No Rhyme or Reason

Unity as a species seems to be linked to the base of an individuals thoughts. The more one thinks to satisfy self, the less those thoughts will produce actions that unite. Love unites, ego separates.

The insanity of our species to cause harm to one another just to satisfy an egoic desire, is a hinderance that is probably the most devastating to the evolution of humanities unity. There was a documentary on TV the other day about World War II with ceremonies commemorating D-Day; thousand of white crosses were shown with footage of the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 against Germany. I kept coming back to the thought of how we as a species are our own worse enemy, matter of fact we are our only enemy. We are destroying ourselves as a species and all to fulfill ego driven desires to satisfy self.

Think about this, one day we are funding a person to fight the Russians in Afghanistan and than one day we are hunting down the person we were funding. Wars are started to fuel the economy. We kill other species for sport. We are a species that kills their own kind, not for survival, but from the desire to satisfy an ego that strictly wants what it wants when it wants it.

There’s no rhyme or reason to most of the thoughts that we have and it doesn’t appear this is understood because most of the actions associated with our thoughts aren’t uniting us as a species. All the wars, oppression, murder, rape, abuses, etc, are from a single thought and in one way or another brings hurt to our own species in the form of blocking its unity. This is what happens with thoughts that are based to self serve, they block unity and for no rhyme or reason we hurt our own species. Until this is truly understood, things will probably continue to go in the direction that they’re going because there’s no rhyme or reason for the ego to stop it.

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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