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.

Your own mind keeps your view narrow and restricted so if at some point the mind doesn’t settle, the narrow and restricted view will remain intact and nothing new will arise.

If you only see through the view of your conditioning, a new view will never be allowed; this doesn’t allow the mind to expand beyond its own created conditioned restrictions. It will take much investigation to see beyond the conditioned view because the conditioning itself is what keeps the view narrow and restricted. If this isn’t understood it won’t be seen and if it’s not seen, there’s no way to go beyond your own created restrictions. Faith, hope, and forgiveness are always topics that stir up mind made controversy because their concepts have been so deeply embedded into the subconscious. You become conditioned by these concepts and until your own mind is understood, going beyond not only these conditioned concepts, but any concept for that matter will be virtually impossible.

There is so much being held onto without really looking into if it’s truly beneficial to your life. If you have a thought that is held onto, I guarantee you it’s not truly beneficial. You may wonder how I can say that since I don’t know you, but I don’t have to know you directly because I know me and as long as I know me, I know you. I may not know what specific conditioning has you in its grip, but it doesn’t matter because the nature of all conditioning is the same and that’s what needs to be understood.

You can only respond to what’s in front of you with the conditioning that’s in place. If you want to go beyond it, take a look and see if it unites or separates. Unity puts you in harmony with everything. Separation puts you in conflict with everything. These are two vastly different views, one binds and one frees. Although it may seem obvious which one does what, it will truly have to be investigated if you are to see how exactly each of these manifest in your life. Life is always what’s in front of you and although things may not always be as they’re wanted, until the old view is let go of, a new view will not be allowed…

Stuck in Misery

If you think you are your thoughts, you will always be stuck in a self created misery because your thoughts will tell you there’s something to fix; that is until you realize you are not your thoughts…

I don’t profess to know how the brain works, but I do know this, for years I suffered from a self inflicted misery until I learned it was my own mind that was creating it; I’m simply writing about my own experience here. Every spring I would be overcome by a mindset of misery and the only way I knew to get out of it was to use some form of distraction, but you don’t really get out of it by a using distraction, all that happens is the focus shifts. Because the Conditioned Mind Patterns that are causing your misery aren’t understood, it always return; I was always stuck in the fixing myself syndrome that plagues so many. This just created distractions that kept me from finding out what was truly going on. I no longer get trapped by this because I’ve discovered what was causing it. This is very important to understand if you want to break the conditioning of misery. This may not be what the so called experts say about it, but I’m giving a first hand account of my experience and what was revealed to me. If you want to keep “fixing it” that’s up to you, but just understand you’ll stay anchored in the Conditioned Mind Patterns that are causing your own misery.

Me writing this was in response to something posted about misery. I was always working on trying to escape being miserable so a lot arose inside me because of this which I tried to fix for forty nine years, that is until the day I realized there was nothing to fix because misery was only a thought and thoughts only become real when they are attached to. The thought of misery may arise as many thoughts do, but when they’re not attached to whatever the thought is never takes hold. If you think you are your thoughts you will always have to fix something because that’s what your thoughts will tell you. When you understand thoughts needn’t be given any energy, there’s no attachment and hence there’s nothing to fix and no self created misery. Think about it, but not too much because you are not your thoughts…

Here’s the most recent episode of my podcast: Constantly Making Adjustments https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Constantly-Making-Adjustments-ec3cjh

Incompleteness Seeking

You can only do what your conditioning in place allows, but unless you wake up to see what this conditioning is, it will remain in place and incompleteness seeking will be your life’s driving force…

Everything reached for is a coping mechanism that you have been conditioned to use, and although using different things will produce different outcomes, the core of all reaching is the same, it arises from the incompleteness you have of yourself. This incompleteness is what causes one to constantly need to seek, but this incompleteness isn’t real. The Conditioned Mind makes you believe it is and so there is the ensuing behavior to fill this need. The Conditioned Mind says, Hey, you are incomplete and you need to reach for something to fill it and according to what conditioning you have in place determines what you reach for; sit and ponder this.

Until this incompleteness is understood and the diabolical Conditioned Mind is seen for what it truly is, suffering will remain because you will always have a need to reach for something to fulfill the arisen desire for completeness. When this seeking is the driving force of your existence, it will keep the mind in a constant state of agitation. This cannot be seen by a mind that’s locked in a state of incompleteness, only a quiet mind state will be aware of this. The reason why anything is reached for is because one thinks there’s a need for the present moment to be different; this is the great lie of the Conditioned Mind. You can only do what your conditioning in place allows and unless you wake up to see what this conditioning is, it will remain in place and incompleteness seeking will be the driving force of your life…

Imprisoned by Form

When you reach for something because of a mind agitation, you become imprisoned by form. Until you see this, you’ll remain imprisoned as you seek to quiet the mind agitation with the next thing reached for…

You will never find the peace you’re seeking if you’re imprisoned by form which is the seeker of peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way our minds are conditioned, one gets imprisoned by form which makes you think peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this imprisonment to form makes the very thing you are seeking your prison. This imprisonment is the reason there’s a need to constantly reach for something from the outside and until this is seen, you will remain imprisoned to a form that thinks peace is in the next thing reached for. Alcohol, gambling, drugs, sex, religion, social status, programs, therapy, self help books, politics, and on and on, this reaching is proof that you’re imprisoned by form. I can’t stress this enough as this imprisonment to form has to be seen if you are to experience true peace in your life.

It’s impossible to fully understanding this with the mind because the mind is the reason why you’re imprisoned by form. When the need to reach for something arises, the imprisonment to form begins. This imprisonment to form is a vicious cycle that’s very difficult to break. Breaking free of form and being at peace isn’t something attained or achieved so it’s in doing less (letting go of “I”) that peace is experienced. To many people get lost (imprisoned) in trying to find peace through the attachment to form, but since peace is something already within you, the imprisonment is a vicious cycle because it becomes about finding what’s already there. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I share so the imprisonment to form can be seen for what it is; the cause of why you reach…

Two Directions Podcast

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Two Directions  https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Two-Directions-ebvq5o

As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…

What keeps a person stuck as if running in place is seeking and trying to manufacture peace, love, kindness, mindfulness, spirituality, and so on, instead of aligning yourself with the present moment which allows these attributes to arise naturally. This is what keeps the running in place energy active; the energy of this seeking is circular (like a dog chasing its tail) so it’s never going to produce anything that’s going to get you anywhere. You may bounce to a seemingly different place because it’s given a different label, but as long as you think you have to do something to manufacture a certain desired result, running in place will continue regardless of what it’s called, and so you will remain stuck in the circular energy of going no where.

This seeking of desired results makes a person use an an array of things, from sweets, drugs, alcohol, gambling, tv, success, sex, programs, another book, retreats, a path, meditation, and many other things. What these all have in common is they keep you attached to the running in place seeking energy which is attached to by the Conditioned Mind. A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. Repeat: A true transformation of the spirit cannot be manufactured. This is because seeking energy is the exact energy that blocks the alignment which allows energy to transform. Only when you stop running in place can a transformation or shift occur. As long as there is seeking there will always be seeking and you will remain as if you are running in place, exerting all kinds of energy, but not really getting anywhere…