What do we really want?

Happiness.  Freedom.

Freedom.

Freedom from all fear, freedom from all worry.

Freedom from all attachments, freedom from all aversions.

Freedom from the mind, the thoughts, and the endless drama of how we’re right and others are wrong, of how we’ve been wronged, of how terrible things are, stories of unfairness, stories of victimhood, stories of blaming, stories of judging and criticizing and condemning, stories of lack…even the stories of abundance, the stories of joy and peace and prosperity, the stories of laughter, the stories of service…it all comes from the past or is something projected onto the future, and by future what we’re really talking about is – imagination!

Freedom from the past, freedom from the future.

Freedom from the intellect.  Freedom from the burden of ‘knowing’ anything, or more accurately, ‘knowing about’ anything.  Freedom from all the intellectual arrogance!

Freedom the dualities: you vs. me, us vs. them, right vs. wrong, good vs. bad…freedom from all the thoughts!

Freedom from all worry, from all fear, from all concern.

Freedom from all willfulness.  Freedom from any sense that there is anything wrong.

Freedom to bask in the totality and completeness, wholeness and fullness and absolute perfection of what is here, now.

Freedom from desires.  Freedom from wanting things to be different than what they are.

Freedom from expectations. Freedom from memory.  Freedom from labels and concepts. Freedom from opinions.  Freedom from appointments and disappointments.

Freedom to be totally present.  Freedom to just be.

Freedom to prioritize our own happiness and peace above all else.  Freedom to prioritize God above all else.  Freedom to prioritize our own personal truth above all else.

Freedom to act righteously if we feel there is something to be righteous about.  Freedom to flow and express however is most natural and effortless.  Freedom to live spontaneously.

Freedom to watch and witness the grand show, the Divine Play, without getting caught in it, and without identifying with any of it.

Freedom to surrender everything to God.  Freedom to let go entirely of everything and just let God.

Freedom to let go and forgive the entire past, and let go of any thoughts about the future.  Freedom to be with a mind as blank and pure and empty as a newborn baby.  Freedom to know and be only Love and that is it and that is all.

Freedom to smile and not only act cheerfully but to be truly joyful and cheerfully even in seemingly bad circumstances.  Freedom to enjoy every moment, no matter what is happening.  Freedom to know God in everyone and everything, and to bask in the glory that everything is God, and/or everything is God’s Will, and everything that happens is for the very best.

Freedom to relax into the glory of the great Spiritual Teachings and Truth shared by so many and affirmed regularly throughout history: the Truth shared by Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, the Upanishads, the Vedas,

Freedom to not know anything.  Freedom to see the absolute highest good in everyone and everything.  Freedom to relax like a baby in the arms of the Mother, in the arms of the Lord.

Freedom to let go and let God.  Freedom to surrender all thoughts and thinking to God.

Freedom!!!

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti

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No Thinking is Necessary. All Thought is Vanity!

Om 🙂

What is the purpose of this life?

What is the highest goal a human being can aspire toward?

Knowledge (via direct experience) of God, the Supreme Truth, Infinite Love and Peace, the Highest Good.

The Spiritual Goal!  Kind of like…seeing the Unseen.  That’s greater than billions of bucks, right?

So then….

If the goal is to know God, that which is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient, then that same Power would infinitely support us on the journey to That.

With the awareness that we are infinitely supported by the Supreme & All-Powerful One, then we can fully commit our every moment of consciousness to That without concern for anything outside of That.

Ultimately, nothing is actually outside of That anyway, so let me explain further.  The mind likes to think, and the mind/ego thinks that it is separate and lives and dies and therefore it thinks to perpetuate its own survival, so it thinks.  Really, survival is totally up to God, and basically the ego/mind doesn’t have any authority over the matter.  Alas, the ego/mind loves to think that it has power and sovereignty, when in reality all power is God’s.

So – we’re dealing with the ego/mind that is totally caught in an illusion of separateness which results in fear which leads to selfish, even destructive behavior.  The ego/mind loves to spend its time thinking about material gain, be it money or food or developing new skills and abilities and learning new things that will all serve to perpetuate its own survival, sometimes at the cost of hurting others.  But, really, the ego/mind doesn’t care so much about others, except to the extent that others serve its own survival and thriving.  The ego/mind’s anthem is, “I, me, and mine!”  The ego wants and wants and wants.  It is focused on gaining and getting, not giving.  So, beware!

In Reality, the Highest in us has no needs or wants or desires.  All is already total and complete and perfect.

So then, what are the consequences of this for us?

It means, in Reality, totally truthfully and with supreme, unshakeable faith, we don’t ever have to think about food, money, sensual pleasure, education, other people, etc.  Truly, we don’t have to think about anything.  All thinking is ultimately a vanity – a vanity because thinking presumes there is a need to think because there is some sense of doubt that which is All-Powerful and Perfect caring for one and all every moment.  With absolute, total and complete faith in God, there is no reason to think.  God takes care of what needs taking care, and all the power is God’s anyway, so what purpose could our thinking possible serve?  It is a vanity!  Thinking is vain.

Whenever we think, whenever we catch the mind thinking – we don’t have to be hard on ourselves for forgetting the infinite power and perfection of God.  Ideally, just be aware!  Watch the thinking.  Witness the ego/mind perpetuating its illusion of separateness and fear and anxiety and worry and doubt…and on some level allow for a deep relaxation into the arms of the Lord.  Just relax.  The ego/mind thinking is like a clenched fist – and on some level the Higher part of us is to unclench the fist and just relax.  Trust in God.  What good will thinking really do?

As you are probably well aware, the mind thinks, seemingly endlessly.  So, our mission isn’t to stop the mind thinking entirely, but instead, to just be aware of it.  And, if we find being aware of it is too challenging, we can at least re-direct the thoughts to something more spiritual and less vain and selfish.  So, direct the thoughts to some spiritual practice – like self-inquiry, or focus on God or qualities of God.  Inhale Love, exhale Peace.  You can spend the rest of your life doing that.  Just Trust.  Or, simply ask, “What am I?” and whenever a thought arises, just ask again, “To what does this thought arise?  To me! Well…what am I?”  The true answer to “What am I?” is silent and non-verbal.  So don’t allow the mind to verbally answer it without questioning t again.  Our task is to not let the mind get away with any of its vain nonsense.  Master the mind, purify the thoughts, transcend all fear and the desire to think, and be free.  Relax in the infinite love and peace of the Lord.

Hallelujah!