Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Source Of Chaos And Perfection

A Self Healing Reading Exercise
 
by Doug Snedden
 
Introduction

We are more complicated than you think and our lives are more immense than you may have imagined. Each one of us is connected to vast currents of hidden influences and possibilities and within all of us lives an abundance of life, love and happiness.

Important Note: The format and writing style is compressed (minimum description length) and irregular (non sequential), and as inconsistent or difficult as it may first appear, the format and writing style has been carefully designed to distract you from jumping ahead and drawing any premature conclusions.

Remember: "Nothing worthwhile comes easily." 
 
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1. Stop chasing love, happiness or even enlightenment. Live in the now. There may be some suffering, there may be some unhappiness, but even if there is, you need to stand still and catch your breath. What is being said here is that you need to reverse the whole process of looking for satisfaction and happiness on the outside, and look at precisely the place where you are now. Stop the struggle and see if what you are looking for isn’t already present in your experience. The end of struggling, is actually always present. You just have to recognize it. Even if you doubt what is being said here now, just imagine for a moment that this is true. What would it be like if you didn’t need to struggle, if you didn’t need to make an effort to find love and happiness? What would that feel like? Take a moment to be silent and see if peace or stillness is with you in this moment.

2. There is nothing sacred about the use of words or definitions. We can use or define words how we like for our own purposes, provided we do so in a clear fashion. We know that words are far from complete when trying to relate what we think, especially when we are trying to express something unique, original or formless. The true power of words is not in their literal meaning but in the qualities or intentions that they conceal from our view. We use words because even in their shallowness, they can be a turning point to cause a person to look deeper within their being.

3. When we experience the idea of how things really are we actually perceive a condensed version of reality that fits our idea of truth, not the truth itself. Truth is that which does not contaminate or harm us, but empowers us. Truth is what we are now in the present moment, without any trace of the last moment, or any expectation of the next moment.

4. What we believe produces experience and when we experience our existence only through what we believe, we may have inadvertently imagined uncertainty, which in turn has created fear. When we fully understand this, we begin to understand our inner domain and our whole reality begins to change. We start to realize that our happiness is not created as a result of certain conditions. Certain conditions are created as a result of our happiness.

5. Some people believe that we are separate from one another and this allows them to do unthinkable things to others that they would have normally never dreamed of doing to themselves. By failing to recognize that we are not separate, these people produce and reproduce unwelcome results every day in their lives. Everything is interrelated at the source level. Everything is actually only one thing at the most basic level. We become aware of this when the illusion of separation disappears. The deeper our understanding of this, the better we are at alleviating our suffering. All suffering ends when we find truth at its source. To find truth at its source, we must first find out who we are at the deepest level. To find out who we are at the deepest level, we must have balance. To have balance, we must let go of all unwanted feelings or attachments, even if we do not see them as being connected to us. If we are able to do this, even for only a few moments each day, we will begin to understand that any unwanted feelings or attachments that arise can be disarmed and removed from our daily lives. The relief from this basic routine alone is proof that a great inner power and energy is within each one of us, waiting to be discovered.

6. When life has meaning, it has intensity and harmony simultaneously. To think about life is not participating in life. Life is a fluid process of letting go of everything that attempts to capture and control the ceaseless flow of being.

7. Our purpose in life is to make responsible choices that advance our whole state of being to its maximum potential. When our awareness is focused on the present moment, we experience everything in a fluid reality unfiltered by concepts or past preferences. By living in the present moment, we directly experience the answers we seek. By just letting go and relaxing in the moment, learning becomes natural and unconstrained. When we meet everything without a preconceived image diminished by its imitation of reality, there is only this moment to acknowledge and this instant to live. There is nothing to judge and everything to become aware of and yet our reaction to life can limit our openness to what life comes next. The key to participating within the present moment is to realize that everything is always changing which means every moment realized is now a moment that does not exist.

8. No event in our life can exist in isolation. Everything we go through has a purpose. Nothing happens in life that is not ultimately beneficial to our growth. Everything we do is part of a process that we experience to become more aware. Eventually, everything we do guides us to success.

9. We need to trust ourselves. We need to trust others. We need to trust ourselves to trust others. Once we begin to move towards trust, we start the healing process by connecting with our real feelings. When we make a connection with our real feelings we start to express and release our feelings. Only then are we able to find closure to unfinished events and only then can we start to move forward with more energy for forgiving and living a balanced life.

10. Forgiveness takes us on a journey that enables us to understand self-healing. When we forgive, we circumvent a situation that could become unbearable. Forgiveness empowers us to eliminate anger and resentment, allowing enormous amounts of positive energy to change our mental and physical well being enough to dispose of stress, nervousness, restlessness, sadness, depression, anger and any associated trauma. Forgiveness and healing are aspects of the same reality. Forgiveness removes all energy blockages that prevent healing energy from flowing. Forgiveness is essential and possible under all circumstances, regardless of how much we hurt. We have the power to free ourselves and to free others of any interpersonal guilt. Commit to forgive and the surfacing of freedom and empowerment will lead towards a positive future with others. For this to occur it is necessary for us to let go of our identity as victims or prisoners of destructive energy. All forgiveness is an act of unconditional love. All forgiveness is self-forgiveness. Without forgiveness, there is no future. Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past. Forgiveness is reclaiming power over our own life. As we give the gift of forgiveness, we ourselves are healed.

11. We have pushed aside so much of our life that when we begin to experience life without resistance, we start to notice how much our expectations, concepts, and preconceptions have limited our experience of life. We must be willing to embrace the life we have now, in the present, in order to navigate the shifting currents of human consciousness. When we stop pretending to be whole, we become whole.

12. Constant discontent for the most part is rooted in our animal impulses of self-preservation. Our interest and passion for self-revelation must rest on a foundation of truth and compassion, without illusion or exception. Our true nature is in harmony with itself and the gateway to this harmony is through our ability to be truthful with ourselves.

13. There is nothing we can do to avoid any moment of experience but we can cultivate an openness to be present for each moment we experience. We must not conceal or deny anything to know truth.

14. When desire is present in our mind, it constricts the ability of our mind to think clearly. Desire is an incomplete way of experiencing life. Desire clouds the mind and obscures the profoundness of its awareness. The only desires that have any merit are of the heart. When desire is present in the mind, the heart is not. The very nature of desire is a feeling of incompleteness or wanting to fill a void inside us. Desire is the pain of not having or a craving for something more. The difficulty with desire is that it is always about what we want, not about who we are as human beings.

15. There is nothing known more intimately than conscious experience but there is nothing harder to explain than the thoughts that make us aware of consciousness. Consciousness is more than information and the brain; the very expansion of the universe generates information that enters consciousness. Consciousness is a form of energy essential to all existence. It is a nonphysical energy of infinite magnitude and it is unique in its capacity to change one pattern of existence into another pattern of existence. Where there is an organized state of existence there is an interchange of consciousness. Consciousness enables ordered states of existence to understand other states of existence. Consciousness is awareness of existence, universal and essential to existence, but it does not create existence. To have consciousness there must be existence. To have existence there must be consciousness. Human consciousness is the basic nature of one's being. It is an awareness of oneself as a fundamentally conscious being. When consciousness emerges, it emerges simultaneously inside space-time and outside space-time to form and awaken the human genius within us. As conscious beings, we are simultaneously emerging from profound forces that emanate from many levels of consciousness which operate over different time frames and span patterns that are both individual and collective in nature and expression. This multidimensional union links human consciousness and cosmic consciousness with metaphysical form and physical form to create a window of reality between worlds. It allows us to personally experience and share the world of nature and the world of the metaphysical as illuminated beings in the openness of a shared reality.

16. We cannot actually translate clearly the whole framework of why we think and feel the way we do or what it is our inner being is really feeling or experiencing, but everything we know and experience is a universal expansion of consciousness. This universal expansion of consciousness provides the essential unrestricted quality that is always in a perpetual state of underpinning human thought. The human mind in general cannot focus directly on the universal expansion of consciousness without instinctively changing and shifting into a continuous succession of seeking reason. Our mind is a dynamically productive creator of visions and interpretations of reason based on our personal way of thinking which is dependent mainly on our capacity to evaluate information. However, if the mind can be momentarily suspended from the chaos of the physical world, subtle harmonies of perfection begin to entrance its state. A more tangible glimpse of a perfect order begins to focus our thoughts and feelings to awaken our perceptions while shutting out the rampant extension of both sense and imagination. Conducive to a feeling of cosmic equilibrium, we soon become intense emotion and ultimately transcend into the rapture of the metaphysical. Our whole perception changes our internal experiences enough to activate and confuse the rational function of our mind with the intent of revealing a more deeply felt state of consciousness that is based on a single pattern or pre-established universal harmony that underlies all consciousness. This universal state of consciousness is a matter of ultimate consideration when its value begins to exceed our expectations. The more universally conscious we become, the more we realize the ultimate value in expanding consciousness in its contribution towards helping us transcend the realm of ordinary experience in power and meaning. To transcend the realm of ordinary experience in power and meaning we only need to direct our attention towards trust, balance, and love.

17. Change the things you are able to, accept the things you cannot, and have the sense to know the difference. Our brain is set up to deliver the visual presentation of the world we are experiencing right now. We have the power to alter this visual presentation of the world we receive from our brain anytime we decide to make an adjustment in our daily physical or mental routines. Some people choose to do this by simply being more open-minded. Just having the willingness to change causes us to change within the context of our view of the world. It also causes a form of revitalization of hope for a world that can be deeply rational even as it makes clear there may be limits to our reasoning. The only real difference there is between us is the type of language we use in expressing ourselves or the level of effort we are willing to provide to change our mind with new information. Language is a way to reflect on language. It is our way of self-reflection where by each symbol, rule or meaning reflects a part of our inside or outside world in its own unique way. As language reflects itself, it gradually changes itself, evolving not only new meaning but also new information. The basic root of language is mental abstraction, which can lead our mind to create symbols, signifying conceptual patterns that actually do not physically exist in the world but give us an idea of the world. Language creates an inner reality that is capable of competing with our outer reality, therefore separating our mind from the physical world. All language is actually a language of images and for the mind to see an image, it must project an image that it can see. There can be no knowledge of anything without some form of projection. For example, when we state that something is empty, we connect a projection with that emptiness. We have every reason to assume that our projection is not merely a projection, but that of a reality which corresponds to it.

18. Our life will never exceed our beliefs primarily because our belief structure is part of our consciousness. If we want to change our life, we need to change our beliefs. There are unavoidable truths preceding experience that are natural in the structure of our minds. Truths that are imposed on our experience, change the very nature of experience. This creates the significance of whether or not we actually experience pure sensations or whether or not there is an act of interpretation in every act of sensing. We can combine many visions or interpretations of our world reality or any other world fantasy as long as they agree with our way of thinking. There is just no way of getting around the truth that there is a close relationship between the words we are able to use, the types of thoughts we are able to think and what we are able to believe as the truth about the world we live in. Words such as trust, balance, forgiveness and love are more than just words; they are reality defining transformational forces. We also realize that as human beings we are not perfectly designed to understand everything. For example, the linear mind does not perceive the natural rhythms and cycles that form existence. The mind presents reality from memory according to the dominant level of its consciousness. In fact, we actually do not perceive as much of the world as we once thought, especially since a large amount of the visual landscape around us can be altered without us even noticing. Maybe that’s why so many of us require an expansion of faith or a subset of beliefs about the world that we tell ourselves we need in order to fill in the gaps of our perceptions, perceptions that direct us towards the truth but are not the truth itself.

19. Our life reflects what we believe. The rational structure of the mind and the rational structure of reality are linked. What we believe is closely related to the structure of language and that which we perceive as the structure of the world. Experience is the medium through which our beliefs speak to us and the medium through which we are able to embrace our beliefs. Each of us has the final say on choosing what we believe.

20. Consciousness is a basic component of reality, not something that materializes from or relies on the physical world of space, time or matter. Due to the word consciousness being used in so many different ways, confusion often emerges. The use of the word consciousness within this material is in reference to the sense or feeling of consciousness itself, where the capacity for inner experience exists. This sense of consciousness is one thing all of us share but what goes into our individual consciousness, especially content that contains explicit generalizations can be very different.

21. We change reality according to the way we see it, and we see reality according to the way we change it. Fundamental truth precedes experiences that are inherent within the structure of our mind. Truths that are imposed on our experience influence the nature of our experience. Human beings are metaphysical beings. Everything we experience as metaphysical beings is our own personal reality conceptualized from information transmitted through our physical senses. We think we are experiencing physical reality but everything out there is no more than light images of reality reconstructed in our mind. What we perceive and what is actually out there are two very different things. All of our experiences are light images of reality not false perceptions or delusions created in our mind. False perceptions or delusions come when we confuse our experiences of the world with physical reality. When the light of awareness becomes a conscious thought, the light from that thought is reflected through our perception. Awareness is the light that allows us to perceive the world and sometimes we mistake the light of awareness as only a subset of its true form in consciousness. Pure awareness has no specific description; it is the essential quality of being itself. Awareness allows consciousness to occur. It is the light by which experience is perceived. In essence, we are dynamic beings of light that (in any given moment) inform the energy that flows through our physical bodies to imagine that we are the other things that are reflected back through our mind. Awareness reflects all that we perceive, including that which we call body which in reality is only a mass of sensations or images in our mind. Our state of mind continually changes, but the awareness through which our state of mind is sensed, remains unmoved. Our natural sense of being somehow always remains the same, a presence that is not affected by the continuous transformation of our physical existence.

