Guilt is identification with past error.


Guilt is identification with past error. By holding onto the errors of the past, there can be no possibility of change in the present. If there exists no possibility of change in the present, then the future is nothing more than a continuation of the past.

Continuity of the past into the future is the ego’s goal. But it is not our goal.

We look within, letting go of guilt and embracing the present moment without judgment. Only this is real. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

What is a relationship but a sacred extension of what is within?


How we try to use relationships to fill the emptiness within. If something isn’t right within, we seek someone to provide the fix. When this invariably fails, we project guilt onto that person only to maintain the illusion.

Look instead within, but this time in honesty and in total acceptance of what you will find. There is only one possible internal need and there is nothing external that can fix it. The internal can only be this: part of your soul has been neglected and unexpressed. This happened because you have made the outside world more real than your inner world. You have repressed the truth within because you have been deceived into believing that the world’s truth is more real than your deep inner truths.

The world has promised you salvation if you are only willing to sacrifice what is within. This promise is false, and so you still wait. You still look for a new home, a job, or a relationship to fulfill an impossible promise. Every time this fails, you blame someone. This is unfair because what you lack cannot be found where you have looked.

Nothing you seek can be found in the external because what you lack is not form. You will become complete when you fully accept and love what is within. Find the courage to undo all sacrifice and to trust the truth within, which has always been there. When this happens, your relationships are awesome because they are free from all negativity. You are set free and your life is now filled with love and abundance.

What is a relationship but a sacred extension of what is within? Start there. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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

I've been recording original music under the name Abscondo since 2008. Check out my most recent album called Treetops all all my music on Jamendo, Apple Music, Spotify and everywhere else you can download and stream music.

Following are the full-length albums released since 2008:

Treetops (2018) Film Soundtrack:

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Forbidden Curiosities (2016):

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Victory in a Landlocked Sea (2015):


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Midnight Snow (2008):

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Treetops (2018) Documentary Film

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Treetops is a spiritual documentary about one summer in the life of a man (yours truly) who has placed all his faith in love. Is love all you need? What is really holding us back from perfect freedom and happiness? Abscondo (Mark Manney) teaches how to live in peace, abundance and safety despite an increasingly chaotic world. The decentralized, consciousness revolution is a shift from fear to love.


Watch the film on Amazon Prime (coming soon).

Additional Video On Demand channels coming soon. Check this page for updates.