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Human Attachment

Not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that one attaches to wanting things different which is the cause of one’s own suffering…

If you really want to know what the basic flaw is that keeps you trapped to your own suffering, it’s attaching to your humanness to a fault. It’s not that we aren’t human or that we’ll be able to transcend our humanness, it’s more so to find a way to embrace it, but not be trapped by it. It will always be by giving in to our human side in some way that causes our suffering. It doesn’t have to be attached to, but it will take discipline so the mind settles to see this. It’s simply human to want things different and it’s attaching to the story of being human that causes suffering. This is true regardless of what’s wanted different.

It’s always the human “I” that wants something different and it’s the charade of being human that pulls one into suffering. I ordered sweat pants on line last week and when they were delivered I tried them on and they didn’t fit. By my first reaction you would have thought I was going to have to go around naked, but obviously that wasn’t the case. “I” attached to the fact the sweat pants didn’t fit. This is what attaching to being human does and when it was seen how insane this was, wanting things different fell away and Under Armor was called for an exchange. You can substitute the sweat pants with anything and you’ll get the same result of suffering. This is all because not only is to err human, but it’s also strictly from being human that there’s attachment to wanting things different which in turn causes one to be humanly trapped to their own suffering…

Consciousness Consequences

The consequences that arise from living a conscious life naturally puts you in alignment with the loving vibrations and frequency of the Universe. Apples grow from apple seeds… 

Nothing has to be done for one to enjoy the consequences of consciousness, they arise simply from living in a conscious manner. The definition of consciousness – “the fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world.” When this is the focus, the consequences that naturally arise are love, compassion, kindness, understanding, non judgement, to name a few, you cannot be conscious and have unconscious consequences. Unpleasant things will still occur, but the way they’re dealt with will not allow their suffering to control you. There will still be pain, heart ache, and loss of loved ones, but by living in a conscious way, suffering will be much less than if unconscious principles were in place. Planting apple seeds can only result in growing apples, but the seeds have to cultivated for this to occur. The seed only has potential, it is not the apple.

The qualities of consciousness will also have to be cultivated if there are to be conscious consequences in your life. Most people intuitively know what consciousness is and what it is not. If there’s difficultly in deciphering this, a great guide to use is consciousness is of love as unconsciousness is of selfishness. The unconscious mind doesn’t have many conscious qualities. I always knew the difference between the two, but because of my conditioning being conscious was beyond my capability. It was only when I began sitting and my mind settled did I develop the awareness to see and act in a conscious way; this arises naturally as the mind settles. The more the mind settles the more conscious are your actions and thus the more the consequences of those actions are of a consciousness quality…

One View Limits

No view is inherently right or wrong, but if you only have one it limits you and doesn’t allow any other results except those from that one view…

Changing your view is what makes life different, but it doesn’t make what happens different, it only makes the view of what happens different. If you’re locked into a certain view, this only allows one way to see things and the more that view is based in the intellect, the harder it will be for there to be another view that allows you see things differently. Not that there’s anything directly wrong with the intellect, it just doesn’t allow for much openness. When one sees things from only one view, it limits your entire life to that one view. Most times this view isn’t even your own, it’s formed from someone else’s opinion, teaching, book, video, discussion, and so on.

To be fixated on one view keeps you entrapped to the results of only that view, think about how limiting that is. No possibility of other views, always going down the same path, never allowing anything new, this is so limiting, but with only seeing things through one view how limiting this is will not be seen. Sitting and developing discipline so the minds grip lessens can assist in possibly altering a one view mind set, but there has to an inkling there’s another way to see things for this to happen. It’s not that your way is wrong, it’s just that seeing things one way limits your view of life and in the process it doesn’t allow any other results except those from that one view…

Life’s Laws

Life’s Laws allow harmony with yourself so take heed and understand life doesn’t do anything to you, but if you break its laws the consequences will make it seem like it does…

Life’s Laws are in place to put you in harmony with yourself and they’re also in place to offer protection against certain behavior. These laws when adhered to within their boundaries, allow for life to be lived to the fullest, but the mind has to be open and free flowing for the adherence to these laws to take place. There are also man made laws that align to these natural laws, but many of them are broken which blocks life’s laws from being as beneficial as they could be. The more one adheres to selfish behaviors, the less chance there is to be in harmony with life’s laws. When things are used and abused to satisfy self, this blocks harmony with yourself. The animal realm adheres to natural laws and because of this there’s perfect balance. Unfortunately the human conditioning relies to much on the intellect and not enough on what occurs naturally.