22. Our mind can decrease the flow of energy that creates our shifting mental patterns or it can increase the flow of energy that expands our state of consciousness. Physical reality can be reduced to three-dimensional diffraction patterns of light within human consciousness, making our mind a formless continuum separate from the body. This is where the intervening substance of conscious expression is transmitted or converted into impulses of vitality, attitude, energy and strength. This substance of conscious expression, defined as beyond a physical construct or material phenomenon, is more than just a by-product of purely physical processes. The main block that holds us back from accepting this type of understanding is our personal belief system which can deny our potential for change or separate us from knowing our true nature.

23. Once our state of being begins to break free of its illusions through increased knowledge, it starts to live in complete separateness and fulfillment knowing reality beyond a mental concept or vague series of images. It begins to experience the presence of something beyond itself that dwells in a place where there is no need to pursue more or be anything other than self (within the physical body). When does this happen? When we face the oneness of our existence and recognize there is no other joy that can exist except the joy of being an active part of the whole. This joy of oneness allows us to truthfully experience the freedom of our own individual existence.

24. If we see ourselves as separate, we will create chaos and disorder between our self and everything else. What we do for ourselves we do for everyone. Live each moment without resisting. When we resist the flow of life, what we are actually resisting is our own true nature, for everything that happens to us, is a reflection of who we are. If we can accept the flow of life and give into it, we can accept what is real. When we can accept what is real, we can honestly embrace peace and harmony in our lives.

25. A modest mind can awaken forces and memories the ego alone cannot possibly understand. Once the beauty of inner life awakens without a dominant ego, ineffable energies begin to echo a delicate sensibility more refined than the fluid substance of experiencing physical life itself. This metaphysical sensibility or mysterious harmony of intuited wholeness is peaceful, enlightening, and can inwardly merge our awareness with the source of our being or the quality of being-itself. The reality of this delicate sensibility more refined than the fluid substance of experienced physical life itself is distinct from and vaster than the intellect and can clearly reveal to our mind the radiant energy in and around the metaphysical experience of intuited wholeness. Analytical methods alone may not be able to fully capture this metaphysical experience but the power of words carefully constructed to take on an inter-subjective value can create a subtle representation that transmutes the conscious mind into a simple existence with its form and natural radiance. This simple existence is a place where all indescribable intentions are a sign or indication of original thought. The more self-aware we become of intentions, the closer we are to realizing original thought. The more we are able to concentrate on original thought, the greater the need we will have to express original thought. If we discover a thought that is not expressible, then we have already provided the mystery of that thought with a partial value in and of itself. This value in and of itself is a basis for the mind to make a thought more clear and perceptible to an individual or any individual wishing to share the value of an original thought with others. The more clear and perceptible we express original thought the closer we are to becoming aware of the radiant energy in and around the metaphysical experience of intuited wholeness.

26. All thought is ultimately visual, for words alone are only substitute symbols for images. Collectively, we are connected by an intelligent energy that allows us to define meaning beyond any observable understanding of the physical world. This intelligent energy connects us in a subtle yet elevated way that is determined to penetrate through to our conscious mind. We only have to direct our questions inward, in a clear and simple fashion, in order for energies from this intelligence to surface as answers within our conscious mind. Clear and simple inward questions act as a sort of beacon that attracts attention to a focused place within the depths of our subconscious mind, where the answers first take shape. It is important to understand that the answers we seek will return to us based on the terms of our beliefs. It is also important to understand that our subconscious mind is non-sequential and holistic in nature, so its language will be symbolic. Due to the nature of our interior dimension not being limited in comparison to that of the physical world, we have no specific reference point of understanding what we experience when working within it. The messages that come from the depths of this inner dimension are more of a subtle awareness that creates a backdrop of the whole. They are often the first impressions that gently come into our mind without any fan fair or over stimulated emotion. No one can look upon the truth of this wisdom without some degree of uncertainty, unless one has accepted the unreality of all illusions in their lives. To appreciate the inner depths of this wisdom fully would be overwhelming for anyone without first understanding that to justify journeying inward at this depth without a purpose is meaningless. It is at this point that we must choose whether to look into the depths of this universal knowledge base with an open heart and clear mind, or continue dwelling only on its surface. We only need to sense the inherent wisdom and innate potential of our metaphysical being once to realize there is neither a beginning nor ending to the untapped knowledge base within its depths. Its size and scope can overwhelm the human mind but its effects can be guided when the theoretical paradigms of organized belief systems and the psychology that gave rise to them have been seen through and set aside in a clear and timely manner. Being clear or uncomplicated is a good way to unburden the mind. The key to a clear and uncomplicated mind is to temporarily set aside the censoring role of an inflated ego and know that there are no polar-opposites (good-evil, right-wrong, win-lose). There is only difference. Once we fully embrace and understand the meaning of difference, we start to remember more of our source design or archetypal patterns and their meaning. When we recognize these inherent patterns as the prime factors in our existence, we are able to transform and align our lives with them. This natural order of consciousness suggests that once we identify with even a slight impression of any inherent pattern, we enable it; and once any aspect of our consciousness is enabled, it will try to block any return back into the vastness of its original awareness. Once we realize these qualifiers, a permanent image of self (the unique essence of our awareness) will begin to form in our mind to aid us in the process of fully engaging the depths of our deepest consciousness. This permanent image of self will quickly begin to aid us in understanding the wisdom within our being without any references to institutional science, organized belief systems, ill feelings, guilt, shame or distrust. Our intellect will transcend the perception of any associated physical reality to realize the logic and depth of our metaphysical reality with clear and accurate illumination within our mind. Time will even vanish as we stand in innocence knowing no anecdotal evidence is required to understand the meaning of any source knowledge attained from the deep-seated knowledge base within our own being.

27. The deepest concern by people who have made any kind of tenuous agreement with them self is mainly who they really are and whether or not they are on the right life path. What most people overlook is that they themselves are the path they seek. All that we have come to understand in life is only a reflection of our mind, and every experience we have, provides us with another way to realize truth and wholeness. There is obviously a devoted dimension to the existence of each human being and coming to realize this devoted dimension is considered by most to be the main motivation or belief behind living. However, the main block to attaining this type of awareness is in adopting a belief without first hand personal experience. Experience being the medium through which source knowledge becomes known to us directly. Without first hand personal experience, neither the whole of experience nor articulated experience would reveal anything about our ultimate concern for what we believe. For example, when a person inherits a belief without first hand personal experience, they have inadvertently created a distorted separateness from what is true for them, making any rational discourse impossible. On the positive side, there are diametrical urges within each one of us that can easily overpower any blind or misleading inherited belief that may be confining us within its distortion or false subjectivity. Once we begin to realize there are deeper levels of truth accessible to us, we begin to experience a more balanced connection between ourselves, and the rest of existence.

28. Everything feared about death is a creation of an inflated ego struggling against life. When we fear death, we simply fear the unknown or are lost in the relative inaccuracy of what separates life and death in our awareness. Death is a belief created by our conscious mind. Human consciousness is believed by many to be in the natural world, and the key word here is believed. In fact, there is no real proof consciousness is in the natural world. It is only when consciousness has been formulated into a thought (the act or process of thinking), that it has any measurable energy, and measurable energy is what stimulates scientific inquiry. All scientific inquiry is conducted within a fixed conceptual framework for verification, and no amount of verification guarantees that any scientific theory is correct. Therefore, all science is conditional and any aspect of a scientific theory always stands on the verge of being rejected by new observations or else it is dogma. There are a number of clear reasons that state the current scientific models declared foolproof methodologies are insufficient at best to prove consciousness is in the natural world or that the brain produces consciousness. Nothing about our brain, when examined as a physical system proves that it contains a nonphysical interior dimension. Even every current scientific approach that attempts to make any sense of the physical difference between the brain and the conscious mind relies solely upon subjective reports to signal that an experimental stimulus has been understood and recorded. The human mind cannot be examined by the same methods employed in researching the human brain or indeed any matter-energy system in the physical universe. To define consciousness in physical terms of the brain is clearly conjecture. Consciousness is a far more fundamental manifestation that science alone cannot fully appreciate today. The fact that the universe we comprehend is filled with light and our awareness has a qualitative character to it, is still nothing less than a mystery. A mystery that is equaled by our understanding why there should be anything at all in our universe. The real concern is that even our understanding of the mind as an object in this world leaves us in the dark with respect to defining consciousness. It would be more reasonable to suggest that if we are to understand or define consciousness, we should first understand how a thought manages to move various atoms of hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and the other particles in the cells of our brain; or find out where the link is between thought and the organic structure of our brain; or the exact location of memory; or even how the mind found its way to derive itself from non-mind by following only un-thought pathways.

29. The evolution of human awareness can be explained as a means of determining to what extent the human condition can be deliberately transformed by empirical evidence. For example: All life is affected by the subtle energies of the universe. We are in physical terms, a self-organizing system of uninterrupted exchanges of matter and energy with a larger system called Earth. The Earth in physical terms is a system of uninterrupted exchanges of matter and energy with a larger system called the solar system. The solar system in physical terms is a system of uninterrupted exchanges of matter and energy with a larger system called the universe. The universe is an aggregate of frequencies, a system of uninterrupted exchanges of matter and energy, a feedback system that continuously recycles forward into a greater state of complexity and structure.

30. Every aspect of consciousness is more than the behavior of neuronal cells satisfying a psychological need. Our consciousness is a functional entity devoid of any implications relating to the existence of a brain or to the reception of sensory inputs explaining the mind as being the activity of large sets of neural cells.

31. Life is the experience of our choices. Our day to day life is full of meaningful events that we deliberately and consciously set out to experience for ourselves. Such events are not accidental or causal events; they are intentional actions. Therefore, the real meaning in our lives is not created simply by what we know about ourselves but comes from our natural ability to experience the wholeness of living a balanced existence that embraces all experience (good or bad) as an opportunity to learn.

32. There is no need for any of us to leap from our limitless nature into fuzzy science. The reasons are many but here are just a few cases to consider before fully embracing science alone as the ultimate authority in defining our nature or the nature of the universe. Science does not know where hydrogen and matter come from. Science does not understand how dark matter holds the cosmos together or how complex organic molecules are able to fold so rapidly into the shapes that allow them to perform their functions in living organisms. Science does not recognize how consciousness emerges from the complexity of the molecular structure of the brain or how the brain even remembers anything. Science also does not know what the relationship between consciousness and matter actually is. There are hundreds of other examples that clearly state that today’s science cannot fully understand or define the wholeness of a human being or the underlying cause of consciousness.

33. Knowledge, however broad it may become, can never satisfy inquiry. Positive information does not, and never can, fill the entire region of possible thought. As it is impossible to think about the outer edge of space, it is also impossible to exclude the idea of any space beyond that edge. Science is a gradually expanding sphere without conclusion that creates two contrasting modes of mental action. The human mind may dwell within itself with not only acquired facts and their relationships, but also with that unknown something which facts and their relationships suggest. Therefore, if knowledge cannot possess or dominate consciousness, consciousness must continue to look forward to that which is beyond knowledge. There will always be a place for a sense of wonderment toward the ultimate mysteries of the universe that exceeds the domain of the human intellect. If not, we will cease to exist as human beings.

34. Human beings can be irrational, unaware and lacking in sufficient understanding to control their own being. It is only when a person stops thinking as a physical being, that they begin to understand the answers to their fundamental problems are found in their metaphysical being.

35. Do not speculate about life, but rather give yourself over to life. Accept that whatever is happening to you is happening for a reason. The world is more or less, as we perceive it. Any defects in our perceptions influence fear, uncertainty, doubt, anticipation and other mental conditions that lead us to inappropriate or defective comprehension of the world around us. Clear perception in general is a sound means of cognition that can disclose things to us as they actually are in reality. Therefore, it is necessary to go beyond the duality of emotions and their associated mind-set if we are to find a balance or a sense of harmony in our lives. This balance or sense of harmony is not an inherent talent but an experienced and regularly practiced skill, one that makes us fully conscious of our metaphysical nature. We can counter and overcome any perception that appears inescapable by empowering the competence of our mind. As the competence of our mind expands and resets our balance against fear, uncertainty and doubt, our mind becomes more synchronized with the world we live in. It takes mental discipline not will power to retrain our self. Such retraining is imperative if we truly want our lives (and the lives of others) to change. Truth of this nature can provide the recognition of reality and the actuality of a world of peace and understanding. Acceptance of this truth liberates us from the slavery of our senses, and all suffering ends.

36. All of us are trying to find meaning in the events and experiences of our lives. Yet, there are no innate truths hidden in the encounters and experiences of life. The fact is there is no meaning to anything, except the meaning we provide. We are who we say we are and our experiences are what we say they are to us. Everything else is a matter of perspective. All life moves into form or into defined patterns of being. Recognizing and understanding the patterns within our own life is the primary key that is overlaid upon the fabric of our own personal cultural story. We need to understand our patterns in order to see illusions as illusions and reality as reality.

37. There is no individuality without universality. Everything in the universe is attracted to something and attraction is a force or manifestation that binds all consciousness into a single unified pattern of radiant wholeness. Our bodies are energy systems. If we manage our energy in a balanced way, we can create an almost perfect system to express and expand our consciousness. A consciousness that can help us realize our identity as awareness from intelligence infused with effortless love, where effortless love is the first response we consider in reply to every question. Love transforms all things toward the ineffable source of their meaning. We embrace love to coexist and express the formidable energies of attraction and we also embrace love because it is the only complete way in which to experience life. Love’s cognitive nature is aesthetic, theoretical, practical, detached, passionate, subjective and objective. If we acknowledge our identity as awareness from intelligence infused with effortless love, we will be able to understand and fulfill our true purpose and destiny in life. Effortless love can be the agent that binds our consciousness with a greater unified pattern of radiant wholeness.

