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Understanding Yourself

Triggers are activated by your Conditioned Mind. When the mind settles through understanding yourself, the non beneficial triggers within you become deactivated…

Unity with others is dependent on learning to understand yourself because if you don’t understand yourself there is no way you will understand others; it’s because of the lack of understanding your own mind that your unity with others will be fleeting at best. Unity with humanity doesn’t start with humanity, it starts with you because if you don’t understand yourself there’s no way we will understand anyone else. You may be able to accept them for a time if they’re doing what you want them to do, but that will change so you accepting them will also be fleeting at best. This ability to understand yourself will only occur when you know your own mind in the sense of seeing the conditioning in place.

Think of this, when you act in a way that’s not in your best interest, it originates from not understanding yourself. You unconsciously act in ways that aren’t beneficial to your well being; this is done all the time. These acts come from your own mind, but it’s not the way you act that causes the problem, it’s not understanding why you think things need to be different, that’s where the problem arises from. Seeing this is virtually impossible because your conditioning doesn’t allow it. If you start to understand yourself, the next time something triggers your Conditioned Mind to act in a way that’s not in your best interest, you may be able to pause and not do it, but if you do act in a way that’s not beneficial it’s only because of the lack of understanding your own mind. When the mind settles through understanding it, the non-beneficial triggers within you will change and become deactivated; this understanding is priceless…

Desires Lure

Don’t let the different consequences of desire lull you into the sleep of unconsciousness because all desiring leads to bondage in one form or another regardless of what’s desired…

If there is always something to desire, it’s because you don’t think that you have and if you don’t think that you have, you will always think there is something to desire. Desiring isn’t something that’s inherently bad, why one desires is where issues arise and this is only because where there is desire, one thinks something is missing. What is desired only matters to the degree in how the thing wanted effects your life. Desiring to drink alcohol and do drugs have consequences much different then desiring to go to a program to stop using those things, but the desires core is the same and that’s what needs to be looked at. Don’t let the different consequences of desire lull you into the sleep of unconsciousness because all desiring leads to bondage in one form or another and as stated this includes all desires.

You might say that’s not true, that desiring to better yourself is a good thing, but that would mean you need things to be different to accept yourself. Accepting life exactly how it is is the only place one will experience the peace of not desiring things to be different. I’m not saying don’t better yourself, but if it’s at the expense of your peace of mind what good is it. I often say go for the gold, just understand even if it’s attained you will find it’s doesn’t provide the benefits you thought it would; shortly afterwards another desire will arise. Investigate this and see how desire causes needing, needing causes bondage, and bondage causes suffering. Break free from desires and inevitably you just may stop suffering…

Chaotic Energy

It seems the energy that’s mostly in place in our society is “I’m right and you’re wrong“ energy which makes for chaotic charged situations. Simply put, it’s the reason humanity is in its current state…

Not much really means anything when it comes to achieving a certain status in our society, not that there’s anything inherently wrong with achieving, but it doesn’t equate to anything except to the “I”. This energy is what actually makes the “I” what it is, it’s this energy that creates chaotic charged situations. When “I” is embraced the energy creates the need for an I’m special persona, but the fact of the matter is when it’s time to leave this world, nothing achieved is taken with you. I’ve learned one very important lesson in my life and that is my life isn’t personal, I say this in the sense of what “I” thinks life is all about. Life itself doesn’t really care if I’m here or not, “I” is what makes it important by the story that‘s attached to; this attachment is what creates the need for an I’m special persona. Celebrity status goes to most people’s head and it really means nothing. Just love and fly under the noise, that’s what gets it done and to me “it” is a level of quietness that doesn’t need a story to be.

Anything added to life doesn’t really enhance it in any way; except to “I”. Being under the noise is so much more beneficial to what energy is being put out to the world. So much of the “I” energy is reinforced by the things in place and it’s why the world is as it is. Chaotic energy can’t exist without certain attachments that feed it. Without awareness of this, just by the energy of idolizing which humanity has in place, “I” energy is constantly reinforced. I’m right and you are wrong energy is the kind of energy that’s mostly in place and it makes for chaotic charged situations. There’s no harmony when this energy is running the show and simply put, without harmony we have humanity’s chaotic state…

Mind Activity

Beyond mind activity there’s nothing but space. Why this is difficult to see is because life isn’t about what you think it is, in fact life is everything you think it isn’t, but it’s not seen because of trying to figure it out with the mind…

Round and round the mind goes and where it stops nobody knows; this is a perfect example of the mind activity in place for most people. One thought after another, no space, no quietness, just the noise manifesting as activity. If you could just sit back in a space where the noise subsides, there’s a chance to truly see what Jesus and Buddha spoke of. If you think you have an idea of what life is about I’m sorry to disappoint you, but that’s just noise. There are no answers to what life is about, but the more mind based you make your existence, the more you’ll think you have it all figured out. I’m not saying I know what life is about, but I do know what it isn’t about and it has nothing to do with what is seen by the mind. The more you’re controlled by the mind the less life is experienced. Beyond the mind activity is the only place where life is truly experienced. You can travel all around the world and make up the story of all the beauty around you, but it’s only a story to provide pleasure and store it as a pleasurable memory. Beyond the mind no story is needed, no pleasure is needed, in fact nothing is needed because this is where life truly exist.

