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Archive for the ‘Quietness’ Category

A View of Difficulties

Our difficulties are self created because of a view that’s developed to self create difficulties. When the view is redeveloped to produce quietness, the difficulties will be no more…

Life itself is not difficult, it’s made that way by your own mind. Life just happens. For some, it will begin today, for some it will end. Some will be happy, some will be sad, but what the constant is that it simply occurs without favoritism. Regardless of what the circumstances are most live from the Conditioned Mind and the more this is done, the more life fluctuates and dictates how you are feeling and how controlled you are by the circumstances. This is a constant until we becomes aware of the Conditioned Mind Patterns and break the spell they have over you. I say spell, because a spell is something that makes you behave in ways that you normally wouldn’t and when I say normally, I mean as if love was the default setting of your mid. Love is our normal state of being, that is when we aren’t controlled by the Conditioned Mind.

The Conditioned Mind is not the fault of anything or anyone in particular, it’s just the developed view of the mind. The beauty of life is in stillness, the struggle of life is in the struggle. What makes a struggle a struggle and is it the outside circumstance? You would think so, but it isn’t. What it really is, is the way the circumstances are viewed. It will be a problem if you make it so. Everything is perception until truth is known, than perception ceases to exist and without perception all you will be left with is truth…

Attachments Hold

To not be pulled in by something is to not attach to it; therein lies your freedom. The question is how can you become non attached in a world that excels in attachment…

The world pays people billions of dollars to pull you in and keep you attached; it’s called advertisement. They study peoples psychic and know exactly what most people will attach to. I understand this and through the teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jesus, and many others, I have come to understand attachment as suffering. And today through the grace of awareness of this there’s a choice not to attach and hence not suffer. This is what has been revealed to me, but maybe this isn’t for you.

Attachment is the base of all suffering, so non attachment is freedom. If this is discounted before it’s investigated that’s on the individual, but understand your attachment is your suffering, no one but yourself causes this. You can hold on as tight as you want, but don’t blame anyone for your troubles because they all come from within yourself and it’s you alone who chooses them. The Conditioned Mind determines what you will attach to and how much suffering it will cause you. Hold on tight and you will suffer mightily or let go and be free, this is the choice that each individual has. No one can do or say anything that really changes this, it all comes from within you, so you choose how much you will suffer or how free you will be; it’s totally up to you how tight you hold on…

Attached Limits Podcast

Attached Limits…https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Attached-Limits-e9be67

Stillness is the Answer

All struggles arise from within your inner questions. Without discipline the mind that’s full of questions will never get answers that satisfy it so you will have to constantly look for them…

All struggles are “I” based because they come from the Conditioned Mind. If you’re in conflict with what’s written here, that arises from within you, the words don’t cause it. It doesn’t matter if you agree with this or not, just understand if there’s conflict that it comes from within you, not from what’s written. We love to blame others for our own self created conflicts, but the only reason there are conflicts is because of the lack of understanding of your own mind.

Nothing causes conflict unless it’s allowed. If you can change something by all means change it, but if it’s being changed just because you don’t like it, you need to look at why there’s a conflict to begin with because even if the thing is changed, you will just move on to the next thing that will cause you to become agitated and in conflict once again.

Everything that I’ve come to understand over the last twelve years has arisen from myself. It has been through discipline that real answers have arisen directly from stillness. I can’t have anyone else’s answers because the one who questions is the one who has the answers. I do not have your answers because I do not have your questions. Everyone has their own questions to answer. Truth is the same for all beings, but how you come to its understanding is from the questions within yourself. When you sit, you see stillness is the answer to your questions, this is when conflict with yourself and with the world will be no more…

Judge Others…Condemn Yourself

The judgement of others is the judgement of ourself. No one among us is warranted to judge another because we all fall short of perfection. Judge others, condemn yourself…

Everyone is conditioned differently. The conditioning that conforms to society’s standards is accepted by others a lot more than conditioning that doesn’t. This accepted conditioning is also used as a judgement tool; by the whole and on an individual basis. Regardless though, it’s all conditioning. I know this is difficult to accept, but who among us is perfect. We all have looked down on another person to make ourselves feel superior, but can you truly throw the first stone. I know I can’t.

When you investigate yourself, this is the insight that you will see. You will be able to separate the person from the conditioning and love the person regardless because you know it’s the conditioning and not the person that produces the behavior. If there’s an evil in the world it’s the Conditioned Mind, goodness comes from the non judgement of this. When you can do this, you will be well on your way to a deeper understanding of yourself and you will understand how not to judge yourself or others. When you are without judgement, you’ll be free to love, unconditionally. It is then that you will understand your own conditioning and with this understanding you will have no choice but to drop your stones and go and judge no more…

Gossip Energy

When a person gossips it’s only to subconsciously fill some inner lack within to make themselves feel superior to the person being gossiped about…

The reason why gossiping is so damaging is because of the energy put out when it’s being done. Gossiping energy arises from your own lack of self worth and it engulfs the gossiper. It doesn’t affect the one who is being gossiped about because for the most part they’re probably unaware it’s being done. Gossiping is also very damaging because it involves multiple people, it’s like the energy of a riot, it can’t occur with just one person. Once a person starts gossiping and another person unconsciously attaches to it, it will continue to grow depending on who’s in the room and how unconscious (lacking) they are. It will only be attached to by those who have lack because it’s needed to fill the lack. Even if the gossiping about another person is warranted to a degree, no one is perfect enough to cast the first stone. All humans are fallible and act selfishly at times and selfishness is the main energy of those who gossip.

The small self gossips because it needs to feel superior to others so when you gossip it‘s done because subconsciously it makes you feel more superior than others. After all gossip is never or hardly never about something good, it’s mostly about something negative. Gossiping is what happens when there’s idle time and not much going on. It’s difficult not to be pulled into gossips energy because there’s not many people who don’t like to feel superior than another person. Gossiping is shallow and unless there’s truly an understanding that you are complete just the way you are and there’s no need to talk about anyone else, you will continue to harm yourself by talking about others and keeping the selfish energy of gossiping in place…

Self-Serving Reactions

Unconscious reactions are repeated because of the association to self-serve. If there wasn’t a self-serving association, there wouldn’t be self-serving reactions…

To understand some of the reasons why you are controlled by things you need to understand the associated history there is with them and how these associations are intertwined with the need to satisfy our self. This is the cause of why reactions are the way they are. There’s usually a long history with them and the more this history there is, the more ingrained the reactions to self-serve. When this occurs there’s less space between each moment so reactions occur automatically; self-serving associations go back many years. You only have time to react because if what’s already there and most times what’s there is the association to satisfy self. These associations to self-serve are ingrained in our subconscious and don’t allow time for reactions that are more conducive to love.

Why tragic events are reacted to with more balance and love is because there isn’t a long association connected with the event so the history to self-serve isn’t there. When there are tragic events that occur, people usually rise to the occasion because without self-serving history the blocks to our heart are less and because our hearts are naturally of love without these blocks we rise to the occasion and naturally assist others as we react naturally out of love.

There’s a need to understand this if you are to know our own mind and the reasons why you do what you do and what can be done to stop doing them. With self-serving history in place the same reactions will keep repeating themselves as they always have because the only way that you can react to what occurs in the moment is with what’s in place. So either your history will be self-serving or of love and this will determine how you react to what occurs in each moment…