What observes the moving mind? When is it not NOW? new MJ Awakening Blog

May 31, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Mind is movement. What observes the moving mind? Take a look for yourself. That which observes or is aware of the moving mind pictures doesn’t move. And so we rest as the ever-present stillness/silent aware observer.

And if we get pulled back into the mind’s tumult out of habit, what then? Notice this and come back to the ever-present stillness/silent aware observer. It’s here right now as you read these words… notice this. It’s our natural state of effortless being, like when we were babies before we learned language.

With language, thinking/thought stories/concepts (and thus imagined separation, i.e., ‘me’ and ‘other’) showed up and began to dominate the naturally pure, attribute-less, luminous consciousness/presence that we inherently are.

And so we ‘return’ to the ‘place’ we never left and discover it is the same now as when our body was born. Although the mind pretends otherwise, it’s only ever now.

Like when a movie shows scenes from a character’s past, it’s actually being shown to the audience when? Now… only ever now. Likewise, if the movie character is imagining an event in the future, when is the audience seeing it? Now… only ever now. And so we rest in/as the silent awake presence that is timelessly here/now.

Michael Jeffreys

Whatever thought says you are, you are much, much greater… new MJ Awakening Blog

May 29, 2017 - 6 Responses

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Whatever thought says you are, you truly aren’t.
You are much, much greater.
Whatever thought says someone else is, they’re truly not.
They’re much, much greater.
Whatever thought says is happening, truly isn’t.
It’s much, much greater.

Michael Jeffreys

Do you recommend note taking at satsang? New MJ Awakening Blog

May 26, 2017 - 2 Responses

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Do you recommend note taking at satsang?

MICHAEL: No. What you inherently are is the wordless radiant presence here/now and thus no notes are needed if one truly sees what we are pointing at. Notes are for the jiva/ego in the hope that it will someday understand something at a future date. But what is being pointing at is already here now. It’s what’s aware of the jiva/mind trying to figure out what it is. The former a being, the latter a doing. Awareness is ever-present. It never goes anywhere. It is the only “thing” that ever truly IS… and you are THAT.

Michael Jeffreys

Rest in the unborn… new MJ Awakening Blog

May 19, 2017 - Leave a Response

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Rest in the unborn, your ineffable true nature, and everything else will take care of itself because there is nothing else. If it’s knowable, if it comes, sooner or later it will go. Thus it is not unborn.

As long as our attention wanders into the born, i.e., something knowable (a thought, a feeling, an idea, a concept, an opinion, a belief, etc.), the unborn remains obscured to us. Just like if our attention constantly goes to clouds, we lose sight of the sun.

Michael Jeffreys

What is a THOUGHT? new MJ Awakening Blog

May 13, 2017 - Leave a Response

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“What is a THOUGHT?”

This was the question I asked at the beginning of last Wednesday night’s West LA weekly Satsang.

“What is a THOUGHT?”

The mere sincere asking of this question brought a stillness over the room. This is because when asked from a place of genuine curiosity and having no pre-conceived answer, it stops the mind dead in its tracks. Why? Because it suddenly hits you that you don’t really know what a THOUGHT is!!? Yet, we are told the brain produces as many as 60-70 thousand per day… doesn’t it strike you as more than a bit strange to believe something that you don’t know what it actually is??

THOUGHTS have nothing to offer you. They are impotent. Imagine if you had been pushing a big red button on a wall all your life and then one day I took you on the other side of the wall and you saw just two loose wires hanging in the air. The button was never connected to anything!! Once you clearly saw this, how much longer would you continue to push the button? In fact, how much longer would you be even interested in thinking about pushing the button?? You wouldn’t. It would lose your interest.

Once you lose interest in your thoughts, what’s left??

Michael Jeffreys

 

“Even the slightest thought immerses a man in sorrow; when devoid of all thoughts he enjoys imperishable bliss.” Yoga Vasishta Sara

Any other nature being delusion… New MJ Awakening Blog

May 11, 2017 - Leave a Response

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One without a second. Not two. That which is changeless, timeless, and immortal. That which does not come or go. That which is not a thought, idea, opinion or belief. That which does not depend on thought to exist, but which thought depends on to be “known,” since a thought cannot know of its own existence. This is Your only nature; any other nature being delusion.

Michael Jeffreys

Q: What is the best way to suffer? New MJ Awakening Blog

May 3, 2017 - 2 Responses

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Q: What is the best way to suffer?

MICHAEL: Believe your thoughts.

You can’t think your way to silence… new MJ Awakening pic quote

May 2, 2017 - One Response

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If no thought applies to the knower of thought, who do they actually apply to?? New MJ Awakening Blog

April 28, 2017 - Leave a Response

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How can ANY thought change what you already inherently are and have always been? For example, a thought shows up, “I am bad,” and then a thought shows up, “I am good.” Which is actually true for THAT that is aware of ALL thoughts? How can ANY thought apply to the knower of thought? And if no thought applies to the knower of thought, who do they actually apply to??

Michael Jeffreys

YOU have never moved because the NOW has never moved… New MJ Awakening Blog

April 23, 2017 - Leave a Response

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YOU have never moved because the NOW has never moved. Is it not always now? When has it ever been not now?? “Past” and “future” are both concepts and can only appear when? Now!

Life moves through you like a river that never stops. But we have it backwards. We take the transient objects (people, places, things) to be real and miss what never comes, goes or changes… that which is ever-present. What to do? Notice this! Notice that YOU = NOW. For what can be more real, more actual, more immediate than right NOW?

Michael Jeffreys