You can’t think your way to Truth. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 11, 2019

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You can’t think your way to Truth.

How do you think your way to what you already are?

Michael Jeffreys

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Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind. Belated Christmas MJ Awakening Blog
December 27, 2018

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“If you want to have a quiet mind, don’t listen.” -Stuart Schwartz

MICHAEL: Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind.

Merry Christmas, Love and Peace to Everyone!! xoxo

LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS: “No way is the way.” New MJ Awakening Blog
December 5, 2018

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LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS
 
“No way is the way.” -Zen proverb
 
My friend Jim Dreaver suggested the theme, “Loving your triggers” for a satsang and I really like it! Because it’s exactly what no one is doing and thus staying stuck for decades, even a lifetime!! It’s our triggers that we see as separate from us, e.g., anger, fear, frustration, confusion, unworthiness, etc. and so we try to push them away/get them to change as quickly as possible.
 
Why? Because I fear them. I am afraid to look at all of me. And if I won’t look at something, won’t even acknowledge it for however long it appears to be showing up, how on earth am I going to be genuinely present with it??
 
But this ruse can only go on for so many lifetimes. Eventually it begins to dawn on you that you have been completely wrong about everything and everyone, including yourself. That the way you thought/imagined believed it was, is in truth not the way it actually is, because it isn’t any way. Or in Zen it’s said, “No way is the way.”
 
It takes humbleness to meet your pain. Because you have to first stop pretending you know what pain is. Or anything else. Which means starting from 0, and not 1. If I am a 1, I already know something. But what does a 0 know? Nothing.
 
Michael Jeffreys

If FREEDOM is ever-present, then when I AM present, I am free. New MJ Awakening Meditation
November 24, 2018

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If FREEDOM is ever-present, then when I AM present, I am free.

Michael Jeffreys

How could ETERNITY have a past or a future? New MJ Awakening Pointer/Meditation
August 27, 2018

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How could ETERNITY have a past or a future?

(Contemplate this is Silence)

Michael Jeffreys

TRUTH is simple… new MJ Awakening Pointer
August 11, 2018

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What is AWARE of the reflection in the mirror? New MJ Awakening Pointer
August 9, 2018

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If you were really the body, why would you need to look into a mirror to see what you are?

Michael Jeffreys

All thoughts appear to DIVIDE… new MJ Awakening pointer
August 5, 2018

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Is it possible for AWARENESS to be DISTURBED? New MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2018

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Is Awareness ever disturbed? Or is it aware of disturbance? In other words, which actually changes, Awareness or that which it is presently perceiving?

For example, you seem to be upset about something. But look closer. Is Awareness actually upset or is it aware of a feeling of being upset arising? The mind may claim, Who cares, I’m suffering!” But noticing this subtle but crucial distinction can make ALL the difference!

Once you realize you are what is aware of the feeling, then you are not attached to it, no longer taking it personally in any way, and are free to allow the feeling to be as it is.

And through your loving total acceptance of it, the lack of making it into a problem, the willingness to allow it as much time and space as it needs without any kind of agenda whatsoever, the contracted pain energy is healed/transmuted back into its natural stateless state, ever free boundless Awareness.

Michael Jeffreys

 

Can you find a past or future right NOW? New MJ Awakening Blog
July 29, 2018

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NOW

Only now… can past be found?

Have a look right now.

Only now… can future be found?

Have a look right now.

Can you actually find a past or a future NOW?

 

Michael Jeffreys

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