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Triggered Attachments

Attachments arise when something triggers them. At the root of this is “I” and as long as “I” is in control, the roller coaster of deeply embedded triggered attachments will continue to take you for a ride…

Attachments aren’t something that exist by themselves, they are a movement or reaction to something that occurs. There are many different attachments that arise and they can be put into the associated category to best get a handle on them when they do. They arise because of something that occurs. Nothing inherently makes you attached, there has to be a personal association to something. Attachments only arise as “I” assigns meaning to something. There isn’t much attachment when you hear of a stranger dying, but apply the word Mother, Father, sister, brother, and so on and just watch the attached onslaught.

Attachments don’t exist until “I” grabs hold of something, this is what gives the attachment life and allows it to arise. Example: greed is only a word until you attach “I need or want this” to it, then look out because depending on how deeply “I” attaches to the need or want determines the level of its control. Same thing with joy, something happens and now “I” attaches pleasure to it and therein lies the attachment to joy. Here are just some attachments that can be categorized, fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, trust, happiness, to name a few, watch for yourself when these arise and see how the root is from “I”. With awareness of this you just may be able to get a firmer grasp on just how the Conditioned Mind keeps you under its spell by weighing you down and taking you for a ride with deeply embedded triggered attachments…

Just Be and Live

Do whatever it is that you need to do to make life the way you think it should be, but understand it’s in being not doing where life arises from and is truly lived…

Reflect on the most beautiful thing you have ever seen and experienced and see how much it has to do with life right now. It may be a fond memory or a story, but this moment would be exactly the same regardless of what was seen in the past and experienced. At the time even if the experience was breath taking (at least to the Conditioned Mind) it really has nothing to do with what’s happening right now. The story of it does because the conditioning in place makes you think doing not being is needed, but that’s your doing not life’s.

Learning to just be is truly living life because being energy puts you in harmony with the moment and this always is regardless of what you do. This is where many fall short of understanding the true essence of being because doing and not being is put first and is thought to be what’s needed to live life. Life will always be, that is until the day it won’t and all the doing in the world will not stop this from happening. Do whatever it is that you think you need to do, but understand it’s in being no doing where life arises from. When you’re just being, life is lived to the fullest because you don’t have to do. You can never do the next right thing, but you can be the next right thing. This is why it’s said to just be not just do in the bible because to be is the true essence of life. The simple saying “Just Be” can be used as a tool to stop the squirrel cage doing mind in its tracks. After all, we are called human beings and not human doings for a reason and it’s because it’s only in being that life can be truly lived…

Delusional Problems

Everything that’s considered a problem is created by your own conditioned thinking. What these problems equate to is a created delusion that then becomes the reality you live by and pass on to others as fact…

The mind doesn’t become beneficial until you lessen the control it has over you and become the controller of it. It has tremendous problem solving abilities that are second to none, but it’s ability to create problems are also second to none. If you don’t control your mind, your mind will control you; this isn’t a belief in something, this is simply the way it is. Your Conditioned Mind Patterns are so engrained and elusive that the creator of them (our own mind) also creates blocks so you don’t see how they arise. This makes you a prisoner to your own mind with the prison being the mind constantly making problems that don’t truly exist. Just look at your own life to see example after example of this, situations, people (ourselves included), circumstances, etc, the mind makes a problem because life is lived based on the past or future. Another example would be this writing, agree with it, don’t agree with it, pick it a part, who cares, its not that important except to the mind that wants to make it a problem. To a mind that wants to create a problem it is the most important thing in the world.

Written here are words, nothing more nothing less. If they’re a problem to you, it’s only because you have created it. Any problem is a product of your conditioning; no conditioned label, no problem. A noisy mind will not see this because the noise is a creation of the Conditioned Mind; only a settled mind will see this. The other day someone asked how my book was doing, I answered “it doesn’t matter unless it’s made to matter”. Life will always be what it is and because there’s awareness of this I don’t have to make it into something that it’s not. This is true control because what is is always based in truth. The Universe is in charge of life, not the delusional concepts and ideas that are formed by a Conditioned Mind. When this is seen, Universal Truth will be understood because the delusional Conditioned Mind problems will lose their control…

Absorbed in Your Story

When there’s a story that you need something to provide peace, you become absorbed in that story. Until this is understood, you will remain absorbed in the story (thought) that peace is something outside of you…

There will never be peace in your life if you’re absorbed in the story of finding peace. Peace is something that’s already within everyone, but because of the way the mind is conditioned it becomes something to find. Unfortunately stories are what makes the very thing you are is seeking ( in this case peace) elusive. Your stories are the reason there’s constant reaching for something from the outside and until these stories are no more, you will remain absorbed to the thoughts that peace is in the next thing reached for. Reaching for drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, success, programs, therapy, self help books and so on is the proof that the story is in control. These absorbed stories arising from your thoughts have to be seen if you are to ever experience true peace.

