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.

Wrong Side of the Bed

Inevitably one day you will wake up on the so called wrong side of the bed, but you never ever have to let your feet touch the ground and give in to this energy…

Life is simply life. Some things that happen are favorable and some things that happen aren’t, and although the tendency is to hold onto the favorable things as long as possible, the only way that life can always be favorable is in the way you adjust to it when it’s not favorable. Sometimes for whatever reason you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and because it’s relatively unknown why this is, it sets the tone for the day. It doesn’t have to be this way, instantly an adjustment can be made, but there will have to be awareness of the wrong side of the bed conditioning. If there isn’t, the wrong side of the bed conditioning will be in control for most of that day and and the days thereafter.

Awareness is key in any awakening process. The more awareness you have of the “lies of I” the deeper your awakening will be. Those who are in the throes of the Conditioned Mind have very little awareness of the lies. Mostly Conditioned Mind behavior points at and blames others for what’s wrong in the world. The agitation of wrong side of the bed conditioning keeps most in the spin cycle of this pointing and blaming. Life will always be life, there will always be ups and downs, but it’s the adjustments you make that determines what and how something affects you. There are plenty of times I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, but I’ve learned to not let my feet touch the ground in this state, and although the wrong side of the bed state returns periodically throughout the day, it doesn’t last because I have the awareness to make the adjustment to not give in to its energy…

Better Isn’t Better

Until you embrace the energy of just being with what’s occurring right now, you will continue to seek what you think will make life better and miss out on the reality of simply what’s in place…

A better life is never better because it’s the way you may want it, it’s better when you can accept it the way it is. Everything that occurs in life is the best it can be because it’s what’s there and although it may be labeled better or worse, neither one of these labels changes what occurs. The Conditioned Mind constantly pushes away what it labels as not liked and it constantly tries to pull in what it sees as better, but what’s not understood is that both of these energy’s are the same. It’s like positive and negative energy, on the surface these energies seem like total opposites, but upon further investigation what’s revealed is positive and negative are from the same energy; both push and pull. On the surface these energies produce different results, and because people are controlled by results (the ones that make life better) they think positive is better because it makes life the way you think it should be. I’m not one for positive affirmations because that also is the energy of wanting things different (better). Not needing things to be better (different) allows you to be in the space of stillness with what’s actually occurring without labeling it, this is true peace.

This peace doesn’t need anything better, there’s no needing anything different when there’s peace. Needing life better energy only arises when the mind is agitated and it’s not realized this is occurring. This is why being with what occurs in the present moment is so valuable; there’s no needing life better energy. When you’re present, you are free and at peace. The Conditioned Mind is a liar and makes you believe all kinds of nonsense that makes you succumb to the needing life better energy. Until you embrace the energy of just being with what’s occurring right now, you will continue to seek what you think will make life better and miss out on the reality of simply what’s already in place…

One Energy

In the beginning there was energy, out of that energy the human race began, and although we may not look and talk the same we’re all from the same energy so our differences are only on the surface.

The value of sitting is priceless when it allows you to be aware of what’s truly going on in life. Here’s a story to show what can happen. It’s a story about a pumpkin patch where everyday the pumpkins fight with each other. The gardener who takes care of it would keep the peace as best as he could, but to no avail the moment he left, the fighting would commence. One day the fighting was really out of control and the gardener suggested meditation to the pumpkins. Although the pumpkins were reluctant, they did it. The fighting finally subsided as the pumpkins settled down and became quiet.

As this quietness took hold, one of the pumpkins noticed there was something on top of his head. As this was investigated it was noticed that it went to the pumpkin that it was just fighting with. As these two discussed this and investigated this further, it was discovered that all the pumpkins in this patch were connected. It was also understood that this meant they were all from the same energy. The awareness of this which arose from the quietness of meditating, showed their bond. No longer did the pumpkins fight, matter of fact they become one of the best producing pumpkin patches of their time.

Just substitute the pumpkins with people and it really isn’t that far fetched. Without something in place that allows the mind to settle most of the drama that occurs in life wouldn’t happen. The only way anything new is allowed into your life is if the old isn’t taking up all of your minds space. Space is needed to see what’s truly going on and if there isn’t any nothing new will be seen and the old will continue to run the show. Our connection as humans isn’t seen because of all the noise going on and unfortunately it will continue until people notice as the pumpkins did, that we’re all connected and created from the same energy.

