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Mature Clarity

Acceptance of the way things are goes a long way in providing yourself with the mature clarity of not needing to reach for a pacifier in whatever form it takes on…

Seeking self satisfaction is a sign of immaturity. It’s the I want, what I want, when I want it mind. Self seeking is directly linked to the level of mature clarity and if you don’t think this is so, what’s the difference in what you reach for now as opposed to the pacifier or bottle that was used as an infant? Only the object has changed the same reaching is in place. Stop and see the baby in place who doesn’t like what’s being written here. So your feelings may be hurt, but who cares if this article allows you to see the truth needed to act with mature clarity; how you will know immaturity is in place is by how you have to reach for things. Immaturity takes on many forms and unless the mind is very settled, immaturity and reaching will commence.

Acting with a mature clarity will only occur when seeking self satisfaction ceases. Judging is immature, jealousy also is. Greed, hate, and wanting life different (delusion) is immature. Relying on a program is immature, it’s no different than reaching for pacifier to provide comfort. Matter of fact anything that’s reached for is a sign of immaturity because it all falls under the guise of a pacifier. There’s a mature clarity when nothing in life needs to be different or reached for and this is even if some of the things done are not totally mature. Acceptance of the way things are goes a long way in providing yourself and humanity with a mature clarity of not needing to reach for a pacifier in whatever form it takes on…

Conditioned Mind Bondage

Peace is the natural process of awareness because when you’re aware of the bondage the Conditioned Mind creates, the bondage loses its control and falls away as peace naturally takes its place…

If you always have to do something this is because of the unawareness of how the Conditioned Mind holds you in bondage. Without awareness you won’t be able to apply the brakes and stop doing so the bondage of your conditioning will remain in place. This bondage of the Conditioned Mind will not be seen by a mind that’s attached to it. I woke up this morning and my postings for the day were done because I did it at night, so my mind began to look for something to do. This is the value of awareness because instead of blindly following the nonsense of doing, I was able to take a breath which immediately stopped the bondage energy needing to do something. You cannot put a price tag on this awareness because life is so much different then when it’s in bondage to the Conditioned Mind.

Do this, do that, look over there, if only, I should’ve, I wish, I want, I need, why did I do that, these is just some of the bondage of the Conditioned Mind which literally wrecks havoc on life. Without awareness this havoc is the bondage energy of life and unfortunately this is the energy of most lives. What makes this so damaging is because most people are oblivious that the bondage exist so it’s bondage after bondage. When there’s awareness of the bondage you can say stop, this immediately transforms your energy from needing to do something to peace. Peace is the natural process of awareness because when you’re aware of the bondage of your Conditioned Mind it loses its control as the need to do something falls away and peace naturally arises…

Truth is Freedom

In life there’s only freedom in truth. There‘s perception of the way things are, but that’s not truth. Perception is delusional and is a created idea to make life the way you think it should be…

There are certain things that need to be understood if you’re to know what it means to be led by the divine so you can be set free. The reason why there’s so much struggle with this is because truth isn’t brought into the heart by most people, it’s kept at the intellect level; in the head (perception). Truth can only set you free when it’s from the heart. A perception of what you think truth is isn’t truth; this perception blocks truth from being seen.

All perception is tied into a stories which is based in delusion; delusion will not set you free. People who think perception is truth are gravely mistaken and stay locked into their own conditioned lies. I know today I’m free because of the truth that has set me free, not because of my perception of this truth. If I was still living a life of created perceptions I would not be free. The divine can only be a guide when there’s a quietness that allows this to be understood, but if you make up a perception of this freedom will not occur. This is truth and it can only be known when it’s not made into a perception. There’s the way life is (truth) and there’s the way you think it should be (perception), only one of these will set you free…

Now Energy

Now energy is naturally free flowing because there’s no resistance, there’s no trying to make Now different. Future energy stops this flow because it’s based in trying to manipulate Now…

Being aware of Now at the precise moment it happens minimizes the future stories that are needed to make life the way you think it should be. Awareness stops the future story of the way you think something should be and allows the freedom of Now, this becomes the beautiful view of the way it should be. After all wanting Now different is where all future discontentment arises from. When you’re simply aware of Now 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 Now energy; you become encased in the energy of the future. It’s the Conditioned Mind that cuts off the energy flow of Now as it becomes the energy of the lower nature of self centered nonsense. Why this future energy causes issue is because it bombards Now with an unnatural energy flow and doesn’t allow harmony. Now naturally free flows because there’s no resistance, there’s no trying to make it different. Future energy stops the flow because it’s based in trying to manipulate Now so what’s there is resisted to the point where the natural flow of Now energy 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 Now which is what actually is…

Peace Story

The mind is conditioned to create stories which are used to make you believe they’re needed to be at peace, but the storied belief they’re needed to be at peace is the only reason there isn’t peace…

You are the creator of the story you aren’t at peace and you believe the story. You can create any story you’d like, but if you didn’t create one you wouldn’t shrivel up and disappear, all that would happen is you would be at peace. We’ll use the example of someone bringing in some ice cream to work; from there the story you create about ice cream is nothing more than that, a story. Maybe you create a story that you love ice cream and it just so happens to be your favorite, vanilla. After all is said and done if you don’t create the story about ice cream it would still exist, it just won’t have any control over you because there won’t be any attachment to it.

