Attaching Labels

Every label used to describe a path, limits that path to whatever label is being applied. Judgements, labels, concepts and beliefs, they are the limits to the awe inspiring love the Universe has to offer.

The Universe needs no permission to do what it does. It only responds to things out of necessity, but it does so unconditionally, without thought. It doesn’t label or form concepts, it’s existence as it is, with nothing added because it needs nothing, it’s self sustaining. It creates, it destroys, it neither loves nor hates in the sense of emotions, but its beauty is awe inspiring and arises from a love that can’t be described. It’s pure energy and it is from this energy that we are created.

This is existence in its purest state. The moment this is labeled it loses it sense of purity. Humans apply all kinds of labels to life, but life needs no labels. Label whatever it is you think is needed, but understand it’s derived from a concept made up by the thought I, not life. The more one’s I needs to label life the more conceptual it becomes and the more life’s true essence is missed. Even the label of no label is from a label of I.

The place of no labels, concepts, beliefs, and non emotional attachment is one’s true place of existence; it’s in this place in the midst of the Universe that our true essence is. It’s a place that is here, there, and everywhere, but not labeled as such. Stillness exist as life and if a label is needed apply it, just understand every label has a limit. Once something is labeled it creates blockage, so be in the unlimited space of what is and be with all the Universe has to offer. All the beauty of the Universe is within each and every person, it is where everyone arose from, but only the label applied by I limits the awareness of the Universe’s magnificence.

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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