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.

Unconscious Problems

The unconscious mind loves to create problems and until this is seen it will continue to do so even though everything in life is impermanent, especially the problems that are created…

Problems are created by an unconscious mind that doesn’t accept what’s occurring in the present moment. It wants the present moment different and it actually makes you believe if it was different all would be well; this is the fallacy of an unconscious mind. All is as it is right now, but because of one’s conditioning it’s not seen so the mind has to make a problem so it has something to do. I’ve always had a tendency to make everything that occurs like it’s the end of the world, and although I don’t attach to this as I once did, many times the unconscious end of the world view is my first reaction.

The other day I was washing clothes and when they were finished I put them in the dryer. When they were almost finished drying I opened the dryer to pull out a shirt, there were blue spots on it and also on some of the other clothes. I pulled them all out and found a ink pen in the dryer. There was also blue ink all over the dryer. The first response was my usual end of the world reaction of the clothes are ruined. I took a step back and took a deep breath. I grabbed a shirt and cleaned a spot, the ink came out. I then cleaned the inside of dryer. I rewashed all the clothes; all the spots came out. An hour and a half later I folded all the clothes and it was like nothing happened. This happens with most things in life, and although I don’t concern myself too much with reactions, the attachment to what occurs is what’s watched. The clothes event can be substituted with anything. The unconscious mind loves to create problems and until this is seen it will continue to do so even though everything in life is impermanent, especially the problems that are created…

Observing Awareness

What leads to a peaceful life begins and ends in the present moment. You can have awareness you’re thinking about something in the past or future, but you can never actually be there…

When a practice that allows awareness is in place it’s to allow the present moment to be experienced. Being aware of what’s actually happening as opposed to being pulled around by it or pushing it away and applying a label to what’s happening is what will dictate the amount of peace there is in your life. Life is magical in its essence, but there’s nothing magical in one becoming aware of this. All roads that lead to a peaceful life begin and end in the present moment and an awareness practice will assist in this.

Take a step and simply be aware of it, now take another, this is also an anchor as is the breath to the present. One cannot be aware of something in the past or future because it doesn’t exist. You can be aware that you’re thinking about something in the past or future, but you can never actually be there. Every step or breath can only be taken as it is happening. The more you become aware of this, the more anchored you become of the body being in the present moment as opposed to grasping for straws in the story of what’s going on between your ears. Be aware of reading this and then observe what arises, just be with it, no pulling or pushing, just observe what’s happening. It’s in this space of awareness that you will find peace and this is because in this space peace is the only thing there…

Beliefs Aren’t Factual

Every belief is made up for one reason and that’s to make life seemingly better. If it was this easy you could just go around making up belief after belief whenever life wasn’t going the way you thought it should be…

What is a belief and why are they used? There are very few hard line facts in a belief so what makes a person think a belief is needed to make life better? The only reason beliefs are made up to begin with is because of the way our minds have been conditioned. They’re used to keep the mind in a state of agitation by making one believe things need to be different for life to be better. It’s what the ego uses to keep one in bondage to a self that doesn’t exist. This is why most wars are started, because of an ego that forms beliefs, and whatever the belief is whether it’s in a God that’s going to make things better, or a superior race or the annihilation of one that will make things better, or if it’s a belief that if I didn’t write my post on this site things would be better, it all stems from one’s own conditioning of believing if things were different, life would be better.

So to believe or not to believe that is the question. It really has nothing to do with the belief, but it does have everything to do with arranging life and thinking if things were different, it would be better. This is what needs to be discovered if the falseness of a belief is to be revealed. If attaching to a belief is found to make life better, by all means believe, but for me I would have to say life is better without forming beliefs, especially that they probably exist only in my mind. If beliefs are seen as real and have some facts to back them up, believe them, attach to them, use them, but in truth don’t be surprised if when they’re needed to fall back on to make life better, they don’t do what was believed they were going to do…

Made Up Self

Stories need titles for them to be created. We supply the titles of the stories when we live from a made up self. Without this made up self innate intuitiveness arises naturally without the need to create it…

How attached we are to our stories is related to how much we attach to a made up self. The more the made up self controls you the less we are in alignment with your intuitive nature. Just think about how the stories occur and when anything is desired who‘s desiring; the made up self is where all stories are derived from. I desire this and I desire that. I don’t like this. I want this different. I want, I want, I want, all this wanting is just a story that keeps you from experiencing our own intuitiveness. Without a made up self there won’t be a title created so there will be enough quietness to hear the intuitive urging that is your true inner nature.

