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Stillness

There’s a stillness beyond noise that gives rise to all that life has to offer. If this stillness isn’t observed you will live in a world of noise and in this world the only thing offered is what’s on the surface…

Yesterday as I was taking out the trash from the evenings dinner I noticed there was a stillness that was motionless. Is stillness truly motionless you may ask, but it was a stillness so motionless that it blocked out all the surrounding noise. I was very much aware of this motionless moment and it was eerily quiet outside, but it was beautiful and the stillness observed was equally as beautiful. Noise doesn’t generate beauty it generates noise, stillness doesn’t generate beauty either because it is beauty; without stillness beauty cannot be.

To understand stillness it is imperative to understand noise. The noise needs stillness for without it there wouldn’t be anywhere for the noise to arise from, but stillness needs nothing to arise, it is self sustaining, needing nothing to be. This is why meditation is so valuable in our human evolution because without it we are a society of noise; all you need to do is look around and see evidence upon evidence of this. It’s nearly impossible because of the lack of practice for most people to be still for even five minutes in their daily life, so this means their life is strictly run by noise. This is not a perception of things, this is truth. Stillness can be noisy, but noise can’t be still. If you live a life that is filled with noise you won’t have much peace in your life because you won’t be able to sense the stillness, but if you live a life that‘s filled with stillness, even if there is noise the stillness can be motionless that the noise will not be heard. In stillness all of life arises, in noise there’s noise and not much else…

Loving Awareness

Loving energy is naturally free flowing because there’s nothing blocking it; there’s no need for anything to be different than what it is. Hate energy stops the flow because it’s based in the need to manipulate…

Being aware of love in the present moment minimizes the hate stories that are needed to make life the way you think it should be. Loving awareness stops the hate story of the way you think something should be and allows the freedom of the way it is, this becomes the loving view of the way it should be. After all wanting things different is where all discontentment and hate arises from. When one is simply aware of love as it arises there isn’t a need for a hate story and selfish energy doesn’t come into play as the love of your heart naturally becomes the operating energy of life.

Hate energy is a created prison because it doesn’t allow for the natural flow of love energy; when you hate you become engulfed in that hate. It’s the Conditioned Mind that cuts off the energy flow and awareness of love as it becomes the energy of the lower nature of self centered nonsense. Why this energy causes issue is because it bombards the moment with an unnatural energy flow that doesn’t allow harmony. Love naturally flows freely because there’s no resistance, there’s no trying to make anything different than what’s there. Hate energy stops the flow because it’s based in the need to manipulate so what’s there is resisted to the point where the natural flow of loving awareness is cut off. The only thing needed for liberation is awareness aware of awareness, there’s no hate energy here, there’s just the awareness of love…

Chasing Lies

What tools you learn to use to provide happiness will be what becomes your chase. It’s not right or wrong, but the key is to understand if what you’re chasing will truly provide what you think it will…

The biggest misunderstanding of my writings is that the view of life I have today is the view I always had. To me, whoever is looked upon for inspiration or whatever it should be noted that most likely they didn’t always see things as they do now. I have the benefit of viewing life in two completely different ways, it’s where my insights arise from and the reason why I see what I see. Having lived unconsciously for forty nine year is actually my greatest asset. When I write about something, it’s always from a lesson I learned from my past self serving chasing. It’s never about being smarter or knowing more than anyone else, but what is there is there and it’s what’s shared. When I talk about quietness or stillness it’s because I lived a life of noise. When there’s talk of attachment, it’s because attachment was my master.

