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You can always cope with the now, but you can never cope with the future. Nor do you have to. (Eckhart Tolle)

The mind is filled with “what if” scenarios – thoughts, which are nothing more than the egoic mind projecting itself out into an imaginary future. You might worry all day and night, taking yourself through endless scenarios about what could be, might be, or should be. Or you could just stay present and fully respond to what is.

Everything real is in the present. The eternal, ongoing present is the field where everything happens. Allow your mind to take you away from reality, into delusions of the future and stories of the past, and you divert vital energy away from responding to what is real. This is like going through life with the disadvantage of being severely intoxicated – constantly hung-over by sleepless nights filled with useless thoughts, always drained by endless boring stories repeated to yourself and others.

Be here now and set yourself free to access all your power. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


True mastery can be gained by letting things go their own way. It can’t be gained by interfering. (Tao Te Ching)

What difference is there between doing and interfering? Interference flows from the unquestioned belief in your own mind above all else – a belief that your special mind possesses a wisdom that is perhaps even superior to God or nature. All interference is born of separation and identification with ego.

Doing is a response to nonacceptance. Instead of letting things go their own way, you resist, you argue, you fight, you try to “do something about it”. In so doing, you align yourself not with reality but with made-up delusions of the uncontrolled mind. This is dangerous and, over time, creates very real problems.

In spirit, we create rather than merely to do. To create is to allow things go their own way through you. First, you accept what is. Then you respond to intuition, you follow your heart, you do what excites you. If you don’t feel like doing anything at all, that’s okay too.

Mastery is ending all doing that does not flow from consciousness and being fearless enough to occasionally let your light shine through unfiltered. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Abscondo Music

Also check out the following tracks by Abscondo:

Now (Out Here Alone)

I (Pieces)

Victory in a Landlocked Sea

Blue House

The System




Following are the full-length albums released since 2008:

Always Good (2022)

Abscondo Always Good Cover

Always Good is a solo album inspired by themes of love and truth. To live in this state is to experience life as always good and joyful, no matter what is going on in the world. Released as of October 1st, 2022 via all digital channels. Listen and download here

Life Light (2020)

Life light Cover

Meaningful songs about life, love, and beauty. Honest sounds comparable to bands such as The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, Mumford & Sons, Travis, or U2. This is the 5th Abscondo album and very likely the best yet.

Treetops (2018) Film Soundtrack:

Treetops Album Cover Smaller


Forbidden Curiosities (2016):

Forbidden Curiosities Cover smaller


Victory in a Landlocked Sea (2015):



Midnight Snow (2008):

Midnight Snow


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Treetops (2018) Documentary Film


While filmed during the summer of 2018, Treetops documents a lifestyle and way of thinking that is highly relevant in the new world of 2020. Simplifying your life is no sacrifice at all; rather, an opportunity to end your suffering and experience life in a joyful new way. 

Watch the film on Amazon Prime.

The full film is also available for free on YouTube:

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe. (Tao Te Ching)

The mind may tell us that a fearful response is sometimes rational, necessary or helpful. In truth, fear is your mind taking full control of you. In the state of fear, we make a thought so real that the normal functioning of our bodies is overcome by panic and paralysis.

The heart rate accelerates. There is a sickness in the stomach. The fearful can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t focus, can’t learn and can’t respond. Fear is the cause of suffering, illness, and stress. Here there is nothing anyone would want.

To respond to fear is to cause problems. We attack, we defend ourselves, we wrong others, we make enemies. These self-created problems now give us further reason to fear, and the vicious cycle continues.

Escape from fear is the knowing that you are not your mind. There is a higher, universal intelligence beyond the mind. Nature brings us exactly what we need and none of it is to be feared. Intuition effortlessly nudges us toward the optimal response every time.

Let the mind have a say, but then shift faith away from the mind and into love. The right response is always the loving response. In love, we will always be safe. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Meet me here and now.

Look at me as I am now and I will offer you the same. Let’s not ruin this holy moment by talking about the past or future. Why allow thoughts to pull each other away from this perfect, stress-free realm where everything is?

Let us not define ourselves or each other with stories. This would only blind us with confused thoughts and words. Now we use words, ideas, silence, and smiles only to serve only truth, which is always here in this eternal instant.

We notice only what is truly here, in this space place both within and without. Our minds join in harmony here, where all power is and where anything is possible now.

For too long, we have tried to use reality to serve serve our delusions. Now we let our minds serve reality. This joy, peace, and abundance originates from perfect love. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


To end resentment, see only what is now.

Think of the past when you look upon me now and you will not see me as I am. You are reacting only to your own thoughts and are not here with me at all.

It is unsatisfying to be in a relationship with someone who has a poor relationship with the present moment. Stuck between their stories of the past and concerns of the future, you are left without space to even be together. Your relationship becomes a strategy session, a problem to solve, a mind-based construct.

A true connection can only exist in the present moment — here, where all of existence is and always was. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Salvation is now.

“Healing cannot be accomplished in the past. It must be accomplished in the present to release the future.” A Course in Miracles

How exciting to realize that salvation is now. Today. This moment. You need only know what salvation is and then share it.

Salvation is a knowing that now is eternity. This ongoing present moment is the field where everything is and always was.

Problems defined by the mind hold no power over the now. What guilt is here now? What unforgivable sin? What impossible obstacle? There is nothing wrong here and there is nothing wrong with you.

If there are moments of fear, frustration, anger or other errors of unconsciousness, those errors are instantly undone the moment they are let go of. Let it be. Let go. Don’t chase thoughts. This is salvation.

Salvation is being conscious now. Nothing is easier or more practical. You are perfectly free to choose salvation today. We who are conscious now forgive all error and extend our hands, welcoming you into lasting joy and peace.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Like any entity, the ego’s goal is none other than self-preservation. To the ego, the present moment is nothing more than an annoyance, at best, and a threat, at worst. Under the ego’s influence, we hide from human connections, we stay home, we distract ourselves with meaningless entertainment – all to avoid the possibility that the present moment becomes real enough to threaten ego-dominance.

Of course we project dreams into the future, but these dreams are always limited by the boundaries we set for ourselves – boundaries made real by stories of the past.

It is only when fully in the present moment that we are completely free from ego. Learn to observe the now with the pure consciousness of a newborn baby. Let all thoughts go and awaken to all that is real – to the present moment, where everything is and always was. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

Only your love is real.

To withhold love anywhere is to cling to our own illusions – creating a vacuum of darkness within where the light cannot penetrate. This belief in our own specialness, which pulls us toward separation, is the cause of unease and disease.

Offer total love and be healed completely. Love unconditionally, without limits or rules. This requires total vulnerability and the complete surrender of our imagined specialness.

Here we accept everything without judgment, we are open to whatever is, and we naturally give as much as we feel like giving (no less and no more). We are honest. We are free.

Total love is the end of all uncertainty and the end of all conflict. We are just as complete as when we were small children. The world has tried to enslave us by withholding love, but now we remember what we are. Awakened to love, the illusions have been shattered and the ego holds no power.

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.