a step back and took a deep breath, I grabbed a shirt and cleaned a spot, the ink came out. I then cleaned the inside of dryer. I rewashed all the clothes and an hour and a half later it was as if nothing had happened. I don’t concern myself too much with my thoughts anymore, the attachment to them is what I watch now; the clothes can be substituted with anything. The Conditioned Mind loves to make up problems and until this is seen it will continue to do so even though nothing is truly a problem because everything passes; at least to a mind that sees just how conditioned it really is…

Desires Addiction

Until it’s realized there’s never a true desire to change the way that you feel, addiction will remain at the epidemic level because desiring the present moment different will be all you think about…

There are many things used that are put in the category of what addiction is, but what’s not realized is none have anything to do with addiction. Not many people see this and until they do addiction will remain at an epidemic level. This is because what’s not addressed is why a person has the desire to alter how they feel. This is what’s at the root of addiction; the desire to reach for something to fulfill an inner feeling of lack. That’s the true addiction, not the thing being reached for. If the feeling of desiring to alter one’s current mind state was understood, one could choose not to reach, but since it’s not understood, the reaching must occur once the desire to alter your current mind state arises. The true addiction is in the thought of desiring the present moment different. If desiring the present moment different was not the case, reaching for something would never occur. There are two parts to this, mental and physical, but the physical is only a secondary reaction to the mental. Before anything is reached for and actually used physically, the mental has to take a firm hold of desiring.

Nobody abuses drugs, takes a drink of alcohol, gambles, or gives into any desire without there being a need to fill that desire. Without having the thought of a desire one would be free of any addiction. You see it’s our thoughts that cause the actual desire; the fixated attention on a substance is secondary. If the addiction epidemic is ever going to stop, there will have to be a change of focus on to why there’s an epidemic in the first place. It’s because there’s a thinking epidemic in the world and it’s why the world is in such disarray. So much that’s done in our society reinforces this conditioned thinking that it keeps one reaching outside themselves desiring to change how they feel. Until you understand there’s never a true desire to change the way that you feel, addiction will remain as an epidemic because desiring the present moment different will be at the core of all you think about…

Awareness Possibilities

The more awareness one has of the moment the more cooperation there seems to be with life. This doesn’t mean everything will be as wanted, but what happens is the possibilities are less limited…

Life will occur whether there’s awareness of it or not. What awareness allows is the possibility of a different reaction to what arises instead of a conditioned one and thus this produces a different outcome. Pretty much what arises arises, there’s no much that can be done in that regard, but how it affects you has many possibilities. Years ago for me these were limited possibilities to my conditioned reactions because they were based in a self serving perspective; this was just the way I was conditioned. I wouldn’t have allowed anyone to do half the things I did to myself, but yet because I didn’t know any better the self sabotaging reactions were normal to me. Without the awareness of the conditioning in place today it wouldn’t be possible to be anyway but how I always was.

Although today life is still life and what arises arises, without the self serving perspective being as prevalent as it once was, it has opened up so many more possibilities in my life. What’s truly beautiful about this is the self sabotaging reactions have become less and less on their own. Becoming aware of the way you react to what happens is where possibilities arise from. When you’re are stuck in one view you‘re limited to only that view and the possibility of reaching your full potential is nearly impossible. The more you’re in harmony with the moment, the more life cooperates with you. It doesn’t mean everything will be perfect or go the way you think it should, but the imperfections (if life is labeled as so) won’t limit your possibilities…

A Loving Heart

There’s the little you with all your beliefs and concepts and then there’s the bigger picture, the one where you’re guided and free of your burdens because you love with all your heart…

When the mind is still our reliance of existence becomes one of love instead of reliance on concepts and beliefs. There’s a deep love that abides in stillness. It’s in stillness that all of life exist so when the mind settles the everlasting love of the Universe is there to still the mind agitations which are the cause of all discord.

When the mind is still it allows for one to live from a heart of love. This connects you with the goodness of life, your own internal goodness and all beings. The connection is already there it’s just not known what it will takes to connect and the only reason this isn’t known is because of the mind agitations that block love from the stillness of our heart from being known.

When this isn’t known all kinds of nonsense follows. When it’s learned to discipline an undisciplined mind our agitations slowly subside, what we are naturally left with is a deep undivided love of the Universe. This love is what’s there beyond the noise of a Conditioned Mind, beyond our mind made concepts and beliefs. When in the space of stillness you love because in the stillness it is known who you truly are. Love with all your heart and allow the mind to settle so you’re not relying on your own mind made concepts and beliefs to live as life was intended; as the beautiful being of love that you truly are…

It's Not Personal

There are different ways to handle the things that happen in life, the key to not being controlled by them is to understand what happens is never personal regardless of what it is…

The way life happenings are handled depends strictly on how they are related to yourself. Most make the self so personal that it’s attached to as if what’s happening is happening to you. This is very constricting and creates much suffering because it’s labeled as wrong that it’s happening. This is when the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve mind takes over. That there’s a you who things happen to is the conventional way of seeing not only yourself, but also what happens. Nothing truly happens to you, things do happen, but nothing directly happens to you unless there’s a you who attaches to it. I’m not saying ignore what happens, but without the attachment to “I” things that happen are allowed to be as they are without the mind creating suffering. The conventional thought is there has to be an emotional tie to what happens, but what’s not understood is you don’t have to suffer. This isn’t seen because of the attachment to a self that only exist in the mind.

No one has to suffer through life, but if the herd mentality is blindly followed suffering will be the norm. Go deeper within to see how your own suffering is created by holding onto a self that’s been programmed by the conditioning of what is considered normal. The past can’t be changed so there’s no reason to replay it over and over. Replaying it doesn’t change it, but it does cause it to remain stagnant and create a Conditioned Mind Pattern that doesn’t allow you to see there really isn’t a you to hold onto anything. Although what happens happens, it deosn’t happen to you so nothing needs to be changed. Not because it’s being ignored, it’s because there’s no attachment to a self that makes it personal…

"I" Difficulty

It’s not easy to see the difficulty “I” causes because the Conditioned Mind isn’t understood enough to allow for this insight to be seen, thus one remains entrapped in the difficulty of wanting things different…

Anytime the present moment is wanted different, it’s a difficulty caused by “I”. Why this difficulty happens isn’t because of what’s occurring, it happens because of the delusion that there’s the existence of an “I” but it’s only the idea of “I” that causes the difficulty of wanting anything different. This is so subtle that it’s missed by most people, even those who claim to be deeply spiritual. Why this is missed is because the Conditioned Mind isn’t understood at the level that allows for this insight to be seen. Many have a practice that’s mind based so much of what’s in place is from the intellect. True peace can never be fully experienced from the intellect alone. Intellect can assist in getting the mind heading in a direction, but it will never settle enough to allow insights to arise without having to make something up; the mind will have to be minus any story of a so call journey to allow this.

I know the style of my writing annoys some, and it’s because I write matter of factually, but I only write what is seen. I don’t try to make anyone see things as I do, but I know how “I” made my life difficult and why it’s not this way today. Wanting the slightest thing that arises in the moment different is “I” making life difficult. From a simple hang nail, to wanting me to write differently, to losing a loved one or even wanting a loved one, and although some things will be attached to more than others, the delusion of “I” is the common denominator in life being difficult. It has nothing to do with what one thinks is causing the difficulty, only attachment causes it and “I” is at the core. Very hard to see because this “I” will tell you there’s no difficulty, but if there wasn’t what arose would just roll off your back and you wouldn’t give it a second thought. For me I’ve learn the delusional “I” is disguised as many things, but I’ve also learned the only way to be free is to let go of “I”…

Dependent on Dependency

The things reached for don’t matter, but why they have to be reached for does. Learn this truth because it’s only this truth that will ever truly set you free…

Dependency is dependency regardless of what it is and the reason there is a failure rate and not a success one in treating addiction is because the true cause of it isn’t identified. When a person needs to reach for anything, not just drugs and alcohol the reason why needs to be identified if there is ever going to be freedom. The answer has been provided to me and it is my obligation to share it. This isn’t some ego trip, these answers are real. My writings explain from my experience why this reaching is so and what can be done to stop it. It’s based on Condition Mind Patterns that are formed by inner and outer influences that control you as if you were a puppet on a string. Through ignorance most people are controlled by Conditioned Mind Patterns until the day they die and far too many die before they are provided with an answer. These Conditioned Mind Patterns are in everyone; we are all addicts, we just reach for different things.

I am but the instrument in all of this, but it‘s my obligation to get this message out to as many people as possible. A real answer has been provided to me with a practical solution to end the human condition of reaching, not by substituting one dependency for another, but by truly learning to be free in the present moment. The true bondage is in the need to satisfy a false self; that is the addiction. The things reached for don’t matter, but why they have to be reached for does. Learn this truth because it’s only this truth that will ever truly set you free…

Love Always Loves

Although people may have similar experiences no two people see things the same way and because of this, the only way we’ll ever get along is when love is seen as what we have in common…

We should make it our daily focus to always tolerate others only because we don’t like it when someone isn’t tolerant of us. We all do the best we can with our developed tools. No two lives are the same as we all view life differently because our experiences are different, and because someone has different experiences that doesn’t make one right and one wrong. The point being everyone has a right to their own view and their own experiences and no one can tell another they’re truly wrong because no two views are the same.

No one knows what I went through for my view to be as it is today as I don’t know what anyone else went through. We’ve all had many experiences to develop whatever view we have in place so we are as we are, and because no two lives go through the same thing we all view life differently; no one is more right than the next person. Here is the key, love is the message we should be focused on and the one that should be shared.

Don’t be to harsh when someone does something. Treat others how you want to be treated. Don’t add to their suffering by being intolerant because they’re probably doing the best they can with the tools they have in place. Everyone is the cause of their own suffering, what happens doesn’t cause it, the perspective in place does. I know it’s not easy to see things in this way, but what happens when there’s intolerance of others is you wind up causing your own suffering…

Your Obstacle is You

The only obstacle to truly being free is yourself and until you face yourself freedom is something that will always seem to be in the next thing reached for…

Consider life as water and emotions as a flood, if you’re on low ground you will be overcome by the flood waters (emotions) but if you’re on high ground the same flood waters will come, but the way it affects you will be much different. This is what happens when a person faces themselves, you are naturally put on higher ground which builds up a defense against your emotional flood waters. Without facing yourself there will be no defense against the flood waters because you will be stuck on lower ground. On lower ground when the flood waters arise, some form of destruction will be the result and the severity of the flood (emotional attachment) determines the destruction.

The flood waters only affect what’s on lower ground, and your lower nature manifest as emotional attachments. The destructiveness of this attachment is determined by what is reached for, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food, politics, and so on. Although not everything reached for is destructive, some just have much more destructive potential than others. If one doesn’t face themselves there won’t be awareness of either the destructive or the subtle things reached for. To me, the key is facing yourself because it puts you on higher ground so when the flood waters do come it has less affect on you. This is the value of facing and understanding yourself, it allows you to not be flooded emotionally by circumstances that occur. Although the flood waters will arise, because you are on higher ground you aren’t affected like the person who’s stuck on lower ground and is reaching for a life preserver, in whatever form that may be…

Never Settle For Less

You can hope for the best in life and let the cards fall where they may, or you can take control of your life by utilizing the most beneficial resources available and never settling for less…

You would never settle on anything less than  the best doctor if you had an ailment, you would do the necessary research and find the best one available. Mostly your answers are looked for out there somewhere as a first choice when the best answers ever found are always within you. You’re the best source to finding the answers to what ails you. Once we have a proper diagnosis, the necessary action can be taken to help heal those ailments, but you have to use the most beneficial resources available for your answers which are always within. Quietness is needed to understand this, without it the mind makes you think the best available resources are out there somewhere.

This understanding will not occur on its own, it’ll take willingness to allow this awareness. Without awareness it’s almost like picking a doctor through the old method of using a phone book; remember the yellow pages lol. Would you really take a chance like that! Nothing is more important than your own life and having control over it. You can leave it up to chance, hope for the best and leave it at that or you can use the most beneficial resources available to do what’s necessary to cooperate with life so there’s harmony with it. Life will be what it’s made out to be and making it a master piece can only be done when the best possible resources available are sought out and utilized. Either you do this or you settle for less and let happenstance determine how your life will be. The choice is yours as its your life, but using the most beneficial resources will allow it to be lived to the fullest…

Attracting Energy

The energy of love is more attracting than the energy of hate, even though you may love, others around you may not, but their energy will at least be neutralized because of how the attracting energy of love works…

All energy is attracting regardless of what its base is. You can’t have a riot with one person so the energy that’s given to that situation, if no one else is attracted to it, it will just dissipate and the riot will never occur. So it is also with love, when one’s energy comes from a place of love, it’s also attractive, but it’s more powerful than the energy of hate and because of loves lasting effects the consequences are much different. This is why it’s so important to be the instrument of love in a world where many are instruments to self serve. Loving energy attracts so if one isn’t making up a story of a problem it’s impossible to have one. When we’re together if I don’t have a story you won’t either and love will be the energy of that moment.

The energy that love emits is far more reaching than the energy of hate and although you may love, others around you may not; their energy will at least be neutralized because that’s how love works. You will defuse situations just by your energy being based in love, you don’t need to do anything. If someone gossips, don’t participate, when someone cuts you off on the road, just be with it and let it go. If a person tends to be angry don’t feed their anger. By doing this it doesn’t mean others will change, but at least for the moment loves energy will be in control. The more this is done, the more attracting loves energy becomes and the more neutralized the situation…

Nowhere to Hide

You can’t hide from your own energy output because it comes from within you so there’s nowhere to go. Love and your energy will be of love simply because that’s the energy within you…

Simply put, the energy you put out is the energy you will live by. This is a truth that will always occur; it has to. It’s no different than pressing down on the gas pedal in your car, the car will go faster, it has to, there’s no way around it. Hold onto the energy of hate and that’s the energy you’ll embrace, whether you want to or not. It will take you over, it’s the truth of how energy works. Do you think you can show hate to someone and love another? That’s won’t happen as stated before, the more you press down on the gas pedal, the faster the car will go. If you truly want a loving heart learning to love all beings is a necessity. This simple but profound truth isn’t really understood by many people, all you need to do is look around to see this. The energy that’s put out is your own energy and it controls you. Nothing, and I do mean nothing from the outside causes any emotion to arise, you may think it does, but that’s only because you don’t understand your own mind and how energy works.

It’s really unfortunate because it’s not understood how any energy except love causes your own suffering. Although unloving energy may effect all of humanity to a degree, the effect it has on you is where most of the harm is. You can’t hide from your own energy output because it comes from inside you so there’s nowhere for you or it to go. This is why acting in unloving ways constantly repeats itself because you can only be the energy that you are emitting out; until there’s awareness of this, it will be the focal point of your actions. Love and you will be love or not, just understand that’s the energy you will be because it’s the energy that’s within you…

Problems Have You

When the mind is quiet there is freedom because the energy of what’s happening has nothing to attach to. It’s not that you have problems more so that your so called problems have you…

It’s not that you have problems, it’s that your problems have you. It’s never what happens to you that causes your problems, it’s how you allow what happens to draw you in and control you. The draw is almost unpreventable because of the unawareness of it, but the control, now there is something that can be prevented.

How might ask how can something be prevented that you’re unaware of; the key is in learning to quiet the mind. What a quiet mind will do for you is allow the controlling energy to pass through you and hence it won’t get to the point where it draws you in. What happens itself doesn’t control you, it can’t as it has no energy, but when you give it energy, that is when it draws you in. Our default energy is stillness as this is the energy we begin life with; the attaching energy transformation is where the control comes from.

How problems gain control can be summed up in how what happens is allowed to fester and thus becomes the energy that controls you. Positive or negative energy can be just as controlling, but quietness, the ever elusive quietness, can not be controlled because there’s nothing there; why do you think it is said to “Be Still”. When there is nothing to attach to there is no controlling energy. Energy always is, the energy of attachment is controlling, the energy of quietness, is freedom. This is why meditation and concentration are so valuable as a daily practice because discipline is developed which allows the energy of stillness to be the guiding energy that leads the way. When you are given this control and you don’t allow what happens in life the energy needed to create problems, you will realize you never truly have a problem, but your problems can certainly have you…

Understand Love to Understand Life

To understand life one must understand love. Without love you may exist, but you don’t truly live. The struggle with life is the struggle with love so love and end your struggle…

It is they that conquer themselves, that conquer the world. It is not the mysteries of the Universe that reveals its secret, it‘s understanding your own mind and why you do the things that you do, this is what uncovers the greatest mystery known to mankind; our own mind. What good is it if you know all about the Universe, but you don’t know why you allow life to dictate to you what you think, say, do and feel. If you don’t know that, you will never truly be at peace because your Conditioned Mind will be in control.

It is imperative to understand your own conditioning if you’re to ever truly understand your life. Trying to understand the meaning of life drives people crazy because there are too many unknowns that the mind will never grasp, but understanding just one life, our own, is something that anyone can do. It’s not such a mystery to gain mastery over your behavior, but it will take vigilance for this to occur. When you behave in a loving way, you become that love.

It’s not the mind that you really learn to control, it’s the conditioning you become aware of. It’s your conditioning that dictates your behavior. If your conditioning is based in love, then we will be loving. If it isn’t you will need to quiet yourself, so you can do what you need to do to make this occur. You do this because when you are still you understand to love is the meaning for your life; without it there is no life. There is existence, but that doesn’t equate to life; to live there must be love. For any life to be complete, it has to be completely immersed in love. A little love equates to a life that’s a struggle. The struggle with life is in not understanding love, not the great mysteries of the Universe. Complete love equates to a complete life. Understand this, and you will understand life, but to understand life you must understand love; completely…

Aligned Intentions

When your intentions are aligned with Universal Love this generates love for all beings, not because of effort, but because this is the way love works when your intentions are aligned with Universal Love…

Having intentions aligned with love is worth more than all the books combined on what it means to be spiritual, and why this is so is because your intentions are yours and the content of any book is someone else’s. Someone else’s idea of you will never be you, no matter if their way is copied exactly, this is why many remain in the struggle because they’re trying to be someone else’s idea of who they are. You can use books, methods, and whatnot as pointers, but the deep underlying intentions of why you do what you do will need to be reflected upon to see if the results of your efforts are aligned with love. Not a story of love or the love that arises from effort, but from your inner alignment. This is where effort is meaningless if it’s not aligned with Universal Love; only aligned intentions will do this.

There are as many books as there are people practicing, but everyone who reads a book and practices doesn’t necessarily awaken. This is because the intentions aren’t of the necessary energy that allows the alignment to be of a loving heart. Clear intentions need to be seen if there is to be harmony with all beings. This doesn’t mean a person won’t harm you or animals and insects won’t bite you, but it is less likely you will put yourself in those type of situations with having the intentions of a loving heart. In the space of stillness one learns to see their intentions and in the process have those intentions aligned with Universal Love. When this occurs you will love all beings, not because of effort, but because this is the way love works when your intentions are aligned with Universal Love…

An Anchor of Stillness

If you establish an anchor of being from the love of your heart, it will be seen by many and love will become their anchor simply because this is how the transforming power of love rolls…

What we use as an anchor throughout the day determines the direction of energy, and that direction determines what your state of being will be. Except for times when there’s something that keeps you anchored on the moment, most of life will be spent chasing some past moment hoping for some future one to bring you the things desired. If there is to be truth the anchor of stillness will be needed so the noise in the head doesn’t block it out; noise is the only deterrent. Granted noise takes on many forms, but regardless of what form it manifest as, it is still noise. Noise is the opposite of stillness, as unconsciousness is the opposite of being awake. One can’t be controlled by the noise and have an anchor of stillness, well actually the noise can be the anchor and guess what, when the anchor is noise, noise will be the controlling energy.

An anchor which produces stillness needs to be established if stillness is to be a part of life. There are many anchors in the world, but there aren’t many that equate to stillness. Find one that does and as it‘s cultivated there will be a dramatic shift, but the shift will only occur if the anchor is one of stillness. This shift happens on its own, but in a way you make yourself ready for it. It‘s in stillness that truth arises and in truth the noise in our head stops. Without the noise there’s an opening to the heart of love, and if the established anchor is from the love in your heart, this will be seen by many and love will become their anchor, because this is how love rolls…

Abundance Mind State

Abundance is a mind state. You can have it all, but yet have nothing or you can have nothing, but yet have it all. Your life will revolve around the things you cling to…

When your place of existence is based in love, love will be a part of everything you do. With the understanding that nothing you do will ever complete you, that completeness is already within, you will not have a need or lack for anything. If there isn’t a need or lack, you have abundance. When love is at the base of your existence you will do all that you love and love all that you do; nothing more is needed; this is abundance.

Abundance is our state of I AM. It is the place when Universal conditions were right and our manifestation in this form began. It is a place of non judgement, and non bias. A place where there is no prejudice; in this place there is only Universal Love. There really isn’t a place to go back to because this is where you already are. There is just so much noise going on between the ears that it’s not known this place exist. When you learn to stop the noise, what is left is I AM. Practice diligently so you can be in the only place that truly exist. It is in the delusional state that most exist. You do not have to be any place except where you are. It’s your own mind that keeps you from this place because of its conditioning. Recondition it to remain in the Present Moment (I Am) and you will never leave your place of abundance. When you don’t want, you don’t need, when you don’t need you will have a state of mind of abundance. In this state anything is possible because in this state you are in alignment with Universal Love and in harmony with I Am…

"I" Created Problems

Being sad because a loved one dies is natural. If you could just be with the sadness without tightening up as a closed fist, you would remain open and a story of being sad wouldn’t come into play…

To me this is the main problem why so many people continually seek peace and why it remains elusive. Peace is mostly being sought as a concept through the thought realm and the thought of peace will never bring about that which is thought to be desired. Only the thought that you are not at peace makes you not at peace. You can ask, if I think I’m at peace will I be, I say no because it’s as if you are talking yourself into it. It’s like whistling in the dark to keep away the boogeyman; its more so a distraction than a real tool of peace. To go deeper, notice the thought “I” at the center of wanting peace. Anything from the desire of ”I” always creates a problem because creating problems is the nature of “I”. It pushes away the truth of what is and looks for what isn’t. This is what “I” does, it constantly looks for what isn’t in the form of wanting the present moment different. It uses all kinds of concepts and beliefs that one blindly adheres to when doing this.

Here’s an example using a loved one dying. The sadness that arises from this is truth, but now take grief and watch how it arises strictly from not wanting the person who died to have done so. I will miss them is an “I“ story, this creates tightness as if one is a closed fist. Being sad because a loved one dies is natural and if you could just be with the sadness, the fist would remain open and an “I” story wouldn’t come into play, nor would the suffering grief causes. Anyone who says grief is a natural process has never truly investigated it at this level; they’re probably only repeating what someone else said. Don’t take my word for this, investigate this for yourself, or not and remain a prisoner to the concepts and beliefs that “I” makes up which will always keep you from truly being at peace simply because of the thought you are not at peace…

Repeating What's Known

We repeat the same mistakes over and over and we constantly respond to the same urges because we react out of the habit of what is known; this is done without even realizing it…

Why it’s so difficult to awaken is because of many reason, but to me the one that sticks out the most is how the Conditioned Mind holds onto what is known even if it causes extreme suffering. When I was twenty five my oldest brother passed away from an addiction related incident, this forced me (not on my own) to look at my own alcohol and drug use. His death opened my eyes to a degree, but even though my life was a mess it didn’t mean I was willing to accept the unknown without my pacifier coping mechanisms. It took another two years before it was realized alcohol and drugs were causing problems, but even though I was going into unknown territory I figured it had to be better than the way I was living.

The reason it took two years was because although I was in extreme emotional pain, my conditioning led me to believe facing the unknown was to scary and staying with the known was the way to go; the lies of the Conditioned Mind run deep. This is why we repeat the same mistakes over and over and it’s also why we constantly react to the same triggers, we react out of habit without even realizing it. The conditioning in place dictates what to do and it’s obeyed without question, and here’s the real irony in all of this, people actually believe they have free will and they have a choice, but the only thing you do is submit to what’s known because that’s what’s in place. Once there’s awareness of this, succumbing to the known can be stopped and the choice to live life freely becomes a possibility along with the ability to not give in to the Conditioned Mind…


Human Attachment

Not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that one attaches to wanting things different which is the cause of one’s own suffering…

If you really want to know what the basic flaw is that keeps you trapped to your own suffering, it’s attaching to your humanness to a fault. It’s not that we aren’t human or that we’ll be able to transcend our humanness, it’s more so to find a way to embrace it, but not be trapped by it. It will always be by giving in to our human side in some way that causes our suffering. It doesn’t have to be attached to, but it will take discipline so the mind settles to see this. It’s simply human to want things different and it’s attaching to the story of being human that causes suffering. This is true regardless of what’s wanted different.

It’s always the human “I” that wants something different and it’s the charade of being human that pulls one into suffering. I ordered sweat pants on line last week and when they were delivered I tried them on and they didn’t fit. By my first reaction you would have thought I was going to have to go around naked, but obviously that wasn’t the case. “I” attached to the fact the sweat pants didn’t fit. This is what attaching to being human does and when it was seen how insane this was, wanting things different fell away and Under Armor was called for an exchange. You can substitute the sweat pants with anything and you’ll get the same result of suffering. This is all because not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that there’s attachment to wanting things different which in turn causes one to be humanly trapped to their own suffering…

Consciousness Consequences

The consequences that arise from living a conscious life naturally puts you in alignment with the loving vibrations and frequency of the Universe. Apples grow from apple seeds… 

Nothing has to be done for one to enjoy the consequences of consciousness, they arise simply from living in a conscious manner. The definition of consciousness – “the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.” When this is the focus, the consequences that naturally arise are love, compassion, kindness, understanding, non judgement, to name a few, you cannot be conscious and have unconscious consequences. Unpleasant things will still occur, but the way they’re dealt with will not allow their suffering to control you. There will still be pain, heart ache, and loss of loved ones, but by living in a conscious way, suffering will be much less than if unconscious principles were in place. Planting apple seeds can only result in growing apples, but the seeds have to cultivated for this to occur. The seed only has potential, it is not the apple.

The qualities of consciousness will also have to be cultivated if there are to be conscious consequences in your life. Most people intuitively know what consciousness is and what it is not. If there’s difficultly in deciphering this, a great guide to use is consciousness is of love as unconsciousness is of selfishness. The unconscious mind doesn’t have many conscious qualities. I always knew the difference between the two, but because of my conditioning being conscious was beyond my capability. It was only when I began sitting and my mind settled did I develop the awareness to see and act in a conscious way; this arises naturally as the mind settles. The more the mind settles the more conscious are your actions and thus the more the consequences of those actions are of a consciousness quality…

One View Limits

No view is inherently right or wrong, but if you only have one it limits you and doesn’t allow any other results except those from that one view…

Changing your view is what makes life different, but it doesn’t make what happens different, it only makes the view of what happens different. If you’re locked into a certain view, this only allows one way to see things and the more that view is based in the intellect, the harder it will be for there to be another view that allows you see things differently. Not that there’s anything directly wrong with the intellect, it just doesn’t allow for much openness. When one sees things from only one view, it limits your entire life to that one view. Most times this view isn’t even your own, it’s formed from someone else’s opinion, teaching, book, video, discussion, and so on.

To be fixated on one view keeps you entrapped to the results of only that view, think about how limiting that is. No possibility of other views, always going down the same path, never allowing anything new, this is so limiting, but with only seeing things through one view how limiting this is will not be seen. Sitting and developing discipline so the minds grip lessens can assist in possibly altering a one view mind set, but there has to an inkling there’s another way to see things for this to happen. It’s not that your way is wrong, it’s just that seeing things one way limits your view of life and in the process it doesn’t allow any other results except those from that one view…

Life's Laws

Life’s Laws allow harmony with yourself so take heed and understand life doesn’t do anything to you, but if you break its laws the consequences will make it seem like it does…

Life’s Laws are in place to put you in harmony with yourself and they’re also in place to offer protection against certain behavior. These laws when adhered to within their boundaries, allow for life to be lived to the fullest, but the mind has to be open and free flowing for the adherence to these laws to take place. There are also man made laws that align to these natural laws, but many of them are broken which blocks life’s laws from being as beneficial as they could be. The more one adheres to selfish behaviors, the less chance there is to be in harmony with life’s laws. When things are used and abused to satisfy self, this blocks harmony with yourself. The animal realm adheres to natural laws and because of this there’s perfect balance. Unfortunately the human conditioning relies to much on the intellect and not enough on what occurs naturally.

Life will mostly be lived in one of two ways, acting in ways that allows alignment to life’s laws or not. A quiet mind can see this and slowly stops doing the things that block life’s laws from being adhered to. As long as you are alive, life will be lived, but in what way determines not only your actions, but also your actions consequences. Go seventy five mph in a fifty five mph zone and regardless if you get a speeding ticket or not, you will be out of harmony with the law in place. So take heed and understand life doesn’t ever do anything to you, but if you break its laws the consequences will make it seem like it does…

Unconscious Energy

Life is as difficult as the unconscious energy makes it and until you learn to be with what happens without reacting unconsciously, what happens will continue to be labeled as difficult…

If you think something that happens in your life is difficult that label comes from you and this is regardless of what it is. You may say there are exceptions to this, but labeling what happens as difficult comes from unconscious energy, and it keeps you entrapped to reacting unconsciously. Unconscious energy keeps you entrapped to what you label as difficult. I’m not saying to go around and ignore what happens, but understand the label applied comes from you alone. Many people state their opinions on many things and that’s okay, but what’s not understood is one can only respond with what’s in them. Nothing is truly right or wrong, to me what’s important is to find the truth beneath whatever it is that arises from within me. Regardless of how unconscious someone is or what happens in life, seeing what arises from within is what makes a difference.

Unconsciously reacting to what occurs is the same energy as opinionated energy. It seems different because of how the mind always wants to make a stand for what it likes, but it’s the same storied energy; it just uses different titles. Years ago a so called friend unconsciously ended our relationship because he didn’t understand this energy had nothing to do with either one of us; this is how it is with all of life. Even though things affect you, giving in to unconscious energy magnifies its effect. Life is as difficult as the unconscious energy makes it and until one learns to be with what happens without applying a conditioned label, what happens will continue its onslaught of control as if you were a puppet on a string, with the strings being unconscious energy…

Present Moment Truth

In the present moment made up versions of truth cease to exist because there’s no need to create them and without making up truth, there’s no need to run away from what is actually true…

A made up version of truth isn’t truth, it’s simply something made up. It’s true in the sense that it’s your made up version of truth, but figuring out if the content of your story is true doesn’t mean it is. Because you are the creator of your version of truth and you believe it with all your heart means nothing; this false version directs your energy and how life is lived. The thing also to look at is how many versions of truth are made up. There’s the parents story, the childhood one, the teen and young adult story. There’s the boy meets girl story, the get married story. The work story, family story, and on and on. There are so many versions of truth made up and only one you, so which version is true? If you say all of them you should be able to sense why it’s so difficult to see the made up versions. There’s the true version in there somewhere, but that’s the only version not looked at. When that one is seen all the others will fall away.

So how would a person know which one of their versions of truth are made up? My experience has been I know which one is true when there isn’t a need to make one up. Truth arises it’s never made up, basically truth is what’s there in the present moment, minus your version. This is the value of using the body as an anchor for present moment living. The body doesn’t make up versions of truth, only the mind does, so when the body is used to be present, no made up version of truth is needed. This is beautiful in its simplicity. Grasp this and most made up versions of truth will cease to exist because the need to create them won’t arise, and without a made up version of truth there’s no need to run away from what’s true in the present moment…

Narrow and Restricted View

Your own mind keeps your view narrow and restricted so if at some point the mind doesn’t settle, the narrow and restricted view will remain intact and nothing new will arise.

If you only see through the view of your conditioning, a new view will never be allowed; this doesn’t allow the mind to expand beyond its own created conditioned restrictions. It will take much investigation to see beyond the conditioned view because the conditioning itself is what keeps the view narrow and restricted. If this isn’t understood it won’t be seen and if it’s not seen, there’s no way to go beyond your own created restrictions. Faith, hope, and forgiveness are always topics that stir up mind made controversy because their concepts have been so deeply embedded into the subconscious. You become conditioned by these concepts and until your own mind is understood, going beyond not only these conditioned concepts, but any concept for that matter will be virtually impossible.

There is so much being held onto without really looking into if it’s truly beneficial to your life. If you have a thought that is held onto, I guarantee you it’s not truly beneficial. You may wonder how I can say that since I don’t know you, but I don’t have to know you directly because I know me and as long as I know me, I know you. I may not know what specific conditioning has you in its grip, but it doesn’t matter because the nature of all conditioning is the same and that’s what needs to be understood.

You can only respond to what’s in front of you with the conditioning that’s in place. If you want to go beyond it, take a look and see if it unites or separates. Unity puts you in harmony with everything. Separation puts you in conflict with everything. These are two vastly different views, one binds and one frees. Although it may seem obvious which one does what, it will truly have to be investigated if you are to see how exactly each of these manifest in your life. Life is always what’s in front of you and although things may not always be as they’re wanted, until the old view is let go of, a new view will not be allowed…

Stuck in Misery

If you think you are your thoughts, you will always be stuck in a self created misery because your thoughts will tell you there’s something to fix; that is until you realize you are not your thoughts…

I don’t profess to know how the brain works, but I do know this, for years I suffered from a self inflicted misery until I learned it was my own mind that was creating it; I’m simply writing about my own experience here. Every spring I would be overcome by a mindset of misery and the only way I knew to get out of it was to use some form of distraction, but you don’t really get out of it by a using distraction, all that happens is the focus shifts. Because the Conditioned Mind Patterns that are causing your misery aren’t understood, it always return; I was always stuck in the fixing myself syndrome that plagues so many. This just created distractions that kept me from finding out what was truly going on. I no longer get trapped by this because I’ve discovered what was causing it. This is very important to understand if you want to break the conditioning of misery. This may not be what the so called experts say about it, but I’m giving a first hand account of my experience and what was revealed to me. If you want to keep “fixing it” that’s up to you, but just understand you’ll stay anchored in the Conditioned Mind Patterns that are causing your own misery.

Me writing this was in response to something posted about misery. I was always working on trying to escape being miserable so a lot arose inside me because of this which I tried to fix for forty nine years, that is until the day I realized there was nothing to fix because misery was only a thought and thoughts only become real when they are attached to. The thought of misery may arise as many thoughts do, but when they’re not attached to whatever the thought is never takes hold. If you think you are your thoughts you will always have to fix something because that’s what your thoughts will tell you. When you understand thoughts needn’t be given any energy, there’s no attachment and hence there’s nothing to fix and no self created misery. Think about it, but not too much because you are not your thoughts…

Incompleteness Seeking

You can only do what your conditioning in place allows, but unless you wake up to see what this conditioning is, it will remain in place and incompleteness seeking will be your life’s driving force…

Everything reached for is a coping mechanism that you have been conditioned to use, and although using different things will produce different outcomes, the core of all reaching is the same, it arises from the incompleteness you have of yourself. This incompleteness is what causes one to constantly need to seek, but this incompleteness isn’t real. The Conditioned Mind makes you believe it is and so there is the ensuing behavior to fill this need. The Conditioned Mind says, Hey, you are incomplete and you need to reach for something to fill it and according to what conditioning you have in place determines what you reach for; sit and ponder this.

Until this incompleteness is understood and the diabolical Conditioned Mind is seen for what it truly is, suffering will remain because you will always have a need to reach for something to fulfill the arisen desire for completeness. When this seeking is the driving force of your existence, it will keep the mind in a constant state of agitation. This cannot be seen by a mind that’s locked in a state of incompleteness, only a quiet mind state will be aware of this. The reason why anything is reached for is because one thinks there’s a need for the present moment to be different; this is the great lie of the Conditioned Mind. You can only do what your conditioning in place allows and unless you wake up to see what this conditioning is, it will remain in place and incompleteness seeking will be the driving force of your life…

Imprisoned by Form

When you reach for something because of a mind agitation, you become imprisoned by form. Until you see this, you’ll remain imprisoned as you seek to quiet the mind agitation with the next thing reached for…

You will never find the peace you’re seeking if you’re imprisoned by form which is the seeker of peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned, one gets imprisoned by form which makes you think peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this imprisonment to form makes the very thing you are seeking your prison. This imprisonment is the reason there’s a need to constantly reach for something from the outside and until this is seen, you will remain imprisoned to a form that thinks peace is in the next thing reached for. Alcohol, gambling, drugs, sex, religion, social status, programs, therapy, self help books, politics, and on and on, this reaching is proof that you’re imprisoned by form. I can’t stress this enough as this imprisonment to form has to be seen if you are to experience true peace in your life.

It’s impossible to fully understanding this with the mind because the mind is the reason why you’re imprisoned by form. When the need to reach for something arises, the imprisonment to form begins. This imprisonment to form is a vicious cycle that’s very difficult to break. Breaking free of form and being at peace isn’t something attained or achieved so it’s in doing less (letting go of “I”) that peace is experienced. To many people get lost (imprisoned) in trying to find peace through the attachment to form, but since peace is something already within you, the imprisonment is a vicious cycle because it becomes about finding what’s already there. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I share so the imprisonment to form can be seen for what it is; the cause of why you reach…

Running in Place

As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…

What keeps a person stuck as if running in place is seeking and trying to manufacture peace, love, kindness, mindfulness, spirituality, and so on, instead of aligning yourself with the present moment which allows these attributes to arise naturally. This is what keeps the running in place energy active; the energy of this seeking is circular (like a dog chasing its tail) so it’s never going to produce anything that’s going to get you anywhere. You may bounce to a seemingly different place because it’s given a different label, but as long as you think you have to do something to manufacture a certain desired result, running in place will continue regardless of what it’s called, and so you will remain stuck in the circular energy of going no where.

This seeking of desired results makes a person use an an array of things, from sweets, drugs, alcohol, gambling, tv, success, sex, programs, another book, retreats, a path, meditation, and many other things. What these all have in common is they keep you attached to the running in place seeking energy which is attached to by the Conditioned Mind. A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. Repeat: A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. This is because seeking energy is the exact energy that blocks the alignment which allows energy to transform. Only when you stop running in place can a transformation or shift occur. As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…

Simply Looking Down

Look down at your feet, regardless of where they’re planted this is your place of peace. If it isn’t it’s because the need to reach is in place and it’s blocking you from finding the peace that’s already within you…

When you’re not at peace, it you who takes you from it. The commercial that tells you to “find you beach” always reminds me if I’m not at peace it’s because I am the one who left the beach. For years I was constantly searching for peace and expect for brief moments peace eluded me. This was so because peace was always contingent on something outside of myself and whatever its form it was always a peace based in what I thought was needed for comfort. There’s no need to list what these were because there are so many; they are the things one reaches for. This reaching comes in many many forms and unless you truly take a step back, the reaching will always be there, but finding peace will never happen.

The lies of the Conditioned Mind will dictate what you will use for peace. Until the conditioning to reach is changed, peace will continue to be sought and never be found. The only way this will change is by going inward to discover why there’s a need to reach. Once this is revealed therein lies your peace. This isn’t from the thought realm, it comes from the still small voice within that tells you it doesn’t matter where you are or what’s happening, all you have to do is look down at your feet; this is regardless of where they are planted. If you need another place for peace it’s because the need to reach is still in place and it’s blocking you from finding the peace that’s already within you…

Fear Based Opinions

When there’s awareness that your made up stories are your fear based opinions, the fear subsides. This allows for a stillness that is always there, but not often experienced because of your fear based opinions…

Without fear based opinions everyone would view life through the eyes of stillness which by the way are the eyes of peace, but because of fear based opinions this view isn’t seen. The view of fear based opinions are made up by the energy of unconsciousness, this makes everything that happens in your life about your fear based opinions, but it isn’t truly ever about what is seen, matter of fact it‘s not about anything in particular except to the one with the fear based opinion that are held onto.

Fear based opinions are what makes the mind attach to thoughts and those attachments are the cause of the fear associated thoughts that control your life. What is really happening is this, life just happens it’s not personal, it’s not about anything you think it is. It’s not about what’s right or wrong, love, hate, good or bad, it‘s mostly about learning to understand your minds true nature of stillness and not being lead around by your fear based opinions; whatever you make them out to be. When there’s awareness of this you will truly be content; a contentment that has always been there in the space of stillness, but it was probably never experienced because of your fear based opinions not allowing you to see…

Truly a Benefit

Are the tools you have in place truly beneficial to allow you to love yourself unconditionally and thus love all beings, with the key word here being all and not just the one’s you pick…

For many years I did things that I considered beneficial to my well being, but after forty nine years of doing this I found myself at such a low point that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to rise up. There were no I think I can chants, no positive thinking, no meditation, no loving myself. There was much confusion and despair and the insanity of this is my own developed tools brought me to this place. Now I know not many get to this place of total despair so it’s difficult to understand how low I was, but I will say this, I am fortunate and here’s why. When I was twenty eight years old there were ten of us still hanging in a bar in Newark, all of us used alcohol as a beneficial tool. Out of those ten eight are dead, what’s tragic about this is the tools that each of us thought were beneficial to live were the cause of eight deaths. Think about how insane this is and how often this is repeated today; insane indeed.

When I look back at what I thought were beneficial tools I see nothing but this insanity. I alone although not intentional, caused all my own suffering. Now you may not think this applies to you, but every negative thought you ever had comes from within yourself. It may have been put there by some outer influence, but it was attached to by you because you saw it as beneficial; you gave it the energy of life. I’m not a big negative/positive person, my experience has been more in line with quietness as the most beneficial tool to live by, but it wasn’t always this way. To me the question to ask yourself if you can muster the courage to do so is are you willing to truly face yourself to see if the tools you have in place are truly a benefit to allow you to love yourself unconditionally and thus love all beings, with the key word being all not just the beings you pick…

Nothing is Missing

There’s never anything missing that isn’t created so there is never a true need to rely on anything from the outside of yourself. Until this is seen you will continue the suffering of something missing…

Every time someone reaches for something designed for a specific issue it’s because they believe there’s something missing in them. Same when a person goes to see a therapist, or they reach for another self help book, program, or if any other type of outside help is sought, this is because of the applied label of something’s missing. When this is done all you’re doing is reinforcing the attachment to that label and hence you’re keeping yourself attached that there’s something missing; this exist only because you have labeled it. Read this very carefully because why this label is being applied will be the difference in being complete or remaining entrapped to the something is missing label. Some of the things mentioned do have value if they’re used at certain times in the one’s life, but if they’re being held onto as an end to a means, they lose their value as the needing morphs into something missing and hence suffering.

Not many will see exactly what I’m talking about here, but I’m writing it because it’s what I experienced after many years of trying to fill the something is missing void with things from the outside. I have found the very things that I was using to fill what I thought was missing is what kept me in bondage; regardless of what was being used. Why I thought something was missing is what I needed to find out because it didn’t truly exist and since it didn’t truly exist, why was it there. To me if something from the outside is needed to live life, something isn’t right. If I can’t just be with myself without thinking something is missing, I have to ask myself why this is so. There is never anything missing that isn’t created so there is never a true need to rely on anything from the outside, but until this is seen you will continue to think something is missing and thus create your own suffering…

Here and Now Existence

In the here and now suffering doesn’t exist, this isn’t because life is as it’s wanted, suffering doesn’t exist because in the here and now there just isn’t a need for life to be different than what it is…

Suffering isn’t necessary to live, it has nothing to do with what happens in your life, it has to do with attaching “I” to it. There will be many things that occur in life, how they’re processed through “I” is where the suffering arises from. Unfortunately this “I” processing is at our core, without it the creation that there’s a you who doesn’t like what’s happening never arises. Also without the attached “I” process you wouldn’t need for things to be different so there wouldn’t be a need to try and make them so; after all trying to make life different is how the “I” process exist. Always wanting life different is why so many are in a state of suffering, it has nothing to do with what’s going on out there, it has everything to do what’s going on inside. Nothing can cause suffering unless it’s allowed and it’s only allowed because it’s not known how not to allow it.

Because of the conditioning in place most people will just conform with what society says and what the so called experts have to say. Too much is taken as surface truth without looking to see the underlying truth; this is why the world is in a state of suffering. The hate you have for something or someone is the hate you have for yourself, without a settled mind this will not be seen so this suffering energy will continue to be the controlling energy in place. Hate breeds hate always and it leads to suffering, always. To me suffering isn’t necessary, and in the here and now I have found it doesn’t exist, not because things are as wanted, but because things just don’t need to be different…

Life Teaches

Many things in life can be your teacher if you are open enough to allow it, but if there’s constant noise in the space between your ears, nothing will be seen as it truly is…

Nature can teach you much if you’re not all caught up in what’s going on between your ears. I passed a large pond the other day and I was amazed to see about a hundred ducks sitting in the water. They were all perfectly still, their heads tucked away. There wasn’t one duck struggling with trying to be still, there was no teacher duck leading a guided meditation, no chants, or mantras being recited. No duck had on headphones listening to meditative music or positive affirmations, they were all just sitting there in the quietness of the moment. I actually pulled over to observe this further to allow my present moment awareness to be a part of theirs. I was experiencing the peace of their stillness and it was a serenity beyond words; the peace that passes all understanding as stated in the Bible is just that. It only happens when there’s stillness to allow it, this is what the tranquility of this blessed moment gave to me.

There was so much silence in this moment. Nothing of the material world has ever blessed me like this, and I’ve had some beautiful things happen to me. I can see why this silence was being experienced, it’s because for the last few weeks I’ve been using the body more and more to be anchored in the present moment and this has allowed my mind to be much more settled. I’ve seen these ducks in the past, but they never affected me like this. Many things in life can be our teachers when you are open enough to allow it, but if there’s constant noise in the space between one’s ears, nature or anything else for that matter will not be seen as it truly is and nor will the lessons that are being laid out before you…

Fear: Not a Necessity

Fear is not a necessity to live your life, unless that is the story you want to make up. When fear is let go of it loses its grip and love naturally becomes the controller of your life…

Fear is created, love is not so anytime a thought of fear is allowed to fester and take control of you, your ability to give and receive love is compromised. In this state there’s no way we can give or receive love, which is our true nature, because your created fear is blocking it. When we let go of the thoughts that create fear your focus naturally returns to love and fear loses its grip because you aren’t giving it anything to stick to.

Fear is not natural, it’s created by a delusional identity to a fictitious self. A self that sees things through a pair of eyes that wants everything to fit nicely into a created world; fear arises when something threatens that world. The fear is you are going to lose something that you make yourself believe makes your world right. You form beliefs that reinforce this fear and you live by them. Your fears are all self created. Make up the story that there are healthy fears which are needed to live by, but like I said they are created to fit nicely into a made up world. Fear is not a necessity needed to live your life, unless that is the story you want to make up. When this is realized and you stop living life through your created fears, love naturally takes it place and it is what becomes the base of your life, not because it’s created, but because it’s natural…

Beyond Thought

If a person is stuck in a thought based world most likely they’ll be controlled by it. This is a prison that you will only be released from by going beyond your thoughts; into the realm of no mind…

It’s impossible to be conditioned by what isn’t created by your own mind. This means that regardless of what happens it’s your mind that creates the conditioning about it and it comes from within yourself. Lots of things happen throughout the day and each time the conditioning either holds onto it or not. Everyone has the ability to cease causing their own conditioning, it just takes a certain amount of awareness for this to occur; awareness slows down the thought process that runs continuously. This slowing down is the beginning of truth being revealed. Without it the necessary quietness that allows less conditioned attachment will not happen.

If there’s continuous thought and no quiet, all there will be is thought and this will not allow the ability to watch the Conditioned Mind unfold. If this isn’t seen your mind will never slow down and there won’t be any space created between your thoughts. Life will simply be thought based and the result of this will be your on going conditioning. When life slows down you’ll see how it’s your own mind that takes something that happens and puts it into a conditioned category. See this and you can break free of the hold your mind has over you by understanding you are not the mind; you are beyond the thought based conditioning. Thoughts create a view that makes what happens seem real, but it isn’t, it just seems so because of the delusional Conditioned Mind. This will need to be understood if you are to go beyond it and stop your conditioning from being in control. When and if this occurs you will stop creating your conditioning and the next step will be to go beyond your thoughts…

Consciously Aware

If you’re alive, you’re at least somewhat aware and this is basically true for all beings, but where humans differ from other species is in the ability to be consciously aware…

A friend shared a story about a cat he had as a pet once. It seemed the cat actually liked this person, he would hold the cat and it would fall asleep in his arms. It would lick his hand and take food from it. One day as the cat was eating out of a bowl, this person took the food away before the cat was finished, the cat bit and scratched his hand, so much for liking the individual lol. The cat was conscious and also aware his food was being taken away, but it ended there. There was no conscious awareness of who was actually taking the food, his food was being taken away and he didn’t like it. This is how many humans react to situations, they like people as long as they don’t take away what they like.

For one to get beyond this mindset, there must be conscious awareness of it. This is where humans differ. Other species don’t have this ability to be truly consciously aware, if you look around it would seem most humans don’t have this ability either. What will have to transpire at some point in your life for this to change is truly being conscious of being aware; noticing what arises when what is liked is taken away or just naturally changes. This is key if one isn’t going to be drawn into labeling what’s changing. Suffering comes from not being consciously aware of what’s changing, by being controlled by what is liked. When you are consciously aware of what arises there’s simply awareness of it, but not attachment to it; thus you are free. What you like will still be taken away at times, but with being consciously aware maybe you won’t bite or scratch when it happens…

Seed of Willingness

Reaching your full potential requires never giving in to “I” by understanding you are already in a state of your full potential because you are alive and simply being alive is all there truly is…

Everyone has the potential to break free from the state of unconsciousness, but it’s not something that will just occur. For me I got to a point where there was no other place to look but within. Although I don’t profess to be an expert on this, I know it takes willingness to change deep rooted ideas that have been in place probably since the beginning of time, maybe even before, but nobody is keeping records of this. Breaking these conditioned patterns will take perseverance and the resolve not to give in to “I” and live from the purity of love; there has to be willingness to do so. For me I don’t always do what I want to do because I still at times revert to “I” conditioned patterns, but I never give in because that would mean the suffering that once consumed my very being would return and I’m not ready to allow that to happen.

This is not out of reach, it’s very practical. Change occurs when the conditioning in place changes; you can only reap the potential of the seed planted. The issue is most never get this because the seed planted blocks it from being seen. Stop making up a story about what you think life is about and start living it in the completeness of right now. Reaching your potential doesn’t require knowing more, it doesn’t require being more loving, or getting to a certain place. It does require never giving in to “I” and simply understanding you are already in the state of your full potential because you have manifested into the form that’s being occupied right now, and simply being alive is all there truly is…

Your Actions/Results

You are your own judge and jury and your verdicts are the result of your own actions. What is done when no one is looking is the energy you will live by and it’s a direct result of your own actions…

Remember from years ago when a devil and angel character would pop up on a shoulders, this happened when a decision was needed about something. The figures were always with the face of the individual, it was because that’s who the real struggle is always with. Nothing outside of you can harm you as much as your own thoughts. A struggle mostly occurs when things aren’t lining up with the story of the way you want things; this energy is real. You can make it like you’re some spiritual guru and when no one is looking be selfish and unloving, but you’re not fooling anyone because you can’t hide from yourself. The energy that you live by is a result of your own actions. You are your own judge and jury and your verdicts are a result of your own actions. What is done when no one is looking shapes your life.

