Michael Cupo
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Michael Cupo

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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 discipline it’s not noticed. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it is this way because the mind has been conditioned to live everywhere but in the present. I was controlled for many years by this conditioning because of the lack of knowledge that it was in place. I always thought I did things because it was just the way I was, but I have since found out differently. There is a lot of power in knowledge when it’s used in cooperation with life. The lack of knowledge is why I was doing what I was doing and wasn’t able to stop doing it. You can’t stop something if that’s all you know.

I explain in my book what changed and it’s the reason it was written. My book as are my writings are a tool to help others understand this human dilemma. It’s a dilemma because it doesn’t allow you to truly live your life as intended; from love. So how can awareness of space be created between a thought and a reaction? Very simple, discipline needs to be developed to allow this. My practice is this; when I sit in quiet it is for the sole purpose of developing discipline to be in the present moment. To feel my body, sensation of touch, to notice my breath, to listen to the outside sounds, these are all portals to developing the discipline that anchors you in the present. If you’re not practicing to be in the present moment than it’s very unlikely you will ever be there, at least consciously. This is a simple understanding that anyone can develop. The more discipline that’s developed the more present you become and the more you live life in the moment that’s actually occurring. This is what an awakening is, becoming aware that you have been asleep for much of your life by constantly living in the past and future. When you awaken from this dream you will want to live in the present moment because you will be aware it’s the only place that you can truly live your life…

Universally Aligned

By learning to align with the Universe, which is a direct exertion of your free will, you’ll be in alignment with the truth that sets you free. If not your alignment will be with “I” and this will keep you in its prison…

Truth sets you free, this is what I have come to understand. To me it’s the many truths combined which allows for the letting go of an “I” that really doesn’t truly exist, this is what sets a person free. Someone once wrote “Death sets you free” and I remember how it stopped me as soon as I read it as I thought about how I felt that way at one time. I never thought of taking my own life, but there was a time when I felt if I didn’t wake up that would’ve been okay. I don’t feel that way today, but it isn’t because of anything that I did. One day my view of life became different and I stop looking for answers trying to solve my life problems, it was revealed the problem was “I” and the Conditioned Mind.

Universal Energy has the kind of power that can transform, heal, and reveal truth, people don’t; not on there own anyway. When we align ourselves with Universal Energy we can be transformed. Anything that happens to me today is a result of being in alignment with the Universe, and it’s up to me to do what’s necessary for this alignment to be. This is a direct exertion of our free will and it was through the love the Universe had for me that this was revealed. What I have come to understand is I can’t control what others say or do, I can only respond from my own heart, with those responses coming through submitting to the Universe and allowing it to be my guide. This I have come to understand as what the Universe has revealed me, not what I have come to know on my own. It has been in stillness that truth has been revealed to me, but it isn’t my truth because there is no “I”. It’s the noise in the head that makes you think you have your own truth and when you are being controlled by the Conditioned Mind it says “Death sets you free” but this is the lie of “I”. If you can get quiet enough to understand this, you’ll be in alignment with the Universe, as it will be because of Universal Love not anything that you do that the truth of living and not death will set you free…

Turning Away

Energy always is, where you focus your attention determines what energy you will turn away from which will either be from your small self or from all that the Universe has to offer…

To me the Universe is Love, it is we who turn away and focus our attention on our small self. This turning away is not our fault, it’s just what’s put in place by the energy of “I”. The collective energy of “I” is one singular energy that’s in control of so many people because a mind that’s conditioned by “I” doesn’t have a choice. It takes discipline to pull away from the collective to see what’s truly occurring and what this discipline does is it allows you to see your lies so you can stop giving in to them and align yourself with the Universe. By recognizing your lies you are given all that the Universe has to offers; that’s when your true self arises.

All of these so called lies are derived from the thought “I” and they hold you in captivity to a self that doesn’t truly exist (the small self). Of course we exist in our human form, but the small self only exist in our mind as the thought “I” (there’s no real substance to the thought “I”). A thought is just energy, it’s not the initial thought that’s not real, energy is real, it’s the delusional attachment that the thought “I” is you, that’s where the lies manifest from. If the thought “I” is allowed to just pass through there would be no problematic attachment. Energy always is, how it’s directed is what you will turn away from. You can turn away from self seeking or you can turn away from benefiting others; it will be directed one way or the other.

The transformation of a person from the self seeker to a person of love is the result of the Universe’s transforming energy. The transformation is a result of the love that’s in your own heart becoming unblocked. That’s what the transforming energy has the power to do, unblock your conditioned thought “I” so you can be aligned with the energy that is a benefit to the Universe and all beings. When you do this you turn away from your small self and you become available for all that the Universe has to offer…

Stability of Love

A stable life is one that’s based in love. It doesn’t mean life will always be the way that it’s wanted, but the more you love the less “I” there is that goes through emotional swings…

It’s so easy to feel connected to life when things are going the way that you want, but how about when things aren’t going your way. Our connection to life should never be different regardless of what is occurring, but because of the Conditioned Mind the tendency is to think life is better when it’s as wanted. Our stability shouldn’t be contingent on life occurrences because this will make life an emotional roller coaster. To be controlled by the occurrences of life is to be controlled by our conditioning as if we were puppets on a string. It’s only this way because it’s what we unconsciously have put into place. If we were conditioned differently our reactions to life occurrences would be different, maybe not better, but definitely different.

The key to breaking free from the hold of this is to identify if our reactions to what occurs are beneficial. If they are, it’s our obligation to preserve them so we can benefit others, but if they aren’t it’s up to us to change them; they will not change just because we notice them. Many people know their actions aren’t much of a benefit to anyone except themselves, yet they still act the same, why do you think this is? It has to do with what is at the core of our being. If love isn’t at the core of our being reactions we will be hard pressed to be of love. There is much responsibility with this because it’s love that changes the world and if you are aware of this you will have an obligation to cultivate love so it’s at the core of your life. When you do this you can become the stability this world so desperately needs regardless of what’s occurring…

No Real Need for Answers

The Conditioned Mind makes you believe you need answers, but you don’t. Your true essence beyond the confines of a Conditioned Mind is the limitless acceptance of what is where there isn’t a need for anything, especially answers…

Although your mind always wants answers, sometimes the answers you get aren’t the ones that are wanted, and sometimes you don’t even get an answer. The real problem lies in the mind, not the answers or the lack of them. When things occur that make you believe answers are needed, it’s very difficult for there to be acceptance because the mind has been conditioned to need an answer. As this is the case for most, if there isn’t acceptance it makes for very uncomfortable situations. The real problem of this is that it’s your own mind that creates this needing answers nonsense.

Life is not something to be figured out. Actually the more you think you have it figured out the less you know what’s going on. It’s your Conditioned Mind that wants to put life in a box of space and time, but the moment this is done our existence becomes limited, and the limit is a limit of a mind that doesn’t truly have a limit except for what it conjures up. Understand this created limit is the conditioning not the mind itself, your mind is limitless, it’s a product of the Universe, which is also limitless so how can the mind not be the same? Our parents are human, so we too are human, how can we not be? This is just an example, we are actually of the Universe as is our mind. We are one in the same.

The mind can be understood to a certain degree, but the limitlessness of it cannot because it has never been experienced. Instead of needing answers, be in the moment of what is and allow this to be your answer. This way the mind won’t have to make up beliefs because it will have its answers and there won’t be any need to make one up…

Truly Content

Life isn’t a blessing because you have much, it’s a blessing because you give much. The more you think your life is a blessing because of what you have, the less content you will truly be…

Being content is regarded as a place most people want to be, but it’s not necessarily the most beneficial place for a person to be. It may seem like it is, but it’s only because of the unconsciousness and ignorance that’s in control of so many lives. If your contentment is not based purely in the fact that you’re alive, the contentment will be illusionary. There are a lot of people who are content selling drugs, stealing, pimping, and many other dysfunctional behaviors and although these behaviors are extreme, there are as many people who are content in being wealthy and successful even though there are many people who are struggling to make ends meet. Then there are the politicians who are content making decisions based on what is best for them or their political affiliations and not for people as a whole. Most people aren’t really content with their life or they wouldn’t always be looking for the next satisfaction, or carrying around so much anger, guilt, envy, righteousness, jealously, pride, and greed. If one is content, nothing other than being alive would be needed, but this is not the way it is because to be content you must serve others by coming from a place of love. Not a self serving love, but a love that’s of the Universe. This love has nothing to do with what you have it’s contingent on what you give.

Life is not a blessing when you have much, it’s a blessing when you give much. The more you think your life is a blessing because of what you are have, the less contented you’ll be. If you don’t think this is so how contented would you be if all your so called blessings were not there, would you still be content? If your life isn’t based in love for others then it will be impossible for it to be a contented one because life will be about what you have, not what you give. Life is not a blessing because you have much. You can only be truly contented when it’s understood that life is based in your love for others and what you give. You will never be truly contented because of what you have; just something to think about…

Inner Presence

The noise in the head won’t subside on its own regardless of what belief is held onto. As a matter of fact your beliefs actually hinder the mind from settling because they are a distraction to your inner presence…

If the noise in your head is in control it doesn’t matter much what’s going on as it’s going to be difficult to be aware of presence. It’s such a noisy world and what makes it so is most people are looking for an answer out there when the answer is within, so what the noise actually is and how it’s created is by not being aware that you already have your answers. With a mind that’s conditioned to want answers, you have to constantly look for them, hence the noise. This is how the agitation of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness to our inner presence. It’s the noise created because if you knew you had your answers the need to look for them would be non existent and so would the noise.

Even if you understand this the noise may not stop completely, but it will begin to at least subside. It is imperative to understand this if your inner presence is to be experienced in life. If you don’t understand this, the noise will never stop, at least while you are alive, this is why it’s imperative to understand this now. Why wait to be at peace later when you can be at peace right now. It’s not like the noise is needed to live life, its only there because you unconsciously put it there. A little practice equates to a little peace. This is a direct exertion of your free will. Whether you believe in God or not inner presence won’t happen on its own. It’s up to you to do what’s necessary to stop the noise, as you practice the noise subsides and you are left with inner presence. If you are waiting for anything else, you will be waiting a very long time and inner presence will probably never happen…

Unity With Yourself

In the space between your thoughts is your unity with yourself; with life. The more space that’s created, the more this unity infiltrates not only your life, but the lives of others…

In each moment a decision is made unconsciously to either create a story about whatever’s going on in the Conditioned Mind or create space between your thoughts. These places are vastly different on an individual level and collective level. If the decision is to constantly create your stories, your mind will never settle and your true essence of unity will not be allowed to infiltrate your life or the lives of others. Creating a story is the decision of most people because of the ignorance of your own conditioning; it’s what your taught. There’s nothing right or wrong in this, it’s just what’s in place. It will take much quietness to make a different decision, with the quietness affording you an opportunity to wake up and become aware of your conditioning.

When this other decision is made to create space between your thoughts it involves no conditioning at all; it’s the place of unity with ourselves. The results of this unity is what’s needed to change your individual and the collective conditioning. When there’s unity with yourself we will cease fighting anything or anybody. You will not regret anything you have done in the past; you’ll be at peace. You’ll help others through the compassion of your awakened heart and self seeking will become non existent.

When you are in unity (at one) with yourself, your struggles are no more because it’s the created story that causes your struggles. When there’s awareness of the space between your thoughts there’s no story and without a story it’s impossible to struggle. In this space of awareness it becomes known that your struggles are just what’s created by a Conditioned Mind and you discover not only unity with yourself, but with all that is…

To Be...Or Not...

The true essence of life will never be understood by trying to understand it. Life is not a doing simply because you exist regardless of anything that’s done. Defining life through what you do is your doing, not life’s…

To be and to do are a part of life, but doing occurs from being. You can always be, but you don’t have to always do. Actually if you aren’t aware of being, whatever is done will be a distraction from the true essence of being. Our experiences are a result of what we do in life, but they don’t make life what it is because if they didn’t occur, life would still be. Doing creates stories. Being creates life.

Think about the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and experienced, now how much does it have to do with life right now? It is a fond memory, a story, but this exact moment would still be regardless of what is seen and experienced. At the time I’m sure the experience was something else (to the Conditioned Mind) but it really has nothing to do with right now. The story of it does because it’s made so, but that is your doing not life’s. This is why it’s said to “Just Be” not Just Do, because to be is the true essence of life. This simple saying can be used as a tool to stop the monkey mind doings in its tracks. After all, we are called human beings not human doings because it’s only in being that you will reach you full potential so just be or not…

In the World, But Not of It

Understanding the freedom of being in the world, but not of it only occurs when it’s learned to live life as it happens instead of attaching to the senses…

One saying that really stays with me in my daily practice is “To be in the world, but not of it” It’s one that’s repeated throughout the day as the Conditioned Mind constantly tries to make me of the world. This is the view through the senses that the Conditioned Mind uses to form attachments to the material world. It’s not a true view, it’s a view that constantly needs to arrange life the way you think it should be by making it personal. Without attachment being of the world can not occur.

The only way to be in the world, but not of it and not be controlled by it is to understand how this control occurs. It’s a developed view through our senses that allows this control to happen. We see a world that becomes personal and it pulls us right in, but life isn’t personal, it happens even if there’s no “you” here. When it’s made personal, everything that happens happens to you, but life doesn’t do this, the Conditioned Mind does this. Nothing happens to you unless you allow it.

When you’re with life as it is it’s never personal because it’s understood nothing happens to you, it just happens. The timeless, ageless view of being in the world, but not of it only occurs in the present moment, it’s never personal though, it’s just life. Learning to have a view of simply being in the world allows for the energy to truly live life. What’s needed for this view is to see the world through an inward view, which is of the heart, instead of an outer view which is through the senses of the Conditioned Mind. When there is no longer attachment to the Conditioned Mind, it’s then that you can be in the world and not of it. This is the freedom of non attachment to a world controlled by the senses…

Harmony With Yourself

Harmony with yourself results in your ability to love others. It’s a simple decision to be made, but a self serving mind generates chaos with itself just as a mind of love is a mind that is in harmony with itself…

The simplicity of life is related to your ability to love yourself which allows you to be in harmony with your own mind. That’s why its imperative to understand not the great secrets of the Universe, but our own mind. When the mind is in harmony with itself, it’s in harmony with all that is, it’s as simple as that; the same mind creates your chaos and harmony. Which of these you are conditioned to manufacture determines the your life.

Chaos is generated by the energy of a self serving mind and doesn’t allow anything but chaos, so if chaos is what’s being created than there won’t be much harmony. What direction the mind goes in is the energy that it generates, and to that extent will be your harmony; this is harmony with our own mind because only harmony can produce harmony.

Harmony is simply your ability to love yourself. This is your hearts direction, hence it becomes the direction of your mind. When love is generated it produces much different results than when the energy generated is self serving. The results are in the form of being in harmony with yourself and thus with all beings. To love is the simplest form of life, it’s what puts us in harmony with everything. Our harmony is in our ability to love, our chaos is in the conditioning to self serve. It’s up to each individual which energy is generated and what those results produce. Simply love and harmony will be or not and life will remain a struggle, but don’t blame life because it’s our own mind that’s conditioned to go in the direction that it goes in…

Aligned With What Is

An agitation is what causes the mind to become distracted, and what it becomes distracted from is the ability to live a life aligned with the Universal Energy of What Is…

The subtle distractions are what “I” uses in the form of conditioning for its fuel; it needs energy to survive. It uses emery from the past and future because in the present moment the only energy is of What Is and “I” can’t use it. What each and every distraction does is remove the ability to remain in the present moment aligned with a heart connection to life. The objects used are what needs to be identified so you don’t give in to their magnetic pull because without the awareness that these distractions exist, their pull is too powerful to overcome; even with awareness it’s still very difficult. The mind will need to settle to become aware of and overcome these subtle distractions. The nature of the all distractions are the same, they only differ by what’s reached. It’s their nature to take you from the present moment, that’s how you will know when a distraction arises.

A distraction is not an agitation, they are similar in nature because they are both of “I” but an agitation is what causes the attachment to a distraction. If the mind was settled without being agitated there wouldn’t be a distraction, but this will only occur when “I” isn’t in control. To be without distractions you must learn to see the agitation. When neither of these exist the only energy that remains is What Is. So the understanding of this is where you will experience peace, but don’t expect “I” to cooperate because to be without distractions is to be free of the “I”. It’s a given “I” will not go away without a fight, but only you can give it the energy it needs to survive by giving in to your agitations and thus your distractions…

Right Now Responsibility

Be responsible only for what life offers right now, not a make believe life conjured up by the Conditioned Mind that only exist as a story between your ears…

Think of these sayings and how they’re created and used to become distractions. What a tough week I had, It’s been the worse year of my life, If it wasn’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all, I just don’t like that person, He or she doesn’t like me, Hey that was my parking spot, I hope my boss is out today, I can’t wait to go on vacation next week, it’s Monday, and on an on. The other distractions that keep you distracted by your distractions are what’s reached for, food, tv, work, religion, politics, sex, spirituality, money, God, just to name a few, and how about the way we use people as distractions. The moment someone comes into view they’re labeled, which is just the way “I” uses this particular distraction. This list goes on and on and on with these distractions and it’s up to each individual to get in touch with this if you want to be free of these distraction which are all derived from the conditioning of “I”.

The irony of this is none of these distractions adds anything to enhance life one bit. They’re actually a block to the possibility of any enhancement and we alone are the ones creating this. Think of this, remove all the labeled thoughts that are used as distractions and just be with whatever it is that’s occurring right now. No distracted stories, just the reality of right now. Watch what you’re left with without the thoughts. Forget the stories others will keep theirs active for you, but forget yours. Let them simply fall away by not attaching to them. See what you’re left with when you do this. I’ll tell you what arose in me, I became responsible only for the life offered right now, not the one that is a make believe one conjured up by the Conditioned Mind that only exist as a made up story between your ears…

A Peaceful Heart

The distractions in place are our blocks to peace. They’re used by a mind that for whatever reason has been developed to distract the Universe from using us to spread the peace in our heart…

Stop being distracted by all your made up nonsense and see what’s left. The question is can you be with whats left? It seems simple enough, but it’s very difficult not to get carried away by distractions and make up stories. After all a book could probably be written with all the stories that you have, but you know something even if you write a book it really doesn’t mean all that much in the grand scheme of things. That is unless you allow it to be a distraction then it will mean something, but what it’ll mean will be in relation to how its being allowed to be a distraction. Distractions take you from your place of peace and regardless if it’s positive or negative as long as it’s a distraction it will do what it’s designed to do; take you from your place of peace.

To me the bottom line to life is whether there is peace or not, not if it’s the way you think it should be. If you’re at peace with what is there won’t be a need to create a distraction, but if one is created it’s because you don’t know how to be with what is. That’s about all you can control is being with what is, that’s unless you allow your distractions to control you, if you even know they exist. The less distracted you are, the more peace there will be in your life and the more in tune you will be with the Universe, and through the peace of no distractions the Universe can use you to spread its message of peace that’s in your heart…

Clean Your Side

Life will always take care of itself regardless if you think you’re its self appointed spokesperson and you’re going to set everyone straight who doesn’t conform to the way you think things should be…

Some people are really full of themselves and all they can see is their own righteousness. They will hurt others and justify it as it being for the greater good, but it’s only their assessment of what that greater good is. I would say the greater good is to love, but that’s just for me; I do know this, there is no love in judging. No matter how right you think you are, love is always tolerant, it will never hurt another. If someone is doing something that you think is wrong, life will be their judge, but people feel it’s their right to take matters into their own hands. It’s utter nonsense to think I know what’s best for you when I’m not even sure I know what’s best for me, but how we can justify and really be full of ourselves in taking the inventory of others.

It’s truly amazing how quick people are to judge others, and the judgements are opinion based and only deal with what the person judging thinks. It matters little to the one judging how they affect the person as long as they can get it off their chest. After all, they have deemed themselves life’s spokesperson and they have an obligation to help others see the errs of their ways, so they think. Who is to say that what a person thinks is right for everyone and what makes one person think they know what’s best for someone else. I know I will never tell you how dirty your side of the street is because mine is also dirty; it’s just part of being human, but it amazes me how many people think they’re justified and perfect enough to tell someone else what’s right and what’s wrong. There’s only what’s right for you no matter how dirty someone else’s side of the street may be to you…

Judge Others Judge Yourself

It’s from your own inner lack that all your judging arises from. If there was no inner lack, there would not be the need to judge and all you would be left with is love…

The nature of the Conditioned Mind is to look at others instead of looking at yourself. It’s sad as there’s no benefit for anyone from this type of behavior because it’s not based in love, it’s opinion based. The thing about life is it will take care of itself. It doesn’t need anyone’s help to straighten out others so they conform to what you think; the only reason anyone judges is because the person being judged isn’t conforming to the way you think they should be doing things. Come from a place of love and allow life to take care of itself, but if you must try and force others to conform to the way you think things should be, remember even if you’re right you’re still only hurting yourself not the person being judged.

Judge away if you thinks that’s what you need, but the only one to truly be hurt is the one judging. Your judgements which are always from “I” will keep you marred in the exact thing you are judging. Since every judgement is from “I” even if you’re right in your judgment, you still don’t have the right to judge because no one is perfect enough not to have their own closet of skeletons. It’s very sad that people will say whatever is on their mind regardless of how it affects someone else just to satisfy their own inner lack; it’s from this inner lack that all judgements arise. If there was no inner lack there would not be the need to judge, ever and all you would be left with is love…

False Identification of Self

The Universe provides everyone with unlimited resources, it’s the thinking mind that creates a block of a false identification of self which leads to death while you are alive…

In the beginning of your existence if you weren’t given a name for identification purposes, how would you identify yourself? Who would you make yourself out to be? It is because of our naming process that we attach to an “I” Self. At the onset of your life begins the lie of who you are and all the nonsense of a mind based sense of self. It’s not that the self doesn’t exist, it just doesn’t exist in the way you think it does. This is a lie that causes a great deal of suffering because it creates the delusion that things are as they appear, and the more this is held onto the more this delusion is solidified in the subconscious which makes you believe that things are as they appear and you are who you think you are. Only in quietness will this be understood because the lie of a Conditioned Mind is what solidifies this false identification of self.

Your true essence underneath this lie of false identification is always there, it’s just not seen because it’s blocked out. It can be likened to your arteries clogging and blocking the blood to your heart which keeps your heart from operating in the most beneficial way. This is what happens when your true nature is blocked from arising; you don’t operate in the most beneficial way. These blocks are detrimental to your physical and spiritual well being. They lead to spiritual and physical death unless the blockage is undone. In the physical form when your arteries become clogged the heart will eventually stop. In the spiritual form the blockage leads to the death of your harmony with life (your spirit). Both cases are equally as deadly and it isn’t always known that this is occurring until it’s too late. At the core of this is the false identification of self and until this is understood, death is imminent while you are alive…

Don't Think and Live

Because of the small minded limited view developed, you think that what you think about is so important, but it’s only important to the small minded limited I Self…

To truly live you will have to learn to be true to yourself and this will require an entirely different way to view life. For the current view to become different so you’re in harmony with life, the heart must open to a view that touches the unlimited resources of the Universe. That means you will have to let go of the small minded limited I Self who thinks, thinks, and thinks and holds onto this thinking as the foundation of life. If you must think, think about this, where do all the issues you have with life formulate from and does your thinking about them solve anything? If it does than go ahead and think, but don’t waste time thinking about things that have no resolution.

This is just one way the Conditioned Mind keeps you in its prison to the delusional I Self. This I Self justifies what it’s thinking about, but it doesn’t solve anything and it becomes more ingrained in the subconscious false “I”. The I Self justifies what it thinks about and makes it soooo important, but it really is only important to your small self because you’re not in tune with the unlimited resources of the Universe. Human behavior hasn’t changed much, it may have even gotten more conditioned. Because of the small minded limited view developed, you think that what you think about is so important, but it’s only important to the small minded limited I Self. Wake up, nothing you think about is that important except to the Conditioned Mind. This is the delusion created and until you break free of this hold, you will be walking around not living in harmony with the Universe. And basically by not living life in harmony with the Universe you’re not truly living, and you will not realize just how out of touch you really are…

"I" Urges

Urges arise because “I” wants to satisfy some pleasure it’s making you think is needed, and “I” will win out every time until there’s awareness to not give into the urges and stay out of harms way…

It’s so important to not put yourself in harms way when it comes to urges, but it’s done because the way most minds are conditioned there’s a lack of awareness and discipline to make a stand against the energy of urges for a long period of time. I see this in myself, but very slowly the conditioning that attaches to the urge of “I” is losing its grip. There’s so much of our make up associated with our urges that you should sit with this to see how much control your urges really have over you. This is mainly so because of the temporary pleasure that’s gotten from giving in to the urges. Food, alcohol, drugs, sex (alone or with someone) gambling and so on, many things are used to satisfy the sense pleasures and if there isn’t awareness of this, it will be difficult not to get pulled around by “I” urges.

“I” urges controlled my entire life because of never having the awareness or discipline to not get pulled around by them which always put me in harms way. Of course satisfying “I” is at the root of this and whenever an urge is given into, initially it feels good, but it only last until the mind that told you to give into the urge poses the question, why did you do that. It has taken a few years to finally stop giving in to the urges of pleasure and it’s only because there’s the awareness of “I”. Grab that cookie and see how long the satisfaction last, by the way sugar is more addictive than cocaine. The point of this isn’t to say the pleasures of life can’t be enjoyed, but to just watch who’s attaching to them. See if you’re putting yourself in harms way which reinforces “I”. If this is seen you just may be able to not attach to “I” and lessen the control it has over you so you can truly live a happy, joyous, and free life; free from the alluring urge and control of “I”…

Conflict Within

All conflicts arise from within yourself. They’re derived from internal mind agitations. Without discipline the mind will never settle nor will the agitation of needing to reach for something externally…

The world is in a state of conflict, but not with each other as you may think, it’s with ourselves. The lack of understanding of your own mind is the cause of your inner agitations; most people haven’t a clue this is the cause of all conflicts. We lash out at people, have road rage, try to change people, constantly seek to alter the way that we feel because we were never taught how to just be with life as it is and accept who we are as we are. There would never be a need to have anything or anyone different if you had the ability to just be with life. If you don’t have contentment with the way things are, what makes me think that if things were different there would be contentment; you would still have mind agitations that make you reach for things externally.

External reaching because you want to alter the way that you feel will never amount to true satisfaction, no matter what or who is blamed for the way that you feel. I was always agitated and because there wasn’t an understanding of the Conditioned Mind, the agitation wasn’t understood. It didn’t matter what happened, even if I was told I had six months to live what would it matter, it’s not like I know when I’m going to die anyway, but by not having the ability to just be, the mind becomes agitated and conflicts arise.

Nothing causes discontentment unless it’s allowed. If something bothers you and it can be changed by all means change it, but if it’s being changed because of an inner conflict it needs to be looked at why there’s the conflict to begin with. Even if the thing is changed, without an understanding of your own mind you will just move on to the next thing which will cause you to become agitated and conflicted once again…

Love is Always Right

If I’m right, you’re right, and they’re right, who is truly right? We can’t all be right so who is right is determined by the one who does what they do from the base of love without needing to be right…

Think about this, everyone thinks what they’re doing is right or they wouldn’t be doing it. Whether it’s the Democrats, Republicans, the US, Israel, Palestinians, Christians, Muslims, Hindu’s, all religions for that matter, Al Queda, all the past and present dictators and their so called empires, the different tribes in Africa, or just people in general, they all think what they’re doing is right, but no one truly knows what right is, and get this we can’t all be right, and therein lies the problem. There is no common ground to what or who is right so this makes everyone have a different set of rules as to what’s right, which makes for everyone having their own agenda.

On the individual and group level someone is always trying to force their I’m right will on someone else. The missing ingredient in all this I’m right energy is a genuine desire to do what’s best for someone else with love that comes from the heart. So many people live and act out with what’s in their head and most of it is faulty because it’s not from a genuine love for our fellow beings; it’s from a desire to satisfy self. Even though many people tell themselves what they’re doing is what’s best it’s really only what’s best for them, not for someone else. All that’s needed to see this is to look at our worlds current state of affairs and how this set of rules is playing out. The rules in place are geared to satisfying the self instead of being a benefit to all beings. Until this changes and love becomes the base of the set of rules in place, the world will continue to go in its current direction with everybody doing as they please (because they are right), justifying that the reason they do what they do is for the greater good, even though the greater good in most cases is to satisfy the I’m right self. If what you do isn’t done for a greater good that’s based in love than what you do will be strictly done to benefit the I’m right greater self…

A Mother's Love

A Mother’s love is special because of the connection she has with her child. This connection is unconditional love beyond what words can describe and it’s a love 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 that 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. Mankind is on a course of self destructing and it’s because of the lack of love in their heart. If it’s not seen how the Universe is our mother and we are all brothers and sisters, 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 many do. 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…

Solutions of Love

The more you have to do to make your life complete the less free flowing your life will be, and this free flowing energy is contingent on having love as the base of your solutions…

There are choices that are constantly made which determine your life’s direction, and the key to those choices will be in how ingrained the self serving mind is at the base of your solutions. The more ingrained the base, whether of love or self serving, the more it determines the solutions used to cope with life. The more the solutions are of the self serving nature which is usually associated with seeking pleasure, the more you have to reach to feel a connection to life, but when it is learned to have solutions that are based in love, life becomes more free flowing, there is less reaching and more peace.

Even if your hearts desire is to save the world it can still be a self serving solution. This can be gauged by the ease in which life flows because there is never any tension in what is being done if it’s being done from a solution based in love. There is never a struggle when life is based in love. It doesn’t mean every solution works out as wanted, but the struggle isn’t there. When there is a true connection with life it’s generally free flowing because love is free flowing. If you are bound up by your solutions they’re more than likely solution based to self serve.

To overcome solutions based in a self serving mind the conditioning that makes this so must be recognized. Once recognized it will be overcome by allowing love to become the free flowing base of your life. Since love is never binding it will be the gauge to determine whether the solutions being used are of love or of a self serving variety. It will be the level of honesty with yourself whether you see your life as free flowing or not. Only you can change the direction of your solutions…

Picking a Side

When you stop picking sides the mind settles into a state of just being with what’s in front of you. After all no side is right or wrong so when none is picked all you are left with is peace…

When a person picks a side, it’s always done with the intention that it’s the right side. What happens next is anyone who isn’t on that side is automatically considered to be on the wrong side. What’s missed when a side is picked is the awareness that there really isn’t a true right or wrong side; there’s only a perception. Get this though, what side is picked is not really the issue, it’s the picking a side that’s the issue. This is because picking a side instantly causes separation, even when people pick the same side. Whether it’s a religion, a political party, for or against something, or just about anything, issues arise because when a side is picked attachments energy begins its control, and with attachment being the root of suffering, well let’s just say there you have it.

The Conditioned Mind has to pick a side, it’s the nature of the conditioning. It cares little what is picked just as long there’s a side picked. It needs to define itself by attaching to something so picking a side falls right in line with its nature. A quiet mind needs no such definition. Quietness isn’t picked, not picking a side simply results in the mind settling and thus quieting. An example would be driving a car and constantly switching (picking) lanes, if you stayed in one lane and simply drove, you would still get to where you were going, there would just be a lot less noise so more peace would naturally take the place of the noise. When you stop picking sides the mind settles into a state of just being with what’s in front of you. After all no side is right or wrong so when no side is picked all you are left with is peace…

No Love in Revenge

Even if you’re wronged and you’re justified in getting revenge, it will harm you more then it will the other person because it will keep you in the grip to an energy that doesn’t allow you to love…

What someone does is never personal even if it is something done to you, but what if what is done affects people you love, then what? Don’t you have the right for revenge? The problem with making it personal is even if you or someone you love is hurt it doesn’t take away the hurt; it doesn’t undo what is done. Revenge, as in an eye for an eye doesn’t really work because it keeps you locked in the same energy as what you are seeking revenge for. You may tell yourself it makes you feel better and you may even believe it does, and to the Conditioned Mind you will say justice is served, but it won’t change any of the facts of what happen. The mind always looks for some form of comfort and it uses revenge as one of these forms.

Things are said like people get what they give out in life and if they hurt others they should get what they deserve, but it doesn’t take away the pain of those who are hurt. That’s the irony of an eye for an eye, it doesn’t really make a person feel better. To me the reason why Jesus taught to turn the other cheek was not for the benefit of the person who is causing the harm, but for your own heart to remain in the presence of love. The mind wants an eye for an eye because it’s part of the conditioning, but for the heart to remain of love the other cheek has to be turned. Your “I” will tell you to attack back, seek revenge, but the heart knows if you want to remain at peace the other cheek will also have to be exposed. This is difficult as is most behavior based in love because of the conventional methods that are in place, but the alternative is to remain controlled by a mind anchored in greed, hate, and delusion. Its a decision that’ll decide your life’s direction and the level of peace you have. The more you try to get revenge whether it’s justified or not, the more you are dragged down into a place that makes love just about impossible to live from…

Completeness of the Heart

If our reliance is on our self we will be severely limited in our inner sense of completeness. Regardless of what’s accomplished the source of completeness is never from our self, it’s always of the heart…

To experience a sense of completeness one must understand what it means to be complete. This isn’t something that comes about by doing good deeds, by volunteering, or by being good. It’s not random acts of kindness that makes one complete, or donating old clothes, none of these things will bring the sought after completeness. These are very good attributes to cultivate and make a part of daily living, but they do not make you complete. It has been my experience that any sense of completeness has to come from within, and it has to be acknowledged through the heart. It’s only through the love of the Universe that completeness can be known regardless of what is being done to try to promote it.

This has been the shift in my journey, to notice how wrapped up I am in myself, but by noticing this I have also been shown the direction to freedom; the direction is to let go of the small me. If we rely on our own self serving limited mind we will faultier and not reach our true potential. We may accomplish great worldly success, but this will be our limit, and it’s a limit that has to cause suffering throughout our life because there’s only a self serving source of strength to draw on. When we rely on the heart for our source for strength, we not only align ourselves to reach our true potential we remove the limits we put on ourselves. We stop being controlled by our small self. This limit on the reliance of self is what causes our incompleteness. Our completeness is in our inner reliance on the heart’s unlimited source of strength, without it the burden to find completeness falls solely on you…

Freedom from Yourself

Your own energy determines how you will live. If that energy is constantly focused on yourself, you will be selfish. If you possess the whole world, but aren’t free from yourself, you’ll remain stuck in your self created prison…

Being free from the prison of self requires turning your energy away from self serving thoughts. When the mind gets stuck in these thoughts, for you to be free your mind needs to become unstuck. What makes it get stuck is your energy is mostly focused on satisfying yourself in some way. Focusing on the sensation of mind, body, and mental formations helps to alleviate the prison of self. This is a direct path to how one can become free from suffering. You can only be free when the focus is on what allows freedom, but it’s tricky because to master yourself takes constant vigilance. It will be your directed focus that determines the extent of your freedom and that will be the determining factor in how your life is lived.

Freedom from suffering is not pain free, it’s learning to be with the pain that arises. You cannot hide from what’s happening, you can only focus on something that anchors you in the Now. To no longer have your focus on satisfying yourself is where freedom is and how this is done is by simply not focusing on yourself and focusing on what will free you. The self is there and it has been given a name, it has so many other different labels attached to it, but it creates a prison because of the mere fact of the attachment to yourself. Freedom occurs when there’s an understanding of the lies, not in creating concepts or beliefs. Where your energy is focused determines how you live. If that energy is constantly focused on yourself, you will be selfish. If you possess the whole world, but aren’t free from yourself, you’ll remain stuck in a self created prison…

Space of Isolation

When the mind settles the need to reach for something lessens, in the process the space of isolation disappears and it’s simply because an “I” story of separation isn’t being created…

The space of isolation seems to get wider as one ages, but it doesn’t really, what happens is there’s just less busyness 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 a lot of noise. There are periods in between the busyness where there’s some idle time as the space of isolation arise, 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 comes a time that the natural process of being busy lessens. At this stage many people experience an isolation that hasn’t been noticed before, it will either be addressed by looking inward or one will get busy again trying to figure out how to fill the space.

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

Heart Expansion

When you can truly be present for the energy of the heart, all resistance falls away because it’s understood the heart provides expansion and allows freedom. Make this the day your mind doesn’t hold you back…

Most change is resisted and the reason why is because it’s not understood that change is inevitable. If you like cake you wouldn’t want to eat it at every meal. Change is inevitable, but resistance to it doesn’t have to be. Make this the day that your mind doesn’t hold you back. See change as an opening to get you unstuck from the complacency of what’s familiar. Nobody really changes unless they’re forced to because the mind loves the familiar; even if the familiar isn’t what’s most beneficial. I see it all the time in the responses to my articles. All my articles do is provide another way to look at things, but many times they’re just discounted by the resistive energy that’s in place. I lived a conditioned existence for many years so I know what I’m talking about. Not many people truly understand their conditioning so when something new is presented, the resistive energy rears its ugly head and you remain locked to your conditioning.

Change is a natural part of life. It happens constantly whether consciously or unconsciously, but what’s not grasped is although the mind is conditioned to hold onto the familiar, change is needed to expand beyond the familiar. For years I was stuck in familiar mind patterns that didn’t allow anything new in. Even when it looked as though change was occurring, it was only on the surface. Surface change is a society measurement and it’s mostly a facade. True change is a transformation from the head to the heart and it can’t be measured. When you can truly be present for the energy of the heart, all resistance falls away because it’s understood the heart provides expansion and allows freedom so make this the day your mind doesn’t hold you back…

Unconscious Justifications

Not justifying everything that you do creates a tiny crack in the unconscious armor that’s in place. This allows a sliver of consciousness in to possibly change the way things are seen…

When it’s said one is conscious it can be described as being aware of all the different thoughts that arise in each moment; it’s the knowing why you see things as you do. It doesn’t prevent anything from happening, but it can lessen your reactions and some of the consequences associated with what happens; that is if there’s awareness and no attachment. Nothing inherently on its own causes problems for anyone. Alcohol has never poured itself down someone’s throat, it has to be reached for. Heroin never caused anyone to abuse it by putting it in a needle, it’s the individual alone who reaches for it; this goes for anything. Granted most of this self destructive reaching is done unconsciously, but I do what I do today to try and shed light on this. I know a thing or two about this unconscious reaching because I did it for forty nine years.

So many things unconsciously controlled me and as long as there wasn’t awareness of this, they continued their onslaught of control. How this unconsciously gets solidly engrained is by justifying everything that’s done. From pointing out the faults of others, to being nasty to people, slander, and many other justified behaviors, all they do is keep the unconscious mindset in place; unconsciousness breeds unconsciousness. Conscious that this is being done is the first step in breaking the chains of unconsciousness. Stop looking out there for answers, stop blaming and talking about others, in other words stop justifying everything you do as being right and this just may create a crack in the unconscious armor that’s in place, this just may allow a sliver of consciousness in to change the way you look at things. After all, if the way you unconsciously look at things doesn’t change, being unconsciously controlled will remain…

Instilled Conditioning

We are all imperfect beings simply doing what we have been conditioned to do. We all do the best we can with the conditioning that has been instilled in us…

Not many people ask themselves why they are the way they are; and this is because the mind isn’t developed to look inward. Some conditioning is down right nasty, but it’s still conditioning just the same. Whether a person is conditioned to be a drug addict, a murderer, a CEO of a company or whatever, everyone is just doing what they’ve been conditioned 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 Conditioned Mind.

When you understand your own conditioning, you’ll be able to separate people from their conditioning and love them anyways because you know it’s the conditioning and not the person that does what they do. To me if there’s an evil in this world it’s the Conditioned Mind with all it’s attached “I” nonsense; goodness comes from 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’re free to love unconditionally. It is then that you will understand the Conditioned Mind and only see the log in your eye and not anyone else’s…

Nothing Missing...Ever

There’s never anything missing in your life that isn’t created so there’s never a true need to rely on anything from outside yourself. Until this is realized you will continue to think something is missing…

Every time you reach outside yourself for a specific issue and believe you are this or that, you think there’s something missing. Same when a person goes to see a therapist, or there’s reaching for another self help book, or any other type of outside help is sought, it’s all done because of the belief (applied label) that something is missing. When this is done all you’re doing is reinforcing the attachment to that label, keeping yourself attached to the thought that something is missing; this exist only because you yourself have applied the label. Whether or not this label is applied is the difference in breaking free from your suffering or remaining trapped to it. Some of the things mentioned do have value if they’re used at certain times in the your life, but if they’re being held onto as an end to a means, they lose their value as something is missing becomes attached to.

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 thinking something was missing, and I tried to find out what it was with things from the outside. I have found the very things that I was using to find what 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 the reliance on something outside of me, I have to ask myself why is this so. There’s never anything missing in your life that isn’t created so there’s never a true need to rely on anything from the outside. Until this is realized, you will continue to think something is missing and thus create your own suffering…

An Unclouded View

On a cloudy day if you take a plane and go above the clouds, you will see it is always clear. When a person awakens, they awaken to what was and is always there; an unclouded view…

No one is born with the conditioning to reach for something to make themselves fell better. That’s instilled from an early age all the way through adulthood by a society that doesn’t understand the Conditioned Mind. Everyone starts their existence free of the clouds (thoughts) that distort the true essence of their existence which is clear; no obstructions. What it means to awaken from a clouded view (thought filled) is to see beyond the clouds and realize it’s always clear. What this means is the sky is always clear even when there are clouds. If you take a plane and go above the clouds you will see this. When a person awakens they awaken to what has always been there; the unclouded view.

Clouds are simply formed from conditions, without these conditions the sky (as are we) is clear. Nothing is ever done to make it clear, simply the conditions don’t support the clouds so they dissipate and hence it’s clear. Because there isn’t awareness of this what happens when a thought arises is it gets attached to which makes your view cloudy, the more the thought is attached to the cloudier the view; for some all they see are clouds. If you could just see the cloud (thought) arise and not attach to it it would just go away without any more clouds blocking out the clear sky; in this case your true essence. Emotions, feelings, and an array of other attachments only arises because the clear sky isn’t noticed. When it’s noticed there’s a connection with all of life which is the reality of what is (clear sky) not being blocked by clouds that are only there because of the condition of attachment…

Worldly Enticements

The understanding of being human won’t stop the world’s enticements from grabbing you, but it just may at times stop you from being lured in which allows the control of being human to dissipate somewhat…

There are many worldly enticements that are based in being human which constantly arise to lure you in; and they will lure you in as long as you are in this human form. How deep the enticements grab hold depends on your conditioning. Even with knowing what I know about the Conditioned Mind there is still the lure of being human that catches me at times. Fortunately the hammer 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 just being written as the 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 bondage. If you do get there wherever there is, please share it with us, but we won’t hold our breath.

Human form should be embraced as it is, not as it’s wanted. This is not an excuse to just go around succumbing to selfish energy 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 deeply engrained conditioning associated with them and it’s why there are so many diets out there; it’s also why both diets and porn are billion dollar industries. Diets and sex sell because it hits most at the human (carnal) level. Food and sex are not to be loathed because few will have the ability not to be controlled by them. To me you can only be aware of the selfish energy associated with these as they are reached for to fulfill some inner want. This inner want is at the core of being human and it needs constant fulfillment in some way. The understanding of this won’t stop you from being enticed as the world is based in the being human, but at times it may stop you from being lured in which allows the control of being human to dissipate somewhat…

Looking at What's Done

Our struggles with life are from a very deep place that goes beyond the level of what’s seen; they arise from the structure of how we think. If you don’t understand why you do what you do, you will never do anything different…

Changing the structure of our thinking patterns is like turning a large ship, the intention to turn happens right away, but the turn itself happens gradually. It’s as though we know we need to start turning right away, but we don’t know why it takes so long. Here’s a simple uncomplicated suggestion, if you want to break free from the deeply engrained mind patterns, when you do something, look at why it was done. No need to go back and look for a traumatic incident, why it’s being done right now is sufficient.

When the need to reach for something arises it’s because life doesn’t go your way. If you don’t look at why there’s reaching, you’ll probably just be distracted by it. By doing this you’ll never be free and this is because you’ll never understand why the reaching was needed in the first place. Looking at why you do this or that is the most important thing you can do for yourself, especially when something is done that’s not in your best interest. If you don’t, look what is done 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 you find yourself reaching for something, you just won’t understand why you’re doing it…

Arisen Feelings

Feelings will arise simply because to feel is part of being human, but taking them to the next level to form a story is when the arisen feeling is attached to and believed it needs to be different…

If it’s not learned to just be with your arisen feelings, they will control you. This is because the conditioning of the mind wants to push the feeling away and change it. How this works is, let’s say someone says something to you and you tell yourself you don’t particularly care for what was said, immediately there’s attachment as there’s the feeling of not caring for what was said. Where there’s attachment there’s the tendency to react the conditioned way you always react when someone says something that’s labeled “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 dissatisfaction and make it your own and then you throw your dissatisfaction back at them. Now basically you are at war.

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

The Blame Game

Unconsciousness is always supported by unconsciousness and because of the subtleness of this unconscious energy, this results in playing the blame game without the ability to truly look at yourself…

The Conditioned Mind supports unconsciousness and regardless of the spin that’s put on it, this energy only allows the blaming of others. I post many articles which activates many triggers for people that leads to name calling and finger pointing. All I do is post my experience, I’ve been called a “wanna be” amongst other things which doesn’t really concern me, but it does sadden me because the source of the name calling and pointing is from the unconscious energy that is destroying our society and planet. There’s very little understanding of what the Conditioned Mind is so there are many that blame others along with other associated unconscious behavior. This energy has been in place since man started thinking, it’s why humanity is in the dire straits that it is, but understand this isn’t life doing anything, it’s the unconscious energy that one emits out and lives by.

What is seen is seen and it matters little if it’s agreed with or not. I write and that’s it. Nothing is ever written to be anything. If I’m a “wanna be” so be it. If what is written doesn’t resonate with you, move on. Go and latch onto someone who fits in with your conditioned behavior. There’s never a claim to be anything, there’s just writing that arises. There’s no need to blame others because the conditioning is seen for what it is, and it will be called as it is seen. There’s so much energy that’s not only dividing our country, but it’s dividing all of humanity and although you may not agree with what is written, I will always write what arises in me, only because I have to as it is simply what’s in place…

Only One Side

Thoughts are what makes you think the other side has greener grass, but there really isn’t another side, there’s only one side which is the space between the thoughts of the so called other side…

The shift that occurred in me eleven years ago which allowed for a different perspective of my life views, was one that simply created space in between the constant mind chatter; this chatter is the controlling aspect of the Conditioned Mind. The space was created not by having answers, but by not needing answers. When I shifted it was the first time in my life or at least since I was a child that for one millisecond the thought of needing answers wasn’t there, this is what created the space so instead of reaching for something to fix me (answers) I was just being with life. I will never forget when this occurred because in that precise moment there was a peace that although it wasn’t understood, it was welcomed with open arms and the space of an open mind.

This is how it began and what happened that allowed the needed space for the constant mind chatter to subside. This space has been increasing ever since as my mind becomes less and less distracted by Conditioned Mind lies. A person can’t do much to make this happen, but if there isn’t awareness of the way we have been conditioned than nothing will ever change. Maybe there isn’t anything that can be consciously done for the initial shift to occur, but in a way it occurs because in some way you’re ready for it; at least that’s how it was for me.

There are many different labels as to what this space is called, but to me there isn’t a need to label it anything. I have discovered that in the space of non labeling is where peace is experienced. Life really isn’t about anything in particular unless there’s a you who wants to label it as so and as soon as this is done attachment to this label makes life about something external to follow. Your conditioning takes on many forms and it’s true that it does subside by doing nothing, but doing nothing is very difficult for a mind thats been conditioned to do, especially if there’s the constant mind chatter of the other side having greener grass…

The Hold of "I"

The subtleness of “I” is what causes you to hold things unknowingly. Watch your thoughts and see how most arise from “I”. This can change, but “I” is so subtle that it will most likely continue to control…

“I” holds on, without “I” there’s no holding because there’s nothing to supply the source. “I” is the base of holding onto something so when it’s removed the source of the holding is removed. There can’t be holding on without something there to be adhered to and that’s where “I” comes in. The thing about this is it’s so subtle that few recognize it and hence it continues to causes suffering. Watch your thoughts, see how most of them arise from “I” when this is seen it can be changed, but it’s so subtle that “I” will probably just continue its control.

