Posts categorized "Happiness"

About the song "Life (Whispers)" by Abscondo

While we tell ourselves that suffering is caused by difficult situations or circumstances, in truth it is our constant stream of thoughts that pull us away from joy, peace and love. A fearful, worried mind will always find reasons to panic. This panic is fed back into the body as stress. As stress accumulates, the mind goes even more mad as a reaction to the body's lousy feelings. This is the cycle of suffering and illness.

But if we can learn to ignore the worried thoughts and, instead, listen to the whispers of the soul, then ongoing joy is entirely possible. Herein lies love, inspiration, perception of beauty. Through the formless dimension of the soul or spirit, you align with joy. While the circumstances of the world remain important on some level, and you do your best each day, your happiness no longer depends upon any particular situation or circumstance. You are free and your life becomes a total success; not as a result of external accomplishment but through the inner dimension where you are always in full control.

That's what the song "Life (Whispers)" is about. Enjoy listening here and download wherever you normally get your music in the coming days or weeks.

"Life (Whispers)" by Abscondo

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Lyrics:
So I know life is tough
The system is unjust
And when you’ve had enough
They come back for some more
Where are you supposed to go?
How are you supposed to know?
With voices in the head
And whispers of the soul
So I know money’s tight
You lied awake last night
While she always fights
You come back from more
Cuz where are you supposed to go?
And how are you supposed to know?
With voices in the head
And whispers of the soul
Don’t be afraid to lose
Those few illusions that you kept so half-alive
Now, do as you choose
And as you do you know the truth will flood your eyes

So I know you’re filled with fear
The truth seems so unclear
But you can stand right here
There’s nowhere you need to go
There’s nothing else to know
Just to please let go
Of the voices in the head
When you’ve got whispers of the soul

So I know life is tough
The system is unjust
And when you’ve had enough
You can just let go

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About the new Abscondo song "See" from the new album

There isn't a person alive who doesn't want happiness and life security. The problem is that we are taught to go about this quest in a way that we will never find what we are searching for. Seek happiness in external situations and circumstances and your life is filled with the ongoing drama of ups and downs.

Everything that exists in the material world is unstable, changing, and; therefore, temporary. Any happiness that depends upon a situation or circumstance is; therefore, temporary and fleeting. Each peak is always followed by a valley equal in proportion. So goes the futile quest for lasting happiness.

There is a different way. Rather than seeking happiness, we can access joy. Joy does not depend upon the external circumstance. It emanates from the inner dimension so consistently and powerfully that, when we learn how to access it, joy is experienced as an ongoing state.

So that's what this song is about. Enjoy listening here and download the full Life Light album (available soon wherever you normally listen to music).

"See" by Abscondo

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Lyrics:
I found exactly what I’ve been searching for
And that don’t come easily
Still I got to learn to live and breathe some more
Find out how to be happy
It’s not what you get or what you’ve achieved, one day you’ll see
It’s what’s in your heart that sets you free
It’s what’s in your heart that sets you free

You’ve found those problems your mind’s been searching for
Just how it looks is just how you see
But you can’t solve those thoughts by just thinking a little more
That’s not how you’re gonna be happy

It’s not what you do or what you have seen, one day you’ll see
It’s what’s in your mind that sets you free
It’s what’s in your mind that sets you free

Now I found the joy that I’ve been looking for
Everything true comes really easily
I guess I haven’t felt this way since the day I was born
Like I could just cry because I’m so happy

It’s not what you learn but what you undo, one day you’ll see
It’s what’s inside that sets you free
It’s what’s inside that sets you free

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"I (Pieces)" (about the new song on my forthcoming Life Light album)

They say that we are one, that there is no real separation between you and me. This realization is particularly obvious when we consider our relationships. Do they not shape us and make us who we are? Are we not eternally connected with the ones we've loved; bonded by memories of the heart and the mind?

This is the concept behind the deeply personal song called "I (Pieces)". We are pieces of the same soul because, on the level of the soul, we are all the same...sharing the same needs, wants, desires and feelings. This is particularly true when it comes to family, to love relationships, or to deep friendships.

It is for this simple reason that I see no reason anyone needs to break off any connection with anyone. Healing begins when we honor what is real between us, regardless of current circumstances, changes in relationships, living circumstances, etc. Honor what is real, which can only be the love because only love can be real.

This is a three chord song that made me cry the first time I played it. It had the same effect on others who are close to me. I hope you can replace the names in this song with some of the names of people who mean so much to you. Listen here.