The point of this example is to show how the created story becomes the created attachment which is what makes you want the ice cream. Substitute anything you want for the ice cream, it’s all the same. A created story creates attachment which in turn creates suffering. In the morning, when you first wake up, that’s when the story starts and thus the attachment, but only because you don’t know how not to create it.

Stories are the essence of the Conditioned Mind. This isn’t something to believe, it’s something to just be aware of so you can stop creating your stories. These stories which are 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 story that keeps you from peace. Beyond your story there’s peace, it’s just not realized because of the need for a story…

Unsettled Mind

A conditioned mind won’t settle on its own regardless of what your belief system is. Beliefs hinder the settling because they’re just a response to mind conditioning that blocks your inner peace…

If your mind conditioning is in control and running your life, it doesn’t matter much what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult for it to settle. It’s such a conditioned world and what makes it so is most people are looking for an outside answer when the answer is within. What the conditioning actually is and how it’s created is by not being aware that you already have your answers. With a mind that always wants answers you have to constantly look for them, hence the unsettled mind. This is how the conditioning of the mind is formed and how it blocks awareness that you already have your answers. It’s conditioning created because if you knew you had your answers, the need to look for them would be non existent and so would the unsettled mind.

Everyone has the ability to consciously not attach to the mind, it’s just not something that’s going to happen on its owns. Isn’t it beautiful that life is in your hands, that it’s totally up to each individual how much a settled mind is brought into your life. A little practice equates to a little settling so it’s up to each individual to do what’s necessary to stop the unsettled mind conditioning. As you practice being in the moment the unsettled mind conditioning lessens and all that’s left is inner peace. If you are waiting for anything else you’ll be waiting a long time and it will never happen as long as the unsettled conditioned mind is in control…

Heart Love

There’s existence through mind made concepts and beliefs, but there’s a deeper place beyond these where one is guided and free of all clinging because there’s a heart of love…

When the mind is settled existence becomes of love instead of reliance on your own limited concepts and beliefs. There’s a deep love of the settled mind and it’s in this settling that you see the existence of life itself. When one is in this settled mind state, the everlasting love of the Universe is there to quiet the mind clinging; this clinging is the cause of all doubt and discord.

A mind that’s settled allows life to be lived from the Universal heart of love. This is the connection to the goodness of life, your own internal goodness, and the goodness of all beings. The connection is already there, it’s just not known what it will take to have awareness of it. The only reason there isn’t awareness is because there’s conditioned mind clinging blocking the love that arises from the quietness of our heart; these blocks allow for all kinds of mind nonsense.

When it’s learned to discipline an undisciplined mind clinging slowly subside; what naturally remains is a deep unwavering love of the heart. This love is what’s there beyond the noise of a Conditioned Mind, beyond made up concepts and beliefs. In this space there’s love because with a settled mind it’s known who you truly are. So love with all your heart and allow the mind to settle so you’re not relying on the mind. When there’s la heart of ove life is lived in the most beneficial of ways; as the beautiful being of love that you truly are…

Categorized View

Each moment only provides the setting for it to be categorized. When it’s said you feel a certain way, it’s strictly your own judgement of that moment that categorizes it; the moment itself doesn’t judge…

Through the senses life is categorized and those categories are constantly applied. Everything is judged, even a empty cup on the counter is a judgment. Not a harmful one, but a judgment just the same. When it’s learned not to judge and apply the conditioned category there’s awareness of the distractions that keep you from going beyond surface living. With this new awareness the mind finally settles enough to notice the deeper view. This is the initial awareness, but it will require much more discipline to go deeper. The deeper you go the more the material world will be let go of which is the sensory world because it will not be needed. And the more the material world is let go of the more understanding there is of the deeper view and the freer you’ll be.

