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.

Emotionally Stuck

Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of the injustice; either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain reactions to occur…

Staying in the flow of what happens in your daily life has immense value in the process of waking up from the sleep of unawareness. What happens if awareness isn’t expanded upon is your emotions become stuck and they control you; they become the master and you the slave. The stuck emotions is what causes reactions to life in the way that they do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of the injustice; either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions attaching to what happens that cause certain reactions. When one awakens, the attachment to emotions lessens and their control lessens. When my mom died to say I will feel no emotions is ludicrous, but I don’t have to get stuck to them and turn it into the suffering of grieving. Same thing if something is done that makes you mad, feel being mad, but let the being mad energy flow, don’t attach to it and get stuck to it so anger arises, this way you remain aligned with life.

This is how it is with all emotions, fear becomes crippling when you become stuck and it takes you over. It doesn’t mean things won’t scare you, but it’s doesn’t have to be given the energy that turns it into fear. This applies to any emotion you become attached to, it gets stuck to the associated emotion and there’s no telling what reactions will arise. I guarantee you, it’s not going to be a reaction that has love as its base. Emotions will arise, it’s the way the brain seems to be wired, but our energy doesn’t have to give them more power than they’re worth. We can cry our tears, or be fearful of the future. We can dislike that things aren’t going the way we think they should be, but the bottom line is it’s only when the emotions get stuck that they’re given the energy to stop being aligned with life and cause not only your own suffering, but the suffering of all beings…

 

Non Beneficial Conditioning: Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Non Beneficial Conditioning  https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Non-Beneficial-Conditioning-efovu1

Hold on to all your beliefs. March, protest, whine, judge, and slander in the name of righteousness, just know when this energy is unloving it makes waking up that much more difficult to occur…

There is no easy way to waking up from the sleep of unconsciousness. You can’t think your way to consciousness or happiness, but for some reason you can think your way to misery and all you need to do is look around to see this truth. It will take what it takes for ever how long that is to wake up, and that may be many lifetimes. The experience of the shift of my view that took place was and is a happening not a doing, it’s the transformation of energy from an “I” view to one of love. I do certain things now that I understand puts me in alignment with this loving energy, but the transformation remains a happening not a doing. To me this is what happened to Buddha, Jesus, and anyone else who has ever awakened; it’s something bestowed upon a person, it’s not something that is chosen.

People get stuck because an awakening is thought to be a doing and because of this most remain stuck in “I” which is form. Until it’s understood “form is emptiness, emptiness is form, “l” remains in control as it keeps trying to do. This is not what I think, it’s what’s going on right now in my life and has been for the last twelve years; the prior years were unconscious. Hold on to all your beliefs, march in the name of righteousness if that’s what you think needs to be done, just know when this energy is unloving it makes waking up that much more difficult to occur; the road to hell is paved with unloving intentions…

A Settled Mind

The mind will only settle when quiet. You can’t really do anything for this to happen; it settles on its own. When the intellectual mind stops seeking the mind settles in its own peace….

When one truly awakens there’s an understanding of a settled mind and how it relates to life. When this occurs there’s freedom because a settled mind quiets naturally. We seek because of internal urgings which is what a true awakening reveals. This cannot be known intellectually, intelligence is actually noise. A settled mind can only occur when quiet; the lack of quiet makes life very mundane. It makes you less aware of your internal urgings provided by the Universe. Without this awareness you cannot truly understand what the benefits of a settled mind are; although it’s already settled, it’s just not understood. Nothing is needed to experience a settled mind, but it will only settle in its own time. Methods may be useful in some way, but the only reason this is so is because its been developed to generate noise.

The need to make life about something is because of the Conditioned Mind, but if this  something is needed make it about a settled mind. This is the only thing that truly makes sense to me, it’s the only place where thinking is necessary and there is peace. To not think is to be in a state of no mind and this state is one of true peace. How can it not be peaceful in this state, there’s nothing to cause suffering; there’s no generated noise in the head. I AM, nothing more will ever be needed because this is where everything arises from; unless you want to live by the generated noise in your head. A settled mind provides the ultimate truth, but even saying this is noise. A settled mind allows the quietness of all that is, when you stop seeking it or trying to define it that’s when the mind settles…

Habitual Stories

Watch the stories arise as the Conditioned Mind attaches to whatever it is that’s occurring in each moment. If you truly see this you just may be able to break the habit of needing to make up these stories…

The stories created become habit, this is what the Conditioned Mind does it creates stories. The only conflict there ever was with someone was our stories didn’t match. This is also true today, although the story doesn’t usually come from me because I’ve learned enough to allow everything to be as it is and not want it different; for the most part. I say for the most part because there are habitual triggers that get activated, but it’s more of a momentary reaction than one that hangs around long enough to create a story. I only created stories when I wanted something different so if I don’t want you, life, or what happens different, than I’m in a place of peace. This peace doesn’t seem to change much that’s happening around me, but remaining unattached and at peace changes everything, at least for me.

