Limited by Thought

When thoughts are used as the primary means to live by, there will be a very limited view provided by the minds content, but when the mind settles, a second view opens up which provides unlimited content.

Humans have wars against each other, we fight with each other and most of this happens because of the nonsense of our thinking. Because of this thinking, there’s very little unity with ourselves and with the world. Everyone thinks they’re right which arises from what is heard or what’s read somewhere, all this does is fill one’s head with noise. This noise is the only view of reality that one sees until the mind becomes quiet enough to allow a second (thoughtless) view of reality to be seen.

What happens when the mind settles is it allows for two views of reality to be seen, one is the reality of the made up stories of one’s conditioned thoughts, and the other is the reality of just doing whatever it is that’s in front of you because it’s what’s there. Both realities are from the same mind, but there will only be one until the mind settles. When this settling occurs and one sees the reality of a second view, the limitations provided by the world view of thought will fall away. It will be at this point that one will go beyond the limited view of the thought world to see the limitless view of just doing what’s in front of you, without the need to think about it.

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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