This site has been created to expand and share on some of the insights that led to the writing of It's Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts.

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A Tribute

Here is a tribute someone messaged to me about my book. I was so honored by this that I wanted to share it.

I have 2 online businesses, on both I posted your book, It’s Monday Only in Your Mind as reading material for 2015. Your written experience has influenced me more than any book I have read, what my M.A. in psych has taught me, 16 years of on/off therapy, Byron Katie workshops, personal interaction with Phil Lombardo, Shakit Gawin , Bob Stahl, Louise Hays and various Hay House authors that I personally know who have directed me towards my true being of love. I haven’t seen my therapist in 6 weeks. I am looking forward to a new relationship with him and with myself. Thank you so much for discovering the truth and sharing it with the world. Without meeting you, I believe you are my friend.

Life Just Is

Only the Conditioned Mind needs to create a meaning for life. In the space of stillness everything just is and it’s clear that the meaning of life is to just live with whatever’s there, without the need to create a meaning…

I have often stated when I began this part of my life thirteen years ago, it was with one thing in mind and that was to find a way to bring peace into my life. It has pretty much remained this way, but it seems to be naturally going in a deeper direction of what’s best for humanity. Our stories become our prisons and I carefully watch how the mind at least mine, wants to make life have some sort of meaning. Created meanings are plentiful, but they’re all just stories; when the mind settles this is seen. What’s happening to me now is I care more for humanity than I do myself, but not in the way where it’s my meaning to save humanity…

What I mean by “it’s just what’s there“ is I don’t think about what I do, it’s simply a part of me. It’s just like the first forty nine years of my life were lived to satisfy my “I Self” without much thought of anything else; this was done because that’s what was there. You will do what you do because of what’s in place and until this is realized a true meaning will never be understood because a created one will always be needed; that’s just the way the Conditioned Mind operates. When the mind quiets no labels need be applied to life, only the Conditioned Mind needs to apply labels and create a meaning. In the space of stillness everything just is and it becomes clear that the meaning of life is to just live with whatever’s there; without the need to create a meaning…

Heart Shift

What occurs when there’s an awakening is a shift opens the heart. This allows truth that has always been there to be revealed so where one was once blind they now see…

People think there’s a change when something new is revealed, but what truly happens 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 for a shift to occur is because the mind is seldom settled. It tells you everything is okay, that you do enough to get by in life, and as long as what you’re doing is pleasurable there’s no need to look within because you’re okay as you are.

Truly looking at yourself is not pleasurable especially when it’s first done, that’s why many are hesitant to do it. It’s much easier and pleasurable to have an out there view and just do what’s familiar; there are 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 truth becomes what‘s 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 that allows truth to be revealed as you finally see what has always been there…

Need to Reach

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

You will never find the fulfillment you’re seeking if you’re in bondage to the need 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 need that fulfillment is something outside of you. This bondage makes the needed fulfillment you’re seeking impossible to grasp. This is also the reason you constantly need something from the outside. Until this is seen you will remain bound to the needed 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 need to reach for something arises, the bondage to the need 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’re fulfilled. To many people get lost in trying to attain fulfillment, but it’s something that’s already within; the binding need about attaining fulfillment needs to be discarded so you can see this. This is not easy to grasp, but I write so the bondage of your needs can be seen for what they are; the reason why you aren’t fulfilled…

Attachments Draw

Whatever you’re drawn towards if it’s attached to this will be what causes your suffering. We are the creators of our world and the more draw there is to attach to something the more of a struggle there is with life…

It amazes me to watch how much draw there is when something grabs hold of me, and the more attached I am the more I’m drawn in and held in captivity to the thing. I have come a long way in the letting go process, this is measured is by how often there’s attachment to something and how long it takes to snap out of it; it’s also very important not to get attached to non attachment. Most of why there’s reactions to things is because of the development of the squirrel cage mind. It can be difficult to accept this at times, but if this is truly understood there is no difficulty at all.

