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.

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Looking Inward

Not looking at the way you live leaves it mostly up to chance that it’s being lived in the most beneficial of ways. Your mind can be your greatest asset, but it can also be the greatest block to truly living life to the fullest…

It’s a lot easier to go with the flow of what’s considered the normal way of thinking than to go against the grain because anyone who doesn’t agree with the norm is labeled as odd. I ask you this, how much of this normal way of thinking is actually yours? Before a person develops the coping mechanisms that are put in place, how much looking inward is truly put into seeing if these mechanisms are beneficial? Not many people invest money, get married, have children, by a house, take a job, or do anything before looking into if there are benefits, but how much do you look at your own behavior? This is what truly needs to be looked at if you ever want to understand yourself.

Life isn’t magical for anyone. Life is life pure and simple and it will not be lived to the fullest without doing the things that allow this. You can either cooperate with life and make it more beneficial or you can be controlled by a mind that doesn’t want you to look at why you do what you do. If you are content with being on an up and down emotional roller coaster so be it. I haven’t met one single person who at some point in their life hasn’t reached outside themselves for contentment. This contentment seeking is an agitation of the mind that few truly understand, not because they can’t, but because this agitation is not given the time needed to look at it and find real answers, not the make believe ones that you are probably living your life by right now…

A Doing Agenda

When you have to be doing you’re distracted from your inner place of being (quietness) and if you’re not careful, even when you are idle you can be just as distracted from your inner place of being by needing to do…

It’s not like a quiet mind is something that just happens. At times it’s naturally more quiet than others, but quietness is not the default mind for most, at least it wasn’t for me. Sometimes if I can I have to stop doing and just sit, it’s almost like there’s a reset button for my mind. I can usually tell I need to sit when my view is to do. I’m not talking about when I have to do something like work, or I have an appointment, or certain things that need to be done, when this happens the mind is busy so the distractions don’t allow the mind to know it isn’t quiet. I’m talking about mostly when not much is happening and I’m afforded the flexibility to pretty much do as I want, that’s when the mind really wants to do because it doesn’t have a set agenda.

When there’s idle time without a set agenda it’s then that the mind creates the most chaos because it’s looking for structure, it’s looking to set an some kind of agenda. Your own mind will make you believe all kinds of nonsense and one of these is it needs structure. Quietness doesn’t need structure because it exist in the moment of what is so what’s occurring at this exact moment is all the structure the quiet mind needs. The doing mind needs structure so it has something to do. The quiet mind sustains a place of quietness simply because it doesn’t need to do anything to be quiet…

Thought Nonsense

Most thoughts become a self created prison because the thoughts are usually given so much unnecessary energy that they go beyond the point where they’re a benefit to you or anyone else…

It’s very important to grasp exactly what the process of a thought is and how it arises and is attached to by the Conditioned Mind. Here is a what occurs when a thought arises: let’s say it’s time to get in your car and go to work, you’ve given yourself plenty of time to get there and the weather is simple gorgeous, so now you begin the drive. As you’re driving you come to a train crossing, a very large train is in progress, it has to be at least one hundred and seventy five cars long; you are waiting patiently as you know you have plenty of time to get to your destination so the train finally passes and you go. Now though there’s traffic and it’s moving slowly (road work). As you’re stuck in this traffic the cushion you gave yourself to get to work has faded and now your Conditioned Mind begins its nonsense.

It all starts by the traffic being a trigger that activates the conditioning in the form of a thought, this creates a mind agitation telling you these delays are ridiculous. This is the first step in how a thought is given energy to grab hold. It has nothing to do with the traffic, but it has everything to do with the traffic, at least to the Conditioned Mind. Substitute the traffic with anything and see how what’s happening right now is wanted different and watch the nonsense begin. So now there’s traffic and you don’t want there to be any; that’s the arisen conditioning. Next in the thought process is the attachment to not wanting there to be traffic. The more attachment there is the more agitated the mind becomes and the more nonsense is created. Until you finally get to work, this energy will fester and you will keep telling yourself how you really hate traffic. The reality of all this is, although traffic is what grabbed you, it wouldn’t matter what it was. You really just wanted life to be the way that you wanted it and when it wasn’t, it opened the door for the conditioned nonsense to begin…

Attracting Energy

The energy of love has more of an impact than the energy of hate and although you may love, others around you may not, but their energy will at least be neutralized somewhat because that’s just how love rolls…

All energy attracts regardless of what the base of it is. You can’t have a melee with one person so if the energy of a given situation isn’t attached to, it will just dissipate and the melee will never occur. So it is also with love, when your energy comes from a place of love it also attracts, but it’s more powerful than the energy of hate and because of loves lasting effects, the results are much different. This is why it’s so important to be the instrument of love in a world where many are self serving instruments. Loving energy attracts naturally and if you aren’t making up stories it’s impossible to have one. When you’re with other people if you don’t have a story they won’t either and love will be the energy of that moment.

