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The mind becomes conditioned and it creates stories, these are then used to make you believe they’re needed to be at peace, but the story to be at peace is the exact reason there isn’t peace…

You are the creator of the belief that you aren’t at peace and a story is needed. You can create any story you like, just understand if you don’t create a story you will not shrivel up and disappear, all that will happen is you will be at peace. We’ll use the example of someone bringing in a cake to work; from there the story you create about the cake is nothing more than that, a story. Maybe you create a story that you love cake and it just so happens to be a chocolate one and you also love chocolate. After all is said and done if you don’t create the story about the cake, it will still exist, it just won’t have any control over you because there won’t be any attachment to it.

Eat cake, don’t eat cake, the point of this example is to show how the created story becomes the created attachment which is what makes you want the cake. Substitute anything you want for the cake, it’s all the same. A created story creates attachment which in turn creates suffering. In the morning, when you first wake up, that’s when the story starts and thus the attachment, but only because you don’t know how not to create it.

Stories are the essence of the Conditioned Mind. This isn’t something to believe, it’s something to just be aware of so you can stop creating your stories. These stories which are created by your own mind, makes the world delusional and it keeps you in bondage to this delusional world. If you think this doesn’t pertain to you that’s just another story that keeps you from peace, but beyond the story you are at peace, it’s just not realized because of the need to create a story…

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

"I am thankful for the opportunities I am able to choose from toward positively affecting my life for the better! I am thankful for the choices I am able to decide upon toward bettering my life for good! I am thankful for the decisions I am able to make for myself toward positively affecting my future and bettering my day! I am thankful today..."

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/16/18~

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Oneness with others comes from a deep place of love. This isn’t something that any human activity can make happen. It’s the connection to your own heart, that’s when you connect to the hearts of others…

In my experience the love of my own heart cannot expand on its own, it needs others. Deepening a connection with others, deepens the love in our heart, and this is what connects us. If this connection to each other’s hearts were to happen there would be no more greed, hate, or war because we will fall over each other in love; it’s in this love for each other that the magnificence of life is experienced. A majestic sunset, a cool summer breeze, the magnificence of the ocean, loving yourself and thus a connection to all humanity, these are experiences from the depths of our heart. 

There’s a oneness with life that comes from a deep place of the heart and it’s not something that any human doing can make happen. Although love is instilled in every individual because it’s just a part of being human, one’s conditioning blocks the awareness of it. The connection to the heart is what was awakened in me and many others, it’s what connects us all and it’s there even if you’re not aware of it. It’s everyone’s birth right to experience this love, but it will only occur when the mind is settled enough to know it’s there. Only when there’s a deep love for ourselves which allows for a deep love of others will there be a heart connection with ourselves and with all beings…

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

"I am thankful for the opportunities I am able to choose from toward positively affecting my life for the better! I am thankful for the choices I am able to decide upon toward bettering my life for good! I am thankful for the decisions I am able to make for myself toward positively affecting my future and bettering my day! I am thankful today..."

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: http://www.lifeguidance.support/blog/post/selfempowerment-todays-positive-statement-101518

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The Conditioned Mind will relinquish its control only if discipline is developed, and it's this discipline that allows one to be with life in the present moment instead of the past or future...
 
It's difficult to be in the present moment because the undisciplined mind constantly wants to be in the past or future; this is the dilemma most people face. It has nothing to do with nothing, but it has everything to do with everything. Through developing disciplines that allows the mind to settle the constant looking in the past or future can be lessened. Ever so slowly the Conditioned Mind will relinquish its control if discipline is developed. My writings may open some eyes, but it's the developing of discipline that allows the mind to settle which leads to lasting insights that are used to enhance your life.
 

Most people have tools in place that have nothing to do with developing discipline or enhancing life. The tools that are in place actually reinforce the conditioning which keeps you entrapped in a self created prison; the prison being a mind that's in the past or future instead of the only place that truly exist, the present moment which is what's here in front of you. If you’re not with what's in front of you in the present moment, you cannot truly live life to the fullest. Of course there's existence because you are alive, but being alive doesn't equate to living life to the fullest. Only being with life as it's happening in the present moment will ensure living life to the fullest and only with discipline will the mind settle enough for this to occur...