It needs to be investigated why this “I” is developed in the first place causing you to hold on to the past. Most of your holding on is done because “I” wants the present moment different. “I” constantly searches for something pleasurable and it makes you believe pleasure is needed. “I” is formed from the way you’re conditioned and that’s why people seek things they think will bring pleasure. What’s unfortunate about this is many of the things only seem to bring pleasure, upon further review they really cause suffering, but this suffering is not in the pleasure sought, it arises from “I” and that’s what causes the suffering. No matter what happens in life, if it’s viewed from “I” it will in some capacity cause suffering. So subtle is this that most will remain blind to the fact that “I” is in control and unfortunately because of this you will never be free…

A Way to Light

Everyone is born of light, it’s the conditioned mind that keeps one in darkness. The teachings of Jesus show us how to love so we can see this light, but many ignore these teachings and remain in the dark…

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 self centeredness of our world is rampant. People go out of their way to deny Jesus’s teachings of love and thus they deny themselves love’s light, but it’s only because they’re unaware that it’s their own darkness that blocks them from seeing the light. If there is an evil in this world this is it.

Jesus pointed and gave us a way to our own heart through his love. He gave us a path to the Father (Universal Love) through his love for us and this is a path to our own inner light. Ignore 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 the light to others, and although Springtime and Easter are synonymous with renewal and light, it will only be when unconditional love is truly understood that one will see the light…

I AM...
Restricted Choices

Going through life without an understanding of the tendency of how your mind defaults to ”I” makes this existence much more difficult because it restricts your options and restricting your options restricts your choices…

The cause of all suffering is revealed when we are able to see our thinking for what it truly is and understand how it creates feelings and emotions based in a delusional “I”. They feel real because of what our association is to them, but their reality is directly related to our thinking and the association to “I”. When this is revealed and we disassociate with this kind of “I” thinking, we become more aligned with the Creative Intelligence of the Universe which to me is love, and love is what gives us so many more options in life.

When we stop believing in the nonsense of the self created world conjured up by “I” thoughts, we learn how to allow love to be our guide. This is when we will be able to see our thoughts for what they truly are, disassociate them from who we are, and separate the ones that restrict and cause suffering. To see “I” thoughts aren’t beneficial to anyone is when our suffering ceases to exist. This is not some belief this is factual, and I know this because it’s my direct experience. A thought cannot restrict and cause anything unless it’s given the energy needed to do so and this energy is what determines if the thought restricts or not. The more it restricts, the more control it has over you. In the awareness of this is your freedom. It’s your own ignorance of this that creates your suffering, and the suffering is caused by going through life without an understanding of how the mind works because it restricts your options and with restricted options you have restricted choices…

The Most Beneficial Tools

Everyone uses the tools they think provide the most benefits or they wouldn’t develop them, but this doesn’t mean they are the most beneficial. If a tool is truly beneficial, it will never ever cause suffering to you or anyone else…

You can only use the tools you have developed to react to situations as they occur. Whatever ones you have developed to cope with life, whether it be alcohol, drugs, anger, programs, tobacco, getting tattoos, therapy, medication, suicide, cutting, fantasizing, success, wealth, meditation, mindfulness, greed, envy, false pride, religion, tv, politics, sex, food, and so on, you only use them because they’re thought to be the most beneficial tools you have. When the developed tools stop working, new ones will need to be developed that are deemed more beneficial. If no new ones are developed, the old ones will be used again and again; this equates to the dog chasing its tail syndrome.

You will know when you’re using the most beneficial tools because they will never cause you or anyone else suffering. What’s meant by a beneficial tool is reflected as love in the actions you manifest. If there is conflict within it will cause conflict with others, so something is awry. A beneficial tool will never cause conflict because that equates to suffering. The gauge to see if the tools being used are truly beneficial is in how much attachment you have to it. Attachment is the cause of all suffering so it’s a true gauge that can be used. Self investigation is also a tool, matter of fact every reaction you have is the result of a developed tool.

A beneficial tool will also never ever cause suffering to yourself or others, this is a fact. It can’t because it’s based in the quietness of love. Tools that are based in attachment to satisfy yourself cause suffering and this occurs regardless if you think the tool you are using is a beneficial tool. Love doesn’t attach or ever causes suffering, and nor will developed tools, as long as they are the most beneficial ones being used…

Pleasure Seeking Hunger

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

The main aspect of the Conditioned Mind is how it’s in pleasure seeking mode most of the time. Even when you put yourself down, 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 along side you, or doing something and asking yourself why did you do it, the reason any of this done is to satisfy strictly 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 it has been conditioned.

The hunger of the pleasure seeking mode is not one which is in our best interest, but the Conditioned Mind doesn’t really care about that; that it’s in control is all it cares about. It makes you think seeking pleasure is a necessity, but when the mind starts to settle and loses its hold, you will see the fallacy of this. True pleasure is in stillness, not in things, and the pleasure of stillness is not the same pleasure that the world provides. The pleasure of the world is based in lies, the pleasure of stillness is based in truth. The hunger of seeking pleasure is of the world, this is the hunger the world creates, but it cannot ever be satisfied by the world. It’s only in stillness that this hunger will be satisfied, not because it’s given something, but because in stillness there’s no pleasure to satisfy so hunger never materializes…

"I" Addiction

If it wasn’t for the attachment to “I” that creates bondage, addiction would be non existent because the desire of an “I” self needing life to be in some other way would not exist…

Each day most of our waking hours are spent trying to arrange the day to the liking of “I”, the only problem with this is most of the day is wasted trying to arrange our day to the liking of “I”. This happens because we have been conditioned to believe there’s a needs for things to be different. This conditioning keeps the mind addicted to “I” which creates a constant need, and when the mind needs it will use whatever tools it has developed; not so much to quiet the need, but more so to distract from it. The distractions in this case manifest as “I” based Conditioned Mind Patterns that are constantly trying to arrange life by using whatever “I” deems necessary to satisfy itself.

If it wasn’t for the need to satisfy “I” the desire to want life to be in some other way which is caused by the mind of “I” wouldn’t exist. This need is the cause of the constant rearranging of life and it’s because of “I” needing life to be a certain way, but something would exist without the addiction to “I”, that would be peace; the peace of simply being because the addiction to “I” wouldn’t exist. If you don’t think this is true, it’s probably because of the addiction to “I” that’s not allowing your mind to settle so you can be aware of the peace that passes all understanding. Go beyond the desires brought on by “I” wanting things to be in some other way; until “I” doesn’t need, addiction remains so nothing ever changes…

Running From Yourself

To accept yourself as you are is your greatest relief because your only real misery is wanting you to be different. When it’s realized you’ve been running from yourself, you will be at peace…

When a person awakens the secrets of the Universe aren’t revealed as many would have you believe, what really happens is you stop running from yourself. The main attribute of not running from yourself isn’t figuring out what life is all about, it’s not being concerned with what life is all about. The running, searching, and reaching, ceases as it’s realized what you have been running from is yourself. It’s a great relief to accept yourself exactly as you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When this is seen the need to run subsides as does the need to be right, and the need for things to be different, especially yourself. This doesn’t mean you don’t move forward and make life more beneficial, but it’s done so in a way that it doesn’t cause the very suffering that you are trying to avoid. When you stop running from yourself, you stop reaching, this occurs naturally. I ran from myself for forty nine years and it nearly killed me.

To see that I was always running from myself was my awakening. It was revealed to me that I could stop and I was going to be okay. This is a beautiful place to experience, it’s the place where the peace that passes all understanding arises. It’s not a magical place for a select few, it’s a place where everyone’s heart dwells, you just have to stop running to experience it. The possibilities when you stop running are endless, there are no blocks here so your creativity arises. No one knows exactly what may arise, but I can tell you this, when you stop running, reaching for things stops and life is lived in the peaceful state of accepting yourself as you are; no more running needed…

Virtuous Results

The results that occur from living a virtuous life naturally puts you in alignment with the loving vibrations of the Universe. The seeds that you sow result in what everyone reaps…

Nothing has to be done for you to enjoy virtuous results, they arise simply from living in morally. The definition of virtuous is: having or showing high moral standards. When this is your direction, the results that naturally arise are love, compassion, kindness, understanding, non judgement, to name a few, you cannot be virtuous and have immoral results. The unpleasantries of existence will still occur, but the way they’re dealt with will not allow their suffering to overcome you. There will still be pain, heartache, loss of loved ones, but by living in a moral way, suffering will be much less than if immoral principles were in place. Planting certain seeds can only result in what’s planted, but those seeds will have to be cultivated for their results to occur; a seed only has potential.

Our virtuous qualities will have to be cultivated if they are to results in a moral life. Most people intuitively know what is moral and what is not, but if there’s difficultly in deciphering this, a great guide would be being moral is of love and immoral is of selfishness. The me me me mind doesn’t have many virtuous qualities or results attached to it. I always knew the difference between virtuous and immoral, but because of my conditioning being moral was beyond my capability. It was only when I began looking inward that my mind settled and there was awareness to see how immoral my behavior was; this occurred naturally as my mind settled. The more the mind settles the more virtuous are your actions and thus the more the results of those actions are of a moral quality…

A State of Awareness

Everything arises from silence, but not everything’s heard from a state of awareness. Freedom from the known can occur, but only when it’s understood how to truly listen in a state of awareness…

It matters little what you hear, but how you listen does matter in the sense if it heard from a state of awareness. Most of the time there’s all kinds of noise around us and most of it is labeled from our impulses and opinions. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen, and you can only truly hear when you’re in a state of awareness. This state of awareness arises from silence, there’s nothing to think about in this state. A bird chirping, a car horn beeping, a helicopter, rain, 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 the head, but it has nothing to do with the sound being heard.

Everything arises from a state of silence, but not everything’s heard from a state of awareness. As I was sitting on my front porch the other day, listening to leaf blowers in the distance, the neighbor preceded to play his music very loud to where my so called serenity was disturbed. I immediately took a deep breath and realized that although I was enjoying the sounds of the moment I wasn’t in a state of awareness. If I was when the sound changed to my neighbors music, I wouldn’t have been disturbed by it. One deep breath showed me this, and it allowed me to be in a state of awareness to the sounds that were there in the present moment instead of the mind noise of my impulses and opinions of how I thought it should be…

Inner Conflict

All conflict arises from within your inner questions. Without discipline the mind that’s full of questions won’t have any answers provided so you will have to look externally and constantly blame others…

All conflicts are ego 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. Oh how we love to blame others for our own self created conflicts, but the only reason this is so is because of the lack of understanding of our 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, it needs to be looked 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 then in conflict once again.

Everything that I have come to understand over the last eleven 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 one sits in stillness, revealed are answers to our questions, this is when conflict with yourself and with the world will be no more…

Higher Vibrating Existence

When you’re not in bondage to the constant need or pull of satisfying self pleasures, the mind settles and the Universe works with the talents that are within you for the betterment of humanity…

Letting go of the “I” of stubbornness that causes you to suffer as it arises as greed, hate, and delusion allows for a higher vibrating existence because the low vibration of stubbornness is no more. At the core of holding onto stubbornness is the belief that the more you satisfy your “I” ladened sense pleasures, the happier you will be. Satisfying these pleasures are not an issue until this low vibration 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 wanting pleasure is not only sought by just about everyone, it has been in place since existence began. Forget about going beyond it, it’s no small feat just to become aware of it, but when there’s awareness of the low vibration of this pleasure seeking, the results are miraculous. There’s no telling what you may experience when pleasure seeking takes a back seat. Your higher vibrating existence will go in a direction not previously known because the pleasure seeking that’s been blocking it falls away.

When there’s not the constant pull for pleasure, the mind settles and the Universe works with whatever talent is in you for its betterment. There may be a musician, an artist, 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 creative energy, it will be from a higher vibration based in love because that’s just the way the Universe rolls; at least that’s been my experience…

Undisciplined Distractions

The quiet mind is of peace and has the discipline of the Universe behind it. The distracted mind has no such discipline so there’s usually some form of drama associated with it…

It’s not like quieting the mind is something that just happens. At times it’s naturally more quiet than others, but quietness is not the norm without discipline. Sometimes I have to take a breath and stop what I’m doing, its almost as if there’s a reset button for my mind. I can usually tell a breath is needed when everything in my eyes view has some kind of issue attached to it; sometimes it just has to do with living life and making mountains out of molehills. Understand though 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 usually unknowingly busy so it doesn’t really take into consideration it’s not quiet. I’m talking mostly about days where I’m afforded idle time.

Even when an undisciplined mind has what it thinks it needs there are still distractions, and these are in the form that makes you believe all is well, that you’re re accomplishing great feats, at least in your head. Upon further investigation though you find the undisciplined mind is still in control, it is just using distractions as noise. Here’s why, in order to have a quiet mind the present moment 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 distractions of “I” having to accomplish something. The quiet mind is of peace and has the discipline of the Universe behind it. The distracted mind has no such discipline behind it, that’s why there’s usually some form of created drama associated with it. Idle time can be a useful tool in our awakening process, but only if it’s understood how to use your idle time to practice quietness, and this is even if your own mind tells you need to use something as a distraction…

An Undistracted Shift

What occurs when there’s a shift to view life differently is the heart opens. This allows the truth that has always been there to be revealed so where there was once a distraction you now see…

People think there’s a change when a different view is revealed, but the essence of what’s truly happening is the distractions that have been blocking truth shift; you see what has always been there. It’s not a change that occurs, it’s a shift from delusional thinking to an understanding of the true nature of things; 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 distractions of the Conditioned Mind. The reason why it’s so difficult to shift is because your own mind keeps you distracted. It tells you everything is okay, that you do enough to get by in life. And as long as it’s pleasurable you will not look within because the pleasure distracts you.

Truly looking at yourself at first isn’t pleasurable, that’s why so many people are hesitant to do it. It’s much easier and pleasurable to remain distracted with an out there view and do what is familiar, but there are only benefits when the distractions fall away and an honest self reflection is done. A step into the unfamiliar will need to be taken so you can get to know yourself.

The mind uses the distractions of what’s familiar because it’s what’s in place, only a honest self reflection allows truth to be revealed; this is the way one shifts and truth becomes what is familiar. When truth is revealed what happens is the veil of distracted 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 revealed because you are no longer distracted and can see what has always been there…

Prison of Lies

Whatever is used that you think is needed to be happy will be what becomes the prison of your lies. It’s not right or wrong, but the key is to understand if this lie will truly provide what you think it will…

What most people don’t understand about my writings is that the view of life I have today is not the view I always had. To me, whoever is looked upon for inspiration or whatever, 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. 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 is 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, it’s what’s done with the experience that determines if it’s a prison. An example would be anything you think you need to make you happy. Nothing inherently is right or wrong, but the key is to understand if the need will provide what you think it will. Deep down inside nothing changes you. I went through a life of much suffering, always in prison of 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; I have since been provided with a view of 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 been where most people are and I can see the prison of lies that far too many remain stuck in…

Running in Place Energy

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

What keeps a person stuck in their running in place energy is trying to manufacture peace, love, kindness, mindfulness, spirituality, and so on, instead of aligning yourself through discipline with the present moment which allows these attributes to arise naturally. This manufacturing is what keeps the energy of running in place active. The energy of this is circular (not getting anywhere) so it’s never going to produce anything that’s beneficial. You may bounce to a seemingly different path 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 energy will continue regardless of what it’s called and you will remain stuck in that spot.

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, retreat, a path, meditation, and many other things. What these all have in common is they keep you entrenched in the running in place energy of seeking which is attachment to the Conditioned Mind of”I”. A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured and this is because seeking energy is the exact energy that blocks the alignment which allows energy to transform. Only when you stop attaching to the running in place energy can a transformation or shift occur. As long as you are seeking you will always be seeking and you will remain stuck running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…

A Closed Mind View

There’s not much life in something that has no flowing energy and this is exactly what happens when one has a closed mind view; the free flowing energy of life 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 is seen as it’s the rigidness of being closed minded that doesn’t allow your energy to be free flowing. This is what happens when a story is created and it becomes the closed minded view of what life is about in any particular moment. The closed mind becomes very deeply entrenched as you become more and more emotionally tied into whatever it is that’s being viewed. It’s very difficult to not attach to something that’s of the mind and has a story of it being dear to our hearts, such as our 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 this closed mind view is the normal view of 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 closed mind view can’t see it, nor can they pull themselves out of it until the closed mind is seen as the cause of their 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 of something, the more one becomes closed minded and the less free flowing energy there is in that life. 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 closed mind view controls life and inevitably causes suffering…

Wanting the Moment Different

As long as people want to alter the way that they feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because wanting the present moment different will be all that is thought about…

There are many things used that are put in the category of what addiction is, but what’s not understood about this is none of them have anything to do with addiction. I know not many people see this, but until it is seen addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion. Why I say this is because what’s not addressed by the self proclaimed addiction experts is why a person wants to alter the way that they feel. That’s what’s at the root of addiction; the want to reach for something to fulfill a feeling of lack; that’s the true addiction, not the thing being reached for. If the feeling of wanting to alter your current mind state was understood, then you could choose not to do it, but since it’s not understood the reaching must commence once the feeling of wanting to alter your current mind state arises; the true addiction is in the thought of wanting the present moment different. If wanting the present moment different was not the case, reaching for something would never occur. I know they are two parts to this, mental and physical, but the physical is a secondary reaction to the mental. Before anything is reached for and actually used, the mental has to take a firm position that the thing is wanted.

Nobody abuses drugs, takes a drink of alcohol, gambles, or gives into any desire without there being a wanting to fulfill. Without having the thought of a wanted desire you would be free of any addiction. You see it’s our thoughts that cause the actual problem; the fixated attention on a thing is secondary. If the addiction epidemic is ever going to stop, there will have to be an understanding of why there’s an epidemic in the first place. It’s because there’s a wanting 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 wanting that it keeps one reaching outside themselves to alter the way that they feel. Until you understand why you want to alter the way that you feel, addiction will remain at the level of epidemic proportion because wanting the present moment different will be at the core of what you think about…

Led by Quietness

There’s no suffering in the space of quietness because there’s no “I” attachment so being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it allows quietness to be the energy that you are led by…

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 as if you live in a sand castle; 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 engrained the conditioning is and I know sometimes I may come on strong, but it’s only because what is seen simply can’t be ignored.

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

Mind Entrapment

Being dependent on anything but life’s basic necessities creates a bondage that one becomes entrapped to. This entrapment is of the mind and blocks love’s guiding energy so although you are alive, you never truly live…

A substance or object can seem like it entraps you, 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, entrapment to anything would be non existent. The subtleness of this entrapment 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 entrapped because the mind wants the moment different. This is the way being entrapped works and if there isn’t awareness of this, it’s off to the races of being controlled by a mind that’s entrapped to wanting things the way that it wants them.

This entrapment takes on many different 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 an external solutions used by the Conditioned Mind to fix a false internal problem of lack. Until something is done to allow the mind to settle, this false lack will probably be there until the last day of your life in this form. If this happens life will never truly be experienced in the way that it could be. Some entrapments may not seem as devastating as others, but whatever is used it doesn’t allow love to be your guiding energy. Life can’t be experienced when you’re entrapped to your own mind and because of this you never truly live. Only love’s guiding energy allows you to truly live and it’s only a false sense of lack that keeps you entrapped to your own mind and blocks this from occurring…

Value of Mindfulness

Many people create a belief that God is love, if this was truly investigated you would become more mindful of the fact that God is love is only a story and love doesn’t need the story of God to exist…

Mindfulness is valued because it helps overcome selfish nature. Selfishness is what I discovered was blocking the love of my heart from being my operating energy. I don’t know how it is for anyone else, but I do know this is what happened to me. I don’t really know why, but I do know for most of my life I wasn’t mindful of selfishly trying to grasp pleasure at all cost to satisfy a self that didn’t truly exist in the way it was perceived. The only mindfulness there was in my life was how to get more things to provide pleasure so this unmindful self could be satisfied. It wasn’t that a self didn’t exist, there just wasn’t any mindfulness whatsoever that existence wasn’t what I was conditioned to believe it was. It’s one of the reasons I’m mindfulI not to attach to beliefs today because I see them only as a story. Many people often state God is love, but if this is truly investigated you just may become mindful that God needs the story of love to exist, but love doesn’t need the story of God to exist. Check it for yourself and become mindful of this truth.

Being mindful of what’s actually happening minimizes the stories that are needed to make life a certain way. Mindfulness stops the story of the way you think life should be and allows the freedom of the way it is, which allows you to be mindful of the way it should be. After all wanting this exact moment different than what it is is where all discontent arises from. When you are simply mindful of what arises as it arises, there isn’t a need for a story and without a story your selfish nature doesn’t come into play as being mindful of the love of your own heart naturally becomes the operating energy of your life…

Stuck in Thought

If you think you are your thoughts, you will always be stuck working on something because that’s what your thoughts tell you, that is until you realize you are not the thoughts that arise…

I don’t profess to know the brains inner workings, but I do know this, for years my suffering was self inflicted until I learned it was my own mind that created it; I’m simply writing about my experience here. Every spring I would be overcome by a mindset of gloom and doom suffering and I only knew how to use distractions for relief. I didn’t really get relief by using distractions, all that happened was the focus shifted, but because the Conditioned Mind Patterns that were causing this weren’t understood, the suffering never truly left; I was always stuck in the working on myself syndrome that plagues so many. I no longer get entrapped because I discovered what was causing this. This is very important to understand if you want to break the conditioning of suffering. I’m giving a first hand account of my experience and what was revealed to me so if you want to keep “working on it” that’s up to you, but just understand you will remain anchored in the Conditioned Mind Patterns that are causing your suffering.

This article is actually in response to someone posting something about suffering. I reached out to them and their response was, “I’m working on it”. All I said was OK and moved on, but a lot arose inside me because of my own experience with suffering which I worked on for forty nine years to no avail. That is until the day I realized there was nothing to work on because my suffering was only a thought and thoughts only become real when they are attached to. The thought of suffering may arise as many thoughts do, but when they’re not attached to suffering never occurs. If you think you are your thoughts you will always have to be working on something because that’s what your thoughts will tell you, but when you understand an arisen thought needn’t be given any energy, there’s no attachment and hence there’s no self created suffering. Think about it, but not too much because you are not your thoughts nor do you have to suffer…

Natural Instincts

Your natural instincts put you in harmony with life, so take heed and understand life doesn’t really do anything to you, but when you act from a place of “I” it’s unnatural and it will certainly seem like it does…

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

Life will mostly be lived in one of two ways, acting in ways that allows alignment to our natural instincts or not. A quiet mind can see this to a degree and slowly stops doing the things that block the natural instincts from being adhered to. As long as one is alive life will be lived, but in what way determines the actions and consequences. Reach for something to manufacture a sense of well being and regardless of what it is you will be out of harmony because the action won’t be from you natural instincts, it will be from your “I” conditioning. So take heed and understand life really doesn’t do anything to you, but when you act from a place of “I” it’s unnatural and it will certainly seem like it does…

Delusions Function

Everything in life passes, delusions function is to make everything permanent. Only when the mind is settled will you see delusions function for what it is and only then will delusion stop functioning…

Holding on to your view even in the face of evidence to the contrary is the main function of every delusions. Basically delusion functions in stages, believing what is seen, the mental reactions of what is seen, and holding on to what is seen even though it’s proven not to be true. These first two are the functions of delusion that happen the most, and many people learn from these, but the third one is where delusion functions in the deeply embedded state of the subconscious. It grabs hold of you and makes you believe all kinds of nonsense. There are many ways that delusion manifest, just look at all the things that are reached for. The delusions function here is to make you believe a thing will bring satisfaction, but as soon as it’s reached for and grabbed it’s gone so the next thing function is needed. This is delusion functioning at its finest.

Here’s an example of how delusion functions: 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 say, the nonsense begins. If the person thought to be following you passes you the delusions function will simply fall away for this, but if you’re in the grip of the delusion, you will think the person passing you is just part of the plan. The function of the delusion 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 delusions main function is to make everything permanent so it can remain functioning. Only when the mind is settled will you see the delusion for what it is and only when this is seen will the delusion stop functioning…

The Tease of Pleasure

The most important thing to understand about the tease of pleasure is the less you are attached to “I” the less you will be teased and it’s because without “I” there’s nothing for the teasing to attach to…

The tease of pleasure is so enticing because it actually feels good; this is why the draw is so powerful. There’s only issue with this because of the impermanent nature of pleasure, it simply will not last. Pleasure has no staying power so something else will be needed almost immediately following the attainment of each pleasure. Think about it, with all the pleasures that have been attained throughout your life regardless of what it was, it doesn’t t bring the pleasure now that it brought at that time, and most times even if the same exact pleasure is repeated, it’s usually not as pleasurable as the first experience. I used so many things as I was teased by my pleasure seeking conditioning, but it was never lasting, the tease of the next needed pleasure always arose. This went on all the time, attaining one pleasure after another and never being satisfied.

I’ve come to understand this tease of pleasure as the main reason people start using and become addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, money, tobacco products and an array of other things. If pleasure wasn’t sought, nothing would be reached for so there would never be an addiction nor an issue, but unfortunately the tease of pleasure has its way with people. It’s deeply engrained in the subconscious and has been in place since our existence began. I know this tease of pleasure is what was controlling me for forty nine years and it was directly associated with “I”. Without “I” no one is there to be teased. Even with this understanding the tease of pleasure 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 teased and it’s because without “I” there’s nothing for the teasing to attach to…

Mind Nonsense

Sit often and watch your thoughts come and go. Eventually there will be more and more space between them and it’s in this space that you will see all the mind nonsense holding you in bondage…

With the development of the internet, there’s so much information available on the mind that it really needs to be investigated before considering what to use in its development. To see if the information you are using to develop discipline is authentic and truly beneficial, there can’t be anything associated with it that forms attachment. Methods, programs, 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 from. Just as there’s a lot of “fake news” out there today, there’s also a lot of fake information on the mind. Bondage is not something that’s truly understood by many people and so most of the information out there is nonsense and keeps you in bondage in some way. Those telling you to buy their book, pay for retreats run by paid speakers, or follow (instant bondage) a program, are clever to a fault, with the fault being keeping you in bondage.

The only thing needed is to look within so a millisecond of space is created between your thoughts. Once this occurs and there’s awareness of it, slowly there will be more and more space. 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 what you are trying to break free from. I know people defend their so called program, guru, or people they follow adamantly, but it’s only because there’s no awareness of the bondage you’re still in. Sit often and just watch the 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 mind nonsense holding you in bondage…

Noticing the Moment

Your entire existence hinges on a single attached thought and noticing the next moment arises from here. Learning to skillfully see this so your attachments are at a minimum determines if you’ll notice the next moment or not…

The thoughts that you attach to make up your belief system. This is done 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 non beneficial they will remain in place. The more you think your attached belief system is the right one, the harder it is to see beyond it. Noticing each moment 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) and until this is noticed each moments of life will remain delusional. To get to a point where life isn’t delusional, you have to get beyond the attached moment that holds your belief system (conditioning) in place. Notice each moment as one single thought; a person’s conditioning determines what happens next and how the next moment will play out. Attaching to it or not is the difference in how the next moment is noticed and if there’s going to be unity or separation with it. The truth is one is never separated from life, but it feels this way when there’s attachment to the thought that makes you think you are. Your entire life hinges on a single attached moment; noticing it arises from here. Learning to skillfully see this so your attachments are at a minimum determines if you’ll notice the next moment or not…

Difficulty of Being Still

Without awareness of the mind being agitated there’s the creation of story after story just because the mind doesn’t know how to be still. The base of these stories will be whatever conditioning you have in place…

I would say the most difficult thing I have done in my life is to learn how to be still in spite of the conditioning in place telling me to do something. To not give in to the mind agitations that tell you to do this, do that, reach for this or reach for that, is so difficult because of the lack of discipline to just be and also the lack of understanding of why being still is so difficult. Even with discipline and this understanding, it’s difficult because of all the influences and conditioning. To be still 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 alter your state of being. This wasn’t noticeable to me until eleven years ago because I was never still long enough to be aware of any agitation. I like so many was a slave to the Conditioned Mind.

For some this doing doesn’t seem like much of an issue because the agitations aren’t noticeably destructive, but make no mistake an agitated mind is an agitated mind and one is a slave to it regardless of how productive you think your life is. Without awareness of the mind being agitated there’s the creation of story after story just because the mind doesn’t know how to be still. The base of these stories will be whatever conditioning you have in place. You will do what the conditioning in place dictates, without these agitations being noticed the conditioning is usually based in doing something to satisfy “I”. Even if you want to save the world, who says the world needs saving but “I”. Knowing how to be still allows you to truly be an instrument, but by not being aware of simply being you will not notice that you don’t have to do to be…

Consequences of Wanting

Don’t let the different consequences of wanting lull you into an unconsciousness sleep. All wanting leads to bondage (attachment) in one form or another regardless of what it is that’s wanted…

If there’s always something to want it’s because you don’t think what you have is enough. And if you don’t think you have enough, there will always be something that’s wanted. Wanting isn’t something that’s inherently a bad thing, why one wants is where issues arise and this is only because where there is want one mostly thinks something is missing. Want only matters to the degree in how the thing wanted affects your life. A want to drink alcohol in access and do drugs have consequences much different then wanting to go to a program to stop using those things, but wants core is the same and that’s what needs to be examined. Don’t let the different consequences of wanting lull you into the sleep of unconsciousness because all wanting leads to bondage in one form or another.

You might say that’s not true, wanting to better yourself is a good thing, but that would mean you need things to be different to accept yourself. Accepting life exactly as it is is the only place you will experience the peace of not wanting things different. I’m not saying don’t better yourself, but if it’s at the expense of your peace of mind there’s no benefit to it. I say 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 another want will arise. Investigate this and see how wanting arises from needing, and needing causes bondage (attachment) which causes suffering. Break free from wanting things to be different and you will inevitably stop suffering…

Satisfied Now

An outside view uses distractions based on the attachment to the world of “I”. An inside view has no such attachment and is based on the eternal; there are no distractions because there’s satisfaction right now…

Have you ever thought I can’t wait until I go on vacation, or if only my boss was different, or if only I could change jobs, my spouse, my circumstances, retire, if only, if only, if only. This is the distraction of the if only mind; a mind conditioned to constantly look out there. This if only distraction tells you things need to be different and when they are you’ll be satisfied. This distraction only occurs because you don’t know how to be satisfied with yourself in the here and now. It’s truly mind boggling how it seems our entire struggle with life is to find satisfaction and we look in all the places except in the only place that it exist, now. When you’re satisfied with the way things are now, no distractions occur and there’s no need to look outside because you have what you were looking for; when you stop looking, you stop being distracted.

Please take the time to 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 satisfied right now. This doesn’t mean you don’t do things that makes life more beneficial, but your sense of well-being shouldn’t be based on anything from the outside. An outside base uses distractions from the world of ”I”. An inside view is based in the eternal, in love, in Universal Energy, and it’s the inside view that doesn’t need to look outside because there’s satisfaction with life right now…

Listening to Silence

We are torn between wanting to listen to silence and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world. Sometimes just by being sensitive enough to the first part, it provides the energy necessary to prevent the second…

The selfish and destructive conditioned mind behavior that was in control of my life is now mostly in a place of neutrality. I would never say the conditioning is gone for good because just by labeling it that would give it the needed energy to return. It’s very important to see what’s in place as being the point where we connect with the world, but not making it into a story. We live in a world torn between wanting to listen to silence and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world. Sometimes just by being sensitive enough to the first part, the energy necessary to prevent the second is provided. In stillness all truth arises. The point of this is to show how you only need to focus on being mindful of yourself, not focusing on saving or trying to change the world. The more mindful you are of your own behavior and actions, the more things around you will change.

You will never stop the sounds of the world, but you can listen to your own heart and not be a part of the surface noise by keeping your own house in order instead of being overwhelmed trying to change everything else. When we are mindful of our own conditioning and we take care of the place where we connect with the world, we offer the world our true self. Not by trying to change it or by ignoring the surface sounds, but by simply listening to the silence that’s in place beneath the noise…

Judging Yourself

We are our own judge and those judgements are determined by the conditioning in place. An inner conflict occurs when things don’t line up with the story of the way they’re wanted and hence they are judged…

Inner conflicts usually happen when a decision is judged about something. The conflict can be likened to the pop up figures of the Devil and Angel in cartoons; the figures were always that of the individual. This is because that’s who the real struggle and conflict is always with. Nothing outside of you can harm you as much as your own judgements. A struggle mostly occurs when things aren’t lining up with a judgement of the way they’re wanted; this energy is something that’s real. You can make it like you’re this spiritual guru and behind closed doors be selfish and unloving, but you’re not fooling anyone because wherever you go you are there. The energy that you live by is a result of you. You’re your own judge and your verdicts are determined by your own mind. Your judgements shape your life.

There’s nothing to prove in life. You can preach love and recite all the nonsense that fits into a so called spiritual box, but if your base isn’t loving kindness it’s all being done for one reason and that’s to satisfy your judgement of you. So many conditioned stories are made up about life and they keep you in your own prison. You can get in touch with this simply by seeing how much you judge yourself. Lip service means little here because it’s not only the world that gets hurt, it’s yourself. So many judgements arise daily as devil and angel conflicts, make sure the one you select allows for the loving kindness of yourself because that’s what energy you will live your life by…

Understanding Why

Nothing is done or held onto without a reason why and if the why isn’t understood, you will unconsciously suffer the consequences of this conditioning as if you were on a leash…

When some feeling or emotion arises there’s a reason for it. Learn to see why an emotion arises and the feelings that go along with it. Whatever arises has a reason behind it, the reason why and the sensation of it needs to be understood if your aren’t to be blindly led around and controlled by it. Nothing is held onto without a reason why and if that’s not understood, you will unconsciously be led around by it as if you were on a leash. Because people don’t see this it holds them in captivity and why it’s so is because the things that are being held onto are used to make your identity. Also the holding is done because your conditioning tells you what you are holding onto is needed. When the reason why something arises is understood or at least noticed, there arises an awareness of your thoughts. When this occurs there’s the possibility it will fall away and in the process so will your made up stories.

It’s so difficult to see why you act as you do because you think what’s being held onto is bringing you pleasure of some kind, 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, when you think you need something to feel good (pleasure) it becomes your prison. If the reason why something arises and is held onto isn’t understood, you might as well keep the collar on because when your conditioning says it’s time for a walk you will have to go simply because you are under its spell and with no rhyme or reason as to understanding why…

A Vision of Stillness

A Conditioned Mind only makes decisions that are already determined. Only through a vision of stillness can true decisions be made because truth can only come from the stillness that is visual from the heart…

A vision of stillness can also be called a vision of love. When these are the visions that life is viewed through, what you see is so different than what an unconscious vision sees; by unconscious I mean a vision that blindly conforms to what the conditioned world offers. As life is experienced more and more through the vision of stillness, the observations are centered more in love and there are less decisions made based on your conditioning. This leads to an unconventional way of living because you are not affected by the decisions based in the world; having a vision of life in this way is so different than what people are accustomed to.

With a vision of stillness no individual decides what happens to you, the Universe decides. Whatever happens is a result of fully cooperating with the Universe as love is the most powerful force there is. With a stillness vision as your view, no one decides your fate. A stillness vision is not of this world, but the decisions made by most people are. You may think you’re making decisions, but you’re only doing what you’ve been conditioned to do. 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 half an hour. If you can’t don’t be discouraged, not many can and if you can’t control your mind when you’re consciously trying to do it, what makes you think you’re in control when you’re not. It’s so hard to do because the unconscious mind blindly conforms to the conditioning of the world and most people don’t have a vision of stillness to truly see…

You Are Here X

When the body is used to remain present you begin living your life in the only place that truly exist; where you are. In this space you find love, but this isn’t a story, it’s the love of just being where you are…

There is no reason whatsoever that a person has to suffer today because there is enough information available to remove the ignorance that causes it, but this is a truth that you must experience for yourself. No book, video, guru, religion, therapist, self proclaimed enlightened teacher, program: 12 step or otherwise, or anything else can show you truth, they can only point the way and that’s it. What I know today has always been there, but although I’ve been pointed in the same direction for years, it’s message did not click with me until I was ready to see it eleven years ago. It may not always be understood why I do what I do or say, but if you saw what I see, you would do what I do.

I see much needless suffering in the world around me (I say it’s needless because it doesn’t have to be) and that’s even with those who proclaim they’re awake. It doesn’t take much to know whether one is truly awake, all that needs to be seen is where the attachments are and suffering will not be far behind. If you want to stop suffering, stop using the mind and learn to use the body. The body is always where you are, it’s why the breath is used in meditation, you can’t take a past or future breath, you can only breathe now. When the body is used to place you where you are, the mind made suffering loses its energy and lo and behold you begin living your life in the only place it exist; where you are. In this space you find true love, not the story of love, but the love of where you are in the present moment where nothing else exist…

Projecting the Moment

Projecting how you think things should be and the reality of how it is are vastly different. Being with what’s actually happening is the only place where you can be at peace and not one single projection of how you think it should be will change that…

Each moment simply happens regardless of anything; a projection to make it how you think it should be takes you from how it is. I know people like to say you make life what it is or that most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be, but that can be very tiresome if you need to constantly make the present moment a certain way. Life simply happens regardless of anything, a projection to make it how you think it should be takes you from how it is. This energy doesn’t matter if it’s positive or negative because either way it’s a projection of the mind; very important to see this if there is to be true peace in your life. Sometimes things do go the way you think they should be, but that only matters to the Conditioned Mind because it will use it to create the story of how the arisen moment is pleasurable because it worked out your way. Most times the moment doesn’t go your way and hence when it’s not accepted this is when the nonsense of trying to arrange it so it is the way you think it should be begins.

Our projections of how we think the moment should be and the reality of how it is are vastly different; our projections are where most suffering arises from. If you don’t think this is so just watch how the mind gets agitated from something as simple as catching a red light; the projection that it should be green is our suffering. This is true with everything, being with what is actually happening is the only place where you can be at peace and not one single projection of how you think it should be will change that…

Repetitive Reactions

Most reactions that occur in life are repetitive and are put in place by your own conditioning. If your life isn’t being lived to its fullest potential it’s your own repetitive reactions that are blocking it from being so…

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

Advertisement is a billion dollar industry that keeps you in bondage. Politicians have people write speeches using certain words which they know are going to sway people in certain ways. Supermarkets know exactly where to place products. It’s all based on putting things in a certain place so repetitive reactive energy is triggered.

This goes on constantly because the Conditioned Mind loves repetition. 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 being controlled by repetitive reactions is to a develop some way to anchor yourself in the present moment as much as you can. The more you’re in the present moment, the more you’re with what life actually offers. When this occurs there’s peace because the repetitive reactions of the Conditioned Mind are no longer making it appear that things are different than what they are…

The Loneliness Vortex

When the mind settles creating a story that requires reaching for something lessens. In the process the loneliness vortex disappears and it’s simply because an “I” story of needing to fill it isn’t created…

The loneliness vortex only seems to get wider as one ages, 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 constantly figure things out and regardless of what exactly the figuring out is, it certainly creates many distractions. There are periods in between being busy where a person has some idle time and probably feels the loneliness vortex, but this idle time doesn’t usually last very long because the next distraction returns. A being busy mindset last most of your life, but there does come a time that the natural process of being busy lessens. At this stage many people experience a loneliness vortex that hasn’t been noticed before. It will either be addressed by looking inward or you will get busy again becoming distracted trying to figure out how to fill the loneliness.

Eventually being busy will end for whatever reason, and unfortunately for most people without being busy the loneliness vortex is in control. Many elderly people struggle with this because there just isn’t a lot happening. Kids are grown, retirement, house paid off, more time behind you than what’s ahead, yada, yada, yada, and the list goes on. I was busy for forty nine years using distraction after distraction filling the loneliness vortex. There were very brief periods of not having this loneliness, but these periods were far and few in between. That is until eleven years ago when all that was there was the loneliness vortex; I began to sit and simply look inward. This allowed me to see the distractions of my “I” needing to attach to the loneliness vortex story. As I sat my mind settled and thus the loneliness lessened. In the process the loneliness vortex actually disappeared and it was simply because the “I” story of being lonely wasn’t being created…

Knowing Your Lies

The more you know yourself the more chance there will be to know truth and break the chains of bondage to your lies. Without truth distractions will be used to keep your lies in place…

There are many truth seekers that know their answers are within their own heart, they don’t need a cheering committee from the outside to tell them this. All truth is within, inner truth cannot come from some outside inspirational source. The difference between being free and needing to keep your distractions in place is knowing your inner self as opposed to using inspiration from some outside source that’s only a distraction.

There’s so much nonsense that goes on in between our ears and it’s a lack of inner truth that causes it. This won’t be understood if you’re looking outside for your answers. Inner truth is not the truth of solving Universal secrets, it’s the truth of simply knowing what you do and why. I don’t share to inspire others, I share to simply convey a message of truth to people through my writings, which are a tool to point to your own heart, this is what leads to truth and freedom. It’s in the place of your own inner essence that you will be set free. This is the message that is conveyed to others, this is the next step in the evolution of humankind.

Someone suggested that I be like Mooji, but I can only see what has been awakened in me. I’m not trying to be like anyone but what I Am. If it’s truth that’s seen then that’s what’s written. I share from my heart, it’s what has been awakened in me. If you don’t understand your own heart you most definitely won’t understand what I share. I don’t really care how inspiring something is from the outside, it will not break the chains of “I” if it doesn’t arise from within. When you go inward and find quietness from your own heart, you’ll discover truth. This will allow you to understand what’s truly needed to be set free and stop needing to keep the distractions in place that keep your lies in place; in whatever form these lies manifest…

Cooperating Energy

Although everything is consciousness, when your energy is misaligned because of “I” infused desires, it puts you not only in conflict with yourself, but it also takes you out of cooperation with the entire Universe…

We begin our existence in this form in total cooperation with Universal energy. In the beginning stages we are basically in total cooperation with it; there isn’t really much to prevent this. We live mostly to fulfill our instinctual needs, not much thought going on. As we get older we start the process of becoming conditioned by whatever influences we are exposed to. In other words we start to form our story and this story is what takes us out of cooperation with Universal energy. This is why there are many references in the bible to become like little children, because as a child without the Conditioned Mind being deeply engrained, your energy remains in cooperation with the Universe.

Nowhere is it written that when you make a story to become something you remain in cooperation with the Universe. Matter of fact anything that is put before your cooperation changes your energy so it becomes misguided. This is how the Law of Attraction works, the change in energy puts you at a lower vibration 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 love. True success is determined by your energy being in cooperation with the Universe.

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

Nothing to Forgive-Ever

If you truly knew how to love, wounds that you thought needed healing would never be produced and although you will do what you are conditioned to do, when this is seen there’s no need to make up a forgiveness story-ever…

The topic of forgiveness always makes for interesting discussions. To me the biggest issue with this word is people think its needed and that’s where the problem lies. If you understood your own mind, you would understand forgiveness is a made up story. It isn’t real, it’s created by your Conditioned Mind to hold you in captivity to the “I” wounds of the past; wounds that are held onto which are only there because they’re created by the lack of self love. This is what “I” does and because of this there’s attachment to the “I” wounds which doesn’t allow you to go beyond what occurred in the past. It all stems from thinking the past should be different which is impossible, if you didn’t think this there wouldn’t be a story to forgive. Everyone does what they’re conditioned to do, if this truth was seen there would never be a need for forgiveness-ever. If this isn’t true then why do you do what you don’t want to do and don’t do what’s more beneficial to you? So do what you do and if you don’t like what you do, learn to stop doing it so you can do something beneficial; nothing to forgive-ever.

If you understand the Conditioned Mind and you are aware of its controlling aspect, you will see there is no need for forgiveness because you and others behave the way your own mind tells you how to behave. So I ask where is the need to forgive if you are only doing what you have been conditioned to do? Understand this, it’s your own mind that tells you what to do, and the same mind makes up the story that what it told you to do now needs you to forgive. Is the need for forgiveness real or is it just a story? If you truly loved yourself your “I” wounds would have never been produced so there wouldn’t be a need for healing because you would already be healed and because now you understand that all you or anyone else could do was what the conditioning in place dictated you to do there’s nothing to forgive-ever…

Mindfully Aware

Whenever you are mindful of what is instead of just being aware of something, it changes the dynamics of the situation. Mindfulness is the deeper aspect of life. It allows for a connection that awareness doesn’t…

You may think awareness and mindfulness are similar, but they are very different especially when they’re used in describing the space of what is. Awareness is the recognition that something is occurring, you can be aware that you a feeling a certain way, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re being mindful of the feeling itself. Being aware you’re angry isn’t the same as being mindful anger has arisen. When you’re with the anger it is then that you become mindful of it. Awareness of going to the doctor to get a check up because you’re not feeling well can open the door to so many fears, but being mindful that you are not feeling well and simply making an appointment for a check up quiets the fears or story you are making up. Awareness is recognizing what’s occurring, mindfulness is being with it and understanding it’s just there.

When you’re aware of something mostly it’s in association with the identity of I or self. When you’re mindful of something there’s a separation from the identity to the I or self. Mindfulness itself is a wholesome quality because it connects you with what truly is. People are aware of all sorts of things, but it doesn’t make it a wholesome quality because it’s based in “I”.

Most people get stuck in staying in the awareness of the situation by not going beyond it to the state of mindfulness. Whenever you are mindful instead of just being aware of something, it changes the dynamics of the situation. Mindfulness is the deeper aspect of life. It allows for a connection that awareness doesn’t. This is a large part of the problem within our society, people are aware of certain behaviors that are based in satisfying “I” but they don’t go deeper to find out why this is and how to change it. In this you stay locked in the self-serving behavior, aware it’s occurring, but not mindful it’s occurring. When you become mindful of the behavior, you’ll see how it affects so many more people than just yourself and you’ll want to act in the appropriate manner of love. It is very difficult to be mindful and still behave in a self-serving manner so when it’s learned to be mindful of life as it is, you’ll be mindful of truly living…

Willingness Possibilities

There are so many possibilities in life when there’s no label applied to what’s happening in front of you. The Universe provides these possibilities when there’s a willingness that allows harmony with life by not labeling what arises…

Willingness is a beneficial asset because without it nothing arises or at least nothing that’s beneficial. Willingness leads to possibilities never experienced before, but when the mind is in control the gateway to these possibilities are closed. Whatever arises in life can be seen as it is with a willingness only if a label isn’t applied. In this way each moment can be experienced as the Universe opens up more and more possibilities. Even if some conditioned behavior arises, without the judgment of an applied label, it allows you to remain willing with the possibility to go beyond the label to experience something fresh and new.

Newness doesn’t always have to be a deep and profound moment, it can be the simple act of not labeling what’s in front of you and just experiencing that and moving on. Once something is labeled the willingness to remain open ceases and so do all the possibilities along with it. To experience all the possibilities that life has to offer is to not allow a label to be a part of what is being done right now. If it is labeled obviously it remains as something old not something new because it’s from a habitual mind pattern that’s in place; it’s old because an old label is being applied. Without applying a label the willingness to remain open and the possibilities that are provided by the Universe are beyond anything an old limited labeled mindset can conjure up…

Constant Problem Solving

Through the way we become conditioned, we see life as if there are constant problems to solve because we need life to be a certain way, and because of this we are constantly creating problems to solve…

The issue with having to constantly solve problems to have life a certain way is it’s not real, even if life is exactly how you want it, the mind begins creating a new problem almost immediately. Life is continuous, it’s broken up by time 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 create a problem so you have something to do. You don’t see this because the mind has been conditioned to problem solve instead of be okay with what is so your mind is only doing what it’s been conditioned to do. How can it not?

The Conditioned Mind creates problems all the time. From traffic to changing a light bulb, all this manipulating is strictly done so the mind has something to do; it tells you that solving your created problems will make life perfect. Let’s say everyday has eight problem that need solving, that would mean I solved roughly 175,000 problems in my life, all for one reason and that’s to constantly have life the way I think it should be. Nobody purposely creates problem just to have something to do, but if you didn’t constantly create problems the only thing that would really change is you wouldn’t have to constantly solve the problems that you alone create…

Blind Wanting

The Conditioned Mind creates a view based in the blind wanting of the world. It’s difficult to break this because most of what goes on in our daily lives blindly reinforces this. An awakened view is simply aware of awareness…

I understand life’s struggles have nothing to do with life, it’s an blind view based in the world of wanting that cause struggles, and this is because this view is controlled by a blind mind. When blind wanting is fulfilled and things are seemingly as you want them there’s not much of a struggle with life; life is considered good. When things are going the way that you want what causes your struggles are masked over and blindly pushed aside. When this is done it makes the base of your life blindly centered in the world of wanting and you’ll get pulled around by this like a dog on a leash.

The more this blind wanting is adhered to the more suffering there will be in your life. Sometimes it’s very subtle, but it’s there. Even if you’re not aware of being controlled by your blind wanting, it still produces suffering. The suffering doesn’t occur because you don’t get your way, it occurs by being in a state where the blind wanting is in control.