Life is always occurring intuitively in the present moment. Why this isn’t known by more people is because of the attachment to the made up self. Intuitiveness is not a story, it doesn’t need one, it always is. It’s our human development of a made up self that doesn’t make this known. Anyone who has any inkling of truth in their life has at least minimized their attachment to a made up self. It’s the only way to get quiet enough to realize that not only are you not your thoughts, but you are also not the title of a created made up self either…

Directed Energy

The quality of any life in this form is determined by the direction of energy, and as this energy builds on itself this determines what the base of that life will be…

This is very important to see, the directed energy you live by will either come from the heart or the head; this is seen or it isn’t. When this is seen, living from the heart naturally becomes the way you live. Energy builds on itself regardless of what it is, to me this is a basic understanding of the “Law of Attraction” that’s been revealed to me. When my energy is based in stillness what becomes my life’s direction is all derived from stillness. This isn’t a doing of mine, it’s a transformation occurring from stillness itself.

What’s unfortunate about this is the opposite is also true, at least this has been my experience. For years my directed energy was based to self serve and although I mostly got what I wanted, there wasn’t much satisfaction. This self serving energy built on itself and it doesn’t take a genius to see why my life prior to shifting was the way it was; the directed energy to self serve manifested in the only way it could. What energy is in place will be what’s manifested, there’s no way around this; you can only be what the direction of your energy is.

Sit with this and investigate what is the direction of your energy and see how it builds on itself. Life doesn’t make it what it is, the direction of energy makes it what it is. To a large degree we are all the creators of our own reality and that reality will be determined by where our energy is directed. Positive, negative, noisy, quiet, which one of these will build the kind of life you want to live? It’s not up to the outside circumstances that determines this, when energy is directed to outside circumstances this determines how they are dealt with, how they are built on and the way future circumstances will be dealt with. You can only build upon the energy in place and that’s determined by what your directed energy is based in. The life you build is up to you, you alone are the creator of your reality because your directed energy builds on itself…

No Pretending Needed

The value of knowing yourself is priceless because it allows your mind to settle instead of needing to make up some story pretending to be this loving spiritual head in the clouds person…

One of the insights revealed to me is having the awareness of my own presence. What is meant by this is to be aware of who I am and not try to be something different. When my book was published I was thinking of ways to get its message to people. Just by the fact that it was written I knew there was a valuable message to share about how my view of life changed. Shortly afterwards I started writing and posting articles on social media sites; Facebook and some others. One day I was contacted by a site to write articles for them, I thought this was a great way to get my books message some exposure. After about six articles the admin of the site said people were contacting her about my articles, saying they were like teachings and asked if I could make them more inspirational; the site was named “Inspire Me Today.” I thought about it and decided I couldn’t compromise the message revealed to me. I told her I wouldn’t change my style; I didn’t write another article for them.

It was important for me to stand my ground on what was revealed to me then and it’s just as important now. The value of knowing who you are is priceless because it allows the mind to settle instead of needing a made up story. I don’t pretend to be this loving spiritual head in the clouds person; I am what I am. If there was such a thing as a spiritual labors union, I would be the head of it; I’m a blue collared spiritual person. I understand many things, but my feet are always planted in the present moment so if it’s not happening now, it doesn’t really matter all that much to me. I’ve learned early on not to live between my ears and try to be something I’m not. What this has allowed is to not have any conflicting energy within myself and in the process just be at peace with who I am. Not everyone agrees with my style of writing or what I write, but at the end of the day it’s me who I’m with and I’m grateful there’s no to pretend to be something that I’m not…

