Clinging = suffering… what happens when you let go of all thoughts? New MJ Awakening Blog
August 10, 2017

let go

What am “I” holding onto in this moment? NOTICE! Right now. Become AWARE. Because if there is an “I” present, there will be (usually unconsciously) clinging or trying to hold on to something. E.g., a precious identity, a self thought, an other thought, a feeling, a past memory, a future event, an object, a person, a place, etc.

Let go of everything. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that. Now notice what is still being held onto. Now let go of that… don’t stop until “you’ve” let go of everything. Now let go of “you.”

Michael Jeffreys

“That person’s not being very spiritual…” new MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2014

wealth-addict

“That person’s not being very spiritual…” Have you ever had that thought? I know I have. More importantly, have you ever believed it?

In this moment, can you feel the arrogance behind the thought? The judgment? And what if we drop the thought? What if we “come clean” and admit we don’t have a clue how others are supposed to act (or even ourselves!). Just let go of having to know anything or figure out what is supposed to happen next… just for a moment.

What if Life doesn’t need your opinion of it?

–Michael Jeffreys

For me, 2013 was about letting go of everything
December 23, 2013

golden feather

I was sharing with a friend of mine a few days ago that this past year, 2013, has been a time of shedding, of letting go of everything that no longer resonates. Something in me just craves LIGHTNESS. So not only did I lose weight, but also many objects, such as old clothes or books were happily given away/discarded/let go of to free up space. This also included mental beliefs and concepts (which are quite heavy!) about the way the world should or should not be.

I realized that Byron Katie was 100% correct: When I believe my thoughts I suffer. I also saw clearly that my DESIRES, despite their numerous claims, do not have the power to make me happy. Once I stopped expecting them to, lo and behold, a sense of natural, effortless peace just became obvious.

And so you find yourself suddenly having a hard time turning anything into a problem. It simply seems as if that is what appears to be happening, but it doesn’t mean more or less than that! It’s simply what’s happening.

–Michael Jeffreys