Everyone has life experiences and some learn from them, it’s what’s done with what’s learned that determines how one lives today. If it’s learned that money is needed to be happy that will be your chase. It’s not right or wrong, but the key is to understand if the chasing is true. Would money really make everything better? Substitute money with anything. For me I went through a life of much suffering, always chasing the next fix and today I see this for the lie that it is. When I write something, it’s because I can see the self serving prison I was stuck in and I have been provided with a view of true liberation. I’m very direct in my approach in explaining my experience, but I’m not insensitive to anyone else’s view, it’s just that I’ve been where most people are and I can see the lies that far too many people chase and get stuck in…

Attachments Prison

Whatever you attach to it becomes your prison. If you don’t stop attaching to create some space so there’s room for your heart to love, you are the one who will suffer the most…

The choice to attach is the choice to suffer, the problem with this is there really isn’t a choice because of the way one’s Conditioned Mind is in control so one’s suffering is inevitable because of the conditioned attachment in place. If this is to change you will have to make room in your heart so your attachments are replaced by first stillness and then love. There’s no way around this, attach to whatever the flavor of the day, week, month, or year is, just understand when that attachment passes something else will have to replace it. Today it’s our president, tomorrow it’s a co worker, or something else and the next day and the next and so on, ad infinitum. This will never change until there is space created in the heart which makes room for love; if you attach to one individual and bemoan them, you don’t truly have the space for a loving heart. This is strong language, but true.

True love can only be without one iota of conditioning. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow to be seen. I can say I have love for all humanity, what I don’t love is humanity’s conditioning, but I understand it and my responsibility is to try and not be a part of it. Attachment is suffering regardless of who or what one attaches to because it becomes your prison; until this is understood you become the very thing that you show disdain towards. This is part of the law of attraction, you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you. Stop attaching to things and make room in your heart for love because if you don’t you will be the one who suffers the most…

The Diamond Within

A person doesn’t wake up because something from the outside rattles them, it occurs because the diamond within is discovered; everyone has this diamond in their possession…

When a person has a shift from within, they wake up from sheep walking and being unaware of what truth is. When this occurs the implications of what has happened aren’t truly realized. In my own case I knew something happened because my view of life changed, but I didn’t know what it meant. I did know for the first time in my life that I was going to be okay. I likened this awakening as though I was broke (spiritually I was) but I had a diamond in my pocket that I wasn’t aware of. I didn’t wake up because something from the outside rattled me, I woke up because I discovered the diamond within already possessed. I didn’t know the value of this at first, as a matter of fact I didn’t even know I had this diamond in my possession. Even when some do become slightly aware of this, it very easily could be mistaken for an ordinary rock and for me it was for many many years. As I look back throughout my life I had an inkling this diamond existed, but it was dismissed as just being a rock and because of this I kept looking for what I already possessed.

Nothing is given to us from the outside that the inside doesn’t already have in its possession, but because of the conditioning in place there’s no awareness of this. Obviously we’re not talking material possessions, I’m strictly talking about the diamond of love that we all possess. This is worth more than anything in the world and it also is the thing that’s most readily available to everyone, it’s just that the conditioning in place keeps one looking for their diamond out there when all along one already has it in their possession…

Opinions Separate

We are all an extension of Universal Consciousness. There’s no difference in any of us; we’re from the same energy. It’s when we lose our focus of this that we become individuals and form our opinions…

If a person chooses to live a life of opinions that’s their choice. Yesterday’s post was to point out that a conditioned opinion weighs heavily on us and blocks us from the love that is in our heart. It was not written to tell anyone how to live their life. That’s not why I write. How someone chooses to live has nothing to do with me. If what I write resonates with you so be it, if not move on. What I write is from my experience as I was opinionated for many many years. Whether it is agreed with has nothing to do with me. What is seen is what is seen, if you don’t see what I see you won’t understand what I write. There is nothing right or wrong with this, it’s just the way it is.