38. To be means to be in the present moment. For it is only in the depth of an experienced present that the past and future, and the transition from one to the other, have meaning. This is the time for all of us to reject what others may have mistakenly chosen for us. This can be the day we discover our own true purpose. A purpose based on the joy of creating the person who we really want to be now, in the present. This can be our defining moment as individuals, to choose everything that we want to experience in this world. There will only be proactive experiences, no more reactive experiences. We will engage and create not wait and debate. To continue on the same path that was chosen for us by someone else, or to continue to choose to be unhappy, or to continue to choose to live in a negative state of mind, is a choice that goes against our true nature. Everything about the way we live is the way it is because it is what we have chosen. When something is not right, we can choose to change it right now.

39. We need to forgive ourselves. Forgive our family. Forgive our friends. Forgive our coworkers. Forgive every human being we know. Forgive every human being we have ever known for all errors must be corrected at the same level that they first occurred. Our physical form is a communication and learning device for our mind. The physical form is easily brought into alignment with a mind that has acquired the knowledge to look beyond itself toward the light of reason. Whenever we offer kindness to another, we are shortening the distress of both parties involved. What we actually do comes from what we are thinking. When we are afraid, we have chosen incorrectly. Anxiety is always a sign of force, arising when what we want, conflicts with what we do. Our mind is the source of all fear and anxiety. Everyone experiences fear and anxiety mainly through a lack of knowledge. Whenever the light of reason enters the mind, the darkness of ignorance fades. What each of us believes to be true is true for us alone. At the beginning of freedom, everything that is false is separated from everything that is true. There is no life for anyone in fear. The best position to take is a position that protects the truth. A balanced mind is sustained when it knows truth. Nothing can destroy truth. We cannot see what does not exist but we can always see what does. A tormented mind is not free because it is obsessed with itself. We cannot make anything that is untrue true. There are no errors in truth. Our perceptions are only temporary perceptions. Knowing is affirming truth beyond perception. To perceive a truth is not the same as knowing a truth. If we abuse an error made by someone else, we are abusing ourselves alone. If we choose to judge, we have chosen conflict. Judgment is not required to organize our lives. Judgment is not required to arrange our selves as individuals. Where there is knowledge, no judgment is required.

40. Some people have unknowingly adopted the thoughts and beliefs of other people they may or may not have met. These people are actually living their lives through recycled beliefs from previous generations. They may not have given these adopted beliefs a second thought or even checked to see if there is any real substance behind any of them. The results of not having personally experienced these beliefs before deciding to adopt them have caused their minds to remain frozen in someone else’s belief system.

41. The difference between human beings is that what we are today is not what we were yesterday and not what we will be tomorrow. All of us are in a process of learning and realizing what is true for us alone. By following or applying our own truth to our own well being, we are slowly transforming our physical consciousness into metaphysical consciousness. Free will is a major component in this process with free will being a responsibility that many of us have taken lightly without ever considering the ramifications of our thoughts and actions. As we progress along a metaphysical path of understanding, wisdom begins to accelerate at a never before experienced level. The more time and effort we put into applying this wisdom into our everyday life, the sooner we return to our natural metaphysical state of being.

42. Our mind is very active and powerful. The mind is always thinking and running around in its prepared collection of information and images. When the mind thinks, we believe our conscious thoughts and yet sometimes we argue with those thoughts. When the mind translates thoughts into actions, we believe it is our true self that is acting them out. Yet sometimes we do things and do not know why we did them.

43. Our mind can be a great deceiver; by waving its magic wand of logic it can even make a lie appear true. Our mind can provide all the right excuses for doing or not doing something. Our mind has many strange characteristics and many astonishing tendencies. It has the tendency to believe what it wants to believe, even in the face of any proof to the contrary. In other cases, our mind believes what it wants to believe, whether it has all the facts or no facts at all. Our mind loves to solve problems by filling in the gaps with the stuff we already know rather than admitting it may know nothing at all.

44. Our mind likes to build on fantasy and reach mysterious conclusions by using familiar thoughts, beliefs and the power of speculation. It even prefers to draw upon memories to contribute unrelated statements rather than dwell in silence. Our mind can make big issues out of little matters, blow things out of proportion and distort original problems to such an extent that everything gets lost in an emotional fog.

45. The mind can create many strange, peculiar and bizarre states of consciousness for the real self within to experience. An idea or a thought left unchecked can quickly transpose a fantasy into something that appears very real. In fact, the mind properly lead and manipulated by external influences will accept ideas and suggestions without hesitation or doubt, as if the idea was always a part of itself.

46. The mind is fond of pleasure; it is fond of variety. The moment it comes across a greater desire, it leaves the old one behind. The mind may desire something long enough to possess it or not. Still and all, if it does possess something, after a period, familiarization sets in and the mind desires something new to possess. Our mind is constantly traveling around in circles of exaggerated thought and repetitive patterns.

47. At any given moment in time, we think we know what it is we really want but then time erodes away our dreams and in the end evaluation, it was only another temporary desire. The human mind is always seeking something more. It thirsts for self-gratification through worldly possessions, power and sensual pleasures galore. Its desires are numerous if not endless. It constantly flips from one thing to another. Nothing can keep it engaged for very long. As soon as the mind perceives something else as being better, sweeter or prettier than what it has, it runs after the new illusion trying to make that desire a reality and quite often throws away what it has already accepted. The mind usually passes from one whim or attachment to another, never remaining satisfied for very long.

48. Vanity, lust, anger, greed, and addiction keep the mind in a constant state of flux between right and wrong. We are constantly wandering around in a maze of physical sensations that are pulling us in every direction, keeping us continually preoccupied with the activities and illusions of the physical world.

49. All cravings and desires are created by the mind, which in turn forces us to achieve what the mind wants. When the mind attains what it wants, either it loses interest or we become addicted slaves to its desires. The most common habit of the mind is to torment one's conscience by thinking continuously about another person, place or thing.

50. Our mind loves pleasure. We are always on the hunt for something new or an easier way of attaining more of what we already have accepted. A major function of the mind is to crave stimuli in large quantities. The mind is steeped with cravings for worldly objects and sensual pleasures which place many of us in vulnerable positions of lust, anger, greed, attachment, vanity and many other excessive positions. The mind's desires and cravings keep us off balance and continually feeding from a polarized position of yes or no, good or bad, right or wrong and an endless stream of other polar opposites.

51. Our mind is constantly being bombarded by a number of desires and cravings using a variety of stimuli. We have barely satisfied one desire when several more spring up and have to be prioritized. Unfortunately, when a desire is not fulfilled according to our mind's expectations, we become depressed, anxious, obsessed or even upset at those we love, including ourselves.

52. Our mind has been conditioned from early childhood. The various stages of our lives have been run together like a series of blurred photographs. From infancy to childhood to puberty to young adulthood, middle age, retirement and the golden years, most of us look back and wonder what happened. Where did all the time go? What have we really accomplished? Most of us are probably finding it hard to fall asleep at night because we have so much on our mind. Certain thoughts from the day seem to roll around in our mind for the longest time. One thought leads to another and before we know it, our mind has gone off on another tangent and if left uninterrupted, turns our thoughts into pure fantasy or nonsense. Usually the major culprit of all this unnecessary thinking is worry. We worry, speculate and dream up all sorts of what if scenarios. Other times it is as if we have all the answers to the world's problems. The root cause of this type of self-abuse or excessive mental excitation is for the most part, an inflated ego.

53. In every truth, the opposite must be equally true. To know truth, we must apply the knowledge of a truth to become the truth we know. Only in this way can we know what is true and what is not true.

54. The mind is the filter through which everything must pass. The mind is the ultimate player in conflict and paradox. As we progress through life searching for our essential nature, we must first learn the ways of the mind. Our mind is a complex, virtual thinking machine that is a powerful entity, distinct and separate from both our physical identity and our original metaphysical identity as awareness from intelligence. It can deceive us in many ways for it has the history and ability to use itself against us. As the reality of who and what we really are as awareness from intelligence begins to take hold through any new learning process, the mind begins to shape shift and cause fear, uncertainty, doubt and a host of other frightening thoughts and feelings to flood itself. One must always continue to push forward or any new insight or identity breakthrough will be lost in a flash of emotion created by the mind to flood the mind.

55. The mind does not think in terms of language with words but rather in a language of images. These images come with a sound track that allows us to talk to ourselves, even argue mentally with ourselves. All language or forms of communication are collections of images strung together or superimposed upon each other with different sound tracks in the various languages. Imagery is the universal language of the human mind with different sound tracks generating or lighting up similar images within the mind of every human being. Therefore, a language must be more than a mere vehicle to disclose information. To fulfill its task, language must also be capable of extracting harmony and beauty from whatever means it has available to it.

56. The images in our mind are responsible for every single thought, word and action we create and act upon in our lives. While we would like to think our thoughts, words and actions are based upon intelligent reasoning or original thinking, the fact of the matter is it's the contents of our mind that’s in control. Many of the stored images we have in our mind have been inadvertently given to us by people we do not even know but with whom we share a distorted collective library of images. We are all thinking and doing the same things, over, and over again like automatons. These mind images are producing scenes that guide us through physical life on a moment-to-moment basis. These images form the basis of all our thoughts, feelings and emotions. Our life is reduced to the effects of this continuation of fate producing imagery within our mind, moving us forward into a future created by skewed or second-hand memories. We need to live in the present (which is the only time that is real) if we want to realize our true metaphysical identity within a non-distorted consciousness. Living in the present is experience moving in unison with the flow of life. It can only be realized directly, not through an idea or memory.

57. The greatest obstacle that prevents us from making the necessary changes in our thinking to become more self-aware is our ability to retain the very idea of imagery itself long enough to understand how the mind operates. This recurring retention problem exists because all the images in our mind are continuously competing for our attention and distracting us from the present moment.

58. Our mind has been leading us through life by collecting, creating and destroying images. Mental and emotional stimulation lights up certain images with such lucid reality that it makes old images just as real as when they were first created. In a split second, our attention is pulled right back into the same old scenes and we re-live and act out our past repeatedly. It takes but one small source of stimuli and the mind goes to work doing what it does best, scanning old illuminated images, acting and re-acting according to past thoughts, words and actions.

59. Our future may be a reflection of our mind's imagery from the past. Imagery that is illuminated to create the next sequence of events based on the same old sequence of events from before but this time replayed in a different order. These repetitive mental operations produce favorite or automatic thoughts, words and actions that over time develop a preferred state of consciousness where our mind finds and stays in its comfort zone or lowest state of energy expenditure.

60. The human mind has been conditioned to obsess with sense stimulation and sense gratification. We are constantly being conditioned to get in touch with our feelings. Right now, you might be saying to yourself, what’s wrong with that! Our whole thinking process has been set in a certain direction and we are moving in that direction for the most part, without giving much of anything a second thought. We have (and others have) conditioned our free will within our own circumstances, within our own life experiences. This fact may be disturbing or hard to accept. It may also be hard to entertain the fact that after having devoted so many years to developing our intellect, our individual freedom is held captive by something other than what is real, true, or ourselves. We have become slaves to our own mind and its dummy-down self-conditioning. In essence, what we are is a slave of our own creation. All of us believe that our own thoughts, words, and actions are under our control based on our intellectual reasoning and free will. The fact remains that such thoughts may only be illusions generated by our mind's imagery. Our mind is actually controlling, guiding and moving us through life, on a moment-to-moment basis with controlling images of the past. Confronted with such facts, we might think we can set out to modify or eliminate what we perceive as being these controlling images and we would be right. After all, this is how we moved our consciousness from being in a child state into a mature adult state. It was accomplished by accepting different sets of controlling images and associated sound tracks based on new words, thoughts and actions.

61. Emotions are continuously being produced inside of us, even if we are not aware of their creation. Emotions are messages from our body to our mind, which leads to actions or in-actions. We cannot turn off or cancel emotions but we can learn how to become more conscious of them. Unbalanced emotions can cloud our mind and fog up our ability to think and reason logically, causing any original thoughts to be swallowed up by the power of our unmanaged sensitivity. The net effect of this shift in consciousness is that we as individuals are becoming unaware of the chaotic power of our impressionable emotions. We are losing our ability to freely think and act as individuals. To put this in a more meaningful context, we may be better off if we were to try to understand the basic nature of our emotions, which reflect our intentions. The basic nature of emotion is to move. All emotions surface because they have to keep moving. The primary purpose of any emotion is to allow us to positively experience life to its fullest measure. As we express our emotions, our entire being comes together in cooperation to run both our biology and our behavior. Emotions are our response to what we experience. Emotions are our response to the world around us, our response to our thoughts, beliefs and especially to our own mental creations. How we see ourselves determines how we feel and experience life. Our perception of life in general also determines how we feel, and how we feel, determines our emotional state. Just as our perceptions influence our feelings, feelings also shape our experiences and beliefs. They allow us to see and feel life. Moreover, in order for our feelings to express themselves clearly, the process must be free of judgment if we want to become fully aware of our own true state of being. In order for this truth to become reality, we must also set aside any inner criticism. When we stop criticizing ourselves, we start to better understand the flow of our feelings and gradually become more balanced, perceptive and wise. We start to realize that our emotions can move us internally and externally in a negative or positive manner. For example, fear is our most basic and misunderstood emotion. It drives many of our actions and reactions to the world around us. It can save our life or if it lingers too long, it can ruin our life. Fear is also a signal that it’s time to let go and find a better way of living so that we can rebalance our life. The longer we hang on to fear, the more likely we are to create unnecessary anxiety and mental imbalance. Therefore, we must release fear by allowing our feelings the freedom to pass through us without trying to control or direct them. Another example would be love. Love is an emotion we try to capture or recapture most of our lives. Love is born of understanding and forgiveness, while forgiveness itself is born of suffering. We need to experience the whole spectrum of feelings and emotions to be human. As we begin to understand more of ourselves, we become more human. By becoming more human, we become more balanced. By becoming more balanced, we are able to handle all aspects of our life in a way that results in the greatest good for us as an individual and as a part of the collective whole. By becoming more balanced, we are better able to change and transform our state of being enough to recognize the meaning and purpose of our life. By becoming more balanced, we are also better able to recognize the fundamental loving nature of the universe. By becoming more balanced, we become whole human beings able to surrender to the fundamental nature and process of life itself. When we are able to surrender to the fundamental nature and process of life itself, we are able to reach our ultimate intuitive destination. When we have reached our ultimate intuitive destination, we have surpassed all contrasting opposites where one gains at the expense of another. When we have surpassed all contrasting opposites, we have arrived at a place of unity where everything is universal. When everything is universal, our non-dualistic intuition is itself, undiminished.

