More of something

Counter to the world’s dominant thinking and conditioning, more of something is not what it is about. More leads to less. Less happiness, less contentment, less joy, less energy, less awareness, less purpose, less consciousness.

More money, more food, more drugs, more sex, more gambling, more, more, more… an addiction, the disease of the human mind.

That is not the route to true joy, inner peace, purpose and fulfilment. More is an addiction of the mind, the ego, the false self-image that is based on the non-existent time dimensions of the past and future that our mind and collective minds construct. We become the thinker instead of the real person beyond thought.

In the present real moment, that is our life, when we are awake and conscious, the concept of more is irrelevant and does not exist, we are accepting and grateful for what we have now.

The concept of needing more of anything to bring happiness and salvation doesn’t matter as we are free of our egoic state. We are not attached to our thoughts or our need for instant gratification, we are free from our addictions and sense of worth be derived from possessions and the pursuit of pleasure.

Less thought, less ego, less unconscious mindstreams will lead to inner peace, joy and meaning.

Less not more.

Listening without evaluation

Silence by Philip Dodson

A wise person said ‘the highest form of intelligence is to be able to listen without evaluation’.

We all seek to be understood and to be able to listen empathetically is a challenge.

The key to it is being able to be disconnected from our mindstreams and that requires us to be conscious and present in the moment.

When we are awake, we simply witness our thoughts and do not energise them, that means there is space to listen, without the mind wanting to reply, fix, show off that we know the right advice, tell our story, which the person we are listening to doesn’t want to hear. They want us to listen and understand them.

Listening is not a pause for us to prepare our next sentence, it is a space to hear and without judgement be fully aware of the other person’s words and to attempt to understand them.