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.

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…

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