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.

Posts tagged ‘Existence’

Learn to Listen

Silence teaches. It’s in silence that you learn to listen and listen to learn. When there‘s noise you don’t learn and when you don’t learn you don’t listen so you don’t see…

Let’s just say the word God never existed. This wouldn’t stop you from being dependent on something else, it just wouldn’t be called God. An atheist is just as dependent on things as a person who believes in God. Learn to listen, there’s a reason why we have two ears and one mouth. Silence teaches so much, but you have to listen so you can hear what is really being said. I don’t care what anyone’s beliefs are because regardless of what it is, it’s just something made up by your Conditioned Mind. An atheist is no different than an agnostic or a person who believes in God. A belief is a belief, it doesn’t matter what it is, it’s made up by your mind.

Atheist, agnostic, believer, addict, whatever your label, it’s assigned to you to justify what you need to do to quiet your mind agitations. You don’t think this is true, how different would you be without your stories and labels? The only thing different would be some of the decisions that you make, but the true essence of who you are would not change. It never changes despite your stories or labels. You make up your stories to attach an identity to them and then you assign a label, life doesn’t label you. You think your stories and labels are needed, but the true spiritual answer is finding they aren’t needed and your existence is the same without them. Just drop the story and label and look at what you become. When you go beyond your story and label and hear the silence, that’s when you will know who you truly are with no story or label needed. It is at this point that you will learn to listen and listen to learn…

Thoughts Block Truth

When you hold onto your beliefs, which are based in noise, you can’t hear regardless of how much truth there is in what’s being said…

What is the difference if you believe in evolution or if you believe in a supreme being, it’s really only a story that you make up and attach to. Or how about this, one day you believe there is a God and one day your mind tells you to believe there’s no such thing as God; it’s the same mind creating both stories. Do what you may, but understand you make up your entire identity and attach it to a title created by what your Conditioned Mind wants you to believe. This is a powerful truth that most people will not see, because there isn’t the silence necessary to see it. There are no real facts associated to any of your titles, they’re just a collection of thoughts. When there are a lot of thoughts collected and made into a story that’s when your Conditioned Mind is able to create your title. I am this or that, but they are still just a collection of thoughts.

Its like an addict, some use alcohol, some drugs, some gamble, use sex or even success, this is another one of those list that goes on and on, but the main thing to understand is we are all addicts and whatever it is that’s used, it’s only used to quiet a mind agitation so you have a title for our story. You may or may not understand this, but all things are used for the same reason. God, no God, maybe God, alcohol, drugs, success, who cares, but you and the stories are all created to quiet a mind agitation. Agree with me don’t agree with me, it’s your story, but if you can become silent, it is then that you will hear what I am saying. When you hold onto your beliefs, which are based in noise, you can’t hear regardless of how much truth there is in what’s being said…

Always Complete

Nothing is needed in the so called quest for completeness because right now in this moment you are as complete as you will ever be and nothing reached for will change this…

It is not my purpose to try and convince anyone that what I share is the way it is, although it is, lol. I simply share my experience of how I have been afforded a freedom that I never had in my life. In 1987 I stopped using certain substances as my coping mechanisms to deal with life, but unbeknownst to me at the time all I did was substitute other things that I used as my coping mechanisms. That is until one day, and it took eighteen years, I went back to using my original coping mechanism. This is what led me to ask myself why this happened, I found the answer that has led to my freedom. I only share what I have experienced so please don’t make this into something that its not. It’s my experience and that’s all it is.

My entire life was spent reaching outside myself to fill an inner need created by my Conditioned Mind. When this was understood, I started developing discipline that allowed this reaching to subside. Why, because I found that the need for the reaching was created, it wasn’t a real need. I stopped using many of the coping mechanisms that I developed and this is why I am free today. I understand nothing is needed in my so called quest for completeness because right now in this moment I am as complete as I will ever been or will ever be and nothing reached for will change this…

Love is Always Successful

You don’t need anything mind made to be a success. Success isn’t dependent on anything you do or anyone’s approval, success occurs strictly from doing what’s in front of you…

One day while sitting in quiet I realized that my life has always been a success and it didn’t need anyone’s approval. By focusing on trying to make it successful I was missing its inherent success and the impact I was having on people; any impacted results are because of the Universe not because of me. It’s not the worlds approval that makes life a success, it’s simply doing what’s in front of you. Not by society’s standard, but by cooperating with the Universal Principle of love. Love is the measurement of what is seen as a successful life, if you don’t think so try living without love and see how successful your life is.