62. As we penetrate deeper within the truth of our being, we have to be able to abandon more of the images and concepts of physical form and ordinary language if we want to transcend the boundaries of our intellectual reactions. The only means of access to transcending these boundaries is through the sensitivities of the heart. These sensitivities allow us to relax between awareness and the effulgent forces surfacing from unrealized levels of our being. In the beginning, as we learn how to move outside and beyond our old way of thinking, our metaphysical being may start to encounter unfamiliar images from the subconscious mind. As a normal human being, if we do not immediately realize what is happening, the effects can be confusing, enough to fill us with bewilderment, uneasiness, anxiety, insecurity, fear, uncertainty, doubt or disbelief. Always remember that the unrealized levels of our being or void will eventually provide the music of life or whatever is necessary to sustain or enhance consciousness. It is our rite of passage or natural initiation to the next level of development in our conscious life and awareness. The void is a realm of emerging choices combined with the naturalness to move towards those choices. It is a place where there is no prerequisite for experiencing it. A place where everyone has equal access to it. When we first enter the emptiness of the void, we must freely submit to a higher principle of existence within our sense of being if we want to become conscious of both emptiness and form or nonexistence and existence at the same time since our consciousness cannot fully grasp two temporary states simultaneously. Once the paradox of it all starts to melt away and we begin to overcome the dichotomy of the void, light images begin to form vague symbols, structures, constructs and operations that eventually communicate truth to our conscious mind. As truth emerges within our conscious mind, we simultaneously sense a quality of being one with the universe or become aware of the infinite potential of the void and the nothingness associated with just being in the moment, where creation is unfolding within us. This moment of now is an experience that can only be realized directly and never through an idea or memory from the rational, logical mind. It is an experience that you surrender to within the full embrace of self-honesty, trust, balance and love beyond reason or form. It has a definitive existential, self-determining and self-surrendering quality to it whereby our individual impartial focus observes and records our state of being in a mind state where we can let go of everything (especially fear) and just be in the moment.

63. The general belief system and core boundary of our society has actually been established with old recycled beliefs, misunderstood concepts of life and death, and unnecessary laws. These recycled beliefs and concepts that most of us have never personally experienced are accepted only due to their repetition and presentation by others. What we think about most we eventually become. So, one comforting thought right now is that you’re not alone if you have accepted recycled beliefs into your own belief system without question, thought or personal experience. The question now is; how did this unknowingly happen to so many of us? This happened mainly because parents, family members, friends and society in general told us the same things over and over so we personally assumed what they were saying must be true. We had no choice but to trust these well-intentioned people with some of the source input and development of our conscious mind during the early stages of our lives. Once these core images were constructed within our mind, there was not much chance we would ever believe anything else unless a traumatic event split or shattered our personal belief system wide open.

64. Unquestioned beliefs hide superstitions which are defending something which is not true, contradictory, or being used as justification for behavior which is a less than spiritual enlightenment (enlightenment is the ultimate state of being, not the ultimate state of knowing). Our beliefs are the filters and substance of consciousness and if we are going to transform our consciousness, we need to enhance our beliefs with first hand direct experience and understanding. Without first hand direct experience and understanding we will only have someone else’s recycled beliefs. Remember to take what you read here now as valuable, but not infallible. Know that you are your own highest authority and do not place your source of authority outside of yourself.

65. Many disorders, including most forms of depression, come from a sense of being deprived of something that we may want but do not have. When we feel guilt, our ego is out of control because only an inflated ego is able to make us experience guilt. Our mind can be overpowered by false beliefs created by an inflated ego to sustain itself. We have the power to step away from these types of delusions and manipulations. We have the power of mind over an inflated ego because all things do work together for the sake of goodness. There are no exceptions to this truth, ever.

66. Our thoughts have a direction and purpose we can trust. Our mind is in motion all the time. Letting go of control connects us to our higher self. The true meaning of our life is grounded in self-trust.

67. Irrational thought is disorganized thought. Every unattended or irrational thought is created and maintained by some form of guilt. We have the power to reset our mind by resisting any delusion created by an inflated ego every time one should arise. An inflated ego's decisions are never right because the foundation that they rest upon are always based on the error that they were made to justify in the first place. Nothing an inflated ego perceives is translated correctly. If we allow ourselves to experience guilt then we are reinforcing error not truth.

68. The basis of anger is the belief that we have been violated and that a form of retaliation is justified by us in return. Yet, no wrong can justify a wrong. No wrong makes things right. Anger is a form of hatred. If we hate anyone, we dislike a part of ourselves.

69. Reason is the basic structure of our mind. It provides the means to grasp and transform reality and is effective in the cognitive, aesthetic, practical, and technical functions of the mind. A change in reason is a change of mind and this inevitably produces essential change because the mind itself is essential. The way out of any contention between two opposing systems is clearly to choose one and give up the other. There can be no conflict between reality and unreality. Only one is real, and therefore only one is true. Our focused attention is not required for truth, but it is necessary to combat the creation and existence of that which is not true.

70. We are unable to exclude any part of ourselves from what we think. In order to maintain a clear and balanced mind we must not accept delusion. Every response we make is determined by what we think of ourselves, and what we want to be is what we think we actually are in the present moment.

71. What we want to be must determine every possible response we make. We create our perceptions to last as long as they have value. Therefore, we can extend our illusions about ourselves but not about others. Others can extend their illusions about themselves but not about us.

72. The human mind has the power to cleanse itself of any false beliefs including any delusions created by the ego. Our skills that allow us to see a coherent outcome depend on our disposition to see it, but its truth has nothing to do with our disposition. When we find ourselves confused about this distinction in our motivation, it can only be due to our confusion in motivation. Given the basis of this confusion, trust is now out of the question. The only way out of an error is to make the decision not to decide anything at all. The world we perceive and experience has many layers of difficulty. However, the world is filled with recognizable patterns if we allow ourselves to see the light of truth within the patterns that continually appear before us.

73. We have the power of creation within our being. When we are forced to learn something against our true nature, we are imprisoned. When we are forced to do something against our free will, we have the power of mind to accept or reject what its effect will be on our lives. We have the ability to shape ourselves into our own unique expression. Our mind is the mechanism that allows us to decide our own state of being. We can transition from what we see to what we cannot see, to that which is beyond experience because it is our natural metaphysical disposition to go beyond the limits of the world of experience. The mind is the filter through which all decisions are made. The mind creates our internal reality with thoughts that cause us to respond in specific ways to the external world. We have a choice in how we respond to the external world and to life in general. We receive from the world what we give to the world.

74. It is our choice to allow others to control us. We live in a society today where we have to make choices to allow others a certain degree of control over us. This is the logical result of the way in which society functions today. Vast numbers of us must cooperate in this controlled manner so we can live together in peace and prosperity. The real concern is whether we realize how much of our free will we have inadvertently let slip away under the subtle control techniques of others.

75. Psychology is the driving force behind consumerism and addiction today, not a defect in our identity. Addiction is intense emotional pain that can only be extinguished by us alone. It may be time for each of us to wake up and take back control of our identity before we are physically, emotionally, and mentally changed forever.

76. We are in total control of our mind so we should never let another human being fill our mind with fear, uncertainty, doubt or mental waste. There is no battle between good and evil. There is only difference. By allowing our mind to dwell on polarizing symbolism such as the good and evil model, we allow ourselves to keep participating in the subservient deeds of those we may not even know. The checks and balances of the good and evil model provide the illusion of fear, uncertainty, doubt, luck or misfortune in our life. Pass no judgment and these phantasms of deception and control have no basis.

77. If your desires, cravings, obsessions or opinions are now crowding your mind, then your senses are playing on the desires, cravings, obsessions or opinions of other people. You are being moved about like an emotional rag doll. Now think of how long it must have taken you to lose control of yourself without knowing it. It started unintentionally with your parents and your grandparents. A slow, methodical process was inadvertently put in place to reshape your unique identity into a more restrained communal identity.

78. Modify, impair or change the human mind and you reduce, increase, or modify the mind's ability to function independently. Our mind needs us to take charge of our obsessions, desires and cravings. To do this we must attach our mind to the most recognizable thought we have and that is the thought of our own real identity as an individual.

79. We must learn how to switch off or temporarily ignore any subtle programming or imagery by others if we are ever going to recapture our own individual identity.

80. Truth cannot be described and it cannot be explained. It must be experienced. When we think of ourselves as only physical beings, we eventually experience depression. If our physical being is used to attack other people, it will also harm us. However, if we willingly use our physical being in the service of others, it becomes a beautiful instrument of communication. This type of communication eliminates barriers and helps others, which in turn helps us as individuals.

81. All learning must lead beyond the physical body to reset the true power of the mind within it. This can only be done if our mind reaches out to other minds and does not withhold itself in its ability to reach out. Withholding our mind is the primary cause of all illnesses (especially obsessions, anxiety and depression) because one of the main functions of the mind is to reach out. Speak your mind.

82. We are not limited by our physical bodies, and what we think cannot be made physical. Our bodies are communication instruments. The mind can be manifested through our physical body if it extends beyond the physical and does not become limited by it. If we judge another as limited by the physical body, then we are limiting our self. Imagined results can only cause suffering. Poor dispositions toward the physical are acts of aggression. Acts of aggression lead to depression. Depression leads to self-loathing. Self-loathing leads to an out-of-control ego.

83. To an inflated ego, physical form is a tool of aggression. An inflated ego uses our physical form as a means to an end. It is difficult to overcome the ego's belief in our physical body as a means to an end because it is synonymous with the same belief as attacking is a means to an end.

84. Illusions are threatened only by reality since reality is truth. We can deny truth but we cannot change it.

85. Our peace of mind is determined by how much we are able to live in the present moment. The more we live in the present moment, the more patient we become. The more patient we become, the more accepting we will be of what is real. The more accepting we are of what is real, the more peaceful we become. The more peaceful we become, the more we allow ourselves to let go, reach out and be happy. As we allow ourselves to let go, reach out and be happy, we learn how to clear our mind and relax. As we learn how to clear our mind and relax, we allow our mind to take a break and live in the present moment without fear. When we live in the present moment without fear, we return to our natural state of being (balanced and whole).

86. When we attack, we are trying to separate. When we attack someone else, we are in denial of the person we really are right now in the present. All attempts at separation are attempts to deny what is true.

87. To deny truth, leads to uncertainty, which in turn creates the belief that others, not ourselves, have done something to us. We must receive the message we give because it is the message we want. We can believe that we judge others by the messages they give us but we are actually judging others by the messages we give them.

88. To deny the truth of who we are is to deny our selves well being. If we deny anything, we are acknowledging that it must exist. Our mind is capable of creation but our mind can also deny what is created. Joy is created by us and misery is created through us.

89. Nothing is truly hidden, only temporarily unknown. Everything that exists has a specific nature. There is nothing evolved which was not involved. A thing can only work where it is. Words cannot guarantee their truth content. Only truth can penetrate the quality of things that exist. Truth resides in the directness of its perspective. The way in which an idea is presented, affects what that idea will turn out to be in the present. All truth is accepted as being self-evident. Truth is clear and simple. A union with truth is intrinsic to our well being. Truth is growth. Insight belongs to one who knows. Nothing happens without reason. Whatever is in the effect must be in the cause. A thing can only affect another of its own kind. The deliberate application of reasoning only comes through reflection. Every phenomenon in the visible universe has its birth in motion. The metaphysical and the physical coexist. The great tragedy of truth is opinion. Science alone is only a self-correcting process. The path of inner being is truth. Absence of truth is not evidence of truth. Something incredible is waiting to be known. Truth is often awash in a great ocean of confusion. Truth can be unknown, but it cannot be altered. Every great advance in knowledge has involved doubt. The unknown is only another term used to describe creation. There cannot be complexity without simplicity. When we let go of our expectations and accept things as they are, we accept what is real. When we accept what is real, we are living in the present. When we live in the present, we are living in the now. When we live in the now, we are free. When we are free, life is special and wondrous. When life is special and wondrous, we become spiritual. When we become spiritual, we are whole. When we are whole, we are human beings.

