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A Peaceful Heart

The distractions in place are our blocks to peace. They’re used by a mind that for whatever reason has been developed to distract the Universe from using us to spread the peace in our heart…

Stop being distracted by all your made up nonsense and see what’s left. The question is can you be with whats left? It seems simple enough, but it’s very difficult not to get carried away by distractions and make up stories. After all a book could probably be written with all the stories that you have, but you know something even if you write a book it really doesn’t mean all that much in the grand scheme of things. That is unless you allow it to be a distraction then it will mean something, but what it’ll mean will be in relation to how its being allowed to be a distraction. Distractions take you from your place of peace and regardless if it’s positive or negative as long as it’s a distraction it will do what it’s designed to do; take you from your place of peace.

To me the bottom line to life is whether there is peace or not, not if it’s the way you think it should be. If you’re at peace with what is there won’t be a need to create a distraction, but if one is created it’s because you don’t know how to be with what is. That’s about all you can control is being with what is, that’s unless you allow your distractions to control you, if you even know they exist. The less distracted you are, the more peace there will be in your life and the more in tune you will be with the Universe, and through the peace of no distractions the Universe can use you to spread its message of peace that’s in your heart…

Clean Your Side

Life will always take care of itself regardless if you think you’re its self appointed spokesperson and you’re going to set everyone straight who doesn’t conform to the way you think things should be…

Some people are really full of themselves and all they can see is their own righteousness. They will hurt others and justify it as it being for the greater good, but it’s only their assessment of what that greater good is. I would say the greater good is to love, but that’s just for me; I do know this, there is no love in judging. No matter how right you think you are, love is always tolerant, it will never hurt another. If someone is doing something that you think is wrong, life will be their judge, but people feel it’s their right to take matters into their own hands. It’s utter nonsense to think I know what’s best for you when I’m not even sure I know what’s best for me, but how we can justify and really be full of ourselves in taking the inventory of others.

It’s truly amazing how quick people are to judge others, and the judgements are opinion based and only deal with what the person judging thinks. It matters little to the one judging how they affect the person as long as they can get it off their chest. After all, they have deemed themselves life’s spokesperson and they have an obligation to help others see the errs of their ways, so they think. Who is to say that what a person thinks is right for everyone and what makes one person think they know what’s best for someone else. I know I will never tell you how dirty your side of the street is because mine is also dirty; it’s just part of being human, but it amazes me how many people think they’re justified and perfect enough to tell someone else what’s right and what’s wrong. There’s only what’s right for you no matter how dirty someone else’s side of the street may be to you…

Judge Others Judge Yourself

It’s from your own inner lack that all your judging arises from. If there was no inner lack, there would not be the need to judge and all you would be left with is love…

The nature of the Conditioned Mind is to look at others instead of looking at yourself. It’s sad as there’s no benefit for anyone from this type of behavior because it’s not based in love, it’s opinion based. The thing about life is it will take care of itself. It doesn’t need anyone’s help to straighten out others so they conform to what you think; the only reason anyone judges is because the person being judged isn’t conforming to the way you think they should be doing things. Come from a place of love and allow life to take care of itself, but if you must try and force others to conform to the way you think things should be, remember even if you’re right you’re still only hurting yourself not the person being judged.

Judge away if you thinks that’s what you need, but the only one to truly be hurt is the one judging. Your judgements which are always from “I” will keep you marred in the exact thing you are judging. Since every judgement is from “I” even if you’re right in your judgment, you still don’t have the right to judge because no one is perfect enough not to have their own closet of skeletons. It’s very sad that people will say whatever is on their mind regardless of how it affects someone else just to satisfy their own inner lack; it’s from this inner lack that all judgements arise. If there was no inner lack there would not be the need to judge, ever and all you would be left with is love…

False Identification of Self

The Universe provides everyone with unlimited resources, it’s the thinking mind that creates a block of a false identification of self which leads to death while you are alive…

In the beginning of your existence if you weren’t given a name for identification purposes, how would you identify yourself? Who would you make yourself out to be? It is because of our naming process that we attach to an “I” Self. At the onset of your life begins the lie of who you are and all the nonsense of a mind based sense of self. It’s not that the self doesn’t exist, it just doesn’t exist in the way you think it does. This is a lie that causes a great deal of suffering because it creates the delusion that things are as they appear, and the more this is held onto the more this delusion is solidified in the subconscious which makes you believe that things are as they appear and you are who you think you are. Only in quietness will this be understood because the lie of a Conditioned Mind is what solidifies this false identification of self.

