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“I searched for God and found only myself…” -Rumi. New MJ Awakening Meditation
October 15, 2018

rumi i searched for god

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The problem with “self help” is it’s based on changing what can’t be changed. New MJ Awakening Blog
October 8, 2018

self help books

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

 

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited. New MJ Awakening Pointer
October 5, 2018

infinite

That which is limited can never truly be UNLIMITED.

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited.

Michael Jeffreys

ACCEPTANCE vs. RESISTANCE New MJ Awakening Blog
October 2, 2018

practice being present

Mind resists what is (or if it likes it, it resists it ending).
Awareness accepts what is, however it is.
Mind imagines a better future moment.
Awareness is only aware now.

Mind is never fully content for long.
Awareness’s nature is contentment itself.
The addiction to the journey for peace
is a distraction from directly experiencing
the peace that is already ever-present.

This is why Papaji said to, “Call off the search,”
and to notice something right where you are.
Something that is being overlooked… YOU.

Michael Jeffreys

Because you are every experience you’ve ever had you can’t BE any of them. New MJ Awakening Reminder
September 30, 2018

laughing golden buddha

Because you are every experience you’ve ever had you can’t BE any of them. Thus the Buddha laughed.

michael jeffreys

What about PHYSICAL PAIN, DEPRESSION AND FATIGUE…? New MJ Awakening Blog
September 25, 2018

pain

Q: What about PHYSICAL PAIN, DEPRESSION and FATIGUE and wanting results from trying different remedies?

MICHAEL: The body will naturally seek relief from physical pain in whatever way it can… that’s its nature and there’s no problem with that.

The practice is to be as silence is being, rather than getting involved or believing thoughts. If it shows up, that’s what is… you remain silent. (As you know, the mind will fight this suggestion as not being practical, that you need it, etc. No matter. Keep internally silent anyway. Life is doing everything… seeing this is the peace beyond words.)

You can also use bodily pains for deep Self-inquiry by asking yourself, “What is AWARE of the pain that’s arising in this moment?” And then noticing something must be aware of the pain or how would you know about it? What is that? What’s aware of the pain? Put your attention on the Awareness rather than the pain and see what happens.

 

Mind is made of concepts… New MJ Awakening Noticing
September 22, 2018

mind is made of concepts

There is no Reality to mind, only concepts.

michael jeffreys

“I wrote 10,000 words to see it wasn’t in the 10,000 words.” New MJ Awakening Pointer
September 21, 2018

orange center purple flower

I wrote 10,000 words to see it wasn’t in the 10,000 words.

michael jeffreys

Don’t touch thoughts and they will empty themselves out. New MJ Awakening Blog
September 14, 2018

girl in garbage

When the garbage inside our house starts to pile up, we take it outside and throw it away because it’s unhealthy to sit in garbage. Yet when our mind starts to pile up with garbage (thoughts), we do the opposite and wallow in it and then can’t figure out why we’re sick, miserable and suffering. So we think more about it, thus adding more garbage to the problem of having too much garbage in our head!? Do you see?

Don’t touch thoughts and they will empty themselves out.

Keep quiet internally as you go about your day. Notice that whatever needs to get done still gets done.

michael jeffreys

The practice is to remain SILENT… New MJ Awakening Pointer
September 12, 2018

silence please

The practice is to remain SILENT, regardless of what the mind says or doesn’t say. When a thought arises, add nothing and drop back into SILENCE.

michael jeffreys

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