Being present with whatever is here/now. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 26, 2019

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BEING PRESENT WITH WHATEVER IS HERE/NOW

It’s our inability to be present with what is, however it’s appearing, that’s the cause of our suffering. This includes thinking. You can either drift off into past-future with thinking, i.e., go along with the thought, or you can be present with whatever thought is currently arising. See the difference?

As Awareness you’re clear that you’re simply witnessing a thought, which came and will go. Whereas as the imaginary “me” you go along with the thought and into another dream of what’s not happening. When you catch yourself getting lost in thought, simply bring your attention back to here/now.

Awareness never goes anywhere. Mind is always changing. Stay home. Be present with whatever is here. It’s ALL you… give your love to everything and see what happens.

Michael Jeffreys

Just THIS: Both ordinary and Holy. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 25, 2019

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JUST THIS: BOTH ORDINARY & HOLY

There’s only what’s here/now in your direct experience. It’s the sense that there must be more than ‘just this’ that the mind throws up that keeps one seeking.

But no, there’s only ever just this, just whatever is happening, completely ordinary and divinely holy. Why? Because there’s nothing else.

No past, no future. Only ever this moment, however it’s appearing. Nothing to hold to. Nothing to let go of.

Michael Jeffreys

Me is a story and story is not what is drinking the water. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 6, 2019

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ME IS A STORY AND STORY IS NOT WHAT IS DRINKING THE WATER

Trying to improve, fix, or get rid of the me only attempts to reinforce a story about that which has never actually existed.

For example, a dog doesn’t think, “I am thirsty. But I notice the bowl is only half full. What happens when I run out? Then what? Maybe I’ll die of dehydration. This is terrible!”

Rather, it just finds itself going to the water and lapping up the cool liquid. It doesn’t need a story to do this. But to the human, the story seems very important to the “me.” And that’s the cause of our suffering.

Whereas the dog inherently trusts life, we don’t. Because we are too fixated on our stories, rather than what’s actually happening, which no words can contain or truly explain.

Michael Jeffreys

The “me” is noise and noise will never find… New MJ Awakening Blog
July 12, 2019

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The “me” is noise and noise will never find Silence.

-Michael Jeffreys

The story is always old. The Silence is always brand new.

-Jeff Foster

Q: What do I get when I try to control the uncontrollable? New MJ Awakening Blog
January 16, 2019

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A: Constant frustration and suffering.

Q: What do I get when I try to control the uncontrollable?

Michael Jeffreys

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