The Illusion of Freewill


Freewill is an illusion, but due to egoic identity very few are able to clearly see this. As I wrote about in my “5 Myths about Enlightenment” article, the wave is going wherever the ocean “decides” (and even this is not accurate as ALL is simply happening spontaneously and causelessly, i.e. LIFE does not “think”, rather it simply happens!).

There have already been a number of “scientific studies” that demonstrate that thought arrives as late as 6 seconds AFTER our brain has already sent the order for the body to take a certain action.
Another way to see this is simply to realize that you don’t know what your next thought is going to be, so how do you know what you are going to do next??

I understand that for most the idea of not having freewill sounds horrible/depressing, but the truth is you’ve NEVER had it, so what has changed? LIFE has always decided all and in fact not believing this is so is also LIFE! And, if my words have not convinced you, no worries. As Wayne Liquorman says, “Fine, if you think you have freewill than good for you… go use it!”

-Michael Jeffreys


4 Responses

  1. Very interested, Have a wonderful day friend 🙂

  2. Wonderful….thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. Michael, are you saying that life is deciding if I will buy apples instead of bananas and wash my car instead of reading a book? Is Life telling someone to do something bad and we can’t blame this person because it was already “written in the air”? I believe that we’re writing our life scenario before entering our new body so it’s a “sealed deal” but I still can decide if I want to buy a yellow sweater or a blue one. No? Are we preprogrammed puppets?

  4. This is the most vapid superficial bullshit argument against free will I have ever heard, but typical of non-duality teachers who parrot the same sentences everyone else does, including the pseudo-science bit about the brain. No depth whatsoever.

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