Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Weekend: The Untethered Mind and Self Self Knowledge

This weekend was quite enjoyable. I started Saturday morning off by going to the post office to pick up a package:



This item fits really well, but is a little short for my liking. . .so I can safely assume they sent me the wrong dress. 

From there I packed Dzhokhar for his weekend visit with his God Mother. He got to see kids play basketball and meet a newborn so I'm sure he had a good time. 

I had tea with Chris before we headed to lunch in Midtown Detroit.


It is really exciting when you can record a song in less than 20 minutes. I wrote and recorded vocals for "Totem", by Ancient Language, the newest project I am apart of. 

Soon there after we were off to Ottawa, Ohio 


I can honestly say that this bar is a great out of state venue. There was a lively crowd, but everyone seemed to know one another very well. The bartenders were kind and even gave us free pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon for the evening. The dance floored was filled once the bands started performing. I have never seen people have so much fun as long as I've been playing shows. Drunken women are hilarious to watch dance. Both bands put on a hell of a show that provided the crowd with what seemed like an infinite source of energy. 

This weekend was great to say the least. I am honored to have such amazing people in my life who inspire me.


01/24/2015

The transformation of the world is brought about by the transformation of oneself, the self is the product and a part of the total process of human existence. To transform oneself, self-knowledge is essential; without knowing what you are, there is no basis for right thought, and without knowing yourself there cannot be transformation.

The understanding of what you are, whatever it be - ugly or beautiful, wicked or mischievous the understanding of what you are, without distortion, is the beginning of virtue. Virtue is essential, for it gives freedom.


01/25/2015

Without self-knowledge, experience breeds illusion; with self-knowledge, experience, which is the response to challenge, does not leave a cumulative residue as memory. Self-knowledge is the discovery from moment to moment of the ways of the self, its intentions and pursuit, its thoughts and appetites. There can never be "your experience" and "my experience"; the very term "my experience" indicates ignorance and the acceptance of illusion.


Friday, January 23, 2015

Self-Knowledge Is A Process

So, to understand the innumerable problems that each one of us has, is it not essential that there be self-knowledge? And that is one of the most difficult things, self-awareness -- which does not mean an isolation, a withdrawal.

Self-knowledge is obviously a process, not an end in itself; and to know oneself, one must be aware of oneself in action, which is relationship. In relationship with society, your wife, husband and so on you discover yourself ; but to discover how you react, what your responses are, requires an extraordinary alertness of mind, a keenness of perception.

Notice: 
This weekend I will be giving away a few items, if you are interested please email me at: nyooni@disciples.com

Those Items will be listed this evening, tomorrow afternoon and Sunday morning. 

Enjoy your weekend Light Beings!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Can I Rely on My Experience?

Most of us are satisfied with authority because it gives us a continuity, a certainty, a sense of being protected. But a man who would understand the implications of this deep psychological revolution must be free of authority, must he not? 

He cannot look to any authority, whether of his own creation or imposed upon him by another. There can only be one state in which reality, newness, can come into being, which brings about a revolution. That state is when mind is completely empty of the past, when there is no analyzer, no experience, no judgment, no authority of any kind. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

There is an answer to your question, please submit it here _____________________!

01/13/2015
Wisdom is not something that has to be discovered by each one, and it is not the result of knowledge. Knowledge and wisdom do not go together. Wisdom comes when there is the maturity of self-knowing. Without knowing oneself, order is not possible, and therefore there is no virtue.
Learning is always the active present; it has no past. When you say that you have "learned", you are burdening yourself with previous knowledge, with your previous experience, or with a mind that is  conditioned, for then you are merely interpreting, translating, looking with an eye that is already clouded by the past.

01/14/2015
We generally learn through study, through books, through being instructed. Those are the usual ways of learning. We commit to memory what to do and what not to do, what to think and what not to think, how to feel, how to react. Through experience, through study and analysis we store up knowledge as memory; and memory then responds to further challenges and demands, from which there is more and more learning. That is why it is important to understand the nature of Authority.
Authority prevents learning- learning that is not the accumulation of knowledge as memory. Memory always responds in patterns; there is no freedom. A man who is burdened with knowledge, with instructions, who is weighed down by the things he has learned, is never free.

01/15/2015
To be free, you have to examine authority, the whole skeleton of authority, tearing to pieces the whole dirty thing. And that requires energy, actual physical and psychological energy to understand the whole process of energy. Then you can proceed tearing down the house that you have built throughout the centuries that have no meaning at all.
You know, to destroy it to create. We must destroy, not the buildings, but the psychological, the unconscious and the conscious defenses, securities that one has built up rationally, individually, deeply and superficially. Then there is no authority of learning, knowledge, capacity and no authority that functions and assumes and which becomes status. To understand all authority - of the gurus, of the Masters, and others - requires a very sharp mind and clear brain. Not a muddy brain, not a dull mind.