There’s nothing to prove to anyone, you can preach love and recite all the quotes that fit into a so called spiritual box, but if you’re not showing loving kindness to all beings, it’s all being done for one reason and that’s to satisfy the devil character of “I” on your shoulder. So many conditioned stories are made up about life and this keeps the devil character in place. You can get in touch with this simply by seeing how much love you show to all beings. Lip service means little here because it’s not only the world that gets hurt, it’s also yourself. So much arises daily as the devil and angel characters battle, just make sure the one in control allows for the loving kindness of all beings because that’s the energy you will live by…

Heart Possibilities

There are so many possibilities in life when there’s no past labels applied to what’s occurring Now. The Universe provides these possibilities when there’s harmony with it by not living in the past…

Heart living is your greatest asset because without the heart nothing real arises or at least nothing that’s beneficial. The heart leads to possibilities never experienced before, but when the heart is closed and the mind is in control the doors to those possibilities are closed as well. Whatever arises in life can be seen as it is only if it’s not labeled. In this way life can be experienced anew as the Universe allows more and more possibilities. Even if some past behavior arises, without the judgment of applying a label it allows living from the heart which allows the possibility to go beyond the past labels to experience something new.

Newness doesn’t always have to be a blissful moment, it can be the simple act of not judging what’s occurring Now and just experiencing that and moving on. Once something is labeled, the heart closes and so do all the possibilities along with it. To experience all the possibilities the heart offers is to not allow the past to be a part of now. If it is, obviously it remains as something old not something new, and even though it may be from a past habitual mind pattern that’s in place, it’s only old because it’s labeled as such. Without applying a label, the heart remains open and the possibilities that are provided by the Universe are beyond anything a limited mind can make up…

Inner Struggle

All struggles are within, they arise from your own inner questions. Without the practice of discipline, the inner answers won’t be seen so you will have to look externally which will allow your inner struggles to continue…

Nothing causes you to struggle unless it’s allowed. If something can be changed change it, but if it’s being changed because of an inner struggle, it needs to be looked at why there is a struggle to begin with. This is because even if the thing is changed, you will just move on to the next thing that will cause you to become agitated and you will struggle once again.

All inner struggles are “I” based because they come from the Conditioned Mind. If you don’t think this is true ask yourself why you are struggling with what is written here, they are just words. It doesn’t matter if they are agreed with or not, but if they cause an inner struggle, that comes from within you, not from the writer or anything else. How we love to point at other things, but the only reason this is done is because of the lack of understanding of your own mind. 

Everything that I have come to understand over the last twelve years has arisen from within myself. It has been through the practice of discipline that real answers have arisen directly from my inner silence. I can’t have anyone else’s answers because the one who questions is the one who has their answers. I do not have your answers because I do not have your questions. So everyone has their own questions to answers. Truth is the same for all beings, but how we come to understanding it is from the silence within ourselves. When you sit in stillness, revealed are answers to your questions, this is when the inner struggle with yourself and with the world will be no more…

Investigating Yourself

You are the root of your struggles, they go deeper than what is seen, they’re rooted in the structure of how you think. If you don’t investigate yourself nothing will ever be different…

Changing our mental structure is like turning an ocean liner, the intention to turn happens right away, but the turn itself is very gradual. It’s as though we know we need to start turning right away, but we’re not sure why it doesn’t happen. Here’s a simple suggestion if you want to get in touch with breaking free of this ingrained mental structure, when you do something, investigate yourself. No reason to go back and look for a traumatic incident, investigate if what is being done right now is beneficial.

If the need to reach for something arises because life throws you a curve ball and you don’t investigate yourself, you’ll probably succumb to it by using some kind of distraction. By doing this you will never be free because you will never get in touch with why the reaching was needed in the first place. Investigating yourself is the most important thing you can do when there is something needed to reach for that’s not in your best interest. If you don’t, you will just substitute one thing for another and in the process remain trapped to what’s causing the need to reach. You may not like this post and you may even ignore it, but don’t be surprised when the next curve ball comes and you find yourself reaching for something, you just won’t know why you’re doing so because you don’t understand yourself…

Closed Mind View

There’s not much life in something that’s stagnant, and this is exactly what happens when one has a closed mind view; the free flowing energy is cut off and unfortunately this causes suffering…

A closed mind view is what causes a person to get locked into only seeing things from one side. It matters little what the view is, as it’s the strictness of being closed minded that doesn’t allow one’s energy to be free flowing. This is what happens when a story is created and it becomes the closed mind view of what life is about in any particular moment. The closed mind becomes very deeply ingrained as one becomes more and more emotionally tied into whatever it is that’s being held onto. It’s very difficult to not attach to something that’s made up by a closed mind that has a story of it being dear to your heart, such as your children, spouse, parents, relatives, friends and so on. You can have compassion, passion, and genuine love for something without attaching to it and being closed minded.

To me the closed mind view is the normal view of most people and it’s why there’s unnecessary suffering. I’ve noticed this occurring in so many lives and the suffering it causes. Unfortunately those in the midst of a closed mind view can’t see it, nor can they pull themselves out of it until it’s seen as the cause of suffering. The closed mind view doesn’t allow the openness needed to be free from attachment and since attachment is the root of suffering, suffering is inevitable. The tighter the grip, the more closed minded one becomes and the less free flowing energy there is in one’s life. There’s not much life in something that’s stagnant and this is exactly what happens when one’s free flowing energy is cut off as the the closed mind view controls life and inevitably causes your suffering…

At Peace With What Happens

Be at peace with what happens and a story won’t be generated. If you’re at peace your energy will be transferred away from whatever it is that’s wanted different and hence an attached story won’t be created…

The stories that are created you become, and they take you from the peace of what happens and cement the energy used to create them. All stories are generated from something that happened in the past. There’s the story of your ______ (fill in the blank). There’s the story of just wanting things different and regardless the story shapes your life because of attachment, not because of anything else. These attached stories are where emotions arise from, they’re where fear, discontent, and anger form and gain their power. This is what attachment does, it takes the power away from you and hands it over to your conditioning; without attachment how things affect you lessen.

Throughout the day if there’s not awareness to remain present, the story begins and your energy gets transferred to attachment. It doesn’t matter what the story is, that you have transferred your energy to an outside source is what matters. As spring approaches you may not be able to get rid of all the weeds in your garden, but if you learn to be at peace with them, they won’t be a problem. Basically what has to be done in order not to create stories is to be at peace with what happens, regardless of what it is. If you want things to be different, your energy will be transferred to whatever it is that’s wanted different; this attachment becomes the controlling energy of your life. Watch your stories, be at peace with what happens and even though you may have a garden full of weeds, if there isn’t attachment you will be at peace with them and it won’t matter all that much…

Mind/Feet Connection

When your mind is somewhere other than where your body is, most of your life will be missed. Until there’s a mind and feet connection, the fog of the Conditioned Mind will continue its control…

I was vacationing in Florida recently and when it was time to go home there was a reflection to keep my head where my feet were. To me this is a very important because the mind goes to places where only the mind can go. You can be sitting on a couch or taking a shower and your mind will be everywhere except where your feet are. The mind is constantly going to a place that only exist in your head and although it may be a stored memory, it isn’t what’s occurring right now so you aren’t truly living life. Yes there is the physical existence and everyone who is alive experiences this, but just physically existing without awareness means you have a wandering mind and are in the fog of your conditioning. Watch the wandering mind as it bounces from place to place except where your feet are.

The point of this is to show how you may always be physically where your feet are, but if you’re not aware of this your mind will most likely be somewhere else. This isn’t a good or bad thing, it just doesn’t allow you to live life as it happens. When your mind is somewhere other than where your body is, most of life is missed. The breath is used to stop the wandering mind because it anchors you in the body. When this occurs you’re physically and mentally in harmony with life as it’s happening. In this place of harmony (the mind and feet connection) you’ll be more aware of the gift of life; the fog of your conditioning will fall away and probably for one of the few times in your life you will truly be living…

Every Life is Special

There’s nothing really good or bad in life, there’s only the story of good and bad. If you don’t think this is true, watch the story attach to what you like (labeled as good) and what you don’t like (labeled as bad)…

Think about how special life truly is. If you don’t think so you have to ask yourself why not. We have become a society that thinks things are needed in order for life to be good, but it’s such a fallacy. If you are alive today that’s the only thing that needs to be looked at. You have been given the temporary gift of life and it will last for as long as it last and not one moment more. What is done with that life is determined by the way it is looked at. The stories that are made up about this manifestation called life are mostly full of nonsense that are usually someone else’s idea of what life is suppose to be like. We poison our bodies and mind with so much useless nonsense that comes from what others believe. All the stories created are used to make yourself feel better. Give to charities, hold events to help others, volunteer to help the so called less unfortunate without seeing this is only a story to make yourself feel better. The word love is thrown around without truly understanding it and this is because a mind made definition is attached. Life doesn’t need to be defined to be good, there’s no true good or bad, there’s only the story of good and bad. If you don’t think this is true, watch the story attached to what you like (good) and what you don’t (bad); possibly this article applies.

Everyone is special because of the way we come into being without having any say in this whatsoever. The world has been around for billions of years and now is a time that conditions are conducive for you to exist, that’s basically life as it is, feel free to add your story if that’s what you need. There’s no true need to attach a story to this, it’s just something that happened. To notice this is when existence will truly be seen as special, not for any other reason than this. The mind makes up so much nonsense and it blocks you from seeing the specialness of your existence. You can never do enough to understand this, as a matter of fact any doing blocks this from being seen. It’s one of the reasons the world is as it is because people think they have to do, but to see your existence as special you just have to be without adding a good or bad story…

Blindly Led

When you are blindly under the control of the Conditioned Mind you behave in ways not because it’s how you want to be, you behave in ways because it’s how you have to be…

It was a lack of understanding of my conditioning that led me to remain blind to it, and what I was blind to was my own mind that was conditioned to self serve. The issue with this type of conditioning is it causes one’s own destruction because the destructiveness is blindly disguised as pleasure; this pleasure is pursued by many to their death. It was blindly pursued by me in this way and I was at it’s mercy. It said to use drugs, alcohol, gambling, lying, cheating, stealing and so on. This is how the blindness of the Conditioned Mind is developed except for some who are fortunate enough to see this at a young age.

The way I was conditioned wasn’t the fault of anyone in particular, it happened indirectly by the inner and outer influences of my life which molded me to behave in the ways my conditioning developed and blindly led me. Not because this is how I wanted to be, but by not understanding this it was the way I had to be. You cannot behave in any other way except in the way you have been conditioned. Change the conditioning and change your entire existence or not and remain the same. The value of knowing my own mind is in the understanding there was no where else to turn; not to God, support groups, therapy, self help books, positive thinking, or anything else, but inward. What I learned is when the Conditioned Mind is understood, you are no longer blind. Its control slowly dissipates as you develop discipline, the mind actually slows down. Once this slowing occurs, the possibilities are endless because there is no longer distractions that keep you blind to the conditioning. With this solid understanding of what you’re truly up against, you are able to develop the discipline so your conditioned blinders fall away…

Delusional Lies

Delusions based in lies can’t be revealed with the same lies. It’s not that truth has to be known to change this, but the lies will have to be revealed if they are to cease their control…

It’s very difficult to explain truth because there’s so many different perceptions of it. Instead of trying to prove what truth is, let’s explore what a lie is. A lie is something that has no real facts to its base. Perceptions aren’t factual, they are usually made up by the perceiver to suit some sort of delusion. I’ve been asked if I believe in God, I always answer I know what I know which is based in the facts of what I’ve experienced, and that’s what I share, my experience. I don’t see the benefit of making up a story about something to suit a mind made need. I know love is more beneficial than hate, patience more beneficial than being impatient, kindness is better than being mean so I learn what the blocks are to living a factual life so it’s of maximum benefit to myself and to all beings; truth is known when the lies are understood.

The biggest lie in place is that things will satisfy you, and this is reinforced everyday. It’s a delusional lie at the core of our entire misaligned society; it creates all our issues as a society. Religious sects all claim to have the truth, no facts, just their truth. Politicians try to fix delusions based in lies with the same lies. The entire entertainment and sports industry are based in lies that create the false impression of the haves and have nots, which creates separation in our society. Lie after lie after lie, and what happens to a society when lies are its base, we become a society of liars. Not because we want to, and not because we can’t know the truth, but simple because we don’t understand the delusion of our lies…

Surface Process

Nothing that’s done just randomly occurs so if the surface process in place that determines this isn’t understood, you will blindly live a life controlled by what occurs through the surface process…

Understanding how the surface process controls you is what allows you to understand what’s truly going on in your life. It’s very difficult to decipher what’s real and what isn’t, but it’s not all that difficult to understand the surface process that makes you view life as you do. Mostly one is led around blindly without understanding why what is done is done, this is the reason most never break free from their Conditioned Mind as the surface energy patterns remain in place. If something has you in its grip, if you don’t understand the surface process in place that causes this, you will not have the tools or awareness to go deeper and break free from it. This process mostly fluctuates throughout your life and it’s the unawareness of what’s truly going on that makes you pursue things that aren’t beneficial to your own well being; as stated before this is strictly because the surface process in place isn’t allowing it.

None of your behavior is random, it manifest in the way that it does because it’s what’s in place, you can’t get apples from an pear tree. Certain Universal Laws are in effect throughout life and regardless if the behavior associated with them is wanted or not, it will arise depending on the surface process that’s in control. The surface process in place makes you see things from every place other than love, this is the cause of all your problems. This is exactly why the world is as it is because the surface process in place makes people act as they do. Until the surface process that makes it this way changes, you will continue to get what you get even though what you get may not provide the most benefits…

Expectations Energy

The expectations you have for something are the expectations you have for yourself. Without a settled mind this will not be seen so expectations will continue to be the controlling energy in place…

There will be many unpleasant things that occur in life, but they’re considered unpleasant only because that’s your expectation and this is where suffering arises from. This expectation process is at our core, without it the creation that there’s a you who doesn’t like what’s happening would never arise. Also without the pleasant attached expectation, you wouldn’t need for things to be different so there wouldn’t be a need to try to make things pleasant; after all expecting life to be pleasant is how life is mostly lived. Always wanting life pleasant is why so many are in a constant state of discontentment, it has nothing to do with what’s going on outside, it has everything to do what’s going on inside. Nothing can cause discontentment unless it’s allowed and it’s only allowed because it’s not known how not to have expectations.

Because of the conditioning in place most people will just go along with what society and the so called experts have to say. To much is taken as the norm without looking to see the truth and this is why there’s so much expectation. The expectation you have for something or someone is the projection you have for yourself. Without a settled mind this will not be seen so expectations energy will continue to be the controlling energy in place. Expectation breeds expectation, always and suffering leads to suffering, always. To me suffering isn’t necessary and in the present moment I have found it doesn’t truly exist, not because unpleasant things don’t happen, but because there are no expectations that cause it…

Arisen Thoughts

Thoughts are a given, they’ll always be there. To think is human, but taking your thoughts to the next level to form concepts is when attachment arises as a belief thought to need life different…

If it’s not learned to just be with the thoughts that arise, they will control you. This is because of the conditioning of a mind that wants to push thoughts away and change them. How this works is, let’s say someone walks up to you and says something that you don’t particularly care for, immediately there’s attachment as there’s the thought of not caring for what was said, and where there’s attachment, there’s the tendency to react the way you always react when someone says something that’s not cared for. This is done again and again because of the conditioning in place. Someone says something you don’t care for and you wind up saying something back to them. What you do is take their dissatisfying thought and make it your own and then you throw your dissatisfied thought back at them. Now basically you are at war.

Thoughts aren’t right or wrong, there’s very little fact as to why they arise. The main thing is to allow their energy to remain free flowing so it doesn’t get bottled up and form a conditioned concept. These concepts are formed by attachment to mind patterns that change a simple thought into a story; the story being the thought needs to be changed. It’s not true your thought needs to be changed, but that’s what the conditioned energy does, it makes you believe a thought is unpleasant and a pleasant one would be better. This is energy that wants to push away when thoughts arise because it doesn’t understand they aren’t right or wrong, they are just what’s there, but you don’t have to attach to them…

Guided Direction

Being a guide to provide a direction so others can find their way is important, but when the guide is only there to provide a specific direction, its guiding effectiveness is limited…

There’s no such thing as one way to wake up from the sleep of unconsciousness and it’s just about impossible to see exactly what another person experiences simply because no one travels the same exact road in life. I find it quite amusing the way some people project their waking up process as being the way it is. This is not to say this isn’t the way it is for that person, but that’s their experience and it’s very unlikely two people let alone many will see things the same in the waking up process. I know for me I just try to guide people to look inward so they can come to their own conclusion to finding what will provide them their peace. I seriously doubt anyone went through exactly what I did to get to the place I’m in now, so I wouldn’t expect anyone to see things as I do.

One guide always talks about there not being a self very matter of factually as if this is the only way one can experience peace. Many others use religion as a guide to peace. I’ve found there are as many guides to peace as there people and none of them are necessarily wrong. I don’t know and don’t really care what direction one travels, it’s not my place to judge. To me the bottom line is to show love and respect to everyone, even if their way is not something I’ve experienced. The only reason someone shares something is because it’s what’s in place. Its not up to me to judge, but it is up to me to watch my own direction and make sure it isn’t limiting the guidance that others may be looking to…

Move On

Situations of life are always changing, one day regardless of your current situation it will also change so you might as well move on because change is simply the nature of life…

Since change is the nature of life it’s most beneficial to learn to move on as opposed to resisting change. Last month I went through some major changes with my health. Basically this meant I had to change some things that were in place for many years, but since change is the nature of life I had to move on to not get bogged down in changes resisting energy. This isn’t life doing anything, it’s just something that happens and I better move on because if I don’t the situation will take me for a ride on the emotional roller coaster of life; even though this is of my own doing. You see there is always a choice, but it takes perseverance to not allow the situations of what happens to be in control. Situations in life never stay the same, from being born which is a situation, to dying which is also a situation. The main thing to do when situations change whether they’re wanted or not is to simply move on.

This isn’t the key to happiness here because if something is unpleasant like getting sick, it will not make you happy, but it doesn’t have to control you and be allowed to take you from your place of peace. Many things happen in life, loved one’s die, people get sick, accidents happen, there are disappointments, heartache, there are also joys, and elations, but regardless of what occurs, move on because not only will it not last, but it doesn’t have to be allowed to control you. There’s a peace and balance in understanding “move on” and the key to this is understanding everything is impermanent as one day regardless of what the situation is right now, it will also change so you might as well simply move on…

Listening to Life

There’s no way you will ever fully understand life conceptually so answers are made up. Only in the space of silence can you listen to what the moments of life have to say without making up answers…

Listening to life as it occurs allows for harmony and in this space what’s not of the mind can arise; thoughts actually block this harmony. The silence is always there, but it’s not always listened to because of the noise between the ears. Most people are programmed to live visually without taking much time to truly listen and because of this you don’t hear. This visual living is why you get pulled around by the outer because listening to the silence underneath the visual hasn’t been developed. There’s no way you can fully understand life conceptually so you make up answers, but in the space of silence you can listen to what the moments of life have to say; listen to this silence and you will hear. Develop a listening meditation where you just sit with the sounds of the moment, add nothing take nothing away, just sit, listen and be with what arises.

Listening to life’s moments is so different than being controlled by the visual view. This is because through the visual a label of like or dislike is instantly applied and attachment follows. This is the point where the visual gains control and as this occurs the silence of the moment is missed. This is the beginning of how our stories are created, it’s because the space of each moment will be filled with something and it will either be a story or silence. Learning to listen to what occurs in each moment is a skill few develop and until it becomes the primary way life is viewed, the visual will continue to keep you in bondage as the outer control doesn’t allow life to be listened to…

Delusional Self

The more attachment there is to your given name, the more this creates a delusional self. When this is exposed it doesn’t lead to knowing who you are, it leads to an awareness of who you are not…

When reflecting on my life, it’s kind of funny to see how it took forty nine years to develop an identity to a delusional self, along with all its tools and how for the last twelve years I have be undoing what my own mind developed because it was thought to be the most beneficial way to live. This delusional self began at the time of birth when my parents labeled me for the purpose of society having a way to identify me. This label was then attached to by a mind that wasn’t formed yet and it slowly was being developed into an identity of a delusional self.

One day this delusion was exposed as it will be for some, but for most it will remain in place until the time of death. Although for some death will be the time of this exposure, for many for whatever reason you will not be made aware of this. To those who do awaken to see the delusion of this identification, there is a freedom that occurs which can only be known in the non attachment of this made up self. Bondage is in the belief that you are this delusion, freedom is in the awareness that you are not. The more this is exposed, the more awareness there is this delusional self doesn’t exist, and in this awareness you will see not who you are, but who you are not…

Higher Frequency Existence

When there’s not the constant push or pull to fulfill some self satisfying pleasure, the mind settles and the Universe works with your higher frequency for its betterment…

Let go of the stubbornness that causes you to suffer; it arises as greed, hate, and delusion and it does so because of the low frequency of stubbornness; this is why one suffers. Holding onto sense pleasures is of a lower frequency. The core of holding onto stubbornness is the belief that the more one satisfies their sense pleasures, the happier they will be. Satisfying these pleasures are not an issue until this low frequency takes hold, it is then that problems arise. Remove the mask of stubbornness and what you will be left goes beyond anything you can imagine.

The bondage of fulfilling sense pleasures is not only sought by just about everyone, it has been in place for ages. Forget about going beyond it, it’s no small feat just to become aware of it, but when there is awareness of the low frequency of pleasure seeking, the results are amazing. There’s no telling what you may experience when pleasure seeking takes a back seat. Your creative energy will go in a direction not previously known because the pleasure seeking that’s been blocking a higher frequency falls away.

When there’s not the constant push or pull for pleasure, the mind settles and the Universe works with whatever is in you for its betterment. There may be a musician, a painter, a gardener or botanist, or even a writer inside you, who knows a book may even come out of it. I guarantee you this, whatever it is that’s comes from your frequency, it will be from a higher one based in love because that’s just the way the Universe rolls. At least that has been my experience…

Your Own Light

It’s the selfish view of satisfying “I” that keeps you from the vision of seeing your own light. This vision of light only occurs when your view comes from looking inward…

Although no one is more special than another in this existence, there are some who do see things vastly different than most; this happens by looking inward. I wouldn’t say some as chosen, but it is a fact some are simply more inclined to not attach to a selfish view which allows for a vision of light than if you are in the grip of a mind based “I” view. The two existences I’ve experienced are vastly different, one was selfish where there was much self created suffering, the other which is the one I’m living now is a view of light; non attachment. The differences in the two views is one creates suffering and is done in unconscious darkness and the other the one today is lived in awareness of light. Today the view is as it is because the selfish distractions don’t control as much as they once did; there is still conditioning, but there is also light.

The vision of your own light occurs as a by product of awareness and as the selfish view is replaced it opens up space to allow you to see your own light. This opening is directly linked to the letting go of “I”. It’s the “I” that attaches and it’s the cause of all suffering. Ever so slowing when one begins to look inward the distractions of “I” fall away. To me this is the light that was revealed to the great mystic’s which people considered special, but all they did was see their own light. This light is available to everyone, but one will have to overcome the selfish view that keeps you distracted from the vision of your own light and it will only be seen when you begin to look inward…

What's Allowed In

When the “I want more” conditioning isn’t controlling what’s allowed in, there’s much more peace in life, but this isn’t because peace is allowed in, it’s because nonsense isn’t allowed in so this naturally allows for there to be peace…

Much goes on in day to day living and for the most part there’s no control over what happens. Even if there was, with the way the Conditioned Mind has been developed, it wouldn’t change the way things are. The first thing that has to happen for the possibility of any change to take place is you have to understand what’s being allowed in to shape your day to day, even moment to moment existence. Much is viewed throughout the day, but it’s mostly allowed in through the default setting of the conditioning in place. It’s allowed in, but it’s not done with any sense of awareness so it leads you to being controlled. There’s no choice in this until there is, but unfortunately until there is you will allow in things that aren’t beneficial and hence if it’s not beneficial it will cause much trouble and suffering.

Think about the things that are attached to, the list is basically endless, the problem with this is not much that’s grabbed is beneficial. We are a species that has lost its way and it’s because of what we allow in. There is a nothingness to life that has to be seen so you can decipher if what your conditioning allows in is beneficial or not. A lot was allowed in for many years that I thought was beneficial, but in truth it kept in bondage to the “I want more” conditioning. I always wanted more so that’s what was allowed in, but it was never enough. Today it’s much different because to a large degree the “I want more” conditioning isn’t controlling what’s allowed in. Because of this there’s much more peace, but this isn’t because peace is allowed in, it’s because nonsense isn’t allowed in so this naturally allows for there to be peace…

Unconscious Wanting

The conditioned mind creates a view based in unconscious wanting. It’s difficult to break this because most of what is done reinforces this unconsciousness; a conscious mind is simply aware of awareness…

Life’s struggles has nothing to do with life, it’s an unconscious view based in the world of wanting that cause struggles, and this is because this view is controlled by the Conditioned Mind. When unconscious wanting  is fulfilled and things are going your way there’s not much of a struggle; life is considered good. When things are going as wanted what causes your struggles is pushed aside. When this is done it makes the base of life centered in unconscious wanting and you will get pulled around by the Conditioned Mind like a puppet on a string.

The more this occurs the more suffering there will be in your life. Sometimes it’s very subtle, but it’s there. As a matter of fact even if you’re not aware of being controlled by unconscious wanting, it still produces suffering. The suffering doesn’t occur because you don’t get your way, it occurs just by being in a state where the unconscious conditioned mind is in control.

The less unconscious wanting of what you want when you want it is the base of your view, the less you struggle with yourself and with life; this is simply because unconscious wanting isn’t in control. When you’re unaware of this the Conditioned Mind creates chaos by unconsciously wanting; there’s immense suffering in this unawareness. Practice being in a space of no mind, with no mind there is no unconscious wanting. When you don’t have unconscious wanting you don’t need and when you don’t need, you don’t create delusions that cause suffering; a free mind is free because there’s no unconscious wanting…

Awareness Mind State

Life will always be life and it will always be as it is, but you don’t have to be stuck in a mind state where you’re not aware of what’s actually happening…

To be aware is to be non reacting in the present moment to what’s happening while it is happening. Anything that happens in life doesn’t have any specific effect on a person, it’s effect is directly linked to the conditioning that the person has in place; this is why one reacts to what happens the way they do. Reactions are in place for everyone, they just manifest in different ways. The quality of how aware one is of what’s happening while it’s happening determines how one reacts to it. Before something occurs there’s the space of stillness that it arises from, so if you’re already in an unconscious state of anger, when the next thing arises it’s immediately labeled with anger. If you’re in an awareness state of quietness and the same thing takes place, the reaction to it will be much different. The key here is to pay attention to things that are beneficial and conducive to your well being; this is not always easy to see because of the conditioning. Many of your reactions aren’t really beneficial or conducive to your well being, but they’re done anyway because that’s what’s in place. Until there’s awareness of this these reactions will be repeated over and over.

You are always in the present moment whether you‘re aware of it or not. When you’re not aware this is when what arises controls you. It’s one of the reasons it’s said, “nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts” because your thoughts control you as if you were a puppet on a string. Breaking free of this control is more of a mindset than effort, it’s being mindful of awareness aware of awareness. Stillness of each moment is where everything arises from so if your in harmony with this, what arises will have less of an effect on you. Life is life and it will be as it is, but you don’t have to be stuck in a state of non beneficial reactions because you’re not aware of what’s actually happening…

Universal Heart of Unity

The main block to humanity’s unity is our humanness is put first so we’re being controlled by our thoughts. When awareness is put first there’s a connection to the universal heart of unity…

Living strictly from the thought (human) realm is the main reason why there‘s constant seeking and why we‘re disconnected from each other and the universal heart of unity. With putting being human first, you live through thought so there has to be a disconnect from the awareness of the universal heart of unity; thoughts separate, awareness (the heart) unites. Our humanness is a direct disconnect from each other when it’s put first because of its base (“I” sensed). The universal heart of unity doesn’t ever need, therefore when awareness is put first the “I” sense loses its control.

When awareness is put first a connection to all of life occurs, not through thought, but through the universal heart of unity. The main dilemma in our society is people are putting their humanness first and are being controlled by their thoughts. Just follow the news and see this for yourself. It’s nothing more than human desires being put before awareness.

The 12 Steps to Freedom are from my book “It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: Your Are Not Your Thoughts” They offer the possibility of becoming the awareness aware of awareness so life may be lived from the universal heart of having a human experience. They are offered for free on my website  http://www.mondayinyourmind.com Use this tool and develop this awareness or not, that’s the choice, and the results of that choice will be to either remain in the control of the Conditioned Mind or to break free of its diabolical grip…

Led by Truth

There’s no suffering in the space of truth because there’s no attachment so being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it allows truth to be the direction that leads your life…

The struggle one has with life is strictly mind based and it’s because there’s no structure to the mind. Being led by the mind is equivalent to your life being a house of cards and we all know what happens when the first wind comes. Often mind based information is held onto which keeps you entrapped to the mind. I know how deeply ingrained the conditioning is and I know sometimes I may come on strong, but it’s only because what has been revealed to me simply can’t be ignored.

There are basically two directions that lead the mind. One is lies (suffering), the other is truth (non suffering) and these manifest in many ways. The core of suffering is attachment to “I” (lies), this direction leads to greed, envy, anger, pride, desire, doubt, restlessness, regret and so on. You can see how these lies will cause suffering, so if this is the direction that leads your mind, you will suffer. The other direction is truth, which leads to kindness, generosity, love, compassion, empathy, understanding, stillness, and so on. I’m sure you can see how these don’t cause suffering. Make no mistake though, one will still encounter the possibility of the lies even with being led by truth because of how ingrained the conditioning is, but if attachment to “I” isn’t in place the lies won’t be in place. To me the key is being aware of the “I” attachments and not holding onto them. Without “I” the direction that leads your life will be from truth and there’s no suffering in this space because truth simply doesn’t lie as there’s no “I” to do so…

Ignorance Revealed

What occurs when you awaken is there’s a shift that opens your heart. This is what allows the truth that has always been within you to be revealed so where there was once ignorance you now see…

People think there’s a change when something new is revealed, but the essence of what’s truly happening is there’s a shift to see what has always been there. A change doesn’t occur, it’s a shift from ignorant thinking to an understanding of the true nature of life; starting with your own mind. You cannot shift if you don’t know yourself and you cannot know yourself if you don’t understand the Conditioned Mind. It’s so difficult to shift because the mind will not look within. Your own mind tells you everything is okay, that you do enough to get by in life and as long as you see something as desirable it will tell not to look within because you are okay as you are.

Truly looking at yourself is not desirable, especially when it’s first started, that’s why many are hesitant to do it. It’s much easier and desirable to have an outward view  and do what’s familiar, but there are only benefits when ignorance is removed. A step into the unfamiliar will need to be taken so you can get to know yourself. The mind defaults naturally to what’s familiar because it’s what’s out there, but revealing ignorance allows for truth, this is the way one shifts and truth becomes what’s familiar. When truth is revealed, what happens is the veil of ignorance is removed and where you were once blind you now see, but it’s not a change, it’s a shift, and it allows truth to be known as you finally see what has always been there…

Seduced by Desire

The most important thing to understand about being seduced by desire is the less you’re attached to “I” the less you’ll be seduced because without “I” there’s no one who needs…

Being seduced by desire is so enticing because it feels good; this is why the draw of desire is so powerful. There’s only issue with this because of the impermanent nature of desire. It simply will not last, it has no staying power so something else will be needed almost immediately following the satisfaction of each desire. Think about it, with all the desires that have been fulfilled throughout your life regardless of what it was, it does not bring the satisfaction now that it brought at that time, and most times even if the same exact desire is physically repeated, it’s usually not as satisfying as the first experience. I used so many things as I was seduced by desire, but the satisfaction of giving into the desire never lasted; the seduction of the next needed desire always arose. This went on all the time, satisfying one desire after another and never being fulfilled.

I’ve come to understand being seduced by desire as the main reason people start using substances and become addicted. If fulfilling desire wasn’t sought, nothing would be reached for so there would never be an addiction, but unfortunately being seduced by desire has its way with humanity. It’s deeply ingrained in the subconscious and has been in place since our existence began. I know being seduced by desire is what controlled me for forty nine years and it was in direct relation with “I”. Without “I” no one is there to be seduced. Even with this understanding being seduced by desire doesn’t just disappear, but it does lessen somewhat. To me the most important thing to understand about this is the less you’re attached to “I” the less you will be seduced and it’s because without “I” there’s no one who needs to satisfy the next desire…

Understanding Attachment

Nothing is attached to without a cause and if that cause isn’t understood you will unconsciously succumb to the attachments consequences as if you were a puppet on a string…

When some feeling or emotion arises something causes it. Learn to see the cause of the emotion arising and the feelings that go along with the cause. Whatever arises has a cause, the reason for that cause and the sensation of it needs to be understood if your aren’t to be blindly drawn in and controlled by it. Nothing is attached to without a cause and if that cause isn’t understood, you will unconsciously succumb to it as if you were a puppet. Why people don’t see how this attachment holds them in captivity is because many of the things that are being attached to are used to make your identity and also the attachment is done because your conditioning tells you it’s needed. When the cause of what’s attached to is understood or at least noticed, there arises an awareness of what you are thinking. When this occurs there’s the possibility it will fall away and in the process your attachment falls away.

As stated before, why it’s so difficult to see this is because what’s being attached to is thought to be bringing you pleasure of some kind, and it may be in some way, but it’s not true pleasure because no object has the capability of providing true pleasure; one is easily deluded by this. Regardless of what it is, if it’s causing you to think you need it to feel good (pleasure) the object becomes your prison. So if the cause of why attachment arises isn’t understood, you might as well remain limp because when your conditioning says it’s time to attach, you will have to obey as the conditioning telling you to do so is in control…

Inner Unrest

The inner unrest that keeps you from your peace has nothing to do with life, your unrest is a creation of your own mind and that’s what makes you believe you are not at peace…

There are practical ways to minimize the inner unrest that causes one to sabotage their own existence, but it has to be understood that the mind creating the unrest cannot be quieted by itself. You will have to find out why your own mind is telling you the unrest is needed to live life; a life that is controlled by the conditioning to create this unrest. Your own mind creates all the unrest you have by choosing to attach to thoughts that allow the unrest to arise, this unconscious conditioning is why one gets agitated. The Conditioned Mind develops this as you do things that are destructive to your own well being. Why this unrestful mind set is developed I’m not sure, but I do know it can be described only as insane because your own mind does this.

I now know it was my own mind that created my unrest and it arose from within myself. Because of the shift that occurred some years ago, there is now awareness that unrest doesn’t have to be created anymore. I sit for the sole purpose to develop the discipline that allows the mind to settle. If there isn’t discipline, the conditioning won’t be understood nor will why unrest arises so you will be led around by the unrest. Life does nothing to you, it’s your own mind that does it all. Why one lives in a unrestful place as opposed to a place of peace will never change until the conditioning that makes it so is changed. All I ever wanted was to be at peace, but I wasn’t aware it was my own mind that created the unrest that made me believe I wasn’t…

Changing Your View

The only way to change a conditioned view is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it there won’t be awareness your view needs changing…

Watching television is not my favorite way to past time, but the other night I caught the last period of a hockey game. When the game was over I began looking for something else to watch. Twenty seconds on one channel, ten seconds on another, five on another, than another and another, you get the idea. It’s amazing how we stay fixated on something, in this case the TV, when it comes to the mind. We’re so reluctant to change our view even though we’re going round and round in circles. Actually what’s on the TV (the fixation) is mostly reruns, yet we’ll watch the same channel (thought) over an over. Even though there are many channels (thoughts) we get stuck on the TV and don’t know how to change this.

Think of something you get fixated on and see how hard it is to change your mind when you’re stuck in your view. Unless there’s total awareness of this, changing your view will be just about impossible. The only way to change the conditioned view is to have something in place that will allow it to be changed. This is where quietness comes in because without it there won’t be awareness the view needs changing. It may be a repeated thought disguised with many different labels, but it’s still an old thought. Watch the subtleness of this and in time you’ll see the mind for what it is and how it likes to default to a familiar view. The issue is you can get so comfortable with this that it’s not realized the view needs to be changed; for this realization to occur you have to have another view that’s seen as more beneficial than the one in place…

Stages of Attachment

Everything passes in life and that’s a fact, but attachments trait is to make everything permanent. Only when the mind is settled will one see attachment for what it is and only then will your attachments fall away…

Holding on to your view even in the face of evidence to the contrary is the most binding attachment of them all. Basically attachment occurs in stages, believing what is seen, the mental reactions to what is seen, and holding on to what is seen even though it’s proven not to be as it’s seen. The first two are the ones that occur the most. Most people learn from these to a large degree, but the last one is where attachments become deeply embedded in the subconscious. They grab hold of you and make you do all kinds of nonsense. There are many ways for attachment to manifest, just look at all the things that are reached for. Attachment is the thing that will bring satisfaction, but as soon as it’s held onto it’s gone so the next thing is needed. This is attachment at its most diabolical.

To me this is how attachmentu operates, you think someone is following you, that’s the beginning; it starts with a thought. Now the mind takes over and the mental reaction occurs or as I like to say “let the nonsense begins”. If the person thought to be following you passes you, the attachment will simply fall way, but if you’re in the grip of it, you will think the person passing you is just part of the plan; attachment will always have to run its course before subsiding. No matter what it is in life, it will pass away, that’s a fact, but attachments trait is to make everything permanent so it can remain in place. Only when the mind is at ease will attachment be seen for what it is and only then will your attachments fall away…

Spiritual Rubbish

Sit to develop discipline and watch your thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that you will see all the spiritual rubbish holding you in bondage…

With the emergence of the internet there’s so much more information available on spirituality that it really needs to be investigated before you consider what to use to assist in your development. Here is the definition of Rubbish: Worthless material that is to be disposed of. To see if the information you‘re using to develop your direction is beneficial, there can’t be anything associated with it that forms attachment. Methods, programs, religion, God, guru’s, life coaches, teachers, or any other form of rubbish that’s used to keep you attached just keeps you entrapped to the very thing you are trying to break free of. Just as there’s a lot of “fake news” out there today, there’s also a lot of fake information on spirituality. Bondage is not something that’s truly understood by many people so most of the information out there keeps you in bondage in some way. Those telling you to buy their book, pay for retreats run by paid speakers, or follow a program (instant bondage) are clever to a fault, with the fault being you are kept in bondage by following them.

The only thing you need to do is look inward so one millisecond of space is created between your thoughts. Once this occurs and there’s awareness, more and more space will slowly expand; it takes nothing but awareness to create this space. The rubbish out there is that someone’s program, book, method or whatever will keep you in bondage to the very thing you’re trying to break free from. I know people defend their so called guru or people they follow adamantly, but it’s only because there’s no awareness of the bondage they’re in. Sit often and just watch your thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that you will see all the so called spiritual rubbish holding you in bondage…

Energy of the Moment

Life is constant energy, it never stops. If the energy of the moment is noticed it will allow much more understanding of your life than if you’re blindly controlled by habitual energy patterns…

If the energy of the moment isn’t seen, that’s when the habitual conditioned mind patterns take over; it’s just the process in place. You can be in a state where you’re happy and out of nowhere arises something that triggers one of your habitual conditioned patterns. Depending on the base of what arises determines if you’re still happy after what arises is attached to. This is how it works, you’re pulled around by habitual mind patterns and the energy of the moment is unnoticed so it’s controlling energy attaches to what pattern is associated with the moment. This is where everything arises from, feelings, emotions, sensations, and whatnot, hence the puppet on a string syndrome takes hold if the energy of the moment isn’t noticed. Think about this, you can’t have any feeling or emotional swings without attachment to the energy of the moment. Most people don’t really have a clue of this do very few truly live life. I don’t say this in jest, I’m no different, although I do notice this energy a little more these days.

Here’s something to possibly assist in understanding the energy of the moment a little better. Make a commitment to sit for a certain time, say thirty seconds, keep it real. In those thirty second just watch what arises, watch the energy, a thought arising and just notice its energy. Just sitting, looking, acknowledging, noticing, letting it arise and pass; all of this is just the energy of each particular moment; this should assist in getting a better grasp on the moments energy. Increasing or decreasing the committed sitting time is up to the individual or don’t sit at all and remain a slave to the energy of the moment as it arises and habitually controls your life. It’s the energy of each moment that makes your life what it is and if this goes unnoticed so will most of your life…

Intuitive Heart

Living strictly from the intellect only knows love through a story of the mind. The heart knows love through the sheer presence of its own existence. The intellect will never grasp what the heart knows intuitively…

The difference between the intellect and the heart is simple, the mind (“I”) is from the intellect and the heart is from the presence of love. If you’re truly aware of this you will pick up on the difference intuitively. The heart connects and the intellect separates, this is because the heart only knows unconditional love and the intellect only knows how to put conditions on everything, hence this is why humanity is as it is. It doesn’t mean when you live from the heart you won’t be troubled by things, they just won’t have the same effect that living from the intellect creates. I notice an intellect response immediately when someone responds to one of my post. This isn’t to say my post can’t be debated, but since I write from my heart when someone responds from the intellect it’s immediately picked up on because it creates conflict.

There’s very little if any “I” attachment living from the heart, living from the intellect is strictly from “I” attachment. All conflict with yourself and others come from the intellect, it’s impossible to have conflict when living from a heart of love. You may not enjoy everything that happens in life living from the heart, but you will accept it because that’s how the heart works. The love of the heart is from the energy of the Universe, it connects to everything. We are all the same energy of creation and cannot truly be separated from it, but it can seem like it because that’s what the energy of “I” (intellect) does. When a person states there’s a void in their life it’s because the intellect is causing a story of separation from the heart, but since everyone who is alive has a heart so there’s no true separation, it only seems like there is because the intellect and not the heart is running the show…

The Weight of Thought

A thought is energy that weighs you down to a world where there’s very little freedom because there’s no room for truth. If you’re ever to be free, the energy of thought will have to be let go of…

The more thoughts you have about something, the more you’re limited by its energy; you cannot experience the openness of something if you’ve already decided how it is. To remain open you need to be thought free. This is essential if you’re to be aligned with the Universe and be free from thoughts that weigh you down. The energy that holds you manifest as thought. You need to be cut free if there is to be freedom; this hold is very subtle. Even the thought of whether you like this post or not is only energy and the purpose of this energy is to keep something in the same place. This post can resonate with you without a thought, but thoughts do seem to make the world go round. That doesn’t mean its a good thing, but that’s just what I think lol.

I lived an existence that was trapped in certain thoughts for most of my life and this caused much conflict with people who didn’t see things the same way; wars are started over different thoughts. If you’re really honest with yourself you’ll see that most disagreements are caused by having a different thought about something. I’m not saying you shouldn’t stand up for what is known to be right, but truly knowing about something or having a thought about it is totally different.

There is a place where thoughts aren’t needed, but if this isn’t understood you will never lose the energy of thought and you’ll remain stuck in an existence that’s thought driven. When this is the place you live from, there’s very little freedom experienced. When you can just be with life as it unfolds and not think of it as this or that you’ll be on the verge of truly experiencing life thought free, and without this energy grabbing hold there will be freedom to be with life as it is, without the need of a thought weighing you down…

Fake Solutions/Fake Life

Through the way one becomes conditioned, life is seen as if there is always a fake problem that needs solving, and because of this life is lived mostly through a view of fake solutions…

The issue with having to constantly solve problems to arrange life to be a certain way is it’s all fake. Even if you make up a story life is exactly how you want it, the mind begins creating a new fake problem almost immediately. Life is continuous, it’s broken up into segments (fake solutions) by a mind that’s in a constant state of agitation. If this wasn’t true you would see life as complete and it wouldn’t constantly need to be arranged to your liking. It isn’t because of anything right or wrong that makes you see things in this way, it’s because the mind has been trained to create and solve problems so it’s only doing what it’s been trained to do.

The Conditioned Mind sees fake problems all over the place. The shortest line at Target, traffic, weight, to do list, politics, religion, and so on, all this manipulating is strictly done to put another fake problem in place which is solved with a fake solution; this makes life perfectly fake. Let’s say everyday you make a fake problem to solve, if you‘re fifty years old that would mean roughly 18,250 fake problems were created strictly so you can try and have life the way you think it should be. If you learn to not push anything away or pull anything in nothing would really change except for not having to constantly create fake problems and use fake solutions to live a fake life…

Idol Attachment

There are many idols out there that are attached to that keeps you in bondage, and although it may appear the idol creates the bondage, the bondage is to “I” that attaches to the idol…

There are many traps that induce bondage in the world, the Bible uses the description of idols and there’s no difference what is used because what they have in common is the attachment to “I”. Here’s where this gets tricky because anything that is made into a story and is attached to is an idol because it becomes a prison to the one who is attached to its story. God is made into an idol by people and becomes a prison although most don’t see this. Just look at the different religions and how all the followers of a particular one think theirs is the right one. Many of these religions have beautiful teachings, but it’s in the way they’re attached to that actually takes away from them. This isn’t to say there isn’t value in them, but there’s never value in attaching to something because it enforces an I am right and you are wrong aura.

I found this idol attachment happening to me yesterday, someone didn’t agree with my article so right away I felt I had to defend it ;after all I wrote it so it has to be right, lol. I always have to look at myself so I can identify what form my idol is taking on. I’m not saying to not enjoy things, this is just to show how attachment to anything becomes bondage and blocks the heart from remaining open to allow everything its freedom. Idols take over when they get control of “I” as “I” become the idol. I am right is an idol, as is anything one reaches for. The world presents many idols that are disguised and until these are identified, the idol of “I” will remain and so will your bondage…

Complete in Awareness

Attach to nothing and there will be nothing that you need. Imagine just being in the space of awareness happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your awareness is your completeness…

Without inner silence the awareness needed so you don’t have to create stories will not occur. Even this writing is a story of how not to create stories, but with the awareness of writing it this helps to minimize the attachment to it and thus it’s simply written. This may or may not be the end of the story, that depends on how “I“ is related to an identity. The more “I” needs an identity, the more it’s attached to and the more of a story is created. No attachment, no needed story, no needed story, no discontentment of what isn’t, so all you are left with is what is, not the story, but the actual reality of what is occurring now.

Story after story, the story of how you feel, or your life story. Every life is an endless story, that is until you see the story teller and story are one in the same. Being with what is instead of a created story will be the most difficult thing you will ever do, until you can just be in the silence of what is. Attach to nothing and there will be nothing that you need. Imagine just being in the space of awareness happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your awareness is your completeness. It‘s right here within your grasp, but you will never truly be aware of it until you realize it’s not a story that you are grasping for, it’s learning to simply be with what is…

Aware of Awareness

Awareness allows discipline of the squirrel cage mind and the more this discipline is developed, the more awareness you will have of the delusions that you’ve been controlled by…

Awareness is a engagement where you are basically just noticing and being with what occurs. Awareness is like the guard of our thoughts and this is what determines which ones are let in. Many thoughts come to the you, but when you become aware of them it becomes apparent which ones are beneficial and which ones aren’t. The expansion of awareness can be likened to learning to ride a bicycle. In the beginning there’s much awareness of getting on the bike, keeping balanced, peddling, keeping an eye on the road ahead, and trying not to fall, but after about a week the awareness expands and takes a back seat. It’s still there, but there’s no longer engagement, there doesn’t have to be. What happens next is riding the bike becomes second nature and is done without needing to think about it.

The engagement of awareness is used to develop discipline so what’s actually happening is seen. Awareness of whatever it is the focus is on puts you in the present moment; you can’t be aware of what’s happening right now in the past or future. This is what awareness allows and the more this discipline is developed, the more awareness you have of the delusions that are in control. Although certain truths have been revealed to me in the last twelve years, they are always in the form of becoming aware of a lie there is attachment to. Secrets of the Universe I do not know, the lies that caused me to create my own suffering I do. It’s a process that started out as slight awareness and has expanded to awareness aware of awareness. It’s in this space that riding a bike becomes second nature and is done without needing to think about it…

No Valid Ending

The Conditioned Mind is a story making machine and all the storylines eventually come to a end. However most of these endings are unconsciously created to fit into a storyline of fulfilling some desired want…

The endings to the stories the mind uses need to be investigated so you can tell if they’re valid or not, by valid I mean beneficial to your life. So many people make up endings about certain things without looking if they’re producing results that are beneficial. Many endings are accepted that benefit only yourself and it doesn’t go much further than that. Even if you’re running around saving the world, who says the world needs saving and also the running around helping others is done more for yourself. It’s very difficult to get in touch with valid endings that arise from the space of stillness as opposed to the ones that are made up to satisfy some storyline.

Most of the stories endings are created to fit nicely into an ending for one’s own benefit. Very few people are truly selfless, not because that don’t want to be, but by not understanding the dynamics of the Conditioned Mind there’s no way one can be. Every story has a ending, it’s just part of the story, so there are two ways to see if your endings are valid. The first would be to not create a story, this way a ending isn’t needed, and the second is to understand energy is not created or destroyed, it’s only transformed. Although this form that’s being occupied right now will one day come to the end of not functioning in its current state, its energy will go on. If you want to see if this end is valid, sit and be still and you will see no end is valid and neither is your story…

Present Moment Freedom

The energy of the past or future is so binding because of the way the Conditioned Mind uses them to process life; until there’s awareness of this the present moment will basically be out of reach…

Here’s the reason the present moment is invaluable and why it’s so difficult to be free. However old you may be, if you aren’t living in the present moment, you’re in bondage to your past experiences or you’re possibly using the future; where nothing truly exist. As far as my past is concerned, there’s sixty one years of past energy; it’s no wonder the mind has a difficult time settling. There’s just so much information for the mind to process and it’s added onto every moment of every day. There’s also future energy and although this is different than the past, things are still used from the past to process the future. Case in point is the way the mind uses its reaching mechanisms. Most of why something is reached for is to change the present and also the future; this is why when a person stops using one thing another thing is substituted for it.

People only gain weight when they stop smoking cigarettes because they turn their attention to reaching for food in response to a mind agitation. When the mind settles and more time is spent in the present moment, the reaching is lessened and so is the substitutions, hence there’s less weight gain. The older a person is, the more binding the conditioning. It’s a fact there’s less bondage to past energy for those who start a sitting practice at an early age; it makes sense because they don’t have all that past energy gnawing at them. Don’t make this more complicated than it needs to be. Live in the present moment where life truly exist, or use past and future energy where the only thing that exist is past and future bondage. It’s your choice and it’s also your bondage…

Lost in Ideas

When there’s the idea you need something to provide peace, you are lost in this idea, and until this is understood you will remain lost in the idea (thought) that you are not at peace…

There will never be peace in life if you’re lost in the idea of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioning, we get lost in the idea that peace is something to find. Unfortunately your ideas are what make the very thing you are seeking (peace) elusive. Ideas are the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until these ideas are no more, you will remain lost in your thoughts that peace is in the next thing reached for. Reaching for anything is the proof that your ideas have you. This can’t be stressed enough as these lost ideas have to be seen if one is to ever experience true peace.

