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.

Michael Cupo proposes that society does not clearly address the real cause of addiction. He has an understanding that all addictions can be overcome when that real cause is addressed and understood. – See more at: http://ow.ly/I57B1

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.

Right Now Results

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

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

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

United Agenda

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

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

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

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

Blind Wanting Podcast

Listen to “Blind Wanting” from Michael Cupo on Anchor: https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Blind-Wanting-eeedtq/Blind-Wanting-a297cfg

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

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

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

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

Light or Darkness

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

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

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

How Things Are Trust

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

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

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

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

Explanation Limits

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

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

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