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Abscondo
Seattle, Colorado, Wisconsin, Slovakia
Abscondo is all about learning to enjoy life right now and always. Get daily posts, books, podcast, music and much more at Abscondo.com.
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I'm all about extending love and living with an open heart and mind. But sometimes situations and people can be toxic and you have to say no. What do you do when a relationship or situation becomes abusive or harmful? Listen here or wherever you normally listen to podcasts. Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Abscondo Now
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For life to flow, your default reaction to every situation or opportunity is to say yes. A river cannot flow when it is blocked, and neither can you. However, sometimes we must also say no. On those cases when you feel it is right to say no, you do so gently and with a heavy heart—knowing that healing of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Abscondo Now
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If you are thinking about getting married someday, I hope this message inspires you to think twice. If you are already married, I hope these words help you and your partner overcome the damage that marriage may have done to you and that, together, you may heal in love. I’m not against marriage, but I am in favor of perfect... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Abscondo Now
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The mind finds endless excuses to say no. Maybe you aren’t sure you’ll succeed. You’re afraid. You don’t see a future with this person. You don’t want to be hurt or embarrassed. Always suspicious and unsure, the mind rejects life’s possibilities. While the mind is good at solving intellectual problems and going about the practical aspects of life, the stuff... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Abscondo Now
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When you think honestly about things you’ve done or things you might do, you may indeed consider yourself guilty. If to sin is to miss the mark of perfect love, then indeed we are all sinners. Yet a fundamental teaching of true spirituality and a necessary condition for self-love is to know that you are not guilty. How can this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Abscondo Now
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This statement may sound a bit like denial. From the perspective of the mind, of course good and bad things do happen. However, the message is to allow things to be as they are. This is forgiveness and, as Eckhart Tolle explains, “forgiveness of the present is even more important than forgiveness of the past.” We’re not talking about achieving... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Abscondo Now
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Confusion about God arises from confusion about reality, itself. When people speak of "the real world", they are talking about a world in which guilt is real, where attack is justified, and where love can be first given and then withdrawn. They are talking about a world in which politics are corrupt, governments exploit, the media lies, the church calls... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Abscondo Now
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When the forces of nature use water, water serves its purpose. Like water, I surrender to the balance of things so that I may be used. I need not understand any of it to accept my function completely. Yet I know that my purpose is realized. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Abscondo Now
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Centralization is the idea that an officially-sanctioned person or organization has legitimate authority and responsibility to lead people. Rather than simply doing what excites or inspires us, we've agreed to a society that allows schools to shape and limit our learning. We stare blindly at the phone or TV rather than bringing our own experiences to life. We attend formally... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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If there is a good to be pursued or held onto, then there must also be a bad which should be resisted or fought against. To judge at all is to create a negative where there otherwise was none. Any notion of beauty and ugliness or good and bad are evaluations of the external. By judging the external, we attempt... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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The idea of selling your soul means attempting to decide against what you know, deep down, is right—against what you would do or who you would be if you were free—for the purpose of worldly gains. The question is: are those gains of riches, status or power truly profits at all? To deny or sacrifice your own reality for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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To fall in love is to believe that one special relationship can be your primary source of happiness—that the other person will be enough to complete you and to fulfil your every need as a man or woman. Even while almost everyone believes this, in practice it never quite works. When two people fall in love, often the relationship starts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Abscondo Now
Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you see only manifestations. Yet mystery and manifestations arise from the same source. This source is called darkness—darkness within darkness—the gateway to all understanding. -Tao Te Ching The absence of desire is the acceptance of reality as it is. Rather than wanting people or situations to be different, the desireless... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Despite conventional wisdom and all the world’s misguided lessons; alone, we don’t really have the power to “do something about” anything. Interference is the mind’s attempt to assert supremacy while, in truth, it has none. The separate “self” is an illusion of the mind that is utterly impotent because it just isn’t so. There is a greater wisdom beyond the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Abscondo Now
Welcome to Abscondo Now! Below are the links to my content and projects. Blog Home Free eBooks Abscondo Music "I am" Mobile App Indie Film Abscondo Podcast Bio Agency Working Together Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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The miracle is love because only love can heal. Whenever our state of being becomes anything other than perfect health and perfect love, it is because our minds have been distracted and have forgotten what is real. Then comes fear, then stress, then insanity. To look upon the truth is to see yourself as part of the wholeness of spirit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2020 at Abscondo Now
Watch the trailer for this excellent short film by French filmmaker Marie Vandelannoote. The film, which features the song Forbidden Curiosities by Abscondo, has also won 19 other awards at various film festivals. FUNERAL | Official HD Trailer (2019) | DRAMA, SHORT from Marie Vandelannoote on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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"Do not turn your attention elsewhere in your search for the truth; for it is nowhere else to be found but within your body." Yesterday, I said that the doorway to freedom is within. This idea is expressed similarly by Eckhart Tolle, who says that the inner body is the doorway into being. Freedom and being are, of course, different... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Search for freedom externally and find only closed doors. It is true that there are endless obstacles to freedom in this world, and that's exactly the point. The doorway to freedom cannot be found externally because it is within. What is freedom but the right to openly and honestly be yourself, to express yourself, to live your dreams and fantasies?... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2020 at Abscondo Now
How can we know which of our thoughts are sane and which are crazy? Only loving thoughts are true. Now what do we mean loving thoughts? You can listen to the full podcast here: Listen to the Abscondo Podcast wherever you normally find podcasts. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Through my business conversations every day, it is becoming clear that a profound shift is taking place in the global economy. To stay competitive, companies are starting to question the value of paying high salaries for in-house talent. These days, even those who have “earned it” are no longer getting by on their status, background, reputation or talent alone. Expensive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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To say that we are not separate is not at all hypothetical or philosophical. Our minds may vary and we may interpret things differently, but the reality we both inhabit is entirely shared, collaborative, and there is but one consciousness flowing through us and through it all. This mystical realm we call life on Earth is, indeed, a shared experience.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Just like the junkie feeds a never-ending addiction to the needle, the ego feeds on pride. Pride is the ego’s most magnificent realm. I say pride is the ego’s most magnificent realm, but even so, it is so ugly. Pride is fake eyelashes, plastic surgery, expensive clothing and fast cars. Pride is the desperate imitation of the pages of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Nothing good comes from doing something when you don’t feel good. You may feel the need to get something done, but what is the quality of your doing? If you are rushed, everything you do will be sloppy. If you are stressed, you will only generate more stress for yourself and others. If you are depressed, nothing you do will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2020 at Abscondo Now
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Today, don’t follow thoughts. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t hold yourself guilty for the past. Don’t over-analyze. Don’t be afraid. Don’t care. Be in this moment—the one moment that is now and always. This is the field where everything exists and has always existed. Everything here is real while... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Abscondo Now