NONDUALITY: There is no “you” AND Life… new MJ Awakening Blog
August 27, 2017

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NONDUALITY = ADVAITA = NOT TWO

There is no “you” AND Life or “you” AND the world, or “you” who HAS a thought, or “you” who HAS a feeling, or “you” who HAS a problem. There is no “you” AND anything…

In actuality, there are not two separate “things” anywhere! It’s One APPEARING as Multiplicity. E.g., many colors appear to make up a rainbow, but it’s one rainbow.

Life appears to be filled with infinite appearances, but it’s ALL Life, as THAT. So a table is Life, as THAT. A blade of grass is Life, as THAT. A dead bug is Life, as THAT. A thought is Life, as THAT. A language is Life, as THAT. A pain is Life, as THAT, Sadness is Life, as THAT. Joy is Life, as THAT, etc.

Michael Jeffreys

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Imagining separation doesn’t make it so, but it does open the door for suffering… new MJ Awakening Blog
March 21, 2017

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A house may have many parts to it, i.e., door, roof, living room, window, chimney, etc. but it’s all one house. Likewise, Life may appear as having many “parts,” i.e., people, trees, clouds, sky, earth, stars, water, fire, etc., but it’s all Life. There is nothing that is not Life. Separation is an illusion, a mental distinction/concept not supported by reality. Imagining separation doesn’t make it so, but it does open the door for suffering.

Michael Jeffreys

“My belief that life should be…” new MJ Awakening pic quote
January 23, 2017

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My belief that life should be/look/feel a certain way in this moment in order for me to be happy is the root of my suffering. -Michael Jeffreys

“You don’t have a Life, You are LIFE” new MJ Awakening Blog
January 13, 2017

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Last Wednesday night at the West LA Satsang, I said, “Right here now, look around you. Whatever is presently happening, all of it… the room, the walls, the bodies sitting in chairs, the air, the light, the sounds, etc. is LIFE happening. And there is only one LIFE, however it is appearing.”

At this point I reached behind me and pulled out from behind my desk a box of LIFE cereal to which I had glued on, in black letters, the word: ‘MY.’ I then tossed it in the middle of the circle and continued, “This being the case, the idea that there is this separate thing called, ‘My Life’ is a complete illusion and the cause of my suffering. It’s an add-on, an overlay, a redundancy that has nothing to do with reality, but only exists in my mind as an idea. And it’s this project of trying to manage, protect and grow this imaginary, separate ‘My Life’ that is the source of all my problems.

Life is all there is and all that is ever happening… and there are not two LIFE’s… as Eckhart Tolle said, ‘You don’t have a life, you are life‘.”

It’s the direct realization of this that makes all the difference.

Michael Jeffreys

Why would Life need to become Enlightened?
May 6, 2012

Obtaining enlightenment is a story that the conceptual “I” hopes will relieve its apparent suffering… but what “it” doesn’t realize is the very belief in the separate sense of an “I” that needs anything to be free IS THE PROBLEM. You are WHOLENESS already… pretending that wholeness is incomplete and needs anything is what causes suffering. There is no one here doing anything… Life does/is all. It’s all LIFE… What could be separate from ALL that is?

–Michael Jeffreys

There is ONLY Life
April 16, 2012

No “you” and Life, but ONLY Life. Everything is a manifestation of the ONE Life. Even the “sense” or “feeling” that feels like “you” is Life… It’s Life manifesting a pure feeling that is perfumed with a scent called, “you”… and so the suffering occurs when we mistake the feeling/thought for more than what it actually is… i.e., an actual full-blown entity called, “me.” The reality is that there is no separate “YOU” doing anything… Life does/is ALL. As Byron Katie says, you don’t have to like it, it’s just easier if you do.

-Michael Jeffreys

Gratitude and the Death of a Coffee Mug
March 10, 2012

A few minutes ago: After washing out my absolute favorite coffee mug which I have had for years, I went back into my bedroom…. and a few minutes later I hear a loud “CRASH!!” come from the kitchen.

My body got up and went into the kitchen to investigate the source and I discovered that the cup had changed form! It had slipped off of the drying rack somehow and was now in lots of separate pieces on the floor!! My reaction in the moment was, “Oh, I had no idea it was time for the coffee cup to move on. I am so grateful for all the years that it allowed me to pour coffee in it and drink from it. Such a blessing!” And I swept up the pieces to move them to the dumpster.

There was no arguing with reality. Why make it into a problem? Acceptance means not resisting Life. Everything IS as it IS. Seeing this clearly fills the heart with loving gratitude for everything that Life continuously gives you every moment.

-Michael Jeffreys

 

You Don’t Need a Reason to Be
January 9, 2012

Life does ALL. What does this mean? ALL appearances/sounds happen spontaneously including the sense of “I” we take ourselves to be. To test this, notice that “You” need do NOTHING (don’t move, don’t make a sound, don’t make any motion, nothing) and Life still goes right on dancing, fully expressing itself, ever changing, nothing appearing long enough to grasp onto… but WHY the mind asks? What does it all mean? If you get quiet enough at center, you may hear the silence reveal her sweet secret: LOVE DOES NOT NEED A REASON TO DANCE, just as the Sun does not need a reason to shine, nor the wind a reason to blow, nor the rain a reason to fall, nor YOU a reason to BE… aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.

-Michael Jeffreys

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