90. Conflict is the prime attribute of an over active ego. When we are in conflict, we are filled with stress. When we are stressed, our energy is being expended at a higher rate. When we are expending energy at a higher rate, we eventually grow tired. When we grow tired, we are hurting ourselves. When we hurt ourselves, we become unbalanced. When we become unbalanced, we cannot rest. When we cannot rest, we grow weary. When we grow weary, we suffer. When we suffer, we allow an over active ego its victory. When an over active ego is victorious, our suffering expands and the true experience and meaning of life begins to vanish.

91. Conflict is the core fuel that drives an over active ego. Without conflict, we are balanced. When we are balanced, we are calm. When we are calm, we accomplish more. When we accomplish more, we see, feel and handle stress better. When we see, feel and handle stress better, we are never in conflict. When we are never in conflict, we are at peace. When we are at peace, we know who we are in the present. When we know who we are in the present, we do not deprive or attempt to separate our self from anything. When we are not deprived or under the delusion of separation, conflict cannot exist. When conflict no longer remains, we become whole. When we become whole, we understand the truth within our being. When we understand the truth within our being, we recognize ourselves within the truth.

92. Love transforms the physical, vital and mental planes of conception, perception and sensation of our mind and consciousness. At the conception level, an idea is a thought, at the perception level, it is experienced, and at the sensation level, it is the embodied truth instinctively realized to its fullness. As the mind moves away from the connections and chaos of everyday life towards the silence and calm within our being, we become more illuminated by what is true. Silence is an essential part of our self-conscious state and its respective internal perceptions. Without the silence and calm within our being, there cannot be any real appreciation of life. By moving deeper within our conscious mind, we enter an elevated state of understanding and enlightenment where profound truth is abundant. A state where reality is awake to itself, as itself, within itself. When we find this silence and calm within our being we begin to experience the true joy and meaning of oneness which reveals a sense of the eternal rhythms of our own true nature. In silence, perception and intuition mature to the point where we may truthfully consider the spiritual significance of our own being.

93. Progress is never flawless. Each of us has a purpose. Human beings fulfill a role within nature. No person’s effect can be removed from the world. Every person is a part of the stream of life in general. We accomplish nothing by comparing ourselves to others. Our mental awareness is a measure of our ability to reason. No human being is without reason, knowledge or wisdom. A sense of personal worth comes from knowing that we make a difference. When we repeatedly experience or seek pleasure to a point where it can no longer be sustained, emptiness results. An individual does not need to change the whole world, only participate on the journey of life in the world. Performing even a small act of kindness does make a difference in this world. Each of us is the ultimate decision-maker of what is meaningful. Once we experience truth for ourselves, we are never the same again. We have an obligation to ourselves to fulfill our maximum potential. We cannot exist without affecting those we encounter. Realization and transformation are deeper in meaning than belief or faith. The meaning of life must make sense to each of us alone. We alone are responsible for our actions. Reality is that which is real. Reality is depth and coherent meaning. Our real life is not a reflection and our ego is not part of the foreground of our existence. If we have no dominant ego-based reflection, we have no dominant self-image. When a dominant self-image does not distract us, we can freely dwell in a state of innocence. If we freely dwell in a state of innocence, we never experience the same thing twice in the same way, making everything we experience fresh. Seeing through the eyes of innocence allows us to give everything in life more meaning, making life more special and wondrous.

94. To think of our self as only ego is to deprive our self of identity. To deprive our self of identity is to create anger. To create anger is to create depression. To create depression is to create self-hatred. To create self-hatred is to fear our self. Fear is a false emotion. Fear is a need to be understood and loved. Everything we perceive as the outside world fuels the ego. If we misperceive the outside world, the ego becomes inflated. When the ego is inflated, we lose sight of our identity. When we lose sight of our identity, we believe we are in conflict with the world and we think the world is in conflict with us. We have done the opposite of what is true and now the opposite is our own personal distorted reality. We have projected outward what is in conflict with what is inward, and now we perceive things backwards. Our backward perception has created a delusion that has taken over our real perception of the world and filled us with fear. Fear is a mutant emotion. Fear is a need to be understood and loved. An inflated ego has made certain that understanding and love are something to fear. An inflated ego leads us to believe that it is searching for understanding and love but an inflated ego cannot let us fully understand or appreciate love. When we fully understand and realize love, an inflated ego is in its natural balanced state of helping provide us the necessary energy to maintain a thought for an extended period.

95. The longer an inflated ego keeps us on the hunt for love, the longer it stops us from finding love. The longer the ego stops us from finding love, the more frustrated we become with the world. The more frustrated we become with the world, the more judgmental we become. The more judgmental we become, the further away we are from love. An inflated ego cannot love for it does not know how to love. An inflated ego leads us to believe we are searching for love only because it is afraid we will realize that love can only be found when the ego is not in control.

96. Everything worthwhile in life necessitates cooperation. Self-awareness cannot be attained as an end in itself. The salvation of a human being is through love and in love. Inner balance can only be realized when a person knows freedom and understands love, a love that embraces and transforms all experiences equally and unconditionally. When love arises for the first time in our life, it makes all other ways in which we have known love, appear crude and unrefined. Love allows us to reach deeper into our experiences. It is the one all encompassing factor that defines the highest quality of human life. Every human being is on a journey to their place of origin and each will search for that place whether they realize it or not. If we believe our place is outside of us then our search will be in vain. If we do not believe our place is within us then we will never look within to find it. Do not desire any part of this world unless it is looked upon with love. The only true value anything can have is the value given to it through love. We may not see love but we know its effects. By perceiving what love can do, we recognize that it does exist. By knowing that it does exist, we can understand its meaning. By knowing the meaning of love, we are enabled. By being enabled by love, we become love. Love is the one thing that cannot be divided by an inflated ego because of its integrity. Where there is integrity, there is completeness. Where their is completeness, there is wholeness. Where there is wholeness, there is reality. When something is real, it is truth.

97. There are no degrees or levels to love. We love or we do not love. There are no exceptions to love. We choose love or we do not choose love. We must love ourselves before we can love others. The more our love reaches out, the more our human being expands. The more people we honestly love, the more we realize we are part of a unified consciousness. A mind that sees a world without love sees a world divided. As long as we perceive the world as divided, we are in conflict. When we want only love we will see nothing but love. The only thing we are able to give to anyone is love. The only thing we can receive from anyone is love. If we believe we have received anything else, it is because we thought we had the ability to give something else. We alone make the decision on what we give and on what we receive, real or unreal, of value, without value, just or unjust, meaningful or meaningless.

98. The truth is ours to unveil, now in the present. We are free from the past and future for we live in the present. When we live in a state of mind beyond the bondage of the past or uncertainty of the future, we live where truth surrounds our innocence and harmony fills us with every breath we take. If we love our self and others, there is no need to let any darkness from the past, or uncertainty of the future, enter the present.

99. Our entire life has lead us to this point and with it we have brought forward layers upon layers of defensive baggage to keep us safe from the negative forces of life. In fact, we have build up so many defensive layers that we have lost touch with the true meaning and value of life itself. We have lost the meaning of life and we have lost the awareness of ourselves in the process. Whatever we do to make ourselves safe eventually causes unhappiness. Unhappiness is the result of struggling against the natural flow of experience. Life has to be lived in the present moment, spontaneous, vulnerable and without pre-set limits. By going with the flow of life gracefully and by learning how to respond to life without fear, we accept the freedom and wholeness life has to offer.

100. Should we accept our purpose in this world of time as one of learning, we will need to stress only the part of time in which learning can occur. Learning cannot be mastered in the past. It must be realized in the present. Time is quantified infinity in the eye of the mind. Time is a creation of our own consciousness and the present time is the only time that is real. Time is what we make of it, for by itself, it is nothing.

101. Most of us, if not all of us have used the past to judge the present. It is actually not natural. It is only another delusion. When we learn to see everybody without references to the past, we are able to learn from those before us in the present. The present is the only reality. The past and the future are manifestations of non-reality. Truth resides in the present and this is where freedom dwells. The present is where love resides. The present is where joy lives. The present is where truth, love and joy are fully realized.

102. We are now moving into an expanded awareness, shifting our mental patterns of metaphysical energy. Dealing with this type of energy is not based on control. In fact, it is the opposite. It is about letting everything pass through us without trying to control or direct it. This non-control approach allows us to release all energy that has deceived us into believing we are not part of the greater whole, a greater whole that constantly pushes a larger pattern of energy through us. If we allow this larger pattern of energy to freely pass through us, we are actually removing all obstacles that we have consciously, or unconsciously placed in our mind, obstacles that have stopped our energy flow and blocked the deeper perennial forces that continually reshape and expand our whole being. Without consciously allowing this larger pattern to flow through us, we are not able to sustain the constant transformation in us that is the essence of our identity as awareness from intelligence. If we deny our potential by not allowing this to occur, we are separating ourselves in a hopeless isolation from the larger perennial forces that exist beyond an inflated ego. Forces that can provide a more encompassing consciousness that disentangles fear, uncertainty and doubt to energize love, affection, devotion, warmth, tenderness, friendliness, fondness, pleasure, happiness, healing, confidence, trust, and the true experience and freedom of a more meaningful life.

103. To be whole, we only require release from the past to naturally shape and direct our energy and consciousness at the problems that challenge our daily lives. At least the problems (guilt, fear, uncertainty, doubt etc.) that stop us from moving forward. Release from guilt is the beginning-of-the-end of an unbalanced ego. Guilt has kept us in the dark by wrapping us in our own phantom faults. A dominant ego has blinded us so we cannot look within to see the things we fear are gone or never existed. A dominant ego keeps our thoughts and emotions constantly shifting away from the source of our guilt. When we deny our guilt, we are not looking inward to connect to the present. A dominant ego will not let us bring forward anything into the present long enough to understand what it really means or how it can be used to move us forward. This would undermine a dominant ego’s false power over us.

104. Those we forgive return forgiveness. Those we attack, hold it against us. Moreover, if they do not hold it against us, we will think they do. There is no way to offer something positive or negative, without some form of return, positive or negative. To be guilt free is to know nothing can hurt us, and by refusing to allow someone to hurt us, we are refusing them the opportunity to think they can hurt us. When two parties do not hurt each other, they love each other, whether they know it or not.

105. There is nothing we understand, that is fearful. It is only a lack of knowledge or lack of understanding that can be perceived as frightening. Yet it is only what we lack that can terrify, not for what it is, but in our not having it. The unknown is frightening because we do not understand its true meaning for us. If we did, it would be understood and we would no longer be afraid. There is nothing with hidden value. What we believe to be hidden cannot have value, so its value is meaningless.

106. Our death yields to life only because of separation. What we have done is keep life and death apart and in doing so we have lost their meaning. Only one has true meaning. The other makes no sense to us. We need to choose one but not the other. All that is contrary to each other must be agreeable to each other and viewed as one if they are to have meaning. Only one has true meaning, the other makes no sense to us. For in separation there is only the unknown. Only in union can two things be one. Everything that is in union is truth and all else vanishes. As knowledge is gained, ignorance vanishes. As the unknown becomes known, truth is revealed and untruth vanishes. All truth is neither lost nor found. It is right where we are, within us.

107. If we hide from truth, truth becomes delusion or false to us. It becomes false to us because we have surrounded ourselves with fear and ignorance. By hiding truth within fear and ignorance, we cannot see any reason to understand the fact that the more we look at fear and ignorance, the less we will see of it and the clearer truth becomes.

108. Strive to understand what is true for you alone. Gain a proper understanding of what you want out of life. Know that anyone who desires to know truth can always find truth within them self. Become the master of your own mind and the creator of your own existence through personal experience.

109. If we live in the present, nothing can hurt us from the past. We are here now, in this moment, in this time, and this is our reality, right now.

110. In the world of an inflated ego, the ego is the martyr, the hero, the one who saves the day, the one who is perceived to sacrifice everything only because it wants something or expects something in return.

111. An inflated ego is always expecting to be attacked because it wants to be attacked. The ego wants to be attacked so it can retaliate. The ego wants to retaliate so it can have revenge. The ego wants revenge so it can take control. The ego wants to take control so it can dominate. The ego by itself cannot control or dominate our existence unless we allow it to maintain its primary focus of distracting us from what is real.

112. An inflated ego’s primary role is to make us believe that we are not real and that life itself is a battlefield of desires, conquests and separation.

113. If we can slow ourselves down, enough to understand the pattern of our life now in the present, then we can break away from any frozen pattern of the past. If we cannot slow down to understand the patterns before us now, our obsessions will turn into limitations or even into a cancer of the intellect. One of those malignancies that can render all thought into stagnation before its time, making us dead through the eyes of our own reality.

114. An inflated ego thinks in physical terms when it comes to relationships. Moreover, when it comes to the mind and what it thinks, the ego is not concerned as long as the body is there to receive it. To an inflated ego, our mind is a separate place that cannot be intimately shared. According to an inflated ego, only our physical being can be shared. It sees the mind as a tool to help manipulate and draw the body of another closer; or to push the body of another away. Misery and destruction are the final offerings with which an inflated ego celebrates all associations.

115. When two unbalanced egos join, both are created out of fear and loneliness and both will continue to contribute to the prolonging of loneliness through the increase of guilt used by each other against each other. The stress and distractions during these exchanges of guilt will insulate each ego from realizing what they are doing. The results are always the same when it comes to an unbalanced ego, misery and destruction.

