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Utilizing the Present

The present when utilized stops the incessant merry-go-round mind from controlling how your life is going to be lived and unlocks a quietness that’s at the base of all your decisions…

There are different ways the merry-go-round mind can be stopped, it will take some trial and error to find what works best for you. To me being present is the opening of the heart to quietness. The present is one of the main things to use to stop the mind in its tracks. It can be utilized as something to minimize the damage inflicted by the Conditioned Mind. If nothing is used to stop the merry-go-round mind, there will be no way to get off the ride. This is how the Conditioned Mind remains in control because nothing is developed to keep it in check. An unchecked undisciplined mind is the creator of chaos and it’s at the core of humanity’s disfunction.

The way you go about developing the discipline to stop the mind from running amok is through remaining present as much as possible; it doesn’t have to be anything formal. The point is to remain present anyway you can to stop the incessant self serving mind from controlling your life so space can be created between your thoughts. In this space of quiet is the ability to live life happy, joyous, and free. The merry-go-round needs to be stopped if you are to become your true self and live this kind of life.

I use sayings, sometimes the breath or just the silence beneath the noise. Whatever is used it has to be understood that it’s being done to create space between your thoughts. This is of the utmost importance if discipline is to assist in breaking the chains of the Conditioned Mind. You can only get off the merry-go-round when it stops and you can only stop it when you develop the ability to shut it down, and what will allow you the ability to do this is to be present. The merry-go-round will never stop on its own and you will never be able to create the space needed between your thoughts until you understand how to get off the ride and allow love to be in control of your life instead of being on the merry-go-round of life; just existing and going in circles…

Love: A True Criteria

Love is the true criteria of a successful life; love is life’s essence. Our adversities are between our heart and our head, but when the light of love shines through our heart, our adversities are no more…

It seems our greatest lessons come from our darkest times, but it’s only dark because that’s what is seen. There’s always a light shining, but it’s your view that’s of darkness. It’s not that adversity is needed to learn some of life’s most valuable lesson, but because of the way we’re conditioned, it causes adversity; the adversity is ours not life’s. There is no adversity in life, there is only adversity in people and it’s caused because of our developed view of life; when the view isn’t one based in love adversity has to follow.

I would say we’re a backward society because of what is used as the criteria if a person is considered successful. There’s only one true criteria to lead a successful life and that is to love. Do you think Jesus or the Buddha were concerned with their finances or their social status when they were walking the earth? So much time and energy is wasted on a self serving criteria and until this is realized and it becomes different there will always be adversity in your life. Love and live in the light adversity free or remain with a self serving criteria as the base of existence and stay in the darkness. The essence of life itself is love and your heart always wants to live in the light of this love, but your head has been conditioned to live in the darkness of a self serving criteria so there’s always adversity. When you can break the chains of this conditioned darkness, there will be nothing but light in your life and it’s then that you will understand what it means to be truly successful in life, not by a criteria created by society, but by a criteria of the light of love in your heart that’s shining through…

Past Memory Attachment

You cannot move on with your life if you’re attaching to a past memory. What happens in the past needs to remain there if your future is to be different…

This article isn’t about how one should grieve as much as it’s about how our Conditioned Mind likes to attach to the past. I have not lost anyone I love in any of our nations previous conflicts or wars, but I have lost loved ones in my life and I attribute it as just being a part of life, not a pleasant part, but a part just the same. A loss of a loved is a loss any way it occurs and it’s the attachment that causes you to suffer. Not attaching doesn’t make it easier to lose someone, but it does allow for the freedom to move on and not attach to the suffering of the initial reaction to the loss.

You will never have closure and move on if you’re attach to a past memory over and over. What happens in the past needs to remain there if our future is to be different. The Conditioned Mind Patterns remain ingrained by using your memory to keep you in captivity. The love you have for someone always remains in your heart, always. You don’t have to hold a special ceremony to show your love for them. It’s always there every minute of every day, not just on the anniversary of their passing.

This may not be a favorable post to some, but it’s not my intention to offend anyone or to tell others how to grieve, each person has their own conditioned process in place. All I am saying is to look at how the Conditioned Mind uses the past to create stories in your head that keeps your suffering active. After all isn’t that what reliving a past loss does, you don’t really need to have ceremonies to honor loved ones; I’m only saying this because of the suffering it causes. The place that a person who passes on truly lives is in the place of eternity, which is in our heart. Grieve in anyway that you are conditioned to grieve, just understand the love for a loved one never dies, it’s always within you, but it does get blocked from entering the eternal world of your heart by attaching the past memories of the Conditioned Mind…

Mirror of Truth

If you don’t find out why you need to reach for something to alter your current state, you will substitute the things used your entire life and whatever it is that you reach for will remain your master…

Whatever controls you is your master. It doesn’t matter what it is. Your aren’t up against evil forces or negative energy. What you are up against is your own Conditioned Mind Patterns. Even if they change from something you believe in and now you look at it differently, if the change isn’t from a place of quietness you will still be in bondage. When something is reached for it is bondage. If you don’t find out why you need to reach for anything, you will substitute the things that you use your entire life; you will just go from thing to thing. I’m not asking you to believe this, I’m telling you from my experience that this is the way it is. This is real. Lying to yourself is all part of a persons conditioning, even if it causes your own misery your mind will tell you to discount this.

