Nonduality is everything and nothing. New MJ Awakening Blog
August 20, 2017

EVERYTHING

Nonduality points at that which cannot be spoken, yet contains all words because it’s literally all that is and is not… it’s EVERYTHING and NOTHING simultaneously… even the illusion of separation is included.

Nothing is left out of all that is. Confusion? Check. Anger? Check. Fun. Check. Fear. Check. Love. Check. Frustration. Check. Not getting “it.” Check. Seeing that there’s no one to get “it.” Check. There is no escape from all that is and there is no losing all that is.

Michael Jeffreys

Your peace does not lie in the world. New MJ Awakening pic quote
August 6, 2017

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FUN FACT: Your thoughts pretend to be You… new MJ Awakening pic quote
June 27, 2017

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Being Awareness only is being my true nature. New MJ Awakening Blog
June 26, 2017

self awareness

What is spontaneously, ceaselessly and effortlessly seeing out your eyes right now this very moment?? Find out! Get to know IT, for IT is YOU!!! How? By moving your attention from the content, the objects of perception, to pure perception itself.

Become consciously aware of Awareness and nothing else!!! 

Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Being Awareness only is being my true nature.

Value and importance are not “out there”… new MJ Awakening Blog
June 21, 2017

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Value and importance are not “out there” with the “thing,” but here where Awareness itself is being aware. -William Samuel

MICHAEL: The illusion is that the “person, place or thing” that we are interested in “contains” the feeling or value we are placing on it. But in actuality it is ALL coming from us. Any “person, place, or thing” is inherently devoid of meaning. It is we who “project” any meaning on to it.

For example, we are so excited about getting a new book from Amazon, sometimes even paying extra for faster shipping!, and then a few months later, the book is up on the shelf, essentially forgotten about as we have already moved on to the next “thing.”
What happened? If the excitement was actually contained in the book itself, it would always make us happy. But our own experience (if we are honest) is that a “person, place, or thing” can seem to make us happy for a little while, but then it fades.

So, was the happiness, value, importance truly in the object, or was it us all along? Other than pure Awareness, what else is present to even know or be aware of anything??

p.s. And this includes the mental object in our mind called, “me.” Its “value” too… is it not constantly fluctuating? Than the “me” (the egoic sense of imagined separate self) must also be a “thing” and thus inherently meaningless. When all identification with objects ceases, that leaves only silent, free, whole, loving, ever-present Awareness as our one and only nature.

 

Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego? new MJ Awakening Blog
June 19, 2017

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Q: What is the difference between my true nature and my ego?

MICHAEL: Your true nature is infinite-awareness-love-being, nothing more nothing less. And in fact is ALL you can ever be (like it or not!). The ego is an imposter, a psychological construct/false identity that claims to be you.

It has its own strong conditioned ideas/beliefs/opinions about what should or should not be happening in any given moment, but is not You. For example, it’s what is interested in endlessly arguing/debating its beliefs (which it mistakes as truth) with others on facebook. 🙂

p.s. Note that it is not enough to just agree with the thought,”Yes, I am infinite-awareness-love-being.” We must feel in our heart that it is in fact our actual true nature and then live from this infinite-awareness-love-being identity AND NO OTHER.

In other words, we must NOTICE how we unconsciously slip back into the old ego identity out of habit. It is our earnestness for truth/total freedom that unfailingly shows us the way back to the one transcendent love we have never actually left.

Fill the day with love… New MJ Awakening Blog
June 14, 2017

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“Start the day with Love, fill the day with Love, end the day with Love.”
Michael Langford

MICHAEL: This means loving whatever is presently arising. Note that the ego does not want to do this. The ego wants to judge, not love. Notice this, and love that the ego wants to judge and not love. Do not make an exception to loving whatever is presently arising. The ego will tell you this is not a good idea. That one should not love “bad” things. Love that the ego thinks this. Start your day with Love, fill the day with Love, end the day with Love.

When Words Fall Far, Far Short. New MJ Awakening Blog
December 24, 2016

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So I just came back from my dentist. After 6 visits over the past two months and a lot of prep work, my permanent bridge was finally ready to be installed. Although, like many of us, I don’t have insurance and didn’t have the money to pay for it, a dear client gave me a generous Christmas check which helped cover it.

As I was getting up out of the dental chair, feeling grateful that I would soon be able to chew hard food again, I casually asked my dentist how her twenty-something year-old son was. I had not seen him around the office lately, but I used to see him quite often last year when I would come in, sitting at the computer playing video games. We would chat and he would tell me which games he liked to play as well as his passion for bike riding. A very friendly and outgoing young man.

Well suddenly, the energy in the room shifted and my dentist’s eyes began to tear up, and she said, her voice choking-up, “He passed away in a biking accident…. why did God take him!?” And overcome with emotion, she went into her office and closed the door behind her, leaving me and her assistant standing there in silence. The assistant also had tears in her eyes, as did I.

During a moment like this, all words fall far, far short. My dentist had transformed into a grieving mother right before my eyes, and there were no words to console her broken heart. Her assistant told me she doesn’t really talk about it to patients, but in this moment, my innocently asking how he was, two days before Christmas, was too much for her to keep it all inside. And so out poured a mother’s profound sadness and grief for the loss of her only son.

She didn’t come out of the office, and so the assistant and I exchanged a few words of compassion, and then I hugged her good-bye and left. I was deeply touched by what I had just unexpectedly witnessed. I drove home in the LA rain in silence. I had gone in to have work done on my teeth, but it was my heart that was transformed.

Michael Jeffreys 12/23/16

What is our shared, common experience? Surely it’s not our thoughts… new MJ Awakening pic quote
August 24, 2016

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Where is your Attention… in the Head or Heart? (meditation picture quote)
March 19, 2014

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