What’s PRESENT that’s not a story? New MJ Awakening Blog
June 30, 2018

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What’s PRESENT that’s not a story? ❤

Michael Jeffreys

 

Comment

FREDDY: “I” love your questions, because “I’m” present.

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What does it mean to be Awareness aware of Awareness? New MJ Awakening Blog
June 14, 2018

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What does it mean to be Awareness aware of Awareness?

MICHAEL: It means to NOTICE that my incessant and habitual movement is toward THOUGHTS. Constantly. Endlessly. Since the beginning of time. Thought after thought after thought. Are the cows home yet? 

Awareness becomes aware of itself, pure aliveness, when it notices its own pure unmoving, unchanging, not going anywhere, not doing anything, yet everywhere and doing everything, pure presence… pure love… the heart of stillness. 

Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere… New MJ Awakening Blog
May 11, 2018

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Noticing PRESENCE never goes anywhere

Does any word, sound or thought alter, add to or take away from the Presence you have always been and are right now?

Are you not already Presence before the next word, sound or thought shows up?

Are you not already Presence during the word, sound or thought?

Are you not already Presence after the word, sound or thought leaves?

Have you ever been anything besides Presence?

Michael Jeffreys

Comments

ERIC: No but it does feel to me like it is possible to be more or less present. And more presence comes with more feelings of aliveness and joy. I could be using the wrong words to describe this though…

MICHAEL: Since there is only Presence that is ever truly present, anything after “no but…” (and including “no but”!) is a mental imagining or exploration that we are interested in, as Nazarah says. Nothing wrong with it… but it’s not Presence only knowing itself.

RICK: “Isness”……..is not the mind, as some “teachers” have not clarified this distinction.

MICHAEL: That’s it Rick… there is nothing else to clarify. ISness is not mind and mind is not ISness. The noticing of this is the discrimination that vedanta is always going on about… noticing what changes versus what doesn’t. Thoughts are never not changing, so they are never truly Present.

 

TRUTH, the Infinite, is changeless. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 9, 2018

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TRUTH, the Infinite, is changeless.

Thoughts are never not changing.

Thus whenever confusion/suffering arises, I know I am in thought and not Infinite, changeless, Presence.

What to do? Notice this!

Oh, I imagined I was lacking in some way… that I needed something to be complete, to be whole… ha ha, silly me!”  

Michael Jeffreys

Whatever arises is NOT you. New MJ Awakening Blog
May 1, 2018

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Whatever arises is NOT you.

How do you know?

You don’t come and go.

Michael Jeffreys

P.S. This is what MUST be nailed down. If you think you are coming and going or changing, then you know you are in imagination and not infinite presence, which never moves, comes or goes. It simply IS. Everything else changes but YOU.

What I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2018

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Salvation is the mind’s idea of the journey to self-realization based on the belief that I am broken/incomplete as I am and need saving.

But can I actually find this broken/incomplete entity that needs saving? Or has it always been an imagining that was innocently being believed, but was never true. That what I actually AM, and have always been, has no need of anything.

Michael Jeffreys

All human beings are mummers… New MJ Awakening Blog
April 19, 2018

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All human beings are mummers.

Does not the baby mimic the sounds it hears?

Do we not all mimic words from someone else’s language we were taught to mimic?

What do you know that nobody taught you?

For that you cannot use any word. 

 

Michael Jeffreys

Have you ever seriously asked yourself why you’re believing your thoughts when all they do is cause you pain and suffering? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 13, 2018

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What grounds do you have for ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, believing a thought?

Michael Jeffreys

PRESENCE is simply Being, not Storying. New MJ Awakening Blog
April 1, 2018

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Whenever I am in mental pain, anguish, suffering, story, wishing someone had acted differently, I know I am in mind and not silent PRESENCE.

Michael Jeffreys

 

The mind is a thought producing machine and this morning I caught it starting-up upon awakening. New MJ Awakening Blog
March 23, 2018

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Upon awakening this morning, I could feel/hear the mind literally start-up/kick in. You can actually catch it start babbling its nonsense in mid-sentence if you are present enough as you come out of sleep. And if you can hear the mind, you know that it’s not you, because you’re what’s hearing it. Always. Even right now.

And if you say, “Ok mind, I am here and ready to listen, go ahead… go head…” and then you get quiet, it has nothing to say! As a friend said in a recent facebook post, the thing never shuts up, but now, when I become present with it, it has nothing to say!!??

-Michael Jeffreys

p.s. I found that looking at/feeling into this babies’ serene face from presence (no thoughts), takes you right to stillness/peace/serenity… 

 

 

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