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.

Assigning Roles

We assign roles to ourselves and to others and this is what is judged. Our true essence is to love, but the noise of assigning roles blocks this from our view…

The point of this article is to show the more you attach to your assigned roles the less in touch you will be with the true essence of presence which is never assigned. It’s always there regardless of the role that’s played. It is beyond all the roles. It’s this Presence that is always there regardless of your assigned role. Presence is the love from life itself, the internal now.

Whatever word you use to assign what you do in life is only the idea of what you do. If you have performed a deed that produced a child or if you adopt, you are called a parent and assigned the role of Mother or Father. Let’s just say words weren’t used to define this, the love for the child would not change. The true essence of life is love regardless of the role. When this is understood the true essence of presence is understood or at least you will begin to understand it.

You will never truly be your roles because the roles constantly change. Today you may be a boss, but one day you will retire. You will always be a parent, but the role changes as your children become adults; the role doesn’t define the person. Everybody has a role, but they’re all different. The role only defines beliefs and ideas. Beyond all your roles there’s a presence that’s always there.

Until we stop assigning roles to ourselves and others, we will always be separated from each other. We are all the same beyond our roles, but since we are not quiet enough to understand this, our assigned roles are used to judge others and ourselves; we don’t judge people we judge their assigned roles. Presence isn’t a thing so it can’t be judged. Who we are is Presence so our true essence can’t be judged, it’s only the assigned roles that’s judged. You go to college and earn a Doctorate Degree, now your role is a doctor, your essence doesn’t change, only the idea of you does. You may one day write a book, but your true essence stays the same regardless of how many books you write or what type of degree you attain. You may even become President of the USA, but besides the role, the persons essence is just like everyone else. The roles we assign to ourselves and to others keeps loves true essence from arising and becoming visible in our life. We use roles to make life about something that it isn’t by blocking out the true essence of who we and others are. So be still and understand your true self is never a role and that beyond every assigned role there’s the true essence of presence, the essence of love, the essence of stillness itself, the internal now. The noise in the head needs to be quieted to see this. When you are still you know your true essence and without a role love becomes visible for you and for all to see…

Memory Tape Reactions

We all have our memory tapes that set our reactions in motion. To be in harmony with life we need to learn what plays these tapes. A reaction can not occur if the memory tape isn’t played…

You will have to understand what plays the memory tapes that takes the mind from a place of peace to an agitated state if you are to go beyond the memory tape control. It happens so fast that knowledge alone can’t stop it from occurring. You can be very intelligent, but it doesn’t equate to knowing how your own mind works. What’s needed is Divine Intervention in the form of meditation. When you are in the realm of the thoughtless, you are touching on the Divine. If you’re not willing to develop discipline to settle your mind, agitation will be the minds default state and its memory tapes will continue to control. Your memory tapes have been in place for so long it’s not known what they are, but your reactions to life is proof that they’re in place and also in control. Subtle is the foe of the person who doesn’t know their own mind for they know not what they do.

If you don’t think this is so, just look at the things you do automatically in one single hour. Cell phone, facebook, eating, drinking, tv, reading, so many things are done that are a reaction to a memory tape which creates the mind agitation that starts the process in motion again and again. The only way to stop this vicious cycle is to learn how not to allow the tapes to set the process in motion. The more discipline you develop the less your memory tapes will control your reactions. If you don’t develop the necessary discipline just resign to the fact that your reactions are your master and you are just along for the ride; after all developing discipline takes work and who has time for that. It doesn’t have to be this way, but it will not change on its own. To be in harmony with life one must be in harmony with themselves, but without the necessary discipline to allow this to happen your memory tapes will continue to run the show…

A Moments Blessing

Our most precious gift is one moment. If it’s something taken for granted it’s because of our conditioning, but a grateful heart knows without the blessing of one moment our life would not be…

The one thing that is taken for granted the most in life is the blessing of one moment. Without it obviously there is no life. It occurs without any thought that it’s happening. It’s a given that it will happen and for the most part it does regardless if there’s awareness of it of not, but it’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. It’s not something that will go on forever, it’s not a given and one day there will be the last one. Don’t wait until that time to realize you are not ready for the last one. If you understand each moment is a blessing when the time comes for the last one you will be grateful for all the ones that came before, not the ones that you will never have.

There may have been many, but what did you do with them? Did you take them for granted, and if you did who is at fault for that? Life is in the hands of each individual to the extent of how it is lived. Not in its longevity, but in the way that you are aware of the blessing you have been given. It all begins with one moment and it ends with one moment, it’s in this awareness that it’s seen each one is a blessing. Even if life is not as you would like, the fact that you are alive is a blessing.

You don’t have to look at it in this way, but if you don’t than in what way will you look at it? You did not earn your life. You do nothing for it to happen. Whether you act from love or are selfish, the moment is still your blessing, but alas when the last one is taken will you have truly lived and will you be happy to have been given your blessing or will you be wishing that you had one more moment to do the things you didn’t do? Live your life now, it’s not about where you go or what you do, but more so in being aware of the blessing of one moment and understanding when it’s your time for the last one you are grateful for all the ones that came before…

I Self Dilemmas

The I Self mind is the creator of all your so called dilemmas. When there’s existence to fulfill the Divine Principle of Love, there won’t be a need for your I Self to create dilemmas…

There’s one thing that you can rely on when it seems as though nothing is working out the way you think it should or when it seems as though the stars are misaligned and you are stuck in a Conditioned Mind Pattern. Although it may seem like this is a state of gloom and doom, but on the contrary it’s the building block to a more useful and peaceful life. The one thing I have found to get me beyond this I Self dilemma is an understanding of the Divine Principle of Love, which is always available.