The less the world of blind wanting (I want, what I want, when I want it) is the base of your view, the less you struggle with yourself and with life; this is simply because blind wanting isn’t in control. When you’re unaware of this drama and chaos are created; there’s immense suffering in this unawareness. Practice being in a łspace of no wanting, with no wanting there’s no blindness. When you don’t have blind wanting you don’t reach and when you don’t reach, you don’t create problems that cause suffering; a free mind is free because there’s no blind wanting…

Follow Your Heart

If you truly want to follow your heart look no further then this moment. Unless the mind settles and there’s awareness of this, following your heart will never be realized because you will be caught in the delusion of a thought that’s not real…

I know many in society attach to following what they think ( I think therefore I am) but if this is looked at closely you just may see how this holds you in captivity to a mind that makes things up instead of following your heart. When you’re following the urge of a so called thought, the reality of the heart just passes you by. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your thoughts and go after them, just realize a thought is nothing more than a delusion. Even if everything is exactly how you think it should be and it becomes your reality, thinking this will make you happy is where the delusion arises from. This falls in line with the thought that the grass is greener on the other side, but that’s just another delusion.

How many people pick their spouse, their job, the house they live in, having children, or whatever else you thought you wanted, only to turn around and complain about it. Your choices are made because you think they’re what you need 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 your life, but you always find something else to complain about. If you truly want to follow your heart look no further then this moment and realize good, bad, or indifferent you are not your thoughts. 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 thought of what you think you need instead of simply following your heart…

Heart Energy

The energy that unites humanity is heart energy. When you’re in this space others are attracted to it as it’s the one place where there’s unity simply because the heart’s energy is of love…

It’s extremely important to connect with the energy of the heart so you can be an example and show others there’s a place they can turn to. I know many people read the articles I write and they’re expected to be there, I don’t mind this because what is shared is from my heart and I know they will provide unity. Everyone needs a place of unity that provides a cushion from the unconscious world. It does matter where you go for this, if you go to a blind place it may feel like unity, but it’s not. If you’re blinded by unconsciousness the day will still go by because that’s the way life is, but if you’re spending the same day in the energy of the heart, you will experience unity with others and thus love.

Don’t be concerned with what others say, just connect with the energy of the heart; let nothing take you from that. Being connected to heart energy in a world that’s mostly based in “I” (the mind) will allow others to also connect to the heart which is where a true transformation occurs. The heart energy that unites you to someone is the energy that becomes a part of humanity. Life is an open experience and if you’re not learning from it, you’re most likely living from the mind. When you truly see these mind made stories aren’t needed, they disappear. This disappearance allows unity and when you’re in this space of heart energy, others will also be attracted to it as it’s the one place where there’s unity of all humanity and it’s simply because of love…

Non Beneficial Conditioning

The only way to change your non beneficial conditioning is to develop awareness that it’s not beneficial. This is where quietness comes in because without it you won’t notice what’s beneficial and what’s not…

Watching television is not my favorite way to past time, but the other night I watched a movie. When it 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 picture. It’s amazing how we stay fixated on something in this case the TV, when it comes to our conditioning. We’re so resistant to change the conditioning even though it doesn’t really benefit us. Actually what’s on the TV (the fixation) is mostly reruns, yet we’ll watch the same channel (our thoughts) 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 see if it’s truly beneficial. Unless there’s total awareness of this, changing this conditioning will be just about impossible. The only way to change your non beneficial conditioning is to have something in place that will allow you to see that it’s not beneficial. This is where quietness comes in because without it there won’t be awareness of this. You may have repeated thoughts disguised with many different labels, but it’s still a non beneficial thought. Watch the subtleness of this and in time you’ll see the mind for what it is and how non beneficial thoughts really are. The issue is you can get so comfortable with this that it’s not realized the conditioning is not beneficial and needs changing; this realization will only occur if you have something in place that’s seen as non beneficial…

Past Entanglements

If you keep allowing the past to control the present the past will keep you entangled in those thoughts. This is unfortunate because all of the emotional pain of the past will also entangle the present…

The amount of times you relive something that entangles you to emotional pain is mind boggling because it’s your own mind that does this; it probably happens thousands of times throughout your life. This is why most people suffer because what happened in the past is constantly allowed to entangle the present and although the body is always in the present moment, the mind is entangled in the thoughts of somewhere else. This is the constant state most people live their life from and if nothing is done to change this, it will continue until existence in this form 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 you will most likely remain entangled in the past without a way out.

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

Mental Formations

Wisdom arises when one is fully mindful because the distractions of the unwholesome mental formations fall away. It’s in being fully aware of this that the mind settles and allows you to live without obstructions…

There are mental formations of the mind that arise in each moment, they are wholesome, unwholesome, and neutral. The first is the unwholesome mental formation, this would be anything that leads to suffering. Wholesome mental formations are those that lead to peace and joy. The wholesome ones don’t need a belief to be so, they just need to be investigated to see the truth of their wholesomeness. The third mental formation is probably the most difficult one because it’s based in non judgement. It’s neither wholesome nor unwholesome, it’s neutral. It arises for everyone in the present moment and its function is to just see what is. This mental formation doesn’t interpret what arises, nor does it attach to it. Think of seeing a stranger on a platform at a train station, without judging there’s simply no attachment and neutral remains the mental formation of the moment. Once there’s judgement, the mental formation of the moment changes.

Unwholesome mental formations arise and are attached to and although there is mindfulness of this to a degree because it is happening, it’s labeled and thus attached to for the most part unconsciously. It’s the focus of these mental formations that determine their outcome. Being fully mindful allows you to see, but without needing a label. Being neutral allows you to recognize (perceive) but not necessarily be fully mindful. Wisdom arises when you’re fully mindful because the distractions of the unwholesome mental formations fall away. It’s in being fully aware of this that the mind settles and allows you to live without obstructions. Wisdom isn’t something learned, it simply arises when you are disciplined enough to remain fully mindful in the present moment more often than not…

Self Centered Energy

Reactions will arise, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of this, your reactions will selfishly be attached to which will allow self centered energy to be at the controls of your behavior…

If there isn’t awareness of your own selfish behavior, there won’t be anyway of knowing just how self centered you are and how much the self centered energy is in control. Without this awareness you’ll be selfishly taken on a self-centered ride. Life doesn’t do anything directly to anyone, but reactions arise and they determine what kind of behavior you’ll exhibit. Awareness of your arisen reactions is essential if you’re not to be controlled by them. Reactions are a natural part of life they will arise, to me there’s no way of controlling the reactions that arise, but I have found that awareness of them allows for a split second between thoughts that determines whether or not your behavior is self centered or not; remember it’s the attachment to “I” that causes suffering not your reactions.

The Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how controlling it is, your behavior will be based in selfishness; this has to happen, there’s really no way around it. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that are labeled as loving, if there’s no awareness of your self centered behavior you’re being controlled; control is control regardless of what label is applied to it. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of the subtleness in the way it uses whatever it can to remain in control. Reactions will arise, but they don’t have to selfishly control your behavior. If there isn’t awareness of this, your reactions and behavior will selfishly be attached to which will allow self centered energy to be in control…

Created Barriers

The Conditioned Mind creates barriers because it doesn’t want you to accept what’s occurring in the present moment. Until there’s awareness of this it will continue to do so even though all of life is impermanent…

Barriers are created by a Conditioned Mind that doesn’t want you to accept what’s occurring in the present moment. It wants present moment barriers and it actually makes you think if the moment was different all would be well; this is the lie of the Conditioned Mind. All is well right now, but because of the Conditioned Mind it’s not seen so a barrier is created just so the mind has something to do. I’ve always had a tendency to make everything that occurred a barrier, and although I don’t create these barriers as I once did, many times I still see a barrier arise which results in a non beneficial reaction.

The mind can overcome great barriers, the only problem is it’s the one creating the barriers. How can the mind quiet when all it seems like it wants to do is create barriers ? The barrier of what is the plan for the day. Attachment to other people’s barriers and how it pulls you in. Barriers of what went on yesterday. Barriers of what’s going on in work, even though you’re home. Barriers of what’s going on in the world. Barriers about this and that, barriers, barriers, barriers. All these barriers have one thing in common and that is it’s your own conditioning that’s focuses mainly on creating barriers so it has something to do; it’s the development of your Conditioned Mind that does this. If the mind didn’t generate these barriers there wouldn’t be anything for it to do so barriers would never be created to be overcome; you would always be at peace. The Conditioned Mind creates barriers because it doesn’t want you to accept what’s occurring in the present moment. Until there’s awareness of this it will continue to do so even though all of life is impermanent…

No Real Void

The inner void that keeps you from your peace has nothing to do with life, it’s a creation of your own mind and it’s what causes the opening that makes you believe you’re not at peace…

There are practical ways to minimize choosing to attach to thoughts that allow all discontents to arise, this unconscious conditioning is why one gets a sense of a void. The Conditioned Mind develops this as you do things that are destructive to your own well being. Why this void is developed I’m not sure, but I do know it can be described only as insane because your own mind creates this.

I know now it was my own mind that created every void that arose from within myself, and because of the shift that occurred about eleven years ago there is now awareness of it so I don’t create it anymore. I sit to develop discipline which allows the mind to settle into awareness. If there isn’t discipline, the conditioning nor will the arisen void be understood 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 a voided place as opposed to a place of peace will never be different until the conditioning that makes it so becomes different. All I ever wanted in my life was to be at peace, but I wasn’t aware it was my own mind that created a void which made me believe I wasn’t…

Attached Limits

Whatever it is that you attach to it becomes your limit. If you don’t stop attaching so there’s some semblance of quiet created in between your ears, which allows your heart to open, you will be the one who suffers the most…

The so called choice (there really isn’t one) to attach to something is the doorway to suffering, there’s not really a choice because of the way the Conditioned Mind attaches. Your suffering is inevitable because of the conditioned attachments that’s in place. If this is to ever be different you will have to have some quiet so the attachment is replaced by first quiet and eventually love; this is a universal law. Attach to whatever your desire of the day is, just understand there will always be some attached desire that will cause you to suffer. Today it’s your boss tomorrow it’s the leaders of your country or its the relatives, traffic, weather, and so on. This will never change until there is quiet for love to arise. Whatever yo attach to one and bemoan it’s because you don’t truly have the enough quiet for love in your heart to manifest. This is strong language, but it’s true.

Unconditional love only arises without one iota of attachment. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see. I have love for all humanity, what I don’t have is love for humanity’s conditioning, but I do understand it and I choose not to attach to conditioned nonsense. To attach to things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are attaching to because it’s a limit. Until this is understood you become limited by the very thing you attach to. This is a Universal Law; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you because it’s arises from within. Stop attaching and in quiet your heart will open, but if you don’t you are the one who will suffer the most by remaining with the limits of what you are attaching to…

Making Silence a Priority

The main deterrent to unity in our society is people are making their humanness a priority and are being controlled by their thoughts. When silence is the priority, there’s a connection to the universal heart of love…

Living strictly from the human (thought) realm is the main reason why there are constant difficulties and why one is disconnected from their inner light. With humanness as a priority, you are living through noise so there has to be a disconnect from inner silence. Noise in the form of thoughts separates, silence of the heart unites. Our humanness is a direct disconnect from each other when it’s a priority because it’s based in noise. Silence doesn’t ever need therefore when silence is the priority, noise (thoughts) aren’t in control.

When being silent is the priority a connection to all of life occurs, not through thought, but through the universal heart of love. The main cause of separation in our society is people are making their humanness a priority and are being controlled by their noisy thoughts. Just follow the media, it’s nothing more than humanness (thoughts) being a priority.

Here is a tool called “It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts” It offers the possibility to become aware of the silence within so life may be lived from the heart as a being who is having a human experience. Use this tool and develop this awareness or not that’s the choice, but the results of that choice will be to either remain controlled by the priority of your humanness or to making breaking free of its tantalizing devious grip a priority into the silence of love…

One Single Thought

Unless your mind is settled enough, most of your thoughts will be an unconscious lie so you shouldn’t believe one single thought because although a thought is a thought, it’s not necessarily true.

Here are some of the ways the mind uses one single thought to produce an unconscious lie; if you can get quiet enough you may see this. The car in front of you is going to slow, you have to go food shopping, you’re tired, you’re allergies are horrible, you’re bored, and on and on. All of these start out as a single thought, but that isn’t where the fault lies, the thought is just something that arises, what happens next is where the fault lies. The thought is believed, you actually think the car in front of you is going to slow, or going food shopping is horrible. You believe your thoughts to be true and then you act on them. If the thought wasn’t labeled as true, you would be able to see beyond it. You would see what was really going on instead of what your unconscious mind was making up. It would be seen the car in front of you really isn’t going to slow, you’re just being controlled by a single unconscious thought.

Learn to watch the nonsense of one single thought that’s believed to be true. There’s so nonsense that it’s hard to see. I mentioned to a person about the way we poison ourselves with tobacco products and his response was, he enjoys them. This is insanity to say you enjoy poisoning yourself, but that’s what one single unconscious thought that’s attached to does. People enjoy all sorts of things that are harmful to themselves, this also includes behaviors that harm others, and it’s unconsciously justified. All I’m saying is watch the single thought that arises and see how it’s based in unconsciousness which keeps you in captivity to it. By no means should you take my word for this, the next time a single thought pops into your head, take a moment before you label and act on it and really take notice if that single thought is true or if it’s just an unconscious lie…

Dead End Energy

Stand up for all you think is needed, do whatever it is you think will make you feel better, just don’t attach to it and watch how your thoughts about it dissipate along with the dead end energy that holds you captive…

You may think what happens in life is the cause of what arises, but what’s not understood is what arises is already in place, it just gets triggered by whatever energy it’s given. There’s so much underlining conditioning in place that it keeps you from understanding your own mind, and if you don’t understand your own mind it will simply produce dead end energy; this is because of your lack of awareness. Most don’t think about unconsciousness and take offense to being called so, but this is the exact energy that’s being projected out without an notion whatsoever it’s being done; one is blind to their own dead end energy. You will respond to this right now with the energy that’s in place in the form of a thought. There’s no right or wrong in this article, all I do is look at myself and that’s where it was first discovered just how unconscious I was and hence humanity is. Anytime someone gets angry, it’s their own dead end energy and they’re causing their own suffering. Yet it’s done all the time and that’s only part of it, what’s really unconscious is it isn’t truly known why there’s anger. Stories are made up why there is, but that doesn’t mean they’re true.

There are many justified causes for anger, but they’re all just part of the unconscious dead end energy; that it’s not realized is why it’s dead end energy. The list of attachments that are blindly held onto is endless and it keeps dead end energy in place. Very few will really get this, it’s easier to say this is bullshit and the writer doesn’t know me or what he’s talking about than to truly look at this, but I do know you because I know me. Look around and see how attachment is the leading cause of all the dead end energy in you and the world. When you wake up you can pull away from this energy which will remain in control if waking up doesn’t occur. Stand up for all you think is needed, do whatever it is you think will make you feel better, just don’t attach to it and watch how your thoughts about it dissipate along with the dead end energy that tells you this doesn’t apply to you…

Truly Having a Choice

It may seem as though everyone has the choice on whether to change or stay the same, but it’s only those who truly know it’s their conditioning that needs to be changed that have a choice…

I took a shower the other day and when I got out the mirror was foggy from the steam. I took out the blow dryer and cleared up the mirror. What also became clear was my awareness of how everything that happens in life is a result of conditions being a certain way and the only way it will change is when the conditioning changes. This is a fact, it doesn’t take a belief for this to occur; get a pot of water to 212 degrees and it will boil. All things in life have certain operating principles and when conditions are in line with those, a natural course of action takes place. It’s what happens with every living thing that begins life, whether humans, animals, plants, clouds, stars and so on, nothing truly happens independently on its own, it’s all caused by something else.

In the case of behavior it’s the same way, no one acts a certain way just because, there’s always the root cause behind every action. Unless this root is exposed, nothing can change; it’s not that it won’t change, it can’t. This is why there’s suffering in the world, nothing inherently makes you suffer, your own mind does this and only because of the way it’s conditioned. When something happens, many times people see it differently so it affects them differently, but there are some things that are the same no matter what. If there’s isn’t oxygen, you will die, if the heart stops, same result, this happens as a result of conditions. So although it seems everyone has the choice on whether to change or stay the same, only those who truly know it’s the conditioning that needs to be changed have this choice…

Your Own Radiance

It’s the selfish view of “I” that keeps you from the awareness of your own radiance and this awareness of radiance only comes when the outside distractions fall away because of looking within…

Although we are all the same as far as how we exist, there are some who do see things a little differently than most. This happen when you are looking at yourself. I wouldn’t say some people are chosen, but I would say there are some that are more inclined to not attach to a selfish view and look within; this allows for the possibility of more awareness than if you are in the grip of a mind based view. The two existences I’ve experienced are vastly different, one was in the direction of being mind based where there wasn’t much awareness and there was much self created suffering. The other which I’m living now, is a view where there’s awareness of the heart. The differences in the two views is the mind based one created suffering and was done in unconscious ignorance. The one today is lived in awareness of the radiance within me. Today my view is as it is because the selfish distractions don’t control me as much as they once did; there is still conditioning, I’m just not as controlled by it because of awareness.

The awareness of your own radiance that occurs is a by product of truly looking at yourself. As the selfish view is let go of it opens up space to allow wisdom, insight and awareness to occur. This opening is directly linked to the letting go of “I”. It’s the “I” that blocks awareness of your own radiance 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 what is revealed to those people that are consider special, but all they did was look inward. This looking inward is available to everyone, but you will have to overcome the selfish view that keeps you distracted from the awareness of your own radiance and it will only be seen when you truly look at yourself…

Quiet Beyond the Noise

There’s a quietness beyond the noise that gives rise to all that life has to offer. If this quietness isn’t observed you will live in a world of noise and in this world the only thing offered is the noise manifested as form…

I was observing a snowfall the other day and I had to take out the trash from the evenings dinner. As I went outside there was a quietness that was actually deafening. How can quietness be deafening you may ask, but it was a quietness that was so loud that it deadened all the surrounding noise. I was very much aware of this quietness and it was eerily quiet outside except for the snow coming down. It was beautiful and the quietness observed was equally as beautiful. Noise doesn’t generate beauty it generates noise, and quietness doesn’t generate beauty either because quietness itself is beauty; without quietness beauty cannot exist.

To understand quietness it’s imperative to understand noise. The noise needs the quietness for without it there wouldn’t be anywhere for the noise to arise from, but the quietness needs nothing to arise, it is self sustaining needing nothing to be. This is why meditation is so valuable in our human evolution because without it we are a society of noise. All you need to do is look around and see evidence upon evidence of this. It’s nearly impossible because of the lack of practice for most people to be quiet for even 5 minutes in their daily life, so that means their life is strictly lived in noise. This is not a perception of things, this is truth. Quietness can be deafening, but noise can’t be silent. If you live a life that’s filled with noise then you won’t have much peace in your life because you won’t be able to hear the quietness, but if you live a life that is filled with quietness, even if there is noise the quietness can be so deafening that the noise will not be heard. In quietness all of life arises, in noise there’s noise and not much else…

Conditioning in Place

Behavior is more conditioned than it is right or wrong. Because this isn’t understood, actions that aren’t based in love are justified and do seem wrong, but it’s only because of the conditioning in place that makes this so…

People, as am I, are conditioned to behave in the ways that they do. Our behavior is not something that just happens and depending on what the minds base is determines the behavior. If your conditioning isn’t to love how can your behavior be of love? Most people just think of themselves and form a belief system that’s used to suit their needs. They’re conditioned to make up a self serving world to justify self serving actions. When a person truly loves there isn’t any justification or judgment. People who judge do so strictly because there is lack in their life so love isn’t the energy of their actions. It’s written that Jesus said as he was dying on the cross “Forgive them they know not what they do” this is the ultimate example of how to love. If this example is followed the world would be much different, but unfortunately this is not the case. Jesus didn’t say forgive the wrong doers, he said forgive them they know not what they do.

Understand your own Conditioned Mind and you will understand the world. When this occurs judging ceases and things are allowed to be as they are. If this isn’t understood, self serving actions will be the uncontrolled norm because your conditioning will be your master. It’s only through ignorance that we’re conditioned, but through becoming more aware of this ignorance and being mindful of the conditioning, we can be set free, and what we are set free of is the conditioning that blocks our ability to love. When you love there’s a true understanding that if someone does something that isn’t loving it isn’t wrong, it’s just because so many truly know not what they do.

Looking Inward

Not looking at the way you live leaves it mostly up to chance that it’s being lived in the most beneficial of ways. Your mind can be your greatest asset, but it can also be the greatest block to truly living life to the fullest…

It’s a lot easier to go with the flow of what’s considered the normal way of thinking than to go against the grain because anyone who doesn’t agree with the norm is labeled as odd. I ask you this, how much of this normal way of thinking is actually yours? Before a person develops the coping mechanisms that are put in place, how much looking inward is truly put into seeing if these mechanisms are beneficial? Not many people invest money, get married, have children, by a house, take a job, or do anything before looking into if there are benefits, but how much do you look at your own behavior? This is what truly needs to be looked at if you ever want to understand yourself.

Life isn’t magical for anyone. Life is life pure and simple and it will not be lived to the fullest 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 look at why you do what you do. If you are content with being on an up and down emotional roller coaster so be it. I haven’t met one single person who at some point in their life hasn’t reached outside themselves for contentment. This contentment seeking 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 look at it and find real answers, not the make believe ones that you are probably living your life by right now…

A Doing Agenda

When you have to be doing you’re distracted from your inner place of being (quietness) and if you’’re not careful, even when you are idle you can be just as distracted from your inner place of being by needing to do…

It’s not like a quiet mind is something that just happens. At times it’s naturally more quiet than others, but quietness is not the default mind for most, at least it wasn’t for me. Sometimes if I can I have to stop doing and just sit, it’s almost like there’s a reset button for my mind. I can usually tell I need to sit when my view is to do. I’m not talking about when I have to do something like work, or I have an appointment, 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 it isn’t quiet. I’m talking about mostly when not much is happening and I’m afforded the flexibility to pretty much do as I want, that’s when the mind really wants to do because it doesn’t have a set agenda.

When there’s idle time without a set agenda it’s then that the mind creates the most chaos because it’s looking for structure, it’s looking to set an some kind of agenda. Your own mind will make you believe all kinds of nonsense and one of these is it needs structure. Quietness doesn’t need structure because it exist in the moment of what is so what’s occurring at this exact moment is all the structure the quiet mind needs. The doing mind needs structure so it has something to do. The quiet mind sustains a place of quietness simply because it doesn’t need to do anything to be quiet…

Thought Nonsense

Most thoughts become a self created prison because the thoughts are usually given so much unnecessary energy that they go beyond the point where they’re a benefit to you or anyone else…

It’s very important to grasp exactly what the process of a thought is and how it arises and is attached to by the Conditioned Mind. Here is a what occurs when a thought arises: let’s say it’s time to get in your car and go to work, you’ve given yourself plenty of time to get there and the weather is simple gorgeous, so now you begin the drive. As you’re driving you come to a train crossing, a very large train is in progress, it has to be at least one hundred and seventy five cars long; you are waiting patiently as you know you have plenty of time to get to your destination so the train finally passes and you go. Now though there’s traffic and it’s moving slowly (road work). As you’re stuck in this traffic the cushion you gave yourself to get to work has faded and now your Conditioned Mind begins its nonsense.

It all starts by the traffic being a trigger that activates the conditioning in the form of a thought, this creates a mind agitation telling you these delays are ridiculous. This is the first step in how a thought is given energy to grab hold. It has nothing to do with the traffic, but it has everything to do with the traffic, at least to the Conditioned Mind. Substitute the traffic with anything and see how what’s happening right now is wanted different and watch the nonsense begin. So now there’s traffic and you don’t want there to be any; that’s the arisen conditioning. Next in the thought process is the attachment to not wanting there to be traffic. The more attachment there is the more agitated the mind becomes and the more nonsense is created. Until you finally get to work, this energy will fester and you will keep telling yourself how you really hate traffic. The reality of all this is, although traffic is what grabbed you, it wouldn’t matter what it was. You really just wanted life to be the way that you wanted it and when it wasn’t, it opened the door for the conditioned nonsense to begin…

Attracted Energy

The energy of love has more of an impact than the energy of hate and although you may love, others around you may not, but their energy will at least be neutralized somewhat because that’s just how love rolls…

All energy attracts regardless of what the base of it is. You can’t have a melee with one person so if the energy of a given situation isn’t attached to, it will just dissipate and the melee will never occur. So it is also with love, when your energy comes from a place of love it also attracts, but it’s more powerful than the energy of hate and because of loves lasting effects, the results are much different. This is why it’s so important to be the instrument of love in a world where many are self serving instruments. Loving energy attracts naturally and if you aren’t making up stories it’s impossible to have one. When you’re with other people if you don’t have a story they won’t either and love will be the energy of that moment.

The energy of love is much more reaching than the energy of hate and although you may love, others around you may not; although their energy will at least be neutralized because that’s just how love rolls. You will change 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 and the more this is done, the more attracting loves energy will become…

Lovingly Connected

There’s a oneness with life that comes from a deep place, it’s not something that any human activity can make happen, it’s the connection to love that comes from the heart of the Universe…

In my experience love cannot expand on its own, it needs others. Deepening a connection with others deepens the love in our heart, and this is what connects us. If this connection to each other were to happen, there would be no more greed, hate, or war because we will fall over each other in love; it’s in this love for each other that the true magnificence of life can be experienced. A majestic sunset, a cool ocean breeze, the magnificence of a star filled night, loving yourself and others, a connection to all humanity, these are experiences from the depths of love.

I don’t profess to know what love is, but I do understand how a connection to others deepens my love. When I experience this, it leaves me speechless and because of all of you, I have been speechless many times in the last eleven years. I’m using the word love to describe this, but to feel this connection words cannot truly explain it. To watch in awe as I’m speaking to someone and as I explain what I went through I see a sparkle of love in their eyes, to me this a true connection. This is a oneness with all of life that comes from such a deep place and it’s not something that any human activity can make happen…

Agitated Beliefs

If an agitation in the head is the control point of your life it won’t stop because there’s a belief in something. Beliefs hinder the mind’s settling because they are what creates the agitation and holds it in place…

If you’re being controlled by the agitations in the head it doesn’t matter much what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult to be at peace. There’s so much agitation in the world and what makes it so is most people are looking for answers out there when the answers are within. What causes the agitations is when you’re not aware you already have all your answers, but with a mind that’s conditioned to want answers, you have to constantly look for them, hence the created agitation. This is how the agitation of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness to your inner peace. It’s an agitation created because if you knew you had your answers the need to look for them would not exist and nor would the agitations.

When you come to the place where you understand this, the agitations will lessen and your inner peace will increase. If this isn’t understood, the agitations will never stop. This is why it’s so important to understand this now; there’s no reason to wait to be at peace. It’s not like the agitations are needed to live life, they’re only there because of unawareness of them. Everyone has the ability to allow for the removal of the agitations in the head; if you practice properly. It’s just not something that’s going to happen on its owns, but isn’t it beautiful that peace is in your own hands and it’s totally up to each individual how much peace is in your life. A little practice equates to a little peace. A belief in some unforeseen power won’t make this happen, it’s up to the individual to do what’s necessary to stop the agitations. As you practice the agitations subside and what’s left is inner peace. If you’re waiting for anything else, you’ll be waiting a very long time and it probably won’t happen in this lifetime…

No True Difference

The thought of being different from others isn’t a true difference, it’s only a thought. When the thought arises if it isn’t attached to, there’s no difference as there’s a connection with all of life…

Because of the Conditioned Mind when someone is from another part of the world and they look different outwardly they’re seen as being different, but the only difference is the made up story. There is no true difference and when one understands that the nature of all differences is only from the way one is 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 can only be truly sensed when the mind is very still and only in the context of your mind being absent of any thought about differences.

There has to be a oneness within oneself before there can be oneness with anyone else. If this doesn’t occur it’s because you are 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 your own conditioning. Sit with this and notice when differences arise and what’s at its core. Let it pass without labeling it, just watch it’s core and don’t attach to it. Remember the thought of being different isn’t a true difference, it’s only a thought and when it arises as it will, if there isn’t attachment to the thought it will be impossible for there to be differences as there is only one race; the human one…

United by Love

The energy that unites and draws humanity together is the stability of love. When you’re in this space others will also be attracted to it as it’s the one place where there’s unity simply because of the stability of love…

It’s very important to be stable in 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 stability. Everyone needs a place where they know they can go for stability from the unconscious world. It does matter where you go for stability, if you go to a place that’s used as a distraction it may feel like stability, 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 stable in love and people will turn to you in unity.

Don’t be concerned with what others say, just be stable in what you know as love and let no one take that away. Being stable in love in a world that is mostly based in “I” (ego) will allow others to also be stable 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 there’s unity of all humanity and it’s simply because of the stability of love…

A Good or Bad View

Most people will say life is good if everything is going their way. It can always be seen as good regardless of the circumstances, but only if the impermanence of all things is seen, including life itself…

Life being considered good or bad is dependent on your thinking so if it isn’t considered good it won’t be. Even if you say it’s good it still may not be if you don’t truly see this in your heart; I equate this to a whistling in the dark distraction to keep away the bogeyman. As long as you’re whistling the distraction will keep the fear thought in check, but the moment you stop it will return. The key is to identify why you think life isn’t good and be with it as it is. People say be positive, but being positive to me doesn’t change the facts of why life is labeled as bad. Some not so good stuff does happens in life and if it’s just masked over and ignored it becomes engrained as an energy pattern in the subconscious that never goes away; this is how life is considered bad. Life itself is neither good nor bad, it’s people who are conditioned to make it either or; labeling is another trick used by the Conditioned Mind.

Life will be good when it’s seen in the light of how all things are impermanent including life itself. Believe me I get it, being ill, losing a loved one, living in poverty, and many others things that occur in life cannot be considered good, but what makes one think it’s bad is attaching the bad label. Labeling it as bad doesn’t change what’s occurring, it only changes where life is put as being good or not. When the true essence of life (impermanence) is understood, it puts life at the top of the good scale regardless of what’s going on because it’s seen that one day life in this form simply will not be either good or bad…

Delusional Needs

When the need to reach for something arises it’s because the mind is caught up in the delusion that you’re not fulfilled, and you will remain caught up in the delusion of whatever it is you think you need…

You will never find the fulfillment you’re seeking if you’re caught up in needing that fulfillment. Fulfillment is something that’s already within you, but because of the way your mind is conditioned, you get caught up in thinking you need fulfillment outside of you. Being caught in this makes this needed fulfillment impossible to grasp; this is also the reason you constantly need. Until this is seen you will remain caught in the thought of needing a particular fulfillment and the next thing reached for. Alcohol, gambling, drugs, sex, social status, programs, therapy, self help books, religion, and on and on, these are proof that you are caught. This being caught has to be seen if you’re to experience true fulfillment in your life.

When you are caught up in needing to be fulfilled it’s impossible to think your way out of it. What does have to happen if true fulfillment is to be experienced is there has to be an understanding of why you’re caught; that you aren’t fulfilled is only because of the delusion that you need something. When the need to reach for something arises, being caught by the need begins; this is very difficult to break free from. Fulfillment isn’t attained or achieved, doing less actually leads to being fulfilled. To many people get lost in trying to attain fulfillment, but it’s something that’s already within; being caught trying to attain fulfillment needs to be discarded so you can see this. This is not easy to grasp, but I write so being caught up in your delusional needs can be seen for what it is; a lie that you need something from the outside to fulfill you…

Clinging Restricts

Whatever it is that you cling to it becomes your restricting energy. If you don’t stop clinging so there’s some space created that’s needed for you to love, you will be the one who will suffer the most…

The so called choice to cling to things is the gateway to suffering, but there really isn’t a choice here because of the way the Conditioned Mind is in control. Your suffering is inevitable because of the conditioned clinging that’s in place. If this is to change you will have to create space so the clinging is replaced by first stillness and then love; there’s no way around this. Cling to whatever the flavor of the day, week, month, or year is, just understand there will always be something to cling to which will cause you to suffer. Today it’s our president, tomorrow it’s a co worker, the job, traffic, weather, relatives, and so on. This will never change until there is space for love. If you cling to one individual and bemoan them, then you don’t truly have the space for love in your heart. This is strong language, but it’s true.

Unconditional love can only be without one iota of clinging. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see. I can say I have love for all humanity, what I don’t love is humanity’s conditioning, but I do understand it and I choose not to cling to conditioned nonsense. To cling to things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are clinging to because it becomes your restricting energy. Until this is understood you become the very thing that you show disdain towards. This is a Universal Law; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you because it’s in you. Stop clinging 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 restricting energy of what you are clinging to…

Blindly Controlled

Thoughts will arise, but they don’t have to control you. If there isn’t awareness of your thoughts they will blindly be attached to which will lead you to blindly be controlled by them…

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

The Conditioned Mind is devious and unless there’s some awareness of how controlling your thoughts actually are, they will and this has to happen, control you as if you were a puppet on a string. So subtle is this that even if you are doing things that are labeled as loving, if these thoughts aren’t watched they will eventually control you; remember control is control regardless of what label is applied to the thought. This is why the Conditioned Mind is devious 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 this, your thoughts will blindly be attached to which will allow them to blindly be in control…

Formed Beliefs

When you can only see and attach to formed beliefs therein lies the root to all suffering. It’s in letting go of these beliefs that you will see there are many parts to the whole, this reveals the emptiness of all things…

When you stay attached to beliefs life becomes stagnant and although you will still experience life, it will be seen differently by everyone except those who don’t see life through a belief; this state is of emptiness which needs no belief. Everything is a part of the whole so nothing is truly what a belief makes it out to be. When you look at a tree and apply the belief the tree is it’s parts, the trunk, limbs, branches, and leaves, the true nature of the tree is lost. If you can see this with the tree, you can see it with everything, including yourself. Without a belief of you, where is the you? Most don’t even think about the parts that make up this you.

There is much freedom in seeing this because it allows for the emptiness of all things to be revealed, and when you see there’s nothing to believe in no matter what, you are free. Another example is you give a form that keeps track of time and call it a watch. There are so many parts to it, which part is truly the watch? Beliefs will keep you in ignorance because they will block out seeing the true nature of emptiness in all things. With beliefs you can only see and attach to form and therein lies the root to all suffering. It’s in letting go of your beliefs in all forms that you will see there are just parts which reveals the emptiness of all things…

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 so will the suffering associated with constantly needing to reach for pleasure…

Just because you think it that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily associated with truth. It may be associated with what is thought to be truth, but upon further investigation it’s probably just a made up story providing you with a pleasurable way you think things should be. We use the story of helping others in this way, but it’s really in place to pat ourselves on the back because we make up the story that helping others 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 is really going on. If a story is being used to make up what truth is it’s not truth, it’s only a story that’s providing you with pleasure.

You cannot know truth. It can’t be defined with words because it’s only seen in the silence when the mind is settled. When you judge someone regardless of what they do, you are applying your story of how you think they should be. This is the same with life situations, and these judgements are only there to provide you 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 (your version of truth) will continue its control and so will the suffering of constantly needing to make up a pleasurable story…

Controlled By Form

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation you become controlled by form, until this is understood you will remain controlled as you seek to quiet the mind agitation using whatever form desires…

You will never find the peace you’re seeking if you’re controlled by form which is the seeker of fulfilling desires. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned you get controlled by form which makes you think peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this control makes the very thing you are seeking impossible to grasp. This control by form is the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside, until this is understood you will remain controlled by 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 are controlled by form. I can’t stress this enough as this has to be let go of if you are to experience true peace in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to stop this control. What does have to happen if there’s to be an understanding of this is why you’re controlled by form is because of the inability to just be. When the need to reach for something arises, the control by form begins. This being controlled by 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 form) that peace is experienced. Too many people are controlled trying to find peace through the attachment to form, but since peace is something that’s already within you the control is a vicious circle because it becomes about being controlled to find what’s already there. This is not easy to grasp, but it’s why I share so the control by form can be seen for what it is; the cause of why you keep reaching for the peace that’s already within you…

A Clear Vision

Your answers will always be within yourself, you just need to make sure the tools that are being used are showing you a clear vision of what is the most beneficial way to live your life…

Eleven years ago I can see I had a definite vision in the way I wanted my life to go when I began the study of my own mind. There weren’t any lofty goals or some great state of mind to make my life about something in particular, all I had was a vision of the peace that eluded me for most of my life; this is still my vision today. Just because you’re on a so called spiritual journey, it doesn’t mean what you’re doing is truly beneficial. I did things for many years that I was told were beneficial to me and it turned out not to be so; they were things that actually keep me in bondage. I won’t go into details, but what I do today is beneficial and how I know this is because I’m at peace and I don’t have a real desire for anything else. I have a passion in my heart to share this, but it’s not an aching as I don’t need this moment to be different. If you’re not looking for anything, that’s how you will know if you have a clear vision as opposed to one made up by the Conditioned Mind.

You may want to be the most spiritual person on your block, you may be reading all the right 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 to distort your vision. I had a distorted vision for forty nine years so I know what I’m talking about. Try another book, a program, therapy, another pill, dieting, meditation, and whatnot, but when the tasks is complete and you’re living your daily life, if you don’t have a clear vision of peace, what you’re doing isn’t working. There are many pointers in life, but your vision becomes distorted by thinking the pointers are the answers. The answers are simply within, you just need to make sure the tools you’re using are showing you the clearest vision that provides you with the most benefits.

A Thoughts Action

If you think it so it will be and this is because a thought arises from the same energy that the action is from and when this energy is based in “I” it makes the thought and the action one in the same…

If you think it so it is, this isn’t an issue when the first thought arises because there’s not much you can do about that, but it does become an issue when the thought is given energy for it to manifest and this is even if the thought is never acted on. This occurs because of “I” and this is why it’s an issue, it blocks you from your own innate love. Here’s an example: It’s not wrong to look at someone as being attractive. It’s not wrong to think of them as beautiful, but if a married man or woman goes and starts fantasizing about having sex with someone other than his or her significant other, then he or she has taken the thought to the level where it now becomes bondage and blocks out the love from your own heart; this is when an issue arises.

This issue doesn’t occur when the thought, emotion, or passion arises, but if those thoughts are attached to then issue occurs because the emotion, thought, or passion are dwelled on and this thought becomes an action. When there’s action of the thought the bondage goes to an entirely different level with much more dire consequences. It all starts with a single thought, but if the thought isn’t given energy, an action cannot occur. This is true with any thought whether it’s anger, lust, greed, and so on, if there isn’t bondage to “I” there wouldn’t be further attachment to the incoming thought and if you don’t think it it simply cannot be so…

Settled Mind Wisdom

Change will happen, it’s part of the natural process of life. Resistance to change also happens, but not to those who have the wisdom to understand acceptance of change is the acceptance of peace…

Wisdom doesn’t just happen to a person, it takes a settled mind to become aware of what the most beneficial way to react to life is and then take that knowledge and make it the way you live. This is wisdom, knowledge being brought into alignment with Universal Love. This just doesn’t become the way you live your life, it becomes the way you want to live your life. It doesn’t mean everything becomes as you want it, it just allows for a solid direction that puts you in harmony with life. When this occurs and life does its thing which is to constantly change, because wisdom has been established you remain anchored and you don’t get emotionally controlled by the changes that occur. Life may never be perfect, but it can never not be perfect. Whatever it is that’s occurring is perfection because it’s happening. You may not like it, but that’s your imperfection not life’s.

When you understand the wisdom of non attachment you can be with life and all its changes. If you let these changes control you, your reactions to these changes will not be conducive to your well-being and you will suffer. Acceptance of change is the acceptance of peace. Non acceptance of change is the cause of so many of our immature emotional reactions. When life is accepted as it is and you see the wisdom of this acceptance, you will react to the changes of life in alignment with Universal Love, not because you have to, but because you want to…

Self Sabotaging Nonsense

If you’re going to see what’s truly beneficial in your life, your mind will have to become very still. Many of the developed tools considered to be beneficial are later found to be self sabotaging nonsense…

It’s more important to develop practical tools that have actual benefits in their results than to reach out aimlessly for things that later prove to be self sabotaging nonsense. We all have certain conditioning and theories that are held onto, but if they don’t manifest in results that are beneficial in your life, they are useless. To know what’s truly beneficial that it enhances your life is something that’s dependent on what you consider a benefit. To truly know something is beneficial it has to tried and tested and not just something that’s thought to be a benefit.

At first many people think drinking alcohol is a benefit, but then it turns not to be so. Same thing with drugs, people who abuse pain medication, gamblers, food addicts, thrill seekers and the such, but it’s not limited to these self sabotaging addictions, it also applies to less subtle ones. Chocolate cake may seem like it’s a benefit because it brings satisfying sense pleasure, but what if you’re over weight or a diabetic like a lot of people, there’s not much benefit there. Speeding may get you to your destination quicker, but it’s dangerous and not a true benefit; it’s self sabotaging. Same with texting while driving, the more settled the mind gets, what’s truly a benefit can be seen. If you remain in a state of presence where things are accepted as they are, the mind doesn’t come into play as much, but if you engage in the thought process of some past or future conditioning, the self sabotaging nonsense begins. What this will ensure is that self sabotaging nonsense will be a huge part of your life and no matter how little benefit it truly has, it will take up most of your life…

Genuine Reality

Many remain stuck seeking because the lie of “I” is never exposed. Life becomes about whatever story is made up as a fabrication of reality instead of the genuine reality of what truly is…

Emptiness is a lack of inherent existence. When it comes to the mind, emptiness is its true nature because there’s nothing in the mind that is inherently there. In this emptiness arises the nature of “I” but there’s no isness to “I”. “I” exist strictly from the story that’s created, there’s no inherent existence. Your body exist with all it’s labeled components, but if each component was unlabeled, the body would still exist, just not in an “I” created state. Look deep within to see if you can truly find where this “I” is. Form is emptiness and emptiness is form. It doesn’t mean if everything is reduced it disappears, it means in its reduction is the thing itself; these are opposites sides of the same coin. Everything that makes up your me, ideas, concepts, memories, feelings, emotions, judgement, likes, dislikes, opinions, experiences, and so on, is attached to as my body, my hair, my ideas and so on. If you look for “I” beyond all this meness and myness it can’t be found. This is what sitting is truly all about, stripping away the layers to this false identification. We identify with all the wrong things and ignore the genuine reality that’s just there.

To me the only reason to look within is to expose this lie of “l” there’s no other purpose. A purpose can be made up, but this is why many remain stuck seeking because the lie of “I” is never exposed. Life becomes about whatever story is made up, but the genuine reality of the moment is missed. This is what “I” is, a story nothing more. It’s seen as real, but the realness of it can never be grasped. It just creates one story after another with “I” always at the core. Truly investigate this to see if you can find “I”, remember though not the story of it, but the genuine reality of what is truly here right now…

Spiritual Presence
Existence is naturally spiritual so understanding Presence allows you to be spiritually at home. Although the carnal mind will often wander, a Presence awareness will keep you from leaving your spiritual home... All of life is spiritual and this is so even though you may not be aware of it. When you do become aware of this, it doesn't really mean life becomes all that much different, but what does become different is the view of life that you have; this makes all the difference in the world. If you’re under the spell of unconsciousness it's very difficult to see from the perspective of Presence; without Presence you’ll remain under the spell. This is the spell of the world (form) it's also the spell of suffering. It manifest in many ways this spell, but its base is in the form of what the world presents. I'm this, I'm that, buy this, use that, attain this, go here, go there, win this, learn that, and on and on. It's the way of the world which is form and it's the way of suffering because you're held captive under the spell of what the world makes you think is needed. The only way to break this spell is to constantly choose Presence when you notice you're under the spell of form. Since our existence is naturally spiritual, Presence allows you to be spiritually home. Although the mind will wander from this space, with a practice to remain anchored in the Now instead of being lost grasping for something that the world of form makes you believe you need, you’ll be able to stay spiritually home more often than not. Home is where the heart is and in choosing Presence that’s where you will live your life, that is as long as Presence is chosen...
A True Measurement
Because of the way the mind becomes conditioned, its default state is mostly agitated. A true measurement of the mind is being at peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having to save it...

Do whatever it is you think you need to do to get the desired results you think are needed, but see what's guiding you. If you’re to get a true measurement as to what's really going on in your life, there will have to be a deep awareness of why you are heading in the direction you're going. 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 consciously think about. Because of the way the mind becomes conditioned, its normal state is mostly agitated. From the time a person starts their day the agitations begins. The alarm clocks rings and the snooze button is hit and although it's not thought about that you're not at peace, the bottom line is you're not.

Constantly having to do something is caused by the mind being agitated which keeps you from the awareness of the agitation. Save the world if that's the direction you think you need to go in, just understand maybe the world doesn't need you to save it. If you're not truly at peace in the moment without having to do anything, that's what really 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 an agitated state. Many people are so busy trying to save the world that they don't see the forest from the trees. Until the beauty of the moment is seen and you can just be with that, peace will not be had because you will be too busy trying to save a world that just may not need saving. To me a true measurement of a settled the mind is if there is peace right now with the world exactly as it is without having an agitated need to save it...
Accepted As It Is

Regardless of what happens in life, if it’s not accepted as it is it will cause you suffering. Even if what’s occurring is initially something that causes you pain, the suffering will deepen until it’s accepted…

Everything has its place in life regardless if it’s considered right, wrong, liked or disliked, this is because what’s there is what’s there. To say it shouldn’t be there leads to suffering because the moment isn’t accepted as it is. This isn’t to say everything that happens is suppose to happen, but what does happen is what’s there and there’s no changing that. The results of what happens can be changed, but only if you’re coming from a different place than what was previously known. This may change the initial arising, but there are still the results of what’s occurring right now. So much energy is wasted on not accepting what has already occurred and why it’s wasted energy is because the unchangeable is not being accepted.

When you get to a place where a label of good, bad, or indifferent isn’t applied, in this place is your freedom. Nothing in life should be unaccepted, I know this is difficult to imagine and this isn’t to say to not take action to change things, but what has occurred has to be accepted so the action to change it comes purely from love and compassion and not from the ego. Even someone who is totally unconscious and causes much harm to others has to be accepted because it’s the conditioning in place that makes one do what they do. This especially has to be understood for yourself because to not accept what is is to suffer. Here’s an example: If you go to the doctor and get an unfavorable diagnosis, disliking it doesn’t change that fact. Accept it, learn from it and move on and just maybe your next visit will be more beneficial to you, but if it’s not that’s ok too because regardless of the diagnosis everything is impermanent and nobody gets out alive…

Love Based Actions

When love is the energy of your inner state many will pickup on this energy and in the process they will also transform. This occurs because when your inner state is based in love, love is the result of your actions…

Your actions are a result of your inner state and the base of your inner state is very important when it comes to these actions. Your inner state determines so much of what goes on in your life because it results in the base of your actions. Actions from an inner state to self serve produce much different results then actions from an inner state of quietness or if you like, love. Grasping becomes the main action when the inner state is to self serve. I need energy makes needing the constant energy of the self serving inner state. I need energy is what keeps greed, hate, envy, lust, jealousy, anger and so on in place and although the needs manifest differently for everyone, the common denominator is the inner state of I need energy; this makes you believe the present moment needs to be different. Grasping actions have to follow when this occurs because it’s the inner state of the energy in place.

When the inner state is one of quietness which manifest as love, your actions naturally fall in line with the complete opposite actions of being self serving. It’s as if there’s no thought of you and your actions are geared towards benefiting others. Not in a way to try and convert others to a concept or belief, but coming from a place of compassion, kindness, understanding, and love. This loving energy is the connection to life itself and it’s this inner state energy that emanates out into the world. Many will pickup on this energy and in the process they will also transform. This all occurs because when your inner state is based in love, love is the result of your actions…

A Hearts Comparison

Intellect living knows love only through a story created by the mind. Heart living knows love through the sheer presence of its existence. The intellect will never grasp what the heart knows intuitively…

The contrast between intellectual and heart living is simply because the mind (thought) is from the intellect and the heart is from presence of love. If you’re truly aware of this you will pick up on the differences from a simple response from someone. 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 will like everything, but it just won’t have the same effect on you 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 to me from the intellect it immediately creates some kind of conflict; it has to.

There’s very little if any “I” attachment living from the heart, living from the intellect there’s nothing but “I” attachment. All conflict with yourself and others comes from the intellect, it’s impossible to have conflict when living from the heart. You may not like 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 you to everything. We are all the energy of creation and cannot truly be separated from it, but it can seem like it because that’s what the energy of “I” (the 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 there’s no true separation, there’s only the contrast between the intellect and heart because the intellect and not the heart is running the show…

Your Dreams Are Now

If you truly want to follow your dreams look no further then right now. Unless the mind settles and there’s awareness of this, your dreams will never be realized because you will be caught in the fantasy of something that’s not real…

I know many in society attach to following your dreams, but if this is looked at closely you just may see how this holds you in captivity to thinking that a dream is needed for happiness instead of what’s here now. When you’re following the urge of a so called dream, the reality of what’s happening right now just passes you by. This doesn’t mean you can’t have your dreams and go after them, just realize a dream is nothing more than a fantasy. Even if you get exactly what you want and it becomes your reality, thinking the dream will make you happy is where the fantasy arises from. This falls in line with the grass is greener on the other side, but that grass has to be mowed also.

