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Life: Mysteriously Practical

Life is a mystery, but it is also very practical. Part of its mystery is no one truly knows its meaning. We do the best we can with the tools we have, but the reality of life will always be a mystery…

Each life is a sum of our experiences and the view of those experiences are based on the way we are influenced throughout our life and how those influences become the habitual Conditioned Mind Patterns that are at the core of our reactions. Cosmic forces don’t make us do what we do, it’s our conditioning that does this. Granted I understand the energy aspect of life and how it’s our energy directed that controls a lot of what happens, but the energy is mostly directed by the conditioning. Life is mysterious, but in a practical way. It has so much to do with how our life is lived; the more it’s given the energy of living in the past and future, the more it seems like a struggle.

No one can tell another what life is about, each persons experiences are unique. We can’t deny a person the right to their experiences by saying, they are wrong. Nothing will close the heart from the light of the spirit faster than thinking you have the right answers and nobody else does. What makes it a right answer is only because it’s something that works for you. I know my answers are right for me, but I am not so content that I won’t listen to you. We can share our experiences, but we shouldn’t be arrogant to deny a person the right to their experiences. It would behoove us all to listen more and talk less; it’s the reason we have two ears and one mouth. If you have to prove your way is the right way maybe it isn’t.

True freedom is allowing everything to be as it is and not trying to change it to the way you see it. When you allow things to be as they are and you understand each person is unique unto themselves, you will understand what it takes to be free. You can then use your experiences to assist in directing your energy so freedom can occur for others. Mysterious to say the least, but in a very practical way…

Presented Opportunities

Your center of being is in your heart and what’s in your heart is determined by how life’s presented opportunities are used to either fulfill self satisfying desires or being an instrument of goodness…

When an opportunity presents itself to help a person to possibly reduce some of the suffering that a Conditioned Mind produces, there is an obligation to be a benefit to that person, but it’s that person that has to take advantage in what’s presented if something is to awaken within them. If nothing happens nothing is lost, but what if something clicks and their view of life changes; their gain is the worlds gain.

Understand though you can not give away what you haven’t got, so get it and give it so this world becomes a better place. As long as people are kept in the dark, darkness rules, but with awareness you can be a light. There is no greater reward then to be an instrument for goodness, a light in a world that has the shades drawn. Those shades are what keeps people in their ignorance (darkness). To watch a person change right before your eyes is amazing. I talked to a Doctor the other day talked for twenty minutes, the important thing is she was inquisitive with what has transpired in my life and I could see it in her eyes, that what we talked about made her think. She may or may not pursue looking at what happens in life as presented opportunities, but regardless the seed was planted. Whether it’s cultivated to grow will be determined by what is within her. I did my part, and just maybe a little light was shed and the shade of ignorance was lifted just enough to allow a little light in. To be a seed planter of goodness is so rewarding, but you can only give it if it’s in your heart and you will only be in your heart when life becomes your teacher and you see the opportunities to let go of “I” as life presents them…

Method or Program Bondage

If you say you understand something and add however or but, you don’t really understand it, you are just appeasing the Conditioned Mind nonsense of “I” that’s in control…

If you are following another persons method or program to live your life you are in bondage. It doesn’t matter how it’s justified (we all learn differently, not really) truth is truth and the only way it will be revealed is in stillness. You cannot attach to anyone’s method or program and have truth revealed because attaching to a method or program is a block. There’s so much reinforced unconsciousness in the world, it’s one of the reasons why I don’t offer a method or way because then I would be like everyone else and be the cause of your bondage. I just point people to stillness because that’s what I have learned to do.

Stop following others and exalting them, look to yourself for your answers. Asking yourself constantly “Is it true” or any other question is bondage because “I” is doing the questioning. Wake up! “I” is your only block to freedom, nothing else. This is not different for everyone, this is the one common trait of all unconsciousness. Stop with all the unconscious nonsense and see “I” for what it is.

No one can provide you with a method or program for your freedom. Your “I” will lie to you and tell you there’s a need to attach to something, but right now you are as complete as you are ever going to be; you just don’t realize it, and no method or program will reveal it, only stillness will. Stop following all the so call spiritual methods and simply keep your head where your feet are in the only place that exist “NOW”. It’s really heartbreaking to see how “I” is reinforced constantly by people, causing so much separation and suffering by saying things like we learn differently. The only thing different is our conditioned attachments, but the core of them is the same “I”. This is the only thing that needs to be addressed unless you want to keep chasing your tail by following someone else’s method or program because your conditioning doesn’t know how to simply be still…

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…