Stored Energy

The chaotic events occurring these days have happened throughout our existence. These fluctuations of energy manifest as chaos and will continue until the stored and current energy of humanity is of love…

Humanity has been controlled by insanely chaotic energy since its existence began. Nothing new is happening today as opposed to hundreds even thousands of years ago; it’s a culmination of stored energy that’s been in place for a very long time. Just do a little research of history and you’ll see a pattern (if you’re not sheep walking) that history just keeps repeating itself. This stored energy lays semi dormant for periods of time until it erupts as if it’s a volcano. It causes much destruction and eventually it goes back to its semi dormant state. What’s happening has nothing to do what the surface mind sees, it goes much deeper than most will ever be aware of. Everyone has their own agenda regardless of the label they want to spread their chaos under; it’s simply done to satisfy an unconscious energy that’s been in place since humankind began.

What’s happening today is simply stored energy manifesting in the way it has to. This didn’t start four years ago because Donald Trump was elected President; the hate is only surface energy, few look deeper than the surface. President Trump is just a catalyst for the stored energy to rear its ugly head and it’s because his energy goes against the stored energy.  This chaos won’t end regardless of who is elected. In a nut shell what humanity lacks is loving energy.

History shows just how insane humanity has been and it’s simply because of people imposing their stored baby energy on others. This energy doesn’t allow any harmony whatsoever unless the baby energy gets its way. If you say you hate any human that’s your stored baby energy and it’s the reason things are coming to a head. This has happened throughout our existence and these fluctuations manifesting as chaos will continue until the stored and current energy of humanity is of love…

Not True

When one becomes open to truth no longer is the mind listened to as it’s understood you shouldn’t believe everything your mind tells you because most of it just isn’t true…

Most of what your mind tells you is a lie, it just makes up things that just aren’t true. It will tell you the past is real yet the only place the past exist is in the mind. It will tell you to fear, yet the only thing you have to fear is fear itself. It will tell you to hold onto the belief of a self that’s a solid entity, but the form that’s being occupied needs no such attachment to exist as it’s in a constant state of change. Your mind will tell you I think therefore I am, but thinking has nothing to do with I am. It will make up causes and beliefs that everything desired on the outside is needed, but if none of those things come to pass nothing happens. Even if they get fulfilled the satisfaction is fleeting at best. Then there’s the thing the mind calls ego, this is like the bogeyman under the bed, it exist until one looks under the bed. There’s also not a need to get rid of it because it doesn’t exist, except in the mind.

There’s the image in the mirror who has been given a name for identification purposes; most think they are that name. If the name is different we think we are someone else, but that’s only to the mind because the form remains the same. There will be many lies held onto that just aren’t true; unfortunately the more they are attached to the truer they seem. To truly be free your lies will have to be exposed, this doesn’t mean you find out you don’t exist, you find out you just don’t exist in the way your mind tells you. When this truth is revealed, no longer will you listen to the mind lies because you’ll understand you shouldn’t believe most of what your mind tells you because it just isn’t true…

Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: The Worlds Enticements https://anchor.fm/michael-cupo/episodes/The-Worlds-Enticements-eitsic

Everyone begins existence complete, it’s just that not many realize it hence the need to reach for it. Most people have the sense of a void in their lives so the reaching seems natural, but it’s not…

Constantly having a need to reach for things keeps you in the grip of reaching because it’s as though it creates an empty shell. The reason why reaching is done is to try and fill the shell, but the reaching for things out there keeps the shell empty; it’s the dog chasing its tail masquerade. Only by looking inward does the shell begin to be filled, but what really happens is it simply collapses because the reaching hold weakens. Years of conditioning makes the empty shell almost impossible to fill and it’s unfortunate because many never get beyond this. I did say almost impossible because the slightest turning inward is all that’s needed. Once reaching outside ceases as the empty shell lies are exposed, looking inward becomes the way and it has a ball rolling down a hill effect; it just naturally picks up momentum.

