What is a THOUGHT? new MJ Awakening Blog
May 13, 2017

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“What is a THOUGHT?”

This was the question I asked at the beginning of last Wednesday night’s West LA weekly Satsang.

“What is a THOUGHT?”

The mere sincere asking of this question brought a stillness over the room. This is because when asked from a place of genuine curiosity and having no pre-conceived answer, it stops the mind dead in its tracks. Why? Because it suddenly hits you that you don’t really know what a THOUGHT is!!? Yet, we are told the brain produces as many as 60-70 thousand per day… doesn’t it strike you as more than a bit strange to believe something that you don’t know what it actually is??

THOUGHTS have nothing to offer you. They are impotent. Imagine if you had been pushing a big red button on a wall all your life and then one day I took you on the other side of the wall and you saw just two loose wires hanging in the air. The button was never connected to anything!! Once you clearly saw this, how much longer would you continue to push the button? In fact, how much longer would you be even interested in thinking about pushing the button?? You wouldn’t. It would lose your interest.

Once you lose interest in your thoughts, what’s left??

Michael Jeffreys

 

“Even the slightest thought immerses a man in sorrow; when devoid of all thoughts he enjoys imperishable bliss.” Yoga Vasishta Sara

Q: What is the best way to suffer? New MJ Awakening Blog
May 3, 2017

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Q: What is the best way to suffer?

MICHAEL: Believe your thoughts.

If no thought applies to the knower of thought, who do they actually apply to?? New MJ Awakening Blog
April 28, 2017

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How can ANY thought change what you already inherently are and have always been? For example, a thought shows up, “I am bad,” and then a thought shows up, “I am good.” Which is actually true for THAT that is aware of ALL thoughts? How can ANY thought apply to the knower of thought? And if no thought applies to the knower of thought, who do they actually apply to??

Michael Jeffreys

Your thoughts are not yours… new MJ Awakening Blog
November 8, 2015

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Your thoughts are not yours. This is the fundamental mistake… taking possession of something that does not belong to you. WHO is taking possession? Can that one actually be found? WHO do thoughts refer to? Can that one actually be found?You only react or care about thoughts when you believe they are about/refer to “you.” And yet, “you” can never locate/find “you.” The belief that you exist separately from your thoughts must be investigated.No thought, no “you.” Thoughts appear IN You… thus, You are NOT a thought because You never come or go. You exist here/now whether a thought is arising or not.

-Michael Jeffreys

“How is your experience when you don’t take ownership of…” new MJ Awakening pic quote
September 24, 2014

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“That person’s not being very spiritual…” new MJ Awakening Blog
July 31, 2014

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“That person’s not being very spiritual…” Have you ever had that thought? I know I have. More importantly, have you ever believed it?

In this moment, can you feel the arrogance behind the thought? The judgment? And what if we drop the thought? What if we “come clean” and admit we don’t have a clue how others are supposed to act (or even ourselves!). Just let go of having to know anything or figure out what is supposed to happen next… just for a moment.

What if Life doesn’t need your opinion of it?

–Michael Jeffreys

The Stranger’s Voice in Your Head
May 13, 2014

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Have you ever asked your internal voice, “Who is Speaking?” And then waited for the answer?

We habitually, automatically, and robotically  believe the thoughts in our head without question… yet, have you ever inquired to see WHOSE Voice is actually speaking? Who or what, exactly, is saying all those things in your head virtually 24/7?

If the voice declares, “It’s me, it’s my voice!” don’t fall for it. Saying, “It’s me” doesn’t give you any information. Okay than, who is this “me”??

Few will actually take the time to investigate this deeply, perhaps because knowing unconsciously this would expose the egoic identity for what it is and so, for whatever reason, they prefer, for the time being, to continue on in the dream with “business as usual.” But for those few who feel this burning desire for Freedom, the next time the internal voice speaks, they will ask themselves, “Who is Speaking?” and then sit silently, for as long as it takes, until the answer reveals itself from within.

– Michael Jeffreys

The mind attempts to limit… (meditation picture quote)
February 17, 2014

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The Voice in the Head… (meditation picture quote)
September 21, 2013

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“I am the doer,” and “I am NOT the doer” (meditation picture quote)
August 13, 2013

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