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.

Beneficial Understanding

If you don’t do the things in your life that are beneficial to it, it should at least be understood why this so; knowing your own mind is a must if you’re to know what is truly beneficial…

Just observe how the mind settles for all that it does. It has never been trained to be still so it creates things just so it has something to do. It says to do something and then turns around and questions why it was done. It should be treated like it’s an enemy because upon further examination you will find that it is, but it’s not the mind that is the enemy, it’s the conditioning, that is the true enemy.

Needing to constantly do something isn’t the true nature of the mind, it’s only conditioned to be this way and it’s we ourselves consciously or unconsciously who put these habitual mind patterns in place. So learning about your own mind is a way to a freedom to undo what we ourselves have done. This investigating of your mind is not about learning the great secrets of the Universe, it’s more so about getting an understanding of why the things that you do aren’t truly beneficial in the way you live your life. When this is understood why you respond to things in a certain way will be known. After all if you do the things in your life that aren’t beneficial, it should at least be understood why they’re being done…

Quality Energy

Energy is always in constant motion, it’s not created or destroyed, it only has transforming qualities so your direction of energy determines the quality of your actions…

While at the beach sitting on a jetty constructed of rocks, just watching the waves, it was noticed the different qualities of the waves. Some were big, some fizzled out before making it to the shoreline, but the one constant, they were continuous one right after another. There wasn’t much space between waves, but at times there seemed to be more than others. They arose from their source of energy (the ocean) and once they hit the shoreline they returned to this source; this is the never ending cycle of energy.

What arose while sitting there was how the waves can be compared to thoughts. The energy of thoughts arise from their source (the mind) and when they’re done the energy returns to their source. Some thoughts have more energy than others. Some fizzle out before being attached to. There isn’t much space between our thoughts, but at times there seems to be more than others. The other thing waves and thoughts have in common is they’re both in constant motion which is their normal state. There are times when storms arise for both, this produces much turbulence, but there are also times where there is calm, which makes everything peaceful. Thoughts as it is with waves come from their source of energy which is what provides their constant motion.

To be at peace is to accept this constant motion to the extent that it’s seen for what it is, energy. When the waves are peaceful it’s because it’s source (the ocean) makes it so and its the same way with our thoughts, when there’s calm it’s source (the mind) makes it so. What brings both in unity is the ocean and the mind have a common source of energy (the Universe or whatever one wants to call it). It’s the source of energy of everything that ever was or will be, and even when this source is known there will still be constant motion because energy is never created or destroyed, it’s only transformed. This is the transforming quality of energy and it’s in this transformation that the space between your thoughts expands and allows you to see the love that’s not only in your heart, but the love of all creation…

Thought Prison

If your existence is stuck in being thought based you’ll be imprisoned in a thought based world. This is a captive state that only going beyond your thoughts will release you from…

It’s impossible to have a problem that isn’t created by your own mind. This doesn’t mean unpleasant things don’t occur, it just means that regardless of what happens it your mind that makes it a problem; it comes from within yourself. If all there is is thought then all there will be is thought and this will not allow the ability to watch the drama of your mind unfold. And if this drama 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 a struggle. When life slows down and you can see how it’s the Conditioned Mind that takes everything that happens and puts it in category of being a problem or being a pleasure, it is then that you will break free of the hold your mind has over you and you will be able to see that you are not the mind. You are beyond the thought based mind (consciousness).

Unless you allow your mind to control you nothing that happens is really a problem. It’s just something from within you that makes the problem seem real, but it isn’t, it is from the delusional Conditioned Mind and this will need to be understood so you can watch how your mind creates all your problems so you can go beyond mind and stop it from happening. This doesn’t mean unpleasant things won’t happen, on the contrary life will still happen, you just won’t allow yourself to have a problem with it. When this occurs and you have no created problems with life, the next step in our process of going beyond the prison of thought will be realized…

Trusting Lies

There are many lies that are trusted which keep you trapped to the lies and if these trusted lies aren’t exposed at least to where this is realized, your life will mostly be lived as a lie…

Trusting your lies is what gets you in trouble. Thinking the grass is greener on the other side is one of these lies and until it’s seen that grass also has to be mowed you will continues to trust the lies. If you trust when a certain thing happens you’ll be set, you’ll be sadly mistaken even if those things come to pass. This is very hard to see and as one clings to the trust of needing life to be a certain way, the lies are reinforced. Case in point would be something as simple and seemingly innocent as playing the lottery. Here’s how this trust works. There’s the lie that makes you trust if life is a certain way you will have it made; it’s the answer to your so called prayers. So you buy a lottery ticket just because the jackpot is a hundred million dollars. This seems innocent, but make no mistake it isn’t.

