The illusion is that if you don’t like something you can’t be HAPPY! (meditation picture quote)
December 13, 2013

MJ quote and happy puppy

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“How to be happy even when you don’t get what you want” – Michael Jeffreys’ new book review of ANATOMY OF DESIRE by Gina Lake
December 11, 2013

MJ holding spider 12-3-13 Curtis School (3)

“My crazy brother! Never seen anyone look so happy holding a tarantula!” -Michael’s sister on facebook

**Note: The review below is in 3 sections, each as a screen shot. By clicking on the picture of each section, it will get bigger/easier to read! Alternatively, you can click on the link at the bottom and it will take you to the full review on the Collective Evolution webpage**

MJ review of AOD for CE (1) MJ review of AOD for CE (2) MJ review of AOD for CE (3)

Here is a direct link to the review on the Collective Evolution web page:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/12/11/how-to-be-happy-even-when-you-dont-get-what-you-want/

Brightness knows not darkness
January 31, 2012

“Brightness knows not…darkness…” – Em Be

Sometimes someone’s post on facebook will spark something in you. For example, after reading Em Be’s words above, it somehow hit me very clearly/deeply that ANYTHING that appears to you can ONLY be fully WHAT IT ALREADY IS. So, in Em Be’s example above, Light can ONLY be light. It can never “know” darkness because it can only be what it is. It sounds so obvious now as I write this, but somehow seeing this clearly eluded me for a long time.

Looking back (oh, now I am in trouble! ;), I can now see that there was this tendency active within me to try to immediately change a feeling or perception that “I” felt/was perceived as negative or painful.

Again, what “landed” for me after reading Em’s quote, was that whatever I am experiencing in the moment can ONLY be, fully, whatever it is. It was in fact my urge to try and change something “mid-stream” that was causing so much pain and suffering. Let everything be as it is, without needing it to do anything except be fully whatever it already is… as YOU rest in the changeless awareness that you have never not been.

-Michael Jeffreys

The Mind is a Junky
December 29, 2011

Most of us don’t think of ourselves as a drug addict… but if we are still attached to the mind’s incessant and never-ending desires, we are no different than a heroin addict. What used to get us high is no longer enough and so new highs are sought out as the mind constantly searches for its next fix, be it with people, events, or objects. How much longer can we keep pretending this is not the case?

For some, it will be right up until they take their last breath. However, a few will see clearly that nothing impermanent will EVER or CAN ever satisfy that which is permanent. What if it were seen that the permanent needs NOTHING? That you are perfectly fine just as you are? What would it be like to not need anything? To be whole and complete exactly as you are right here and now? “Not possible!” says the drug addict!!… Q: Why on Earth are you listening to a drug addict??

–Michael Jeffreys

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