A Single Thought Belief System

One’s entire life hinges on a single thought which makes life what it is. Learning to skillfully attach to the thoughts that are truly beneficial determines how one lives.

What a person is up against in life and why change is so difficult, even if truth is revealed to them and they’re trying to live by it, is because a deeply rooted belief system that’s almost impossible to break free from is in place. I say almost because even though this belief system is constantly reinforced and remains the default setting of one’s mind, if a person has a shift in their perspective, their created reality changes. But with it in place it’s why there are so many different beliefs in the world and why everyone thinks theirs is the right one; it’s so deeply engrained it is impossible to see beyond it until something removes the veil of delusion.

The thoughts that one attaches to that make up one’s belief system, are done so because it’s thought they’re beneficial, if not they wouldn’t be attached to. If these thoughts aren’t seen as erroneous they remain in place. The more one thinks their created belief system is the right one, the harder it is to see beyond it. Seeing the world through thought is delusional because everyone has different ones and that’s why everyone see things differently.

There’s only one truth and until this is seen, life remains delusional. To get to the point where it’s not delusional, one has to get beyond the thoughts that hold their belief system (conditioning) in place, regardless of what it is. It all begins as one single thought and then a person’s conditioning determines what happens next. Attachment to it or not is the difference in how one’s life is viewed and if there’s going to be unity or separation with life. The truth is one is never separated from life, but it feels this way when there’s a thought that makes one think they are. One’s entire life hinges on a single thought that makes life what it is, so skillfully choose which ones you attach to.

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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