Every disagreement people have with each other is because the habitual stories don’t match up. Everyone thinks their story is the right one, but the fact of the matter is until you learn to stop making up habitual stories, you will always be in conflict with something; what’s not realized is the conflict is with yourself. This happens all the time, I don’t write to change anyone, when people have strong opinions against my articles it’s only a habitual story. I don’t agree or disagree with anyone so this non storied energy always matches up; no habitual energy. The funny thing to me is, it doesn’t matter how anyone sees things because we’re all conditioned differently, but to some the story of making others see things their way arises. It’s so freeing to live without needing a habitual story. Watch the stories arise as the Conditioned Mind attaches to whatever it is that’s occurring in each moment. If you truly see this you just may be able to break the habit of needing to make up a story…

Without awareness of the mind becoming agitated in the absence of something to do, the Conditioned Mind will create story after story just so it can fill this absence with something…

The most difficult thing one will ever do in life is to learn how to do nothing in spite of the conditioning telling you to do something. To not give in to the mind agitations that tells you to do this or that, reach for this or that, is so difficult because of the lack of awareness to just be and also the lack of understanding of why not to do is so difficult. Even with awareness and understanding this, it’s still difficult because of all the outer influences and inner conditioning. To not do is not something many master, I’m not talking about sitting in meditation or taking a nap, I mean being wide awake without having to do something. For forty nine years having to do wasn’t noticeable to me because I was never still long enough to be aware of any mind agitation. I like so many was a doer; a slave to my Conditioned Mind.

For some this doesn’t seem like much of an issue because having to do isn’t noticeably, but make no mistake doing is doing and one is a slave to doing regardless how productive or subtle it may seem. Without awareness of the mind becoming agitated in the absence of having to do something the Conditioned Mind creates story after story just so it can fill this space with something; the stories base will be whatever conditioning you have in place. You can only do what the conditioning in place dictates and without these agitations being noticed, the conditioning is usually based in doing something for selfish reasons. Even if one wants to save the world, who says the world needs saving. Not having to do allows for one to truly be an instrument, not by doing, but by simply being, make no mistake though this will only occur if you notice you don’t have to do…

Acceptance/Liberation

There will only be freedom when there’s acceptance of things being as perfect when they’re in disarray as when they’re exactly how you want them; this is the key to liberation…

In order to experience liberation there has to be freedom in a state of dissatisfaction as there is in when there’s satisfaction. This goes for everything because it’s in wanting things a certain way and not accepting them when they’re not that causes uneasiness. This is the core energy of the Conditioned Mind, it creates all the uneasiness in life by making up the lie that things need to be different. By all means change what can be changed, but if it’s only an outer change it still won’t bring the satisfaction sought. This is where the value of going inward comes in, I don’t have answers for others mostly because I don’t know really know what someone else has gone through. My writings are pointers to show how life is always as it is and only wanting it different is where your uneasiness arises from.

The labeled good, bad, and ugly, all need to be accepted the same, this is a truth and that’s why it’s shared. If this isn’t seen it doesn’t mean it’s not true, it just means you’re not there yet. Even though everyone goes through life how it’s accepted is dependent on where one is in their life. There’s no right or wrong in how things are dealt with, it’s determined by one’s conditioning. I know people get frustrated because I don’t give the answers that are wanted, but that’s because I can’t. One can only see what’s within them and it’s not always what someone wants to accept. Accepting life as it is goes a long way in becoming liberated from the hold of self and there will only be liberation when there’s acceptance of things being as perfect when they’re in disarray as when they’re exactly how you want them…

Heart Energy Podcast

Here’s the most recent episode of my podcast: Heart Energy https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/Heart-Energy-efjq4k

Everyone begins existence complete, when this isn’t realized creating a hole in the donut and filling it for completeness is created. Most people have a sense of lack in their lives so reaching seems natural, but it’s not…

Constantly reaching for things outside yourself keeps you in the grip of the need to reach because it’s as though it creates a hole in a donut. The reason why reaching is done is to try and fill the hole, but the reaching for things outsides yourself keeps the reaching in place, thus the hole remains. Only by looking inward does the hole begin to be filled, but what really happens is it simply collapses because the outside reaching weakens. Years of conditioning makes the hole in the donut almost impossible to fill and it’s unfortunate because most never get beyond it; almost impossible was written because the slightest turning inward is all that’s needed. Once reaching outside ceases because its lie is exposed, looking inward becomes the choice and it has a ball rolling down a hill effect; it just naturally picks up momentum.

Outside reaching is used as a protection mechanism so going inward isn’t an option. The greatest lie that is told to ourselves and constantly reinforced is, we need something to be complete, but there’s nothing further from the truth. Everyone begins existence complete, it’s just that it’s not really known, hence that’s why there’s a need to reach for it. Many have a sense of lack in their lives so the reaching seems natural, but it’s not. We’re not meant to create the hole in the donut, it’s only so because of the conditioning that’s developed. Once the slightest inkling of this occurs, everything changes and it’s because an inward view reveals truth and although we live a lie for most of our lives when truth is revealed the hole fills because truth sets you free…

An Awakened Push

An awakened heart can be likened to a ball on top of a hill, it will only take a slight push to get it rolling, and once it starts it will just keep on building momentum unless something gets in the way to stop it…

Once a ball is placed at the top of a hill and it’s given a slight push, it naturally begins rolling in the only direction it can go and its momentum builds without one ounce of exertion. It does take some effort in the beginning to get it going, but not much more than a little push. It’s this way when one wakes up from the sleep of unconsciousness. There’s not much that needs to be done for an awakening to expand, as a matter of fact most people hamper their awakening process because of trying to hard. If you are even the slightest awake the push has already occurred, so all effort is now futile. So many books, programs, videos, and whatnot and although they do make you more knowledgeable, none of it makes you anymore awake than the first push.

This is one of the reasons I emphasis using the body as an anchor in the awakening process, because it doesn’t take effort it only takes present with what is actually here which is the body. All kinds of stories can be made up about what needs to be done, but it doesn’t expand awareness one bit. Either you are awake in the quietness of the present moment or you are asleep in the noise of somewhere else, the first push reveals this truth. And as with the ball, nothing else is needed than a slight push to get it rolling; it will just keep on building momentum unless something gets in the way to stop it…