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  • Jeff Belyea
    A pretty smart guy whose name is synonymous with smart , once said something like, You can t use the same mind that created the problem to solve the
    Message 1 of 4 , May 22 5:45 AM
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      A pretty smart guy whose
      name is synonymous with
      'smart', once said something
      like, "You can't use the
      same mind that created the
      problem to solve the problem."

      So, what do we do if
      we have a problem -
      especially a recurring
      problem - in our lives?

      There's no 'Returns' counter
      where we can exchange our
      mind for a more efficient
      one...or is there?

      Well, there is such a place.
      But we typically don't go there
      because we either have been told
      that it doesn't exist, or we're
      convinced that our logical,
      rational, linear mind process
      is the only way to solve a
      problem.

      Neither of those two reasons
      are valld. There is a 'place'
      where we can (ex)change our
      minds...and there is a better
      and more excellent way to
      solve any and all of our
      problems in life.

      The 'place' is within us.
      Finding the portal to the
      Mystic Heart and entering
      into the wisdom contained
      there immediately trumps
      the linear thought process.

      The wisdom whisper from
      the Mystic Heart 'changes'
      our mind, our level of
      consciousness, and opens
      the door to what seems to be
      an entirely new life and
      a new mind, called by some,
      'the mind of Christ' or
      Christ Consciousness,
      Krishna Consciousness,
      Buddhahood, Enlightenment,
      Awakening, Self-Actualization -
      take your pick.

      Now, the thinking process
      with which we are so
      identified adamantly
      denies that there are any
      means beyond the linear
      and rational process
      available to us.

      This 'identity' to which
      we are typically so attached
      is commonly called 'ego'.
      And the ego insists that
      there is no 'power' greater
      than our ability to think
      things through.

      The ego will allow for
      faith in something unseen
      or the superstitious acceptance
      of limits imposed by creed
      and dogma, but the ego sees
      through this blind and knows
      that deep, deep down we are
      often filled with dark
      disturbing doubts about
      the veracity of 'faith'.
      And so the ego is not threatened
      by faith. But...

      When we begin to move past
      our doubts and respond to an
      inner stirring that tells us
      there 'must be something more'
      than a life of fear and doubt
      that pops up so often - and
      leaves most living a life of
      quiet desperation (Thoreau),
      then the ego is threatened.

      If we convince ourselves (our
      ego convinces us) that there
      is no other way and we are
      superficially appeased by some
      pablum from the pulpit, that
      may be enough to stop the
      inquiry...for a time.

      But if the 'problem' persists
      and the longing for peace
      of mind grows strong enough,
      we will come to a point where
      the 'search' for peace of mind
      takes priority. And priority
      has no plural. We don't get
      our priorities straight. There
      can only be one priority,
      otherwise we've made diluted
      commitments and as soon as
      the ego mounts any kind of
      defense to keep us from pressing
      on with our search (and it will)
      we go back to our cocoon of
      denial about our discontent.

      So, where is the road map to
      the portal to the Mystic Heart?
      This Mapquest reads:

      Travel along Meditation Avenue,
      and occasionally come to several
      Loving Awareness traffic lights
      along the way. More and more of
      them will pop up as you continue on
      Meditation Avenue for a time.

      As you continue, you will notice
      a quiet stillness set in, and you
      most probably will hit a stretch
      of road where the energy grid
      seems to go out and everything
      is dark and somewhat scary -
      but only for a short time, this
      time. (Usually the long and
      extended 'dark night of the soul'
      which has already been experienced
      is what precipitated the search,
      so this last ditch effort by the
      ego is over-ridden by the commitment
      to complete the journey no matter
      what.)

      This is where all but the most
      committed searchers turn back.

      But if you continue until your
      come to a place of absolute
      stillness...the lights will
      come back on, and you'll find
      yourself in an entirely new world -
      a world of peace of mind, joy
      and contentment - and a new
      mind, capable of solving problems
      in an entirely new way.

      This new way cannot be explained.
      It can only be experienced.

      You'll know when you're ready
      for the journey. If you want
      a traveling companion, drop
      me a private email. If you've
      made the journey, I'd love
      to read about it here.

