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.

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…

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