A lot of people question my writings, and that’s their attachments draw. I put myself out there, but I write what happened to me and I do not profess to know what’s best for anyone else but me; for me that even comes into question at times, lol. Everyone will do as their attachment draws them in, even to the point that it causes their own suffering. I don’t want to suffer through my attachments draw and if this is to be so I need to find in me what the cause of suffering is. I‘m not telling anyone to attach to anything written. I know a freedom from attachment was revealed to me that was never there before; how this has come about is what I write about, nothing more. Whether it’s for you is not up to me, that is up to the attachment that draws you in…

The more controlled you are by a thought, the more destructive the consequences will be. The destructive consequences are determined by the hold the attached thought has over you…

The problem with thoughts isn’t when you’re busy, although they’re still randomly arising non stop, but because of the busyness there isn’t much focus on them. Problems arise when you’re doing the daily mundane tasks that don’t take much focus. In this state of semi idleness if there’s unawareness of this, 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 destructive attachments to occur.

Here is an example of a thought process, you’re at home relaxing feeling all is well, all of a sudden a thought pops in that you want to have a beer, substitute the beer with something more suited to your conditioning. At this point if there’s awareness, the thought will be allowed to pass through, but if there isn’t look out because the destructive attachment begins. First a past pleasure is brought into the present, then the Conditioned Mind makes you attach to the pleasure, so now there’s an impulse to reach for something (in this case a beer) this puts actions into place and once the beer is opened and consumed destructive consequences follow.

There wouldn’t be much of a consequence from consuming one beer, but often time it turns into six. The more controlled you are by a thought the more destructive the consequences are. Because so much of the thought process is to provide pleasure there’s nothing this pleasure seeking (which is the bondage of self) can’t make worse; this understanding is imperative if you’re to be free from destructive thoughts. It needs to be understood that it’s your own Conditioned Mind that creates your destructive attachments. Why this is such an issue is because this leads to the belief these destructive thoughts are the best solution life has to offer. Without awareness of this and with no tools in place to prevent it, tragically there’s not much focus given to the destructive consequences of your thoughts…

Oneness Energy

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

It’s very important to be stable in the energy of Oneness so people know there’s a place they can turn to. My articles are expected to be there, I don’t mind this because of what has been revealed to me; I’m grateful for this energy. Everyone needs a place where they know they can go for oneness from the unconscious world. It does matter where you go for this, if you go to a place that’s used as a distraction it may feel like oneness, 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 the state of awareness you’ll become stable in the energy of Oneness and people will turn to you in unity.

Don’t be concerned with what others think about you, just be stable in what you know as Oneness energy and let no one take that away. Being stable in the energy of Oneness in a world that is mostly based in “I” (ego) will allow others to also be stable which is needed for any transformation to occur. The unity that draws you to someone is the Oneness energy 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 Oneness energy to arise and when you’re in this space others will also be attracted to it as it’s the only place where there’s unity of all humanity and it’s simply because of the energy of Oneness…

Mind Chaos

A chaotic mind won’t quiet on its own regardless of the belief system in place. Beliefs actually hinder the quieting because they’re just a mind chaos response that blocks your inner presence…

If your mind chaos is in control and running your life, it doesn’t matter much what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult to be at peace. It’s such a chaotic world and what makes it so is most people are looking for an answer outside themselves when the answer is within. What the chaos 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 mind chaos. This is how the chaos of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness to your inner presence. It’s chaos created because if you knew you had your answers, the need to look for them would be non existent and so would the mind chaos.

Everyone has the ability to consciously be aware of the mind chaos, but it’s just not something that’s going to happen on its owns. It’s a beautiful thing that your peace is in your hands and that it’s totally up to each individual how much peace there is in your life. A little quiet equates to a little peace so it’s up to each individual to do what’s necessary to become more aware of the mind chaos. As you’re more aware of being in the present moment the mind chaos quiets and you’re left with an inner presence. If you’re waiting for anything else, you’ll be waiting a very long time and it will probably not happen while you are alive in this form…

A Mother’s Light

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

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

A Mother’s love never ends, there may be disappointment in her heart at times, but that’s only because she wants what’s best and it’s the love in her heart crying out. Humanity is on a course of self destructing and it’s because of a lack of love. If it’s not seen how the Universe is our Mother and we’re all from the same energy, our separation will be the end of us. Mom is always there for us as is the Universe, but unfortunately we‘re given enough rope to hang ourselves, and that’s exactly what we’re doing. Watch a Mother give birth and see the light in her eyes, it’s the same light (the stars) the Universe has for all humanity. This light 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 and see the light of oneness in each other’s eyes…

True Answers

Our answers in life can either be true or false. The more attachment there is to the daily occurrences the more the answers will be false. When you let go is when your answers will be true…

In order to not to get caught up in the daily occurrences of life, it’s very important to remain in the present moment. If the so called spiritual path is about anything, it’s this because it‘s the only place that actually exist. I have been given so many valuable answers, but regardless of them I’m always led to the same answers; non attachment is the only way you will ever be free, and it can only be done when your state of being is centered in the present moment. This is not a belief or concept of something, these are answers that life gave me. I don’t really understand all the so called teachings, they seem to be about a created answer instead of one that’s given. Any teaching that is created to about something is just a concept or belief. A true answers is given not created.