      Love,

      Jeff
    • medit8ionsociety
      Lots more of Papajeff s wisdom is shared in an ongoing fashion at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysticheartmeditation/ Enjoy!
      Message 2 of 4 , May 22 4:24 PM
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        Lots more of Papajeff's wisdom is shared
        in an ongoing fashion at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mysticheartmeditation/
        Enjoy!

        "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@...> wrote:
        >
        > A pretty smart guy whose
        > name is synonymous with
        > 'smart', once said something
        > like, "You can't use the
        > same mind that created the
        > problem to solve the problem."
        >
        > So, what do we do if
        > we have a problem -
        > especially a recurring
        > problem - in our lives?
        >
        > There's no 'Returns' counter
        > where we can exchange our
        > mind for a more efficient
        > one...or is there?
        >
        > Well, there is such a place.
        > But we typically don't go there
        > because we either have been told
        > that it doesn't exist, or we're
        > convinced that our logical,
        > rational, linear mind process
        > is the only way to solve a
        > problem.
        >
        > Neither of those two reasons
        > are valld. There is a 'place'
        > where we can (ex)change our
        > minds...and there is a better
        > and more excellent way to
        > solve any and all of our
        > problems in life.
        >
        > The 'place' is within us.
        > Finding the portal to the
        > Mystic Heart and entering
        > into the wisdom contained
        > there immediately trumps
        > the linear thought process.
        >
        > The wisdom whisper from
        > the Mystic Heart 'changes'
        > our mind, our level of
        > consciousness, and opens
        > the door to what seems to be
        > an entirely new life and
        > a new mind, called by some,
        > 'the mind of Christ' or
        > Christ Consciousness,
        > Krishna Consciousness,
        > Buddhahood, Enlightenment,
        > Awakening, Self-Actualization -
        > take your pick.
        >
        > Now, the thinking process
        > with which we are so
        > identified adamantly
        > denies that there are any
        > means beyond the linear
        > and rational process
        > available to us.
        >
        > This 'identity' to which
        > we are typically so attached
        > is commonly called 'ego'.
        > And the ego insists that
        > there is no 'power' greater
        > than our ability to think
        > things through.
        >
        > The ego will allow for
        > faith in something unseen
        > or the superstitious acceptance
        > of limits imposed by creed
        > and dogma, but the ego sees
        > through this blind and knows
        > that deep, deep down we are
        > often filled with dark
        > disturbing doubts about
        > the veracity of 'faith'.
        > And so the ego is not threatened
        > by faith. But...
        >
        > When we begin to move past
        > our doubts and respond to an
        > inner stirring that tells us
        > there 'must be something more'
        > than a life of fear and doubt
        > that pops up so often - and
        > leaves most living a life of
        > quiet desperation (Thoreau),
        > then the ego is threatened.
        >
        > If we convince ourselves (our
        > ego convinces us) that there
        > is no other way and we are
        > superficially appeased by some
        > pablum from the pulpit, that
        > may be enough to stop the
        > inquiry...for a time.
        >
        > But if the 'problem' persists
        > and the longing for peace
        > of mind grows strong enough,
        > we will come to a point where
        > the 'search' for peace of mind
        > takes priority. And priority
        > has no plural. We don't get
        > our priorities straight. There
        > can only be one priority,
        > otherwise we've made diluted
        > commitments and as soon as
        > the ego mounts any kind of
        > defense to keep us from pressing
        > on with our search (and it will)
        > we go back to our cocoon of
        > denial about our discontent.
        >
        > So, where is the road map to
        > the portal to the Mystic Heart?
        > This Mapquest reads:
        >
        > Travel along Meditation Avenue,
        > and occasionally come to several
        > Loving Awareness traffic lights
        > along the way. More and more of
        > them will pop up as you continue on
        > Meditation Avenue for a time.
        >
        > As you continue, you will notice
        > a quiet stillness set in, and you
        > most probably will hit a stretch
        > of road where the energy grid
        > seems to go out and everything
        > is dark and somewhat scary -
        > but only for a short time, this
        > time. (Usually the long and
        > extended 'dark night of the soul'
        > which has already been experienced
        > is what precipitated the search,
        > so this last ditch effort by the
        > ego is over-ridden by the commitment
        > to complete the journey no matter
        > what.)
        >
        > This is where all but the most
        > committed searchers turn back.
        >
        > But if you continue until your
        > come to a place of absolute
        > stillness...the lights will
        > come back on, and you'll find
        > yourself in an entirely new world -
        > a world of peace of mind, joy
        > and contentment - and a new
        > mind, capable of solving problems
        > in an entirely new way.
        >
        > This new way cannot be explained.
        > It can only be experienced.
        >
        > You'll know when you're ready
        > for the journey. If you want
        > a traveling companion, drop
        > me a private email. If you've
        > made the journey, I'd love
        > to read about it here.
        >
        > Love,
        >
        > Jeff
        >
      • sean tremblay
        How do you get an entire nation who has suffered 35 years of constant war and oppression to change thier minds? I m gettin friggin frustrated over here Like
        Message 3 of 4 , May 23 4:01 AM
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          How do you get an entire nation who has suffered 35 years of constant war and oppression to change thier minds?
          I'm gettin friggin frustrated over here
          Like I'm wasting my fuckin time with these folks, I think I need to wade neck deep in the cool ocean and feel the sand run between my toes as the tide rolls out, then a cold beer and a massage!
          maybe?

