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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Practical Solutions

The Conditioned Mind is the cause of why you do what you do. It’s not because of a made up God so don’t look for God to fix it. When responsibility for your actions is taken, it’s then that practical solutions will be seen…

The more you understand yourself and see the Conditioned Mind at the core of your actions, the more practical your life’s solution are. You can wait for a made up God to fix you, but the more practical approach is to take control of your actions by learning to do things that puts you in harmony with life.

If freedom is something you have an impulse for, the reason why you are not free is what you need to get in touch with. This has nothing to do with God so God won’t fix it. When this is understood and the impulse to change arises, you will have something practical to work with. It sounds simple and the practical solution is, but it’s difficult in the actual change because of the way the Conditioned Mind has evolved. The mind is a problem solving machine, but it’s the thing creating all the problems. Understand this and you will be well on way to a freedom never experienced before.

If you don’t truly get to know yourself you will constantly repeat behavior that doesn’t allow harmony with life. Not being in harmony creates the impulse which is the energy of love to be relieved of your self absorption. Until this is understood not a made up God or anything else will be able to help remove your blocks to love. Hold onto whatever beliefs you need, but understand you do what you do because of the way you have been conditioned. It’s no ones fault and until you become responsible for your own actions, your beliefs will most likely never fully go away and your freedom will be fleeting at best. Stay controlled by your Conditioned Mind and stay in the prison to the bondage of self; why this is unfortunate is because not even your made up God will be able to help you…

Two Standards One Decision

Everyday upon awakening a decision is made to begin your day between a standard that serves one or serves many, when this is understood you will see the standard to serve many is the only choice…

There are two standards that a person can choose to live by. One is to live life through a self serving standard. This choice doesn’t need much explanation because anything that is done through this type of standard is a benefit only to one person and that is to the person who is self serving. The other way to live is through a standard that serves many. This one is a little more complex because it involves many more people and the affect is so much more wide spread.

The self serving standard only has one purpose and that is to satisfy self. It’s pretty clear how this works. Whatever is used in this standard is done to benefit yourself. There isn’t much unity or love in this. Not many people are under the spell of a self serving standard all the time, there’s usually fluctuations between the two, but they cannot occur at the same time so it’s either one or the other. The more the mind is conditioned to self serve, the more time one will spend thinking about themselves. This is a very selfish way to live, but it’s how so many of us have been conditioned to live. To break this spell this has to be understood. If it isn’t, you will remain under the spell of the self serving standard.

Let’s look at the standard that serves many; this encompasses all of humanity. It touches the entire Universe because that’s its source energy. This standard isn’t self created or sustained by doing, it’s a direct result of being aligned with stillness; this stillness is the Universe, it’s why there’s unity and joy when this is our standard. It has to be this way because life is derived from stillness; it sustains itself. It serves many and is a benefit to all. These are your choices and the one that you select becomes your life standard and what you will bring to all humanity. Simply put, serve yourself and you serve one or serve many and all humanity will be served…

Filling a Delusional Lack

The more something is reached for to fill some delusional lack, the less that lack is filled and the more something will be needed to try and fill your delusional lack…

A person will never be free of attachment to self if a discipline isn’t developed to see the reason behind why anything is reached for to begin with. There’s a delusional lack that is the cause and if it isn’t identified there will always be delusional reaching. What I have learned is although some try to address breaking their attachments, most of the time they don’t really break it, something else is put in its place, they substitute. This is a major issue in our society and this is why people don’t truly break the hold from attachment, regardless of what is used. They may not use a certain thing anymore, but they are far from free.

Attachment is attachment and until the reaching itself and not the thing used is addressed the only thing that will change is the thing used. I know this from experience, this isn’t psychological babble, it’s the way it is. It happened to me and I see it happening all around me, people don’t just use things like alcohol or drugs, but nicotine, food, sex, meetings, self created purposes, work, social status, education, caffeine, ad infinitum on whatever it is that has a hold of you, is justified as okay to use, but all that’s been done is substituting one thing for another. Granted a lot of times the other things being used may have a less devastating affect, but it’s substitution just the same. This occurs because the true nature of the reaching isn’t understood. It has nothing to do with what’s used, it has everything to do with why there is reaching to begin with. When the need to reach for anything isn’t there you will understand it’s because you are complete just as you are and your delusional lack is no more…

Utilizing the Present

The present when utilized stops the incessant merry-go-round mind from controlling how your life is going to be lived and unlocks a quietness that’s at the base of all your decisions…

There are different ways the merry-go-round mind can be stopped, it will take some trial and error to find what works best for you. To me being present is the opening of the heart to quietness. The present is one of the main things to use to stop the mind in its tracks. It can be utilized as something to minimize the damage inflicted by the Conditioned Mind. If nothing is used to stop the merry-go-round mind, there will be no way to get off the ride. This is how the Conditioned Mind remains in control because nothing is developed to keep it in check. An unchecked undisciplined mind is the creator of chaos and it’s at the core of humanity’s disfunction.

The way you go about developing the discipline to stop the mind from running amok is through remaining present as much as possible; it doesn’t have to be anything formal. The point is to remain present anyway you can to stop the incessant self serving mind from controlling your life so space can be created between your thoughts. In this space of quiet is the ability to live life happy, joyous, and free. The merry-go-round needs to be stopped if you are to become your true self and live this kind of life.