116. Many sterile quarrels and misunderstandings that obstruct a fuller comprehension of an inflated ego would be avoided if instead of looking for some stereotypical principle or key to unraveling its dynamics, we accept that by its very nature, an inflated ego is incredibly complex to the point of appearing contradictory. We know that an inflated ego continually tries to seduce us into seeking pleasure in many negative forms. We also know that an inflated ego will do anything to block us from understanding our own true nature. Its expressive means are obvious. Its actions are a psychological confession of its intentions. It does not allow clear seeing, feeling or being as a true language of expression or emotion. It is filled with judgments that aim at completeness but cannot choose between any alternatives; it must have it all. It recognizes that its sole mission is to increase its own richness. An inflated ego is a great mimic and incapable of pure creation because by itself it has no capacity to create. It is also not an end in itself but instead devotes itself (when inflated) to fantasies, delusions, fear and guilt to quench its thirst for attention and control which also includes rejecting any innocent suggestions or genuine decisions made by others.

117. The illusion of separateness of our physical body and its ability to rid us of loneliness is nothing more than the working plan of an inflated ego trying to establish its own false identity. As long as we believe that it is okay to be with another person physically for companionship, we will be compelled to keep that other person trapped in a meaningless relationship of guilt or away from any form of real communication. The ego will falsely teach us that loneliness is corrected by guilt and that honest communication is the main cause of loneliness. However, our prime goal now is to move forward as quickly as possible to do what is necessary to suspend any flip-flop illusions of an inflated ego long enough to remember that it actually has a real and meaningful purpose. The ego structure through which we carry out our daily routines is constantly distinguishing between our self and our mental conception of physical reality. The ego’s real self-important purpose in its natural balanced state is to act like a supervisor or manager to help provide the necessary energy to maintain a thought for an extended measure of time. It also provides coherence to random thoughts that emanate from different parts of our mind. Any illusion created by the ego in its natural balanced state is an illusion created to provide a space or context within which to experience more of life. The more experience we have in life, the more conscious we become. The more conscious we become, the more apparent the ego’s real role becomes especially when it comes to the experience of transcending every possible environment for we are never completely bound to any one environment. We are always able to transcend any environment by reaching out and shaping it according to universal patterns and ideas. Even in the most restricted environment, we possess the world for we are the world. The ego part of who we are is that part which is able to speak and by speaking, transgresses the boundaries of any circumstances in any environment in any world.

118. Our body alone is a symbol of an inflated ego. An inflated ego is a symbol of separation. Separation limits communication. Communication must be unlimited in order for us to be satisfied with meaning. If we are deprived of meaning, we will never be satisfied with life.

119. Conveying our thoughts is a willing vehicle for every sort of message, idea, belief and narrative to express or purify our self. Without expressing our ever-changing sphere of what is felt and what is thought, we would have no way of evoking reality. We would then be reduced to a state of animal impulses, which would only allow us to translate an obscure sense of life that links us to matter. If a bloated ego had its way it would have us break every last link with truth, even with our own identity in order to have us serve and function as a mindless automaton in the ego’s world of animal impulses.

120. We have a choice to replace the awareness of our animal impulses with a clear mind that can begin all relationships without limitations. We can stop an inflated ego from manipulating our body and admit that an inflated ego has no function we would like it to dominate. We need to recognize that the goals of an inflated ego are out of reach and will always be out of reach. We need to recognize that the ego only has power if we give it power. The duality before us now is not as contradictory as an inflated ego driven mind might imagine. Our modest mind knows that without a dominant ego we are endowed with the power to arouse a variety of deeper passions and memories within the essence of our metaphysical being. Our modest mind knows this because it can penetrate and extract harmony that transcends the material aspects of existence. Our modest mind also knows this because it can generate beauty through acceptance, unity, and harmony with all life. This is beyond the comprehension of an inflated ego driven mind. This is something an inflated ego driven mind can never understand.

121. We may have been lead to believe that we need to give up or destroy something for the sake of another. That an offering up of something in exchange for something else is so essential to our thinking patterns that preservation, apart from giving up something, means nothing to us. Our confusion of offering up something and loving something is so profound that we cannot even conceive of love without loss or without sacrifice. In a reality without a dominant ego, love is not sacrifice. If we accept only this one pattern, all fear and guilt will vanish from our lives.

122. Once sacrifice has been removed, fear and guilt cannot sustain their existence. An inflated ego always makes it falsely appear as if it does not demand restitution from us. The most common demands made by an inflated ego are based on compulsion, obsession, sacrifice, fear, uncertainty or attack.

123. The more we close ourselves off from the world to the point where we live an exclusive inner life, neither communicating or being communicated with, the outside world loses it value to nourish our thoughts. As we lose the value to nourish our thoughts, we lose the ability to access the inner depths of our being. Therefore, a balance is needed between being solitary and being in the company of others if we are to succeed in accessing the inner depths of our being to become more capable of understanding and sharing the living energy that is part of our identity within a broader consciousness. The living energy that radiates from this broader consciousness can be invoked by arranging and inspiring in others, important feelings to create new and different forms of expression that represent the present. There are impulses in the human mind that if directed towards a specific emptiness to be filled, can move forward and create a means of expressing what aspires to exist, but was previously inexpressible. These miraculous transformations of creation are part of the same source energy that radiates throughout the conscious spectrum of the universe, without which we could never be whole.

124. We have a tendency to avoid the obvious and fragment what is true only to later become more concerned about the smaller fragments of truth. We know what is true but we do not let the truth in. We are truth and what we have rejected from our mind does not change our mind. For illusions are only beliefs in what is not there. The conflict between what is real and what is illusion can only be resolved by separating our self from what is illusion. All things guide us to our innermost truth because we are the truth we seek. Truth is inseparable from our natural state of being.

125. Love has no conditions. Love is not an illusion nor could it become an illusion. Love is a truth that cannot be changed. There is no conflict in the choice between love and illusion. Conflict can only enter if a choice is one between illusions. Love is a universal force that attracts and reveals truth. Love is a dynamic, healing, transforming force. Love is a force that manifests and unveils the beauty in all things. It is through love that physical life is perfected and it is through love that an intimate connection to life is realized.

126. Our path should be a path of love without deception. If we look for love outside our self we can be certain that fear and doubt are within us. A path of love is a life of love and a life of love is reality. If we recognize love as truth then we can understand delusion cannot be love.

127. In reality, when the true meaning of love is realized, love is within the truth. When one nears or gets close to this realization, what appears to be love can be delusion, where false love creates separation. The freedom of choice can only be compromised by an inflated ego trying to blend delusion and reality into one. This unnatural blending has created a special separateness from which union is not a choice; it only appears as one. Do not think of an inflated ego’s fearful nature or of the guilt it creates, or of its sadness and despair. These are only characteristics of separation that create the destruction of self. Through the process of destroying ourselves, we are influenced by an inflated ego into believing we can destroy others to remake ourselves. In this destructive state, truth becomes something to fear.

128. Only in the present, where truth is found, can we be whole. We are able to escape the ridicule and shallowness of an inflated ego when we no longer allow ourselves to suffer any guilt created by illusion. However, do not underestimate an inflated ego's need for revenge. An inflated ego remembers everything we have done to anger it, and it will retaliate. Nevertheless, without participating in our own destruction, an inflated ego cannot hold us accountable for the past. The past is gone. The future has not happened yet and the present is where we experience reality without guilt. Remember that we are always choosing between truth and illusion and for a while we will unintentionally continue to carry past illusions into the present. These past illusions will hinder the full awareness we experience in the difference between what is true and what is illusion. Any illusions we carry with us into the present will diminish our experience of what is real.

129. There are no illusions in nature. Nature is reality. The only thing that can be changed in reality is our perception of it. Misperceptions of reality are only illusions. Illusions cannot change reality but they can change perceptions. All that is true is without illusion. There are no illusions with any degree of truth to them, for truth is always whole. To fragment what is true is to misunderstand what is true. Nothing from illusion can be compared with truth. Something is either true or it is not true. Truth is incomparable to anything other than itself.

130. Compassion may be expressed through words but its basic form of communication is through the silence of one's presence. Compassion is empowerment to help others discover a community of hope, forgiveness and love. If we are able to enter the mind and heart of another, to share their sorrow, to know them from within, we are able to champion love not only in others but also in our self. Once compassion is active, all barriers and their damaging effects begin to vanish, leaving a sense of real identity and satisfaction within the embrace of love for all parties involved.

131. Compassion creates a much deeper meaning that directs us toward a deeper inner freedom and wisdom. A freedom and wisdom that expands our vision, sense of direction, insight and self-confidence to generate more energy, good health, joy of being, and love for all life.

132. Compassion is constantly expanding. If we reflect upon this, we gain a deeper understanding and awareness of our identity. Compassion is the basis of morality. Compassion is the embodiment of emotional maturity. It is human compassion, which makes one human. If we are to understand the meaning of compassion, we need to understand that it is the humane quality of understanding the distress in others and wanting to do something about it.

133. The only things that stand in the way of a better life are responsible choices. We always have a personal choice between embracing the beauty and reality of truth or embracing the destruction and unreality of illusion. By choosing one, the other is released.

134. We may look ten thousand times before we see one truth but with a slight intellectual adjustment that we fully comprehend, the world becomes more real as does the clarity of our thoughts. As we transgress away from our inherited beliefs, the rules of their diminished structure and logic begin to decay. As we start to compose and apply our own personal beliefs, our thoughts and experiences begin to increase the value of the reality we experience. Our world starts to present joys so subtle and powerful that we actually feel a more radiant reality filled with qualities enclosed within even the most ordinary of experiences. Our energy starts to advance our impulses to regions in our mind where profound realism merges benevolently into luminous metaphysical reality. The unknowable begins to retreat and we begin to become more balanced with the relevance of a more profound consciousness. When our awareness of a more profound consciousness begins to increase, the rhythm of life begins to become more harmonized. The supposedly inexpressible transforms into the expressible and a certain intensity of the immeasurable sum of the affinities we perceive between visible manifestations and tendencies of our mind, starts to take on symbolic form. A form that is not possessive or unnatural but one that allows us to begin to enjoy today what troubled us only yesterday, a form that allows truth to reveal the extraordinary attributes of what is real.

135. We know light through our desire to understand light. We desire light over darkness because everything is radiant in light and everything in darkness is obscured. We are the dwelling place of light and anything else in this place is unnatural or separate from what is light. There are no orders of difficulty in understanding this. Everything within the embrace of light is true. Everything within the embrace of darkness is untrue. To each end of our polarized light thinking, we owe the experience of our excesses clear evidence of the universal way of light. The universal way of light is that from which, through which, in which, may be found all things. Therefore, we need to realize that our desire to understand light is our desire to know our self; and through contact with our self, we find there is contact with light. As this synergy of two becomes one, there is no longer duality, only union. We are part of what light is beyond mind. We are light and light is us. What one is the other is. What one knows the other recognizes. Beyond the journey towards this understanding there are no words.

136. Whatever we believe, we become. Whatever we fear, we manifest. A human being is awareness from intelligence immersed in a light form, immersed in a physical form. A human mind is a metaphysical place where wisdom and truth reside. Consciousness is the reality of our universe. Our external self is constructed by our internal self. Disease and suffering are manifestations of inner conflict. In contrast, we possess the ability to invoke healing or elimination of all pain and suffering by eliminating inner conflict. If this is not true then our metaphysical being is no more than a prisoner within an organic pattern of flesh filled with errors and contradictions that is totally driven by reactions to physical stimulation. The power that fuels our metaphysical being is fundamental truth, which is the foundation of human existence. The source of fundamental truth is within the mental world of our metaphysical being where the wisdom of light penetrates and unravels any entanglement of disease or illness in any state. All human beings possess the power to heal and transcend any limitations as they emerge. The key is to focus on each limitation one at a time, in a focused sequential manner. All healing is the release from fear. All healing is ultimately self-healing.

137. There is a healing inner guidance that transcends the limitations of human thought, will power, image building and suggestion that can let us look from a position beyond our organic pattern of flesh and into the truth which is the cure. To arouse this inner guidance is to base our entire purpose of life on the fact that we are awareness from intelligence which is the center of our existence; and as awareness from intelligence as the center of our existence we can allow the universe to pass through us without trying to control or direct it; and by allowing the universe to pass through us without trying to control or direct it we allow all negative energy to pass from our being; and by allowing all negative energy to pass from our being we are whole. When we are whole, we are balanced and well.

138. We have a choice between a perfected state of health and a continuously debilitating state of illness. Sickness is distorted thought in physical form. Our health and happiness will come in proportion to what truth we can realize and apply to our daily life. This realization will help us find a simple explanation that will turn our thoughts and feelings in the direction of setting ourselves free from the physical limitations of our bodies.

139. As awareness from intelligence first, and physical beings second, we are influenced by thoughts that surround our conscious and subconscious mind. If we look at ourselves as awareness from intelligence sharing an existence within physical form, we will not get sick or be out of balance with reality. As awareness from intelligence immersed in a light form, immersed in a physical form, we are subtle, lucid and wonderfully impressionable and responsive to understanding our true nature beyond negative thoughts or sickness. This full realization and escape from illusion is the ultimate release from sickness and delusion.

140. Our happiness or misery is truly ours to control. Whatever we believe we create. The inventory of existence we created is the one thing that we can change. As we walk through life we sometimes lose sight of the fact that our happiness and suffering has been dealt by our own hand through the decisions we have made and the beliefs we profess. Our beliefs cannot alter absolute truth but they can alter our happiness or sickness. Pain and sickness are the cancer of our beliefs while happiness and well being are the fruits of our wisdom. As awareness from intelligence, we have control over our own well being.