01/16/2015
Can the mind be free from authority, which means free from fear, so that it is no longer capable of following? If so, this outs an end to imitation, which becomes mechanical. After all, virtue, ethics, is not a reputation of what is good. The moment it becomes mechanical, it ceases to be virtue. Virtue is something that must be from moment to moment, like humility. Humility cannot be cultivated, and a mind that has no humility is incapable of learning.
Virtue is something that transcends mortality. Without virtue there is no order, and order is not according to a pattern, according to a formula. A mind that follows a formula through disciplining itself to achieve virtue creates itself the problems of immortality.

01/17/2015
The problem then is: Is it possible for a mind that has been so conditioned - brought up in innumerable sects, religions, and all the superstitions, fears - to break away from itself and thereby bring about a new mind? The old mind is essentially the mind that is bound by authority; that of tradition, knowledge, experience. . .as means of finding security and remaining in that security, outwardly and inwardly, because after all that is what the mind is always seeking - a place to be secure, undisturbed.

01/18/2015
If we can understand the compulsion behind our desire to dominate or to be dominated, then perhaps we can be free from the crippling effects of authority. We crave to be certain, to be right, to be successful, to know; and this desire for certainty, for permanence, builds up within ourselves the authority of personal experience, while outwardly it creates the authority of society, of the family, of religion, and so on.

If we are to be aware of the whole process of authority, if we are to see the inwardness of it, if we are to understand and transcend the desire for certainty, then we must have extensive awareness and insight, we must be free, not at the end, but at the beginning.

01/19/2015
We listen with hope and fear; we seek the light of another but are not alertly passive to be able to understand. If the liberated seems to fulfill our desires we accept him; what most of us desire  is gratification at different levels. What is important is not how to recognize one who is liberated but how to understand yourself. No authority here or hereafter can give you knowledge of yourself; without self-knowledge there in no liberation from ignorance, from sorrow.

1/20/2015
Why do we accept, why do we follow? We follow another's authority, another's experience and then doubt it; this search for authority and its sequel, disillusionment, is a painful process for most of us. We blame or criticize the once accepted authority, the leader, the teacher, but we do not examine our own craving for an authority who can direct our conduct. Once we understand this craving we shall comprehend the significance of doubt.

1/21/2015

Self-awareness is arduous, and since most  of us prefer an easy, illusory way, we bring into being the authority that gives shape and pattern to our life. It is your own life, this seemingly endless conflict, that is significant, and not the pattern or the leader. The authority of the Master and the priest takes you away from the central issue, which is the conflict within yourself. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Boost Your Motivation (4)

#1 Get Rid of Negativity and Negative Thoughts
The most dangerous thing that you could ever come up with would be negativity. It's too damaging, stressful, and a complete waste of time. 

You should never be negative because it will only steer you away from your goal. 
Surround yourself with positive people and positive materials. 

#2 Take Care of Yourself
Most of us have busy life and sometimes we forget to look after the most important thing in our life: ourselves!

You need to take some time out everyday to maintain and improve your health and body. After all, the body is the only place you have to live.

The mind and body work together. Your body needs to be a good support system for the mind and spirit. Having a body full of energy and vitality will definitely give you more motivation to pursue your goals.

#3 Be Happy and Grateful
The most important thing of all is not the money or career but rather the happiness and fulfillment that we have. When we set a goal, we don't really go after that goal but rather the feeling it gives us when we have achieved it. 

If you're living your life without happiness, you're not really living life at all. Be happy in the now, stay motivated, and enjoy the beauty of what life has to offer while working toward your dreams. 
Gratitude also puts us in a balanced state of mind that helps us attract more of what we want. 

#4 Bounce Back from Adversity
It doesn't matter how strong you are, sometimes life will knock you down. But you can choose to get back up and keep moving forward.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Deals and Thrills For Blog Post



Boost Your Motivation

There is nobody in the world who can motivate you to do anything but you. 
The truth is you are the only person who can motivate yourself to pursue your dreams & succeed! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Shopping Today: January 12, 2015


Nyooni: What's Up?


Brief View Of My Blog! Check out what is going on.
I will soon have Fashion Posts, Jewelry and Clothes for sale so stay tuned!

Receiving Your Own Messages

Create with Love and your creation will Love you back.

1) I ask that everything needing to be known is known here today.

2) I intend that I am guided, guarded, and protected at all times.

3) I intend that all of my words (or writings) are clear, precise, uplifting, helpful, and fun. 

4) And I intend that all of my words and thoughts and deeds serve the Highest and best Good of the Universe, myself, and everybody everywhere.
So be it and so it is. 

