ACCEPTANCE vs. RESISTANCE New MJ Awakening Blog

October 2, 2018 - Leave a Response

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

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

September 30, 2018 - Leave a Response

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

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

September 25, 2018 - Leave a Response

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 - Leave a Response

mind is made of concepts

There is no Reality to mind, only concepts.

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

September 21, 2018 - Leave a Response

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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 - Leave a Response

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 - Leave a Response

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

“Nothing helps the imaginary person be free.” New MJ Awakening Pointer

September 9, 2018 - Leave a Response

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“Nothing helps the imaginary person be free.” -Lisa Lennon

MICHAEL: What about what is spontaneously arising is saying it’s you?

“So much suffering comes from wanting to be special…” New MJ Awakening Blog

September 5, 2018 - Leave a Response

I am special

“The need to be something instead of nothing… so much suffering comes from wanting to be special… it’s terrible.”  -Salvadore Poe

MICHAEL: Love this pointer by Sal… thinking oneself special in any way, shape or form (which the egoic thinking mind is doing non-stop) is imaginary division, separation, where there is none, and thus the horrible suffering Sal is pointing to. How can anything be more or less special if All is One? It doesn’t compute. No imaginary separation = wholeness = peace.

Everything that avoids SILENCE is ego. New MJ Awakening Pointer

September 3, 2018 - Leave a Response

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Everything that avoids SILENCE is ego.

michael jeffreys

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