The idea of being at peace isn’t peace. What has to happen if you are to ever be at peace is there has to be an understanding of how your ideas block your peace. The reason why one is not at peace is the inability to not have the idea of peace. When the need to reach for something arises, the lost idea begins; this is a conditioned cycle that’s very difficult to break. Peace isn’t something that can be grabbed so it’s in doing less that peace arises. Many get lost in trying to find peace, but since it’s something that’s already within you, the idea associated with finding it needs to be discarded so you can see it’s there. This isn’t easy to see, but I will assist in any way I can. Understand though this isn’t offered to help you find peace, it’s offered so you may possibly uncover the reason why you’re lost in the idea you are not at peace…

Led by Quietness

There’s no suffering in the space of quietness because there’s no attachment. So it’s in being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it that allows quietness to be the direction that leads your life…

The struggle one has with life is strictly of the mind and it’s because there’s no structure to the mind. Being led by the mind is equivalent to building a house on sand and we all know what happens when the first storm comes. Often mind based information is held onto which keeps you entrapped to the mind. I know how deeply ingrained the conditioning is and I may come on strong at times, but it’s only because the Conditioned Mind is diabolical and what I see simply can’t be ignored.

There are basically two directions that lead the mind. One is suffering, the other is love (non suffering) and these directions manifest in many way. The core of suffering is attachment to “I” (selfishness). This direction leads  to greed, envy, anger, pride, desire, doubt, restlessness, regret and so on. You can see how these will cause suffering, so if this is the direction that leads your mind, you will suffer. The other direction is love, which leads to kindness, generosity, compassion, empathy, understanding, stillness, and so on. I’m sure you can see how these don’t cause suffering. Make no mistake though, one will still encounter the possibility of suffering even with being led by love because of how ingrained the conditioning is, but if attachment to “I” isn’t in place the suffering direction won’t be in place. To me the key is being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it. Without it the direction that leads your life will be of love and there’s no suffering in this space because love simply has no attachment…

Relief Chasing

For many relief is something that’s constantly sought and it’s a direct link to what keeps the mind in a state of agitation. When things are accepted as they are relief is no longer a necessity…

We live in a relief cultured society, when it’s cold we desire warmth and when it’s hot we desire to be cool. Chasing after this relief is how many people spend their entire lives, and if it’s not learned to be with the mind agitation of what happens and not constantly push it away, there will be very little peace and relief in your life. We life mostly in a place where we’re afraid of not pursuing relief because it means facing yourself. Although our true essence is the love of all creation, this isn’t seen because the Conditioned Mind makes you believe you need relief.

Once a practice is developed that allows some discipline to at least slow the mind down, it can be seen how chasing after relief occupies most of your waking hours. We’re in the mode mode of constantly needing relief by trying to have things the way we think they need to be; the issue with this is nothing stays the same so we have to constantly make adjustments. It’s truly exhausting to live in this way, but it’s the way many live. It doesn’t have to be this way, but the only way it won’t be is if you can be with what occurs and not want it any different than what it is. This doesn’t mean you can’t have relief, just understand relief isn’t what allows you to be at peace, only accepting things as they are will allow the relief that you seek…

Self Created Limits

You are only bound by what your own mind creates so you only reach the level of your limits because you yourself are the one that puts those limits in place…

I was watching a game on Sunday and I realized that even if the team on defense knew exactly what play was coming, if the play was executed properly it still couldn’t be stopped. So it’s not only in the preparation, it’s also a matter of execution that allows for a play to bring the desired result. To me it’s a lot like the way life is, at least in the way situations occur. You need a game plan along with a way to execute it to go beyond created limits. If there isn’t a game plan in place, when something happens you will respond to the level of your created limits.

When this happens, you don’t get the results you’re looking for, but you do get the limited results of not having a game plan in place. Lets say you do have a game plan, if it’s to stop the so called run and the other team comes out passing, the preparation is rendered useless. So you need to not only prepare properly, but the game plan will have to be executed properly as situations arise. If not, there’s not much chance of being truly happy because your results will be limited because of the lack of preparation. And without the proper preparation, there’s no way the execution to live a life of unlimited levels can occur. So you become limited by what your own mind creates and you only reach the level that you yourself put in place…

Surface Attachments

As long as there’s attachment in place, this will be the operating mechanism of your life. This operating mechanism arises as attaching to what’s on the surface and it doesn’t allow you to see what’s truly going on…

Often how the surface things are attached blocks you from truly seeing what’s going on. If you truly want to see what’s going on, getting beneath the surface attachments will have to happen. If two people are looking at same thing there are usually two different sets of attachments of what is reached for, and than there’s what’s beneath the surface attachments; this is the truth. It’s the old adage, there’s two ways to look at things, there’s my view, your side, and than there’s the truth. To stop attaching to what’s on the surface you only need to stop labeling what is seen. Stopping the labeling process allows the mind to slow to a point where attachment is let go of and space opens up. It’s imperative for this to happen if the conditioning that’s been formed over the years is to loosen its grip.

The conditioning is so misunderstood and how this is known is because of the attachments that are in place. I look to my own attachments to know this and in the process I can see it in others. This isn’t a judgement, it’s factual. Know your own mind and you’ll know the mind of others; this is because we are all of the same energy. Who among us is from somewhere else. Creation is creation anyway it’s looked at. When the conditioning is seen for what it is, its energy begins to let go of attachments which allows liberation. As long as there’s surface attachments its energy remains as the operating mechanism of your life. This operating mechanism arises as what’s on the surface and takes on many forms, but the bottom line is it’s the attachments in place that doesn’t allow you to see what’s truly going on…

Learned Disturbances

Although it seems what someone says or what happens in life is the cause of your arising disturbances, this is not the case. The disturbance that arises is already in place, if it wasn’t nothing would arise…

You can only react to life with what you have in place. Something like anger arises because it has been learned, this also goes for fear, greed, hate, and so on. I constantly reacted for many many years without any understanding whatsoever why and it kept me locked in my disturbances without an inkling that the only reason it was occurring was because it was what I learned. Simply put, when something occurred that I didn’t like, whether it was what someone said or did, or something that happened, my disturbance arose without my permission or knowledge as to why I reacted in the way that I did. What arose was whatever my conditioning thought was appropriate. The only reason this happened is because it was learned.

Understanding this is where knowledge and spirituality meet. If why your disturbances arise isn’t understood, there will be very little true periods where the disturbances aren’t in control. Through awareness of what’s arising, one has something tangible to use against the disturbances. Why most people remain as they are and repeat the same reactions over and over is because of the lack of awareness the disturbances are even there. To me this awareness has immense value because when it’s seen you can truly decipher whether what’s in place is beneficial or not. At that time a course of action can be developed to change whatever disturbance is in place that’s causing the non beneficial reaction to control you…

Space of Stillness

A Conditioned Mind can only make predetermined decisions. Only through the space of stillness can decisions truly be made as a true decision can only come from the stillness of the heart.

The space of stillness can also be called the space of love, when this is the space life is viewed through, what you see is so different than the space unconsciousness; by unconscious I mean when one blindly conforms to what the conditioned world offers. As life is experienced more and more through the space of stillness, the observations are centered more in love and there are less responses to decisions based on your conditioning. This leads to an unconventional way of living life because you are not affected by the decisions based in the world. Through viewing life in this way, it is so different than what people have become accustomed to.

With the space of stillness no individual decides what happens to you, the Universe decides. Whatever happens is a result of fully cooperating with Universal Love as the most powerful force in the Universe. With stillness as your view, no one can decide your fate. Stillness space is not of this world, but the decisions made by most people are. No one and I truly mean no one controls another person, how can they as most people don’t even control themselves. They think they do, but this is the great delusion. Look at the nonsense that goes on between your ears. It’s truly mind boggling how the mind is controlling ever decision made as if you were a puppet on a string. If you don’t think this is so try and sit still for a half hour in silence. If you can’t do it, don’t be discouraged, not many can. So if you can’t control your own mind when you’re consciously trying to do it, what makes you think you’re in control when you’re not trying. It’s so hard to do because the space of an unconscious mind conforms to the conditioning of the world and that conditioning is simply blind…

Unconscious Habits

Most habits formed in life are unconscious and are put in place by your conditioning. If your life isn’t lived to its fullest potential of love it’s your unconscious habits that are blocking it from being so…

Although things appear to be a certain way they are not always as it seems. It’s difficult to see beyond your own mind when unconscious habits are brought into play. So much of what the mind holds onto is done so unconsciously and is put in storage to be used at particular times, this is how most lives are lived. It’s as though you already have in place the way things are going to be handled; unconscious habits are formed in this way.

Advertisement is a billion dollar industry because of this. Politicians have people write speeches using certain words which they know are going to sway people in certain directions. Supermarkets know exactly where to place products. It’s all based on putting things in a certain place so unconscious habits are triggered .

This goes on constantly because the Conditioned Mind makes it so. If you had no previous conditioning, none of the above methods would work, but this is not the case. One of the keys to not living unconsciously is to a develop some way to be anchored in the awareness of the present moment as much as you can. This is because the more awareness you are of the present moment, the more you’re with what life truly has to offer. When this occurs there’s peace because the unconscious habits that have been put in place by the Conditioned Mind are no longer making it appear that things are different than what they are…

Hiding From Yourself

It’s such a relief to accept yourself as you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When it’s realized you have been hiding from yourself, there is peace…

When you awaken, the great secrets of the Universe aren’t revealed, although in a way they are, what really happens when you awaken is you stop hiding. That’s the main attribute of waking up from the sleep of unconsciousness, it’s not knowing what life is all about, it’s more so not being concerned with what life is all about. The hiding, pushing away, pulling in, ceases and it’s realized what you have been hiding from is yourself. It’s such a relief to accept yourself as you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When this is seen the need to hide is no more and also the need to be right or for things to be different, especially yourself is no more. This doesn’t mean you don’t move forward to be the change that’s needed in the world, but it’s done so in a way that it doesn’t cause the very suffering that you are trying to change. When you stop hiding, you stop pushing or pulling, this occurs naturally. I hid for forty nine years and it nearly cost my physical existence; I didn’t have a mental existence because the Conditioned Mind was in control.

Basically this was my awakening, to see that I was always hiding from myself. It was revealed to me that I could stop hiding and I was going to be okay. This is a beautiful space to be in, it’s the space where the peace that passes all understanding arises. It’s not a magical place for a select few, it’s a place where the heart dwells, you just has to stop hiding from yourself to experience it. The possibilities when you stop hiding are endless, there are no blocks here so your creativity arises. No one knows what might arise, but I can tell you this, when you stop hiding from yourself the reaching for things stops and life is lived in the peaceful state of accepting yourself as you are with nothing else needed…

Understanding Yourself

Triggers are activated by your Conditioned Mind. When the mind settles through understanding yourself, the non beneficial triggers within you become deactivated…

Unity with others is dependent on learning to understand yourself because if you don’t understand yourself there is no way you will understand others; it’s because of the lack of understanding your own mind that your unity with others will be fleeting at best. Unity with humanity doesn’t start with humanity, it starts with you because if you don’t understand yourself there’s no way we will understand anyone else. You may be able to accept them for a time if they’re doing what you want them to do, but that will change so you accepting them will also be fleeting at best. This ability to understand yourself will only occur when you know your own mind in the sense of seeing the conditioning in place.

Think of this, when you act in a way that’s not in your best interest, it originates from not understanding yourself. You unconsciously act in ways that aren’t beneficial to your well being; this is done all the time. These acts come from your own mind, but it’s not the way you act that causes the problem, it’s not understanding why you think things need to be different, that’s where the problem arises from. Seeing this is virtually impossible because your conditioning doesn’t allow it. If you start to understand yourself, the next time something triggers your Conditioned Mind to act in a way that’s not in your best interest, you may be able to pause and not do it, but if you do act in a way that’s not beneficial it’s only because of the lack of understanding your own mind. When the mind settles through understanding it, the non-beneficial triggers within you will change and become deactivated; this understanding is priceless…

Mind Activity

Beyond mind activity there’s nothing but space. Why this is difficult to see is because life isn’t about what you think it is, in fact life is everything you think it isn’t, but it’s not seen because of trying to figure it out with the mind…

Round and round the mind goes and where it stops nobody knows; this is a perfect example of the mind activity in place for most people. One thought after another, no space, no quietness, just the noise manifesting as activity. If you could just sit back in a space where the noise subsides, there’s a chance to truly see what Jesus and Buddha spoke of. If you think you have an idea of what life is about I’m sorry to disappoint you, but that’s just noise. There are no answers to what life is about, but the more mind based you make your existence, the more you’ll think you have it all figured out. I’m not saying I know what life is about, but I do know what it isn’t about and it has nothing to do with what is seen by the mind. The more you’re controlled by the mind the less life is experienced. Beyond the mind activity is the only place where life is truly experienced. You can travel all around the world and make up the story of all the beauty around you, but it’s only a story to provide pleasure and store it as a pleasurable memory. Beyond the mind no story is needed, no pleasure is needed, in fact nothing is needed because this is where life truly exist.

Think about it, your entire life is a story until one day you no longer exist in your current form. Every storied experience is taken with you as if they never occurred. They were thought to be needed so you could make sense of your life, but really they mean absolutely nothing because they are all only created from the mind activity of the senses. Buddha talked about of delusion, Jesus spoke of not being of this world, what do you think they were talking about? If you remain trapped to the mind activity you will remain trapped in your suffering. Even those who think they understand this don’t because it’s not something to understand. Beyond the mind activity there’s nothing but space and the possibility of truly seeing what life is about. Why there’s difficulty in seeing this is because life isn’t about anything that you think it is. In fact it’s about everything you think it isn’t and this is because of the trying to figure it out with the mind…

Fake Answers/Fake News

Because of the way a person becomes conditioned fake answers fit into certain spots, and because of this we are constantly making up fake news where we think it will make life better…

The issue with having to constantly arrange life as if there were certain answers that make it better is fake news because even if there’s some semblance of contentment with this fake news, almost immediately the mind makes up more. Life is continuous, it’s broken up into segments (fake news) by a mind that’s in a constant state of agitation. If this wasn’t true, one would see life as complete and wouldn’t constantly need to make up fake news. It isn’t because of anything right or wrong that makes you make fake news, it’s because the mind has been trained this way so it’s only doing what it’s trained to do and fake news fits just fine.

The Conditioned Mind sees fake news in just about everything.  Sweets, drugs, alcohol, gambling, success, porn, the shortest line in the supermarket, God, religion, programs, diets, degrees, to do list, and so on, all this fake news is strictly made up to put a fake answer in place; this makes you think life will be perfect with this. Let’s say everyday you make up fake news, if you were sixty that would mean you made up roughly 22,000 fake answers, 365 x 60, all for the sole purpose to constantly have life the way you want it (fake). After all nobody purposely gets in the longest line at the store, but even if you did nothing would really change except for maybe not having to constantly make up fake news to make life complete with fake answers…

A Limited View

Going through life without an understanding of how the mind works makes this existence much more difficult because it limits the view, and limiting the view limits the choices…

We discover the cause of all suffering when we are truly able to see our thinking for what it is and understand how it creates a view that isn’t real. It feels real because of our association to the view, but the views reality is relative to our thinking and the association to our identity. When this is discovered and we disassociate with this kind of thinking, we become more aligned with a view from the Creative Intelligence of the Universe which to me is love; a view of love is what gives us so many more choices in life.

When you stop believing in a view from the self created world of thought, you learn how to allow love to be your view. This is when you will be able to see your view for what it truly is, disassociate with it as who you are and see how it causes suffering and isn’t beneficial; this is when your suffering ceases to exist. This is not some belief, it‘s factual, and I know this because it’s my direct experience. A thought cannot cause anything unless it’s given the energy needed to do so and this is what determines the limits of your view and its benefit. The more the limited view is held onto, the more limited it becomes. In the awareness of this is your freedom. It’s your own ignorance of this that creates this view of suffering, and the suffering is caused by going through life without an understanding of how the mind works as it limits your view and with a limited view you have limited choices…

Space of Awareness

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen from the space of awareness…

It matters little what noise arises, but how you listen does matter in the sense if it comes from the space of awareness. There’s all kinds of noise around most of the time, but what’s mostly heard is labeled from impulses and opinions. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen, and you can only listen when you’re in the space of awareness; this is when you’ll truly hear. This space of awareness arises from silence, there’s nothing to think about in this space. A dog barking, a car beeping its horn, a helicopter, a waterfall, the ocean, all sounds can be heard and as with any sound they can annoy you or the can anchor you in the present moment. There’s so much noise that goes on in between your ears, but it has nothing to do with the sounds that are around you.

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. As I was sitting in my backyard the other day, listening and watching the birds, the neighbors son came out to play basketball in his yard, he also preceded to play his music very loud to where my serenity was disturbed. I immediately took a deep breath and realized that although I was enjoying the birds, I wasn’t in the space of awareness. If I was when the sound changed to what arose from the silence, in this case my neighbors music, there wouldn’t have been a disturbance. One deep breath showed me this as it allowed me to be in the space of awareness to the sounds that were there in the present moment instead of the mind agitation of the way my impulses and opinions wanted it…

Entangled Past

If you keep allowing the past thoughts to become entangled in the present, your life will be very unstable. This is because all the emotional pain of your entangled past will control the present…

The amount of times that you relive something that causes emotional pain is mind boggling because it’s your own entangled thoughts that do this and it probably happens thousands of times throughout your life. This is why most people suffer endlessly because what happened in the past becomes entangled in thought and is constantly brought into the present; although the body is always in the present moment, your entangled thoughts constantly in the past. This is the entangled state most people live their life from and if nothing is done to change this, it will continue until your existence ends. This isn’t a philosophy or theory nor is it something I made up, you need only look at this for yourself to see this truth, but If you don’t look at it you will most likely remain entangled in your thoughts with no way out.

As a species we are lost and entangled because looking at ourselves in an investigative way is not something that many people are willing to do. It’s so much easier to remain entangled and point the finger at someone else, but unfortunately when you point your finger at someone there are three pointing back at you; check this to see its truth. You can ignore this and hope the entangled thoughts will work everything out or you can take control of your life, at least to some extent and stop attaching to the entangled thoughts that cause your own suffering. After all the same entangled thoughts constantly arise so if they’re not attached to them eventually they’ll stop and so will the repeated entangled emotional suffering they cause…

Now Completeness

Cling to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine not needing to cling to anything to be happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your completeness is always Now…

Without the inner silence of Now you will not be mindful that you are creating stories. Even this writing is a story of how not to create stories, but being mindful of writing helps me to minimize the clinging to it and thus once it’s written it’s time to move on. If it’s the end of the story or not depends on how “I“ relates it to its identity. The more “I” needs it for an identity, the more “I” clings to it and the more a needed story is created. No clinging, no needed story, no needed story, no discontentment of what isn’t so all you are left with is what’s here Now, not the story of Now, but Nows actual reality.

Story after story. The story of how I feel, or the story of reading another book, or a life story, every life is an endless book of stories, that is until one becomes mindful that the story teller and the story are one in the same. Being here Now instead of a creating a story will be the most difficult thing you will ever do in life; just be in the silence of what’s here. Cling to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, not needing anything to be happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your completeness already is. It‘s right here within your grasp, but you will never truly be mindful of it until you realize it’s not a story that needs clinging to, it’s learning to simply be here Now…

Changing Your Conditioning

If anything is ever going to change in your life, the conditioning in place will have to change. This will only happen when there’s awareness the conditioning isn’t providing the most beneficial results…

When something is conditioned it will do certain things because it has to, whether it wants to or not; it has to do what it has been conditioned to do. Our mind becomes conditioned in this way and unless this is changed or at least noticed to some degree, it will remain conditioned. It’s imperative to understand this so first the conditioning in place can be identified and second so the conditioning that may not be serving you in the most beneficial way can be changed. The conditioning that ran my life for many years was a self serving one and after a long period of time (forty nine years to be exact), I realized the conditioning was not really benefitting me or anyone else for that matter. This realization was the beginning stages for the possibility of the conditioning to change. This will take some effort because of how ingrained the conditioning is, but the effort is more so about awareness than an actual exertion to get rid of it.

Once you become aware there may be other conditioning to live by, the process of changing it begins. This is difficult because part of the original conditioning is to hold onto the familiar even if it’s not providing much benefit. This is how the dog chasing its tail syndrome remains in place; to the point of its own destruction. The Conditioned Mind has many tools and influences it uses, some inner some outer, it’s just part of the conditioning. This is why when a person acts in a particular way they are accountable, but aren’t really responsible for what they do. If anything is ever going to change in your life, the conditioning in place will have to change which will only happen when there’s awareness the conditioning isn’t providing you with the most beneficial results…

Routinely Controlled

Without recognition of the routines that are formed, one is blindly controlled by them. They say it’s time to jump and the only thing you can do is jump and if you are really attached, you will blindly ask how high…

If you want to understand your mind you will need to sit and observe it. Whatever you think and ponder upon that is what becomes the base of your mind and hence this is what becomes your routine actions. If there is no sitting, there’s very little chance for the mind to settle so it won’t be observed. As a routine is formed it becomes second nature, there’s very little observation in this mind activated action. These routine actions are different for everyone, but they are common at their root. They all arise in some way from the desire to seek pleasure. It matters little what one uses to fulfill this pleasure seeking routine and because there’s very little awareness of this, it’s in control of you. There needs to be an understanding that your actions become a routine that become ingrained by what you think. This is what determines whether your actions are wholesome (loving) or unwholesome (selfish). Simply put, loving actions should be cultivated so they become routine.

If there isn’t any sitting to allow the mind to settle, an understanding of it will be difficult and so observing the routine patterns will not be recognized. Without recognition of these, you are blindly controlled by them. This is why things are done without hesitation that aren’t in our best interest. Without the ability to observe the thoughts that arise, one is like a puppet on a string. Sitting allows the mind to settle so there can be an observation of this and one by one the puppet strings can be cut. If nothing is in place to allow this settling, the Conditioned Mind puppeteer will continue to control and you will blindly and without hesitation do things routinely that aren’t in your best interest or what’s best for others…

Trapped in the Known

We repeat the same mistakes again and again as we constantly respond to the same triggers as we react out of the habit of what’s known; this is done without even realizing it…

Why is it so difficult to awaken? There are many reason for this, the one that sticks out the most is how the Conditioned Mind holds onto what’s known even if it causes extreme suffering. When I was twenty five my oldest brother passed away from an addiction related incident, this forced my parents to make me look at my alcohol and drug use. His death opened my eyes somewhat, but even though my life was a mess it didn’t mean I was willing to go into unknown territory without my pacifiers to cope with life, and this was with full knowledge that alcohol and drugs were the cause of all my problems. It took another two years before a decision was made that I had enough, but even though I was going into unknown territory I figured it had to be better than the way I was living.

The reason it took two years was because although I was in suffering, my conditioning led me to believe facing the unknown was to scary and the known was the way to go; the lies of the Conditioned Mind run deep. This is why we repeat the same mistakes and it’s also why we constantly react to the same triggers; we react out of habit without even realizing it. The conditioning in place dictates what is done and it’s obeyed without question, and here’s the real irony in all of this, people actually believe they have free will and have a choice. The only thing one can do is submit to what’s known because that’s what’s in place. Once there’s awareness of this, succumbing to the known can be stopped and the choice to live life freely becomes a possibility along with the free will to not give in to the Conditioned Mind…

Harmonic Energy

Although we are one consciousness, when your energy is out of harmony because of selfish desires it puts you not only at odds with yourself, but it also takes you out of harmony with the entire Universe…

We begin our existence in this form in perfect harmony with Universal energy. In the beginning stages of life we are basically one with it; there isn’t really much to block this harmonic energy. We live mostly fulfilling our instinctual needs, not much thought going on. As we get older we start the process of becoming conditioned by whatever environment and influences we are exposed to. In other words we start to form our story and this story is what changes our energy. This is why Jesus made many references in his teachings to children, because as a child without being trapped by the Conditioned Mind, your energy remains in harmony with the Universe, or as Jesus called this, Father.

No where is it written when you make up a story of becoming something that this is what allows you to remain in harmony with the Universe. Matter of fact anything that is put before your harmony changes your energy so you become out of sorts; to me this is how the Law of Attraction works. This change in energy puts you at a lower energy level and this is what you attract. Success is only a measurement of the standards that society endorses, not the Universe. There can be much success by worldly standards, but it doesn’t mean you’re a success by the standards of the Divine. True success is determined by the harmony of your energy with the Universe.

It’s written to become like little children, not become a doctor, lawyer, professional athlete, a writer or anything else, so if you have the heart of a little child, you can become anything that you please because you will be in harmony with the Universe. This harmony is your oneness and it’s what makes you complete regardless of anything else. You will attract the things of the energy you live by. You may fool people by being successful according to worldly standards, but the Universe will not nor can not be fooled as you only receive what your energy is in harmony with…

The Binding Past

The energy of the past is so binding because of the way the Conditioned Mind uses past experiences to process now and until this is realized the present moment will basically be a thing of the past…

Here’s the reason the present moment has so much value and why it’s so difficult to grasp. However old you may be, if you aren’t living in the present moment you are living from all your past experiences where nothing truly exist. In my case as far the past is concerned, there’s sixty one years of past. It’s no wonder the mind has a difficult time with this, there’s just so much information for it to process and it’s added to every moment of every day. Then there’s the future and although this dynamic is different than the past, things are still used from the past to process the future, case in point is the way the mind reaches for thing. Most of why something is reached for is to change the way you feel at that moment and also how you want to feel in the future. For me there are sixty one years of Conditioned Mind Patterns in place, this is why when a person stops using one thing another thing is substituted for it.

People only gain weight when they stop reaching for cigarettes because they turn the reaching attention to using food in response to a mind agitation. When the mind settles and more time is spent in the present moment, the reaching to quiet a mind agitation lessens and so do the substitutions. The older a person is the more ingrained their conditioning is. It has been proven those who start a sitting practice at an early age have much more stability in their life than someone who doesn’t; to me it makes sense because they don’t have the past binding them up. Don’t make this anymore complicated than it needs to be, live in the present where life truly exist or live in the past and future where the only thing that exist is past and future binding which only occurs because of the conditioning in place…

Mind Seeking Hunger

Although the pleasures of the world take on many forms, it’s the hunger of the mind that makes you seek. This hunger can only be satisfied in stillness because when the mind is still there is no hunger…

One aspect of our conditioning is how the mind is in pleasure seeking mode 99.9% of the time. Even when we seemingly get down on ourselves, it’s a perverse form of pleasure. The mind wants to keep all the pleasure thoughts and discard the non pleasurable ones; it spends most of its time doing this. Whether it’s weaving in and out of traffic, only to catch a red light and have all the cars that you just passed pull up next to you, or doing something and asking yourself why did you do it; the reason for the doing is strictly of the mind to seek some form of pleasure. That your own mind questions why you do whatever it is that you do is how diabolical it is, but understand it’s only this way because of the way its been conditioned.

The pleasure seeking mind is not something that has our best interest at heart, but the Conditioned Mind doesn’t really care about that; that it’s in control is all it cares about. It makes you think pleasure is a necessity, but when the mind starts to settle and it loses its hold, you will see the fallacy of this. True pleasure is in stillness, not in things, and the pleasure of the heart is not the same as the pleasure of the mind. The pleasure of the mind is based in lies, the pleasure of the heart is based in truth. There are many parables that speak of satisfying the hunger of the mind; this hunger is the self seeking pleasure of “I”. This is the hunger that’s mind created and it cannot ever be satisfied. It’s only in the stillness of the heart that this hunger will be satisfied, not because it’s fed, but because in the heart hunger never materializes so there’s never a hunger to satisfy…

Beneficial Answers

You already have all your answers; they’re latently within. You just need to make sure the tools that are being used are heading you in a direction which provides the most beneficial answers…

Looking back I can see I had a definite plan that allowed my life to go in a certain direction when I began the study of my own mind. There weren’t any lofty goals to achieve nor did I want some great state of mind to make my life about something in particular. All I really wanted was to find the peace that eluded me for most of my life. This is still the plan today, but be careful because if you think you’re on a so called spiritual path, it doesn’t mean what you’re doing is truly beneficial to you. I did things for years that I thought was beneficial and it turned out not to be so for me. I won’t go into details, but what I do today is beneficial and I know this because there’s a peace that was never there and I don’t have a real desire for anything else. I have a passion for some things, but not an aching. By not looking for anything, that’s how you will know if what you’re doing is beneficial for you.

You may want to be the most spiritual person on your block, you may be reading all the books, quoting all the right people and putting all your energy into your practice, but the question is can you stop it all and still be at peace. If not what you’re doing is only being used as a distraction. I was distracted for forty nine years, so I know what I’m talking about. Try another book, a program, therapy, another pill, working out, meditation, and whatnot, but when the tasks is complete and you are living your daily life, if you’re not at peace, what you’re doing isn’t working. All things are pointers, but where the misdirection is in thinking the pointers are the answer. The answers are always within, you just need to make sure the tools you’re using head you in a direction which provides the most benefits…

Open Heart Possibilities

There are so many possibilities in life when there aren’t past labels associated with what’s occurring in front of you. This allows endless possibilities because you’re in harmony with life and not living in the past…

An open heart is your greatest asset because without being open nothing arises or at least nothing that’s beneficial. An open heart leads to possibilities never experienced before, but when the heart is closed and the mind is in control the doors to possibilities are also closed. Whatever arise in life can be seen as it is with an openness only if it’s not labeled. In this way life can be experienced anew as the Universe opens up more and more possibilities. Even if some past behavior arises, without the judgment of an associated label it allows the heart to remain open and the possibility to go beyond thelabel to experience something new.

Newness doesn’t always have to be an aha moment, it can be a simple act of just not judging what’s in front of you and experiencing that and moving on. Once something is labeled, the heart closes and so do all the possibilities along with it. To experience all the possibilities that life offers is to not allow the past to be a part of what is being done right now. If it is, obviously it remains as something old not something new. But even though it may be from a past habitual mind pattern that’s in place, it’s only old because it’s labeled as such. Without associating a label to something the heart remains open and the possibilities this allows are beyond anything a limited mind can conjure up…

A Useful Map

Providing a map to show a direction so others can find their way is important, but when the map is used to only provide one specific direction, it loses its usefulness…

There’s no such thing as only one map to wake up from the sleep of unconsciousness. It’s just about impossible to see exactly what another person experiences because no one uses the same exact map in the waking up process. I find it quite amusing the way some people project their waking up map as being the only direction. This is not to say this isn’t the map for that person, but that’s their experience and it’s very unlikely that two people let alone many use the same map to waking up. I know for me I just try to direct people with a map to look inward so the can come to their own conclusion to finding their map to peace. I seriously doubt that anyone went through exactly what I did to get to the place I’m in now, so why would I expect anyone to see my map as I do.

One site in particular always talks about there not being a self map as if this is the only direction one can experience peace. Many others use religion as the map to peace. I’ve found there are as many maps to peace as there are people traveling and none of them are wrong. I don’t know and don’t really care what map one uses, it’s not my place to judge. Although I understand the Conditioned Mind, I really find it funny when someone goes against what someone says it’s ”out there” so it’s fair game. To me the bottom line is to use a map that shows love and respect to everyone, even if their direction isn’t something I’ve experienced. The only reason someone shares anything is because they’re using the map that’s in place. It’s not up to me to judge it because it’s “out there” but it is up to me to watch my own map and make sure it provides a direction that others may see as being useful…

The Pleasure Story

Until you can be with life as it is without needing it pleasurable, a pleasure story disguised as truth will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering of reaching for the next pleasure…

Just because you think it that doesn’t make it true. It may be what you think to be truth, but upon further investigation it’s probably just a made up story providing you with a pleasurable way of how you want things. We use the story of love in this way, but it’s really only to pat ourselves on the back because we make up the story that love is a good thing; we get pleasure out of anything labeled as a good thing. We use God in this way to strictly provide pleasure, nothing more; like there’s really something out there that cares about what you do. All these made up pleasure stories block you from seeing the truth of what’s really going on. If a story is being used to make up what truth is, I guarantee you it’s not truth, it’s only a story that’s providing pleasure.

Truth is not something to know. It can’t be defined with words because it’s only seen when the mind is settled. When you judge regardless of what it is, you are applying a story (your version of truth) of how you think things should be. This is the same with every situation, the judgements are only there to provide yourself with the pleasure of the way you think things should be. Life is always as it is and until you can just be with it instead of always wanting it in a way that provides pleasure, truth will never be experienced. Thus your story of pleasure (a made up version of truth) will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering of constantly needing the next pleasure story…

Chasing the Lie

Whatever is used that you think is needed to be happy will become the lie that you chase . It’s not right or wrong, but the key is to understand if the chase truly provides what you think it will…

The most misunderstood part of my writings is that the view of life I have today is the view was always there. To me whoever is looked upon for inspiration, it should be noted that most likely they didn’t always see things as they do. I’m fortunate to have experienced two totally different ways of viewing life, it’s where my insights arise from and the reason why I share what I do. Having lived unconsciously for so many years has actually become my greatest asset. When I write about something it’s always from a lesson that I learned, it’s never about being smarter or knowing more than anyone else. What’s there is simply what’s there and it’s what’s shared. When I talk about quietness or stillness it’s because I lived a life full of noise. When there’s talk of attachment, it’s because attachment was my master.

Everyone who is alive experiences life, what’s done with the experience determines what’s chased. An example is if you think you need to have money to be happy, that will be what’s chased. It’s not right or wrong, but the key is to understand if the chasing provides what you think it will. Deep down inside having money doesn’t change you; substitute money with anything. For me I went through a life of much suffering, always chasing what my Conditioned Mind made me believe was happiness; today I see this for the lie that it is. When I write something, it’s because I can see the self serving prison I was stuck in; today I have been provided a view of true liberation. I know I’m very direct in my approach, but I’m not insensitive to anyone else’s view, it’s just that I’ve chased what most people are chasing and I can see the lies that far too many remain chasing…

Courage to Look at Yourself

It’s the outer view of satisfying “I” that keeps you from the vision of seeing your inner light. This vision of light only occurs when you have the courage to strictly look at yourself…

Although no one is more special than another in this existence, there are some who do see things a little differently; this happens by having the courage to look at yourself. No one is chosen, but some are just more inclined to not attach to an outer view which allows for a clearer vision than if you are in the grip of a mind based “I” view. There are two existences to experience in this life and they are vastly different. One is in the direction (outward) where there‘s much self created suffering. The other is a view in the direction (inward) of non attachment. The differences in the two views is the outer view creates suffering and is done in unconscious ignorance, the inner one is lived in awareness of ignorance.

The vision of your inner light is a by product of awareness and as the selfish view is let go of, it opens up space to allow wisdom and insight to occur. This opening is directly linked to having the courage to let go of “I”; it’s the “I” that attaches and causes suffering. Ever so slowing when you have the courage to look inward the distractions of “I” fall away. This is what happened to the great mystic’s that people considered special, all they did was have the courage to look inward. This courage to look inward is available to everyone, but you will need to overcome the selfish view of “I” that keeps you distracted from the vision of your inner light which can only be seen when you have the courage look at yourself…

One Sided View

There’s not much free flowing energy in something that’s one sided. What happens when your free flowing energy is cut off by a one sided view is there’s a limitation that causes suffering…

A one sided view on something is what causes you to get locked into only seeing things from the side of suffering. It matters little what the one sided view is as it’s the rigidness of being in a limited mode that doesn’t allow free flowing energy; this is what happens when a story is created and it becomes one sided. It becomes deeply ingrained and hence deeply fixed as one becomes more and more emotionally tied into whatever it is that’s being focused on. It’s very difficult to not attach to something that is held dear to our hearts, such as our children, spouse, parents, relatives, friends and so on, but you can have compassion, passion, and genuine love for something without holding onto it from one side.

To me this one sided view is the normal view of most people and it’s why many suffer unnecessarily. I’ve noticed this occurring in so many lives and I can see the suffering it causes. Unfortunately those in the midst of a one sided view cannot see it, nor can they pull themselves out of it until the one sided view is seen as the cause of their suffering. A one sided viewed doesn’t allow the openness needed to be free from attachment and since attachment is the root of suffering, suffering is inevitable. The more one sided the grip of something is, the more one becomes fixated on it and the less free flowing energy there is in one’s life. There’s not much free flowing energy in something that’s one sided and because of this the free flowing energy is cut off and the one sided view controls life and causes you to suffer…

Each Moments Gift

Today there may be a change in the year, but this day is like every other day simply because life is one continuous journey and each moment should be treated as if it’s a new beginning…

Life is precious and every moment is a gift, not because of what you have, but simply because one day life in this form will not be so.

Happy New Year to all my family and friends who supported me throughout the year and may 2019 be a reflection of the love that has been shown to me by others and the entire Universe. Whether people agree with me or not, I will stay the course for 2020 by continuing to send as much love into the world as possible and by doing my part in assisting others in the process of awaking up so more hearts turn to love in 2020. It will be in our unity of love that 2020 will be a prosperous year for our entire Universe. 

Take control of your life by learning to discipline an undisciplined mind and you won’t have to rely on wishing for 2020 to be a great year. It will be a great year if each day a decision is made that’s how it will be. If you want to rely on the chance of circumstances being a certain way to consider life as great that’s up to you, but life will always be what it is and what one does with it is the choice to be made, but choose wisely because this choice will determine your life. Happy 2020 and may your life be a blessing to all beings…

No True Lack

There’s never lack that isn’t created so there’s never a true need to reach outside yourself for anything. Until this is seen you will continue to create your own lack and thus your own suffering…

Every time someone goes to a program designed for a specific issue because they believe they are this or that, it creates lack. Same when a person goes to see a therapist or they reach for another self help book. If any other type of outside help is sought, this is because of the applied label of having a certain problem. When this is done all one is doing is reinforcing the attachment to that label and hence they’re keeping themselves attached to a labeled lack that exist only because they themselves have applied it. Read this very carefully because why this label is being applied will be the difference in breaking free from your suffering or remaining entrapped to it. A program or therapy does have value if they’re used at certain times in the one’s life, but if they’re being held onto because of lack, they lose their value as the lack morphs into attachment and hence suffering.

Not many will see exactly what I’m talking about here, but I’m writing it because it’s what I experienced after many years of trying to fill a self created lack with things from the outside. I have found the very things that I was using to fill this lack is what kept me in bondage; regardless of what was being used. Why I created this lack is what I needed to find out because it didn’t truly exist and since it didn’t truly exist, why was it there? To me if something from the outside is needed to live life, something isn’t right. If I can’t just be with myself without relying on something outside of me, I have to ask myself why this is so. There is never a lack that isn’t created so there is never a true need to rely on anything from outside yourself. Until this is seen, you will continue to create your own lack and thus your own suffering…

 

Trapped By Thinking

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation you are trapped by your thinking. Until this is seen, you will remain trapped by thinking satisfaction is in the next thing reached for…

You will never find the satisfaction you are seeking if you’re trapped by the thinking of finding satisfaction. Being satisfied is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned, we get trapped in our thinking that satisfaction is something on the outside; this being trapped makes the satisfaction you are seeking impossible to grasp. Being trapped is the reason you are constantly reaching for satisfaction and until this is seen you will remain trapped to thinking satisfaction is in the next thing reached for. Alcohol, gambling, sex, drugs, social status, programs, religion, god, therapy, self help books, and on and on, this reaching is proof you’re trapped. I can’t stress this enough as this trapped by your thinking has to be seen if you are to experience true satisfaction in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to being satisfied. What does have to happen if you are to experience satisfaction is there has to be an understanding of why you’re not satisfied; that you’re not satisfied is only because of the inability to simply be. When the need to reach for something arises being trapped by your thinking begins; this is a vicious habit that’s difficult to break. Satisfaction isn’t something attained or achieved so it’s in doing less that it arises. To many people get trapped in trying to find satisfaction, but since satisfaction is something already within you, thinking you’re going to find it needs to be let go of; this is not easy. I don’t write to help anyone find satisfaction, I write so being trapped by your thinking can be seen for what it is; the cause of why your aren’t satisfied…

Seduction of the Flesh

The important thing to understand about the seduction of the flesh is the less you are attached to “I” the less you will be seduced because without “I” there’s no one to seduce…

The seduction of the flesh is so enticing because it actually feels good and this is why the draw is so powerful. There’s only issue with this because of the impermanent nature of the flesh. It simply will not last, it has no staying power so something else will be needed almost immediately following the attainment of whatever is used. Think about it, with all the material possessions that have been attained throughout your life regardless of what it was, it does not bring the contentment now that it brought at that time, and most times even if the same exact seduction is physically repeated, it’s usually not as enjoyable as the first experience. I used so many things as I was seduced by the flesh seeking conditioning, but it was never lasting, the seduction of the next needed thing always arose. This went on all the time, satisfying the flesh with one thing after another and never being satisfied.

I’ve come to understand this seduction of the flesh as the main reason people begin using and become addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, money, tobacco products and an array of other things. If satisfying the flesh wasn’t sought, nothing would be reached for so there would never be an addiction or an issue, but unfortunately the seduction of the flesh has its way with people. It’s deeply ingrained in the subconscious and has been in place since our existence began. I know this seduction is what was controlling me for forty nine years and it was directly associated with “I”. Without “I” no one is there to be seduced. Even with this understanding pleasing the flesh doesn’t just disappear, but it does subside somewhat. To me the most important thing to understand about this is, the less one is attached to “I” the less one will be seduced and it’s because without “I” there’s no one who needs to satisfy the flesh…

Spiritual Nonsense

Sit to develop discipline and watch your thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that you will see all the spiritual nonsense holding you in bondage…

With the emergence of the internet there’s so much more information available on spirituality than in the past that it really needs to be investigated before you consider what to use to assist in your development. Here is the definition of Nonsense: Spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense. To see if the information you are using to develop the direction or path you are on is beneficial, there can’t be anything associated with it that forms attachment. Methods, programs, religion, God, guru’s, life coaches, teachers, or any other form of nonsense that is used to keep you attached, just keeps you entrapped to the very thing you are trying to break free of. Just as there’s a lot of “fake news” out there today, there’s also a lot of fake information on spirituality. Bondage is not something that’s truly understood by many people so most of the information out there keeps you in bondage in some way. Those telling you to buy their book, pay for retreats run by paid speakers, or follow a program (instant bondage) are clever to a fault, with the fault being you are kept in bondage by following them.

The only thing you need to do is look inward so one millisecond of space is created between your thoughts. Once this occurs and there’s awareness of it, more and more space will slowly expand; it takes nothing but awareness to create this space. The nonsense out there that someone’s program, book, method or whatever, has your answer will keep you in bondage to the very thing you trying to break from. I know people defend their so called guru or people they follow adamantly, but it’s only because there’s no awareness of the bondage they’re in. Sit often and just watch your thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that you will see all the so called spiritual nonsense holding you in bondage…

The Void of Loneliness

When the mind settles the need to reach for something lessens. In the process the void of loneliness disappears and it’s simply because an “I” story of a void isn’t being created…

The void of loneliness appears to get wider as one ages, but it doesn’t really, what happens is there are just less distractions so “I” takes more of a hold. The natural process of life seems to be to stay busy trying to figure things out and regardless of what exactly the figuring out manifest as it certainly creates lots of distractions. There are periods in between the busyness where a person has some idle time and probably feels the void of loneliness, but it doesn’t usually last very long because the busyness of trying to figure out life returns. This busyness last most of one’s life, but there does come a time that the natural process of being busy lessens. At this stage many people experience a loneliness that hasn’t been noticed before and it will either be addressed by looking inward or by getting busy again trying to figure out how to fill the void.

Eventually the busyness will end for whatever reason, but unfortunately for most people without the busyness the void of loneliness rears its ugly head. Many elderly people struggle to fill this seemingly void, but it’s difficult because there just isn’t a lot going on. Kids are grown, retirement, house paid off, more time behind you than what’s left, and the list goes on. I was this way for many years using distraction after distraction. There were very brief periods of not needing to reach, but these periods were far a few in between. That is until twelve years ago when I hit an emotional bottom. I began sitting and looking inward which allowed me to see the distractions of my “I” needing to attach to a story. As I sat my mind settled and thus the “I” needing to reach for something lessened. In the process the void of loneliness disappeared and it was simply because an “I” story of a void wasn’t being created…

Internal Dialogue

The internal dialogue that keeps you from your peace has nothing to do with the external. The dialogue is a creation of your own mind and it’s what the Conditioned Mind uses to make you believe you‘re not at peace…

There are simple things you can do to minimize the intenal dialogue that causes you to sabotage your own existence, but it has to be understood the mind creating the dialogue can’t fix itself. You will have to find out why your own mind is telling you the internal dialogue is needed to cope with life; a life that is controlled by the conditioning that creates this internal dialogue. Your own mind creates every dialogue you have by choosing to attach to thoughts that allow the dialogues to arise; this unconscious conditioning is why there’s this dialogue. The Conditioned Mind develops this as you do things that are destructive to your own well being. I don’t know why this mind set is developed, but I do know it’s insane because your own mind does this.

I know now it was my own mind that created internal dialogues which arose from within myself. Because of the shift that occurred twelve years ago, there is now awareness so this dialogue doesn’t have to be created anymore. I sit only to develop discipline needed for the mind to settle. If there isn’t discipline, the conditioning won’t be understood nor will the internal dialogue that arises so you will be led around blindly. Life is neutral, it does nothing to you, it’s your own mind that does it all. Why you live in an agitated place as opposed to a place of peace will never change until the internal dialogue subsides. All I ever wanted was to be at peace, but there was none because there wasn’t any awareness it was my own mind that created the initer all dialogue which told me I wasn’t at peace…

Life: A Celebration

Universal Love is the base of existence. Life manifest as a Universal celebration in our human form; love is our true nature. To awaken to this is to see life as a celebration of love each and every day…

There’s no reason to wait for a certain time to celebrate life. This may seem like a cliche, but every day is truly a celebration because being alive is a gift manifested from Universal Love and we are the gift; the present of the Universe to the world. If you don’t think this is so it isn’t because of life, it’s because of the conditioning you are viewing life from. What you are probably saying is if the Universe is of love what about all the unpleasant things that occur or the pure evil of some things that are experienced, but all of the things that happen, good, bad, or indifferent are not produced by the Universe, they are a direct result from the behavior of the human will.

Love is our true nature, it’s our gift. Life’s celebration is an every day occurrence and one day the celebration will cease, but the trace energy of our true nature of love will still be. This is the way it is because this is the way the Universe is, and since we are a gift of the Universe our true nature is always of love. When a gift is given to someone in the spirit of love, no matter what happens after the gift is given, it will never take away that it was given in love. No matter how hardened you become by your conditioning, love will always be your true nature. Know this truth and you will make every day the celebration of life as it was intended to be.

May every day be a celebration, not only with your immediate family, but with the entire human family that shares this planet. Every day is a celebration because of the love given by the Universe; without its love the world would not be. So whatever the holiday of choice is, may it be life that you celebrate and may it be happy, joyous, and free…Namaste

Self Created Agitations

The mind agitations that keep you from your peace have nothing to do with life. They‘re a creation of your own mind and that’s what creates the agitations which make you believe you are not at peace…

There are practical ways to minimize the mind agitations that cause you to sabotage your own existence, but it has to be understood the mind creating the agitations cannot quiet itself. You will have to find out why your own mind is telling you the agitations are needed to cope with life; a life that is controlled by the conditioning that creates these mind agitations. Your own mind creates every agitation you have by choosing to attach to thoughts that allow the agitations to arise; this unconscious conditioning is why you get agitated. The Conditioned Mind develops this as you do things that are destructive to your own well being. Why this agitated mind set is developed I’m not sure, but I do know it can be described only as insane because one’s own mind does this.

I know now it was my own mind that created agitations which arose from within myself. Because of the shift that occurred some years ago, there is now awareness so agitations don’t have to be created anymore. I sit for the purpose to develop discipline which allows the mind to settle. If there isn’t discipline, the conditioning won’t be understood nor will the agitations that arise so you will be led around like a puppet on a string. Life does nothing to you, it’s your own mind that does it all. Why you live in an agitated place as opposed to a place of peace will never change until the conditioning that makes it so changes. All I ever wanted was to be at peace, but I wasn’t aware it was my own mind that created the mind agitations which made me believe I wasn’t at peace…

The Lie of Reaching

Reaching for anything becomes your prison, but the thing reached for is only the sentence, the prison is the lie the Conditioned Mind creates that tells you what you reach for is needed to make life better…

The reality of our internal and external world is impermanence and because of this when there is reaching there has to be suffering. Suffering is directly related to what you reach for and how tight the hold. This is a natural phenomenon of life, but since the nature of impermanence can’t be changed, the only way for the suffering not to occur is to learn how not to reach for things. You can still enjoy all that life has to offer, but if true liberation is to be experienced reaching will have to fall away. I say fall away because many reach to not reach and thus stay attached to the their suffering. Letting go isn’t really a doing, it’s why many remain entrapped to the bondage of self. If true liberation is to be experienced, there will have to be awareness of the conditioned ideas, concepts, and beliefs that are in control. Few have this willingness because of the conditioning in place to stop this reaching, hence the need to reach for something constantly rears its ugly head causing suffering.

You reach because the conditioning in place tells lies. This lie is exposed when the reaching stops; that’s how truth is revealed. It’s not a truth that can be explained because the moment you reach for an idea, concept, or belief, a lie is formed; this is why in stillness truth is revealed. All that I know today and it’s not much, has been revealed to me in stillness. To truly stop reaching it has to be seen reaching is a lie. If this isn’t seen the reaching continues along with its associated suffering. This moment needs no idea, concept, or belief to be, if you can see this, reaching naturally lessens because the Now exist free of any lie and without the lie there is simply no need to reach…

One Source Energy

Energy has always been, out of it humanity began and although the energy manifest as different forms, we’re all from the same source so our differences are only on the surface…

The value of quietness is priceless because it allows you to be aware of what’s truly going on in life. Here’s a story to show what can happen. It’s a story about a pumpkin patch where everyday the pumpkins fight with each other. The gardener who takes care of them would keep the peace as best as he could, but to no avail the moment he left the bickering would commence. One day the fighting was really out of control and the gardener suggested meditation to the pumpkins. Although the pumpkins were reluctant, they did it. The fighting finally subsided as the pumpkins settled down and became still.

As this quietness took hold, one of the pumpkins noticed there was something on top of his head. As this was investigated it was noticed that it went to the pumpkin that it was just fighting with. As these two discussed this and investigated this further, it was discovered that all the pumpkins in this patch were connected. It was also understood that this meant they were all from the same source energy. The awareness of this which arose from the quietness of meditating, showed them their bond. No longer did the pumpkins fight, matter of fact they become one of the best producing pumpkin patches of their time. Just substitute the pumpkins with people and it really isn’t that far fetched. Our connection to life isn’t seen because of all the noise going on and unfortunately it will continue until people notice as the pumpkins did that we’re all connected and created from the same source energy…

Inner Discord

All inner discord arises from your inner questions. Without discipline the mind that’s full of questions won’t have any answers provided so you will look outside for answers that are within in you…

All inner discord is ego based because it comes from the Conditioned Mind. If you have inner discord with what’s written here, that arises from within you, the words don’t cause it. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it or not, just understand if there’s discord that it comes from within you not from what’s written. How we love to blame things from the outside for our own self created discord, but the only reason this is so is because of the lack of understanding of your own mind.