Outside reaching is used for protection so one doesn’t have to look at themselves. The greatest lie that we tell ourselves and constantly reinforce it is we need things from the outside to be complete, but there’s nothing further from the truth. Everyone begins existence complete, it’s just that not many realize this, hence the need to reach for it. Most people have the sense of a void in their lives so the reaching seems natural, but it’s not. We’re not meant to be an empty shell and it’s only so because of the conditioning we develop. Once the slightest opening occurs everything changes because the inward view reveals truth, and although we live a lie for most of our lives, when truth is revealed the empty shell collapses as the truth sets you free…

A Captive Mind

A mind that’s not based in love can’t change itself with self help methods. Only through the quietness of the heart can one be set free from the attachment to a self that holds the mind in captivity…

A do it yourself self help mentality to a better life is like having a map for one state, but a trip to another state is being planned. The map has its purpose, but it usefulness is limited; if its not used correctly it will never get you to your destination. I’m not insinuating there isn’t value in the one state’s map, but the usefulness of it is limited, and it becomes useless if not traveling in that state. Do not many of the self help methods and programs produce these same useless results? We are constantly trying to arrange life thinking we can fix ourselves by trying to fill an inner void with all kinds of things from the outside, and regardless of the fix the void never gets filled. This is not some theory I made up, it‘s factual and this is what happened to me. Just look around and see how the world is full of people doing this same exact thing; if you are truly honest with yourself you are probably doing it yourself.

Think of this, the mind that creates the need for self help is the same mind that’s going to be used to fix it; this isn’t feasible. If this mind didn’t create problems to begin with, the need for self help wouldn’t be required. It’s like rotating a flat tire and putting the flat side on top and expecting it to be repaired. Something that’s broke cannot be used to repair itself. It would take a miracle for this to happen; if you want to rely on miracles so be it.

Another question is, have you ever done something and asked yourself why did you do it? Understand the mind that told you to do the thing is the same mind that is now questioning why it was done; this is the mind that self help relies on. There is no wonder we humans are in the state that we’re in. Humans have created the way the world is and the same humans are trying to fix it and get this, with the same mind that made the world the way it is. A mind that is broke cannot fix itself, if it could it wouldn’t have a need to be fixed to begin with…

Self Beyond Words

Without the need for labels and stories of self there’s existence beyond words. This is where one will be free from the attachment to self and without this attachment you can be your true self…

If everything that’s done is based in the attached self doing it one must keep doing to keep this self whole, but this attached self that needs to be keep doing is never whole. The attachment to self is what keeps one entrapped to their own created suffering. Sit with this next part and see exactly where is this attached self that is so adamantly defended; if you lost an arm there would still be existence. How about both arms and legs, now take every function away expect for the mind, let’s just say that remained intact. There is still existence, and even if you lost your mind there would still be existence, you just wouldn’t be aware of it, so what part of your attached story is you? The limbs, or the story of the loss of them, the mind, or the story of the loss of it; there wouldn’t be a story if there wasn’t a mind.

There’s nothing to pinpoint where the self is except how it’s conjured up by the mind. This isn’t to say there isn’t a self, but what part of the made up story is really this self that is attached to? What part of the attached story makes you complete or incomplete? In my case there’s the role of husband, father, son, brother and so on or my job title or my writings, all of these things exist, but they’re only an attached story of self. You may ask who are you or anyone for that matter without their story, but without the attachment to labels and stories of self there’s existence beyond words. This is where one will be free from the attached self and without this attachment is when one can be their true self…

Unconscious Suffering

Everyone has the love in their heart to be free of their unconsciousness, but because it’s not understood how harmful the unconsciousness truly is, one gets locked in creating their own suffering…

The conditioned mind unconsciousness is diabolical. It’s so cunning that it will make you prefer suffering over peace. It’s so sly and it will use every trick known to keep you from looking inward. It uses beliefs and concepts to hold you in bondage to its lies. Although I know I can’t change anyone I will continue to share what my experience has revealed about this. I love all beings, but I don’t love the unconsciousness in place; I understand how diabolical it truly is. It will tell you to remain selfish and hold onto the unconscious self. When I respond to someone it’s never about the person, it’s always about the unconsciousness. Unconscious energy is selfish and when one says something like I don’t want to be fixed, it’s not the person, it’s the unconsciousness in place making one say that. Everyone truly has the love in their heart to be free of their unconsciousness, but because it’s not understood how harmful and diabolical it truly is, it remains in control.