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am trusting myself and loving myself! I am using my natural given gifts and talents to serve my bliss, serve my day, and benefit my life for a joyful state of being! I am using my abilities and skills to help me become better and to serve others for win-win situations! I am thriving in a state of joyful being with an attitude of gratitude…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/14/18~

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There’s so many directions you can choose from, but it’s not always known if it’s beneficial. One way to know if it’s a benefit would be if there’s harmony within even though on the outside things may not be loving.

If you don’t choose your direction, it will be chosen for you, and the way you can distinguish whether it’s a direction chosen for you or by you is by the love that’s emitted out. There are many directions to choose from in life and where most err is in choosing one that suits their needs instead of choosing one that focuses on the needs of others; what I mean by this is to choose a direction that benefits all beings.

The direction I found to be the most beneficial to all involved is one of quiet. To me why it has value is because it’s a direction that makes me whole and when I’m whole the natural instinct to love arises. If you see value in quiet this is the direction you will choose. There has to be value to oneself and all beings in the direction that’s chosen, if it’s without value it won’t last. Most directions chosen are based in the material world, this is the direction of reaching out there, people will even use a God like this as though there is something out there that’s making things happen. The direction of love is what makes things happen and it’s an inward direction that needs nothing to sustain it.

Love arises when there is quiet, it doesn’t take thought for this to occur; it arises from stillness and is self sustaining. This is why the direction of quiet has so much value. Inward is where you get in touch with your true self as the distractions of all the other directions fall away. These other directions lead to nonsense. You may not know which direction is for you, but if you look around you’ll see which one isn’t for you and eventually all you will be left with is a direction based in love that’s beneficial to all.

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am giving myself greater standards and reasons to put me into a blissful state of being! I am giving myself purpose to keep me going, to compel me forward, and to encourage me progressing ahead! I am focusing on the positive reasons to continue and making the best of my passionate interests positively impact my moments…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/13/18~

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“I” lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind, but when there’s light shed on this, ignorance is no more and “I” no longer needs to defend itself because it no longer sees itself as an adversary…

Awareness of the different thoughts that arise and seeing why some are defended and some are just let go of has immense value in learning what blocks you from living life to the fullest. You will want to develop some sort of discipline that’s going to assist you in differentiating which of your thoughts are beneficial. The ego is “I” and when “I” feels threatened it will defend itself with whatever tools it has developed to do so. These tools aren’t only used to defend itself against others, they’re also used to defend itself against itself. This is the only reason a person reaches for something and it’s strictly because “I” is defending itself from a threat that comes from within. This “I” is the cause of addiction and of all conflicts. Without “I” you still exist, it’s just not in the way the ego ”I” makes it seem.

When you can see the truth that “I” (ego) is not your adversary, there will be no need to defend yourself because it will be seen you are only defending yourself against yourself. There’s no suppressing this nor anything else that arises because suppressing or pushing away is an action that deepens the egos control. To me the awareness of an “I” existence is the beginning of “I” loosening its grip. In acknowledging it the control dissipates somewhat, this happens when the energy of attaching is taken away. Never deny what’s there, just be aware of it and watch it dissolve on its own. The “I” lives in the ignorance of the Conditioned Mind. When there’s light shed on this, ignorance is no more and the ego “I” no longer needs to defend itself because it no longer sees itself as an adversary…

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The need to pull something in is developed to cope with life, this is why life is seemingly full of problems, but whatever is out there doesn’t cause the problem, it’s the pulling in itself that does.

Nothing needs to be attached to for one to be free. Freedom can’t be found by pulling something in. Pulling in is likened to thinking happiness is outside of you to grab, but truly not needing to pull anything in will only happen when it’s seen as not being needed; if it is not the pulling in will never stop. When you see this the need to pull in will naturally fall away. This is how one has to approach each moment if freedom is to be had. The way we develop habits to cope with things as they arise is why there’s problems; whatever it is that arises doesn’t truly cause a problem. Granted it may be something that you think is really needed, but if the pulling in is not dealt with in a way that what’s out there isn’t attached to or a made up story is used, the energy of the situation will get stored and remain hidden until it’s time to pull in again. This is why the same thoughts are repeated over and over without really giving them much thought, they have to because of the residual pulling energy in place.