There’s nothing wrong with money in and of itself, but whatever the trust is put in that makes a person think life would be better if this or that happened, it puts you in the chains to “I”. Granted a hundred million dollars would make life different, but different doesn’t mean it will necessarily be better. The moment one trust better, it means the present moment is wanted different. There are many lies that are trusted which keep you trapped to the lies and if these aren’t exposed, life will mostly be lived as a lie. Money is only one lie, anything can be substituted for money. Don’t take my word on this, investigate this and see the lies you’re trusting or not and remain in bondage to the lies that you’re keeping in place by trusting them to be true…

A Wider View

A Wider View:

When you can truly be present for change all resistance to it falls away because it’s understood change provides a wider view which doesn’t bog you down and allows freedom…

Although change is mostly resisted, the reason why is because it’s not understood what it provides. If you like candy you wouldn’t want to eat it every single day at every meal. Change is inevitable, but the resistance to it isn’t; make this the day change doesn’t hold you back. See it as the doorway to get you unstuck from the complacency of what’s familiar. Let’s face it nobody really changes unless they’re forced to. The Conditioned Mind loves the familiar, even if the familiar isn’t beneficial to one’s life. 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 resisted for what a person 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 resistance to it rears its ugly head and one remains locked in their conditioning.

Change is natural, it happens constantly consciously and unconsciously, but what’s not grasped is although the mind is conditioned to hold onto the familiar, change is needed for a wider view. For years I was stuck in the familiar 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 a transformation and can’t be measured. When you can truly be present for change all the resistance to it falls away because it’s understood change provides a wider view which doesn’t bog you down and allows freedom…

Me Me Me Mind

Until the veil of ignorance is removed, the ” me me me mind” will be in control. This isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does block one’s true essence from arising and because of this life is limited…

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 in the past. Watching the unfolding of time as each moment occurs is key if one is to not get caught up in the “me me me mind” which is a mind that’s constantly in the past or future. This “me me me mind” is the state that most of humanity is stuck in. It’s the energy that mostly emitted out, this is one of the reasons 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 “me me me mind” remains in control. The “me me me mind” isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does block one’s true essence from arising and thus it blocks one from reaching their full potential to love.

The unfolding of time is something one needs to become more aware of if the “me me mind” is to slow down. This slowing down can occur if there’s something in place to allow it 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 you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. This is all part of the “me me me mind” it’s in place to make life selfishly chaotic, hence the name. One thing I’ve noticed that allows for the “me me me mind” to be slow somewhat is to be aware of it in relation to time. Time is one of the “me me me mind” 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 as the selfish key that makes everything about me me me…

The Society Box

What is considered the society box entraps most people to the idea of what others think the box is. Unless this is seen so you can get out of the box, there will be blind acceptance of someone else’s idea of the box…

Stepping outside the society box as far as thinking goes is a must if one is to go beyond the trap of what’s considered the box. You may ask why would a person want to go beyond what society considers the box and here’s why, the so called box is based in form and to be attached to form causes suffering. It’s as simple as that, with the box there’s attachment to the senses (form) and although life will still occur it just won’t be experienced fully. There will still be experiences, how can there not be, but they will be dictated by form and there’ll be much nonsense associated with them. The society box is a trap of what others think is considered normal and unless one can see this to go beyond it, there will be acceptance of someone else’s idea as your own. It’s an easy trap to get snared in because the bait is so enticing.

This plays right into the reward system that is also a box; not many do anything that doesn’t have the reward of pleasure associated with it. This can be applied to just about anything. When was the last time something was purposely done that you knew was going to be unpleasant with no reward attached to it? This is pivotal in understanding the process of the Conditioned Mind and until you can just be with whatever arises without judging it or associating it with the pleasure, the society box syndrome will be what dictates the life you’re living and it will probably be someone else’s idea of what is considered the right or wrong way to live…

Applied Label

When existence is based on the labels that we ourselves or society applies, it blocks the ability to reach your creative potential and locks you into the identity of whatever label is applied…

From the time existence in this form begins there are many different labels that one takes on. Some are temporary and some last their entire existence, but regardless of what label is used at any particular time, it’s only a label, it’s never who you truly are. It can and is made into who one thinks they are, but this is one of the greatest delusion in life because it blocks the ability to see things beyond the label.

The first label taken on is of a son or daughter with a name attached. From there the surface existence expands as does the labeling as school is attended and certain traits are developed. There are labels associated with athletic abilities, intelligence or seeming lack of hence the label of the class clown; this labeling continues for the rest of your life. High school, college, occupation, spouse, parent, social status, and on and on, it’s a label that always defines what’s on the surface which blocks our true essence from being known.