          --- On Fri, 5/22/09, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

          From: medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
          Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: A Change of Mind - Crosspost from Mystic Heart
          To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:24 PM

          Lots more of Papajeff's wisdom is shared
          in an ongoing fashion at:
          http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mystichear tmeditation/
          Enjoy!

          "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@...> wrote:
          >
          > A pretty smart guy whose
          > name is synonymous with
          > 'smart', once said something
          > like, "You can't use the
          > same mind that created the
          > problem to solve the problem."
          >
          > So, what do we do if
          > we have a problem -
          > especially a recurring
          > problem - in our lives?
          >
          > There's no 'Returns' counter
          > where we can exchange our
          > mind for a more efficient
          > one...or is there?
          >
          > Well, there is such a place.
          > But we typically don't go there
          > because we either have been told
          > that it doesn't exist, or we're
          > convinced that our logical,
          > rational, linear mind process
          > is the only way to solve a
          > problem.
          >
          > Neither of those two reasons
          > are valld. There is a 'place'
          > where we can (ex)change our
          > minds...and there is a better
          > and more excellent way to
          > solve any and all of our
          > problems in life.
          >
          > The 'place' is within us.
          > Finding the portal to the
          > Mystic Heart and entering
          > into the wisdom contained
          > there immediately trumps
          > the linear thought process.
          >
          > The wisdom whisper from
          > the Mystic Heart 'changes'
          > our mind, our level of
          > consciousness, and opens
          > the door to what seems to be
          > an entirely new life and
          > a new mind, called by some,
          > 'the mind of Christ' or
          > Christ Consciousness,
          > Krishna Consciousness,
          > Buddhahood, Enlightenment,
          > Awakening, Self-Actualization -
          > take your pick.
          >
          > Now, the thinking process
          > with which we are so
          > identified adamantly
          > denies that there are any
          > means beyond the linear
          > and rational process
          > available to us.
          >
          > This 'identity' to which
          > we are typically so attached
          > is commonly called 'ego'.
          > And the ego insists that
          > there is no 'power' greater
          > than our ability to think
          > things through.
          >
          > The ego will allow for
          > faith in something unseen
          > or the superstitious acceptance
          > of limits imposed by creed
          > and dogma, but the ego sees
          > through this blind and knows
          > that deep, deep down we are
          > often filled with dark
          > disturbing doubts about
          > the veracity of 'faith'.
          > And so the ego is not threatened
          > by faith. But...
          >
          > When we begin to move past
          > our doubts and respond to an
          > inner stirring that tells us
          > there 'must be something more'
          > than a life of fear and doubt
          > that pops up so often - and
          > leaves most living a life of
          > quiet desperation (Thoreau),
          > then the ego is threatened.
          >
          > If we convince ourselves (our
          > ego convinces us) that there
          > is no other way and we are
          > superficially appeased by some
          > pablum from the pulpit, that
          > may be enough to stop the
          > inquiry...for a time.
          >
          > But if the 'problem' persists
          > and the longing for peace
          > of mind grows strong enough,
          > we will come to a point where
          > the 'search' for peace of mind
          > takes priority. And priority
          > has no plural. We don't get
          > our priorities straight. There
          > can only be one priority,
          > otherwise we've made diluted
          > commitments and as soon as
          > the ego mounts any kind of
          > defense to keep us from pressing
          > on with our search (and it will)
          > we go back to our cocoon of
          > denial about our discontent.
          >
          > So, where is the road map to
          > the portal to the Mystic Heart?
          > This Mapquest reads:
          >
          > Travel along Meditation Avenue,
          > and occasionally come to several
          > Loving Awareness traffic lights
          > along the way. More and more of
          > them will pop up as you continue on
          > Meditation Avenue for a time.
          >
          > As you continue, you will notice
          > a quiet stillness set in, and you
          > most probably will hit a stretch
          > of road where the energy grid
          > seems to go out and everything
          > is dark and somewhat scary -
          > but only for a short time, this
          > time. (Usually the long and
          > extended 'dark night of the soul'
          > which has already been experienced
          > is what precipitated the search,
          > so this last ditch effort by the
          > ego is over-ridden by the commitment
          > to complete the journey no matter
          > what.)
          >
          > This is where all but the most
          > committed searchers turn back.
          >
          > But if you continue until your
          > come to a place of absolute
          > stillness... the lights will
          > come back on, and you'll find
          > yourself in an entirely new world -
          > a world of peace of mind, joy
          > and contentment - and a new
          > mind, capable of solving problems
          > in an entirely new way.
          >
          > This new way cannot be explained.
          > It can only be experienced.
          >
          > You'll know when you're ready
          > for the journey. If you want
          > a traveling companion, drop
          > me a private email. If you've
          > made the journey, I'd love
          > to read about it here.
          >
          > Love,
          >
          > Jeff
          >