Think about it, your entire life is a story until one day you no longer exist in your current form. Every storied experience is taken with you as if they never occurred. They were thought to be needed so you could make sense of your life, but really they mean absolutely nothing because they are all only created from the mind activity of the senses. Buddha talked about of delusion, Jesus spoke of not being of this world, what do you think they were talking about? If you remain trapped to the mind activity you will remain trapped in your suffering. Even those who think they understand this don’t because it’s not something to understand. Beyond the mind activity there’s nothing but space and the possibility of truly seeing what life is about. Why there’s difficulty in seeing this is because life isn’t about anything that you think it is. In fact it’s about everything you think it isn’t and this is because of the trying to figure it out with the mind…

Fake Answers/Fake News

Because of the way a person becomes conditioned fake answers fit into certain spots, and because of this we are constantly making up fake news where we think it will make life better…

The issue with having to constantly arrange life as if there were certain answers that make it better is fake news because even if there’s some semblance of contentment with this fake news, almost immediately the mind makes up more. Life is continuous, it’s broken up into segments (fake news) by a mind that’s in a constant state of agitation. If this wasn’t true, one would see life as complete and wouldn’t constantly need to make up fake news. It isn’t because of anything right or wrong that makes you make fake news, it’s because the mind has been trained this way so it’s only doing what it’s trained to do and fake news fits just fine.

The Conditioned Mind sees fake news in just about everything.  Sweets, drugs, alcohol, gambling, success, porn, the shortest line in the supermarket, God, religion, programs, diets, degrees, to do list, and so on, all this fake news is strictly made up to put a fake answer in place; this makes you think life will be perfect with this. Let’s say everyday you make up fake news, if you were sixty that would mean you made up roughly 22,000 fake answers, 365 x 60, all for the sole purpose to constantly have life the way you want it (fake). After all nobody purposely gets in the longest line at the store, but even if you did nothing would really change except for maybe not having to constantly make up fake news to make life complete with fake answers…

A Limited View

Going through life without an understanding of how the mind works makes this existence much more difficult because it limits the view, and limiting the view limits the choices…

We discover the cause of all suffering when we are truly able to see our thinking for what it is and understand how it creates a view that isn’t real. It feels real because of our association to the view, but the views reality is relative to our thinking and the association to our identity. When this is discovered and we disassociate with this kind of thinking, we become more aligned with a view from the Creative Intelligence of the Universe which to me is love; a view of love is what gives us so many more choices in life.

When you stop believing in a view from the self created world of thought, you learn how to allow love to be your view. This is when you will be able to see your view for what it truly is, disassociate with it as who you are and see how it causes suffering and isn’t beneficial; this is when your suffering ceases to exist. This is not some belief, it‘s factual, and I know this because it’s my direct experience. A thought cannot cause anything unless it’s given the energy needed to do so and this is what determines the limits of your view and its benefit. The more the limited view is held onto, the more limited it becomes. In the awareness of this is your freedom. It’s your own ignorance of this that creates this view of suffering, and the suffering is caused by going through life without an understanding of how the mind works as it limits your view and with a limited view you have limited choices…

Space of Awareness

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen from the space of awareness…

It matters little what noise arises, but how you listen does matter in the sense if it comes from the space of awareness. There’s all kinds of noise around most of the time, but what’s mostly heard is labeled from impulses and opinions. Freedom from the known can happen, but only when it’s learned how to truly listen, and you can only listen when you’re in the space of awareness; this is when you’ll truly hear. This space of awareness arises from silence, there’s nothing to think about in this space. A dog barking, a car beeping its horn, a helicopter, a waterfall, the ocean, all sounds can be heard and as with any sound they can annoy you or the can anchor you in the present moment. There’s so much noise that goes on in between your ears, but it has nothing to do with the sounds that are around you.

Everything arises from the space of silence, but not everything’s heard from the space of awareness. As I was sitting in my backyard the other day, listening and watching the birds, the neighbors son came out to play basketball in his yard, he also preceded to play his music very loud to where my serenity was disturbed. I immediately took a deep breath and realized that although I was enjoying the birds, I wasn’t in the space of awareness. If I was when the sound changed to what arose from the silence, in this case my neighbors music, there wouldn’t have been a disturbance. One deep breath showed me this as it allowed me to be in the space of awareness to the sounds that were there in the present moment instead of the mind agitation of the way my impulses and opinions wanted it…