TENDING ONE’S OWN GARDEN. New MJ Awakening Meditation
June 14, 2019

Rock garden in bloom, close-up

TENDING ONE’S OWN GARDEN

How can I get along with other people when I can’t get along with my own moods and feelings?

How can I accept other people as they are when I can’t accept my own moods and feelings as they are?

How can I listen deeply to other people when I can’t listen deeply to my own moods and feelings?

Michael Jeffreys

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A Lamborghini by any other Name
April 9, 2012

Have you noticed that LIFE never labels itself or calls itself anything? Look at a tree and nowhere on it will you see it referring to itself as a “tree.” “Tree” is a mental label the mind “puts” onto that tall brown and green shape!!

Look around and see if you can notice how your mind slaps a label onto everything you see (it happens so fast, most of the time we are not even aware of it).

Notice also that no object in life is claiming that it has any significance… again it’s the mind’s projection that makes something “valuable.” For example, I saw a red Lamborghini driving down Montana Ave. today in Santa Monica (was there to buy some yummy fresh cold pressed green juice–liquid gold in a bottle! :), and I noticed the car didn’t say, “Look at me, I’m a 200 k sports car!” In fact, it wasn’t saying anything! It was just being what it was… the thought that, “wow, that’s a brand new 200 K Lamborghini was a 100% mental thought projection onto the image of the car.” Seeing this clearly can be quite liberating!

Final thought: It can be helpful on the “pathless path” to remember that nothing in LIFE claims to be anything… only the mind does this.

-Michael Jeffreys

What does it mean to go with the flow?
November 30, 2011

What does it mean to go with the flow? Well, for me it means having no personal agenda. If I am honest, I realize I cannot possibly know what is suppose to happen next. What is the right or correct thing to do or not do? Haven’t a clue. And so I simply let Life lead. A few minutes ago, I found my body moving to the kitchen to make a yummy vanilla, banana, and blueberry protein shake. So sweet of it. And right now my ears are kind enough to pick up the sound of a rare loud wind howling thru los angeles as night falls. It’s so beautiful when you stop resisting and just go with the flow. Don’t argue with the ride, enjoy it! Die before you die. Really, you may be pleasantly surprised.

-Michael Jeffreys

p.s. Just stare at the waterfall… it’s totally mesmerizing and puts you in a peaceful state!

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