Constant labeling caused much difficulty in my life because they were always associated with a role and with this surface role taken on, the ability to ever get in touch with my natural creative energy was virtually impossible. This creative energy is our I Am beneath the surface that allows life to be as it is, not as the label the Conditioned Mind conjures up and makes you think this is who you are. Nothing from the surface will ever allow your creative potential to be reached because from there a label will always be applied, but and this may be the most important but of your life, if for some reason you become aware that these applied labels are nothing but an illusion, it will be at this point the surface labels can be let go of and the true potential of life becomes what’s at your core with no applied label needed…

Sheep Walking

Not justifying everything that’s done creates a crack in the sheep walking armor in place. This crack allows an inkling of awareness which changes the way things are viewed…

When it’s said one is awake, what’s meant by this can be described as being aware of all the different mental factors that arise in each moment. It’s in this awareness that one sees things as they do. It doesn’t prevent what arises or what happens, but it can lessen the reactions and some of the consequences associated with these; that is if there’s awareness and no attachment. Nothing on its own inherently 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 itself in a needle, it’s the individual alone who reaches for it; this goes for anything. Granted most of this reaching is done as sheep walking, but this is what I shed light on. I know a thing or two about this sheep walking reaching because it controlled me for forty nine years.

So many things controlled me and as long as I was unaware of this, the sheep walking control continued. How this sheep walking gets deeply ingrained is by justifying everything that’s done. From pointing out the faults of others, to being nasty to people, and so many other justified behaviors, all this does is keep the sheep walking mindset in place; awareness this is being done is the first step in breaking the chains of sheep walking. Stop looking out there for answers, stop following, blaming and talking about others, in other words stop justifying everything you do as being right and this just may create the slightest of cracks in the sheep walking armor in place; this crack allows a sliver of awareness to change the way you look at things. After all, if sheep walking is the way one unconsciously looks at things, the onslaught of being unconsciously controlled will remain…

Genuine Reality of Now

Many remain stuck seeking because the lie of “I” is never understood and life becomes about whatever story “I” makes up as the genuine reality of Now is mostly missed…

The definition of emptiness is a lack of inherent existence. When it comes to the mind this is its nature and the reason I say this is because there is nothing in the mind that is inherently there. In this emptiness arises the conditioned nature of “I” but there is no substance to “I”. It exist strictly from the story that’s created, there’s no inherent existence. There’s the body that exist and all it’s labeled components, but if each component was unlabeled, the body would still exist, just not as an “I” form. 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 the form 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 our “I” ideas, concepts, memories, feelings, emotions, judgement, likes, dislikes, opinions, experiences, and so on, is attached to as the body, hair, limbs, ideas, and so on, but if you look for “I” behind all this it’s doesn’t inherently exist. This is what stillness is truly all about, stripping away the layers of all the false identification. We identify with all the wrong things and ignore the genuine reality Now.

To me the only reason to look within is to expose this lie of “l” there’s no other reason. A reason can be made up, but this is why many remain stuck seeking because the lie of “I” is never understood. Life becomes about whatever story “I” makes up, but the genuine reality of what’s here now 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 story after story with itself 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 Now…

Labels Not Needed

Needing to label something doesn’t enhance life because the labeling keeps the mind agitated. It may give an appearance of enhancement, but there’s no real benefit to the energy of labeling…

The energy of always labeling doesn’t allow one to be present for what’s actually happening and it keeps the mind in a constant state of agitation. When I write about this type of energy it’s often misunderstood as I’m saying don’t label anything, but that’s not what I’m saying. Label whatever it is you think you need to, just understand the intention and energy behind it so your labeling isn’t a hinderance to truly experiencing life fully. I watch this very carefully because attaching to this labeling energy keeps one a prisoner to it. A labeled purpose doesn’t enhance life and although it may seem that it does or that people are being helped which they very well may be, there’s no true benefit to the one who’s energy is of a labeled purpose.

I only share this because it has been my direct experience. I know many people are helped by the sharing of my experiences, but it’s not a purpose of mine. What I do is more of a by product of what had been revealed to me and where I’ve been led. It doesn’t mean I can’t put things out there that may help people, I just don’t have to make it into a burden by labeling it my purpose. Not needing to label anything other than what’s in front of me allows for the freedom of not creating a story. To me the most important thing in my life is to be in the moment that’s happening and not add anything to it. If it’s to share, I share. If it’s to sit and use the body than that’s what’s done. In this place of not needing labels I’ve experienced true freedom because it’s the only place where a labeled purpose isn’t needed… 

Delusional Identity

Our mind becomes conditioned to create delusional stories because we believe they’re needed to make our identity. The created stories which are used to make an identity are the exact reason life is delusional…

What story are you going to create today and tie it into your delusional identity; you are the creator of the delusion of who you think you are. You can create any delusional story you want just understand this one valuable truth, if you don’t create a delusional story you will not shrivel up and disappear. All that will happen is you will exist in the reality of “What is”. The story you create about yourself is nothing more than that, a story. After all is said and done if you don’t create the story about your identity, you will still exist, you just won’t be living a delusional life because there won’t be any attachment to an identity.

