Meditation – Letting Go

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Meditation is THE key tool to get you where you want to go (even if your unsure where that is).

Meditation is getting to that raw state of Nothingness is where you become more “you” as you drop the labels and expectations that have been placed on you. I want to encourage you to see you are most enlightened when you are “naked” in the world, living without the constrictions of society and just being yourself.

So how to meditate and what to meditate on?

I hope this short video will help you answer these questions.

Meditation is often made out to be more complex than it is. I hope this short video shows how simple and easy it can be to get more and more time in that space that is so beneficial.

I recommend using a Seiza bench with good padding under your legs and a Mindfold eyeshade to keep you in darkness to be able to focus deeply. I time my meditations (2×20 min/day) with a Gymboss timer on vibrate mode attached to my waistband of whatever I am wearing. I also keep track by marking one side of an X on a calendar for the morning and finish the X at night as I do my final meditation. It is so encouraging seeing the chain of days add up as this practice progresses. Don’t get discouraged with an imperfect “chain”, just be honest and mark what you do. As you go it will get more and more consistent as you stick with it.

This has been a wonderful way to keep this beneficial practice going for myself.

Please ask any questions you like: email me at odonamon@gmail.com.

I hope you find the Freedom you never lost,

Oscar

 

Spiritual Practice – A Unique View

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Here is a unique view of Spiritual Practice I would like to share with you.

This has worked for me and is a bit tricky to get at first but gets past a lot of long-winded bullshit you sometimes get with spiritual practice instructions.

There are two terms used that will be in the video that can be a new way to look at things. They are “The Story” and “The Screen”.

The Story is anything that has been added to the experience of pure consciousness; the feeling of being Alive.

The Screen is that raw consciousness; the constant feeling of what is Now is real, the feeling of being aware that has never changed since you were an infant.

Giving up the Story and focusing on the Screen are the beginning and the end of Spiritual Practice. The Screen, or Life Itself, is all that is.

Try it for a second. Let go completely into this moment. Can you feel or see how even your name is something you have to “bring with you” or “remember” when you are in the raw state of just being? There is something basic, like the white page under the black letters on the page, that has been with you since you became aware of yourself. Peace, freedom and power reside here. Staying in that state has power, just BEING has an importance that is hard to grasp.

I hope you find the Freedom you have never lost!

Oscar

Sex for Spiritual Growth

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Sex is an amazing thing! Sex can be used for spiritual growth if used right. It is also one of the chief motivators of humanity. I want to give you a glimpse of what I have learned about sex over the years, and it is TOTALLY different than what I thought or was taught.

Here is a really thrown together video of how Sex can be seen as a continuous catalyst for growth and a source of connection with your partner. If you ever feel that you and your partner are “hot and cold” at times, then this will explain what is going on and how to side-step this natural occurrence. This is a simple video, but the theory is sound. It takes time for this to show the effects though. One odd way you might notice things changing is that after about three weeks of practice food will taste better, more complex and rich. It is your brain chemistry adjusting that allows more pleasure in everyday life. Also there is a more “giving” attitude that flows from you as you are not depleted and feeling the need to fill in the gaps with other things. When you are not “hungry” you are more able to give to others; be that time, energy or love.

 

I see sexual energy as the SOURCE of enthusiasm. When you are full of enthusiasm, you feel powerful, and alive; and that power and aliveness comes from being present and willing to give of ourselves as the moment needs.

Life has an odd way of giving us what we want in weird ways. Sex without orgasm is better, and it makes life better and more interesting. I hope you find it makes you more “you” and gives you the joy in your relationship that “hot sex” in theory gives, but does not in the long run.

Please email me if you have any questions or comments at odonamon@gmail.com .

I hope you all find the Freedom you never lost,

Oscar

Sex and Spirituality

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I’m going out on a limb today! Gonna give you a pearl that has been hard won and difficult to follow. But if understood stands to shake the core of what you believe is possible.

This has the potential to “fix” a lot of reactive behavior, depression and motivation issues. Please listen and leave feedback. Sex can be a catalyst for growth and a benefit to others if used properly. It can either fill you till your overflowing or drain you till your in the land of “hungry ghosts” as is put by the ancient Chinese Masters.

Freedom Damn It!

