Our Own Magnificence

Fear isn’t a requirement needed to live life, unless that’s the story one wants to make up. When fear is allowed to relinquish its grip, our own magnificence naturally becomes the controller of our life.

Fear is created, our own magnificence which is love isn’t, so anytime a thought of fear is allowed to fester and become an action, our ability to give and receive love is compromised. In this state there’s no way we can give or receive love because our created fear is blocking the awareness to our own magnificence. When we let go of the thoughts that create fear, the focus naturally returns to love and fear relinquishes its grip because we aren’t giving it anything to adhere to.

To me this fear isn’t natural, it’s a created delusional identity to a fictitious self, this is a self that sees things through a pair of eyes that thinks everything should fit nicely into a created world; fear arises when something threatens this world. The fear is we are going to lose something that we make ourselves believe makes our world right. We form beliefs that reinforce this fear and we live by them. Most fears, even the so called healthy ones are self created to a degree. There may be certain circumstances when some instinctual fear arises, but this doesn’t take thought.

Make up the story that there are healthy fears that are needed to live by, but like I said for me they’re mostly self created by the Conditioned Mind, which only exist to make life fit nicely into a made up world. Today fear isn’t a requirement needed to live my life, unless that’s the story I want to make up. When this was realized I stopped living life through these created fears; as the fear dissipated and manifested less and less, my own magnificence in the form of love naturally took its place. This is what became the base of my life, not because it was something I created, but because I was sitting which allowed my mind to settle, and without the blocks from fear, love arose naturally because this is the way love rolls. 

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. www.mondayinyourmind.com
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