My intention for today is:
I intend that I am only attracting invisible energies to me who stand for the Highest Good. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Week End

Learning Is Not Experience

  01/10/15

  There are two kinds of learning. For most of us learning means the accumulation of knowledge, of experience, of technology, of a skill, of a language. There is also a psychological learning, learning through experience, either the immediate experiences of life, which leave a certain residue, of tradition, of the race, of society. There are these two kinds of learning how to meet life: psychological and physiological; outward skill and inward skill. Doesn't learning imply something new, something that I don't know and am learning? If I am merely adding to what I already know, it is no longer learning. 

xx x x x x x x x | Thou art wisdom and thou dost know the cause and | x x x x x x x x xx
end of all things. 
I am thy child, I want to know life's true mystery, life's true joyous duty.

xx x x x x x x x | Thy wisdom shall show all things that thou dost know|x x x x x x x x xx
That thou dost know.

When Is Learning Possible?

 01/11/2015

To inquire and to learn is the function of the mind. By learning it is not meant the mere cultivation of memory or the accumulation of knowledge, but the capacity to think clearly and sanely without illusion, to start from facts and not from beliefs and ideals. There is no learning if thought originates from conclusions. Merely to acquire information or knowledge is not to learn. Learning implies the love of understanding and the love of doing a thing for itself. Learning is possible only when there is no coercion of any kind. And coercion takes many forms through influence such as attachment or threat, persuasive encouragement, and subtle forms of reward. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Week 2

Listening Brings Freedom 
01/05/2015


Listening itself is a complete act; the very act of listening brings its own freedom. 
But are you really concerned with listening, or with altering the turmoil within? If you would listen. . in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and contradictions without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, perhaps they might altogether cease. You see, we are constantly trying to be this or that, to achieve a particular state, to capture one kind of experience and avoid another, so the mind is everlastingly occupied with something; it is never still to listen to the noise of its own struggles and pain. Be simple and don't try to become something or to capture some experience.


Listening Without Effort
01/06/2015

If there is truth in what you hear, you will find a remarkable change taking place in you- a change that is not premeditated or wished for, a transformation, a complete revolution in which the truth alone is master and not the creations of your mind. And if I may suggest it, you should listen in that way to everything. You will find that the more you listen to everything, the greater is the silence, and that silence is then not broken by noise. It is only when you are resisting something, when you are putting up a barrier between yourself and that to which you do not want to listen- it is only then that there is a struggle.

Listening to Yourself
01/07/2015

When you are listening to yourself, you see self as is and from there decide if there must be a change. Out of that listening the mind becomes healthy and strong. Neither obeying nor resisting, it becomes alive, intense- and it is only such a human being who can create a new generation, a new world. 

Look with Intensity
01/08/2015

You only learn when you give your whole being to something. However, when you are in a state of contradiction, when you do not want to learn but are forced to learn, then it becomes merely a process of accumulation. To learn is like reading a novel with innumerable characters; it requires your full attention, not contradictory attention. 

To Learn, the Mind Must Be Quiet
01/09/2015

To discover anything new you must start on your own; you must start on a journey completely denuded, especially of knowledge, because it is very easy, through knowledge and belief, to have experiences; but those experiences merely the products of self-projection and therefore utterly unreal, false. If you are to discover what is the new, it is no good carrying the burden of the old, especially the knowledge of another. 

For the discovery of truth there is no path. . . When you want to find something new, when you are experimenting with anything, your mind must be quiet. Thus knowledge and learning are impediments for those who would seek, for those who would try to understand that which is timeless. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Listening Without Thought

1.4.15 

It is only when you listen without the idea, without thought, that you are directly in contact; and being in contact, you will understand whether what is said is true or false; you do not have to discuss.

   I polished my nails this evening. . .


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Beyond the Noise of Words

1.3.15

To listen, there must be an inward quietness, a freedom from the strain of acquiring, a relaxed attention. Words confuse; they are only the outward means of communication; but no commune beyond the noise of words, there must be in listening an alert passivity. 

Those who love may listen; but it is extremely rare to find a listener. Most of us are after results, achieving goals; we are forever overcoming and conquering, and so there is no listening. It is only in listening that one hears the song of the words.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Didn't Know That

Friendships end as easy as they begin.

January 1, 2015 (Late Post)

Good Afternoon,
"The Book of Life" is going to provide me with wonderful wisdom to share with you all.
In January my focus is on : Listening, Learning, Authority and Self-Knowledge. I will be posting daily, so feel free to share, comment &/or like!
01.01.15
Listen with ease. If you can listen in this way, without strain, you will find an extraordinary change taking place within you, a change that comes without your volition, without your asking; and in that change there is great beauty and depth of insight.