Nothing causes discord unless it’s allowed. If you can change something go ahead and do it, but if it’s being changed just because you don’t like it, it needs to be looked at why there’s discord to begin with because even if the thing is changed, you will just move on to the next thing that will cause you to become agitated and discorded once again.

Everything that I have come to understand over the last twelve years has arisen from within myself. It has been through the practice of discipline that real answers have arisen directly from my own inner questions. I can’t have anyone else’s answers because the one who questions is the one who has the answers. I do not have your answers because I do not have your questions. Everyone has their own questions to answer. Truth is the same for all beings, but how we come to its understanding is from the questions within ourselves. When you sit in stillness, revealed are answers to your questions, this is when the inner discord with yourself and the world will be no more…

Unchecked Thoughts

Why it’s important to notice your thoughts is because even if what you do comes from a labeled place of love, the bondage this produces is that of an unchecked thought…

If you can’t watch your own thoughts to decipher if they’re truly beneficial, hold on because you’ll be taken on an emotional ride. It’s not that life does anything directly to you, but thoughts arise and this determines the degree of their control. Noticing your unchecked thoughts is essential if you’re not to be controlled by them. Thoughts are a natural part of life, they will arise. As far as I know there’s no way of controlling the thoughts that do arise, but I have found that noticing them allows for a split second of space that can be used to decipher whether or not they’re beneficial; careful though as attachment causes suffering no matter how it’s labeled.

The Conditioned Mind is deviously cunning and unless there’s some awareness of how you are controlled by your thoughts, they will control you as if you were a puppet on a string. So cunning is this control that even if you are doing things that are labeled as loving, if this isn’t watched it will control you; bondage is bondage regardless of what label is applied to your thoughts. This is why the Conditioned Mind is deviously cunning because of the way it uses whatever it can to remain in control. This is also why it’s so important to notice your thoughts because even if what you do comes from a label of something for the betterment of humanity, the bondage this produces is that of an unchecked thought which controls you like all unchecked thoughts…

Connected by Love

The energy that connects and brings humanity together is from love. When you’re in this space others will be attracted to you because it’s the one and only place where there’s unity simply because there’s love…

It’s very important to be connected to love so people know there’s a place they can turn to. I know many people read my articles and it’s expected they will be there, I don’t mind this because of what has been revealed to me; I’m grateful for this. Everyone needs a place where they know they can go to retreat from the unconscious world. It does matter where you go for this, if you go to a place that’s used as a distraction it may feel good, but it won’t be. If you get lost in something menial, the day will go by simply because time waits for no one, but if you’re spending the same day in a state of awareness, you will become connected to love and people will turn to you.

Don’t be concerned with what others say, just be connected to what you know as love and let no one take that away. Being connected to love in a world that is mostly not will allow others to also be connected in love, which is needed for any transformation to occur. The love that draws you to someone is the love that becomes a part of humanity. Life is an open experience and if you’re not learning from it, you most likely have your mind made up already what you think it’s about. When you truly see these made up stories aren’t needed they fall away. This falling away allows love to arise and when you’re in this space others will also be attracted to it as it’s the one place where humanity connects and it’s simply because of love…

Space of What Is

If your beliefs aren’t questioned they‘ll control you even though they don’t truly provide the pleasure they’re being created for. They can’t because the nature of a belief is attachment and attachment is the root of suffering…

At the center of every belief there’s an appointed authority that makes it so. This appointed authority manifest from an inner structure that is created so we can live in a pleasurable way. We believe in everything we have in place because it’s decided (even though it was probably done unconsciously) that beliefs make life better. There’s no other reason to form a belief except for the purpose it will provide pleasure in some way. Look into this very carefully to see how this manifest in your life. God, money, material possessions, love, programs, spirituality, social status, enlightenment, and so on, are all formed to provide a fictitious pleasure based in a belief. If this isn’t questioned the belief will continue its control even though it doesn’t truly provide the pleasure that it’s being created for. It can’t because the nature of any belief is attachment and attachment to anything is suffering.

Many call beliefs faith, but to me they’re basically just a made up story. I haven’t found one iota of usefulness in having faith or believing in something that would truly benefit my life. I live in the space of what is and since there isn’t anything that needs to be different than the way it is right now there’s no benefit in attaching to a belief. True liberation is in the space of not needing anything other than what it is. It doesn’t take any effort or story to be liberated. The reason why so many don’t become liberated is they try to create it by forming a belief about it; if I do this or that, liberation will follow. People worry more about getting to heaven than the here and now and because of this life passes you by while you are here on earth. It doesn’t take a belief to see this, but it will take a mind that’s settled not to make it into one…

An Honest Gauge

The way the mind becomes conditioned, its default state is mostly delusional. An honest gauge of the mind is being with the peace of right now with the world exactly as it is and not needing anything different…

Do whatever it is you think you need to do to get the results you think are needed, but be honest and see what’s guiding you. If you’re to get an honest gauge as to what’s really going on in your life, there will have to be awareness of the delusions that are in control. There are reasons why a person constantly struggles with being at peace and as subtle as this can be, it’s not something most people are honest about. Because of the way the mind becomes conditioned, its normal state is mostly delusional. From the time a person starts their day the delusions begin. Something happens that you want different and although it’s not thought about that you’re not at peace, the bottom line is you’re not.

Constantly needing life different is caused by the mind being delusional which keeps you from honest awareness. Better the world if that’s the direction you think you need to go in, just understand maybe the world doesn’t need to be better. If you’re not truly at peace in the moment without needing it to be different, that’s what honestly needs to be looked at. Nothing else matters regardless of what you’re doing because it’s only a made up story that keeps the mind in a delusional state. Many people are so busy that they don’t honestly see their own mind. Until the beauty of the moment is seen and you can just be with that, peace will not be because you will be too busy stuck in your delusions. To me an honest gauge of a settled mind is if there is peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having a delusion thought that needs it to be different…

Unconsciously Controlled

Thoughts are natural, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of your thoughts they will unconsciously be attached to and will lead you to unconsciously be controlled by them…

If there isn’t awareness of your own thoughts, there won’t be anyway of knowing how much control they have over you. Without this awareness you’ll be taken on an unconscious ride. Not that life does anything directly to anyone, but thoughts arise and they determine what your ride will be like. Awareness of your thoughts is essential if they’re not to control you. Thoughts are a natural part of life, they will arise. To me there’s no way of controlling them initially, but I have found that awareness of them allows for some space that can be used to determine whether or not to allow the thought to control you; it’s the unconscious attachment to a thought that causes suffering, not the thought itself.

The Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how controlling thoughts actually are, they will control you unconsciously as if you were a dog on a leash. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that are labeled as loving, if these thoughts aren’t consciously watched they will eventually control you; remember control is control regardless of what name is applied to the thought. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of its subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. Thoughts will arise, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of them, your thoughts will unconsciously be attached to which will allow them to be unconsciously in control…

Holding On Limits

Whatever it is that you hold on to it becomes your limiting energy, and if you don’t stop holding on so there’s some space created to allow love, the holding on energy will cause much suffering to all humanity…

Holding on to things is the cause of suffering, but there really isn’t much choice here because of the way the Conditioned Mind is in control. Your suffering is inevitable because of the holding on conditioning that’s in place. If this is to change you will have to create space so the holding on is replaced by first quiet and then love; there’s no way around this. Hold on to whatever your flavor of the day, week, month, or year is, just understand there will always be something else to hold on to which will cause you to suffer. Today it’s politics, tomorrow the spouse, job, traffic, weather, relatives, and so on; this will never change until there is space for love.

Unconditional love can only be without holding on to one iota of disdain. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see. To hold on to things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are holding on to because it becomes your limited energy. Until this is understood you become the very thing that you show disdain towards. This is a Universal Truth; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you because it is you. Stop holding on and create space in your heart for love, if you don’t you are the one who will suffer the most by remaining with the limited energy of what you are holding on to…

Lies Disguised as Thoughts

When life is based on lies that manifest as thoughts, it’s those thoughts that keep you attached to the lies, and if discipline isn’t developed to expose these thoughts, lies will be the base of your existence…

My life was based on lies that I thought were true and those thoughts is what kept me attached to the lies. These were the developed tools to live my life, there came a time when I knew I had to find different tools. Everything was pointing me to the mind so I knew that’s where my answers were, I just didn’t know how they were going to manifest. I did know I had to find some way to allow my I Self mind to settle or my suffering was going to continue.

My mind began to settle when I started sitting as I was becoming more aware of the thoughts that arose which were causing me to reach outside myself for satisfaction. Reaching for something was just a tool I used. The value of discipline is if you don’t develop it you will have none and the old tools will remain in place along with being controlled by your thoughts. Developing discipline means the your thoughts become less and less controlling and as there is less control there is more discipline to not give in to them. I never had the discipline to not give in to them so I just did what was there, but today what’s there is different so it has manifested as life being different. It‘s by no means a doing on my part, but there is a willingness to develop the discipline to allow this to take place simply because without it the undisciplined thoughts will remain in control…

Healing Light

Your inner light brightness shines to the degree of surrender that allows loving energy to be your guide. The brighter the light the more people will see it and be touched…

I know for many years I wandered aimlessly through life controlled by a Conditioned Mind that led me around like a puppet on a string. My entire existence was based to self-serve and until this changed nothing was going to change; society is out of control because of this self-serving heart.

Until a person understands how conditioned and controlled they are by their own mind that makes this happen, nothing will change because it can’t and this is regardless of what is done to try and help a person. I‘m not sure if anything can be done to instill this change in a person, but we must try. Although it has to come from within the individual, we must plant seeds or there won’t even be the chance for someone to change.

I can love the person by understanding the conditioning is not them. This may not change them, but at least I will not be pulled into their conditioned world. I could write another book on this pull alone. Watch very closely how subtle the Conditioned Mind is. I know for me it is not my responsibility to change anyone, but I do have an obligation because of the insight that has been bestowed upon me; I know I can only change myself. When I change, that is how others change. Not because of me, but because of the degree of surrender that allows loving energy to be my guide. All I can do is be willing to keep looking within to expand this surrender.

My heart goes out to anyone controlled by a Conditioned Mind and my aspiration is they find their place of peace within their heart to allow the letting go of this. It’s real when something happens, but it isn’t real how it is held on to. The more things are held on to, the more control the Conditioned Mind has. Let go of the conditioning and let the love that is in your heart heal you and others, but it’s not an individual that does this, it’s love that does this. When the Conditioned Mind settles, the love in your heart will be your guiding light and thus you will be healed, and when you are healed you can be the guiding light to help heal others…

Your Own Light

We are all born of light, it’s the conditioned mind that keeps you in darkness and although many left teachings on how to love so we would see our own light, many deny these teachings and remain in the dark…

Each day is a time for renewal, a time for light and each moment is a part of this. Whether one believes in Jesus, Buddha, and many others, their stories were simply told to point you to your own light. There is denial of this light by those that are conditioned to remain blind to it. Our human evolution has produced much conditioning which keeps many marred in material darkness. There is nothing wrong with material possessions, but when they’re held onto as idols, their nature becomes that of darkness.

Many left us teachings on how to love and those who see this, see light. Very simply put, one who is conscious sees the light of love and one who is unconscious remains in the darkness of a self serving Conditioned Mind. Investigate this for yourself. Many had a fate to leave us their teachings to show us the light, it’s what they saw so it’s what they taught.

We live in a world designed for darkness, not evil, but darkness, there is a difference. Just because a person is unconscious doesn’t make them evil. If you look around, the selfishness of our world is rampant. People go out of their way to deny teachings of love and thus they deny themselves their own inner light of love, but it’s only because they’re unaware that’s it’s their own darkness that blocks them from seeing the light; if there is an evil in this world this is it. Deny this if you want and remain in the conditioned darkness, but understand you not only bring suffering to yourself, but you bring suffering to all humanity because darkness keeps one from spreading their light to others and although each day affords one the possibility of renewal, it will only be when unconditional love is truly understood that you will see your own light…

Changing Your Future

Once you identify and have awareness of the defense mechanisms that have been put in place to cope with life, you can take action to remove them which will change your future…

Everything in life is learned and this is what makes up your life. Regardless if it’s beneficial for you or not, it will still be done because it‘s what you have learned; what is learned is used to change the way that you feel. You spend a lot of time focused on learning to use the most beneficial tools you think you need. This is why alcohol is so widely used because it works so well to change the way a person feels. Drugs work well also, as does gambling, sex, work, food, music, TV etc. These are just some of the distractions used to change the way you feel, but understand when you can just be with the way things are with no needed change, that’s when you will not have the need that makes you reach for a reward. When this happens you will know a peace like no other; you will be in a place that few go. Be there regardless of how you feel and you will understand that feelings aren’t based in facts, they just are; the reward for knowing this is peace is priceless.

Who are you without your created story; a story that’s not needed to live. You would exist without it; the real kicker is the essence of a spiritual awakening is to undo the story you have spent your entire life creating. A story that has been created to make you who you think you need to be, but because you are now starting to become aware that this created story has caused most of your problems, you have to unlearn what you yourself have put in place. This is why people reach outside themselves for answers, to use the defense mechanisms that have put in place to cope with life. Once you are aware of this, you can take action to remove your coping mechanisms; this is how you change your future…

Opinionated Story

When there’s awareness that your opinions are a made up story, contentment takes their place. This contentment is always there, but not experienced because your opinions block it…

Without opinions everyone would view life through the eyes of contentment which by the way are the eyes of peace, but because of opinions this view isn’t seen. The view of opinions are made up by the energy of unconsciousness, this makes everything that happens in life about your opinion, but it isn’t truly ever about what is seen, it‘s not about anything in particular except the opinion that’s formed of what it’s about.

Opinions are what makes the mind attach to thoughts and those attachments are the cause of the associated thoughts that control your life. What is really happening is this, life just happens it’s not personal, it’s not about anything you think it is. It’s not about right, wrong, love, hate, good or bad, it‘s mostly about learning to understand your minds true nature of quietness and not being lead around by your made up opinions; whatever you make them. When there’s awareness of this you will truly be content; a contentment that has always been there in the space of quietness, but it was never experienced because of your opinions not allowing you to see…

Inner Urging of Love

The Conditioned Mind is the creator of all your so called fears. When there’s existence to fulfill your inner urge of love, there won’t be a need for the Conditioned Mind to create fear…

There’s one thing that you can rely on when it seems as though nothing is working out the way you think it should or when it seems as though the stars are misaligned and you are stuck in a Conditioned Mind Pattern and that’s an inner urging of love. Although it may seem like at times you’re in a state of gloom and doom, but on the contrary it’s the building block to a more useful and peaceful life. That one thing I have found to get me beyond an I energy dilemma is an understanding of the inner urge of love, which is always available.

I can’t tell you how many times love has pulled me out of an I energy dilemma. Regardless of what story is made up to create your world, the inner urge of love is in control of all that is; it’s this connection that makes you complete. The mind makes so much noise that this is difficult to grasp, but when the inner urge of love becomes why you live, you will never ever have a dilemma of any kind because you will see it is love and not you that’s in control. Only I energy can have a dilemma, but if you can stay in the space that dilemmas don’t exist, you will know that regardless of what happens in life, it’s not the way it’s suppose to be because life isn’t suppose to be anything, but it’s the way it is and that’s the one place where all the nonsense of a Conditioned Mind can not exist. You inner urge to love can only be known in the space of what is. In this space you are one with all of life and it’s in this space that there isn’t the need for your I energy to create a dilemma…

Peace Not Perception

When you realize your perceptions are a made up story you discover peace. It’s a peace that has always been there, but it was never experienced because your perceptions were of something else…

Without perception we would all view the world through the eyes of unconditional love which by the way are the eyes of truth, but because of our developed perceptions, we all have different views. These views are mostly made up by the energy of a unconscious self-centeredness. This view makes everything that happens in life about you, but it isn’t ever about an individual, it‘s really about nothing in particular except what you perceive it be.

This perception is what makes the mind attach to emotions and those attachments are the cause of the fluctuating emotions that control your life. What is really happening is this, life is just happening, it isn’t personal, it’s not really about anything in particular. It’s not about love or hate. It‘s mostly about learning to understand your true nature of stillness, and not being lead around by your mind made perceptions; whatever they are made out to be. When this is realized this is when you will discover peace; a peace that has always been there in the stillness, but it was never experienced because of your perceptions of something else…

A View of Difficulties

Our difficulties are self created because of a view that’s developed to self create difficulties. When the view is redeveloped to produce quietness, the difficulties will be no more…

Life itself is not difficult, it’s made that way by your own mind. Life just happens. For some, it will begin today, for some it will end. Some will be happy, some will be sad, but what the constant is that it simply occurs without favoritism. Regardless of what the circumstances are most live from the Conditioned Mind and the more this is done, the more life fluctuates and dictates how you are feeling and how controlled you are by the circumstances. This is a constant until we becomes aware of the Conditioned Mind Patterns and break the spell they have over you. I say spell, because a spell is something that makes you behave in ways that you normally wouldn’t and when I say normally, I mean as if love was the default setting of your mid. Love is our normal state of being, that is when we aren’t controlled by the Conditioned Mind.

The Conditioned Mind is not the fault of anything or anyone in particular, it’s just the developed view of the mind. The beauty of life is in stillness, the struggle of life is in the struggle. What makes a struggle a struggle and is it the outside circumstance? You would think so, but it isn’t. What it really is, is the way the circumstances are viewed. It will be a problem if you make it so. Everything is perception until truth is known, than perception ceases to exist and without perception all you will be left with is truth…

Attachments Hold

To not be pulled in by something is to not attach to it; therein lies your freedom. The question is how can you become non attached in a world that excels in attachment…

The world pays people billions of dollars to pull you in and keep you attached; it’s called advertisement. They study peoples psychic and know exactly what most people will attach to. I understand this and through the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jesus, and many others, I have come to understand attachment as suffering. And today through the grace of awareness of this there’s a choice not to attach and hence not suffer. This is what has been revealed to me, but maybe this isn’t for you.

Attachment is the base of all suffering, so non attachment is freedom. If this is discounted before it’s investigated that’s on the individual, but understand your attachment is your suffering, no one but yourself causes this. You can hold on as tight as you want, but don’t blame anyone for your troubles because they all come from within yourself and it’s you alone who chooses them. The Conditioned Mind determines what you will attach to and how much suffering it will cause you. Hold on tight and you will suffer mightily or let go and be free, this is the choice that each individual has. No one can do or say anything that really changes this, it all comes from within you, so you choose how much you will suffer or how free you will be; it’s totally up to you how tight you hold on…

Stillness is the Answer

All struggles arise from within your inner questions. Without discipline the mind that’s full of questions will never get answers that satisfy it so you will have to constantly look for them…

All struggles are “I” based because they come from the Conditioned Mind. If you’re in conflict with what’s written here, that arises from within you, the words don’t cause it. It doesn’t matter if you agree with this or not, just understand if there’s conflict that it comes from within you, not from what’s written. We love to blame others for our own self created conflicts, but the only reason there are conflicts is because of the lack of understanding of your own mind.

Nothing causes conflict unless it’s allowed. If you can change something by all means change it, but if it’s being changed just because you don’t like it, you need to look at why there’s a conflict to begin with because even if the thing is changed, you will just move on to the next thing that will cause you to become agitated and in conflict once again.

Everything that I’ve come to understand over the last twelve years has arisen from myself. It has been through discipline that real answers have arisen directly from stillness. I can’t have anyone else’s answers because the one who questions is the one who has the answers. I do not have your answers because I do not have your questions. Everyone has their own questions to answer. Truth is the same for all beings, but how you come to its understanding is from the questions within yourself. When you sit, you see stillness is the answer to your questions, this is when conflict with yourself and with the world will be no more…

Judge Others...Condemn Yourself

The judgement of others is the judgement of ourself. No one among us is warranted to judge another because we all fall short of perfection. Judge others, condemn yourself…

Everyone is conditioned differently. The conditioning that conforms to society’s standards is accepted by others a lot more than conditioning that doesn’t. This accepted conditioning is also used as a judgement tool; by the whole and on an individual basis. Regardless though, it’s all conditioning. I know this is difficult to accept, but who among us is perfect. We all have looked down on another person to make ourselves feel superior, but can you truly throw the first stone. I know I can’t.

When you investigate yourself, this is the insight that you will see. You will be able to separate the person from the conditioning and love the person regardless because you know it’s the conditioning and not the person that produces the behavior. If there’s an evil in the world it’s the Conditioned Mind, goodness comes from the non judgement of this. When you can do this, you will be well on your way to a deeper understanding of yourself and you will understand how not to judge yourself or others. When you are without judgement, you’ll be free to love, unconditionally. It is then that you will understand your own conditioning and with this understanding you will have no choice but to drop your stones and go and judge no more…

Gossip Energy

When a person gossips it’s only to subconsciously fill some inner lack within to make themselves feel superior to the person being gossiped about…

The reason why gossiping is so damaging is because of the energy put out when it’s being done. Gossiping energy arises from your own lack of self worth and it engulfs the gossiper. It doesn’t affect the one who is being gossiped about because for the most part they’re probably unaware it’s being done. Gossiping is also very damaging because it involves multiple people, it’s like the energy of a riot, it can’t occur with just one person. Once a person starts gossiping and another person unconsciously attaches to it, it will continue to grow depending on who’s in the room and how unconscious (lacking) they are. It will only be attached to by those who have lack because it’s needed to fill the lack. Even if the gossiping about another person is warranted to a degree, no one is perfect enough to cast the first stone. All humans are fallible and act selfishly at times and selfishness is the main energy of those who gossip.

The small self gossips because it needs to feel superior to others so when you gossip it‘s done because subconsciously it makes you feel more superior than others. After all gossip is never or hardly never about something good, it’s mostly about something negative. Gossiping is what happens when there’s idle time and not much going on. It’s difficult not to be pulled into gossips energy because there’s not many people who don’t like to feel superior than another person. Gossiping is shallow and unless there’s truly an understanding that you are complete just the way you are and there’s no need to talk about anyone else, you will continue to harm yourself by talking about others and keeping the selfish energy of gossiping in place…

Self-Serving Reactions

Unconscious reactions are repeated because of the association to self-serve. If there wasn’t a self-serving association, there wouldn’t be self-serving reactions…

To understand some of the reasons why you are controlled by things you need to understand the associated history there is with them and how these associations are intertwined with the need to satisfy our self. This is the cause of why reactions are the way they are. There’s usually a long history with them and the more this history there is, the more ingrained the reactions to self-serve. When this occurs there’s less space between each moment so reactions occur automatically; self-serving associations go back many years. You only have time to react because if what’s already there and most times what’s there is the association to satisfy self. These associations to self-serve are ingrained in our subconscious and don’t allow time for reactions that are more conducive to love.

Why tragic events are reacted to with more balance and love is because there isn’t a long association connected with the event so the history to self-serve isn’t there. When there are tragic events that occur, people usually rise to the occasion because without self-serving history the blocks to our heart are less and because our hearts are naturally of love without these blocks we rise to the occasion and naturally assist others as we react naturally out of love.

There’s a need to understand this if you are to know our own mind and the reasons why you do what you do and what can be done to stop doing them. With self-serving history in place the same reactions will keep repeating themselves as they always have because the only way that you can react to what occurs in the moment is with what’s in place. So either your history will be self-serving or of love and this will determine how you react to what occurs in each moment…

Over and Done With

Once the moment that’s occurring right now passes it’s over and done with, but the more real you make what happens in that moment, the more what happens becomes your reality…

The more real you make what happens, the more what happens becomes your reality. The key here is to know what makes reality, reality. Is it real because it’s occurring or is it real because of the way what’s occurring is being perceived? Or is none of it real regardless of what’s occurring because as soon as it occurs it’s over and done with; except to a mind that attaches to it. This attachment is labeled as memory, but what it really is is a made up story which becomes reality. This is because as soon as something occurs it’s over and done with; reality is between your ears. This isn’t to disregard what happens, but isn’t it true that once the moment passes it becomes the past, so your reality is in the past. Let’s say you had an injury that left a scar, you can show the scar, but to get stuck to the physical scar you have to tell a story and the only reality of the story is in between your ears; this is because once the moment passes, it’s over and done with.

So how does one decipher what’s real and what’s made up? Very simple, by being with the reality of what’s happening right now, not five minutes ago or five minutes from now, but right now. There’s your reality, there’s everyone’s reality, but unfortunately most don’t get this, so five minutes ago or five minutes from now is where most people’s reality is. Reality can only be seen now because it’s always now. The past are thoughts conjured up by the Conditioned Mind and why this makes right now the only true reality is because nothing ever is once the moment passes as it’s simply over and done with…

Observer or Responder

The silence of the observer is different than the noise of the responder. Don’t take anything personal by responding to it because the noise of the responder will only interrupt the silence of the observer…

You will be the observer or you will be the responder. They are so different as one allows what occurs to be seen without adding anything to it and the other is the noise of taking what happens personal. Something happened the other day that really allowed me to see this. I was in a store where the cashier did something that wasn’t cared for and there was a response; it was taken personal. It triggered something in me and there was a response to it as the self centered me; there was no love in this response. I accept this, first because I am human and am far from perfect and second because I saw the difference in being the responder as opposed to being the observer so it was a learning experience.

Many see this non loving behavior, but don’t understand why it occurs, and this is the reason it’s repeated. When you become aware of this, it’s where the focus must remain if the non loving behavior is to be eradicated from; awareness and the focus itself is what changes this non loving behavior. There’s nothing to do for it to change, it’s a mindfulness practice of just being aware of what arises in the moment. See the difference in taking the moment personal where you respond from I or are just the observer of what arises and are mindful of it. This mindfulness allows the moment to remain in the silence of itself instead of getting caught up in the story of the I response. In silence nothing needs to be added to the moment because you are just an observer of what arises. So don’t take what arises personal by responding to it because the noise of the responder will only interrupt the silence of the observer…

Heart Gratitude

Being grateful for life occurs naturally when there’s an understanding of what’s needed to live from a heart of love. Although love is natural it’s not automatic so cultivating love results in gratitude…

Gratitude naturally arises from a loving heart. It isn’t produced by attaching to anything from the materiel world. If gratitude was from the material world it would coincide with one’s possessions and that would make a person of wealth more grateful than one who didn’t have any. The true measure of a wealthy life has nothing to do with stuff, true wealth arises from a loving heart; that’s what measures wealth. You can only be grateful when you are content with life as it is, not with the way you wish it was or how it’s wanted and expected.

Wanting is never from our true self, it’s from the small self that thinks what’s wanted is needed to be complete. The true self never needs because it’s complete as it is. Needing arises from the I Self (ego), it creates lack which creates a made up need. When there’s completeness there no lack so there’s nothing needed. This lack creates wanting and is in direct relation to your so called problems in life.

Whenever you want, it means you think life needs to be in some other way, this creates suffering. Gratitude doesn’t mean you get everything you want, life must be accepted as it is if you are to experience peace of a grateful heart; investigate this for yourself. Gratitude will not shield you from problems, it will allow you to not create them. Be grateful for life as it is and you will live from a loving heart, and when life is lived from a loving heart there will be harmony with yourself and with all beings. When this occurs you can’t help but to have an attitude that’s full of gratitude, not because of what you possess, but because of the natural love that arises from your heart…

Blocks to Love

It’s said change is the touchstone to all spiritual growth, but no change is necessary to be who you already are; remove the blocks that keep you from your own innate love…

Nothing changes until it’s discovered why change is needed in the first place. There are many blocks to overcome if you are to discover your innate goodness to love. First you have to find out why these blocks are there and then we will need to find out how they can be removed. If this isn’t discovered there won’t be a starting point to remove the blocks, but the real question is why isn’t love cultivated from the beginning; love is our true nature.

This is where are conditioning takes over and how so much of what we do is because of this. The inner and outer influences of our life develop us and this is the real travesty of life because very few of these influences develop us to love. Most of these influences were developed to self seek and that's what we are taught so we develop to do the same. Its just the way we have evolved, and this is the travesty. This is what needs to be discovered not so you can instill change, but so you can remove the obstacle that blocks you from being who you truly are. We really don’t change. By removing the blocks to your own innate goodness to love, you naturally revert to your true nature which has always been there, its just been blocked. So change would mean you instill something different, but you don’t really become something different, when the blocks are removed you simply become who we are. You cannot be anything but love because that’s the energy of the heart, but unless your developed blocks are removed, this will not be seen and you will be stuck in an existence that blocks you from being the love that you are…

Allowing the Unknown

You can be with what is or you can be with what isn’t, only one is true, but either way life will be lived. The benefits of being with what is far out weigh the delusion of what isn’t…

When standing on the beach facing the ocean it seems as though the water stretches endlessly. Obviously because of what you have been taught you know this isn’t so. Those early explorers had no way of knowing what was on the other side, they simply went into the unknown. It can be scary, but there is also a certain excitement associated with the unknown, if it’s allowed. Most of the time your own inner fear will tell not to go there; remaining with what is known is safe, but this knowing is limited; this is what leads to a mundane life. There isn’t anything wrong with this, but just understand life will never be truly experienced living this way because it will be controlled by your own applied limits. Safe is safe, but not necessarily better.

Imagine the joy when the early explorers discovered land after being out at sea for months. It’s not that being out at sea is needed to experience the relief of discovering land, but there is a certain appreciation of relief when it arises from difficulty. Joy can be experienced without the difficulties of life, but this takes much practice because of our conditioning. Joy is always there. There isn’t a special place called joy land that you discover one day and say now life is joyful. Joy is inward, people think there’s a place to experience joy, but understand wherever you go there you are. If your life isn’t joy filled, it’s not life’s fault…

Minimal Attachment

Attach to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine not needing anything to be happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your completeness already is…

Without inner silence the mindfulness needed to not create stories will not occur. Even this writing is a story of how not to create stories, but the mindfulness of writing helps to minimize the attachment to it and thus once it is written it is complete. It’s the end of the story or not, depending on how “I“ relates it to an identity. The more “I” needs it for an identity, the more it’s attached to and the more of a story is created. No attachment, no needed story, no needed story, no discontentment of what isn’t, so all you are left with is what is, not the story, but the actual reality of what is occurring now.

Story after story. The story of how I feel, or the story of my book, or my life’s story, every life is an endless book of stories, that is until one becomes mindful the story teller and the story are one in the same. Being with what is instead of a created story will be the most difficult thing you will ever do in life; just be in the silence of what is. Attach to nothing and nothing will be needed. Imagine that, not needing anything to be happy, joyous, and free with the understanding your completeness already is. It‘s right here within your grasp, but you will never truly be mindful of it until you realize it’s not a story that you are grasping for, it’s learning to simply be with what is…

Complete Without a Story

A story isn’t needed for completeness because completeness is already within you. You can create a story of what you think is needed for completeness, but it doesn’t make you any more complete…

Telling yourself to not make a story up in your head is still a story. Needing to become quiet is a story. Everything is a story except being with what is, but even making what is a place is a story. A lot of story telling going on, but that’s how most construct their daily living; one story after another. There was one story of my life years ago and today there is a different one, but it’s still a story and regardless of the label it’s just noise in the head.

A story is a story is a story. It‘s somewhat better if it’s positive, at least that’s what we tell ourselves, but that doesn’t make it any less of a story. Everyone thinks their story is the right one. Take the kamikaze pilot of WW2, he thought his story was right. How about a suicide bomber, they think their story is right. How about the USA, if we didn’t think our story was the right one there wouldn’t be involvement in all our conflicts. Story telling is the major issue of all our problems. There’s too many stories and not enough inner silence and without silence you are a slave to your story which is created by the Conditioned Mind of”I”…

Society's Lie

Understand the lie and there will be nothing left but truth. Not a perception of truth, but a real honest to goodness truth based on the fact of what is…

The biggest lie we are told and hold onto is that the things of the world will satisfy you. This is reinforced by our entire global structure. It’s an untruth which is at the core of our entire misaligned society. It creates all our issues as a society. Religious sects all claim to have the truth, no facts, just their truth. Politicians try to fix problems based in lies with solutions that are based in lies. The entire entertainment and sports industry are based in lies that create the false impression of the haves and have nots, which creates separation in our society not unity. How can there be truth in that? There’s also the great American Dream lie of owning a home, the banks no doubt created that one. Lie after lie after lie, and what happens to a society thT s based in lies, it becomes a society of liars. Not because we want to, not because we don’t know the truth, but because we don’t understand the lie. Can anyone really know the truth who lives in the lie? Not unless the lie and the liar are exposed.

The bible states “Know the truth and it will set you free” I say understand the lie and there will be nothing left but truth. Not a perception of it, but a real honest to goodness truth based on the facts of what’s really happening as opposed to a perception that’s being created to suit the lie and the liar. It’s a lie that has been handed down from generation to generation and it’s been the base that we’ve been living from for most of if not our entire life; very strong language, but true. Look inward and you just may see truth, but it will only happen if you see the lie…

Your Lies Exposed

Problems that are based in lies can’t be fixed with solutions that are based in lies. Your lies have to be exposed so truth can become known if you are to change and be of assistance to others…

It’s very difficult to explain truth because everyone has their own version of it. Instead of trying to prove what truth is, let’s explore what a lie is. If you’re not sure what truth is, focus on what truth isn’t. Here are examples of some of the ways I found that works to expose the lies for many things. Learning to love by understanding what love isn’t, being at peace by understanding what causes you to become agitated, becoming patient by understanding impatience and last but  certainly not least, learning what truth is by exposing the lies.

A lie is something that has no real facts to it. Perceptions aren’t factual, they are made up by the perceiver to suit some sort of belief. People ask me if I believe in God, I answer that I believe in what I know which is based in the facts of what I’ve experienced, and that’s why I share only what has been experienced. I don’t see the benefit of making up a story about something to suit a mind made need. In my case I know love is more beneficial than hate, patience more beneficial than being impatient, kindness is better than meanness and on and on. So I learn what are the blocks to living my (factual) life so it’s of maximum benefit to myself and to all beings. You will know truth when you understand the lies…

Agitations Already in Place

Although it seems like outside situations are the cause of your mind agitations, this is not the case. The agitations that arise are already in place, if they weren’t they wouldn’t arise…

You can only respond to the situations of life with what you have in place. Something like anger rises because it has been taught. This also goes for fear, greed, hate, and so on. Most people respond to the situations of life from the core of “I”. Without understanding this “I” you’re kept locked to mind agitations and ignorant of the fact that the only reason this occurs is because it’s already in place. Simply put when there’s a situation that occurs which isn’t liked, regardless of what it is, a mind agitation arises without permission or knowledge and because of this the responses are in relation to the way you’re conditioned. What arises is whatever the Conditioned Mind deems appropriate and the only reason this happens is because it‘s already there latently laying in wait.

Understanding this is where knowledge has power. If why a mind agitation arises isn’t understood, there’ll be very little periods where the agitations are not in control. Through awareness of what arises, one has something that can be seen to get beyond it. Why most people remain as they are and repeat the same responses over and over is because of the total unawareness of why it occurs. To me this knowledge has immense value because when it’s seen, not only can you decipher whether what’s in place is beneficial or not, but discipline can also be developed to change whatever conditioning is there that causes a mind agitations and hence non beneficial responses…

Being Vigilant

Most people don’t change because the dedication to investigate why you do what you do isn’t given 100% of your focus; 50% focus equates to very little change…

The idea of doing what puts you in alignment with Universal Love is much different than actually putting it into action. It’s not because it isn’t how you truly want to be, it’s just that there’s so much conditioning against you that without constant vigilance it‘s difficult to sustain a connection to Universal Love for a substantial amount of time. We all have times when it’s easier for this then others, but we also have our times when we say screw it and self seek. Don’t be to hard on yourself, a lifetime of living one way with not change with a few sittings. The key is to keep focused on a practice that allows for the self seeking behavior to become less and less and for Universal Love to be more reflected in your actions.

This does occur naturally, but you do need to be willing to do what’s necessary. Sometimes it will seem like” what’s the use” but understand this is all part of the conditioning, the noise, the story, the unconsciousness, whatever you want to call it. Constant vigilance is a necessity if there is to be change because the old behavior is so deeply ingrained to let go of its control on its own. This is why most people don’t change because the dedication to investigate why you do what you do isn’t given 100% of your focus. It is impossible to get more out of your practice then what you put into it. If you give it 50% that’s what you’ll get out of it and your change will be minimum at best…

Harmonic Discipline

The development of discipline is what brings it all together. Without it you will always be as you are, doing the things that you always do…

It all began when I started sitting and I did so because I understood that discipline is needed if the mind going to settle. Everyone has a physical place that’s called home, but what of a spiritual home? This is what disciplines allowed you to establish, a spiritual home: a place to go where the mind can be in unity, with the body, and spirit. This place isn’t for a select few, it’s available to anyone who has a willingness to want to look at and change their life. The key to this is being in the exact moment that you are in.

Sitting is an anchor to the present moment and it becomes more of where time should be spent instead of looking for an outward fix; this outward fix is what takes you from being in unison with yourself. Sitting for me is strictly done to develop discipline. It’s not done to attain a certain state, although that can occur. I don’t sit in any special position, mostly because there’s no need, but the main thing is to find a position that’s comfortable and focus on it. I also like to use the sensation of touch as an anchor, but I  use the breath as well as guided meditation. The important thing for me is to just sit because each time I sit I am developing the discipline to become more aware of the nonsense that goes on between my ears. This discipline is what brings it all together. Without it I would be as I always was, doing the things that I always did. As my mind has become more settled, this practice has become second nature to me; there is no other place I’d rather be because there is no other place I can be. So I sit whenever possible and it has been at the core of why my life is as it is; in harmony with my mind, body, and spirit…

Spirit, Mind, and Body

Balance is the true essence of life and it’s three fold; spirit, mind, and body. Having all three in unity is what allows life to be lived to the fullest…

Life works with you when you work with life. If one of these three isn’t in place and the they’re not balanced equally, it will be that part of your life that you will lack in and therefore cause your own suffering. It will be to the degree of this lack that suffering will be a prevalent part of your life. This has nothing to do with anyone else, what happened to you as a child, or whatever else may have happened in your life. This isn’t dependent on social status, what you do for a living, how much money you have in the bank, owe, or anything else; feel free to add to this list. The only thing that really matters in life is what you are doing right now to keep these three aspects of life in unity so you can remain in balance and reach the maximum potential of your given life.

If there is uneasiness in your life, look and see if you are lacking in any one of these areas and bring it in balance. You will see how the ship (your life) rightens itself when life is balanced. It’s essential to have balance with these three aspects because it’s how you remain in harmony with life and in turn with yourself. Do too much of any one of these three and your imbalance will be forth coming. Moderation is a key component in any life, especially when things are being used that aren’t necessarily in your best interest to live in the healthiest way. Physical, mental, and spiritual health has to be maintained if our sense of well-being is to be maintained. In this case two out of three is bad, to the point where the one missing is the one that will cause life to be off kilter. So sit in quiet and see if there’s a deficiency in one of these areas in your life, if there is find what’s needed to be in unity with them so you can be in harmony with life, yourself, and thus with all beings…

A Loved One Lost

A loved one lost is one to many

A loved one lost is by far plenty

 

A loved one lost opens your heart

A loved one lost rips you apart

 

To lose one who is so dear will bring on a tear

But they will be in your heart year after year

 

So much hurt so much pain, with nowhere to turn

So much hurt so much pain, you can feel the burn

 

Life is hard as we all can see

But when you lose a loved you just wanna flee

 

It’s a hurt that seems to never to go away

It gets so deeply rooted and it’s here to stay

 

To lose a child may be the hardest of all

It just feels like that is life’s biggest fall

 

To lose a love is just a part of life

Whether it’s a parent, a child, or a loving wife

 

Take heed in the solace they were here for while

But it’s never long enough like a cut short mile

 

To love is human that’s really a given

To lose is hard because life is for liven

 

A loved one is sacred, a loved one is true

And that’s why when they’re lost your feeling so blue

 

So hold your loved ones close and deep in your heart

So when they pass on you won’t be a part...

A Process of Love

If you truly want to live a life of love that’s a benefits to all beings you will have to examine the tools you are using in your process called life. Apple trees can only produce apples…

The reason we are not a world of love where we live our life to benefit each other is because the process of love isn’t being followed because we are using tools which divert us from the final result of our processes true nature, which is to love. To me, this is why the world is as it is because of the breakdown in our process to love. Through the Conditioned Mind we use all kinds of diversions that don’t follow the process to love. We use tools that are self serving so we live in a self serving world. This has to happen. Remember apple trees can only produce apples. If you truly want to live a life of love that’s a benefits to all beings you will have to examine the tools you are using in the process called life. Many great teachers have left us the precise tools to use so our process is one of love, but they aren’t being used by many people. All you need to understand this is to take a long hard look at the world.

You will know if you are using the correct tools by the results of your life. Understand this, it is the tools that are used that allow the process to be followed and make the results what they are going to be. You are a result of the process. Life is the process, you are the result. The process of life would still continue even if you weren’t here; every living thing is a part of life’s process, there are no individual ones. We are all part of the whole, it just reflects as individuality, but make no mistake the whole is affected…

Comparing Beliefs

A belief is a made up story as you compare life with and without it and because of your conditioning the belief is attached to that life is better with the made up story…

When I compare me to you it instantly separates us, and even when I compare me to me this causes the same separation. There is no you and me unless I compare us just as there isn’t an old me and a new me. Granted twelve years ago my thinking shifted dramatically, but I was and will always be the same me; this is how it is when there isn’t a comparison formed from the Conditioned Mind. Mostly everything that is done is a comparison. Beliefs are used in this way. A belief is a story made up as life is compared with and without this storied belief and because of your conditioning you’re made to believe by your own mind that life is better with this story.

Instead of being with the suchness of your life, there’s’ always a comparison. Comparing the thinking of years ago to now, comparing ourselves to others, comparing situations of how it is and how it’s wanted, comparing the over weight me and skinnier me, comparing the younger me to the me of today, comparing the world way back when to the way it is now, comparing my beliefs to your beliefs, my God to your God, and on and on. You see, there’s truly nothing to compare to, but this comparing is so subtle that most people don’t even realize it’s being done. If some discipline isn’t developed so the mind settles to see the suchness of life, the story of comparisons will continue all the way up until the day when it’s time to go to the next realm, only there won’t be any comparing it to this realm…

The Process of Life

The natural process of life is to love. This is its natural state, but the final result of any process can only be determined by the tools used during the process…

Here is the simplicity of what we are up against in the process of life. Everything that happens is a process, whether there is awareness of this or not. Without discipline the Conditioned Mind will not allow the use of tools that makes the process beneficial. Let’s examine the process of getting a magazine out to the consumer. If one part of it breaks down the magazine will not be available for the consumer to buy and that means the process has failed. If a different process is followed, but not one that gets the magazine into the hands of the consumer, this is not a process that’s beneficial to the magazine company. From the writer of the stories, the person who delivers the magazines, and to the person who sells the magazines, if the process is deviated from at any point the end result will not be what’s the best way to get the magazines to the consumer.

This is also the same process to live our life. Every process has a final result that will be reached and it will be determined on the type of tools used. At birth our process begins, as we live our life and develop tools, those tools determine if the process is beneficial. The more the tools used are of a selfish nature the more our process is of a selfish nature, which manifest as a selfish results; this has to happen. If one person doesn’t take care of their responsibility in the process, a beneficial result isn’t reached. This is why the world is as it is. Everyone thinks their process is right, but since we aren’t all using tools that produce beneficial results the entire process of life breaks down. There is no way around this. So ask yourself what tools do you use and are those tools making your process one that’s self serving or one that’s beneficial to all beings. After all life’s process is of love and that’s its natural state, but it’s because we are not using the tools to follow this process that the world is as it is…

Seeing the Light

When you understand just how conditioned you really are, it will probably your first experience of seeing truth. Only then you will have the possibility of awakening and seeing the light provided by the Universe…

The Conditioned Mind is so subtle very few people know it’s even in place. I will say because of this the world is not on a course to become a world based in love, but whose to say that’s how it’s suppose to be. Even though this is what the great mystic’s spoke of and this is the message that most people who have gone deeper, including myself, try to convey, no one knows for sure. 

No one knows if the world will change before humans destroy it; it‘s only through the Conditioned Mind that this is happening anyway. Maybe it’s suppose to be this way, maybe not, but a person can only change themselves and that will occur if they’re fortunate enough to realize how conditioned they really are. Look at the smugness of your own conditioning before you point the finger at someone else. After all when you point one finger at another there are three pointing back at you; take the log out of your eye before you point out the speck in someone else’s. The way we are conditioned as a species is our dilemma, this is a stark fact and until this changes nothing will change, but fret not because if you come to realize this you will understand “It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts”. When you see this truth you will understand how conditioned you really are. Only then you will have the possibility of awakening and seeing the light, not a conditioned mind light, but a light provided by the Universe…

Activated Mind Patterns

Nothing ever changes until it’s understood what truly needs changing. Until a dog realizes that it is its own tail that it is chasing, the chasing will never end…

The one thing that needs to be established to understand where the base of my posting are derived from is what a conditioned mind pattern is and how it is at the root of everything you do. Without this understanding it will be very difficult to get to the core of your self created suffering.

A conditioned mind pattern will not activate on it’s own, something has to get it started. Whether that something is a person, place, or thing doesn’t matter, that it has been activated is what’s important. Because of ignorance most people have no resistance to stop this; when the activation starts it is nearly impossible to stop. Once you fully understand this it becomes apparent that the key to your freedom is to prevent the activation; by reconditioning your mind the activation is never made. This is something that has to be developed so the mind patterns in place can be eliminated.

In the beginning as you develop an awareness of what a mind pattern is and when it becomes activated you’ll need all your resolve to stop this and it will probably not be enough. As you become more aware of what activates them it takes less effort to stop it. Eventually resistance is unnecessary because you aren’t allowing people, places, and things to control you. It’s imperative to understanding it’s your own mind that’s the activator and a mind made conditioned pattern is what allows the activation. Slowly through the practice of quietness you will learn at first to not allow anything to control you and then eventually you will not allow your mind patterns to activate. You have to truly understand this before you can stop activating the mind patterns. It’s through ignorance that they’re activated, but through practice you will become more and more aware of your conditioned mind patterns. So understand this; nothing can control you unless you allow it and in time with the right practice your mind patterns just may stop being activated…

Coping Tools

We all develop tools that are used to cope with life. Either they will be tools that put you on a collision course with life or they will be tools that put you in harmony with it…

After much investigation I found out the reason why my life was the way it was prior to twelve years ago and why it’s no longer like this. It all has to do with the tools that were developed at a very young age to cope with life. These defense mechanisms that are used are our developed tools. Every reaction in life is the way it is because of the tools that are developed, and they automatically arise because of the Conditioned Mind when the conditions are right for a certain developed tool to be called for to come into play. If life is to ever change the developed tools to cope with it need to be changed.

If you’re not getting all that you can out of life only you can change it, but the change cannot occur with an old set of tools. You will have to find what tools are needed to allow the change. Once you decide what tools you will use, you can more forward to change your life. It’s not some God’s fault that you are the way you are so don’t expect praying to God to change it. Praying will instill quietness to a degree which will allow some change to occur, but it‘s the energy of stillness not God that allows for the change to occur; this is what I‘ve experienced. When you cooperate with life, life will be on your side, but you need to develop a set of tools so this can be done. Or if you like the life that you have and you think you are getting all that you can out of it, by all means keep your old tools and see what happens. If you discover one day you need to change the tools that are in place and do it, you will see the change in you by the way you become a benefit to all beings; not just the being looking back at you in the mirror. So either use your old tools or develop new ones, just remember it‘s your life and the tools you choose not only control the way you react to life, but they also put your life in your hands…

Conditioned Thinking Issues

There isn’t an issue that you yourself don’t create. Any issue is created by your own conditioned thinking; your created delusional issues become your reality…

The mind doesn’t become beneficial until we take over its control and become its master. Solving issues are what the mind does the best, but it’s unfortunate because its ability to create issues are also the best. If a person doesn’t control the mind, the mind will control the person, this is not a belief this is factual. The creation of conditioned thinking issues are so elusive because your own mind creates blocks so you don’t see their existence. You are in prison to your own mind, the prison being it constantly makes issues that don’t really exist. Regardless of what it is just look at your own life to see example after example of this. Situations, circumstances and whatever else comes up, the mind makes an issue because life is lived based in “I”. An example would be this writing, agree with it, don’t agree with it, pick it apart, who cares, its not that important, but alas to a mind that wants to make it an issue it’s the most important thing in the world.

There are simply words written here, nothing more. If they are an issue to you, it’s only because of your conditioned thinking. Any issue is a product of your conditioning, no conditioning, no issue. A noisy mind will not see this, because the noise is a creation of the Conditioned Mind; only a non Conditioned Mind will see this. The other day someone asked me how I was doing with spreading my message, I said “it’s spreading” but what does it really matter unless it’s made into an issue. Things will always be as they are and because I’m aware of my conditioned thinking I don’t have to make it into something that its not; an issue. This is true control and freedom because it’s based in truth. The Universe is in charge of life, not the make believe concepts and ideas that are formed by conditioned thinking. When this is understood Universal Truth will be your guide and you won’t have to create conditioned mind issues…

Stuck Mind Energy

A stuck mind doesn’t just occur, it takes a lot of time and repetitive behavior to create it. It goes deep in the subconscious and will take much perseverance to undo…

To not get caught up and stuck in the routines of life, it has to be seen as an opportunity to carry a message of love into it. We cannot undo one single act from yesterday, good, bad, or indifferent. Our mistakes if that is how they are viewed, are only results of our Conditioned Mind Patterns that have been put in place to cope with life. If you’re not conditioned to love than how can you expect your reactions to be of love? This is only considered bad in the sense that it causes suffering because of the energy emitted from a reaction that isn’t based on love.

This energy is the stuck energy of a so called routine life, but life is anything but routine. This stuck energy doesn’t allow you to take advantage of opportunities to be an instrument of love. When this stuck energy is in control it will take much perseverance to get out of it. Think about what being stuck means and how it’s formed. It takes time to create it and it takes time to get unstuck or at least not constantly return to the repetitive behavior that creates it. The same thing has to be done over and over to create being stuck. This is how ingrained our conditioning is in our subconscious, it takes years to form and there’s much reinforcement that keeps it not only in place, but anchors it so it becomes more deeply embedded in our subconscious. That’s why its easier to discount something with less history because it’s not as deeply embedded as let’s say the way you view your parents.

With so much history it’s very difficult to view them objectively. They’re viewed with created perceptions and then we attach an identity to them as we go through life making them who we think they are. The thought of our parents is not who they are. It is only a created perception of them. These perceptions create a stuck mind which takes away the objectivity in living life; things really aren’t as we think. Our life may be lived by our thoughts, but this is the created delusion Buddha described. When we can stop putting everything in our little perception box, we will begin to become unstuck and eventually each and everyday will be a new beginning because there won’t be any energy to get stuck in…

Delusion of Time

The time to love is now, everything else is a made up delusion of time that love will occur by fulfilling some needed want or accomplishment…

Everything we do is just a mirage created by our Conditioned Mind; it’s a delusion of time. Think about it, except for the Conditioned Mind does the world made up in your head really matter to anyone else. If it makes you famous (ego) you will think it matters, but the day you are out of time and you cease to exist, everything in your little world also ceases. If what you do while alive isn’t done, life will not stop. It’s not a better or worse place because of any accomplishment, there’s only harmony when we live in the time of the present and that’s because there’s alignment with love, not the story of love, but genuine love of existence.