Oscar

Freedom = No “Story”

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We all carry stories. Your name is a sort of story, your life, your preferences, almost everything that is “attached” to you is a story. Freedom is having no story. Freedom is being undefined and undefinable. Freedom is raw. Freedom is empty and full at the same time; empty of content, and full of present awareness. Freedom is knowing there is nothing outside of this one precious present moment. The future is just a process that is continued out of the present. The process will flow as it will. We can manipulate purely logical events in the short run, but ultimately we are all in a River of life that flows between two banks of pain and pleasure. Accept each in the present and let go of holding on or rejecting. What you can accept, you can let go. What you hide from sticks around, hidden, but still there under the surface. Accept your story, and then let it go. You are not your name. You are not your body. You are not your problems. You are not others opinions of you. You are free, but you are not who you think you are. You are free when you have no story. You must forget WHO you are to know WHAT you are. And you are far more than you think and far less at the same time. The mental void of “No Story” is where Freedom is.

Freedom Damn It!

Oscar

Welcoming the Unknowing–Welcoming Empowerment

So, today I woke up feeling uneasy and restless. An aimless, ungraspable intensity to do something that felt so pressing but just out of reach, flavored the morning in an overwhelming melancholy. A push to “do” without an aim or a goal – that is what I felt. So what do we do with that Unknowing that takes us at times? How do we empower ourselves with that? What do we do with that energy which wants to create, but is diffused, and without a set medium to create from?
By welcoming it? Yes, indeed!

Welcome this Unknowing

It came to me as the only option. That Unknowing itself became a teacher of sorts, a medium to unleash the power within. It showed the lack of knowledge in what I would usually do to fulfill others’ mandates of what was expected of me. With no pull from others, I felt like a balloon with no string; a cloud with no substance. I discovered the “unbearable lightness of being” as Milan Kundera calls it, and I discovered how to be at ease with that lightness.

I realized that it is just the uncomfortable transition to being truly me. There is a learning that has to happen when we step out of the confines that have always held us. There is a vastness to this new freedom that is so ungrounded and uncomfortable; that which can truly empower us.

The Unknowing is not Foucaludian
There had been a time when Foucault seemed right, and polity did make good from it. For him, knowledge may be power, but this not knowing can be powerful still; can be uplifting still; can be boosting still.

However, not knowing doesn’t mean ignorance. Not knowing is, when I wish to a write something that makes some difference is someone’s life today, but I do not know what it is that I must write. Ignorance is not that. It is not caring if your writing makes someone better or worse. It may even unleash the power within, but that power will be directionless.

Like life itself, the new boundless state of not knowing, needs practice to become comfortable; to become known. Until then, I will welcome the Unknown as a friend and teacher. Because it is only by moving beyond what is comfortable and usual can we grow and empower ourselves. And, for a better focus, growth is a goal most worthy to pursue.
-Oscar

The Truth about Changing Lives

The truth about changing lives is something that is always looked for. Some find it; some don’t.
It’s amazing how easily one can feel stuck out of the blue. At times, I can feel so overwhelmed with things that are out of my control. Then something often shifts, and my perspective changes. The issues that seemed to frustrate me fall away, and a new focus is found, usually much more productive that what I was focusing on. What happened to change that focus?

I changed slightly.

What Happens when You do Change?

And whenever you find out how to change your life; whenever you change, your entire world changes with you.

It is amazing to see that what we allow or don’t allow in ourselves is mirrored in our exterior life. If we feel internally frustrated and lost, the world will prove that we are right. If we focus on the positive, and strive to focus only on what we can control, the world is positive and malleable to fit our needs.

What Needs to be Changed in Your Life?

What is something that feels completely out of your control that you are letting control you? Is it your work, your relationships, your health, or your life itself?

Could you think of a better way? Could you find a mantra for changing lives?

What would your life look like if you had the personal power to change it to how you want?

What is that one thing you could do RIGHT NOW to move in that direction?

Change is not a New Thing

Change happens all the time. Things change; they even fall apart; and then they get back together. All of us witness it more than once in our lifetimes. The truth is that change will always happen, but you will still have to discover how to change your lives.

It happens at big levels and small. No matter how pro you are towards it, you won’t experience it unless you are a part of it. The moment you decide to change your own self, things will too. That is the first step, and the ultimate one too.