141. Every opinion comes from somewhere. If we believe in something that is founded on just opinion then our idea is in that opinion, making the feelings associated within the opinion, attach to our idea. This confines the idea within the opinion. The idea by itself is nothing but an opinion condensed into something assumed to be fact. So to make an idea of this nature we reason about something that has no proof, only opinion. If another human being succeeds in establishing their opinion within us without any truth or any real facts that we can personally understand and experience, then they have succeeded in limiting us with their opinion. Apply this logic to any hurdle in life, love or health and we are able to understand how to solve any problem that is negatively influencing the balance and harmony of our life.

142. The entity we call mind is a stream of consciousness that flows to and from a vaster consciousness. The boundaries of this vaster consciousness can be brought together into a deliberate state of being by allowing the universe to pass through us, without trying to control or direct it. This timeless moment of oneness can be experienced by letting the universe pass through the calmness of our mind without trying to control or direct it. This timeless moment of oneness places us within the flow of a unifying pattern that merges everything into a single universal consciousness of which everything is a part. To experience a state of universal consciousness is to transcend and therefore ultimately suspend or supersede the boundary-creating mechanisms of our personal consciousness. As we open our mind toward this experience, the very intuition of it subtly generates an atmosphere that inspires our greatest potential. The only hindrance to this experience is our incessant desire to intellectualize or figure out the process while it is occurring. While this analytical process has validity in the outer world of physical reality, it is a detriment or block to entering an expanded consciousness in which understanding must be allowed as a consequence or result not a prerequisite or requirement. The limitation in understanding this is in the words. Words at best can only imply meaning or provide a fair token of our thoughts as they relate to the world of form. We cannot actually translate clearly the whole framework of why we think and feel the way we do or what it is our inner being is really feeling or experiencing, but everything we know and experience is within the bi-directional flow of a broader consciousness. This broader consciousness provides the essential unrestricted quality that is always in a perpetual state of underpinning human thought. The human mind in general cannot focus directly on this broader consciousness without instinctively changing and shifting into a continuous succession of seeking reason. Our mind is a dynamically productive creator of visions and interpretations of reason based on our personal way of thinking which is dependent mainly on our capacity to evaluate information. However, if our mind is temporarily suspended from the chaos of the physical world by letting the universe pass through us without trying to control or direct it, subtle momentary glimpses of near perfection begin to entrance its state. A more tangible glimpse of a perfect order soon arises and focuses our thoughts and feelings to awaken our perceptions while shutting out the rampant extension of both sense and imagination. Conducive to a feeling of an open-minded inner balance of boundless energy, we soon become intense emotion and ultimately transcend into the rapture of the metaphysical. Our whole perception changes our internal experience enough to activate and confuse the rational functions of our mind with the intent of revealing a more deeply felt awareness of a timeless connection with an infinite existence. Awaken now for there is nothing is holding you back. There are no requirements and no prerequisites to awaken. Awaken and experience the vastness of who you are. Experience the freedom of who you are in this moment.

143. Many people have spent their entire adult life searching for proof of their identity only to concede to the fact that there was no answer to be found. However, some people have been able to go beyond the self-protective veil that separates their identity from normal consciousness through a process of focusing their intuition and extended awareness on the reality of a broader more universal consciousness, which is a state of dissolving into consciousness itself. This very personal state of consciousness can only be reached through a process that feels unforced and natural to each of us as individuals. All of us are in a process of awakening to our real identity, and if we can temporarily let go of exercising our memory (so that information can be summoned in a more intuitive way) and stay in the present moment long enough, a more all-encompassing quality of consciousness begins to surface. This all-encompassing quality of human consciousness exists in every moment beyond our rational comprehension. Its source is pure, constant and made up of unbounded essence that allows each of us to experience our essential state of mind and being. By letting go of all thoughts associated with the past, we find ourselves in a suspended state without any reference points to give us comfort. As the mind withdraws from its comfort zone of recycled images and dialogue, it begins to identify with the differences between the physical and the metaphysical world. As we identify with the differences between worlds, we become more vulnerable. As we become more vulnerable, we become more open. As we become more open, we begin to realize more of our metaphysical nature. As we realize more of our metaphysical nature, we begin to recognize the dynamic metaphysical aspects of our mind. As we begin to recognize the dynamic metaphysical aspects of our mind, we begin to see there is not one thing in our mind that can help us realize our own identity. It is all about letting go and allowing the unfolding process to be what it is. As we let go and gently begin to drift into a state of being unmoved by conditions, we are able to focus our awareness on quieting the intellectual mind. As the intellectual mind becomes more tranquil, a state of dissolving into consciousness itself begins to unfold. As we begin to dissolve into consciousness itself, we are naturally able to join our intuition and extended awareness gracefully into a single point of serenity inside our mind. As this single point of serenity is experienced, we can expand the experience and allow it to embrace our deepest nature. As our deepest nature rests within the embrace of serenity, we can let go of any remaining distractions and become one with the light of our true being. When we are one with the light of our true being, we can hear the silence. As we hear the silence, we become calm. When we are calm, we can let go of all that separates us from truth. When we let go of all that separates us from truth, we can let go of all desire. When we let go of all desire, there is no need to reach for anything in our thoughts. When we do not reach for anything in our thoughts, we are letting the universe pass through us without trying to control or direct it. As we let the universe pass through us without trying to control or direct it, we are allowing our self to be our self. When we are in our natural state of being our self, we have nothing to fear. When we have nothing to fear, there is no need to hold onto anything. When we have no need to hold onto anything, we can let go of everything. When we let go of everything, we let go of all illusions. When we let go of all illusions, we let go of all uncertainties. When we let go of all uncertainties, we let go of all that separates. When we let go of all that separates, we allow our whole being to experience the vastness of our original nature. When we experience the vastness of our original nature, we let everything be as it may, without interfering. When we do not interfere, we do not resist. When we do not resist, we do not think. When we do not think, we are in the moment. When we are in the moment, our mind is emptiness. When our mind is emptiness, we see the light of truth. If we can see the light of truth within our being, we can recognize ourselves within the truth.

144. There is a close relationship between the words we are able to use, the types of thoughts we are able to think, and what we are able to believe as the truth about what we perceive. What we believe is directly related to our perception of physical reality and the structure of language we use to describe it. Therefore, each of us personally has the final say on choosing or not choosing what is believable, perceivable or acceptable. The word personally is the key word here for any belief that is not personally experienced has no real personal meaning.

145. As human beings, we follow the purview of biological and physical laws. We possess will, consciousness, language, reason, subjectivity, purpose, morality, and enough foresight to determine our own fate. We find ourselves in structural congruence in our relational space. As structure changes our experience changes. To be human, we must feel the presence of other human beings in relationships and exchanges of good will and well being. This reciprocal sense of contact and fulfillment of life between one active being and another creates our desired renewal and outcome. It is in this unity of well being for each other that our true nature and purpose begins to develop. We are the sum of something unequaled beyond any assumption because we are a manifestation of the whole. We are pure consciousness, already free, awake, and liberated. Our fate is not forced or exaggerated but simply the difference our being here makes. It is our difference, which is the difference. It is our difference, which makes the difference. We ourselves are the difference.

146. The main goal for people who have chosen the path of becoming more self-aware, is to have a clear inner-personal language, a language that moves and guides a person past any logical system that needs to be explained to others. Self-awareness is not a system or noble vow of purity. It is a state of mind. It is a study of the manifestations of physical and mental life and understanding how to apply them. Within the depths of our awareness there is strength, beauty, love and a strong desire for truth. The seeker who abstains from any concessions, who does not have the need to explain to others, builds up an internal strength and gentle radiance that draws others towards their energy.

147. Seek balance not perfection. Work for the good of the whole. Desire little and fear nothing. Don't hold back. Everything we know is within us. Everything we are is within us. Everything we will be is within us. All that awaits us is within us right now in the present moment.

148. Whatever is touched by truth from within becomes reality, and we do not need to expend any energy in our conscious mind to reveal any external truth. The result of accepting truth from within is inner balance and outer harmony.

149. There is and can only be one truth that possesses our reality and influences its energy, content and direction, and that truth is the fact that we are the internal and external source of what is true. This truth creates a state of mind that enables us to create, balance and understand, instead of destroy, confuse or misunderstand what has been occupying our mind since the beginning of our pursuit to understand truth, reality and the world we choose to know.

150. All truth eventually reveals itself by the mutual relations that are inherent in things. Although truth is fundamentally everywhere and unchangeable, we tend to have many varied expressions that veil the pure representation of it. We search for unified expressions of truth but there is never a unified balance of truth without a long arduous struggle between opposites and their relationships to each other. We realize that truth does not arise from any particular quality but from the dynamic rhythm of its inherent mutual relations with opposites that do not take precedence over one another. The real question with any truth is in its balance between the individual and the universal representation of it.

151. The world we live in is not the world we know. There is another world hidden behind the reality of the world we manifest within our consciousness. If we penetrate one, we must penetrate both in order to find meaning and balance. And if we have found meaning and balance in our lives, we have found unconditional love.

152. Unconditional love is incapable of asking for anything. It can be defined as a dynamic force that embraces and transforms all things. It is a profound feeling of benevolence in the deepest and most unconditional sense, not as an emotional connection but as an energy that intrinsically unifies the mind and spirit to embrace within its transforming power, the complete spectrum of human experience. Once we experience an unconditional quality of love directly, it is not contingent upon anything external or separate from our essential self. To know our essential self we must be able to release all negative energy patterns, including fear, into an unconditional quality that will allow us to feel balanced. This is an inner kind of balance that cannot be described, it must be experienced for there is a gap between what we can experience and what can be understood and conveyed in words.

153. We are all unique individuals in nature, without contradiction. Our extraordinary features are the expressions we reveal to the world to define our being. We as individuals determine the boundaries of beauty that emerge from the chaos within our distracted minds. Our reality is determined by the parts that we reflect from the manifested nature of the inner most being we wish to make visible to the world. When we describe external things, we are attempting to share what moves us inside.

154. If we take all science, philosophy and religious understanding of what is believed to be real, we soon sense that all these different areas of understanding are merely different points of view that reflect the same single reality. This single reality is the basis of what connects all of us in a much more profound way.

155. At this point, we should be able to understand how to take back control of our mind and step outside the endless cycles of desire and aversion to choose or make changes to the life patterns before us.

156. Who we are now is a result of the person we once were, and what we will become will be the result of what we are now. The greater our understanding of this one statement, the more flexible and tolerant we become. The more flexible and tolerant we become, the more our love begins to expand outward towards others. The more our love begins to expand outward towards others, the more balanced we become. The more balanced we become, the more we develop a sense of peace and well being. The more we develop a sense of peace and well being, the better we see illusions as illusions and reality as reality. Once we realize the difference between illusion and reality, we are better able to listen to our own thoughts without being caught up in them.

157. If we cannot listen to our own thoughts without being caught up in them, we are trapped by an inflated ego. An inflated ego is nothing more than a set of false reactions and self created mental delusions that are unnatural to the flowing process of our awareness of what is real. When we become aware of what is real, we can begin to understand the deeper qualities of life. As we become more aware of the deeper qualities of life, we begin to find ourselves experiencing life in a more free flowing and dynamic way. As we experience life in a more free flowing and dynamic way, we begin to experience our existence in a more fundamental manner that leads us to a better understanding of what is meaningful in our lives.

158. We know that traditional writings and oral teachings have told us that a universal state of consciousness or intuited wholeness (an immediate experience of something ultimate in value – an awareness that transcends the division between subject and object) cannot be fully rationalized by the human mind but what is about to be stated here now is to the contrary. All knowledge does have some projection but universal consciousness or intuited wholeness is not a projection even if the idea does introduce us to a much broader consciousness which is in itself evidence of an ever present or omnipresent consciousness that is both a part of and apart from normal consciousness. Universal consciousness is a balanced state of mind that is distinct, and from which the discrete experiences of our familiar reality appear to be emerging. It is a state of consciousness that can emerge when the ego boundaries of personality or individual self-consciousness are released by the silence of the mind. The fact of the matter is that many people who have read traditional writings with the greatest devotion and attention have build up in their mind, a clear impression of an immediate experience of something ultimate in value. They did so by establishing an awareness of something that transcends the division between subject and object, yet remains within a human context, which is the only context that could make sense to a human being. This may immediately shock or outrage some people but the task described here now is much more complex than anything one may experience in ordinary life, especially once one has succeeded in achieving a conception of something that is truly conscientious and to which nothing can be added. It is within this context that an impression of perfection in our imperfect world, especially one with the right balance and relationship to our individual mind, would make the most harmonious and complete mental impression possible. If we look at this self-created mental impression through the inner eye and subtle inward sight of the mind, we can clearly enter an open-minded state of consciousness. Everything in the impression would already be in its proper place and the perfect harmony it uncovers within our whole being would be so natural and balanced that we would immediately experience its fullness. Remember we cannot really understand anything by standing apart from it. To know anything we must become that thing and allow it to be a part of us by having a fundamental trust in our self and in the universe.

159. The truth is that it is impossible to state any negative rules regarding our abilities to experience a universal state of consciousness or intuited wholeness for to deny the experience of the very core of a human being, is inhuman. As there are no rules to tell us what we can or cannot personally sense through the inner eye of the mind, it is impossible to explain in words exactly what each individual is able to perceive or understand. The more we perceive through the inner eye and subtle inward sight of the mind, the more we develop a feeling that is in harmony with the conscious universe. The greater our feeling for this type of harmony, the more we realize our true nature is in our being one with the universe or being in a universal state of consciousness. In being able to realize our true nature we need to have a fresh mind that is not cluttered up with negative thoughts or inflexible rules, especially if we are attempting to understand any subtle references or hidden nuances associated with the transcendent nature of consciousness.