The only time life happens is in the now and it’s the only time that truly exist regardless of what is used to justify existence. The peace that passes all understanding is always available, it’s not dependent on anything that is accomplished. It’s dependent on living in the only place that truly exist and that is right now. Regardless of what is accomplished when the story in your head stops and you use time to live in the present moment, your peace will not be dependent on anything you do or think you need to accomplish; your true intended purpose of existence (to love) will not be blocked. The time to love is now, everything else is a made up delusion of time that love will occur by fulfilling some needed want or accomplishment…

Being With What's Here

The gauge of a successful life is how much you can be with what’s here as it occurs. If you don’t agree keep living in the past or future and see how successful your life is when it’s time for it to end…

Being with what’s here is our purpose. You can make up another purpose in your head, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the Universe’s purpose. Regardless of what you think or make up, you can only be with what’s here. Don’t wish for things to be different or the way you think they should be, don’t go back and try the impossible task of changing the past. Don’t make up a story of what your life’s purpose is. Simply be with what’s here, that’s it. You can never be more successful than being with what’s here right now. Living life as it is is the most successful you will ever be. The failure of any life is in doing what you think you should be doing as opposed to allowing the Universe to be your guide. If you’re being with life as it occurs, you are being guided. 

There was a short period of time when I first published my book that I got lost in the story of trying very hard to promote it. My thinking was I needed it to have the approval of others for it to be considered a success. My book and my life are now dedicated to spreading what the Universe has revealed to me by being with what’s here and not trying to get an unconscious world to understand a book about consciousness. I wanted it to succeed and I was gauging its success by the approval of others, not understanding their unconsciousness; this lasted about two months. Only a handful of people truly are quiet enough to know what it means to be guided by the Universe and it’s those who do that are focused on being with what’s here right now…

Allowing Change

In quietness all truth is revealed. In the noise of a Conditioned Mind one remains in a state of that’s the way it is without any room for change…

Without quietness consciousness has a hard time evolving and the practice that allows it isn’t done by too many people that I encounter. This isn’t something that’s right or wrong, it is just a fact. If you live life with the tools that were developed in an unconscious state, those tools will produce a state of unconsciousness. It’s a law of nature, apple trees produce apples. In this respect it’s just the way it is, It doesn’t have to be this way, but unless you see how the unconscious tools don’t benefit your life it will remain as it is.

Quietness is what allows change to take place. If your old beliefs are in place and running the show, how is anything new ever going to replace them? It’s nearly impossible without investigating your behavior so change can occur. We develop Conditioned Mind Patterns that control our life and we say things like that’s just the way it is and we reinforce the conditionings existence when things like this are stated. This is the true nature of our unconsciousness, accepting things prior to investigating their true nature. As a society we are more aware, but this doesn’t mean we are any closer to a solution then we were three thousand years ago. It may seem like it because of the knowledge that is available, but knowledge doesn’t equate to consciousness. In quietness all truth is revealed. In the noise of a Conditioned Mind one remains in a state of that’s the way it is without any room for change…

An Addict in Us All

We all have an addict in us, the consequences of some of things used are just more devastating. Our selfishness produces the void to reach and it’s the reason the reaching never ends…

There is only one person who you have to be honest with and that is yourself. You may do something that nobody catches you doing, but you’re not fooling anyone because you know you’re doing it. You don’t get away with anything that you do in life. You may be ignorant as to why it’s being done, but that doesn’t lessen the consequences. There are consequences for every action, but it’s not because God is watching and causes it, you yourself cause your consequences and they are determined by the base of what your actions are; either love or selfishness.

The reaching to fulfill an inner void is pursued forever because the things used keeps the void in place. Alcohol, cigarettes, porn, gambling, drugs, food, sex, sports, roles, money, social status to name of few, are all used to fulfill some selfish inner void and therefore will need to be reached for over and over because it’s the nature of the void. Why the thing used doesn’t matter is because whatever and whenever something is reached for to fulfill a selfish void, it will not last. It can’t last because the nature of anything reached for is selfish and selfish behavior is the producer of the void. The void is also the cause of so much suffering to ourselves and others. Until this is realized the void will always be there and so will the addict needing to reach to try and fill it…

Similar Not Different

What is judged in a person including ourself is conditioned behavior. When this is seen in ourself it will be seen in others and our similarities not our differences will be seen…

Did you ever wonder why we look at our differences from each other instead of seeing our similarities? The are many more similarities than differences. Our creation starts the same. In our early years our basic needs are pretty much the same until we become conditioned to think otherwise. We exist needing the same conditions air, food, and water to survive, and regardless of the circumstances, at the end of our existence the end result is the same for everyone; nobody gets out alive. We are one species on this tiny planet.

We are all the same except for our developed habits, and most of those habits are formed based in looking at life from a self-serving perspective. When this view changes it is then that we will see our similarities instead of differences. We will understand how much we truly have in common. We will see a persons conditioning from their true self and we will stop judging what the person does because we will understand they are only doing what they have been conditioned to do. Are we not the same? So when I truly understand this it is virtually impossible to judge you, but more importantly I can stop judging me. After all I can only stop judging you when I stop judging me and when this is learned I can love you because I truly love me…

No True Right or Wrong

The only way one can behave is in the manner in which they are conditioned. Even if that behavior harms others one is still only doing what the conditioning in place dictates…

What is considered evil by one is probably not considered evil by the one acting in an unloving way. The considered evil and the unloving act are both mind formations. The formations are just based in a different belief of what is right and what is wrong, but who’s to say which is which? If it brings harm to another this can be used as a gauge, but this isn’t a true measure of what is right or wrong? It may be to the one being harmed, but again whoever is doing the harm thinks what they’re doing is right or they wouldn’t do it. It gets especially confusing when the person doing the harm justifies that it is being done for the greater good. It may be for the greater good of what they believe, but not the greater good of what you believe. This is what makes it confusing, who’s greater good is right?

I am not saying this to justify what harms others do, but to just bring awareness that they may not think it is a harm and just because you do doesn’t make it so. This doesn’t mean anyone can do as they please without being held accountable, but who has never harmed someone in some way? I know this isn’t popular to discuss, but we are all conditioned in certain ways, some more than others; when it’s learned to truly know yourself this will be understood. If the time needed to learn this isn’t taken than it will not be understood and you will suffer at the hands of someone who is conditioned to cause harm to others. The tragedy in this is we all begin our existence innocent, but our minds become conditioned to block it out; this conditioning is more prevalent in some. I don’t profess to understand why we have evolved like this, but we have. If this isn’t addressed we are going to continue to harm each other as a society; the only way anyone’s behavior will change is if the conditioning in place changes…

Beneficial Choices

Since it’s the same mind that tells you to do something and also questions why it was done, how can you be sure that the so called right choices you make are actually beneficial ones…

Every choice made is the right choice because if it wasn’t you wouldn’t have made it, but just because it’s labeled right that doesn’t make it a beneficial one. This is what’s of real importance in the choices that are made, are they the most beneficial as possible? We make many choices which aren’t always the most beneficial. Why do you think this is? If you were really in control of your life, you would never make a choice that wasn’t beneficial for you. Dream your dreams, do your good deeds, but the question always comes back to what is the intent behind the choices that you make. This will determine not so much if the choice made is right, but more so if it’s truly a beneficial one.

To understand this you will have to investigate your own mind and the intentions behind your choices. Choices will be made based on your conditioning and that’s what makes you label it right, but because of the control of the self serving conditioning, many choices made are of the self serving variety. The choices made based on this aren’t really beneficial for you, but they are the choice that’s made so live with it, accept it, and move on. Understand what your intent is behind your choices and not only can you make the right choice, but you will also make the most beneficial choice. I’ve often heard it said, do the next right thing, but that doesn’t automatically make it beneficial and who is labeling it right; the person who doesn’t really know if it’s beneficial.

I made a lot of decisions in my life which I thought were right for me and the results of many of those decisions were exactly what I thought they would be, but it didn’t turn out to be what was beneficial for me. Part of my practice today is to try and get very quiet before making a choice. When this is done the choice made is based on quietness and it’s intent is truly the most beneficial to not only me, but to all humanity…

Life Just Is

Everyone deserves to live the most fulfilling life possible, not because it is earned, but because our creation is from Universal Love and in that love is our fulfillment…

There is always one more chore to do, one more thing that needs to be finished so all our ducks are in a row. But what happens when its just not possible to have things the way we want them. Can you be with life as it is or does have to be in some other way? And if it is in some other way, does it really change things? Maybe it changes the way you feel temporarily, but that’s about it.

Five more pounds and I’ll be perfect. Vacation is next week, I can’t wait, then I’ll be happy. It’s not that we ignore things that need to be done, or things that we enjoy doing, but what is the connection that we place on things and our self worth. We are no different no matter how many chores we do, how much weight we lose, our social status, wealth, where we live. We think we are different, but that’s all part of the Conditioned Mind.

When you can see how life goes by regardless of the endless chatter that goes on in your mind, maybe you will make the decision to change this nonsense. It will be up to you, but don’t think this change is a place to get to. It’s simply an awareness that life is the journey and you’re on it. The journey doesn’t have parts, the journey is life. As far as we know, we only have one life so we only have one journey and it can never be better than it is right now. You may want to make up a story that something else will make it better, but that’s just a story. Life cannot be but what it is, wishing for it to be different doesn’t change what occurs, but it does change whether you will be at peace or not…

Evolutionary Expansion

Our evolutionary expansion is limited by the mind of “me”. What happens in life happens without permission, but we limit ourselves when life is made up to be all about me…

A change in the way life is viewed doesn’t happen by chance, it changes when there‘s a shift in the perception that the previous view hasn’t been working all that well and a new one is in order. One of these tools that can help change the current view if it isn’t affording you the opportunity to live life to the fullest is to take the “me” out of the equation. When something happens don’t personalize it by making it about your “me”. If it doesn’t happen to “me” then who does it happen to?

So much of our suffering is incorporated from the “me” view. Nothing truly happens to “me”, it just happens. It’s made about “me” and this starts the associated story. If there isn’t attachment to “me” there can’t be a story, because there’s no one to create it. What happens happens and it isn’t about “me”. Life isn’t personal, it’s simply something that just happens. When you stop personalizing it, you can observe what is happening as opposed to being drawn into the story. In stillness all truth is revealed and the revelation of truth is this, life’s not about “me” and things happen without your permission. Whether a stories made up that‘s all about “me” or not is a choice, and it’s the choice that will either limit or expand your evolutionary process…

Unattended Thoughts

The thoughts that arise in you can be cultivated to be based in love, but it’ll take much practice and discipline and it will only happen when you develop awareness of your unattended thoughts…

“No one can harm you as much as your own unattended thoughts”

There are as many different views of life as there are people. Not one is entirely right or wrong as we each have our unique way of perceiving and interpreting life. The base of what is perceived and interpreted is where our differences start to create separation in our unity and that’s when there is conflict, but the conflict is with ourself. If we all viewed life from the base of love, love would be the base of existence. Existence is Universally based in love, but then comes each individual perception and interpretation. This is where the break down occurs because the mind isn’t taught the discipline to be settled as we are growing up. It runs wildly trying to satisfy pleasures and desires that are created by an undisciplined mind. Our unattended thoughts are our greatest delusion.

The unattended thoughts are why we are our own worst enemy. If we were aware of thoughts of love, conflict within ourselves would be non existent and if we have no conflict with ourselves we wouldn’t have any conflict with others. No one can do the harm to you that you do to yourself, but when your mind settles down and this becomes known, you start becoming aware of your unattended thoughts and stop being your own enemy. You can then start loving yourself the way the Universe intended, and in the process love all beings…

Blind Spots

The focus of our attention is a true gauge of where our view of life is based from. An outward view is usually self-serving with many blind spots. An inward view is usually from the full sight of love…

You can gauge your life by the focus of your attention. The more your attention remains anchored on your heart, the less attention there will be on outer blind spots. Sustaining inward attention is a true measurement of your hearts desires. You cannot hide this from yourself, you may delude yourself with conditioned blind spots, but truth will not and cannot be denied. A focused view inward is the only place with peace reigns and the more it’s developed the less blind spots you will encounter.

Outward blind spots produce manifestations to satisfy outward desires. It’s these blind spots that will need to be identified if you want to change what you pay attention to. A lookout on a ship watches for the unforeseen, it’s our unforeseen blind spots that do us in. Even though most of us don’t see them because we aren’t looking out for them, when our attention is drawn inward, we will then notice our blind spots. A lookouts function is the protect the vessel. We are the vessel and we are also the lookout. If we do not learn to look out for ourselves by looking inward, we are doomed. Doomed not to see the blind spots that are lurking behind every pillar. It’s especially damaging to our sense of well being because we are actually using things blindly that we think will bring us happiness, but we are destroying ourselves. It’s imperative to look out for what it is that draws your attention outward. Nothing blind sides you, it‘s your own ignorance that keeps you from looking out for yourself and seeing the unforeseen blind spots that will do you in…

The Unchangeable Past

If you don’t learn to stop trying to change the unchangeable past, the moments spent doing this will just continue to make you live a life that isn’t real…

You wouldn’t purposefully waste time in a life that is limited in the amount of time that you in this form, would you? So if you wouldn’t purposely do this, why does it occur? All of life is precious, so it’s not like any moment of life is truly wasted, but the more time that’s spent trying to change the unchangeable, the less time you’ll live in the reality of what is actually happening and it’s only in the way your own mind has been conditioned that makes you think that the unchangeable past can be changed. Look and see this for yourself, subtle is the conditioning of the person who doesn’t know their own mind for they know not what they do.

You have the capability to be mindful of every moment of everyday, but this will take much discipline. Either you will control your mind or you’ll be controlled by it, but understand when you’re controlled by it you know not what you do. Take heed for the mind’s conditioning is a subtle foe, and if you don’t learn to stop trying to change the unchangeable past, the moments spent doing this will just continue to make you live a life that isn’t lived to its fullest because it’s being wasted living in moments that aren’t real…

The Unchangeable Past

If you don’t learn to stop trying to change the unchangeable past, the moments spent doing this will just continue to make you live a life that isn’t real…

You wouldn’t purposefully waste time in a life that is limited in the amount of time that you in this form, would you? So if you wouldn’t purposely do this, why does it occur? All of life is precious, so it’s not like any moment of life is truly wasted, but the more time that’s spent trying to change the unchangeable, the less time you’ll live in the reality of what is actually happening and it’s only in the way your own mind has been conditioned that makes you think that the unchangeable past can be changed. Look and see this for yourself, subtle is the conditioning of the person who doesn’t know their own mind for they know not what they do.

You have the capability to be mindful of every moment of everyday, but this will take much discipline. Either you will control your mind or you’ll be controlled by it, but understand when you’re controlled by it you know not what you do. Take heed for the mind’s conditioning is a subtle foe, and if you don’t learn to stop trying to change the unchangeable past, the moments spent doing this will just continue to make you live a life that isn’t lived to its fullest because it’s being wasted living in moments that aren’t real…

No Story Needed

The only way you will ever truly be at peace is without the story that something other than this moment will provide peace. When this is understood the peace that passes all understanding will embrace you…

Everyone has a story, no one goes through life storyless, but the story really isn’t the issue, it’s how the story becomes the controlling energy, that’s when issues arise. I once wrote a story about my mom not doing well, how this affects me is how I make it “my” story, but it isn’t “my” story, it’s just what’s happening. Since there are four siblings in my family, we all have a different version of our family story, none are the right or wrong one, they’re just what each one of us perceives.

Here’s why any story creates an issue, someone posted yesterday how happy they were that tomorrow they are going to start their vacation, so this has to mean right now they’re not happy. Although this seems innocent, it’s not because this simple statement blocks out truly living life and being happy with right now. This is the issue a story creates, it doesn’t allow you to be with the fullness of the life you’re actually living in this moment. It’s always when this or that happens I will be ………..you can fill in your own story, but that story is your block to your freedom. So the only way you will ever be truly happy is without the story that something other than this moment will provide you with whatever you think you need, when this is truly understood so will happiness be understood, but without needing a story…

Altering Your Feelings

The mind uses a reward system in times of stress, or whenever it feels it’s necessary. It defaults to this developed tool, using it regardless if the pleasure object is healthy for you or not…

What is the cause of wanting to alter how you feel? Many different things are used for this alteration, but why it’s needed has to be identified if you are to stop this incessant craving. There’s reasons why people reach for something to alter how they feel. No one just reaches for something, especially if it’s not healthy for you. There are reasons for everything in life, some understood some not, but just because it is or isn’t doesn’t mean there isn’t a cause. Why do you think feelings need to be altered? It’s just a feeling, yet when the moment is labeled unpleasant you want to change it, but the pleasant ones you want them to last forever. They’re just feelings, not right or wrong or good or bad, they just are. They’ve allowed control because of not being emotionally mature enough nor disciplined enough to understand they’re not factual, they just are; this is simply my experience.

Growing up, my life was one where most of the time I wanted to alter how I felt and I used many different things to accomplish this. Some good for me, most not so good, but the real issue was why I needed to alter how I felt to begin with. I never understood this until about twelve years ago. It was at this time that I began to notice the true nature behind why there was a need to alter how I felt. Slowly this changed, but it was difficult because of the way the mind becomes conditioned to use the developed tool of a reward system. All conditioning is taught, the mind uses a reward system in times of stress, or whenever it feels a reward is necessary. It defaults to this developed tool, using it regardless if the pleasure object is healthy or not. Feeling aren’t factual, but when they “need to be different” they control you like a puppet on a string…

A Shared Heart

You can never repay the love that you are given, but you can allow the Universe to use you to share it with our entire human family, unconditionally…

The Universe, God, Abba, Father, Allah, Mohammad, Jesus, or whatever name you use, is the energy of a love so deep it’s difficult to understand unless the mind gets quiet. Using a name to try and describe the indescribable is just noise, but once it’s truly understood how much you are loved by the Universe from the heart and not the head, you will want nothing more then to dedicate the rest of your life to returning the love that you have been given.This is when you will understand what it means to be a person transformed. 

It’s the love of the Universe that does the transforming because with the love of the Universe opening up your heart, you have no choice but to do the only thing you can, and that is to dedicate the rest of your life by being grateful for what has been so freely given to you. You can never repay the love that you are given, but you can allow the Universe to use you to share it with our entire human family, unconditionally.

We are not a product of ourselves. We are a product of the Universe. We did not call for our creation, nor do we call for the time when it will end. Our conditioning is also a product of the Universe, but the energy transformed to awaken is from the Universe; there is no separation. This is why we can not really do anything to transform ourselves. We can only do the necessary practice that allows the heart to open so the Universe can use us for its betterment…

Transforming Energy

When you understand the loving principle provided to you by the Universe, you will not be able to contain the love that is in your heart and giving it back to all beings…

When Jesus called God Father, I see it in the context as an example of the love a child has for their parent. How each individual perceives creation is strictly up to them, but what my experience has allowed me is an understanding of a loving energy that loves me so much that I am given the freedom to do what I want to do. I did this for forty-nine years and was not very happy, but it was not because of a supreme being, it was simply the lack of loving energy in my life; this was the reason why I perceived life from a get, get, get perspective. I had life exactly how I thought it was suppose to be, but with no understanding of the love that was available to me, my happiness was very unstable. Fortunately for me I lived through my ordeal, not everyone does.

When I finally turned inward and discovered this loving energy within, my entire existence transformed. Loving energy is always available to everyone, but it is we who turn from it. The Universe is love and will give abundance, but only when we have an abundant heart. This is what I have discovered: my mere existence was provided from the love of the Universe. It was I who did things not to be in cooperation with its love. This was the cause of every problem I ever had. It wasn’t the circumstances of life, it was my inability to aligned with Universal Love. The Universe provides principles that are and will always be based in love, and when they aren’t conformed to, there will be suffering. This has to be, but it will only stay this way if you’re not aligned with the loving energy of the Universe…

A Blessed Life

Things don’t make life a blessing, simply being alive is the blessing and the gift because no matter what is attained it will not be taken with you when life in this form ends…

As I reflect back on the difference of my life today as opposed to twelve years ago I would have to say that it’s the people that are a part of my life today that makes it what it is. I want to thank everyone who is a part of my journey whether it is directly or indirectly. No one is more important than another because whatever anyone does it’s all used as a tool to learn from. We are alive together at this time so we are on this journey together. I was an isolator for many years even though I had many people in my life. Because of the people in my life today, isolation is not a part of it. I am sharing my journey and people are sharing theirs in return.

I have been taught about the importance of people through all of you. Without all of you I would once again be the isolator and for me isolation leads to a very lonely place. I have been afforded many opportunities because of my connection with people. The one thing that all the opportunities have in common is they are all directed to helping each other, it is a very different way for me. I am so grateful for this turnaround in my view of life.

One of the many opportunities for me was going back to my former high school as the keynote speaker for a graduation ceremony. To me it’s such an honor and blessing and it was a direct result of the people in my life today. The love people have for me is the love I give to others, and from the bottom of heart I thank you all for this…

Don't Believe Your Thoughts

Don’t believe everything you think. Unless your mind settles down enough, you won’t see that most of what you think isn’t true. Just because you think it that doesn’t make it true…

Nothing is a problem unless you make it one. Think of the context of this simple yet profound sentence. Nothing no matter what is right or wrong, good or bad, or liked or disliked, unless you label it in that way. Our life is controlled by our thoughts and our thoughts are based in a faulty foundation. The fault lies in the mind and the way it has been conditioned. Here are some of the ways it has been conditioned, if you get quiet enough you will see this for yourself. The car in front is going to slow. I have to go food shopping, I’m tired, my allergies are horrible, I’m bored, these are but a few.

All of these start out as a single thought, but that isn’t where the fault lies, the thought is just the energy of something that triggers it. What happens next is where the fault lies. We believe the thought; we actually think the car in front is going to slow, or going food shopping is horrible. We believe our thoughts to be true and act accordingly. If the thought wasn’t labeled to be true we would be able to see beyond what was labeled as true and see what was really going on. And that would be that the car in front of you really isn’t going to slow, we are just being controlled by an undisciplined Conditioned Mind. The next time a thought pops into your head, take a moment before you label it and really take notice if what you are thinking is true or if its just a lie of a Conditioned Mind…

Altering Destiny

Once you identify the defense mechanisms that have been put in place to cope with life and you realize this is occurring, you can take action that just may alter your destiny…

Everything in life is learned and this is what makes up your life. Regardless if it’s healthy for you or not, it will still be done because it‘s what you have learned; what is learned is done to alter the way that you feel. You spend a lot of time focused on learning the best tools you think to use for this. This is why alcohol is so widely used because it works so well to alter the way that a person feels. Drugs work well also, as does gambling, sex, work, food, music, TV etc. These are just some of the things used to alter the way that you feel, but understand when you can just be with the way that you feel with no needed alteration, it will be then that you will not have the need that makes you reach for a reward. At this time you will know a peace that passes all understanding because you will be in a place that few go. Go there and stay there regardless of how you feel and you will understand that feelings aren’t based in facts, they just are; the reward for knowing this is the peace that passes all understanding.

Who are you without your created story and do you need it to live? Who would you be without it; the real kicker which is the essence of your spiritual awakening is to undo the story you have spent your entire life creating. A story has been created to make you who you are, but because you now are starting to understand this created story has caused most of your problems, you now have to unlearn what you yourself put in place; not really so much you, but the Conditioned Mind. This is why people go to therapy, to identify the defense mechanisms that have been put in place to cope with life. Once you realize this, you can take action that just may alter your destiny…

No More Chasing

Pursue whatever you think you need for completeness, but understand it’s the pursuing itself and not the thing being pursued that causes your sense of incompleteness…

You can spend your entire life chasing after something you may never attain. It can be a lifelong dream or the pursuit of a certain feeling, happiness, peace, or love, but as long as there is the chase there will be the sense of being incomplete. There’s nothing wrong or right in the pursuit of something, it‘s when it’s pursued with the false sense when the thing is attained then you will be compete, this is what makes pursuing the dream or anything else a liability. It’s a liability because it keeps you from the very thing you are trying to attain; your own inner contentment. Why anything is pursued is to attain this desired state.

Regardless of what’s pursued once you reach or get what you’re pursuing it’s not like you reach the pinnacle of life. It’s so important to not lose sight of the moment by moment journey you’re on. When this is lost, then you are lost. Life is a happening that is occurring right now, it’s not waiting for you to attain a certain status of importance or prominence so you can say you’re this or that. The pursuit is our block. Become whatever it is that you want to become, but don’t think it matters to life. Life doesn’t care, it has no preference. It will only matter to you and that will be in direct relation to the amount of importance you put on it. When you plan plans instead of results then whatever the results it will be because of your plans, but it wont necessarily be the way that you want it, but it will be the way that it works out…

True Joy is Within

True joy isn’t something that can be manufactured, it happens when the heart is pure and aligned with itself. When you stop trying to create joy, it is then that you will find joy…

It is truly amazing what’s used by people as a distraction to escape reality and it’s called having fun. It isn’t right or wrong to do this because there isn’t even the realization that this is being done; a person cannot not do what they have been conditioned to do. The more conditioned you are the more your conditioning decides what will and will not be used; unawareness cultivates unawareness.

What is called fun/joy is just behaving in a way that usually equates to satisfying some inner self-serving desire. Whether you’re at a bar, casino, shopping, searching the web on certain websites, or whatever it is that‘s used to satisfy your self, it’s called having fun. The problem with this is the creating never ends, what I mean is satisfying the self-serving desires never end. Use whatever you may, but it will never be enough.

The difference in true joy and creating joy by satisfying a self-serving desire is when something happens on its own it’s usually from being aligned with the Universe, this is what produces true joy. When you’re trying to manufacture your joy, it’s usually based in an action that is selfish and self-serving. True joy cannot be manufactured, it happens when the heart is pure and aligned with the Universe. You can try to manufacture it if you must, but when you stop trying and you become still, you will see that joy has always been in you, you have just been looking for it in the wrong place…

Allowing Freedom

Enlightenment doesn’t make you free, Enlightenment allows you to give everything its freedom. The more this is understood the less chance there will be to experience a state of discontentment…

This describes a typical day for me prior to twelve years ago, at some point I would become discontented, reach for something, be satisfied for a little while, become discontented, reach for something, be satisfied again, reach again; over and over this cycle was repeated and basically controlled the way I lived my life. The objects used mean little except for the fact the more destructive the thing used is, the more it affects life in a non beneficial way. This exact thing is going on today for millions of people. It’s the reason why I have such a passion to try and get the message of what happened to me to as many as people as possible, because it doesn’t have to be this way. Young, old, male, female, whatever your ethnic background, not many people aren’t affected by this cycle. This cycle is the puppet on the string cycle. The origin of the discontentment needs to be understood if this cycle is to be halted. And its origin is the self serving mind of “I” which keeps a person entrapped to this cycle.

Imagine this, for forty nine years my life was spent in this cycle, but it isn’t this way today. It doesn’t mean things are perfect, but just the fact that I am not the person who I use to be is so freeing; it’s so important to remain aware of this fact. I have no idea what others have gone through in their life. It matters little if what I see is what someone else sees. The important thing is to know that it was my own mind that created the cycle that kept me discontented for many many years, and it’s not enslaving me this way any longer. I have learned to not compare my life with anyone else. Whatever is seen is seen as what is seen is through the view the universe gives. What I’ve found as a valuable understanding to keep me from returning to my previous cycle is that Enlightenment doesn’t make me free. Enlightenment is me giving everything its freedom. The more this is lived by, the less chance there is to return to my previous state of discontentment…

Lies Disguised as Beliefs

When life is based on lies that manifest as beliefs, it’s those beliefs that keep you attached to the lies. And if discipline isn’t developed to expose these lies, they will be the base of your existence…

I’ve learned to use meditation as a way to develop discipline, but the question is why was being undisciplined so natural and how come being discipline isn’t? I don’t have an answer, it’s just a question. After sitting periodically my mind began to settle and I saw real results in how my view of life was becoming different and I understood I wasn’t the one doing it. To a point I got why this was occurring and the reason it continues to occur today, discipline has been developed that wasn’t previously there. This is available to anyone who has a willingness to sit.

My life was based on lies that I believed and those beliefs kept me attached to the lies. These were the tools that were developed to live my life, there came a time when I knew I had to find different tools and my so called quest began. Everything I read pointed to the mind so I knew where my answers were, I just didn’t know how they were going to manifest. I did know I had to find some way to allow my self centered mind to settle or my suffering was going to continue.

I began sitting, and as my mind settled I was becoming more aware of the mind agitations that arose, which is what was causing me to reach outside myself for satisfaction. Reaching for something was the means used to quiet these agitations. This is the value of discipline, develop none and you will have none and the developed tools will remain in place along with being controlled by your mind agitations. This is what has been occurring in my life the last twelve years; developed discipline means the mind agitations become less and less and as there is less of them there is more discipline to not give in to them. I never had the discipline to not give in to them so I just did what was there, but today what’s there is different so it has manifested as life being different. It‘s by no means a doing on my part, but there is a willingness to develop the discipline to allow this to take place simply because without it the undisciplined mind will remain in control…

Constantly Vigilant

Vows and pledges don’t work no matter how sincere you are unless you follow with actions allowing the vow or pledge to occur. No change happens without being constantly vigilant…

The idea of doing what puts you in alignment with Universal Love is much different than actually putting it into action. Its not because it isn’t how you truly want to be, its just that there’s so much pulling against you that without constant vigilance it difficult to sustain a connection to Universal Love for a substantial amount of time We all have times when its easier for this then others, but we also have our times when we say screw it and self seek. Don’t be to hard on yourself, a lifetime of living one way with not change with a few sittings. The key is to keep up a practice that allows for the self seeking behavior to become less and less and for Universal Love to be more reflected in oour actions.

This occurs naturally, we need only be willing to do what’s necessary. Sometimes it will seem like “what’s the use” but understand this is all part of the conditioning, the noise, the story, the unconsciousness, whatever you want to call it. Constant vigilance is the credo if there is to be change because the old behavior is so deeply ingrained to let go of its control without practice. This is why most people don’t change because being constantly vigilant in investigating why you do what you do isn’t given 100% of your focus. It’s impossible to get more out of your life then what you put into it so if you give it 50% that‘s exactly what you’ll get out of it… Check it…

Just the Way I Am Mind

If you think with a just the way I am mind, you might as well accept the things that you do. You can’t change the way that you are until it’s understood why what is done is done…

Without quietness, consciousness has a hard time rising up; the practice that allows it isn’t done by too many people. This isn’t something that’s right or wrong, it’s just a fact. If you live life with the tools that develop an unconscious state then those tools will produce a just the way I am mind. It’s a natural law, apple trees produce apples; in this respect it’s just the way you are. You don’t have to be the way that you are, but unless you see that how you are doesn’t benefit your life you will remain just as you are.

In your quietness is where your change takes place. If your old beliefs are in place and running the show, new energy will never be allowed to replace them; it’s nearly impossible without investigating your behavior to change. So Conditioned Mind Patterns are developed that control life and things are said like “that’s just the way I am”; “I” is reinforced when things like this are said. This is the true nature of unconsciousness, accepting things prior to investigating their true nature. As a society we are more aware then ever before that something isn’t quite right, but that doesn’t mean we are any closer to a solution then we were three thousand years ago. It may seem like it because of the knowledge that is available to us, but knowledge doesn’t equate to consciousness. In quietness all truth is revealed. In the noise of a Conditioned Mind one remains in the grip of a just the way I am mind…

100% Aligned

Until the practice of quietness becomes our number one priority 100% of the time, it will be difficult to sustain our alignment with Universal Love 100% of the time…

You will either be self serving or you will be of love. You can’t really flip flop between the two, it’s one or the other. Love can’t be your guide sometimes. You will fulfill your urge to serve Universal Love or you will serve yourself, but understand you can only reap what you sow, and when what is sown is through love and the energy emitted is from that love, your daily actions will be of love because of being not doing, and when being is the base of your life you will always be fulfilled.

The other day someone asked me what God’s will was for me and I answered immediately “not to be self centered” although I’m not so sure about it being God’s will, but I do know not to be self centered is my will. There is nothing else needed to do because when the mind isn’t stuck in the self serving mode, it is free to love and that freedom is because of the alignment with Universal Love. For me it’s not about my messages, my post, my book, my job or anything else, it’s simply to be aware of the quietness of the present moment because without that the only place love exist is in your head and it remains a concept. This is why vows, pledges, resolution and what not don’t work, it’s not that they aren’t made in sincerity, but they aren’t ingrained enough in the subconscious to be carried out on a continuous bases. There are moments when they’re applied, but until the practice of quietness becomes our number one priority, we will not be able to sustain our alignment with Universal Love 100% of the time. This will make it extremely difficult for our actions to exhibit Universal Love as our minds default setting. The self serving mind is very subtle and you will never be free of it until you are willing to practice 100% of the time so your actions are a benefit to all beings 100% of the time. This will not occur as a concept, this will only occur when your actions are aligned with Universal Love 100% of the time…

Roller Coaster Mind

If you don’t want to constantly have a roller coaster mind you will need to understand you are not your thoughts and just maybe you’ll learn how not to push your roller coaster minds start button…

When something happens in life and an emotion is attached the roller coaster mind begins. Up, down, round and round, loop the loop, fast, slow and when it finally runs its course, the roller coaster mind stops, that is until the next emotion pushes the button that begins the process again; this repeats itself over and over. The roller coaster mind isn’t activated until the button is pushed. A thought is simply a thought, there’s no substance to it until it’s attached to, but it’s not really the thought that’s given control, it’s the attachment to “I” because without “I” the thought would be unable to begin the process; thoughts don’t start the roller coaster mind. You have thoughts all day long that don’t push the start button, it’s strictly the attachment to “I” that starts the roller coaster mind and puts emotions in motions.

Thoughts are like electricity, this is the energy provided for the roller coaster mind. The energy is just there, like a light that’s plugged in, but isn’t turned on. So now depending on how you’re conditioned, but regardless of the nature of the thought, when there is attachment to the thought the start button is pushed and the roller coaster mind starts moving. It has been set in motion and will now have to run its course. The start button was pushed, the consequences of this is some roller coaster are larger, faster and scarier than others. No one but yourself is responsible for starting this process so if you don’t want to constantly have a roller coaster mind for the rest of your life, it will be needed to understand you are not your thoughts and just maybe this will assist you in learning how not to push your roller coaster minds start button…

Attaching to Thoughts

Wanted thoughts, not so wanted thoughts, attaching to either one allows the emotional energy of the thought “I” to push the start button that begins your emotional attachment…

In the realm of your thoughts there is no right, wrong, good, bad, like, dislike, anger, calm, happy or sad, etc, there is only the everlasting peace of non judgment of each precious moment that you are alive in, that is as long as there isn’t attachment to them. The emotions attachments to those things listed are what controls the way that you’re pulled around and controlled by your thoughts. The initial thoughts still occurs without the attachment, it just isn’t controlling. It’s strictly attachment that gives a thought the energy that makes life the emotional ride that most people experience.

I know we all want to attach to thoughts that are pleasurable and we like to identify them as who we are, but what of those thoughts that we don’t want, we know we don’t want them and we definitely don’t want them to be who we are, but they’re really no different than the wanted thoughts. All thoughts are energy in its purest form nothing else, their transforming energy is caused by our attachment to them. They affect our life differently dependent on the energy they’re given. If one wants to be identified by the thoughts that they want, you will have to be identified with the unwanted ones also. The key is to understand what would happen if neither the wanted or unwanted thoughts were identified with, where would that leave you? Sit with that for a little while…

Kindness From Love

You can’t act your way to a heart of kindness, love has to be sown if you want kindness to be the base of your actions. When it is, you will never again have to change because you are being your true self…

No act of kindness is random. If your heart is one that is truly based in love, kindness will be the way you will act. Because of the way we have been conditioned kindness may not always shine through, this is why there is the struggle to act differently. Our essence is to love, when we don’t we struggle. We needn’t struggle, but we have to understand why we do if there is to be change. True change occurs not by changing the way you act, but by seeing what causes it. We do not make ourselves change. You can’t act our way to a different way of being, it has to come from the heart. When your heart is of love, your actions will be of love. You can only be what you are and your actions show it.

A lot of life is spent in between our planning and our doing and it’s there that the ground work for your actions are formed. That in between time can be quiet or it can be noisy, but it will determine how you will act and if you’re going to need to act differently or not. If the ground work produces kindness then nothing different will be needed. If not you will need to do the ground work so kindness becomes the base of your actions. Whatever the base of your life is you can only act accordingly. Apple tress produce apples, but you can reap something different if you plant different seeds. So you act the way you act, because of what has been planted in you, but if you want to bare different fruit, you will need to plant different seeds. Plant the seeds of love and that is what will grow. You will then act in a way that’s beneficial to all and nothing will need to be changed because you will be who you truly are, not who you aren’t…

Peace is Waitiing

The mind is a great problem solver, but the insanity of this is it’s the one creating the problems. When the mind is still there are no problems because there is no source to create them…

Destiny can be changed when you realize the road you are on isn’t the most beneficial one and what needs changing is to stop creating all your stories. When this is done make sure the same chapters aren’t added that just have different titles. A story is a story and they’re all created by an “I” that needs the story to exist. No I, no needed story. It really is that simple, without “I” as the author who would write the story. “I” is the creator because without “I” the story doesn’t exist. The true self beyond “I” exist without the story. As a matter of fact without the story that “I” has been creating for eons there’s an alignment with life that’s impossible to experience when there’s the story of “I”. Check it

Your ”I” story began when your existence began, it doesn’t have to be this way, but you will have to undo what has taken your entire life to put in place; it will probably take the rest of your life to undo it. This is the beauty of discovering your true self as you watch fallacy after fallacy fall away, or you can live with the tools of ignorance that are in place and make you continue on the road of your current destiny. There is no right or wrong here, there’s just choosing which road to take as you trudge the road to happy destiny. Peace is waiting for you as you learn to undo what has taken many many years to learn. This was done so you could protect yourself, even if your tools of protection were the causes of your vulnerability. The mind is a great problem solver, but the insanity of this is it’s the one creating the problems. When the mind is still there are no problems because there’s no source to create them…

Emitting Love

The heart is naturally of love, learning how to live from here is the difference between living a life that is in a constant state of fluctuation or one that is constantly whole emitting love…

Living from the heart is an energy much different than living from the head. The heart energy is based in non-judgement, the head is based in thought. Love is love, no fluctuations, steady and consistent. Thought on the other hand puts us in a constant state of fluctuation, with emotions all over the place. The energy of love is the state of emotional balance. This is not a mystical belief in something, our entire universe is comprised of energy. To the degree that you are controlled by your Conditioned Mind is to the degree that this is understood at the heart level, and this determines whether life is lived from the heart (love) or from the head (thought). The saying “I think therefore I Am” is an erroneous statement. Take someone who is in a coma, they aren’t thinking, but they still are. So the saying should say “I think therefore I suffer” that is more in line with truth. It isn’t that thought itself causes suffering, it certainly is a contributor, but it is the underlying nature of the thoughts and how they are attached to that causes the suffering.

It’s our alignment with our own self that allows for the alignment with the entire Universe. Without this alignment we’re like a rudderless ship in a storm; afloat, but pushed around until we either sink or fix our rudder. When our rudder is repaired it’s then that we have the necessary tools to be in alignment with the thoughts that just moments ago was going to destroy us. Life will be lived as long as we are alive, but whether it is lived from the head or the heart determines how consistent and balanced our emotions are, and in the process how much love energy we emit to others…

Distracted by Your Distractions

When you’re distracted from our inner place of quietness it’s because the mind is busy, but if you’re not careful even when you have idle time you can be just as distracted from your inner place of quietness…

Its not like a quiet mind is something that happens without practice. At times it’s naturally more quiet than others, but quietness is not always the norm. Sometimes I have to stop what I am doing and go sit, it’s almost as if a reset button for my mind is needed. I can usually tell I need to stop what I’m doing when everything in my eyes view has some kind of issue attached to it, or sometimes it has to do with just making things more than what they are. I’m not talking about when I have to do something, like work, appointments, or certain things that need to be done, when this happens the mind is busy so the distractions don’t allow the mind to know its not quiet. I’m talking about mostly on my nothing is happening days off and I’m afforded the flexibility of pretty much doing what I want. That’s when the mind can really generate noise because it doesn’t have direction.

There is so much nonsense that goes on in between your ears and it’s the lack of truth that is the cause. You cannot understand this if you are looking outside yourself for answers. Inner truth is not the truth of great mysteries of life solved, it’s the truth of why you do what you do that needs to be seen. It’s not my desire to inspire others as much as it is to convey a message of truth to people through my writings, which is a tool to point to the place within your own heart that will lead you to truth and freedom. It’s the place of your own inner truth because this is the truth that arises from quietness. This is the message that’s conveyed to others, but it will only be seen if you’re not distracted by the distractions that distract you…

Actions of Love

Heaven is here on earth in the form of love, but until this is seen most will remain traveling on the road to hell regardless that it’s paved with good intentions…

When I look back at my life I can see how so many of the things that I did would not be done today. Most of the things I did I didn’t want to do, but by being conditioned in a certain way there really wasn’t much choice. Although I am older and I would think I’m wiser, my change is not because I have mellowed with age or have learned from my so called mistakes. It was the opening of my heart that changed my selfish intentions to intentions of love that could be put into action; this was not my doing. So many times my intentions wanted to do what was right, but with my life being based in satisfying “I” I didn’t have the tools to follow through. This is just the way it was and the guilt and remorse that this caused kept this cycle in place for many years; powerful is the bondage of “I”.

To get in touch with your deeper intentions and to allow them to be your guiding light is essential if you want to stop living in a self created road to hell paved with good intentions. The hell being an existence that keeps you living a life deeply entrenched in your subconscious “I”. You may know this, but because the I Self has been in control for so long its intentions block love so love doesn’t manifest as the behavior in your life. Heaven is here on earth in the form of love and until you’re relieved from the bondage of “I” your intended purpose to be the love that you are will not manifest. The road to heaven is paved with the alignment of our deeper intentions to love, but until this is seen most will travel on the road to hell regardless of the good intentions…

Opinionated Delusions

Your greatest delusion is the one that tells you to hold onto an opinion that is taken as truth prior to investigating if it is so. The saying is “Truth will set you free” not opinions will set you free…

Here’s a post on the topic of opinions. This isnt directed towards anyone in particular so please don’t take it as so. I just want to clarify what I have come to understand in more detail. Here is a dictionary definition of the word opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. This really sums up what an opinion is and its true value or lack of it. Opinions really have no value because it’s not based on anything but a thought and thoughts don’t have any real substance to them, so without substance there would be nothing to give an opinion value…

The Conditioned Mind will tell you there is value in your opinion, but that’s the delusion Buddha talked about. If it isn’t based on something factual it doesn’t have any real value. When there aren’t facts, there isn’t substance and without substance there’s nothing to base an opinion on. This isn’t just for opinions, it also applies to ideas, ideals, beliefs, and concepts, they also have no real facts to base themselves on; they’re based on the delusion of a Conditioned Mind. Before this is discounted, it should be investigated. If you just want to make up an opinion about this and it makes you feel better, go with your conditioning, but understand this has nothing to do with what’s been written; everything arises from the delusion within and this delusion was in place long before this post was written…check it…

Subconsciously on Auto Pilot

Live from the heart and watch a miracle happen right before your very eyes or not and remain stuck on automatic pilot and be at the mercy of a subconscious mind that has been developed by a world that is out of control…

Subconsciously we do so many things automatically that without self investigation most of the time it won’t be noticed. The only way this can be changed is to know what is the cause of unconsciousness. If you don’t understand why you are as you are, you will stay as you are. The subconscious mind is what controls us and without quietness it will never be known how delusional most of our thinking is. Greed, hate, and delusion is the way so many live and it is heartbreaking because it doesn’t have to be this way.

The bottom line is life will change when your conditioning changes so your world will change when you change. But nothing will change until it’s realized what is the driving force behind the way you live your life. If your own agenda is in the forefront of your decisions then it is the subconscious mind that’s in control, but when your decisions are based in quietness, the subconscious mind takes a backseat to your heart. This is the change that needs to occur if you are to ever control your life. If not the subconscious mind will continue to be your master and not much will change in you and not much will change in the world. Even though things are constantly changing when the subconscious mind is in control, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Live from the heart and watch a miracle happen right before your very eyes or not and remain stuck on automatic pilot and be at the mercy of a subconscious mind that has been developed by a world that is out of control. Control you life or you will be controlled by it, this choice is the free will you have, but it’s only a choice if there’s awareness of it…

Truth Allows Freedom

Freedom from “I” attachment is based in truth, and truth is based in stillness. A noise based life produces lies which is the nature of noise; only in truth can you be set free…

You will not learn to live by truth if you’re not using tools that cultivate truth. Many have gone before us and left us tools of truth, but what do we do with them, we look for loopholes so we can do what we want and ignore their teachings. There are so many tools that point us to truth, but they are discounted because of “I”. So many have left us teachings of truth, but we don’t hear the message because we judge the messages and the messenger with our own Conditioned Mind. We hear our own message and interpret it as truth so we can satisfy our I Self.

What you may think truth is isn’t truth; it’s perception. There’s my perceived truth and your perceived truth, but neither of them are truth. Then there’s the underlying stillness beyond all the perceived truths, but you will never understand it or see it until you are quiet enough to know it’s right in front of you and has nothing to do with what you think. That’s the thing about truth, it’s always there and it’s always right in front of you, but because of the “I” generated noise it’s perception you’re most likely seeing as truth is something that only a very settled mind will see…

The Less Traveled View

When there’s awareness of the space between your thoughts, you are provided guidance so that you take the road less traveled which is a benefit to you and to all beings…

This is what happens when you pause long enough and see there is another view. The space between the conditioned thoughts widens and allows a view of love and compassion, instead of the worldly form view of greed, hate, and delusion. This other view is the fork in the road that is the road less travelled by most. This is for each individual to investigate and make a decision which road is more beneficial, not only to you, but to all beings.

I am grateful to be an instrument, but as an instrument I can only provide what the musician decides to play. If I am playing my own instrument it will not be much of a benefit to anyone, but if the Master Musician is the Universe and it plays my instrument, there will be a huge difference in what comes out of the instrument; I write because that’s what’s there. If you agree or disagree with what’s written it doesn’t really have much to do with me, that will be decided for you by your Conditioned Mind. Stop and allow for the space between your thoughts to become your place of peace, but you do not become peaceful because you choose it, you become peaceful when you go and stay in a space that is peaceful; only there can you see the fork in the road. When there’s awareness of the space between your thoughts you are provided with guidance so that you take the road less traveled which is a benefit to you and to all beings…

An Ever Expanding Heart

No matter how much hate there was that came before us or is here now, it will never keep the energy of the love that’s in our hearts from expanding to our entire planet…

Although some made the ultimate sacrifice in spreading love, there are many others who don’t have to, but spread the same love in their hearts. Some got killed for spreading the love that was in their hearts and some dedicate their entire life spreading love. The Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, to name a few, but there are so many people unnamed, people like you and me who spread the seeds of love as much as our heart is capable. Love is the energy of the Universe, it cannot be denied.

All we can do, is what our heart is capable of. We all possess a fully capable heart of love, but because of our Conditioned Mind far to many fall short of reaching their full capacity; with practice our heart will keep expanding and we will be the spreaders of love like those that came before us. As we are one unit on one planet, it isn’t our love that we are spreading, it’s the love that came before us, which is the love of the Universe; that is what is in our heart. We are expanding on that love and no matter how much hate there was that came before us or is here now, it will never keep the energy of the love that’s in our hearts from expanding to our entire planet…

Love in Every Heart

Love is the energy of the heart, its expansion is inevitable and it will not be denied because it’s what’s in every heart. As our heart opens to oneness, oneness becomes the heart of humanity…

Just as the body is many parts that make up the whole so it is with humanity, as individuals we are many parts that make up the whole. What is done to one is done to all. We are a collective unit sharing one planet. Nobody does anything without affecting someone else. Hate and it affects everyone, but love and the energy generated is ten fold.

Compare some of the worlds most evil tyrants and the affect they had on the world, as opposed to the ones who had nothing but love in their hearts. The comparison being not to single out individuals, but to put the emphasis on love versus hate. The hate is far reaching and it doesn’t stop because an individual is killed, but it does dissipate ever so slowly. With love it’s different; love expands even if the source is killed. A perfect example of this is the love in Jesus’s teachings. Its message is stronger today than the day it was written that he was crucified. The energy of the love that was in his heart is what lives on, expands and generates more love. This is the nature of love, to expand. Hate doesn’t do this, not that it doesn’t grow, but when it’s source is taken away the energy generated doesn’t expand, it dissolves. People will hold onto its trace energy, but it becomes a pocket of hate that is isolated, as opposed to love which expands because it’s in every heart…

Truth Always Is

In truth more will be revealed, but it’s the lack of truth that keeps you looking to satisfy your self and thus keeps you from seeing the truth that is and has always been within you…

Live your life the way you think it’s needed, after all it is your life, but don’t blame anyone or anything for the way your life is or isn’t. With the lack of truth at the core of most of our decisions that means most of us live a life based on delusion. This is worth repeating; With the lack of truth at the core of most of our decisions that means most of us live a life based on delusion. We don’t do this intentionally, but it’s done regardless. This is some pretty strong language. You can ignore the truth and live a wishful life or you can start to understand the stillness beneath the noise and be with the truth of that. What you cultivate is what becomes your life.

The tools of truth produce quiet, noise is noise whether the noise is seen as positive or negative. Truth can only be known in stillness, anything else is noise, so if you’re not cultivating stillness you may not know the truth, because there is probably too much noise. Don’t look for truth, because if you don’t know it’s already there you will never know it’s there, but when you stop looking for it and stillness takes over, you will start to notice your life changing and it will be because of truth. In truth more will be revealed, but it’s the lack of truth that keeps you looking to satisfy your self and thus keeps you from seeing the truth that is and has always been within you…

Nothing Just Happens

People are dying everyday, but not because they’re doing drugs, it’s because they haven’t a clue why they need to do drugs. You can look the other way, but understand you’ll be part of the problem…

I know we like to hear about God, gratitude and love when we talk about life, but ask the family of a heroin addict who has died from an overdose if there is a God, love or anything to be grateful for. It’s very difficult to have answers about this, but you can’t just sit back and allow things to remain the same. To carry a message of consciousness to an unconscious world is a very frustrating challenge. I don’t profess to be a know it all, but I know what I know and it’s not really understood by most people.

I read an article about a young women who got out of rehab and in five days she was dead from an overdose. Things like this just don’t happen, there’s a reason for it. The first thing needed to address is the rehab failed. Someone has to be accountable and it has to fall on the facility that has the responsibility of teaching the individual about their addiction. The rehab takes peoples money and if the person relapses or dies that means the rehab has failed, but they don’t give the money back, they just blame the individual. It’s a win win situation for the rehab. If the person recovers they take the credit, but you never hear them take the blame. It’s all about profit. This has got to change. People are dying everyday, not because they’re doing drugs, but because they aren’t taught why they need to do drugs. You can look the other way if you want, but understand you are part of the problem…

Be the Solution

People suffer because of ignorance…Be the solution in a problem ladened world where ignorance is the master and far too many people unconsciously justify being part of the problem…

I have a very difficult time with the way addictions are dealt with by society and I’m sorry for writing about it, but with knowing what I know it just doesn’t sit well with me. I have made it a practice of writing what’s in my heart and right now this is what’s there. I don’t know how I am going to do it, but the message revealed to me (The next step in humanity’s evolution process) needs to get to more people. Our world and its people are in trouble. We conform to things that sustain our suffering and the messages that are real are ignored. I’m not really sure what happened to me to change my perspective of life, but I have an obligation to share it. People are dying because of ignorance; their own and that of others. Ignorance is not bliss, it causes suffering and sometimes death. Ignore this truth and remain part of the problem.

