The Mind is a “Concluder” and Keeps Seeking Alive

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The mind is a “concluder.” By this I mean it “concludes” what something means. For example, a thought can arise that says, “I sent this person an email and they never responded, therefore this means they are rude, don’t like me, an asshole,” etc.

A conclusion has been reached about what something means. But why conclude? How could a conclusion from the past be of any relevance in the fresh, new NOW? Don’t I need to see what is actually happening NOW, before I can conclude what it means? And the moment I start to draw another conclusion, BAM!, too late! It’s already a fresh NOW… never-before, never-again, one and done.

To conclude is time… YOU are timeless.

-Michael Jeffreys

Two Facebook Comments:

“Maybe each conclusion represents the actualization of a potential wave in your brain–unlimited potential is turned into a result — a particle — in your assessment of reality–creating TIME. By observing this as it happens and refusing to stop at any conclusion, you remain open and timeless.” –Tom Bunzel

Michael: Nice Tom! Yes, like the brain photo above illustrates, each “conclusion” is like a little ball of light that has crystallized and become more dense and solid than the energy around it. And the more sure we are “right”, the denser and heavier the energy becomes. By not coming to any conclusions, you keep the energy light and moving, and thus don’t impede its natural and spontaneous flow. Seeking falls away naturally because without concluding anything, you are in harmony with Life’s natural flow each moment. You can either “go with the flow” or stop and conclude, but you can’t do both.

” The conclusion illusion. Self made suffering.” <3–Alfred Greene

Michael: Yes! Whether it’s positive or negative, any conclusion we believe into existence will eventually bring suffering.

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8 Responses

  1. Excellent article Michael. Could I ask you how a positive conclusion will eventually bring suffering? Thanks.

  2. Hi Pam, great question. Because happiness or any positive conclusion is temporary and impermanent, it does not last. We have all learned this through relationships, for example.

    What does not change? This is where our attention needs to be if we truly wish to get off the merry-go-round of life’s ups and downs… what does not change is beyond the mind’s opinion about what is positive or negative. It is the stillness that is looking out your eyes… and can ONLY be noticed when the mind is quiet because it is prior to ALL thoughts, be they positive or negative.

    Hope this helps,

    Much Love,
    Michael

  3. Let me ask you a question Pam:

    Why do YOU like to create, to build, to play a musical instrument, sing or draw or paint or plant or learn a new skill or hobby or try a new food or read a new book or buy something new or figure out the solution to a problem or gaze at sunsets or try something new or improve something old?

  4. Let me ask you a question Pam:

    Why do YOU like to create, to build, to play a musical instrument, sing or draw or paint or plant or learn a new skill or hobby or try a new food or read a new book or buy something new or figure out the solution to a problem or gaze at sunsets or try something new or improve something old?

  5. Well, I guess the answer to that is because I like doing some of these things and/or they “need” doing. Also I do these things to experience something and/or find out how it works etc…

  6. Hi Michael, Was my reply to your question the kind of answer you were expecting…??

  7. Some great yet true inspirational pieces the work speaks for itself, even the writting on the wall is enough more than account but dedication true devotion with the relm of realism total.

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