The thought of being at peace isn’t peace. What has to happen if you’re to ever be at peace is there has to be an understanding of what’s blocking your peace. The reason you’re not at peace is the inability to not create stories. When the need to reach for something arises, the absorbed story begins; this is a conditioned cycle that’s very difficult to break free of. Peace isn’t something that can be grabbed and held so it’s in doing less that peace arises. Many get lost (absorbed) in trying to find peace, but since it’s something that’s already within, the story associated with finding it needs to be discarded so you can see it’s already there. This isn’t easy to see. I share not to help you find peace, I share so you may possibly uncover the reason why you’re absorbed in the story you are not at peace…

Stuck Emotions

Nothing from the outside truly controls you regardless of what it is; either real or made up. It’s your stuck emotions that attach to what happens that cause you to react in certain ways…

Staying with the flow of what arises in our daily life has immense value in waking from the sleep of unawareness. What happens if awareness isn’t expanded upon is your emotions become stuck and control you; they become the master and you the slave. The stuck emotions are what causes you to react to life in the way that you do. Nothing from the outside truly controls you either real or made up. It’s the stuck emotions that attach to what happens that cause you to behave in certain ways. If you awaken to see this, the attachment to your emotions lessens so their control lessens. When my mom died last year to say I felt no emotions would be ludicrous, but I didn’t get stuck to them and turn them into the suffering of grieving. This is the same as if something is done that makes you mad, feel being mad, but let the mad energy to keep flowing, don’t attach to it and get stuck so anger arises, this way you remain in the natural flow of life.

This is how it is with all our emotions, fear becomes crippling when you become stuck and it takes you over. It’s doesn’t mean things won’t scare you, but it’s doesn’t have to be given the energy that turns it into fear. This applies to any emotion you become attached to, you get stuck to the associated emotion and there’s no telling what behavior will arise; I know that it’s not going to be a behavior that has love flowing as its base. Emotions will arise, it’s the way the brain seems to be wired, but our energy doesn’t have to give them more power than they’re worth. Cry your tears, or be fearful of the future, dislike that things aren’t going the way you think they should be, but the bottom line is this, it’s only when the emotions get stuck that they are given the energy to stop the flow of truly living life and cause not only your suffering, but the suffering of all beings…

Stability of Peace

The Conditioned Mind is very unstable and has nothing solid to base itself in. There’s very little peace in a life based in this type of energy because the unstable energy of the mind constantly wants things different…

The stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different. Discontentment is directly linked to wanting things different and this is true regardless of what it is. It may not be seen exactly as wanting something different, but when a label of like or disliked is applied, this is wanting things different. If someone says or writes something or if a circumstance arises and you apply don’t like to it, you just created a discontent within yourself. What was said, written, or what happened didn’t do it, the applied label did. It’s the same when you apply like to something, this is because you are allowing something from the outside to control your mind state. The mind is very unstable and has nothing solid to base itself in so there’s never true peace because the Conditioned Mind energy constantly wants things different.

A wanting things different mind is very unstable, it’s energy is all over the place and it’s the reason there’s very little peace in the world. Always wanting things different keeps the individual energy from being of peace which then emanates as the energy you put out. Multiple this by the billions of people on the planet and thus you have an unstable world. The stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different and this is the only way there will ever be peace in your life and the world. The instant something is wanted different discontentment arises as the energy in place is being controlled by a mind that doesn’t understand the stability to a peaceful life lies in not wanting things different, and this is true regardless of what’s going on…

No More Hiding

Your greatest relief is to accept yourself exactly as you are because the only real misery is you wanting you to be in some other way. When it’s realized you have been hiding from yourself, there you are…

When a person awakens it’s not the great secrets of the Universe that are revealed, although in a way they are, what really happens when you awaken is you stop hiding from yourself. To me that’s the main attribute of waking from the sleep of unconsciousness. It’s not knowing what life is all about, it’s more so not being concerned with what life is all about. The hiding, searching, reaching, etc. ceases and it’s realized what you have been hiding from is yourself. It’s a great relief to accept yourself the way you are because the only real misery is wanting you to be in some other way. When this is seen your hiding ends along with the need to be right, and the need for things to be different, especially yourself. This doesn’t mean you don’t move forward to be the change that’s needed in the world, but it’s done so in a way that it doesn’t cause the very suffering that you are trying to change.

I hid from myself for forty nine years and it nearly cost me my life; basically my awakening was to see this. It was revealed to me that I could stop hiding and I was going to be okay. This is a beautiful realization, it’s here where the peace that passes all understanding arises. It’s not a magical place for a select few, it’s a place where everyone’s heart dwells; you just have to stop hiding to experience it. The possibilities when you stop hiding from yourself are endless, there are no blocks here so your creativity naturally arises. No one knows what form the creativity takes on, but I can tell you this, when you stop hiding from yourself reaching for things stops and life is lived in the peaceful state of accepting yourself as you are with nothing to hide…