Everything is contained within consciousness

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EVERYTHING IS CONTAINED WITHIN CONSCIOUSNESS!!! What do I mean by this? Simply put, our physical world, our 5 senses, our thoughts, and anything that we can be aware of is known by and observed by consciousness. Nothing escapes it! • Everything which is perceived by our senses are all observed by our awareness/consciousness. This consciousness is constant, yet we seem to overlook this fact due to the modulation of our senses. We switch from our sense of touch to our sense of smell, then to the next thing that catches our attention; yet at all times we are aware/conscious of each sense we are perceiving. • Out of consciousness, comes objects like a cup. Yes, as the cup sits on the table in front of you, it arises in your perception, and perception is a modulation of consciousness. Soak that in for a minute… • Even thoughts and feelings arise from consciousness. Now when a thought or feeling is known to us, and it arises, it is emerging from your consciousness and from no other place or medium. There is no substance before consciousness in which a thought or feeling is created. • Consciousness is the beginning point of all things including physical objects down to our subjective feelings and our thoughts. It contains everything in which we are aware of and anything in which we are not aware of. Everything is contained within consciousness, and nothing escapes it… • Join the movement!

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Ego and desire

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EGO AND DESIRE???!!! Let's begin with basics and then inspect why the ego is invaluable to have it to function here in this 3D dimension. The Wiktionary definition is as follows… "(psychology, Freudian) the most central part of the mind, which mediates with one's surroundings." So plainly, you need an ego to pay bills, eat food, or simply know who you are. You NEED an ego to interact here in the physical world. The most erroneous understanding of it is how to actually use it… yes, use it for good! Many people speak about killing the ego yet it is fully needed here in at least a couple ways if we are to shift the energy of this universe. Yes, if used in a greedy manner to gather "items" for personal gain and to strengthen the separation amonst people and other sentient beings on this planet, then there is a misuse of it. On the other hand, we may involve ourselves to love and care for the beings of the world, yet that requires a enormous amount of ego and desire used in the opposite direction. If you cry out for justice and show compassion for others on this planet, how is this bad? Yet if inspected, this fully involves the ego and a level of desire. When the ego loses the sense of greed, separation, a need for power, etc, the ego turns into the defender of love, kindness, and compassion for all. Yes this is only a partial understanding, but the rest will have to wait for another time. This is at best the half way mark of understanding our roles here in the universe. Join the movement!

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No matter how big your movement is, it always begins this way.

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NO MATTER HOW BIG… • A friend reminded me the other day how huge protests and movements ACTUALLY begin, and if you think about it… it's just amazing! • I look back onto my 4 years of my practice and I realize what I've done. I feel like I haven't done anything, yet everything that I did was still accomplished. • No matter what your passion is, enjoy the ride. I've needed and found guidance to ground myself in times where I've seemingly lost my composure, yet all these experiences have given me more clarity and understanding. • SO NO MATTER HOW BIG a movement becomes, it was inspired by just one person, with just one mind, with just one thought… this is the great ripple effect that people speak of… • Join the movement!

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Meditation in motion

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MEDITATION IN MOTION…. Most people think of meditation as just sitting down in a lotus position, and being very still and quiet and watching their breath. Well I'm a meditator, but I hardly use this technique. If you're one of these types who find it very difficult to do "passive" mediation, I would suggest a few things to become an "active" mediator. First of all you must be body aware. This way you stay out of your mind. Walking meditations are very useful when used daily. Most of us walk somewhere daily, even from your home to the car or bus stop. Notice the feelings of your feet or the motion in your arms. Notice every sensation. Try staring at some objects. Look at the texture and the colour or any type of detail without judgement. By doing this, your mind isn't engaged in thoughts, just the moment. By looking at these two simple methods you may conclude that anything in your daily life can be used as a meditation to keep you out of your thoughts. You just need to apply yourself. If you can't snap out of it and bring yourself back to mindfulness, set a timer on your phone for every 30 min or so. There are also mindfulness timers that randomly chime within given times. In time you'll be meditating almost every moment. This is what I call MEDITATION IN MOTION. Good luck! Join the movement!!!

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How do you judge when you haven’t stepped foot into the arena?

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TO THE HATERS… How can you judge, when you haven't even stepped foot in the arena? “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Join the movement!

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