How to Change Your Life?
This is a process that can never be sudden. It goes in phases, starting from bringing yourself to make small changes in you, leading to enduring ones. This is the only right way, and the only way for that matter.
Nothing will change until you do.
-Oscar

Express Yourself in Effortless Action

Something that I have been working towards, that seems so counter intuitive, is effortless action – the action carrying itself out through me, so to speak. If you feel it, you might also express yourself in words as abstract as these.

The Observer of Action
It’s getting into that state of flow, where you observe yourself doing; as acting, but “you” seem to be just an observer as your body carries out its own function. This is freedom. Not a worry about the end results; no thought about next week’s bills; no effort; just noticing. No judgment; only open awareness. All you know yourself as, is the observer of an action that is carrying itself out.

The Enlightenment in Being, Not in Doing
I feel that this is the resting state of the sage, the “Awakened” or “Enlightened” one. Most have nothing to do, and nowhere to be, in their mentally pure state; and yet they may do so much, and be all over the Earth engaging with others. It’s the lightness of being. You express yourself through your conspicuous action no more. You are; still you are not what you do. Your entity is; your existence is; but you are doing far more than what the world defines as action by being just an observer.

Is this What Tao Te Ching Recommended to Know Yourself?
Is this the same “wu wei” that Taoism told us about – the same principle of existing naturally, in a way that is not contrived at all; a way that is harmonious; like the planets move around the Sun? It may be so, for it there is no force or conscious control; there is only spontaneity and effortlessness.

Is this Action or Meditation?
Is this meditation in action? Have you ever felt that same state? When and where was it? Can you remember, as a child, losing track of time doing something? Is that something that could benefit your life right now? Could you do that special thing with a mindset of meditation and see what happens? Could you know yourself like that at this stage in life?

You wouldn’t know until you embark on the route to find it. So, go on, and find it. Look for it, under your pillow of your childhood dreams, or in that crevice of your heart where there is, not darkness but light. Just make this effort to find effortless action thereof.
-Oscar

Express Yourself to the “Monster of More”

Happiness – everyone wants it. I want to be happy. Don’t you? It doesn’t really matter whether or not you express yourself and your desire for happiness. The truth is that it is sought by all in one way or another.

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Where is What We Want?

While looking for happiness, searching in many different schools of wisdom, and observing life, I have come to find that happiness is – wanting what you have. Paradoxical as it may sound, the stark truth lies within this revelation.

Most of us take those few moments when we get the “thing” we have wanted as happiness, when it was really just the end of searching. The truth is that what we want already lies in us. We look for happiness in relationships, in material profits, in a new car, or even in the illusion of social empowerment. What we get from these things is happiness of sorts, a conditional happiness. You will be unhappy when you do not have it; you will be happy momentarily when you have it.

And then,Strikes the “More” Monster

It will express yourself to you in ways so subtle that you will hardly notice. The neighbor’s car, bigger than yours; the friend’s family, happier than yours; the colleague’s salary, heftier than yours – the “more” monster will whisper this into your ears, and spur you on the path to seek more conditional happiness. “I will be happier if I have a bigger salary.” That is how you express yourself to that fiend.

What Combats this Devil?

Contrary to this sort of happiness, is the happiness that lies within. It is much more durable, and not transient. Whatever religion, whatever sect, whatever school of faith I tried to explore, only led me to accept one thing; that happiness is not something you will find somewhere; it is right within you. It is the only source of empowerment, and the best thing about it is that if you cannot seem to find it, you can create it.

So, Can’t Happiness Be Sought?

It can be, but within, not without. Just as the power is trapped only within, enduring happiness also thrives and grows only within you. The monster that asks for more will try to make to feel only dissatisfied, but the only thing that you must do is express yourself and realize that the More Monster is just an empty ghost; and that happiness is already here without needing anything else.

The Field

Say robots could be activated by a wireless field, like wireless internet. Say these robots had a set pattern of responses when activated, turn before you hit a wall, don’t destroy items, etc. Say once active, over time, they forget about the Field that animates them. As the memory fades of the Field, something fills the void. Thinking they move of their own accord, these robots create a story to explain their responses to life. Fighting themselves and their natural actions, the robots strive to keep themselves within their own story. This is suffering. But it is those, the few who surrender, they see life as a Field, they see the programming in themselves and others, and Love the Whole. This is freedom. Because the Whole is One, and that One IS them.

 

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Oscar

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