Posts categorized "Philosophy"

Worry pretends to be necessary. (Eckhart Tolle)

There is a big difference between problem-solving and worrying. Lying awake at night in worry is very different from lying awake in creative problem-solving mode.

The human mind is the most advanced, most capable problem-solving machine we know of. While spiritual leaders often talk of a state of no thought—and it is essential that we learn to create gaps in our thinking to undo ego—in this world we also need to use the full potential of our minds.

A mind absent of ego is optimized because it is aligned with truth. A mind that is optimized can accomplish anything because it is free of illusion, calm and steady, and in service to love, beauty and truth. It’s okay if your mind is racing with new ideas, spinning out different scenarios or possibilities and solving problems. But as it does, pay attention to your inner-body and your emotions. Do you feel stressed, worried, fearful? If not, then everything is great and your thinking is clear.

But a worried mind isn’t capable of solving problems. Real solutions always come from a state of positive clarity. Positivity is the high-frequency energy of love. Love energy always accepts, forgives, cares for, creates and serves in a way that is fun and effortless. A fearful mind, on the other hand, only causes more problems. The energy of fear is violent, selfish, attacking or depressing at best. This only leads to action which causes more problems. Fear also causes stress…which accelerates the aging process and makes us ill.

Whenever you experience fear or worry about the future, the best response is to connect with a spiritual teaching and meditate. Let that stuff go. But if your mind is aligned with love, following the excitement and positive energy of intuition with in, then by all means unleash your thoughts and actions fully! This is the sacred process of consciousness coming into this world of form through you—which is the purpose of our lives. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Our concern to avoid suffering in the future keeps us suffering in the present. (Peter Russell)

We are so afraid of suffering that we suffer. Or, as Peter Russell explains, “We have lost the very thing we seek.”

Fear rarely exists in the present moment. There are perhaps only a few moments in our lives when we are in legitimate danger, yet each day we allow fear to persist as a normal part of our thought processes. In some cases, ironically, it is our desperate need to escape the suffering of worried thoughts that drives us to do things that are dangerous (extreme sports, drug abuse, creating conflict and fights, etc.). By making fear real, we are creating real reasons to fear.

We fear because our minds cannot foresee the future. Reality is far too complex to be fully grasped by the mind. There are too many variables—most of which are out of our control. Deep down, we know this but cannot accept it. This is what causes the fear, the worries, the urge to hide from reality, and the desperate and ineffective attempts to interfere with rather than accept reality.

But life doesn’t have to suck! We can learn to stop taking our worries about the future so seriously. The antidote to fear and the solution to any problem is perfect love—which is practiced when we meet the present moment with full attention and acceptance. We need only do our best each day, become open and willing to accept reality without judgments of good and bad, and then react lovingly. Follow the signs, let intuition lead rather than the mind. Try this and you will find that things tend to work out.

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


The materialist trap


There is a relentless, natural drive within each of us toward happiness and fulfillment. The problem is that we are seeking salvation in external form. This is materialism; the tragically errored belief system of the world.

Materialism teaches us that happiness is found in possessions, or in the right relationship, in fame or recognition, or in wealth and in luxury. While these things are nice, and perhaps even enjoyable for some time, nothing in the world of form has ever brought anyone closer to fulfillment. We are sacrificing everything for a belief that has never delivered on its promise.

When you think about it, everything we most deeply desire is found in the invisible realm, not in form. We want lasting love. We want to feel good, to be understood, and to be respected. We want positive energy and inspiration. We want lasting freedom and safety. We crave truth and beauty. This is the stuff of spirit, consciousness—the realm of our true identity which lies beneath the surface. None of this can be experienced or found in the material realm.

To awaken is to undo materialism. Consciousness is a knowing that we are not our bodies and minds; rather, we are the invisible life within that is observing the thoughts, the drama, the experiences of this life. Fulfillment begins with the deep recognition of this dimension within and is experienced fully through the practice of connecting with others in this ego-less realm of oneness or union.

We are consciousness—empty space, no thing, invisible. We were brought into this world to bring consciousness into this material realm so that the universal energy of life can learn and grow. When we awaken to the purpose of life, we instantly find what we were seeking. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

Vision or judgement is your choice; but never both of these (A Course in Miracles)

To judge is to choose perception over vision—to trust the ego’s concepts of good and bad. Judgment always attempts to make sin real in order to justify the ego’s solution to sin—which is always separation, punishment, blame, shame and other forms of violent attack that the ego believes will teach the lesson of correction. What is the purpose of judgement, and does it ever work?

In truth, the thought system of judgment fails every time and corrects nothing. Any form of attack only teaches violence; thus making the situation worse. Judgment is blinded with its own logic—its own assumptions about human nature and about the motives behind human behavior—and so every response that comes from judgment misses the mark.

