Investigating Everything

Investigate what’s been written or said before holding onto the story I makes you think you need. Do it with everything read or heard and in this space of investigating you will find not only truth, but freedom too.

I love all of humanity, but I’m not here to make friends or become rich or famous. I’m here or so it seems to me (my story) to share what has been revealed to me. The lies that are in place hurt us all, and I cannot stand by idle to them. As I’ve often said I’m not here to save the world, but when I see a conditioned lie, I will it expose it for what it is. I know I’m judged for this, but what others think of me isn’t a concern because it would mean I am stuck in the same ignorance. Assisting others to understand the Conditioned Mind is why I do what I do.

The Conditioned Mind is so subtle that at times someone will write something that is seen differently by me and there is an obligation to at least share what’s been revealed to me. It doesn’t usually go so well, but I know not to take it personal because I doesn’t like it when it’s told to look at itself, it just may be discovered I isn’t needed so the conditioning in place defends itself. I responded to something about forgiveness, to me the word forgiveness itself invokes bondage. Everyone has a right to see things as they are conditioned, I just know for me in the present moment there’s just what’s there, everything else is a story and a story whether its given a title of forgiveness, grief, love, hate, or whatever, is an attachment to I that keeps one in bondage. This is my view and it has freed me from creating stories, but I know not many can see this because not many can see beyond I.

So much is perceived as truth and it’s just because it has been in place and reinforced for so long, but that alone doesn’t make it true. I don’t care who writes what, it has to be investigated if truth is to be revealed. There was a response by someone yesterday who said true to something written, I asked was it investigated before it was decided that it was true? I’m not even sure what he said true to, but it still needs to be investigated if truth is to be revealed. See how the attachment to I is at the core of all beliefs, which are just created stories to keep one in bondage to I. It will take much quietness to see this. My responses aren’t confrontational disagreement to what someone has written, although to one’s I they will be taken as so, all I’m saying is investigate what’s been written or said before holding onto whatever story I makes you think you need. I do it with everything I read and in this space of investigating I have found not only truth, but freedom too.

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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