The true purpose of life is to love, that’s the Universe’s intention and you can only love by doing what’s in front of you. It’s because Now is the only time you can be aligned with love. Think about this, failure is mind made as is success. There are mind made values to follow, but if you are doing what’s in front of you, you are doing all you need to do for life to be a success. You don’t need anything mind made to be successful, but understand your life is not your success, it isn’t dependent on anything you do or anyone’s approval, it’s a success strictly from doing what’s in front of you. By doing what’s in front of you, alignment with the Universe occurs. I love life because of the way life loves me. The way the Universe loves is the love you’ll have in your heart for the Universe. Without Universal Love in your heart there is none. Life isn’t a success because of you, it’s because of the Universe and because this is realized, success already is. Not because of anything mind made, but because of simply doing what’s in front of you…

Idle Time Quietness

Idle time can be a useful tool in your awakening process, but only if it’s understood how to use idle time to develop quietness…

There was a time when the saying “Idle time is the devils workshop” was so true in my life, but it’s not this way any longer. Your own mind will make you believe all kinds of nonsense, one of the things it uses is structure and it will search endlessly to try and create some, but structure is only needed to create more noise. Quietness doesn’t need structure because it exist in the moment of what is so what’s occurring at this exact moment you is all the quiet mind needs. The noisy mind needs structure so it can remain noisy. The quiet mind sustains a place of quietness because it doesn’t need anything to be quiet.

Even when the mind has the structure it thinks it needs this is still noise, but the mind makes you believe all is well, that you are accomplishing great feats, at least in your head. Upon further investigation though you find the noisy mind is still in control, it’s just using structure as the noise. Here is why, in order to have a quiet mind, what we do has to arise from quietness. It doesn’t mean you don’t do, it just means what you do is from the stillness of the moment, not the noise of the “I have to accomplish something mind.” The quiet mind is of peace and has the entire Universe behind it. The noisy mind has nothing behind it and that’s why there’s usually some form of created drama associated with the noise. Idle time can be a useful tool in your awakening process, but only if it’s understood how to use idle time to develop quietness, even if your own mind tells you you need to do something different…

Certainty of Now

When there’s uncertainty this opens the door to the fear driven doubt of the Conditioned Mind. When it’s known for certain what in your life truly works, the door to doubt is slammed shut…

Here is a different approach to looking at the tools that are in place to live your life. It seems most people spend a lot of time and energy looking for something that isn’t there. We are always searching for who knows what and this creates uncertainty in our lives which opens the door for our Conditioned Mind to make up all kinds of nonsense which isn’t true. You can’t utilize something that you haven’t got so lets look at the some tangible tools that we do have. When you can see for certain something that you can use to benefit your life, doesn’t it make more sense to focus on that than something that you are wishing or hoping works.

I don’t rely on a made up deity to hopefully get me through things or wish they were in some other way, I rely on the tool of truth for this. I assess the situation realistically as to what is occurring (not my made up story) and I don’t allow my emotional immaturity to be the tool that dictates how I am going to deal with the situation. Looking at right now is a tangible tool, looking for something outside myself to fix me isn’t.

Same thing with prayer, it can be a tangible tool to stop the squirrel cage mind from controlling you. Anything used to shut down the noise in the head can be considered prayer. I know with certainty that these things work. I don’t hope or wish they will work, it is something that is known in my heart because it comes from my heart. Tools aren’t magical, they are useful, practical, and tangible. They are what’s in place today, but they weren’t always there, they had to be developed. These are just a few examples, but my point is tangible tools need to be developed so you know with certainty they will work. You can rely on faith if you choose which is relying on something outside of you that can’t be seen with its created story of hoping or wishing that it helps you or you can rely on what is occurring at this exact moment because you know with certainty that you have the tools that allow you to know right now is the only moment that truly exists…

Stillness Creativity

Since all of life arises from stillness, without it existence wouldn’t be. This is because stillness is needed to create and the essence of creation is stillness. Be still and allow life to create…

To express what is truly in the heart, it is imperative that the mind becomes very still because if it doesn’t it will be virtually impossible to get in touch with your Creative Energy. There is so much outer noise which keeps this from occurring that without a disco you will continue to be ruled by noise. Whether you believe this or not doesn’t stop it from happening.

Everyone has the ability to do things that aren’t really known by looking at what’s beneath the surface. As long as our Conditioned Mind is in control we remain lost and blind. When you live by noise, it’s the noise that controls you. I can tell you this as a fact because prior to twelve years ago I was not a writer, there was no aspiration to write, let alone to help people. It’s truly amazing when the mind becomes still what you will find out about yourself and your deeply hidden abilities. Don’t doubt for an instant that they aren’t there, there’s just too much noise to notice them. The discipline of stillness is the discipline of freedom and the freedom is from the noise that blocks your Creative Energy from surfacing and fulfilling your artistic potential. Noise produces noise not creativity. Stillness is where all creativity arises from. Each of my articles is a result of the stillness within. The Universe is the artist, the creator, I am but the tool that does the writing; it seems the quieter my mind becomes the more creativity arises. The Universe is for us, how can it not be, it’s where our very existence originates from, but this will only be known when the mind is still because it’s in stillness that all things arise, whether you believe this or not…