        • Jeff Belyea
          One by one. Could take eons of time. Mother Nature moves a lot slower than us temporary beings. But that doesn t mean we cannot address what is believed to be
          Message 4 of 4 , May 23 4:47 AM
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            One by one. Could take eons of time.
            Mother Nature moves a lot slower than
            us temporary beings. But that doesn't
            mean we cannot address what is
            believed to be the destiny of humankind -
            if we don't blow the planet up first;
            in which case, a new script will be
            written and we may evolve to an entirely
            new species.

            Count me in on the ocean stroll,
            san between the toes, cold beer and
            massage.

            Love,

            Jeff

            --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, sean tremblay <bethjams9@...> wrote:
            >
            > How do you get an entire nation who has suffered 35 years of constant war and oppression to change thier minds?
            > I'm gettin friggin frustrated over here
            > Like I'm wasting my fuckin time with these folks, I think I need to wade neck deep in the cool ocean and feel the sand run between my toes as the tide rolls out, then a cold beer and a massage!
            > maybe?
            >
            > --- On Fri, 5/22/09, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
            >
            >
            > From: medit8ionsociety <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
            > Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: A Change of Mind - Crosspost from Mystic Heart
            > To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
            > Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 7:24 PM
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            >
            > Lots more of Papajeff's wisdom is shared
            > in an ongoing fashion at:
            > http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/mystichear tmeditation/
            > Enjoy!
            >
            > "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@> wrote:
            > >
            > > A pretty smart guy whose
            > > name is synonymous with
            > > 'smart', once said something
            > > like, "You can't use the
            > > same mind that created the
            > > problem to solve the problem."
            > >
            > > So, what do we do if
            > > we have a problem -
            > > especially a recurring
            > > problem - in our lives?
            > >
            > > There's no 'Returns' counter
            > > where we can exchange our
            > > mind for a more efficient
            > > one...or is there?
            > >
            > > Well, there is such a place.
            > > But we typically don't go there
            > > because we either have been told
            > > that it doesn't exist, or we're
            > > convinced that our logical,
            > > rational, linear mind process
            > > is the only way to solve a
            > > problem.
            > >
            > > Neither of those two reasons
            > > are valld. There is a 'place'
            > > where we can (ex)change our
            > > minds...and there is a better
            > > and more excellent way to
            > > solve any and all of our
            > > problems in life.
            > >
            > > The 'place' is within us.
            > > Finding the portal to the
            > > Mystic Heart and entering
            > > into the wisdom contained
            > > there immediately trumps
            > > the linear thought process.
            > >
            > > The wisdom whisper from
            > > the Mystic Heart 'changes'
            > > our mind, our level of
            > > consciousness, and opens
            > > the door to what seems to be
            > > an entirely new life and
            > > a new mind, called by some,
            > > 'the mind of Christ' or
            > > Christ Consciousness,
            > > Krishna Consciousness,
            > > Buddhahood, Enlightenment,
            > > Awakening, Self-Actualization -
            > > take your pick.
            > >
            > > Now, the thinking process
            > > with which we are so
            > > identified adamantly
            > > denies that there are any
            > > means beyond the linear
            > > and rational process
