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Abscondo
Seattle, Colorado, Wisconsin, Slovakia
I'm a conscious entrepreneur, writer, musician, and digital nomad. This blog is about how perfect love and the total escape from ego is the end to suffering and despair.
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It is a type of mental illness so common it seems normal. It is a thought system that tells you to do everything you do not want to do now, so that someday you will be able to live the way you want. While your thoughts might tell you otherwise, the way you live now is the way that you... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Abscondo Now!
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The reason that the ego wants to want is that it cannot be happy. Why not? Because the mind cannot feel, only think. To realize and accept this would be to look at the ego honestly. If you do that, you will no longer want this parasite and you will leave it behind. Like any creature, however, the ego does... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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However noble our intentions may be or how true our opinions may seem, the line is crossed the instant we try to impose our will upon another. Everyone already has limitless power, and it rests in our ability to think, to feel, to express ourselves fully and do as we please. If we happen to speak and live the truth,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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No one recognizes their own insane beliefs and continues on with them. Madness requires belief that our mind's ideas are correct and true. Wisdom requires overcoming faith in, and identity with, your own stream of thought. It isn't true. It isn't you. Love, honesty, freedom, presence, the force of life itself, consciousness is real. Not thought forms. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
One of the lessons of the world is to look at conflict in terms of there being a winner and a loser. In any conflict, we are taught to identify with and fight for one of two opposing sides—fearing all the while that the other side will win. Reality, however, is such that only illusion can be in conflict. Truth—the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
When life comes to a point that a relationship or situation isn’t working—when it has become so toxic that it becomes impossible to go on—crisis ensues, and dramatic change is required. The challenge, in such a situation, is that our survival instinct tells us to continue holding on to the old situation. We tell ourselves to “try to make it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
I believe that almost every adult now knows, on some level, that something is wrong with the world. Are we meant to spend our lives worrying, feeling guilty, desperately trying to find meaning and happiness within the endless routine of wake, work, eat, sleep? For our entire lives, we have coped with a system that works against us on every... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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What if, within you, was the cure to all the problems of the world you think you see? What if the truth about you is that you are pure love and perfectly lovable? What if your intuition, your inner voice was the truth and the lessons of the world lies? What if you looked within, and found the real source... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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When you are afraid, you cannot love. You may say, “I love you, but I am afraid of…”. No matter how this sentence ends, the truth is that when you choose to obey your fears, you are deciding against love and making it impossible to be loved. A grandparent may choose not to take a flight to visit family for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
I wrote this song last summer in Croatia. This was my view, and the inspiration for the song. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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“You do not really want the world you see, for it has disappointed you since time began.” You cannot see the world and at the same time see the spiritual reality. There is a choice: one must be made real and the other denied. One contains everything you want, the other everything you do not want. When you allow pollution... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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The only dimension where everything in the universe exists, and has ever existed, is in the present moment. Consciousness / spirit is still, unchanging, and eternal within the dimension of non-matter. Because it is unchanging and beyond threat, it is real. It is permanent and true. Then there is the dimension of matter (stuff), which is also here in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
Enjoy this new song I wrote against censorship / cancel culture / thought policing. It's called "To Question". Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
The power and clarity of this message from A Course in Miracles spoke to me recently during a daily reading. I immediately reached for my guitar and tried to interpret the message in song. "Beyond the Body", is taken word for word from the first part of Chapter 18 in A Course in Miracles. We are consciousness. There is nothing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
"Looking Forward" is an old song of mine that I finally recorded just now. In the early days of the Abscondo Band (nearly 10 years ago now), this song was part of our live set and we always enjoyed playing it. But "Looking Forward" eventually morphed into the song "Life", which you can find on the Abscondo Band's "Victory in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
Once there was post-punk, post-modern, and so on. These days, I'm feeling post-everything. Yes, the world is completely insane...filled with darkness and lies. Yes, there is a great deal of hope that things will get better. But I can no longer get emotional about any of it. I no longer feel like talking about it. Maybe this isn't such a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
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The march of time now stands still. The busyness of the world is losing itself in the stillness. Behind a seemingly familiar facade of smugness, the arguments and debates have actually ended. The carrots and sticks no longer command much of a reaction. Now it feels so quiet, like everything is stuck. Now has come the end of the world... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at Abscondo Now!
If you're with me on the need for truth and no more lies, have a listen to my brand new song and video called Every Lie Must Go. Download and share Every Lie Must Go.mp4 (421235.9K) Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2021 at Abscondo Now!
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The Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, is an inspiring story about a greedy, grumpy business man and how people perceive him in a generally moral, loving society. When the spirits force him to witness the joyful, loving attitudes of the people around him...when he is confronted with real poverty and suffering...he is ultimately persuaded to fundamentally change his ways.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2021 at Abscondo Now!
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They say a perfect relationship does not exist. This is true for people who would choose ego over love. A perfect relationship is, very simply, one made between two people who have decided against ego and in favor of love. The ego does not know what love is and possesses no qualities capable of responding to it. The ego response... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2021 at Abscondo Now!
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Ego is the need to be right, to be better, to have more—to believe that my group, my neighborhood, my city, or my country is special, or that my God is the only path toward salvation. As it is impossible to successfully demonstrate or prove any of this, the path of ego is a fool’s errand that can only lead... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Abscondo Now!
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Inspiring words are nice, but you can’t control your thoughts and you can’t force yourself to feel what you don’t. It is enough to simply observe your thoughts and to feel your feelings. You can just observe your thoughts and emotions in a detached way, from the perspective of the observer—as consciousness itself. You are not your thoughts; rather, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2021 at Abscondo Now!