Your true essence underneath this lie of false identification is always there, it’s just not seen because it’s blocked out. It can be likened to your arteries clogging and blocking the blood to your heart which keeps your heart from operating in the most beneficial way. This is what happens when your true nature is blocked from arising; you don’t operate in the most beneficial way. These blocks are detrimental to your physical and spiritual well being. They lead to spiritual and physical death unless the blockage is undone. In the physical form when your arteries become clogged the heart will eventually stop. In the spiritual form the blockage leads to the death of your harmony with life (your spirit). Both cases are equally as deadly and it isn’t always known that this is occurring until it’s too late. At the core of this is the false identification of self and until this is understood, death is imminent while you are alive…

Don’t Think and Live

Because of the small minded limited view developed, you think that what you think about is so important, but it’s only important to the small minded limited I Self…

To truly live you will have to learn to be true to yourself and this will require an entirely different way to view life. For the current view to become different so you’re in harmony with life, the heart must open to a view that touches the unlimited resources of the Universe. That means you will have to let go of the small minded limited I Self who thinks, thinks, and thinks and holds onto this thinking as the foundation of life. If you must think, think about this, where do all the issues you have with life formulate from and does your thinking about them solve anything? If it does than go ahead and think, but don’t waste time thinking about things that have no resolution.

This is just one way the Conditioned Mind keeps you in its prison to the delusional I Self. This I Self justifies what it’s thinking about, but it doesn’t solve anything and it becomes more ingrained in the subconscious false “I”. The I Self justifies what it thinks about and makes it soooo important, but it really is only important to your small self because you’re not in tune with the unlimited resources of the Universe. Human behavior hasn’t changed much, it may have even gotten more conditioned. Because of the small minded limited view developed, you think that what you think about is so important, but it’s only important to the small minded limited I Self. Wake up, nothing you think about is that important except to the Conditioned Mind. This is the delusion created and until you break free of this hold, you will be walking around not living in harmony with the Universe. And basically by not living life in harmony with the Universe you’re not truly living, and you will not realize just how out of touch you really are…

“I” Urges

Urges arise because “I” wants to satisfy some pleasure it’s making you think is needed, and “I” will win out every time until there’s awareness to not give into the urges and stay out of harms way…

It’s so important to not put yourself in harms way when it comes to urges, but it’s done because the way most minds are conditioned there’s a lack of awareness and discipline to make a stand against the energy of urges for a long period of time. I see this in myself, but very slowly the conditioning that attaches to the urge of “I” is losing its grip. There’s so much of our make up associated with our urges that you should sit with this to see how much control your urges really have over you. This is mainly so because of the temporary pleasure that’s gotten from giving in to the urges. Food, alcohol, drugs, sex (alone or with someone) gambling and so on, many things are used to satisfy the sense pleasures and if there isn’t awareness of this, it will be difficult not to get pulled around by “I” urges.

“I” urges controlled my entire life because of never having the awareness or discipline to not get pulled around by them which always put me in harms way. Of course satisfying “I” is at the root of this and whenever an urge is given into, initially it feels good, but it only last until the mind that told you to give into the urge poses the question, why did you do that. It has taken a few years to finally stop giving in to the urges of pleasure and it’s only because there’s the awareness of “I”. Grab that cookie and see how long the satisfaction last, by the way sugar is more addictive than cocaine. The point of this isn’t to say the pleasures of life can’t be enjoyed, but to just watch who’s attaching to them. See if you’re putting yourself in harms way which reinforces “I”. If this is seen you just may be able to not attach to “I” and lessen the control it has over you so you can truly live a happy, joyous, and free life; free from the alluring urge and control of “I”…

Conflict Within

All conflicts arise from within yourself. They’re derived from internal mind agitations. Without discipline the mind will never settle nor will the agitation of needing to reach for something externally…

The world is in a state of conflict, but not with each other as you may think, it’s with ourselves. The lack of understanding of your own mind is the cause of your inner agitations; most people haven’t a clue this is the cause of all conflicts. We lash out at people, have road rage, try to change people, constantly seek to alter the way that we feel because we were never taught how to just be with life as it is and accept who we are as we are. There would never be a need to have anything or anyone different if you had the ability to just be with life. If you don’t have contentment with the way things are, what makes me think that if things were different there would be contentment; you would still have mind agitations that make you reach for things externally.

External reaching because you want to alter the way that you feel will never amount to true satisfaction, no matter what or who is blamed for the way that you feel. I was always agitated and because there wasn’t an understanding of the Conditioned Mind, the agitation wasn’t understood. It didn’t matter what happened, even if I was told I had six months to live what would it matter, it’s not like I know when I’m going to die anyway, but by not having the ability to just be, the mind becomes agitated and conflicts arise.

Nothing causes discontentment unless it’s allowed. If something bothers you and it can be changed by all means change it, but if it’s being changed because of an inner conflict it needs to be looked at why there’s the conflict to begin with. Even if the thing is changed, without an understanding of your own mind you will just move on to the next thing which will cause you to become agitated and conflicted once again…