Notice… Awareness doesn’t come or go or become more or less. New MJ Awakening Blog
February 6, 2017

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Notice… Awareness doesn’t change when thoughts change. Awareness doesn’t change when feelings change. Awareness doesn’t come or go or become more or less. Awareness remains unaffected by content just like the sky remains unaffected by the weather. Stay as you are and have always been since before the body took its first breath.

Michael Jeffreys

Awakening is the realization that you are not an object, but the “seeing” of all objects. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 20, 2016

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Awakening is the realization that you are not an object, but the seeing (a verb, but never a noun, as Paul Hedderman says) of all objects. What makes it tricky is that the mind turns everything into an object since that is the only way it can “deal” with it. Thus, when it thinks of you, it can only do so as an object. But you are not an object… see the problem!?

This is why the solution is the removal of the ignorance that is preventing you from realizing that you already are what you seek. And therefore it is knowledge that sets you free because it brings to your awareness what you were previously ignorant of: that you already are free.

Just like when you forget your reading glasses are on your head. You already have them, you just are ignorant of this fact. As soon as it’s brought to your attention that they are on your head, the search is over and all you can do is laugh because you realize they have been with you all along.

This is why seeking doesn’t work. It starts from the premise that what you are looking for isn’t already present, i.e., isn’t what you already are. When it’s realized that, “I already am what I have been seeking,” the search is over and the play of lila can finally be enjoyed for the ever-changing and amazing mind/objects show that it is and is not.

Michael Jeffreys

Part of awakening is understanding that most of your friends and family are not interested in Self-realization. New MJ Awakening Blog
October 16, 2016

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Part of awakening is understanding that most of the people around you… family, friends, co-workers, school mates, etc. are not interested in Self-realization. For them, food, sex, money, entertainment, parties, good times, career achievements, finding their significant other, material objects and the pursuit there of, etc. is what life is all about.

Good for them. But for those seeking freedom, God, Self-realization, etc., achieving worldly “success” doesn’t do it. For “hard core seekers,” Who/what am I? Who/what is God? And who/what is the world? are the questions that will not leave us alone until a fully satisfactory answer has been found.

For this, we cannot look outside us for the answers. We must turn within and begin to notice “something” (although it’s not a “thing”, an object, which is why it’s so elusive!) that before we did not notice. Something that is ever-present, yet never speaks. Something that is everywhere, yet never draws attention to itself. It is looking out your eyes every second of the body’s existence, yet amazingly we overlook it, as our attention is continuously drawn to objects.

The seer is aware of objects… but what is aware of the seer?

Michael Jeffreys

Stillness is always here… it’s your attention that is elsewhere – new MJ Awakening Blog
May 19, 2015

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In a way, thoughts are like hollow colored easter eggs with little tiny prizes in them. And because the ego seeks prizes, it is attracted to thoughts like moths to a flame. And while attention is on ANY thought or movement, STILLNESS remains hidden in plain sight. It’s never not been HERE… it’s that your attention has been elsewhere.

-Michael Jeffreys

What notices a thought is ITSELF not a thought (meditation picture quote)
November 7, 2013

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Where is ANYTHING prior to you being AWARE of it??
October 31, 2013

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Have you ever noticed that you cannot be AWARE of something until the moment you actually become aware of it? This is not just “double-speak,” but actually a very profoundly subtle realization.

For example, you were not aware of this post until a moment ago when it “appeared” to you on your computer screen. “Prior” to this moment, this post did not exist to you! Now extrapolate that out to EVERYTHING you appear to be AWARE of!!

Where is ANYTHING prior to you being AWARE of it??

(Do not go to mind searching for the “right answer” because there isn’t one. Rather, simply BE with the question.)

-Michael Jeffreys