It breaks my heart to see a person unconsciously reinforce their own suffering, but there’s only so much one can do. I understand it’s just the unconsciousness in place, but the selfish energy it locks one into is harmful to all humanity. This isn’t even a choice and I get that, but it doesn’t stop compassion from arising for those who remain in their own created suffering. When someone says they’re in the process, they are, but unfortunately if it’s the unconscious process it’s a process of suffering. I can’t sit back and remain idle when I see this and although I know one will do what they do, when its seen a life is controlled by unconsciousness it breaks my heart because it locks one into creating their own suffering…

Silence Revealed

When words are used to try and convince someone of a right way, it’s of the ego. Answers cannot be defined with words because answers can only be known in silence revealed…

Social media is a tool that can be used to connect with people and assist each other where years ago one was basically on their own, as far as gaining knowledge was concerned. Books were always available, but books limit you to what is written in the book because one can only learn the content of a particular book. It’s very difficult for the mind to expand through knowledge. Social media is so comical because of some of the content of the things written, it’s as limited as the content of a book. People throw phrases around like the words really mean something and they may, but only to a Conditioned Mind. If the mind wasn’t conditioned, the need for defining phrases wouldn’t be needed. When there’s awareness that there’s no explaining necessary to try and convince anyone of a correct way, that‘s when real freedom from the bondage of self will be realized. Everyone’s way is correct because it‘s what’s revealed to them; no two people ever see things the same exact view.

The point of this post is to show words aren’t needed to define enlightenment, Nirvana, God, love, or whatever else one wants to use to define their great insights (to themselves) which by the way are made up by the Conditioned Mind. When true insights are revealed they manifest as silence. The less words are used to try and convince others of a certain way, the more the way is revealed to others. Everyone discovers what the Universe reveals to them; nothing more nothing less. When this is realized that’s when one will be truly free because there will be no words needed to explain this or to convince others. This will be seen by those who understand answers cannot be defined with words because answers can only be known in silence revealed…

Conditioned Mind Lunacy

Only the lunacy of the Conditioned Mind really cares about winning and losing and it’s because when it applies one of those labels there’s attachment to the emotional energy of like or dislike…

The lunacy of the Conditioned Mind is in full swing for the 2020 presidential election in the USA. The smugness of who’s in office, the bitterness of the wanna be president and why this is lunacy is because it’s all created from within each individual and it keeps us all divided. We think our division is with others, but it’s only with ourselves that we’re divided. In truth there is no such thing as a winner or loser there’s only the applied label that makes this so. One person will get more electoral votes than the other so they get the position that will be up for grabs in November. The labels that one applies to the circumstances in all of life is what causes all lunacy because it makes one attach to the situations, and since attachment is the root of all suffering even if the one you labeled as your candidate was elected it will still cause suffering. Suffering is the natural energy of attachment; winning causes suffering as does losing.

This lunacy goes on all the time not just at election time. The presidential election just makes the attachment deeper because the ingrained campaigning has been going on for a long period of time. This is why issues within families often arise because the attachment has been in place for a very long time. There’s very little attachment with a stranger so there’s very little issue with them and this is because there’s very little time spent with them. Awareness is a very valuable tool to use in understanding the lunacy of the Conditioned Mind. Without awareness the conditioning remains as the reason why after the election people are going to hold onto not getting their way energy. It doesn’t matter who wins except to those who attach to the candidate of their choosing and it’s only the Conditioned Mind that really cares because it applies the label of winner or loser as it attaches to the emotional energy of like or dislike…