When you are present, you are with the only reality there is, and if there’s non attachment to the only reality there is, it will be impossible to lose your center of being; therefore you would never suffer. Look deeply at what is attached to. Even if there’s some behavior that’s not changed, if there is non attachment to it, you will still be free. Non attachment/non judgement is the only true state of being where one is free. Even trying to change the world for its betterment is a form of attachment. Allow life to be what it is and allow life not people to be the giver of answers…

“I” Addiction

If it wasn’t for the attachment to an “I” that creates bondage, addiction would be non existent because the craving of an “I” based life to be in some other way would never occur…

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

If it wasn’t for the need to satisfy “I” the cravings to want life to be in some other way wouldn’t exist. This agitation 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 a this “I” and that would be peace; the peace of just being because the addiction to the “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 and go beyond the cravings brought on by “I” wanting things to be in some other way. Until this changes, nothing changes…

Conditioned Scars

Because the past is held onto as if it’s needed it creates an identify formed mostly of scars from the past. These scars show where you have been, but they don’t have to dictate where you are going…

Scars only show where you have been, they don’t show where you’re going. Everyone has a past and there’s plenty of things that have happened that leave scarred energy patterns, but when you awaken for that millisecond it’s a breakthrough of a lifetime; in that millisecond your entire existence becomes different. This is why it’s so important to understand the conditioning that’s taken place over the years because without this understanding it will be impossible to change the conditioning that’s creating scars. The only way life will ever change is when the conditioning that makes scars changes.

The most misunderstood thing about the process of life is how the scars of the past dictate the future. It doesn’t have to be this way, but until you stop listening to your Conditioned Mind this won’t change. This doesn’t mean the scars are to be ignored, on the contrary they need to be faced so they can be identified for what they truly are; energy patterns from the past that are being held onto. They only exist and they’re only in control because of this. The Conditioned Mind is so subtle that it prevents you from seeing there’s only a scarred past because your mind attaches to it…

Harmonic Energy

Although humanity is one consciousness, when individual energy is out of sorts because of selfish desires it puts you not only at odds with yourself, but it also prevents harmony with the entire Universe…

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

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

Seeking Satisfaction

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

We live in a satisfaction cultured society, when it’s cold we desire warmth and when it’s hot we desire to be cool. Chasing after this satisfaction is how so many spend their entire lives, and if it’s not learned to be with the dissatisfaction of what happens and not constantly push them away, there will be very little peace in one’s life. Most live in a place where they’re afraid of this dissatisfaction because it means facing themselves. Although our true essence is the love of all creation, this isn’t seen because the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow it to be so.

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

Storied Beliefs

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

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

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

Always Needing More

While you’re busy making plans life happens and if you’re not careful most of your life will be missed because you’ll be too busy needing more to enhance it as opposed to living life as it is…

The only thing that makes a person think something more is needed to enhance life is their own conditioning; until this is realized this conditioning will keep you in the state of needing more. This need for more is continuous for most so this means most are missing what life truly offers. If a person is alive life will be experienced, but ask yourself is your life being fully lived or are you under the spell of your own Conditioned Mind that makes you think you need more to enhance life. Needing more is the default setting of most mind; unfortunately so much of life will be missed because of this. This is a mind agitation that keeps needing more in place which doesn’t allow any contentment with what’s actually taking place.

Grab more of whatever you think you need, but except for a few brief moments your contentment will be fleeting. Sit and visualize having all the riches of the world and see what this really changes in your life. It will only be a matter of time before you will need something more because regardless of what one has or what’s going on, if there isn’t some level of contentment with the way things are, life will constantly need to be different and the need for more of what you think will make life better will make discontentment and needing more your norm…

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