No Story No Lie

One who is conscious sees the truth of existence and one who is unconscious sees the lies of existence in the form of their stories. Truth doesn’t need a story, only lies do.

This is a Byron Katie quote from yesterday “Do your harsh judgements make you happy?” And my response was “All judgements are harsh and if one thinks they provide happiness there is nothing more harsh than that. But not to the one being judged, the harshness goes to the one who is judging because it is their heart that becomes hardened.” Someone replied “How do you know that this is true for anyone else” and I replied “look around.” The point to this is minus the made up stories of ourselves, all human existence is basically the same. When one awakens to know themselves, all of humanity is known. At least this has been my experience.

We are born, need the same basics to live and we die. This we all have in common. So when one is awakened by having truth revealed to them, there is a connection to others that isn’t seen by one living their life through a created story. One’s story is a distraction to truth. Think about this, when you see one squirrel, two, three, four, there’s no separate identification, they’re all just squirrels. It’s this way for humans, one, two, three, four, we’re all just humans, it’s only a made up stories that gives each one a separate identity.

One who is conscious sees the truth of existence and one who is unconscious sees the lies of existence in the form of their stories. Truth doesn’t need a story only lies do, that’s how someone who is awake knows when something is of truth. There is no need for questions when one knows truth, there are only questions produced by the story of the lie. Because we are all of the same human family regardless of one’s story, if and when the stories fall by the wayside, truth is known. And when one knows who they are without a story, one knows everyone because there isn’t a story distracting them from truth. This is how truth is distingushed, it is something that just is. It needs no explanation except to those that don’t see it. And what truth results in is a peace that passes all understanding, a peace that just is without a needed story.

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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