We are all an extension of Universal Consciousness. There is no difference in any of us. We are from the same energy. It is when we lose our focus of this that we become individuals and form our opinions. Our unity comes from understanding this. When we form our opinions, ideas, ideals, beliefs,  concepts, we form an individuality which causes us to miss the mark of Universal Love. This is the truth I often write about, but is not my truth, it’s the truth of existence; Universal Love. There is no interpretation needed here, love is love. If you wish to form an interpretation or opinion of love that’s up to you, but when the mind settles Universal Love becomes your life’s base, there are no opinions or interpretations needed. Learn to live the life as it is, the life of Universal Love. Form any opinion you like, but it will probably not be a benefit to you because most likely its self serving. As a matter of fact it will only be a burden which weighs heavily on you and blocks you from the love that’s in your own heart…

Opinions Are Delusional

The greatest delusion is forming an opinion and taking it as truth prior to investigating if it really is true. Truth sets you free not an opinion of what is thought to be truth…

Here is a dictionary definition of the word opinion: a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge. This really sums up what an opinion is and the lack of value it has. It has no value because it isn’t based on anything but a unconscious thought which don’t have any substance to them whatsoever, so without substance an opinion has no value except maybe to the one forming the opinion.

The Conditioned Mind will tell you there is value in it, but that is the delusion the Buddha talked about. If it isn’t based on something factual it’s basically valueless. When there aren’t facts, there isn’t substance and without substance theres nothing to put value on. This isn’t just for opinions, it goes for ideas, ideals, beliefs, and concepts also; they are based on the delusion of a Conditioned Mind. Before this is discounted, it should be investigated. If you just want to make up an opinion and it makes you feel better go ahead with your conditioning and do so, but understand this has nothing to do with what has been written, it’s all from the delusion within and this delusion was in place long before this article was written…

Present Moment Energy

Present moment energy is naturally free flowing because there’s no resistance of wanting life different than what it is. Future energy stops the flow because it’s based in trying to manipulate the present moment…

Being aware of the present moment as it happens minimizes the future stories that are needed to make life the way you think it should be. Present moment awareness stops the future story of the way you think something should be and allows the freedom of the way it is, this becomes the beautiful view of the way it should be. After all wanting what is different is where all future discontentment arises from. When one is simply aware of the present moment as it arises there isn’t a need for a future story and selfish energy doesn’t come into play as the love of your heart naturally becomes the beautiful operating energy of life.

Future energy becomes a created prison because it doesn’t allow for a natural flow of present moment energy; you become entombed in the energy of the future. It’s the Conditioned Mind that cuts off the energy flow of the present as it becomes the energy of the lower nature of self centered nonsense. Why this future energy causes issue is because it bombards the present with an unnatural energy flow that doesn’t allow harmony. Present moment energy naturally free flows because there’s no resistance, there’s no trying to make it different than what’s there. Future energy stops the flow because it’s based in trying to manipulate the present so what’s there is resisted to the point where the natural flow is cut off. The only thing needed for liberation is awareness aware of awareness, there’s no future energy here, there’s just the energy of the present moment…

Chosen Focus

The choice is to either behave in a manner that puts you in cooperation with life or not. If your habitual thought patterns are allowed to control your behavior that would mean there is no choice…

If you expect the universe to work for you you’ll need to put yourself in alignment with behaviors that are conducive to being in harmony with it. You can’t wish to win the lottery in the belief that all your problems will be solved and not expect to wish that other things in your life were different also. You will never be content with life if you’re always wishing for it to be different. You can’t speak of love with your lips, but secretly have lust in your heart, which will block love from every reaching your heart. If we don’t understand how humans are all the same and focus on the differences, there will never be unity with others and in the process there will never be unity with yourself. If you’re constantly looking for your happiness in some outer form, you’ll never be happy with the way life is right now.

