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Under our mental and muscular effort

we see

our body in the space,

weight falling onto some surface,

bones moving in some capacity.

Under our mental and muscular effort

we realize

our body is already in

some specific action,

doing something.

Under our mental and muscular effort

we understand

what real action

is

without any confusion.

Under the effort

we can relax

into knowing

we’re already doing

everything we are

supposed to be doing.

Under the effort

we can acknowledge

the real path of our life

without believing there is

another life that could or

should be happening.

Under the effort

we are clear

in this truth.

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We have to do what we are doing,

the things we see ourselves doing,

where our body is,

now,

its physical, weighted placement in space,

bones moving at joints,

how and as they do:

this action,

these actions.

It can be only those,

not others.

Can’t know why, just the way it is,

all of us bodies

in it

as one, together,

one stream of movement,

action, activity, behavior

flowing with time.

There is no way out,

a phenomenon of nature,

a natural necessity.

It’s not about what we want to do.

It’s about what we have to do.

We all have to do only this.

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True nature

is what is,

not what we believe should be

(if it’s not what’s happening).

We must abide.

There are no options

other than what nature provides.

Bad guys are part of nature.

They exist equally to all else.

When they will be gone, we will know

because we will see.

Movement is movement.

It all belongs to nature.

It is true nature,

that which is.

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This is a wonderful little clip that describes precisely what I write about in my books and on this blog. I hope you will have a listen!

Alan Watts - Free Will and Determinism - YouTube

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Your life is set,

like a table.

You are always there, here, in a place

among other things, people, surfaces.

You can brace against that physical life-setting

by tensing your muscles and

fighting in your thoughts,

or not.

Either way, you are still occupying that space, physically (like part of a table-setting),

in a room, or somewhere outdoors.

Just see the set-up, simply, as it is,

your body among everything else.

Our life is set.

The only thing to do is come out of reaction,

if we please.

We can say our whole life is set, from here on in,

because nothing will ever be different than being physically in some place,

weighted on some surface, in a room or outdoors,

among other things, people and surfaces.

It is there for us to see, 

like a table-setting.

Only in our mind can we fly away

from this life-long scene.

We are each part of a continuous physical setting,

every millisecond of our life,

in some space, among everything else we see, hear and touch.

Our lives are set.

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Your body is simply where it is. You can see this. And, here it is again, with the next stroke of the clock. There was nothing to do to make that progression of time or presence in space happen. No effort. This is how our whole life will be, never anything more complicated, even if there is melodrama in our mind. The body (as a whole) involuntarily occupies space and that is where and what action is, the only doing that will ever take place by any of us. This doesn’t feel right to the mind that is sure there is more to it all! More work to be done. Where would that work be? It is in the thoughts and physical tension one endures, but there is nothing more to be physically produced than the effortless simplicity of the body on the surface it is on, moving in the specific motions in which it finds itself. We can see that this is our life, just our ongoing occupation of space. All the actions we will ever execute will take place on the particular ground, chair, couch, bed currently under us. All movements occur by that body, right there. There is no need to look elsewhere for answers to the persistent, nagging internal question, “What’s the matter?” The mind will always feed a problem/worry response to that query, but that can always be solved by looking at the surface we are on to know that that is the only “matter” required to fix anything, our body falling onto the specific furniture/floor of that moment. See it, feel it, to understand that that is your only action, the only doing necessary (or possible) to fulfill the dire concerns of your mind. There is no room for anything else to ever be occurring. It is only in our imagination that that is possible. “How will I ever do (such and such)?” “By sitting on this chair, engaged in this task.” This is our action, the only one that will ever exist. It presents automatically, a birthright (for better or worse), no matter how hard we search for some other solution. It will forever be the only route we can take. The good news is that it is the right route.

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I want to apologize to you all who follow me that my blog posting has become so infrequent. I have been working hard on my third book (three years into the making now) and unfortunately it has taken a toll on my blogging (and completion of a podcast). But here are some offerings: 1)   For those of you who enjoy my perspective, I highly recommend rereading old posts. They are gifts that keep on giving! Simply go to my site and click on the Blog Posts section and they are laid out in chronological order. 2)   For others who get something out of my work, I would like to offer a free download of the audiobook for my first book “Body Over Mind: a mindful reality check: attaining psychological freedom by confronting thought with reality” (read by me) from now through January 31, 2019. I have 10 copies to give so please let me know of your interest by emailing me at spiewakeng@yahoo.com and I will forward the download instructions to you! 3)   Below is a beautiful short youtube for your enjoyment. Wishing you all peace of mind for this season and the New Year!

Jill

Earthrise in 4K - YouTube

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I receive joy in knowing we get everything that will ever be for us for free. Nothing can be left out. This is because our body is never not existing in the space. If it is in a state of constant existence, it is in a state of constant somewhereness. Somewhere means engaged in some type of activity (as in the least we are sleeping or sitting on a couch). Existence equals activity. We get activity for free if we exist. Let’s call activity action. We are in a constant state of action. If we exist, we get this action for free. Free means free. What is the opposite of “for free?” Work, payment, owing, inner effort. Understand that continuous action never requires any of these because it comes for free. Existence = Action. It’s a perfect equation. Notice how you are always somewhere, and, therefore, always in some state of action. You get all your productivity for free without work, payment, owing or inner effort. It is safe to stop believing any of these states are necessary to be appropriately productive. Test it out. There mentally resides an illusion that we physically disappear from the world map, the space, and, thus, from our movement/activity/action. With this misperception comes a deep belief that there is something to do to reappear in the space, recreate our activity, generate our actions. This is a delusion because it is impossible to physically disappear. Even post-death bodies organically transform into further states of existence. Notice how it feels/seems like you physically come and go from your movement/activities/actions. Then realize you don’t. See your constant somewhereness by touching the surface you are currently on, putting you some place on the world map. Our constant occupation of space can never be interrupted no matter where we go in our head. Somewhereness, action and productivity are guaranteed states of existence.

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Your future actions

will occur

the same way as

your past actions,

since they are both just

your now actions.

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Hi all,

I am sharing a new section I have added called “Creative Writing Entries.” These will not show up as a Blog post but instead will remain in their own section you can find under the general Menu. I will, however, alert you to when there is a new entry written, as I am today, with a link, if you are interested. This only reflects my life, and is in the format of a personal journal. It will probably never reflect the work the rest of the blog is focused on. If you find yourself interested, I hope you will enjoy!

Journal Entry #1

Jill

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