How many people pick their spouse, their job, the house they live in, having children, or whatever else you thought was needed, only to turn around and complain about it. Your choices are made because you think they’re your dream 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 dream, but there’s just something else to complain about. If you truly want to follow your dreams look down at your feet and realize good, bad, or indifferent you are your dream. 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 dream…

Triggered Attachments

Attachments arise when something triggers them. At the root of this is “I” and as long as “I” is in control, the roller coaster of deeply embedded triggered attachments will continue to take you for a ride…

Attachments aren’t something that exist by themselves, they are a movement or reaction to something that occurs. There are many different attachments that arise and they can be put into the associated category to best get a handle on them when they do. They arise because of something that occurs. Nothing inherently makes you attached, there has to be a personal association to something. Attachments only arise as “I” assigns meaning to something. There isn’t much attachment when you hear of a stranger dying, but apply the word Mother, Father, sister, brother, and so on and just watch the attached onslaught.

Attachments don’t exist until “I” grabs hold of something, this is what gives the attachment life and allows it to arise. Example: greed is only a word until you attach “I need or want this” to it, then look out because depending on how deeply “I” attaches to the need or want determines the level of its control. Same thing with joy, something happens and now “I” attaches pleasure to it and therein lies the attachment to joy. Here are just some attachments that can be categorized, fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust, happiness, to name a few, watch for yourself when these arise and see how the root is from “I”. With awareness of this you just may be able to get a firmer grasp on just how the Conditioned Mind keeps you under its spell by weighing you down and taking you for a ride with deeply embedded triggered attachments…

Just Be and Live

Do whatever it is that you need to do to make life the way you think it should be, but understand it’s in being not doing where life arises from and is truly lived…

Reflect on the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and experienced and see how much it has to do with life right now. It may be a fond memory or a story, but this moment would be exactly the same regardless of what was seen in the past and experienced. At the time even if the experience was breath taking (at least to the Conditioned Mind) it really has nothing to do with what’s happening right now. The story of it does because the conditioning in place makes you think doing not being is needed, but that’s your doing not life’s.

Learning to just be is truly living life because being energy puts you in harmony with the moment and this always is regardless of what you do. This is where many fall short of understanding the true essence of being because doing and not being is put first and is thought to be what’s needed to live life. Life will always be, that is until the day it won’t and all the doing in the world will not stop this from happening. Do whatever it is that you think you need to do, but understand it’s in being no doing where life arises from. When you’re just being, life is lived to the fullest because you don’t have to do. You can never do the next right thing, but you can be the next right thing. This is why it’s said to just be not just do in the bible because to be is the true essence of life. The simple saying “Just Be” can be used as a tool to stop the squirrel cage doing mind in its tracks. After all, we are called human beings and not human doings for a reason and it’s because it’s only in being that life can be truly lived…

Delusional Problems

Everything that’s considered a problem is created by your own conditioned thinking. What these problems equate to is a created delusion that then becomes the reality you live by and pass on to others as fact…

The mind doesn’t become beneficial until you lessen the control it has over you and become the controller of it. It has tremendous problem solving abilities that are second to none, but it’s ability to create problems are also second to none. If you don’t control your mind, your mind will control you; this isn’t a belief in something, this is simply the way it is. Your Conditioned Mind Patterns are so engrained and elusive that the creator of them (our own mind) also creates blocks so you don’t see how they arise. This makes you a prisoner to your own mind with the prison being the mind constantly making problems that don’t truly exist. Just look at your own life to see example after example of this, situations, people (ourselves included), circumstances, etc, the mind makes a problem because life is lived based on the past or future. Another example would be this writing, agree with it, don’t agree with it, pick it a part, who cares, its not that important except to the mind that wants to make it a problem. To a mind that wants to create a problem it is the most important thing in the world.

Written here are words, nothing more nothing less. If they’re a problem to you, it’s only because you have created it. Any problem is a product of your conditioning; no conditioned label, no problem. A noisy mind will not see this because the noise is a creation of the Conditioned Mind; only a settled mind will see this. The other day someone asked how my book was doing, I answered “it doesn’t matter unless it’s made to matter”. Life will always be what it is and because there’s awareness of this I don’t have to make it into something that it’s not. This is true control because what is is always based in truth. The Universe is in charge of life, not the delusional concepts and ideas that are formed by a Conditioned Mind. When this is seen, Universal Truth will be understood because the delusional Conditioned Mind problems will lose their control…

Absorbed in Your Story

When there’s a story that you need something to provide peace, you become absorbed in that story. Until this is understood, you will remain absorbed in the story (thought) that peace is something outside of you…

There will never be peace in your life if you’re absorbed in the story of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way the mind is conditioned it becomes something to find. Unfortunately stories are what makes the very thing you are is seeking ( in this case peace) elusive. Your stories are the reason there’s constant reaching for something from the outside and until these stories are no more, you will remain absorbed to the thoughts that peace is in the next thing reached for. Reaching for drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, success, programs, therapy, self help books and so on is the proof that the story is in control. These absorbed stories arising from your thoughts have to be seen if you are to ever experience true peace.

The thought of being at peace isn’t peace. What has to happen if you’re to ever be at peace is there has to be an understanding of what’s blocking your peace. The reason you’re not at peace is the inability to not create stories. When the need to reach for something arises, the absorbed story begins; this is a conditioned cycle that’s very difficult to break free of. Peace isn’t something that can be grabbed and held so it’s in doing less that peace arises. Many get lost (absorbed) in trying to find peace, but since it’s something that’s already within, the story associated with finding it needs to be discarded so you can see it’s already there. This isn’t easy to see. I share not to help you find peace, I share so you may possibly uncover the reason why you’re absorbed in the story you are not at peace…

Stuck Emotions
Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of what it is; either real or made up. It’s your stuck emotions that attach to what happens that cause you to react in certain ways…

Staying with the flow of what arises in our daily life has immense value in waking from the sleep of unawareness. What happens if awareness isn’t expanded upon is your emotions become stuck and control you; they become the master and you the slave. The stuck emotions are what causes you to react to life in the way that you do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions that attach to what happens that cause you to behave in certain ways. If you awaken to see this, the attachment to your emotions lessens so their control lessens. When my mom died last year to say I felt no emotions would be ludicrous, but I didn’t get stuck to them and turn them into the suffering of grieving. This is the same as if something is done that makes you mad, feel being mad, but let the mad energy to keep flowing, don’t attach to it and get stuck so anger arises, this way you remain in the natural flow of life.

This is how it is with all our emotions, fear becomes crippling when you become stuck and it takes you over. It’s 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, you get stuck to the associated emotion and there’s no telling what behavior will arise; I know that it’s not going to be a behavior that has love flowing 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. Cry your tears, or be fearful of the future, dislike that things aren’t going the way you think they should be, but the bottom line is this, it’s only when the emotions get stuck that they are given the energy to stop the flow of truly living life and cause not only your suffering, but the suffering of all beings…

Stability of Peace

The Conditioned Mind is very unstable and has nothing solid to base itself in. There’s very little peace in a life based in this type of energy because the unstable energy of the mind constantly wants things different…

The stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different. Discontentment is directly linked to wanting things different and this is true regardless of what it is. It may not be seen exactly as wanting something different, but when a label of like or disliked is applied, this is wanting things different. If someone says or writes something or if a circumstance arises and you apply don’t like to it, you just created a discontent within yourself. What was said, written, or what happened didn’t do it, the applied label did. It’s the same when you apply like to something, this is because you are allowing something from the outside to control your mind state. The mind is very unstable and has nothing solid to base itself in so there’s never true peace because the Conditioned Mind energy constantly wants things different.

A wanting things different mind is very unstable, it’s energy is all over the place and it’s the reason there’s very little peace in the world. Always wanting things different keeps the individual energy from being of peace which then emanates as the energy you put out. Multiple this by the billions of people on the planet and thus you have an unstable world. The stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different and this is the only way there will ever be peace in your life and the world. The instant something is wanted different discontentment arises as the energy in place is being controlled by a mind that doesn’t understand the stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different, and this is true regardless of what’s going on…

No More Hiding

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

When a person awakens it’s not the great secrets of the Universe that are revealed, although in a way they are, what really happens when you awaken is you stop hiding from yourself. To me that’s the main attribute of waking 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, searching, reaching, etc. ceases and it’s realized what you have been hiding from is yourself. It’s a great relief to accept yourself the way you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When this is seen your hiding ends along with the need to be right, and the need for things to be different, especially yourself. 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.

I hid from myself for forty nine years and it nearly cost me my life; basically my awakening was to see this. It was revealed to me that I could stop hiding and I was going to be okay. This is a beautiful realization, it’s here where the peace that passes all understanding arises. It’s not a magical place for a select few, it’s a place where everyone’s heart dwells; you just have to stop hiding to experience it. The possibilities when you stop hiding from yourself are endless, there are no blocks here so your creativity naturally arises. No one knows what form the creativity takes on, but I can tell you this, when you stop hiding from yourself reaching for things stops and life is lived in the peaceful state of accepting yourself as you are with nothing to hide…

Desire to Reach

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

You will never find the fulfillment you’re seeking if you’re in bondage to the desire of that fulfillment. Fulfillment is something that’s already within you, but because of the way your mind is conditioned, you get bound up in the desires that fulfillment is something outside of you. This bondage makes the desired fulfillment you’re seeking impossible to grasp. This is also the reason you constantly desire something from the outside. Until this is seen you will remain bound to the desired 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 in bondage. I can’t stress this enough as this bondage has to be seen if you are to experience true fulfillment in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to fulfillment, what does have 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 desire to reach for something arises, the bondage to the desire begins; this bondage 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. To many people get lost in trying to attain fulfillment, but it’s something that’s already within; the binding desire about attaining fulfillment needs to be discarded so you can see this. This is not easy to grasp, but I write so the bondage of your desires can be seen for what they are; the reason why you aren’t fulfilled…

Beyond What You Think

To go beyond what you think is to truly be in harmony with life. Life’s energy will always be as it is, but you need to learn how to cooperate with it so your energy goes beyond the constant motion of thinking…

Visualize the ocean as the Universe and you swimming 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 always be a doing that’s using the ocean, and as the swimming becomes tiresome you will need something to hold onto or the ocean will engulf you.

So what can you do to stop this constant swimming, not as a temporarily solution, but one that will last and keep you from being engulfed? You will need to learn to cooperate with the oceans energy and be in harmony with it. You can hope to find something in the ocean to keep you afloat, or you can turn over and simply 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, grasping or hoping for something to come along to hold onto, you’re just floating on your back, allowing yourself to be at one with the waves and thus you are using your energy to be in harmony with the oceans energy.

Our thinking can be viewed like this, simply as 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 and doesn’t align with Universal energy. It’s when you become aware of your thinking through quieting the mind that you are in cooperation with the energy of the Universe and thus life. This is where you will find the stillness that allows you to be in harmony with life and stops the need to grasp for something that doesn’t assist in any way in keeping you afloat. Hence you are then aligned with the energy with the Universe, floating along in cooperation with life…

Needing Answers Conditioning

There are many situations throughout the day which provide the triggers to reach for an answer, but if there’s awareness of this those triggers will not produce the distracted reaching of needing answers…

Noticing what’s reached for allows you to see what’s being used as an answer to fill whatever space is there that you think needs filling. If the thought that a space needs filling wasn’t there, the need to reach for remedied answers wouldn’t be there. There’s many so called answers, but there’s only one space and it will either be sought to be filled or it will be allowed to be. This is the difference between being at peace or constantly reaching for an answer which reinforces the mind agitations that tells you the space thats there needs to be filled. This space is the same for everyone, but the answers sought are different. This is an endless list of answers, the focus has to be inward if it’s going to be seen no answers are needed. This space will never be revealed if you’re blaming others for your mind agitations because they arise from within you and it has nothing to do with anyone else. This is so hard to understand because of the conditioning in place, but if it isn’t you’ll continue to blame others for your mind agitations and constantly need answers.

To me it’s heartbreaking to see the needing answers conditioning in place and how it unconsciously it causes suffering. This is one of the hardest things to see and it’s one of the reasons the mind can’t fix itself, but one of the most important things to learn about this is how not to get pulled into someone else’s conditioning that produces a reaction from you. There are many situations throughout the day that will provide the triggers for this, but if awareness is being developed, more and more those triggers will not produce reactions, which are unloving 99.99999 of the time. After all it’s only unloving reactions that cause suffering and it’s needing answers that keeps one entrapped in Conditioned Mind Patterns that control you.

Unconscious 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 unconscious thoughts that hold you in captivity…

You may think what happens in life is the cause of the emotions that arise, but what’s not understood is the emotions are already in place, they just get triggered by whatever’s occurring. There’s so much underlining conditioning in place that it keeps you from understanding your own mind, and if you don’t understand your own mind it will control you unconsciously. Most don’t think they’re unconscious 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 unconsciousness. You may be unconsciously responding to this right now by thinking “who do I think I am to label you unconscious, and I should look at myself” but I do look at myself and that’s where it was first discovered just how unconscious all of 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 unconscious is it isn’t truly known why 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 unconscious mind; that it’s not realized is why it’s unconscious. The list of attachments that are blindly held onto is endless and it keeps the unconsciousness in place. Very few will really get this, it’s easier to say the writer doesn’t know what he’s talking about then to truly look at this. The only way you will become conscious and your emotions not be triggered is if this is understood. Look around and see how attachment is the leading cause of all this unconsciousness. When you wake up you can pull away from this unconsciousness which will remain in control if waking up 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 unconscious thoughts that tell you this unconsciousness doesn’t apply to you.

Inner Vision of Splendor

It’s the worldly view of satisfying your self (”I”) that keeps you from a vision of seeing your own splendor, and this vision will only be revealed when you begin to look within…

No one is more special than another in this existence, but there are those for whatever reason who do see things quite differently. I wouldn’t label anyone as chosen, but I would say some are more inclined to not attach to the worldly view of “I” which allows for a vision other than if you are in the grip of a mind based worldly view. I have lived two existences, one which was based in energy where there was much self created suffering and the other which is the one I’m living now, which is a vision of looking inward that has allowed my own splendor to be revealed. The only real differences in these two views is one created suffering and was done in blind ignorance and the other, the one today is lived in awareness of the ignorance (no longer blind). Today my view is as it is because the worldly distractions don’t control me as they once did, obviously I’m still in the world because I’m writing this, but its control has lessened.

The vision of my own splendor opened as a by product of awareness and as the worldly view is let go of, it allows space for wisdom and insights to arise. This opening is directly linked to the letting go of “I”, it’s the “I” that attaches and causes all suffering. Ever so slowing when you begin to look inward the distractions of the world lose their control. To me this is what was revealed to the great mystic’s, they weren’t special, all they did was look inward and discovered their own splendor. This ability to look inward is available to all, but the worldly view of”I” will have to be overcome. It’s the worldly view that keeps you from the vision of seeing your own splendor which will only be revealed when you truly begin to look within…

A Storied Crutch

A story is a crutch used to wish your life away as it keeps you from experiencing the present moment. It’s used as a crutch because what’s occurring right now is always what’s here as opposed to a story of needing the present moment different…

Many people think a story is something that’s needed, but it’s used strictly as a crutch by the Conditioned Mind and it keeps you from not understanding what it means to be in the present moment. It’s a direct cause of suffering as it makes you believe it’s something that’s needed by making you live life in the in the past or future. How the Conditioned Mind does this is by creating a story that the present moment isn’t good enough and it needs to be different if you want to be happy. It projects a lie that things would be better if they were in some other way and maybe on the surface they would be, but inward is where one derives the perception that makes life what it is; life will be of suffering or of contentment. Even if the story of what is created comes true, it won’t last especially when it’s on the surface. Inward there is a slight better chance for it to have a lasting affect, but this is only if you’re awake enough to not create a story.

Let’s say you’re diagnosed with some kind of illness, the only thing a story does is it makes you wish the diagnoses was different, but it doesn’t change the fact of what is occurring right now. The illness remains regardless of what story is created. If your life isn’t storied to be different and it’s accepted as it is, you will experience the peace of the present moment and this is regardless of what’s occurring. By the way, the present is where all stories and wishes come true because it’s the only place that truly exists. So my story for all beings is that this is seen, not in the future, but right now because right now doesn’t need a story because it exist without one…

No Real Struggle

The only time there’s a struggle with life is when it’s made to be a struggle, this only occurs when the Conditioned Mind is in control. The mind will settle when the quality of acceptance is developed…

Your struggles are neither with life nor with people or circumstances so who does that leave you with but yourself, this is who the struggle is always with. I’m not saying that some of the things that happen are easy to accept, but the struggle is still within yourself. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like life is fair, that it shouldn’t be so difficult, but again this struggle is only because of your view, not because of life. The view (conditioning) of how things are is what causes you to struggle as it’s simply what goes on between you ears, this is where any so called struggles manifest. 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 creating a struggle.

At times it’s as if there’s one thing after another, but there really isn’t, it’s just the Conditioned Mind making up a story. Each moment is independent of itself so it has nothing to do with any other moment unless it’s made so. When this is understood tools can be developed so this happens less and less. Peace is directly linked to how much control your conditioning has over you. If there wasn’t conditioning you wouldn’t be controlled and there would be total peace. For me this is the path I must learn to stay on and head in the direction of peace. Peace is already there, but it’s needed to learn not to allow the Conditioned Mind to block it from your view. The more the view is in the present moment, the more peace there is because the view to peace isn’t being blocked. The only reason life is ever a struggle is because it’s allowed. It’s up to you to change the conditioning that blocks you from understanding you’re already at peace and the key to this is to see that life really isn’t the struggle that the Conditioned Mind makes it out to be…

Phenomenon of Memory

Understanding the phenomenon of memory and how it constantly uses pleasure is very important in breaking the chains of bondage; it’s the attachment to “I” that makes one only remember what’s pleasurable…

The phenomenon of memory and constantly using it to bring things of pleasure into the present is simply that, a phenomenon. Although this happens without it being realized, when it is realized it changes everything. Memory of how things truly are gets distorted in a way because they are seen through the conditioning that’s in place. This conditioning mostly manifest in constantly seeking pleasure. Think of this, when someone dies nobody says the person was an SOB. What’s usually said borders on making the individual a saint and that’s even if when the person was alive they were an SOB. This is the memory phenomenon that’s in place and until it’s realized, your life is spent constantly pulling in pleasurable memories. The mind doesn’t like unpleasant memories so it uses pleasurable ones, regardless if they really happened or not. This is also part of the survival instinct engrained in us. Even those who remember painful events, they’re still used to find pleasure, even if it’s to just push them away, hence this is why one reaches outside themselves for comfort.

Nobody reaches for anything for any other reason except to provide themselves comfort, but in this comfort seeking is so much unconscious suffering; comfort and pleasure go hand in hand. Understanding the phenomenon of memory is very important in breaking the chains of bondage because it’s the attachment to “I” that makes you only remember what’s pleasurable; even to the point of its own destruction “I” seeks pleasure. Just look in any rehab or detox, every drug or drink of alcohol that’s ever taken has the lure of pleasure associated with it or it wouldn’t have been reached for. This isn’t limited to just those substances, this goes for anything that’s reached for. The mind defaults to what’s familiar as it uses the memory of pleasure as its lure and until this is realized you will continue to pull in the memory of pleasure, even if it didn’t happen the way you remember it did…

Attachments Outcome

The more controlled you are by your thoughts the more severe the outcome will be, with the outcome being determined by how much of a hold the attached thoughts have over you…

Problems with attachment don’t occur when you’re busy, although thoughts still randomly arise non stop, but because of the busyness there isn’t much attachment to them. Attachment arises when you’re doing the daily mundane tasks that don’t take much focus, like sitting in traffic, shopping, watching tv, eating, doing yard work, lying on a beach, etc. In this state of semi idleness if you’re unaware when a thought arises, there’s nothing to distract you from becoming attached to it because the mind has no focus; this opens the door for attachment to occur.

Let’s say you’re at home relaxing, all of a sudden a thought arises to have a beer, substitute the beer with something more suited to your conditioning. There’s not much of an outcome from one beer, but the outcome for six is different. The more controlled you are by a thought, the more the affected outcome. Because so much of the thought process is to provide pleasure, there’s nothing this pleasure seeking (which is the bondage of “I”) can’t make worse. Understanding this is priceless if you’re ever to be free from attaching to your thoughts. If it’s not understood, your own Conditioned Mind will continue to create attachments. Without the awareness of this and with no tools in place to prevent it, not much thought is a given to what the outcome of your attachments will be…

Emotions of "I"

Emotions aren’t created and can’t rule you if “I” isn’t the focus. This concept of “I” is the operating system behind emotions so when “I” isn’t reacting to the outside circumstances of life, there is peace…

Emotions are something that most people don’t give much thought to. The experts will say they’re needed, but if I followed the text book nonsense of the experts I would be dead. The turning point in learning about emotions was seeing how although they may manifest in different ways, they all arise from the core of “I”. What was revealed to me is that there’s a created “I” that gets tied into our emotions in many ways. The concept of this sense of “I” is the operating system behind our emotions. These emotions are tied into how we see ourselves. For instance guilt arises when something is done that “I” considers bad or wrong. Anger arises when “I” is hurt in some way. Fear arises when “I” is threatened. Sadness arises when “I” is disappointed, and on an on. All these emotions arise because of very different circumstances, but this is as far as most people get when it comes to understanding emotions.

The way I investigated emotions is not in how they were different, but what they all had in common, this was where my focus centered. What this led me to see was there’s one common source of every emotion and that source is the concept of “I”. Emotions can’t rule you if an “I” isn’t created. Please investigate this for yourself, don’t listen to anyone and their view, develop your own. I said earlier that my emotions would have killed me because there was a tendency when reacting to things emotionally to use things that were self destructive. It’s not this way today because I’ve learned somewhat (nobody’s perfect) not to attach to an “I” that gives my emotions life. When there’s not this “I” reacting to the outside circumstances of life, there’s much more balance to remain at peace and not act in ways that is self sabotaging.

Gauging Your Practice

Gauging and learning from a practice allows for those who were once lost to possibly now be found and those who were once blind to possibly now see, but only if there’s a practice in place that allows this…

If there’s not some kind of practice in place so your can gauge your behavior, it will be difficult to proceed in a direction where there will be any expansion in your life. The first thing to gauge is if you even have a practice in place that’s practical and beneficial. I don’t mean the practice of belonging to certain groups, although there’s nothing wrong with that, but if it’s in place to just keep you busy, it’s not really a beneficial practice. Although it is a practice, the gauge of how it is working to quiet the mind or how it keeps the mind agitations at bay is what one needs to be aware of to allow for the continuous expansion of life’s process. I’m sharing this because this is what has allowed me to be as I am today. There’s no magic to this, a beneficial practice has to be in place if one is to experience beneficial results, this is as simple as two times two equals four.

Gauge your behavior, reactions, attachments, annoyances, and whatnot and see what is the driving force behind them. This driving force is your block to expanding beyond the nonsense of the Conditioned Mind. Without a solid practice in place that allows this to be seen, you might as well not practice at all because it’s just a waste of time and energy. Either do it so it’s beneficial or don’t do it at all. You can only be free by being free and only a practice that puts you in harmony with life allows harmony with life, to me this makes sense. I practiced wrongly (unknowingly) for many years and it produced results that weren’t beneficial, but I’ve gauged and learned from this and because of it, where I was once lost, I’m now found and where I was once blind, I now see, but only because of having a practice in place that allows this…

The Comfort Story

Until you can be with life as it is without needing it comfortable, a comfort story disguised as truth will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering of constantly needing to reach for comfort…

Just because you think something that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily associated with truth. It may be associated with what is thought to be truth, but upon further investigation it’s probably just a made up story providing you with a comfort of the way you think things should be. We use the story of helping others in this way, but it’s really in place to pat ourselves on the back because we make up the story that helping others is a good thing; we get comfort out of anything labeled as a good thing. We use God in this way to strictly provide comfort, nothing more; like there’s really something out there that cares about what you do. All these made up comfort stories block you from seeing the truth of what is 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 comfort.

Truth is not something to know. It can’t be defined adequately 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 story (your version of truth) of how you think they should be. This is the same with life situations, and these judgments are only there to provide yourself with the comfort 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 comfort, truth will never be experienced. Thus your story of comfort (a made up version of truth) will continue its control and unfortunately so will the suffering of constantly needing to make up a comfort story…

Reacting Accordingly

When you are under the spell of the Conditioned Mind you react to life accordingly, but it’s not in the way you want to be, you react to life in the way you have to be.

It was the lack of understanding of my own mind that caused me to remain in bondage to it, and the bondage was created strictly to self serve. The problem with this type of conditioning is it causes your own destruction because the destructiveness is disguised as pleasure; this pleasure is pursued by many to their death. It was pursued by me in this way and I was in bondage to it’s beckoned call. It said to me to use drugs, alcohol, gamble, womanize, lie, cheat, steal and so on and I obeyed without question; this is how my Conditioned Mind was developed. There are those who are fortunate enough to see this at a young age and can stop the conditioning; this is why I share.

The way I was conditioned wasn’t the fault of anyone in particular, it occurred indirectly by the inner and outer influences in my life which molded me to behave in the ways my conditioning dictated, not because this was the way I wanted to be, no this was the way I had to be. You cannot behave in any way except in the way you have been conditioned. When the conditioning becomes different your entire existence becomes different. The value of knowing my own mind was in the understanding eleven years ago that there was nowhere else to turn; not to God, support groups, therapy, self help books, positive thinking, and so on. What I learned is when the Conditioned Mind is truly understood its control slowly dissipates as discipline is developed; this is when the mind actually slows down. Once this slowing occurs, the possibilities are endless because there are no longer the distractions that keep you in bondage to your conditioning. With a thorough understanding of what you are truly up against, you are able to develop the necessary awareness so the conditioning eventually falls away…

Remaining Content

Don’t allow anyone to take you from your contentment, let them think they’ve gotten the better of you. As the “I” goes their satisfaction will be short lived, but a solid foundation of contentment can last a lifetime…

Humans are all created equal. It’s not that some know more than others, but some are more aware of themselves and this makes it seem that some have insights that others don’t have. The more unaware you are of yourself, the more you are dragged around by what happens in life. This awareness is what one awakens to, it’s not the great secrets of the Universe, but more so what pulls you from your contentment. I would say in my own case one area where I’ve become more aware is in not allowing other people to pull me from my contentment. At times my initial reaction is to get annoyed, but it’s usually realized very quickly that most people know not what they do so to allow another’s actions to control me is on me. Because all humans come into the world basically the same (unconditioned) it’s the level of conditioning that makes a person as they are; some are just more aware of their conditioning than others.

Let the other person think that they’ve gotten the better of you, except to “I” it means nothing; this is how unconscious energy is squashed. This doesn’t change the other person, but it does change you. It stops all the stories which festers as unconsciousness. I’m going to say this to them, or they are wrong, or don’t they know who I am, this is all the nonsense of the Conditioned Mind and it is energy that nothing beneficial arises from. Let the other person think whatever they want, but you will know in your heart the truth because by remaining content and not giving in to the Conditioned Mind nonsense, form is not in control. After all you can only be taken from your contentment when it’s allowed and it only occurs when “I” is in control…

Happy 2019

Today like everyday should be treated as if it’s new unto itself. Life is precious and every moment is a gift, not because of what one has, but because one day life in this form will simply not be…

Happy 2019 to everyone who has supported me throughout the year and may 2019 be a reflection of the love that has been shown to me, others, and the entire Universe. Whether people agree with my view or not I will stay the course and do my part to assist others so more hearts may open by looking inward in 2019. It will be in this love of your heart opening that 2019 will be a prosperous year for our entire Universe.

By looking inward you take control of your life by becoming aware of how to discipline an undisciplined mind. By doing this you won’t have to rely on someone wishing you a Happy New Year in 2019 for it to be a great year. It will be a great year if that’s how you decide it will be. If you want to rely on happenstance that’s up to you, but understand life can only be what it is, how it is viewed is up to you… Happy 2019…

Life Right Now

What arises in the present moment can’t be changed, but it can be accepted as it is. When this is done life can truly be lived because when what’s there is accepted nothing needs to be different…

To be with life as it is what arises has to be accepted. What arises is what occurs right now and it’s the only place where life happens. If what’s here right now isn’t accepted, life will be made into something that’s difficult. Life can never be anything more than what it is because right now is what has arisen; only the Conditioned Mind makes you think this isn’t so. Life is always about what’s here because that’s what’s happening now. You can wish for things to be different, but that’s how you wish your life away. Accept what’s happening now, be with what’s in front of you so you can be with life.

There needs to be some semblance of quiet so your direction is clearly seen. It’s very easy to become distracted if you aren’t vigilant. There are many distractions that will try to divert you from the present moment. It’s like life is an obstacle course and things are in place to divert you from being with what’s here now. There’s only the present moment and it’s always what’s in front of you. One of the main obstacles used as a distraction is wanting things different. Your own mind tells you if things were different life would be better, but this is the great lie; the delusion of the Conditioned Mind. When what’s in front of you is accepted there’s no struggle with wanting things different; it’s in this space that you can be with life as it is…

Nothing to Fear, but Fear Itself

“I” likes to make monsters out of nothing through attachment and although fear is something that may arise, it doesn’t have to be given the energy “I” wants to give it; the only reason “I” does this is so it exist…

Fear is nothing more than a story that arises, it’s not something to push away, but it will be feared if it’s not understood and this is because of the unconscious relationship that fear has with “I”. Fear itself has no fearing quality inherently, it’s just a word, but when “I” attaches to it, it’s given energy and thus it’s given life. This isn’t to say scary things will not occur in life, but only the relation to “I” causes issue because of the story “I fear” story you attach to. Fear only exist as a story created by “I” and when you truly learn this, “I” attachment is lessened and so is the associated fear. Be with what arises, but don’t let the fear of it control you.

When the mind settles, fear is simply seen as something that just arises. All fear is temporary, although it’s only a mental construct the mind that fears becomes entrapped to see it as lasting forever. When this occurs fear becomes the master puppeteer. Attachment to “I” may not seem to be the cause of what is fearful, but that’s what cements it in place and gives it control, this is how “I” works. “I” makes monsters out of nothing through attachment and although the fear may be there, it doesn’t have to be given the energy that “I” wants to give it. The only reason “I” does this is to exist. Without “I” there’s no one there to attach to and without attachment there’s nothing to fear, but fear itself…

Love Based Intentions

Mostly intentions are either from the base energy of love or selfishness, this is what makes the world the way it is. If you want the world to be different simply have love based intentions and watch it transform…

Our intentions are a determining factor in the energy that is put out to the world. There are intentions of selfishness, expecting something in return for your doings, and there are intentions to love, expecting nothing whatsoever in return. These are obviously very different base energies. Love intentions don’t necessarily result in seeing the fruits of your labors, at least not by some. The intentions behind my daily writings and writing my book arose strictly from the love to possibly help someone not go through the suffering I did for forty nine years; there are those who see my intentions as something different. When it comes to intentions “To thine own self be true” is so important because it really doesn’t matter how anyone sees what you do; you know your heart regardless of what anyone else thinks. The Universe knows your intentions and that’s all that matters.

The world cannot judge you fairly nor can an individual. “May he who is without sin cast the first stone” who is so pure that they can judge another. If your intention is to judge that’s not from the intention of love; it’s strictly selfish. There is so much selfishness in our world and those who have no intention based in love are what keeps the world the way it is. If you truly have a heart with the intentions to love, there’s no way you can judge another because there’s no separation, there’s only oneness. When all you do is have the intentions to love and act accordingly, that’s the energy you’re putting out in the world and I assure you that is what will make a difference…


Understanding the Cause

Nothing is done or held onto without an underlying cause and if that cause isn’t understood, you will unconsciously succumb to its consequences as if you were a dog on a leash…

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 held onto without an underlying cause and if that cause isn’t understood, you will unconsciously succumb to the cause as if you were a dog on a leash. Why people don’t see how this holds them in captivity is because many of the things that are being held onto are used to make your identity and also the holding is done because your conditioning tells you what you are holding onto is needed. When the cause of what arises is understood or at least noticed, there arises an awareness of what what you are thinking. When this occurs there’s the possibility it will fall away and in the process your made up stories fall away.

As stated before, why it’s so difficult to see this is because what’s being held onto 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 what’s causing you to think you need something to feel good (pleasure) the object becomes your prison regardless of what’s used. So if the cause of why something arises and is held onto isn’t understood, you might as well keep the dog collar on because when your conditioning says it’s time for a walk you will have to go because the conditioning in place isn’t understood…

Investigating What You Do

The root of all struggles go very deep, they’re not just at the level of what is seen, they’re rooted in the structure of how we think. If you don’t investigate why you do what you do, nothing will ever be different…

Changing our mental structure is like turning a battle ship, 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 don’t know why. Here’s a simple suggestion if you want to get in touch with breaking free of this engrained mental structure, and it’s not complicated. When you do something, investigate why it was done. No reason to go back and look for a traumatic incident, why it’s being done right now is sufficient.

If the need to reach for something happens because life throws you a curve ball and you don’t investigate why the need to reach arose, you’ll probably use a distraction not to succumb to it, but 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 why you are doing this or that is the most important thing you can do for yourself when something is done that’s not in your best interest. If you don’t, you will just substitute one thing for another and in the process remain entrapped 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…

Unconscious Desiring

The conditioned mind creates a view based in the unconscious desires of the world. It’s difficult to break this because most of what goes on in our daily lives reinforces this view. A conscious mind is simply aware of awareness…

I understand life’s struggles have nothing to do with life, it’s an unconscious view based in the world of desires that cause struggles, and this is because this view is controlled by the conditioned mind. When unconscious desires are fulfilled and things are going your way, there’s not much of a struggle; life is considered good. When things are going the way that you want, what causes your struggles are pushed aside. When this is done it makes the base of life centered in the world of unconscious desires 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 the unconscious desires, they still produce 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 the world of unconscious desires (which is just wanting what you want, when you want it) are the base of your view, the less you struggle with yourself and with life. This is simply because unconscious desires aren’t in control. When you’re unaware of this the conditioned mind creates chaos by unconsciously desiring; there’s immense suffering in this unawareness. Practice being in a space of no mind, with no mind there is no unconscious desiring. When you don’t have unconscious desiring you don’t want and when you don’t want, you don’t create problems that cause suffering; a free mind is free of unconscious desiring…

Celebrate Life

We exist because of Universal Love. Life is a Universal celebration as a manifestation of our human form; love is our true nature. To awaken to this is to awaken to celebrate life…

We need not wait for a certain time to celebrate life. This may seem like a cliche, but if you are alive everyday is truly a holiday because being alive is a celebration of life 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 misperception you are viewing life from. What you are probably saying is, if the Universe is love what about all the unpleasant things that occur in life or the pure evil of some things that are experienced. This is just something to ponder, all of the things that happen, good, bad, or indifferent are not produced by the Universe, they are a direct product that results in the behavior of the human will.

Love is our true nature, it is our gift. Our celebration is an everyday occurrence and one day our celebration will not be manifested in this form, but 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 present of the Universe our nature is always 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 everyday a holiday and celebrate life as it was intended to be. May everyday be a holiday whatever it is that you celebrate, not only with your immediate family, but with the entire human family that this planet is shared with. Everyday is a holiday in the sense it’s a celebration because of the love given by the Universe; without its love we would not be. So whatever holiday it is for you, may it be life that you celebrate and may it be happy, joyous, and free. Merry Christmas

Unknown Territory

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

There are many reasons why an awakening process is so difficult, but to me the one that sticks out the most is how the Conditioned Mind holds onto what’s known even if it causes extreme pain. When I was twenty five my oldest brother passed away from a cocaine related incident that forced me (not on my own) to 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 ready to dive in the unknown without my pacifiers to cope with life; this was with full knowledge that alcohol and drugs were causing me problems. It took another two years before I was ready to go into unknown territory; I figured it had to be better than the known way that was killing me.

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 too 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 again an again 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 we do as it’s obeyed without question. 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 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 conditioning can be stopped as the choice to live life freely becomes a possibility…

Unguarded Thinking

It’s important to notice your thinking because even if what you do comes from a labeled place of love, this label produces the bondage of unguarded thinking which controls you like all unguarded thinking…

If you can’t watch your own thinking to decipher if it’s truly beneficial, hold on because you’ll be taken on the roller coaster ride of life. Not that life does anything directly to you, but thinking arises and these determines what kind of ride you will be on. Noticing your unguarded thinking is essential if you’re not to be controlled by it. Thinking is a natural part of life, it will occur. As far as I know there’s no way of controlling the thinking that arises, but I have found that noticing it allows for a split second hesitation that can be used to decipher whether or not what you are thinking is beneficial; remember attachment causes suffering, no matter how it’s labeled.

I often say the Conditioned Mind is diabolical and unless there’s some awareness of how you are controlled by thinking, 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 are doing things that are labeled as loving, if this thinking isn’t watched it will control you and bondage is bondage regardless of what label is applied to your thinking. This is why the Conditioned Mind is diabolical because of its subtleness in using whatever it can to remain in control. This is also why it’s so important to notice your thinking because even if what you do comes from a labeled place of love, the bondage this produces is that of unguarded thinking which controls you like all unguarded thinking…

Love Yourself to Love Others
No one can harm you as much as you can harm yourself, and it’s done through your own thoughts. The essence of life is to learn to love yourself unconditionally so you can in turn be an instrument of love to others…

For many years I did things to myself that I wouldn’t have allowed anyone to do to me. Not all of this harm was in the form of glaring self destructive behavior, some was in the form of very subtle thoughts, but it was harmful nonetheless. If I truly loved myself I would have never done this to myself, but I didn’t know any better so the self sabotage behavior was the normal. I’m not talking about a 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 is within you.

I try to align everything I do with love as 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 me, but I also don’t want to harm anyone else. Although it may seem that I share to help others, it’s only partially true. I share because it reinforces the love I have for myself. This isn’t an ego thing, it’s about learning how you are your own worse enemy, that is until you 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 only and that’s to learn to love yourself unconditionally so you can in turn be an instrument of love to others…


Expanding Beyond Limits

The mind only becomes limited by the view of life you get locked into. When your mind remains open anything is possible because the conditioned limits that are in place for most simply aren’t there…

The tighter and more restricted your mind is, the more problems it seems you have. If there isn’t free flowing energy almost everything becomes a problem in some way. I’ve seen this in myself and in others and it’s all because of the narrow view (“I”) that causes a tight and restricted mind. “I” was put in parentheses because if that’s the only view that’s being allowed, you can see how restricted that makes you. A narrow mind leads to a narrow view and with a narrow view there’s no space for the current view to expand. This locks you into only seeing things through “ I” and keeps you limited to that view. Imagine going through life like this, it would mean the only way you would be happy is if everything that happened was in line with your view, and we all know that’s not going to happen, not all the time anyway. This means you better do whatever it takes to open your mind or you will pay dearly and so will those who are near and dear to you.

Close your fist as tight as you can and notice how there’s no space, this is just like a tight and restricted mind, there’s no room for anything else. Keep it closed as tight as you can, now notice how it’s getting tired and how your hand is starting to hurt, this is the energy you’re living with everyday, only it’s the mind that’s tight and restricted. It’s no wonder there’s no expansion, there’s barely enough space for ordinary living. Now open your hand and see how it instantly relieves the tightness and restriction. Open your mind in the same way and it will do the same thing. It’s the holiday season so please give yourself the gift of an open mind and it will be the gift that keeps on giving simply because your view of life will keep on expanding. You deserve this, after all this is your life…

A Beneficial View

Most people will say life is beneficial if everything is going their way. It can always be beneficial regardless of the circumstances, but only if it’s seen how all things are impermanent, including life itself…

On life being considered beneficial or not if you’re thinking it isn’t it won’t be, and even if you say it is, it will still not be beneficial if that’s what you truly believe; I equate this to whistling in the dark to keep away the bogeyman. As long as you’re whistling the distraction will keep the fear in check, but the moment you stop it will return. The key is to identify why you think life isn’t beneficial and be with it as it is. People say be positive, but being positive to me doesn’t change the facts of why life is labeled as not beneficial. Some not so pleasant stuff does happens in life and if it’s just masked over and ignored, it becomes engrained as an energy pattern in the subconscious that never goes away. This is how life becomes non beneficial. Life itself is always beneficial, it’s people who are conditioned to make it something else, this is another lie of the Conditioned Mind.

Life will be beneficial when it’s seen in the light of how all things are impermanent including life itself. Believe me I get it, being ill, losing a loved one, living in poverty, and many others things that occur in life suck, but what makes one think it sucks is the attachment to them. Labeling it that it sucks doesn’t change what’s occurring, it only changes where life is put as being beneficial or not. When the true essence of life (impermanence) is understood, it puts life at the top of the beneficial scale regardless of what’s going on because it’s seen that one day life in this form simply will not be…

Steadiness of Love

The love that draws you to others is the love that becomes a part of both of you. The steadiness of love is the only true place of refuge where you can be stable by simply being an instrument of love.

It’s very important to be steady in love so people know there’s a place they can turn to for stability. 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 truly honored to be used as an instrument in this way. Everyone needs a place where they know they can go and be safe from the unconscious world. It does matter where you go for stability, if you go to a place that’s used as a distraction it may feel like stability, but it isn’t. 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 steady in love and people will turn to you for stability.

Don’t be concerned with what others who are unconscious say, just be steady in what you know as love and let no one take that away. Being steady in love in a world that is mostly based in the ego will allow others to be steady in their love, which is needed for any transformation to occur. The love that draws you to someone is the love that becomes a part of both of you. Life is an experience and if you’re not learning from it, you most likely have your own mind constructs of what you think it’s about. When you truly see your constructs are not needed they fall away. This falling away is of love and when you remain steady in this place others will also go there as it’s the one place of refuge where everyone can be stable by simply being the steady in love.

Created Discontent

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

There are practical ways to minimize the inner discontent that causes you to sabotage your own existence, but it has to be understood that the mind creating the discontent cannot quiet it. You will have to find out why your own mind is telling you this discontent is needed to cope with life; a life that is controlled by the conditioning to create this discontent. Your own mind creates every discontent you have by choosing to attach to thoughts that allow the discontent to arise, this unconscious conditioning is why one gets discontented. The Conditioned Mind develops this as you do things that are destructive to your own well being. Why this discontented 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 know now it was my own mind that created every discontent that arose from within myself. Because of the shift that occurred about eleven years ago there is now awareness so I don’t have to create discontents anymore. I sit for the sole purpose to develop discipline which allows the mind to settle. If there isn’t discipline, the conditioning nor will the arisen discontents be understood so one 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 a discontented 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 discontents which made me believe there wasn’t any…

Labyrinth of Thought

If you keep allowing the past to control the present the past will be where you live your life. Why this is unfortunate is because all of the emotional pain of the past will also be carried into the present…

The amount of times that you relive something that causes emotional pain is mind boggling because it’s your own mind that does this and it probably happens thousands of times throughout your life. This is why most people suffer endlessly because what happened in the past is constantly allowed into the present and although the body is always in the present moment, the mind is constantly somewhere else. This is the constant state most people live their life from and if nothing is done to change this, it will continue until existence in this form 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 stuck in the labyrinth of your thoughts without a way out.

As a species we seem to be lost in a labyrinth and it’s because looking at ourselves in an investigative way is not something that many people are willing to do. It’s so much easier to 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 keep the story that everything will work out or you can take control of your life, at least to some extent and stop attaching to the thoughts that cause your own suffering. After all the same thoughts constantly arise and if they’re not attached to them eventually they’ll stop and so will the repeated emotional suffering they cause…

The Value of Awareness

Many have a belief that God is love, but if this is truly investigated it may be revealed that although God may need the story of love to exist, love doesn’t need the story of God to exist…

Awareness is of value because it helps you overcome your selfish nature. This is what I discovered was blocking the love of my heart from being the operating energy of my life. I don’t know how it was for anyone else, but this is what was revealed to me. Why it was this way I don’t really know, but I do know most of my life was selfishly lived trying to grasp pleasure at all cost to satisfy a self that didn’t exist in the way it was perceived. The only awareness there was in my life was how to get more things to provide pleasure so this misunderstood self could be satisfied. It wasn’t that the self didn’t exist, existence just wasn’t what I was conditioned to believe it was. It’s one of the reasons I don’t attach to beliefs today because I see them only as a story. Many have a belief that God is love, but if this is truly investigated it may be revealed that God needs the story of love to exist, but love doesn’t need the story of God to exist. Check it for yourself and see this truth.

Being aware of what’s actually happening now minimizes the stories that are needed to make life the way you think it should be. Awareness stops the story of the way you think something should be and allows the freedom of the way it is which becomes the view of the way it should be. After all wanting the present moment different than what it is is where all discontent arises from. When you’re simply aware of what arises as it arises there isn’t a need for a story and your selfish nature doesn’t come into play as the love of your heart naturally becomes the operating energy of your life…

It's Your Life

It’s your life and as easy as it may be to follow someone else’s way, if they didn’t live the life that you’re leading their tools just may not be the tools for living the life you live…

There are many people that came before us who left pointers to follow a way that they used to bring peace into their life. Follow Jesus, Buddha or some others, but the thing to ask yourself is did they live the kind of life that you live and if not although their teachings may have value, unless they can be applied to the life you live, their significance may not apply. This isn’t to down play anyone’s path, but I’m a parent, a husband, I have a thirty year same job career. I own a home which requires constant maintenance amongst all the other responsibilities that come along with this kind of life. I don’t know of many that came before me that led this exact kind of life so although I studied many spiritual teachings (not followed) I’m carving my life with tools that apply to the way my life is, leaking roofs, car accidents, and all.

What happens when you blindly follow someone is you remain blind to the experiences in your own life which is what allows you to learn and grow. It’s very nice to say I’ll just let it go, but unless this is truly understood when the boiler stops working in the middle of the winter or the AC is blowing hot air when it’s 95 degrees outside, let’s see if who you are following went through that and how easy it is to let it go, especially when your family is involved. Like I said this isn’t to down play anyone’s path or not to utilize the tools that others left behind, but carve a way that’s practical to your life and since everyone’s life is different and a person can only share the tools as they apply to their life, stop following anyone and start using the tools that are practical and beneficial to you, simply because it’s your life…

Already Validated

We need nothing to be complete, but at times we look to others for our validation because it’s not understood that the only true validation needed comes from within ourselves…

Others should never be allowed to be the source of your validation because the driving force behind it may not be warranted. A few months ago I was approached by someone about my writings who said they have really evolved and was told I was doing a very good job and to keep it up. I proceeded to tell them I wasn’t really doing anything differently than I had done previously, but I thanked them and didn’t give it much thought. The funny thing is the base of my writings have always been the same.

The question is how mush should the assessment be listened to? Obviously my mind tells me to listen to it because it’s favorable, but I chose not to put my validation in what someone else says. Since nothing has changed in the way my writings are approached since day one, why should I allow someone else to affect me in any way. That’s really the point of this, until we truly love ourselves, we will always look to others for our validation. The mind wants to be told we are doing well, but it’s not really needed. It’s just that without the understanding that you are complete as you are and the worlds validation isn’t needed for this completeness, you will continue to look outside for a validation that can only occur from within because your validation is already in place…

Circular Energy

Aversion will never be driven out by aversion so if it’s not observed that aversion is in place, it will remain and the energy that you despise in another will be the same energy that’s controlling you…

Many things will cross your path throughout the day, some will be liked, some will not and others you couldn’t care less about. The key to the things that arise is being aware of them and observing which ones grab you, which ones are pushed away, and which ones naturally come and go without attaching to them because nothing sticks. These observations become more and more important as you become more aware of them. Things occur all the time, but they’re not noticed. Very few people are in touch with just observing them which allows the things that occur to be in control. Many things occur in life that aren’t particularly cared for, but all the energy that goes into not accepting them and trying to change them with non loving actions generates the same energy.

Unloving energy will never be changed with unloving energy, especially when the driving force behind it arises because you didn’t get your way. If this isn’t observed it keeps the unloving energy in place. Aversion will never be driven out by aversion, so if it’s not observed that aversion is in place it will remain and the very thing that you despise is the very thing that you become; this is the way it is when one is unconscious and allows things to affect you. There’s nothing wrong with being disappointed for a millisecond, but after that it becomes attachment and suffering begins. This suffering isn’t because things didn’t work out the way that is wanted, no the suffering arises because you have no clue the energy you despise in another is the same energy that’s controlling you…

Openness Possibilities

There are so many possibilities in life when there’s no past labels applied to what’s occurring in front of you. The Universe provides these possibilities when you’re in harmony with a life and not living in the past…

Openness is your greatest asset because without being open nothing arises or at least nothing that’s beneficial. Openness 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 applying a label it allows the heart to remain open and the possibility to go beyond the past label to experience something new.