Life will mostly be lived in one of two ways, acting in ways that allows alignment to life’s laws or not. A quiet mind can see this and slowly stops doing the things that block life’s laws from being adhered to. As long as you are alive, life will be lived, but in what way determines not only your actions, but also your actions consequences. Go seventy five mph in a fifty five mph zone and regardless if you get a speeding ticket or not, you will be out of harmony with the law in place. So take heed and understand life doesn’t ever do anything to you, but if you break its laws the consequences will make it seem like it does…

Unconscious Energy

Life is as difficult as the unconscious energy makes it and until you learn to be with what happens without reacting unconsciously, what happens will continue to be labeled as difficult…

If you think something that happens in your life is difficult that label comes from you and this is regardless of what it is. You may say there are exceptions to this, but labeling what happens as difficult comes from unconscious energy, and it keeps you entrapped to reacting unconsciously. Unconscious energy keeps you entrapped to what you label as difficult. I’m not saying to go around and ignore what happens, but understand the label applied comes from you alone. Many people state their opinions on many things and that’s okay, but what’s not understood is one can only respond with what’s in them. Nothing is truly right or wrong, to me what’s important is to find the truth beneath whatever it is that arises from within me. Regardless of how unconscious someone is or what happens in life, seeing what arises from within is what makes a difference.

Unconsciously reacting to what occurs is the same energy as opinionated energy. It seems different because of how the mind always wants to make a stand for what it likes, but it’s the same storied energy; it just uses different titles. Years ago a so called friend unconsciously ended our relationship because he didn’t understand this energy had nothing to do with either one of us; this is how it is with all of life. Even though things affect you, giving in to unconscious energy magnifies its effect. Life is as difficult as the unconscious energy makes it and until one learns to be with what happens without applying a conditioned label, what happens will continue its onslaught of control as if you were a puppet on a string, with the strings being unconscious energy…

Present Moment Truth

In the present moment made up versions of truth cease to exist because there’s no need to create them and without making up truth, there’s no need to run away from what is actually true…

A made up version of truth isn’t truth, it’s simply something made up. It’s true in the sense that it’s your made up version of truth, but figuring out if the content of your story is true doesn’t mean it is. Because you are the creator of your version of truth and you believe it with all your heart means nothing; this false version directs your energy and how life is lived. The thing also to look at is how many versions of truth are made up. There’s the parents story, the childhood one, the teen and young adult story. There’s the boy meets girl story, the get married story. The work story, family story, and on and on. There are so many versions of truth made up and only one you, so which version is true? If you say all of them you should be able to sense why it’s so difficult to see the made up versions. There’s the true version in there somewhere, but that’s the only version not looked at. When that one is seen all the others will fall away.

So how would a person know which one of their versions of truth are made up? My experience has been I know which one is true when there isn’t a need to make one up. Truth arises it’s never made up, basically truth is what’s there in the present moment, minus your version. This is the value of using the body as an anchor for present moment living. The body doesn’t make up versions of truth, only the mind does, so when the body is used to be present, no made up version of truth is needed. This is beautiful in its simplicity. Grasp this and most made up versions of truth will cease to exist because the need to create them won’t arise, and without a made up version of truth there’s no need to run away from what’s true in the present moment…

Narrow and Restricted View

Your own mind keeps your view narrow and restricted so if at some point the mind doesn’t settle, the narrow and restricted view will remain intact and nothing new will arise.

If you only see through the view of your conditioning, a new view will never be allowed; this doesn’t allow the mind to expand beyond its own created conditioned restrictions. It will take much investigation to see beyond the conditioned view because the conditioning itself is what keeps the view narrow and restricted. If this isn’t understood it won’t be seen and if it’s not seen, there’s no way to go beyond your own created restrictions. Faith, hope, and forgiveness are always topics that stir up mind made controversy because their concepts have been so deeply embedded into the subconscious. You become conditioned by these concepts and until your own mind is understood, going beyond not only these conditioned concepts, but any concept for that matter will be virtually impossible.

There is so much being held onto without really looking into if it’s truly beneficial to your life. If you have a thought that is held onto, I guarantee you it’s not truly beneficial. You may wonder how I can say that since I don’t know you, but I don’t have to know you directly because I know me and as long as I know me, I know you. I may not know what specific conditioning has you in its grip, but it doesn’t matter because the nature of all conditioning is the same and that’s what needs to be understood.

You can only respond to what’s in front of you with the conditioning that’s in place. If you want to go beyond it, take a look and see if it unites or separates. Unity puts you in harmony with everything. Separation puts you in conflict with everything. These are two vastly different views, one binds and one frees. Although it may seem obvious which one does what, it will truly have to be investigated if you are to see how exactly each of these manifest in your life. Life is always what’s in front of you and although things may not always be as they’re wanted, until the old view is let go of, a new view will not be allowed…