"I (Pieces)" by Abscondo

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The album has been submitted for distribution and should be available everywhere in the next week or two.

Lyrics:
Eva, you sent me out into the cold
Now how far did you go?
And did you get there without me?
Zuzana, you picked me up when I was low
And now I know
We’re just perfect together
Klara, each week you come by
With that look in your eyes
Looking for pleasure
Sarah, I know that you will write
About this wonderful life
I couldn’t be me without you
We’re pieces, pieces of the same soul
And I wouldn’t know
Who I am without you
Brother, now we’re getting old
When my story’s been told
I couldn’t tell it without you
Mother, I know you’re in pain
Still you only gave
Such comfort and shelter
Father, you worked most your life away
Which tells much more than you say
Wouldn’t be a man without you.
Grandma, grandpa you taught me to play
To dream my whole life away
Through your stories and laughter
Pieces, pieces of the same soul
And I wouldn’t know
Who I am without you
Brian, just last week I was told
How you died in the snow
But still you’re here with me
Anna, you’ve always been so alone
Still you are known
I hope one day you can trust me

 

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“Do you want to improve the world? I don’t think it can be done.” - Tao Te Ching

Is it not yet already perfectly clear that all the fighting, resisting, arguing, debating, attacking, doing something about, and getting outraged has no impact at all?

With each new news cycle, each new election, each movement to change the world comes a swell of hope that ultimately fades or implodes. For how many more thousands of years will humans continue to believe in these illusions when reality is perfectly clear? I think we have reached the end of this fiction.

Is it not obvious that, however forcefully you might splash your hand into the ocean, you cannot change the natural balance, the very equilibrium of the ocean? You will create a wave, believe it is real for a brief moment, then the wave will fall in the exact opposite direction just as far, and finally, in calm weather, it will rest near its natural balancing point where it all began. Such is all of life. 

What you can do is accept reality; which means always tell the truth, which means want only truth, which means greet everything that is and everything that happens with nothing other than complete acceptance. It is as it is. Align with the natural balance of reality and let it carry you. To resist reality, truth itself, is the ultimate act of foolishness.

There will be challenges, there will be errors of all sorts by all kinds of people. None of it is ultimately real because, in the end, every pendulum returns to its natural resting position. Rest there eternally, starting now. Remain there in the eternal now. This is wisdom and it is yours.

These aren't just words. They are meant literally and are meant to be lived (if you want joy, peace, the end of suffering for yourself and others).

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Beauty can only be experienced or created in the absence of thought.

Daily meditation and awareness of consciousness creates gaps between thoughts. The larger these gaps become, the more capable we become of experiencing not only beauty, but love, positive energy, and inspiration.

What is beauty but total surrender to the present moment? Fully present, even a leafless tree in January becomes an object of great beauty. In this awakened state, all of life becomes art. Anything created from this state of being contains within it a beauty that is instantly recognizable to others who are perceiving with presence.

That which is created with the mind, however, may only occupy other minds or, at best, distract the mind from its worried thoughts by drawing one into an imagined reality. The mind creates that which is shallow and temporary while the heart’s creations are timeless.

The fundamental challenge of our time is to create gaps between thought. As Leonard Cohen once said, “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” Gaps of thought are the crack through which all joy, bliss, and beauty may enter and connect directly with your spirit. 

Over these past few months, I have been writing and recording music from this state of presence and am now releasing an album called Life Light. I find it beautiful and I hope you will too. 10 new tracks will be available everywhere in the coming days.

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My opinions do not matter, and my actions change nothing; therefore, I need do nothing.

If you are a racist, I accept you and love you without judgment. The reality of your thought system is likely causing you and others some suffering, but there is nothing I can to say or do about it that will make any difference.

If you are violently fighting racism, I also accept you and love you without judgment. The reality of your obsession might end up causing some suffering and disappointment for you, but that’s on you and there’s nothing I can do or say to change any of that either.

If you are still hiding behind a mask, afraid of germs or ill, I also accept and you love you without judgment. Your belief in illness and fear is likely causing you a lot of stress and suffering, but there is nothing I can say or do to change that either. You want sickness to be real, and so it is for you.

If you are a nationalist, a fascist, a capitalist, a communist, an atheist, an agnostic, a monk, a missionary, a fundamentalist or anything else—I also accept you and love you without judgment. Your beliefs either align with truth and bring joy and light, or they are of your own illusions and bring suffering and darkness. Either way, there is nothing I can say or do to change your beliefs. It is only you who must live within the thought systems of your choosing and the energy that invariably flows from it. Your opinions aren’t real to me nor anyone else, and so it is really just about you and your experience of life.

