Thoughts vs experience

I found it can be helpful to keep in mind that we only experience whatever we experience. So, unless you are the one in a war, or starving, or being raped, than you are, by default, in mind, in story, in thoughtland.

It’s not reality, because it’s not happening in the moment. And if it does, you will deal with it directly, as it unfolds to you in the moment it is actually happening!

Otherwise, as it is, it is just story to you… all of it… including whatever you like and dislike about the story and all the things you are going to do or not do about it. From this perspective, it makes sense that whatever you believe ABOUT the story is what you will experience inside you in the form of thoughts, feelings/emotions.

Full acceptance of the present moment simply means that whatever is currently happening has your full attention and nothing else.

Much Love,

Michael Jeffreys



3 Responses

  1. I’m hoping you can shed some light on something I’ve struggled to understand. From a Buddist, one-ness, yogi (whatever you want to call it) perspective, how does one deal with the terrible things that happen in life? In your post you mention rape, starvation and war. How from your perspective are we supposed to deal with these terrible things that happen to us? So if someone is being raped, the person experiencing it should just experience it and simply accept it? I have really gravitated toward eastern philosophies that speak of just being the consciousness we are and realizing that thoughts are illusions, but this is the biggest problem I’ve grappled with. Are we supposed to let terrible things unfold and have no say? I know the word ‘terrible’ is just a thought but those things actually happen. People actually are being hurt or starving. How are we suppose to view and accept this? I’d appreciate any light you can shed on this subject. Thanks

  2. Thank you for your comment/question Stephanie. As I said in my orig. post, unless it’s actually happening to YOU, it’s all in your mind, in story, in thought and NOT a reality. We “take on” the stories of the world’s atrocities on ourselves out of a guilt which we were taught by society. Does a baby come out of the womb worried and feeling guilty? Of course not, it has to be taught to do these insane things!?

    How does YOU feeling guilty, bad, upset, worried, angered, anxious about ANYTHING help the planet? Love and Peace starts within YOU. That’s the best thing you can do if you really want to help heal the planet. Start with yourself and lead by example. You can do it! Get in touch with your highest, joyous, most loving vibration every moment and follow it. This is your intuition or higher self. Trust in it and only it and you will never go astray. πŸ™‚

    Much Love,

  3. I absolutely agree, Michael. Thanks for the great article. πŸ™‚

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