In order to control the dream, the ME MUST believe it’s separate. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 17, 2019

dream

The ME believes that it can control the dream, rather than being a part of, or another aspect of the dream. And thus the ME, by definition, believes/imagines/knows it’s separate from the dream, otherwise how would it be able to influence it?

What observes the dream?

Does that which observes the dream do anything else but observe?

Michael Jeffreys

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

chaos

A: Constant frustration and suffering.

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

Michael Jeffreys

Moods are like clouds… they come and go all by themselves. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 14, 2019

clouds

Moods are like clouds… they come and go all by themselves.

You’re not making them come or go.

Life is.

Michael Jeffreys

You can’t think your way to Truth. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 11, 2019

lotus

You can’t think your way to Truth.

How do you think your way to what you already are?

Michael Jeffreys

If I’m not listening from Silence then I’m not listening. New MJ Awakening Blog
January 7, 2019

stars on indigo

If I’m not listening from Silence then I’m not listening.

Michael Jeffreys

No thought has ever contained Truth… New Year’s Eve MJ Awakening Blog
December 31, 2018

oxherding

No thought has ever contained Truth.

It’s the other way around.

Happy New Year!!

Love and Peace to ALL Beings everywhere.

xoxo

Michael Jeffreys

Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind. Belated Christmas MJ Awakening Blog
December 27, 2018

christmas-candles

“If you want to have a quiet mind, don’t listen.” -Stuart Schwartz

MICHAEL: Silent night, holy night…Silent mind, holy mind… Silent mind, peaceful mind.

Merry Christmas, Love and Peace to Everyone!! xoxo

All is God. (Thinking pretends otherwise.) New MJ Awakening Blog
December 22, 2018

ox

“To me, living realization is a deep, deep understanding of the fact that everything is that, is the divine, is God, whatever word you want to use… truth, true nature, they’re all the same thing.

And it’s kind of like this circle we make… we go into forgetting what we are in truth, and then we become seekers and want to know what we are.

And what do you think is doing that? What do you think is calling itself back home? The separate self?? As if it exists? No. What is it that goes on this whole journey of seeming forgetfulness?”

-Susanne Marie

 

MICHAEL: All is God. (Thinking pretends otherwise.)

What do you call the space where clinging and aversion meet? New MJ Awakening Blog
December 14, 2018

detached buddha

What do you call the space where clinging and aversion meet?

Freedom

Michael Jeffreys

LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS: “No way is the way.” New MJ Awakening Blog
December 5, 2018

heart-in-a-circle

LOVING YOUR TRIGGERS
 
“No way is the way.” -Zen proverb
 
My friend Jim Dreaver suggested the theme, “Loving your triggers” for a satsang and I really like it! Because it’s exactly what no one is doing and thus staying stuck for decades, even a lifetime!! It’s our triggers that we see as separate from us, e.g., anger, fear, frustration, confusion, unworthiness, etc. and so we try to push them away/get them to change as quickly as possible.
 
Why? Because I fear them. I am afraid to look at all of me. And if I won’t look at something, won’t even acknowledge it for however long it appears to be showing up, how on earth am I going to be genuinely present with it??
 
But this ruse can only go on for so many lifetimes. Eventually it begins to dawn on you that you have been completely wrong about everything and everyone, including yourself. That the way you thought/imagined believed it was, is in truth not the way it actually is, because it isn’t any way. Or in Zen it’s said, “No way is the way.”
 
It takes humbleness to meet your pain. Because you have to first stop pretending you know what pain is. Or anything else. Which means starting from 0, and not 1. If I am a 1, I already know something. But what does a 0 know? Nothing.
 
Michael Jeffreys
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