Where We Place Our Trust!

Home is where we must place our trust. Home is fleeting if we continue to derive our sense of identity by trusting the beliefs we hold about ourselves. The consequence is that we mostly live in conceptual worlds of our own doing. Most of us actually do not know who we are beyond the noise of repetitive thoughts and beliefs that support an unstable self image.

Home is in the space between thoughts – the Still Presence of the moment. Every moment is the present moment. Taking our rightful place as a simple Witnessing Presence of the movement of life, is what shines a light on the reality that we are already home.

13 Responses to “Where We Place Our Trust!”

  1. on 28 Sep 2021 at 1:20 pm sasanijjs

    I mentioned to Keshav last night during a session how mind has tried to convince me that the feel of freedom is an illusion. This of course makes no sense considering freedom is always there when we are willing to slow down and relax.

  2. on 22 Sep 2021 at 6:19 pm Keshav Howe

    Putting "ourselves" on timeout is as simple as fully resting attention on one moment that makes up a day, and then the next moment,… That requires us to take our rightful seat as the Silent and Aware Presence of life.
    Fully appreciating this moment, just as it is, is where we take our stand!

    If we can only live one moment at a time; we might as well make it the present one! 

  3. on 21 Sep 2021 at 12:26 pm sasanijjs

    After last nights session I came to realize how deeply personal the character Joe is. Thoughts always seem to revolve around something that impacts me in the moment or at some other period of time. I’m going to use this bs meter to continue letting go.

  4. on 20 Sep 2021 at 6:13 pm missy

    I will comment that when hiking at very high elevations my fingers were speaking to me. Numbness, tingling, lack of O2 I assume going inward to protect my more vital organs, it was kinda cool. If I breathed out more CO2 , then O2 in, I felt better. An awareness more then anything. Glad to have that opportunity to experience. Namaste.

  5. on 20 Sep 2021 at 5:37 pm Keshav Howe

    Present moment awareness is often referred to as Beginner’s or No Mind. I notice when I consciously shift or relax attention into the feel of the present moment, my physical form is always vibrating to a harmonic flow. And, so is everything else. That body centered awareness is not looking to gain anything (like happiness), or get rid of anything (like stress).
    In the simplicity relaxed awareness in the present moment, thoughts are subsumed by life’s innate vibrancy. Those same fractional and time-bound thought forms are just calls from Presence. Calling us to wake up to Now.

  6. on 20 Sep 2021 at 8:47 am sasanijjs

    In my experience, the physical body isn’t initially familiar with that level of relaxation. When we have trained our selves to tighten around life there is an artificial sense of comfort in discomfort. I have had countless experiences where I almost wanted to sit in suffering because of the familiarity. Keep jumping

  7. on 16 Sep 2021 at 7:08 pm Braveheart

    Keshav and Joe, could you please share more about, “ …the body must learn to handle these levels of letting go.” And about “…the process is an adjustment both physically and mentally.”

  8. on 13 Sep 2021 at 10:13 pm Keshav Howe

    I place a great deal of trust on the recognition that thoughts rooted in doubts and fears do not actually fall away. They actually become tools for transformation within the light of Presence Awareness. That starts by consciously making room for the raw and unfiltered Presence of the Moment (within the immediate environment) to reveal itself while being observed. Just observe mind wanderings; neither deny or indulge their routines. 
    Try this simple exercise. Close your eyes, hold out your hands in front of you, and open our awareness to the vibrant feel of your fingers and toes. Slowly shift attention to the feel of same vibrancy flowing throughout your entire physical being. I can especially feel a peaceful sense of being blossom when attention is watching the me identifying with being a character that has been pieced together by time and suffering.
    Outstanding post Joe!

  9. on 13 Sep 2021 at 1:33 pm sasanijjs

    Last nights session wavered from intense freedom and “o shit.” Every time I feel like I am finally at peace ,I am thankfully met with a deeper level that appears frightening. I’m appreciating all of the tools that have helped me navigate through these learning curves. Keshav mentioned that the body must learn to handle these levels of letting go. I often forget that this process is an adjustment both physically and mentally.

  10. on 06 Sep 2021 at 10:11 am Betty

    My ego has spent its whole life trying to protect me when, in fact, I am safe at home. I am struggling with the idea that I am in danger of losing something, of ruining something while at the same time knowing that peace, love, support is already here waiting for me to stop long enough to “go home to a place I never left.” The pull to ordinary reality “safety” is causing me much suffering. This is my experience of misplaced trust. And it is hell.

  11. on 06 Sep 2021 at 8:11 am Keshav Howe

    It is critical to our well-being to discern the difference between a sensory perception fully experienced, right Here and Now. Comparing that direct and palpable experience with something similar in time is a total waste of attention, and time. The highly filtered story of what we thought happened lacks much needed Presence and Perspective.

  12. on 05 Sep 2021 at 10:53 am Diane

    I have just discovered that the numbness in my legs does not exist when I am present.  So now I have a new bullshit monitor.  It is amazing and a mind blowing observation.

  13. on 04 Sep 2021 at 4:01 pm Keshav Howe

    I trust the vibrant feel of my fingers and toes pulsating with energy. Right now! That's Home; always here, and always now. Always still, and always moving.

    Diane, it is a wonderful feeling to rediscover life's "cues to be present" that can never be lost; just overlooked as we wade through stories about presence.

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