We’re always the main subject of our stories. In one way or another our stories always come full circle and are about ourselves, but when the stories stop you will notice a gateway to a freedom that has no lock on it. The only lock that creates this self created delusion is a self created identity and it’s your own mind that tells you to create it. This storied identify 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 delusion because if you stopped creating your stories, you would see you still exist; all you will do without a delusional identity is be at peace. The reason the delusional stories to make an identity are created to begin with is to be at peace, but you already are at peace, it’s just not realized because of the need to create a delusional identity…

Be the Light

Life is a learning experience, if you’re not learning it’s probably because you have your own agenda of what you think life is about. When you truly see the light your own agenda simply falls away…

It’s very important to be a rock of consistency so people know there’s a place they can go for what they’re looking for. I’ve been told by people they start their day reading my articles so it’s expected they will be there. I don’t mind this and because of what has been revealed to me I’m honored to be used to spread seeds of love. Everyone needs a place where they know it’s safe from the unconsciousness of the world. It does matter where you go for your peace, if you go to a place that’s used as a distraction, it may feel like peace, but it isn’t. If you get lost let’s say in a full day of watching sports, the day will go by and this is because time waits for no one, but if you’re spending the same day in a state of awareness there will be a place that provides something valuable for people.

Fear not what others who are unconscious say, just stand your ground in what you know is truth and let no one take you from here. Be the light in a world that is mostly based in the ego, this allows others to be the light which is needed for any transformation to occur. The light that draws someone to you is the light that becomes a part of them. This life is a learning experience, if you’re not learning it’s probably because you have your own agenda of what you think life is about. When you truly see the light your own agenda falls away. This place with no agenda is fof peace and when you remain there others will also go there as it’s the one place where one can truly be at peace by simply being a light…

Filling Space

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

People spend thousands of dollars to go on vacation and at the time it seems to be a great idea. I’m not saying it isn’t because when you’re there everything seems perfect, but the first thing to understand is wherever you go there you are which could be scary, and second because of the Conditioned Mind, not only is the fantasy better than the reality, but before you know you are 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 space is filled. I’m talking from experience here because for forty nine years my life was exactly how I wanted it and yet I had to always reach for something to fill a space that wasn’t understood. This space equates to always needing to be on vacation (reaching for something), but I didn’t understand the part of wherever I go there I am. My own mind was an enemy not an ally and I had no idea this was occurring, so 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 space needing filling.

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, in this emptiness there’s fulfillment. This 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 so regardless of what’s used to try to fill it, it never gets filled, it can’t because it doesn’t need filling. Today I understand space is not my enemy nor does it need filling and although there are times when I do go on vacation, it’s not because I’m trying to fill space it’s because I’m alive and emptiness allows it…

From the Heart

When the Conditioned Mind controls life there’s all kinds of self serving agendas, and because they don’t really enhance life in the way that’s wanted more agendas are created with more dissatisfied results…

It’s more important why something is done and the energy behind it than the actual doing. Why are you doing what you’re doing is the most important question to ask yourself Why do I write an article everyday and post it on over seventy 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 why. When I first began writing and posting, it started out as the short blurb; they are at the beginning of the articles. Someone asked me where I got the info from and the answer was they come from within me as I live my daily life. I was asked if I could write it down and post the article after the blurb. To be honest I thought it would be a good way to further expand on sharing the insights that we’re and are revealed to me. I was always ok with if they’re read and don’t resonate with people that’s just the way it is. I was not going to allow the gift of writing to become a burden to me.

For me this is the way to view life, I share from the love that has arisen in my heart and there’s no attachment to any results. I’m clear on what I do and why it’s done; this is freeing. There’s no need to become anything other than what I am. It’s important to be clear on this because it will allow what is done to be truly from the flow of the heart. Mostly when life is lived from the head, there’s all kinds of self serving agendas and results placed upon these agendas, but they don’t really enhance life in the way one is looking for so more agendas are created with more dissatisfied results. Living from the heart doesn’t take this nonsense energy so it’s why when one lives from the heart it’s mostly from love. Be clear on why what is done is done and if it isn’t from the heart, ask yourself why…