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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

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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

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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.

 

How old is NOW? New MJ Awakening Blog
May 10, 2018

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Silently meditating/reflecting on a Koan (a question without a definitive answer) stills/quiets the mind…

How old is NOW?

Where does NOW begin and end?

Michael Jeffreys

TRUTH, the Infinite, is changeless. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 9, 2018

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TRUTH, the Infinite, is changeless.

Thoughts are never not changing.

Thus whenever confusion/suffering arises, I know I am in thought and not Infinite, changeless, Presence.

What to do? Notice this!

Oh, I imagined I was lacking in some way… that I needed something to be complete, to be whole… ha ha, silly me!”  

Michael Jeffreys

What YOU are is too fresh, too alive, too now to even be thought about. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 6, 2018

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What YOU are is too fresh, too alive, too now to even be thought about.

Michael Jeffreys

 

Are You a concept or Absolute Reality?  New MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2018

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Are You a concept or Absolute Reality? 

Man is a concept. Woman is a concept. Paul, Sally, Ravi, Karen, etc. are concepts. Brother, sister, mother, father are all concepts that were learned, told to you from someone else. World is a concept. We are swimming in a sea of learned concepts… words that are not original, not native to us.

THAT which is AWARE of ALL concepts, every single word that exists in all languages or will ever exist, is NOT a concept.

You are not a concept… no concept defines you because all concepts appear IN you, the changeless, the timeless, the unmanifested, the unborn, Absolute Reality. 

Michael Jeffreys

Whatever arises is NOT you. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 1, 2018

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Whatever arises is NOT you.

How do you know?

You don’t come and go.

Michael Jeffreys

P.S. This is what MUST be nailed down. If you think you are coming and going or changing, then you know you are in imagination and not infinite presence, which never moves, comes or goes. It simply IS. Everything else changes but YOU.

What I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2018

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Salvation is the mind’s idea of the journey to self-realization based on the belief that I am broken/incomplete as I am and need saving.

But can I actually find this broken/incomplete entity that needs saving? Or has it always been an imagining that was innocently being believed, but was never true. That what I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything.

Michael Jeffreys

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