160. Life is a privileged expansion of a universal disposition that presents itself as an interior dimension animated with a complex center that developed from random complexity to consciousness. To the most basic form of this interior dimension, a threshold of reflection enables the human mind to fully comprehend and express the full meaning of unbounded consciousness or intuited wholeness.

161. Science (especially network science) has clearly demonstrated that all things are connected. Everything in the universe is related through a basic unity or harmony that has many layers build upon each other to form a cohesive whole. This process or appearance of cosmic evolution, which also includes human biological evolution, is part of a pre-existing force or energy that predates all theories of the universe.

162. Our mind, inorganic substance within organic substance, from inanimate to animate, is the product of an organized growth process. Anything that surpasses a specific measure abruptly changes its state or nature to become something else. As we become more complex, we move closer to becoming something else. What differentiates us from every other life form is our ability to exercise the power of abstract thought or reflection. Because of this reflective consciousness, we can realize our state of being or inner dimension within the totality and dynamics of a continuously evolving self-aware universe.

163. If we become the subject of our own reflective thoughts then we can raise our self into a new reality. Once the awareness of this new reality reaches its greatest intensity, a new self-awareness emerges. From this new self-awareness, a gradual ascension moves us irreversibly in one direction towards a greater richness of internal organization and intrinsic unity or quality of concentration in regards to the complexities of life in general.

164. We have ascended from non-matter to matter; and from matter to organized-matter; and from organized-matter to instinct; and from instinct to thought without being conscious of the process of being thrust forward by an intrinsic drive and unbounded energy enclosed in the very essence of our sentient being.

165. The universe we have come to understand is a spatial-temporal unity that has revealed an inner structure of transcendent meaning. It is more of a metaphysical conscious manifestation than a mass of complex measurable structures.

166. As human beings, we will eventually transcend ourselves, as curiosity and drive will demand from us a new and more complete identity directly linked with the energy and oneness of the universe.

167. We have come to realize that the manifestation of mind and its ability to mirror or internally reflect external information as a guiding force is beyond mere tentative assumptions and abstractions. As human beings, we have come to understand ourselves as the center of perspective and at the same time the center of the making of the universe. The main reason for this centralized view is that we cannot see ourselves as totally separate from humanity, nor can we see ourselves as separate from life or the universe. We are clearly beyond imagined randomness, isolation or separation.

168. Deep interconnections and unlimited perspective converge to form our own unique personal consciousness with a universal extension that is covered by an aura of unbounded choices that are able to express a highly perfected arrangement of energy. Some believe that what we produce with the convergence of our collective consciousness and energy is an accessible state of universal consciousness while others believe we collectively produce a divinity that transcends human understanding.

169. We each possess a certain mass of elementary consciousness that can express a portion of original consciousness that holds an extraordinary element bound by the conditions and development of its origin. This original portion cannot be separate from that which surrounds it. This fragment of original consciousness gradually extends itself and pushes that which makes it most itself to the surface of our awareness. Once we become aware of something that is original, the critical point will emerge almost immediately because the threshold of any reflection, brings forth in itself something explicit; and also because we are able to look clearly within the depths of our being to assess the meaning of any reflection.

170. By crossing the threshold of reflection into the innocence of basic awareness, we are able to deepen our consciousness upon itself. Piece by piece, minute fragments of awareness transition into a faint baseline of consciousness to form and expand thought from the original center of our unique being.

171. When we expect our free will to be able to get rid of the reality that we have already established through our choices, we are actually engaging in the same kind of irrational thinking that might expect a supernatural occurrence to change what already is, in answer to our personal wishes. All of the current things we have to work with (good or bad) are conditions that represent the blending of our past choices. To expect undesirable situations to change magically does not provide us free choice. Free choice always leaves us free to choose at any given moment, the direction in which our unbroken series of choices will next take us.

172. Negative thought patterns, negative behavior patterns, negative relationships et cetera; all of these things enter our lives only as our metaphysical being recognizes the growth opportunities they provide. With just this one awareness, we can take comfort in knowing that all our problems can fall within our own control, assuring us that even life’s greatest challenges can move us to better understand our metaphysical being.

173. In reflection, one can rediscover the importance of inner silence. To do so, however, requires an uncovering of the ego so thorough that its pseudo reality is clearly understood and steadfastly contained within our awareness of it. It requires a disarming of the will and a merging of all desire into a single need for wholeness. It also requires the understanding of a sensitivity that places us wholly within the embrace of the conscious universe. In short, we must be vulnerable and devoid of all assumptions. If we are vulnerable and devoid of all assumptions, we are within the stillness and radiant light of truth.

174. We are love and in love and in order for love to flourish, we must understand and accept the inevitable contradictions of life to find inner peace. To search for inner peace does not mean to have an unrealistic exclusion of all outside reality, nor an ineffective negative closing of the senses upon the world, but to search within the embrace and openness of love which in turn creates inner peace. For it is only within the embrace and openness of love with other human beings, the full bloom of inner peace can unfold. What can be found with this simple loving approach is a continuous improvement in psychological health, plus another benefit. The benefit of experiencing an inner presence which transcends any hypocrisy, petty sensuality, skepticism or material obsessions that may have previously blocked any conscious union or understanding of something greater than our own individual needs or desires. None of this happens all at once. First, one must surrender to the possibility of inner transformation. Not a radical transformation but a subtle transformation that allows the sensitivities of an individual to seek clarity with as much intellectual freedom as possible, which in turn allows one to see the world with less distortion and more truth. This perspective can liberate an individual from involvement in a world that may have only previously appeared pointless or confusing. It allows one to join in thought with many others by seeing and feeling an integrated and comprehensive inner peace filled with the illumination and harmony of cooperative love.

175. We can now see that the only way to recover the full measure of our being is not by systematic inquiry but by a nonphysical association with the complexities of the universe. However, we must remember that not everything is understandable to the human mind, especially when we include the possibility of a pre-physical state of being or even the possibility of an omnipresent life force.

176. Within each of our perceptions, we only perceive our own mode of being. We cannot feel anything that is outside of ourselves. We are only conscious of our own feelings. However, deep within the depths of our being is a radiant core, a source of boundless love and acceptance that is capable of transcending loneliness or any misunderstanding of others.

177. In order to become more self aware, we need to experience our true nature as being a part of something larger. To merge with something larger we must be whole. In order to be whole we must be good, even with our flaws.

178. To strive to be good is to express our compassion for the world. To express our compassion for the world is to live in the present moment. To live in the present moment is to realize the beauty in what is required of us right now.

179. In order to free our self from any personal feelings means that we must return to a simpler and more direct emotional relationship within the process of life. This would allow us to live without being held back by our past routines or emotions. This would also allow us to experience life in the present moment without carrying forward any emotional baggage from the past. We would experience life in a more natural and free flowing manner without the confinement of any pre-set negative conditioning. This does not mean that we should destroy our memory. It only means that we should take any past negative emotions and disarm them from being able to create negative mental patterns in the present. We would still be able to recapture past emotions but these past emotions would no longer be able to affect our life negatively in the present. Positive emotions express a unifying energy field between us as individuals and the world we choose to live in.

180. Growth is not possible without transformation. If we try to suspend our physical being then we do not understand the nature of the reality we live within. Life and death are one for alone they have no meaning. Life is change and that which does not change cannot be alive. Life is process and change which means that the death of individual things is transformation into other things. Only then can life itself be eternal.

181. To live now in the moment, is a difficult and demanding undertaking if we step outside the moment and only see the future as an endless series of moments attempted to be understood. If we live in the moment, all fear, uncertainty and doubt disappear into the emptiness of imagined time and only the experience of real life remains. We should not make life more difficult than it is by piling on unnecessary expectations or guilt, mistaking our desires for being informed. To be informed is to plan for a future that is based on the present. A future built on anything else is an illusion that is based on the past.

182. A sign that someone has a good understanding while rooted in a realized existence is the flexibility they have within it. They are not concerned with opinions, their own or anyone else's. Opinion holds onto and alters our attention from the present moment. As soon as we give into opinion we are susceptible to a chain of beliefs that take us away from the reality of the present moment and delivers us into the bondage of the past. To have a good metaphysical understanding, is to have a consciousness that recognizes itself united in the process of the present moment.

183. As we hold onto existence, we are unsure of the immensity of every moment and its consequences, and insecure about every truth we struggle to maintain. Overwhelmed by our own perceptions, the mind grapples with the irrational and the bizarre and at times is barely convinced that the existence of mankind is nothing more than chance without any cosmic connection to sustain it. Life and the universe become disharmonious in our thinking. Nothing is what it seems and science flourishes within its mathematical prowess, measuring the inner and outer limits of physical space and time. Mathematical truths in formal terms are mainly interpreted in absolute static terms. In dynamic terms, mathematical truths represent a useful form of agreement reduced to absolute terms. Real understanding is inherently dynamic and involves the interplay and responses of both cognitive and affective modes, objective and subjective directions, conscious and subconscious processes. However, at the end of every process and exploration or new scientific truth, awaits the inconceivable. It appears our reason only serves as an immediate understanding, and to reach beyond this understanding creates the uncertainty of the unknown. The development of human potential demands we explore the unknown to become certain that each step we take or truth we acquire is reasonable. Yet, there lies within each of us a fertile ground of hidden unknown forces that somehow informs us how our thoughts and actions are determined, hidden unknown forces that come from the subconscious mind to hold us in contempt or esteem for all of our conscious thoughts.

184. Soon we will all have to go through some form of transformation as the physical world fails us. Everything for us as physical beings will collapse and we cannot avoid it. However, we can prepare not to disappear within it by expanding our common sense and understanding. Instincts, passions, impulses and disturbances of all kinds have been slowly introduced by our physical bodies to threaten us with the unfamiliarity of death. Many believe by way of their reasoning that we are only these physical bodies. However, physical matter is only a momentary localization of energy and contrary to the illusion that some believe we are only physical beings; reason alone cannot fully grasp the inner depths of the unknown world within us. In fact, even physical reality cannot be fully rationalized. Physical reality in the purest sense is unobservable because it does not possess the property of spatial expansion. It has no distinctiveness and it is not a definable part in any group. It is actually nowhere and everywhere within a single system from which it is inseparable.

185. The compelling character of being implies the tendency of everything to rise above itself and produce new form. At the same time, everything tends to maintain its own form as the basis of its development. It tends to unite likeness and difference, idleness and movement, stability and change. Therefore, it is impossible to think of transformation without first realizing there has to be something that remains unchanged in the process of transformation, for transformation would be impossible if nothing was saved and protected in it, as the measure of change.

186. The growth of consciousness is the most obvious example of transformation based on preservation. On this basis of expanding consciousness, we as human beings can exceed any traditional way of thinking about consciousness because our creative genius allows us to continually grasp, shape and expand consciousness into new forms and realities that transcend any stagnant disposition we may have previously held.

187. Our future is the basis of our freedom and our freedom is the basis upon which we will build our future. Only those who have freedom will have a future and only those with freedom have a choice to accept or change the circumstances that surround their life.

188. Once the physical world fails us, we will return to being part of the ineffable forces of flowing movement without boundaries or we will find ourselves at the boundary between being and nothingness. In that timeless moment of transition from self, we will become one with the absolute power of being and pure identity or we will surrender our fragment of existence to the emptiness of the void and become nothing more than random energy without purpose.

189. Inner change contains elements that cannot initially be understood, elements that astonish and fascinate the conscious mind into working on them until it comes to terms with a new level of awareness. When we understand ourselves fully, we understand truth and the conditioned structures that have kept us from becoming conscious of our true identity.

190. We are in two places at any given time. What we consider the here and now is actually just the material or physical level of reality which is comprehensible. The beyond is an infinite reality that our current world of existence is rooted in. In other words, our life in this plane of existence is already encompassed and surrounded by the after world. Our body eventually dies but the spiritual quantum field we are now a part of, continues. Our central nervous system is phase encoded, a type of coding that allows multiple pieces of data to occupy the same time. Our thoughts, our will, our consciousness and our feelings have properties that are spiritual properties. No direct interaction with the known fundamental forces of natural science, such as gravitation, electromagnetic forces, etc. can be detected in the spiritual realm. Although, these spiritual properties correspond exactly to the characteristics that distinguish the extremely puzzling and wondrous phenomena of the quantum world. Therefore our consciousness can exchange information in both directions. The world we live in only truly makes sense if we embrace an inner, uniform, transcendent reality that is based on all external data and facts. The very depths of our consciousness is connected to an infinite and timeless reality which truly makes us immortal.

191. There is a higher energy state that is aroused when human beings interact in a less reactive and self-protective way that allows us to better appreciate the universal nature of being. This higher energy state is in a mind space where one looks at existence and sees profound spaciousness and mystery without the compulsive need to explain, analyze, compare, judge or understand. This is an unconditional state where our whole being can rest and genuinely perceive, conceive, infuse and transform our awareness of reality with an unconditional quality of love.

192. We have come from light made from nothing but primordial truth and soon we shall gladly receive the perfect model of reason and thought as the advent of death begins to merge our world of experience with transcendental existence. This perfect model of transformation is one that will end in the spirit of objective neutrality, beyond any fundamental concern for reality.

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