Small steps now

The struggles on the surface of our unconscious mind-controlled life of past and future are not real. Most humans for most of their existence spend their time trapped within a mind-made self, a story, created by thought. None of this thought is our actual real life that is this conscious moment, the moment that is forever now.

Yet, through our conditioning, we believe this unconscious state is real and normal.

It is in fact, insanity.

When we are fully conscious and awake, aware fully of our surroundings, our inner energy, our own breathing, our own connectedness with all that is, then the mind state dissolves, thought leaves. In this state, we do not allow our emotions and reactions to control us, we do not allow our thoughts to be energised and to be taken seriously.

We are then not likely to have hate, anger, jealousy, judgement, addictions, highs and lows, and we are likely to be still, silent and at peace.

Once we start on this path towards inner peace, then it is the beginning of the end of suffering and pain that is the mind-state. However, like all things, we have to be prepared to sacrifice, to commit to a spiritual practice, to unlearn our conditioning and to accept what is.

Small steps taken now is the path to inner peace.

Nothing but stillness

The simpler we make life the less pain there is.

When we focus on a few things that bring us joy, then a great deal of what occupies us normally goes away. By ‘normal’ that means the opposite, it means confined by the insanity of our minds and our egos.

We are conditioned to always be busy, never questioning the purpose of ‘busy’. Always be achieving something, consuming food, data, alcohol, drugs and any other form of instant, but short-lived, gratification/’happiness’.

Yet we feel most true to our real soul, to the real us, when we do less and keep it very simple. When we are relaxed, and going with the flow of life then all the stresses and anxiety flow away, positive energy comes and negative energy evaporates. Simply, where there is no drama, nothing to bother us, nothing to fight against, nothing to respond to, where we can be free of the mind and focus deeply on nothing but stillness.

Stillness is where we can be at peace.