Posts categorized "Love"

Fear is the mind's excuse for insanity

Consider this irony: fear often drives us to live recklessly. Fearful panic leads to bad decisions, altered perceptions, creative paralysis, abusive relationships and all sorts of harmful behaviors that should more appropriate be considered reasons to fear rather than responses to fear. Let’s fearlessly expose the insanity of fear.

Fear pretends to be necessary, pretends to be a rational response, yet the manifestations of fear are insane. We are miserable in isolation, yet afraid to trust and to fall in love? We worry about money, then distract ourselves by going shopping? We use drugs and alcohol (an actual threat to our wellbeing) to escape worried thoughts? We fear health problems, which stresses the body and causes illness?

Fear is the mind’s excuse for all sorts of insanity—its justification for all the decisions and behaviors that cause misery and suffering. Fear is the root of ego, the core emotion that feeds all other negative emotions—and it can be undone.

Fear is not necessary, nor is ego, nor is insanity. Perfect love is the only cure for this disease. We continue, in perfect love, tomorrow and each day after that.  

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Abscondo Podcast #64: What the world calls love vs. what love truly is

You can listen to the full podcast here:

Abscondo Podcast 64

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Also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other Podcast Channels. 


Relationships do not complete what is already whole.

To be spiritually unawake is to believe that what we are lacking inside can be fulfilled externally. With so much attention on so-called rational thought, we have forgotten that we were all born with perfect love within.

All these cruel, insane lessons of sacrifice have tricked us into believing that we are incomplete—that love is not what we are; rather, that we must get it from another person. So, we desperately look for someone to play the part—someone who has also forgotten about the love within and also needs you to play the part.

Where is the source of love in this unholy relationship? You both expect it from the other, so both feel pressured to play a role. There are the rules, gestures, expectations and decisions all designed to provide that feeling of love—but somehow the loving bliss you both expected from the relationship isn’t quite there.

Now you blame each other, you attack, you resent, you argue—all because you both have a deep need for love but went about it the wrong way. With each new attack and manipulation, the relationship is damaged and love becomes more elusive. This is not love; rather, a codependent arrangement that will never bring lasting happiness.

Love requires that we undo ego to remember the perfect love within. This is done alone, in silence and stillness. There are beautiful books that can help by authors like Don Miguel Ruiz, Thich Nan Hanh, Osho, Michael Singer, Erich Fromm and even Yours Truly.

Only when you come to love yourself so much that you don’t need another person are you ready for a romantic relationship. If you meet another enlightened soul who has done the same, then your relationship will be overflowing with love. There is no way around this, so we continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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Countless combinations of words all pointing to the same truth: ego is the only real sickness and perfect love is the only real cure. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  


The practices of healing

Healing the body is as easy as allowing it to function. This requires fasting—either intermittently each day by eating nothing for 16 hours straight or through some other fasting practice. We enjoy eating real food (nothing processed). We rest when we are tired. We remove stress and negative emotions from the body by healing the mind.

We heal the mind by meditating each day and by maintaining a daily spiritual practice of teachings and ideas that awaken us to our true identity as consciousness. Now the ego tries, but it no longer has any power over true perception, nor our actions, nor emotions.

Spirit does not have to be healed; only unblocked. To unblock, we open our hearts and minds completely—accepting everything and everyone without judgment. Now the energy of love flows throughout the body and out into the world. Now the mind serves its rightful master in perfect knowledge. Now each moment is an experience of feeling good.

This is the natural state of being which is accessible now to anyone who chooses. We continue the path toward healing tomorrow and each day after that.   

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The best way to reach an audience

Deep within, we want to reach an audience. We need to matter, to get noticed, and to make a difference in this world. Because consciousness wants to flow freely through us into the world of form, nothing is more natural.

When we try to shut down this impulse, or give up on our dreams, we slide into depression. This isn’t the way. To be alive is to reach and to strive, to shine our light, to spread our love and beauty far and wide.

As with anything, the problems begin when the ego takes over. The ego doesn’t care about spreading the light of consciousness—only about pride, image, status or wealth. Egoic ambition is ugly because it is mainly about being better than others. The ego is self-centered and adds nothing of value to this world. As with everything the ego does, even when it succeeds no true and lasting happiness is found.

In a world where we all have access to technology that allows us to instantly reach the world, we often feel depressed and worthless when we fail. Even those who get their 15 minutes of fame often will then sacrifice what matters most in life only to spend years trying to maintain a false identity.

Let’s go back to this present moment and go deeply within to the root of this need to reach an audience. The instinctual drive we feel is consciousness, perfect love, our true beauty wanting to flow freely. We will succeed because we will not let the ego get in way. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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