We all have an obligation to make the world a more loving place, not ignore things so nothing changes. I know I’m doing what I can, but maybe more can be done. How many have to die before people wake up and listen to truth. Please excuse me for this, but as I’ve said before, it’s difficult having a message to share of consciousness in an unconscious world. We can’t just sit back or maybe some can, but I know for me I can’t because the suffering of others breaks my heart, and regardless if what I have written is agreed with or not, I will do everything in my power to be a solution in a problem ladened world where ignorance is the master and far too many people unconsciously justify being part of the problem…

Love is Never Wrong

When your base is love whatever you do will be beneficial to all involved. How you will know what you do is right is simply because the law of love is never wrong…

All suffering is dependent on attachment, this is what determines the level of suffering. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be devastating suffering, as most isn’t. The suffering I’m talking about is usually very subtle. Most would not even consider it suffering, but this is the cunningness of “I” in the form of the Conditioned Mind. It makes you believe lies, regardless if they’re true or not. You don’t have to take my word on this, look and see for yourself if how you react to things is truly beneficial. If it is continued on because the world needs people who are a benefit to it. It sure has its fill of people who don’t give a damn for anything but their self serving desires.

Everyone’s wants to think they’re right and push their righteousness on others, either consciously or unconsciously, but the only way that you can be right about anything is if your actions are based in love and they’re a benefit to you and others; more so others. No one can tell another whether what they do is right or wrong, but if you love your actions will be from love and not from some self serving desire. And when your base is love what you do will be beneficial to all involved. How you will know what you do is right is simply because the law of love is never wrong…

A Benefit to All

If what you do in life is from a heart of love the entire world will benefit from it. If not, no one will benefit from it, not even you because all that is done will be from the self serving mind…

Ask yourself this question before you do something, is this going to be a benefit to me and others or not? If your answer is not and you still do it, you shouldn’t be surprised by the consequences you get from your choice. I would venture to say if it’s not a benefit to you I would highly doubt that it would be a benefit to anyone else and the consequences will be accordingly.

This is a good tool to use if you have gotten to the point in your life where there is some space between your thoughts; a split second is all that’s needed. The first forty nine years of my life there was never this space and because my mind was conditioned to self serve there wasn’t much that was done that was a benefit to me or anyone else. The real issue here is most of what was done was of the self serving variety and it was usually destructive not constructive.

So think about it the next time you’re planning to do something, ask yourself if what you’re going to do is from a heart of love. And how you will know if your answer is yes is if what you’re doing is a benefit to you and to all beings, more so all beings. If not maybe you should learn how to do things differently so whatever you do you in life is based in love and is a benefit to the entire world, not just a limited self serving you…

Living as Intended

Our intended life is meant to be lived in the present, but sometimes our unintended desires disrupt this. To be anchored in love is to be present for our intended life…

Sometimes it is difficult to know what is the most beneficial thing to do. I’m not talking about clearly recognizable things, sometimes it isn’t so clear as to what should be done. It’s especially difficult when it involves other people. I think for myself I need to learn to let go more and be more anchored in love. To me this is all part of the learning and letting go curve. It matters little what’s in the heart if what comes out of the mouth isn’t of love.

Our learning curve is not to be held onto in strict adherence, it’s more so used to stay open in the expanding of your view of love and not getting caught up in a self serving view. Love and tolerance have to be at the forefront when others are involved. It’s not always easy to understand where others are coming from so it’s better not to judge and deal with situations from a place of neutrality. This is so much easier said than done, but by practicing quietness it gets easier to decipher what the beneficial action is.

Although our journey may seem mundane at times, it’s only a self-serving mind that makes it this way. Life can never be mundane, only we make it so. Each moment of each day is new unto itself, and when it’s lived in the present it will be realized what a gift we have and the present is our life. It will be understood that what our learning curve affords us is not the mundane life of living in the past or future, but the ability to live in the present more and more and respond to life from a place of love instead of reacting to it from a self-serving mind. The more this is done, the less mundane life will be and the more it will be lived in harmony with all beings as intended…

Thought I Freedom

To be free of selfishness you must be free of the thought I. You cannot be controlled by “I” and be free. You will only be free by letting go of your thought I; pr(i)son cannot be without “I”…

What causes the attachment to “I”? Let’s look at this and see how this happens. Everything happens in the present moment, that much can be agreed upon, so it’s because we aren’t present that we struggle. Nothing happens outside the present moment, it’s your developed conditioning that keeps you glued to “I”. When you’re walking along and you pass a donut shop, the aroma is so enticing and because there’s no discipline to be mindful of this you most likely will succumb to the aroma; even if you aren’t hungry. Substitute the aroma with whatever you want, this is how it is with everything. If you’re not mindfully present of the moment it means you will be living in the past or future. Nothing occurs outside of the present so when something arises, if you’re not prepared for it you will get pulled right in. The only defense for this is to be mindful of the present moment.

Being mindful of your thoughts is being mindful of what is. After all it’s through thoughts alone that the pulling in occurs; without thought is without the pull. Watch how your thoughts are centered on “I”. See how it’s the thought I that allows the pull. Learn to be mindful of your thought I and when it tries to pull you in you just may have enough awareness to remain neutral and not be controlled by it. This will take much discipline, but with it comes much reward with the reward being the thoughtless freedom from the selfishness of your thought “I”…

Life's Process

The process of life is independent of human action, it occurs regardless of what you do, but your individual process directly affects where your life’s base is derived from and the actions you produce…

Life’s process is not our process, it goes on regardless if we are here or not, but our process is a part of life’s process, there is no separation because our life is a result of life’s process. This needs to be understood if our energy is to truly be transformed to cultivate love. The only reason it is isn’t understood is because we think our process is separate from life’s.

Sit with this and in quietness you will understand why you and your life are the way it is. Life doesn’t label you as anything, this is your process that does this. The label you attach, you make it who you are, life doesn’t do this, your conditioned process does this. But it isn’t who you really are, it’s just the way your process has molded and shaped you. The base of life’s process is love and love alone, life has no other agenda. The base of an individuals process is shaped and molded by their Conditioned Mind and there are many different agendas. If there wasn’t any conditioning our individual process would be in total alignment with life’s process and every one of our actions would be a result from love. Unfortunately this is not the case because we think our process is different than life’s process. We have different agendas than to just be an instrument of love. When we understand life’s process is also our process, love will be the base of our existence which will result in love being at the core of our every action…

Understanding Truth

You will either live your life based in truth or live it based in a lie. Both are available, but it will be impossible to live a life of truth if that isn’t what you’re focused on…

Don’t think that you get away with anything in life, and this goes for everyone. Nobody is exempt from the consequences of living a life that lacks truth. You can ignore truth and blame it on the establishment, but there are consequences for that. You have choices everyday that allows truth to be your guide, but if you choose to ignore it you become part of the lie that most people live their life by. It’s through the Conditioned Mind that this occurs as a lie is a lie no matter what. Most people don’t know what truth is, so there isn’t a real choice but to live the lie. Yesterday was just an example, an article was written, truth was pointed out, but it was ignored by many and consequences follow. This goes on all the time. Unless you focus on truth, you will not learn what it is. Do what it is that you want to do, but understand to live a life based in truth, at some point in your life truth will have to be investigated so you understand what it is.

Part of the problem of our human existence is without the mind settling everyone lives their own version of truth and it’s based in what best suits the individual. It’s difficult to be in harmony with each other when their are so many individual agendas. There is one Universe and it encompasses all truth, which it reveals for its betterment. When truth is revealed and seen in this context it will be at this time that there will be one agenda for all humanity which will be truth based in love…

One Truth...Many Lies

Pay attention to what you’re studying because if you’re not a student of truth then you don’t really have a choice but to live a life that’s based in a lie…

Jesus, Buddha, and so many others pointed to truth, but not many people study their teachings. Not many see the truth, they see an interpretation of it. There is one truth, but many interpretations and since an interpretation isn’t truth it is a lie. Only the truth can set you free and when you’re free that’s how you’ll know it’s truth. Truth has no attachment, it just is. If you don’t study teachings of truth then you study teachings of lies. I’m not the originator of the truth that’s known today, I was the originator of many of my lies because all I was seeking was self serving pleasures. I investigated many teachings in relation to my life and truth arose from them. Lack of truth is the reason we suffer as a species. Whatever you use that blocks out truth and allows you to live the lie shows up in the form of what you reach out for to try to satisfy your inner lack of truth. The less truth you live by the more you need to reach for lies. There is no way around this, truth sets you free, lies keep you in bondage so the more you are controlled by your Conditioned Mind the more in bondage you are.

There are many tools available that allow truth, but there are many more that allow lies; both are learned. There is only one truth and you cannot know it without understanding the lie. The story of Jesus in the desert states he was tempted, but since he knew the emptiness of the temptation (the lie) that’s why he was able to resist it. Same as Buddha, he was tempted by Maya, but he knew the truth so he was able to resist the lie. If they didn’t know the truth, they wouldn’t have been able to resist the temptation because the temptation would have been to enticing. We submit to the lies because without truth there is no defense. Pay attention to what you’re studying because if you’re not a student of truth then you don’t really have a choice but to live a life that’s based in a lie…

Outward is Your Peace

Inward is your peace, outward is your suffering . When the outward diversions are no longer used as the way your life is lived, you will be at peace because peace is what you have selected…

As life is lived and things happen, there’ll be one of two ways that you will deal with each occurrence. You will either look outside yourself for a diversion so you won’t have to deal with what is occurring, or you will look inward and you will face and learn from what is occurring; when things are used from the outside for a diversion there’s not much learning. What happens is a habitual behavior pattern of reaching outside yourself is formed and you use whatever it is that’s within your reach; the object used doesn’t matter. This reaching has to happen because it’s what’s there, you can’t look inward if you haven’t learned how to do this so you only do what you’ve been trained to do. It’s not right or wrong it’s just what’s there. An apple tree has to produce apples.

What if for some reason you get tired of living this lie, don’t think the habitual behavior patterns with stop just because you want them to. Granted that is the first step of the process, but it’s a far cry from changing your habitual behavior patterns. You see the mind doesn’t want you to change so it makes up the story that change is hard and it’s a lot of work, and it seems like it is to a mind that has been conditioned the think in this way. But understand change is only as hard as you make it. It can be as simple as you want it to be, or it can be as difficult as you make it. The most important factor though will be in becoming aware of your own mind and how it’s your conditioning that leads you to do what you do. When this is realized you can start the discipline of changing your habitual behavior patterns and you will notice a vast difference in the way you live life. Reaching out there and creating diversions slowly lessen and looking inward slowly increases. When you look inward you see truth because the diversions aren’t blocking you from seeing it. When the inward way is consciously selected, no longer will change seem hard or like work because living life the inward way is the change that you have always been seeking; it’s from the Universe…

Learn to Listen

Silence teaches. It’s in silence that you learn to listen and listen to learn. When there‘s noise you don’t learn and when you don’t learn you don’t listen so you don’t see…

Let’s just say the word God never existed. This wouldn’t stop you from being dependent on something else, it just wouldn’t be called God. An atheist is just as dependent on things as a person who believes in God. Learn to listen, there’s a reason why we have two ears and one mouth. Silence teaches so much, but you have to listen so you can hear what is really being said. I don’t care what anyone’s beliefs are because regardless of what it is, it’s just something made up by your Conditioned Mind. An atheist is no different than an agnostic or a person who believes in God. A belief is a belief, it doesn’t matter what it is, it’s made up by your mind.

Atheist, agnostic, believer, addict, whatever your label, it’s assigned to you to justify what you need to do to quiet your mind agitations. You don’t think this is true, how different would you be without your stories and labels? The only thing different would be some of the decisions that you make, but the true essence of who you are would not change. It never changes despite your stories or labels. You make up your stories to attach an identity to them and then you assign a label, life doesn’t label you. You think your stories and labels are needed, but the true spiritual answer is finding they aren’t needed and your existence is the same without them. Just drop the story and label and look at what you become. When you go beyond your story and label and hear the silence, that’s when you will know who you truly are with no story or label needed. It is at this point that you will learn to listen and listen to learn…

Thoughts Block Truth

When you hold onto your beliefs, which are based in noise, you can’t hear regardless of how much truth there is in what’s being said…

What is the difference if you believe in evolution or if you believe in a supreme being, it’s really only a story that you make up and attach to. Or how about this, one day you believe there is a God and one day your mind tells you to believe there’s no such thing as God; it’s the same mind creating both stories. Do what you may, but understand you make up your entire identity and attach it to a title created by what your Conditioned Mind wants you to believe. This is a powerful truth that most people will not see, because there isn’t the silence necessary to see it. There are no real facts associated to any of your titles, they’re just a collection of thoughts. When there are a lot of thoughts collected and made into a story that’s when your Conditioned Mind is able to create your title. I am this or that, but they are still just a collection of thoughts.

Its like an addict, some use alcohol, some drugs, some gamble, use sex or even success, this is another one of those list that goes on and on, but the main thing to understand is we are all addicts and whatever it is that’s used, it’s only used to quiet a mind agitation so you have a title for our story. You may or may not understand this, but all things are used for the same reason. God, no God, maybe God, alcohol, drugs, success, who cares, but you and the stories are all created to quiet a mind agitation. Agree with me don’t agree with me, it’s your story, but if you can become silent, it is then that you will hear what I am saying. When you hold onto your beliefs, which are based in noise, you can’t hear regardless of how much truth there is in what’s being said…

Always Complete

Nothing is needed in the so called quest for completeness because right now in this moment you are as complete as you will ever be and nothing reached for will change this…

It is not my purpose to try and convince anyone that what I share is the way it is, although it is, lol. I simply share my experience of how I have been afforded a freedom that I never had in my life. In 1987 I stopped using certain substances as my coping mechanisms to deal with life, but unbeknownst to me at the time all I did was substitute other things that I used as my coping mechanisms. That is until one day, and it took eighteen years, I went back to using my original coping mechanism. This is what led me to ask myself why this happened, I found the answer that has led to my freedom. I only share what I have experienced so please don’t make this into something that its not. It’s my experience and that’s all it is.

My entire life was spent reaching outside myself to fill an inner need created by my Conditioned Mind. When this was understood, I started developing discipline that allowed this reaching to subside. Why, because I found that the need for the reaching was created, it wasn’t a real need. I stopped using many of the coping mechanisms that I developed and this is why I am free today. I understand nothing is needed in my so called quest for completeness because right now in this moment I am as complete as I will ever been or will ever be and nothing reached for will change this…

Love is Always Successful

You don’t need anything mind made to be a success. Success isn’t dependent on anything you do or anyone’s approval, success occurs strictly from doing what’s in front of you…

One day while sitting in quiet I realized that my life has always been a success and it didn’t need anyone’s approval. By focusing on trying to make it successful I was missing its inherent success and the impact I was having on people; any impacted results are because of the Universe not because of me. It’s not the worlds approval that makes life a success, it’s simply doing what’s in front of you. Not by society’s standard, but by cooperating with the Universal Principle of love. Love is the measurement of what is seen as a successful life, if you don’t think so try living without love and see how successful your life is.

The true purpose of life is to love, that’s the Universe’s intention and you can only love by doing what’s in front of you. It’s because Now is the only time you can be aligned with love. Think about this, failure is mind made as is success. There are mind made values to follow, but if you are doing what’s in front of you, you are doing all you need to do for life to be a success. You don’t need anything mind made to be successful, but understand your life is not your success, it isn’t dependent on anything you do or anyone’s approval, it’s a success strictly from doing what’s in front of you. By doing what’s in front of you, alignment with the Universe occurs. I love life because of the way life loves me. The way the Universe loves is the love you’ll have in your heart for the Universe. Without Universal Love in your heart there is none. Life isn’t a success because of you, it’s because of the Universe and because this is realized, success already is. Not because of anything mind made, but because of simply doing what’s in front of you…

Idle Time Quietness

Idle time can be a useful tool in your awakening process, but only if it’s understood how to use idle time to develop quietness…

There was a time when the saying “Idle time is the devils workshop” was so true in my life, but it’s not this way any longer. Your own mind will make you believe all kinds of nonsense, one of the things it uses is structure and it will search endlessly to try and create some, but structure is only needed to create more noise. Quietness doesn’t need structure because it exist in the moment of what is so what’s occurring at this exact moment you is all the quiet mind needs. The noisy mind needs structure so it can remain noisy. The quiet mind sustains a place of quietness because it doesn’t need anything to be quiet.

Even when the mind has the structure it thinks it needs this is still noise, but the mind makes you believe all is well, that you are accomplishing great feats, at least in your head. Upon further investigation though you find the noisy mind is still in control, it’s just using structure as the noise. Here is why, in order to have a quiet mind, what we do has to arise from quietness. It doesn’t mean you don’t do, it just means what you do is from the stillness of the moment, not the noise of the “I have to accomplish something mind.” The quiet mind is of peace and has the entire Universe behind it. The noisy mind has nothing behind it and that’s why there’s usually some form of created drama associated with the noise. Idle time can be a useful tool in your awakening process, but only if it’s understood how to use idle time to develop quietness, even if your own mind tells you you need to do something different…

Certainty of Now

When there’s uncertainty this opens the door to the fear driven doubt of the Conditioned Mind. When it’s known for certain what in your life truly works, the door to doubt is slammed shut…

Here is a different approach to looking at the tools that are in place to live your life. It seems most people spend a lot of time and energy looking for something that isn’t there. We are always searching for who knows what and this creates uncertainty in our lives which opens the door for our Conditioned Mind to make up all kinds of nonsense which isn’t true. You can’t utilize something that you haven’t got so lets look at the some tangible tools that we do have. When you can see for certain something that you can use to benefit your life, doesn’t it make more sense to focus on that than something that you are wishing or hoping works.

I don’t rely on a made up deity to hopefully get me through things or wish they were in some other way, I rely on the tool of truth for this. I assess the situation realistically as to what is occurring (not my made up story) and I don’t allow my emotional immaturity to be the tool that dictates how I am going to deal with the situation. Looking at right now is a tangible tool, looking for something outside myself to fix me isn’t.

Same thing with prayer, it can be a tangible tool to stop the squirrel cage mind from controlling you. Anything used to shut down the noise in the head can be considered prayer. I know with certainty that these things work. I don’t hope or wish they will work, it is something that is known in my heart because it comes from my heart. Tools aren’t magical, they are useful, practical, and tangible. They are what’s in place today, but they weren’t always there, they had to be developed. These are just a few examples, but my point is tangible tools need to be developed so you know with certainty they will work. You can rely on faith if you choose which is relying on something outside of you that can’t be seen with its created story of hoping or wishing that it helps you or you can rely on what is occurring at this exact moment because you know with certainty that you have the tools that allow you to know right now is the only moment that truly exists…

Stillness Creativity

Since all of lIfe arises from stillness, without it existence wouldn’t be. This is because stillness is needed to create and the essence of creation is stillness. Be still and allow life to create…

To express what is truly in the heart, it is imperative that the mind becomes very still because if it doesn’t it will be virtually impossible to get in touch with your Creative Energy. There is so much outer noise which keeps this from occurring that without a disco you will continue to be ruled by noise. Whether you believe this or not doesn’t stop it from happening.

Everyone has the ability to do things that aren’t really known by looking at what’s beneath the surface. As long as our Conditioned Mind is in control we remain lost and blind. When you live by noise, it’s the noise that controls you. I can tell you this as a fact because prior to twelve years ago I was not a writer, there was no aspiration to write, let alone to help people. It’s truly amazing when the mind becomes still what you will find out about yourself and your deeply hidden abilities. Don’t doubt for an instant that they aren’t there, there’s just too much noise to notice them. The discipline of stillness is the discipline of freedom and the freedom is from the noise that blocks your Creative Energy from surfacing and fulfilling your artistic potential. Noise produces noise not creativity. Stillness is where all creativity arises from. Each of my articles is a result of the stillness within. The Universe is the artist, the creator, I am but the tool that does the writing; it seems the quieter my mind becomes the more creativity arises. The Universe is for us, how can it not be, it’s where our very existence originates from, but this will only be known when the mind is still because it’s in stillness that all things arise, whether you believe this or not…

Using Beneficial Tools

If you use a screwdriver to hammer a nail into wood there will be a struggle. It’s not the tool causing the struggle, it’s because the most beneficial tool for the situation isn’t being used…

Life is lived with the tools you develop. When life changes sometimes the tools that are in place don’t work anymore so there is a need to develop tools that are more beneficial. The process of building a house takes many different tools. In each step of the process different tools are required. When you reach a certain step in the process, if you don’t possess the tool that are beneficial to what you are doing, you will need to acquire them. Since our life is a process it’s the same as building a house. At different parts of our life different tools are required if you are to remain in a peaceful state.

Most people don’t possess the beneficial tools that allow you to make adjustments so when the time comes to use certain tools to remain at peace it’s not in your coping with life toolbox and you use tools that aren’t really beneficial. This is why there’s a struggle with life because tools haven’t been developed that are beneficial to adjust to life situations; this is the only reason why there’s a struggle with life. Life can only be what it is, but your reactions which are caused by the tools you have in place aren’t always of the beneficial variety. If all you have is a screwdriver to hammer a nail into wood, there will be a struggle. It’s not the tool causing the struggle, it’s because the most beneficial tool for the situation isn’t being used. It’s imperative that beneficial tools are developed so when life does what it does which is change, you’ll be able to reach into you life coping toolbox and use the most beneficial tool that allows you to remain at peace…

Simply What's There

Even though you are always present for your life, the present and past occur simultaneously so you can never not do what’s within you because it’s the only thing that’s there…

When you do what you do, understand it is because that’s what’s there, no other reason. This doesn’t absolve you from being accountable for doing something that isn’t conducive to love, but if love isn’t there then how may I ask do you think you’re going to love. For you to act in a manner conducive to love, it has to not only be within you, but it has to be set as your habitual conditioning for it to be the base of your life. You will only do what’s there until what’s there is replaced with something else, and until what’s there is replaced you will only be able to do what’s there; how can you not, it’s what’s there. You can never not do what’s within you because it is the only thing that’s there to do.

Don’t regret for a second what has been done in the past because it will be no different than what you do in the future. The behavior may be different, but you’re still only doing what’s there. That’s all you will ever be able to do so if you want what’s there to be more in line with love you will have to make love what’s within you. The point of this is to show that the past needs to remain in the past. Even though we are always present for our life, if you think about it the present and past are simultaneous. It will never change nor will the future change because regardless of all the beliefs and concepts that roll around in your head the bottom line is, you will only do what is within you because it’s the only thing that’s there…

Always Human

To understand the spiritual your humanness must be embraced because it’s in being human that you will understand the spirit. Embrace your feet of clay for they are the connection to your soul/heart…

For me the difficult part of grasping what it meant to live a spiritual life was I thought it was something that was mystical out there somewhere, but I have since found out to be spiritual I must first be in touch with being human. I’m a son, brother, uncle, husband, father, a worker amongst workers, a friend. I work for a living and am responsible to my employer. I own a home and I enjoy watching sports, playing golf, working out, and writing. In short what I am saying, to be spiritual I have to embrace all facets of being human including its imperfections; “To err is human”.

So many people think they’re going to find a way to transcend being human, but it’s not possible because your human form is base of your existence. You can’t be something that you’re not; being human isn’t to be ignored. To embrace it, it must be understood, to understand it, it must be embraced. The Buddha traveled around the countryside trying different types of meditation for six years learning the cause of why humans suffer. When all was said and done he said, “Before enlightenment chop wood carry water, after enlightenment chop wood carry water.” Wherever you go there you are so embrace whatever is here right now. Don’t push anything away, don’t pull anything in, simply embrace being human because therein lies your peace…

Experience the Ride

When you don’t love it’s as if you go against your own essence. Life isn’t something to endure, it’s to be experienced. If you’re going against your own essence, there’s no way you’ll see life as a ride…

To be with life exactly as it is means to see life as a ride not just something to endure or wish it was different. Sometimes that means there will be rainbows and sometimes it means there will be the passing of loved ones, both are just part of the same ride. To be alive is a blessing in itself, but it’s the realization of this that makes it a blessing. It cannot be a blessing if it isn’t realized. It is still a blessing, there just isn’t awareness of it.

Our manifestation in this form is temporary, the fact that we exist at all is truly a miracle. It will end one day, but by being with life as it is is the difference in being pulled along by it and waiting to reach some destination, or experiencing the ride and understanding there really isn’t a destination it’s all just one ride. To me unconditional love is the essence of our being and the reason we as a society are in the way that we are is because too many pick and choose who to love. Love is our essence yet we don’t love everyone so we go against our own essence. Mostly love is conditional in our society and no society will last with that as its base. Our life is all about the ride, and the more we love the more the ride will be experienced and be a blessing.

Whether its a rainbow or something tragic that happens, it’s just part of the ride. When you’re driving to a destination if you get a flat tire you don’t cancel the trip, it’s just part of the ride. Things happen that you don’t enjoy like a flat tire, but it’s just part of the ride. Change the tire and continue on and make the ride one of unconditional love. It’s better to experience the ride of life by loving more so than by being pulled along waiting to reach some destination. If you don’t love unconditionally and you pick and choose who you say you love, it’s not love. Our true essence is to love so when you don’t love you go against yourself, and when you go against yourself you don’t truly experience the ride of life, you just endure it…

Conditioned Thoughts Grip

Attach to what your thoughts tell you and your thoughts will control you. To be stuck in the conditioned grip of your thoughts is to be lost in a world where everything is seen as form…

Be in the world, but not of your thoughts. Understanding what it means to be controlled by conditioned thoughts is the only way you will ever break free from their conditioned grip. What is the conditioned grip? Think about this, is there anything in your life you have done that gnaws at your very being, something you regret either having done or having not done? A deep regret that stays with you and you can’t seem to let go of. Why do you think this is? It isn’t happening now, but yet there it is like it happened yesterday. These conditioned thoughts take on many forms, but the common link is although we use different stories to make up our life we hold onto them for “I” identification purposes. No matter what it is that our Conditioned Mind uses, it’s the same prison for everyone. We get locked into a conditioned grip which actually chokes the life out of us. Not physically, but by keeping us mentally locked in the prison of our thoughts that doesn’t allow us the freedom to experience how life truly is. It’s a prison that tells us our head knows better than our heart.

Never, never, never, hesitate for one second to listen to what your heart tells you. Your heart will never lead you astray; integrity comes from the heart. Never give into the worlds pressures, it only offers rewards of emptiness. That’s why most people aren’t satisfied, because they listen to what their thoughts tell them. They put all their eggs in one basket, the basket of the thought and no matter how full it gets, it’s always empty. We know a lot intellectually, from our head, but we don’t know very much when it comes to living from our heart, and until we understand this, we will be controlled by our conditioned thoughts and will remain in the prison of their conditioned grip…

Universal Truth Freedom

The more you understand the Universal Truth of yourself the more chance there is to break the chains of bondage. Without this truth a distraction is needed as a diversion that keeps you stuck in Conditioned Mind nonsense…

Know the truth and the truth will set you free. It’s not written that Jesus said be inspired and inspiration will set you free. When the Buddha started inquiring about the attachment to old age, sickness, and death, it was to find the Universal Truth of why there’s suffering in the world. It was not to inspire people by teaching them to think positive, it was to learn Universal Truth and teach it; in truth all will be revealed. These are two of the greatest teachers of Universal Truth to ever bless our world. They weren’t spiritual cheerleaders or projected little engines who could, they were teachers of truth. They inspired, but their inspiration manifested from understanding their own mind and then that’s what they taught. You cannot teach what isn’t known.

There is so much conditioned nonsense that goes on in our world and it is the lack of Universal Truth that is the cause. You cannot understand this if you are looking outside yourself for an answer. Universal Truth is not the truth of great mysteries solved, it’s the truth of why you do what you do. It’s not my desire to inspire others as much as it is to convey a message of truth to people through my writings, which are a tool to point to the place within your own heart that will lead you to Universal Truth; this is the truth that sets you free..

Caress Your Humanness

The spiritual dimension is one of equality, this is how you will know you have touched the spiritual. Caress your humanness and you will embrace the essence of spirituality and in the process you will be caressed by life…

To me and this is only my experience, to be of the spiritual dimension is to have feet of clay. To be grounded in the world because it’s where I Am, doesn’t mean you have to be ruled by it. My unity with humanity is my foundation, without it I would be of a delusional dimension; a dimension where I am above and everyone is below. The spiritual dimension is one of equality, that is how you will know you have touched the spiritual. To be spiritual is to be with the reality of life as it is; this is the reality that occurs in each moment. Time stands still in the spiritual dimension because in its reality time doesn’t truly exist. Life can only be lived one moment at a time because there isn’t a reality outside of this. There is the delusional dimension of the past and future, but they are only the made up stories in the head.

Even when there are disagreements with others, we are still in unity, but the transforming energy has caused us to think there is separation; this separation as is our disagreements are of the mind. In the spiritual dimension, there is only the heart and the heart can only unite. We do what we are conditioned to do, condition yourself to love and that’s what you will do and how you will view life. There isn’t any magic here, but there is a reality that life will always be the way it is. When this is grasped you will understand life is always as it is. In this dimension you’ll grasp a reality which goes beyond the made up nonsense of a Conditioned Mind. You will see that very few people live in the reality of this dimension as opposed to the delusional dimension of a Conditioned Mind. By understanding this you can caress your humanness by being with life as it is instead of a made up story that spirituality is this or that which is all in the head. Our manifestation is our humanness, our essence is spiritual. Caress your humanness and you will embrace the essence of spirituality and in the process you will be caressed by life…

It's Never Personal

There is so much nonsense tied into your emotions, what it really comes down to is nothing is worth having your peace of mind taken from you by making what someone else does personal…

Probably the most difficult thing a person will ever do is learn how not to be controlled by the emotional pull of people and outer circumstances. How things are allowed to pull you into them is beyond the comprehension of most. What makes it so difficult is the way you attach to people and the circumstances and take it personal. If a person is unconscious and acts accordingly, or when someone doesn’t do something that is expected of them, it’s taken personal and you are the one who suffers because of it. People disappoint, it seems to be the nature of being human. Because of the self-centeredness of our human conditioning it’s very difficult to see beyond yourself. Very few people really think of others, mostly people think of themselves. It can be disheartening, but only if it’s taken personally.

Because of the self-centered Conditioned Mind most people are unaware of how they affect others. I can’t really care about you if there isn’t awareness how my actions are affecting you, and I won’t even know that my actions are affecting you if all I’m concerned with is me. This is why most people don’t do what they say they are going to do and have little regard how they affect others, because when “I” is your driving force, there is no time or need to have concerns for others.

Understanding this is key in not letting the behavior of others or outer circumstances control your emotions. Taking it personal is tied into emotions. It will take much quietness to understand this and go beyond “I” energy. This is the energy that is causing all this nonsense in the first place. There is so much nonsense tied to emotions, but what it really comes down to is this: “how important is it” because nothing is worth having your peace of mind taken from you by making what someone else does personal…

Understanding Stillness

Doing never gets it done, everything arises from stillness. A flower doesn’t make itself grow, in the Spring it arises from stillness and in the fall it returns; this occurs from its own stillness…

When the stillness of a flower is seen as life itself and not as the flower, that’s when the flower is truly seen; from here is how you will learn to understand yourself. When you see the stillness of yourself as life itself and not as a person, that’s when you will truly see yourself. When that happens you will begin to understand your life and it will be in understanding your stillness that you will understand the stillness of the flower.

Enjoy your life, but the enjoyment is not in the things of life that is experience, joy is from stillness. Conditioning produces noise, stillness produces joy. That which you seek to enjoy is noise, joy cannot be attained because it’s already there and you cannot attain that which you already possess, but you will only know this in stillness.

Find a place to sit where it’s quiet. Sit and be mindful of each breath, not you breathing in and out, but how each breath occurs on its own; sit with this mindfulness. Watch how many breaths you can count before the mind wanders. I get to about forty five sometimes fifty and no matter how hard I concentrate it wanders. When I started doing this I could count to six. This is one way of developing the discipline to discover your inner stillness. When you understand the noise you will understand the stillness. Just watch the flower, don’t label it, just watch it. The flower never labels itself, through stillness it simply arises. It never consciously does anything, out of the stillness it appears. In stillness is where all of life arise from, because stillness itself is life; just ask the flower…

Here and Now Truth

When you live in the quietness of the Here and Now, it will be realized that even if the so called mystery of life was solved it really wouldn’t change much of what happens…

The mystery of life will always be; answers are looked for that can’t truly be answered. You can make up answers that fit nicely in your conditioned world, but this doesn’t make life any less of a mystery. You may feel better when you do this, but this is only a by product of your Conditioned Mind. I don’t know if it’s possible to ever solve the mystery of life and truthfully I don’t think it matters. It really doesn’t make a difference if it’s known how we evolved or if it’s known what happens when we die; it doesn’t prevent anything from happening. To me it’s more of a benefit to learn how to solve the mystery of living in the Here and Now; only when the mind is quiet will this be done.

In the presence of a quiet mind it’s not that the mystery of life that’s solved, it’s more so the concern of the mystery falls away. In quietness there is no mystery because there is simply quietness. There are so many things in life that will never be understood, but that’s not to say you can’t know truth. Knowing truth sets you free, it doesn’t solve any of life’s mysteries. Truth doesn’t allow you to understand the mystery of life, but what it will allow is for you stop trying to constantly solve it. Once this occurs, you realize that whether the mystery is solved or not it doesn’t really change all that much as far as the truth of the Here and Now is concerned…

Trusting Life

Happiness is a by product of love. It is not something that can be forced to happen, it will only happen when you trust life to produce it as opposed to trying to force it…

You can try and force things to happen in your life, or you can simply trust life. Trusting life produces a much different living arrangement than trying to force things. Instead of the constant tugging, there is a certain ease and peace when you trust. The tugging is produced directly from trying to force things. Trusting produces the opposite, both are within your grasp, it’s a matter of what you truly want in your life; things your way or peace.

You will know what you want by what it is you pay attention to. The things that you pay attention become the base of life. If you always pay attention to wanting the pleasures of life than self serving energy will be your base. If you always pay attention to how can you bring more love into the lives of all beings than that energy will be your base. To be free of the self serving mind is to stop trying to force happiness and trust life to produce it. To cultivate a mind that looks how it can love more produces a life that’s based in trust and when you stop trying to force your happiness, it is than that we will truly be happy because it’s a by product of love not of want…

Focused Attention

Your focused attention determines your existence. If it’s on thoughts of self, you will be selfish. What do you gain if you possess the whole world, but aren’t liberated from your selfish attention…

The key to mindfulness is turning your focus away from what you are greedy or lusting for and also for what you are distressed about. When your mind gets stuck it needs to become unstuck; what makes it get stuck is your focused attention. This attention is mostly focused in satisfying the self in some way. Pay attention to the sensations of the body, of feeling, mind states, and mental formations. These are a direct path to what is real and what will liberate you from suffering. Liberation from suffering is not pain free, it’s learning to be with the pain when it arises. You cannot hide from reality. You can divert your attention away from it, but then it becomes your master. To no longer have your focus centered on satisfying the self is where the path of being mindful leads to. Break free of the grip that the self has on you.

How you do this is by stopping the focused attention on the self and start turning your attention on what will liberate you from its grip. The self is there, it has been given an identity, it has a name, and so many different roles attached to it, but it creates bondage because of the mere fact of the attachment it has to itself. Liberation is understanding truth of existence, it isn’t in creating a concept of truth or anything else. You can only be free when you are paying attention to what allows freedom, but it’s tricky because of the mastery of the self. Constant vigilance is needed for an understanding of liberation from your self. You are alive so you exist, but it will be your focused attention that determines the extent of the liberation you will experience and that will be the determining factor in your freedom from yourself…

Tools of Peace

If the tools available which allow you access to your own inner peace aren’t used correctly, you will live a life that generates noise and there will be very little real peace in your life…

As a species we think to much and when we think we generate noise. The more you think, the more noise is generated and the less peace there is in your life. The less peace there is in your life, the less peace you will generate to others. True life occurs in the stillness that we generate, yet we live in the exact opposite way. There are many tools out there to change this, but most go unused. You cannot generate peace if don’t know how to. The noise created is the “I” mind not wanting to live in the the present moment. Peace will never be generated creating a concept or belief nor will it occur living in the past or future energy. Peace can only be generated in the Now, and only if the tools that are available are used and used correctly. It’s not magical, it takes much discipline to truly understand yourself and what blocks you from your own peace.

Each individual has the right to be at peace, but very few are because of the Conditioned Mind. Here’s the kicker, if you don’t think this applies to you, this is all part of your conditioned noise. Once you think, you are under the spell of your Conditioned Mind. Live a life that generates noise and noise is what your life will consist of. Use the tools that allow the understanding of what generates noise and practice using them as if your life depends on them and you will become the peace that passes all understanding. It’s not a peace generated by thinking or by making up concepts and beliefs about it, it’s a peace generated by stillness. You can only be still when the tools available are utilized to allow it. Do nothing and nothing will be different or use the tools that are available and see what happens…

At Ease With Yourself

Your actions are the indicator of your true state of being. Beliefs produce actions that come from your head. Your natural state of at ease produces actions that are from your heart…

A spirit led life isn’t based on a belief system, it’s based on what aligns you with Universal Love. Your point of view is not a spiritual principle. A construct or an idea of God isn’t God. Spirituality isn’t something made up. The stilling of all mind formations is the key to a spirit guided life, not a made up belief. Learn to breathe in easy and relaxed and find what is the cause when you lose that ease. This is the only true spiritual principle that’s needed. When you learn this that’s when you will notice what is guiding your life.

If there’s a noise in you car, turning up the radio will not fix it. It needs to be investigated as to what the cause of the noise is. With the identification of the cause of the noise, the car can be repaired and made to run smoothly because it is realigned with its original specs. Find what causes your noise and you will realign with your original specs which is Universal Love.

There isn’t some spot that you will leap into that will bring you to some mystical or magical state. It will take concentration and discipline to get you to a state of ease. Remember when you were learning how to drive a car how nervous you were, but now you don’t even think about it, you get in the car and just drive away. It’s this way with our mind activity. In the beginning because of our conditioning and not living a life conducive to Universal Love, it’s difficult to remain in our place of ease, but the more you align with Universal Love, the more it becomes your natural place to be, but it will take some time and effort for this to occur.

It isn’t your belief system that needs to be revamped, it’s looking at your constructs and revamping the attachment to them so your mind activity which controls your actions, is aligned with Universal Love. This is your choice every moment of everyday. Kowing what takes you from your place of ease and making sure you do what’s necessary to keep you there is the difference in living a life of suffering or living a peaceful life. A peace that isn’t dependent on a made up belief system, but it is contingent on being aligned with the natural state of Universal Love…

Silence Teaches

Only with a silent mind will you understand how to love yourself. Silence is waiting to embrace you, but it is you who has to make the decision that will allow it to teach you…

I share for one reason and that is to show the possibilities that are afforded a person when silence becomes your number one priority. What has transpired over the last few years in my life is a direct result from the silence of Universe Love. Silence is our teacher if we allow it to teach. It will teach us so much more then the limited noisy mind can conjure up.

This is important to understand because anything is possible for anyone who allows the silence of the Universe to become your guiding light; blessing are bestowed upon the silence not the person. Silence is the recipient of the blessings. It is through silence that the love for life can be returned. That is the difference in being guided by Universal Love or being guided by your Conditioned Mind. We are all of love, but the more you truly love yourself the more in harmony you are with the Universe. An emptying of the mind is needed if you are to be guided.

It’s a wonderful experience being a part of life. I’m blessed with being a part of a special day when I shifted, but in reality everyday is special. It’s just a matter of understanding that it isn’t circumstances that makes life special, it’s silence that allows you to see just how special each and everyday is. Live life as it is and allow silence to teach you so you can see just how special it is. If you don’t do this your life will be a result of the noise in your head. It’s heart breaking because this is the base of how the majority of people live their life. Let the silence teach you and you will understand life as few do. Be guided by the love in your heart and that love will take you over, but only if you are silent enough to allow it to happen. Silence is waiting, but it is you who has to be willing to allow it to teach you…

Centered on Love

When love is at the center of what you do with your life, whatever you do will be of love. The ability to love is derived from the same place as hate, what you make your center determines your energy…

You will be tied to the things that you center on in your life and the more centered you make something the more it will be your life’s energy; how you live your life depends on what you center on. Your life is in your hands, its not dependent on some deity in the sky. It’s not dependent on money, social status, job, sexual preference, marital status, or any other status. The only thing that determines how you live your life is what you center on. It’s not so much the importance that is put on the task, but why the tasks is being done. Visualize what you think is important to you, now sit with it as not being so, you will see that regardless of what it is life will go on without it, no matter what it is or how important you think it is.

We all are tied to the things that we think are soooo important. You can do the same task as someone, but the reason why it’s being done makes the same task different, regardless of the task. If the task is from the base of love and that’s what you center on, you will be in alignment with life. If the same task is done, but with the aim of it being centered to satisfy some inner desire, even if the task is successful it will not put you in alignment with life, and soon a new task will be needed to center on. When you center on things that put you in alignment with Universal Love, you will never have the need to recenter because you will already have a center of love as your number one priority. When your life is lived and centered with Universal Love, it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself and more importantly for all beings. When love becomes your center and it becomes the most important thing that you do with your life, whatever you do with your life will be of love and with a center of love nothing else really matters…

Two Realms

You can only be guided by your light when you stop trying to be guided by it and allow it to show itself. It’s not something to possess or attain, it is only revealed when you stop trying to get it…

The so called spiritual realm is the exact opposite of the material realm. In the material realm the more you accomplish as an individual the more successful you’re considered to be by others and the more you possess the more material success becomes the guide of your life. In the spiritual realm individual accomplishments don’t assist in being more spiritual; you can’t possess spirituality. Unlike a material existence, the spiritual existence is not a doing. The more you think you need to do something to be spiritual the less spiritual you are. Spirituality is not something to possess, it can never be attained. In the material realm the more you have, the more you are held in esteem. In the spiritual world the less you have, the more you are held in esteem. Not because of you, but because of the light of Universal Love that you emit to others. You are held in esteem because of the light within, not because of anything possessed.

Those conditioned by the material realm are attracted to possessions. Spiritual people are attracted to light. The light of Universal Love is the only possession in the spiritual realm, but it’s not attained it’s given freely by doing less and becoming a channel to emit the light to others. It isn’t a doing, actually the more you try to do to possess the light, the less it shines. It’s in stillness that the light shines and becomes what your life is guided by. The quieter you become the brighter the light shines and the more attracted others will be to it, but you can only be guided by the light when you stop trying to do and you learn to Just Be…

Clinging Mind

The only way to be free of a clinging mind is to not label things. The labeling process of our mind produces clinging, the letting go process through stillness produces freedom…

Let go and be free or hold on and suffer, those are the choices. Expect things a certain way and when they aren’t in that way, the next step is the reaction to the different results of what is expected. Peace or suffering; it’s one or the other. If we cling to the results that are different than expected, it will create suffering and we ourselves are creating it because we are the ones clinging to the expected results. Disappointment is only unpleasant because of clinging.

When we expect, we label and when label, we cling. We develop a clinging mind. The more we label the more we expect, which is attachment, and the more we will cling. Even if the expectations work out the way we want, we are still clinging, but we don’t notice it as a problem because it’s as wanted. Our clinging mind attaches to everything that is labeled, and it labels everything so we cling to everything, but we don’t notice it because we mostly focus on the things that don’t go our way.

The only way to be free of a clinging mind is to not label things. The labeling process of our mind produces clinging, the letting go process through stillness produces freedom. Non labeling is a choice that needs to be cultivated so the moment to moment expectations don’t cause suffering. Life is one continuous expectation, but because it’s only in the disappointing ones that we think we cling, we are unaware of this moment by moment labeling. When the mind quiets enough to understand this, the labeling process lessens and so does our expectations. The result will be a mind that is free of a clinging and without this clinging affect it is impossible to suffer. This is our choice, just understand the suffering is optional…

Created Nonsense

Your mind creates your nonsense because it has been conditioned to think it’s needed for you to be at peace, but the created nonsense is the precise reason you are not at peace…

What nonsense are you going to create today and associate it with you. You are the creator of it and it can be any nonsense that you want; it’s all created by you. Just understand this one valuable truth, if you don’t create nonsense, you will not shrivel up and disappear, you will just be at peace. Lets say someone brings in cake to work. from there the nonsense you create about cake is nothing more than that, nonsense. Maybe you create nonsense that you love cake and especially chocolate cake. Well after all is said and done, if you don’t create nonsense about cake, it will still exist, it just wont have any control over you because there isn’t created nonsense attached to it.

Eat cake, don’t eat cake, the point of this example is to show how the created nonsense becomes the created attachment. Substitute anything you want with cake, it’s all the same. Created nonsense creates attachment, which in turn creates suffering. When you first wake up, it is then that the nonsense begins, but only because you don’t know how not to create it.

Nonsense is the essence of a Conditioned Mind, whether you believe this or not. Although this isn’t something to believe, it is something to become aware of so you can stop creating your nonsense. Here is the real irony, all of the created nonsense are lies that we tell ourselves so life is better suited to the way we think it should be. They are the delusions of life and we alone create them. We are always the main subject in our nonsense. In one way or another they are about us, but when the nonsense stops you will notice the doorway to your freedom and it has no lock on it. The only lock to your self created prison is your nonsense; it’s your own mind that tells you to create it. This nonsense created by your own mind creates your whole world and it is your nonsense that keeps you in bondage to this delusional world. If you think this isn’t so that’s just more nonsense because if you stop creating your nonsense you will not shrivel up and disappear; no all you will do without created nonsense is be at peace. The reason you are creating nonsense to begin with is to be at peace, but you already are at peace, you just don’t know it because of all the nonsense…

Awakened Moments

Everyone has their awakened moments, but is your mind going to be quiet enough to be aware of it, and if not what are you willing to do so you don’t miss the next one…

There are many awakened moments throughout your life, but they go unnoticed because most of the time there is to much noise going on in our head. One awakened moment in particular for me occurred one morning at 4:00am, my neighbors dog was barking away and it woke me up. My first noisy thought at the time was to go shut the dog up, but because I was sitting daily and developing discipline my squirrel cage mind was more settled than ever before, the next thought I had wasn’t as noisy. I said to myself that’s what dogs do, they bark” so I accepted the barking. The next thing I know is I woke up and it was 8:00 am. I can’t tell you if the dog stopped barking or not, but I do know my awakened moment happened when I woke up as I was aware of it. I realized for the first time ever that I had spent my entire life wanting things to be different and that this was the source of many if not all of the discontentment I ever had in my life. This awakened moment changed my view life forever.

My life changed because no longer could I blame anything outside myself for my discontentment. The veil of ignorance was removed. To me this was truly mind boggling. Years of confusion and frustration fell away as this awakened moment was experienced; this was my moment of truth. That is what an awakened moment is, truth and in truth is freedom. The more life is lived in truth the more freedom there is. Freedom from the ignorance that keeps a person locked in the prison of the Conditioned Mind. This is what an awakened moment does, it allows for acceptance of things as they really are instead of wanting them to be in the way of the make believe world of ignorance, instilled by the Conditioned Mind. So it isn’t a question if you are going to have an awakened moment or not, it’s a question of are you going to be aware of it…

A Segmented Self

Life is one continuous occurrence, it’s broken up into segments because of the attachment to self. Without attachment life still occurs, it just wouldn’t be segmented by your self…

The real cause of any issues you have with what happens in life is not in what actually happens, but how we attach a self to make it a segmented event. As long as you exist in your current form every moment of every day is a life occurrence, what makes it become segmented is how it’s labeled and attached to by a self. The transformation from an occurrence to an segmented event happens instantly because of who is it that’s doing the labeling. If your attached self didn’t label life it would still occur, it just wouldn’t be segmented. It would be one occurrence without a self attaching to it and giving it the transforming energy it needs to go from being an occurrence to a segmented event.

Life occurs regardless of an attached self, what the attachment does is make a segmented event by isolating it and making it personal. Life is neutral until it’s attached to, it then becomes an event that is all about the self. Without a segmented self life just occurs. All I am saying is the attachment to self is at the root of all issues and if you want to be free of issues, you will have to be free of self.

You will have to investigate how this is done, it can’t be done for you. Just understand until you know your self and how it’s at the root of making occurrences events, there will never be the freedom of self and you will always have issues because life will always be broken up into segmented events. Life occurs even when an individual existence ends. It’s when you attach labels which are derived from self that you have issues with a life that occurs regardless if you exist or not. Life isn’t partial to individual existence, only the attachment to self is. Every isolated event only happens because of our attachment to self, without it life simply occurs, it’s just not segmented…

Life: Mysteriously Practical

Life is a mystery, but it is also very practical. Part of its mystery is no one truly knows its meaning. We do the best we can with the tools we have, but the reality of life will always be a mystery…

Each life is a sum of our experiences and the view of those experiences are based on the way we are influenced throughout our life and how those influences become the habitual Conditioned Mind Patterns that are at the core of our reactions. Cosmic forces don’t make us do what we do, it’s our conditioning that does this. Granted I understand the energy aspect of life and how it’s our energy directed that controls a lot of what happens, but the energy is mostly directed by the conditioning. Life is mysterious, but in a practical way. It has so much to do with how our life is lived; the more it’s given the energy of living in the past and future, the more it seems like a struggle.

No one can tell another what life is about, each persons experiences are unique. We can’t deny a person the right to their experiences by saying, they are wrong. Nothing will close the heart from the light of the spirit faster than thinking you have the right answers and nobody else does. What makes it a right answer is only because it’s something that works for you. I know my answers are right for me, but I am not so content that I won’t listen to you. We can share our experiences, but we shouldn’t be arrogant to deny a person the right to their experiences. It would behoove us all to listen more and talk less; it’s the reason we have two ears and one mouth. If you have to prove your way is the right way maybe it isn’t.

True freedom is allowing everything to be as it is and not trying to change it to the way you see it. When you allow things to be as they are and you understand each person is unique unto themselves, you will understand what it takes to be free. You can then use your experiences to assist in directing your energy so freedom can occur for others. Mysterious to say the least, but in a very practical way…

Presented Opportunities

Your center of being is in your heart and what’s in your heart is determined by how life’s presented opportunities are used to either fulfill self satisfying desires or being an instrument of goodness…

When an opportunity presents itself to help a person to possibly reduce some of the suffering that a Conditioned Mind produces, there is an obligation to be a benefit to that person, but it’s that person that has to take advantage in what’s presented if something is to awaken within them. If nothing happens nothing is lost, but what if something clicks and their view of life changes; their gain is the worlds gain.

