The problem with “self help” is it’s based on changing what can’t be changed. New MJ Awakening Blog

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The problem with every “self-help” book ever written (and I’ve written three), is that they are all based on an erroneous starting assumption: That what you inherently are, your true nature, is somehow defective, somehow deficient, somehow lacking and needs to be fixed. That’s the message we all receive via societal conditioning from a very early age. That we are not good enough simply as we are.

But this is all based on the mind’s belief/assumption that what you intrinsically are can change!! Notice this. Consciousness is not an object, not in time, so change does not apply to “it” as change requires time and Consciousness is not in time. Do you see?

When this lifelong struggle/habit to fix, change or improve what you already and have always been is dropped because you realize that what you are doesn’t need to change and in fact can’t, what is left? Relief… joy… silence… peace.

Michael Jeffreys


2 Responses

  1. YOu mention you have written 3 books? Are they on Amazon? Also will you ever do another workshop on emptiness teachings? Thanks Paul…I enjoy your website.

    • Thanks Paul. I don’t have any plans at the moment to do another emptiness teaching workshop as currently I hold a weekly Weds. night Satsang in West Los Angeles where we meditate in silence together and then go into any and all questions that arise. You’ll find more info here:

      And my most well known “self-help” book is called, “Success Secrets of the Motivational Superstars” and yes it’s still on Amazon:

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