If you are an alcoholic, a drug addict, a criminal or anything else, I accept you and love you without judgement too. Your mistaken solutions to your own suffering carry their own tragic consequences. I don’t judge, and there’s nothing I can say or do that will change any of these habits.

If my unconditional love and acceptance of everyone somehow offends you, if you wish to “unfriend” me for it, I accept you and love you without judgment too. Your judgmental tendencies will likely lead to a more isolated existence for you, lower energy, and other forms of mind-based suffering—but there’s nothing I can say or do that will change this for you.

My opinions do not matter, and my actions change nothing; therefore, I need do nothing. Reality is the only authority, and it is only reality, itself, which we all must confront.

But if you are suffering in any way, I promise you that it is unnecessary. If you come to me for help, I offer unconditional love and extend it freely because love is the only solution to every problem and the answer to every question is found within it. What a tragic error it would be if I were to withhold love from anyone for any reason at all.

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Your outer journey may contain a million steps. Your inner journey only has one; the step you’re taking right now. (Eckhart Tolle)

“As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all of the other steps as well as the destination. This one step then becomes transformed into an expression of perfection.” -Eckhart Tolle

We do have an outer journey—a reason for being that shapes the way we are meant to serve others and create. But the outer journey is never more important than our inner journey. Nothing can be gained in the future which can be considered important enough to sacrifice the quality of your consciousness at this moment.

By focusing on this one step—becoming fully present in the now—your outer journey becomes an almost effortless extension of the inner journey. When you go within, you allow love and intuition to effortlessly guide every step. You remain calm, centered, maximally efficient because you waste no time and energy on drama and confusion.

Take the step of awakening from time now. Feel the inner body, align with love, make feeling good your priority. Now, from this state of Zen, take the million steps along the journey to fulfill your outer purpose.

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The consciousness revolution is bring brought about through accelerating change

As the rate of change in this world constantly accelerates, the only way to cope is to allow everything happening to pass through you. This requires presence.

We are living in a time when the rate of technological and social change is increasing. Each day, we might communicate with hundreds of people using advancing technologies and tools. Our tastes and opinions are also evolving because media information and advertising is getting better at reaching us through multiple touchpoints.

In his book “Waking Up in Time”, Peter Russell suggests that, as the rate of change accelerates, there will come a time when humans can no longer continue to cling to the external. The material world will become even more obviously impermanent and unstable. To survive, we will become more centered in the present moment.

In an increasingly chaotic state, the only way to find inner calm, joy, bliss and inspiration is to become so present that everything is let go of as soon as it passes through your field of awareness. In your work, your relationships, and in everything you do; become so present that you no longer imagine the future or hold onto the past. You then begin to interact with the world as it is, in real-time, where your capabilities are optimized while you remain in peace.

Let the world go its own way as you open your heart, open your mind, and stay present. As accelerating change in the material world brings us to a tipping-point, the majority of humans awaken. This is what is called the Consciousness Revolution.

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All insanity lies in fear

Spirit is love. Ego is fear. Fear is the opposite of love. Fear can only enter where love is not…and the only cure for fear is perfect love.

Fear is only possible when we forget what we are. We are consciousness, which has been temporarily given a mind and body only as instruments to navigate this world. When we become overwhelmed by fear, it is only because we forget what we are. To forget our identity is to become lost.

Through a daily spiritual practice, we can abolish fear simply by reminding ourselves what is true. To remember what is true requires little effort, but regular focus must be directed toward recognizing and then letting go of the world’s insane ideas.

Relative to who we are, the world of form is ultimately unreal because it is always changing. A lost mind thinks that only that which is observable, measurable, tangible is real—and then tries to create stability on the level of form (where it cannot exist). If we believe we are a mind, or a body, then fear overwhelms us just as soon as we recognize the reality of impermanence, and ultimately of death.

We are not our minds and bodies; rather, silent observers who perceive through minds and bodies—but who do so from the realm of the imperceptible. As consciousness itself, we are life itself and we breathe all truth and meaning into the mind, the body, and into the world of form.

To align with the energy of consciousness, of life itself, is to wholeheartedly embrace the perfect thought system and the joyful feeling of unconditional love each moment. If there is any fear in us, more healing is required.

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Abscondo Podcast #87: How to end racism, police brutality and oppression

Here's a controversial and unorthodox solution to solve the problem rather than continually escalating it with more attack and counterattack.

You can also find the Abscondo Podcast wherever you normally listen to or download podcasts.

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