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

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

Michael Jeffreys

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

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“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

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

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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

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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

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

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

Q: Are thoughts real? New MJ Awakening Blog
October 27, 2018

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Q: Are thoughts real?

MICHAEL: What is truly real is what flows through all beings AT ALL TIMES. So what is same there is same here is same everywhere. (Let that sink in.)

It’s just not noticed when we are in thought, in imagination.Thoughts are not real because they can flow to one, but not to another. You can have a thought that I don’t have and vice-versa. Because thoughts are in time, they come and go, i.e., there’s a time when they are and a time when they are not, they are not truly real.

What’s real never comes or goes… YOU.

 

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited. New MJ Awakening Pointer
October 5, 2018

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That which is limited can never truly be UNLIMITED.

That which is UNLIMITED can never truly be limited.

Michael Jeffreys

How could ETERNITY have a past or a future? New MJ Awakening Pointer/Meditation
August 27, 2018

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How could ETERNITY have a past or a future?

(Contemplate this is Silence)

Michael Jeffreys

Being SILENCE doesn’t mean there are no thoughts… new MJ Awakening Pointer
August 25, 2018

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Being SILENCE doesn’t mean there are no thoughts. It means that when a thought arises, you have nothing to add to it.

michael jeffreys

There is no getting to SILENCE. New MJ Awakening Pointer
August 15, 2018

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Every moment you’re not thinking, you ARE Silence. And in Silence, there are no words, which means there are no problems, no fears, no anxiety, no criticisms, no judgments, no nothing. Just Silence.

“Oh, this is just escapism…” says the mind. Blah, blah, blah… more mind noise, more “not Silence.”

You can’t think your way to Silence.

You can only BE Silence.

“Oh, but it’s not easy to quiet the mind.” Blah, blah, blah… more noise. “But I have responsibilities that require thinking…” Blah, blah, blah…

Being Silence means being Silence and nothing else.

-michael jeffreys

 

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