The senses are directly linked to the bondage of self as is the surface view. So if you really want to understand life from the spiritual realm, you will have to get very quiet and become aware of how subtle the bondage to the delusional self really is. Conditioning is the only reason life is viewed the way it is by so many people as the quietness that’s necessary for the mind to settle isn’t practiced. This isn’t something that’s right or wrong, it’s just limiting. Without the discipline to understand the difference between surface living and the deeper view there will be no difference and the surface view will be the only view that will be seen. Again not right or wrong, but it is limiting and what’s limited is your view…

Gift of Life

Everyone alive is given the gift of life, but it‘s up to each individual to be awake for this gift so when your final destination is reached (the end of life) you can say, what a ride…

Everyone who is alive is experiencing the gift of life. There is no stagnation as life is always moving forward whether we are aware of it or not. It’s like when you take a trip that requires an plane to get to your destination, after the plane takes off it’s not even noticed you’re moving. This is how life is and before it’s realized your ride is over and you’ve reached your destination. Unfortunately during your ride if all you did was sleep you missed the entire trip; you cannot go back and repeat it because you have already reached your destination.

When we have reached your so called final destination (the end of life in this form) and it’s complete, if you were sleeping you’ve missed what occurred on your trip. So you can either be awake for your life or you can be asleep, but life will go on either way, and once your destination is reached your ride is over. The key is to not be sleeping for the ride (most are) and only wake up when you reach your final destination. By then your ride (life) is over and the tragedy in this is you now you realize you have been sleeping for most of your life; this is how far too many lives finish up. There will come a time when it‘s realized your ride is now complete, but if you were sleepwalking for most of it there’s nothing you can do to go back and redo what has been done; don’t let this be your life’s end result. Everyone alive is given the gift of life, but it‘s up to each individual to be awake for this gift so when your final destination is reached (the end of life) you can say, what a ride…

Presence Awareness

The value of having awareness of who you truly are is priceless because it allows the mind to settle instead of needing some story pretending to be something that you’re not…

One of the greatest gifts I’ve been given is the awareness of my own presence. What I mean by this is to be aware of who I am and not try to be something I’m not. When my book was published I was promoting it and thinking of ways to gets its message to people. Just by it being written I knew I had a valuable message to share about different view of life. Shortly afterwards I started writing and posting articles on social media sites. One day I was contacted by a site to write articles for them, I thought this was a great way to get my book and its message some exposure. After about six articles the admin of the site said people were complaining my articles were like teachings and asked if I could make them more inspirational. I thought about it and decided I will never compromise the message that was revealed to me for anything and I will never try to be anything that I’m not. I told the admin I could not change my style. I did not write another article for them.

It was an important stance for me then and it’s just as important now. The value of having awareness of who you are is priceless because it allows the mind to settle instead of needing some story. I don’t pretend to be this loving, spiritual, head in the clouds person. If there was such a thing as a spiritual labors union, I would be the head of it; I often say I walk a blue collared spiritual path. I understand many things, but my feet are always planted in the present moment so if it’s not happening now it doesn’t really matter all that much to me. I’ve learned early on not to live in my head and try to be something that I’m not. What this has allowed me to do is to not have one iota of conflicting energy within myself and in the process just be at peace with who I am. Not everyone agrees with my style of writing or what I write, but at the end of the day I only answer to me and I’m grateful I’m aware of my own presence…

Random Thinking

The thoughts you think can be cultivated to be based in love, but it’ll take much practice to develop the discipline to watch your random thoughts and it will only happen if it’s allowed…

There are as many different views of life as there are people. Not any one is entirely right or wrong. We each have our unique way of perceiving and interpreting life, but that’s not where our differences manifest from. The base of what is perceived and our interpretations is where our differences start to create separation in unity and that’s when conflicts ensue, but the real conflict is always with yourself. If we all viewed life from the base of love than love would be the base of existence. It is Universally base in love, but then comes each individual perception and interpretation. This is where the break down occurs. Because the mind isn’t taught discipline as we are growing up, it runs amok, trying to satisfy pleasures and desired that are created by an undisciplined mind. This random thoughts are the greatest misgiving to ourselves and to all beings.

Because of these random thoughts we become our own worst enemy. If all we had were thoughts of love, conflict within ourselves would be non existent. And if we have no conflict with ourselves we wouldn’t have any conflict with others. No one can do the harm to us that we can do to ourselves, but when we get quiet and this becomes known, we can start becoming aware of our random thoughts and stop being our own worst enemy. We can then start loving ourselves the way the Universe intended, and in the process love all beings…

Staying Focused

Conveying a message of consciousness to an unconsciousness world will mostly get you unconscious results, but staying focused is to know your intentions and actions are from your heart…

What happens when you do something that you’re sure is for the greater good, but the results aren’t what you were expecting. Even though what you did seemed to be in line with the greater good, the results aren’t. Don’t let results deter you from being led by your heart. Stay focused. Our intentions and actions matter more then their results. We cannot control results as much as we can control what we can do. You can not let results influence your focus.

