Archive for May, 2018

What does Silence have to say about this moment? New MJ Awakening Blog
May 31, 2018

lavendar daisy

What does silence have to say about this moment?

Michael Jeffreys

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Whatever arises… the constant is that YOU are AWARE of it. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 29, 2018

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Whatever arises… thought, feeling, perception, inspiration, idea, question, complaint, insight, agitation, joy, boredom, celebration, doesn’t matter… the constant is that YOU are AWARE of it.

YOU are never not AWARE.

Get in touch with THAT.

BE with THAT.

BE with YOURSELF. 

Michael Jeffreys

EGO is the activity of IDENTIFYING… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 26, 2018

finger print birds in the sky

EGO is not a thought. Ego is not a feeling. Ego is not a story. Ego is the activity of IDENTIFYING with a thought, feeling or story.

Michael Jeffreys

Every THOUGHT is a conclusion. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 25, 2018

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Every THOUGHT is a conclusion.

Michael Jeffreys

Comments

CHANNANAGOWD: Only when it is possessed.

MICHAEL: 


 

JAZ: Yes..  Oh.. my “Yes” is conclusion too 

MICHAEL: Exactly Jaz! It’s quite stunning when you actually see this, because when that habitual/unconscious addiction of needing to conclude anything about anything is seen through, there’s just what IS.

The simplicity of what IS is so simple that conclusions no longer apply or make any sense… I mean, what can you honestly conclude about something that never stops changing? 

 

Heaven IS eternally Now… hell, but a thought away. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 24, 2018

byron katie on heaven and hell

(I was looking for a photo to go with my quote below when I came cross this one from Byron Katie!)

 

Heaven IS eternally Now… hell, but a thought away. 

Michael Jeffreys

Mind can only ever give you a perspective, but no TRUTH… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 22, 2018

Perspective

Mind is another word for perspective.
 
TRUTH is not in any perspective.

Michael Jeffreys

FEELING, rather than thinking about, THOUGHTS. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 20, 2018

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FEELING, rather than thinking about, THOUGHTS

The energy of a critical or judgmental thought is the same, whether it’s directed at ourselves or someone else. Either way it’s a movement away from LOVE, away from PRESENCE, away from BEING, away from our timeless TRUE NATURE. 

Michael Jeffreys

CONSCIOUS BREATH Awareness Throughout Your day… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 18, 2018

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CONSCIOUS BREATH AWARENESS THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY  

Where is your breath right now?

Silently tune in to your chest as your lungs slowly inflate and deflate with life giving oxygen.

Now that you’ve found the breath, stay connected to it as often as possible as you move through your day.

As soon as you notice you’ve forgotten about your breath, come back and re-connect to it.

Staying connected to our breath keeps us grounded in the body, and the body is always effortlessly PRESENT.

Michael Jeffreys

Almost everybody’s life goes BIRTH… thought, thought, thought… DEATH. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 14, 2018

birth and death of thoughts

It occurred to me that almost everybody’s life who has ever been born on this planet goes something like this:

BIRTH… thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought, thought… DEATH.

Michael Jeffreys

 

Comments

KATIE: CLICK… tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick… BOOM 💥 Somehow this all translated to me like a ticking time bomb. 

MICHAEL: Great visual Katie! Yes, whatever time your body has left (before it goes KABOOM! ) , do you want to spend it in/as Presence or more thought? 


SHELLY: Brings sadness to read that. I don’t want that for myself and yet feel trapped in that.

MICHAEL: Yes, I felt sadness around this too Shelly! But also heartfelt gratitude for seeing it.


CHANNANAGOWD: I am sure even the Birth and the Death are thoughts themselves.

MICHAEL: 

Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 11, 2018

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Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere

Does any word, sound or thought alter, add to or take away from the Presence you have always been and are right now?

Are you not already Presence before the next word, sound or thought shows up?

Are you not already Presence during the word, sound or thought?

Are you not already Presence after the word, sound or thought leaves?

Have you ever been anything besides Presence?

Michael Jeffreys

Comments

ERIC: No but it does feel to me like it is possible to be more or less present. And more presence comes with more feelings of aliveness and joy. I could be using the wrong words to describe this though…

MICHAEL: Since there is only Presence that is ever truly present, anything after “no but…” (and including “no but”!) is a mental imagining or exploration that we are interested in, as Nazarah says. Nothing wrong with it… but it’s not Presence only knowing itself.

RICK: “Isness”……..is not the mind, as some “teachers” have not clarified this distinction.

MICHAEL: That’s it Rick… there is nothing else to clarify. ISness is not mind and mind is not ISness. The noticing of this is the discrimination that vedanta is always going on about… noticing what changes versus what doesn’t. Thoughts are never not changing, so they are never truly Present.

 

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