Flowing Mind Expansion

Depending on how attached to “I” you are determines how restricted your minds expansion will be. The flowing mind is a mind that keeps on expanding to reveal the true nature of its own existence…

Think of the minds expansion in relation to water flowing, the only thing that stops the flow is when there’s a block of some kind. It can be likened to a value that’s closed; in this case that value is “I”. The mind is in a constant state of expansion (flowing) as long as its value remains open, but once “I” takes over the value begins to close, and depending on how attached to “I” you are determines how closed the value is and how restricted your flow and expansion are. For some there’s barely a trickle of flow, for others the value “I” fluctuates between open and closed, and for a some who have awareness of this the value remains open most of the time and their expansion is continuous.

The opposite of this holds true for the collective (society’s) expansion. Think of society as a large apartment building with many faucets (restrictions). In this case the more faucets that are opened at the same time the less flow there will be. The key here is understanding the differences in the individual flow and the collective flow. The main thing to be aware of is where the restriction of flow comes from. They’re always from the attachment of “I” it’s just that it’s very deceiving because the restriction of flow can be different; that’s just the nature of the Conditioned Mind as the lie of “I” has many tools to deceive. Attachment does nothing but restrict so when there’s awareness of this the minds restrictions lessen and the flow and expansion continues on its natural course to reveal the true nature of its own existence…

One or the Other

The mind is really very simple to understand. It can be broken down into two rather simple mind states loving or unloving, and everyone who is alive will be guided by one or the other…

There’s a lot of stuff (thinking) that goes on between the ears that determines what mind state one will be guided by. What it comes down to is you will either be guided by love or you will not. Everything that happens is the result of something else so the results of living in a loving or unloving state is a direct result of something. This isn’t used to apply a label of one is right and one is wrong, but if investigated it can be seen how love produces results more in line with kindness, peace, harmony, and joy and being unloving puts you more in line with results of anger, greed, hate, unhappiness, and discontent. I had an unloving mind state for many years and this resulted in much suffering in the form of feeling isolated and alone most of the time. Many different things were used to try and not feel this way, but to no avail because no matter what the isolation would always return.

Eleven years ago I began understanding the differences of these two mind states and started developing certain things that put me more in line with a loving mind state. An unloving mind is selfish in nature and produces undesirable results based in the material world. A loving mind has no selfishness and the results speak for themselves. This doesn’t mean unloving conditioning will be gone for good, but for me it has lessened to a large degree and hence there is literally no more isolation, or hate in me. If the difference of these two mind states aren’t seen, it seems the unloving mind state controls more; I would say it’s because of the influences of the material world that make this so. Even though by being alive you’re part of the world when you finally wake up, this results in not allowing the selfish collective mind state of an unloving world to control you…

Entrapped in Form

When there’s a need to reach for something because of a mind agitation, you become entrapped in form. Until this is seen, you will remain entrapped 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 entrapped to 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 entrapped in form which makes you think peace is something outside of you. Unfortunately this entrapment to form makes the very thing you are seeking impossible to grasp. This entrapment is the reason one is constantly reaching for something from the outside and until this is seen, you will remain entrapped 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 there is entrapment to form. I can’t stress this enough as this entrapment to your form has to be seen if you are to experience true peace in your life.

It’s impossible to think your way to understanding this. What does have to happen if there’s to be an understanding of this is why you’re entrapped to a form is because of the inability to just be. When the need to reach for something arises, the entrapment to form begins. This entrapment 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 (detachment) that peace is experienced. To many people get lost (entrapped) in trying to find peace through the attachment to form, but since it’s something that’s already within you, the entrapment is a circle because it becomes about finding what’s already there. This is not easy to see, but it’s why I share so the entrapment to form can be seen for what it is; the cause of why you aren’t at peace.

Holding On Prison

Whatever it is that you hold on to, it becomes your prison. If you don’t stop holding on so you can make room in your heart for love, you are the one who will suffer the most…

The choice to hold on to things 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. Your suffering is inevitable because of the conditioned holding on that’s in place. If this is to change you will have to make room in your heart so the holding on is replaced by first stillness and then love. There’s no way around this, hold on to whatever the flavor of the day, week, month, or year is, just understand when it passes something else will have to replace it. Today it’s our president, tomorrow it’s a co worker, traffic, or something else and the next day and the next and so on. This will never change until there is room in your heart for love. If you hold on to one individual and bemoan them, then you don’t truly have the space for a loving heart. This is strong language, but it’s true.

Unconditional love can only be without one iota of conditioning. This is a truth the Conditioned Mind doesn’t allow most to see. I can say I have love for all humanity, what I don’t love is humanity’s conditioning, but I do understand it and I choose not to feed into its nonsense. To hold on to things is to suffer regardless of who or what you are holding on to because it becomes your prison. Until this is understood you become the very thing that you show hate towards. This is a Universal Law; you cannot be separate from the energy that comes from you. Think about it, how can you? Stop holding on and make room in your heart for love because if you don’t, you are the one who will suffer the most by remaining in the prison of what you are holding on to…