            > > available to us.
            > >
            > > This 'identity' to which
            > > we are typically so attached
            > > is commonly called 'ego'.
            > > And the ego insists that
            > > there is no 'power' greater
            > > than our ability to think
            > > things through.
            > >
            > > The ego will allow for
            > > faith in something unseen
            > > or the superstitious acceptance
            > > of limits imposed by creed
            > > and dogma, but the ego sees
            > > through this blind and knows
            > > that deep, deep down we are
            > > often filled with dark
            > > disturbing doubts about
            > > the veracity of 'faith'.
            > > And so the ego is not threatened
            > > by faith. But...
            > >
            > > When we begin to move past
            > > our doubts and respond to an
            > > inner stirring that tells us
            > > there 'must be something more'
            > > than a life of fear and doubt
            > > that pops up so often - and
            > > leaves most living a life of
            > > quiet desperation (Thoreau),
            > > then the ego is threatened.
            > >
            > > If we convince ourselves (our
            > > ego convinces us) that there
            > > is no other way and we are
            > > superficially appeased by some
            > > pablum from the pulpit, that
            > > may be enough to stop the
            > > inquiry...for a time.
            > >
            > > But if the 'problem' persists
            > > and the longing for peace
            > > of mind grows strong enough,
            > > we will come to a point where
            > > the 'search' for peace of mind
            > > takes priority. And priority
            > > has no plural. We don't get
            > > our priorities straight. There
            > > can only be one priority,
            > > otherwise we've made diluted
            > > commitments and as soon as
            > > the ego mounts any kind of
            > > defense to keep us from pressing
            > > on with our search (and it will)
            > > we go back to our cocoon of
            > > denial about our discontent.
            > >
            > > So, where is the road map to
            > > the portal to the Mystic Heart?
            > > This Mapquest reads:
            > >
            > > Travel along Meditation Avenue,
            > > and occasionally come to several
            > > Loving Awareness traffic lights
            > > along the way. More and more of
            > > them will pop up as you continue on
            > > Meditation Avenue for a time.
            > >
            > > As you continue, you will notice
            > > a quiet stillness set in, and you
            > > most probably will hit a stretch
            > > of road where the energy grid
            > > seems to go out and everything
            > > is dark and somewhat scary -
            > > but only for a short time, this
            > > time. (Usually the long and
            > > extended 'dark night of the soul'
            > > which has already been experienced
            > > is what precipitated the search,
            > > so this last ditch effort by the
            > > ego is over-ridden by the commitment
            > > to complete the journey no matter
            > > what.)
            > >
            > > This is where all but the most
            > > committed searchers turn back.
            > >
            > > But if you continue until your
            > > come to a place of absolute
            > > stillness... the lights will
            > > come back on, and you'll find
            > > yourself in an entirely new world -
            > > a world of peace of mind, joy
            > > and contentment - and a new
            > > mind, capable of solving problems
            > > in an entirely new way.
            > >
            > > This new way cannot be explained.
            > > It can only be experienced.
            > >
            > > You'll know when you're ready
            > > for the journey. If you want
            > > a traveling companion, drop
            > > me a private email. If you've
            > > made the journey, I'd love
            > > to read about it here.
            > >
            > > Love,
            > >
            > > Jeff
            > >
            >
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