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

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

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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

Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 28, 2018

tree

It’s not that there has ever been a separate, solid “you.” It’s that the same thoughts have been IDENTIFIED WITH repetitively for many years/decades by the impersonal light of ever-present formless Consciousness.
 
Nothing about “you” is personal because there is no person there. Feelings, yes. Thoughts, yes. Sensations, yes. But an actual separate entity, no.
 
Thus, any rejection of anything that arises is to fight oneself. A self that doesn’t exist. Being is being with whatever arises without judgment.
 
Can you imagine if a tree believed the thought, “I like my leaves, but my bark is so ugly!” The tree would be rejecting a part of it self out of sheer ignorance. However, trees don’t do this. Just humans.
 
Michael Jeffreys

THAT which holds the Eternal…. New MJ Awakening Blog
November 26, 2018

john butler

“Anything that dies, that is not our true nature.” -John Butler

MICHAEL: Meditate on this deeply. See if it’s true in your own experience.

 

If FREEDOM is ever-present, then when I AM present, I am free. New MJ Awakening Meditation
November 24, 2018

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If FREEDOM is ever-present, then when I AM present, I am free.

Michael Jeffreys

You can’t think your way to SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Meditation
November 17, 2018

buddha and bird

You can’t think your way to SILENCE.
 
Michael Jeffreys

In this moment, from where AM I listening, seeing, feeling from? New MJ Awakening Blog
November 13, 2018

lotuslight

In this moment, from where AM I listening, seeing, feeling from? Emptiness or thought? Past or not knowing anything? Stillness or movement?
 
If it’s true this moment needs my help, how did it get along before this body was born?
 
Michael Jeffreys
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