Awareness that this is happening can allow you to be with what arises and not want it different. After all that’s the only reason a person pulls something in because the moment is thought to be not good enough. You see this pulling in is the same energy as pushing away, it’s just being used differently. Pulling is attachment because of needing it, pushing is attachment to not wanting it, different action, but the same attachment. This is very subtle to see and it will only be noticed when one is with the moment as it arises and doesn’t need anything to be different. So regardless if what arises is labeled good or bad, it’s all the same attachment, and the only the thing the applied label does is determine if one needs to pull something in or push something away.

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

"I am progressing and succeeding regardless of how difficult it appears, how challenging it seems, and how lost I feel... I am moving forward and making the best of it all! I am thankful and grateful for the progress I am receiving and the success I am achieving! I am positively making it happen for myself one way or another because of my positive mindset supporting my actions! I am strong enough..."

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/11/18~

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am using the positive perspective to benefit my life to benefit my future looking ahead! I am using a positive attitude to benefit my mind to benefit my moments moving on! I am focusing on positively benefiting from my perspective, attitude, and thoughts day in and day out! Regardless of where I am in this world, I am taking the time to enjoy myself…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/10/18~

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If you seek what you think is needed to wake you from the sleep of unconsciousness, you will probably remain asleep. Your urging is from the Universe, but this will not be known if you are entangled in a self that thinks it knows what’s best.

We are a product of the Universe, we’re not a product of ourselves. We did not call for our creation, nor do we call for the time when it ends. Every existence is a product of the Universe and the energy transformed to awaken is from the Universe. This is why we can not really do much to transform ourselves. We can only have the necessary willingness to allow our heart to open so the Universe can work with us; even this is not our doing, the willingness is also an urging from the Universe. The reason some awaken and some don’t is because the noise in the head is so loud the still small voice within isn’t heard. Even though it seems our urging is from the outside, it can only be heard from within.

Through our Conditioned Mind we become entangled in a very selfish self, but understand this is also an urging, it’s just not one that produces love. Energy always is, it’s just a matter of listening to the urging and hearing where it leads you. We seek because the Universe calls, we see because the veil of a Conditioned Mind is removed and our energy is then guided by our urge. Spirituality is not magical for a selected few who think they are special, it’s available to anyone who has willingness to listen to the urging from within. The Universe calls, but are you listening? And if you think you are, are you hearing the true message or are you making up your own message to fulfill your selfish self? It takes much quietness to hear the Universe’s urging, the alternative is to not hear and follow your own. Now that’s scary and it’s because most of our urgings are entangled in a selfish self strictly to satisfy our own desires.

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Life occurs and the reactions to it will be determined by what mind set has been developed. A mind set of neutrality (quiet) is much more beneficial than one that’s in place to react selfishly…

Regardless of how you think you should be, if it’s not in you it won’t be possibly for it to be your outward reaction. What will be seen by the world as your outward reaction is really only what’s inside you. If you want to love and it hasn’t been cultivated, it will not be emitted out as it is not your mind set; your reactions out are only so because it’s what’s in you. If you were raised to hate certain things than that will be your mind set, and it will be the reactions out. The outward reactions are inside because consciously or unconsciously it’s what’s been cultivated.

To do things differently it will take a neutral (quiet) mind set as things occur. This will alleviate non beneficial emotional attachment and reactions. What occurs can then be looked at objectively because inside is neutral and non reactive. This will take practice, but life is reacted to in a much more beneficial way from a neutral mind set, and although everything comes from within you can only react to things in ways that have been cultivated and are inside. With practice what’s inside can be aligned with what is the most beneficial way to react and thus the most beneficial way to live…

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I have the courage to continue and the confidence to finish! I have the power and passion to accomplish my goals and achieve my dreams on my terms! I know if I continue with absolute positive belief, bold trust, and loving faith I will continue to succeed! I am continuing as the success that I am…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/09/18~

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Accepting everything as it is may seem unrealistic, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an outside in view (reaching) and in the process cause your own suffering.

It’s not the changes that occur in life that throw you for a loop, it’s the outside in view that things will always be a certain way, that’s what makes changes much more difficult to cope with. If everything could be accepted as it is, one would never be thrown for a loop because the outside in view that tells you things should remain as they are wouldn’t occur. Accepting everything as it is seems like a tall order, but the alternative is to not accept it and look at things from an outside in view and in the process cause your own suffering.

