Newness in Each Moment

The beauty of life is in the newness of each moment. Many miss this because of the merry-go-round mind thats been developed by ones own thinking, but just because its missed doesn’t mean its not there.

Ones greatest disillusionment is to make the things that are done into an identity. Existence didn’t begin with an identity and no one will take any of the things used to form it when it ends. So how is it that one becomes who they are? Most of what goes on between ones ears is all part of this disillusionment. It is no ones fault, it is the result of the way the mind becomes conditioned. One cannot be but the person who it has been conditioned to be, but if the conditioning is not a benefit to ones identity, it can be changed. If that’s what’s wanted. It isn’t something that is permanent. It isn’t who one truly is, it is all part of the disillusionment.

One only becomes who they are because its made so. This disillusionment has so many influences, it goes back to the very beginning of existence. That is how powerful the conditioning is. It is passed on from generation to generation. Look how one holds on to their nationality, but what does it really mean as to what is going on today? What does it matter what race one are, (we are all part of the human one anyway) unless its made so. I’m not saying anything that is done or ones race is not a part of existence, but what does it really have to do with what is occurring right now? Would things be different right now if any of it was different?

Ones disillusionment comes in many forms and they are all used to reinforce disillusionment. It’s kind of like one big circle. The way the mind has been conditioned makes one perceive life as if it were a merry-go-round. And one can’t get off it until its realize one is on it. Think about it. Look and see how time is used, and how fast it goes by. The days of the week are used like this, along with the work week. There are so many things used that keeps one on the merry-go-round, look and see what it is that keeps you on the merry-go-round of the Conditioned Mind.

Life becomes one task after another, and basically the same things are done over and over. The disillusionment is this is the way it has to be, but this isn’t so, it doesn’t have to be this way. Every moment of everyday is different unto itself. It may be made to look like its the same because of the Conditioned Mind, but it is impossible for any moment to be duplicated. Once its in the past it can never be repeated. The newness of each moment can only be understood by a mind that is quiet enough to become aware of the newness of each moment. The burdened disillusionment is a result of ones conditioned thinking and to get off this merry-go-round, one must be free of it. To be free of this conditioned thinking, the newness of each moment needs to be understood. Nothing done yesterday or even one second ago has anything to do with right now, unless one makes it so. Enjoy the newness of life by living each moment unto itself, or carry around the burden of each moment and stay on the merry-go-round. One can get off at anytime, but that’ll be up to you.

Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change.
Michael Cupo

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