Newness doesn’t always have to be an aha moment, it can be a simple act of not judging what’s in front of you 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 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 applying a label, the heart remains open and the possibilities that are provided by the Universe are beyond anything a limited mind can conjure up…

Life Just Is

When the past is used to form an identification as you, it doesn’t allow getting in touch with what’s truly going on, therefore most of life is missed simply because life isn’t personal, it just is…

A person is always changing unless the past is being used to define who you are. This is done by holding onto past behaviors patterns and identifying them as you. This you had no control whatsoever in what was done in the past. This you just did what your developed Conditioned Mind told you. This you was influenced by other people’s conditioning (who unfortunately know not what they do). The more this you is identified with the past, the more control it will have in holding you in captivity to it. There isn’t one thought from the past that truly identifies you. When your named at birth, is that you? When school begins and certain traits are noticed that are just there, is that you? Is your athletic ability you? Your IQ, looks, talents, weight, personality, is that you? If you say yes, who is it that’s saying yes? How about when you get older, job, social status, significant other, pets, children, material worth, what you’re attracted to, what you attach to, and so on, are any of these things truly you? They can all be you if that’s what you’re attaching to and identifying with, but the real question is are any of them truly you?

When the false identity of you is revealed, you’re still the same person in the sense of what your experience has been, but there’s no clinging to it so the mental formation of you isn’t created. This is when true freedom is experienced because the concept of you isn’t blocking it. You creates your prison, but you doesn’t create freedom because a you based mind can’t fix itself. Beyond the concept of you in the space of stillness is an inner sanctuary that will only be seen when it’s realized life isn’t personal, it just is….

The Root of Reaching

When the mind settles it can be said to desire “You don’t satisfy me anymore” and that’s because it’s seen the only reason something is reached for is to alter one’s mind state of needing to be satisfied…

For most of my life I reached out for things because whatever I was reaching for it was thought to be needed to satisfy some inner desire; this took me out of the present moment and put me in the monotony of the past or future mind state . This desire to be satisfied was constantly chased after and an array of things were used to achieve it; from drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food, TV, power, and whatnot, feel free to add your own. There was the constant desire to be satisfied by something because I didn’t have the ability to be with myself without altering my mind state. Desire is the root as to why anyone reaches for anything and without this desire to alter your mind state there would not be a need to be satisfied and reach out for anything.

The past and future mind state monotony that’s created is there because it’s not known how to just be in the present moment and not need it different. There are so many things used to satisfy a desired mind state that go beyond some of the conventional things like drugs, alcohol, sex, and gambling, here are a few of the more subtle things used, speeding up to beat the yellow traffic light, weaving in and out of traffic, rooting for your favorite sports team or country, talking about others, cheating on a spouse, surfing the net and on and on, all these are used to alter an agitated mind state. When this reaching stops it’s because fulfilling a desire doesn’t satisfy you anymore. Either something will be used that you think is needed to fulfill a desire or you’ll learn it’s okay to be with yourself as you are because it’s who you will be with for the rest of your life…

Beneath What's Seen

Beneath what’s seen there’s nothing but space, this is where the possibility of truly seeing what life is about arises. Why this is difficult to grasp is because of trying to figure it out with what’s seen on the surface…

A dog chasing its tail is a perfect example of the activity of the mind that’s in place for most people. One thought after another, no space, no quietness, just the noise of the world manifesting through what’s seen (thought). 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 you go by what is seen, the more you will think you have it 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’s seen. The more you are controlled by the what’s seen on the surface, the less life is experienced. Beneath what’s seen on the surface 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 that’s seen around you, but it’s only a story conjured up to provide pleasure and store it your pleasurable memory pocket. Beneath the surface no story is needed, no pleasure is needed, in fact nothing is needed because this is where true life exist.

Think about it, your entire life is a story until one day you no longer exist and your story ends at least in your current form. Every storied experience is taken with you as if it never occurred. You think the stories are needed so you could make sense of your life, but really they mean absolutely nothing because they are all only created from what is seen. Buddha talked about delusion, Jesus spoke of not being of this world, what do you think they were talking about? If you remain entrapped to what’s seen on the surface, you will remain prone to suffering. Beneath what’s seen there’s nothing but space, this is where the possibility of truly seeing what life is about arises. Why this is difficult to grasp is because of trying to figure it out with what’s seen on the surface…

A Made Up Self

Animals are mostly identified by their form, humans on the other hand are given names for identification purposes and this is the beginning of our separation by making up a self as an individual.

There are so many stories that go into the making of who you think you are that your true self beyond form gets blocked and is seldom noticed. Think about it, from the time you’re a child you’ve been conditioned by parents, relatives, teachers, friends, religions, all media, and whatever is in your DNA. So I ask where is the real you in all the identifying of self? Existence in this form begins as an egg inside a being labeled women and then mother. With Universal Conditions being just right, this eggs energy is transformed into human form. This form is then named for identification purposes and the rest of existence is spent shaping the identity and making up a self; there is a self that does exist it’s just not in the way that it’s perceived. We attach to the things we think will benefit this made up self and so much of this comes from someone else’s ideas. Every book, seminar, video, and whatnot is someone else’s idea of how they think you should be and if you like what they have to say, it’s taken as truth. They are then followed and what they say is taken and applied to further engrain this made up self.

So much nonsense goes into the making up of self and it’s the reason why one is self centered. If your focus is constantly on self and your self is a story of made up nonsense, how may I ask can there not be issues when your self is the focus? A fruit tree can only produce its own fruit as the made up self can only produce self centered results. This is the self that’s mostly perceived by humanity, but there is another self that’s been with you your entire existence, there’s just not awareness of it because of the focus on the made up self. Most say this self doesn’t exist, but I know it does, it’s just doesn’t exist in the way that most people think it does…

The Slightest Push

An awakening can be compared to a ball on a hill, nothing more is needed than the slightest push to get it rolling, and it will just keep on building momentum until something gets in the way to stop it…

Once a ball is placed at the top of a hill and it’s given the slightest push it naturally begins rolling in the only direction it can go, and its momentum builds without one ounce of effort. It does take a little effort in the beginning to get it going, but not much more than a slight push. It’s this way when one wakes up from the sleep of unconsciousness, there’s not much that needs to be done to expand, as a matter of fact most people don’t wake up fully because of trying to hard. If you are awake the push has already occurred, so all effort is now futile. So many books, programs, videos, and whatnot and although they make you knowledgeable, none of it makes you anymore awake than the slightest 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 being with what is actually here, which is the present moment. All kinds of stories can be made up about what needs to be done, but none of it expands you more than the first push. Either you are awake in the quietness of the present moment or you are asleep in the noise of everywhere else. The first push reveals this truth and as with the ball, nothing else is needed than the slightest push to get it rolling, and it will just keep on building momentum that is until something gets in the way to stop it…

Unconscious Tragedy

When you awaken from the sleep of unconsciousness things are seen that aren’t understood by many people and it’s unfortunate because the unconsciousness that’s so prevalent in our society is destroying that society.

Sunday morning at about 2:00am a young man twenty two years old made a decision to drive his car while under the influence of alcohol. Although to a degree this was an unconscious decision, it cost another person their life as the person driving under the influence swerved and crashed head on into a car with six people; the driver of the car that was struck was sober; he was the designated driver. All six people plus two people from the other car were taken to the hospital. I am saddened by this as I read the designated driver died, he was twenty years old and a sophomore in college. The reason I am saddened by this is not because of the loss of life, I didn’t know the person, it’s because the DUI driver was how I was thirty years ago, unconscious; lives (many) have been changed forever by this one persons decision to drink alcohol and drive. What saddens me more than anything is real answers have been revealed to me that could change this, but it mostly falls on deaf ears.

I don’t really care what people think of the brashness of how I write, because when you awaken from the sleep of unconsciousness things are seen that aren’t understood by too many people; the unconsciousness that’s so prevalent in our society is destroying that society. Mostly what I write about falls on deaf ears and although I will never stop writing, the impact of what has been revealed to me is minuscule compared to the unconsciousness that runs most lives. The blame of the accident on Sunday falls on the government for selling alcohol for the taxes, the entertainment industry, advertising, society as a whole, and on and on, and it’s because it all keeps unconsciousness in place; just like when someone responds to my articles without investigating the content. It’s truly unfortunate that humanity has such a long long way to go in becoming awareness aware of awareness and that’s why my heart is saddened because although some were lost and are now found, most remain lost.

Past Energy Results

Your life is simply a result of the energy that’s attached to, so stop attaching to past energy patterns and watch your view of life naturally become different as its energy is transformed.

Regardless of what was done in the past it only affects you if you give it energy now. It’s not happening now so the past itself has no controlling energy; what does give it control is focusing on it. The past should never be denied, 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 arise from your own energy. I need not judge you as being unloving for you to be ruled by the results of being unloving.

If there is discontent in your life it’s because attaching to discontented energy. It’s impossible to be in a state of discontentment without discontented energy. This energy is in place because of carrying a past energy pattern into the present. Once the 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 ever be a different view of life. Your life is simply a result of the energy that’s attached to, so stop attaching to past energy patterns and watch life naturally become different as its energy is transformed. You will never change your view of life, it becomes different by not attaching to past energy patterns and just focusing on what’s in front of you right now.

Compassion From the Heart

When life is lived strictly from thought, there’s all kinds of self serving agendas and the needed results associated with them. These don’t really enhance life in the way you think they will so more agendas are created as more results are needed…

It’s more important why something is done and the energy behind it than the actual results. Why are you doing what you’re doing is a great question to reflect on. Why do I write an article everyday and post it on over fifty social media sites? I have been told I do it to satisfy my ego and although the Conditioned Mind is tricky, I know this isn’t so. When I first began writing and posting, it started out as the short post that today are at the beginning of my articles. These articles come from within me as I live my daily life. The intentions behind my writings have always been to further expand on sharing the insights that are revealed to me. Early on I may have wanted my book to be a number best seller, but now the only thing that’s important is to share the message that was revealed to me. I’m not going to allow the gift of my writings to become a burden to me.

This is the the view of life I have now. I share from the compassion I feel for others; there’s simply no need to attach to any results. I’m clear on what I do and why it’s done and in this knowing there is freedom. There’s not a need to become anything other than what I am; so so freeing. It’s so important to be clear on this because it will allow what is done to be truly from the compassion of the heart. When life is lived strictly from thought, there’s all kinds of self serving wanted results placed upon these agendas, but they don’t really enhance your life in the way you’re looking for so more agendas are created and more results are needed. Living from the heart doesn’t take much energy that’s why when you live from the heart there’s compassion for others. Be clear on why what is done is done and if it isn’t from the heart you can ask yourself what results are you looking for.

Conscious Space

Not justifying everything that’s done creates the slightest of space in the unconscious shield that’s in place. This allows a very slight opening for consciousness to change the way things are looked at…

When it’s said one is conscious it can be described as being aware of all the different mental fabrications that arise in each moment; this is awareness of why you see things as you do. This awareness doesn’t prevent what arises from happening, but it can lessen your reactions and some of the consequences; if there’s awareness there’s less attachment. Nothing on its own is inherently a problems. Alcohol has never poured itself down someone’s throat, it has to be reached for nor has Heroin caused anyone to abuse it and put it in their body; it’s the individual alone who reaches for it. This goes for anything. Granted most of this harmful reaching is done unconsciously, but I do try and shed light on this. I know a thing or two about this unconscious reaching because I did it for forty nine years.

So many things unconsciously controlled me and as long as there was unawareness of this the unconscious onslaught of control continued. How this gets engrained deeper in the subconscious is by justifying everything that’s done. From pointing out the faults of others, slander, being nasty to people, and so many other justified behaviors, all they do is keep the unconscious mindset in place. Aware that this is being done is the first step in breaking the bondage of unconsciousness. Stop looking out there for answers, stop blaming and talking about others, in other words stop justifying everything you do as being right and this just may create the slightest of space in the unconscious shield that’s in place which just may allow the slightest opening of consciousness to change the way you look at things. After all, if the way you unconsciously look at things doesn’t change, being unconsciously controlled by them will remain…

Embracing Right Now

Embracing right now is a choice that solely puts your life in your hands. This has nothing to do with your circumstances, but if you don’t have awareness of this you will continue to push life away as situations arise…

Being present for what occurs in your life (embracing right now) is living life as it unfolds without excluding any part of it. It’s easy to push away what’s not wanted, but to include everything even though it may not be wanted is truly living. If you want to exclude something find out what it is and why it’s being pushed away. Obviously on the surface it would look as though it’s just not liked, but if it’s what’s happening, what good is it doing in pushing it away and not liking it. This becomes a defense mechanism that keeps you from truly enjoying life. If you only enjoy life when the things happening are liked, there will be much suffering because of the fluctuations of things. If you go on a vacation to a beach resort and it’s cloudy and rainy and you expected it to be sunny, therein lies your suffering, but if it’s sunny everything is great. This is but one example, I’m sure you can find your own that fits your life.

In the situation described, why it causes suffering is because what’s happening is being pushed away, maybe not consciously, but since it’s not wanted it causes a mind agitation. The thing about this is it’s totally out of your control, there’s nothing you can do to change what’s happening as you can’t change the weather. You can pray for the rain to stop, but I doubt that will work. You will either embrace life right now or you will continue to push it away by wanting it different, these are your choices and it solely puts your life in your hands. It has nothing to do with anyone else or your circumstances, but if you don’t have awareness of this you will continue to push life away by not embracing right now, and one day there will be nothing to embrace because life in this form will be no more.

Accept 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. Accept yourself as you are and as the mind settles what’s within you will change…

Unity with others is dependent on learning to love yourself unconditionally because if you judge yourself there is no way we won’t judge others. In your judgements, 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 accept yourself as you are there’s no way we will be able to accept anyone else as they are. You may be able to accept 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 accept yourself will only occur when you know our own mind, and only in the sense of how it’s the cause of not accepting yourself.

Think of this when you act in a way that’s not in your best interest, it originates from you. You unconsciously act in a way that isn’t beneficial to your own well being; this is done all the time. These acts come from your own mind, but its not the way that you act that causes the problem, it’s wanting the way that you act to be different, which is impossible because it has already has been done. So accept yourself as you are and 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. If you do act in a way that’s not beneficial, accept it. When the mind settles enough through this acceptance, what’s within you will change with the understanding you are perfect just as you are because it’s what’s there; just know there may be room for improvement, but accept yourself as you are…

Simply Move On

Basically life is always changing and one day regardless of your current circumstances they too will also change so you might as well move on because change is simply the nature of life…

Change is the nature of life. Whether you’re going through a major change or a subtle one when it happens simply move on. Last year I had to get the left side of my upper mouth reconstructed, which took over a year of procedures, I simply moved on. There was also pain, but I moved on. Life never does anything to me or anyone else, sometimes things just happen and you better move on because if you don’t, you’ll be taken for a ride on the emotional roller coaster of the Conditioned Mind. There is always a choice for the person with the perseverance to not allow the circumstances of what happens to be in control. Circumstances in life never stay the same, from birth to death which are circumstances. The main thing to do when circumstances change whether they’re wanted or not is to simply move on.

This isn’t the key to happiness because if something unpleasant happens, 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 an underlying peace and balance in understanding ” simply move on”. The key to this is understanding everything is impermanent and one day regardless what the circumstances are they will change so you might as simply move on, or not and remain in your own suffering…

Suffering Isn't a Necessity

In the present moment suffering doesn’t exist, this isn’t because painful things don’t happen, suffering doesn’t exist because there just isn’t a true need to attach a label to make it so…

Suffering isn’t a necessity to live life, and if you do suffer it has nothing to do with what happens; it has everything to do with attaching to what happens. There will be many painful things that occur in life, but they cause suffering only because that’s how they’re labeled. This labeling process is at the core of the Conditioned Mind. Without the attached label to what arises, there wouldn’t be a need for things to be different so there wouldn’t be a need to try and make things less painful; after all trying to make life less painful is how most people spend their life. Always wanting life pain free is why so many are in a state of suffering; it has nothing to do with what’s going on. 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 attachment to the conditioning in place most will just go with what society has to say about suffering without investigating it. To much is taken as truth without looking to see the underlying attachment; this is why the world is in a state of suffering. The label you have for something or someone is the label you have for yourself, without a settled mind this will not be seen so the attached suffering will continue to be the controlling energy in place. The label of suffering breeds suffering always, this is the dog chasing its tail syndrome. To me suffering isn’t a necessity in life because in the present moment it doesn’t truly exist, not because painful things don’t happen, but because there’s no need to attach a label that makes it so…

Out With the Old

Everyone develops tools throughout their life that are used as coping mechanisms and it’s these tools that determine whether you’re on a collision course with life or if you have tools that put you in cooperation with it.

Eleven years ago it was revealed to me the reason why my life was the way it was was simply because of the tools I developed at a very young age to cope with life; these became my defense mechanisms. Every reaction in life is the way it is because of some tool that was developed, and they’re automatically implemented by the Conditioned Mind when the conditions are right for a certain developed tool is called for. If life is to change the developed tools to cope with life situations need to be changed.

If it is not discovered what the cause of the non-beneficial behavior that is exhibited at times is, there will not be change. Most people develop Conditioned Mind Patterns based in satisfying only the self as these mind patterns are ego driven. The ego controls far to many lives. It is the cause of nothing but problems, and here is the kicker, the ego isn’t real. It’s just our developed tools that make it real.

The ego is based in the past and future, what is real is the present. You see the ego can’t be real because it’s never present, it needs the make believe stories of the past or future to exist. The old developed tools keep you out of the present, you’ll have to find a new set if you’re to live life in the present and you will need to develop them further if you are to remain in the present most of the time. Only the tools based in the past and future don’t allow for this. So you have a decision to make, either use your old tools or develop new ones, but remember to choose wisely because these are your life tools that you are choosing and they will not only control the way that you react to life, but they also put your life in your hands.

Beneath the Surface

I am right and you are wrong energy is the surface energy of the world that’s mostly in place which makes for ego charged situations, and with the ego running the show you won’t be able to see beneath the surface.

Not much really means anything when it comes to achieving a certain status in our society, not that there’s anything wrong with this, but it doesn’t mean anything except to the ego. This energy is what makes the ego what it is, it’s creates it. When ego “I” is embraced, the energy creates an I am special aura or look at me persona, but the fact of the matter is when it’s time to leave this world nothing is taken with you. I’ve learned one very important lesson in my life and that is my life really isn’t my life. Life itself doesn’t really care if I’m here or not, I make it important by attaching “I” to a story which creates me, me, me persona. Celebrity status goes to most people’s head as it really means nothing; just love and go beneath the surface. To me that’s what gets it done with the “it” being a level of quietness that doesn’t need a story to be.

Anything added to life doesn’t really enhance it. Simply being beneath the surface activities is so much more beneficial than what energy is controlling your surface life. So much of the ego energy is reinforced by the things the world has in place and it’s why everything is as it is. The ego can’t exist without a certain energy that feeds it. Without awareness of this, just by the design of the idolizing energy humanity has in place, the egos energy is constantly reinforced. I am right and you are wrong energy is the kind of energy that’s mostly in place which makes for very unstable situations. There’s no harmony when the ego energy is running the show and without harmony you only see what’s on the surface…

Conditioned to Suffer

Existence begins with everyone having the ability to be free of their conditioning, but because it’s not understood how harmful and diabolical the Conditioned Mind is, it locks you unconsciously into your own suffering…

The Conditioned Mind is harmful and diabolical. It’s so cunning you will unconsciously choose suffering over peace. It will create obstacles to keep you from honestly looking at yourself. It uses beliefs and concepts to hold you in bondage to its lies. I know what is seen us seen and I can’t change anyone, but I will continue to share what I know because I truly love all beings, but I don’t love the conditioning that’s in place. I understand how diabolical it truly is. It tells you to remain selfish and hold onto the little self. Whenever I respond to someone it’s never about the person, it’s always about the conditioning. Past conditioned energy is selfish so when a person justifies their conditioning, it’s not the person it’s the conditioning in place. Everyone truly has love in their heart to be free of their conditioning, but because it’s not understood how truly harmful and diabolical the Conditioned Mind is, it remains in control.

It breaks my heart to see a person unconsciously reinforce their own suffering, but there’s only so much anyone can do. I understand it’s just the conditioning in place, but the selfish energy is it only harmful to yourself, it’s harmful to all of beings. There really isn’t even a choice to make and I get that, but it doesn’t stop compassion from arising for those who remain in their own suffering. When someone says they are in the process, its unfortunate because most likely it’s the conditioned process; the process of suffering. I cannot sit back and remain idle when I see this and although I know a person will do what they do, when your life is controlled by the Conditioned Mind, it truly breaks my heart because it locks one unconsciously into their own suffering…

A Grateful Heart

Happy Thanksgiving, not only for today, but for each and everyday because life itself is our greatest gift and one day it will not be so…

Being grateful for life occurs naturally when there’s an understanding of how 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, but it’s not automatic. It isn’t produced by attaching to anything from the materiel realm. If gratitude was from the material realm it would coincide with one’s possessions and that would make a person of wealth more grateful than one who didn’t much. The true measure of wealth has nothing to do with possessions, 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 you want or expect it.

Wanting is never from our true self, it’s from the small self that thinks what’s wanted is needed to be complete. Whenever you want, it means you think life needs to be in some other way, this creates suffering. Gratitude doesn’t mean everything will be as wanted, but life must be accepted as it is if you are to be at peace and have a grateful heart; investigate this for yourself. Gratitude will not shield you from life problems, it will allow you to not create them. Be grateful for your life as it is and you will find your 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 for life as it is, not because of what you possess, but because of the natural love that arises from your own heart…

Conditioned Expectations

The expectations you have are the expectations you put on not only yourself, but all of life. Without a settled mind this will not be seen so your expectations will continue to be your controlling energy…

There will be many unpleasant things that occur in life, but they’re only considered unpleasant because of the expectations you put on them and this is where suffering arises from. This expectation process seems to be at our core, but if it wasn’t the creation of a you who expects would never arise and you wouldn’t need for things to be different so there wouldn’t be a need to try and make something pleasant; after all expecting life to always be pleasant is how most people live. 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 of you, it has everything to do what’s going on inside. Nothing can cause discontentment unless it’s allowed and it’s only allowed because of some expectation.

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 underlying truth and this is why there is so much expectations. The expectations you have for something are the expectations you put on not only yourself, but all of life. Without a settled mind this will not be seen so your expectations will continue to be the controlling energy in place. Expectations lead to suffering, but this suffering isn’t necessary. In the present moment I have found suffering doesn’t truly exist, not because unpleasant things don’t happen, but because there are no expectations to make it so…

Resisting Change

When you can truly be present for change and it’s accepted from the heart, all resistance falls away because it’s understood change provides growth and growth is what allows freedom.

Although most of the time change is resisted, the reason why is because it’s not understood that it’s needed. If you like milkshakes you wouldn’t want one every single day at every meal. Change has to occur, but the resistance to it doesn’t have to occur. Make this the day that change doesn’t hold you back. See it as the opening to move forward from the complacency of what’s familiar. It’s unfortunate, but nobody really changes unless they’re forced to. The Conditioned Mind loves the familiar, even if the familiar isn’t beneficial. I see it all the time in the responses to my articles. My articles simply provide another way to look at things, but many times they’re just discounted for what a person already has in place. I lived a conditioned existence for many years so I know what I’m talking about. Not many people truly understand the Conditioned Mind so when something new is presented and the resistance to change energy takes over, you remain locked in your conditioning.

Change is simply a part of life, it happens constantly, consciously and unconsciously, but what’s not understood is change is needed to grow. For years I was stuck in familiar Conditioned Mind Patterns that didn’t allow change to take place. Even when it looked as though change did happen, it was only on the surface. Surface change is a society measurement and it’s mostly a facade, inner change is truly transforming and it can’t be measured. When you can truly be present for change and it’s accepted from the heart, all resistance falls away because it’s understood change provides growth and growth is what allows freedom.

Locked In View

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 by a locked in view as it controls your life and causes you to suffer…

A locked in view is what causes you to only see things one way and this energy is from the side of suffering. It matters little what that locked in view is, as the rigidness of being locked in doesn’t allow free flowing energy. The is what happens when a story is created and it becomes the locked in view of what life is about in any particular moment. This becomes deeply engrained hence deeply locked in as you become more and more emotionally tied into whatever it is that’s being locked into. 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 attaching to it and being locked in.

To me this locked in view is the 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 this locked in view cannot see it, nor can one pull themselves out of it until the locked in view is seen as the cause of their suffering. The locked in viewed 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 of something, the more one becomes locked in on it 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 your free flowing energy is cut off by a locked in view as it controls your life and causes you to suffer…

Imaginary Problems to Solve

Through the way we become conditioned, we see life as if there are imaginary problems to solve so life can be a certain way, and because of this we are constantly working on solving problems…

The issue with having to constantly solve problems to arrange life to be a certain way is it’s all imaginary, and even if one makes up a story that life is exactly how you want it, the mind begins creating a new problem almost immediately. Life is continuous, it’s broken up into segments (imaginary problems) by a mind that’s in a constant state of agitation. If this wasn’t true, one 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 one see things in this way, it’s because the mind has been trained to do (problem solve) instead of be so it’s only doing what it’s been trained to do, how can it not…

The Conditioned Mind sees imaginary problems all over the place. The shortest line in the supermarket, traffic, diets, to do list, politics, religion, and so on, all this manipulating is strictly done to put another imaginary problem in place; which one thinks solving it will make life perfect. Let’s say everyday has one new problem that’s solved, that would mean I solved roughly 21,000 imaginary problems, all for the sole purpose to constantly have life the way I think it should be. After all nobody purposely gets in the longest line at the supermarket, but if you did nothing would really change except for maybe not having to constantly solve your imaginary problems…

Stick With the Facts

Feelings will arise that’s pretty much a given. To feel is human, but taking them to the next level to form a concept is when attachment arises as a belief that the feeling is indeed a fact; just stick with the facts…

If it’s not learned to just be with a feeling as it arises, it will control you. This is because the conditioning of a mind that wants to push the feeling away and change it. How this works is, let’s say someone walks up to you and says something that you don’t particularly like, immediately there’s attachment as there’s the feeling of not liking what was said, and where there’s attachment there’s the tendency to react in a non beneficial way. This is done again and again because of the conditioning in place. Someone says something you don’t like and you wind up saying something back to them. This goes round and round, basically you are at war.

Feeling aren’t right or wrong, there’s very little facts 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 feeling into a story; the story being the feeling needs to be changed. It’s not true the feeling needs to be changed, but that’s what the conditioned energy does, it makes you believe a feeling is unpleasant and a pleasant one would be better. This is energy that wants to push away when feelings arise because it doesn’t understand they aren’t right or wrong, they’re just what’s there and you don’t have to attach a story to them; just stick with the facts…

Free Will Benefits Humanituy

A person can only do what the conditioning in place dictates them to do and although to most it looks as though you have free will, if what you are doing isn’t a benefit to humanity, there’s nothing free about it…

Acting in non-beneficial ways impacts no one more than the one acting in this manner. On the surface some are severely affected by these actions, but the long lasting impact of non-beneficial actions goes deeply into the subconscious of the one committing it. Non-beneficial actions are prevalent all around, at the water cooler at work, on the news, on the road, at home, here on FB, this is because of not getting your way and the conditioning in place arising, thus one acts accordingly. This is what’s thought to be free will, but there’s nothing free about it because this behavior keeps you in bondage. To awaken is to go in the direction of what’s beneficial to humanity, when this is seen you are truly exerting your free will. This doesn’t mean you will be perfect and do things that are beneficial all the time, but it will be the direction you’ll go in more and more.

Nothing can truly be called free will until there’s truly a choice. What I mean by this is for forty nine years I was in bondage to a self serving will and there was absolutely nothing free associated with it. I was told by my mind what to do and I followed along like a puppet on a string. For me I stopped drinking alcohol at the age of twenty eight and thought this was a choice, but the only thing that happened was my self serving will just used something else. Bondage is bondage regardless of what has a hold of you. It isn’t until there’s awareness of this that the self serving will slowly began transforming and going in a beneficial direction. You cannot be self serving and free. You can tell yourself you have free will, but the only way it will truly be free is if it benefits humanity…

Stomping Your Feet Energy

If humanity is to ever unite and get along, the selfish energy in place will have to fall away. If it doesn’t, the energy that makes an adult a stomping your feet baby will continue to be reinforced…

This is a simple truth, we are a divided society because we are selfish and we want what we want when we want it. Just look at the recent USA election, the people who oppose the winning side are doing so out of selfishness because things simply didn’t go their way, so now the must stomp their feet and act the way a spoiled brat child would. This is separating energy and that’s what keeps society stuck. As long as people act selfishly by succumbing to their selfish energy, it doesn’t matter what happens because it won’t last so the selfish energy will always be in control. This selfishness rears its ugly head in circumstances that don’t go your way and the conditioning justifies it to cement this selfishness deeper in the subconscious; it’s no wonder humanity is the way it is.

Most people will justify their selfish behavior by lying to themselves that they’re only opposing something because their way is what’s best for everyone, but that’s one of the tools the Conditioned Mind uses to keep the selfishness in place. This article is about the energy of selfishness making babies out of adults who stomp their feet and cause undue suffering to humanity. Here’s the kicker, the moment this isn’t agreed with, it causes separation between us and your selfish behavior is reinforced so your contribution to humanity is of suffering. The very thing that’s being opposed is the very thing that’s being reinforced in yourself. This is how energy works and if humanity is to ever unite, selfishness will have to fall away. If it doesn’t, the energy that makes an adult a stomping your feet baby will continue to be reinforced and unfortunately it will be the controlling energy of humanity…

Two Ways to Exist

There are two ways to exist, one way is you run away from life and that follows you everywhere, and the other way is you are willing to face life which is the way that will bring you freedom…

Suffering in this existence is pretty much inevitable because of the Conditioned Mind, but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are many lessons to learn in our life, but until it’s realized there are two ways to exist the one you’re most likely to be stuck is the one where suffering follows you everywhere. This is the dog chasing its tail suffering and it never ends because it can’t. It’s controlling energy is immersed in the attachment to “I” and as long as this is in place it will follow you everywhere. “I” keeps you firmly locked in place, nothing satisfies the unquenchable thirst of “I” so this why the suffering follows you everywhere; “I” is always thirsty. Even though this is the suffering that’s in place for most, there is another way to exist that is beneficial to one’s well being and this is because it pushes you to a state where there is freedom.

This freedom is from the attachment to “I” not from suffering, because without “I” there’s no one to suffer. This other way leads to freedom because as agitated energy arises and it will, instead of attaching to it, you allow it to push you to new insights and revelations; you are with the pain of what arises instead of pushing it away. There’s no reaching to mask it, there’s no running from it or using something as a distraction. What happens when you make a stand with what arises, the lies of “I” are exposed, and if there’s no “I” there’s nothing for the suffering to follow; liberation naturally occurs. Read this very carefully and if the full meaning of this can be grasped, freedom from the suffering that’s been following you around for most of your life will begin to fall away, but understand this will only occur when there isn’t an “I” to follow.

Results of Your Own Actions

We are our own judge and jury and for the most part our verdicts are determined by our own actions; what is done when no one is looking. The energy you live by is a direct result of your own actions…

Remember the cartoons from years ago when a Devil and Angel would pop up on a characters shoulders. This happened when a decision was needed about something. The pop up figures were always the image of the individual, it was because that’s who the real struggle and conflict 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 think things should be. This energy is something that’s real. You can make it like you’re this spiritual guru and behind closed doors be selfish and unloving, but you’re not fooling anyone because wherever you go there you are. The energy that you live by is a result of your own actions. You are your own judge and jury and for the most part your verdicts are determined by your own actions; what is done when no one is looking. Your own actions shape your life.

There’s nothing to prove to anyone, you can preach love and recite all the airy fairy nonsense that fits 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 cartoon character (ego) on your shoulder. So many conditioned stories are made up about life and this keeps one in their own prison. 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 pop up, just make sure the one selected allows for the loving kindness of all beings because that’s what energy you will get in return.

Desires Bondage

Don’t let the different consequences of desires lull you into an unconsciousness sleep. All desire leads to bondage (attachment) in one form or another regardless of what it is that’s desired.

If there’s always something to desire it’s because you don’t think what you have is enough. And if you don’t think you have enough, there will always be something that’s desired. Desire isn’t something that’s inherently a bad thing, why one desires is where issues arise and this is only because where there is desire, one thinks something is missing. What is desired only matters to the degree in how the thing desired affects your life. A desire to drink alcohol in access and do drugs have consequences much different then desiring to go to a program 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 consequences of desire lull you into the sleep of unconsciousness because all wanting leads to bondage in one form or another and as stated this includes all desires.

You might say that’s not true, a desire to better yourself 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 desiring things different. I’m not saying don’t better yourself, but if it’s at the expense of your peace of mind, what is its benefit. I say 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 another desire will arise. Investigate this and see how desires arises from needing, and needing causes bondage (attachment) which causes suffering. Break free from desiring things to be different and you will inevitably stop suffering.

One Container: Earth

Most people have an individual agenda that’s usually attached to satisfying themselves in some way and until this is seen even though we all exist in the same container (Earth) not much will change.

Earth can be looked as if it’s a container and everything in it are seeds from the same energy. Human form is different than most seeds because we have the ability to think, but we all have the same potential to love. Each seed is different in some way and this is how life becomes different for each thing. Even if you’re planted right next to another seed the results of how you grow will be different. Remember a name is only given to something for identification purposes, for the most part we don’t go around giving names to the animals, birds, fish or insects, a label is mostly applied; we are still from the same energy. There’s nothing individually that truly exist, we are in the same container. There’s nothing real in this existence, no real you or me, no Muslims of Christians or whatnot, nothing individually in the way that it’s seen. There’s conditioning which makes an individual thing seem real, but as far as existence is concerned, we are all just seeds in the same container.

Just as with any seed, there are many factors that determine the results of how they grow, some will produce fruit (love) and some will not, but all seeds exist in the same container. This needs to be realized if we are to grow and evolve. Humans haven’t really progressed much since existence began. We may have advanced intellectually, but spiritually not so much. There is still way to much thought on the individual level for unity (oneness) to be a reality. Most people have an individual agenda that’s usually attached to satisfying themselves in some way, and until this is seen even though we all exist in the same container, not much will change.

A Moments Peace

As you become more and more anchored in the moment, your created stories are needed less and less. Without a story, there’s a moments peace that the mind settles into because it’s the only thing that’s there.

There is nothing that exist outside the single purpose of one moment. Your whole life is a successions of these moments. If you fully understands the moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to seek. Unfortunately for most the moment is missed so the past and future are constantly drawn on to satisfy your mind agitations. Many different stories are used as an alternative to this way and 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 one agrees 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 view is the right one. There is no right view, there’s living with a view that only benefits yourself and there’s living with a view that benefits all beings.

About all that I know is this, at one time my Conditioned Mind controlled me as if I was a puppet on a string and because of this I lived a self serving existence and my view of life didn’t result in much of a benefit to anyone. Eleven years ago this view became different and things that I did began to benefit others. I know I write a lot about the Conditioned Mind, but it’s what was revealed to me so it’s what I share; it’s the only thing I can share. As I become more and more anchored in the peace of the moment, the created stories are needed less and less. Without the attachment to my story, there’s a moments peace the mind settles into because it’s the only thing that’s there.

Lies Exposed

A quiet mind gains insight by allowing your lies to be exposed. This inner place of peace is the place where all truth awaits to be revealed, but only when quietness is the focus.

A true understanding of life cannot be revealed by doing. There are many highly intelligent people who will never understand this. This doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with intelligence, but you only know what you can focus on. For me, insights came from the realization that the cause of why I struggled so much with life was because of a selfish view; now the focus is on this. This is what a quiet mind affords a person, it has nothing to do with intelligence.

Focused on quietness is where insight is revealed and when your lies are exposed; this is how insights arise. Use whatever gateway that works to get quiet and focus on that. The mind will settle more and more into a state of quietness that allows insights. Becoming truly insightful isn’t for a select few, it’s available to anyone. It takes an understanding that quietness has nothing to do with intellect, it’s something which occurs as a result of inward focus. The insight that leads to a greater understanding of life can only be realized in quietness so if the focus is on an intellectual understanding, don’t be surprised by the lack of insight. To me, you only gain insight by allowing your lies to be exposed, this has nothing to do with intelligence. It’s your conditioned lies that block you from love and this block will only be removed when your lies are exposed and the minds focus is on quietness.

Parameter of Love

To be inside a parameter of love the heart must be unlocked. Although this may not change what’s outside the parameter, it does change you from viewing life from “I” to viewing life from love…

Think of it as though life is a fenced in backyard, when you love you’re inside the fence and when you don’t it means you’re living mostly from “I” which automatically puts you outside the fence. Outside the fence was how the first forty nine years of my life were lived. Occasionally I was inside the parameter of the fence, but not very often and this was because my “I” conditioning kept my heart locked which didn’t allow me to access the fence. It’s nearly impossible to enter the fence from “I” because “I” is the lock that keeps that heart and thus the opening to the fence closed. When you see this, it gives you something tangible to work with which allows the heart to be unlocked, and with an unlocked heart one can be inside the parameter of love more often than not.

Life and love are synonymous, but only when inside the parameter of love, and you can only be inside when the heart is unlocked and opened. The locks of the world that keep you outside the fence are many. Think of it as though you are on the outside of a house looking in through a window. Love unlocks the heart to see things that were previously unseen, and this is what opens you to see as if you were inside the house looking out. When you’re on the inside looking out it’s because the heart is unlocked, and with the heart unlocked it may not change what’s around you, but it does change your parameters from viewing life from “I” to viewing life from love…

Childlike Guidance

Before being conditioned by the world and going back to a time when you were a child, returns you to your natural state of innocence and allows love to be the guiding principle in your life…

You cannot truly love unless there’s awareness of love as your guiding principle and love can’t be your guiding principle unless the inner clock is turned back to undo the things that have been developed that doesn’t make this so. This isn’t to tell anyone how to live their life, but someone said that being loving is not natural for human beings and we have to work hard at it. My experience has not been this so I don’t agree. I understand this is someone’s experience and an experience isn’t right or wrong, but this hasn’t been mine. My experience is that love has always been in me and will always be in me naturally, it was just blocked out by the way my mind became conditioned.

Here is an example, just substitute the Conditioned Mind with a polluted body of water. When you take a body of water that’s been polluted and you want to return it to its natural state, all you need to do is remove the pollutants. If something is added to the water it no longer is natural.You only need to remove the pollutants to return it to its natural state. To me this is what was meant when it was written “Truly I tell you, unless you become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” so unless love becomes your guiding principle, heaven will never be experienced.

The practice of discipline and concentration are important because it allows the mind to settle so the mind pollutants can be removed and our natural state of love becomes our guiding principle. Love is already in our heart, but our polluted Conditioned Mind blocks many from seeing this. It does seem like it’s going to take hard work to return to our natural state, but only because its been a long time since we were little children. By practicing discipline and concentration all we are doing is removing our mind pollutants which allows the mind to settle so the principle of our natural state of love becomes guiding. We aren’t becoming something that we aren’t, we are returning to our natural state of love and are allowing the love that is already in us to become the guiding principle to live by…

Form Concepts

When one can only see and attach to form therein lies the root to all suffering. It’s in letting go of form concepts that you will see there are many parts to the whole, this reveals just how empty all things are.

When we stay attached to form as existence, life becomes conceptual and although we do experience life, it is why it’s seen differently by everyone except those who don’t see life through a conceptual idea; this state is of emptiness which needs no concept as existence still is. Everything is a part of the whole so nothing is truly what a concept makes it out to be. When you look at a tree and apply the concept “tree” the parts, the trunk, limbs, branches, and leaves separate it and the true nature of the tree is lost. If you can see this with the tree, you can see it with everything, including yourself. Without a concept of you where is the you, most don’t even think about the parts on the inside.

There is much freedom in seeing this because it allows for the emptiness of all things to be revealed, and when you see there’s nothing to hold onto no matter what, you are free. You give a form that keeps track of time a concept and call it a watch. There are so many parts to it, which part is truly the watch. Concepts will keep you in ignorance because they will block out seeing the true nature of emptiness in all things. With concepts you can only see and attach to form and therein lies the root to all suffering. It’s in letting go of the concepts of form that you will see there are just parts and this reveals the emptiness of it all.

Wrong Side of the Bed

Inevitably one day you will wake up on the so called wrong side of the bed, but you never ever have to let your feet touch the ground and give in to this energy…

Life is simply life. Some things that happen are favorable and some things that happen aren’t, and although the tendency is to hold onto the favorable things as long as possible, the only way that life can always be favorable is in the way you adjust to it when it’s not favorable. Sometimes for whatever reason you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and because it’s relatively unknown why this is, it sets the tone for the day. It doesn’t have to be this way, instantly an adjustment can be made, but there will have to be awareness of the wrong side of the bed conditioning. If there isn’t, the wrong side of the bed conditioning will be in control for most of that day and and the days thereafter.

Awareness is key in any awakening process. The more awareness you have of the “lies of I” the deeper your awakening will be. Those who are in the throes of the Conditioned Mind have very little awareness of the lies. Mostly Conditioned Mind behavior points at and blames others for what’s wrong in the world. The agitation of wrong side of the bed conditioning keeps most in the spin cycle of this pointing and blaming. Life will always be life, there will always be ups and downs, but it’s the adjustments you make that determines what and how something affects you. There are plenty of times I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but I’ve learned to not let my feet touch the ground in this state, and although the wrong side of the bed state returns periodically throughout the day, it doesn’t last because I have the awareness to make the adjustment to not give in to its energy…

Better Isn't Better

Until you embrace the energy of just being with what’s occurring right now, you will continue to seek what you think will make life better and miss out on the reality of simply what’s in place…

A better life is never better because it’s the way you may want it, it’s better when you can accept it the way it is. Everything that occurs in life is the best it can be because it’s what’s there and although it may be labeled better or worse, neither one of these labels changes what occurs. The Conditioned Mind constantly pushes away what it labels as not liked and it constantly tries to pull in what it sees as better, but what’s not understood is that both of these energy’s are the same. It’s like positive and negative energy, on the surface these energies seem like total opposites, but upon further investigation what’s revealed is positive and negative are from the same energy; both push and pull. On the surface these energies produce different results, and because people are controlled by results (the ones that make life better) they think positive is better because it makes life the way you think it should be. I’m not one for positive affirmations because that also is the energy of wanting things different (better). Not needing things to be better (different) allows you to be in the space of stillness with what’s actually occurring without labeling it, this is true peace.

This peace doesn’t need anything better, there’s no needing anything different when there’s peace. Needing life better energy only arises when the mind is agitated and it’s not realized this is occurring. This is why being with what occurs in the present moment is so valuable; there’s no needing life better energy. When you’re present, you are free and at peace. The Conditioned Mind is a liar and makes you believe all kinds of nonsense that makes you succumb to the needing life better energy. Until you embrace the energy of just being with what’s occurring right now, you will continue to seek what you think will make life better and miss out on the reality of simply what’s already in place…

One Energy

In the beginning there was energy, out of that energy the human race began, and although we may not look and talk the same we’re all from the same energy so our differences are only on the surface.

The value of sitting is priceless when 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 it would keep the peace as best as he could, but to no avail the moment he left, the fighting 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 quiet.

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 energy. The awareness of this which arose from the quietness of meditating, showed 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. Without something in place that allows the mind to settle most of the drama that occurs in life wouldn’t happen. The only way anything new is allowed into your life is if the old isn’t taking up all of your minds space. Space is needed to see what’s truly going on and if there isn’t any nothing new will be seen and the old will continue to run the show. Our connection as humans 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 energy.

Flowing Mind Expansion

Depending on how attached to “I” you are determines how restricted your minds expansion will be. The flowing mind is a mind that keeps on expanding to reveal the true nature of its own existence…

Think of the minds expansion in relation to water flowing, the only thing that stops the flow is when there’s a block of some kind. It can be likened to a value that’s closed; in this case that value is “I”. The mind is in a constant state of expansion (flowing) as long as its value remains open, but once “I” takes over the value begins to close, and depending on how attached to “I” you are determines how closed the value is and how restricted your flow and expansion are. For some there’s barely a trickle of flow, for others the value “I” fluctuates between open and closed, and for a some who have awareness of this the value remains open most of the time and their expansion is continuous.

The opposite of this holds true for the collective (society’s) expansion. Think of society as a large apartment building with many faucets (restrictions). In this case the more faucets that are opened at the same time the less flow there will be. The key here is understanding the differences in the individual flow and the collective flow. The main thing to be aware of is where the restriction of flow comes from. They’re always from the attachment of “I” it’s just that it’s very deceiving because the restriction of flow can be different; that’s just the nature of the Conditioned Mind as the lie of “I” has many tools to deceive. Attachment does nothing but restrict so when there’s awareness of this the minds restrictions lessen and the flow and expansion continues on its natural course to reveal the true nature of its own existence…

One or the Other

The mind is really very simple to understand. It can be broken down into two rather simple mind states loving or unloving, 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 one will be guided by. What it comes down to is you will either be guided by love or you will not. Everything that happens is the result of something else so the results of living in a loving or unloving state is a direct result of something. This isn’t used to apply a label of one is right and one is wrong, but if investigated it can be seen how love produces results more in line with kindness, peace, harmony, and joy and being unloving puts you more in line with results of anger, greed, hate, unhappiness, and discontent. I had an unloving mind state for many years and this resulted in much suffering in the form of feeling isolated and alone most of the time. Many different things were used to try and not feel this way, but to no avail because no matter what the isolation would always return.

Eleven years ago I began understanding the differences of these two mind states and started developing certain things that put me more in line with a loving mind state. An unloving mind is selfish in nature and produces undesirable results based in the material world. A loving mind has no selfishness and the results speak for themselves. This doesn’t mean unloving conditioning will be gone for good, but for me 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 unloving mind state controls more; I would say it’s because of the influences of the material world that make this so. Even though by being alive you’re part of the world when you finally wake up, this results in not allowing the selfish collective mind state of an unloving world to control you…

Entrapped in Form

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation, you become entrapped in form. Until this is seen, you will remain entrapped 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 entrapped to 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 entrapped in form which makes you think peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this entrapment to form makes the very thing you are seeking impossible to grasp. This entrapment is the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until this is seen, you will remain entrapped 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 there is entrapment to form. I can’t stress this enough as this entrapment to your form has to be seen if you are to experience true peace in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to understanding this. What does have to happen if there’s to be an understanding of this is why you’re entrapped to a form is because of the inability to just be. When the need to reach for something arises, the entrapment to form begins. This entrapment 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 (detachment) that peace is experienced. To many people get lost (entrapped) in trying to find peace through the attachment to form, but since it’s something that’s already within you, the entrapment is a circle because it becomes about finding what’s already there. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I share so the entrapment to form can be seen for what it is; the cause of why you aren’t at peace.

Holding On Prison

Whatever it is that you hold on to, it becomes your prison. If you don’t stop holding on so you can make room in your heart for love, you are the one who will suffer the most…

The choice to hold on to things is the choice to suffer, the problem with this is there really isn’t a choice because of the way one’s Conditioned Mind is in control. Your suffering is inevitable because of the conditioned holding on that’s in place. If this is to change you will have to make room in your heart so the holding on is replaced by first stillness and then love. There’s no way around this, hold on to whatever the flavor of the day, week, month, or year is, just understand when it passes something else will have to replace it. Today it’s our president, tomorrow it’s a co worker, traffic, or something else and the next day and the next and so on. This will never change until there is room in your heart for love. If you hold on to one individual and bemoan them, then you don’t truly have the space for a loving heart. This is strong language, but it’s true.

Unconditional love can only be without one iota of conditioning. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see. I can say I have love for all humanity, what I don’t love is humanity’s conditioning, but I do understand it and I choose not to feed into its nonsense. To hold on to things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are holding on to because it becomes your prison. Until this is understood you become the very thing that you show hate towards. This is a Universal Law; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you. Think about it, how can you? Stop 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 remaining in the prison of what you are holding on to…

Agitated Conditioning

The mind becomes agitated simply because that’s the way it has been conditioned. The agitation isn’t there because you were born with it or that’s just the way you are, it’s there strictly because it’s the way you’ve been conditioned.

To go beyond your conditioning there has to be a moment of space created that stops the incessant thoughts from spinning in circles. One thought then another and another and another, it won’t stop until there’s awareness this is happening. Sit strictly for the purpose of developing discipline and watch how this discipline settles the mind. This is how it happened for me, I sat, my mind begin to settle and I started noticing the conditioning and just how much control it had over me. This is the core of what was revealed to me and it’s the core of my writings. The more space there is between thoughts the more discipline there is to notice the conditioning. When it’s noticed you can then do what’s necessary to go beyond it and watch its control fall away.

