Enlightenment… is the shattering of the illusion of mind/body identification. New MJ Awakening Pic Quote

December 10, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Enlightenment is awakening and resting in/as the undivided, eternal, effervescent, formless Self. It is the shattering of the illusion of mind/body identification. And then opinions are seen as clouds passing in the sky, with no origin, no solidity, and no consequence to Self.

-John Dole

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Listen from SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Blog

December 8, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Listen from SILENCE.

It’s not about stopping your thoughts.

It’s about losing interest in them; truly not caring about them one way or an other.

When attention is not habitually engaged with thoughts, what is left?

Peace and Stillness.

Michael Jeffreys

How do you find what is Eternal? You are that, so it cannot be found… -Summairu. New MJ Awakening Pic Quotes

December 5, 2017 - Leave a Response

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How do you find what is Eternal? You are that, so it cannot be found. Also it cannot be found in any experience or event in time.

-Summairu

Why does the mind trouble you? Simply see that there is nothing behind the mind except eternal silence. Who does the mind trouble?

-Summairu

Unlike thoughts, SILENCE doesn’t come and go. New MJ Awakening Pic Quote

December 2, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“The perpetual happiness that ones’ own existence brings, is unfounded in this world.” -Christy Lifosjoe. New MJ Awakening Pic Quote

November 27, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Thought speaks but doesn’t know. Silence knows but doesn’t speak… New MJ Awakening Pic Quote

November 23, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Thought speaks but doesn’t know. Silence knows but doesn’t speak.

-Michael Jeffreys

Q: You’re saying this moment is perfectly whole, free, and lacking nothing simply as it is? But my mind can’t accept that! New MJ Awakening Blog

November 22, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Q: You’re saying this moment is perfectly whole, free, and lacking nothing simply as it is? But my mind can’t accept that!

MICHAEL: No mind can accept the present moment as it is; already whole and free, lacking nothing. Why? Because the mind has a project to do: fix/improve “my” life. The mind imagines a “you” who has a “life.” And so in this imaginary, dualistic mind-made world, the present moment is seen as never being good enough… at least not for long.

The way out of the chronic suffering is to realize that thoughts are an appearance, not a cause. The only true cause is Life itself. Life is spontaneously “doing” Life, not thoughts. Thoughts are part of the production, an appearance within the dream. Just like at night when the dream character gets an idea during the dream… the idea is simply more dream.

Freedom is always already the case. It’s the BELIEF in thoughts that say otherwise that is the cause of our suffering.There is only ever what’s presently happening, however it’s showing up. So if boredom or stress or anxiety or sadness or depression is showing up, then that is perfectly what is showing up. The wishing it weren’t happening when it clearly is is the root of our suffering.

The moment is no less whole or complete just because a thought claims to be unhappy. Indeed, that unhappy thought is itself wholeness appearing as an unhappy thought! FREEDOM CAN LOOK LIKE ANYTHING, which is not how the mind imagines freedom is suppose to look like! And it’s precisely because we have learned ideas of what freedom is suppose to look/feel like that most of us overlook the fact that freedom is so free that it’s free to be whatever is presently showing up, however it’s showing up.

Again, note that a thought that says this isn’t how freedom is suppose to look/feel isn’t the problem. It’s the BELIEF in the thought that says this isn’t how freedom is suppose to look/feel that causes our suffering.

And yet, even if we are believing a thought that claims this shouldn’t be happening, seeing clearly that is simply what is happening brings an acceptance beyond trying to accept or not accept. This “resisting thought” too is clearly seen as simply what’s presently arising and thus not a problem.

Freedom is seeing that the present moment is already eternally free, regardless of any transient appearance.

If it appears it will disappear… New MJ Awakening Pic Quote

November 19, 2017 - Leave a Response

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You are that which is IDENTITY-LESS. New MJ Awakening Blog

November 17, 2017 - Leave a Response

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MICHAEL: What is THIS moment like when “I” don’t identify with/as anything? No concept whatsoever, not even a nondual spiritual one. Silent Presence Being.

CHRIS: Yes, identity as non-dual, or the “I Am” has to go. Even identity as “Silent Presence Being” has to go!

MICHAEL: Exactly Chris!

 

If it changes it’s not You. New MJ Awakening Meditation

November 14, 2017 - Leave a Response

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If it changes it’s not You.

Michael Jeffreys

 

 

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