The energy of love is much more reaching than the energy of hate and although you may love, others around you may not; although their energy will at least be neutralized because that’s just how love rolls. You will change situations just by your energy being based in love, you don’t need to do anything. If someone gossips, don’t participate. When someone cuts you off on the road, just be with it and let it go. If a person tends to be angry, don’t feed their anger. By doing this it doesn’t mean others will change, but at least for the moment loves energy will be in control and the more this is done, the more attracting loves energy will become…

Lovingly Connected

There’s a oneness with life that comes from a deep place, it’s not something that any human activity can make happen, it’s the connection to love that comes from the heart of the Universe…

In my experience love cannot expand on its own, it needs others. Deepening a connection with others deepens the love in our heart, and this is what connects us. If this connection to each other were to happen, there would be no more greed, hate, or war because we will fall over each other in love; it’s in this love for each other that the true magnificence of life can be experienced. A majestic sunset, a cool ocean breeze, the magnificence of a star filled night, loving yourself and others, a connection to all humanity, these are experiences from the depths of love.

I don’t profess to know what love is, but I do understand how a connection to others deepens my love. When I experience this, it leaves me speechless and because of all of you, I have been speechless many times in the last eleven years. I’m using the word love to describe this, but to feel this connection words cannot truly explain it. To watch in awe as I’m speaking to someone and as I explain what I went through I see a sparkle of love in their eyes, to me this a true connection. This is a oneness with all of life that comes from such a deep place and it’s not something that any human activity can make happen…

Agitated Beliefs

If an agitation in the head is the control point of your life it won’t stop because there’s a belief in something. Beliefs hinder the mind’s settling because they are what creates the agitation and holds it in place…

If you’re being controlled by the agitations in the head it doesn’t matter much what’s going on, it’s going to be difficult to be at peace. There’s so much agitation in the world and what makes it so is most people are looking for answers out there when the answers are within. What causes the agitations is when you’re not aware you already have all your answers, but with a mind that’s conditioned to want answers, you have to constantly look for them, hence the created agitation. This is how the agitation of a Conditioned Mind is formed and how it blocks awareness to your inner peace. It’s an agitation created because if you knew you had your answers the need to look for them would not exist and nor would the agitations.

When you come to the place where you understand this, the agitations will lessen and your inner peace will increase. If this isn’t understood, the agitations will never stop. This is why it’s so important to understand this now; there’s no reason to wait to be at peace. It’s not like the agitations are needed to live life, they’re only there because of unawareness of them. Everyone has the ability to allow for the removal of the agitations in the head; if you practice properly. It’s just not something that’s going to happen on its owns, but isn’t it beautiful that peace is in your own hands and it’s totally up to each individual how much peace is in your life. A little practice equates to a little peace. A belief in some unforeseen power won’t make this happen, it’s up to the individual to do what’s necessary to stop the agitations. As you practice the agitations subside and what’s left is inner peace. If you’re waiting for anything else, you’ll be waiting a very long time and it probably won’t happen in this lifetime…

No True Difference

The thought of being different from others isn’t a true difference, it’s only a thought. When the thought arises if it isn’t attached to, there’s no difference as there’s a connection with all of life…

Because of the Conditioned Mind when someone is from another part of the world and they look different outwardly they’re seen as being different, but the only difference is the made up story. There is no true difference and when one understands that the nature of all differences is only from the way one is conditioned, it ceases to exist. At the core of this understanding is a oneness within and thus a oneness with everything. This includes insects, animals, fish, plants, and humans, in essence the entire Universe, but don’t miss interpret this, it’s not a concept or theory. It can only be truly sensed when the mind is very still and only in the context of your mind being absent of any thought about differences.

There has to be a oneness within oneself before there can be oneness with anyone else. If this doesn’t occur it’s because you are consumed by the thought realm and the thought realm is controlled by the Conditioned Mind. Please don’t take this lightly, it’s the reason, greed, hate, and delusion are the default setting of so many minds. If there isn’t quietness, there’s noise and if there’s noise it’s derived from your own conditioning. Sit with this and notice when differences arise and what’s at its core. Let it pass without labeling it, just watch it’s core and don’t attach to it. Remember the thought of being different isn’t a true difference, it’s only a thought and when it arises as it will, if there isn’t attachment to the thought it will be impossible for there to be differences as there is only one race; the human one…