Life Isn’t About Anything

Although we all have different experiences that are conveyed with words to explain what happens throughout our life, life really isn’t about anything in particular expect the story that one makes it about.

When life is made into a story that it’s about something, regardless of what the about is, life is made into a burden of whatever one makes it about. And this is because the story of what one makes it about has to constantly be written, so in essence life becomes the story about what it’s made into instead of allowing it to be what it is. Living in this way is a burden because there’s no peace. How can there be if one’s story is constantly being written to keep up with what it’s all about. It can be about positive, negative, God, evil, Angels, demons, career, sports, sex, past, present, and future events, Trump, Hillary, spirituality, Jesus, Buddha, religion, or whatever story one what’s to make life about, but understand this is just you giving in to the distractions of a Conditioned Mind that doesn’t know how to just be. This mind state needs life to be about something because there isn’t the discipline to just be with life as it is, without making it into a story about something.

Although we all have different experiences that are conveyed with words to explain what happens throughout our life, life really isn’t about anything. Our experiences are shared and we should use them to learn from so we can be In touch with whatever is there in the moment, but that only happens when the mind is settled. It doesn’t happen through the distraction of making life about something. The more life is made into being about something, the more one needs for life to be about something and the less quietness one has in their life. It’s in the not needing a story of life being about something that the mind will settled and one will truly live. It’s only when life is made to be about something that there will be the need for life to be about something and it’s only when the mind is settled will one be able to stop the constant need for a story and just be.

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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