Understand though you can not give away what you haven’t got, so get it and give it so this world becomes a better place. As long as people are kept in the dark, darkness rules, but with awareness you can be a light. There is no greater reward then to be an instrument for goodness, a light in a world that has the shades drawn. Those shades are what keeps people in their ignorance (darkness). To watch a person change right before your eyes is amazing. I talked to a Doctor the other day talked for twenty minutes, the important thing is she was inquisitive with what has transpired in my life and I could see it in her eyes, that what we talked about made her think. She may or may not pursue looking at what happens in life as presented opportunities, but regardless the seed was planted. Whether it’s cultivated to grow will be determined by what is within her. I did my part, and just maybe a little light was shed and the shade of ignorance was lifted just enough to allow a little light in. To be a seed planter of goodness is so rewarding, but you can only give it if it’s in your heart and you will only be in your heart when life becomes your teacher and you see the opportunities to let go of “I” as life presents them…

Method or Program Bondage

If you say you understand something and add however or but, you don’t really understand it, you are just appeasing the Conditioned Mind nonsense of “I” that’s in control…

If you are following another persons method or program to live your life you are in bondage. It doesn’t matter how it’s justified (we all learn differently, not really) truth is truth and the only way it will be revealed is in stillness. You cannot attach to anyone’s method or program and have truth revealed because attaching to a method or program is a block. There’s so much reinforced unconsciousness in the world, it’s one of the reasons why I don’t offer a method or way because then I would be like everyone else and be the cause of your bondage. I just point people to stillness because that’s what I have learned to do.

Stop following others and exalting them, look to yourself for your answers. Asking yourself constantly “Is it true” or any other question is bondage because “I” is doing the questioning. Wake up! “I” is your only block to freedom, nothing else. This is not different for everyone, this is the one common trait of all unconsciousness. Stop with all the unconscious nonsense and see “I” for what it is.

No one can provide you with a method or program for your freedom. Your “I” will lie to you and tell you there’s a need to attach to something, but right now you are as complete as you are ever going to be; you just don’t realize it, and no method or program will reveal it, only stillness will. Stop following all the so call spiritual methods and simply keep your head where your feet are in the only place that exist “NOW”. It’s really heartbreaking to see how “I” is reinforced constantly by people, causing so much separation and suffering by saying things like we learn differently. The only thing different is our conditioned attachments, but the core of them is the same “I”. This is the only thing that needs to be addressed unless you want to keep chasing your tail by following someone else’s method or program because your conditioning doesn’t know how to simply be still…

Assigning Roles

We assign roles to ourselves and to others and this is what is judged. Our true essence is to love, but the noise of assigning roles blocks this from our view…

The point of this article is to show the more you attach to your assigned roles the less in touch you will be with the true essence of presence which is never assigned. It’s always there regardless of the role that’s played. It is beyond all the roles. It’s this Presence that is always there regardless of your assigned role. Presence is the love from life itself, the internal now.

Whatever word you use to assign what you do in life is only the idea of what you do. If you have performed a deed that produced a child or if you adopt, you are called a parent and assigned the role of Mother or Father. Let’s just say words weren’t used to define this, the love for the child would not change. The true essence of life is love regardless of the role. When this is understood the true essence of presence is understood or at least you will begin to understand it.

You will never truly be your roles because the roles constantly change. Today you may be a boss, but one day you will retire. You will always be a parent, but the role changes as your children become adults; the role doesn’t define the person. Everybody has a role, but they’re all different. The role only defines beliefs and ideas. Beyond all your roles there’s a presence that’s always there.

Until we stop assigning roles to ourselves and others, we will always be separated from each other. We are all the same beyond our roles, but since we are not quiet enough to understand this, our assigned roles are used to judge others and ourselves; we don’t judge people we judge their assigned roles. Presence isn’t a thing so it can’t be judged. Who we are is Presence so our true essence can’t be judged, it’s only the assigned roles that’s judged. You go to college and earn a Doctorate Degree, now your role is a doctor, your essence doesn’t change, only the idea of you does. You may one day write a book, but your true essence stays the same regardless of how many books you write or what type of degree you attain. You may even become President of the USA, but besides the role, the persons essence is just like everyone else. The roles we assign to ourselves and to others keeps loves true essence from arising and becoming visible in our life. We use roles to make life about something that it isn’t by blocking out the true essence of who we and others are. So be still and understand your true self is never a role and that beyond every assigned role there’s the true essence of presence, the essence of love, the essence of stillness itself, the internal now. The noise in the head needs to be quieted to see this. When you are still you know your true essence and without a role love becomes visible for you and for all to see…

Memory Tape Reactions

We all have our memory tapes that set our reactions in motion. To be in harmony with life we need to learn what plays these tapes. A reaction can not occur if the memory tape isn’t played…

You will have to understand what plays the memory tapes that takes the mind from a place of peace to an agitated state if you are to go beyond the memory tape control. It happens so fast that knowledge alone can’t stop it from occurring. You can be very intelligent, but it doesn’t equate to knowing how your own mind works. What’s needed is Divine Intervention in the form of meditation. When you are in the realm of the thoughtless, you are touching on the Divine. If you’re not willing to develop discipline to settle your mind, agitation will be the minds default state and its memory tapes will continue to control. Your memory tapes have been in place for so long it’s not known what they are, but your reactions to life is proof that they’re in place and also in control. Subtle is the foe of the person who doesn’t know their own mind for they know not what they do.

If you don’t think this is so, just look at the things you do automatically in one single hour. Cell phone, facebook, eating, drinking, tv, reading, so many things are done that are a reaction to a memory tape which creates the mind agitation that starts the process in motion again and again. The only way to stop this vicious cycle is to learn how not to allow the tapes to set the process in motion. The more discipline you develop the less your memory tapes will control your reactions. If you don’t develop the necessary discipline just resign to the fact that your reactions are your master and you are just along for the ride; after all developing discipline takes work and who has time for that. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it will not change on its own. To be in harmony with life one must be in harmony with themselves, but without the necessary discipline to allow this to happen your memory tapes will continue to run the show…

I Self Dilemmas

The I Self mind is the creator of all your so called dilemmas. When there’s existence to fulfill the Divine Principle of Love, there won’t be a need for your I Self to create dilemmas…

There’s one thing that you can rely on when it seems as though nothing is working out the way you think it should or when it seems as though the stars are misaligned and you are stuck in a Conditioned Mind Pattern. Although it may seem like this is a state of gloom and doom, but on the contrary it’s the building block to a more useful and peaceful life. The one thing I have found to get me beyond this I Self dilemma is an understanding of the Divine Principle of Love, which is always available.

I can’t tell you how many times love has pulled me out of an I Self dilemma. Regardless of what story you make to create your world, the Divine Principle of Love is in control of all that is. It’s this connection that makes us complete. The mind makes so much noise that this is difficult to grasp, but when the Divine Principle of Love becomes why you live, you will never ever have a dilemma of any kind because you will see it is love and not you that is in control. Only the I Self can have a dilemma, but if you can stay in the one place that dilemmas don’t exist you will know that regardless of what happens in life, its not the way it’s suppose to be because life isn’t suppose to be anything, but it’s the way it is and that’s the one place where all the nonsense of a Conditioned Mind can not exist. The Divine Principle of Love can only be known in the place of what is. In this place we are at one with all of life and it’s in this place that there isn’t the need for your I Self to create a dilemma…

Practical Solutions

The Conditioned Mind is the cause of why you do what you do. It’s not because of a made up God so don’t look for God to fix it. When responsibility for your actions is taken, it’s then that practical solutions will be seen…

The more you understand yourself and see the Conditioned Mind at the core of your actions, the more practical your life’s solution are. You can wait for a made up God to fix you, but the more practical approach is to take control of your actions by learning to do things that puts you in harmony with life.

If freedom is something you have an impulse for, the reason why you are not free is what you need to get in touch with. This has nothing to do with God so God won’t fix it. When this is understood and the impulse to change arises, you will have something practical to work with. It sounds simple and the practical solution is, but it’s difficult in the actual change because of the way the Conditioned Mind has evolved. The mind is a problem solving machine, but it’s the thing creating all the problems. Understand this and you will be well on way to a freedom never experienced before.

If you don’t truly get to know yourself you will constantly repeat behavior that doesn’t allow harmony with life. Not being in harmony creates the impulse which is the energy of love to be relieved of your self absorption. Until this is understood not a made up God or anything else will be able to help remove your blocks to love. Hold onto whatever beliefs you need, but understand you do what you do because of the way you have been conditioned. It’s no ones fault and until you become responsible for your own actions, your beliefs will most likely never fully go away and your freedom will be fleeting at best. Stay controlled by your Conditioned Mind and stay in the prison to the bondage of self; why this is unfortunate is because not even your made up God will be able to help you…

Two Standards One Decision

Everyday upon awakening a decision is made to begin your day between a standard that serves one or serves many, when this is understood you will see the standard to serve many is the only choice…

There are two standards that a person can choose to live by. One is to live life through a self serving standard. This choice doesn’t need much explanation because anything that is done through this type of standard is a benefit only to one person and that is to the person who is self serving. The other way to live is through a standard that serves many. This one is a little more complex because it involves many more people and the affect is so much more wide spread.

The self serving standard only has one purpose and that is to satisfy self. It’s pretty clear how this works. Whatever is used in this standard is done to benefit yourself. There isn’t much unity or love in this. Not many people are under the spell of a self serving standard all the time, there’s usually fluctuations between the two, but they cannot occur at the same time so it’s either one or the other. The more the mind is conditioned to self serve, the more time one will spend thinking about themselves. This is a very selfish way to live, but it’s how so many of us have been conditioned to live. To break this spell this has to be understood. If it isn’t, you will remain under the spell of the self serving standard.

Let’s look at the standard that serves many; this encompasses all of humanity. It touches the entire Universe because that’s its source energy. This standard isn’t self created or sustained by doing, it’s a direct result of being aligned with stillness; this stillness is the Universe, it’s why there’s unity and joy when this is our standard. It has to be this way because life is derived from stillness; it sustains itself. It serves many and is a benefit to all. These are your choices and the one that you select becomes your life standard and what you will bring to all humanity. Simply put, serve yourself and you serve one or serve many and all humanity will be served…

Filling a Delusional Lack

The more something is reached for to fill some delusional lack, the less that lack is filled and the more something will be needed to try and fill your delusional lack…

A person will never be free of attachment to self if a discipline isn’t developed to see the reason behind why anything is reached for to begin with. There’s a delusional lack that is the cause and if it isn’t identified there will always be delusional reaching. What I have learned is although some try to address breaking their attachments, most of the time they don’t really break it, something else is put in its place, they substitute. This is a major issue in our society and this is why people don’t truly break the hold from attachment, regardless of what is used. They may not use a certain thing anymore, but they are far from free.

Attachment is attachment and until the reaching itself and not the thing used is addressed the only thing that will change is the thing used. I know this from experience, this isn’t psychological babble, it’s the way it is. It happened to me and I see it happening all around me, people don’t just use things like alcohol or drugs, but nicotine, food, sex, meetings, self created purposes, work, social status, education, caffeine, ad infinitum on whatever it is that has a hold of you, is justified as okay to use, but all that’s been done is substituting one thing for another. Granted a lot of times the other things being used may have a less devastating affect, but it’s substitution just the same. This occurs because the true nature of the reaching isn’t understood. It has nothing to do with what’s used, it has everything to do with why there is reaching to begin with. When the need to reach for anything isn’t there you will understand it’s because you are complete just as you are and your delusional lack is no more…

Utilizing the Present

The present when utilized stops the incessant merry-go-round mind from controlling how your life is going to be lived and unlocks a quietness that’s at the base of all your decisions…

There are different ways the merry-go-round mind can be stopped, it will take some trial and error to find what works best for you. To me being present is the opening of the heart to quietness. The present is one of the main things to use to stop the mind in its tracks. It can be utilized as something to minimize the damage inflicted by the Conditioned Mind. If nothing is used to stop the merry-go-round mind, there will be no way to get off the ride. This is how the Conditioned Mind remains in control because nothing is developed to keep it in check. An unchecked undisciplined mind is the creator of chaos and it’s at the core of humanity’s disfunction.

The way you go about developing the discipline to stop the mind from running amok is through remaining present as much as possible; it doesn’t have to be anything formal. The point is to remain present anyway you can to stop the incessant self serving mind from controlling your life so space can be created between your thoughts. In this space of quiet is the ability to live life happy, joyous, and free. The merry-go-round needs to be stopped if you are to become your true self and live this kind of life.

I use sayings, sometimes the breath or just the silence beneath the noise. Whatever is used it has to be understood that it’s being done to create space between your thoughts. This is of the utmost importance if discipline is to assist in breaking the chains of the Conditioned Mind. You can only get off the merry-go-round when it stops and you can only stop it when you develop the ability to shut it down, and what will allow you the ability to do this is to be present. The merry-go-round will never stop on its own and you will never be able to create the space needed between your thoughts until you understand how to get off the ride and allow love to be in control of your life instead of being on the merry-go-round of life; just existing and going in circles…

Love: A True Citeria

Love is the true criteria of a successful life; love is life’s essence. Our adversities are between our heart and our head, but when the light of love shines through our heart, our adversities are no more…

It seems our greatest lessons come from our darkest times, but it’s only dark because that’s what is seen. There’s always a light shining, but it’s your view that’s of darkness. It’s not that adversity is needed to learn some of life’s most valuable lesson, but because of the way we’re conditioned, it causes adversity; the adversity is ours not life’s. There is no adversity in life, there is only adversity in people and it’s caused because of our developed view of life; when the view isn’t one based in love adversity has to follow.

I would say we’re a backward society because of what is used as the criteria if a person is considered successful. There’s only one true criteria to lead a successful life and that is to love. Do you think Jesus or the Buddha were concerned with their finances or their social status when they were walking the earth? So much time and energy is wasted on a self serving criteria and until this is realized and it becomes different there will always be adversity in your life. Love and live in the light adversity free or remain with a self serving criteria as the base of existence and stay in the darkness. The essence of life itself is love and your heart always wants to live in the light of this love, but your head has been conditioned to live in the darkness of a self serving criteria so there’s always adversity. When you can break the chains of this conditioned darkness, there will be nothing but light in your life and it’s then that you will understand what it means to be truly successful in life, not by a criteria created by society, but by a criteria of the light of love in your heart that’s shining through…

Past Memory Attachment

You cannot move on with your life if you’re attaching to a past memory. What happens in the past needs to remain there if your future is to be different…

This article isn’t about how one should grieve as much as it’s about how our Conditioned Mind likes to attach to the past. I have not lost anyone I love in any of our nations previous conflicts or wars, but I have lost loved ones in my life and I attribute it as just being a part of life, not a pleasant part, but a part just the same. A loss of a loved is a loss any way it occurs and it’s the attachment that causes you to suffer. Not attaching doesn’t make it easier to lose someone, but it does allow for the freedom to move on and not attach to the suffering of the initial reaction to the loss.

You will never have closure and move on if you’re attach to a past memory over and over. What happens in the past needs to remain there if our future is to be different. The Conditioned Mind Patterns remain ingrained by using your memory to keep you in captivity. The love you have for someone always remains in your heart, always. You don’t have to hold a special ceremony to show your love for them. It’s always there every minute of every day, not just on the anniversary of their passing.

This may not be a favorable post to some, but it’s not my intention to offend anyone or to tell others how to grieve, each person has their own conditioned process in place. All I am saying is to look at how the Conditioned Mind uses the past to create stories in your head that keeps your suffering active. After all isn’t that what reliving a past loss does, you don’t really need to have ceremonies to honor loved ones; I’m only saying this because of the suffering it causes. The place that a person who passes on truly lives is in the place of eternity, which is in our heart. Grieve in anyway that you are conditioned to grieve, just understand the love for a loved one never dies, it’s always within you, but it does get blocked from entering the eternal world of your heart by attaching the past memories of the Conditioned Mind…

Mirror of Truth

If you don’t find out why you need to reach for something to alter your current state, you will substitute the things used your entire life and whatever it is that you reach for will remain your master…

Whatever controls you is your master. It doesn’t matter what it is. Your aren’t up against evil forces or negative energy. What you are up against is your own Conditioned Mind Patterns. Even if they change from something you believe in and now you look at it differently, if the change isn’t from a place of quietness you will still be in bondage. When something is reached for it is bondage. If you don’t find out why you need to reach for anything, you will substitute the things that you use your entire life; you will just go from thing to thing. I’m not asking you to believe this, I’m telling you from my experience that this is the way it is. This is real. Lying to yourself is all part of a persons conditioning, even if it causes your own misery your mind will tell you to discount this.

You are your own worse enemy. I know this as a fact, but yet it’s still going to be a struggle at times because of the conditioning. For me the freedom from the bondage of self is becoming more and more of a reality in my life and I know this because there is less and less reaching for things and there is more time spent in the moment of I Am. This takes a lot of discipline, more then most people are willing to develop, but if you really want freedom you will have to be able to look in the mirror and understand you are looking at your only block to freedom. It will be at this point that you can start breaking free from a self that has be leading you around like a puppet on a string. Facing yourself is the most difficult thing you will ever do because you have been conditioned not to face yourself. If you want to be free, I suggest you start developing a plan to break free from yourself and change your Conditioned Mind Patterns. If not, enjoy the puppet show which you happen to have the leading role…

Self Serving Expecting

Live anyway you choose, but if your life isn’t aligned with Universal Love, you can expect to be disappointed more often than not and that’s one expectation that will occur without a doubt…

When something doesn’t happen the way it’s expected, disappointment usually follows. The disappointment is because the expedition originates from within our own self. This is a reflection to become more aware of to see how your emotions are tied into your expectations. The real question is why do we expect things to be a certain way instead of being with what actually occurs? You can never truly be disappointed with what occurs if you understand life isn’t personal, it’s just what happens in each moment. You can make it personal, but the real question is why do you? Sometimes life works out the way you want, it’s probably more luck than anything else. I mean this in the sense of expectations, not in the sense of being aligned with Universal Energy and having things work out for you. When this occurs it’s really because you’re cooperating and are aligned with the Universe so therefore things are really working out for the Universe, not for you individually. This is the essence of love, not one iota of expectations for your own self serving desires.

For me expectations lead to disappointment because its usually based in some self serving desire. When this is understood and your head and feet are in the same moment, aligned with Universal Energy, the love that’s in your heart overcomes the selfishness that’s in your head. This means there’s usually less and less disappointment with things, not because things work out the way that you want, but because the expectations that they need to be a certain way aren’t there. Without expectations the heart stays connected with the love of the Universe. Life is so different in this realm as opposed to the realm of your self serving expectations. Live anyway you choose, but if your life isn’t aligned with Universal Love and you aren’t living accordingly, you can expect to be disappointed more often than not and that’s one expectation you can expect to occur, without exception…

Opinionated Delusions

We are all from the same energy. Even if you were from another planet it would still be the energy of the Universe. When you lose focus of this you become an individual and form your opinions…

If you choose to live a life of opinions that’s your choice. Yesterday’s post was to point out how the burden of a conditioned opinion weighs heavily on you and blocks you from the love that’s in your heart. It was not written to tell anyone how to live their life, that’s not why I write. How someone chooses to live has nothing to do with me. If what I write resonates with you, so be it, if not simply move on. What I write is strictly from my experience as I was opinionated for many many years. Whether it is agreed with has nothing to do with me. What I see is what I write. If you don’t see what I see you won’t understand what I write. There is nothing right or wrong with this, it’s just the way it is.

We are all an extension of Universal Consciousness, that’s factual not an opinion. There’s no difference in any of us, we are from the same energy. It’s when you lose your focus of this that you become an individual and form your opinions. Our unity comes from understanding this. When you form your opinions, ideas, beliefs, concepts, and whatnot, you form an individuality which causes you to miss the mark of Universal Love. This is the truth I spoke of yesterday. It’s not my truth, but the truth of existence; Universal Love. There’s no interpretation needed here, love is simply love. If you wish to form an interpretation or opinion of love that’s up to you, but when the mind settles Universal Love becomes your life’s base; there are no opinions or interpretations needed. Learn to live life as it is, the life of Universal Love. Form any opinion you like, but it will not be a benefit to you because it’s self serving. As a matter of fact it will only be a burden which weighs heavily on you and blocks you from the love that is in your own heart…check it…

Hunger of the Heart

Seeking the pleasures of the world creates the hunger of your heart. This hunger can only be only be satisfied in stillness, because when the mind is still the heart is at peace…

One aspect of the Conditioned Mind is how it’s in pleasure seeking mode most of the time. Even when we get down on ourselves, it’s a perverse form of pleasure. The mind wants to keep all the pleasure thoughts and discard the non pleasurable ones. It spends most of its time doing this. Whether you’re weaving in and out of traffic, only to catch a red light and have all the cars that you just passed pull up to the same light, or doing something and asking yourself why did you do it, the reason for the doing is strictly to seek some form of pleasure. That your own mind questions why you do whatever it is that you do is how diabolical it is, but understand it’s only this way because that’s the way you have been conditioned.

The pleasure seeking mode is not one which is in our best interest, but the Conditioned Mind doesn’t really care about this; that it’s in control is all it cares about. It makes you think you are seeking pleasure, but when your mind starts to settle and loses its grip, you will see the fallacy of this. Pleasure is in stillness not in things, but the pleasure of stillness is not the pleasure that the world provides. The pleasure of the world is based in a lie. The pleasure of stillness is based in truth. There are parables in the bible that speak of the worldly hunger. This hunger is the seeking of the pleasure, this is the hunger the world creates, but it cannot satisfy. It’s only in stillness that your hunger will be satisfied, not because you’re given something to satisfy it, but because in stillness a hunger never materializes so there is no hunger to satisfy…

Free Will Isn't Free

When it’s said “God gives you free will” it’s just something that’s used to justify your behavior so you can do what you want. If love isn’t at the base of your choices your so called free will isn’t so free…

No one causes more harm to you than you do. It’s the irony of life that we are our own worse enemy. No one hurts us the way we hurt ourselves. Think about some of the things that we do and call it free will. There is so much bondage in this so called free will it isn’t funny. So many things control us and we use the free will term as a disguise because no one would purposely choose bondage or would they?

Here are some of the choices of our so called free will: Smoking cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol to the point of intoxication, abusing legal and illegal drugs, selfishly indulging in porn and sex, over eating to the point where it causes health issues (obesity, stress, diabetes) to name a few. How about our impatient driving tactics, constantly driving beyond the speed limit, always picking the shortest line, forming beliefs and opinions especially when it comes to religion and politics, sticking to our beliefs prior to investigating if they are even factual, thinking there is a God out there somewhere who really gives a damn what happens to you, praying to this God to grant you your wishes, thinking your views on life are right and unless they are agreed with the other person is an “A” hole, constantly seeking pleasure, gambling, lottery (thinking you will be set if you win) basing your life decisions on material possessions, thinking you are independent of others and we don’t need others for anything, dependency on all kinds of things, constantly living in the past or future, and the constant arranging of life to suit our “I”. These are just some of the so called choices of what is labeled as free will. I wonder what some of the choices would be if the consequences weren’t so detrimental to our well-being? As a society how much more can we choose to further harm ourselves?

The bottom line to all this so called free will stuff lacks one thing and that is the absence of love at the base of each choice. This lack and our addiction to satisfy “I” is destroying humanity and society in the process, and unless we learn to align our free will with Universal Love we will continue to do more harm to ourselves than can be imagined. You would never choose to harm yourself, so you think, but upon further investigation you will come to realize that your so called free will isn’t so free…

Watching Your Thoughts

It’s important to notice your own thoughts because even if what you do comes from a labeled place of love, the label produces the bondage of your own thoughts that control you…

If you can’t watch your own thoughts to decipher if they’re truly beneficial, hold on because you’ll be taken on the ride of your life. Not that life does anything directly to you, but thoughts arise and these determine what kind of ride you will be on. Noticing your unguarded thoughts is essential if you’re not to be controlled by them; at least somewhat. Thoughts are a natural part of life so they will arise. As far as I know there’s no way of controlling the thoughts that arise, but I have found that noticing them allows for a split second of hesitation that can be used to decipher whether or not if the arisen thought is beneficial; remember attachment causes suffering, not the thought itself.

I often say the Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how you are controlled by your own thoughts, it will and this has to happen, control you as if you were a puppet on a string. So subtle is this control that even if you’re doing things that you label as loving, if these thoughts aren’t watched they will control you and bondage is bondage regardless of what label is applied. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of the subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. This is also why it’s so important to notice your own thoughts because even if what you do comes from a labeled place of love, the bondage this produces is that of unguarded thoughts which control you like any unguarded thought…

Stillness Simplicity

The simplicity of life is determined by the stillness of your mind. Without stillness the Conditioned Mind always has questions, never answers. In stillness there isn’t a need for questions because the answers are simply known…

I have heard it said many times that life is simple, but not easy. Sometimes things are said without much thought as to why they are being said. Take a simple math problem, we assume everyone knows how to add one plus one. It’s simple, but is it simple to someone who doesn’t know how to add, it might as well be a foreign language. Don’t assume because something seems simple to you that it’s that way for everybody, and it doesn’t mean you are right about it. You may think life is simple, but not easy, but the truth is it is neither, it’s what your conditioning has instilled in you that makes life the way it is. What you consider simple may be very complicated for someone else and visa versa. When you are ruled by noise, life is difficult. When there’s stillness, there isn’t any noise.

Be very careful with blanket statements because what you see all may not see. As my writings reach more people, they are questioned more. It doesn’t mean there’s any less truth to them, it just means someone doesn’t see what I see. I don’t expect understanding of what I went through to get me to the place I’m in because I don’t even totally understand what happened. I do know the way my mind controlled me for to many years like I was a puppet on a string; today I am learning to cut those string. You won’t know how many strings there are, but as the mind settles and you become more aware that there are strings, it is then that you can be mindful and make the approximate cuts. The simply truth is the less strings there are, the less control the Conditioned Mind will have over you and the more stillness there will be in your life….

Undisciplined Lack

An undisciplined mind is your true adversary. It isn’t the circumstances of life that cause you problems, problems are caused by an undisciplined mind making you believe things need to be different…

Your deep seated Conditioned Mind Patterns hold you in captivity to the I Self. The nature of the Conditioned Mind is to satisfy an I Self that feels a sense of lack; a lack that will try to be filled in one way or another. This lack is the energy that causes the Conditioned Mind Patterns to be formed. It was this sense of lack that controlled me for forty nine years.

I have come to understand that flare ups occur because your I Self doesn’t allow you to flow with the energy of life. It either erupts in the unconscious present or is stored, waiting for a future trigger and flare up to occur; whether it manifest now or later a Conditioned Mind Pattern will be formed. When these flare-ups occur and the I Self attaches to them, the story in the head starts and the drama begins. Once a Conditioned Mind Pattern is activated all sorts of things happen. You go through many different emotions. Feelings arise that cause you to justify your actions which present themselves in any form that is necessary for the situation; anger, rage, jealously, pride, etc, the list of the capabilities of an undisciplined mind are endless.

It starts with a thought. If that thought is allowed to pass through by not attaching to it, that’s it you’re free. If not, the next step is it attaches to the I Self which creates the story; it has to run its course until it reaches a conclusion. It will then return to your psyche to become more engrained. The conditioning will be much easily activated next time there is an association to the I Self and it will become much more difficult to let the energy pass through. You will attach to the thought and a Conditioned Mind Pattern will form, or you will not attach to the thought and allow the energy to pass through, but that will not be a choice until it is…

Skydiving Experience

The mind loves logic, but sometimes caution has to be thrown to the wind to truly experience what it means to live. Holding onto a lifeline may keep you safe, but it also limits you…

One day last year my son who was to turn twenty three said he wanted to go skydiving for his birthday. My daughter also said she wanted to go and since both of them were going I figured why not and also signed up to go. I really didn’t give it much thought I just looked at it as something to do. It took us numerous attempts, but one year later we finally got good enough weather to skydive. I’m not a thrill seeking nor do I have a bucket list with things I want to do, but the adrenaline rush that was felt free falling for about thirty seconds from ten thousand feet was like nothing I have ever experienced; it’s difficult to put it into words. It was the most intense feeling of being in the present moment I’ve ever experienced. It showed me what being present is really all about. The nerves were there on the plane ride up and the higher we got the more present I had to stay so the nerves didn’t take over. Logically there was no reason to leave a perfectly good airplane, but sometimes logic has to be thrown out and you just have to do what’s in front of you.

Life is here to experience and that goes for whatever is being done. The mind loves logic and although there’s nothing wrong with logic, caution has to be thrown to the wind sometimes to truly experience living. Holding onto a lifeline may keep you safe, but it also limits you. I’m not saying everyone should go skydiving and jump out of a perfectly good airplane, but what everyone should do is get in touch with your creative energy and go with what arises. This is the energy that allows me to write as I do without any attachment. It’s where my book arose from. It’s the creative energy of the Universe and it’s in everyone. No one is more special than another, some are just a little more in touch with their creative side. If you truly want to live, in your creativity is where true existence abides, and who knows if your mind settles enough you just may write a book or jump out of a perfectly good airplane just because you can…

Divine Nature

You cannot have a story without a subject. The subject of your stories are created when you live from the base of “I”. Without “I” your divine nature sustains itself naturally; no story needed…

You Are Not Your Stories. How attached you are to your stories is related to how much you’re connected to your divine nature. The story is usually related to your “I” and the more “I” controls, the less you’re in alignment with your divine nature. Just think about how the stories occur, when there’s traffic, who’s in traffic? How about when there’s an individual you’re attracted to, who is attracted to them? How about dessert, when it’s time for dessert, who is craving the desire to be satisfied? When anything is desired, who desires? All these questions have one thing in common and they are all derived from “I” and it is “I” who creates all the stories. I want this and I want that. I don’t like this. I want this different. I want, I want, I want, all this wanting is just a story that keeps us from experiencing your own divinity nature. Without wanting is to be without a story and without a story you’ll have enough quietness to hear the divine urging from within.

Your story needs a you to believe you are your thoughts and then your Conditioned Mind can create a story from those thoughts, but the story isn’t you as your thoughts aren’t you. It all begins with the attachment to “I” and how you make your thoughts who you are. Don’t attach to “I” thoughts and it will be impossible to create an “I” story. A story needs a subject so without attachment to your thoughts there isn’t the needed subject to create a story. What life becomes is manifested as a divine purpose, but it isn’t your purpose because that would just be your “I” attaching to a thought to give it a subject to create a story.

Our life is always occurring in the divine of the present moment. Why this isn’t known by more people is because of the attachment to “I” stories. The divine isn’t a story, it’s simply divine. It doesn’t need a story, it always is. It’s the human development of “I” that doesn’t make this known. Anyone who has any inkling of truth in their life has somewhat minimized the attachment to “I”. It’s the only way to get quiet enough to realize that You Are Not Your Thoughts, and you are not your “I” created stories either…

Life is Sacred

Everyone is basically a servant to the Universe; existence is because of it. Whether you choose to be its servant or not will determine how mindful you are that your life is sacred…

Live and enjoy life just understand the origin of whence ye came. You are a servant to the Universe, to serve and to humbly walk your sacred life. It’s sacred because existence is temporary and it isn’t a result of anything you did. If it’s spent trying to satisfy the self, you will not understand the sacredness of it, but if you live to serve the Universe your life will be saturated with love. You will understand life as few do and you will have a heart that wants to serve because of the understanding that to serve is the intended purpose of existence and the more you serve, the more aligned you are with Universal Love.

Jesus washed the feet of others to show how to serve, this is the love and humility needed to serve others. Jesus’s teachings show how to be the “Master of Love” and they showed by example what to do. So much false pride gets in the way in our ability to love that we lose the awareness of how sacred life is. You are alive because of the Universe and without it you would not be, not matter how much pride you have. The Universe giveth and the Universe taketh away, such is the nature of this sacred life. The gift is all the stuff that goes on in between life and death which is sacred. The more mindful you are of this, the more you will serve…

Universal Heart

To get beyond your Conditioned Thinking you must get beyond the noise in your head. You cannot live from the heart when the noise is in control. Be of stillness and you will be of your heart…

How does a person live from the heart? Living from the heart is a real place, not only is it real it’s also the only place that a person will ever truly experience peace. The mind will have to settle enough to a point where you have the awareness between living from the head and living from the heart. Both exist, but most are conditioned to live from the head; we make our thoughts our entire world. They form your belief systems and because they’re strictly from the head, your thoughts become the base of your existence. I was talking to someone about stillness the other day and his response was, “I have to think, who am I without thinking.” This is our human dilemma, we have been programmed to believe that we have to think and we are our thoughts; this is what’s in controls of most people. This type of living is all in the head. The heart gets locked out with the head as the base of existence.

When you can get beyond this noise you will start to experience what it means to live from your heart, but this isn’t a thought, it’s purely a place of stillness. The experience of living from the heart can’t really be explained, it has to be experienced. It’s like trying to define truth or love, any words used don’t really do it justice; it gets watered down using words to describe it. Find your place of stillness and you will find your heart. It’s there, but you have to be completely willing to let go of thinking if you are to experience it. A little stillness will not do. Only complete stillness will allow for the heart to overcome the head. Practice, practice, practice and one day your heart will open to a world that goes beyond anything the mind can conjure up. In stillness all of life arises, and all of life arises from the heart, but it’s not of your heart that this occurs, it’s the heart of the Universe. We are just a manifestation of the Universal Heart and it will only be in stillness that we will understand this from our own heart and experience living our life from here…

Touching Hearts

Completeness isn’t something attained, it arises from the Universe in the energy of love and it’s only the love that’s in your heart that can touch the heart of another…

It’s a beautiful thing to help other people, it’s where inspiration and passion are derived from. If nobody got anything from what I shared I probably would have stopped long ago, but I don’t get my sense of well-being from sharing or anything else that I do. When I feel better (good) it’s because I’m m aligned with love. To me it doesn’t matter what I do as long as what is done is aligned with love. I do what I do because that is what’s there. No one has to answer to anyone but themselves. If you are serving others it’s because you love, you already feel good and the serving is a result your alignment with love. If you’re doing it for accolades or awards or because you want to feel better, the feeling better will only last for a short time. Only the love that is from the heart can touch the heart.

There are organizations that are geared towards helping others and it’s a wonderful thing to help anyone who is in need in our human family, but if the help is just because you want to divert what’s going on with you so you can feel better, you ‘re still being controlled by the Conditioned Mind and this will only be a temporary fix; what’s from the heart last forever. Why you don’t feel better (good) to begin with needs to be identified if you want to overcome this created lack that makes you have to do something to feel better. If you’re in need of something to be complete you will never be complete. This is because completeness isn’t attained, it arises from the Universe. The real heartache is it’s already within you, it’s just being blocked from you being aware of it by your Conditioned Mind.

Understanding the quietness needed to understand this is essential if you are to understand the quietness needed to understand this. You are complete just as you are and nothing added will make you more complete then you are right now. The human dilemma is this: because of the way our conditioning controls us it makes us think we need to do to feel better (good), but we don’t need to do anything to feel better, what we need is to learn to just be. In our being is our completeness, in our doing is our undoing. So just be and whatever arises you go do, but it isn’t needed to feel better (good) because you’re already complete just as you are…

Unconscious Opinions

Opinions arise from an unconsciousness that keeps you locked in a world which allows for very little freedom. If you want freedom, your unconscious opinions have to stop so they’re not in control…

The more opinions you have about something the more you limit yourself to that opinion. Openness of something can’t be experienced if you’ve already decided how it is; to remain open you need to be opinion free. This is essential if you’re to be aligned with the Universe and be free from the things that hold you in captivity. The unconsciousness of those things that hold you need to be let go of if you are to be free. This hold is very subtle yet firm. Even the opinion whether you like this post or not is from unconsciousness; the purpose of an unconscious opinion is to keep something stuck. This post can resonate with you without an opinion, but opinions seem to make the world go round. That doesn’t mean its a good thing, but that’s just my opinion.

I know I lived an existence that was very unconsciously opinionated for most of my life and this caused much conflict with things not of the same opinion; wars are started over mere differences of opinions. If you are really honest with yourself you will see that every disagreement you ever had with someone was caused by the difference of an opinion about something. I’m not saying you shouldn’t stand up if you know something is right, but truly knowing about something or having an opinion about it are not the same.

There is a place of no opinion, but if you don’t understand this you will never become aware of this and you will stay stuck in an existence that’s very opinionated. When this is the place you live from, there is very little freedom. When you can just be with life as it unfolds and not label it as this or that, you will be on the verge of truly experiencing an opinion free life without unconsciously grabbing a hold of everything you see and forming an opinion. You will then be free to be with life as it is and not need an opinion that just keeps you chasing your tail…

I Am is Life

Life doesn’t need the answers that you seek to be, only the Conditioned Mind needs those answers. I Am; nothing more is needed because it already encompasses all that life has to offer…

I Am is the simplest yet most complex phrase that we will ever one upon. Simple when it’s understood, complex when it isn’t. The complexity of it lies in its simplicity. I Am is natural state of existence. It’s the place where conditions were just right and our manifestation in this form began. It’s the place of non judgement, non bias. The place where there is no prejudice; in this place there is only Universal Love. This really isn’t a place though because this is where you already are. There is just so much noise going on in between your ears that you most likely don’t even know this exist. When it’s learned to allow the noise to subside, what you are left with is I AM.

Practice diligently to develop discipline so you can be in the place of truly existence, the moment of “I Am”. Most people live in a delusional state of the past or future, but with discipline you won’t have to be in any place except where you are. Every other place is delusional. It’s your own mind that keeps us from this moment; your place of peace, I Am. It’s because of your conditioning that this occurs. Recondition the mind to remain in the present moment (I Am) and you will never leave this place of peace. In your “I Am” there’s no wanting. When you don’t want, its because you don’t need. When you don’t need you will be at Peace. In the state of I Am anything is possible because in this state you are in alignment with Universal Love and when you’re truly in alignment with love, you are in harmony with your life…

Validated Now

If you’re always looking to what’s next for your validation maybe you shouldn’t be doing what’s next. What’s here now holds the key to your validation, what’s next is the delusion that something else is needed...

Yesterday I got a call from the company I paid to published my book, they asked me what was next as far as my book was concerned, beyond returning to work Thursday I’m not sure. There is much freedom in this because not my book, or my job, or anything else that I do defines me. The world may attach definitions to certain things and they’re used to define yourself, but if the worlds validation is needed for what you’re doing maybe you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing.

There’s never a need to do the next of anything unless you think it’s necessary for your validation, and if you need it for validation you shouldn’t be doing it because it isn’t from the heart. You may make up a story to justify what you’re doing, though no one is the judge of that, but your own heart. If the Universe is truly your guide, then it’s from the Universe that all things occur. It doesn’t mean you don’t do, but what you do shouldn’t be needed to validate yourself. The Conditioned Mind creates so much nonsense to keep you in your chains, but if you’re going to ever understand your completeness, the Universe has to be the one in control. It has to be the source of your validation if you are to be complete. Here’s why; if you look for your validation in anything else, it will not last because you will always have to do what’s next. Another book, another promotion, another client, another 12 step meeting, another spouse, another house, a vacation house, retirement, saving lost souls, retreats, meditation and on and on and on, but when the Universal Energy is where you derive your strength from, you will be validated because there won’t be an attachment to a you who is doing so there won’t be a you who needs to be validated. When this is understood you will be complete because what to do next won’t matter because you will not be relying on it for validation…

No Diversion Needed

The more you understand the truth of yourself the more chance you have to break the chains of bondage. Without truth, a diversion is needed to keep away the boogeyman…

Know the truth and it will set you free. Jesus didn’t say be inspired and inspiration will set you free. When the Buddha started his journey it was to find the truth of why there’s suffering in the world. It wasn’t to inspire people by teaching them to create a diversion, it was to learn truth. In truth all is revealed. These two provided the greatest lessons of truth to bless our world. They weren’t spiritual cheerleaders or projected little engines who could, they were providers of truth. They inspired, but their inspiration arose from understanding their own truth and then that’s what they taught. You can’t teach what you don’t know.

The story goes that Jesus mediated in the desert for forty days, this allowed him to go deep within to find his truth or so called demons and abolish them. This can only occur when you know the truth of your demons, your blocks to love. Do you think Jesus was saying, I think I can, I think I can. Buddha walked the countryside for six years experimenting with different forms of meditation before one day becoming enlightened. Though he was born of royalty, there was no entourage telling him not to give up, don’t quit before the miracle happens, believe it and you can achieve it. Truth is already within each and everyone of us, it just has to be revealed and this is done by removing what’s blocking it, not putting on the mask of using outside inspiration.

Jesus and Buddha were truth seekers as are most people who seem to understand life. They knew their answers were within their own hearts, they didn’t need a cheering committee from the outside to tell them this. All truth is within. Truth cannot come from some inspirational outside coaching. The difference between truly being free and using a diverted inspiration is, inspiration is from an outside source, truth is from within yourself…

Understanding Impermanence

The mountains you think need climbing are there because your Conditioned Mind created them. Through the understanding of impermanence you’ll see your mountain can simply be side stepped…

Roughly sixty one years ago my existence in this form began and unbeknownst to me at the time it was going to take me forty nine years to learn what this existence is about; at least somewhat. To me it isn’t about anything in particular or to accomplish great feats, it’s simply to live life to the fullest which can only be done when there isn’t anything blocking this from happening. One of the lessons that has helped immensely with this is the understanding of impermanence. The realization that all things will pass including life itself is the key to a freedom that can only be understood when impermanence is understood.

Think of yesterday and all its created so called problems, can you even remember one of them. The saying “Time waits for no one” is probably one of the truest statements ever, regardless of what goes on in your life it will pass; the impermanence of things is where freedom lies. Even if you hold onto something, eventually it passes. The problem with this is we are conditioned to just pick up something else, that is unless there’s awareness that allows quietness in your life.

Without quietness everything becomes a mountain that needs climbing. This is what the Conditioned Mind does, it creates mountains. Without quietness the mind looks at something says its a problem and works vigorously to try and correct it. The opposite of a Conditioned Mind is a quiet mind, so you can see why a quiet mind is much more beneficial. A quiet mind understands impermanence and when impermanence is understood therein lies your freedom. You can only be in bondage if you are constantly looking for something to hold onto. Impermanence is the nature of life, your freedom is in this understanding, your captivity is in allowing your mind to create mountains so it has something to do. When you understand impermanence it’s not that you truly understand life, but you understand there really isn’t anything worth holding onto especially because all things will pass including life itself…

Learning to Float

To go beyond thought is to be in harmony with life. Although everyone is of life’s energy, you’ll need to learn how to cooperate with it so your energy is one of peace and not constant motion…

Beyond thought can be likened to the following example of learning to float. Imagine the ocean as life and you swimming in the ocean as your thoughts. You cannot swim without the ocean, but the ocean is not the swimming. It provides the place to swim, but not the swimming. You can swim forever, but it will only be a task that is using the ocean. As the swimming becomes tiresome you will need something to hold onto so you can rest (distractions). You can use many different things to accomplish this, but they are only temporary. What you can do to stop this incessant swimming and keep afloat without a struggle is learn to cooperate with the oceans energy and be in harmony with it. You can hope to find debris in the ocean to keep you afloat (more distractions) or you can turn over and float on your back. You’re still in the ocean, but now you simply align your energy with the oceans energy. You’re not fighting it or grasping and hoping for something to hold onto. You’re just floating on your back, allowing yourself to be at one with the ocean and thus you’re using your energy to be in harmony with the oceans energy.

Our thinking is like this; it’s energy. Life is also energy which doesn’t need our thinking, but our thinking is from the energy of life. You can think forever, but it never becomes life although it’s never separate from life. It’s just that the thinking energy is always grasping for something to hold onto and doesn’t align with life’s energy. When you turn over your thinking energy, you’re in cooperation with the energy of life, this is when you’ll find a place that will allow you to be at peace. You’ll thus stop grasping for something that you think you need to keep you afloat and you simply turn over and align your energy with the energy of life, floating along as one…

Wisdom of Love

Our intelligence aligned with love allows for the wisdom of oneness with the Universe. It’s this wisdom that our inner urgings are pushing us towards…

Knowledge without wisdom is intelligence without love and to be without wisdom is to be loveless regardless of how intelligent one is. Without wisdom is to be without love and to use intelligence without love is to make decisions based in selfishness. When this is done and our intelligence is used without love it usually means decisions made are based without wisdom; when this happens your intelligence is not aligned with the greater good. You may tell yourself it is, but the greater good of humanity is intelligence aligned with wisdom of love and results in being a benefit to all beings which is much different then the greater good of decisions to satisfy our selfish self which is a benefit only to ourself.

You can call this alignment anything you want, but it’s simply aligning yourself with the wisdom of love which makes your decisions a benefit to all of humanity. Using intelligence selfishly doesn’t even benefit the selfish individual because it’s a detriment to the entire human family. When you use wisdom to benefit all beings, there’s a oneness that’s impossible to explain, it has to be experienced to understand it; in this place is our completeness. There’s no discontentment, no greed, hate, or delusion in this place. There’s just the wisdom of love, in this place is the most aligned you will ever be; wisdom arises from here. Love is from the Universe, wisdom is from love, and intelligence is from wisdom, that’s why when intelligence is aligned with love there is oneness. This is our place of belonging, it’s the place that our inner urgings are pushing us towards, but it will never be experienced until we totally align our intelligence with the wisdom of love…

Bodily Presence

The mind is usually everywhere but in the present moment, the body is a great anchor to use in a sitting practice because there’s no way it can’t be in the present moment...

The importance of developing a sitting practice is in how this develops discipline which allows the mind to settle enough so one is in the present more often than not. The breath is used for this because it anchors you in the body which is always in the present. You never take a past or future breath, you can only take a breath in the present, this is why the breath is used. It’s the same reason chants are used. When Om is used, you don’t Om in the past or the future, you Om right now, when this is done it anchors you in the body which is always in the Now. The mind for most is constantly in the past or future, there are times when it’s present, but this is fleeting and mostly occurs because of happenstance. The body is a great anchor to use in a sitting practice because there’s no way it can’t be present. This doesn’t prevent anything from happening, but what it does do is it allows for one’s awareness to be with what’s actually happening instead of having resisting energy of trying to use something to push it away. This resisting energy is at the core of how attachments manifest.

Besides a sitting practice, I often use the tool of simply looking down at my feet and since wherever my feet are there I am, it also anchors me in the present. This is also why one uses a mindfulness practice, such as walking meditation because as you are mindful of each step, you’re anchored in the body which as stated before, is always in the present moment. Life is magical in relation to the things that occur for one’s energy to be transformed to form, but there’s nothing magical in being present, it just allows you to see what’s actually happening, and that is as long as one is aware that it’s not happening to you, it’s just what’s happening, you just happen to be the bodily presence to observe it.

Transforming Gift

If you live your life as a closed fist, you limit your freedom. Universal Love is always available, but you are the one who needs to be open enough to allow your heart to access it…

Whatever has the nature to arise will also pass away. It’s in understanding that the knowing and known are one in the same and there is nothing else. It’s through the practice of sitting that allows for the opening of the closed fisted mind. It allows this truth to be understood when the mind becomes quiet enough to see it. Without quietness our fist remains closed along with all its anticipation and tension; the agitations of the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve mind, or the wishful thinking mind. These are a few of the mind activities that keeps it in a closed state. Hold on or let go is always our dilemma. In each moment of life something arises and we either grasp it or not, and depending on your conditioning you will be as a closed fist or an open hand.

Our burdens are ours, we make them and they cause our suffering. When we take it upon ourselves that life is our responsibility alone we become closed and we close our heart to Universal Love. All forms of suffering whatever they may be, are derived from this. When the heart remains opened, there isn’t any anticipation and tension, so we remain an instrument of love. Although selfish conditioning will not allow it to remain this way all the time, with practice it will remain opened more and more. Our journey is to live our life with the open heart of Universal Love, to enjoy our journey regardless of our conditioning and release the hold of a closed fist. No anticipation, no tension, no tension, no burden, no burden, freedom of an open heart…

Closed Fisted

If you live your life as a closed fist, you limit your freedom. Universal Love is always available, but you are the one who needs to be open enough to allow your heart to access it…

Whatever has the nature to arise will also pass away. It’s in understanding that the knowing and known are one in the same and there is nothing else. It’s through the practice of sitting that allows for the opening of the closed fisted mind. It allows this truth to be understood when the mind becomes quiet enough to see it. Without quietness our fist remains closed along with all its anticipation and tension; the agitations of the would’ve, should’ve, could’ve mind, or the wishful thinking mind. These are a few of the mind activities that keeps it in a closed state. Hold on or let go is always our dilemma. In each moment of life something arises and we either grasp it or not, and depending on your conditioning you will be as a closed fist or an open hand.

Our burdens are ours, we make them and they cause our suffering. When we take it upon ourselves that life is our responsibility alone we become closed and we close our heart to Universal Love. All forms of suffering whatever they may be, are derived from this. When the heart remains opened, there isn’t any anticipation and tension, so we remain an instrument of love. Although selfish conditioning will not allow it to remain this way all the time, with practice it will remain opened more and more. Our journey is to live our life with the open heart of Universal Love, to enjoy our journey regardless of our conditioning and release the hold of a closed fist. No anticipation, no tension, no tension, no burden, no burden, freedom of an open heart…

Law of Existence

If you’re to be an effective vessel in benefitting others, your foundation has to be based in a truth that provides love. The effectiveness of any life is a direct result of love from the Law of Existence...

It’s impossible to be all things to all people, so to know your deepest inner truth allows you to be true to yourself regardless of what anyone else thinks; who is drawn to you comes from their own inner truth. To know yourself is to develop the ability to remain true to yourself. Regardless of how you’re perceived by others it’s your deeper inner truth that’s your foundation. The more truth is known the deeper and more solid the foundation.

You can learn from others, but not by trying to conform to the way that they want you to be. You have to stick to truth that’s deeply known. The Conditioned Mind creates a world of surface lies and without going to a deeper level to really understand what’s true the surface lies become your truth and your foundation for living. Watch what is held onto with a steadfast grip because if it’s a surface lie it doesn't matter how much perseverance you have it will not be a benefit to your life or the lives of others. Steadfast and perseverance are admirable traits, but only if they are backed by truth. Not yours or anyone else's, but the truth that's found in the stillness of the moment that allows you to enter a deeper place that few go.

Don't be taken back by what others do or say. When the foundation of their life is that of surface lies, then lies have to be the foundation of their life. Understand they aren’t at fault, they’ve been conditioned that way. Go deeper to a level of stillness that allows you to see truth and to have stillness as your foundation. The truth of all this is nothing happens that isn't of truth, but if the level of stillness isn't there, it will not be seen and it will never be seen except in the moment that is. Everything arises from the Law of Existence and when this truth is seen so will your freedom be seen...

Quenching Your Thirst

Anything from the outside will never quench the thirst of your heart. The thirst can only be satisfied when there’s a practice to go inward, to the heart itself…

Until the unconscious mind awakens to its own consciousness it is nearly impossible to change its habitual behavior. You get caught in a trap created by your own mind to look for something that is already within you; the trap being your answers are outside somewhere. Whatever is used from out there will never fill what is missing within. Even the made up concept of God is formed from the outside. Anything used from an outside source will not give you any answer that is being searched for because you can not quench a thirst by just looking at a bottle of water.