There are many misguided thought patterns that can take you out of alignment with life and thus not allow harmony. This is very simple, you will either do the things that create harmony with life or you will not. It begins with your thought patterns and how they are allowed to control your behavior. The habitual thought patterns that are in place are the reason why there is disharmony with life at all. It’s not because of life, that happens regardless of your thought patterns. It’s the patterns in place that make you respond to things the way you do, and if they create harmony or not will be determined by the focus that is chosen…

Lens of Love

Life can only truly be experienced through the transforming energy of love and that’s if the lens of your own love is in place. If it’s not it has to be found out why this isn’t so in order for it to be changed…

When someone awakens it’s to the love in their own heart; this is the love of creation. As this is experienced, it becomes the lens one experiences the world through. If everyone knew their own mind and how it’s only through the way one is conditioned that it doesn’t allow a person to experience their own magnificence, they would do what’s necessary to change this conditioning. This conditioning is not the direct fault of anyone, but it doesn’t have to remain in place because it can be changed. One can experience the world from the love within their own heart, but this can only occur by understanding yourself. When you know your own heart you do what’s necessary to remove the blocks that don’t allow you to experience the world through love.

The world can be experienced through your own heart of love when love is in place, but if it’s not, it has to be found out why this isn’t so in order for it to be changed. Love is the power of the entire Universal and we are a direct result of its power. Every human starts out as the same form; when conditions are right the Universe transforms one form of energy into another. This has nothing to do with the individual human form, it does have everything to do with the transformation of spiritual energy that allows one to experience their own love and thus experience the world through the lens of that love…

Love is Infinite

Love is the energy of infinity, it has no boundaries and will not be denied. Its expansion is inevitable because it’s self sustaining, so when the heart opens there‘s a oneness that touches infinity…

Just as the body is many parts that make up the whole so it is with humanity, as individuals we are many parts that make up the whole. What is done to one is done to all. We are a collective unit sharing one planet. Nobody does anything without affecting someone else. the energy of hate affects mostly the haters, but love and the energy generated is ten fold.

The haters transmit an energy that has minimal affect on the world as opposed to people who have love in their hearts. The comparison is being done not to single out individuals, but to put the emphasis on love versus hate. Hate is far reaching and it doesn’t stop instantly because an individual is killed, it does dissipate ever so slowly. Love is different, love expands even if the source is killed. A perfect example of this is Jesus’s love, it is stronger today than ever. The energy of the love that was in his heart is what lives on, expands, and generates more love; the nature of love is to expand. Hate doesn’t do this, not that it doesn’t grow, but when it’s source is taken away the energy generated doesn’t expand, it dies. People will hold onto its trace energy, but it becomes a pocket of hate that is isolated as opposed to love which expands because it is infinite.

We all possess a fully capable heart of love, but because of the Conditioned Mind most fall short of reaching its full capacity; with quietness the heart keeps expanding and one is the spreader of that love. As one unit on one planet it isn’t our love that we are spreading, it’s the love that came before us, which is the love of infinity. We are expanding on that love and no matter how much hate there was that came before us or is here now, it will never keep the energy of love which is of the heart from expanding to our entire planet…

Seen As Never Befofe

When there’s a view in place that sees things as they are without any associated attachments to I, it opens you up to a totally different way to experience life like never before…

The view one has of life determines what is seen and how life is processed. The most common view in the one that uses objects and holds onto them in association with one’s created identity. What happens with this view is it goes through the senses and everything is associated with I as I becomes the base of the view. With this association a limit is created because a labeled identity is attached to with what is seen; everything is processed as an object in some way. This is one of the reasons things are never seen as they truly are because there’s always an attached label associated with I. When I stopped sheep walking, the labeling of objects stopped because there was no association to I; the usual limit wasn’t applied and lo and behold there was an experience like never before. This is what happens when the view in place just sees things as they are without attachment and association to I.

Obviously seeing things as they are will take some time to view life in this way, but the more it happens the more you will experience life like never before. It’s unfortunate sense object associated attachment is so limiting because it’s the usual way of the Conditioned Mind; most people are unaware of it. That is until now because my article is shining a light on this for all to see. This seeing things as they are view is how I’m able to write 2,300 consecutive articles. I’m not special because of this, I’ve just been afforded the luxury of now having a view in place that doesn’t limit my creativity. This is the view that allows for experiences as never before and it’s now a view available to all…

Persistent Past

Although what happens now occurs now, when it’s seen through the view of the past you’re not with what’s actually happening. You can’t be present for what’s actually happening when the past is being used to live now…