It’s very important to get in touch with the conditioning, but to go beyond it to get to a deeper Universal Truth the mind must settle to the point where the conditioning is not just noticed, but it also loses its control. If this is just noticed, but still holds you in bondage, the mind will remain in a constant state of agitation needing the present moment altered in some way. This is regardless of what’s happening because needing the moment altered doesn’t change what’s happening. See how this agitation arises strictly from your conditioning. It’s not there because that’s just the way you are or because you were born with it, it’s there because it’s the way you’ve been conditioned.

Our Link is Love

Although people have similar experiences, no two people see things the same exact way and because we see things differently, the only way humanity will ever get along is when love is seen as what we have in common.

You should always be tolerant of others as everyone goes through life doing the best they can with their developed tools. No two lives are the same as our experiences are different. Because someone has different experiences, that doesn’t make it right or wrong. No one knows what I went through to be as I am today just as I don’t know what anyone else goes through. We’ve all had many experiences to develop the tools we have in place so we are as we are, and because nobody goes through the same things, we’re all different. Here is the key in getting along and this is so very important, love is the message we should be focused on and the one that should be shared, that’s what we all have in common regardless of what is experienced.

If experience teaches you to let go of the little you there’s an obligation to share that message. When someone does something that you don’t like maybe they’re just doing what is known. We should all be more tolerant of others because from my experience when a person doesn’t act in a manner conducive to love, there is immense suffering for all involved. Whether there’s awareness of this or not doesn’t make it any less so; being intolerant of others just adds suffering to the situation.

When something is done by someone that isn’t liked, simply ask yourself if you truly know the person. Even if someone reads my book they don’t really know me. They know what happened to me, but how it affected me is known only to me. 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. Everyone is the cause of their own suffering, what happens doesn’t cause it, the tools in place do. I know it’s not easy to see things in this way, but what happens when there’s intolerance of others is one causes their own suffering because what we have in common (love) isn’t seen.

Truth About Yourself

The more truth you know about yourself the more chance there will be to break the chains of bondage to your lies. Without truth, whistling in the dark is needed to keep away the imagined boogeyman…

Jesus and Buddha were truth seekers, 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, inner truth cannot come from some outside inspirational source. The difference between being free and needing to whistle in the dark is knowing your inner self as opposed to using inspiration from somewhere outside of yourself.

There’s so much nonsense that goes on in our world and it’s the lack of truth that causes it. This won’t be understood if you’re looking outside for your answers. Inner truth is not the truth of solving Universal mysteries, no it’s the truth of simply knowing why you do what you do. It’s not my desire to inspire others as much as it’s to convey a message of truth to people through my writings, which are only tools to point to the place within your own heart that will lead to truth and freedom. It’s in the place of your own inner essence that will set you free. This is the message that is conveyed to others, this is the next step in humanity’s evolution; if there is to be freedom.

Someone suggested that I make my post more inspirational, but I can only see what has been awakened in me. I’m not trying to be anything but what I Am. If it’s truth that’s seen then that’s what’s written. I’m not an inspirational cheerleader, I share from my heart, it’s what has been awakened in me. If you don’t understand your own heart you can’t understand the heart of others. I don’t really care how inspiring something is from the outside, it will not last if it’s not from within. When you go inward and find inspiration 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 whistle in the dark to keep away the boogeyman; in whatever form you imagine the boogeyman to be…

Source Energy of Truth

Truth is understanding there’s a source of energy and you’re not it. Missing the mark is your “I” causing separation from the source in the form of a concept or belief, and thus causing separation from all beings.

“I” energy is what separates humanity into thinking there are individual beings out there. We’ll use electricity as an example of source energy for this article. Energy, in this case electricity just is; we humans are likened to lightbulbs. Before the lightbulb is connected to the source there’s existence of form (the lightbulb), but it’s an unconscious connection. That’s how it is when one is simply a cell; there’s existence but no conscious connection to your source energy. When this form transforms your conscious existence begins and you become consciously connected to your source. It’s as if you are a lightbulb and have been screwed into a lamp. Now there is always a connection to your source, but there’s not always awareness of it because you’re not always on. Here’s where “I” comes in, once you do get turned on because of “I” you think you are the light; this separates you from your source energy and thus from life itself.

The “I” light says “Look at me I’m lighting up the room, but it’s really the source energy that’s providing the light, our human manifestation is only the filament in the lightbulb. It doesn’t matter the wattage (race) or what kind of lightbulb it is, a lightbulb is a lightbulb. Those who see truth understand they are only here to be used by the source as one day conditions will change and the filament in the bulb will no longer be able to make a connection; this is when existence ends. Truth is understanding there’s a source and you’re not it, missing the mark is the “I” causing separation from the source in the form of an “I” based concept or belief. When this truth is seen the light always remains connected and lit because it’s the source energy that’s providing the power and that never goes out…

Truth is Freedom

In life there’s perception which is attachment and there’s truth which is freedom. Perception is binding and is a created idea to make life the way you think will best fulfill your wants and desires. Truth simply is…

There are certain truths that need to be understood if you are to be set free. The reason why there is 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 as perception. A perception of what you think truth is isn’t truth, it’s just perception and it’s this perception that blocks truth from setting you free.

First truth, you are not going to live forever, this is a fact. Understanding this impermanence is paramount if you are to be free. Second truth, the only place that life can be lived is in the exact moment that you’re in, (the present) again this is factual. Third truth, no matter how much you want things to stay the same, they will not. There is constant change whether you want it or not. No perception here, just the facts. Forth truth, you are not your thoughts regardless of how much you attach to them. The point of this post is to show the difference between truth and the perception of how you want things to be and how perception will never set you free. How you can tell something is true is it’s always freeing, that’s its nature.

All perception is tied into stories, which are delusional; delusion will never set you free. People who think their perception of truth is truth are gravely mistaken and stay entrapped to their own conditioned perceptions; perception is bondage. I know today I am free because truth has set me free, not because of my perceptions. If I was still living my life by my self created perceptions, I would not be free. The Universe can only guide you when there is quietness that allows truth to be understood. 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 story. This article is factual, it’s not some made up perception of what I think truth is. When you know the truth and not your perception of it, it is only then that you will be set free. This will not occur if you are creating perceptions of the way you think life should be. There’s the way life is (truth) and there’s the way you think it should be (perception) and only one will set you free…

Conditionally Stuck

If a person is stuck in a thought based world, most likely they’re being controlled by a conditioned based existence. This is a prison that you will only be released from by going beyond your conditioned thoughts, into the realm of no mind.

It’s impossible to be conditioned in your life that isn’t created by your own mind. This doesn’t mean unpleasant things won’t occur, it just 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 there’s a choice to hold onto it or not. Everyone has the ability within to cease causing their own conditioning, it just takes a certain amount of discipline for this to occur. What discipline does is it 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, then 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 create your 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. When you see this you can break free of the hold your mind has over you and you will be able to see that you’re not the mind, you’re beyond the thought based conditioning.

Unless you allow your mind to control you, conditioning will not be created. It’s just a view that makes what happens seem real, but it isn’t, it’s just from the delusional Conditioned Mind and 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 and you have no created conditioning, the next step in the waking up process of going beyond thought will be realized.

Herd Mentality of "I"

There’s so much of a herd mentality in our society that it’s almost impossible to break free. The reason addictions are so hard to break is because the thing addicted to is always focused on and not the herd mentality of “I”.

The herd mentality will pull you along as if you are a puppet on a string unless there’s some awareness that it is 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; if this space is created the herd mentality pull lessens. The only thing I’ve found that allows this space is discipline developed by sitting. 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 again. 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 this emits. The larger the group attachment the harder it is to pull away.

One example of this is from the Bible, the masses grew and grew as the Pharisees publicly tried Jesus. As more people were pulled into the herd mentality, the energy to have him crucified 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 it’s almost impossible to break free of it as it’s reinforced daily. Addictions are so hard to break free of not because of the things addicted to, but because of the herd mentality of “I” that keeps it in place. This even includes those trying to help in the addiction field because the addiction is to “I” and the focus is always on the thing one is addicted to. Until “I” is addressed very few people will ever truly break free of any addiction because the herd mentality won’t allow space between one’s thoughts as the herd energy of “I” remains in control.

Discontented Noise

Wanting something different that has already happened won’t change it. The wanting is what causes discontented noise and only when you don’t want to change the unchangeable will the mind settle.

It’s vital to understand what the discontented noise is if it’s ever going to stop its incessant control. It may never quiet completely and that’s ok because it’s not about quiet so much as it is learning to live with the noise. You may say that I’m always talking about the mind settling and quietness and now I’m saying learn to live with the noise, but that’s exactly the point. Learning to live with the noise is how the mind becomes quiet or at least somewhat settled. So many people try to quiet the mind and don’t realize that is in and of itself noise. You will never quiet the mind, it’s impossible, but things can be practiced that allows it to settle. The most important part of this is to understand every thought is noise, thoughts of love – noise, thoughts of hate – noise, positive thoughts – noise, negative thoughts – noise, everything is noise until the time comes that the noise is seen and you learn to live with it. 

Not wanting things different is quiet, but most want things as they want them and therein lies the discontented noise. Once something happens no amount of wanting it different will change it, so what can you do but establish a mindset that doesn’t want it different. Or not and remain in the discontented noise that wants to change what is unchangeable. Learning to be with whatever it is that happens is how the mind settles and until there’s awareness of this, the discontented noise in the head will want things different as it remains in control.

Head/Feet Connection

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

Is my head where my feet are? To me this is a very important question to ask because the mind often 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 every place except where your feet are. The mind constantly goes 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 your physical existence and everyone who is alive right now experiences this, but just physically existing without awareness means you have a wandering mind and are in the maze of your conditioning. Watch the wandering mind as it bounces from place to place except in the only place that exist; 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 the wandering mind mentally you will most likely be somewhere else. This isn’t a good or bad thing, but it does prevent you from living life as it happens. When you’re mentally somewhere other than where your body/feet connects, most of your life will be missed. The breath is one tool 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 with your mind/feet connected you’ll be more aware of what life is offering as the maze of your conditioning disappears, and probably for one of the few times in your life you’ll have a head/feet connection that will allow you to truly live.

Distracting

An “I” agitation is what causes the mind to become distracted, and what it becomes distracted from is the ability to live life aligned with the present moment and the love in your heart.

Subtle distractions are what the “I” uses for fuel in the form of whatever conditioning is in place. “I” needs fuels so it can be in control and it uses the past and future because in the present moment there are no distractions, there’s only what is. What each and every distraction does is remove the ability to remain in the present moment which removes the ability to love. The objects used for our distractions are what needs to be identified so we don’t give in to their enticing lure. Without awareness that these distractions exist, their lure is too enticing not to give in to them. Even with awareness it’s still very difficult not to be lured in. The mind will need to be very quiet to become aware and overcome these subtle distractions. The nature of all distractions are the same, but they themselves differ from each other. Distractions takes you from the present moment, that’s how you will know it’s a distraction.

A distraction is not the same as an agitation, they’re similar because they’re both from “I” but an agitation is what causes the need for a distraction to be used. If the mind was quiet it would be without agitation so there wouldn’t be any need to use a distraction; this will only occur when “I” isn’t in control. “I” is always there, but whether it’s your controlling energy is determined by what the minds fuel is, but don’t expect “I” to cooperate because to be without agitations is for “I” to relinquish its control. “I” will not relinquish its control quietly, but with awareness of this you don’t have to give it the fuel it needs by giving into the agitations that creates the need for a distraction.

Peace/Pleasure Seeking

The seeking of pleasure is so deep and misunderstood that it actually leads many down the road to their own destruction. Until the mind settles and this is seen, pleasure seeking will continue its control.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with pleasure, but when your driving force is to satisfy pleasure, it will most likely lead to some kind of destructive reaching. Understanding the destructive reaching to quench the thirst of pleasure is where the difference lies in one being at peace or constantly needing to reach for the next pleasure. For me there was always a thirst for peace, but it was seen as needing to seek pleasure so it was constantly sought. What I used to quench this thirst is where the destructiveness arose. My tools to quiet this thirst to be at peace became different eleven years ago. Prior to eleven years ago everything I used was based in the material realm. Today this isn’t the case because I understand the pleasure seeking Conditioned Mind enough to see the illusionary urgings arising.

As the story is told, Jesus went into the  desert to meditate for forty days with nothing but the clothes on his back. This was done to confront his inner self by meditating. It took the Buddha six years to become enlightened as he roamed the country side meditating along the way. He went from house to house for his food. These are two people who left us with great examples of how to manifest a peaceful state of being without anything from the material world. This is key if you are to ever be free from the bondage of the conventional pleasure seeking mind and open the doorway to true peace that’s not dependent on anything from this world. When this is truly understood, pleasure will no longer be reached for in a destructive way as you will actually live life in the most pleasurable and peaceful way possible.

Changing Your Conditioning

The only way to change the Conditioned Mind 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 something needs changing.

Watching television is not my favorite way to past time, but the other night I caught the last hour of a ballgame. 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 picture. 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 the conditioning 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 go to change this.

Think of something you get fixated on and see how hard it is to change your mind when it gets you in its grip. Unless there’s total awareness of this, changing your conditioning will be just about impossible. The only way to change the Conditioned Mind 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 something 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 what’s familiar. The issue is you can get so comfortable with this that it’s not realized the conditioning needs to be changed; this realization will only occur if you have something in place that’s worth changing to.

Being Aware of Being Mindful

Just by being alive you have some sense of awareness, this is basically true for all beings, but where humans differ from other species is in the ability of truly being aware of being mindful.

A friend shared a story with me about a dog he had as a pet. It seemed the dog actually liked this person, he would hold the dog and at times it would fall asleep on his lap. It would lick his hand and take food from it. One day as the dog was eating out of its bowl, this person took the food away before the dog was finished, the dog bit and scratched his hand; so much for the dog liking this individual. The dog was aware his food was being taken away, but it ended there. There was no mindfulness of who was actually taking the food, his food was being taken away and it didn’t like it. This is how many humans react to situations, they like things as long as what is liked is not taken away.

For one to get beyond this mindlessness, there must be awareness of it. This is where humans differ. Other species don’t have the ability to be truly mindful, but if you look around it would seem most humans don’t have this ability either. What will have to happen at some point for this to change is being aware of being mindful (noticing what arises when what is liked is taken away or just naturally changes). This is key if you’re not going to remain oblivious to what’s changing. Suffering comes from not being aware of being mindful of what’s changing and being controlled by what is liked. When there is awareness of what arises one can be mindful of it, but not attach to it, thus one is free. What you like will still be taken away at times, but hopefully you won’t scratch or bite when this happens.

Peace Already Is

The mind becomes conditioned and it creates stories, these are then used to make you believe they’re needed to be at peace, but the story to be at peace is the exact reason there isn’t peace…

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

Eat cake, don’t eat cake, the point of this example is to show how the created story becomes the created attachment which is what makes you want the cake. Substitute anything you want for the cake, 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 starts and thus the attachment, but only because you don’t know how not to create it.

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 peace, but beyond the story you are at peace, it’s just not realized because of the need to create a story…

Hearts Connecting

Oneness with others comes from a deep place of love. This isn’t something that any human activity can make happen. It’s the connection to your own heart, that’s when you connect to the hearts of others…

In my experience the love of my own heart cannot expand on its own, it needs others. Deepening a connection with others, deepens the love in our heart, and this is what connects us. If this connection to each other’s hearts were to happen there would be no more greed, hate, or war because we will fall over each other in love; it’s in this love for each other that the magnificence of life is experienced. A majestic sunset, a cool summer breeze, the magnificence of the ocean, loving yourself and thus a connection to all humanity, these are experiences from the depths of our heart. 

There’s a oneness with life that comes from a deep place of the heart and it’s not something that any human doing can make happen. Although love is instilled in every individual because it’s just a part of being human, one’s conditioning blocks the awareness of it. The connection to the heart is what was awakened in me and many others, it’s what connects us all and it’s there even if you’re not aware of it. It’s everyone’s birth right to experience this love, but it will only occur when the mind is settled enough to know it’s there. Only when there’s a deep love for ourselves which allows for a deep love of others will there be a heart connection with ourselves and with all beings…

Present Moment Discipline
The Conditioned Mind will relinquish its control only if discipline is developed, and it's this discipline that allows one to be with life in the present moment instead of the past or future...
 
It's difficult to be in the present moment because the undisciplined mind constantly wants to be in the past or future; this is the dilemma most people face. It has nothing to do with nothing, but it has everything to do with everything. Through developing disciplines that allows the mind to settle the constant looking in the past or future can be lessened. Ever so slowly the Conditioned Mind will relinquish its control if discipline is developed. My writings may open some eyes, but it's the developing of discipline that allows the mind to settle which leads to lasting insights that are used to enhance your life.

Most people have tools in place that have nothing to do with developing discipline or enhancing life. The tools that are in place actually reinforce the conditioning which keeps you entrapped in a self created prison; the prison being a mind that's in the past or future instead of the only place that truly exist, the present moment which is what's here in front of you. If you’re not with what's in front of you in the present moment, you cannot truly live life to the fullest. Of course there's existence because you are alive, but being alive doesn't equate to living life to the fullest. Only being with life as it's happening in the present moment will ensure living life to the fullest and only with discipline will the mind settle enough for this to occur...
Beneficial Direction

There’s so many directions you can choose from, but it’s not always known if it’s beneficial. One way to know if it’s a benefit would be if there’s harmony within even though on the outside things may not be loving.

If you don’t choose your direction, it will be chosen for you, and the way you can distinguish whether it’s a direction chosen for you or by you is by the love that’s emitted out. There are many directions to choose from in life and where most err is in choosing one that suits their needs instead of choosing one that focuses on the needs of others; what I mean by this is to choose a direction that benefits all beings.

The direction I found to be the most beneficial to all involved is one of quiet. To me why it has value is because it’s a direction that makes me whole and when I’m whole the natural instinct to love arises. If you see value in quiet this is the direction you will choose. There has to be value to oneself and all beings in the direction that’s chosen, if it’s without value it won’t last. Most directions chosen are based in the material world, this is the direction of reaching out there, people will even use a God like this as though there is something out there that’s making things happen. The direction of love is what makes things happen and it’s an inward direction that needs nothing to sustain it.

Love arises when there is quiet, it doesn’t take thought for this to occur; it arises from stillness and is self sustaining. This is why the direction of quiet has so much value. Inward is where you get in touch with your true self as the distractions of all the other directions fall away. These other directions lead to nonsense. You may not know which direction is for you, but if you look around you’ll see which one isn’t for you and eventually all you will be left with is a direction based in love that’s beneficial to all.

"I" Defends Itself

“I” lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind, but when there’s light shed on this, ignorance is no more and “I” no longer needs to defend itself because it no longer sees itself as an adversary…

Awareness of the different thoughts that arise and seeing why some are defended and some are just let go of has immense value in learning what blocks you from living life to the fullest. You will want to develop some sort of discipline that’s going to assist you in differentiating which of your thoughts are beneficial. The ego is “I” and when “I” feels threatened it will defend itself with whatever tools it has developed to do so. These tools aren’t only used to defend itself against others, they’re also used to defend itself against itself. This is the only reason a person reaches for something and it’s strictly because “I” is defending itself from a threat that comes from within. This “I” is the cause of addiction and of all conflicts. Without “I” you still exist, it’s just not in the way the ego ”I” makes it seem.

When you can see the truth that “I” (ego) is not your adversary, there will be no need to defend yourself because it will be seen you are only defending yourself against yourself. There’s no suppressing this nor anything else that arises because suppressing or pushing away is an action that deepens the egos control. To me the awareness of an “I” existence is the beginning of “I” loosening its grip. In acknowledging it the control dissipates somewhat, this happens when the energy of attaching is taken away. Never deny what’s there, just be aware of it and watch it dissolve on its own. The “I” lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind. When there’s light shed on this, ignorance is no more and the ego “I” no longer needs to defend itself because it no longer sees itself as an adversary…

Pulling In

The need to pull something in is developed to cope with life, this is why life is seemingly full of problems, but whatever is out there doesn’t cause the problem, it’s the pulling in itself that does.

Nothing needs to be attached to for one to be free. Freedom can’t be found by pulling something in. Pulling in is likened to thinking happiness is outside of you to grab, but truly not needing to pull anything in will only happen when it’s seen as not being needed; if it is not the pulling in will never stop. When you see this the need to pull in will naturally fall away. This is how one has to approach each moment if freedom is to be had. The way we develop habits to cope with things as they arise is why there’s problems; whatever it is that arises doesn’t truly cause a problem. Granted it may be something that you think is really needed, but if the pulling in is not dealt with in a way that what’s out there isn’t attached to or a made up story is used, the energy of the situation will get stored and remain hidden until it’s time to pull in again. This is why the same thoughts are repeated over and over without really giving them much thought, they have to because of the residual pulling energy in place.

Awareness that this is happening can allow you to be with what arises and not want it different. After all that’s the only reason a person pulls something in because the moment is thought to be not good enough. You see this pulling in is the same energy as pushing away, it’s just being used differently. Pulling is attachment because of needing it, pushing is attachment to not wanting it, different action, but the same attachment. This is very subtle to see and it will only be noticed when one is with the moment as it arises and doesn’t need anything to be different. So regardless if what arises is labeled good or bad, it’s all the same attachment, and the only the thing the applied label does is determine if one needs to pull something in or push something away.

Entangled in Self

If you seek what you think is needed to wake you from the sleep of unconsciousness, you will probably remain asleep. Your urging is from the Universe, but this will not be known if you are entangled in a self that thinks it knows what’s best.

We are a product of the Universe, we’re not a product of ourselves. We did not call for our creation, nor do we call for the time when it ends. Every existence is a product of the Universe and the energy transformed to awaken is from the Universe. This is why we can not really do much to transform ourselves. We can only have the necessary willingness to allow our heart to open so the Universe can work with us; even this is not our doing, the willingness is also an urging from the Universe. The reason some awaken and some don’t is because the noise in the head is so loud the still small voice within isn’t heard. Even though it seems our urging is from the outside, it can only be heard from within.

Through our Conditioned Mind we become entangled in a very selfish self, but understand this is also an urging, it’s just not one that produces love. Energy always is, it’s just a matter of listening to the urging and hearing where it leads you. We seek because the Universe calls, we see because the veil of a Conditioned Mind is removed and our energy is then guided by our urge. Spirituality is not magical for a selected few who think they are special, it’s available to anyone who has willingness to listen to the urging from within. The Universe calls, but are you listening? And if you think you are, are you hearing the true message or are you making up your own message to fulfill your selfish self? It takes much quietness to hear the Universe’s urging, the alternative is to not hear and follow your own. Now that’s scary and it’s because most of our urgings are entangled in a selfish self strictly to satisfy our own desires.

Beneficial Reactions

Life occurs and the reactions to it will be determined by what mind set has been developed. A mind set of neutrality (quiet) is much more beneficial than one that’s in place to react selfishly…

Regardless of how you think you should be, if it’s not in you it won’t be possibly for it to be your outward reaction. What will be seen by the world as your outward reaction is really only what’s inside you. If you want to love and it hasn’t been cultivated, it will not be emitted out as it is not your mind set; your reactions out are only so because it’s what’s in you. If you were raised to hate certain things than that will be your mind set, and it will be the reactions out. The outward reactions are inside because consciously or unconsciously it’s what’s been cultivated.

To do things differently it will take a neutral (quiet) mind set as things occur. This will alleviate non beneficial emotional attachment and reactions. What occurs can then be looked at objectively because inside is neutral and non reactive. This will take practice, but life is reacted to in a much more beneficial way from a neutral mind set, and although everything comes from within you can only react to things in ways that have been cultivated and are inside. With practice what’s inside can be aligned with what is the most beneficial way to react and thus the most beneficial way to live…

Outside In View

Accepting everything as it is may seem unrealistic, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an outside in view (reaching) and in the process cause your own suffering.

It’s not the changes that occur in life that throw you for a loop, it’s the outside in view that things will always be a certain way, that’s what makes changes much more difficult to cope with. If everything could be accepted as it is, one would never be thrown for a loop because the outside in view that tells you things should remain as they are wouldn’t occur. Accepting everything as it is seems like a tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an outside in view and in the process cause your own suffering.

For one to get beyond the outside in view, it has to be understood that it’s your own mind that creates it. Life is what’s seen through the view that’s created and it’s created through the conditioning in place. Why a view is considered outside in is because of how the mindset is reach out there when changes occur and the change isn’t accepted. This reaching keeps the mind closed to the conditioning that sees things as outside in; if this conditioning isn’t changed the outside in view will not change. It’s not that a certain view needs to be implemented, all that’s needed is to be aware of the outside in view. Awareness is key in change because it allows for acceptance of what is and when the world can be accepted as it is, good, bad, or indifferent, then just maybe you will view life from the inside out…

Conditioned by Time

Until the veil of ignorance is removed, the Conditioned Mind will be in control. This isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does block your true essence from arising and reaching your true potential…

It’s often said one should practice being in the present moment, but in reality this is impossible because the present moment instantly becomes the past. Even before you can finish saying I’m in the present moment, it’s already the past. Watching the unfolding of time as each moment occurs is key if one is to not get caught up in the Conditioned Mind which is a mind that’s constantly in the past or future. This Conditioned Mind is the state that most of humanity is stuck in. It’s the energy that most live by, this is one reason it’s so difficult to go beyond it. People see things through this mind and because of ignorance are blocked from realizing this. Until this veil of ignorance is removed the Conditioned Mind will remain in control. The Conditioned Mind isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does deter one’s true essence from arising and thus it blocks one from reaching their full potential.

The unfolding of time is something one needs to become more aware of if the mind is to slow down. This slowing down occurs if it’s allowed, although this won’t just happen on its own, but there’s also nothing one can do to make it happen so it would seem as though one is stuck between a rock and a hard place. This is all part of the Conditioned Mind that makes life chaotic. One thing I have noticed that allows the Conditioned Mind to loosen its grip somewhat is to be aware of it in relation to time. Time is one of the Conditioned Minds key elements so instead of using time in the conventional way, just watch how each moment unfolds. This unfolding is constant and when it’s seen the mind naturally slows. This is because time is no longer being used by the Conditioned Mind puppeteer, as the strings of “I” are cut, one at a time…

Categorizing Each Moment

For every person who exist at this time, each moment of life simply occurs because you are alive. As a matter of fact it would occur even if you weren’t alive, you just wouldn’t be aware of it…

Because of the way one is conditioned, each moment of life is mostly put into a category of like or dislike, although there are times it seems the moment is neither. The only reason anyone has an issue with life is because it’s desirable to have each moment the way that it’s wanted, but this is impossible because life isn’t designed this way. Not that life does anything to anyone, but things do happen that aren’t liked. Any situation can be attached to and put in the dislike category, but it wouldn’t change what’s happening. It would only change the degree of suffering; the suffering would be a direct result of attaching to wanting the moment different. This doesn’t mean what may be happening has to be liked, but you can be in the surface state of dislike and not attach to it.

Life is a happening it stops for nothing, each moment is one continuous motion. It may seem like individual happenings, but that’s only because of the way we have been conditioned to use time and break life up into segments. What’s disliked is constantly pushed away to try and make room for the liked as if when one decides what’s liked it makes life perfect. For there not to be suffering, life has to be accepted as perfect with what’s happening right now, only because that’s what’s there. The Conditioned Mind wants what’s liked all the time and until you can be with the disliked the same as liked, there will be self created suffering. This is because you will be always trying to arrange each moment the way you think it should be (liked) and not be with it as it is…

Prison or Freedom

Your own mind is your prison as it is also your gateway to freedom, this is determined by what mind state your life is lived from. In the present is your freedom, anywhere else is the prison of the Conditioned Mind.

This subtleness of the Conditioned Mind Patterns are without parallel when it comes to how they’re put in place. The habits formed have been developed without even knowing they exist. I have mine, you have yours and they are so different because of the many different factors that influence them, it’s just the way it is. There were six brothers and sister in my family and its truly amazing how different each one developed their own Conditioned Mind Patterns. Even though we were all from the same parents and were living in the same house at the same time, we were influenced according to what was attached to. Each individual is different in respect to their attachments.

A list of the Conditioned Mind Patterns would be endless so to simplify this, all someone really needs to know is every time the mind leaves the present moment, a Conditioned Mind Pattern takes over and the true essence of life is pushed aside for something trivial. The true essence of life only exist in the present, everything else is habitual behavior of the Conditioned Mind forming a habit. A mind settled in stillness is needed if this truth is to be known. Investigate this for yourself.

Every time the present is pushed aside, this means the Conditioned Mind has taken over and life is being guided by a self serving mind instead of a mind that’s in harmony with your true essence to love. Only in the present can one be guided by love, anything else is the lure of the self serving mind that has been developed to make up a belief something else is better. This is how subtle the conditioning is and whether this is known or not, it still occurs. Our own mind is our prison as it’s also the gateway to freedom, and this is determined by what energy is leading the way.

Wise Speech

Words have such an impact on life and the ones that are chosen can reinforce the lies of the Conditioned Mind if there isn’t awareness of them. Choose your words wisely…

The energy in your life would be so much different if the word have was substituted with the word want. Think about it, how we speak has much more influence on our life than most people are aware of. Just try this little exercise and see how different a sentence is when want is substituted for have. I have to get up for work, or want to get up for work. I have to go food shopping or want to go food shopping. One more, I have to shovel the snow once it stops or

want to shovel the snow once it stops. The same action is being done, but its meaning is so different when want is substituted for have. The burden of having to do something is lifted when one wants to do something.

Words have such an impact on the way one perceives life and they will unconsciously reinforce the lies of the Conditioned Mind if there isn’t awareness of what words are used. Energy always is and where it’s directed is what your life becomes. Here’s another example: I want to help others, this is a lot different than saying I have to help others, although helping others is always a good thing, when one wants to do it as opposed to having to do it, it truly comes from a heart of love. Using the most beneficial words takes practice and awareness of what’s the controlling energy of one’s life also takes practice. So watch what is said and how it is said and maybe instead of having to do things, you just may want to do them, not because your “I” wants to, but because it’s the loving direction of wise speech…

Thinking Restricts

The Universe provides unlimited resources, it’s our thoughts that restrict and limit our view of life. These limits are put in place by thinking what goes on between our ears is an end to a means.

To truly live one must learn to live truly and this will require an entirely different way to view life. For the current view to become different so you’re in harmony with life, the heart must open to a view that touches the unlimited resources of the Universe. This means you will have to let go of the small minded limited self who thinks and thinks and thinks and holds onto thinking as the foundation of life. If you must think, think about this, where do all the issues you have with life formulate from and does your thinking about them constantly really solve anything? If it does than by all means go ahead and think, just don’t waste your time thinking about things that don’t solve anything.

Thinking is the way the Conditioned Mind keeps you in its prison to the delusional self. You justify what you’re thinking about, but if it doesn’t solve anything you just become more entrapped to the subconscious false “I”. You justify what you think about and you make it so important, but it’s really only important to your small minded self because you’re not in tune with the unlimited resources of the Universe. Human behavior hasn’t changed much throughout the years, it may have even gotten more conditioned. Because of the small minded limited view you have developed, you think that what you think about is so important, but it’s only important to the small minded limited self. Wake up, nothing you think about is so important except to the Conditioned Mind. This is the delusion created and until one breaks free of this hold, you’ll be walking around not living in the most beneficial way, and basically by not living life in the most beneficial way, you’re not truly living. Until this is realized you will not understand just how unconscious you really are.

The Controlling Mind

When the awareness of how your mind controls you is minimal, the control that your emotions have over you are more prevalent and thus there’s less alignment and harmony with life’s energy.

If desiring was an Olympic sport we would all qualify. Mind control is directly related to the amount of peace there is in one’s life; little mind control equates to little peace. When the ability to not get pulled in by your thoughts is minimal, the control that your emotions have over you are more prevalent. This equates to less alignment and harmony with life’s energy. Being truly mindful of what’s happening and having mind control to not be pulled around by it is imperative if one is to have balance in their life. Mind control has to be practiced or it won’t be in your life and as a result your thoughts will have their way with you. Mind control can be developed, but the mind will need to be trained and just like with any training it will take a certain amount of practice.

Mind control is the key to freedom both physically and mentally. Think of all the people in prison, few if any had the mind control not to give in to their desires and look what happened. Granted it’s not to that extreme for most people as far as the physical prison, but mentally many are in prison because of a lack of mind control to truly do the things that are beneficial to you. Most are controlled by a mind that says do this or that and without developing mind control it will simply be obeyed. Don’t take my word for this, apply the Four Principles of the Conditioned Mind to your thoughts and see it for yourself. These principles are the prescription to the development of mind control the leads to the eradication of Conditioned Mind Patterns that control you as if you were a puppet on a string. The long version of these are on my website http://www.mondayinyourmind.com

1. The Principle of a Conditioned Mind – Understanding

2. The Principle of What Causes the Conditioning – Attachment

3. The Principle of Awareness of the Conditioning – Realizing

4. The Principle of Conditioned Mind Freedom – Practice

Reaching for Completeness

The mind agitation that tells you the next thing will make you complete is what keeps you in the constant mode of reaching. Reaching that will either end because this is realized or because life in this forms ends…

I will be complete when this happens next or that happens. The next fix, the next satisfaction, the next whatever is used as next. What’s next goes on to infinity, it never ends until it’s realized there is no end and you will always be reaching for that which is already here. But who is the reacher and why all this reaching? Either there’s completeness now with the way things are or there isn’t. Reaching for the next whatever it is that you think will bring utopia never ends because there’s nothing to truly attain that will end the reaching. The Conditioned Mind will tell you different and that’s why there’s reaching. What you really need to ask is, who is the one doing the reaching and why? The fictional character of self that’s been made up to think things need to be different for completeness is just that, fictional and this is why there’s reaching, no other reason.

The self that makes up this nonsense that you are incomplete is just a story of incompleteness and this is what keeps you reaching. The dream of attaining a certain status, the next promotion, the trophy partner, the next book, the next, the next, the next, whatever keeps you in the constant mode of the reach, reaching that will either end because this is realized or because life in this forms ends. The reach will end one day, but in which way that will be is determined if you spend your entire life reaching for that which is already here or stop the reaching because it’s realizes there’s nothing to reach for because you are already complete…

Led by Love

There’s no suffering in the space of true love because true love has no attachment. Being aware of the attachment to “I” and not holding onto it is what allows love to be the leading force of one’s life.

The struggle a person has with life is caused by their foundation strictly being mind based and it’s basically because there’s no structure to the mind. Life being mind based is equivalent to a house being built on sand, we all know what happens when the first storm comes. To often mind based information is held onto as being factual which actually keeps one entrapped to the mind. I know how deeply engrained these conditioned patterns are and although at times I may come on strong, it’s only because something is seen that simply can’t be ignored.

There are basically two primary forces that lead the direction of any life. One is of suffering (attachments “I”) the other is of love (non attachment). These forces manifest in many different ways. At the core of all suffering is the attachment to “I” (selfishness). This force manifest as greed, envy, anger, pride, desire, doubt, restlessness, regret and so on. You can see how these will cause suffering so if this is what you are led by there will be suffering. The other force is love, which manifest as kindness, generosity, compassion, empathy, understanding, stillness, and so on. I’m sure you can see how being led by love will not cause suffering, but make no mistake one will still encounter the possibility of suffering even when led by love. This is because of how engrained the Conditioned Mind Patterns are, but if “I” isn’t attached to, the suffering force won’t be in place. That’s the key, being aware of your own “I” attachment and not being led around by it. Without it the force that leads the direction of your life will be from love and the reason there’s no suffering in this space is because true love has no attachment.

Space of Emptiness

Thousands of dollars and hours are spent on trying to fill a space that doesn’t need filling. The nature of space is emptiness and it will always be there. It’s not your enemy; in its emptiness is its fulfillment…

People spend thousands of dollars on vacations and at the time it seems to be a great idea. In a way it is because when you are there everything seems like paradise, but the thing to understand is wherever you go there you are; this could be scary. Another thing is about the evolution article is because of the Conditioned Mind not only is a fantasy better than reality, but before you know it you’re back home. This is not to say don’t go on vacation, but the stark reality is you can always be on vacation if your mind finds your place of peace. I’m talking from experience here because for forty nine years my life was exactly how I wanted it to be and yet I had to always reach for something to fill a space I didn’t understand. This space equates to always needing to be on vacation (reaching for something), but I didn’t understand the part of wherever I went there I was. My own mind was an enemy not an ally and I had no idea this was occurring. Basically to my conditioned mind, I always needed to be planning a vacation because life was never good enough in the moment I was in; regardless of how it was there was always an empty space.

The irony in this is I was trying to fill the space of emptiness that is still there today, but I have come to understand it doesn’t need filling, in its emptiness there’s fulfillment. Here is the issue with most people, they’re trying to fill a space that doesn’t need filling because the nature of it is emptiness; that’s what space is, empty. Regardless of what’s used to fill it, it never gets filled, it can’t because it’s already filled. Today there’s an understand space is not the enemy nor does it need filling. There are times when I do go on vacation, it’s not because I’m looking for paradise, I’m in paradise everyday and it’s the space of emptiness that provides this…

Habitual Reactions

Most reactions that occur in life are habitual and put in place by one’s own conditioning. If your life isn’t lived to its fullest potential of love it’s your own habitual ideas that are blocking it from being so…

Although things appear to be a certain way it’s not always as it seems. It’s difficult to see beyond your own mind when habitual ideas are brought into play. So much of what the mind holds onto becomes habit and is put in storage to be used at particular times, this is how most lives are lived. It’s as though we already have in place the way things are going to be handled. Habitual reactions 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 ways. Supermarkets know exactly where to place products. It’s all based on putting things in a certain place so habitual reactions 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 a habitual life is to a develop some way to be anchored in the present as much as you can because the more you’re present in the moment, the more you’re with what life has to offers. When this occurs there’s peace because the habitual ideas that have been put in place by the Conditioned Mind are no longer making it appear that things are different than what they are.

Engaged in Thought

When there’s a thought you need something that will provide peace, one is engaged in this thought and until this is understood, you will remain trapped in the thought that peace is something you can attain.

There will never be peace in your life if you’re engaged in the thought of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned, we get trapped in the thought that peace is something to find. Unfortunately our thoughts are what makes the very thing one is seeking (peace) elusive. Our thoughts are the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until these thoughts are no more, you will remain engaged in the thought that peace is in the next thing reached for. Reaching for drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, success, programs, therapy, self help books and so on is the proof that one is engaged. I can’t stress this enough as this entrapment to your thoughts has to be seen if you’re ever to experience true peace.

The thought of being at peace isn’t peace. What has to happen if one is to ever be at peace is there has to be an understanding of what’s blocking your peace. The reason why you’re not at peace is the inability to be still. When the thought to reach for something arises, the nonsense begins. This is a conditioned cycle that’s very difficult to break free of. Peace isn’t something that can be attained so it’s in doing less that peace arises. Many get lost in the thought of trying to find peace, but since it’s something that’s already within, the thought associated with finding it needs to be discarded so you can see it. This isn’t easy to see and I will assist in anyway I can so you may possibly uncover the reason why you’re trapped in the thought that you’re not at peace.

Created Fear

Fear is not something that’s needed to live life unless that’s the story you want to make up. When it’s realized fear is only a story, you can stop living life through your created fears and let love naturally take its place.

Fear is created, love is not so anytime a thought of fear is allowed to fester and grow the ability to give and receive love is compromised. In the state of fear there’s no way one can give or receive love which is our true nature because the fear energy in control blocks it. When we let go of the thought “I” that creates fear the focused energy naturally returns to love and fear energy relinquishes its grip because we aren’t giving it anything to adhere to.

To me fear isn’t natural, it’s created by the delusional identity to a fictitious self. A self that sees things through a pair of eyes that needs to make everything fit nicely into a created world; fear arises when something threatens that world. Our fear is we’re going to lose something that we make ourselves believe makes our world right. We form beliefs that reinforce this fear and we live by them; these fears are all self created. Make up the story that there are healthy fears that are needed, but like I said they are created to fit nicely into a made up world. Fear is not needed to live life, unless that’s 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’s what becomes the base of your life, not because it’s created, but because it’s natural.

Mind Noise Tools

Mind noise exist because the tools in place cause it. Attachment is that tool which gives what arises the needed energy to be noisy, but when one uses the tool of the present, the mind settles and the noise subsides…

This morning I woke up at 4:00am for work and it was like I was on automatic pilot, my mind wanted to make this a problem; the noise started. There wasn’t a known reason for this except that my mind wanted to convince me that either “I” should be sleeping or “I” should be thinking about how I’m going to solve the days problems. At the very least “I” should be thinking about retirement and the day I will no longer need to get up this early. Instead of feeding into this energy I was able to stay in the awareness of what was happening at the moment I was in and not get pulled into the noise.

Being awake regardless of the time of day isn’t a good or bad thing, it’s not even a problem, that is unless there’s a tool in place that makes it so. For me the noise is just what arose at that moment, but it wasn’t attached to. My mind was noisy and was responding to what was there because the tool that was in place for many years created noise. I took a deep breath which established an anchor in the present and awareness arose of simply being awake. It wasn’t a problem because of having developed tools that establish quietness not noise. Being aware of this and having these present moment awareness tools is priceless because even though noise will arise at times, it doesn’t have to be attached to so it will simply subside on its own, that is if you have the tools in place that allow it to…

Intuitive Existence

Attaching to an identity (name) limits one from knowing the true essence of existence (there’s existence without a name). When there’s seeing beyond this limit existence is understood at a much deeper level.

Here’s something to ponder: our entire existence is centered around an identity (name) that is strictly used to give us individuality which separates us from each other and blocks out intuitive living. How this happens is we attach to the identity (our name) and it becomes who and what we THINK we are. There’s issue with this because the more this identity is attached to, the more separation it creates by living life through a thought based view instead of intuitiveness. What this identity does is it limits you from knowing the true essence of existence (you exist without your name). When you can see beyond the limited attachment to this identity, you will understand existence at a much deeper level. What happens then is there’s no separation from others, there’s only unity so when I see you I see me, but I don’t really see a you and a me because that would separate us, intuitively there’s only oneness.

You can never truly be separated from anything because all existence is from the same energy. We’re all created from love, for the purpose to love for the betterment of the Universe. Not in the form of a doing, but by simply being that in which you intuitively are. Your name is only used by society because it provides order. When this name isn’t used to make you who and what you are, you will intuitively know the essence of stillness within which allows for a quietness to just be with what arises in any given moment without needing to make it about anything. It is then that you will intuitively love, because it will be the only thing that’s there.

No Striving Needed

By striving to become something the Conditioned Mind makes you believe is needed, you miss the entire point that you already are all that you are and if that isn’t enough there’s nothing that will make it so…

By understanding what the practice of quieting the monkey mind does, you stop striving to become and you’re guided by the Creative Intelligence of the Universe; this puts you in total harmony with life. You’ll realize you are complete just as you are and nothing added can make you more complete. This is priceless because when this is experienced you’ll understand the difference between being and doing, and you will stop doing to become because you’ll see you already are all that you can be. By striving to become, whatever you become doesn’t enhance what you already are.

At the base of this understanding is love, nothing more can be added that would make you become something other than that. Even if you found the cure for cancer, it wouldn’t be enough unless it was derived from love, and it wouldn’t be the cure that would make you enough, it would be it arising from love. Love is enough, only the Conditioned Mind needs something else, not really, but it’s the ego that makes life into a belief something other then love is needed. A belief isn’t real, it’s a story made up by an egoic mind. There are no facts in a belief; love is real, beliefs aren’t.

Most waste their entire life striving to become what you already are simply because it’s not realized. That’s why when you stop striving to become something different then who you are, you stop looking to become something different then who you are. You can’t become that which you already are, so all that’s needed is to realize what has always been there. You are who you are, who you have always been, and who you will always be. This is not a belief or a story, this is a fact. You cannot be anything, but who you are, if you want to believe you are your story, than that is who you will make yourself out to become, but it’s not who you are, it’s only your made up story. Why do you think when this is understood there is peace, because you stop striving to become and just be. This is when love is enough because you realize love is simply who you are.

Listening to the Wind

We live in a world torn between wanting to listen to the wind and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world. By being aware of the first part, we acquire the energy necessary to prevent the second.

The selfish and destructive conditioned mind behavior that was in control for most of my life seems to be in a place of neutrality. I would never say the conditioning is gone for good because just by labeling it so would give it the needed energy to return. It’s very important to see what’s in place as being the point where we connect with the world, but not making it into a story. We live in a world torn between wanting to listen to the wind and wanting to attach to the surface sounds of the world, but sometimes just by being sensitive enough to the first part, we acquire the energy necessary to prevent the second. In stillness all truth arises.

Here’s a story: There once was a king who went for long walks, he would walk the same route everyday for miles. One day he stepped on a nail and his foot become infected. When the infection cleared up, he ordered his servants to carpet the route he walked with leather. Overwhelmed with this order, one of the servants suggested he wrap his feet in leather instead of the entire route; hence shoes were invented. The point of this is to show how one only needs to focus on being mindful of themselves, not focusing on saving or trying to change the world, the more mindful one is of their own behaviors and actions, the more things around them will change.

One will never prevent the sounds of the world or have the entire world carpeted in love, but you can listen to your own heart and not be a part of the surface noise by keeping your own house in order instead of being overwhelmed trying to change everything else. When we are mindful of our own conditioning and we take care of the place where we connect with the world, we offer the world our true self, not by trying to change it or by ignoring the surface sounds, but by simply listening to the wind.

Constant Motion

Life is constant motion, it never stops. If this motion is noticed it will allow much more understanding of life than if one is blindly controlled by habitual mind patterns that have a tendency to make things appear stagnant.

If the constant motion of life isn’t understood, 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 are happy and out of nowhere arises something that triggers one of your habitual stagnated mind patterns. Depending on what these patterns are based in determines if you are still happy after it’s attached to. This is how it works, we’re pulled around by patterns and the constant motion goes unnoticed so it’s controlling energy attaches to whatever pattern is associated with the moment. This is where everything arises from, feelings, emotions, sensations, judgements, hatred, and whatnot, hence the puppet on a string syndrome is king if the constant motion of life isn’t noticed. Think about this, you can’t have any feeling or emotional swing without attachment to motion, most people don’t really have any inkling of this and because of this very few truly understand life. I don’t say this in jest, I’m no different although I probably notice the constant motion a little more.

Here’s something to do to possibly understand the constant motion 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 constant motion, a thought arising and just notice it. Just sitting, looking, acknowledging, noticing, letting it arise and pass; all of this is just the constant motion of each particular moment. This should help in getting a better grasp on the constant motion. The committed sitting time is up to the individual or don’t sit at all and remain a slave to the constant motion as it arises and habitually controls your life. It’s the constant motion that makes life what it is and if this goes unnoticed so will most of your life.

Impermanence of Existence

To understand life one must understand death. When conditions are right to support life we exist, when those conditions aren’t supported existence in this form ends. Understanding this impermanence is freedom…

You will understand what true freedom is when you understand the impermanence of life. At any moment life can change from conditions that allow it to be, to conditions that don’t support it. The real question is do you truly understand this? Conditions that don’t support life will change for many today, if you understand this can occur at any time, it will allow you to let go of all the nonsense you think you need for your life to be. The only place of true freedom is in understanding this.

Do anything you want, but understand no matter how much you hold onto it, one day just like that and without your permission, conditions will not be favorable to support your current existence and life as it is known will end. It’s not a bad or good thing, it’s just the way it is. One day conditions were right and your current form began, and if you are reading this conditions have been favorable up to this point to allow you to remain in your current form of existence, but it will not last this way forever. When you know your current form of existence to be temporary, how can you not be grateful and know that now is the only moment that ever is. Death is not truly death, it’s merely the existence of changing conditions.

Things exist until conditions change and then their existence changes. When a beautiful flower grows and you cut it to put it a vase, you don’t think of killing the flower, but you have changed the conditions for the flower to continue its existence in its current form. The moment it’s cut, its existence has been altered. The key is to enjoy the beauty of the flower in its current form. That’s how it is with our life, conditions will change one day that will not allow us to continue to live in our current form, but you can enjoy all the beauty that your current form has to offer, if you just understand that one day it will change.

What's in Front of You

You may not be able to change the way that things are right now, but you can live in a way that you simply do what’s in front of you and live life as it’s given…

To love life as it is one must learn to love what’s in front of you. What’s in front of you is what’s happening right now. It’s the only place where life can be lived; it’s the only place that life can be loved. If you don’t love what’s in front of you, how can you love the life you are living? Life can never better then it is right now simply because right now is what’s in front of you; only the Conditioned Mind makes you think this isn’t so. You can wish for things to be different then what’s occurring, but it’s your life that’s being wished away, so just be with what’s in front of you and live and love the life that’s given.

Our paths are laid before us to do the best we can with the tools that we have. There needs to be an anchor so our path is clear cut. It’s very easy to veer off the path if you aren’t vigilant. There are many diversions that will try and knock you off it. It’s like your life is an obstacle course and they’re in place to divert you from what’s in front of you, from the present which is the Here and Now. There is only the present of what’s in front of you, but there are many mind made obstacles. One of the main obstacles is wanting things different. The mind tells you if things were different life would be better, this is the great lie.