You are your own worse enemy. I know this as a fact, but yet it’s still going to be a struggle at times because of the conditioning. For me the freedom from the bondage of self is becoming more and more of a reality in my life and I know this because there is less and less reaching for things and there is more time spent in the moment of I Am. This takes a lot of discipline, more then most people are willing to develop, but if you really want freedom you will have to be able to look in the mirror and understand you are looking at your only block to freedom. It will be at this point that you can start breaking free from a self that has be leading you around like a puppet on a string. Facing yourself is the most difficult thing you will ever do because you have been conditioned not to face yourself. If you want to be free, I suggest you start developing a plan to break free from yourself and change your Conditioned Mind Patterns. If not, enjoy the puppet show which you happen to have the leading role…

Self Serving Expecting

Live anyway you choose, but if your life isn’t aligned with Universal Love, you can expect to be disappointed more often than not and that’s one expectation that will occur without a doubt…

When something doesn’t happen the way it’s expected, disappointment usually follows. The disappointment is because the expedition originates from within our own self. This is a reflection to become more aware of to see how your emotions are tied into your expectations. The real question is why do we expect things to be a certain way instead of being with what actually occurs? You can never truly be disappointed with what occurs if you understand life isn’t personal, it’s just what happens in each moment. You can make it personal, but the real question is why do you? Sometimes life works out the way you want, it’s probably more luck than anything else. I mean this in the sense of expectations, not in the sense of being aligned with Universal Energy and having things work out for you. When this occurs it’s really because you’re cooperating and are aligned with the Universe so therefore things are really working out for the Universe, not for you individually. This is the essence of love, not one iota of expectations for your own self serving desires.

For me expectations lead to disappointment because its usually based in some self serving desire. When this is understood and your head and feet are in the same moment, aligned with Universal Energy, the love that’s in your heart overcomes the selfishness that’s in your head. This means there’s usually less and less disappointment with things, not because things work out the way that you want, but because the expectations that they need to be a certain way aren’t there. Without expectations the heart stays connected with the love of the Universe. Life is so different in this realm as opposed to the realm of your self serving expectations. Live anyway you choose, but if your life isn’t aligned with Universal Love and you aren’t living accordingly, you can expect to be disappointed more often than not and that’s one expectation you can expect to occur, without exception…

Opinionated Delusions

We are all from the same energy. Even if you were from another planet it would still be the energy of the Universe. When you lose focus of this you become an individual and form your opinions…

If you choose to live a life of opinions that’s your choice. Yesterday’s post was to point out how the burden of a conditioned opinion weighs heavily on you and blocks you from the love that’s in your heart. It was not written to tell anyone how to live their life, that’s not why I write. How someone chooses to live has nothing to do with me. If what I write resonates with you, so be it, if not simply move on. What I write is strictly from my experience as I was opinionated for many many years. Whether it is agreed with has nothing to do with me. What I see is what I write. If you don’t see what I see you won’t understand what I write. There is nothing right or wrong with this, it’s just the way it is.

We are all an extension of Universal Consciousness, that’s factual not an opinion. There’s no difference in any of us, we are from the same energy. It’s when you lose your focus of this that you become an individual and form your opinions. Our unity comes from understanding this. When you form your opinions, ideas, beliefs, concepts, and whatnot, you form an individuality which causes you to miss the mark of Universal Love. This is the truth I spoke of yesterday. It’s not my truth, but the truth of existence; Universal Love. There’s no interpretation needed here, love is simply love. If you wish to form an interpretation or opinion of love that’s up to you, but when the mind settles Universal Love becomes your life’s base; there are no opinions or interpretations needed. Learn to live life as it is, the life of Universal Love. Form any opinion you like, but it will not be a benefit to you because it’s self serving. As a matter of fact it will only be a burden which weighs heavily on you and blocks you from the love that is in your own heart…check it…

Self Serving Rules

When life is lived with a set of self serving rules, there is nothing you can do except point the finger at others, and you will never go beyond these self serving rules until you look within and stop your pointing…

Living by a set of self serving rules is really what I have come to understand as humanity’s demise. As you know I post many writings and they are judged by people, but who tells people they have to read them. I write what I write and I know when I put my writings out there they will be open for criticism, but it’s only a self serving mind that does this. If they resonate with an individual it’s from within themselves that it does and if it doesn’t than what is written is simply not for you. To say things that aren’t from the base of love about the writings is so selfishly self centered because maybe they are helping someone else. Why does life always have to be about you and what you think is right or wrong? It’s your right to have your self serving opinion, but if they don’t have a direct affect on you and even if they do, they should be kept to your self serving self. It’s never a right to judge others or state an opinion not from love; never. The only right you truly have is to love and this is not an opinion. If you don’t love then you should learn to be silent and mind your own business. The self serving mind is a very subtle parasite, it’s destroying our society and in the process our planet. I know this is strong language, but something is serious wrong with the self serving set of rules that far to many people justify and live their life by.

So much of what we judge is from this self serving set of rules. Our world will never change as long as people think they have a right to opinions on what others do. Too many people state “it is my right” but is it a right to behave in a manner that doesn’t spread love or is it a right to judge others when we ourselves are imperfect? You should learn to look in the mirror and mind your own business, but because there are a set of self serving rules in place, this isn’t allowed to occur. If you’re not looking at yourself and being responsible for your own behavior, there is nowhere else to look except on the outside of yourself and then the finger has to be pointed at others for why life isn’t the way you think it should be. You wouldn’t have opinions on what others do if your own house was in order so to look at yourself keeps you from looking at pointing at others. Now wouldn’t that be a different set of rules to live your life by…