Eye of the Hurricane

Even in the midst of a hurricane there’s a calm place which is the eye, but because there’s so much unawareness of it, most people are constantly stuck in the chaos of the storm.

An analogy that can be used in the waking up process is that of a hurricane. There’s the chaos that is going on all around you and the conditioning is what determines its strength and how far reaching it is. But in every hurricane there is the eye that’s calm, this is its center. If you were able to travel with the hurricane in its center, you wouldn’t even be aware of all the chaos. The hurricane is how many people live, but without realizing there’s a place of calm, the eye. The Conditioned Mind energy is chaotic and it doesn’t want you to know about the eye. Even if you are in the eye it tells you the storm is the place to be. It does this by becoming agitated and telling you there’s a need to reach out there for your answers, thus when this is done one finds themselves in the midst of the chaos.

The operating energy of the Conditioned Mind is chaos because it’s how it evolved and it’s very good at keeping one oblivious that there’s a place to go to get out of the storm. It tells you to reach out into the storm to deal with the mind agitations. It doesn’t want you to know there’s a calm place within yourself because once this is known, you will never willingly leave the calm. But because there’s so much unawareness of the eye, most people are constantly stuck in the chaos of the hurricane. Learning first there is a calm place and second how to remain there is key if one is to not get caught up in the hurricane. You’ll notice this doesn’t stop the hurricane from being all around you, but what does happen is one less person gives in to its chaotic energy which weakens the storm.

 

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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