Things are only as they can be, and it’s only the present that makes you free. You may not be able to change the way that things are right now, but you can live in a way that you do what’s in front of you so love can show you how. So just do what’s in front of you and live the life you are given and simply love because you’re liven.

Attracting Energy

Seeking strictly arises from a false self, in quiet love arises. The thoughts attracted to you are from your own energy; self-seeking is the energy of selfishness and love is the energy of the universe…

I was discussing with someone what it means when a person is released from the bondage of self-seeking. After sitting with this in quietness, I came to the realization in quietness there is no self-seeking. It wasn’t that I had to do anything to not self-seek, it was the exact opposite, I simply sat. When the mind really starts to settle, you will notice how much time is spent going round and round consumed by thoughts that are constantly self-seeking in one form or another. Whatever the self-seeking entails it is for the sole purpose to satisfy a false self. Even if it’s to better ones life it’s still in the form of self-seeking.

To me this is what needs to be done if self-seeking is to stop blocking the love that is in our heart. The thoughts we attract are derived from the way we have been conditioned. We can only have the thoughts that we are conditioned to have. What is in our Conditioned Mind is what produces the energy of the thoughts that are attracted to us, and since thoughts are energy, our attracted thoughts become our manifested behavior. When our energy is in the form of quietness, we are in alignment with the universe and our behavior manifest as love. There is no manifestation of self-seeking behavior from the universe because the universe is love. When Jesus spoke to the father, he was in touch with the energy of Universal Love. This energy is our true nature, it’s Universal Energy that’s the creator of all that is. There is nothing separate from this, but it won’t be recognized that we’re in alignment with it if the base of our existence is to self-seek. This is the evil of the world, all problems arise from here. It’s not that love isn’t there, love always exist, but it’s through our self-seeking that we’re not aligned with love and thus this is what makes you self-seek.

Quietness will always align one with love because it aligns you with the universe, or as Jesus said “with the father.” When you’re conditioned to listen to the self-seeking mind the only thoughts that can be produced are self-seeking ones; this is a major issue in our society. Understanding what it means to be present as the key to this alignment is to understand the Divine Principle of the Universe, which is love. If love is in your heart those are the thoughts you will attract, same as if self-seeking is the base of your conditioning, those will be the thoughts that you attract. This is one of the reasons honesty is so valuable because as you go, you are. You may fool some, but you can not fool yourself. You can lie to yourself though so be honest with yourself, investigate both self-seeking and love. See the thoughts that are attracted to you and which ones are more beneficial to you and to those around you. When you understand the Divine Principle of Universal Love you will not want to self-seek because you’ll understand the self-seeking thoughts that are attracted to you will not be of love.

Accepting What Is

Things happen in life that are sometimes downright nasty, but this doesn’t mean you have to allow them to control you to the point where your mind becomes agitated and you lose your anchor of peace.

When and if your mind settles, you will have more awareness of when it becomes agitated and you just may be able to do what’s necessary to transform that energy so the agitations quiet. This benefit is in the awareness of energy because it’s directly related to transforming the agitated energy to the energy of quietness. How the agitation is created is by attaching to “I” which gives it energy. There is no such thing as an agitated mind unless you feed it. If you want something and you don’t get it, but you feel you need it to be complete, in that moment you will create an agitation. The energy of wanting the moment different is what directs the agitated energy. Take the same situation and just accept that you didn’t get what you wanted and there isn’t any energy feeding an agitation; it’s totally up to you if the agitation exist or not.

Life is life. It will always be as it is. You never have to be agitated, but it will take practice not to be. Every now and again life will be just as you want it, but if that’s the only time you’re at peace, being at peace more often than not will be very difficult, and it’s because life will not remain the way that you want it for long. The most consistent part of life is its inconsistency; just like my golf game. So the key to not having a mind agitation is to accept what is and not to want it any different. Very difficult because there will be many things in life that aren’t pleasant and you will wish they were different. All the wishing in the world will not change what is so it’s just wasted energy creating an agitation. An agitated mind cannot arise when there’s acceptance of what is. Even if you’re not totally pleased with what is it can be accepted so the peace that passes all understanding can be the energy that’s guiding your life, but understand this will only occur when you accept what is as opposed to the way you wish it was.

Judge Another...Condemn Yourself

Your judgements are the very thing that are judged in yourself. No one is perfect enough to judge another, but many only see the speck in someone else’s eye and not the log in their own. Judge another…condemn yourself…

A benefit of the mind settling through self investigation, discipline, and concentration is you will understand the conditioning of others and have a deep compassion for them because you will understand the suffering your own Conditioned Mind caused. Understanding this is at the core of our very existence; it’s the benefit of non judgement. It’s the base of an existence that has to be if there is to truly be a peace with ourselves and with the entire human family. When this is understood you cannot honestly judge someone because you know they are just as you before there was awareness of your conditioning.

Everyone is an imperfect being simply doing what they have been conditioned to do. We all do the best we can with the conditioning that has been bestowed upon us. Not too many asked to be the way that they are; it’s just the way the mind is developed. Some conditioning is down right evil, but it’s still conditioning just the same. Whether a person is conditioned to be a drug addict, a murderer, a CEO of a company or whatever, everyone is just doing what they’ve been conditioned to do. There is no one who hasn’t done something they knew wasn’t morally right, but it was done anyway, that’s all just part of the Conditioned Mind.

When you understand your own conditioning, you’ll be able to separate people from their conditioning and love them because you know it’s the conditioning and not the person that does what they do. Our evil if there is one, is the Conditioned Mind, our goodness comes from the non judgement of this. When you can do this, you’ll be well on your way to a deeper understanding of life and you’ll understand how not to judge and when you’re without judgement, you’re free to love unconditionally. It is then that you will understand the Conditioned Mind and only see the log in your eye…

Present Moment Distractions

The incessant mind chatter is the norm for most. Nothing that’s done is done outside the present moment so the thing to become aware of is if what you’re doing right now is beneficial to you or not…

Past and future distractions are fairly easy to understand, but what about present moment distractions. The Conditioned Mind is diabolical in it’s relentless quest to remain in control. Present moment distractions are basically anything that’s reached for to quiet a mind agitation that arises from a self created delusional lack. There are the glaring reached for distractions, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, and what not, but how about the subtle ones. They occur when, we talk behind people’s back, dieting, excessively working out, letting outside circumstances and other people dictate how you feel. There are angry phone calls with customer service reps when you’re not getting your way, when we’re not getting our way in general, thinking life has to be a certain way, no one is driving to our liking, or how about when we make a vow or pledge to try and change some behavior that we feel isn’t right. The problem with the vow or pledge is, although they are probably made in sincerity, it’s very hard to follow through with them because of the unawareness of the way the mind uses them as a distraction. This list goes on and on, and as always your own investigation will reveal what your present moment distractions are.

Just watch how the mind makes mountains out of molehills. It can only wreck havoc even if you’re in the present moment. Being present and not creating a story about what arises in the present will probably be the most difficult thing you will ever do. The incessant mind chatter is the norm for most, only because there’s no awareness that it’s even happening. Nothing that’s done is done outside the present moment so the thing to become aware of is if what you’re doing right now is beneficial to you or not. This awareness is crucial if there is to be any awakening whatsoever. You were born in the present moment and you will die in the present moment and all the distractions in between occur in the present moment. The key is to understand the present moment is always what’s here it just doesn’t have to be a detraction.

The Future is Always Now

An outside view uses distractions based on the senses that attach to the material world. An inside view has no such attachment and is based in the eternal, in love; there are no distractions with an inside view…

Regardless of what the mind uses as a distraction, the one thing they all have in common are they’re designed to take you from the present because a belief is formed that somewhere else is a better place. Lets look how the mind uses future mind patterns as distractions and although their nature is the same as past distractions, they are different in how the mind uses them.

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 the if only mind; a mind conditioned to constantly look to the future. This distraction tells you things need to be different and when they are then you’ll be happy, this distraction only occurs because you don’t know how to be content with yourself in the here and now. It’s truly mind boggling how it seems our entire struggle with life is to find peace and we look in all the places except in the only place that it exist, the present. When you are content with the way things are in the present, no distractions occur and there is no need to look outside the present because you have what you were looking for; when you stop looking, you stop being distracted.

Please take the time to 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 with the present. This doesn’t mean you don’t do things that makes life more beneficial, but your sense of well-being shouldn’t be based on anything from the outside. An outside base uses distractions from the material world. An inside base uses things that are eternal, of love, of Universal Energy, and it’s the inside view that doesn’t need to look to the future because there’s contentment with life right now.

Disssolving Conditioning

You will receive many benefits if your mind settles down in quietness. This settling though will not just happen, it will take a degree of discipline and concentration for the conditioned patterns to dissolve…

Lately I’ve been writing about conditioned thinking, mind created distractions, and becoming aware of the different tools the Conditioned Mind has developed. Let’s just say by some miracle your conditioned thinking and distractions dissolve, what are the benefits to not being controlled by them? The first thing, there would be less discontentment in your life as the habitual patterns that cause this will begin to lessen. This automatically allows life to become more peaceful, but this is only the beginning. There are many more benefits that are sure to manifest if you honestly investigate your life. If this is done you will discover a large amount of truth about yourself that wasn’t previously known with the possibility of continually enhancing your life.

You’ll understand you’re on the road to a way of life you never thought possible. You’ll stop being controlled by your past, but not by ignoring it; you’ll use it for reflection purposes only and to help others. This new freedom will be everlasting because it will be from within and not from an “I” based mind pattern telling you to look for your answers outside yourself. You’ll be in unity with all beings by knowing we’re all part of the same Creative Intelligence regardless of the label. You’ll understand the conditioning of others and have a deep compassion for them because you’ll understand the suffering the Conditioned Mind causes. The self-centeredness that caused so much harm to you and to others will be replaced by Universal Love and you’ll want this to be the default setting of your mind because you’ll know it’s the only way you will ever be free. Instead of striving to become, you will be guided by the Creative Intelligence of the Universe and you will be in harmony with all of life. You’ll realize you are complete just as you are and nothing added can make you more complete. You’ll come to know how you limit yourself through your own conditioning and you’ll learn how not to be controlled by those limitations. You’ll see when the mind becomes agitated due to some self created lack, and how it’s your “I” doing this creating and you’ll be able to do what’s necessary to transform this energy from lack to love.

These are just some of the benefits you will reap if you are serious about changing your view of life and you honestly want to go beyond the limitations of the view created by the Conditioned Mind. Mind you the alternative is to ignore the truth of what I write about and continue living life the way you have been conditioned and not change. The choice to have a different view has to be made every day as how you live is directly related to this choice, and regardless if there’s awareness of this or not this is entirely up to you…

Beneficial Unfolding

Life unfolds differently for everyone and although there are many opinions on what is the most beneficial way to live, when you come from a place where the opinion is quieted that’s when the most beneficial way to live unfolds…

Because the unfolding of life is so different for everyone, it makes it very difficult for there to be agreement on what provides the most benefits. Having the experience of living strictly from the mind and now simply not doing so has made all the difference for me as far as seeing what’s beneficial and what isn’t. This difference most people don’t understand and the Conditioned Mind remains in control of their life and blocks the unfolding of truly enjoying a beneficial view of life. I find it much more beneficial to simply not associate with people who strictly live from their Conditioned Mind. I was the king of unloving conditioning (non beneficial) for far too many years and I won’t go there anymore.

You will never experience truth from studying someone else’s experience unless it resonates with you, the problem with this is what’s studied mostly stays stuck in your head. Many just throw stuff out there as beliefs and what not which may provide some benefit, but what I point to (for free) is the next step in the evolution process that is truly beneficial because it comes from within yourself. If you are using anything to awaken that doesn’t point inward the benefits will be very limited.

No method or way has been revealed to me, simply sitting to develop discipline so the Conditioned Mind settles is all I know. Without this conditioning in place awareness aware of awareness is allowed so you can see just how non beneficial your conditioning is. This doesn’t mean you transcend your humanness, what happened to me is a peace unfolded that allowed me to be more human and in the process live in a way that’s most beneficial to me and anyone who my experience resonates with…

Agitated Distractions

A distracted mind is an agitated mind. Your mind becomes agitated and distracts you by making you think there is something needed for completeness, but the fact is you are complete as you are, you just don’t know it…

There are so many ways for the mind to become agitated and there is only one way for it to settle. Here are some agitations that the past mind patterns use as distractions. Food has such a strong association with pleasure that it is virtually impossible to stop this agitation. Every time you reach for a certain food or beverage it’s because past pleasures are already established so what the mind uses to become agitated is this association to pleasure. You don’t reach for something that is unpleasant. It’s the association with pleasure that causes the agitation.

These past engrained agitations go on and on. You will need to investigate what causes your agitations if you want to break free of them. You will use whatever you’ve been conditioned to use. Gambling, sex, money, shopping, success, a spiritual journey, our children, chores, our house, TV, the lottery, sports, our cause, alcohol, drugs, fantasy, work, etc, the list is endless. When you start to understand how these agitations take you from your own innate goodness, you can then begin lessening the control they have over you. It will take much awareness, but it’s the only way to break their hold; sitting allows the needed awareness.

It’s imperative to look at the relationship between pleasure and the past and how this association is at the core of the mind agitations that take you from being present. If it’s in the past, learn to leave it there. There isn’t any benefit to bringing the past into the present. It’s only when the mind becomes agitated that it will look for some past pleasure distraction. When you understand your completeness and that it’s only this lack of understanding that causes any agitation, you can start lessening their grip so you can be free in the present. Or not and live an agitated life that keeps you distracted from your completeness. You are complete just as you are, but it will take a mind that’s not agitated to be aware of this…

Mindful of Being

It’s in the mindfulness of being not doing that one truly lives. The irony of this is when you’re mindful of being you can do just about anything that you want, but when there’s just doing, it’s very difficult to be…

One of the most difficult things in life is to keep your head in sync with where your feet are. The wandering mind wants to be every place except where you are and it will continue it’s wandering ways until something happens to change it. One of the tools of the Conditioned Mind is to stay so busy that the wandering mind keeps a person distracted, but this makes life very difficult. If you always have to be busy there’s not much time left for mindfulness of being; it’s in being not doing that we truly live. The irony of this is when you’re mindful of being you can do whatever you want, but when you’re unconsciously doing it’s difficult to be.

I had a conversation with a friend and we were discussing keeping your head where your feet are; the difficulty in doing this lies in the way the mind is conditioned. What I said to him was very simple, when you’re eating an apple just be with the eating; savor each bite. Enjoy the pleasure it brings you and the simplicity of just eating an apple; this is being mindful of the moment you’re in. There is no other moment that exist so you might as well be mindful of it. If you’re not, it’s your life that’s passing you by. It goes by anyway, but the more mindful you are of each moment, the more present you will be for your life…

Past Distractions

To be free is to understand how your distractions are created as a result of your own Conditioned Mind and that these created distractions are the very thing that blocks you from your peace of mind…

While alive if the expansion of a deeper understanding of life is to continue, the distractions that don’t allow this understanding must be identified. One such distraction is carrying the past around, but not the past of just years gone by, how about the recent past of a week, a day, an hour, or five seconds ago. Have you ever said to yourself on a Friday that you’re glad this week is over because it was the worse week ever. Now that it’s Friday you can’t wait to go to the bar and just unwind by having a few drinks. How many times throughout your life has this scenario been played out in your head? I ask you this, when it is Friday and the work week is complete, what does any previous day of the week have to do with right now? If you weren’t conditioned to carry the past around you would be free to live in the present.

You are the only one that creates the distraction that doesn’t allow you to live in the present. The past only burdens you if you choose to carry it. A previous day has nothing to do with what is occurring in the present. Seeing this is a key in continuing the deeper expansion of your life. All this nonsense in your head about the past has no reality to it. It’s not to ignore that the week was difficult, but the more a story is held onto about how difficult it was, the more of a burden it is, and then when you need something to use to unwind, that just further distracts you from the present. This distraction causes so many problems because it blocks out the ability to be with the reality of the present and the present reality is this; the past isn’t real, it existed once, but it doesn’t t exist now. Not even one minute ago has to be carried into the present unless you allow it to be so. Find out one distraction that you use in your life that blocks you from being present and learn to be free of it. After all that is the only thing your distractions distract you from, your present where freedom simple is…

Labeling Life

Life doesn’t come with labels, one applies what is thought to be the appropriate label to what occurs. Without the applied label life would still occur as it is, just not as it’s being labeled.

An understanding of your own mind is the only way you will ever get a true inkling of life. It’s the only way to truly see the beauty of a sunset or to feel a crisp fall breeze. What do you see when a flock of geese fly by in a vee formation or when you see a shooting star? If you strictly have an outer view of what’s there and apply a label, you will miss what’s truly there. It can be labeled, but that’s not what you truly see. Does the sunset describe itself or do does the breeze know its blowing? How about the geese, are they aware of their vee formation, and does the star know it’s moving?

Life always happens whether it’s labeled or not. The place beyond the labeling is where it truly occurs. It’s not stillness, quietness, or any other label that you want to call it, it’s just what’s there; nothing more, nothing less. Our Conditioned Mind has been programmed to label everything, but it’s beyond the labeling mind that life happens. Quietness and stillness are needed, but they aren’t a place to get to or label, they just are.

Without one single label, everything would still be. It doesn’t need a label to be. If you died right now, life as YOU know it would be over, but life itself wouldn’t miss a beat. To life dying is just a part of life, it’s just the way it is; dying is as natural as birth, so it would just continue as if you never existed. Life doesn’t label you, you label life. Understand yourself so you can understand life, but as stated earlier not in the form of a label, but by allowing life to do what it does and seeing what is truly going on beyond the labeling process of a Conditioned Mind. To be or not to be, life just doesn’t care either way.

Cornerstone of Love

You do not have to hope to do the right thing when the cornerstone base of your life is of love, it occurs naturally and without effort because love is simply what’s already in place…

Here is an example of how life plays out depending on what your cornerstone base is. If you are on the phone with a customer service rep (we all know how this is a true test of patience) and you’re not getting the results that you want, whatever you have as a cornerstone base will determine how you will handle not getting your desired results. This was and can still be extremely difficult for me, but I have come to understand what makes it difficult. It’s when my cornerstone base is self-serving, especially when it involves something I am paying money for. When I don’t get what I am paying for, if I am not aware of what my cornerstone base is, my mind can erupt like an active volcano. When it’s of love I’m able to see all the nonsense generated by a Conditioned Mind that feels it’s been slighted because things aren’t going its way and it’s not in control. It’s not because I know the difference between right and wrong that I do what’s right, there is no decision to do what’s right, it occurs naturally and without effort when your cornerstone base of life is of love.

If you are aware of this and truly get it, how can you want to do things that make your cornerstone base anything but love? Now mind you just because you are aware of this doesn’t mean your cornerstone will be based in love, it probably will not be until there is some semblance of quietness in your life. This is what allows love to be your cornerstone base more often than not. The more quietness there is, the more awareness you will have when you aren’t quiet. The more you notice when you aren’t quiet, the more you will simply return to quietness because in your inner essence of quietness is the cornerstone of a life based in love…

Pointing Energy

Pointing at another separates because selfish energy is reinforced which is strictly a by product of the Conditioned Mind. Remember when you point a finger at someone there are three pointing back at you.

The moment you point a finger at another’s seemingly faults you are lost. It doesn’t matter if you’re unaware of the pointing which you are just for the mere fact that you are pointing, or if you justify your pointing, you’re lost in your Conditioned Mind energy when there’s pointing. This energy is detrimental to yourself and others because there simply isn’t any benefit in this energy, it also keeps you entrapped to the pointing which means you are under the spell of your Conditioned Mind. When you’re lost in the pointing at another all kinds of nonsense occurs, but if you could understand that the pointing is simply a control mechanism of the Conditioned Mind this can lead to freedom, but only if it’s seen.

Very few see how diabolical the Conditioned Mind is and so they remain a puppet to it. The word “they” is used because I’ve experienced a shift in awareness that allows this to be seen; this shift makes someone aware of awareness being aware. In this awareness is freedom, but it’s not something manufactured, it simply is. Pointing energy doesn’t allow this because the I Self is reinforced which is strictly a by product of the selfish Conditioned Mind energy. Remember when you point a finger at someone there are three pointing back at you. Social media makes people a lot more nastier because they aren’t actually facing anyone, but the pointing energy is still in place. Remember pointing never hurts the person you are pointing at, it only hurts the one who is pointing because it keeps you wrapped around your own little finger…

Outer View Problems

Whenever it seems there’s a problem outside of you, the problem has nothing to do with what you think as nothing outside of you can truly cause you a problem because everything arises from within you…

The difference between sleep walking in the unconscious world (outer view) or being awake (inner view) is the outer view creates delusional stories that keep you trapped in the stories. The inner view provides a slight opening that keeps on expanding and is freeing because there’s no need for a story. For 49 years everything to me was seen from the outer view and it made up every problem I ever had; this is because the nature of the outer view is to make up problems. It wasn’t until 11 years ago when I began looking inward that I saw there was never a real problem regardless of what was happening; there were just made up stories.

Because of the way we are conditioned most people remain stuck in an outer view which doesn’t allow you to see that nothing outside of you can truly cause you a problem because everything arises from within you. The way I write causes people problems, Donald Trump causes people problems, weather, different races, the boss, the job the spouse, family, causes people problems, this list is endless for those conditioned with an outer view, but none of these are truly a problem. Your story about anything is just that your story and it only has significance to you because of your conditioning. Others may latch onto it, but that’s only because of their own outer view conditioning. If you are fortunate enough to have this truth revealed to you, you’ll be in select company. This doesn’t make you special, but what it does do is it allows you to not get caught up in the nonsense of the outer view (yours and someone else’s). And in the process you will simply remain at peace because that’s what the inner view provides…

Open to See

Just because you do something or have a view of something that’s been in place for a long time that doesn’t mean it’s the most beneficial way for you nor does it make it the correct view…

Yesterday someone was questioning my article which I have no problem with, but the whole base of the their questioning was because they were 70 years old they thought it meant how they see things is the way that it is. You can be 100 years old and not have the correct view of life; by correct I mean a view that provides the most benefits. Longevity doesn’t equate to what you see as being right and someone else being wrong, all it means is you still have a chance to see things differently. The funny thing is it’s not about being right or wrong, I simply share my experience, but some just don’t see and have to question it; it’s all part of the Conditioned Mind that keeps one entrapped to what is unconsciously familiar and doesn’t allow the openness of letting something new in.

Last year I was attending a seminar for work and someone said they had been performing a task a certain way for twenty five years. The instructor said well you have been doing it wrong for twenty five years. I never state that my view is right or the only way, but I do share my experience which makes what I share factual. Few back up their disagreements with me with facts, mostly it’s just Conditioned Mind nonsense. I am open and will listen to anyone who shares their experience, but few do, most want to just tell me what I’ve written is wrong. Understand this; I’m your story of me…not my story of me…without you there wouldn’t be anyone creating your story, so what I write only means something to you, and if you think because you have a certain view that’s been in place for a longtime and that makes it the correct one, I challenge you to look within and see the justified lies your own mind creates; lies that have been in place for a very long time…

Consequenced Results

When the energy of your life is self-serving, you will suffer consequences with self-serving results, and although you can’t be anything but what you are, love’s energy produces consequences with loving results.

Each of us has our own journey to discover the things in within ourselves that will give our existence some meaning. We all use different things for this and none are right or wrong, but some are more beneficial than others. Obviously when something is done that brings harm to another person, there will be harsher consequences to pay then if your actions are based in love, even if you don’t get caught. I am not one to say there is a God that’s always watching, I don’t truly know that, but I do know I cannot hide from myself, and that’s the only person I have to answer to. I can lie to you, I can even lie to me, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences.

Understanding ourselves is our life journey. When we do things that are of a self-serving nature, we along with others pay a price for this, even if we don’t see the consequences for these self-serving actions, they’re there. So many diseases have been linked to these self-serving actions, they just aren’t called that. Diabetes, cancer, depression, stress, anxiety, to name a few are all linked to our self-serving behavior. This is not a belief, this is a fact. When one is of love, suffering is at a minimum. Consequences are a part of life, whether they are self serving or loving is determined by what you are practicing. If what you are practicing is based in self-serving energy than what is produced will have self-serving consequences. When that is the energy that life is lived by it will be very difficult to feel well. Practice love-serving behaviors and your consequences will be a result of love, and when this is the energy that controls your life don’t be surprised when you feel well more often than not.

Distractions in Place

You cannot see any other way except how you see. This doesn’t mean you have to remain this way, but if you’re unaware of the noise in your head, there will be very little room for anything else.

As situations occur daily, the reactions will be determined by the way you’re conditioned. There’s nothing wrong in the reactions themselves, we can only live our life with the tools that are developed. You can take a situation with ten people involved in it and you will probably see ten different ways of reacting to the situation. The more unaware you are of your inner spiritual nature, the less love there will be at the core of your reactions. This is just the way it is. It can’t be any other way. Your reactions can’t be based in love if you’re not aware of the love that’s in your heart. The love is always there, but since there’s not awareness of it, it’s impossible for it to manifest.

Our reactions become what they are because our Conditioned Mind creates distractions to the love that’s in our heart. The more we are distracted by things, the less we are in touch with our heart. To be loveless it seems is to be heartless, but not really, it’s just to be heartless is to be distracted; love is always there. This is why the practice of quietness has so much value, because it lessens the distractions, and with less distractions we become more aware of a life that’s based in love. It’s a love that is and will always be there, but with so many distractions in place it’s very difficult to be aware of this. These distractions are formed from thought so thought is at the core of all distractions. Don’t give the thought energy and it will not create a distraction. All the distractions are is noise, that’s why learning to quiet the mind is invaluable. The distractions will never cease on their own, discipline is needed to allow them to dissipate. Noise is what’s there, so the distractions have to be there. When it’s learned to quiet the mind, the distractions will quiet and the love in your heart will naturally manifest.

Trapped in Thought

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation all this means is one is in bondage to their thoughts. Until this is seen, one will remain trapped in the thought of the next thing reached for.

You will never find the peace that a mind agitation blocks out if you’re in bondage to the thought of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way the mind becomes agitated, you get trapped in your thought that peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this is bondage and it makes the very thing you are seeking impossible to grasp. A mind agitation is the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until this is seen, one will remain in bondage to the thought that peace is in the next thing reached for. Reaching for alcohol, gambling, drugs, sex, social status, programs, therapy, self help books and on and on is all the proof one needs to see the bondage. I can’t stress this enough as this holding onto your thoughts has to be seen if one is to experience true peace in their life.

It’s impossible for a thought to take you to peace, what does have to happen if there is to be peace is there has to be an understanding of why you’re not at peace; no peace is only because of one’s inability to just be. When the need to reach for something arises, the bondage to your thoughts begin. This bondage is a vicious cycle that’s very difficult to break. Peace isn’t something attained or achieved because it’s in doing less that peace arises. To many people get lost in trying to find peace and since it’s something that’s already within you, the thought about finding it needs to be discarded so it can arise. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I write. Understand though, I don’t write to help anyone find peace, that comes from within each individual. Why I write is so the bondage to your thoughts can be seen for what it is; the cause of why there isn’t peace.

Questioning Obstacles

Answers are only sought when there are obstacles in the way that create questions. If life was lived as it occurred and you didn’t want it in some other way, questions wouldn’t arise.

An obstacle to our own innate goodness is anything that gets in the way to allow it. Instead of looking within we developed the obstacle of looking out there and this is why there is never true satisfaction. If you continue to seek answers outside yourself, you will continue to have obstacles. You’ll never find answers in the obstacles out there so you’ll always be seeking them, but if you begin to look within, answers will be revealed that previously weren’t seen. This is because there’s an entire planet of obstacles that are used to try to find your answers and none of them provide what’s necessary for answers to arise.

Life is simple, but it’s very complex because of all the obstacles; it’s a process and a process is on going. Today’s answer may not be tomorrow’s answer, but as long as you are looking inward yesterday’s obstacle will not be carried over into today. After all that is how life becomes a burden, all of the obscured events that take place aren’t dealt with as they arise so they pile up and you carry them upon your shoulders as a burden. You do this not life and it’s all because of the obstacles to your own innate goodness.

When the obstacle ladened view is changed by looking inward, all kinds of wonderful revelations occur. Life stops being a struggle because although you still don’t have all your answers, its okay because none are needed. This is the answer you have been looking for all along. Leave the obstacles of life to life. Understand your life is the way it is and wanting it in some other way is just a conditioned obstacle. When you live life as it arises, you still may not have all your answers, but it doesn’t matter because you no longer have any obstacles creating questions.

Conditioned Nonsense

You will never see the nonsense generated by the Conditioned Mind until truth is revealed and truth will never be revealed until you realize that it’s the Conditioned Mind that generates all the nonsense.

To be aware of the nonsense created by the Conditioned Mind is to be aware of life itself. It’s the subtleness of our conditioning that blocks out our connection with life. If you are fortunate enough to notice this, you will be astonished by how much nonsense is generated by your own mind. It isn’t sometimes that this nonsense is generated, it’s 99.9% of the time. The other .1% you are sleeping, but even dreams are nonsense lol. This is a problem because it blocks out our ability to live happily, joyous, and free. Once you understand this you will never want to leave because you will see when you leave nonsense follows; this nonsense becomes your created world. Most people live in a world full of nonsense, pretty tough to truthfully look at this, but if you can’t see this truth, you will not be free; this is not my law, it’s a law of life.

There are so many universal truths that we are exposed to and one of them is “Know the truth and it will set you free” it’s imperative to notice all the nonsense that goes on in your head before you will be able to do something about it. Most people won’t go there and that is part of the nonsense; nonsense blocks out truth. It’s only when you notice this that you can be set free. There is no freedom in the nonsense of a Conditioned Mind, there is only nonsense.

This nonsense is generated in the form of our thoughts and because this is unknown it manifest in some form of behavior; if the base of a thought is nonsense, the resulted behavior also has to be of nonsense. Your life can only be of the energy generated, if it’s nonsense than that’s what your life will be. This is not right or wrong, its just what’s there, but it does determine what your life will be like and the energy transmitted to others.

Cultivate nonsense and that is what others will see, but most of them will think it’s the norm because of their own nonsense conditioning. Learn to quiet the mind and see the nonsense for what it truly is and be set free. Living a life based in the nonsense of a Conditioned Mind doesn’t have to be, but neither does living life happily, joyous and free, that will be determined by the conditioned nonsense in place.

Awareness Aware of Itself

No one consciously puts their Conditioned Mind Patterns in place so why take on the burden for them. They can be changed, but that will only occur when there’s awareness aware of itself…

To understand your own mind, is to understand life. It’s so difficult to do because of all the things that are in place to prevent this understanding. This is basically the point of all my post. If all these distractions weren’t in place, to live in the present moment of love would be easy. It would be what’s in place, so it would be the base of our entire life. Every decision made would be of love; if love was in place. Unfortunately for far too many it’s not. It isn’t that we aren’t trying, but to change what is in place is so difficult because of the lack of discipline created by the Conditioned Mind which has been in place for such a long time. Our habitual thinking is deeply embedded in our subconscious. For this to become different by simply falling away it will take an awareness aware of itself.

Understanding this will be the key if changing what’s in place is to occur. This change though is not to be confused with substitution. It’s not about replacing negative with positive, or anything else for that matter. What’s needed is to develop the necessary discipline to see how we became conditioned to begin with. It’s the discipline itself that leads to awareness aware of itself. When discipline is established, slowly what’s in place will fall away. When what’s in place falls away through disciplining the squirrel cage mind, quietness takes over and thus so does a different more loving view of life as awareness simply becomes aware of itself…

Different Silence

The silence of a graveyard is not the same as the silence of a sunrise. To understand this difference is to understand love and to understand love is to understand life…

To understand love it’s imperative to understand how it arises from silence, but it doesn’t arise from the silence of a graveyard, love arise from the silence of a sunrise. The silence of a sunrise is so different than the silence of a graveyard, both are silence, but they’re different because of the place they arise from. This has to be understood if one is to understand love.

When existence began love was present, it had to be because there wasn’t anything else. It is like the Buddha, the Dalai Lama or Jesus, they are the essence of love because it’s present in them. The difference with them unlike most people is they never lost sight of this. There was nothing that had a strong enough pull on them to take away their silence. Their love arose from silence and is a love of all humanity. Most people on the other hand lose sight of their true essence and are led astray by the silence of the graveyard instead of a sunrise.

The silence of the graveyard is not pure silence, it’s a silence arising from attachment. What I mean by this is there is so much attachment to life and death that the energy associated with it becomes stagnated. It will manifest as silence, but it’s so different than the silence of a star filled sky, a growing flower, or a sunrise. It’s very difficult to understand this difference without the silence of love. Life is a process to get back to the silence of love. It’s a place we should have never left, but we were led astray. The Dalai Lama loves because that is what’s in his heart. Jesus loves because that is what’s in his heart, same with Buddha, their love never left their hearts because they never left the silence; that is the only difference in their love and anyone else. Love is love and who is used as an instrument doesn’t really matter as only love itself means anything because in the silence of a sunrise is the love of life…

Be Still...Be Present...Be Free

Without stillness the Conditioned Mind controls you by using the past and future to dictate how one reacts in the present. This is the base of all conditioning…Be Still…Be Present…Be Free…

Don’t under estimate the power of a Conditioned Mind, it’s as devastating as a nuclear weapon. Oh yeah, it was someone’s mind that created that weapon, that’s how diabolical a Conditioned Mind can be. When our human family began way back when, I’m inclined to think weapons were first created for hunting. As time went on and “I” started to exert itself more and more, that’s when our hunting weapons were probably used against each other.

It began with a stone or a stick then as our Conditioned Mind was further controlled by “I” the weapons became more sophisticated and effective for killing. We developed clubs, swords, bows and arrows, crossbows, then as gunpowder was discovered, it opened the Conditioned Mind to a whole new world of destruction. Guns, catapults, cannons, TNT, hand grenades, and the list goes on and on until we are so entrapped in our conditioning that we now have weapons that can wipeout entire civilizations; behind all this insanity is the Conditioned Mind. The freighting thing about this is some of the most conditioned people in our society are in control of these weapons.

Its a scary world because of the way the Conditioned Mind is allowed to control our decision making process. It makes us think we know what’s best for ourselves and others. The more aware a person becomes of their conditioning, the less control it has over you. Another blessing or possible curse (just kidding) is the awareness of other people’s conditioning. It’s really unbelievable to see how the Conditioned Mind controls the way others conduct themselves. This isn’t a judgment, it’s merely a factual observation. The true benefit to this awareness is by understanding your own Conditioned Mind, it allows you not to get drawn into the conditioning of others. To me I just keep doing whatever is in front of me and continue to not attachment to the way of the world, which unfortunately is based in unconsciousness. Understanding the Conditioned Mind is priceless, being controlled by it is the epitome of suffering. Be Still…Be Present…Be Free…

Eliminating Unnecessary Desire

You think everyone would know the difference between what’s right and wrong, but because of “I” engrained conditioned mind patterns, one doesn’t always do what’s right in the sense of what’s beneficial.

Every time a need to reach for something outside yourself arises, it’s produced because an agitation from your own mind makes you think the need is necessary. It isn’t a true need though, but you don’t know this because this conditioned behavior pattern has been in place for a very long time. Air, water, shelter, rest, food that satisfies hunger, love, are true needs, mostly everything else are just wants and desire, our created delusion is that this agitation produces a true need.

Understanding this is key if one is to learn how to break the chains of these unnecessary agitations that arise as wants and desires. I say unnecessary because it’s only the selfish ones that are unnecessary and cause problems. If the desire is truly from the heart and it’s to love all beings and to practice being an instrument of this love in all our affairs, I can’t really see that as being unnecessary or a problem. That is unless it’s derived from some lack inside you that needs to do this for fulfillment. It’s up to each individual to investigate this for themselves.

Learn to eliminate unnecessary desires and you will never reach outside for anything; without need there is no reaching. What you will then be left with is a life full of love, a life of quietness where the Universe can use your own innate goodness as an instrument for peace. This is not some make believe concept or idea, this is as real as life itself, but the only reason this isn’t realized is because of our selfish Conditioned Mind making us believe we need things that aren’t truly necessary.

"I" Assumes

There’s a struggle that occurs in most lives between one’s outer and inner view. Which view is used in making decisions determines if one’s actions and reactions will be based to self serve or to love.

If there are just unconscious actions and reactions in our daily decision making process, there will be many decisions made without knowing if they’re truly beneficial. Without the discipline that provides some stillness, life becomes one of assuming because we think we are the decider of our decisions. One trait of the Conditioned Mind is there’s no need to question because it assumes it has all the answers. This is a created block that lessens one’s ability to live from intuitive stillness.

When life is lived assuming it creates a struggle between our inner urging from the Universe, which is to love and our outer urging from “I” which is to self serve; this struggle is a battle between the two. When the “I” is in control we assume that the things of the world are in place to fulfill our outer desires, but intuitively if one’s mind is settled we know this not to be true because of being connected to one’s inner urging from the Universe.

Our outer urgings are a product of our environment and other influences. The Conditioned Mind of “I” is what makes one assume; the fallacy of this is a life lived that everything is as it appears. This “I” is our block to love. This is what causes our struggle, but if it was seen and the mind stopped long enough to see our inner essence of love, we would stop struggling with “I” and our assuming would never cause us to be in a battle with ourselves again.

Eyes of Stillness

A Conditioned Mind can only make pre-determined decisions. Only through the eyes of stillness can decisions truly be made as a true decision can only come from the stillness of the heart.

The eyes of stillness can also be called the eyes of love, when these are the eyes that life is viewed through, what you see is so different than what an unconscious pair of eyes sees; by unconscious I mean eyes that blindly conform to what the conditioned world offers. As life is experienced more and more through the eyes 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 eyes of stillness no individual decides what happens to you, the Universe decides. Whatever happens is a result of fully cooperating with Universal Love as love is the most powerful force in the Universe. With stillness eyes as your view, no one can decide your fate. Stillness eyes are 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.

Most decisions people make are based on how the Conditioned Mind controls them. You may think you’re making decisions, but you’re only doing what you’ve been conditioned to do. This is the way you have to be, there really isn’t a choice; this is all part of the conditioning. 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, but if you can’t control your own mind when you are consciously trying to do it, what makes you think you are in control when you’re not trying. Why do you think it’s so hard to do, it’s because the unconscious mind blindly conforms to the conditioning of the world and most people are simply blind.

Heart of Gratitude

Our given life is a gift. If you’re not happy with it, it’s not life’s fault. Understand your given life is what’s here right now, it’s up to you to make it a masterpiece of gratitude…

Being grateful for your given life regardless of the circumstances is being grateful for simply life itself. Gratitude is not some made up fallacy in your head because life is a certain way. Life will always be life, when it’s understood that life itself is the gift a grateful heart naturally arises. As long as you think you need life to be a certain way in order to be grateful when it isn’t that way, there’s no way gratitude will arise in your heart. Even if things were exactly how you wanted them, it would still be difficult to be grateful.

Gratitude can never be measured by conditions or circumstances for it to be of the heart. When we make up a story of gratitude because we have this or that, it isn’t true gratitude because it’s based on things. Things are impermanent, gratitude is not, unless it’s based on things. People say it all the time, I am grateful for my life because of this or that, but to understand gratitude is to understand things are not needed to have a grateful heart.

Our life can only be measured by what is in our heart and gratitude is a manifestation of that. True gratitude is not something that can be made up. When you are truly grateful, there is nothing but love in your heart. Life is our gift, and one day it will not be so. Any moment can be your last, so what is it that will be in your heart when the time comes to draw your last breath? Will it be true gratitude for your given life that comes from the heart or will it be a made up story from the head for the things in life that you have, but one day will simply not be…

Truly Living

To be with what is actually occurring is to be present for each moment. If this isn’t where you live from then you are living your life in a place that doesn’t exist…

When the mind really starts to settle you will notice how much time is spent either thinking about the past and using it to try and form the present, or how much time is spent in the future, thinking about the things you are going to do instead of what you are actually doing. Very seldom does one think about what they’re actually doing and that is our greatest dilemma. All the anticipation of what we are going to do mostly has to do with shaping our day in the way we think it will best suit us, and although this is very subtle, this type of thinking centers all around our I, the me, me, me, mind.

The mind has been conditioned to wander. It’s like the mind sees the task at hand to be so menial, it needs to move on to the next thing. This is done constantly until one becomes aware of it. When and if you do start to become aware of this, you will notice how much time is spent thinking about yourself. That in and of itself isn’t the main issue, the main issue is that most of the things thought about don’t really have the capability of enhancing your life. You may think they do, but that is the created delusion the mind uses. Even if it’s something that supposedly will better your life, it doesn’t really change anything. You may make up a story in your head that it does, but that’s only a story. If you become aware that most of the things that you do don’t really mean that much, you will stop creating a story and when you do, you will be left with peace.

This peace is contingent on being present for what’s actually occurring; every place else is just the delusion of a Conditioned Mind. Practicing being present is the most important thing a person will ever do because it’s the only place of true existence. To be present is to be truly alive, anywhere else offers existence, but it doesn’t provide truly living. Nothing is needed to be present unless you make up the story so be with what is actually happening and you will be with your true existence, and probably for the first time in your life you will truly be alive…

Prayer of Now

To attach to “I” is to struggle with life, to be the love of I Am is to be free of the struggle. Because of our conditioning this struggle will only cease when we learn the prayer of Now and be the love of I Am.

To me prayer is not something that is used to get me out of jams or used when I want a situation to be a certain way. What I have come to understand as prayer is something that can be used to stop the incessant mind from trying to arrange every situation the way I think it should be and to put me in the reality of what is happening Now.

In order to do this and allow prayer to be a vital tool in life, Now needs to become the foundation for the way one lives. In other words life is to be a living prayer; a constant state of prayer is a constant state of knowing who you truly are, and to know that the “lie of I” only has the power that it’s given. Not only is it vital to understand this because of the energy of the Universal I Am, but also it is Universal Love which I Am allows that aligns one with life.

To practice being in a constant state of prayer isn’t related to anything that happens in life. It is to be in a constant state of having the heart remain open Now no matter what happens. In this state of Now one can than be with what is actually happening instead of constantly being controlled by a mind that wants everything to be to it’s liking. When this occurs one’s I Am is in alignment with Universal Energy, the heart remains open and one is simply the love of I Am. In this state life is lived the way it was intended, as a light and prayer to all beings.

Appropiately Loving

The judging you do of yourself and others is just part of your Conditioned Thinking. You don’t think anything that isn’t a part of it, it all comes from within simply because it’s what’s there…

Unless you are so fortunate that you live in a bubble of love, there will be conditioning in your life that is not conducive to love. This conditioning is what produces non loving actions, but this is not to be labeled as inappropriate behavior, it is inappropriate conditioning, it’s just what’s there. If you are fortunate enough to realize this, it is then that you can begin the necessary practice of discipline so you’ll have enough concentration to remain focused on love being the default setting of your life, but to not realize this is not inappropriate because you’re just doing what you have been conditioned to do; it’s simply what’s there. If it wasn’t there you wouldn’t be doing it.

Don’t be to harsh on yourself or others because the truth of the matter is this, you, me, and everyone else only acts in the manner that we’ve be conditioned to do so. Whether it’s labeled inappropriate or not is all part of the conditioning because it doesn’t change the way that you act. Labeling something inappropriate is what people use to either make themselves think they are better than others or it’s used to beat yourself up. There is no such thing as inappropriate behavior unless that is how you want to label it. There is Conditioned Thinking that makes one act in a conditioned manner by producing the appropriate behavior conducive to that conditioning. So you see in essence all behavior is appropriate because it is all contingent on the way one is conditioned. When you understand this, you will be well on your way to truly loving yourself and when you love yourself, you will understand all behavior is appropriate. It is then that you will be able to understand how to love others, unconditionally and appropriately.

Love Arising

It is everyone’s obligation to pass love onto every person who they interact with, not in the form of a belief or concept, but in the form of an open heart; a heart without judgement.

When the heart is opened and there is no attachment to beliefs and concepts, that is when the love that is in your heart comes pouring out into the world. The absence of love, is the absence of unity, and how will you know when this absence is in place is by trying to force your beliefs and concepts on others. When you love, you love in spite of someone else’s beliefs and concepts. Live life based in love and you become that love; minus the story of some belief or concept which is only made up by your Conditioned Mind. When you love, most people around you will sense that energy; it’s the nature of love.

Love is contagious. When something isn’t of love you will know it by the conflict it causes; inward and outward. Love doesn’t cause conflict, it causes peace, compassion, understanding, kindness, patience, harmony, and so on. You will know something isn’t of love by the lack of these mentioned qualities. When you allow others the right to be themselves, you allow the love of your heart to be the center of your being and that will be the seeds that you’ll pass onto others. The more a judgement is held onto, the less effect the seeds of love will have. Love is what cultivates the seeds, and when they are the seeds of love without judgement, they will grow in abundance. Not because of any concept or belief, but because of the love that arises from your own heart.

A Moments Perfection

When you want the arisen moment different, you want its perfection to be changed, but even if it is changed most times it’s not enough. If you’re not careful, you can spend your entire life trying to change what’s already perfect.

It is said that no can have the perfect life, but no one really knows what the perfect life entails. It may be considered perfect if it was exactly the way you wanted it, and if that was the case then the saying is true, but no one can will ever have the perfect life because it will seldom be exactly as it is wanted. Even if it was, that wouldn’t mean it was perfect, it would just mean it’s the way that you want it. To me the perfect life is what arises in the moment you are in. It can’t be anything but that, because it’s simply what’s there.

This is where our struggles are derived from, thinking if life was different it would be perfect, but how can something that is already perfect be improved upon; perfection cannot be improved. When a perfect game is pitched in baseball, nothing can make it more perfect. If a basketball player makes ten foul shots that he tries, he is perfect. Now you can say the pitcher could have thrown less pitches or the basketball player could have made every basket without hitting the rim, but it would not have changed the perfection of what occurred.

Life is similar, we look for all kinds of ways to improve on its perfection, but regardless of what is done it doesn’t change the perfection of the way it is. No outer circumstance can change the perfection of what is. This is the main reason people are in the constant mind state of seeking perfection and use so many different things to try and attain it, but understand perfection is never reached only because it isn’t realized perfection is already here…

Silence

The mind will only settle when there is silence. You cannot do anything to be silent, it arises from itself. When the intellectual mind stops seeking, the internal urging settles in its own silence….

When one awakens, there’s an understanding of silence and how it relates to life. When this occurs there’s freedom because silence arises naturally. We seek because of the internal urging for silence which is what an awakening reveals. This cannot be known intellectually, intelligence is actually noise, silence can only be known through silence. The lack of silence makes life very mundane. It makes one less aware of the internal urging that silence provides. Without this awareness you cannot truly understand what the benefits of silence are. Silence is always there, it’s just not understood. Nothing is needed to experience silence, but the only way there can be silence is to be still. Methods may be useful in learning to be silent, but the only reason this is so is because the mind hasn’t been developed for silence , it’s been developed to generate noise.

It’s a human dilemma the need to make life about something, but if something is needed, make it about silence. This is the only thing that truly makes sense to me, it’s the only place where I don’t need to think and there’s peace. Not to think is to be in a state of no mind and in this state is true peace. How can it not be peaceful in this state, there’s nothing to cause one to suffer; there’s no generated noise in the head. Be silent and nothing more will ever be needed because in silence everything arises, unless you want to live by the generated noise in your head. Silence is the ultimate truth, but even saying this is noise. Silence of no mind is the silence of all that is and when one stops seeking it or trying to define it, it is then that one will be silent.

Value of Awareness

Many have a belief that God is love, but if this is truly investigated one may become aware that God needs the story of love to exist, but love doesn’t need the story of God to exist.

Awareness is of value because it helps one overcome their selfish nature. This is what I discovered was blocking the love of my heart from being the operating energy of my life. I don’t know how it is for anyone else, but I do know this is what was revealed to me. Why it was this way I don’t really know, but I do know most of my life I was unaware that I was selfishly living trying to grasp pleasure at all cost to satisfy a self that didn’t exist in the way it was perceived. The only awareness there was in my life was how to get more things to provide pleasure so this unaware self could be satisfied. It wasn’t that a self didn’t exist, there just wasn’t any awareness whatsoever that existence wasn’t what I was conditioned to believe it was. It’s one of the reasons I don’t attach to beliefs today because I see them only as a story of unawareness. Many people often state God is love, but if this is truly investigated one just may become aware that God needs the story of love to exist, but love doesn’t need the story of God to exist. Check it for yourself and become aware of this truth.