I can’t tell you how many times love has pulled me out of an I Self dilemma. Regardless of what story you make to create your world, the Divine Principle of Love is in control of all that is. It’s this connection that makes us complete. The mind makes so much noise that this is difficult to grasp, but when the Divine Principle of Love becomes why you live, you will never ever have a dilemma of any kind because you will see it is love and not you that is in control. Only the I Self can have a dilemma, but if you can stay in the one place that dilemmas don’t exist you will know that regardless of what happens in life, its not the way it’s suppose to be because life isn’t suppose to be anything, but it’s the way it is and that’s the one place where all the nonsense of a Conditioned Mind can not exist. The Divine Principle of Love can only be known in the place of what is. In this place we are at one with all of life and it’s in this place that there isn’t the need for your I Self to create a dilemma…

Practical Solutions

The Conditioned Mind is the cause of why you do what you do. It’s not because of a made up God so don’t look for God to fix it. When responsibility for your actions is taken, it’s then that practical solutions will be seen…

The more you understand yourself and see the Conditioned Mind at the core of your actions, the more practical your life’s solution are. You can wait for a made up God to fix you, but the more practical approach is to take control of your actions by learning to do things that puts you in harmony with life.

If freedom is something you have an impulse for, the reason why you are not free is what you need to get in touch with. This has nothing to do with God so God won’t fix it. When this is understood and the impulse to change arises, you will have something practical to work with. It sounds simple and the practical solution is, but it’s difficult in the actual change because of the way the Conditioned Mind has evolved. The mind is a problem solving machine, but it’s the thing creating all the problems. Understand this and you will be well on way to a freedom never experienced before.

If you don’t truly get to know yourself you will constantly repeat behavior that doesn’t allow harmony with life. Not being in harmony creates the impulse which is the energy of love to be relieved of your self absorption. Until this is understood not a made up God or anything else will be able to help remove your blocks to love. Hold onto whatever beliefs you need, but understand you do what you do because of the way you have been conditioned. It’s no ones fault and until you become responsible for your own actions, your beliefs will most likely never fully go away and your freedom will be fleeting at best. Stay controlled by your Conditioned Mind and stay in the prison to the bondage of self; why this is unfortunate is because not even your made up God will be able to help you…

Two Standards One Decision

Everyday upon awakening a decision is made to begin your day between a standard that serves one or serves many, when this is understood you will see the standard to serve many is the only choice…

There are two standards that a person can choose to live by. One is to live life through a self serving standard. This choice doesn’t need much explanation because anything that is done through this type of standard is a benefit only to one person and that is to the person who is self serving. The other way to live is through a standard that serves many. This one is a little more complex because it involves many more people and the affect is so much more wide spread.

The self serving standard only has one purpose and that is to satisfy self. It’s pretty clear how this works. Whatever is used in this standard is done to benefit yourself. There isn’t much unity or love in this. Not many people are under the spell of a self serving standard all the time, there’s usually fluctuations between the two, but they cannot occur at the same time so it’s either one or the other. The more the mind is conditioned to self serve, the more time one will spend thinking about themselves. This is a very selfish way to live, but it’s how so many of us have been conditioned to live. To break this spell this has to be understood. If it isn’t, you will remain under the spell of the self serving standard.

Let’s look at the standard that serves many; this encompasses all of humanity. It touches the entire Universe because that’s its source energy. This standard isn’t self created or sustained by doing, it’s a direct result of being aligned with stillness; this stillness is the Universe, it’s why there’s unity and joy when this is our standard. It has to be this way because life is derived from stillness; it sustains itself. It serves many and is a benefit to all. These are your choices and the one that you select becomes your life standard and what you will bring to all humanity. Simply put, serve yourself and you serve one or serve many and all humanity will be served…

The more something is reached for to fill some delusional lack, the less that lack is filled and the more something will be needed to try and fill your delusional lack…

A person will never be free of attachment to self if a discipline isn’t developed to see the reason behind why anything is reached for to begin with. There’s a delusional lack that is the cause and if it isn’t identified there will always be delusional reaching. What I have learned is although some try to address breaking their attachments, most of the time they don’t really break it, something else is put in its place, they substitute. This is a major issue in our society and this is why people don’t truly break the hold from attachment, regardless of what is used. They may not use a certain thing anymore, but they are far from free.

Attachment is attachment and until the reaching itself and not the thing used is addressed the only thing that will change is the thing used. I know this from experience, this isn’t psychological babble, it’s the way it is. It happened to me and I see it happening all around me, people don’t just use things like alcohol or drugs, but nicotine, food, sex, meetings, self created purposes, work, social status, education, caffeine, ad infinitum on whatever it is that has a hold of you, is justified as okay to use, but all that’s been done is substituting one thing for another. Granted a lot of times the other things being used may have a less devastating affect, but it’s substitution just the same. This occurs because the true nature of the reaching isn’t understood. It has nothing to do with what’s used, it has everything to do with why there is reaching to begin with. When the need to reach for anything isn’t there you will understand it’s because you are complete just as you are and your delusional lack is no more…