The mind likes to judge the errors of others, yet ironically the real error is the act of judgment, itself. All error is, to use the words of Marshall Rosenberg, only a tragic expression of an unmet need. The way to correct error is not to judge; rather, to communicate honestly on the level of the unmet need.

In any situation, there is an optimal, effortless, true path forward. The way is never found through judgment or any other form of separation; rather, only through faith in union on the level of spirit. Vision requires that we respond to error lovingly by communicating on the level of needs with an open heart and mind. In so doing, what starts as conflict leads you both on a path toward inner peace, true happiness, and eternal love.

We remember to choose vision tomorrow and each day after that.


Meet your challenges with perfect love

When you give love, you are not giving of yourself. You are effortlessly allowing the brilliant, warm light of the universe to flow through you and into the hearts of everyone’s lives you touch.

When you receive love in return, remember that its source also comes from the same place—far beyond the limits of bodies and minds. To awaken is to love in such a way that nothing obstructs the light—everything is made whole, made one, made perfect, and recognized as beautiful and true.

Wisdom is knowing how to live in such a way that you do not hide from the light nor dim its effects. This is what is meant by the undoing of ego—learning to not get in the way of love, which of course means the same thing as God, consciousness, presence, truth, beauty and freedom. One energy, many names.

Because we are alive, challenges will arise. In response, we must stop repeating the tired lessons of this world. Enough with the sacrificial, mind-based, loveless doing. Now we meet our challenges with perfect love. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.


Stop trying to control (Tao Te Ching)

Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself.

The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be.

The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be.

The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be.

Therefore, the master says,

“I let go of the law and people become honest.

I let go of economics, and people become prosperous.

I let go of religion, and people become serene.

I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes as common as grass.”

-Tao Te Ching (57)

The world has forgotten that peace, happiness and virtue is found only in freedom. As governments and other centralized institutions continue to force more rules, more monitoring, more security, more threats and more punishments upon us, deep down we all know that we are innocent. They resort to violence and intimidation because they lack legitimate authority over us.

These systems of fear, intimidation and control will ultimate collapse as all tyrannies eventually do. There is nothing we need to do to restore freedom in this world. To undo the disastrous effects of tyranny, we need only awaken to being and recondition the mind to love.

When we remember that we are love and let go of fear, freedom will be instantly reclaimed and brought into the light. We will then remember that everything we seek has been present within and all along. We continue to let go tomorrow and each day after that.  


Let the Tao become present


To let the Tao become present in your life is to remain rooted in being—which is to say present, fully accepting of what is, lacking and wanting nothing. All doing that flows being is an extension of being—an expression of limitless and eternal power rooted in truth.

To let the Tao be present in your family is to accept all family members unconditionally, to love without limit, and to let truth flow freely. If the Tao is present, then this is easy because the truth that flows is profoundly beautiful and loving. Let your loved ones be. Let them go on their own journeys without adding mind-based judgment, shame, or guilt. A family routed in being will flourish.

To let the Tao be present in your country seems almost impossible in this modern world. No country comes even close to representing anything other than ego. What is possible, nonetheless, is the establishment of movements facilitated by technologies rooted in being. We can form virtual countries of people rooted in being and connected in union. From this position of truth, we can begin to influence institutions and politicians. But that isn’t the goal. Letting the Tao be present is the only goal.

The Tao Te Ching is a work of such profound beauty and truth that it is recognized only by looking within. When we stop treating this present moment as merely a means to get to the next moment, we begin to see, to feel, and to hear all the universe sing. Everything we desire is here. Now. Within. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.  

As you give, you gain.

To give of yourself and to serve—and to do so in freedom—is the source of abundance and salvation from an otherwise cruel world.

Seek creative ways to effortlessly help, to serve, to make lives better. This is how you join with your brother and sister in true union. There is enormous opportunity and power in a union of mutual trust and service.

Two hearts and minds joined together in a common purpose are far stronger than one. Now imagine the potential of a network of a thousand or a million people joined together, in spirit, with open hearts and open minds. What is blocking this from happening? The ego within us is, of course.

While the ego is still alive within us, it insists upon interfering in and controlling our relationships. Now the ego is suspicious at best and vicious at worst. Is this who you want to put in charge of your relationships? Dreams will come true only when we remove this parasite.

Everything great that has ever happened in this world is a result of people coming together in true harmony, cooperation, union. This type of union is rare, but herein lies all strength. We are assembling a large community based on the principles of love and service using the mobile app called “I Am by Infobeing”.

If there is something you need help with, something you feel inspired to do or accomplish, just create some “I am statements” on the app. If I happen to meet you there, I will do everything in my power to help you and to serve you in freedom. This is how the movement grows, how we become stronger, happier, and more secure.

Open your heart and mind. Say yes and feel fate and inspiration guide you forward. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.