Being aware of what’s actually happening minimizes the stories that are needed to make life have to be a certain way. Awareness stops the story of the way you think life should be and allows the freedom of the way it is, which becomes the awareness of the way it should be. After all wanting this exact moment different than what it is is where all discontent arises from. When one is simply aware of what arises as it arises, there isn’t a need for a story and without a story one’s unaware selfish nature doesn’t come into play as the awareness of the love of your own heart naturally becomes the operating energy of your life.

A Moments Unfolding

One’s entire life hinges on a single attached thought; the next moments unfolding is from here. Learning to skillfully see this so the attachment is at a minimum determines how the next moment unfolds…

The thoughts that you attach to make up your belief system. This is done 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 one thinks their created belief system is the right one, the harder it is to see beyond it. Seeing each moment unfold 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) and until this is seen in each moments unfolding life will remain delusional. To get to a point where it’s not delusional, one has to get beyond the attached thoughts that hold your belief system (conditioning) in place, regardless of what it is. Each moment unfolds as one single thought and then a person’s conditioning determines what happens next and how the next moment will play out. Attaching to it or not is the difference in how the next moment unfolds and if there’s going to be unity or separation with it. The truth is one is never separated from life, but it feels this way when there’s attachment to a thought that makes you think you are. One’s entire life hinges on a single attached thought; the next moments unfolding is from here. Learning to skillfully see this so the attachment is at a minimum determines how the next moment unfolds…

A Conditioned Self

A mind that’s conditioned is a mind that has preconceived ideas which are based on a sense of self, and because it’s conditioned as so there’s no space between one’s thoughts to see what’s truly going on.

As long as the mind is conditioned and actively seeking, it can’t be at peace; at the core of this is one’s sense of self. The sense of self may be the hardest concept to let go of because it’s intertwined with just about every thought one has. It has also been in place since our existence began, but it’s not the sense of self that’s controlling, it’s the conditioned attachment to it. To me a sense of self will always exist, but the attachment to it has lessened significantly in the last eleven years. This has opened doors that were closed for the first forty nine years of my life.

What many people don’t realize about where my writings arise from is there’s an understanding of how my mind works because I’ve sat and investigated why I reacted like I did and why I did the things I did. Very few truly investigate their mind and this is what leads to the conditioning in place being in control. Knowing this doesn’t make me better than anyone, but by having an understanding of the lies that I lived by for so many years it does allow me to not attach to them. I would say therein lies the difference between one being attached to the sense of self and one being free of it. This also creates the difference between being limited by a self who is conditioned to constantly try to fulfill itself or not attaching to it and allowing doors to open that may have previously been closed.

High Vibration Energy

A higher vibrational energy has to be understood before the bondage of self which is a lower energy is truly let go of. You can then reach your true potential to be an instrument of love instead of an instrument of a selfish lower energy.

The are two energies to just about everything in life and although only one is in place at any given time, in order to go beyond the lower energy the higher energy (love) has to be known it’s available. This is the only way one will be able to go beyond the limited view of the “I” self energy. If your human existence is viewed only from the human side which is a lower vibration, the spiritual won’t come into play and life will seem very mundane. When one starts looking at life from love which doesn’t require human attachment, another view opens to the true beauty of what life has to offer. This beauty manifest in different ways for people, but what it has in common is it comes from the space of a higher energy. We exist in the form of energy and one is selfish, the all about me energy. This is a lower vibrational energy that doesn’t allow one to reach their true potential. The other energy is the energy of stillness which manifest as love, this is of a higher vibrational nature which allows the beauty of life to manifest and thus our true potential is maximized.

Learning to understand these two energies will assist in truly letting go of the blocks that keep the lower selfish energy in place. The higher vibrational energy is always there to tap into, but if there isn’t awareness of it, there won’t be alignment to it so it won’t manifest. This isn’t to deny our human side 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 one’s consciousness ceases. The tighter the grip of the human side(lower energy) the less the higher vibrational energy will be operational. This is a Universal Law that has to be understood so the bondage of self energy is truly let go of. When this occurs a higher energy allows you to reach your true potential so you can be an instrument of love instead of an instrument to satisfy the lower energy of me, myself, and I.

Reflection of Love

If you’re looking at a mirror that tells lies get rid of it so the only mirror you have is one that reflects love. See the light and you will be the light, see love and you will be love; what you see is seen by all.

There’s an inner beauty that’s always there, but because of our Conditioned Mind it isn’t what is seen as our reflection. We add all kinds of nonsense to this reflection and our beauty is blocked out by the lies of our Conditioned Mind. An expansion of love is the expansion of our own inner beauty so when we see our own inner beauty as a reflection of love, it expands and reflects our love to the world. The world will see what we see in our reflection. If one sees a person of love in the mirror and is truly focused on love of creation, that is what the world will see. If what is seen is someone full of greed, hate, false pride, self pity, and delusion, unfortunately that is what the world will see.

What you think of you is what others will think of you. It has to be this way, the world can only see what you see. You become who you think you are and who you think you are is the reflection of what is seen; remember the world will only see what you see as it is reflected in the mirror. If you’re looking at a mirror that tells lies, make it a point to get rid of it so the only mirror you have is one that reflects love. This is one’s true reflection and it’s not only be seen by one, it’s seen by the world. See the light and you will be the light, see love and you will be love because it is what you will see that will be seen by all.

Spiritual Nonsense

Sit often and watch your thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that one sees all the spiritual nonsense holding you in bondage.

With the emergence of the Internet, there’s so much information available on spirituality that it really needs to be investigated before one considers using it to assist in their development. Here is the definition of nonsense : 1 spoken or written words that have no meaning or make no sense 2. foolish or unacceptable . To see if the information you are using to develop discipline is authentic and truly beneficial, there can’t be anything associated with it that forms attachment. Methods, programs, 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 and so most of the information out there is nonsense and keeps you in bondage in some way. Those telling you to buy their book, pay for retreats run by paid speakers, or follow (instant bondage) a program, are clever to a fault, with the fault being keeping you in bondage.

The only thing one needs to do is look within so a millisecond of space is created between your thoughts. Once this occurs and there’s awareness of it, slowly there will be more and more space. 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 what you are 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 the thoughts come and go, eventually there will be more and more space between them. It’s in this space that one will see all the spiritual nonsense holding you in bondage.

Set Emotional Energy

Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of what it is; either real or made up. It’s the set emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain responses and behaviors to arise.

Staying present with the flow of what arises in our daily life has immense value in waking up from the sleep of unconsciousness. What happens if one’s awareness isn’t expanded upon is the arisen emotional energy becomes set and it controls you; it becomes the master and you the slave. The set emotional energy is what causes one to react to life in the way that they do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of what it is; either real or made up. It’s the set emotions attaching to what happens that causes one to behave in a certain manner. When one awakens, the attachment to emotions lessens as does their control.

This is how it is with all our emotions, fear becomes crippling when it becomes set and it takes you over. It’s 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 sets the associated emotion and there’s no telling what behavior will arise. I guarantee you, it’s not going to be a behavior that has love flowing as its base. Emotions will arise, it’s the way the brain seems to be wired, but our energy doesn’t have to set them and give them more energy 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 this, it’s only when the emotions get set that they have the energy to stop the flow of truly living life and not only cause your suffering, but also the suffering of others.

Learning Through Love

It’s the love of one’s own heart that allows for the chances to learn life lessons. Judgements don’t provide this, all they do is disconnect one from the love of their own heart.

Follow your heart no matter what others say. People judge, it’s what they do, but never give in to their judgements. Even if someone thinks they know you because of similar situational experiences, it means little because everyone has their own interpretations of the way things are. Following your heart doesn’t mean you will always do what is best, but it does mean what you do will be of love and really that’s what truly matters.

It’s the love of my own heart that judges me and provides life lessons to be learned, not the judgments of people. As long as the heart is followed, the lessons learned will allow for the removal of one’s blocks to love. By staying true to our heart no matter what, we stay true to ourselves and life’s base remains of love.

Everyone makes mistakes, but boy are we quick to point out the mistakes we think others make. We’ll justify our judgments and say we’re only trying to help, even if it’s not asked for, but when we judge anyone it’s our own misgiving because the love of our own heart is blocked. No one alive today is known to have ever walked on water, so no one is truly worthy to judge another. To thine own self is all one has to be true to because the love of one’s heart will keep expanding as the universe, not people sees fit. This will allow for the chances to learn the necessary life lessons so the love of one’s own heart remains unblocked.

A Gift From Life

In the stillness of the present moment simply do what’s in front of you and your unique talents will be of assistance in the precise moment you’re in because it’s what life has gifted you with…

When a purpose is needed to fulfill one’s life, it’s what I call object consciousness, meaning some form of an object is always needed for life to have meaning. Without awareness of the Conditioned Mind there’s a need that never goes away so a created purpose has to constantly be created and worked at to keep it in place. Let’s say the created purpose is to help people who are labeled as addicts. What if there were no more to help, now what? Another purpose would need to be created, but I ask you this, where does it end? I will tell you, it doesn’t because this occurs every time something is reached for that’s used to attain a sense of self worth. One’s created purpose can be to eat ice cream, it fulfills a need at that exact moment. Does it not?

To be simply be mindful of each moment is our true purpose no matter what it is that’s happening in your life. Whether it’s brushing your teeth, on line at the supermarket, at work, dying, or whatever it is that’s happening, the point is to be mindful of the present moment and it will be that moment that gives you purpose. This isn’t a made up purpose though, it’s a purpose simply given to you by life because it’s what’s there. I’m not saying don’t help people or not do something that you have a passion for, but understand the difference if it’s your purpose to make yourself feel good or if it’s what life has gifted you with. The results are as different as night and day, so in the stillness of the present moment do what’s in front of you and your unique talents will be of assistance in the precise moment that you’re in because it will be what life has gifted you with…

Space of Emptiness

So much of existence is wasted on trying to fill a space that doesn’t need filling. The nature of all space is emptiness and it will always be there; it’s in this space of emptiness that one experiences fulfillment.

Many spend thousands on trying to fill a space that doesn’t truly needed filling. At the time it seems like the right thing to do and in a way it is because when you’re thinking about it it seems right, but the thing to understand is wherever you go there you are and also the Conditioned Mind makes the fantasy better than the reality. This is not to say don’t do things that will fill this space, but the stark reality is this space is already filled if your mind lives in the space of peace. I’m talking from experience here because for forty nine years my life was exactly how I thought I wanted it to be and yet I had to always reach for something to fill a space that wasn’t understood. This space when lived from your conditioning needs to be filled (reaching for something), but I didn’t understand the part of wherever I went, there I was.

My own mind was an enemy not an ally and I had no idea this was occurring. Basically I always needed to fill a space that didn’t truly exist; regardless of what it was filled with it was always there. Here’s the real irony in this, I was trying to fill the space of emptiness that is still there today, but what I have come to understand is it doesn’t need filling. Regardless of what’s used to fill it, it never gets filled, it can’t because it doesn’t need filling. Today I understand this space is not an enemy nor does it need filling. There are times when it’s filled, but it’s not because I’m trying to fill it, it’s simply because the space of emptiness fills me.

Not Adding

Truly letting go isn’t a doing nor does it take effort, it’s something that happens naturally by not adding. The more one tries to let go by adding something, the less letting go there is…

One day a man who spent years reading spiritual books, going to self help and 12 step programs, spending thousands attending seminars by all the so called experts, retreats, meditating for hours on end, doing chakra and kundalini meditation, reiki healing, yoga, therapy, and so on decided he had enough. I’m sure many will identify with the constant barrage of adding the flavor of the month to learn the secret to peace. This man tried everything and yet except for being more knowledgeable, he was no freer than the day he started looking into this. Part of the issue was he was stuck in trying methods everyone else said was needed to become enlightened; most people’s methods don’t even work for themselves, if they did a method wouldn’t be pushed. This man who was at wits end sat with this and what arose in him was this; he were going to walk up the highest mountain he could find and either become enlightened or die. The one thing that was very clear was he was tired of struggling; so the journey up the mountain began.

On his way up the mountain there was a man coming down the mountain carry two large bundles on his shoulders, the path was narrow and he noticed this man was wearing monk like clothing. He had heard in stories when one is ready to awaken the right teacher will appear. As their eyes met, the man felt compelled to tell the man coming down the mountain where he was going. He asked him if he knew how to become enlightened? The man said nothing as he put the two bundles he was carrying down. Instantly the lesson was seen; the man was showing him how to let go. He than asked, is that it, just let go? The man smiled and nodded, again he asked, so that’s it, just let go, what happens next? Without saying a word, the man picked up the two bundles he was carrying, put the them back on his shoulders and continued down the mountain…

Nothing Last Forever

Because nothing last forever the satisfaction associated with whatever is reached for is fleeting. This is the exact reason why one constantly remains in an agitated state of needing to reach for something.

Not being satisfied is so subtle and how you will know you’re not satisfied is by having to reach for the next thing. The misunderstanding of nothing last forever including life itself is what makes one constantly reach for satisfaction. If you knew the reaching wasn’t going to quench the thirst of satisfaction, it most likely wouldn’t be done. One reaches for whatever the conditioning in place says is necessary, and even though it temporarily satisfies the thirst, it doesn’t last and hence the reaching continues. When nothing last forever begins to be understood, one becomes aware of the nonsense of their reaching. This doesn’t mean the reaching will just end, but an understanding of the true nature associated with reaching begins. If there wasn’t the anticipated satisfaction associated with food, dessert, drugs, alcohol, gambling, yoga, meditation, ad infinitum, reaching wouldn’t be done. Everyone who reaches for something assumes there’s going to be some sort of satisfaction derived from it or it wouldn’t be done.

Existence is pretty stable as far as life being life, but the events that occur within life are not. There is constant change in everything, but the mind is mostly blind to this because it wants stability. It defaults to making you believe the next fix is all you need, but I guarantee you the next fix only leads to the one after that and so on. It never ends because there’s nothing that last forever which allows it to end. And because nothing last forever, the satisfaction associated with whatever’s reached for doesn’t last and this is the exact reason why one is subtly unsatisfied and has a constant need to reach.

Craving of "I"

The craving of “I” is what traps one to the bondage of the desire of “I” mindset and as long as this mindset is in place, there will be struggles in life because these selfish cravings will always need to be fulfilled.

Craving arises, there’s no getting around this, but it’s not the craving itself that causes issue, being controlled by it unconsciously is what makes craving an issue. To follow through on all our cravings isn’t really useful, but this isn’t to say there’s anything wrong with cravings, it’s really deciphering which ones are useful and which ones actually cause harm to you and others. The craving for sex is something that’s basically in our DNA, but to be controlled by the craving for sex to the point where it becomes the focal point of your existence, is where issues arises. Just take sex and substitute it with something else and see how the craving holds you in captivity. As long as one craves unconsciously, they have to be followed. This bondage to cravings is the foundation of the Conditioned Mind.

Looking back I can see how the attachment to cravings is what allowed them to control me and why they were at the core of every issue I had in my life. I still have cravings today, but for the most part they’re there to fulfill a higher calling than “I”. The desire of “I” is the root of suffering and this is because it entraps one to the bondage of self; existence doesn’t produce much harmony in a desire of “I” mindset. Knowing any of this doesn’t make life “I” free, but it does lead one in a direction that is much more conducive to love which in turns makes craving more about what’s better for humanity as a whole instead of fulfilling the craving of an “I” mindset.

Direction of Energy

The direction of energy that one embraces determines a direct link to what energy is put out, and love will be put out when it is simply learned to keep your head where your feet are…

Eleven years ago the direction of my life was much different than it is today. Prior to eleven years ago for reasons unbeknownst to me, my direction was very self-centered and didn’t provide much benefit for me or anyone else. Although I certainly embraced this direction just because I didn’t know any better, it caused me and those around me much suffering. This is what an unconscious self-centered direction does, there’s really no way around this. This seems to be the direction of the masses and when followed blindly as it certainly seems to be, much suffering ensues. The more self-centered a person is the more suffering there is when it comes to anything associated with them. This is the basic energy of unconsciousness, and although many fluctuate in this energy pattern just because of the natural inclination to love, some fluctuate very little because of deeply engrained self-centeredness conditioned mind patterns. This was me.

Fast forward to today and the energy in place is much different and as a result of this different direction my life reactions are different. No longer is there the consumption of me, but not because it’s about you, there’s just much more quietness in place and that is the direction that has afforded me much benefit. Because of this directional energy shift there is an obligation to simply share it so others may see its value. I know nothing really when it comes to the Universe, but I do know how it was for me and how it is today. This shift is not a credit to anything I’ve done so I simply point how a different direction from being self-centered to keeping my head when my feet are has changed my view of life…

Two Versions of Life

When one’s thoughts are used as the primary means to live by, this is a very limited version of life, but when the mind settles, a second version is provided with limitless content.

When thoughts are used primarily as a means to live by, this leaves only one way to view life and because thoughts are so restricted and limiting, it’s makes for much suffering. We think by thinking, studying, and reading books we’ll become all knowing and be able to master life, but the only thing this provides is arrogance, smugness and a state of unconsciousness. When one constantly has a need to read someone else’s book, one is limited to only learn what the content of that book is. What if what’s written in the book isn’t totally correct or only has partial facts about a subject, that will be what one learns. People get a college degree because the content of books are memorized, and the thoughts taken from these books are used to create experts by the worlds standards. This method produces a very limited view of life, with the limit being whatever one’s thoughts are from the content of the books that are read.

Humans have wars against each other, we fight with each other and most of this happens because of the nonsense of our thinking. Everyone thinks they’re right which arises from what is heard or what a books says, and all this does is fill one’s head with noise. This noise is the only version of life that one will ever see unless the mind becomes quiet enough to allow a second (thoughtless) version to be seen.

What happens when the mind settles is it allows for two versions of life to be seen, one version is the made up stories of one’s conditioned thoughts, and the other is the version of just doing whatever it is that’s in front of you because it’s what’s there. Both versions are from the same mind, but only one will be used when the mind settles. When this settling occurs and the version is seen of a second view, the limitations provided by the world view of thought will fall away. It will be at this point that you will go beyond the limited view of your thoughts and see the limitless view of just doing what’s in front of you, without the need to think about it.

Bondage of Reaching

Reaching itself is the issue, not the thing being reached for. Not everything reached for is truly beneficial. It will take a very settled mind to see the subtle bondage in the things one thinks are beneficial.

Doing what’s beneficial for your well being needs to be investigated to see if what you’re doing is truly a benefit and not just a story of what you think is beneficial. Many people play the lottery to become rich so to become rich becomes your beneficial energy…so you think. Sex is often viewed as beneficial, as is the spiritual path. Drugs, alcohol, gambling, and their programs are seen as beneficial, but as the results of these energies may be different, the bondage they keep you in is the same. Working out and healthy eating habits are very beneficial, but many attach a story to them and negate their benefits. I know many people are vegans and I have no opinion either way, but no where have I ever read that Jesus or the Buddha seen this as a benefit to their practice. All I’m saying is what I’ve found to be truly beneficial needs no story nor attachment to attain a certain result.

People see ayahuasca as a benefit, but this is reaching for something similar to reaching for drugs and alcohol to achieve a result. I can only share my experience and I’ve found reaching for anything in whatever form is not a benefit because the reaching itself is the issue, not the thing being reached for. To me, in the space of just being with what arises in the present moment is the only thing I’ve experienced to be truly beneficial. Not everything you think that’s healthy and supportive are truly a benefit to enhance your life. It will take a very settled mind to see the subtle bondage in the things that are reached for. My experience has been if you are reaching for something regardless of what it is, it’s not beneficial and this is because the reaching itself is the issue and that’s what keeps you in bondage.

Viewing Life Differently

A different more beneficial view of life will only occur if the current view is seen as not being beneficial. Even with a different view life won’t change all the much on the outside, but inwardly everything will change.

If there is to be change in one’s life, it has to be seen that a different view is needed to allow one’s behavior to be more beneficial than what’s in place now. Understand it’s not changing the things that occur that’s needed, it’s only the view of what’s occurring that requires it to be different; that’s when change occurs. This isn’t about substituting positive for negative, or labeling right for wrong, if this is done it just becomes another story from the same old view. This is change from the intellect and it doesn’t provide a different view. A different view occurs when one remains in a state of stillness regardless of what happens, seeing things from here allows change to take place. Of course this is easier said than done and if it doesn’t happen, true change will never occur, only surface change will because whatever view is in place won’t allow change to take place.

The mind always wants to make the current view into a story and attach to it. A different view is what happened to me, I now live each moment from that view which is much more beneficial than living life from the view of a conditioned story. Having a different view has changed me inwardly which in turn means everything has changed or at least the way that it’s viewed has.

Selfish Desired Stories

The Conditioned Mind is a story teller and all its stories eventually end. However most of these are unconsciously created to fit into the main story of fulfilling some selfish desire and that story never ends…

The stories the mind conjures up need to be investigated so one can tell if they’re real or not and by real I mean beneficial to one’s life. So many people make up a story to satisfy a selfish desire without looking if those stories are producing results that are beneficial. Many stories benefit only oneself 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 is the helping others done more so to satisfy some selfish desire? It’s very difficult to get in touch with real stories that arise from the space of stillness as opposed to the ones that are made up to satisfy some selfish desire.

Most of the stories we create are strictly to satisfy selfish desires. Very few people are truly selfless, not because they don’t want to be, but by not understanding the dynamics of the Conditioned Mind there’s no way one can be. Every life is a story, it’s just part of existence, but there are ways to see if your stories are beneficial. One way would be to not create a story, this way one wouldn’t be needed. Another is to understand energy is not created or destroyed, it’s only transformed. Although this form that’s being occupied one day will not function any longer in its current state, its energy goes on, and if you want to see if this story is beneficial, sit and be still and you will see no story is real so one’s selfish desires will never be satisfied…

Developing Love

As we go through the process of life, we develop in the way that the conditioning in place allows. If our conditioning and hence our development was based in love things would be much different.

Some things we learn come naturally, but everything takes some kind of practice. If you’re learning how to catch a baseball, at first it’s probably awkward with no knowledge as to the best way to do it, but the more you do it the more natural it becomes. This is the same thing if what you’re learning is based in love. Part of the problem (delusion) is when what’s developed isn’t based in love because unfortunately that tends to become natural; this is why it’s so hard to change. I knew what was right (loving) and what was wrong (selfish) growing up. Doing what was loving was not how I developed so being selfish came natural to me and there wasn’t anybody who could tell me different because that’s all I knew.

To say the least, this selfish development caused much suffering because with this conditioning in place, there wasn’t any room for much else to be seen. This is the delusion most people are unknowingly living by and it’s a direct result of why humanity is the way it is. If we all grew up with our development based in loved, humanity would be much different, it’s really that simple. I know this because eleven years ago I began developing a different base (one of love) and every so slowly my behavior became loving. It doesn’t mean it’s always this way, but just as it is with learning to catch a baseball it takes practice, and in my case it’s done so the loving behavior becomes as natural as the earlier development of being selfish was.

Naturally Beneficial

Many believe they choose what they do, but the reality is there really isn’t a choice in what you do because one can only do what the conditioned view in place dictates, at least until this is seen…

I know people don’t like to hear this, but there really aren’t choices in life. It may seem as though there are, but the conditioning in place dictates what one’s actions will be. From murder to loving kindness and all the other actions in between, the conditioning controls the actions at least until this is seen. It’s as if one is a puppet on a string with the Conditioned Mind being the master puppeteer. For forty nine years I was controlled by my Conditioned Mind without any awareness whatsoever there was a more beneficial way to view life. Today with awareness of this my actions are naturally much more beneficial. Although it seems I now have choices, the shift that occurred in me which resulted in a different view made my actions beneficial, but it’s still not a choice. A different view allowed me to see the lies of my actions so I now naturally do things that are much more beneficial.

For years alcohol was one of the conditioned tools I used as a coping mechanism, and although I thought this was beneficial and a choice, there was no choice here. Today it’s not this way because alcohol is no longer seen as being beneficial. If I had a view that saw using alcohol as a benefit, I would use it. One can only do what they’re conditioned to do and the only way this will be different is if the view becomes different. This is the different view of truly doing what’s beneficial in your life. Many believe they have choices, but this belief creates an inner conflict. The reality is, there is no choice because one will only behave as the conditioned view dictates and good, bad, or indifferent it’s simply done because that’s what’s in place…

Everything Changes

Regardless of what happens in life it will not stay the same, but it’s not because things change that causes the mind to become agitated, the agitation arises because the change isn’t wanted.

Everything changes, it’s the nature of the way things are and although intellectually this is known by most people, it’s not brought into daily living. This becomes a major dilemma in a person’s life because things are taken to be more permanent than they actually are and with this outlook when something changes, the mind becomes agitated and suffering ensues. This doesn’t occur because of the change, it occurs because the change isn’t wanted nor accepted.

Wanting things to remain the same is probably the greatest delusion used by the Conditioned Mind and the irony of this is, it’s impossible for life to remain the same so what the Conditioned Mind wants will never be. The nature of life is change so to be at peace with life one must be at peace with change. If you’re not, your mind will be in a constant state of agitation, and if that’s all that’s known, so be it.

There are so many scenarios that entrap a person to the delusional state of wanting things to remain the same. It requires a very settled mind to see the agitations arise when something changes that’s not wanted. This doesn’t mean change has to be embraced or liked, it really just has to be seen for what it is and accepted, but understand even if the thing that changes isn’t accepted, it doesn’t really mean all that much in the grand scheme of things because in life nothing stays the same.

Labels and Roles

Labels and roles are all part of one’s conditioning, with the stage being set for life to be played out. Although one is always on the stage, in silence the labels and roles aren’t needed.

Most of the things that one reaches for throughout life are used just roles as if one is on stage, and life is as if it is a role being played out with one taking on whatever that assigned label may be at the time. Each person studies their lines and plays out the role in whatever way their conditioning has been developed for it to be label and played out. There are many many labels used in playing out the conditioned role.

These labels are the things one reaches for to make their part in the play more interesting. Who would go see a play where everyone was sitting around in silence? So it would seem there is needed drama for life to be more interesting, but this is the fallacy the Conditioned Mind creates.

Only in silence can life be lived to the fullest label and role free. Without the roles and labels, one is present on the stage of life, but not controlled by the rehearsed conditioning. It’s this conditioning that makes one need a role along with many many labels, but in silence, with the stage set in the present moment, one doesn’t have to take on a role or use any of the labels in the puppet show of a conditioned life.

False Comfort of Faith

Life will always be as it is regardless of what one’s story of faith is. Mostly faith is used to provide false comfort which isn’t really needed if one would just live life as it reveals itself.

Faith is but a word, there are many interpretation of it, here is one; a strong belief in something (a story). The way I used faith in the past was I thought it meant things should be the way that I wanted them to be. It’s not a big surprise that this kind of faith caused me many problems. I only had faith in the material world which meant I had to use things in order to feel comfort, which meant I had to rely on outside things to get what I thought I needed to provide a false comfort.

It’s not this way today, but not because there is a belief or faith in something. Today the lie of faith has been exposed and truth of what is here right now is where my faith lies. Truth of what is doesn’t need a story of faith that everything is going to be okay, it means it’s going to be the way that it is and that is simply that. There’s no longer the need for a story of something from the outside to take care of my life; life is simply lived as it happens. Through the practice of being present, there’s a knowing that life will work out in life’s way, not mine. This is a faith that truly works because there’s no attached story. I have stopped using faith as a story of getting something or believing someone is going to take care of my life. Life is life, it takes care of itself. I am just one part of it and regardless of what happens, it simply is life as it is not as I think it should be. This is the acceptance of being with the reality of what is. One doesn’t need faith to live life because it will always be how it is regardless of what the Conditioned Mind wants to use to make you think life should be different. Life is always about what’s here right now and to say you have faith in something out there only changes what is to the false comfort of what isn’t.

A Limited Conditioned View

If you only see through the view of the conditioning in place, a new view will not be allowed, this prevents the mind from expanding beyond its own created conditioned limits.

It will take much investigation to see beyond one’s conditioned view because the conditioning itself is what keeps your view narrow and limited. 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 limits. Faith, hope, and forgiveness are always topics that stir up the mind and cause controversy because their concepts have been so deeply embedded into the subconscious. One becomes 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, a concept, or belief is held onto, I guarantee you it’s not beneficial. You may say how can I say that, 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. Life is never anything but what happens in front of you and although things may not always be the way that they’re wanted, until the limited conditioned view is seen and let go of, a new unlimited view will not be allowed.

Led by Love

There’s no suffering in the space of love because there’s no attachment so being aware of your “I” attachment and not holding onto it allows love to be the force 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 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 engrained the conditioning is and I know sometimes I may come on strong, but it’s only because what is seen simply can’t be ignore it.

There are basically two forces that lead the direction of the mind. One is suffering, the other is love (non suffering) and these forces manifest in many way. The core of suffering is attachment to “I” (selfishness). This force leads as 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 force is love, which leads as 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 engrained the conditioning is, but if attachment to “I” isn’t in place the suffering force won’t be in place. To me the key is being aware of one’s “I” attachment and not holding onto it. Without it the force that leads the direction of your life will be from love and there’s no suffering in this space because love simply has no attachment.

Associated Attachment

Pleasing thoughts, not so pleasing thoughts, the attached association to either one allows the start button of emotions to be pushed which will last until the associated label is let go of.

We all like our pleasing thoughts and we like to associate them with who we are, but what of those thoughts that aren’t so pleasing, we don’t like them and we definitely don’t want them associated with who we are, but to me they’re no different than the pleasing thoughts. All thoughts are energy in its purest form, how that energy transforms is the result of the association to them. They affect our life differently; it depends on how deep the association is. If you want to associate yourself with the pleasing thoughts, you have to associate yourself with the not so pleasing ones also. What would happen if neither were associated with, where would that leave you? Sit with that for a while.

In the place of non attachment there are no associated labels as pleasing, right, wrong, good, bad, like, dislike, anger, calm, happy, sad, etc, etc, etc, there is only the eternal peace of non judgment of each precious moment as it occurs. Association to labels are what controls the way one gets pulled around by their emotions. Thoughts will always be there, but without associating a label they just don’t have the energy to control. It’s strictly the attached association that gives a thought the energy that makes life an emotional ride; no one but you is responsible for starting this ride. If you don’t want to be on an emotional ride for the rest of your life, you will need to understand you are not associated with your pleasing thoughts, nor are you associated with the not so pleasing thoughts, if you get this you just may learn how not to push the start button that starts your emotional ride.

Usefully Aware

Be with what arises, no pulling or pushing, just awareness of what’s happening. It is in the space of awareness that you’ll be usefully aware and this is because this space is the only place that truly exists.

When a practice that allows awareness is in place the present moment is experienced. Being aware of what’s actually happening as opposed to being pulled around by it or pushing it away is what will dictate how useful one’s life is. Life is magical in its essence, but there’s nothing magical in becoming aware of this. All roads that lead to a useful life begin and end in the present moment and awareness is the key.

Take a step and be aware of it, now take another and be aware, this is an anchor to the present. One can only be aware of an idea that you’re thinking about something in the past or future, but you can never actually be there. Every step or breath can only be taken as it is happening. The more one becomes aware of this, the more anchored one becomes in actually being in the present moment as opposed to grasping for straws in the story of what’s going on between your ears. Be aware of reading this and then be aware of what arises, just be with it no pulling or pushing, just awareness of what’s happening. It is in the space of awareness that you’ll be usefully aware and this is because this space is the only place that truly exists.

Wanting Things Different

The Conditioned Mind is unstable because there’s nothing solid for it to base itself in. There’s very little peace in a life that’s based in the mind because its energy constantly wants things different.

The me the key to experiencing some peace in your life lies in not wanting things different. An arisen agitation is directly linked to wanting things different and this is true regardless of what it is. It may not be seen exactly as wanting something different, but when a label is applied to something, this is wanting it different. If someone says or writes something or if a circumstance arises and you apply a don’t like label to it, you just created an agitation within yourself. What was said, written, or what happened didn’t do it, the applied label did. It’s the same when you apply like to something, this is because you are allowing something from the outside to control your mind state. The mind is very unstable because it has no solid base to it so there’s never peace in a life that’s based in the mind because its energy constantly wants things different.

A mind that wants things different is very erratic, its energy is all over the place. It’s the reason there’s very little peace in the world. Always wanting things different keeps the individual from being of peace, which then emanates as the energy that’s put out. Multiple this by billions of agitated people who want things different and you have the world as it is. The key to peace lies in not wanting things different, this is the only way there will ever be peace in one’s life and in the world. The instant something is wanted different an agitation arises as the energy in place is being controlled by a mind that doesn’t understand the key to peace, and this is true regardless of what’s going on.

A Reflected Shift

What occurs when one awakens is there’s a shift that opens the heart, this allows the truth that has always been there to be revealed so where there was once blindness one now sees.

People think there’s a change when something new is revealed, but the essence of what’s truly happening is there’s a discovery (a shift) to see what has always been there. It’s not really a change that occurs, it’s a shift from delusional 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. The reason why it’s so difficult to shift is because the mind will not settle down. It tells you everything is okay, that you do enough to get by in life, and as long as it’s pleasurable it will tell not to look within because you are okay as you are.

Truly looking at yourself is not pleasurable, especially when it’s first started, that’s why many are hesitant to do it. It’s much easier and pleasurable to have an out there view and do what is familiar, but there are only benefits when honest self reflection is done. 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 honest self reflection allows for truth to be revealed, this is the way one shifts and truth becomes what is familiar. When truth is what’s 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 revealed as you finally see what has always been there.

Beneficial Possibilities

The more awareness one has of the arising moment, the more beneficial life seems to be. This doesn’t mean everything will go the way that it’s wanted, but what happens is the beneficial possibilities aren’t limited.

Life occurs whether there’s awareness of what’s happening or not. What awareness allows is the possibility of a different reaction to what arises and thus the chance of a more beneficial response and outcome. It’s pretty much a given that what arises arises, there’s not much that can be done in that regard, but how it affects you has many possibilities. Years ago there weren’t many possibilities to my reactions, they were all based in a very limiting non beneficial perspective; it was just the way I was conditioned. I wouldn’t have allowed anyone to do half of the things I did to myself, but yet because I didn’t know any better, the self sabotage reactions were what was normal to me. Without the awareness of the conditioning that’s in place, it wouldn’t be possible to respond in any other way but the way I was conditioned.

Although today life is simply life and what arises arises, with unawareness not being as prevalent as it once was, it has opened up so many more beneficial possibilities in my life, and what’s truly beautiful about this is the self sabotage behavior is becoming less and less; on its own. Being aware of the way one reacts to what happens is where beneficial possibilities arise from. When one is stuck in one view, you are limited to only that view and the benefits of reaching your full potential are iffy at best. The more one is aware of what happens in an arisen moment, the more beneficial life seems to be, but as stated before, it doesn’t mean everything will go the way you think it should, you just won’t limit your possibilities.

Tools of Peace

Tools that provide peace will be needed if there is to be peace in your life. The Conditioned Mind will constantly try to make problems, but with the proper tools in place they won’t take hold.

When the squirrel cage mind has you in its grip, it will continue its assault on your place of peace if you don’t have a tool in place that will assist in returning you to your place of peace. If there’s s no tool to return to your place of peace, the assault will continue as long as this conditioning is in place. There will be moments it seems as though there’s peace, but only because one doesn’t truly understand the magnitude of the assault the Conditioned Mind has over their life, peace will be very fleeting at best.

Two basic tools that can be used to allow for a return to peace are some kind of mantra that stops the squirrel cage mind in its tracks and developing discipline that will allow the mind to settle. For me the key is to understand why I’m not at peace and find out the cause of the mind agitation that took me from peace. It could be a number of things depending on ones conditioning, but the fact that one isn’t at peace is the main concern.

Asking why is so important because it allows for the possibility to get answers. If why isn’t asked and one does something to distract from the agitation it will subside, but without the understanding of why it occurred it will return again and again until one puts a stop to it. Develop the necessary tools that allows for the stopping to occur and experience life like never before because these tools cut the leash of the Conditioned Mind that has been basically in control since your existence began.

High Vibration Creativity

When there’s not the constant need or pull for self satisfying pleasures, the mind settles and the Universe works with whatever talents are within you for its betterment…

Let go of the stubbornness that causes you to suffer; it arises as greed, hate, and delusion and it’s because of the low vibration of stubbornness that one suffers. Holding onto sense pleasures is of a lower vibration. 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 vibration 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 wanting pleasure is not only sought by just about everyone, it has been in place for eons. Forget about going beyond it, it’s no small feat just becoming aware of this, but when there is awareness of the low vibration of pleasure seeking, the results are miraculous. There’s no telling what one 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 vibration falls away.

When there’s not the constant pull for pleasure, the mind settles and the Universe works with whatever talent 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 creative energy, it will be from a higher vibration based in love because that’s just the way the Universe rolls. At least that’s been my experience.

Not Liking Label

Life is as difficult as a not liking label makes it and until one learns to be with what happens without applying a like or dislike label to it, what happens will continue its puppet on string control.

If you don’t particularly like something that’s happening in your life, not liking it comes from you and this is regardless of what it is. You may say there are exceptions to this, but feeding what’s happening with a not liking label, keeps you entrapped to what you have been conditioned not to like. Read this carefully, a not liking label keeps you entrapped to the energy of what you label as don’t like. I’m not saying to go around and ignore the things that occur, but understand the label that’s applied to what happens comes from within you. Many people state their opinions on what I write and that’s okay, but what’s not understood is I only write what’s within me and one can only respond with what’s in them. Neither are right or wrong, to me though it’s important to recognize the truth beneath whatever it is that arises. Regardless of how someone responds to me or what happens in life, to see what arises from within is all that matters.

Liking what’s occurring is the same energy as not liking what’s occurring. It seems different because of how the mind always wants what’s liked as opposed to what’s not liked, but it’s the same labeled energy, it’s just given a different title. Years ago a so called friend ended our relationship because he didn’t understand his not liking energy about me writing a book which really had nothing to do with me. This is how it is with all of life. Even though things will affect you to a degree, giving it a not liking label magnifies the intensity of its energy and how much it affects you. Life is as difficult as the not liking label makes it and until one learns to be with what happens without applying a conditioned label, what happens will continue its control as if you were a puppet on a string, with the stings being whatever label is applied.

Bottled Up Energy

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation, one is trapped in bottled up energy, and until this is seen, one will remain trapped to the energy of the next thing reached for.

You will never find the peace you’re seeking if you’re trapped in the bottled up energy of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned, we get trapped in the bottled up energy that peace is something outside of us. Unfortunately this makes the very thing we are seeking impossible to grasp. This bottled up energy is the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until this is seen, one will remain trapped to the energy that peace is in the next thing reached for. Alcohol, tobacco, gambling, drugs, sex, social status, tats, programs, therapy, self help books and on and on, this energy is proof that one is trapped. I can’t stress this enough as this bottled up energy has to be seen if one is to experience true peace in their life.

It’s impossible for your thinking to help you find peace. To experience peace there has to be an understanding of why you’re not at peace; that there isn’t peace is only because of the bottled up energy in place. When the need to reach for something arises, the bottled up energy engulfs you. This energy creates a vicious cycle that’s very difficult to break free from. Peace isn’t something attained or achieved so it’s in doing less that peace arises. To many people get lost in the energy of trying to find peace, but since it’s something that’s already within you, the energy about finding peace needs to be transformed so you can see. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I write. Understand though, I don’t write to help anyone find peace, I write so the bottled up energy can be seen for what it is; the cause of why there isn’t peace.

Doing Nothing

Doing nothing is difficult because of how the mind has been conditioned to reach for something when it becomes agitated. Until you can just be with life as it is, there will always be something that you will have to do.

Doing nothing is the hardest thing I’ve experienced in my awakening. The Buddha was accused of being lazy by some, but those who did the accusing didn’t understand how hard it is to do nothing or they wouldn’t have said that. For many years as long as I was busy the mind seemed to not cause me too many problems, except for the occasional flare up. It wasn’t until there wasn’t much to do that I learned just how much my mind controlled me, but not before it caused me to go to the depths of despair. It is here that I rose up by looking inward at what was really going on. Although this occurred eleven years ago, over the last three months much more on this has been revealed to me as I set out to get my diabetes under control. This revealed the mindless reaching that was still in place to satisfy selfish mind agitations of having to reach for something to satisfy me. I’m learning more and more have devious the Conditioned Mind truly is and until there’s the ability to do absolutely nothing this will not be revealed.

I’ve lost over 20lbs just by stopping the mindless reaching of food (mostly carbs) and adding cardio to my workout. I went from 212lbs to 190lbs and am now off diabetes medication. The nature of what was revealed to me is how much selfishness was still in place. What most people miss about having to always be doing something is it arises from selfish energy. Most people just blame others to justify what they do so they don’t have to look at this. Devious is the Conditioned Mind as it will cause its own destruction by attaching to energy based in greed, hate, and delusion and this will be unknown to the one occupying their human form until the mind settles. Unless this is thoroughly investigated it simply will not be seen as the distractions of having to do something will remain in place. Doing nothing will be just about impossible as will truly understanding my writings, the Buddha, or anyone else who points inward, and until you can just be with life as it is, there will always be something that you will have to do.

Thought Made Issues

It’s the Conditioned Mind that takes everything that happens and makes it an issue. You can break free of this hold that the mind has over you when it’s seen you aren’t the mind because you are not your thoughts.

It’s impossible to have an issue with anything in your life that isn’t created by your own mind. This doesn’t mean everything that happens will be the way that it’s wanted, it just means that regardless of what happens it’s your mind that makes it an issue and it comes from within yourself. Lots of things happen throughout the day and each time depending on the way one is conditioned, there’s a choice to make it an issue or not. Everyone has the ability to either make something an issue or not, but to not make up issues takes a certain amount of discipline. What discipline does is it 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 this will not happen.

If all you do is think then all there will be are thoughts. This will not allow you to watch the nonsense of the Conditioned Mind unfold, and if this nonsense isn’t seen your mind will never slow down and there won’t be any space created between your thoughts. Life will be thought based (unconsciousness) and the result of this will make it seem as though there’s always some kind of issue. When life slows down, one can see how it’s the Conditioned Mind that takes everything that happens and puts it in a category of being an issue or not, this is when one can break free of the hold the mind has over you and you’ll be able to see that you are not the mind because you are not your thoughts. When this is realized the next step in the evolution process which is learning to just be has begun.

Conditioned Mind Activity

Beyond the conditioned mind activity there’s nothing but silence. This is difficult to see because life isn’t about anything that you think it is. In fact it’s everything you think it isn’t, but it’s not seen because of trying to figure it out…

Thoughts go round and round and where they stop nobody knows. This is a perfect example of the conditioned mind activity that’s in place for most people. One thought after another, no space, no quietness, just the noise of the world manifesting as thought. If you could just sit back in a silence where the noise arises, there’s a chance to truly see what Jesus and Buddha spoke of. You can travel all around the world and make up any story that you want, but it’s only a story conjured up to provide pleasure and store it as a pleasurable memory. Beyond this no story is needed, no pleasure is needed, in fact nothing is needed because this is where true life exist.

Think about it, your entire life is a story until one day you no longer exist and your story ends. Every story is taken with you as if they never occurred. You thought they were needed so you could make sense of your life, but really every story means absolutely nothing because they are all created by the conditioned mind activity of the senses. Buddha talked about this delusion, Jesus spoke of not being of this world. What do you think they were talking about? If you remain entrapped to the conditioned mind activity, you will remain in your suffering. Even those who think they understand this don’t because it’s not something to understand. Beyond the conditioned mind activity where there’s silence, there’s 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, but this isn’t seen because of trying to figure it out with a mind that’s conditioned…

Adult Pacifiers

Not wanting the arisen moment different goes a long way in providing a person with a foundation that results in the maturity of not needing to reach for a disguised pacifier in whatever form it takes on.

Seeking self satisfaction is a sign of immaturity; it’s the I want it now mind. Seeking self satisfaction is directly linked to one’s level of maturity and if you don’t think this is so, what’s the difference in what is reached for now as opposed to the pacifier or bottle that was used as an infant? Only the object has changed, the same reaching is in effect. Stop and see the baby in place who doesn’t like what’s being written here. So your feelings may be hurt, or you may say "who does this guy think he is" but I say who cares, if this article allows you to see the truth needed to stop reaching and grow up that’s all that matters. A telltale sign that immaturity is in place is by how you have to reach for things. Try not reaching, see how long that last. The reaching takes on many many forms and unless the mind is very settled, immaturity and reaching which go hand and hand, will probably remain for the rest of your life.

Acting in a mature manner will only occur when seeking self satisfaction ceases. Judging is immature, jealousy also is. Greed, hate, and wanting life different (delusion) is immature. Relying on anything outside yourself is immature; it’s no different than reaching for a pacifier to provide comfort. Matter of fact anything that’s reached for that’s not essential to live life is a sign of immaturity because it all falls under the same category as a pacifier. You will mature when nothing in life needs to be different and this is even if some of the things you do aren’t totally mature; accept yourself warts and all. Not wanting the arisen moment different goes a long way in providing a foundation that results in the maturity of not needing to reach for a disguised pacifier in whatever form it takes on. Investigate this for yourself, or not, but understand the pacifier used as an infant has only changed its form…

Beyond the Familiar

Although the familiar may be firmly in place and it may be true that you don’t know what you don’t know, but if beyond the familiar isn’t investigated, you will be stuck in the familiar of what you don’t know.

When a caterpillar turns into a butterfly it’s because it is growing. If the caterpillar doesn’t break out of the familiar surroundings of its cocoon, growth will not occur. It’s the same with us, just substitute the caterpillar with our ideas about things. Life is a natural process of learning and growing, but the base of one’s growth is dependent on the what the new is that’s replacing the familiar. For years I drove an old car in constant need of repair just to keep it up and running, and isn’t this how many live their life, constantly making adjustments and repairs just to keep it running; not many truly live. It wasn’t until I purchased a new car that it was realized just how broken down the old car was. This goes with the saying “you don’t know what you don’t know.” This is also what happened to me when I finally let go of the familiar mind patterns I had in place. I started to realize just how out of sorts my familiar thinking was, I began to break out of my cocoon.

Although learning is a natural process of life, learning to grow spiritually is not automatic. It does seem to take some effort even if it’s only the willingness to head in that direction. There are many intellects in the world who don’t have a clue as to what it means to live spiritually in the space of growth; they never break out of their cocoon, they stay stuck in the familiar. The mind loves the familiar and will always try to convince you it’s better to stay in that space then to go to the space of the unfamiliar. It may be true that you don’t know what you don’t know, but if this isn’t investigated what you don’t know will be the only thing that is known. And because nothing new is being allowed in, you will remain in your cocoon and new growth will not occur.

A Trusting Heart

There’s the limited you with all the made up concepts and beliefs or there’s the bigger picture, the one where there’s guidance and freedom because there’s trust in the Universe with all your heart.

When the mind is settled one’s guidance comes from the Universe instead of the reliance on one’s own limited concepts and beliefs. There’s a deep trust that arises from the stillness when the mind is settled. It’s in stillness that all life arises from so when one’s mind settles in this stillness, the eternal trust of the Universe is there to still the mind agitations which are the cause of all distrust. When the mind is still it allows for one to live from a heart of love instead of the carnal mind. This connects one with the goodness of life, one’s own internal goodness, and the goodness of all beings. This connection is already there, the only reason this isn’t known is because of the mind agitations that block trust from the stillness of our heart from being known.

When there isn’t trust all kinds of nonsense follows. When it’s learned to discipline the untrusting mind and our agitations slowly subside, what we are naturally left with is a deep trust provided by the Universe. This trust is what’s there beyond the noise of a Conditioned Mind, beyond one’s made up concepts and beliefs. When the mind settles and one is in the space of stillness, there’s trust because in the stillness it’s understood who you truly are. Trust in the Universe with all your heart and allow the mind to settle so you’re not relying on its made up concepts and beliefs to live life. Within this trust life can be lived as intended, as the trusting beautiful being of love that you truly are.

Distracted By Your Distractions

There’s so much delusion in our society because most people have distractions that distract them from their distractions and this keeps the distracted energy of the squirrel cage mind in place.

There’s seeing and there’s the one who sees. With the one who sees there’s attachment to self, in the seeing alone is where there’s liberation. Even if one says there’s no one who sees, it comes from the self. I don’t profess to understand what life is all about, mostly because it doesn’t matter, but I do have a reasonable understanding of why and what happens to me. It’s mostly because the distractions that distract one from their distractions aren’t prevalent in my life, this allows openness. My manifestation is no different than anyone else’s, the mind distractions in place are, this is the difference in being the one who sees, or just seeing. The one who sees always has the attachment of seer associated with it and this is the reason why one suffers. There’s no attachment just seeing and because nothing is needed to see there’s no association to the one who sees (self) so there’s no suffering; there can’t be because there’s no one there to suffer.

I know it may seem like this is a play on words, but it isn’t. If there’s awareness of the differences between who sees and just seeing, an understanding th