Want less, have more

It’s either wanting or receiving. The less I want, the more I have.¬†What do I want more of anyway? The feeling or the thing that will, hopefully, produce the feeling?

I want:

more simplicity

more calmness

more presence (presents)

more freedom

more power

more fulfilment

more joy

more love

more often…

 

 

 

 

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The discomfort zone

seed to expression

If you can get comfortable with the discomfort zone, the place of rapid growth, then you have in large part won life my friend. Anything that you can conceive of in the way of achievement, of becoming, must and does inevitably involve the process of constantly pushing through what were previously boundaries and establishing new and newer comfort zones.

Befriend the discomfort zone.

Zero tolerance for feeling less than the best 2.0; The entry point coordinates

In order to strip to the core, all of this self-help, spiritual mumbo jumbo that I myself willing partake in, the fact of the matter simply remains that all beings wish themselves well and want to feel good.

In the case of us, thinking, human beings, our reason for not feeling good as much and as often as we’d like to is one that is entirely self-induced. The fact that we are unaware and do not know how or why this is, doesn’t change a thing about it being so. We function on many levels, all of which have a massive influence on how we are yet for the most part we remain completely ignorant of all but the grossest of these which is the body and even that we do not understand.

All of the impulses and stimuli that we react to, whether they are internal such as thoughts or external, those pertaining to the 5 senses, all are processed and experienced through the body. It is the body that tells us if we are feeling good or not.

Feeling good is the expression and experience of harmony. When disharmony is being felt it is almost always a result of the minds false interpretations and it happens because we have never cared to give it attention and learnt to tame it. The unruly mind will instantly offer solutions and point to causes of why we aren’t feeling good, all of them external and therefore out of our control. Someone said something to you, you don’t have what you want &/or don’t want what you have, you aren’t who you’d like to be etc.

If you simply keep in mind the primary desire, that all you really want is to feel good and that the only reason you want anything is because you believe it will make you feel good, then you can go directly for the source of what your whole being yearns for. Feeling good. Now.

Unlike the truth which is by its nature simple and easy to understand, most people themselves are just too complicated to recognise it and accept it. Your mind will demand a reason to feel good, something to hold onto from a re-membered past or an imagined future. Alright then, tell it this; “I now understand this divine paradox of working towards what I think will bring me that, which will in turn cause me to feel good, but in order to get it, I need to be feeling good now. I cannot strive for something from a state that I do not prefer and hope to create its opposite.”

When you are outside of the feel-good state you must instantly get back into harmony and the entry point is always now through the gate of acceptance. If you imagine that you will feel good only after certain conditions have been fulfilled then you are again setting yourself up and disadvantaging yourself unnecessarily. Most people are sorrowfully (not blissfully) unaware of how they themselves perpetuate their own misery because if they knew and could see exactly how, they’d stop it instantly.

Accept your situation as it is right now. The situation, whatever it is, does not and is not matter. What matters and all that matters is that you accept it. Acceptance means acknowledging that it is simply the way it is, it does not mean you prefer it nor abhor it. If you refuse to accept the current coordinates of your situation, and it is merely a decision, then you are trying to act from a position in which you are not.

When you get yourself feeling good and learn to hold and raise that frequency, only then do you have something to offer others. You might have thought otherwise but taking care of yourself and making sure that you feel good is actually the most unselfish thing you can concern yourself because when you are in harmony, all those around you benefit a lot more from it than you yourself.

“The final goal”

Call it what you will, the final goal, the supreme reality, kingdom of heaven, enlightenment, self-realisation or simply a return to the natural self as I like to think of it.

By its very nature, the immensity of this state of being is only ever truly understood once arrived at. It could not be otherwise because the very act of realisation, the claiming as one’s own, comes about by way of understanding.

Before this stage is reached and one of the obstacles to it, is simply the fact that it is incorrectly seen as a resting place, perhaps the ultimate resting place. In a sense this is partly true, for coming to know One-self is the ultimate relief, and an integral part of that relief is the knowing that this peace can never again be lost.

However, in order to clarify things and perhaps assist you in the deepening of the all-important understanding, you should know, that far more than being “just” a resting place, this most desirable state of utter fulfilment is predominantly a launching platform. When you rotate into this new, most magnificent reality that is the birthright of every being, it is finally seen for what it really is, a starting point for high adventure.

The miserable, illusory and petty life you once lived and were so attached to is traded in for something incomparably more exhilerating, love-filled and wonder-full, and so if you could fully comprehend at least this part in its entirety, then the mustering up of energy required to do what needs to be done becomes a non-issue and the “final goal” is yours for the taking.

The mind trick that corrupts & snatches away your most valuable possession, the present.

Not long ago during a (for me) profound bit of insight, I was gifted with an unusually deep understanding of one of the minds most cunning mechanisms.

Essentially what the mind is doing all the time, for it cannot work with the present moment, is that it makes you pay($) attention to a re-membered past moment or one imagined in the future. Both are unreal substitutes and nothing but mental constructs. The stamp of reality is and only ever will be in the intensity of the ever-present now moment regardless in whichever way it may be manifesting itself, now.

The mind does this by making you believe that a moment remembered from the past or one imagined as a potentiality in the future, could be more fulfilling than the moment you are currently experiencing. This becomes a mental habit and proceeds to diminish and dilute the real now until it is seen and abandoned. Remembering and experiencing a highlight moment from the past is simply no match for the living present. Once you begin to stay more and more focused in the now, even the most mundane experience becomes, or rather remains pure bliss.

When the awareness of your own radiant being is seen for what it really is, the nourishment finally begins to flow from an unlimited source that you realise comes from within and all that is external becomes equally irrelevant in the effect and sway it once used to possess over you.

Ultimately all of this is indeed very simple and straightforward. The motivation behind all of man’s focused efforts is that we want to feel good and this inevitably leads to the search of finding out why we don’t.

Unwind the mind

This idea of unwinding the mind surfaced itself during a recent meditation and I realised that that is exactly how it feels for me on the level of sensation. By deliberately focusing on the breath, which through the attention alone slows it down, I can literally feel how the mind and its activity is being unwound or deflated through lack of its only form of sustenance, attention.

To conquer the mind with the mind itself, like pointing a laser beam into a mirror, is a task whose guarantee of success is reserved for only the brightest and most committed individuals. But there is another way that is much easier and anyone can not only learn to use, but already does unknowingly.

It is the process of by-passing the mind altogether, the most effective and instantly accessible technique for realising the unfathomable peace of pure and simple being right in this now moment.

To be continued….

What do you do when all your Christmases come at once and are here to stay?

This is a serious question.

How do you or would you handle a situation (call it what you will) where suddenly you find yourself in a position where everything in your existence has fallen into place in an unshakeable, irreversible kind of way? What to do, if anything?

How would you be if you conquered this life (your self) to the point where no more could possibly be added to your state of utter love, bliss & fulfilment & no thing could be taken away?

What would remain? What would be left to do?