Living with what life gives you means you cannot be in the business of results. It will only take away from your focus because thinking you need certain results is strictly from the head, results are ego driven. Trying to convey a message of consciousness to an unconsciousness world will mostly get you unconscious results. It will be slow going and much perseverance will be needed, but if what you do is from love, someone’s unconscious results will not deter you from doing what’s for the greater good. Life is our judge, not people. We have to answer to the person in the mirror and that’s the person who needs to understand the intentions and actions of what one is doing. When this occurs even if it doesn’t seem as though what you are doing produces the expected results, you know the greater good isn’t measured by results, it’s measured by knowing what’s in your heart and staying focused on that…

Lying Mind

When truth is experienced no longer do you listen to your mind because it’s understood you shouldn’t believe what your mind tells you because most of it isn’t true…

Don’t believe what your mind tells you because most of what it tells you just isn’t true. It will tell you the past is real yet the only place the past exist is in the mind. It will tell you to fear, yet the only thing you have to fear is fear itself. It will tell you to hold onto the belief of a self, but the form that’s being occupied needs no such attachment to exist; truth is you are always changing and are in a constant state of flux. It will tell you I think therefore I am, but thinking has nothing to do with I am. It will make up beliefs that everything you desire is needed, but if none of those desires come to pass, nothing happens; even if they get fulfilled, the satisfaction doesn’t last. Then there’s this thing the mind calls the ego, this is like the monster in the closet, it exist until you open the closet. There’s also not a need to get rid of the ego because it doesn’t really exist; except in your mind.

Then there’s the mirror image who was given a name for identification purposes, you think you’re that name. If the name is different are you someone else? Only to the mind because the form always remains the same. There will be many lies held onto that just aren’t true, but unfortunately the more “I” is attached to, the truer they seem. To truly be free the lies will have to be revealed, this revelation is you find out you don’t exist in the way your mind tells you. When this truth is revealed, no longer do you listen to your mind because you understand you shouldn’t believe everything it tells you because just about none of it is true…

Refusing “I”

Needing to reach for an object happens because “I” makes this so. Only refusing to cling to “I” will there be results of freedom and this is because it’s the refusing that provides the letting go…

When you’re caught clinging to an object of desire and it takes hold of all your attention, the only way to break free of this is to have awareness you’re caught. Once this occurs refusing the object is the only way the hold will be broken. The object doesn’t matter in the sense in can be anything from a person, place, or thing, including yourself, but what does matter is seeing whatever it is that’s making you cling. There are so many different objects used that you will have to decipher for yourself what holds you. The clinging is different only because of the object used, but the refusing is the same because not reaching is not reaching. Many people stop smoking only to cling to using food and eventually go back to using cigarettes. This is just one example, substitution is rampant in our society and this keeps one locked into the clinging and remaining on the merry go round of using objects.

Refusing whatever it is you desire is where you will experience true freedom. Why this is difficult for most people to truly see is because “I” isn’t understood as the core of the clinging and this is why substitutions are so prevalent. If the clinging results in using drugs or alcohol as its object, when a program is used to stop using them, unless one refuses “I” drugs and alcohol will most likely be used again. Why this occurs is because the program is clung to and although you may have stopped using drugs and alcohol, the program is used as a substitute; substituting one object for another doesn’t provide freedom. Refusing “I” will result in freedom and that’s because it’s the refusing that provides it. This is why the object doesn’t matter because it’s “I” that makes you cling and it’s only in refusing “I” that you will be free…

Delusional Reality

To expose your created delusions, why they’re being created needs to be understood. If this understanding doesn’t occur your reality will remain a delusion which in turn makes your life delusional…

The way the base of our thoughts are formulated determines if one sees what actually occurs in life or if life becomes the delusional reality of formulated thoughts. Because of the lack of clarity of truth in most peoples lives, this creates two realities occurring at the same. One is what is actually occurring and the other is your thoughts of what’s occurring. The more unaware you are of this the more your thoughts make up a story of life instead of living a life of what’s actually occurring.

If this is how you’re living, it makes for a very unproductive existence because a delusional life is being lived, and when this happens a persons entire existence is delusional. It’s like a magic trick, no matter how real it seems it’s always a trick. To expose what makes delusions seem real and how the trick is done needs to be revealed. It’s the same with our life, to expose the created delusions, how they’re being created needs to be revealed. If this understanding doesn’t occur the delusion remains as reality.

Our thoughts are the base of all delusions because without the belief of something (thought) it’s impossible for the delusion to exist. All delusions start with a thought that’s considered real, but the thought isn’t what’s actually occurring so two realities are happening at the same time, one is created (the thought) and one just is. The one you live your life by determines if it’s based in what’s actually occurring or if you’re living a delusional life created by the Conditioned Mind; there’s living a life of what is or there’s life made up. It can be a delusional creation of your thoughts or it can be the reality of what is. There are always two realities to choose from, but to expose the delusional one why it’s created needs to be revealed. If this doesn’t occur the delusion remains as reality which in turn makes life delusional…

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