For one to get beyond the outside in view, it has to be understood that it’s your own mind that creates it. Life is what’s seen through the view that’s created and it’s created through the conditioning in place. Why a view is considered outside in is because of how the mindset is reach out there when changes occur and the change isn’t accepted. This reaching keeps the mind closed to the conditioning that sees things as outside in; if this conditioning isn’t changed the outside in view will not change. It’s not that a certain view needs to be implemented, all that’s needed is to be aware of the outside in view. Awareness is key in change because it allows for acceptance of what is and when the world can be accepted as it is, good, bad, or indifferent, then just maybe you will view life from the inside out…

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Until the veil of ignorance is removed, the Conditioned Mind will be in control. This isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does block your true essence from arising and reaching your true potential…

It’s often said one should practice being in the present moment, but in reality this is impossible because the present moment instantly becomes the past. Even before you can finish saying I’m in the present moment, it’s already the past. Watching the unfolding of time as each moment occurs is key if one is to not get caught up in the Conditioned Mind which is a mind that’s constantly in the past or future. This Conditioned Mind is the state that most of humanity is stuck in. It’s the energy that most live by, this is one reason it’s so difficult to go beyond it. People see things through this mind and because of ignorance are blocked from realizing this. Until this veil of ignorance is removed the Conditioned Mind will remain in control. The Conditioned Mind isn’t in place as something that’s wrong, but it does deter one’s true essence from arising and thus it blocks one from reaching their full potential.

The unfolding of time is something one needs to become more aware of if the mind is to slow down. This slowing down occurs if it’s allowed, although this won’t just happen on its own, but there’s also nothing one can do to make it happen so it would seem as though one is stuck between a rock and a hard place. This is all part of the Conditioned Mind that makes life chaotic. One thing I have noticed that allows the Conditioned Mind to loosen its grip somewhat is to be aware of it in relation to time. Time is one of the Conditioned Minds key elements so instead of using time in the conventional way, just watch how each moment unfolds. This unfolding is constant and when it’s seen the mind naturally slows. This is because time is no longer being used by the Conditioned Mind puppeteer, as the strings of “I” are cut, one at a time…

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am the one who controls my thoughts, my attitude, my behavior, and my actions for the better! I determine which direction I take, which actions I decide, and which opportunities I choose for better! I am choosing to lovingly create my bliss with joy, faith, and purpose while doing what interests me…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/07/18~

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Although we’re one consciousness, when your energy is misaligned because of selfish desires, it puts you not only at odds with yourself, but it also misaligns you with the entire Universe.

We begin our existence in this from in total alignment with the Universe’s energy. In the beginning stages we are basically one with it; there isn’t really much to block this energy. We live mostly fulfilling our instinctual needs, not much true thought going on. As we get older we start the process of becoming conditioned to whatever environment and influences we are exposed to. In other words we start to form our story and this story is what changes our energy. This is why Jesus made many references in his teachings to children, because as a child without the Conditioned Mind being deeply entrenched, your energy remains aligned to the Universe, or as Jesus called this, Father.

No where is it written that when you make a story to become something, this allows you to remain in alignment with the Universe. Matter of fact anything that is put before your alignment changes your energy so it becomes misaligned. To me this is how the Law of Attraction works. This change in energy puts one at a lower vibration and this is what you attract. Success is only a measurement of the standards that society endorses, not the Universe. There can be much success by worldly standards, but it doesn’t mean one is a success by the standards of the Divine. True success is determined by the alignment of your energy you have with the Universe.

It is why Jesus said “become like little children.” He didn’t say become a doctor, lawyer, a professional athlete, a writer or anything else, but if you have the heart of a little child, you can become anything that you please because you will be aligned with the Universe. This alignment is your oneness and it’s what makes you complete regardless of anything else that you do. You will attract the things of the energy you live by. You may fool people by being successful according to worldly standards, but the Universe will not nor can not be fooled as you only receive what your energy is aligned with.

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Today’s self-empowering statement to positively affect yourself:

Repeat with me: I AM SUCCESS EVERY MOMENT!

“I am blessed with many opportunities to positively affect my life for better – I am gratefully thankful! I am blessed with many people in my life who positively affect me for better – I am blissfully thankful! I am blessed to freely choose, to decide for myself, and to truly be my best with what I love doing – I am gratefully thankful…”

to continue a greater life!

Great day to you, as a great day continues~

Edward F. T. Charfauros

Life Guide and Author

Source: Self~Empowerment: Today’s Positive Statement– 10/06/18~

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