Going inward frees you from the trap that your answer is outside of you and also by going inward you tap into a reservoir of truth so you will never be thirsty. It’s not that you don’t keep on learning and expanding, but it’s not a search, it’s an internal knowing that you are complete right now and nothing can add to your completeness. Only when you look outside yourself are you incomplete; it’s this view that causes you to create a trap. It’s not an object, it’s the outside view that’s at the core of why you think you need to search for anything to begin with.

If you don’t realize that you already are all the you are, nothing and I mean nothing will make this occur. Not money, a better job, a more understanding spouse, or whatever it is that’s being used, not even the made up belief in God. If you want your life to be based in something made up that’s your business, but just understand when you’re thirsty it’s why your thirst is never quenched. If you want to get out of this trap at some point you will you will have start looking inward because this is where you answers have always been, it’s just that your developed view has kept you in the created trap that your answers are outside of you…

Noise is Different

Even in quietness there’s noise, but it depends on your base that determines how it affects you. The Universe produces a lot of noise, but the affects are much different than the created noise of the world…

I really enjoy listening to the sounds of the Jersey shore. They have such a calming affect on me which allows me to reflect on the way my view of life is so different than eleven years ago. In August it will be sixty-one years that I am in this current form so a good portion of my life has passed. This is not an issue with me because the life I am now living is perfect, not because it’s the way that it’s wanted, its perfect simply because I have a view that doesn’t need anything different; it’s a life of perfection because it’s being lived as it unfolds. If I have the sounds of the shore as the background sounds that’s the way it is, but it doesn’t have to be this way in order for it to be perfect. If I was somewhere else and the background sound was someone snoring it would be just as perfect because regardless if things are as they are wanted, they will always be as they are. The way they are is perfect whether you like it or not.

Life is as it is and that’s how it should be lived. This makes all of life a blessing when what is is accepted. The accepted life is a life of peace. You can have the ocean right outside your window, but if the air conditioning is desired, the ocean will not be heard. It will still be there, but taking advantage of its calming affect will be lost in the earthly desire of being comforted by the air conditioner; this is what we give up when we conform to the world, the natural blessings of the Universe. The connection we get by listening to the sounds of the Universe is always available, but it will take discipline to not attach to worldly noise to notice it. When you conform to worldly noise it’s what you will need for satisfaction. When you hear the sounds of the Universe, it’s the Universe that satisfies you which provides so much more satisfaction even though this isn’t known until the mind gets quiet enough to understand this. Listen to the sounds of the Universe and connect to all of life or listen to the worldly noise and connect with worldly desires. It’s your choice, just understand what is listened to will be the very thing that will either bring you satisfaction or not…

The Love of Now

The measurement of a successful life is simply doing what’s in front of you and spreading that love; nothing else. If you don’t agree try living without love and see how successful your life is…

Do what’s in front of you. This is our purpose. You can make up a purpose in your head, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is your Universal Purpose. Regardless of what you think or make up, you can only do what’s in front of you. You can wish for things to be the way you think they should be, just don’t go back and try the impossible task of changing the past. Don’t make up a story of what your life’s purpose is, just do what’s in front of you and watch how love arises. You can never be more successful in spreading love than doing what’s in front of you. Living life as it is is as successful as you will ever be. The failure of any life is doing what you think you should be doing as opposed to allowing the Universe to be your guide. If you just do what’s in front of you, you are being guided love.

There was a short period of time when my book was first published that it became my main focal point and I was trying very hard to promote it. My thinking was I needed the worlds approval for it to be a success. My book and my life are now dedicated to passing along what the Universe has revealed to me by simply doing what’s in front of me and spreading love; not trying to get an unconscious world to understand a book about consciousness. I wanted it to succeed and I was gauging its success by the approval of others, not understanding their unconsciousness. This short period was about two months. One day while sitting in quiet I realized my book was already a success and its love was being spread. I also realized it didn’t need anyone’s approval so by focusing on wanting it to be successful I was missing its success and the impact it was having on people; those results are from the Universe not from me. It’s not doing something and gaining the worlds approval that makes life a success, it’s just doing what’s in front of you, that’s what makes life successful. It may not be a society measurement, but it is a measurement of love. Doing what’s in front of you is a loving measurement of a successful life, if you don’t think this is true try living without love and see how successful your life is…

Conflict With Yourself

Your mind is yours, but by some of the things that are done it seems as though someone else is in control. When there is a conflict with yourself, you are the one who you are fighting with…

Who is your fight with? Is it with someone in your family, a boss, or co-worker? Is it with government, religion or society as a whole? Maybe it’s with someone who did something horrible to you or to a family member. It may be some of these, all of these, or none of these, but the real fight is with yourself. It’s not to ignore what happens, but it does no good if you allow it to control you to the point where it causes you to suffer. If there is to be peace in your life, you have to stop allowing anything or anybody to cause agitations that ignite the flame to fight yourself. If we don’t keep your flame extinguished there will be no peace; you can’t be a benefit to others if you can’t be a benefit to yourself.

What needs to be identified is the cause of the agitations that cause you to fight yourself. When this is identified you can decide if you want to continue the fight or not. Once something is done it is done, nothing can undo what has already occurred. If you don’t like what was done you need to do what’s necessary to try and not let it occur again, but just because you don’t want something to happen doesn’t mean it won’t. Your fight is what needs to be identified so yo can do what’s necessary to stop it. In the process if you can change one single event from controlling you or at least be aware of what is blocking your peace, you will truly be on a path that will not only benefit your life, but it will be a benefit to many others. Although it seems like things from the outside are the cause of problems, when you look within you find your problems are with yourself; if you want to be free you will have to stop the fighting, even though it’s your own mind you are fighting with…

Inner Child Innocence

The more the self serving mind is in control, the more the light of your inner child is claimed by worldly desires and possessions and the less awareness there is that your inner child light exist…

Everyday is a time to reflect on the light of your inner child. We are all born of this light, but remaining aware of it determines how alive your inner child remains as a part of life. There are many traps that takes a piece of your inner child light and locks it away; very few traps takes it all at once. The self serving mind is developed and if this is followed unconsciously the inner child will be there beneath the surface; unseen. The Conditioned Mind takes on the role of trying to constantly arrange life to be a certain way, this is the baby in us, not the inner child.

Make no mistake between these two, the baby is self serving, wanting, and selfish. Our inner child is of light, it’s loving, caring and innocent. Depending on your up bringing and whatnot determines how much of your inner child is seen. To understand this is to know yourself and when you know yourself you can develop discipline to reverse the process that traps your inner child light. The more this is done, the more your inner child is present so the light of a loving, caring, and innocent person shines forth as when life began.

If the light goes out, it can only be relit from within. The innocence of others can provide a spark to start this process, but it will be from the urging of your own inner child light that the process will expand. It’s up to each individual to see their own light or not and remain entrapped to a life that is self serving, wanting, and selfish, but choose wisely because it will determine if you see not only your own inner child light, but also the light of the Universe…

Lifes Majestic Offering

Life will only be seen as majestic if that’s what your view of the world is. The world is seen through your eyes and when the mind is quiet you’ll see the majesty that life has to offer…

The world can only have a majestic view if you take the time to see it in its majesty. You don’t have to go to a special place or some wonder of the world to see this, it can be seen in your own back yard or just taking a walk, but if the mind isn’t quiet it won’t matter where you are because you will miss the majesty of the moment.

So much of life’s majesty is missed because of the noise in the head so take the time to smell the roses before all the roses are gone. If you keep saying tomorrow my heart goes out to you because literally tomorrow never comes. Regardless of what goes between your ears, it’s always today. You may dream of tomorrow, but the dream can only happen today. You can hope or wish for tomorrow to be different than today, but at some point it becomes today. It’s always today and that’s where the mind needs to be if you want to see a majestic view of life.

Take a step back before you miss one more second of your life. There are many distractions, that’s why if the mind isn’t quiet you miss the majestic view which is always right before your very eyes. It’s up to you to see the majesty that life has to offer, but if you’re too busy, your life will be over before you know it. You can accomplish many things in life, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to seeing how majestic it is. It may allow you to see how majestic things are, but it’s the Universe that gives you a true sense of awe, and it will only be seen by a mind that is ready for it by learning to be quiet enough to see the majestic view that life has to offer…

Only Room for Love

Any inner lack is because of the absence of love. It’s created by our Conditioned Mind, but when the conditioning is changed the lack is removed and all you are left with is a heart of love…

When truth is revealed you will realize there is nothing lacking in you; you are perfect just the way you are. Nothing that the mind makes you believe can improve on what the Universe has created. The mind wants to arrange everything to where it makes you believe that it creates for you alone a perfect world, but that perfect world exists only in your mind. It wants every traffic light to be green and when it isn’t the Conditioned Mind will get agitated and some kind of flare up will ensue.

What flares up depends on the conditioning developed throughout your life. We are all conditioned to use whatever we think we need to either make ourselves feel complete or beat ourselves up, but regardless of which is used, at the core of a Conditioned Mind it’s all the same, it’s derived from an internal lack that really isn’t there; you are just conditioned to believe it is.

When you start to understand this fictitious inner lack, you will be able to begin the necessary practice of discipline and quieting the mind so this inner lack is allowed to subside. Once this happens you become more in touch with what is actually occurring in you life instead of being controlled by the created lack made up by your Conditioned Mind. When you have no lack what is left is a peace that passes all understanding. When you are at peace, you are free to live and love the life that you are given. When you love your given life, you will want to share that love with all who are a part of it, and with love in your heart there won’t be any room for you to create lack…

An Agitated Response

No one truly responds to what happens in life, you respond to the mind becoming agitated and wanting that moment to be different. You are alive, but your agitated responses block you from truly living…

You are alive, but the question is are you truly living? It is one of the most difficult questions to find an answer to because who can truly define what it means “to truly live”. I have found certain things that are needed to be mindful of life occurrences so it can be lived to the fullest. One of these is the development of discipline of what to do when the mind becomes agitated. The hardest thing to do is nothing, but that is exactly what’s needed when the mind becomes agitated.

Definition of Agitation – Something that is stirred up or turbulent. When this happens to our mind how you respond is what shapes your life. We don’t respond to what happens in life, we respond to the mind becoming agitated. If the agitation never arose there wouldn’t be the knee jerk responses and without the response the only thing there would be is peace; this will take more discipline than most people have. The only reason we react to anything is because of our mind agitations. Try and do nothing, I mean nothing at all, just sit and be mindful of the moment. Without the practice of sitting this discipline is nearly impossible. If you want to change things, learning to recognize the responses to an agitation will have to become your life’s practice. Without it the agitations will continue to be a block to living your life to the fullest.

This is why you reach for whatever it is you think you need; you are just responding to a mind agitation. Without it there would be no need for the reaching. Objects are not the only things reached for, talking about others, beating ourselves up, gaining our well-being by doing instead of being, searching for what it means to live, assigning our so called roles to ourselves, these are but a few of the responses to our mind agitations, everyone responds in their own way. You will need to investigate this for yourself if you really want answers, most won’t go that deep inward. Looking at you is the hardest thing you will ever do, but it is where you will find out how not to give in when your mind becomes agitated…

Natural State of Love

Our natural state is to love so it would be safe to say that the reason we don’t is because somewhere in our upbringing we were misguided and veered off course…

There’s no one to blame for how you are. Being conditioned has been going on since the beginning of humanity or since the serpent tricked Eve who tricked Adam to eat the apple, if that is your belief. Regardless of how it started, it’s how it is now. That’s where our focus needs to be, not how it happened, but how can we get back on track.

Our natural state is to love so we only need to get back to our natural path. We don’t need to add anything, we just need to remove what has misguided us. Going back to the story of Adam and Eve, it’s humanity to a tee. Adam and Eve become misguided. they both did something that was self serving and it knocked them from their path of love which caused them to suffer for the rest of their lives; as the story goes. Sounds eerily familiar, but unlike the story of Adam and Eve there’s a way to return to your natural state of love, but only if you’re willing to go through the eye of a needle; that’s what it will take.

My writings and my book “It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts” are tools to point you to your natural state of love. The rewards for doing this are so great that you go back to the time of the innocence of a little child. At some point in our life we were all like this, but somewhere along the way we become misguided and lost our way. Are you willing to do what is necessary to get back to your natural state of love, or will you continue to be misguided and live a self serving existence that keeps making you reach for an apple in whatever form it takes on…

Rule One

To live life to the fullest there must be alignment with love so it can occur. This is a dilemma because through the Conditioned Mind most people are aligned to self serve…

There’s one rule that allows you to live your life to the fullest and that rule is, you must do the things that put you in alignment with love. If this rule isn’t followed, it will be difficult to live a full and satisfying life; by satisfying I mean being an instrument of love. The isn’t done by doing certain things, it’s done by not doing certain things which will allow alignment to love; you can’t love anymore than what’s in your heart. Doing endless goods deeds will not add one iota of love to your heart, but when the good deeds are done naturally from the base of love it’s automatically from the heart. By doing the good deeds from your heart, love emerges by itself. This is not the conventional way of approaching life, but it’s the way I have found that works the best for putting me in alignment with love.

The major dilemma with this is through our Conditioned Mind we have learned to do things to self serve. When we do this we have no time to think of others because we are too busy thinking about ourselves. Most of life is spent thinking of and finding ways to satisfy ourselves. Even if you’re on a journey to help others, there has to be an awareness of the attachment that the self serving mind conjures up to make it about satisfying yourself. There’s a fine line between the self serving mind and the love serving mind. With practice you can see the difference and stop the one that doesn’t really align you with life or others, but if all you’re thinking about is doing things that are strictly a benefit to you there won’t be any room to think about being a benefit to others. If self serving is the rule that you’re living life by, you will not be doing the things necessary that put you in alignment with love and so life will not be lived to the fullest nor will it be as satisfying as it should be…

A Created Charade

Your life is a created charade until you learn to live it from a base of love, and it will be at this point that your created charade will drop away and your true self will emerge…

Life is a created charade until it drops away and your true self emerges. This can be today or it can be when your existence ends, but one day your created charade will drop away. Unless you are raised from the beginning of your life to love your charade will change many many times to meet situations as they occur. Definition of charade: an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance. Who can claim to not have created a charade to cope with life as situations occur that we don’t particularly care for.

You see creating a charade is a given because unless you have learned to live a life of love, there is no true base to existence. Love is the only reality that doesn’t need to be created, this is why when you love your true self emerges. If you don’t love you’re not living, you’re alive, but only through love can you live. You can be alive for a thousand years, but if you don’t love you haven’t lived one day. This is not something I made up, it’s the law of existence.

Nothing in life is real but love. If everyone’s life was based in love the world would be much different, but it’s not so the world itself is a created charade because of the lack of love of it’s inhabitants. This is why you keep chasing after things because even the world tells you a charade is needed. What you are really chasing is love, you just don’t realize this and because this isn’t realized you create a charade because it’s what you have learned to do to cope with life situations as they occur. You can only do what you have learned to do and if you haven’t learned to love then you have learned to create charades.

The most important lesson you will learn in life is to love, nothing else that is learned is useful. This is why a charade is created because if you aren’t living to love, you are living in a world of confusion of learning to create a charade to make life suit you. When you learn to love, there is no more seeking, no more searching, no more charade. Love and your true self emerges or not and continue a life of a created charade until that one day when your charade drops away, whenever that may be…

No Arranging Needed

The more you try to arrange life to be a certain way, the more you will struggle with life not being a certain way. When you are with life as it is life is arranged as it needs to be…

What’s most important about becoming aware of the Conditioned Mind and how it controls every facet of life is being able to break the hold it has over the inner psychic. There are Conditioned Mind Patterns that may always be in place because of how deeply engrained they are in the subconscious; becoming aware is freeing in your reactions because you’re not controlled as you once were. It’s a process to notice more and more what has a hold on you. It’s not like awareness is a one shot deal which makes everything all better. Most of us took years to get to the self serving state that we’re in. It’s not that it’s a bad or good thing, it’s just what’s in place. The important thing is to notice how it blocks you from truly living life.

Your conditioning puts you in this little world by being controlled by a Conditioned Mind which works so hard to keep it this way. A huge part of the conditioning is the mind making you think using things is the only way to be happy, but this is a conditioned lie; you’re constantly trying to arrange life to suit your Conditioned Mind. Our true essence of stillness doesn’t need these arrangements, it’s already happy and at peace; only the Conditioned Mind needs to keep arranging life to be a certain way. This is the delusion of your conditioning, but the reality is we need nothing to be happy, we need nothing to be at peace. Unless you break the hold of your Conditioned Mind Patterns (one at a time) you will always need, but the unfortunate thing here is even if you have it all you still won’t be happy or at peace. So understand you already have it all and the only arranging you’ll ever truly need is enjoying whatever life throws at you…

Changing Your Future

If you want your future to be different, you’ll need to understand your place in the Universe and learn to stop your individual and collective cycles that allow history to be repeated again and again….

In this vast Universe that goes on to infinity, our planet is a mere speck in the grand scheme of things. I know we think we are so important, but in the blink of an eye entire civilizations have become extinct. The Roman Empire, Inca’s, Aztec’s, Phoenicians, Mayans, Babylonians to name a few, I’m sure they all thought they were so important, but none are here now to reiterate this. To put things in their proper perspective one must reflect on what has gone on before us and what affect it has in what’s going on now. If you really look into this you will see only the players change, history pretty much just repeats itself again and again.

Until our human conditioning changes our future will stay the same because our history will stay the same. When the worlds history is based in greed, hate, and delusion, behavior will manifest in that form. Here’s a story I like to tell: Man first ate vegetation to live, one day he saw a rabbit and made a trap for it so now there was meat added to his diet. As he was eating his rabbit another man came upon him and picked a rock and proceeded to kill the man eating the meat just because it was easier than trapping his own rabbit. It’s a shame, but this story isn’t that far fetched. We are one species on this tiny planet and until this is realized and we stop being controlled by a mind of individual cycles which is to strictly satisfy our self, our planet and its people as a whole will suffer, and one day just like that like many civilizations before us we will become extinct. The thing that we can do that others before us haven’t done is live a life based in love that puts us in unity with all beings so we stop the cycle of history repeating itself and give our future the chance it truly deserves…

Arisen Reactions

Reactions aren’t caused by outside things, they’re the result of what’s already within you. It’s as though you don’t have a choice, but you do, you just don’t have the discipline for this to be realized…

Reactions are not a projection of the circumstances that seem to be causing them. Whatever happens in life, whatever some people say or do that generates a reaction from you, it arises from you; it’s already in place just waiting to be triggered. It seems it’s caused by something from the outside, but it isn’t. Nothing that happens results in our reactions, it’s the way we’re Conditioned that makes you react in the ways that you do; you control what controls you if you know what it is that’s controlling you. If you don’t know, life’s circumstance will control you, whether it has to do with an event or people, you’re the only one giving power to your emotions to be controlled by outside circumstances, but understand whatever it is that sways you from your inner peace is already there. The Conditioned Mind is insidious (which means lying in wait) and will wait for you to be at your most unaware point so it can sway you from your inner peace; the less you realize this the easier it is to be swayed.

To me discipline is the only way around this. If you want to have any semblance of control over your reactions, you will have to cultivate what gives you control. You don’t gain control by adding anything, you have to remove what’s already there. The conditioning that controls you needs to be realized so you can stop be swayed by it. Understand nobody conditioned you on purpose, you are the one who put your conditioning in place, regardless if it was done consciously or unconsciously. Remove what’s there that causes you to react in the ways that you do and your arisen reactions will not respond to things the way they once did. Just understand, no person, place, or thing controls you unless it’s allowed and who allows it but you…

Serving the Universe

What’s of importance in life is from the Universe because it serves the Universe. No human can validate what’s important no matter how much value is put on your own self proclaimed importance…

It’s been my experience that not many people really look beyond their own self proclaimed importance and the more self proclaimed life is, the less truth there is to validate life. I’m not really sure who gets what out of what I write, but I know it helps me immensely. My writings reinforce what arises from the quietness in my life, and what has been arising more and more is seeing how insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things, and if the importance of myself wanes what someone else thinks of me has even less significance. It’s more important to remain quiet then to accomplish something or to be validated by someone else, which will only be used to create my self proclaimed importance. Quietness is truly the only thing of importance because it’s when you’re in harmony with the Universe. It’s when the Universe can use you to serve the Universe you will understand what’s truly important.

Today life is, tomorrow it isn’t, what’s important serves the Universe; to be in harmony with it is all that matters. If you think there are things you need to do that puts you in harmony with life, you are gravely mistaken. Quietness simply puts you in harmony with it, not accomplishing things or being validated by a world that thinks they are qualified to validate their own self proclaimed important and thus they think they have power to put a label on what you do as important. You give people control over you, by allowing them to judge what you do and make it important or not, but the Universe doesn’t judge you, you do.

Whether it is realized or not the Universe is our master. When you trust in it, it will make everything you do important because what you do arises from it. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, you arose from the Universe, regardless of what you make important you will leave this world as you have entered it, empty of what you think is important. So remember this reality, if you think what you do or have done in your life is so important or if you are waiting for the self proclaimed people of importance to validate you, it will be a grave misgiving because the only thing that is truly important serves the Universe. After all everything belongs to the Universe and regardless of what is made important when your existent in this form is complete, you will return from whence you came…

Acting as Conditioned

Everyone is conditioned to act in certain ways and justify it, yet things are said like I wish I hadn’t or I shouldn’t have done that. Unless this is realized, you will continue to act and justify the way you have been conditioned to act…

If a person is conditioned to act in a certain way, it shouldn’t be a surprise when they act that way. When the conditioning is to love that’ll be how they act, but no one has the right to judge or label any behavior as wrong because most likely the person is just doing what their conditioning tells them what to do; as we all do. People who judge others do the same things as the ones they’re judging, but it is only looked at as wrong because that’s the way they’re justifying their own behavior. How much validity can we truly put in someone who is just as conditioned as the person they are judging? The only difference in people is the way they’re conditioned, this makes everyone justify why different things are used, but we all succumb to our Conditioned Mind as no one I’ve come across walks on water.

We do what we do because it’s what we have learned, but understand that others do what they do because it’s what they have learned. When the mind settles down enough this will be understood. If you’re always listening to what you’re conditioning tells you, it’s because your mind doesn’t have the discipline to be still, and if you can’t be still, you will always succumb to whatever conditioning you have in place. Sitting in quiet doesn’t magically settle the mind. What the sitting does is it allows you to become more aware of just how unsettled your mind is. The meditative state of sitting is a discipline; living life daily is where the results show up. If the mind is quiet for an hour of sitting, but noisy throughout the day, there’s not much benefit to that. Stillness has to be your forte if we are to truly understand your life. This is not an understanding of life itself, it’s you understanding you. So sit when it’s time sit. Work when it’s time to work, but bring in the stillness of sitting to work, or whatever it is that you’re doing. Stillness has to come first for there to be love because without it the Conditioned Mind rules, and although the results of our behavior may be different depending of our conditioning, we all listen to the same self serving puppeteer…

Up and Down Swings

Up and down swings of life seem to be natural, but it’s only through the conditioned self serving mind that these are created. When love is your constant, there’s only room for up…

The down swings of the mind can wreck havoc on life if they aren’t understood, but even understanding them doesn’t simply make everything all better. Lessons in life are of their own making, they’re create by the way one is conditioned. If you were conditioned to love all the time your life would be continuously on the up swing, but unfortunately this is not the case. We have up and down swings because we fluctuate between our conditioned self serving mind and our natural state of love. The natural state of love is within everyone and it’s always there, but it does get pushed down. The deeper it gets pushed down the less love there is to live your life by, the less love you emit to others, and the more difficult life is. It’s pushed so deep by some that they don’t make it, and others struggle mightily and cause much harm. When you’re in a down swing you have to persevere if you’re going to learn from it; through a mindfulness practice you can learn to stay on the up swing more often than not. The more you’re in touch with the self serving mind that puts you on the down swing, the less you’ll go there, but understand practice a little and stay on the up swing a little, practice ceaselessly and eventually you will never go down.

We all start existence with the same love in our hearts. This is the way it is because we are all from the same energy of the Universe which is love. Even the most hardened of hearts have the same love as say a person who always serves, the difference is how deep their love is pushed down. With some it seems to be non existent, but it’s there it just isn’t allowed to the surface of how that life is lived. This is heart breaking, not because of the suffering it causes, although that is part of it, it’s heart breaking because it doesn’t have to be this way…

Daily Nonsense

We all have feet of clay, not because we want to, but because very few understand the Conditioned Mind and how it keeps you stuck in the daily nonsense of that conditioning…

Make a stand for what is in you heart. Bow down to no one. Idolize no one or no thing. Listen to your heart. Let it be your guide. Ignore the nonsense of the world because that’s what it is; pure utter nonsense. Who can rightfully judge you, most people can’t even rightfully judge themselves. Put no stock in what others say and what others say will have no stock. If things are ever going to change in your life, the nonsense that goes on daily has to be exposed for what it is; pure utter nonsense. Live now or forever hold your peace because now is the only place you will ever have peace to hold.

We all have feet of clay, not because we want to, but because very few understand the Conditioned Mind and how it keeps you stuck in the grip of that conditioning. Never back down from what you know to be true. Whether others see it makes no difference. It matters little what happens in life, it matters less what you or others think. I only say this because it matters little what I think, so if I don’t take what I think too seriously I’m not going to take what others think seriously. The story of what life is about is a made up fabrication. No one can claim to truly know this. Life is to complex to know all there is to know. The pea brain mind will make some nonsense up, but our minds have not evolved enough to truly know this answer. We know a lot intellectually, from our head, but we don’t know diddly when it comes to living from our heart. Until we understand this we will be controlled by our Conditioned Mind and we’ll remain in stuck in the daily nonsense of its conditioned grip…

Freedom in Truth Only

In life there’s freedom in truth only. There may be your perception of things, but only truth sets you free. Perception is delusional and is a created idea to make life the way you think it best suits you…

There are certain truths that need to be understood if you’re to know what it means to be led by the divine so you can be set free. The reason why there’s so much struggle with this is because these truths aren’t brought into the heart by most people, they’re kept at the intellect level; in the head (perception). Truth can only set you free when it’s from the heart. A perception of what you think truth is isn’t truth; this perception blocks truth from being seen.

Here are some truths to sit with. You are not going to live forever. Understanding this is paramount in our freedom. The only place life can be lived is right now. No matter how much you want things to stay the same, they will not. Things are constantly changing whether you want them to or not. Lastly you are not your thoughts regardless of how much you attach to and believe them. My point of this is to show the difference between truth and the perception of how you want things to be. Perception will not set you free. There’s a way to know something is not a truth; truth is always freeing. It’s the nature of the divine to be free, but it can only occur within truth.

All perception is tied into our stories, which are based in delusion. Delusion will not set you free either. People who think perception is truth are gravely mistaken and stay locked into their own conditioned lies. I know today I’m free because of the truth that has set me free, not because of my perceptions of this truth. If I was still living life by created perceptions I would not be free. The divine can only be our guide when there’s a quietness that allows this to be understood, but if you make up a perception of this, freedom will not occur. This is another truth and it can only be known when it’s not made into a perception. There’s the way life is (truth) and there’s the way you think it should be (perception), only one of these will set you free…

Outer View Delusion

An inner view is the only way life can be lived without distractions from the outside. These outer distractions are the source of all our created stories and keep you in bondage to a delusional view…

It seems creating stories is just a part of our development, but this just isn’t so. To stop creating stories it has to be known why they are created in the first place. What makes a person think a story is needed as opposed to living a peaceful existence without a story. For many years this wasn’t given much thought, it was just assumed this was the way life was. One day with life exactly how it was wanted and limited happiness, self investigation (looking inward) began which produced real answers and changed my view of life from an outer to an inner view.

I found that the stories I made up were strictly because of the outer view. An outer view was developed that always attached a story to what was happening. This is a natural occurrence for an outer view; the two go hand in hand. Think about this, anything viewed out there immediately has a story attached to it. See this for yourself, try not to attach a story to something you are viewing as out there. See this truth and see your path to freedom. A story is created because the mind is agitated and doesn’t know how to be still. A story is you convincing you that there’s something out there that you need. These delusional needs arise from the outer view created by the Conditioned Mind. The mind has to be taught the need isn’t real and nothing more is truly needed; excluding the basics necessities. When there isn’t a delusional need there isn’t a delusional story. The stories cease when the view turns inner and you realize nothing is needed because you are complete right now. You don’t have to add anything for completeness. You can make all the improvements you want, but they don’t make you more complete. You are complete right now just as you are and only a delusional story tells you different…

A Scripted Role

Life can be described as a play where you’re either playing a role or you’re watching the play. The difference in watching it as opposed to starring in it is it’s so much more beneficial watching than playing a scripted role…

Think of life as a play. Are you in the play or are you watching it? The difference is when you are in the play you are controlled by it. The play dictates your role. The script is your Conditioned Mind, things happen and you react with your conditioned script. The play needs for each person to play their part or there wouldn’t be one. When you watch the play you see what happens instead of being controlled by it. The play is running, but your role is determined by how conditioned you are to either watch it or be in it. There is such a difference in the two, watching it is so much more beneficial, but unfortunately most people are starring in the play. To watch it you have to be very still. The more the ability to watch the play is developed the less you will be drawn into becoming the main star (that’s what ”I” wants to do) and the more adept you’ll be with life being lived on a stage aligned with with Universal Love.

Learn to watch the play and you’ll be an active participant in controlling the part you play, which happens to be your life. When you can watch the play and not be drawn into a role that is selected for you by your conditioning, that’s when the play will become so much more enjoyable and you will always want to just watch it. It will be better than you ever imagined it could be, and who knows with practice you may even become aware that it’s the best play ever, but understand your play is already the best one ever because it’s about your life. Without a settled mind you will not know this and you will continue to be controlled by a scripted role that allows your conditioning to dictate the part you play. This is the difference between being dragged around by a scripted role or being able to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show…

Up Against Your Own Mind

Realize whatever controls you is your master; it doesn’t matter what it is. You aren’t up against evil forces or negative energy, the only thing you’re up against is your own mind…

What you’re truly up against in life is your own mind. When something is needed to alter your current state, it’s bondage. If you don’t find out why you need to alter your state, you’ll constantly need to substitute the things that you will use; you will just go from thing to thing. I’m not asking you to believe this, I am telling you from my own experience that this is the way it is; this is real. Lying to yourself is all part of the Conditioned Mind, even if it causes your own misery your mind will tell you to discount this.

We are all our own worse enemy. I know this as a fact and yet it is still a struggle at times because of the conditioning in place, but the freedom from the bondage of self is becoming more and more of a reality. This is known because there’s less and less need to alter my current state so there is more time spent in the moment of I Am. This takes much practice, more than most people are conscious to do, but if you really want freedom you have to have the ability to look in the mirror and understand you are looking at the only block to your freedom. It will be at that point that you can start breaking free from a self that has be leading you around like a puppet on a string. Facing yourself is the most difficult thing you will ever do because you have been conditioned not to face yourself. If you want to be free, start developing a plan to break free from yourself and change your Conditioned Mind Patterns. If not, simply enjoy the puppet show which you just so happen to have the starring role…

Everyone Reaches

Dependency is dependency regardless of what’s reached for. Some of the things reached for have less of an affect, but how you’re held in captivity to what’s reached for is all the same…

The only reason why a person reaches for anything is to change the way that they feel. If you are ok with who you are, not the story of who you are, but who you truly are, no reaching will ever be necessary. AGAIN: If you are ok with who you are, not the story of who you are, but who you truly are, no reaching will ever be necessary.

We are all addicts, we just use different things. Here are some of the things used: food, opinions, sugar, anger, alcohol, wanting life to be a certain way, drugs, sports, sports teams, gambling, success, money, careers, helping others, porn, sex, stealing, our children’s success, to do list, 12 step programs, seeking peace, the spiritual practice, working, not working, our health, politics, religion, and God. This is but a few of the things used, the list goes on and on. The point of this is to show how dependency is dependency regardless of what’s reached for. We’re all addicts, it’s just that some of the things reached for have a less of an affect than others, but the bondage that holds you prisoner to your Conditioned Mind is the same. If you ever want to be free of this it has to be understood. You can discount this, but you’ll never experience what it means to be totally free if you do…

Past Influences/Present Control

Past influences have so much control over the present and until this is understood and let go of, the past will continue to keep you in a state of an agitated existence…

Understanding living life as it is as opposed to a life you think you should have is the difference in being at peace or living in a state of an agitated existence. When you’re with what is here you’re with reality, not a mind made reality, but the reality of what simply is. When you’re not in the reality of what is you’re in a delusional state of what isn’t, which makes for very little if any true peace in your life.

Life is always as it is right now and that would mean being with reading this post. There is nothing else truly going on right now beyond that. There may be something going on between your ears, but it’s not happening right now so it’s s not the true reality of now. Your mind has been conditioned to think you have to create a life that you think is better than what’s occurring right now, that’s what keeps you from being with the life as it is.

To me all that matters is having found a something real to break free of the grip of those past influences. Bondage is bondage and the more you continue to be controlled by past influences and stay locked into the control of your Conditioned Mind, the deeper the bondage of not being with life as it is. Until you learn to let go of the control the past influences have over you it will be impossible to be free because you’ll remain under the spell of the Conditioned Mind…

A Heavenly Heart

Heaven is within, but we look for it with our eyes and it can only be seen through our heart. Only one master can be served and if it isn’t from the love in our heart, Heaven will remain a place not seen…

What’s in your heart will always rise to the top. You can’t fake it or pretend to be something that you’re not. You can fool people, but eventually they will catch on. It is written that Jesus said to the rich man if he wanted salvation he needed to give up his riches; they both knew he wouldn’t. Although the person was of wealth, the wealth that Jesus spoke of was of the heart, not of the world. Jesus knew the man’s heart and knew he wouldn’t follow him. He knew the man loved his wealth of the world and therefore he would be unable to follow his heart. To truly be free one has to love with all their heart, if it’s any other way, what is blocking this love will rise to the top.

You can’t have a heart that loves internally and loves the wealth of the world also; you can’t serve two masters. There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy as long as it’s used to demonstrate love. A heart of love can have the best of both worlds, but only if the one that’s served is the one of the heart. Wealth is not measured in material things, it’s measured by the love in your heart and how you love and treat others.

Learn to understand your heart and it will lead you to places that are not of this world. Heaven is within, but we look for it with our eyes and it can only be seen through the heart. Hold onto whatever you think will bring you to heaven, just don’t be surprised when what you are holding onto isn’t providing the haven you thought you had found. You cannot serve two masters and only one will allow you to be in heaven so make sure your choice is from the love deep within your heart…

Quiet Willingness

Just wanting to change something doesn’t work no matter how sincere you are unless it’s followed by actions to allow the change to take place. No transformation is complete until there’s a willingness that allows it…

The idea of doing what puts you in alignment with what’s beneficial to you is much different than actually putting it into action. It’s not because it isn’t how you want things to be, it’s just that there’s so much pulling against you that without constant awareness it will be difficult to sustain a connection to quietness for a substantial amount of time. We all have times when it’s easier for this than others, but we also have our times when we say screw it and self seek. Don’t be too hard on yourself though, a lifetime of living from “I” will not disappear with a few sittings. The key is to keep developing the discipline that allows for the self seeking behavior to become less and less.

This will occur naturally, you only need to be willing to sit. Sometimes it will seem like “what’s the use” but understand this is all part of the conditioning, the noise, the story, the unconsciousness, whatever you want to call it. Willingness is the key if there’s to be change because the old behavior is so deeply engrained to let go of its control without it. This is why most people don’t change because the dedication to investigate why you do what you do isn’t given 100% willingness. It’s impossible to get more out of life than you put into it; be 50% willing and that’s what you’ll get in return (maybe). The self serving mind is very subtle and you will never be free until you are willing to let go 100% so your actions are a benefit to all beings 100% of the time. No transformation can occur through a thought based idea, a complete transformation will only occur through a quiet willingness…

No True Uneasiness

The only time there’s an uneasiness with life is when it’s made so and it only happens when the Conditioned Mind is in control. The mind will settle when there’s awareness your uneasiness isn’t true…

Inner uneasiness is neither with life nor with people so who that leaves you with is yourself. This is who your uneasiness is always with. I’m not saying some of the things that happen in life are easy to accept, but the uneasiness is still within yourself. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life is fair, that it shouldn’t be so difficult, but again this arisen uneasiness comes from within; it has nothing to do with anything outside of you. The labeled perception of how things are is what causes all uneasiness. Life is never uneasiness, what goes on between your ears is where your so called troubles are. There’s a need to allow the mind to be present so it can settle down and focus on what is actually occurring instead of your created uneasiness.

At times it can seem like it’s one thing after another, but it really isn’t, it’s just the Conditioned Mind running the show. One thing has nothing to do with the other unless it’s attached to; when this is understood discipline can be developed so this happens less and less. Your freedom is directly linked to how much control your conditioning has over you. If there was no conditioning there would be no control and there would be no uneasiness. For me this is what must be learned to head in the direction of freedom, a freedom that’s already there; the reason to learn this is to not allow the Conditioned Mind to block freedom from my view. The more your view is in the present moment, the more you’ll see because your view to freedom isn’t being blocked. So although it seems as though you are uneasy, the only reason for this is because you’re allowing it. It’s up to you to change the conditioning that blocks you from understanding you’re already free, but it has to be understood there really isn’t an uneasiness it’s only the Conditioned Mind that makes you believe there is…

Aligned With Life

To be a benefit to life you must have a beneficial existence, and to live a beneficial existence it will take an understanding of what it means to live a life that’s beneficial to all beings…

Spiritually is not magical. Many make it out to be something it isn’t; it’s simply a practical way to live. I know sometimes it can seem like spirituality is something beyond our human comprehension, but it’s a lot closer than you think; all you need is to look in the mirror. The bottom line is are you doing things that are beneficial to your life or not, and if you’re not, how can you do things that are a benefit so your life becomes more aligned with Divine Principles; there’s nothing more to it than that. When you do things that align with life you feel good and that’s the reason why. If you don’t feel good you have to look at what you’re doing.

The awareness of your conditioning allows for the ability to see what is truly a benefit to your life and what isn’t. Once you’re aware of this you can develop a practice of mindfulness to change what needs to be changed so most everything you do is a benefit to your life. The real blessing here is this, you not only act in ways that’s a benefit to you, but it’s also a benefit to others.

That’s when you’re truly in aligned with life when there is no other reason to exist except to be a benefit to all beings. Anything short of this and the benefits sought are probably self-serving. So the spiritual life is learning to do things that are a benefit to life, but not just your own. This is the base of all Divine Principles and when this becomes how and why you live your life, you will be truly living a life that’s beneficial to all who come in contact with you (including yourself). Life will never be more complete or more of a benefit when this is the way you live your life…

Mechanism of Love

If your life is to be an example of love, love will have to be the mechanism of what’s at your base. No instrument can play itself and you cannot be an example of love if love isn’t in your heart…

To be an example of love means one thing and one thing only and that’s to be a mechanism of love in all that you do. This isn’t a love that’s manufactured by you, it arises from stillness and simply comes through your heart. It doesn’t mean you have to make others follow your way because the most important thing to realize is this is not your way. It’s loves way and that is what everyone should be following. To be a mechanism of love implies to be an example. No instrument can play itself. The better the musician the more beautiful the music. So it is with us, the freer you are of the self serving mind by relying on the mechanism of love, the more your life will be an example of love. Remember no instrument can play itself, but things need to be done so it stays finely tuned. Even a master musician has a difficult time producing beautiful music with an instrument that’s out of tune. Music will still be produced because you are alive and life is lived, but since your actions aren’t based in love you just won’t be an example to others nor will it reach the true beauty that the instrument (you) are capable of producing. Your full potential won’t be realized because an untuned instrument can only produce what’s there.

A life that isn’t based in love cannot produce love so the journey to be an example of love will manifest when you live as the mechanism necessary for this to occur; an emptying of your heart will be needed so love can fill it up. If you’re not totally empty of your self centeredness you will not be totally filled by love. It’s in love that all life exist, it’s in love that your life becomes a true example. If you’re not a mechanism of love you will continue to be filled by a self serving mind and you will be a mechanism and example to satisfy your self…

A Delusional Reality

When there isn’t an association to “I” there isn’t any attachment. The “I” is what creates the delusion that what occurs in life is real. Things do occur, but they only control you in an “I” based delusional reality…

Two people are waiting for a bus, the bus is late. One person is really annoyed, the other isn’t. Same situation, but the annoyed person relates the bus being late to “I” and the other doesn’t. This is how attachment is formed and although there is a reality to the bus being late, it’s based in the delusion created by the Conditioned Mind that what goes on in life really matters. I know it seems like so much matters, but that’s because what goes on is in association to “I”. This world has been in existence for many many years and all the people before us thought what was going on with them also really mattered and to their “I” it did, but it didn’t matter to life.

This is a delusional reality. Sure life is real and all that happens seems real, but real to what extent? Real to the extent of how it’s associated with “I” and how this “I” is attached to more so than with what is actually occurring. This is what makes it delusional. It’s only real to the individual who is attaching to it. In the case of the bus, it was just late according to a schedule, the attachment to “I” is what created the story. No I, no attachment, no story, no created suffering. Granted the bus is still late, but the situation isn’t allowed to grab a hold and control your emotions. This not being controlled by your emotions doesn’t make you less than, it allows you to be with the true reality of what is actually occurring instead of the delusional reality created by your “I” attachments…

Blessed is Being Alive

Simply being alive is a blessing because it will not always be so. Having life a certain way doesn’t make it a blessing, life makes life a blessing because without life nothing else would be…

No one is more blessed than another, the Universe doesn’t operate that way. Nothing is truly personal, it simply is. No one is given a better gift of life than someone else. Whoever is alive at this time is gifted and when you pass on, you’re still blessed. The blessing that you existed never dies, it’s just passed on, but there are consequences for everything that you do in life. When things are done in a gluttonous way, to satisfy your self with over indulgence behaviors, the results will not be beneficial. When you do things that put you in cooperation with the Universe, things work out so much better for all involved. It’s not a happenstance blessing when this happens, we make it happen by being in harmony with Universal Love. Just like when you do things in a gluttonous way, the misfortune that you receive from this is of your own doing. So it’s not because life is a certain way that you are blessed, it’s simply that you are alive and it will not always be so you are truly blessed.

I often hear people say they are blessed because of this or that, but what happens if those things are taken away? As a child I often heard “If you have your health you have everything” what I say is “If you are alive you have everything because one day it simply will not be so.” If you want to put conditions on your life for it to be a blessing that’s up to you, but it’s heart breaking to watch people do this to themselves. It’s done all the time, only because most people don’t understand their own mind. To me being alive is our blessing, nothing more is necessary. I’m truly blessed because I’m alive, not because life has given me things. Life happens, not to me, but to life itself. When I pass on life will still be, just not with me…

No Story Contentment

Early on the mind becomes conditioned to create stories, these are then used to make you believe they’re needed for contentment, but the story of needing to be content is the exact reason you aren’t…

You are the creator of the belief that you aren’t content and a story is needed. You can create any story you like, just understand if you don’t create a story you will not shrivel up and disappear, all that will happen is you will be content. We’ll use the example of someone bringing in bagels to work; from there the story you create about bagels is nothing more than that, a story. Maybe you create a story that you love bagels and there just so happens to be your favorite kind in the bag; a cinnamon raisin bagel. After all is said and done if you don’t create the story about the bagels, they will still exist, they just won’t have any control over you because there won’t be any attachment to it.

Eat a bagel, don’t eat a bagel, the point of this example is to show how the created story becomes the created attachment which is what makes you want a bagel. Substitute anything you want for the bagel, it’s all the same. Stories are the essence of the Conditioned Mind. This isn’t something to believe, it’s something to just be aware of so you can stop creating your stories. These stories which are created by your own mind, makes the world delusional and it keeps you in bondage to this delusional world. If you think this doesn’t pertain to you that’s just another story that keeps you from being content, but beyond the story you are content, it’s just not realized because of the need to create a story…

Awake for Life

You’re alive so you have been given the gift of life, but it’s up to you to be awake for it so when you reach your final destination (the end of life) you can say, what a ride…

Everyone who is alive is on a so called journey. No one remains in a state of stagnation. Life is always moving forward whether we are aware of it or not. It’s like when you take a trip that requires a plane to get to your destination, after the plane takes off it’s as though it’s not even noticed that you are moving. This is how life is and before it’s realized the journey is complete and you are at your destination. During the journey if all you did was sleep you missed the entire trip and you cannot go back and recapture it because you have reached your destination.

When you have reached your so called destination and your journey is complete, it’s only because you’re asleep that you missed what occurred on your trip. You can either be awake for your journey or you can be asleep, but it will go on either way and once your destination is reached the trip is over. The key is to not be asleep for the trip and only be awakened when you have reached your destination because by then your trip (life) will be over. The greatest misgiving of life is when it’s realized you have been asleep for most of it. This is how far to many lives finish up. There will come a time when it’s realized the journey is now complete and that you were asleep for most of it; there is nothing that can be done to go back and redo what has been missed. Don’t let this be your journey with this end result. You’re alive so you were given the gift of life, but it’s up to you to be awake for the journey so when you reach your final destination (the end of life) you can say, what a ride…

Love Yourself As You Are

You can only act in ways that arise from within you. A trigger activates your Conditioned Mind and you act accordingly. Love yourself as you are and as the mind settles what needs changing will change…

Unity with others is dependent on learning to love yourself unconditionally because if you don’t love yourself there is no way you will love others. If you judge your unity with others will be fleeting at best. Unity with humanity doesn’t start with humanity, it starts with you because if you can’t love yourself as you are, there’s no way we will be able to love anyone as they are. You may be able to tolerate them for a time if they’re as you want them to be, but they remaining that way will also be fleeting at best. This ability to love yourself will only occur when you know our own mind, and only in the sense of how it’s the cause of not loving yourself.

Think of this, when you do something that’s not beneficial to you it originates from you. You unconsciously do things that aren’t beneficial to your own well being; this is done all the time. These acts come from your own mind, but it’s not what you do that causes an issue, it’s wanting what you do to be different which is impossible because it has already has been done, this is what causes you issue. So love yourself as you are and the next time something triggers your Conditioned Mind to do something that’s not beneficial to you, you may be able to pause and not do it. If you do do something that’s not beneficial, accept it, love yourself, and move on. When the mind settles enough through loving yourself, what’s within you will change on its own because of the understanding you are perfect just as you are simply because it’s what’s there…

Cultivating Now

To be conditioned is to be human and it’s the influences of your conditioning that determines the base of your existence. If it isn’t living Now than Now needs to be cultivated for it to be so…

No one is beyond their mind becoming conditioned. Whether you want to believe this or not doesn’t make the mind any less conditioned. As a matter of fact the less conditioned you think you are the more you’re in the grasp of the conditioning. No one is beyond the conditioning because no one is beyond being human. No matter how much stuff we make up in our head we will always be human in the period of time that we are in this form, and when conditions change and this form is no longer supported, our humanness ends. This is another part of life that makes us different, we all have our own time period of existence, but this is beyond most of our control. When it’s time to go, we go. The more its resisted the harder it is to let go, but it doesn’t stop it from happening, it just causes suffering.

What’s of importance is learning to be in alignment with Now while we are here. Not for any other reason except that this is the only place where life can be experienced to the fullest. The moment we live in a conditioned way that takes us from Now we’re out of alignment with ourselves and if we aren’t aligned with ourselves there’s no way we can be alignment with others. The value in understanding this isn’t to live some fairy tale life, but to have the awareness of a mind that’s has been conditioned to self serve and cause our own suffering. If you’re to be free of the self serving conditioning the conditioning of Now has to be cultivated. Because we are all human no one is beyond the conditioning, but no one is also beyond being in totally alignment with Now and living life to the fullest no matter how conditioned they are, but it will only happen if living Now is cultivated…

A United Itinerary

Our strength is in our unity. Although there’s nothing wrong with individuality, changing the world is so much more powerful when it’s linked in unity for the soul purpose of spreading love…

If you think you have an individual itinerary to change the world you will be largely disappointed, not in your effort, but in the results of the world not changing. This is a large part of the problem of the world to begin with, individual itineraries. There is way to much energy wasted on these; if the world is to change it has to be done in unity. We all need to have a united heart and give that unity to the heart of others. This unity is from the Universe and it is the awakened heart that realizes this. An awakened heart is not limited to certain religious belief or mind made concepts, it is open to anyone who has purity of heart, and the only way for it to be pure is to remove its pollutants. An example of this would be polluted water: Nothing has to be added to polluted water to return it to its natural state of purity, all that needs to be done is to remove the pollutants.

To many of us isolate ourselves and with certain religious belief and concepts that actually becomes a deterrent to spreading the unity in our hearts. Although religion is a great way to develop the discipline needed to quiet the mind, it is the Universe that is of unity, not some dogma or doctrine made up by what someone thinks. The Universe is our guide, but the mind has to be very quiet to see where the guidance leads. I don’t mean a made up guidance to make a person feel they are doing their part, I mean a guidance that is of unity and nothing else. No doing, just unity. When you die that’s all that you leave behind is you unity with others. Nothing else really means that much. If the world ended tomorrow and whose to say it won’t, what did all your individual itinerary accomplish, except maybe to say “I know I did my part” whatever that means.

The only thing that matters in life is to understand a united awakened heart and to learn to remove all the pollutants so unity is emitted to all beings; this is the Universe’s doing not ours. What I share is a message of unity, but it’s not my unity, its the unity of the Universe. Of myself I can do nothing but self seek. It is through the surrendering of the heart that the Universe will find the best possible way to use you, but what that results in is up to the Universe not some individual itinerary. Our unity is our strength and it is our self serving itinerary that keeps us from being utilized to the fullest…

Beneficial Living

Without investigating the way your life is lived leaves it up to happenstance that it’s being lived in the most beneficial way. Your mind is your greatest asset, yet very few know its true value…

It’s a lot easier to go with the flow of the conventional way of thinking than to look inward at your own mind. Anyone who doesn’t agree with this conventional way is looked at as strange, but I ask you this, how much of this conventional way is actually beneficial? Before developing the coping mechanisms that are now in place, how much investigation was put into these mechanisms; they are what controls your life. Not many would invest money, get married, have children, by a house, take a job, etc. before doing some investigation, but not much investigation is given to your behavior. This is what truly needs to be investigated if you ever want to understand your life.

Life isn’t magical with some having more magic than others. Life is life, pure and simple and it will not be lived in the most beneficial way without doing the things that allow this. You can either cooperate with life and make it more beneficial or you can be controlled by a mind that doesn’t want you to investigate why you do what you do. If you’re content with life so be it, but I haven’t met one single person who at some point in their life hasn’t reached outside themselves to fill a lack. This is not contentment, that is an agitation of the mind that few truly understand. Not because they can’t, but because this agitation is not given the time needed to investigate it and find real answers, not the make believe ones that you’re probably living by right now. Investigate this for yourself and see that although the body is always in the present moment, it’s where the mind is that determines your life, and you only have to be honest with yourself to see if you’re living your life in the most beneficial way…

Present to Live

You can only think about the past and future, you can’t live there no matter what. This leaves only one place to live, the present, and regardless if you’re aware of this or not it remains the only place of true existence…

The reason why it’s so difficult to stop a habitual behavior is because not only is it engrained in your subconscious, but without discipline the necessary space between the thought and the reaction is virtually non existent. It’s there, but without discipli