I use sayings, sometimes the breath or just the silence beneath the noise. Whatever is used it has to be understood that it’s being done to create space between your thoughts. This is of the utmost importance if discipline is to assist in breaking the chains of the Conditioned Mind. You can only get off the merry-go-round when it stops and you can only stop it when you develop the ability to shut it down, and what will allow you the ability to do this is to be present. The merry-go-round will never stop on its own and you will never be able to create the space needed between your thoughts until you understand how to get off the ride and allow love to be in control of your life instead of being on the merry-go-round of life; just existing and going in circles…

Love: A True Criteria

Love is the true criteria of a successful life; love is life’s essence. Our adversities are between our heart and our head, but when the light of love shines through our heart, our adversities are no more…

It seems our greatest lessons come from our darkest times, but it’s only dark because that’s what is seen. There’s always a light shining, but it’s your view that’s of darkness. It’s not that adversity is needed to learn some of life’s most valuable lesson, but because of the way we’re conditioned, it causes adversity; the adversity is ours not life’s. There is no adversity in life, there is only adversity in people and it’s caused because of our developed view of life; when the view isn’t one based in love adversity has to follow.

I would say we’re a backward society because of what is used as the criteria if a person is considered successful. There’s only one true criteria to lead a successful life and that is to love. Do you think Jesus or the Buddha were concerned with their finances or their social status when they were walking the earth? So much time and energy is wasted on a self serving criteria and until this is realized and it becomes different there will always be adversity in your life. Love and live in the light adversity free or remain with a self serving criteria as the base of existence and stay in the darkness. The essence of life itself is love and your heart always wants to live in the light of this love, but your head has been conditioned to live in the darkness of a self serving criteria so there’s always adversity. When you can break the chains of this conditioned darkness, there will be nothing but light in your life and it’s then that you will understand what it means to be truly successful in life, not by a criteria created by society, but by a criteria of the light of love in your heart that’s shining through…

Past Memory Attachment

You cannot move on with your life if you’re attaching to a past memory. What happens in the past needs to remain there if your future is to be different…

This article isn’t about how one should grieve as much as it’s about how our Conditioned Mind likes to attach to the past. I have not lost anyone I love in any of our nations previous conflicts or wars, but I have lost loved ones in my life and I attribute it as just being a part of life, not a pleasant part, but a part just the same. A loss of a loved is a loss any way it occurs and it’s the attachment that causes you to suffer. Not attaching doesn’t make it easier to lose someone, but it does allow for the freedom to move on and not attach to the suffering of the initial reaction to the loss.

You will never have closure and move on if you’re attach to a past memory over and over. What happens in the past needs to remain there if our future is to be different. The Conditioned Mind Patterns remain ingrained by using your memory to keep you in captivity. The love you have for someone always remains in your heart, always. You don’t have to hold a special ceremony to show your love for them. It’s always there every minute of every day, not just on the anniversary of their passing.

This may not be a favorable post to some, but it’s not my intention to offend anyone or to tell others how to grieve, each person has their own conditioned process in place. All I am saying is to look at how the Conditioned Mind uses the past to create stories in your head that keeps your suffering active. After all isn’t that what reliving a past loss does, you don’t really need to have ceremonies to honor loved ones; I’m only saying this because of the suffering it causes. The place that a person who passes on truly lives is in the place of eternity, which is in our heart. Grieve in anyway that you are conditioned to grieve, just understand the love for a loved one never dies, it’s always within you, but it does get blocked from entering the eternal world of your heart by attaching the past memories of the Conditioned Mind…

Mirror of Truth

If you don’t find out why you need to reach for something to alter your current state, you will substitute the things used your entire life and whatever it is that you reach for will remain your master…

Whatever controls you is your master. It doesn’t matter what it is. Your aren’t up against evil forces or negative energy. What you are up against is your own Conditioned Mind Patterns. Even if they change from something you believe in and now you look at it differently, if the change isn’t from a place of quietness you will still be in bondage. When something is reached for it is bondage. If you don’t find out why you need to reach for anything, you will substitute the things that you use your entire life; you will just go from thing to thing. I’m not asking you to believe this, I’m telling you from my experience that this is the way it is. This is real. Lying to yourself is all part of a persons conditioning, even if it causes your own misery your mind will tell you to discount this.

You are your own worse enemy. I know this as a fact, but yet it’s still going to be a struggle at times because of the conditioning. For me the freedom from the bondage of self is becoming more and more of a reality in my life and I know this because there is less and less reaching for things and there is more time spent in the moment of I Am. This takes a lot of discipline, more then most people are willing to develop, but if you really want freedom you will have to be able to look in the mirror and understand you are looking at your only block to freedom. It will be at this point that you can start breaking free from a self that has be leading you around like a puppet on a string. Facing yourself is the most difficult thing you will ever do because you have been conditioned not to face yourself. If you want to be free, I suggest you start developing a plan to break free from yourself and change your Conditioned Mind Patterns. If not, enjoy the puppet show which you happen to have the leading role…