Living from past energy patterns isn’t something that jumps out at you, the persistent past patterns are lying in wait for the opportunity to be used. They don’t have to be glaring, nor do past energy patterns always manifest as totally destructive actions, but the past is destructive in the way it doesn’t allow you to be with what’s occurring right now; the past takes you away from truly living life now. when you use the past to live now you end up living the same life over and over, doing the same thing, getting the same results, basically it’s as if you’re stuck in a rut which only gets deeper each time the persistent past is grabbed and brought into the present. You can’t be present for the present when the past is being used to live now. Much quietness will be needed to see the persistently i’m past and how it’s used.

Persistent past energy patterns are very subtle and are deeply ingrained, noticing this is the first step in the liberation from this energy. This energy is so controlling because it’s brought into the present and blocks the ability to live now; not many truly live in the moment of what’s actually occurring. Although what occurs now happens now, if seen through the view of the past what’s actually happening now is missed. There’s so much past energy and only there’s awareness of this can the persistent past energy patterns even begin to be broken. Watch the mind and how it constantly uses the past to live now. How you can tell something is being used from the past is by the label being applied to it because when it’s all said and done, the present moment doesn’t need the persistent past to be…

Being With What’s There

Only the Conditioned Mind needs to create a reason for existence. In the space of stillness everything just is and it’s clear that the reason you exist is to just be with whatever’s there without the need to create one…

When I began this part of my life thirteen years ago, it was with one thing in mind and that was to find a way to bring peace into my life. It has pretty much remained this way, but it seems to be naturally going to a deeper place of doing what’s beneficial for humanity. Our stories become our prisons and I carefully watch how my mind always wants to crate a reason for existence, these reasons are plentiful, but they’re all just stories and when the mind settles this is seen. This is what’s happening now, I care more for humanity than I do myself, but not in the way where there’s a reason to save humanity; just being with what’s there.

What I mean by it’s just being with what’s there is I don’t think about it, what’s there is just a part of life. It’s just like the first forty nine years of my life, it was lived to satisfy my “I self” without much thought of anything else, this was done because that’s what was there. One will do what they do because of the conditioning in place and until this is realized the reason you exist will never be understood because a created one will always be needed; that’s just the way the Conditioned Mind operates. When the mind quiets no labels need be applied to life, only the Conditioned Mind needs to apply labels and create a reason for existence. In the space of stillness everything just is and it becomes clear that the reason why you exist is to just be with whatever’s there, without the need to create a reason why you exist…

Unconscious Problems

The unconscious mind loves to create problems and until this is seen it will continue to do so even though everything in life is impermanent, especially the problems that are created…

Problems are created by an unconscious mind that doesn’t accept what’s occurring in the present moment. It wants the present moment different and it actually makes you believe if it was different all would be well; this is the fallacy of an unconscious mind. All is as it is right now, but because of one’s conditioning it’s not seen so the mind has to make a problem so it has something to do. I’ve always had a tendency to make everything that occurs like it’s the end of the world, and although I don’t attach to this as I once did, many times the unconscious end of the world view is my first reaction.

The other day I was washing clothes and when they were finished I put them in the dryer. When they were almost finished drying I opened the dryer to pull out a shirt, there were blue spots on it and also on some of the other clothes. I pulled them all out and found a ink pen in the dryer. There was also blue ink all over the dryer. The first response was my usual end of the world reaction of the clothes are ruined. I took a step back and took a deep breath. I grabbed a shirt and cleaned a spot, the ink came out. I then cleaned the inside of dryer. I rewashed all the clothes; all the spots came out. An hour and a half later I folded all the clothes and it was like nothing happened. This happens with most things in life, and although I don’t concern myself too much with reactions, the attachment to what occurs is what’s watched. The clothes event can be substituted with anything. The unconscious mind loves to create problems and until this is seen it will continue to do so even though everything in life is impermanent, especially the problems that are created…